Hope everyone had a great Saturday! I've been looking forward to today all week...it was the one morning when I had no plans so I got to lounge around and relax with my kiddos. Tonight I headed out for a girls night out...these nights are always so much fun! We're planning on a night of shopping (hopefully more window shopping than actually buying for me) and dinner at PF Changs. I really only felt like getting dressed once today so I tried to come up with an outfit that was nice and cool for the hot early afternoon when we were out for a Target run, but cute and dressed up looking for the evening out. I ended up with two versions of one outfit.
First up...the daytime look:
-Skirt-Target (2 years old)
-Striped Tank-Old Navy (similar here)
-Cardigan-Gap Outlet (about 2 years old)
-Wonder Tee-Downeast Basics
-Belt-Banana Republic (fall 2009)
-Necklaces-Nordsrom (spring 2007)/ J Crew Outlet (long gold chain necklace)
I like wearing skirts in the summer...they're just so comfy and this one is no exception. I have it in brown too. I picked it up from Target a few years back for around $20. I threw on a pair of flats to make this a more casual look. Notice the belting action...this is something that's new for me. I have bought several belts in the past only to feel funny wearing them around my waist, but today I decided to just go for it. I grabbed this one on a 30% off sale from Banana Republic last fall. It's super comfortable and elastic...great fit. I'm starting to get used to it I think!
Now as I'm getting ready to head out tonight I tried to pull a more put-together look using the top part of what I was already wearing...here's what I came up with:
-Matchstick jeans-J Crew Outlet
-Shoes-Old Navy (this summer--in store color)
I changed out the skirt for my dark Matchstick jeans from J Crew Outlet and red Espadrille wedges (I scored these for FREE at Old Navy with a rewards card last month!!!) I like the mix of the dark blue with yellow and gray on top and then a pop of red. I'm amazed at the amount of gray I've been wearing lately...until about 4 months ago I almost never wore gray! Stepping outside the box is fun sometimes!