I first saw gray paired with brown accessories on Pinterest a few months ago.  It was a combo I really liked, but had never thought of. They really do play well together, which is kind of surprising because it just doesn’t seem like the two would look right together. This outfit is nothing fancy…just your basic jeans and tee combination with a few extras thrown in for visual interest.
     Linking up with Jacqueline and Elle for their Weekly Spotlight: Denim Link Up, Bethany and Meghan’s Three-fer Thursday Link Up, and Tara at Mix and Match Fashion for her Summer Style Link Up.

Style Tip:  Be open minded when it comes to combining colors. Pair unexpected colors together and see what works.

         

       

Tee shirt: Walmart;  Cardigan: Old Navy;  Jeans: JCPenney;  Sandals: JCPenney (no longer available);  Necklace: Very Jane

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     I bought this sweatshirt at the beginning of summer and haven’t had a chance to wear it until today.  It totally feels like fall outside and it’s still August…chilly, windy, and cloudy….yuck!  If it’s this cold in August what’s December going to be like?!
     When I first saw this sweatshirt, I knew I had to have it.  The embroidery on the sleeves is just so pretty.  Sweatshirts are one of my favorite things to wear because it’s like wearing publicly acceptable pajamas.  That way I almost fit in at Walmart on the weekends!  I even wear them to work…pair a sweatshirt with a skirt, heels, and the right accessories and you’re good to go.
     Today I’m linking with Alison at Get Your Pretty On for her weekly I Feel Pretty Link Up.

Style Tip:  Style pieces in your wardrobe in unexpected ways and you’ll get more mileage out of your clothing.

                                

     

Jeans: GAP (similar);  Sweatshirt: boohoo.com;  Shoes: Windsor;  Necklace: Sassy Steals

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     This week’s Trend Spin Link Up is Black and White so I decided my black and white blazer would be perfect.  I also had a training at work today so I needed to be half way presentable anyway!  I paired it with my new pair of GAP broken in khakis…you know, because I needed another pair.  That brings my total number of pairs up to nine.  Does that mean I have some sort of a strange addiction?  Maybe a compulsion? Nah, they just fit so well and are more comfortable than jeans. And besides, I did not have a pair of red pants and every girl needs red pants, right?
     I’m also linking up with Style Elixir for the Style Sessions: Fashion Link Up and Real Girl Glam for the Real Girl Style Fashion Link Up.  Swing by and check out some other fabulous blogs!

Style Tip:  If you find a wardrobe staple that you love and it fits you perfectly, sometimes it’s a good idea to buy in multiples.

                              

               

Blazer: Sears (no longer available);  Top: Delias (no longer available);  Pants: GAP;  Necklace: Forever 21 (no longer available)
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     I’ve had this black lace tank for awhile and haven’t had an opportunity to wear it until this weekend. I wore it for our annual summer party and to be honest, I was running around in my flat black sandals, but I think it looks better with the heels.  I like it because it’s simple, but it could be dressed up if you switched out the jeans for a skirt and paired it with dressier heels.  It would work equally as well under a blazer or cardi with a pencil skirt for work.
     Today’s link ups are the Visible Monday Link Up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style and Claire at Clairejustineoxox for her Creative Monday Blog Hop.

Style Tip:  Try to pick up separates that are versatile enough to wear in multiple ways, whether the look you’re going for is casual, dressy, or work appropriate.

       

Top: Sears;  Jeans: JCPenney (no longer available);  Sandals: Target (no longer available)
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     I finally broke down and bought an ivory blazer.  It scares me just about as much as white jeans.  I have visions of coffee splashes and dirt smudges, and worst of all, those mysterious unidentifiable marks that seem to magically appear on clothing and you have absolutely no recollection of where they came from.  And usually these marks make themselves visible only after you’ve already washed and dried said article of clothing.
     Anyway, I do really love this blazer in it’s current pristine and virginal state.  I think it looks particularly cool over the white tee…although pairing the two together is really asking for a smack down from the stain gods.
     Today I’m linking up with Amber at Real Girl Glam for her Real Girl Style Challenge: White On White.  Also, Friday’s Fab Favorites at Style Elixir, Rachel and Lena’s Passion For Fashion Friday Link Up, Claire at clairejustineoxox.com for her Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, and Two Thirty-Five Designs Casual Friday Link Up.

Style Tip:  When wearing white on white on your top half only, be sure to accessorize with a necklace or two or maybe a scarf to add visual interest.

Blazer: Windsor;  T-shirt: Old Navy;  Jeans: Levis (old);  Shoes: Dorothy Perkins (no longer available)
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