Cobalt blue is really having a moment right now. I’m stoked because blue works for my skin tone. The pale pastels that are coming out this spring though… not so much. So I’ll stick with beautiful bright blue cobalt, please! I totally scored this skirt on mega sale at J.Crew after the holidays and this shirt from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection was purchased with a gift card. Don’t you love a good deal?! I know it’s strange but I love the things I’ve found a deal on more than the things I’ve paid full price for! I guess that’s the frugalista in me.
I for one am not tired at all of all these designer collaborations. Doesn’t the saying go “Two minds are better than one” after all? Well the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration is no exception. It’s colorful, loud, and just plain fun! These pieces mix and match well together or can add a pop to jeans and plain tees. The pattern guru did not tone down his love for mixing unexpected colors and graphics for this collection, which is a refreshing aspect of this collaboration. Often we see designers try to become more “mainstream.” Maybe the mainstream is becoming more accepting of outside-the-box designer creations or maybe Peter Pilotto just went for it. Either way, this collection has been a smash hit in the blogosphere. Collection launched at Target stores and Target.com today 2/10/2014.
Jackets with contrasting sleeves are simply everywhere right now. They make every outfit look like you’re an expert at that ever so chic winter layers look. I paired this fun denim and terry cloth Gilt.com find with a few more layers. There’s a simple white tank and a thunderbolt tunic under there too! I can’t help but reiterate my love of vintage here (again… sorry!) by topping off this look with a pair of beat up vintage Coach boots. They’re so deliciously soft now that I’ll wear these babies until they fall apart!
My friend recently had a Hippy Chic themed birthday brunch in Ocean Beach. Why don’t we do themed birthday parties anymore?! It was really fun to get dressed up with a specific idea in mind. The birthday girl even made us all flower headbands to wear at brunch. Let’s bring back themed parties!! This is my take on a modern hippy look.
Boots!! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about being able to wear my boots again. They make me feel pulled together even when I’m just wearing jeans and a tank. These ones from Stuart Weitzman work with basically everything and have a thin enough calf that I can’t wear them on their own. Three cheers for no slouching!
I’m crossing my fingers that this will be my last summer weather post. It’s so toasty warm here still that my sweaters haven’t awoken from their hibernation boxes quite yet. However, there is still hope! Tonight was the first night that there was actually a chill in the air! So I might be just about ready to be done with summer and dressing for fall. So excited!! In the mean time, I’m still all about color… not that you couldn’t tell!
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