Monday, May 7, 2012

Neutrals, Ruffles and Polka Dots.

I became very behind with Outfit Posts since my computer was not functioning for a long time back in February, March and into early April. Therefore today you get 2 outfits. =) I am kicking off this week in a very fashionable way, I guess.

Some interesting facts about the pieces of this outfit. I love this ivory (more like an ecru) blazer. I love the rounded collar and the front-tab real pockets, such cute details. I actually own several khaki/beige/ivory blazers and this one might be my favorite. As a matter of fact I am wearing this blazer, today (over a dress). I also own a ton of fun, favorite tops, blouses and shells from The Limited. Their tops always have such cute detailing. This is no exception. The high collar-neck is framed beautifully by ruffles that cascade down, on the sides of the buttons, up front. A modern, girly & fresh twist on a classic button-down blouse. The pants are awesome dressy pants by Express. Express (one of my most favorite stores) is very well-known for their Editor Pants and I own several "Editor" ones. The fun part about this pair is that the pocket lining and the lining surrounding the butt & thigh area is in a fun leopard print, in a silky material. =) And last but not least, I got a cute, simple, neutral, classic and very functional brown belt (that can work for pants or to layer over a cardigan, for example) for a great deal as it was the belt that came with a skirt. The total price of skirt with (removable) belt was $7.90. And the skirt is even prettier. SCORE!!

Ecru, 3/4-Sleeve, Linen Blazer: H&M.
Royal Blue, Sleeveles, Ruffles Blouse w/ White Polka Dots: The Limited.
Simple, Faux-Leather, Brown Belt (it Came with a Skirt): Calliope.
Light Khaki, Wide-Legged, Dressy, "Editor" Style Pants: Express.
Olive Green, Wedge, Oxford Booties: Old Navy.

Layered Up for Spring, in Green Military.

This is an outfit on a relaxed, kind of chilly Spring Weekend Day!! On this particular day, this outfit was worn to have a cup of hot chocolate with a girlfriend and then for grocery shopping. I was having a bad hair day. My hair gets frizzy usually after I wash and dry it so these photos were taken an hour after washed, frizzy hair. Please don't pay attention to the hair. LOL I own several military-inspired jackets. I actually have 4 in this very same Green Military Shade. This is one of my favorites. It is pretty, modern, super comfortable and get this: it is made out of the same paterial as sweat-shirts and sweat-pants. Bonus Points.

Wishing You All a Great Start to the Week!! It is oficially the second week of May. ;-)

Double-Buttoned, Long-Sleeve, "Sweat" Fabric, Military Blazer: Express.
Stripped, Fall-Colors Sweater: Gruppo Fiori.
Thick, Black Leggings: White House Black Market.
Over-the-Knee, Tall, Foldover, Taupe Boots: Simple Shoes.
P.S. In case you girls ever wondered. I know these thick, ponte leggings make a very frequent appearance in my blog but I love them so much I have 3 identical pairs of them. I wore them a lot Last Fall/Winter and also this Spring during cold days.