I know it's basically mid-June, but I wanted to finish up the Style Me May series! I had a really good time playing along with the style challenge, and I blogged about my outfits in May here: week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4.
In week 5, I admit, the wheels came off a bit. It was after Memorial Day and life/work/training got really busy. So I took a bunch of liberties with the challenge.
Not Too Mellow Yellow Out of My Comfort Zone
I moved things around here. I had ordered a long yellow maxi dress (more on that below!) and it hadn't arrived yet (boo), so I decided to do the "out of my comfort zone" outfit instead. I went with a very white outfit, which is definitely out of my comfort zone, since I tend to spill of myself if I'm wearing white. I managed to not do that on this day! The top is from the Ann Taylor outlet. I bought it in February and have been saving it. I love it. Whenever I find a cute print top that I like, I pick it up. Prints are my favorite.
Out of My Comfort Zone Floral Flush
I continued to move things around and decided on "floral flush" this day. This was easy: I wore my Simply Vera Wang (from Kohl's) floral dress from last Summer. This dress was essentially free, so I could not pass it up. I was already ordering a gift from Kohl's and in order to get $25 off that gift and free shipping, I needed to buy something else. The dress was on clearance and it was less than $25, so when I added it to my cart, I got the free shipping and $25 off, which more than paid for the dress. I really like it when retailers pay me to shop! This dress is really cute and flattering and comfortable. My hair was wavy and my face was flushed: it was hot and I had a long run that morning.
May 30: Celebrity Chic
I skipped May 29: I had to get ready at the gym and didn't have time to do the challenge. But May 30 was a Friday so I knew I wanted to wear jeans. I thought Celebrity Chic was a way to go. And I knew I'd copy Jennifer Aniston's style - I love her effortless California chic look.
I wore my dark rinse bootcut jeans with my cowgirl boots (from Austin Texas, thank you very much!), a nice white tee and a cream/ivory stripe scarf that I bought in Nashville.
June 2: Not Too Mellow Yellow
Obviously, the challenge was over in June, but I couldn't resist sharing this! First, I admit I completely copied this outfit off of a woman I saw at the mall. She was about my height (ok ok ok, she was probably like 5'4") and she was wearing a long yellow maxi dress that was very flowy and a turquoise necklace. I *loved* the way it looked and wanted to recreate it. I already had the turquoise necklace (j.crew outlet) so I was on the hunt for a yellow maxi dress. Long dresses are tough on my 5'1" frame. I found this one at Old Navy and waited until it went on sale and I had a coupon. I knew I needed petite, and thankfully they offered it in that size! I went with the petite small (I tried on the petite XS but it was a little too tight in the ribs -- thank you children for stretching my rib cage). I got so many compliments on this dress! It is very comfortable but it is also very sheer, so thankfully it was lined. It's also a gauzy material that looks like linen, so the wrinkles are supposed to be there, which is awesome. I wore it to work, so I had to wear ballet flats, but this would look better with flat metallic sandals.
And there you go! That wraps up the Style Me May challenge! I had a lot of fun and will definitely do another one of these, probably in the Fall. But for now, I'll be back to the regular "what I wore" posts.
See you swoon,