5.18.10My husband said I looked “springy” today. This made me sad because I was going more for a look that was “flowery” + “hot granny” + “80’s rocker chic” + “precious, but not the movie” + “Chloe Sevigny” + “white heat”. But I guess I’ll take “springy”, if that’s all he’s offering.

So I got my top from H&M Seattle and sadly its a bit too big. I got really excited and just grabbed the shirt and didn’t look at the size. I usually take my pills before shopping to calm my nerves and to stop me from making said mistakes, but alas I did not shop responsibly. Good news, I kind of shrunk it up in the wash and it was only $9. Fantastic. My skirt was also a cheap purchase. I bought it last summer at Gap, after they made that huge declaration that it was the “year of the white denim” and stocked the stores full of it. I guess not everyone liked the white denim idea so I got this dandy little skirt for $10 and a pair of jeans for $20. I love a good trendy sale.
A few peeps asked if my skirt that I wore yesterday was recently from Target. I’m sad to say that it wasn’t. I bought it a few years ago (2008, perhaps?) on extreme sale. It’s a few sizes too big (this is a habit for me) so a belt is a must. I just can’t pass up a cute, cheap skirt. You know what they say…If the skirt fits, or even if it doesn’t, buy it if it’s on sale. I’m kidding, don’t do that or your whole closet will be filled with nothing but skirts and you won’t have anything to wear on top. And then where would you be? (Probably jail for public nudity.)
  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16860811504703086499 ShoesForDessert

    Gorgeous outfit and photos! I love the industrial background. And I love the white skirt with the colorful, floral top and necklace! So pretty


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16183388014762196636 Amber’s Notebook

    omg that outfit is so springy and perfect! SO jealous our california weather has been anything but springy this week!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15380899149081670026 Madeline P

    Oh, I love it! The print on the top is fabulous, and I love it paired with the Anthro necklace.


  • http://www.fossilframe.tumblr.com Kenzie

    I love the detail on top with the light on bottom. I always but the dark on bottom and light on top (like a square) and appreciate the change-up.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08855803349909360177 Peggy

    I LOVE this outfit! It looks awesome!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/15725735289749191106 Ebony

    Love the plain skirt with the bright and funky top! 😀 I also have a lot of stuff that was a bit too big at the time of buying but I just figured I could belt or shrink it 😛 I've become better lately though… But I get what you mean.

    Fab outfit; very floral rocker granny indeed.

  • http://www.momomod.com Chandra

    I'm so in love with that floral shirt!

  • Chelsea

    I LOVE this outfit!!! Your defs channeling "precious, but not the movie". Makes me laugh!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06276759129671725661 Emma Clark

    Love the white denim. Don't think I could wear it myself as I am very accident prone and would be sure it get it super dirty. But it looks great on you.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16100935990025049147 L

    i love the top! the floral colors really work.
    you are for sure flowery. :)


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/10610538836646535287 Fashion Butter

    Super purdy! Love the way you put this together.


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07348913525558680225 eek

    your posts always put a smile on my face :)

    love your look today – that top is fabulous!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07113599692927851843 Lexie, Little Boat

    your legs look forever long in these photos!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/07833024008883931651 DEA

    The colors on the shirt are amazing and the white skirt is the perfect touch!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08690283178056872198 Jamie

    these pictures are beautiful.
    it does give off a springy feel – which is totally okay! :)
    the black heels give it some minor rock'n roll edge.

    but seriously, who doesn't love a good bargain?


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08769442599061040900 Katie, Tinda Keelie

    I love your springy look!

    Aww shucks- I guess that's all I could come up with as well. ; )

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    I love that top and necklace! The colors look great on you.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01913405107797802044 jenny

    Love your always-funny posts. I actually see more of "springy" than 80's rocker chic (it needs more black, hehe), so I can agree with your hubby on that one. :) :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05840899604873476948 Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes

    The white skirt goes really well with that top because it has the white in it too.

  • http://missvinylahoy.wordpress.com/ Miss Vinyl

    I love that top! I almost bought it, and now I'm kicking myself for not.
    And, as always, I love that necklace. I'm not cool enough for Antro, so I have a cheap F21 knockoff (see the trend here?)
    You look fab, as always.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12778509040883620964 Diane


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04944386423150142284 Eva Scott

    I just found you and am so glad I did. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01700861489513811406 Elle Sees

    And I shall be stealing this outfit from you…

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06025586220505577002 A.Co

    LOL! Your tales are so witty and funny! I love it.

    The skirt and top don't look big from here. Mission accomplished.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16782985585288418099 God’s Favorite Shoes!

    First of all, you are hilarious. I love reading your post! I love funny people (I find myself kinda funny).

