I will go ahead and apologize right now—because between the time I created this outfit and composed this post these shoes went out of stock. It’s the magic of the internet. Anyways, fingers crossed for a restock? I’m obsessing over this combination of mint + polka dots, so fresh & summery! And this top—so light! I know it will become a staple for my summer wardrobe. Want one for yourself? Remember that Wallis is offering Free Shipping for LAJ Readers with the code Journal3 until March 12th! Wallis Ivory Extended Sleeve Blouse ($42.00), J. Crew Polka Dot Short ($59.50), Zara Mint Belt ($15.00), Chloe Madeleine Tote ($2200.00), H&M Canvas Sneakers ($12.00), Kate Spade New York Colored Stone Earrings ($38.00), C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine ($7.50), Essie Polish in Mint Candy Apple ($3.50), NARS Duo Eyeshadow Set in Cleo ($34.00).
The UK-based clothing company Wallis has finally spread is stylish wings over to the U.S., which I couldn’t be more excited about. Along with a pretty fabulous collection of colored and patterned denim the company also wins my heart with their selection of petite clothing (especially the petite dresses). Short ladies unite, you will love Wallis. From now until March 12th Wallis is having a 20% off sale (discounted prices are shown when you follow that link)! You can get Free Shipping on all orders by using the code Journal3 at check out! Enjoy! Today’s Inspiration (all from Wallis): Lime Crepe Top ($46.00), Petite Indigo Roll Up Trousers ($42.00), Mint Floral Print Scarf ($21.00), Grey Mini X Body ($21.00), Lime Pearl Earrings ($5.00), Gold Faceted Necklace ($9.00), Gold Crackled Ring ($9.00), Green Cross Strap Flat Sandal ($32.00).
As stated earlier this week, I’m not a pink person. So I’m easing it to is slowly. Very slowly. Today’s inspiration: ModCloth I can tell you this Blush Dress ($49.99), American Vintage Skinny Belt ($55.00), Kate Spade Delacorte Necklace ($239.00), Gucci Sunglasses ($160.00), Friis & Co. Clutch ($55.00), Steve Madden Beautey Pumps ($99.95), Kate Spade Gumdrop Earrings ($38.00), Peach Cluster Ring ($58.00), Pall Mall Nail Polish ($17.00), Pixi Succulent Lip Twin ($7.16), Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($50.00).
What? Like you go to baseball games without a pencil skirt and red lipstick? Rumor on the street is that baseball is back. Is it just me or does baseball have the longest season ever? I could probably Google that, but I won’t. Anyways, welcome back Spring and baseball. I’m excited for both of you, mostly thanks to Territory Train—a fun little biz that plans fabulous weekend escapes for Twins fans. Coach bus, game tickets, hotel, organized bar hopping. It’s all included in the trips. If you’re a fan of any Minnesota Sports teams be sure to check it out! I vote that you gather a group of your best (lady) friends (okay or your husband, I suppose) and book a trip stat. You can mark me down as extremely excited for the upcoming Twins vs. Brewers trip (May 18th-20th)! Oh, and they’ll be giving away some gift cards in the near future (just as soon as their new Facebook Page hits 250+ fans). Today’s Inspiration: Minnesota Twins Relaxed V-Neck ($16.00), Vila Susina Striped Skirt ($39.00), Sigerson Morrison Flats ($189.99), Minnesota Twins Stacked Rings ($99.99), Minnesota Twins Earrings ($32.99), Minnesota Twins Tote ($49.99), TopShop Lips in Mischief ($15.00).
HI MARCH! Wow, sorry for the outburst. I don’t care if the Midwest is finally seeing its first bad snowstorm, it’s March! And that is Spring in my book. I really want to order this Ikat skirt–great print and fabulous colors. Today’s Inspiration: Blocked Ikat Skirt ($71.00), Forever21 Long Beaded Necklace ($5.80), Carven Blouson Top ($330.00), Marc by Marc Jacobs Crystal Stud Earrings ($48.00), Tangerine Envelope Clutch ($74.00), Aerosoles Nightclub Flat ($99.00), Kate Spade New York Faceted Bangle ($88.00), Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Ginger Fire ($39.00), Yves Saint Laurent Lip Balm in Tangy Mandarine ($31.00).
