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It is another Wednesday and that means another “Style Perspectives” link-up with The Blended Blog-gers.
Our prompt for today was chosen and originally styled by Lana who blogs at Two Teens and Their Mom but you can check out her great look for this link-up at The Blended Blog. Lana suggested we put together an outfit featuring a spring sweater, jeans and flats.
That’s my kind of comf.
Pretty much my uniform, no matter the season.
And because it is a look that most gals can replicate easy, I decided to hit up some of my buddies to share how they would style today’s prompt and to allow me to share their interpretations with you.
So grab a glass of wine, a frosty beer or a bottle of water, make yourself at home, and enjoy today’s fashion show.
First up, we have the lovely Janice.
Janice and I have been friends since the first days of the “Get Your Pretty On (GYPO) Style Challenges” with Alison Lumbatis. Although we have never met, I consider Janice a buddy just like I do you. I love the warm, buttery yellow in her sweater and coordinating coffee cup. Here are the details on her outfit: white curvy skinny jeans from Loft;
Cozumel blue lace-hemmed tank and lace & satin hemmed 3/4 length sleeved top (love), both LOGO by Lori Goldstein; floral cardi by Isaac Mizrahi; silver-toned statement necklace & silver huggie earrings;
white ceramic watch;
metallic snake (great pairing!) print sneakers. Love the femininity of that tank and top.
Thank you, Janice.
Here we have Phyllis. A second GYPO buddy. I have enjoyed watching her darling granddaughters grow through pics posted on FB. I love that she took the prompt and replaced the jeans with a classic denim dress.
Phyllis found this cardi and dress at Target. I have looked for this same cardi in my size at the Target in Houston and now here at home with no luck. It is flying off the shelves. And no wonder, I LOVE IT! The belt (so cute the way it looks like a bow) and shoes are from Amazon. Necklace and earrings from Macy’s. Isn’t that necklace just made for that cardi? Phyllis is an absolute bloomin’ beauty.
Next up we have Mary, another of my GYPO pals. Once again, I haven’t met Mary but we are pow-wowing about trying to get together sometime this summer with a third GYPO challenger friend, Laurie.
Bless Mary’s heart, it is still nippy up where she lives so she adapted the prompt to better suit their barely spring weather. Here are the ingredients to Mary’s great look. Navy pants are Kut From the Kloth ponte knit-so comfy; tee is from Target, vest (gorgy) is from Beautique Boutique (ordered online), scarf is from Nordstrom last year, booties are “Circus” by Sam Edelman from Famous Footwear( on sale right now). The flats are also from Famous Footwear last summer. Love how she has spring in her scarf while still being cool-weather comfortable with her vest and long-sleeved tee.
Thank you, Mary.
The next fashionistas are people I actually know.
How ’bout that? I have friends in real life and virtual life, too.
So tickled to have my sister (-in-law), Greta, here to walk “My Fashion Haus” catwalk. She lives in the quaint little town of Troy, Ohio and whenever PC and I are in town, Greta will sneak me away to shop the great thrift/vintage stores in the town square. Greta has a wonderful sense of style showcased in the unique pieces she finds.
Here’s the rundown on Greta’s great look. The cardigan, shirt and pants were from Ann’s Closet (used clothes) but originally the cardigan was from Express, the shirt (love that delicate floral) was from Forever 21, and Guess jeans. The bracelet (so Cleopatra-like) was from a going out of business sale at a local boutique in Troy. The purse is Guess, but Greta inherited it as a hand-me-down. Her earrings are old costume jewelry and the belt is from Walmart. Greta was sweet to include a necklace I gave her in this outfit. Such great finds! I could shop all day long at our thrift stores and not find a thing. But those shops in Troy are something special.
My friends and baseball buddies, Marg and Laurie, were so sweet to send me pics of their prompt outfits. Their husbands play baseball on a 50 and over baseball league with my PC. A group of the players and their wives get together regularly for lunch after the games and on some Friday nights.
Marg always looks runway ready and her prompt outfit is no exception.
Marg’s pants and top (reminds me of Blue Willow dishes and an old favorite children’s book by the same name) are from Chico’s. She finds some great pieces there. Her jacket is Loft and the lovely scarf is from Germany. I love, love, love those pale pink/rose quartz/blush pants. I have admired Marg’s sense of style for years when we were both librarians in the same school district.
Taking her place on the runway next is Laurie. I was so tickled to receive pics in my email yesterday of Laurie in her flirty-fun outfit. I just discovered recently that Laurie is a sister Tri-Delt, so we are home-girls of sorts.
Laurie’s top is a sweater (adorable Parisian-feeling graphic) from Worth New York and the pants are red jeans from Macy’s. Her jewelry and shoes are perfect accessories. Laurie is a natural! And how about that beautiful view looking out over El Paso? I am a Target shopper and wasn’t familiar with Worth New York until Laurie shared this outfit with me. She suggested that Worth New York has lots of great fashion inspiration so I popped over there tonight. Wow! To take a peek for yourself, click here.
Bringing up the tail-end of our fashion show, we have yours truly. It was unseasonably chilly when I was in Houston but I had packed clothes anticipating the usual, almost unbearable humidity. So, once Lucia was born and she and Lauren were ok, I ran to Target to get something warmer to wear.
I felt a little self-conscious in this outfit because it was too many different colors and nothing tying them together. One of the days when I was out with my sister Valerie, we ducked into Charming Charlie to check out their scarves. I was hardly in the door before the store manager complimented me on the bold colors of my outfit, wearing the yellow and blue together. Ha! I didn’t have the nerve to tell her I was there looking for a scarf to bring my “look” together.
This is the scarf I bought at Charming Charlie. The cardigan and boatneck, long sleeved tee are from Target. White Loft zipped-ankle jeans, Mix No. 6 black flats in the pic on the left and Payless sling-back heels on the right. My earrings are from Charming Charlie, too.
I wore this outfit to school today and had so many sweet compliments. I feel more confident that the pieces work together as an outfit once I added the scarf.
I kinda like this one. Need to remember to wear it again. Maybe with the flats next time.
So, as they say in the business, that’s a wrap.
Thank you to my lovely friends for sharing a little bit of themselves with us today.
Thank you, for stopping by, too. And there’s still time for you to play along, if you like. As a blogger, you can click on the InLinkz button below to add a pic of your interpretation of today’s prompt. We just ask that you follow the guidelines for the link-up:
Please link-up 1-2 style posts only using the permalink for those specific posts
The style posts which feature our selection of the week (spring sweater, jeans, flats) will be featured on Instagram and pinned on Pinterest.
Please visit at least another post in the link-up and get to know one another!
If you don’t blog, no worries. Just upload your bright pants pic to Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook and tagging your photo with #tbbstyle.
Last week we styled bright pants, which apparently equates to red pants for the majority of us.
Here is a recap of The Blended Blog-gers interpretations to that prompt.
Stop by the blogs of all the gals to see how they styled today’s spring sweater, jeans and flats.