Pinspired…Failure and Success

pinspired2bIt’s time for another Pinspired post and link up with Shaeffer at Pinterest Told Me To.  We’ve had some mixed weather here in Southern California along with some actual rain!  That’s not something we see very often- my kids are texting me from school saying they are wet and freezing.  We aren’t big on weather appropriate apparel around here I guess.

My first Pinspired was a fail (as my 11 year old would say).  I loved the idea of the outfit below…

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 9.39.45 AMBut when I put all the pieces together, my chambray shirt was just too big!  I ordered a size up wanting to wear it with leggings, but it just didn’t work.  I love the still love the shirt and I can wear it tucked in, but definitely not with this outfit!  I found a few great options below…  I have the Topshop tank top and I really love the fabric- and you can’t beat the price.  Although the Zella leggings are technically workout wear, they are great to wear as leggings- they keep everything in place and stay very black through numerous washings.

So I ended up wearing something similar to the outfit below…
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I left on the boots, leggings and tank top and added my favorite grey cardigan and a cute scarf.  Success!
I couldn’t find my favorite Splendid grey cardigan on-line, but above are a few other options.

The funny thing about this whole experience is that although it was cold in the morning, by the afternoon it was warm!  I took off the sweater and the boots and put on my flip-flops.  Oh well, at least it worked for my morning meeting 🙂

2 thoughts on “Pinspired…Failure and Success

  1. Don’t feel bad. I tried to pull off this look as well, but my denim shirt wasn’t long enough and you know what Sheaffer says, “Girl, leggins aren’t pants!” I quickly changed!

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