Sunday, May 27, 2012

Strategic Planning

red polka dot dress
Dress: Forever 21, Purse: Loft; Shoes: Target
This picture was quickly taken on my fancy phone before I went out with my friend June to celebrate her birthday.  I know this outfit may seem deceptively simple, but I actually put a lot of thought into this before I went out.  In order to be comfortable some forethought is needed.  First one needs to take into account where one is going, and how is one getting to said place. Here was my thought process...

"It's hot today, and I sweat when I dance sooo....teeny dress is needed to stay cool, but I don't want to wear a bra.  Do I have one with padding? Yes! Perfect it has polka dots.  Should I wear heels?  It's easier to do turns in heels, but since we're going to another bar first I should probably wear flats.  No point in wearing makeup, because I'll just sweat it off, so a bright red lipstick should be enough.  Same goes with the need to do it since once again I'll just get sweaty.  Ponytail seems too simple, so big hoop earrings will frame my face, and a simple necklace should finish the accessories."

As you can see my body temperature had a lot to do with my decision making process.  I really like this outfit, and felt super confident, BUT (here's the important part) I was super comfortable all night, and literally danced all night.  Thanks to my friend June for inviting me out for her special day.  :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grey clouds and grey shorts

yellow shirt, shorts with heels, leopard print
Umbrella: Target; Shirt: NY&Company; Shorts: American Eagle; Shoes: Guess
 Another rain day, so I thought I would brighten things up with a bright, yellow top.  I'm going out to dinner with friends, and I wanted to be a little more dressed up, and I always find that by adding heels the outfit automatically becomes more put together.  It's interesting what you find in pictures that you don't notice in real life.  I swear I ironed these shorts today, but obviously not well enough.  Oh well, I really like this outfit.  When I show a lot of leg I try to keep the rest of me covered up, but I still feel sexy and put together.  Stay dry!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shades of Pink

Hat: NY&Company; Top: Forever 21; Dress: Urban Outfitters; Purse: DSW; Shoes: Payless

Today was such a beautiful day and I enjoyed it thoroughly.  I had no desire to do my hair, so throwing on a hat is such an easy fix. One of the things I've learned reading fashion blogs is how to be adventurous with colors.  I would never have worn one color head to toe before, but by staying within the same color family, using different textures, and keeping the accessories simple I think this outfit makes sense.  Hope you all had a great weekend and stay cool!
shades of pink

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Difficulty with Glasses

Top: Kohl's; Pants: French Connection; Shoes: New York Transit; Earrings: Forever 21; Glasses: America's Best
I've been wearing glasses since I was fourteen, and ever since then I've always preferred (for the most part) myself with contacts.  It's not that I hate my glasses, and in fact I like the nerdy look they give, but 90% of the time I try an outfit I thinks that it would look better sans glasses.  I recently had to buy new glasses, and figured that I should try to challenge myself by finding outfits that work with my glasses. I find that if I pull my hair back my frames don't overwhelm my frame. Also, I did what most people do with flowy tops=structured, skinny pants.  Finally, I love the extra texture the feathers give to an otherwise neutral sandal. So this is what I came up with.  How else would you guys wear glasses?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Easy Peasy

tribal print dress
Dress: S&A Beads; Bag: DSW; Necklaces: Costa Rica, Glad Rags

I LOVE breezy, summer dresses.  All you have to do is throw on the dress, a few accessories, and outfit done...easy peasy.  It's also great for shopping.  Today was the first time I shopped at M street in Georgetown with my friend Lauren, and trying on clothes was super easy, because I could just through this dress on and off. On another note, I have a ton of hair, and today I didn't know what to do with it.  It was just everywhere and I kept putting it up and then down, and overall I had a bad hair day.  We all have one of those.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

For the Love of Linen Pants

Hat: H&M; Shirt: Express; Pants: NY&Company; Shoes: Target; Necklace: gift
Saturday was such a beautiful day...warm and sunny.  So naturally, I brought out my white, linen pants.  If you don't own linen pants I highly recommend that they should become part of your wardrobe.  Linen helps me stay nice and cool during the summer months, and I feel that although they're extremely comfortable these pants are also quite stylish.  There are only two drawbacks: Easily stained, and I always gets some sort of dirt on them, and linen also get easily wrinkled.  Still, they keep me from sweating, so the pros outweigh the cons in my book.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Another Cloudy Day

brown dress and polka dot shoes
Bow: ModCloth; Sweater: NY&Company; Dress: Koh'ls; Shoes: Payless
The month of April and it now seems that the month of May will be cloudy and windy.  I was expecting great things for spring, considering March was full of sunny days.  I really shouldn't complain too much, because my radiators decided to leak, and so no air conditioning for me until they get replaced.  As far as my outfit is concerned, I added pops of red in order to liven up the brown dress.  I've been doing a mix of long necklaces with short ones, and I like the effect.  Accessorizing outfits has never been a strong suit of mine, so I'm branching out into unknown territory.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Gold Cup

white dress and hat at Gold cup
Hat: DSW; Dress: Guess; Shoes: DSW; Purse: Target
Had a lovely weekend with some very lovely ladies, charming men, and pretty horses.  It was quite hot and humid, so I opted for a light airy dress, and a hat to keep the sun off of my head.  It's very difficult for me to find a large hat that does not dward me, so I opted for a smaller hat instead.  I had my first mint julep, took a nice nap, and had some Mexican food.  Not too shabby of a day.

 The horses were very amenable to posing for pictures.  :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Chance of thunderstorms?

pins and needles shirt and red shorts
Top: Pins and Needles; Shorts: Forever 21; Shoes: Rerun
This time of the year it's difficult to know what to wear.  Lately, it's been cold and rainy, and today I finally had a day off when it would be in the eighties and humid.  Days like this I like to wear very light breezy materials in order to stay cool.  I thought I might have to change, however, because at some points I thought it was going to downpour, and this shirt is too sheer to wear wet.  Tricky weather.