Thursday, March 1, 2012

Looking for the Sun Shine

We have had an extremely amazing winter way up here in cold North. By last week I had started bringing out some of my spring clothes, eager for the days of dresses and light weight sweaters. Sometimes it is hard to get excited about clothes here in the winter because when you go out you are always bundled up so there is hardly any point...

Then last weekend we had the snowstorm of the year. Just in time to dash my Spring hopes and throw me back into the drudges of Winter. But before the snow returned I managed to snap a couple outfit shots, in hopes of doing a clothing post before I unexpectedly became head nurse of our home bound hospital (which I have been a patient of myself the last couple days, that is one NASTY stomach flu!!).

Here are a couple of my favorite combos lately, really girly mixed with boyfriend-style pieces.

I purchased this Rebecca Taylor eyelet dress (which is actually strapless, so I can't wait to wear all summer) on ebay for $30 and paired it with a nautical sweater from Rebecca's winter 2011 collection. Winter is the time to scour ebay for summer deals, specially on designer item that would otherwise cost hundreds of dollars! Since it wasn't all that hot out I added some gap leggings and some Hush Puppy riding boots.


I was in a badass ballerina mood this day (although I admit I had a major fail on pulling off a rebel glare LOL). I have been dying for a cool motorcycle jacket to pair with some of my girly skirts and dresses, and I found this one a couple weeks ago at Forever 21 for under $40! A slouchy tee from American Apparel is one of my basic wardrobe necessities, I think I have 3 different shades of grey and about 4 other colors because it is the comfiest shirt ever. Skirt from Club Monaco and flats from Superstore.

While hunting for a motorcycle jacket I picked up this little cropped blazer at H&M on clearance for $15. It isn't too noticeable in the picture but there is a ruffled edge all along the hem that adds a feminine touch. Drawstring Rachel Pally tunic, Juicy Couture jeans and boots. Oh and I can't forget my giant whippy cake headband, LOVE it for a hit of color!

Now make me totally jealous and tell me you all have Spring knocking on your door!

29 comments:

Samantha said...

Toronto has been hit by snow all week... just as I have been itching for Spring, ugh!

Michelle said...

I love that first look!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Ummm.....yeh, It's 70 degrees and sunny here in NC today! And by the way, you look adorable in those clothes!

Diapers and Divas said...

Holy cow I love your bad ass ballerina hair! You look great!!! I am having that same issues with weather transitions..you deal with it well!

Shannon Gallegos said...

I want to hire you! You know how make fashion and design look amazing and for cheap! Kuddos

Jordin- I Love That! said...

I love your fashion posts! It is 80 degrees here in Texas today! Crazy! But with this crazy weather comes crazy allergies. My problem is I have either really hot weather clothes or cold weather clothes, no in between. I need to work on that!

Izzy said...

Nope, woke up to snow this morning here in Washington state

Kelli @ Life at 818 said...

great outfits - I just snagged a motorcycle jacket too and I love it! And it was 77 here in Georgia today, breezy and beautiful.

Ann said...

I love your outfits especially the eyelet dress...

Amy said...

You look adorable!!! We have had the same weather in Chicago, snow, sun, warm, windy, cold..

I need some 80's and sun!

Jennifer said...

Love Love Love all your looks..especiallly the first! I live in Florida and dream of snow and cold weather.

Tina said...

We've had temps in the 70's here in west texas, but with that also comes 60 mph winds. Not fun....

lori said...

I live in Los Angeles and it is Spring year round here. Ugh. I crave the change in seasons so much and instead get 65 degrees year round.

Elyse said...

Don't hate me...yesterday I wore my cowgirl boots, a cute little floral dress and a shrug. It was 80 out. Today I wore my Miss Me’s cuffed up, grey ballet flats and a cute button up polo. It was 70. But don't get too jealous....we have deadly storms head are way. I may take your lead and document my outfits next week. Looks like fun.

Little Lovables said...

FOr one, you look adorable in all the pics and I love how you used the eyelet dress to look less summery. Second, what specifc Alternative Apparrel shirt are you talking about? I need one and can't decide which to get, but your description sounds perfect. Third, THANK you for saying "hit" of color. I read "pop of color" sooo many times it is starting to make my eyeballs bleed :)

Suzy { Inspire Me Now } said...

Love your outfits - especially the ''BADASS'' look!

Libby said...

i really love your blog. I just wish you'd post more regularly. I feel that you are losing your audience and your steam a bit -- which is too bad because I love every one of your posts!

Libby said...

Post more -- your blog is amazing but starting to lose momentum!

Rachellabelle said...

I just put together a blog post on girls bedrooms. Of course, Wren's room made it on my list. :)

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annemarieblogs said...

LOVING the yellow striped shoes :) so cute!!

Jaclyn said...

I love that mix of feminine and boyfriendish. Those yellow striped flats are great.

Stay in the Lines

Bobbie said...

I am afraid Louisiana boycotted winter and skipped Spring. It has been unseasonably warm. I day dream about real seasons..... and by the way. You look GREAT!

Country French Judi said...

Hope everything is ok, miss your blogging.

Becca said...

I just realized you haven't posted anything in a really long time- I hope all is well with your cute self!
xoxo Becca

Real Food Runner said...

These outfits are so cute!

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Between Blue and Yellow said...

Holly! I miss you, how are you doing?
~Kathleen

Classy Clutter said...

Your striped flats are to die for!

We're waiting for Spring here in New York too!

xoxo, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

Deborah said...

please blog again!

 
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