Radient Orchid

Friday, April 17, 2015

Head to Toe: Blouse, Marshall's // Skirt, T.J. Maxx // Blazer, H&M // Heels, Payless

Okay, I know I'm about a year too late on my Pantone color reference but this purple blouse was dead-on for radiant orchid (and much more spring appropriate than this year's Marsala if you ask me). Spring has sprung and I couldn't be more excited. Just going for a jog tonight and seeing so many people out chatting and walking their dogs was the most gratifying thing. This past weekend, a friend and I tackled Home Depot (with everyone else in town) and bought some things to spruce our outdoor spaces. I've been posting a whole bunch of porch inspiration on Pinterest if you're looking for some ideas, and sit tight for some DIY posts. Happy hump day!

Newly Minted

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Head to Toe: Sweater, Thrifted // Blouse, American Eagle // Jeans, Forever 21 // Wedges, Tommy Hilfiger

Hello, spring...And hooray for spring fashion! I've been pinning up a storm, and I thought I'd share my three favorite links for warm-weather style inspiration. Enjoy!

First Blush

Monday, April 13, 2015

Head to Toe: Blouse, thrifted // Blazer, Zara // Skirt, J. Crew // Tights, Urban Outfitters // Pumps, Payless // Bag, Steve Madden

I think this may be it—the last outfit with tights this season. I wore this sweet combo of gray and pale pink to work and an after-hours event this past Thursday, which was unseasonably chilly. After an amazingly gorgeous weekend, I decided spring is here to stay. Tights be damned! Now, there's only the issue of exposing my haven't-seen-sunlight-in-months legs...
My outfit was on-target for the event I attended at The New Traditionalists, coordinating with both my cocktail and the new furniture line (left photo: Instagram // right photo: Instagram).

Brighter Days Ahead

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Head to Toe: Sweater, Continuations Consignments // Skirt, Marshall's // Boots and bag, Steve Madden // Necklace, Laila Rowe

Friends, take a good long look at this skirt, because you probably won't be seeing it on the blog again. As you know, I'm a huge Maxxinista, but have you ever tried something on and the fit is just off, and you realize that's why it ended up at in a discount store? This was not the case with this skirt, which I wore on this past Monday—sans tights. It wasn't until I washed and dried it (following the directions on the tag, of course), and it shrunk in half, that I realized why it was, in fact, at Marshall's. Le sigh. Thankfully, it was enough of a bargain that I'm not taking too much of a hit at one wear. And since I'm an optimist, I hung it in my closet anyway with the hope that when I pick it up again it will have magically returned to its original size. Wishful thinking, I know. Happy hump day fashionistas!

An Easter Celebration

Monday, April 6, 2015

Head to Toe: Dress, Thrifted // Boots, Frye // Jacket, Forever 21 // Earrings, Laila Rowe

Happy belated Easter and Passover, friends! Apologies for my radio silence; I got pretty sick this past week and didn't do much besides laze in bed. Luckily, I recovered in time to enjoy my weekend and a nice Easter dinner with my parents. Since it was just the three of us, we kept things low key. My mom made a quiche and ham, and we whipped up some asparagus and a salad, with of course wine and her signature sugar cookies for dessert. Even though we kept things casual, I decided to put on a pastel dress to feel festive. And check out those gams! A day warm enough for bare legs? Swoon.
Photos by CTL

Good Jeans

Monday, March 30, 2015

Head to Toe: Blouse, Marshall's // Jeans, Forever 21 // Pumps, Payless

My apologies for the squinty eyes in these photos. You can't exactly tell, but it was misting pretty hard out (not snow, so I'm not complaining). Ever since a friend of mine pointed it out, denim-on-denim has always reminded me of this photo of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 2000 in head-to-two bluejeans. But, I was inspired by my blogger crush Brooklyn Blonde and decided to make the leap. So, what do you think—chambray success or circa-2007-Briney disaster?

Casual Friday

Friday, March 27, 2015

Head to Toe: Sweater, Loft // Jacket, Continuations Consignments // Jeans, Hollister // Sneakers, Converse // Cap, Polo Ralph Lauren // Bag, Big Buddah
 
Happy weekend, readers! I am off from work today and sporting this super-casual number for errands and a walk with Monti. After a week of wearing heels, Converse are like a present for my feet. Though spring is slow-coming, it's the little things that make me feel like it's here—be it double-cuffed jeans, gas-station flowers or the teeny tiny crocuses starting to bud up through the soil. Next week will bring a new month, Easter, and freedom from no-shop March! Swoon.
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