Monday, April 26, 2010

Cold Snap

Jacket: yesstyle.com gift card via Weardrobe contest // Scarf: Courtesy of LOFT // Pants: Vintage via Savers, $6 // Belt: Thrifted, 50 cents // Shoes: Kenneth Cole, thrifted, $4

Today I tried to maintain a springy mood despite the brisk temperatures by wearing some of my favorite seasonal details: a soft color palette, high waist pleats, floral print and oxfords. After many 80 degree days, I thought we were headed straight for summer, but I'm glad we're not quite there yet.

I didn't realize till after looking at these pictures that these pants are kind of...frumpy. Maybe I'm just so accustomed to skinny jeans that I can't handle a little volume. I think next time I'll cuff them a couple times and wear heels instead of flats. I still really love them.

Speaking of favorite trends, I'm putting together a post with my must-haves for spring. Hopefully I'll get it up this week along with Part II of my answers!

25 comments:

Chelsea said...

Love that jacket, it's such a great pastel color. I have to disagree, this isn't frumpy at all!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I do love this palette and the shoes are so nice as well. I'm in the same boat from skinnies and tights, everytime I try on actual trousers I just can't handle the image in the mirror. It's such a different silhouette, but I don't think these look frumpy on you at all.

OooKellyNicky said...

Great shoes, and I love your light washed jacket. You look so simple but you can tell you have a great sense of style..

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melina bee said...

good call on the pants, you've found the perfect solution. You look petite, like me, and so volume can be tricky for our small frames I think. (forgive me if I"m wrong). Very put together outfit overall, not frumpy.
melina bee

Chaucee said...

These really don't look frumpy. It's hard to handle the silhouette change but these are definitely a good pant. But perhaps you'll like them better with heels.

lauren said...

i love love love your hair.
but i may have said this before.

your outfit is also SO cute!

Lea's Suitcase said...

ok, this outfit makes me happy spring is here

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i really like this look -- not frumpy at all! i definitely second rebecca's comment.

Steph said...

Okay, so first I'd just like to say that I normally love all your outfits, and this one isn't all bad. I love the top portion, but the bottom does fall a little flat. My constructive criticism is that the pleats combined with the high waist made you look bigger than you are (and that's hard to do, since you are super petite), and in my opinion they age you about 15 years.

It's crazy, because you usually look so young and pixie-like, so please don't get offended, I'm just being honest. Cuffing and heels might make them a little better, but I would pass that particular pair of pants along.

Anyway, you are fabulous! :)

Kimberellie said...

Ooo, must haves for Spring! EXCITED! I like this outfit. But I understand about the cuffing and heels. That is exactly how I wore my pleated high waisted trousers, TODAY. Funny. Yes, they felt a little off on me in flats too!!

But until you said something I was all like: bam she looks great!! So bam, ;-), you look great.

Alyssa said...

You look perfectly dressed for a relaxing, thoughtful walk in the park. As The Clothes Horse said, you don't look frumpy at all.

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HAL said...

You look awesome, I love the KC shoes and the scarf. xo

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Krystal said...

aw, i love the pants! cuffing them would be cute too though

MELISSA Z. said...

Love your pants sooooo much! Great choice!

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vintagewithatwist said...

those shoes are amazing, great outfit!

SarahAnn said...

I don't think the pants are frumpy at all! I love them!

irene said...

love the jacket

Fashionably Learning to Write said...

I love the scarf! I think that is the benefit of a cooler temperature in April....we can get away with wearing scarfs still!

Marie said...

That's a great outfit.. I don't think the pants are frumpy at all, although I am finding myself roll up the bottom of everything lately!

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Clare said...

I just adore those shoes, and this soft spring palette is perfect for a brisk day!

The Jazzy Belle said...

I absolutely adore this look.. I'm so glad you cut your hair that way.. You wear it so well and it's perfect for summer!

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Love the shoes!

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Love the shoes!

Fashionably Learning to Write said...

How exactly did you tie that scarf? Or is it just wrapped around twice?

Destined For Now said...

You look very cute and casual. I love those shoes.