    Secondly..that necklace haunts me! I see it everywhere on blogs and I can't find.

    YOu should donate it to the poor: ME.



  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/01831607001500157567 tess

    great heels!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17618031899276867889 Hello*Pretty

    Super cute outfit! I always forget that we have an H&M in Seattle now. Totally going there. xo- karrie

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02292910347965825864 SWF_Terra

    I cannot believe your husband didn't do appropriate math. :) You do look quite springy. And for such a great price! My goodness. I am in love with that necklace.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05316749500678318719 Sal

    That shirt and that necklace are MEANT to be together. Like soulmates.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03907004781872726261 Becky

    I absolutely love this look on you!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05501355193123491521 Lucy

    Great top!!
    And i love your heels a lot too.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16355951932792696160 megannielsen

    I love this outfit! You do look springy, but I reckon you hit your theme goals pretty well too! Don't worry, hubby's never quite give the required response!
    And yes pills before shopping total must…

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00340001453458159654 shealennon

    What a great, colorful look!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04519283695087140932 lady lee

    this outfit is fab.

  • http://crowdedcloset.wordpress.com/ crowdedcloset

    hello flower doll face. u look just darling!

    xo, Kim http://www.crowded-closet.com

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/05858759674971943285 MarchMusings

    I love the springy colours-your husband was right! I love that you're tall and wear heels so often. I'm trying really hard to get back on mine.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17671495982418322102 OooKellyNicky

    Wow, you are so beautiful. I love your blog. Someone nominated you for blogger spotlight of the week, so I had to come over! And I love it. That necklace is so bold and beautiful with that floral top… Love.. Very springy!

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/00123165420655856468 Megan Rose

    You should know men are not capable of using very captivating adjectives. haha. At least he commented at all, my boyfriend doesn't notice if it's a trash bag or a dress. haha. Either way, you look amazing, and although the white denim thing didn't catch on, I'm guessing, I'm really jealous of that skirt. :]

  • http://Freehoney.Blogspot.com Becca

    I love the necklace – I've really been feeling chunky statement jewelry lately. And, contrary to what your husband may say, I can see the flowery – hot granny – chloe sevigny vibe!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02129400809310869590 Tieka, Selective Potential

    Hotttttt! Lovee your necklace, and top, and skirt, and shoes. 😉

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13015946397027534393 What Would a Nerd Wear

    thank god for gap's dubious trend-forecasting! i've gotten so many great things on sale because of them.
    p.s. you DO look springy, and also much like chloe.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06360833507127511662 RETRO REVA

    I have a similar skirt I'm anxious to wear as well. I was wondering, with all the followers u have, do you read each and every comment? I'd love to know! revasrags2roses.blogspt.com

  • http://closet365.wordpress.com/ closet365

    Guilty as charged. I have inumerable skirts and only about half of them fit. Oops. But they're so pretty!

    Love the outfit too.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16678318244245675194 Catherine

    You know that episode of Gilmore Girls when Rory gets back from Europe and talks to the clothes in her closet? About how she missed them and had a dream about them? Your joy at wearing your clothes again after the 30 for 30 gig made me think of that.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/12717868898572147713 bk

    I was directed over to your blog via "Uber Chic for Cheap", read your about me section , and thought… " I like this girl already!" I have browsed a bit through your blog and it is just wonderful. Great outfits, great outlook. Thanks for sharing!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13928951776385861803 KT

    I am in love with these heels!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/13138113830990586689 La Historiadora de Moda

    You look so chic. The too-big-but-now-shrunk-in-the-wash top is gorgeous on you!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/14213118495782379374 Viv

    You are totally cracking me up. Yesterday's post was HI lar. And your pics are so gorgeous. Does your hubby take them or do you have like a camera crew set up every morning? My man is SO not into taking my pic for me. Grrr. Love your blog.

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/03715660091823956758 Rach

    I love that necklace. I remember seeing it at anthropologie and not being able to put down the money for it. Been trying to buy the forver21 knock off version of it for months! But it always sells out :[

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/04088472827916702085 Ashley J

    I think this outfit is so pretty!!!


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/08954777506993740067 princesspolitico

    GORGEOUS LOOK! that skirt is white hot…


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02524270466814918921 Kiki

    I just love that necklace! It's so pretty. Also loving the floral top with the white skirt.


  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17375522211268147369 Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion)

    I love how fresh you look here. The colorful top looks gorgeous with the white skirt, good job!


  • http://myeverydaywear.blogspot.com/ Lorena

    This is soooo pretty !
    it's lady like, summery, beautiful :)

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/02964975538552685474 Danielle

    I often find myself getting really excited when shopping and thus picking up the wrong size! So frustrating. But honestly, you really rocked this shirt…I absolutely love it.