Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Sometimes magazine advertisements foster more inspiration than the magazine articles/features themselves.  That is in no way a plea for more advertisements ...but I'm just sayin'.

This casual ensemble was featured in an Ann Taylor LOFT ad in February's Lucky Magazine.  I adore the pretty, pastel color palette and delight in the casual, tomboy pieces paired with fancy, dainty accessories.

Someday, when the weather allows, I know I can come up with a very similar look with items I already have in my closet.  But who wants to wait for weather?  Not me.  So how do I recreate this sweet, spring look without freezing my tushy off?

Swap out the shorts for pants, sandals for boots.  I think it's time for me to invest in some distressed denim...that would've helped this look a lot.  My jacket did come with a removable hood, but I'm a hat girl, through and through. 

These ridiculously large, pink beads were a must-have at My Sister's Closet clearance sale last month.  I took them right off a mannequin and never looked back.  Perfect girly element?  I think so.

Hat:  J. Crew
Necklace:  Thrifted via My Sister's Closet
Shirt:  Old Navy
Jacket:  Forever 21
Belt:  Thrifted via ARC's Vallue Village
Jeans:  Forever 21
Boots:  DSW


What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i love this!! it is totally a spring-inspired look for winter and the proportions are perfect. your legs look about a million miles long.

eek said...

fabulous look - love it!

Anonymous said...

GREAT! i love peach and olive together. i don't know what it is, but it just works!

Kiki said...

Very cute. That ad is one I stop and look at over and over too!

k said...

this is so cute - perfect bridge between winter and spring outfits.

LyddieGal said...

I Love the huge pearls, such a great statement piece!!

J Crews looks is cute, but I like yours better!