I got an email yesterday from a reader pointing out that I rarely post anything pink and requesting a ‘pinkified’ outfit. Okay, you caught me. I am not a pink person (at least when it comes to clothing). But for those of you who are…Today’s Inspiration: J. Crew Color Block Tee ($45.00), Rag & Bone Capri ($220.00), Kate Spade Octagonal Earrings ($78.00), Kate Spade Angelique Sunglasses ($128.00), Hansel from Basel Polka Dot Tote ($32.00), Kate Spade When in Rome Idom Bangle ($128.00), Lacoste Avron3 ($70.00), Essie Polish in Forget me Nots ($8.00), NARS Blush in Gaiety ($28.00), Lancome Lipcolor in Pink Dimension ($26.50).
Our short vacation to Arizona made me start thinking about summer concert season (yes, that is how my brain works. Sunshine —> Summer —> Concerts). In fact as soon as I got home I had to go online and buy tickets to Eric Hutchinson. Just a small dose of sunshine puts me head-first into live music mode. And that mode makes me start thinking about summer concert apparel. The thing I’m loving about this look is how different the entire thing becomes by switching the shoes. It goes from country concert in a field to acoustic show along the beachfront. Today’s Inspiration: Sanna Tank Top ($30.00), Hollister Bolsa Chica Denim Shorts ($39.50), Triple Weave belt ($8.50), Miss Selfridge Flower Locket ($5.00), Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet ($325.00), Flora Cowboy Hat ($112.00), Fringe Cross Body Bag ($22.50), Steve Madden Azurret Booties ($97.30), HTC Straw Hat with Twisted Bandana ($253.00), Roxy Happy Trails Wallet ($15.97), TOMS Teal Pop Herringbone Classics ($54.00).
Well, there’s a first time for everything, and last night I fell asleep during the Oscars. It was towards the end, so I don’t think I missed much. But man, vacation really takes it out of me. I’m still debating about whether my favorite dress award goes to Maya Rudolph (in Johanna Johnson) or Michelle Williams (in Louis Vuitton). . One thing I know for sure is that just because you have great legs and a slit in your dress does not mean that your leg needs to be exposed during the entire awards show (hahem, Angelina). Doing so might result in things like this or this (thanks to @lindsaypell for hooking me up with that photo. I laughed until I cried and then I did it again). In other news, it appears that those dreamy layers of neutral lace aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Between the Grammys and the Oscars I lost count of how many neutral and/or lace dresses walked the red carpet. Today’s Inspiration: Prada Perfume ($119.00), Maiyet Clutch ($1250.00), Cream Court Shoes ($39.00), Dorothy Perkins Lace Pencil Dress ($55.00), Etro Tiered Necklace ($1045.00), Bare Escentuals Blush in Lovelyl ($19.00), NARS Larger than Life Lipgloss in Como ($30.00), OPI Polish in Wocka Wocka ($10.20).
While packing for Arizona, I tossed a bunch of chartreuse in my bag (my outfit for the wedding is chevron + chartreuse) and then a bunch of leopard (wearing a sheer leopard top out in Scottsdale on Saturday night) then I looked in my bag and was like “Ohhh, neon + leopard, I like it.” And so this post was born. Losing my mind? You be the judge. But I definitely grabbed a bright coral cardi to toss over my leopard top this weekend. Today’s Inspiration: AE Open-Stitch Cardigan ($29.99), Leopard Mesh Tank ($28.00), Mother Denim Rascal Cuff Jean ($210.00), Maison Du Posh “Bite Me” Bag ($940.00), Summer Neon Link Necklace ($215.00), O.P.I. Polish in ‘Dit it On Em’ ($19.50), Make Up Forever Aqua Cream ($22.00), H & M Ballet Flats ($12.00).
It seems like the possibilities of outfits to pair up with colored denim are endless. But then you get a pair and you’re like, “Errr, what should I wear with these?” and that is when I discovered that having a neutral lacy top on hand makes life easier. It looks simple and fresh, especially in white paired up with aqua skinnies. Today’s Inspiration: Tibi Lace Top ($265.00), Goldsign High-Waist Jeans ($188.00), ASOS Doctor Bag ($78.78), Anne Klein Bloom Flats ($75.00), Style & Co. White Feather Earrings ($20.00), White Agate Cuff ($48.00), Gold + White Druzy Ring from Target ($19.99).