Casual Friday: Yellow Graphic Tee & Jeans

Today is the last day of my week long, self-challenge based on the Trend of the Month ChallengeYellow.
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I’ve really enjoyed the challenge, but I have to say today’s was the toughest to come up with and then, the most fun! Things I’ve learned through this process, I actually do have a few yellow items – if I really dig that is…

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Button-up & Belt – Thrifted, Graphic Tank Top – Rainforest Cafe, Jeans – JCP, Sandals – Shoe Show, Bracelet – Handmade by Me

Today’s graphic tee was found in the bottom of my dress, under everything else. Maybe you think it should have stayed there, maybe my co-workers do too, one will never know. I purchased this one a whim way back in 2005. No, I wasn’t on Spring Break I just wanted a top from the Rainforest Cafe! I hardly ever wear this tank top because it shrank after I got it home and washed it. But I was actually happy with the way I styled it for today’s look so it might, actually get some wear this summer!

To make this graphic tank top more office appropriate I added this thrifted pink button up, left open; a blue cross necklace;  a mint green & pink/coral bracelet; a belt to my low-rise jeans and some cute strappy wedges.

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Hope you guys have enjoyed the yellow looks this week and everyone has a great weekend!!

Joining in on these linky parties this Friday!

Think Tank Thursday / Three-fer Thursday / Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic / Two Thirty Five Designs / Favorite Frock Friday / Fridays Fancies / Fashion Informant Link Up / Fridays Five / Style Me Friday / The Best of Friday Style Link-Up!

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May 2013 TOTM Challenge: YELLOW

Today is the Trend of the Month Challenge Link-Up and May’s Trend link-up is Yellow! Hop on over the Marion’s blog to link-up!

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I talked a few times about being afraid to wear yellow most of my life but since changing my hair color to red, I’ve attempted to embrace the color. A few years ago while at Target (where else?) I saw their $7 Tees and I decided to get one in yellow, hopping it would work with my red hair. I’ve worn this tee loads of different ways on the weekends throughout the summer and spring, but I’ve never really dressed it up for the office.

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White Blazer & Tee – Target, Navy Cropped Pants & Bag – Thrifted, Jade Statement Necklace – Grandmother, Bracelets – Julep, Sandals – Payless

This white blazer is the perfect way to dress up a tee in any color really, it instantly takes a casual outfit to classic! It’s has gotten loads of wear this season too. A white or colored blazer is the perfect staple in a spring/summer business wardrobe and yet can be worn casually as well.

Originally when I thought about how I could dress up my yellow tee for work, I wanted to pair it with a navy blazer and white pants, but it just didn’t work with the navy blazer I have so I reversed the colors with white on top and navy on the bottom. To help tie everything together I added my white purse and sandals, oh and a red lip!

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I have found that the simplest outfits have the most impact. I love that about this look! I got lots of compliments from Caveman and a few women at work too!

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Although you can’t really see it unless you’re in direct sunlight, my necklace is made of Jade. I’ve been looking for a way to wear it for a while now, but just never could seem to get it right. Wearing it brings me closer to my late grandmother and reminds me that she was a hard working mother too!

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Late Grandmother’s Necklace

Linking up with these lovely ladies: Trend of the Month Link-up  / WIWW @ Transaltantic BlondeKeeping It Casual / Whatever Whenever Wednesday / WIWW @ Pleated Poppy / Random Wednesday / Get Your Pretty On / Weekly Wednesday Blog Hop / Wardrobe Wednesday / Dress For the Day / My Whims Wednesday / Doing You Well / Diaries of a Bargainista Wildcard Wednesday / Whatever Works Wednesday / What We Wore, Read & Made Wednesdays / Look What I Got! / #ThrifterThrusday / Trending Pretty Wednesday / All Things Pretty Thursday!

Tuesday Style: Yellow Florals

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The Yellow Theme continues today with this pastel number.

Pink, Yellow, Floral, Belt, Ballet Flats

Sweater – old, Easy DIY Skirt – ME, Belt – Forever 21, Ballet Flats & Wooden Bracelet – Target

I started the morning off with a denim embellished jacket because it is still super cool cold here. It is supposed to warm up later this week but the past couple of mornings have been cold. OK, please forgive my complaining about the weather! Here’s a comparison, with the denim jacket and without just for fun!

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This easy DIY skirt is a more buttery pastel yellow although in these photos it is getting washed out! I’ve worn it a few different ways over the past year since making it.

Follow the links if you’d like a review:

1. Easy DIY Skirt, 2. Spring Florals Denim, 3. Monday Mingle – Floral Blush (a more sophisticated version of today’s look), 4. WWW – Minty Florals, 5. May 2012 Trend of the Month – Yellow! Do you have a favorite? Any critiques? I like today’s look or the more sophisticated version #3.

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Hope you guys are enjoying my take on the Yellow Trend this month. Check out these linky parties for some more get outfit inspiration!

