Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Style Me | Week 1

I joined an amazing group of ladies last year for the Spring Style Challenge that Alison @ Get Your Pretty On began.
I loved every minute of it!
While a lot of these ladies continued on with the Summer, Fall, etc. challenges I sat them out because I was just too busy.
(Things are always going to be busy around here! lol!)
Well, I am finally back with my girls for the 2015 Spring Challenge!
Today we are all linking up to show Days 1 & 2 of the challenge, so make sure you click on each of the blog links to see how the other ladies recreated the looks Alison inspired us with.

New this year - Alison released all of the outfit ideas for week 1 with the first outfit email.
So thankful for that!
I love to plan in general, so planning my looks for the week was wonderful!
And being able to switch the days around was great!

Day 1
Inspiration outfit: Camo, gray & brights

I knew I couldn't wear my camo jeans to work, so I had to change it up a bit.
I decided to go with my army green military jacket (Old Navy), my coral/red tee (JCP), gold circle necklace (Target), gray dress pants (Loft), and leopard belt and flats (Target).
All items I already owned prior to this challenge :)

I love my camo jeans I picked up on sale from Nordstrom last year, but unfortunately they are sold out and no longer on the site :(
I had every intention of throwing those on with a gray tee when I got home from work Monday night, but to my surprise the temps were in the upper 70's!!!
So instead I threw on my army green shorts (super old- Old Navy) with one of my favorite gray logo tees (Etsy @ Nordstrom) :)
#midwestisbest
Again, all items worn in the photo above I already owned prior to the challenge.

** Monday evening I swung through Payless on my way home from work to see what all the fuss was about with the Dexflex flats. While I haven't worn my new orange pair yet, they were super comfy in the store! Can't wait to pair them with future outfits :) **


Day 2
Inspiration outfit: Stripes with a pop of color

I was excited for Day 2 since I just picked up a new navy & white striped dress from Old Navy :)
I had every intention to wear my military jacket again since I didn't pick up either of the cardigans, but last minute Tuesday morning I decided to throw on a red boyfriend cardi (JCP).
I wanted to wear my new wedges from Target, but it was only 40* when I was leaving for work, so I threw on my cognac boots (JCP) instead.
I am on the phone quite a bit during the day at work, so hoop earrings don't really work for me.
I opted to wear some gold ball studs and skip the necklace entirely.
Sorry so blurry! Need to work on a better spot for my CamMe photos.
Are you taking part in the Spring Style Challenge?
Make sure to leave a link to your blog post in the comments below!
And don't forget to check out the outfits the ladies listed below came up with!

Also, linking up today with Alison @ Get Your Pretty On, Shanna @ Because Shanna Said So, and Sarah @ Tucker Up!

Shoes to Shiraz | R Squared | Two Teens and Their Mama |
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy | A Lovely Little Wardrobe |
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life | Puppies and Pretties | Daily Style Finds |
Making the Most of Everyday | She Thought She Could | Foxy's Domestic Side |
Quilty Joy Joy | Curls and Cardigans | Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After |
My Running Stitches | From Plaid to Pearls | Stashed Blog | X-tremely V |
 A Little Bit of Cheer | Nick and Nik





16 comments:

  1. I have the same dress from old navy, but in the red. I really wish they had it in blue at the time - it looks so great on you!

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  2. Love that dress from ON, will be going there stat to try and find one! :) I can never have too many striped dresses right? hehe. Glad that you're back with the style challenge!

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  3. Adorable, Vanessa! You will love those coral flats!! I LOOOOOVE THEM! Loving all of your recreations. LOL about #midwestisbest! My hubby is from Indiana!! :)

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  4. You have the cutest clothes! I'm especially fond is striped dresses! I need a little facelift in my closet ;)

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  5. That striped dress is soooo cute!

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  6. Now I really want a part of coral flats! The Payless near me didn't have them in my size, but after seeing yours, I'm inspired to find another Payless to stalk!

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  7. I haven't tried the DexFlex flats but I need to! Love your striped dress - very pretty!

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  8. So glad to have you back in the linkup! And those boots...so very you! How tall are you???!!!

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  9. Love the striped dress with the boyfriend cardi and boots!! Totally copying! :) Great subs too!! Glad you're back!!

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  10. striped dress is adorable on you!
    I LOVE the dexflex flats... I'm kind of thinking I need more :)

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  11. Those boots are great! I had the same problem on Tuesday. Can it be warm spring weather yet?!?

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  12. (I think my comments aren't working... boo. Just delete multiples!)
    I love the Midwest shout out - I'm in Wisconsin and Indiana before that!
    Love the dress with boots!

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  13. I may have to check out that dress....looks super cute! I bought a navy/white stripe last fall that I adored from J. Crew Factory...then I somehow missed the memo on "dry clean only" and it ended up the size of my 9 year old. sadness

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  14. Love the outfits! So cute. The striped dress is my fave! I don't feel like I can wear knee length dresses because my legs are always blinding white. Ha ha!

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  15. Super cute! I love the army green, I think I need to add some to my wardrobe!

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  16. The dress looks great with boots and definitely gives you another styling option.

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