Saturday, May 4, 2013

You Better Work: Week Seven

We're finally living in the present! Week seven is here, and my struggle with Nantucket wind and weather continues. I always thought that in general, New England was a place of schizophrenic seasons, but when you are on an island thirty miles out to sea, it is, shall we say, amplified. As I write this, it's sunny and beautiful out right now but also it looks like a freakin tornado. What's a girl to do?

Wear everything she owns, duh. 

From floral tops to sweaters, and everything in between, my wardrobe is certainly getting a workout this week. Pieces I thought had run their course are suddenly back in rotation. Like bulky sweaters- this week marks the beginning of May, people. What is this?!

But I digress. Let's move onto the outfits, shall we?


forever 21 top & belt/banana republic vest/tj maxx pants/gap flats/pink pineapple necklace

Guys, I think I need more pants. It's clear I love these red ones, but good lord, it might be time to mix it up. Instead of my normal nautical pairings, I decided to go with some black, white and gold accessories. This shirt was actually the first thing I ever bought at Forever 21 like seven years ago. Obviously, this is one of the longest and most meaningful relationships I've ever had. 


old navy top & flats/ann taylor cardigan/banana republic skirt

And just like that, it was spring. The sun came out and so did the florals. I ate lunch outside that day with no coat in this outfit. It was glorious! And then...


old navy jacket, sweater & chambray/forever 21 pants/gap flats/ny & co bag

... I reverted back into the arctic. I mean, it didn't snow or anything, but I was layered up. And I still cried icy tears on my walk to work because I didn't bring gloves. Gloves. It was May 1. Whatever. It's never too cold for polka dotted pants. And my first Nantucket sock bun! Can you believe it? I wasn't sure if they were ready yet. That's a lie- I was more afraid a giant gust of wind would come along and my hair credibility would be ruined forever. But more excitingly, can we notice- new nautical phone cover, courtesy of a jaunt to the J.Crew outlet with Liz? I love my glitter Kate Spade one, but it's gotten a little stretched out. With warm weather (hopefully) approaching, it was time for an upgrade. A super cheap totally on sale upgrade. 


old navy top/target skirt & shoes/forever 21 necklace & bracelet

I have always loved this full Isaac Mizrahi skirt that I got a bajillion years ago at Target- shocker- on a crazy sale. Sometimes, you just need a little more flounce, you know? Even for work. The only thing that bums me out about this look was my hair. I had a vision and it was just not happening. 


No pic today. And what a bummer, because I really enjoyed my ensemble. Sometimes you have to just give way to reality- I worked a full day, then stayed until 11:00 for a late night event we were having. Don't get me wrong- I volunteered, and I was happy to be a part of it, but by the time I got home, it just wasn't happening. I mean, my pictures look like crap if I take them after 6:00 anyway since you know, I'm taking them myself in the mirror on an iPhone. The positive thing? I can repeat it at some point and no one will know. Mwahahahahaha. 

So let's hope after this twister today dies down, we can really jump into spring/summer looks with full force. Unfortunately, none of my summer clothes are down here yet, so we'll see if we can make it happen. IT HAS TO HAPPEN. 


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