Monday, January 31, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #24

Hello, Hello.

We have all survived Monday! They are always the hardest to climb out of bed after being spoiled all weekend with sleeping in, having breakfast in bed (leggo my eggo) and watching old movies on Comedy Central till at least noon. Ohhh I am so not a morning person...never have been, never will be. Especially since it's been weeks since I've had a coke (a-cola that is in case there was any confusion) and I don't drink regular coffee (those yummy Starbucks drinks have just as many calories as the coke...and I'd rather have the coke!) Once Monday's down the rest of the week is a breeze.

Is anyone ready for the biggest snow storm of the year...I'm pretty sure the news casters have said that each and every time we've had a snow storm. We (Kentucky) are lucky to only get rain this time around because I am O-V-E-R the snow. Super happy I paid $7 to wash my car Sunday when I could have just let it get rained on and got achieved the same effect- salt removal.

Speaking of rain, I really, really, really want a pair of Hunter rain boots. Please, pretty please? I have a birthday coming up soon and they would be perfect for those April showers (hint, hint). And hubs if you are reading this...I'll make this easy for you. I don't want you to buy me boots, I want you to buy me the new iPhone 4. I even bolded just incase you are skimming the blog.

So what did I wear today? I know you are just dying to find out. So I'll quit blabbing and show you already.

Look at my cute little girl...this is her "Mommy pick me up!" dance. It was too cute not share.

Dress: The Limited
Tights: NYC
Boots: LOFT Peter OTKB
Ring: NYC (not online but in the store in multiple colors)
Nails: Essie Midnight Cami
Dog: Fluffy Yorkie

Don't blame me if you didn't snatch up a pair of these boots back in the fall. I blogged about them a lot. Love, love, love them and always get compliments on them when I wear them.

I do accessorize on occasion. You'd never guess I sold Lia Sophia and have ridiculous amounts of it. 
I'm usually in too much of a hurry to dig through my accessories. I do love this ring and vow to own more turquoise this summer!

 Please feel free to leave comments (remember the golden rule, do onto others... and only say nice things). I love when you guys write on here!

Aviator vs. Wayfarer

Does anyone else but me have the hardest time when it comes to picking sunglasses? Cheap sunglasses I'll buy for days, but a good investment pair give me the most trouble. I want to make sure I am really picking a pair that will last me for years (like my current Ralph's picked up a few years back). I have it narrowed down to two options...but just can't decide. Both are trendy but classic and have been around for a few years. I really want them both but I can only get one. The price's are identical and they are practically free since I will be cashing in Chase rewards for a Sunglass Hut gift card. (If you are not a Chase Rewards member, then you are missing out!)

The sunglasses I currently own and wear quite often are these Ralph Tortoise Shells:

The NEW choices:

Ralph Lauren Aviator (the Ray-ban ones do not stay on my head)

Which one do you think I should go for?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #24

Funday Sunday! I wish lazy Sunday rhymed because that is a better description of the day I've had. The only things I had on my to-do list were: Wash the car, use my free lunch coupon for IChing, and get a Mani/Pedi. Check, Check, and Check! Now I am killing time waiting for the hubs to get home from the airport.
Today's outfit was to be practical (my jeans had to be able to roll up to get my pedi and this can be a challenge with skinnies) and I really wanted to wear my new nautical striped T-shirt that I picked up from NYC yesterday....Oh and can I vent on NYC for a brief moment...all week they had the entire store B1G1 50% off. I had been eyeing the shirt shown below and this yellow cardi in their facebook profile pic. Well wouldn't you know that I was holding out to the weekend (as close to the end of my challenge as possible) to head out there and snatch these pieces up (with my $40 off a $100 purchase coupon) and the sale changed to tops 50% off with purchase of pants Saturday morning. WTH! I want the B1G1 sale back!

Oh you can see, I bought them anyhow. I was hoping to get more for less, but it is what it is.

Top: New York and Company (here)
Blazer: New York and Company (old)
Jeans: American Eagle Slim Boot (similar here)
Shoes: Loft (fall 10')
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

Love the detailing on this shirt!

