Today's Everyday Fashion: Turquoise and Yellow

Inspiration: Pink Peonies via Pinterest

Inspiration: Pink Peonies via Pinterest

Turquoise and yellow outfit

Turquoise, yellow and.... black! An unexpected combination I loved wearing last summer (bottom photo) and tried again this year. Give this color combination a try in your own closet, or replicate favorite colors you wore last year by switching the order around. Instead of a black top, for example, I switch to a black bag and accessories.

Top: Express, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: J.Crew, $45 (similar)
Shoes: H&M, $35 
Purse: Michael Kors, family gift
Earrings: My Stella & Dot, $44
Approx. dates: Skirt is 3 years ago. Top, shoes and purse are 2 years ago.

Mint shoes under $100

Nine West  /  Dolce Vita  /  Zara
Nine West  /  Bebe  /  ModCloth
Alloy  /  Seychelles  /  ASOS

Today's Everyday Fashion: Comfy Shoes

Inspiration: Windsor Store

Inspiration: Windsor Store

Sailboat sweater outfit

Thanks to a persistent knee injury from early March, I find myself faced with the grim reality that I may need to cut back on heels for awhile. There's a silver lining though, and in this case it's 1. new shoes - always a good time, and 2. posting more outfits with flat shoes - because I hear from you often that you'd love to see more flat shoe outfit ideas! I'll still be posting with heels (when I'm standing for photos they don't bother me at all), but I also want to venture into flatter territory. To kick things off I selected these white leather Minnetonkas from the DNA Footwear website. I've been wearing them a lot off the blog with t-shirts and jeans, and they go great with a nautical vibe in today's outfit and shopping picks below. What brands and styles of comfy shoes do you recommend or would like to see outfits with?

Sweater: Old Navy, $25
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similarsimilar)
Tote bag: Ooh Baby Designs via Etsy c/o, $27
Shoes: Minnetonka c/o DNA Footwear, $53
Approx. dates: Jeans are 4 years ago. Tote is 1 year ago. Sweater is last fall. Shoes are new.

Nautical shopping under $65

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Quote

Mirror print top outfit
Colorful outfit idea
Mirror print

I was researching quotes on perspective recently and came across this nugget of wisdom from Whoopi Goldberg. I've never seen a quote so succinctly express my attitude towards personal style. I don't believe there is a right or a wrong - too simple, too overdone - that can be an opinion (or personal mantra a la Coco Chanel) but never a universal rule. Along the same lines, I found myself saying the other day "I wear it this way because no one else does" and had to catch myself (here). I will always be a bit of rebel and like wearing what sometimes feels like the same clothes everyone is buying at the mall in whacky combinations. I like using bright colors, layers such as cardigans, and unique accessories to express my individuality. I wouldn't want those decisions to be motivated by other people though. "Don't wear something because someone else is wearing it, but also don't NOT wear it because some (or everyone) else is!" Just do you, and you'll always be in fashion. :-) (Instagram)

About today's look: I had a $10 Gap reward that was expiring last month and decided to take a chance on this final sale mirror print top. I'm so happy I did because the fabric is beautiful in person and the rainbow palette means it will go with just about anything. Hot pink, cobalt or citrine skirt, a black leather jacket, and blue or white jeans with bright heels, to name a few. How would you wear it?

Top: Piperlime, $17
Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Skirt: LOFT, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Nine West c/o Macy's 
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $98
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 3 years ago, skirt is 2 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Shoes and necklace are recent, top is new.

Mirror prints under $100