Today’s post is about southwest print! See what I did with the title there, eh? Albuquerque is in the southwest…get it? HA! I love bad jokes 😀

I wanted to post this outfit before I have to retire the shirt.  I really love it, but it’s from Forever 21, where clothes have a shelf life of 1 year max.  Even though I wash it on delicate and hang dry, the damn shirt still shrinks! C’est la vie! This is a reason I love Forever 21 and other affordably-priced clothing stores; if you’re not sure whether or not a new trend works, you can buy a cheapie version and wear it a few times before making a decision! Now that I know I can pull off the print, I’ll keep an eye out for a piece that will have a longer shelf life.

This top is super versatile due to all the colors in the print.  I’ve worn this top with red pants, black pants, dark denim and seen here with grey denim. I paired this outfit with a black boyfriend cardi from The Gap, a taupe layering tank (tami by Old Navy, my FAVORITE tanks!), and Jessica Simpson black flats. I would wear this out for errands on a weekend, lunch with friends or even a casual Friday at work. The outfit is just as versatile as the top is!

Southwest stylin’

Southwest and Sassy!

Outfit Details:
Southwest-style print top – Forever 21
Boyfriend Cardigan – Gap (similar style here)
Grey denim pants – Forever 21 (similar style here)
Black flats – Jessica Simpson
Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors

Target had some super cute dresses in February, and I picked this one up without trying it on (I do this A LOT!). Luckily it fit and I always look for an excuse to wear it!

I absolutely love the print, it makes the simple dress a little more fun. Another bonus: POCKETS! Any dress with pockets will pretty much seal the deal if I’m on the fence about a piece. In the photo below, I have paired the dress with a camel colored cardigan, black cable knit tights and my Pikolino t-straps. The necklace is another one of my favorites, I came across it at Jest Jewels at their Cow Hollow location. In the bottom photo, I have my awesome and crazy cheap Woody Allen glasses on. I really want to get them in clear, but I have way too many pairs of glasses thanks to Eye Buy Direct. Damn you, good deals!

Let’s get onto the photos!

Hay is for horses!

Instagram version

Outfit Details:
Horse Print dress – Xhiliration for Target (similar style here)
Camel Cardigan – Merona for Target (similar style here)
Navy tights – Merona for Target
T-strap Mary Janes – Pikolino (similar style here)
Watch – Michael Kors (similar style here)

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” -Claude Monet

I would have to agree with Monsieur Monet! I obsess about color for sure. When I was younger, it was wearing crazy eye shadows, I was less daring in the clothing department though. Now that I’m more comfortable with myself, I love adding color into my wardrobe.  I for sure need to do a post on my closet, I have a rainbow assortment of cardigans, blouses, dresses and pants!

I saw this cardigan on Forever 21 and had to have it! It’s more versatile than you would think by looking at it or the way Forever 21 styled it.  I’ve worn this with a mint colored top and an orange top (with ruffles!). Here, I’ve paired it with my trusty Old Navy polka-dot  Rockstar jeans (in navy), a purple floral top with a light orange cami underneath and red suede flats (with the cutest bow with orange rhinestones!).  It’s a LOT of color, but this is how it works (to me!): The dark purple is a great contrast to the cardi colors (orange and teal), plus purple goes with each color on it’s own. I call it a neutral color! The floral print has a bit of orange, pink and red, which brings in the red shoes.  I know it can be a lot for someone that isn’t used to wearing different colors, try switching out the purple top for a more neutral color (black, gray, nude) and/or a neutral shoe.

I wore this out shopping with my husband, but I’d wear this out almost anywhere.  A casual work day outfit (Friday for instance) or having lunch with a friend on the weekend.  I would totally throw on my teal fedora if it were a sunny day.

 

ha, what am I looking at?!

I should have rolled up those sleeves… doh!

Close-up of my cute rose gold heart earrings and copper circle necklace <3

Outfit Details:
Teal-Orange Marled Cardigan – Forever 21 Plus (link above)
Purple Floral top – Nordstrom Rack
Jeans – Old Navy Rockstar
Shoes – Enzo Angiolini (similar here)
Earrings – Forever 21 (similar here)
Necklace – Millbrae Art & Wine Festival (best one of the bay!)

 

It’s Easter! I don’t really celebrate, but I do like the excuse to get together with good friends.  I haven’t actually picked out my outfit for brunch at Kerry’s today, however, I thought sharing a cute brunch outfit would be fun!

It’s finally getting a little warmer in San Francisco (over 60F is “warm” for SF, ha!), so it’s time to bust out the maxi dresses!  They’re great for warm or chilly weather. Since the mornings are pretty chilly here, this is a great brunch outfit. Instead of sandals (which I’m wearing here), you could wear boots instead! I didn’t feel like doing my hair this day, so I threw on my teal fedora and some cute earrings, and I was good to go!

Zigzag! What the heck am I looking at?

Sassy!

I know, it’s a lot of different colors to put together, but it works! By keeping the shoes and jewelry simple, the clothes are the focus.  This is extremely comfortable, perfect for a lazy Sunday!  I love fun prints, and this one is eye catching for sure!

Outfit Details:
Zigzag print dress – Old Navy (similar style here)
3/4 Sleeve Cardigan – Target Merona
Braided Sandals – Target Mossimo
Watch – Michael Kors (similar style here)
Necklace – Lane Bryant (purchased many years ago)

Clothes! You will soon find out that I love clothes, oh and shoes, handbags, make-up…

First up, hearts on hearts! I have this dress in blue/aqua polka dots as well.  I tend to buy a piece in multiple prints if I like it.  I can dress this dress up or down super easy with the change of a belt, adding a blazer or a cardigan.  ANYHOO before I start going off on outfit tangents, let’s get down to the nitty gritty details:

 

Outfit details:

Heart print dress – Forever 21 Plus
Heart necklace – Forever 21
Earrings – Kenneth Cole (purchased at Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes – Miz Mooz “Nash” in Black
Tights – Target in Black
Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs (not the exact watch, but the closest I could find)

I have a ton of photos I’ve edited from the past two months of outfits, expect more posts soon!

Trying out this blogging thing again!

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