I’ve got to start out today’s post with a big giant H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y to Lex What Wear and a big congrats to Alex, my best blogging gal. If you haven’t ever checked out her site, today’s a great day to stop by. I’m so proud of Alex for starting the site and then following her dreams to New York (follow her on instagram to check out some of her envy-enducing antics).
Today’s post is kind of a throw back to what I was doing earlier this year when I looked for outfits to recreate (read: copy). I saw this look from Frankie Hearts Fashion and knew it needed to go on my “copy soon” list. I opted for a white t-shirt instead of gray and Superga’s instead of Converse (mostly because Converse make my feet look like giant water skis). Basically this is just a colorful spin on jeans and a t-shirt.
Oh and please pardon the wrinkly knees. Love these jeans but they always end up doing that. What’s your favorite colored denim to rock or do you just stick to basic blue?
White T-Shirt: LOFT; Green Denim: ZARA (no longer available); White Sneakers: Superga (seen before here); Leather Tote: Banana Republic; Belt: J.Crew (old & from the men’s section); Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Bracelet: Handmade Gift; Ring: Rocks Paper Metal
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Photos by Whitney Neal.
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First things first, my thoughts, prayers and more go out to everyone affected by yesterday’s events. I can’t seem to wrap my head around why these tragedies continue to happen. I don’t think we’ll every truly understand it but we can all do our little part to help with healing. If you’re interested in making a donation to The Red Cross or Salvation Army, both organization do wonderful jobs on the ground with disaster relief. It seems trivial to be putting together a post after what happened but I think focusing on positivity is one of the ways we heal from these types of events. That and remembering all the people we love and are thankful for. It’s a shame that it takes events like this to reach out to people but I was like a social media hound dog hunting down one of my high school friends in Boston. And Lo, I’m really glad you are okay.
To put a sunny spin on this morning, I wanted to share this look from one of the brisk days last week. I love those days when it’s sunny outside but the air is just a tad bit cool. I threw on this Old Navy sweater (which I totally copied and bought after I saw Grace from Stripes + Sequins wearing it) with a bright colored pair of jeans. Just the right amount of spring in my step.
Sweater: Old Navy (so cozy and not too warm. perfect for summer nights thrown on with shorts); Mint Denim (previously seen here): LOFT (On Sale – 40% off now – no code needed); Leopard Oxfords: Dolce Vita
Two outfit posts in a row, I know it’s out of character for me but I’m doing my best to document as much of my outfit inspiration challenge. It’s actually been a lot of fun trying to recreate looks from things I already own. Today’s outfit inspiration comes courtesy of Lucky Magazine’s February issue. I’ve read and reread it about a hundred times now and after seeing this look, I knew exactly what I could use in my closet to give it a try.
If you want to get a sneak peek at whats to come, you can check out my inspiration board on pinterest. I’m hoping to recreate each of these looks at some point this month. For today, I swapped out the green denim for a peachy-orange pair (they look more red than peach in these pics) and as much as I want the sweater in Lucky, I used a Forever 21 brown one I hadn’t worn in a while. Last but certainly not least, I had to show off my Christmas present from my man. A Coach purse wasn’t on my wish list but this ladylike bag is perfectly me. Navy – my favorite color – with a little touch of neon. I also love that the tassles can be removed if I get tired of the neon.
I’d love for you all to get in on the challenge. Send me some pics of your outfit inspiration looks! Or tag me on Instagram (@louwhatwear) and use the hashtag #outfitinspo. I’ll showcase them on here at the end of the month.
Lucky Magazine (February) Outfit Inspiration
Chambray Shirt: Urban Outfitters; Sweater: Forever 21 (old); Colored Denim: Old Navy (a hand me down from my friend Caroline); Booties: ShoeMint; Bag: Coach; Necklace: BaubleBar; Sunglasses: Michael Kors
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