I went back to the midwest a couple of weeks ago to visit my family for a few days (ALONE, MIND YOU....the kiddos and the hubs stayed home!), and while I was there, I went through my little sister's closet. I do that almost every time I go home, either to convince her to purge forgotten items, or to see if there's anything in there that I can't live without. The top that I'm wearing is one that my mother had purchased for her, but that she didn't think fit her well. It has a kind of retro feel, which usually works for her body type, but apparently this shirt didn't do it for her. I think it has a bit of a Palm-Springs-in-a-good-way vibe, and it reminded me of vacation. And it was free. I do love free.
Top: HMD (Vera Wang for Kohl's)
White boyfriend pants: $10 (NY&Co)
Nude sandals: Already had (Lauren Conrad for Kohl's)
So I wore that outfit to church, and when we came home, I switched the outfit up a bit.
I bought these shorts last fall at a crazy clearance sale. The color, while lovely alone, is a bit challenging to put with other items, believe it or not! But the shorts are also ridiculously comfortable, so even though the outfit looks a little dressy, it was easy to move in and will probably become a go-to for me.
Top: HMD (Vera Wang for Kohl's)
Shorts: $4 (Daisy Fuentes for Kohl's)
Platforms: Already had (Charlotte Russe)
Belt: Already had (Express)...I have had that belt about 13 years, I think. Now that was a good buy.
In other news, I have been knee-deep in a bedroom makeover! I hope I can get some pics up soon.
First of all, I have to tell you that my 6-year-old daughter took this pic for me. I had a meeting to go to this morning, but this afternoon we will be at the pool, and so this outfit is not going to be on long enough for my hubs to come home and snap a shot for me. I'm not complaining, mind you...there's no place I'd rather be during the Texas summer than at the pool! It just means that my feet are cropped off in some shots, and my head was cropped off in others. You don't mind, do you? :)
I have been feeling really inspired by a couple of things lately: 1) the tribal trend, and 2) anything at all Junk Gypsies-inspired. Do you watch Junk Gypsies on HGTV? Sometimes their decor is a little over the top for me (although I like bits and pieces of it...I just couldn't do it all at once!), but I just adore the way they dress (including EACH and EVERY bit of clothing on their website) and the way they haphazardly pile on accessories. I'm not that bold.....YET.
As far as the tribal trend goes, I don't know that it's going to be around that long. I wanted something that let me dabble in the trend without investing too much, and this head wrap did the trick. It's just hippie enough for me.....hippie, boho, Cali style, Junk Gypsies....that's what I tend to gravitate toward.
Head wrap: $4 (The Icing)
Tank: Already had (Charlotte Russe)
Denim Vest: Gift (JC Penney)
Skirt: Already had (Lauren Conrad for Kohl's) Do I wear this skirt too much? It's just as comfy as pajamas, and I can't help it!!!
I decided to make the stripes varying widths and placed the stars in a random pattern because I honestly didn't want to be bothered with measuring it out perfectly. :) I only had 3 days to visit, and time was pretty precious!