Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Three Degrees of Spring

I'm not going to lie, I am still pretty depressed these days. I wish I had some cool or exciting news to share with you. But, alas, life is slowly trudging by, whether I'm happy or not.

On a slightly more positive note, I have some outfits to share!

For those of you who live in midwestern United States, you will know what I mean when I say the weather is schizophrenic. In winter, after a heinous blizzard, we could randomly have a 70 degree day. Or, we could even have a blizzard in early October. For fashionistas, it requires always keeping non-seasonal clothes on hand just in case.

This month was no exception. In one week, we went from 27 degrees to 45 degrees to 70 degrees.

Here are my outfits from these climates:

27 Degrees



Coat, Gap; gloves and tights, Kohls; shirt, Express; skirt, White House/Black Market; shoes, Gap.

This coat is one of my favorites for obvious reasons. I haven't shopped at the Gap since middle school, but when I saw this coat in the store window a year ago, I snatched it up immediately. Sometimes that store can have some really cute finds, I think. I bought the shoes during the same shopping trip. It was an exciting day at the Gap, haha.

I am a little disappointed with the photo of the shirt. It has black sequins on the shoulders which make it sparkle, which you cannot see here. The skirt is also way cuter in person. My friend Jonny convinced me to buy it because it reminded him of a Chanel suit.


45 Degrees

Coat, Forever 21; shirt, Express; skirt, Ralph Lauren

This is a terrible photo of me, as I am obviously pissed. My dad, who took the photo, said I looked like a chubby little leopard and he thought that was hilarious. I was not amused.

I actually got this coat on sale from F21 a couple months ago for only seven dollars! I love wearing it because it makes me feel glamorous. Is that lame?

Plus, you may notice I am wearing the same black flats with all three outfits. I have no good reason. I'm just fucking lazy.


70 Degrees

Dress, Andrea Behar; sunglasses; vintage

I wanted to show off this dress because I got it for THREE DOLLARS. Seriously. The Dillards store near my parents' house was going out of business and everything was up to 90 percent off. It was insane. I literally spent five hours in that store one Saturday in January scrounging for the best deals I could find. I went home with five giant bags that day and some gorgeous summer dresses and tops which I will post later this year. It was an amazing experience.

So, those were a few of my outfits this season. What are you wearing this spring? (Or fall, for my southern hemisphere friends)!

44 comments:

yiqin; said...

The red tights really pop. Love the outfit.

Leah said...

I love your 70degree outfit... the dress is so pretty.

Have a great day sweetie! xoxo

Josie said...

LOVE that first outfit. Such a pretty coat! I probably also like this outfit best because you're smiling in these pictures -- so pretty :)
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

I love your last dress. I wish I could kidnap you and cheer you up

Missy said...

I’ve just passed you an award which i hope will cheer you up x

Missy
For everything about fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Vintage Vixen said...

A chubby leopard, Dads, eh?
You look fabulous in all of them but I love your smile in the top two, you gorgeous beast!
Spring had us all fooled last week here in the UK but now winter's back with avegeance.
Vix
xxx

mariahsmile said...

I love that dress! I can't believe it was only $3! Finds like that are my favorite.

anhesty said...

tweed! i love tweed!

http://anhesty.blogspot.com
http://anhesty.etsy.com

Style with Benefits said...

Hey lady! I love the red tights and that coat! Sorry to hear that things haven't been going well, and hope everything will get better soon.

For spring, I can't wait to break out more floral dresses with my combat boots.

xo, becs

Tights Lover said...

Sorry you're not feeling better. I hope you cheer up soon! The weather is definitely the same here. It was 70 on Saturday and now today I'm freezing!!

I love all three outfits. I really love the red tights, but the summer look is my favorite of the three.

And don't listen to your dad. You looked great in the leopard print!

Nikosmommy said...

Love that last dress, it's totally you!! Spring's-a-comin'! Cheer up missy...the warm weather will be here soon enough. It's -4 degrees Celsius where I am today...I know the sun will show it's face sometime soon!

Mina said...

Georgia has weather like that too! It's like we can have all four seasons in one week! Bipolar weather. Lol. I love that "70 degrees dress". :)

Sherin said...

England has crazy weather as well. It's so hard to dress for it. I love the outfits you're wearing. They're perfect for each weather.

Leia said...

Well, despite the crazy weather and crazy things happening in the life, you still manage to look fab ALWAYS! I am soooo in love with the leopard print trench. And that dress in photo #3! WOWEE, you look GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see the rest of your buys :D

JUST ME said...

90% off?! That's like a fantasy dream.

Heather Taylor said...

