Lighten up

 

Ann Taylor Crepe Side Zip Top / Zara Pencil Skirt / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / Forever21 Necklace / Aldo Caling Rings /  3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Satchel  / Forever21 Bracelet / Club Monaco Lindy Wrap Trench

The warmer weather finally hit, and as predicted, my color palette has lightened up somewhat. I actually wish I owned a pair of pointy toe nude pumps and a nude colored bag for this outfit, but alas, those things are still gaps in my closet.

Oddly enough, this blue top is the only item of a non-neutral color that I have purchased this year other than two pairs of blue denim. Everything has been either white, black, grey, or nude/stone! I actually forced myself to buy this blue blouse (I also purchased the black one), if only so I could say that I bought something that actually had some true color to it. I suppose it was a good choice. It goes great with white! 🙂

Three

Club Monaco Lindy Wrap Trench / J.Crew Grid Blouse / Theory Max C Tailor Trousers (similar) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / Aldo Praema Rings

It’s turning into a problem. This is my third Club Monaco trench in as many years. There’s not much to say except that they’re beautiful and are made beautifully, which is why I can’t help myself. I tried this long version here from Zara, though much cheaper, it was way too long–it hit me about mid-calf! (Also see this one and this one.) Despite being more costly, I’m much happier with the quality of the Club Monaco version. It is partially lined, and falls above my knee cap. The soft drape gifts the trench a bit of a feminine touch, which admittedly, can oftentimes be lacking in my outfits.

If you’re interested in this, they’re going fast! So buy now, think later! By the time I get this post up, I think it might already be sold out on the U.S. site and limited sizes on the Canadian site. It also comes in navy blue, which is a great transitional color for the cooler temps.