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

Mother's Day Giveaway with REEDS Jewelers

Chiffon dress outfit
Neutrals on a budget
Chiffon dress and bow pumps
Michael Kors ring

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and I've partnered with REEDS Jewelers for a fun giveaway! Check out my Mother's Day gift guide under $200 below, and be sure to enter *TWO* giveaways. Visit the Rafflecopter box to win a $50 REEDS gift card, and head to Instagram to win eight Alex and Ani bangles in two easy steps: 

1. Share a throwback photo with your mother via Instagram using the hashtag #MothersDayMoments.
2. Follow @ReedsJewelers on Instagram.

One grand prize winner will be chosen to win a "Mother" bangle, a "Daughter" bangle (pictured in my outfit), and six other Alex and Ani bangles of your choice. Go here for official rules.

About my outfit: this is what I wore for Easter Sunday yesterday! I've had (and loved) this dress for ages and was excited to wear it again. My new Michael Kors ring (via REEDS) will now be on permanent rotation, and I'm digging the addition of the "Daughter" bangle to my Alex and Ani stack!

Dress: Banana Republic, $55 (similar, similarsimilar, similar)
Cardigan: LOFT, $20 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: Lauren Conrad/Kohl's, $25 (similar, similar, similar
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Nail polish: Essie "Ballet Slippers"
Ring: Michael Kors c/o REEDS
"Daughter" bracelet: Alex and Ani c/o REEDS
Approx. dates: Dress is 4 years ago. Cardigan is 3 years ago. Shoes and purse are 1 year ago.

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Today's post is brought to you by REEDS Jewelers. All editorial decisions and opinions are my own. Thanks for reading and participating!

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Sweatshirt

Neon sweatshirt outfit
Rainbow sneakers outfit

Sweatshirts dressed up: it's been a trend for awhile, but not something I was eager to try. I normally wear today's sweatshirt over gym shorts on the way to and from the gym, but I decided branch out and give it a whirl. These neon sneakers were a perfect match, but the necklace and clutch felt a little silly. (Maybe it just takes a little getting used to! What are your tips for this trend?)

Also - a very happy and blessed Easter to those who are celebrating today! :-) if you're looking for some outfit inspiration, feel free to check out my Easter blog post from a couple weeks ago here.

Sweatshirt: Gap, $9 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: H&M, $32 (similarsimilar)
Necklace: Shop Ethereal c/o, $12 (similarsimilar)
Sneakers: Saucony/DSW
Clutch: Ann Taylor, $30 (similar, similar)
Bracelets: INPINK c/o, Target watch (similar)
Approx. dates: Necklace and clutch are 2 years ago. Sweatshirt, shoes and jeans are 1 year ago.

Rainbow sneakers shopping

Asics  /  Reebok  /  Asics
Asics  /  New Balance  /  Reebok
New Balance  /  Asics  /  Saucony
Asics  /  Asics  /  Jambu