Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

Welcome back to What I Wore Wednesday! This week I continued to try to wear the under-used/under-worn items in my closet.

Outfit #1

I'm finally wearing the outfit I intended when I bought this shirt. It's finally (sort-of) nice enough to wear this very light-weight silk/linen skirt, even though it was still cold enough to have to wear tights! And this is only the second time I'm wearing this shirt - the first time was my first ever What I Wore Wednesday post! I think it's a pretty successful outfit - and my boss, the ultimate judge-y man, thought it was fabulous - loved the polka dots and stripes together. I think I'd still like to see it with a cream shirt with black polka dots though, so that's an item still on my shopping list.

Top - Target / Belt - ? / Skirt - Loft / Tights - Assets / Booties - Worthington via JCP - $37.00

Here's a closer look at the booties. They're fun. The heel is seriously high, almost too high to wear for any real length of time, and is a really shiny finish which is a nice contrast to the leather. They also have little ankle straps, but I took them off. Not sure I like those yet.

Outfit #2

I love this top with a passion. Even though I know mustard is really not the best color for me, I couldn't pass this one by. I absolutely love the pleated peplum, the velvet ribbon at the waist, the lace collar... And I got a ton of compliments on it when I wore it to the Design Center last week. It's sleeveless and the day was nice enough to loose the cardi at lunchtime when we ate on the patio and I got some much needed color on my shoulders. I'm not sure what necklace to wear with this though, so I just went without. Suggestions?

Top - Darling via ASOS - 55.00 British Pounds (not sure how many $ that is) / Cardi - Target / Pants - Style & Co. / Shoes - Coach

Outfit #3

Wore this to work and out for patio drinks with a friend. It was another seriously beautiful day so I decided to bust out the spring pants that haven't seen the light of day for a while. I had these taken in a couple months ago but they could use a little more work. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to put more money into them or just shop for another pair of mint capris that fit better. I'm also wearing the last item from my Macy's shopping spree at Christmas - the black peplum tank. And another first time worn - the owl pendant.

Top - INC via Macy's - $59.50 / Pendant - Forever 21 - $4.80 / Capris - J. Jill / Shoes - Steve Madden

Here's a closer look at the cutie owl pendant. He's gold with a mint body and black eyes. He's really fun!

Outfit #4

Just to prove that I don't always dress up - this is what I wore on Saturday. This picture doesn't do justice to how bright this top really is - it is seriously neon pink. The color makes me look really tan, but it's not my favorite pink. Whodathunk I'd ever say that?!? :) The top is new, so it fits within my goals to wear things I haven't worn lately (or at all). I like the deep scoop neck and the three little buttons on the sleeves.

Top - J. Crew - $15.90 / Jeans - J. Jill

Outfit #5

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And Happy Birthday to my mom. :) Okay, so this outfit doesn't fit my goals, but that's allowed when it's a "holiday". I like the pairing of green with leopard.

Cardi - J. Crew / Tank - Old Navy / Belt - Target / Jeans - Levi's / Shoes - Charles David

Outfit #6

I've had this dress for a few years, but haven't worn it in a while. When I bought it I was a bit heavier and it fit quite differently. Now the bust and the torso are way too big, which I'm able to hide a little with the cardi, but up close and in person, I think I look lumpy. The dress is just from Target, so it's not a huge deal to get rid of it, but I really like the fabric and the skirt part of it is really comfortable because it's not binding whatsoever. Another item I've had for a while and had yet to wear - the shoes. They have some seriously fun details.

Dress - Target / Cardi - Target / Belt - from another dress / Tights - Assets / Shoes - Audrey Brook via DSW - $29.97 sale from $99.00

Seriously love these details - the grey fabric, the pierced leather edge detail, the fringe and tassels. Cutie!

I'm linking up with the Pleated Poppy and Real Girl Style, so click on their links on the right menu to see all the other outfits! See you next week!


  1. love love love the mustard peplum shirt!!! Love!!

  2. I love these kinds of posts, I always find new combinations I haven't thought of! You look SO cute, I did a fashion post not long ago (ugh, not my forte!) and have a new appreciation for anyone who does them!!

    1. Thanks, Pam! I remember your fashion post - leopard belt right? That made me want to bust mine out this week! Love your blog by the way. I'm a designer, but I'm not very good at DIY, so I really enjoy seeing the things you do. :)