Monday, April 18, 2011

The latest is the greatest

Blazer: Gap
Blouse, Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange
Jeans: Target
Flats: Art Effect
Bag: Aldo
Necklace: Renegade Craft Fair
Bracelet: Verameat

Sooo... I got my hair cut! I've been waiting for this change for months and I'm so happy it finally happened. It's been almost a week and I never want to go back! I'm a low maintenance kind of girl, and this new do is so easy to do before work. I love it! The bag is also a new addition to my wardrobe. I hadn't bought a new bag in forever! All of my bags are vintage, with exception of a few totes, my MBMJ bag that I bought in 2006, and my Fossil bag that I got last Christmas. Everything else is thrifted/bought through consignment. I should make a post about my purses because they all say a little something different about me. This new one was a perfect new addition. Perfect color, perfect shape, and perfect for spring!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting Pantsy

First Row: Levis "Slight Curve" Slim Jean, Dorothy Perkins Linen Peg Trousers, Torrid Cropped Pants
Second Row: Converse Jeans, Gap High Waisted Cropped Jeans, Old Navy Boyfriend Jeans
Third Row: ASOS Peg Leg Pants, Dorothy Perkins Red Kick Flare Trousers, Jessica London Hot Pink Capris

Literally 1/4th of my closet is full of dresses and all I want to wear right now are pants! Go figure, huh? Above are all of the pants I've been coveting (including a couple of pairs that I've bought... the Converse jeans fit me like a glove and the ASOS pants are in transit to my apartment). It's not that I'm over my little collection of dresses, I've just never given pants much of a chance and with so many cute variations for spring, how could I resist?

It's always been a challenge for me to find jeans and pants that fit me properly. I have a straight hip and thigh (I find that most jeans in my size are cut for hourglass figures), and a 27" inseam. I have really short legs, I know! I'm really curious about the new Levi's "slight curve" jeans, and was so pleased to find out they come in plus sizes. A lot of people I know swear that white jeans only look good on super tall and thin girls, but I say screw 'em! I know I could rock a pair of white jeans, it's just a matter of finding a pair that skim my legs perfectly. I think it's really easy to get discouraged with negative messages like that, especially from girls my age. It's times like these where I really appreciate the strong community of women around the world that don't take no for an answer. You ladies inspire me!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wild as the wind

Jacket, skirt: Gap
Top: Forever 21
Belt: H&M
Shoes: Thrift
Sunglasses: Future Garb
Necklace: Renegade Craft Fair
Bracelet: Verameat

Just a quick outfit post to start the week off right! We had gorgeous weather this Sunday, despite wind and clouds (you have to pick your battles in the Midwest). My hair literally goes everywhere when it's windy and honestly, I can't take it anymore! So I'm getting a much needed haircut this Tuesday. I can't even explain how excited I am, and normally I'd be a bit nervous but I trust that the girl I'm going to will do a great job. Wish me luck you guys!