Not Quite Spring Flowers

floral necklace closeuppurple sweater on grey outift 1flower necklace closeup 2(Outift Notes: Necklace-a gift // Sweater-Thrifted // Long-sleeved tee-Maurice’s clearance rack // Cords- Kohl’s last year // Booties-TJ Maxx)

This was my casual and comfy, yet Library appropriate, work outfit from yesterday. I almost changed about ten times, because everything I was wearing was so grey, but comfort won out. Plus, I felt like the necklace was the real star of my ensemble anyway, and it stood out nicely. It was a Christmas present from my Mother-in-law, and it matches this recently thrifted  purple-flecked sweater very well.

Today  we are having yet another snowstorm, despite the fact that tomorrow is the first official day of Spring. Apparently, if I want to see flowers, I will have to wear them in the form of clothing and accessories for now.

Advertisements

Finally, A Little Color

turquoise and cords outfit 1turquoise and cords outfit closeupturquoise earring closeupturquoise and floral belted closeupturquoise and cords outfit 2(Outfit Notes: Earrings-a gift // Cardigan-a gift…Eddie Bauer brand  //  Blouse-JC Penney, several years old // Cords-Kohls, last year // Booties-TJ Maxx // Belt-came with a tunic from TJ Maxx)

Simon and I went for the first walk in the park of the year today. The sun was shining, but there also happened to be a few snowflakes flying in the air. Not totally Spring yet…but close. I should admit, I wore different boots to the park, because though these booties are cute, they are not comfy for walking, and would get all icky caked in mud. But the rest of the outfit was perfectly functional for a Mother-Son park date. I have to work at the Library later, so the booties will be worn then.

I finally got myself into a bit of color after a long string of monochrome and neutral outfits.  The cardigan is pastel though, and the pants are grey, so not the most colorful ensemble I have ever worn. However, just like this mix of snow and sun we had today, this outfit is a perfect hybrid of Winter warmth and Spring thinking.

Cozy

plaid tunic grey sweater outfit 1plaid tunic black necklace close upblack booties closeupplaid tunic grey sweater outift 2I keep planning to wear bright colors, because I am tired of the drab hues of winter. I am ready for some Spring brights! But then, every morning when I get dressed, I end up back in monochrome, or subdued shades.

Today is a day of being home with my little one, getting things done around the house, running errands…nothing fancy. This whole family has been under the weather lately, so coziness and comfort are important today.

This was also my first time using my tripod, instead of bothering Jeramy to take my outfit pictures. It was a little bit awkward at first, and my facial expressions were a bit weird, but now I think I am getting the hang of it!

(Outfit Notes: Necklace-Target clearance // Sweater-Thrifted, Old navy brand // Plaid Tunic-Thrifted // Jeans-Old Navy //  Booties- TJ Maxx)

(Linked up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy)

With A Long-Sleeved Tee

denim skirt outfit 1 putple nailpolish and belted detail side profile purple(Outfit Notes: Earrings-Made by me // Sleeveless Top- TJ Maxx // Denim Skirt-Target, a few years old // Sweater Tights-don’t remember // Shoes-TJ Maxx)

This Winter, I have really come to value solid-color, long-sleeved tees as layering pieces. The one I am wearing here actually has an owl design on it, that I don’t really care for, but I bought it for about two dollars off a clearance rack a while ago, with the intention of layering over it, so the small design didn’t matter. I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of this piece, with all of the things I have layered it under in the cooler months. (Which we have many of here in Maine.)

This black tee has enabled me to stretch my Spring and Summer pieces into the cold Winter. For example, here under a Summer dress.

It is another snowy day here, but I noticed the other day that the robins had returned to my Mother-in-law’s garden. Hopefully, Spring weather will come back soon, and with it, the chance to wear my warmer weather wardrobe (say that ten times fast!) on its own again. Until then, layering pieces to the rescue!

(This post linked up at What I Wore Wednesday on The Pleated Poppy)

Pink, Purple, and Black

pink and purple and black 2pink and purple and black 3black booties grey tightspink and purple and black1Outfit Notes: Cardigan-Target// Necklace-Target clearance// Dress-Kohls on sale last summer/ /Long sleeved tee (layered under dress)-an old Target clearance purchase// Purse-Anthropologie clearance many years ago// Tights-Christmas gift// Shoes-TJ  Maxx)

This is a recent outfit that I wore to work at the Library. It is also a color combination that I am not usually fond of, but I really like the way it works together here with the bag, dress, and undershirt all in the pink and purple family, up against the neutrals black and grey. The only issue I ran into wearing this was some static cling between the dress and the tights. To solve this, I grabbed a dryer sheet on my way out the door and rubbed it inside the dress before I went into work. Oh, the joys of winter!

This post linked up with What I Wore Wednesday 🙂