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olive + chambray + purple.

the wind was ridiculous today, so i opted for layers, knowing that the wind would find a way to make me cold. not sure what’s up with denver weather lately, but it’s been 60 one day and 40 and wacky windy the next. most certainly not the worst of weather, but not ideal either.

cozy sweater, a hint of floral on the denim (channeling spring), and chambray to balance it out. warm and fun.

olive chambray purple sweater

sweater: madewell | blouse: madewell | denim: gap | shoes: madewell

stripes + hot pink.

i’m back! with my quirky outfit posts, because i’ve been feeling like mixing all the colors and textures and patterns like crazy lately.

up today? a hot pink window-paned blouse and striped sweater, topped off (bottomed off?) with a pair of lace-up boots.

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blouse: j.crew | sweater: madewell | denim: madewell | boots: forever 21 | necklace: anthropologie

stripes + pleats + lace.

the temperatures might be dropping in denver, but i haven’t worn a skirt in so long, i was bound to make this the second time in one week. i also have not worn this skirt in over a year. as in, back in my wedding planning days. so, it was about time it made an appearance. this time it was re-incarnated in a hipster-y outfit.

paired with mauve, lace cut-out tights, my steve madden boots, striped t-shirt and oversized cardigan. it’s casual, but not, at the same time. i could have easily worn flats (and you totally can), i just really wanted to wear boots.

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t-shirt: madewell | cardigan: gap | skirt: forever 21 | belt: j.crew  | tights: forever 21 | boots: steve madden | necklace: anthropologie | bracelets: one thousand villages, alex and ani, i heart colorado

sparkles + plaid.

don’t mind me. i’m just trying to wear every piece of plaid in my close this week. and, those glitter shoes.

that sweater jacket? thanks, work, for the awesome christmas present. i’ve worn this thing twice since i received it (see: i got it two days ago). it’s now my house coat, jacket when i don’t need a jacket, and “cardigan stand-in” when i don’t want to wear a regular cardigan. shout out to prAna for making this amazingness to begin with.

i digress. plaid and sparkles is likely one of my favorite combos. and, for good reason. it’s the easiest way to take the mountain man look and girl it up.

plaid sparkles outfit

blouse: banana republic | sweater coat: prAna | denim: target | shoes: target | belt: j.crew

lace + sparkle + plaid.

hello holidays. more like, hello to all of the sparkly things in my closet because now is a better time to wear all the glitter.

today is my office’s holiday party, and leave it to me to feel the need to touch glitter. also, it’s supposed to be 65 today. what? exactly.

lace plaid sparkle

blouse: forever 21 | skirt: ann taylor loft | tights: target | shoes: target | belt: express | bracelets: j.crew

booties + chambray.

thank you, forever 21, for these booties. the perfect little heel for height. the peek-a-boo sides, which means they can go from spring to summer to fall to winter (just add tights). and with a rolled up denim, it makes this outfit a little rocker city chic.

oh, and, there’s that chambray again. sorry i’m not sorry.

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blouse: forever 21 | sweater: gap | denim: holding horses via anthropologie | booties: forever 21 | coat: patagonia

red + moto.

i might just try to wear this vest as many times as possible this week. we’ll see.

but, you’d probably find this silk blouse traditional paired with a cardigan or tucked into a high-waisted skirt. i wasn’t having any of that today, so i paired it with a dark pair of skinnies and my moto vest for an edgier look. i laid low on the accessories, mostly because i’ve been trying to do so for a while now.

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blouse: j.crew | vest: target | denim: target | shoes: forever 21 | watch: timex

stripes + plaid.

i’m calling this one festively casual. i had every intention of wearing red denim and the same plaid blouse, but pair them both with my faux fur vest, but sleeping in sounded so much better. that, and i couldn’t find my red denim.

not only does this outfit tackle color blocking, but it tackles pattern blocking, too. one of my biggest tips, always: don’t be afraid to mix colors and patterns. if you’re not sure if something goes together, pair it together anyway, and wear it with pride.

stripes-plaid

blouse: forever 21 | cardigan: gap | denim: madewell | belt: j.crew | shoes: target | necklace: j.crew

chambray + fur + wet leggings

plan on me wearing this fur vest every week. it’s just terribly versatile and fun and warm.

and also, this chambray tunic. also makes an appearance every week. also because of it’s versatility. it’s super easy to dress up or down. in this case, i went for a “dress up” with the aforementioned faux fur vest, one wolf wet leggings, and studded wedge booties.

want to dress it down? pair it with ballet flats, remove the faux fur vest and layer a cardigan or sweater atop the tunic.

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tunic: forever 21 | vest: forever 21 | leggings: one wolf via tikwid | shoes: forever 21 | necklaces: urban outfitters, anthropologie | bracelets: j.crew, gap, forever 21

chambray + tribal + pink.

some of my favorite pieces in one outfit: tribal, chambray, and pink.

one of the easiest ways to tackle a tribal print pant? pair it with a neutral top and add a colorful shoe. simple, classic, chic, and fun. and, don’t let the tribal print scare you – they can be flattering.

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blouse: madewell | denim: forever 21 | shoes: j.crew | bracelets: gap, forever 21 | necklaces: j.crew