Friday, January 28, 2011

School Outfits

The first week of school is finished. Now just 15 more weeks to go.
Here is what I wore this week:

Pink Sweater: Old Navy
Green Blouse: Old Navy
Jeans: American Eagle

Military Jacket: Old Navy
Pink and white 3/4 sleeve Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: American Eagle
Pink and yellow scarf: Hands of Hope
Tan braided sandals: Visions Shoes

Grey Knit sweater: Forever 21
Grey and white long sleeve shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: American Eagle
Green sequin scarf: Romania
Grey boots: Vision Shoes

Black Zip up sweatshirt: Old Navy
Green 3/4 sleeve shirt: American Eagle
Jeans: American Eagle
Pink Chevron scarf: Forever 21

Black Zip up sweatshirt: Old Navy
White, black splotch shirt: Forever 21
Grey Undershirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Tan and Black Pumas: Sam's Club (forever ago)

Pink Sweater: Old Navy
White Ruffled tank: Old Navy
Khaki distressed pants: Old Navy
Tan braided sandals: Visions Shoes

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This Weeks Outfits

Here is what i wore this week (except for thursday):

Sweater: Target
Tank Top: Target
Shorts: Kohl's (Unionbay)
Necklace: Etsy (MD Sparks)

Shirt: Old Navy
Shorts: Kohl's (Unionbay)
Necklace: Etsy (MD Sparks)

Sweater: Forever 21
Tank Top: Old Navy
Sweat Pants: ???maybe kohl's???

Sweater: Old Navy
Tank Top: Target
Jeans: American Eagle
Scarf: Bass Outlet

Shirt: Forever 21
Sweater: Target
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Target

Clearly I'm not afraid of wearing the same piece more than once during the same week.
If you want to know where i wore these outfits and what adventures happened, then hop on over to (500) Days Of Holly.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Lesson in Color

Don't let putting together an outfit intimidate you.
Here is a basic lesson in how to create an outfit based on color (without it clashing).

Start with neutrals (tan, brown, black, white, gray, navy/denim, and shades in between).
     Note: Neutrals can be worn together without clashing.
Choose one color or print to be worn with your neutral color scheme.
     (make sure any other article of clothing or accessory (such as a scarf..not jewelry)
 coordinates with this color)

Color palette examples:
ALL Neutrals: Black, Tan, Dark Denim

khaki, off white, plum
Neutral, Neutral, Color

Neutrals: Dress (white, grey, black, brown)
Accessories:Tights (brown) Belt (black)
Color: Sweater (yellow)

Neutrals: Denim, black, grey
Color: Pink
Accessory: Scarf (white, blue, green, yellow, pink)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Levi Strauss is rolling over in his grave

Denim is such a basic material that looks good in a variety of uses. So why is it that it has been misused so much lately. It's been acid washed (yuck), torn up (disturbing), and turned into a print and used on other fabrics (why???).

Here are some disturbing ways that the concept of denim jeans have been abused:

Does your child really need to look like they are wearing jeans, when all they really have on is a diaper. Personally it seems like a huge waste of money. They can only wear it once, then it gets thrown away. Just buy your child jeans. 

Torn Up
The worn look is quite common. It looks fine on some people, yet if the holes are too large it just looks trashy.  There is a big difference between distressed and white trash. Please don't walk that fine line.

They clearly crossed the line

The Good (left), The Bad and Ugly (right)

If you want every detail of your lower half to show, then jeggings are for you. 
I don't think they are flattering. I also don't think that leggings should be worn as pants. Go buy a pair of skinny jeans that have some stretch to them and stop wearing those legging jean things. 

Conan proves the point that jeggings don't look good.

Celebrities in their jeggings (Holly shakes her head in disapproval)

Just when I thought the jean phenomenon couldn't get worse....a commercial for pajama jeans comes on. 
The best/worst part: they cost just as much if not more as a regular pair of jeans. Are jeans really that uncomfortable that you need to wear pajamas instead? I suppose it is a step up for those who wear those crazy print pajamas out in public. 

Please do everyone a favor and just wear jeans in their natural form.