4.23.2015

The Pineapple Print Tale

I've worn this pineapple shirt exactly two times. Once last year and once this year. The day after I wore it I was looking at it and just realized it wasn't super me. Most of you know I have a thing about yellow and although I love me some pineapple, I just haven't felt this top. I am a bigger fan of this way I've worn it but still, something just wasn't quite right. Then I got an email the very next morning that kind of made everything make sense. 
Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring

Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring

Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring

A really sweet reader emailed me and asked if I still had my Merona pineapple print shirt. My first thought was...wait, does she know I don't think I look good in it and is going to confirm my suspicions? 

I replied yes, wondering where exactly this was going and if I somehow had landed into a pineapple fetish site or something. Side note: I don't know if there is such a thing but there probably is and I really want to keep being able to just see pineapple in the purest way possible so don't let think otherwise, okay? 

However, quite the contrary happened. She had been looking for this exact shirt for a while and couldn't find it. She found the post where I wore this before and emailed me asking for it. It turns out she needed it for an upcoming trip and wanted to buy it from me. 

Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring

Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring

Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring

Pineapple Print Casual Outfit for Spring
Top: Target (similar) (similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Bag: Old Navy (exact)
Necklace: C/O Nashelle
Belt: River Island (exact)

A couple emails later, I sold the shirt, she sent the money and a day later I had mailed a shirt. I could be overly romanticizing this but I think that stories like this are what makes the internet a cool place. You can just Google your mind out looking for a pineapple shirt, email a person to see if they still have it, send over some PayPal money and then your shirt is in the mail and headed from Kansas to Oregon. THE INTERNET IT SO COOOOLLL GUYS!  photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share

4.22.2015

Don't Be Basic

First off, thank you all for your comments on the last post. In summary, everyone is having a quarter life crisis and we all don't know what we are doing. Go and read the comments and learn from other people's wisdom. I love you all! 

Now, onto the business of today's post. If spring of 2015, or 2015 in general, has a word to define it, I'd say it's the word basic. I can't tell you how many times one of my friends who doesn't get what it means but knows they should say it, leans over to me to whisper, "Is that basic and do we hate that or are we good with all of that going on?" First off, yeah, it's pretty basic and we hate it. But then again, some basic things are good. Generally if one has to question it being basic, it's going to end up with me saying it's probably basic. Second, I'm really getting into outfits that involve just slightly dressing up basic pieces like jeans, a shirt and necklace. So I'm simultaneously working on my basic game while trying to not be be basic. On a scale of one to 10, how confused are you right now? Five? 
Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

I really can't stop loving this basic lab coat/sleeveless trench. I wish I could apologize for how many times I have worn it without putting it up on the blog but it would be a lie. I loovveeeee it. I throw it on with everything. Jeans, a skirt, a dress. All of that. If it didn't wrinkle like crazy I probably would be be wearing it to bed because well, it's pretty great. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a simple, basic piece like this! 

Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

Black and white classic outfit with the current trend of a white, long vest! Paired with silver loafers and a statement necklace.

Top Target (exact)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact)
Necklace: BaubleBar (exact and only a few left!)
Shoes: ASOS (exact)
Sunglasses: Tulip Kansas City (similar)

Being basic doesn't have to be so...well, basic. Don't be basic. Okay? I'm glad i got all of this off my chest. Also, if you ever are following me on Twitter and you see me tweet my favorite image ever.....Basic paper towels, you should just know I'm basically yelling, "DON'T BE SO BASIC!" (This is also my favorite way to subtweet someone. That is a whoollleeeeee different post that should happen some day.)  photo Sig-09_zps87ca91c7.png Share