Monday, March 19, 2012

Going Green

In honor of St. Paddy's Day, I did what every properly green-blooded style blogger would. 

I went shopping. Specifically, I was hunting for a mint-green top. I wanted something with sleeves. I preferred something with a crew-neck. I was hoping for a light sweater, not just a t-shirt. I didn't want to spend a ton of money. After H&M, F21, Nordstrom BP, J. Crew, and AE failed me, Gap came through.

Good ol' Gap.

And today, Shopping With M did this great post talking about how we bloggers never show you what our real lives are like - usually totally messy and imperfect and all about multiple takes. So, since my mother (and MIL) would just die if I showed you what my house looks like on a normal day, I'll share my OOTD "outtakes" instead. (The OOTD, btw, was inspired by this Kendi look. I'll try it again on a warm sunny day, with my my pink shoes.) It's been cold, rainy, and blustery here in San Diego (totally out of character for this part of the world) so I snapped these while we had a brief break from the rain. Not the wind though. Nope.

This might have worked had my skirt and sweatshirt been pulled straight and were not off-kilter and lopsided. Was I walking around like this the whole day??? 

Gust of wind #1.

Gust of wind #2.

Gust of wind #3.

And then, photo-bombed by a gleefully shrieking Kate.

Outfit details:
Shirt: Burberry Button-Up (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2010; similar here, here, and here)
Skirt: Gap Pleated Skirt (2010; similar here, here, and here)
Shoes: Burberry Rain Boots (similar here, here, and here)
Necklace: Kate Spade 'Hang in There' Necklace (similar here)

Life is good, yes? 

Oh, and thanks to everyone who left input on the black leather jacket situation from yesterday. I just discovered that the RZ jacket is currently in stock at the Fashion Valley Nordstrom - I'm going to have to dash in and try it on. See if it's worth lusting after, properly. ^_- And never fear, I'll report back of course.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love the colours! They're so pretty together!

  2. Thank you for sharing your outtake. I love that photo bomb by Kate. Too cute.

  3. I actually like the sweater lopsided and being photo bombed by Kate is cute.

  4. You look great in mint, and the sweatshirt+skirt combo is adorbs. And I am so over this "winter" weather in SD- so sick of the cold & rain & wind- bring back my warm, sunny days!

  5. You are so cute and I love the photobomber!! I am excited you get to try on that jacket soon!

  6. That color mint is SO PRETTY! And I love your outtakes - it takes me about 30 snaps to get a "keeper" you are just too cute! I will have to participate in this reality stint soon ;)

  7. i like the pieces askew like that! mint is so spring right now. i meant to do an all-mint st patty's day outfit when i was still home in SD over break but it rained allll weekend. your outtakes are cute anyway :)

    pandaphilia style (that all-minter outfit is up now :D)

  8. what an adorable outfit. mint and mustard is something I would of never thought of but it looks so pretty together!! And your little Kate is just adorable. Look at her hat!! It's like I can alms hear her laughter from the picture.

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    Fashionhypnotised girl