Saturday, February 9, 2013

Calm Before the Storm

I came down with a bit of a cold this weekend, but it seems that I feel much better if I get myself up and dressed (and drink copious amounts of hot chocolate of course). A trench, cardigan, jeggings, and oxfords was about as comfy as I could get for a few errands on a 40 degree day! Yes, the temperatures got up to the forties today and it was blissful. Made me feel like spring is on it's way, although I know that tomorrow we (along with many other places in the country) are due for a massive blizzard making its way in. Maybe I'll get some snowy pictures tomorrow? :)


 

I pinned this photo the other day and that was the inspiration for my double collar ensemble.  I love the way it adds some interest to the look, and the denim collar on this blouse is so fun.



I'm going to try to wear a lot of pink and red this coming week in preparation for Valentine's Day. I want it to look like cotton candy threw up on me or something! I get really into dressing for the coming holiday's because let's face it-I love to get into character, no matter what the occasion!







These magenta oxfords were a thrift find from last week and I couldn't be more in love with them. They are soft leather and the most comfortable things I have put on my feet. Not to mention I'm planning to have so much fun with this vibrant color, pairing them with everything from sundresses to shorts (can you tell I've got spring on the brain?)!


I hope you stay safe if the blizzard comes your way tomorrow! Drink lots of cocoa and make sure to snuggle up with a good book :)
God Bless!
KJA

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.


Wearing:
Earrings- Forever 21
Necklace, Jeggings- Charlotte Russe
Blouse-TJ Maxx
Cardigan- Target
Shoes- Gap, thrifted 
Bag- Dooney and Bourke, thrifted 
Trench- Simply Vera Wang, thrifted

19 comments:

Well... said...

No way...you thrifted those oxfords!? What thrift store do you have? Haha, I love how perfectly they match that cardigan too. And magenta and mint? Love the color combo <3
Yeah, it was snowing like crazy yesterday and today. I hate driving in it! :/

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MarieStella said...

very chic coat and bag!! i adore the color combination between your blouse and beautiful shoes!!
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Kati said...

Especially love these shoes, the colour is just too pretty!

Hope you have a relaxing Sunday,
-Kati

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

first of all, your comment was so nice the other day on my blog! made me all happy! second, those shoes are an amazing color (and you thrifted them?! what??!!)

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Kristian said...

I love the bold, bright colors!

Meanz Chan said...

Cute outfit! I am so in love with your magenta shoes!

Dus Katrina said...

what on earth, you're not wearing socks??? i can't even do that hear in the mornings and it's like 50 when i bike to work haha. anyway, those are great oxfords & again you are so cute at the casual but but together look w/ your layres! glad to hear you've recovered quickly! and thanks for your sweet comment on FT, i hadnt seent hat till now.
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YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

You have such a great sense of style, love this outfit :)

Midwest Muse said...

I love all the colors in this outfit. You blend colors together so well. You have a magic craft. I hope you are feeling better!

Bethie The Boo said...

Such fun pink shoes! I am going to try to dress in a lot of pinks and reds this week too, I think it will be fun! Hope you fared ok with the storm, we didn't get hit too badly here.

Kitsune-kun said...

cutest purse!!

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Jessi said...

Katie this is amazing!! I can't believe you thrifted those oxfords!! Seriously! How lucky can you be?!! I think we should swap shoes...haha im obsessed. I love all the colors! So much that im pinning this!!
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Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I love all the color in this outfit Katie! The color of your oxfords matches perfectly with your cardigan and I love the double collar effect with your necklace. So super cute!

xo

Ashley

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Cait Val said...

those pink oxfords are to die for!!!!
love them!

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Allison said...

I LOVE those shoes! They are amazing!! And love how they match the cardigan!
:)
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Mrs. Dork said...

I am absolutely dying over those Oxfords. They are seriously the best ever!

Laura said...

Girl, those shoes are the best thrift find ever! Also, I'm seriously impressed with your cute "feeling sick" outfit - when ever I feel crappy, I'm lucky if I wear jeans, sweatpants are just so tempting when you are sick! Hope you feel better soon!

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