Shirt: Express (another version here and here). Sweater: Target. Scarf: Random (similar here). Pumps: Charles by Charles David. Purse: Michael Kors. Sunnies: Just Cavalli.
I've really strived since the year began to incorporate more neutral outfits into my wardrobe (see previous posts here, here and here). I've always been one to love a bold color and lots of sparkle, but as the years go by I've decided I need to tone a few things down and stick to the classics. A big comfy taupe sweater is the perfect addition to any closet. This one was picked up very inexpensively, but I've worn over and over the past few weeks. I really want to invest in a Cuyana sweater - check it out here. They are all about buying less and finding items you absolutely love. You can't go wrong with a leopard accessories either. This scarf still stays in the neutral family, but adds interest to an otherwise simple outfit. Finally, I added a yellow satchel for a little pop of color.
One of my favorite items is the lace joggers. They are going to be something I add this year for lounging around and as a coverup for the beach. Not to mention that scarf is called "Bucket list" - how fun is that?
Have you ever had a DIY project that just turned out perfect? This skirt was one of those projects for me. I've worn it in several occasions, including here. But, this monochromatic look really does it justice. In my effort this year to wear more neutrals, the texture is what sets this outfit apart. The metallic sheen on the top with the soft tulle makes this such a glamorous outfit. I actually made this skirt by cutting off the top of a dress and turning down the waste band, however A Pair and a Spare has a great tutorial listed in the links above. She has some of the best DIY tutorials on the web with excellent directions and clean looking pictures. I also highly recommend her book!
Kat Edmonson - Just Like Heaven
Jacket: Cotton On. Top: Ann Taylor. Skirt: Target. Shoes: Charles by Charles David. Tote: Danielle Nicole.
Happy Friday! This weekend is going to be all about time with my husband. We are spending the weekend away to relax and catch up. Life gets so hectic with jobs, kids and everything else that it's good to step back and have real alone time together.
This outfit is what I would call casual work. The blazer adds structure to an otherwise relaxed silouette. Also the sleeves of the jacket have tiny pink polka dots which looks amazing with the bigger dots on the top. Top it off with caged heels and a satchel for a perfect Friday outfit.