Essie Midnight Cami (navy/black). Mani/Pedi from my favorite nail place ever,
Shayla Nails (if you are a Lexington local, they offer a $22 pedi in the Hamburg Journal!
(Regular Mani/Pedi $35)

Here a picture of the yellow sweater that I invested in at NYC. I love this picture from their facebook page. Too bad they didn't have the scarf in-store because I would have purchased it too. It's not quite this mustard in person (too bad because I'd love it even more)...I don't get why the shirts can't match the color in the ads....

Buy it here. And I want her aviators or any aviators.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #23

What a gorgeous Saturday it was here in the Bluegrass! The sun was shining, the snow is melting, and the car washes were packed (dang it, I need my car cleaned too people!).

I must confess I did a little shopping today. This is by far the longest I have even gone without "shopping" so for me it is still quite an achievement. Monday is my full month of no shopping. The only thing I have purchased was a pair of clearance LOFT shoes and a shirt to replaced a ripped one that I was wearing....can't go around with a ripped shirt.

I'll get to the point today as it's late and I had a few margarita's with good friends. No need in getting too much about how much I love my friends and family...

This outfit is a little inspiration from Olivia Palermo. I still like her look better, but I think it's a pretty good copy.

Top: Express
Tank: Gap
Jeans: AE Jeggings
Belt: AE
Shoes: Ann Taylor

I wonder where I can get a not-so-tacky-leopard belt like Olivia's? Printed belts like that (that's aren't Wet Seal tacky) aren't very common. Any insight, let me know. Could be a good piece to add to my wardrobe.

Sick Day

Sorry readers! I was a little under the weather yesterday, so no outfit to share unless you wanna see what my jammies look like. If you do, I'll gladly post two picks today...real outfit and lounging outfit :-).

Feeling better today! The sun is shining and it's hopefully going to be a glorious day. I foresee margaritas in the very near future! Hope my vision comes true (fingers crossed).

Stay Tuned....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #22

I always look to other sources to get inspiration. Geeze I can't come up with all these outfits on my own. Sometimes our minds get stuck on one outfit and it's hard to see things in a new light. I love to scroll through look-books, blogs, and magazines for inspiration and ideas. Especially when working with a challenge like this where you are really trying not to wear the same outfit over, and over, and over.

Today's outfit is an inspiration from fellow blogger J's Everyday Fashion who also looks to other sources for inspiration as she has shown here with Charlize Theron and then her own personal take on the tweed look.

J's version:

My version:

Jacket: New York and Company
Shirt: Gap V-neck
Pants: Limited
Shoes: LOFT

I loved this inspiration because I would have never, never put navy with these pants. These pants have been in my closet for at least 3 years and I rarely wear them anymore because I got tired of seeing them with the same old black top. This is a very menswear inspired piece and I like the way it turned out. I had a back up ironed just in case...Thanks J for finding that awesome inspiration photo and for sharing it on your blog for me to find.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #21

Happy Humpy Day. It's all down here from here...promise.!

Today's outfit is inspired by a little thing I like to call....J. Crew, which truly is one of the most classic, fabulous retailers out there. Now...I do not own lots of J. Crew because I do not currently have a large amount of disposable income stashed away to keep the husband off my back. However I do love to hit up the clearance section in stores, the sale section online, the J. Crew Factory Outlets (got one of my fav coats ever from here!) and now the J. Crew Online Factory. If I could look like a J. Crew Ad every day of the week, gosh darn it I would!

Here is a classic black on black look from the holiday lookbook that I have copied for my outfit of the day.

Sweater: New York and Company
Pants: Target (recent clearance for $7.00...
got them when I got my shirt the other day after ripping the one I was wearing...)
Shoes: Katie and Kelly Sloan Wedge
Bracelet: The Limited

These little wedges are incredible! I can walk in them for days.

Here is one of my new obsessions:

No silly, not having painted nails...I've had that obsession for a while now, but having Essie painted nails! I totally think this polish stays on better than OPI. I got this mani on Sunday and they still look awesome. The color previewed here is "One of  a Kind". In person it is much more orange-red than it looks in the picture.
J. Crew always sells Essie Nail Polish and they have some really great colors in their collection. This color was featured in the Fall 10' catalog on the models. I loved the color so much and had to do some major Internet searching to find out the color name. Another great red on my list is "Lacquered UP". Ulta always has these on special!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #20

Only three more days to go of work, five more days till I can start shopping again (whoo hoo!), and I plan to do at least 10 more outfits in this challenge for a full 30 outfits.... but never fear, I plan to continue outfit posts, just not on a daily basis....maybe every other day.

