Basic(ally)

Basic(ally)

Banana Republic Button Down, Saks Off Fifth Jeans, Nine West Heels, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Gifted Earrings, Calvin Klein Purse

Basically, spring and summer call for easy, comfortable clothing.  I tend to avoid overly embellished and busy pieces, and try to stick to basics like jeans and a button down, in a similar color family, and some fun accessories.  Tan perforated leather sandals are right on trend, but also manage to look timeless.  They also go with pretty much all of my warm weather wardrobe.  Win win.

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The Blues

The Blues

Banana Republic Top and Skirt, Cole Haan Sandals, Loft Sunglasses, Gifted Necklace

I’m not sad about this outfit or the warm spring weather.  I’m not sad about mixing a bright blue patterned top with a navy blue checked skirt.  I’m not sad about bare legs and red sandals.  I’m not sad about more sunshine.  The only thing I’m sad about is my lack of a tan, but I’m working on it.

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Subtle Florals

Subtle Florals

H&M Blazer and Jeans, J. Crew T-Shirt, Nine West Heels, Vintage Diamond Earrings, Elm City Jewelers Necklace

Max suggested that I title this blog entry ‘late bloomer’ because “it would be funny.”  I appreciate his interest in the blog, but declined for a number of reasons including the fact that I’ve had these floral pieces in my closet for close to two years now.  I think that would make me an early bloomer.  I jumped on the first flower pants bandwagon I saw, and haven’t looked back.  At the very least I could be considered a perennial because I take them out every spring and summer, and retire them in the fall through winter.  And that’s pretty much all I know about gardening.

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Fade to Gray

Fade to Gray

Anthropologie Top, Pelle Studio Leather Jacket, Urban Outfitters Jeans, Calvin Klein Heels, Vintage Purse, Banana Republic Earrings

Whenever I talk about my white leather jacket, I feel the need to defend it for some reason by saying “I know it doesn’t sound cool, but, trust me, it is.”  I find it surprisingly versatile and perfect for chilly spring weather when my black leather jacket is just too wintery.  I’ve been through a lot with this jacket, and let me just say that leather is expensive to get dry cleaned, but I think it’s worth it!  So now everyone can decide for themselves what they think, but be nice!

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Varsity Reds

Varsity Reds

Old Navy Jacket, H&M Dress and Bracelet, Nike x Liberty Sneakers, LOFT Sunglasses

Varsity jackets are on trend for spring, and if you don’t believe me just ask Rhianna or Kim K.  A few weeks ago when I was visiting my parents, I went “shopping” in my old closet and found this Old Navy jacket from high school, and I knew I had to put it back into rotation.  I’ve been wearing it with jeans and t-shirts or juxtapositioning it with dresses and skirts.  This is an example of how, very rarely, it sometimes pays to be a pack rat.

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Ladylike Leather

Ladylike Leather

Zara Top, H&M Jacket and Sunglasses, J. Brand Jeans, Prabal Gurung for Target Heels, Forever 21 Purse, Skull Earrings from boutique in New Orleans, Charles-Hubert Watch

I wore this faux leather top during the winter and paired it with black pants and statement jewelry.  To make it more springtime appropriate this time around, flared jeans and a studded tweed jacket were my weapons of choice.  Leather is here to stay, so this statement top will remain in my closet daring to be worn this summer.  This story is to be continued…

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