Yo Lo Mondays! / Monday-Mingle / Visible Monday / Real Girl Glam Link UpDC in Style / My Style Monday / Color Blind- Thrifters Anonymous / Lowercase Letters- Miscellany Mondays / Covered in Grace- Monday Meet Up / Claire Justine oxox- Creative Mondays /Southern Sunflowers and Coffee Beans- Monday Mingle / Style Statement Tuesday / WIWW @ Transaltantic BlondeKeeping It Casual / Whatever Whenever Wednesday / WIWW @ Pleated Poppy / Random Wednesday / Get Your Pretty On / Weekly Wednesday Blog Hop / Wardrobe Wednesday / Dress For the Day / My Whims Wednesday / Doing You Well / Diaries of a Bargainista Wildcard Wednesday / Whatever Works Wednesday / What We Wore, Read & Made Wednesdays / Trending Pretty Wednesday

PS: Go read this post, it might just shock you. My hope for myself and our family is that even though we live in this ungodly world we can be “self-controlled and upright, living godly lives in the present age”! Titus 2: 11-14

God has truly blessed our family and in recent months, has been refining each of us to be more like Him. It has been a hard journey, that is by no means over, but it has also been so very good to go through the fire. We always come out better on the other side! To God be the glory!

Monday, Monday: Gingham, Yellow & Cobalt

I’ve officially declared that it’s Yellow Week in honor of Marion‘s May Trend of the Month Challenge.

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I plan to bring you a Yellow inspired outfit each day this week! That’s a pretty tall order for me, especially since…. while sitting with Caveboy this morning, getting in a little cartoon watching before our day begins and I have no idea what I will wear today!! Um, I hate to say this again, but Pinterest to the rescue!!!! 😀

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I was thinking I wanted to wear my gingham shirt but with what and how I had no idea, so naturally I searched for gingham. I ran across this Pin from Emerald’s blog Sunday Crossbow. I have to stop right here and say, I love Emerald’s style and I’m so sad she isn’t blogging much anymore! I also saw this Pin, plus a few more and somehow the stars & planets aligned and everything just clicked to come up with this outfit!

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I added the wide black belt for an instant faux peplum, also making this shirt look more like a jacket. Oh and what do you think about the blue toes? Keep ’em or loose ’em? I’m diggin’ them for now. They’re just so spring-y!

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I know you recently saw me in cobalt with these yellow accessories, but humor me! I’m working with what I’ve got and attempting not to worry about what I don’t have yet! 😉

Point: don’t worry about what you don’t have; work with what you’ve got!

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Are you guys interested in a tutorial on how I created my necklace? There are so many tutorials out there and I really don’t want to bore you trying to reinvent the wheel. One thing I did different that most other tutorials out there is I used leather strips instead of a chain or ribbon, so technically that is something new I could show you. I have a few more in the works in various colors. They are really cute and it’s a cheap way to use up scraps of fabric.

Coincidentally these were my Mother’s Day flower hand picked by Caveboy!!

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Linking up with these beauties today! Yo Lo Mondays! / Monday-Mingle / Visible Monday / Real Girl Glam Link Up / What I Wore Sunday linkup / Sunday Style / DC in Style / Watch Out For The Woestmans / Casual Friday Link Up / Weekend Recap / My Style Monday / My Style Your Style / Color Blind- Thrifters Anonymous / Lowercase Letters- Miscellany Mondays / Covered in Grace- Monday Meet Up / Sami’s Shenanigans- Weekend Update / Claire Justine oxox- Creative Mondays /Southern Sunflowers and Coffee Beans- Monday Mingle /Join the Gossip- Monday Morning Gossip / Fridays Five / Style Statement Tuesday

WIWW: Black & White with Color Pops!

Happy Wednesday Y’all!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love the Black & White trend this spring! Obviously, I’ve unofficially made this Black & White week around here but I just can’t help it. 🙂

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It literally took me 5 minutes to throw this outfit together this morning. Black & White – check, Lace top – check, Color Pops – check. I love when you’re running late, but you can still throw an outfit like this together.

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With fickle spring weather here, layers are your friend. This lace top is not only breezy but is also sleeveless, so to make this office friendly tolerable I added a bright blue cardigan and some fun yellow accessories. I love wearing my sandals now too!

What about you guys, has spring sprung in your neck of the woods? I hope so!

Linking up with these lovely ladies: WIWW @ Transaltantic BlondeKeeping It Casual / Whatever Whenever Wednesday / WIWW @ Pleated Poppy / Random Wednesday / Get Your Pretty On / Weekly Wednesday Blog Hop / Wardrobe Wednesday / Dress For the Day / My Whims Wednesday / Doing You Well / Diaries of a Bargainista Wildcard Wednesday / Whatever Works Wednesday / What We Wore, Read & Made Wednesdays / Look What I Got! / #ThrifterThrusday /