coral crochet top

I picked this top up over the weekend and was so excited over the color that I couldn’t wait to wear it! I love, love, love coral for Spring!  Monday was my Father’s birthday (happy birthday, Dad!) so I figured it was as good of a time as any to bring out my new top.  The fact that it was tax day and I was mourning the loss of a sizable sum from my bank account made me even more inclined to wear a bright color and give the Uncle Same big ol’ “Take that!”.
My parents and I met up with my brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew for a laid back dinner at a local restaurant. My 14 week old niece was also wearing coral so the two of us matched and looked adorable together (if I do say so myself). 
Crochet Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Forever 21 // Flats: Payless // Bubbles: Group Dealz

I thought my niece would love my bright yellow bubble necklace, as babies love bright things that dangle, so I paired it with my coral top.  For some reason she finds my hair much more interesting and my necklace was placed on the back burner as a mere accessory instead of an awesome baby toy.  Meh, she’ll appreciate it when she’s old enough to play dress up and this necklace is out of style.

What’s your favorite color to wear this season?

unrefined: ripped jeans and pearls

The weather finally started to warm up so it’s officially blazer season for me.  I love blazers but hate wearing them under outerwear jackets.  I’ll only wear them when the weather is warm enough so that I can wear them instead of a jacket and that weather is finally here! 
I wore this to a casual business lunch with a coworker outside of the office (because I don’t have an office, ha!).  I paired a thin sweater and blazer with ripped jeans and faux snakeskin flats.  I added a pearl and rhinestone necklace and my favorite gold bracelets for an unrefined look.  

Jeans: American Eagle // Sweater: Gap // Blazer: Forever 21 (similar) // Flats: Boutique 9 // Purse: Longchamp
How do you wear your blazers?

polka dots and speckled eggs

Yesterday was warm and sunny, so of course today was freezing cold.  I had no other choice but to break out my new end of season polka dot sweater and get another wear out of my boots.  I was super excited to find this sweater because both mint and polka dots were on my “spring cravings” list.  Bonus, it was on sale.  As much as I loved my outfit today, I would have rather paired this top with white pants and sandals.  Come on Spring, where are you?!
It was also windy out so I made the executive decision not to wash my hair to keep my hair as contained as possible and put it in a bun.  I left the bun slightly messy because I’m lazy in order to give it that perfectly imperfect look.  Am I fooling you yet?  Yeah, I totally got dressed and ready in about 15 minutes and hoped that big hair, polka dots and a statement necklace would make me look put together.

Sweater: Old Navy (available in pink only) // Jeans: Forever 21 // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
I treated myself to some Cadbury Mini Eggs when I got home which made the windy coldness of today slightly more bearable.  I bought these yesterday at 50% off.  Chocolate always tastes better when it’s on sale.  I think it has less calories that way too.

Are you still sneaking Easter candy?

yellow bubble necklace

I’m linking up again today for 5 Days, 5 Ways with Whitney from Along the Lines of Style.  Today’s theme is accessories and I had a debate with myself whether I should feature my beloved leopard print scarf or my yellow mini bubble necklace.  Despite the fact that I wear my scarf way more than my necklace, the bubbles won out because surprisingly  I have more of pictures of them. 
Bubbles: Group Dealz (similar) // Gingham Shirt: Old Navy
I was originally not sold on the mini bubble necklace but I’m glad I broke down and got one because it’s fun to pair with different items.  I love the fact that even though it’s a statement necklace, it can be paired with almost any color or pattern and still look good.  For those of you wondering, yes, the length of the necklace is shorter in the first two outfits than the last three.  I shortened the necklace with a grocery store twist tie.  It’s a temporary fix for days when I don’t want it as long as the chain hangs. 
What’s your favorite accessory?

rainy day style

Today is a rainy day and I’m traveling into NYC for a 2-day continuing legal education class.  In an attempt to distract myself from the horrible torture session contain my enthusiasm for the event, I scoured Pinterest to find a good rainy day style that will allow for my biker boots and hooded utility jacket yet still give the impression that I’m a lawyer in good standing.  Due to the fact that I will be battling a crutch and public transportation (and because I have a diabolical aversion to them) an umbrella is not even an option.
I considered the following looks which incorporated black pants (more “professional”), biker boots (my best shoe option) and a parka type jacket.  Considering the last time I went to a CLE a friend showed up in Lululemon yoga pants and sneakers, I know I’m putting too much effort into this.  But an outfit is an outfit, amirite?
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I followed my Pinspiration and ended up with chambray, stripes, a statement necklace, boots, and my utility jacket.  I threw on a leopard scarf as I walked out the door.  If there are two favorite combinations of mine, they’re chambray and stripes and leopard and stripes. All three in one outfit is a party to me.

old navy chambray // gap striped sweater (similar) // honigman black pants // echo utility jacket (similar) // forever 21 necklace

What’s your rainy day style?