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Sometime last week I wrote about adding more yellow items to my wardrobe.  A yellow cardigan is one item that I’ve had my eye out for–especially since I want to wear a yellow cardigan with a blue flowered dress to a wedding that I am attending in June.

My first outfit with this cardigan is pretty simple and safe and, tbh, it reminds me a lot of this outfit that I wore last year:

In both outfits I am wearing the same grey trouser pants and black belt.  The shoes are the same exact type but different shoes.  I can’t wait to come up with other outfits with this pale yellow cardigan.

On Tuesday the weather was a bit chilly so I went with an outfit composed of layers to fight the chill.

I copied this outfit as closely as I could.  I started with a white button-up blouse and layered an oatmeal colored v-neck cardigan over top.  I chose to go with my medium wash skinny jeans that I cuffed like the inspiration photo and slipped on my red ballet flats.  I accessorized with an oversized gold watch and two necklaces– a gold bauble necklace and a long pearl necklace that I wore tripled up.  I think I nailed it, don’t you?

Thanks for reading– stay tuned for my April re-cap and update on my resolutions.  I should be posting it within the next few days but I also have my semester wrapping up so I do need to grade papers.

-Carla

 

Last Friday I copied the pin, above left.  It’s a simple outfit of basic pieces that most women have in their closets–or at least suitable duplicates.  It all started with a crisp, white button-down.  Then, add in dark wash skinny jeans, leopard print ballet flats, a wide cognac belt, leopard print scarf for accent, and pile on the gold bracelets.  If you don’t have super-dark wash jeans you could always substitute a pair of black trousers.  Similarly, if you don’t fancy gold jewelry you could go with silver toned jewelry or pearls would be great.  And, if leopard print isn’t your thing, trade out the animal print scarf and shoes for basic black ballet flats, a flowered or printed scarf and voila!  Or, do a pop of color with your shoes and a solid color scarf.  The thing that I love about Pinterest and other fashion blogs is that it’s not so much about copying the outfit exactly but using it to inspire you to put together your own pieces in a similar way to create an outfit.

On Saturday I went in a more casual direction.  It was one of the coldest days of the week so I had to take that in consideration when I was getting dressed.  My outfit, again, was based on a pin.

The particular pin that I based this outfit on features high top white Converse, a pair of light wash skinny jeans, a blue slouchy boyfriend t-shirt, and a gold pendant necklace and bracelet.  I paired a light blue v-neck long-sleeved t-shirt with lighter wash bootcut jeans.  I added my white leather converse and a long silver necklace with a peacock.  I have skinny jeans that would have been a better “match” to the inspiration but I wasn’t feeling the skinny jeans that day.  Also, I have long gold necklaces that would have been a closer match but I haven’t made a lot of use of some of my silver jewelry so I wore that, instead.  I did layer a brown boyfriend cardigan on, too.

There you have it.  Two looks inspired by Pinterest and created from items in my own closet.  Thanks for reading!

-Carla

Pin-Spired

Wednesday was a beautiful day!  I was excited to wear a short-sleeved t-shirt and a skirt.  This outfit is modeled after this pin, here.  The models skirt is more of a mottled grey and slightly longer, but I think that I still captured the gist of the outfit.  I am wearing my round toe pumps that match the color of the belt.  This outfit is out of the realm of normal for me for a few reasons.

First, it’s not often that I wear a t-shirt to teach.  Second, I can count on one hand the number of times in 5 years that I’ve worn a skirt without tights or pantyhose!  But, it was such a nice day and the outfit was a bit more on the casual side so it just seemed appropriate.  I really like the way that this outfit pairs 3 different neutrals together in one outfit.  I took along a black cardigan just in case I got chilly but I didn’t end up needing it.

Thursday I went with another outfit comprised of a basic t-shirt and based on a pin.  I think that this outfit looks put-together and just slightly above basic, but also casual and comfortable.

 

My burgundy t-shirt is scoop neck as opposed to v-neck and fits closer to the body than in the pin-spiration.  I paired it with my distressed boyfriend jeans, a cognac belt, my tan/suede booties, and gold and purple pendant necklace.  I liked this outfit, too, and felt that it was a great choice for the weather of the day and the occasion.

On Friday I went with a slightly dressier outfit but on Saturday I was back to my t-shirt and jeans.  Check back for those two outfits.

-Carla