Loving the red tights :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Great leopard coat! And I love those red tights!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

KIRAFASHION said...

you look great!!!

.:JoaNNa:. said...

whoa i love your outfits! especially the dress on the last picture. what a great buy! :D

Jen Ben said...

You look so cute! I am so jealous of your Dillard's sale day! Love you!!!!

p.s. Your dad is an asshole...

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh girl this damn weather can't make up it's mind in north either. I absolutely love your last dress. It looks so pretty on you & The colors are awesome!!! Okay I don't know what your dad is on but if I saw that coat for 7 bucks it would mine in a heart-beat.

btw have you seen All about Steve yet with Sandra Bullock? She wears these red Go Go boots always. Your tights remind me of that. I love it. You got flare & spunk hun, & that rocks!

I know this is a hard time for you I just hope Jen there's a lil joy in your days. You deserve it all!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Awwwwww I know how you must feel but keep smiling dear Jennifer and you'll be fine soon! I loved that colourful dress! Totally Spring-fling! :)

Elle said...

i'm loving the red gloves/tights combo in the first look but the last dress is just darlinggg and such a steal! ahh the constantly changing temps make me crazy! i much prefer knowing "its gonna be cold/hot" :)

J. said...

Oh, i love all these outfits!

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love these outfits Jennifer, the Andrea Behar dress looks amazing on you and what a great price!!!!

xo
Rachel

janettaylor said...

Love the 1st coat!

P.S.: ♥Please don’t forget to join the Sporty Knit Tigh-High Socks GIVEAWAY!♥

Good luck!

gleenn said...

hi girl, i so love your blue summer dress. and at $7 at that? hilarious. I love the coat too, first photo. It's very lovely to see all these outfit posts of yours. :)

Audrey Allure said...

Love that last outfit, the dress is so pretty!

And I know what you mean, we've been having crazy weather too. It was around 70 one day, and the next was 46. lol

Rachel said...

You look fabulous, Jennifer! I love the red tights!

Robin said...

Gotta love that skizo Kansas weather- I'm sure you had as much fun in the random blizzard of last week as I did!

Barry said...

I just had a mental conversation with your dad, let's just say I don't share the same opinion. You look great Jen!

xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

What could possibly be lame about wanting to wear a coat that makes you feel glamorous? bsolutely nothing, my love! You look amazing in that coat - true Old Hollywood Glamour. Now you just need a pair of oversized sunnies and you'll look like an incognito celebutante!

Loving the red tights, by the way - tres Blair Waldorf!! :)

Amy said...

Same is going on here with the weather, but the opposite almost... Yesterday 50, Today 65, Tomorrow 30. ??? Umm there is something wrong with this picture...


Anyways, I LOVE your 70degree outfit- that dress is just FABULOUS!

xoxo
Amy

lauren lanza osias said...

that's hilarious! the weather has been insane everywhere. i love the bright tights!!! so much fun! and don't worry you will get back into the grove soon. i promise, you've had a lot to think about lately.

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

Ela said...

Oh no he didn't??? GAH. Oh honey,you are the cutest leopard ever. And for $7...um how could you not? I love it, you look fabulous. And that dress was made for you :)

Hang in there hon, good things...I promise. Just a lil longer.

xoxo

bryna said...

love that leopard coat!

Kristin said...

You are so cute lady. LOVE the bright tights! I just wrote about how the multiple personality weather was annoying me today! Hang in there. Things will turn around. Have faith. : )

fhen said...

love the first outfit and that dress is totally a steal!
i didnt know that the weather can change so drastically!


xoxo

Slumber Designs said...

Girl, I completely can relate about the depressed thing. I live in MN for gosh sake! But girl, make sure you stay positive, do things you enjoy and keep your mind on the upcoming summer! You'll be feeling great in no time.

Golden said...

Lovely outfits! I hate it too whenever our climate drastically changes. Argh!

Lots of love,

Lisa said...

I hope you are still hanging in there. If it makes you feel any better- all of your outfits are super cute!!! :) Things will get better soon- I promise! :)

Fashion Court said...

i LOVE all of your outfits - especially that dress from dillards!

Sandy said...

Great outfits Jen! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that coat (wait till you see my trench ... I hope you like it ... although I paid WAY more than you did, you smart little cookie) and the dress is awesome! We're going to Cincinnati sometime this summer and I'm looking forward to shopping in the States and with our dollar being so strong ... WOO HOO!
As far as your dad's concerned ... well ... I'll be polite. He doesn't know what the f(@* he's talking about ... you're ADORABLE and I love you!

OceanDreams said...

I love your floral outfit, you look so pretty! :) Hang in there love, take one day at a time!