Today's skirt was worn on one of my travel days that I didn't get to post last week (during the horrible snow storm and three hour cab ride home). I wore it with a fitted turtle neck sweater, so I decided to repeat it here with a different top. I have thrown in a couple different pictures for options of ways to wear pencil skirts with cardigans.

1. With an open cardigan with my skirt belted under the cardigan

Cardigan: White House Black Market (seen before with a white bow on it)
Top: Target Clearenece (score!)
Skirt: The Limited Holiday 10'
Boots: Loft
Tights: Nine West
Boot Socks: Loft (these are awesome! get them if they still have them for sale)

2. With a closed cardigan with the belt on top to define your waist

3. With a yorkie in cute matching coat and very jealous boxer.

This is my "if-I-was-in-a-clothing-store-ad-I'd-wear-this-look-with-a-sleeveless-top-even-thought-it's-10-degrees-outside-and-I-can't-leave-the-house-without-my-trusty-yorkie" look

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #19

Happy Monday's Readers! It's been a great Monday. I have a new little nephew! Congrats to my Sister and Brother-in-Law!!
My Monday was pretty uneventful minus the big hole I ripped in my Express sheer ruffle shirt. Not really sure how it happened. Went to the bathroom, adjusted a ruffle under my cardigan, and the next thing I know, A HUGE HOLE! I am so over the lack of quality in clothes lately. I have literally found three things in my closet this week...all with holes and all have only been worn a handful of times. Some fixable...this sheer shirt, definitely not! Argh! So I dropped into Target to grab a plain black tank or tee and ended up with this really cheap cute ruffle tank (seen in pic). It only got a few hours of wear today, so I'm going to feature it again tomorrow with a skirt. I love good cheap deals!

Top: Target clearance rack
Cardigan: LOFT
Pants: Express Editor
Shoes: LOFT bow pumps

Okay, so I love these shoes...however, this is the second time I have attempted to wear them and I cannot keep them on my heels! This is the same problem I had with my Nine West heels. I tried putting a heel grip in them and that makes them feel too small/tight. Any suggestions on what to do?  I literally cannot walk in them. HELP!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #18

It's really hard for me to remember what outfit I'm on now without looking at the previous post.

Okay, so I think Sunday's are fail days for me. Probably because they are lazy days, lounging on the couch, or hitting the grocery store...blah, blah, blah. Boring. I didn't like last Sunday's outfit and I really do not like today's. I've only worn this sweater a handful of times and I can just never really find anything I like to wear it with. It's not warm enough for just leggings, when it's warm enough for just leggings then it's too hot for the sweater, and it just looks so frumpy here with jeans....maybe I should have opted for dark skinnies. Oh well maybe next time.

Sweater: Express
T: Gap
Jeans: American Eagle Artist
Ballet Flats: Steve Madden

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #17

Did you miss me? I missed you!

I am so sorry that I haven't posted a single outfit since Tuesday. I forgot to grab a camera to take on my trip and by the time I made it home on Thursday, I was so mentally exhausted from the weather/travel issues that I could not even bring myself to take a photo. Thirteen hours traveling does not look good on anyone. But don't worry, I'm back and ready to finish out this challenge and possibly extend the outfit of the day photos. This makes you happy doesn't it?!?

There is still snow on the ground here in good ol' Kentucky....and it's going to keep coming through the next week. Is anyone more ready for spring than me? I think not! This miserable weather has made not shopping a little easier since it's too cold to think about all the cute new spring items out (Thank you Mother Nature for thinking of how to make my challenge easier).

Today's outfit is a remix of some of the pieces I have already worn. I originally started with a different cardigan, but wasn't really feeling I grabbed this cardi instead. We spent the afternoon roaming Louisville and just doing anything other than sitting in the house.

Sweater: The Limited Fall 10'
Jeans: Gap Jeggings Holiday 10'
Tank: Target Exhilaration and AE (yes I have two tanks layered)
Ballets: Ann Taylor Fall 09' but they currently have a similar pair in stores for $49.99!

