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Monday, April 18, 2011

Forsythia

This jacket belongs to my sister, and she got it an impossibly long time ago... but I always liked it and every time I put it on I vehemently insist that it is mine, in the hopes that she will eventually believe that to be true.  I suppose it is a little small for me, but I do not care.
Forsythia
Speaking of things from an impossibly long time ago, I recently re-found this belt while I was rummaging through my bins of fabric. (Yes, I have several rubbermaid bins filled with fabric for projects that I don't know exist yet. It's a problem.)
I thrifted it back in high school and it still had the original tag from K-Mart for $6 on it, as well as the thrift store tag for $2.
sunflower belt
Forsythia
Forsythia with scarf
Part of me wants to make a bold declaration that I am done with tights until October, pack them into their rubbermaid bin and get ready for summer. But I feel like doing such a thing, will only prompt the weather to get even more cold, since it's being so touchy at the moment. I wont pack them away yet, but I'm going to try and avoid them; even if it means trying things I'm not really sure work, like socks with sandals.
Forsythia with scarf
The Rundown
Top Gap - Jacket The Limited - Skirt Made by Me - Shoes Ciao Bella - Scarf Market in Italy - Belt Thrifted - Socks Kohls - Earrings Kohls

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57 comments:

Emma said...

I Really Love the skirt and belt! The scarf is the perfect pop of color for this ensemble.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love the setting with the yellow flowers...such a great way to pop an outfit with a really cute belt and skirt!! Good job!

Shey said...

You know I love this outfit, everything is great except the socks, because that is one trend I will not follow or even think about trying, but it's good that you are more adventurous to try new things and try outside the box. =)

Amber Blue Bird said...

really cute outfit, love that belt. As for your tight declaration, please dont piss off the weather right now, I so need some nice weather :)

Danielle said...

I love the yellow scarf with this outfit.

I know what you mean about being done with tights. We had a bit of warm weather a few weeks ago and I got used to being sock/tightless. Now it's cold again and I don't want to wear them but I'll freeze if I don't.

I'm torn.

Closet Fashionista said...

That belt is so fun! Love it!! :D
And haha, I wish my sister had things that I wanted to steal :p
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rosy+tart said...

I love the skirt! Very fun and great with the bright scarf!

Courtney Erin said...

Don't upset the weather gods! We're sooo close to nice weather I think.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Rebecca said...

That belt is super cute. I still have a soft spot for sunflowers since they were trendy when I was younger.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the belt is adorable! i really like the shoes too!

hurricanekerrie said...

This ensemble is so cute. I was a little on the fence about wearing socks and sandals for myself but after this-- how cute!-- and the really adorable socks I saw at Charlotte Russe this weekend, I think I may just try this out!

I'm also happy that the denim jacket is back and that Plato's Closet didn't buy mine when I tried to sell 'em.

Kayla said...

See! Stripes do look fantastic on you! That skirt is fantastic!

Playing Hooksies said...

Such a pretty scarf. Love the burst of color! Man, i am having the hardest time giving up tights.. I feel like they always make an outfit better like 9/10. :)

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indie.electronic.alternative. said...

very cute in the last picture- scarf is a beautiful color!

Renee B. said...

Love this look! The skirt is super cute and that jacket has to stay in your closet! You totally rock it! xoxo

Claire said...

so cool!

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Yeri said...

Yes! Away with the tights! I love the ankle socks with the shoes though. I'll have to give it a try!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

love the skirt and the shoes!

Jen HaHA said...

Love love love the skirt! Socks and sandals? You're an honorary Pacific Northwesterner!

Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love how the yellow scarf brings the whole outfit together!!! :) Such a beautiful pop of color.

And I don't think your fabric bin is a problem.

dotty said...

oooh, i really like the short socks with sandals! and um, i think that jacket is yours now :)

Terri said...

This entire outfit is just so cute! I love the socks with the sandals. And that jacket SHOULD be yours, tell your sister I said so. And the yellow scarf--it's just perfect.

Blithely Unaware said...

I love the way you've done your socks and shoes, cuttttteee!!!

Love your denim jacket too, I LIVE in mine!

Style Eyes said...

A great look it really suits you. I wear my denim jacket all the time such a versatile piece of clothing. Love the socks with the shoes

Savannah said...

Sunflowers are my favorite, I love your belt!

Madeline Quaint said...

I love the skirt's material and that sunflower is so nice.

