Thursday, June 24, 2010

On-the-go OOTD

Happy Thursday! So do you ever have second day hair days? Today was one of those for me. I showered, but decided to just throw my hair up in a ponytail to save some time since we had to be out the door by 8:45am for preschool and swimming lessons. I don't love second day hair, but it'll have to do today! My outfit today is comfortable and easy...and includes a cardigan. Cardigans are one of my favorite things to wear. I feel like you can go bold with cardigans if you want...I treat them almost like accesories sometimes. Today's cardigan isn't so much bold as it is bright...I love this raspberry color. It just feels like summer. I picked it up on a 30% off sale at LOFT this spring and today is the first time I've worn it. I paired it with a white ruffle shirt and dark jean shorts I bought about 3 years ago from Nordstrom. When I put the shorts on today they just seemed a little too long so I cuffed the bottoms, and wa-la! Problem solved! To top it all off, I threw on these gray (even though they kind of look brown) flat sandals I got on sale at Gap a few months ago...they go with so many things because they're so neutral. I was super tempted to buy the fun red or pink ones, but opted for the gray instead. I think I made the right choice.

Short Sleeve V-Neck cardigan-LOFT
White ruffle v-neck top-Layers clothing (Spring 2009)
Dark wash jean shorts-Nordstrom (3 years ago)
Wonder Tee-Downeast Basics
Ruffle sandals (gray)-Gap (no longer online--perhaps still in-store)
Necklace-J.Crew--super sale this past week for $13.99 in-store(regularly $34.50)
Ring-Forever 21
Hoop Earrings-Birthday gift from my sis-in-law Kristen last fall--from New York and Co.
Watch-Christmas gift from my friend Elise 2009--Kenneth Cole

My mom is here visiting for the day so I'm sure we'll venture out somewhere with the kids. While I was waiting for preschool to end this morning I popped into Old Navy to see if I could pick up my boys some basketball shorts for their camp they're going to next week since their big sale started today (30% off the entire store and online today through 6/29). I found some great clearance deals in the boys and toddler sections and scored what I needed for super cheap. I was so proud of myself for passing on picking up a skirt for me that was on clearance...just didn't need another one (today). Just because it's on sale doesn't mean I need it...repeat three times. =)

Have a great day!


  1. very cute today :)
    I went to old navy too except my local store is such a mess and so poorly stocked i walked out empty handed- sales are hard to resist!

  2. The red cardi is really cute on you. Congrats on starting your blog :-)

  3. Oh Jenni, I have 4th day hair quite a lot! Congrats on starting the blog!

  4. You are so right about using cardigans as accessories, I love using a brightly coloured cardi to give an outfit an extra pop of colour. Good call on the neutral sandals as well, I can never resist pink summer sandals and am wearing my raspberry Boden Fab Sandals now!

  5. Love your OOTD! I need to shop my closet way more often... Maybe we should start a movement!

  6. Congrats on the new blog!! I started mine for the same reasons but hopefully you will be way more successful at it ;) Love that necklace and what a deal!

  7. Found your blog via Gigi's Gone Shopping! I love the slant you are going to have of using what you already have! I am adding you to my blogroll!!