I picked up P90X from a HS friend, so I plan to start that tomorrow. 90 days to being ripped! I honestly can't wait. I am extremely excited about starting this challenge. I truly feel better when I exercise and eat right. I'm still I post before pics now and then 30 day pics, or do them both in 30 days so there's something to compare them too...if not then it's just a half naked picture of my out of shape body...

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #16

I am a woman of few words today. The rain pretty much ruins my mood. Top that with no coke and remembering that I needed dog food...once I got home... Oh and did I mentioned I got rained on after I got my hair cut, dried, and flat ironed...I am woman of 50 umbrellas and not one was to be found in my car today when I actually needed it.

Go figure. Enough with the pity party and onto the outfit. I could not have picked a worse day to wear cream pants. Rain + cream= dirty.

Blouse: Target Xhilaration
Tank: The Limited Seamless Tank
Pants: The Limited Drew
Belt: The Limited
Shoes: Loft

I want to share with you what I have to endure every evening when I come home and just to try and attempt to take my OOTD (Outfit of the Day) picture. It takes  alot to convience her to quit rubbing and move so I can get photo.

Tomorrow and Thursday I am traveling. I'll try to get a photo of tomorrow's outfit for Thursday's post. Wish me safe travels and pray I don't get stuck in an airport because of snow.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #15

It's my first day of my "new healthy life" which means: NO COKE (a-cola that is)! (this is where I insert a super-duper-really sad-frowny-face). I traded my medium Chick-fila coke this am for a large unsweetened Tea. Do you even have a clue how hard this was for me? One Tea, One  Vitamin Water Zero, and One water later, I swear I have a lack-of-coke headache! Is there a drug for this type of withdrawal I am having?


I tried to google: "Why coke is bad for me" hoping it would help me not want to drink one...but it really didn't help. Now I just want one even more. I think this does some sort of reverse psychology on me. Most people were disgusted by the movie "Super Size Me" and vowed to never go to McDonalds ever again...Not me...I was there the next day getting a greasy hamburger and french fries. It was all I could think about and knew I would keep craving it until I got it. (disclaimer: please take into account that I do not go there multiple times a day, I do not order super sized anything, and it doesn't matter to me that chickens don't have "nuggets".)

Let's hope tomorrow will be better...doubtful since it's two for one margaritas at Hacienda and I will not be eating there or enjoying a two for one...hum wonder if Kevin Anderson from BSB will be there?

Onto my other I am finally wearing my Ann Taylor Loft Striped Tunic (not really sure why it's called tunic because it's not a tunic should be) that I got over Christmas break pre-blog challenge. I got it too big originally and had to switch it for a smaller size...(thus getting sucked into the clearance black pumps, that I hope to wear this week on a work trip)...and now I am finally getting around to finding stuff to go with it. I must say, I absolutely love it! I was going to layer it with a white long sleeved t-shirt because I was inspired by a "looks to love" outfit (here), but I thought it looked too dressed down/sloppy for my tan wideleg trousers. I went with a dark tank instead and I am super happy with how it pulled together. I can't wait to wear this sweater this spring with white trousers. Did you forget, I love the "I'm on a Boat" kind of if I can just find a boat to be on...with my new no coke, P90X body I'm going to have by this summer. Watch out six I come!!

I feel this is a little mens-wear inspired and hubs say's it's his favorite outfit yet! Figures...he does think Jennifer Connolly is hot with her manly features. Sorry Jen-Con....

Sweater: Ann Taylor LOFT $59.50 (here)
Tank: American Eagle
Pants: The Limited Cassidy Wide Legs
Shoes: Ann Taylor LOFT Sunni Mid Calf Boots

Here is a close up so you can see the details on this sweater.

Here's to making it through another day... Coca-cola Free!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #14

Dining Room is painted. Curtains are hung....and don't you know I realized they were on backwards after they were up. Golly jeepers!

Let me tell ya...taking pictures of yourself makes you realize a lot of things. One: I am not crazy about this sweater. Good thing I only paid $15 for it at Old Navy. I like it more in the fall without a shirt under it...but it's a little chilly for that now. Two: These jeans make my thighs look fat. Three: Everytime I try to curl my hair like this it ends up driving me crazy...don't know why I continue to bother. It looks way better straight. And Four: I can really tell that I have put on 10lbs over the past few years (guess it's not the jeans). Yes, I know most people think I'm skinny and I am for the most part, but I am not in shape. There is zero excuse for my laziness (my three month gym membership saw me for a month) and my bad food choices (hello fountain cokes and french fries). I'll be turning 30 (eek!) in a few months and the last thing I want is to continue the trend of putting on a few pounds every year, as it's going to be harder to get off the older I get.

