grey + pink

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Skirt: American Eagle (old), Also love this one // Top: similar // Blazer: similar // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Pumps: Zappos (on sale!)

I woke up this morning to the fresh air, the sun shining, flowers blooming. Little birds helped me get dressed. Everything was perfect and it was a beautiful day… and then… I had to go to the dentist.   Womp, womp.

That was dramatic of me. I didn’t even really have to go to the dentist. I chose to get a little problem fixed, before it became a bigger problem. Because I’m a preventative type of girl, like that.

Aside from my non-dramatic dentist visit, my week looks pretty nice. And, I’m going on my first little beach trip of the season in a few weeks, so I’m getting excited about that already! I think I may be the biggest over-planner/over-packer in the world. Of course, when I say over-planning, I don’t mean that I have planned events and scheduled times to be everywhere. No, I mean I’ve planned every outfit out, down to the earrings, and I’ve packed every makeup and beauty product that I own for a two-day trip. I don’t know where we’re going or what we’re doing when we get there… All I know is that I plan to look cute doing it.

sun hat

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Skirt: Thrifted (similar) // Top: Jones New York // Pumps: Daily Look // Hat: c/o Fancy Details Boutique // Sunglasses: House of Harlow

Even though it was freezing last night, I’m excited about the Spring weather on the horizon. This weekend and next week look very promising, and I’m looking forward to skirts, short sleeves, and sandals. I’m ready with all the pastels, and lace, and spring fabrics you could want. Today was seriously so beautiful. Spring has been slowly inching out fall for my favorite season, as I get older. I think there’s something so wonderful about watching everything come alive again. All the trees and flowers start to bloom, all the birds are chirping, and everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the warmth.

peachy

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Skirt: similar – J.Crew // Top: also love this one // Pumps: similar – Asos

So, here’s a shocker for you. A blogger talking about how much she loves a skirt that she picked out, purchased, and is wearing proudly in outfit pictures. I picked this skirt up on clearance (as with most my items, let’s be honest) over this past winter, and I’ve been waiting (not so) patiently on the Spring weather so I can finally wear it. It’s so delicate and girly…. I expect to get a lot of use out of it this Spring, so be prepared to see it on repeat, remixed with different pieces. Last Spring, I was obsessed with mint and coral, but I can already tell this Spring, I’m leaning more toward lilac and peach.

denim + black

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Top: Jones New York // Skirt: Rock & Republic (old – also love this one) // Pumps: Daily Look

Sometimes, taking outfit pictures is kind of like real life. Having pictures of my looks has really made an impact on lots of different areas of my beauty and style routines. Looking in a mirror isn’t the same as seeing the look in pictures. Sometimes, proportions can get all weird, or you’re just wearing the wrong shoes, or the addition of one piece of jewelry would completely make the outfit. And, for me, I sometimes wouldn’t have known without photos to review. Sadly, I’ve had outfit photos that never got posted to the blog. I like the outfit in real life, but it just doesn’t translate well on camera. So, by, “taking outfit pictures is kind of like real life”, I guess I mean, that in real life sometimes you wear a dumb outfit and don’t realize it looks completely wrong until later, after you’ve worn it. Hindsight is 20/20 and so are blog pictures.

yellow tweed

 

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Jacket: Loft (old) // Jeans: Target // Pumps: Nine West

One of my favorite unexpected combinations is a tweed blazer over a t-shirt and jeans. Add some flirty heels and it’s just so right. Lately I’ve been realizing that the way I  ‘dress for the season’ depends solely on color and print. Tweed jackets and blue jeans work in spring if they’re yellow… or paired with d’orsay pumps with metallic details. At least that’s what I tell myself. I’m not worried that I’ll be hot just because I’m wearing a jacket and maybe it’s almost 80 degrees outside. In fact, somehow I seem to always be wearing more clothes in the Spring than I am in the fall. But, you guys know by now that I’m all for dressing however you want. If you feel like wearing burgundy leggings in the middle of spring, do it girl.