Tag Archives: spring

florals and flowers

Springtime means it’s time to break out the floral prints, sandals, and it’s time to take a break and smell the flowers:)

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So exciting!
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And here are some pictures I snapped while visiting Duke Gardens a few weekends ago. The tulip garden was in full bloom and so beautiful!

Have a great monday everyone! I hope you’re enjoying spring 🙂

Xo,
Nout

Outfit Deets:
Jacket/blazer: Rafaella floral blazer, thrifted $3
Tank: Caslon black tank, thrifted (gift from Mom)
Jeans: The Limited (old), $20
Shoes: Nine West sandals, thrifted $3.39
Necklace: Melinda Maria moon star necklace, gift from hubby

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happy spring colors {pastels for thrift style thursday}

Happy spring to all! It was a beautiful day today and a perfect day to finally put on some pastel colors and enjoy the sunshine (I had almost forgotten what it feels like!).

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Do you like to wear pastel colors? I’m not a HUGE pastels fan but I enjoy an occasional piece or two, especially when celebrating the start of spring ;-P

Don’t forge to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali!
Welcome, Erika from Erika’s Style Diary!
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Outfit details:
Top: Lands End striped and mini dot shirt, Clothes Mentor $10
Jacket: Old Talbots on sale
Pants: hand-me-downs
Shoes: Melissa / Vivienne Westwood ultragirl bow flats, poshmark
Nautical Necklace: The Limited (old)

easy colorblocking

The easiest way to jump on the ‘color blocking’ trend bandwagon is to buy a dress that’s pre-color blocked. haha! I think I’m so clever, don’t I? I really like this dress. It’s bright and very comfortable.

Well, I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, but I went into a JC Penney (or is it called JCP now?) store to return something I had bought online and… GASP….I found SO MANY CUTE THINGS. I literally had no bought anything at JCP since the late 90s. I ran into this dress on a clearance rack, and the rest was history.

Outfit details:
Dress: Allen B colorblock (turquoise, pink, orange) midi dress, JCP clearance $14 in store ($18 online)
Shoes: Nickel t-strap sandals, thrifted $4.59
Jewelry: Necklace, local store for $13.50 + bangles, thrifted $2-3 each + spiked bracelet, consignment store $5.99
Clutch: Talbots black patent clutch, thrifted $4
Belt: pink skinny belt from Charlotte Russe, old
Jacket: Vivienne Tam blazer, Ideeli clearance from a while ago, about $18

What do you think about the color blocking trend? Are you a fan?

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PS. I really wanted to say something about the recent tragic events in Boston and Texas but I don’t really know what to say. When these types of events take place, it seems that words just fall flat. Humans are suffering all over the globe and it’s my sincere wish that one day, we won’t hurt each other any more. Peace, <3, and baby goldfish.

how I styled a denim shirt

I’ve been having a really bad hair day week. My hair is really curly and frizzy and the warmer weather + damaged ends + whatever = crazy mess.

In order to distract you, my readers, from my frizztastic hair, I decided to make some funny faces and poses in my OOTD photos.

Denim shirts are all the rage right now. I like how I styled this denim shirt, based on this post that I saw on the Loftiss Says blog. The whole idea was denim shirt + flowy skirt + statement necklace. I liked how it ended up. My coworkers told me I looked “springy” – that’s good I guess:)

There are so many other ways to style a denim or chambray shirt. How would YOU style a denim shirt? Leave your comments below…I love to see what suggestions you stylish folks out there have.

xox

Nout

Outfit details:
Top: Faded Glory denim shirt, thrifted $2?
Skirt: Gap flowy cotton skirt, thrifted $3.59
Belt: white NY&co. elastic belt, old
Jewelry: bubble necklace, gifted
Bag: Anne Klein patent + zebra tote, thrifted $5
Shoes: Tahari Ray white sandals, consignment $18?

Happy Spring OOTD

Happy Spring OOTD

It’s warm outside, flowers are blooming, there’s a blanket of pollen that covers everything and anything, and it’s time to break out light colored (cream/white) dresses! I love this dress because it has a lace top and a sheer, ethereal pleated skirt.

Outfit details:
Dress: Pim + Larkin dress, clearance at Piperlime $25 (no longer avail)
Jacket: Forever21 tan + white striped ponte blazer, old
Shoes: MIA Karmen white + red polka dot espadrille wedge, 6pm.com clearance $15
Necklace: Catherine Popesco, from ebay $25

What about you, dear readers, have you all been breaking out your light colored spring attire yet?