a week in review

Despite now having blogged for years, this is the first time I managed to 1) photograph my outfit Monday-Saturday and 2) dress up every day! Usually by Friday, I’m mentally about two steps away from yoga pants and a sweatshirt at work, but it was fun to challenge myself to rotate through some oldies but goodies in my closet. I haven’t posted on each of these outfits individually yet, but here’s a preview of what’s to come…! Have a fabulous weekend, readers!

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Anyone else challenging themselves to a closet rotation challenge? I vote, go for it!

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spotted at work

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I took note of my spotted nails this week and wore my favorite spotted pants.

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I kept the look casual by adding a denim shirt and yellow head scarf.

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Top: Forever 21 ($20)

Pants: Gap ($21 marked down from $55)

Shoes: Gap ($21 marked down from $50)

Head scarf: gift

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I’ve worn and blogged before about everything posted here, aside from the head scarf. Interestingly, my head scarf was my inspiration to pair the pieces together in a new way. I really wanted to pin my hair up, and the yellow scarf matched the yellow in the pants. To keep the look from getting too busy, I kept my shirt basic by wearing unembellished denim.

If you want to see how I wore these pants last time, you can click here .

2) Printed pants are all about the size of the print and proportion. I chose a fairly small patterned print for these pants, which seems to fit my frame best. Print sizes are a bit confusing to me, so I often look up articles for reference. Nothing beats trying the pants on, though, and seeing how they look on you.

Below is a good article about picking the right patterned pant for your body type:

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/02/28/spring-style-find-the-right-patterned-pant-for-your-body-type

remix and rematch, part 2

As promised, it’s time for another remix and rematch! It is always fun to try and wear something in a new way. It is also much more budget friendly to rotate pieces than to buy all brand new pieces to create a new look.

Without further ado, here are the remixed looks from the past few weeks.

Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)

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Necklace: Hot pink and gold necklace from Nordstrom Rack ($14 marked down from $40)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I wear my black and white shoes like a neutral. As you can see in the photos, they actually read like a neutral shoe from a distance.  It is only when you are closer that you can see the black and white spots. Try rethinking some of your own items to see if you can pair them with other patterns and prints that you have not yet tried.  

2) Even pieces that you think may not be that versatile can end up being heavily rotated in your looks if you just try them out with unexpected clothes you already have.  I was surprised that the hot pink necklace, for example, was so easy to pair with different outfits.  I got extra use out of it by wearing it short when I double looped it. Most long necklaces can be double looped for wear with outfit that looks best with a shorter necklace.  Just be careful that the necklace material is sturdy enough to be looped and re-shaped!

Happy weekend, readers!