I know about having doubts about the socks with sandals trend... I didn't dare even try them on yet. Alone. In the flat. You're brave and it looks cool on you! :)

You have one more follower. :)

ChiccaStyle said...

This is one of my favourite outfits!!!Everything is so perfectly matched!!!Lovely!
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jamie-lee said...

So sweet - and I think it's cute you're able to borrow things from your sister!

eek said...

Such a fun outfit - I love the pop of color you added with the yellow scarf! I am still nervous about doing the whole socks and sandals thing (I think there must be an age limit for it, of which I am way over!), but you pull it off very well :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh I want to look at your project bin! Happy Tuesday (sigh, if only it was Friday!)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Diana Mieczan said...

I need to get a jeans jacket and you look fantastic, darling:) Happy Tuesday
Mua

silvergirl said...

the socks and sandals look so cute on you and that jacket is the perfect wash and looks oh so broken in and comfy
Our forsythia is pretty much done blooming. I love it, but it just doesn't stay around long enough for me
Brett

Closet Fashionista said...

YES! That is exactly what I felt about the jacket, I just can never put my feelings into words.. I just think I need to get used to it, I'll try it on every night for a while and see what happens ;)

Nadine2point0 said...

LOVE THAT "dress" last post!
Great outfit here too. You glow in that yellow scarf:)

Lorena said...

I cannot believe you had that belt for so long without wearing it- it goes perfect with that skirt.
I think you should pack your tights and then begin planning what to do with all that stored fabric.... maybe you can make me a skirt !

GretchTM said...

You look wonderful! I adore your skirt and that jean jacket is super cute.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love your skirt, and the sunflower belt is amazing!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Cee said...

You know, fashion blogging has made me wish I had a sister so I had a second closet to borrow/steal from :) I can completely understand why you've adopted this jacket, it's adorable (and, I think, a good fit.) Love the flower belt, too- hurray for finding treasures in your own closet!
xox,
Cee

Lea said...

I love finding things I've forgotten about. It's like getting free stuff! And it's good free stuff, because you picked it out yourself... at some point. I wish I had a sister to steal things from. I'm always jealous of people who have siblings of similar ages, since i'm an only child.

I love your skirt. And your yellow pop :)

Aynna banahna said...

I love that skirt! And I can't believe you made it! I need to get my sewing skills on. Did you teach yourself?

Dani said...

so lovely :D

kelseywilliams said...

A big yes to your socks with sandals, and the denim jacket! Love.

Jen said...

I've been looking for a jean jacket like that for the longest time now! Should have just kept the one I had in high school... 12 years ago! ;-)

Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

Bonnie said...

I am all for stealing clothes from other people when a) they haven't worn the item in a long time, or b) it looks better on you.
Love the jacket!

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Kavery said...

The belt and skirt match so well. I would love bins of stuff if I could find a belt like that in one of them.

Melanie said...

I love this outfit. The skirt is so cute. Plus, the navy and yellow look gorgeous together.

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Shea said...

I love the way this all came together, and I love all the details! The socks and sunflower belt are such fun touches!

Mimi said...

i don't think it's too small for you! i actually think it's a really good fit. :D

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Ashley said...

You made your skirt? What?! That's so awesome. Okay, anyway, I'm all about socks with sandals (even in the bad way, like on men, it doesn't really bother me) so I love this. Also? That jacket is pretty bomb. Makes me wish I had a sister to steal--or borrow ;)--stuff from!

Claire said...

love the skirt! and the socks with sandals are great!!!

Claire @ spinning-threads.blogspot.com

Alex Elizabeth said...

I'm so happy the forsythia are blooming! Brings a little color to the lately dreary days :) This is a perfect transitional look! Bare legs the skirt make it springy but you can still stay warm with the jacket and scarf!

D'Andra said...

You look great in this jacket. It doesn't look the slightest bit small.

Sue said...

Cute outfit!

Bre said...

I know what you mean about packing the tights away. I wore tights today even though it was 69 outside and I am glad I did. My class room I swear is only 45.
I am smitten with your wedge and sock look. Is there a trick to not sliding all over?
Cheers,
Bre

Krystal said...

i think i might wear tights all summer, when it's cooler out! don't laugh at me

Mrs. J said...

I'm with you no tights so I rock pants instead, but maybe I'll give sock and sandals a chance. Love the outfit especially the skirt, yellow scarf and the sun belt.

Claudia J said...

I love this look! I wish I could have the guts to wear the sandal wedges with socks. Every piece you put together here is just awesome!

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