Friday, August 3, 2012

One Yellow Sweater, Three Ways.

     Admittedly, when I go home to Toronto, I don't pack that well. Inevitably, I'm always either over-packed or under-packed. I'm under-packed, because I usually don't bring the correct layers--jackets, sweaters, etc. And sometimes I'm over-packed, because I always end up wearing the same thing anyway. Take this yellow J.Crew Tippi Sweater for example:

    I wasn't even going to bring it with me but at the last minute before leaving the apartment, I slipped it over my head because my dad likes to blast the A/C in the car and I needed something to keep me warm despite the blazing heat outdoors. 

    Even though I dont *really* need to,  I am thrilled to be able to wear this layer anyway. Toronto does get heat and humidity during the summer, but it is nowhere near what it is in DC. The fact that being able to wear this layer as an option makes me so happy. 

    The first two outfits aren't dramatically different, but when you're living out of a suitcase, you have to make do with what you have. I know the color of the photos are a bit washed out, but I made a new spot in the house to take some photos and the lighting is a bit weird and I didn't put too much effort into trying to fix them via post-processing.

   Fam jam:

Blouse: Jacob Sleeveless Bow Blouse (without the bow) (white, size XS) (see similar here and here).
Trousers: J.Crew Cafe Capri in Pop Art Polka Dot (cream/navy, size 00P and altered by me).
Shoes: LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amelie Pump(black, size 6).
Clutch: Botkier Charlotte Clutch (black) (see similar here and here).
Watch: Michael Kors Runway watch (silver).

Dinner with the BFF for his birthday:

Necklace: Forever21 (gold) (see similar).
Bracelets: Forever21 and Material Girl (gold) (similar).

Running errands:

Tank: Express Racerback tank (black/white stripe, size XS) (see similar).
Ring: Le Chateau (silver).
Belt: H&M Leather belt (Brown, size XS).
Shoes: Converse Chuck TaylorAll-star Ox (grey, size W6).
Denim: Abercrombie & Fitch Cut-off Denim shorts (destroyed, medium wash, size 00) (see similar).

     You might not be able to tell because of the flash, but the sweater is a bit sheer so you can see the stripes of the tank through it which I thought was fun. 

   If you're wondering what the heck is going on with my hair lately, it's the result of two things: One, I need a haircut and I feel like I need a change, but I'm not quite sure what I should do with it. And two, right now I'm obsessed with Gwen and No Doubt's new song "Settle Down". This hair is inspired by Gwen and I've been sporting it pretty much every day for the last two and a half weeks.

  Any suggestions on what I should do with my hair? I have a few requirements: not too short (preferably around shoulder length), easy to style, and grows out well.

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Memyselfandstyle said...

All three ways are well put together and have given me some inspiration for outfits...especially for work wear as a teacher.

Petite Therapy said...

I think you did a great job re-styling the yellow sweater! I have a pair of yellow jeans that I'm still trying to figure out how to style. 

Margaretwng said...

Maybe you can do a shoulder length bob style with some layers and maybe side swept bangs?

Kaolee Hoyle said...

I love this bright color!

Sam said...

great idea. i have a yellow sweater too and have not wear it yet.


Plamena Zahova said...

All three ways are gorgeous! I cannot even pick a favorite! You have a great sense of style!

I am giving away three unique pairs of handmade earrings on my blog and I'll be so glad if you join! XoXoPlami

Rose said...

 I love the first look most. I think each piece is really unique in its own way. For the hair, I 1. usually look for pictures of celebrities with similar face shapes like mine and see what looks good on them; and 2. remind me of the hairstyles that looked good on me in the past.

I find that mid-length hair requires more styling work than others do. Since your face is oval, I say most hairstyle would flatter it :).

lisacng said...

Cute sweater , love all the pairings! Sry, no advice on hair except layers??

Girlie Blogger said...

Love teh casual look in your last pic. This sweater is cute, bright and versatile.

SS_littleflowers said...

Thanks for sharing outfits tips. I'm thinking to get Tippi sweater so it is really interesting to me.

Joanna said...

You styled this sweater very well! Looove the J. Crew pop art pants. The large polka dot print makes it so grown up and chic.

Stylish Petite said...

I love this yellow sweater and I adore it all three ways! My favorite is the first one- so so cute.

Shamelessly Overdressed said...

What a great post! I always love "wear it 3 ways" ideas, since I'm guilty of not wearing most of the items sitting in my closet enough. My favorite of the 3 is the first one, with the dotted look adorable!

Love, S
I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog!

Workwear said...

yellow T-shirt so amazing!!! Workwear

Livesimplistically said...

This is such a great post! You gave me some inspiration for today's outfit. Thank you!

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