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This week I’ve worn a lot of blue!  I wasn’t that conscious of it until I sat down to write this post and was brainstorming a title.  I have noticed that sometimes I tend to gravitate towards certain colors and I’ll wear a lot of green one week and a lot of pink the next.  That’s the one thing that I like about pre-planning my outfits and keeping this blog.  It pushes me to be creative and to notice those patterns that can quickly become ruts.

Although, I will admit that for the past week or two I haven’t been planning my outfits.  Class just wrapped up on Monday evening with the final exam and it’s pretty normal for me to do a casual outfit or two on the last few days of class.  This particular Monday I just wore the same outfit that I wore to work that morning.

Monday’s outfit is loosely based on this outfit that Reese Witherspoon was photographed wearing.  It’s pretty basic and easy to copy– medium wash skinny jeans and a blue sweater layered over a button-down.  I had a v-neck navy blue sweater and a blue gingham top so that’s what I went with.  It was a tad chilly on Monday so I opted to go with my suede booties and blue argyle socks.  Because I wore my booties I did a large cuff on my jeans instead of a small roll.  I still cuffed the shirtsleeves over the sweater and let the collar peek out.  And, just like Reese I kept the accessories to a minimum.  I do have to admit, I wish my hair looked as good as hers in the picture.  I didn’t wash my hair that morning– instead I just sprayed it with dry shampoo and pulled it back into a messy bun.

Tuesday my blue came from a striped t-shirt that I paired with olive-green pants and a denim jacket.  I thought that I had done that combination before but when I looked back in my archives I didn’t have any pictures of it, so I guess not.  (Screenshot or it doesn’t exist, amiright?)

This is a great casual and comfortable outfit that doesn’t look boring to me.  I think that the colored pants give it that bit of interest and intrigue.  Again, this is an easy outfit to copy– I think most women have some sort of striped or patterned shirt in their closet, a pair of khakis/chinos, and a denim jacket or some other layering/completer piece that could be used.

Oh, and I do like my hair in these pictures.  I went home Monday after work and washed my hair before class that evening.  So, I didn’t need to wash it on Tuesday morning.  I just quickly smoothed it out with the flat-iron and then I pulled back pieces on the side.  Normally, I just pull them back and secure them with a clear elastic so that they create a poof at the crown.  But, this time I got a bit fancy and braided the pieces.  LOL, it’s the small things.

What do you think– are you going to try to re-create either of these outfits for yourself?  I suggest that you do.

-Carla