Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Pastel Floral Sweater.


Pastels and Florals are two of my favorite things for Spring. Meet my new Favorite Sweater. It was 14 bucks and it has a Pretty Artsy Floral Print in shades of Blush, Baby Pink and Nude. I love it. I wore it on the same day I bought it (just yesterday, in case you are wondering). It was with a gift card from my lovely mom so Thanks Mom. She had seen it at the store by the way and told me about it. The first time around it I wore it with my Skinny Ponte+Faux Leather Black Pants and Nude Patent Leather Pumps which match the Sweater so well. I added a couple of Bracelets, a Pink Watch and a Coral Statement Necklace. I ended up loving this Outfit worn to work and later to dinner.
This is the first Outfit from my Top 10 Challenge Remix and the item I am remixing is the Coral Necklace.
This Outfit also follows Pastels from the next prompt on the Create 28 Spring Looks (a challenge I am currently doing) and tomorrow it is "Flaunt Your Florals" so technically my Sweater covers both, but I have more Floral coming your way on Thursday, actually. I am also linking it with Jana because the Creative Closet this week is all about Fabulous Florals.
Blush/Beige Pastel Floral Sweater: Nordstrom Rack (New; c/o Mom) (similar, Splurge, love this), (similar in neutral gray, great deal), (similar in blush w/ pink roses, best deal, love this).
Hot Pink, Patent Leather Strap Watch w/ Silver Rhinestone Face & 2 Pink Rhinestone, Floating Hearts inside: An Accessories Boutique in Albania (very similar), (similar Hello Kitty, best deal), (similar Kate Spade option, love this).
Light Coral, Sparkly, Chevron-shaped Hair Barette: A Local Accessories Boutique.

A few days ago I showed you a Sneak Peek of my Top 10 Items that I am remixing and here they are below as well, in detail. The premise of this challenge is to choose 10 items that represent you, your current closet, your style and life-style and remix them into outfits for a month. It is not a capsule challenge, but at least one of the items should be remixed into each day's outfit.
Keeping in mind that April has unpredictable weather and that I wanted to include some of the new items I have recently purchased (and that I would also follow the other Challenge of Create 28 Lovely Spring Looks), but first and foremost knowing my style and what I like well I chose the below ten. So let me explain. I have always loved a Blazer and wear one often. I knew I wanted to include at least a Blazer. My Favorite Current Blazer is the Navy Watercolor one I included. I love Stripes and wear them at least once a week. I consider Black+White or Navy+White Stripes a neutral. I knew I wanted to include my newest B+W Striped Dress, but I did throw in one of my Striped Sweaters also. April isn't  very warm still so I would include at least a couple of Sweaters. The other one is my new Mint Sweater which I love and is perfect for Spring. Since I added a pair of White Skinny Jeans to my closet, I knew they would be in the top 10. They seriously go with everything and I have already worn them 4 times (once prior to starting the challenge IRL). I threw in a Skirt also. I made mine a Pencil Skirt to wear to work and this Blush+Navy one had been neglected far too long. It is too nice and basic not to be worn and the colors are season-less. As far as shoes I almost made it two different pairs of flats but I am glad I settled for my Turquoise Smoking Flats (never seen on the blog, yet) and my Brown Edgy Buckle Booties. I did wear Boots twice this month already due to bad weather but I am hoping unless I am wearing Sandals, Flats or Heels, Booties would my choice for not-so-nice weather, not Boots. Rounding up the top 10 are 2 Accessories. I knew I wanted to include a Floral Scarf because duhh it is Spring and a Statement Necklace. I chose a multi-colored Floral Scarf (with a white base) on purpose to mix and match with several things and a Coral Necklace because Coral is a great color to ease into Spring. What do you think of my Top 10 Items and my reasoning behind them?
And with today's first outfit of my Spring Top 10 Remix I am linking up with Shea and Anne for Spring Transitions.

Starting from the top row on the left and then bottom row left to right here are my Top 10 Items:

White Silky Scarf w/ Large Hot Pink, Mint, Turquoise & Green Flowers: c/o a Local Accessories Boutique (similar by Ralph Lauren, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option w/ a navy base, love this), (gorgeous option in black w/ red roses, best deal), (similar by Kate Spade, Splurge, love this).
Navy+White Watercolor Blazer w/ Tuxedo-Style Faux Leather Lapel: H&M (New) (very similar by Missguided, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option by CK under 10 bucks!!), (similar, all navy by Rag & Bone, Splurge).
Navy+White Striped, Boat-Neck Sweater w/ Silver Button Detail on the Sleeves & Shoulders: White House Black Market (similar colorblocked option, best deal, love this), (similar, on sale, love this), (gorgeous turtleneck option by Ralph Lauren, great deal, love), (similar by Rag & Bone, Splurge).
Light Mint, Soft, 3/4 Sleeve Sweater: Zara (New) (very similar, on sale, love this), (similar, Splurge), (gorgeous option, best deal, love this).
Turquoise Suede Smoking Loafer w/ Gold Leather Tassels & Piping: Caterina Firenze (New) (very similar, Splurge), (Oxford option by Halogen, great deal, love this), (Moccasin option by Minnetonka, best deal, love these).

P.S. Also linking up with Alice, Allison, Brooke, Carrie with Jill, Elizabeth, Jalynn, Leeanne, Liz, Linda,