February 27, 2013

Spring 2013 Runway Trend: Black & White

Black and white pieces - in my opinion - always offer classic style and are definitely wardrobe staples! Solids, patterns, stripes, you-name-it, in black and white hues are on-trend for spring 2013 fashion. These are a few B&W pieces from around the web that I wouldn't mind having in my closet! :) Like those printed skinny jeans? super cute! (totally DIY-able too!)

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February 22, 2013

day trip

Today my husband and I bought day passes for the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) and decided to venture out with no real planned destinations. I did really want to go to the farmers market, but we decided it was too cold to walk to it from the train station (what can we say, we're wimps!) My family - they are currently snowed in back in IL right now - are probably ashamed I'm even saying that.. ;) We got off at the Deep Ellum station (just east of downtown Dallas) and stopped in for lunch at the Angry Dog. The restaurant (which we'd never heard of) did not disappoint! It was packed and my hamburger was probably the best I've ever eaten! We walked around a bit more at a few other train stations then boarded a line headed back home and that was our adventure! Next time (and in warmer weather) we're definitely going to map out our stops in advance and do more extensive touring, but it was still an enjoyable afternoon! Have a great weekend!

February 21, 2013

blue & gray day

Today was rainy, and a bit gloomy. What do I do to combat cold and cloudy weather blues? Put on my brightest blue pair of skinny jeans and this thrifted sweater with cheery citrine colored stripes of course! Happy Thrifted Thursday!
outfit details:
gray and citrine striped sweater/thrifted, Chambray button up blouse/Target, blue skinny jeans & necklace/JCP, booties/small shoe boutique in Little Rock, AR (last year winter clearance)
lip color/Covergirl lipstick in 'Fairytale', nail polish/OPI 'Cajun Shrimp'

February 14, 2013

refashioned floral top

I found this pretty pink and green floral blouse at the thrift store a while back, complete with puffy sleeves and shoulder pads! (here's a before pic) I decided to cut off the sleeves, take in the sides a bit, and make a fabric tie (out of the sleeve fabric) that can either be worn as a bow around the collar (because I love bows) or cinched around the waist when wearing the shirt un-tucked! TC and I received a gift card from his family so we went out to dinner last night to celebrate Valentine's day one day early. It was nice because the restaurant wasn't crowded, the weather was beautiful...and we had time for outfit pics. A success in my book! Happy Valentine's day!! :)

outfit details:
blouse/thrifted & altered, skirt/Gordman's, polka dot tights/Wet Seal, bag/Sam Moon, jacket & ankle strap wedges/JCP, lipstick/Cover Girl 'Fairytale'

February 7, 2013

polka dots & denim

Polka Dot Dress and Denim Jacket
Polka Dot Dress and Denim Jacket
Polka Dot Dress and Denim Jacket
Polka Dot Dress and Denim Jacket
I still can't get over how warm it is here in Texas during the winter. It's early February but really feels more like springtime. I love it here! I'm sure I'll be biting my words when summer rolls around and I'm dripping sweat while posing for outfit pics! ;) Here I paired this black and white casual knit polka dot dress with a thrifted denim jacket, a chunky green/teal beaded necklace, sheer black tights, and my favorite booties (again)! Happy Thrifted Thursday!
Polka Dot Dress and Denim Jacket
Polka Dot Dress and Denim Jacket

outfit details: denim jacket/Gap via the thrift store | polka dot dress/Charlotte Russe | necklace, booties, & tights/JCP | purse/Sam Moon

February 6, 2013

pink & red fashion inspiration

With Valentine's day just around the corner, I find myself drawn to bright reds and pinks! I used to think pairing these two colors was a huge no-no, but I now tend to think this color combination is fresh and feminine! :)

Modcloth tiered dress | Old Navy pink skinny jeans | H&M floral scarf | flower earrings via Etsy | Dorothy Perkins heart sweater | JCP print flats | Anna Taylor color block clutch | Tinseltown red skinny jeans via Kohl's
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