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Orange You Glad it’s Spring?

So, spring is here. For real this time.  To celebrate, I pulled out an orange maxi skirt and wedge heels – because does anything say spring more than an orange maxi and wedge heels?

As you know, I love that I have clothes from my grandmother’s closet – a totally trendy thing to do right now, btw.  Thanks, Macklemore. This skirt was my grandmother’s.  I know, it’s hard to picture a sweet old lady wearing a bright orange maxi skirt.  Since she probably wasn’t wearing it at 90, right before she passed away a few years ago, I’m thinking this skirt comes from the last time maxis were in style – the 1970s.  So, it’s authentic vintage, y’all!

My denim jacket is from Ann Taylor Loft – which probably means my mom bought it for me.  The shoes are from Charlotte Russe, which means I bought them more than six months ago, when I decided I needed to start buying adult shoes. 

The sleeveless top underneath is not exciting in the least.  What is exciting, though, is I took off my jacket while I was outside for most of the afternoon and I got sunburned!  Ordinarily, I feel guilty about not taking care of my skin when I get burned; the first burn of the year, though, I’m simply too happy about sunshine to care. 

Thanks for joining the party, spring – never leave us again!

Inspired Looks: Kara

Recently, I’ve had several people tell me that they’ve been inspired by my blog to spice up their own outfits a bit.


Seriously, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that a) anyone is actually reading my blog, and b) that anyone would ever use what I say to affect their own wardrobe.  

I’ve decided it would be nice to feature these people, since we can all learn from each other, and it also might be a nice way for me to say thank you to them for reading.  (Also, this makes me feel like a real fashion blogger, because InStyle magazine has a feature like this.)

First up is my lovely friend, Kara.  Kara and I have similar jobs, so we see each other on the road a lot, and it’s always comforting to see her smiling, friendly face when I’m in a new place.

And girl has pizazz!  One time, she showed me all the shoes she brought for a trip, and they put my collection to shame!

Like the ones here: 

Sparkle platforms.Is there anything better than that?  I love this outfit for a number of reasons.  One, Kara told me she started with her shoes and worked her way up – one of my favorite ways to build an ensemble.

Two, I love the unexpected color combo of turquoise and burgundy.  It really goes well together and it’s not overdone (unlike my go-to blue and green).  I also love the sequin top under the blazer.  This is a great way to wear sequins during the day – tone them down with conservative pieces.  And lastly, the same base neutrals – tan, brown, gold – tie the outfit together nicely.

Yay, Kara!  I love it.

If you have been inspired by something on my blog, please send me your pictures!  I’d love to feature you, too! 

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