Thursday, February 20, 2014

Until Next Winter...

- outfit details - 
faux leather jacket || JCPenney (old)
zip-up hoodie || Target (old)
tee || H&M
jeans || Old Navy
ankle boots || Forever 21
hat || H&M
lips || Revlon Lip Butter "Sugar Plum"
nails || Essie "Turquoise & Caicos"

So this will probably be my last post about winter outfits for a while - or at least the last one that I'll be posting on here until later this year - 'cause let's face it, in Oklahoma, it wouldn't be a stretch for us to get snow in March! We've had BEAUTIFUL weather the past several days, and I pray it's here to stay! Working with layers and winter accessories has been great, but I'm looking forward to shifting my inspiration and creativity to spring/summer! If you're like me and feel weird about reaching for super bright colors until we're closer to spring's official start date, then go with grays, tans, creams, denim, etc. I've been wearing gray quite a bit recently and created a similar monochromatic look as this post's outfit in this post from last month.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to a great weekend and hope you have a great one too! :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mixing Prints

- outfit details - 
sweater || Target (also styled here)
tee || Target
pants || H&M
booties || Target
bag || Steve Madden (via Ross)
earrings || Stella & Dot
necklace || Forever 21

If you follow my blog regularly, you'll recognize that sweater from this post last month. I've found myself reaching for it A LOT over the past couple weeks! It's comfortable, a great layering piece (I love both the longer length & the lightweight material), has a fun print that surprisingly can be styled many ways, etc. Usually when putting an outfit together, I take a "classic" approach, however I was feeling a bit eclectic with this particular outfit and was happy with the final result. The blue tee and green earrings provide great pops of color against the neutral grays, and the unexpected pairing of "tribal" print with leopard print surprisingly just works (at least to me! lol).

I've always considered leopard print to be a neutral in terms of color, but as of late, I'm also considering it to be as neutral of a print as stripes. Keep in mind that mixing prints has a lot to do with proportions - I think part of the reason the prints in this particular outfit work together is because the leopard print is kept to a minimum in being restricted to the shoe area, while the tribal print covers the focal point of the outfit, the sweater. Plus, there's a solid color pant giving some space between the two prints which prevents the mixing of the prints from looking chaotic!

Which particular prints do YOU like pairing together? Have any suggestions on a pairing I should try? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tribal Print

- outfit details -
top || Forever 21
denim jacket || JCPenney
pants || Forever 21
heels || Windsor (similar)
hand jewelry || Forever 21
nail color || Essie "Ballet Slippers"

When it comes to prints, you can never go wrong with the classics (my go-to prints are usually stripes, plaids, polka dots, etc.), but every once in a while it's fun to mix things up! I wore these tribal-print pants for one of my outfits during my band's album release concert back in October and have worn them several times since. They're a cross between a lightweight trouser and a harem-style pant - super comfortable!

How do you feel about tribal prints? How would you style these pants? I'd love to hear your feedback! Thanks for stopping by!