Tuesday, April 5, 2011

my outfit: cargo fun!

Michigan is being a huge dork. The weather is just NOT turning... last year at this time we had even snuck in a few 70 degree days.  None of that is in the forecast at this point - unfortunately.  Very unfortunately.  We had snow this past weekend - it didn't stick of course, but still!

So I'm dressing for winter when my head is thinking spring.  I even have three KILLER spring outfits all laid out in my closet right now - they are just mocking me.  But at least once the warm weather and sun DO appear... I've got outfits covered for the first three days.

In other news... I've been busy as a beaver lately re-doing my living room.  Which has included mass hours of craigslist stalking.  It goes like this: you find a coffee table you can't live without but can't afford.  You email asking if there is 'wiggle' room... hoping that there is wiggle room to the tune of several hundred dollars.  Seller says no - duh, right? Then you start sending random 'have you sold it yet?' emails in the sweetest way possible through Times New Roman that doesn't include full out flirting.

Then the skies open and the angels start singing the hallelujah chorus and he emails you out of the blue that if you come pick it up for X amount of money (that is ridiculously low from the original $1000 he was listing it for) TODAY then it's yours.  Very exciting, no?  So it's mine.  I have one more piece to the puzzle that I am saving my pennies for (and lots of them) having to do with the fireplace surround and then it's a done deal.  Of course, there isn't only a coffee table in the living room... there have been several IKEA trips, pillow fluffing and rug adjusting.  I hope to show you pictures soon!  

Scarf, Target
Jean Jacket, Gap (similar)
Floral Top, Forever 21 (similar)
Cargos, Old Navy (similar)
Clogs, UGG
Bracelet, (from top) this one courtesy of Towne & Reese, Forever 21, this one courtesy of Stella & Dot
Bag, Deux Lux (similar - but I got mine cheaper from GILT!)


Charee Lenee' said...

So funny. I thought I was the only one that did that with Craiglist and other sites too! LOL I love the outfit. Skinny cargos are my #1 go to pants!! They are so comfy and cute!!! :)

Meg O. said...

I wish I could pull off skinny cargos. I was blessed with hips, booty, and thighs that would only be accentuated by the pockets on the thighs. Boo! Lucky you! Cute outfit!

Monique Zuman said...

Love your look here! The cargos definitely suit you!!

Monique xx


Plain Jane said...

Cute outfit Jill! I especially love the scarf!

shealennon said...

I love this springy but still cozy look! Kansas keeps going back and forth--cold, then nice. What a tease!

My Heart Blogged said...

Great outfit, and I can't wait to see your newly decorated room.
My Heart Blogged

Shen Dove said...

I love the color of your scarf and top! You're also making me seriously think about picking up a pair of army green cargoes for myself. I didn't realize my closet was missing them until now...



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