With that being said, I am buying my friends P90X this week and going to get my booty into shape over the next 90 days. Which should end right at the start of bikini season! I have tried P90X back over the summer and made it about three weeks in....then I got distracted with work and life and gave up. I had borrowed the set and had to give them back to their rightful owner. I am planning to post pictures up: before, at 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days. Maybe that will hold me accountable, if I know everyone's going to want to see if it really works. If Jenna and J-Si on Kidd Kraddick can do it, so can I! ps...I heart Kidd Kraddick in the morning If you don't listen, you should!

I also need to get my diet in order. I am the pickiest eater on the planet (no really, I am). The only veggies I like are: corn, sweet potatoes, onions, spinach lettuce, and carrots. I love carbs! Bread, chips, fries, crackers...the good thing is I can do without sweets. I'd much rather have a fountain coke than a candy bar. So I'm starting today! No more soda (I know, I've tried this before and failed miserably). I am down to one a day, so I'll start replacing that with unsweeteed Tea (I need some caffeine) and the rest of the day will be water. If anyone has suggestions on how to make myself like more veggies, please comment below!

Enough blabbing...onto the Outfit. I had a little help with my picture today. Someone insisted on being an attention hog...

Really? Do you have to sit right there, right now?

Look....Mommy is trying to take a picture of her outfit for today's post. If you could 
 move, that would be great!

Yes, those are the infamous Loft OTK Peter Boots. Still love them!!

Again, if you were a picky eater and found a way to make yourself like new, healthier foods(veggies mostly!) please message me below.  

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #13

Holy Moly...I am almost half way through the challenge and still have tons of clothes left to go (shew! I was worried). Weekends are a lot more casual for me so I don't really feel that today's outfit is all that extraordinary, but I'm comfy so who cares. I dug my Gap Jeggings that I had on yesterday out of the laundry (is that gross...I usually wear my jeans more than once if they don't get too stretched out) because I really do love them.

Hubs and I did a little Bed-Bath-and-Beyonding today to finally pick up some curtains for the dining room now that we have started a painting process and actually have a color (Sherwin Williams-Harmony Tan...which is really a shade of tan and sage). I refused to buy curtains until we finally painted, so three years later, we have curtains.

Now to get them hung....after the dining room is finished being painted, which hubs is working on as we speak...this should be a fun Saturday ...NOT! Guess I shouldn't complain too much, he doesn't make me help.

And I need to figure out "the curtain rule," are we suppose to buy four panels, only two, or does it really matter...? They are for a double window in our dining room. I've heard four, two panels for each window- hubs is arguing that that would be ridiculous since the windows are practically one, no wall space between them...Someone who knows, please educate me. I only bought two for now since that's all the BB&B had on the shelf.

I may pull my hair out from this curtain stress!

Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT
T-shirt: Target Mossimo
Jeans: Gap Jeggings
Boots: Ann Taylor LOFT
Necklace: Lia Sophia
Bracelet: The Limited

I really wanted to wear my Steve Madden nude ballet flats but I thought  it was suppose to snow again today (suns beaming right now) so I went with the OTK boots. Don't get my wrong, I love my OTKB, but I am so ready for flip flops, ballet flats, sandals, dresses, a spray tan, summer bronzer, painted toe nails (ewe gross. My poor toe nails are so bare right now and I refuse to paint toes that no ones gonna see, that and I mess them up everytime I paint them because I end up putting on shoes.)

I wanted to make sure you could see the cute ruffle detailing down the placket of this sweater. I love this cardi so much I have it in two colors!  It's from LOFT and I opt'd for this maroon color when the pale pink (original color I wanted) was sold out. Wouldn't you know it...the pink came back in stock a few weeks later so now I have the both!

Here's a little something extra to make you smile.

Crazy Nugget!
My pound puppy. Aka: wrinkly butt, stinky butt (Shar-pei's have a weird odor), and fat boy.

