Archive for February 6, 2013

Thursday Threads! Link up and share the love!

IMG_1873It’s thursday, a relatively quiet day in terms of blog hops, so here is one to bridge the gap.  I went a little lame today with the Take One, Pass it On challenge by passing on my shoes.  I needed a change of palette.

My outfit today makes use of a couple of new items from after-christmas sales.   J.Jill is one of my favorite stores, but I can’t shop there in person because they don’t carry the plus sizes in stores.  (I hate to break it to them but if, like Talbots, they at least carried them in a FEW locations they would be making a LOT more money off of me.)

  • Wearever Bell-sleeve jacket (J.Jill)
  • Wearever Tank (J.Jill)
  • Black Ponte Trousers (Coldwater Creek)
  • Foley + Coronna Jet Set Mini in Tan (6pm)
  • Black and Leopard Roller Rink Mary Janes (Aerosoles)
  • Wood, Gold and Leopard Bangles

The Wearever stuff is really comfortable, easily washable, and non-wrinkling/non-shrinking.  Gotta love that part.

Looking at the picture now, I’m not convinced the purse is the right shade. The color is more mustard than tan, which I like but may not have been the best choice for this outfit.  Still, I love the purse.

It’s a little hard to see but I am wearing my black and leopard pumps; I like the look of the animal print with the rest of the outfit.  The colors are right and I can claim to have mixed patterns 🙂

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I also realized that there was no way you could get a good look at the bangles and necklace (or even the print on the shirt) from the big picture, so here is a closeup.  I don’t remember where I got the bangles set, but the big one is a leopard print design and I love the wild touch it adds. The necklace is one you’ve seen before that I got off Fab. Linking up to Look What I Got and Almost Friday on Thursday, and Fashion Friday, Favorite Frock Fridays, 235, Aloha Friday and My Friday Fancies on Friday..


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Take one, pass it on day 3

Just a quick reminder:  Tomorrow I will be hosting the THURSDAY THREADS linkup!  Come back and post your favorite outfit of the week!  

IMG_2073 I didn’t quite expect “Take one, pass it on” to be as difficult as it was today.  Last night I laid out an outfit that looked great, but when I saw it in daylight the colors weren’t working together in a way I thought was attractive.  I found myself VERY tempted to go back to an outfit that looked a lot like what I wore on Monday (grey and red, this time with some black), and that just wouldn’t have done at all. In the end, I kicked myself a bit outside my comfort zone to come up with today’s (more colorful) outfit.

  • Purple pants (Coldwater Creek, on DEEP after christmas clearance)
  • Grey Tee (ASOS, from yesterday)
  • Pink cardigan (Marshall’s)
  • Scarf (Marshall’s)
  • Purple purse (Kate Spade on DEEP clearance last fall)
  • Black Shoes (Aerosoles by way of Zappos)

With the exception of the shoes, this makes the third straight day of no black.  That is kind of an accomplishment in and of itself.

My husband cracked me up this morning when he told me that this worked, although he never would have thought it would.  I figured that scarf works for pulling the colors together without being too match-ey.

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All that said, I am mostly pleased with this sweater.  I picked it up at Marshall’s last week and am very pleased with the color; in the closeup I think it works really well with my skin.

Finally, it took entirely too long last night but I did my nails in a nice metallic purple and it’s neat enough for me not to hate it.  Go me!

pleated poppy

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