August 30, 2010

Utilitarian Monday

I hope this finds you with a good Monday going for you on top of a great weekend!  Sorry for not posting over the weekend - I took a mini-holiday to see one of my best friends up in Greenwich, CT, and we even got to go into NYC for dinner, which was so fun!  I love NYC - I have got some great memories associated with the city, and Saturday's just added on top of it - so, yes, I have a small romance with it :).  I don't think I could ever live there - I need to see trees (and apparently the ones in NYC are deadly!) and greenery and blue skies and I don't think I can go back to living in the cold for so long.  But I love, love, love going to visit it and have an adventure!

Today's outfit is really very simple.  I was just feeling like wearing something very basic and couldn't decide on a dress that fit the bill for me this morning.  Then as I was looking in my closet I saw this shirt that I love hanging and decided that I wanted to wear it instead of a dress.  I paired it with these olive brown pants to give it a utilitarian feel, and then finally added my beloved Tahari grey ombre heels.  I decided to keep accessories very simple today - just some long earrings, silver bracelets, and fish/cross necklace that I always wear.  A long necklace just wasn't working right.  I think it's because it just distracts from the embellishment already on the shirt.

Also, you will be seeing this version of the curly hair until Wednesday when I get it cut.  I'm still trying to decide what I want to do...I'm maybe thinking a long bob (because I don't want to go too short) with layers - if there is such a thing - with side bangs.  Full-on bangs just don't work right with my face. What do you think? Think a long bob with layers would look good curly/wavy/frizzy? We'll see!

PS - THANK YOU to all my recent new followers, as well as my long-time ones.  You all have no idea how much I appreciate you stopping by and deciding to follow me, as well as to comment! I love hearing what you have to say!

Shirt - Banana Republic
Pants - J.Crew
Heels - Tahari via TJMaxx
Earrings - Loehmanns
Sunnies - Target
Belt, Bracelet - ??

13 comments:

Dina's Days said...

I just got a pair similar to those pants from Old Navy this weekend on super clearance and I didn't think to pair it with a shirt this color! I was going for creams and blacks but this works!

Sarah said...

Cute pants! I really like this simple look. Great shoes.
I have a question for you, how tall are you?

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Elle Sees said...

very comfy and casual! i post my outfits on tuesdays

Lauren said...

@Sarah - Thanks! I'm 5'6" - the shortest in my family. My brother and sister got blest with the tall genes on my mom's side of the family :) I got the short ones from my dad's :).

@Dina Days - Creams and Blacks would go great with this color!

@Elle Sees - Cool! I will be sure to check out your blog!!

Robyn said...

Great slacks. I love the look of mixed neutrals.

Sarah said...

Ooh I really like the green pants. It's a very neutral but feminine look. Love it!

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i simply love this look! so inspiring--the military trend, the sweet buttons on the shirt, the feminine heels.
you look lovely!

Mandy said...

I love the military pants with the heels - looks great!

Anonymous said...

I think you will look fantastic with a long bob!! Can't wait to see :) This look rocks, I love how the neutrals play off of each other, and they both go so well with your skin color - gorgeous!

Lauren said...

@Tania, Mandy, Sarah, Robyn and Megan - Thanks!! And thanks even more for stopping by!

kenda said...

great pants. this whole look is a nice take on the military trend.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Nice outfit -- I love those pants. This is such a chic look!

Dina's Days said...

I just got a pair similar to those pants from Old Navy this weekend on super clearance and I didn't think to pair it with a shirt this color! I was going for creams and blacks but this works!

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