Monday, March 28, 2011

Nashville Outfit #2!

My second outfit in Nashville! It was super hot(which really means in the 70s), so I opted for something simple that suited the weather. I've been inspired by big necklaces lately for some reason. It's usually not something I'm into when it comes to my own style, but I thought this chunky turquoise necklace would look great with my super casual outfit and dress it up a bit. Oh! And how awesome are these boots?! They're Nine West and I got them at Nordstrom Rack for under $40. They're super soft suede, and Nashville was the perfect place to debut them. :)

Gray Tank: Target
Jeans: Levi's (bought in Australia)
Boots: Nine West (from Nordstrom Rack)
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole Reaction (from TJ Maxx)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nashville Outfit #1

The past few days I've been in Nashville visiting my friend Kelsey, and the weather was seriously amazing(as you can see by my short sleeves). It made me even more excited for spring and summer. It was also a great chance to try out some spring outfits without a winter jacket! These red pants are quickly becoming a favorite of mine for spring. A colored pair of jeans are great for spring, especially if you're like me and tend to gravitate towards black, white, and grey clothes. I can already tell these pants will help me transition my monochromatic wardrobe into spring.
How cool is this pink loading dock? I did a bunch of photoshoot for bands/musicians while I was there and this was the location the first band chose for their shoot. There was a yellow wall with a giant red "LOVE" painted on it, and a turquoise and green wall as well. SO cool!
Striped top: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Forever 21
Black tank: Charlotte Russe
Boots: DSW (Brand, Diba)
Necklace: Forever 21

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ripped with Red

This is actually a preview of a guest post I'll be doing on Mary's and Carah's blogs very soon about button up shirts and how to style them for this spring. I'm so excited to put the posts together! There's four outfits all together, so this is only one of them, but I actually wore it today as my outfit so it still counts as a daily outfit post :)

Yes, those are heels. Very rare for me, but I love how they make my legs look!

Shirt: H&M
Pants: Urban Outfitters (Brand, Silence & Noise)
Belt & Bracelets: H&M
Ankle Boots: TJ Maxx (Brand, Steve Madden)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Natural Nautical

I don't wear nautical colors/inspired outfits very often, but I thought I'd try it out in my own way when I pulled this cardigan out of my drawer this morning. To make it more me, I added a cognac belt and boots with some muted olive legging pants. This color palette is something that's definitely out of the norm for me, so it was interesting to see how different something as simple as color can make me look and feel. Changing it up can be fun, even if it's a little harder to put the outfit together :)

Cardigan: Thrifted (Brand, Ben Sherman)
Pants/leggings: Filene's Basement (Brand, 7 Jeans)
Long tank: H&M
Belt: H&M
Boots: (Brand, Type Z)
Earrings: Forever 21

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hipster Boho

Going to art school makes it kind of inevitable to be labeled as a hipster. I definitely catch myself dressing extremely hipster pretty often, but that's okay because I do love hipster style(minus the whole dirty stereotype of course) :). Today's outfit is quite hipster with a little boho flare thanks to my jewelry. It was one of those lucky outfit days where I just threw everything on and loved it. Always a good feeling!
Super awesome lighting in my room today. And yes I'm standing on my bed, haha.
Pink lips & Turquoise liner added some color to my neutral outfit :)

Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: H&M
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring and bracelets: H&M

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pinstriped Boyfriend Shirt

I've always loved the whole boyfriend clothing thing, but being boyfriend-less I don't really have a source for authentic boyfriend shirts/jeans haha. So, I resort to the next best thing, buying my own! I got this boyfriend shirt at H&M yesterday and I love it. It's super long, thin, and perfect for spring. And it's colorful! Big accomplishment for me, a lover of the neutrals. :)
Red lips! Also something quite out of the norm for me, but I'm loving them.
Super worn out combat boots that I wear practically every day.

Shirt: H&M
Pants: Forever 21
Boots: DSW (Brand, Diba)

Can't wait for a colorful spring! What are you looking forward to wearing in the spring?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Neutral Red

This outfit is a couple weeks old. Yes..weeks. Oops! I've been slacking. But unfortunately, the weather in Chicago has only mildly improved so this outfit could definitely still work right now. At least the snow is gone(see the blizzard behind me?). I've always loved the shorts with tights trend, but I never do it for some reason..until I decided to just go for it! I definitely like how it turned out :)

Blazer: Forever 21
T-Shirt: Forever 21
Shorts: H&M
Scarf: TJ Maxx
Tights: TJ Maxx
Boots: Hunter brand