I think you all can agree with me that today is a beautiful day. We can all celebrate that it is FINALLY SPRING! Yes, there may be more snow and cold and rain on the way (shakes fist at Groundhog) but that is all snow/cold/rain weather in SPRING and not dreadful Winter.
I chose green, white and silver to welcome Springtime to Central Texas today. I could not wait to wear my Lillian Mirror Metallic Low Wedges. I paired them with the Drapey Crepe Henley Tunic and White Jeans from Express (Tory Burch, J Crew, AG, Old Navy). I even added some jewelry with the Grande Crystal Drops Necklace and Sparrow Cuff.
I’ve had these jeans for almost 8 years! Probably the oldest item in my closet. The back is a little exposing but I usually wear a belt. White Denim is so hard to shop for. You don’t want the material too thin as it will show everything. Since my skin-tone is darker I have to be careful that thinner light denim is not see through. I’ve tried on some J Crew Toothpicks from a year or two ago in Mint and my skin-tone showed right through. Crazy!
Hope you’ve all had a great first day of Spring!
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We’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve party and the dress requested is “Black and White”. You might as well have told me to wear a potato sack. I know it’s classy and can be chic but for someone who likes color and who already had her outfit picked out I am in a bit of a dilemma.
Here’s what I’ve put together on my Stylebook app of items I already own. I have some dressy wool black J Crew shorts but Husband nixed those so pants it is.
1) J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Black, J Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps, Grande Crystal Drops Necklace
2) J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Black, J Crew Tipped Silk Tee in Windowpane, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps
3) J Crew Sequin Shawl Collar Sweater, J Crew Ruffled Rhinestone Top, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps
4) J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Black, Kate Spade Shannon Top, Talbots Satin Pants, Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps
So I need your help. Which outfit should I wear? I haven’t put any of these on together so the Schoolboy Blazer may not work with the Satin Pants or the Satin Pants not go with the Sloane Velvet Pumps.
Do you have any other ideas for Black and White outfits? I have the Scalloped Dress in Black and the Fluted Skirt in Double Crepe in Black but would definitely wear tights with either of them. Of course, my original outfit was built around the Gold Stripe Mini Skirt
Husband had another work Christmas party this past weekend so I was excited to get dressed up again. I originally wanted to wear the Chandelier Sweatshirt but Husband was critical of it because it was a sweatshirt. “Oh no. No no no. Um…yeah…no. It’s a sweatshirt.” Ok then, you’ve made your point.
So I chose an all J Crew ensemble in light colors.
J Crew Cashmere Tee in Snow, J Crew Sterling Skirt in Sheer Mint, J Crew Collection Etta Snakeskin Cap Toe Pump, J Crew Grande Crystal Drop Necklace
I found the Etta’s on ebay for a great deal.
I added my Tipped Gray Lexington Blazer to blend with the lighter colors I was wearing.
Waiting on Husband…tick tock, tick tock. You can’t really tell but I used my new Urban Decay Naked3 Palette
. The last color reminds me of Black Cherry. I usually keep a neutral face so it’s nice to have a few more options in this little palette with some beautiful rosy neutrals.
As it turns out, the Chandelier Sweatshirt worn with cords or jeans would have fit right in with what all the other ladies were wearing. Embellished on top and jeans or leggings on bottom. Not to say I didn’t love my outfit because I did. I didn’t feel uncomfortable being a little over-dressed either as I felt great and Husband loved it!
I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. I have not finished my shopping and will have to run around here and there all week and spend the weekend wrapping everything. I did wrap a few gifts with my new ribbon and paper from The Container Store. They come out with some beautiful wrapping every year!
Have a Great Day! Thanks for visiting!