Follow along as I try to find my way out of the sweatpants and into something a little more stylish.
It’s been awhile since I had a Saturday Style post – and now that it’s spring I’m feeling like it’s high time to start trying to look cute again!
When: March 25, 2011 (last Friday)
What: striped T (J. Crew outlet), skirt (J. Crew outlet), braided leather belt (Anthropologie), black canvas wedges (Urban Outfitters – see below), silver studs (Sam Moon)
I wore this outfit out for happy hour on a patio on a gorgeous spring afternoon. I think this is the first time my legs have seen the sun in about a zillion years – could you tell? Ha, just kidding, I don’t think I’ve ever been so pale in my life! (And pale is my natural state.) I love a lot of things about this skirt (pockets!) but in reality I just don’t feel comfortable in skirts this short – darn! The skirt actually should have sat a little higher at my natural waist but that just made it waaaay too short.
I thought these wedge heels (a gift from Jason for my birthday) were really cute with this outfit, but I have to confess that I took them off before I left the house – I think wearing them with such a short skirt made me feel a little too exposed. Is that weird?
I actually wound up wearing these black & white patterned flats (from Gap) – I gave Jason a choice between these or some black flats and he chose these. I didn’t expect him to go for a mix of patterns!
P.S. I think the clutch is from the Gap outlet.
When: March 26, 2011 (last Saturday night)
What: dress (Kohl’s), black canvas wedges (Urban Outfitters), earrings (Limited)
Bachelorette party!!! One of my girlfriends is getting married next weekend and on Saturday night we had her bachelorette party! Tons of fun, complete with a limo, jello shots and shaking it until the wee hours of the morning. Maybe being 30 won’t be so bad after all. :) And I am pleased to report that the sky-high (for me at least) wedges didn’t wind up killing my feet so I didn’t need the flats that I had stashed in my purse after all. Wow, I just sounded really lame right then. :)
When: March 27, 2011 (last Sunday)
What: white button down (Banana Republic), black pencil skirt (Banana Republic), black heels (Nine West), black woven belt (Anthropologie), coral beaded necklace (Forever 21), silver studs (Sam Moon)
We had clients in town from NYC this week, and this is what I wore for our first round of tours. Unfortunately, the weather took a downward spiral and it was freezing!!! Jason innocently referred to this as my “flight attendant outfit” – which was not what I was going for, so this outfit will definitely be reworked next time. More color, I’m thinking? And does anybody have any tips for keeping your belt from getting wonky when you don’t have any belt loops? It got really old readjusting my belt every time I got out of the car.
When: March 28, 2011 (last Monday)
What: black cardigan (Old Navy), black tank (Express), purple pencil skirt (J. Crew), black sweater tights (Walmart), black heels (Nine West), black belt (Sam Moon), beaded necklace and earrings (Sam Moon)
Day 2 of tours, and I really liked this outfit – and it kept me toasty!! I love this skirt even though it becomes wrinkly if you even look at it – and I think this shade of purple is great for winter, spring and summer. I’ve worn it before with my wedge sandals and a white button down and it felt downright springy.
This is my only pair of patterned tights and I really loved the sweater-ish vibe they had!
When: March 29, 2011 (last Tuesday)
What: cream faux wrap top (Banana Republic), black camisole (Gap), black pants (Gap), black woven belt (Anthropologie), animal print flats (Nine West), black beaded necklace (Sam Moon)
Day 3 of tours, and I met up with another client later in the afternoon (and added a sweater coat and boots instead of the flats – it was chilly!) I’ve owned this wrap top (and a black one) for about a zillion years and I really like it. For some reason, I remember wearing a version of this outfit for the tasting for our wedding reception – it’s weird how certain things can take you back, isn’t it? This day ended with an awesome, impromptu family dinner at my parents’ house.
When: March 30, 2011 (last Wednesday)
What: black long-sleeved T (Old Navy), black & white striped T (J. Crew), skinny jeans (Gap), uggs (c/o Whooga Uggs), belt (Express), silver studs (Sam Moon)
On Wednesday I didn’t have anything major on the agenda so I went totally casual – and I loved the combination of camel and black. I got a much needed hair cut (you can check it out below), did a bunch of laundry . . . very exciting stuff like that.
(No outfit from Thursday because I got lazy and didn’t take a picture, but it was pretty much identical to the first outfit from this post but with sandals instead of sneakers.)
When: April 2, 2011 (yesterday)
What: purple printed blouse (Banana Republic), black pants (Gap), black patent flats (Target), silver hoops (Sam Moon)
Friday was an awesome day – a closing around noon (gotta love it when the paperwork is signed and the house is actually sold!) and then an early happy hour on a patio with my hubby. It was a gorgeous day so for happy hour I switched out the pants and flats for a pair of beaded sandals and some black shorts – and I was still melting! I think summer may finally be here, y’all.
So that wraps up this week of Saturday Style! I hope nothing blinded you too badly – and are you as happy as I am that it’s finally April?!?