Happy Friday! Happy almost June! It has been crazy hot this week (actually, it's been crazy hot for weeks), so looking at some of these earlier Spring outfits makes me a sweat a little.
I'm thinking of doing another style challenge, like I did last May. That was a lot of fun and would force me to use clothes from my closet in a new way. I'll see if there is one available (last time I did the challenge posed by Dean Street Society ... my friend Toya told me about it). In any event, here are today's outfits:
Chambray Blouse, White Pants & Pearls
This was a pretty fun outfit and comprised of a bunch of new pieces. Let's start from the bottom up. The shoes are new. You can't see them very well, but I have been wanting/needing a pair of medium brown leather pumps and found these, the Sophia pump by Ivanka Trump, at Nordstrom. They're great shoes, but run a little on the big side. I need to get some sort of shoe insert so that my heels don't slip (there's no way a half size down would fit me ...). The pants are old and from the Gap. Belt is also old - I think it was from the NY & Co. outlet. The top is from Banana Republic, which I got on sale and paid for with rewards. I liked the wash of the denim. The necklace was a buy from the j.crew factory. I really liked all the strands of pearls.
Black and White Dress, Belt & Black Cardigan
If not already obvious, dresses are my wardrobe stable. When I am feeling uninspired or lazy, I just grab a dress and either wear it solo or pair it with a cardigan. Done. It is the easiest way to appear pulled together when short on time. This dress is a great buy from a few years ago from TJ Maxx. It is sleeveless, so I can wear it in all seasons. The cardigan is from Forever 21. It's a very delicate looking knit and looks much more expensive than it was. The belt was a buy from Anthropologie (on sale 100 years ago).
I've been wanting a dress this color forever. I finally found exactly what I was looking for at Ann Taylor. They were having a great sale, and I picked this up for about 50% off its normal price. The color is perfect - not too pink, not too brown and just "nude" enough. It's a nice sturdy knit, so the dress has a beautiful shape. It made me feel good. I wore my nude patent pumps with it. Easy.
Have a terrific weekend!