Monday, March 10, 2014
Happy Monday, fashionistas! And what a glorious, spring-like weekend it was. There is not much to this outfit, which is why I'm so in love with it. No jacket, scarf, handwarmers, fur, face guard, snow pants...You get it. Though it was fleeting, the warmer weather brought a dose of hope for mild days to come. And post daylight savings, I'm excited to walk to my train after work before the sun sets. Hallelujah!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
When ModCloth asked me to style an outfit with this Shoreline Memories dress, I was immediately pining for spring. The weather today is sunny and mild, and I was able to put on my walking boots and take Monti for a stroll (even working in a quick thrift stop). I was still fairly bundled, but feel the days of throwing on a light jacket, grabbing a tote and going on an adventure are around the corner. So for my "Uniquely You" challenge outfit (above), I chose comfy oxfords, a whimsical tote, an umbrella - in the case of April showers - and most importantly, a camera (see bottom of post for credits). The exercise made me want to review my spring outfits from last year. Check out some of my favorites, below!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
This morning, I headed into the city for a press event before making my way back to the office. Of course that begged the question of what to wear. I knew I wanted to be presentable, but also comfortable for cold walks and frigid train platforms. Settling on a sweater/jumper/boots combo with Under Armour leggings disguised as tights underneath, I felt as though I had met that challenge. But when I arrived, I felt completely over layered...Another editor at the event, for example, wore a similar tweed dress to mine but with a cap sleeve and nothing over it, sheer black tights and short booties. I was left with some serious outfit envy. Still, I've suffered many pains for fashion, but cold is just not one I can endure. I pride my blog on highlighting things real girls wear, because I am a real girl who really wears them. The outfits I post are things I wear to work or out and about on the weekends, to dinner or out with friends. While I pin many an outfit of bare-legged bloggers posing in the snow, that's not reality to me. As I pined over how cute the other editor looked, I couldn't help but think: Isn't she freezing? Maybe it's just this too-long, too-cold winter or maybe I'm just sick of wool, but I'm tired of feeling like Ralphie's little brother in A Christmas Story ("I can't put my arms down!"). Yet I refuse to shiver in the name of fashion, so I guess I'm stuck passing off Under Armour leggings as tights until spring.
Look of confusion ... Why?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Since I am the furthest thing from a morning person, I don't always leave enough time to snap my photos before work, so I'm left posing in the cold in the last wink of daylight. It doesn't make for the best outfit pictures, but the lighting is pretty enough so I thought I'd share a few. Good news is daylight savings is this weekend, and the sunset will wait until I am home. Even if the weather refuses to warm up, I'll sure take the light.
Photos by me, my tripod and I
Monday, March 3, 2014
I was happy to get this week started on the right foot with my morning coffee (always) and new jumper. "Think of how cute it will look on your blog," my friend Monika said about the dress on a weekend shopping trip. Of course I bought it, and it does look pretty cute if I don't say so myself. I was also happy to start the week sans snowstorm. We were supposed to get slammed with the white stuff last night, but it veered off to New Jersey instead (sorry to my garden state blog friends). My snow boots have taken a beating this season, so I was glad to give them a break. Stay warm, fashionistas!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Well hello, March! My feelings about this season can be pretty much wrapped up in the E-Card below. Though winter doesn't seem to be going anywhere just yet, it does feel promising to be in the month of March, which supposedly will come out like a lamb (New Englanders know the unlikeliness of this prophecy). But, all-in-all, February was a good month, full of inspiration and new beginnings...Scroll down to see my February in Insa-snaps. Now get on with it, Mother Nature! I'm ready for you to heat things up.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I'm a little late posting my outfit from earlier this week, but I love to start Monday's with a good ensamble (it helps me get off on the right foot). This Monday, I took it a step further and wore pretty spring pastels, even though temps have been in the 20s. Optimism, I guess, but I'm trying not to get bogged down by this seemingly-endless winter. And it feels good to look back on my Monday-motivation outfit and know tomorrow is Friday. I feel accomplished but ready for a relaxing weekend. My calendar is completely clear. What are you up to?