The trouble maker. Can you guess where her ball is? I'll give you a hint...not where she can reach it.
Claws ottoman.

Hope your weekend is fabulous and more fun than mine thus far!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Challenge: Outfit #12

TGIF! For real!

Picked the hubs up from the airport and it is all out lounging laziness taking place at the crib. Today's outfit is a little inspiration by Olivia Palermo. I think I like her shorter shirt better, but I felt it was better to cover my tush for work in my new Gap Skinnies....don't judge me! I came across them and they were literally the only pair left in the store, hidden in a stack of another jeans. They were marked down to $37.99 and 40% off the sale price. I had to get them...right? I mean to let those get away after basically stalking them for a month would be a crime. So in total I've spent $50(ish) on the original $80 jeans and $98 ATL pumps.

So here is the Olivia inspiration photo:

Olivia Palermo

And here is the actual worn-by-me photo:


I tried to give you an Olivia stance leg in front of the other (google her, I swear it's true)....It's apparent I do not get my photo taken daily by paparazzi because I just look like I might fall over. I think next time I will wear a shorter shirt and dark tank underneath of it. Oh and my sunglasses

Happy Friday Evening!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What I Want

Like many of you, I find this time of year a really hard time of the year to shop. Unless I just find some ridiculous sale on that $100 sweater I wanted, then I am over winter clothes and ready for fresh spring looks. When there is still fresh snow on the ground it's hard to justify anything that isn't a parka! Brrrrr.

The key is to look for those pieces that are "wear now, wear later". So light tops can you layer nicely with a cardigan or jacket  (or even put a long sleeved t-shirt under it). Pants are pretty easy unless they are white lines or capri's (don't go there yet). The dark wide leg denim is going to be really popular this spring. Navy Trouser's (anything navy!) will be a good classic piece to add to your wardrobe... with the right cut it will look like a pair of denim trousers but with a more dressed up, big girl feel. Good thing I look good in navy (insert cheesy giant smiley grin here) it seems to be everywhere!

I just saw on E!  that blouses and trousers will be a big trend for spring. This classic looks is worth investing in as you can wear it for years to come. I love this look by Olivia Palmero. She always looks so classy (and she's a little sassy. Now she would be a great face for Ann Taylor for those of you keeping up with the Ann Taylor Katie Holmes drama).

Now that I have rambled on and on and on.... here are some pieces from my favorite stores:


Nautical Stripe Tee $49.50 (buy it here)
Would look great tucked into a pair of dark wide leg jeans or navy trousers. Layer a blazer or cardigan over it for these chilly winter days.

This screams "I'm on a boat!" and that's why I love it. Pair with Khaki's and a colored pump, wide leg navy pants a worn brown belt, linen pants this spring and navy shorts this summer.

This whole outfit is adorable (or so I think) I just need to get some chuck tailors to complete my look. I own this top. It may be outfit #12 or 13. It is nicely layered over a t-shirt like shown here or with a tank top this spring when warmer weather arrives.

 Wear it now with a maroon or navy long sleeved top and navy tights and then free your legs this spring.

The Limited

 Another great blouse to wear with a pair of wide leg pants, tucked in and belted of course. Very lady like classic.

This is a great piece to do with a blazer, pretty much any color carigan and would look great over it! Then this would be cute with black capri's or black shorts this summer.

I will own this! Would be great with a long sleeved black t under it for now. Pair will black trousers, black skinnies, dark really is an easy, classy piece.

This dress is in the window at The Limited and it is adorable! Paired with a black loose cardigan and a big belt (ooh like the flower one I got for NYE!) makes it wearable now.

Pair this with a navy blouse or sweater now and then a short sleeve t this spring. 


Add some color to your blah days! Put on Pink Sweater and Purple tights and you'll be screaming spring! Or be a little more safe with a Purple cardi and navy tights. You probably have a spring dress like this at home that you can do the same thing with.

These come in lengths and have that higher looking waist band for tucking in blouses.

I really want this skirt! You could do so many things with it! Pair it with a blouse, cardigan, tights and pumps for now and with numerous tops this summer. Not available online...but hopefully Express will be carrying this in the spring.

What are some "wear now, wear later"  pieces you are adding to your wardrobe?