Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter casual prep



Seems like forever since I've done an outfit post. Winter outfits are just... complicated. For starters - the fact that this outfit has no black in it makes it an exception to my typical winter wardrobe. Note to self: stock up on more brights during the winter months when you hardly get to see the sun.  On top of the drab colors that leave zero motivation to take pics of the same boring outfits over and over, there is the super unflattering pale skin, extra pounds, and inability to smile (and mean it) when it's cold and dreary outside.

But this weekend was sunny and beautiful outside.  It was chilly, but it almost felt like the first hint of spring.  And I took the time to put together an outfit that wasn't black or grey (serious accomplishment).  I got past a bad migraine, got tons of things done around the house, relaxed, and even got a massage.

Woo. Hoo.  Now let's see how long I can keep this mood going!  I'll venture to say it will last until roughly 8am tomorrow. ;)    








F21 blazer, plaid shirt, and ring; Target t shirt (old); NY&Co jeans and earrings; BCBG boots (similar); Michael Kors watch; AT Loft bangles; D&G aviators; Louis Vuitton 'Sarah' wallet 

28 comments:

  1. I like your choice of layers and even though you say it was chilly at least it looked like a lovely day (An argument i state to all my relatives across the pond with all their rain!)

    I've been noticing a lot of black in my wardrobe these days and been thinking the same thing about stocking up on more color for the winter!

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  2. I don't ever want to hear you complain about dressing for winter again!! haha
    You look very fabulous in this casual(ish) look...I love how you layered your tops :)

    Natasha ~ www.TashaDelrae.com

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  3. You are adorable. I love your style. Post more outfit pics. You inspire me!

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  4. I love this! It looks like we're both layering queens :)

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  5. I love the whole vibe of this outfit! Definitely putting this in my inspiration folder. I love wearing bright clothes when it's dreary--instant mood lifter!

    Lindsey Soup

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  6. looking great Sarah! i love this preppy look on you and so glad to hear that you are doing better :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  7. Such a cute look & these are beautiful pictures - well done photog! I was so thrilled when I saw you did a new outfit post...it's been too long! Glad you are feeling better and got some R&R this weekend. :)

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  8. It is really difficult taking outfit pics in winter. But you look great in your outfit! And I like the fact that you don't wear a single black piece.

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  9. Love this look!!! And I'm with you. I really need to get on adding more color and excitement to my drab winter wardrobe.

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  10. So cute! I love the blue blazer. You look great. :)

    xx Jessica

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  11. this is so adorable! seriously love it : )
    http://mystyleloft.com/

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  12. Pale skin??!! Your skin looks gorgeous here - you are glowing! :)

    I really like this tshirt over plaid shirt plus blazer look. I would never have thought to layer a tee over a button down shirt!

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  13. Love how you styled a basic tee. So pretty layered OVER the plaid and then with the boots. Adorable.

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  14. this is so cute! i never would have thought to mix plaid, tee and blazer. love it on you. your skin is so pretty...i'm jealous! and not in a creepy guy from silence of the lamb way...lol...that sounds weird but you know what i mean.

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  15. I have got to get a pair of aviator sun glasses.

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  16. Adorable!! Love the preppy layered look

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  17. Glad to see you in an uplifting mood :) The color choices definitely reflect that! You sophisticated preppy gall you :)

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  18. You look great! And that LV wallet is indestructible, they make the best accessories.

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  19. love the plaid pairing!

    xo Nav
    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love how you layered all the prep wear (the jacket with the tops in particular).

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  21. You look fantastic, Sarah! Love the layering, particularly the plaid shirt! www.casualglamorous.com

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  22. Perfect casual outfit!!! I love it! This outfit is layered properly and the colors don't clash they are perfect! Oh those glasses stunning!! Keep up the great outfits #Inspiration

    http://chocolatepearls-fashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. lovely outfit! I get you so well about the posts in winter - it's the hardest part ever! I love how you styled the plaid shirt with blazer
    I absolutely love your outfit and your style in general! (following you not to loose such an inspiration)

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  24. Loving this cute & casual outfit - so cute! And those boots are fabulous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  25. love those sunnies. i'm with you on the winter blues when it comes to taking pictures. thankfully the weather has been so unseasonably nice!

    xo danielle
    http://louwhatwear.com

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  26. this is so adorable! seriously love it : )

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