The wishing tree of style inspiration

Today’s work look was inspired an outfit @ Kelsey Bang, which I pinned immediately. I loved Kelsey’s color combination and feminine ’50s silhouette. I felt GREAT in this outfit, pretty and feminine and fuss-free.

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

The backdrop is a “Wishing Tree” in our neighborhood, with tags and a marker for all to contribute a personal wish — and send good thoughts for others’ wishes to come true. ♥

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

Details:  Navy dress:  Macy’s, gift-carded this summer  /  Colorblocked cardigan:  Target, old  /  Mint skinny belt:  Target, last winter  /  Navy tights:  American Apparel, spring 2012  /  Navy wedges:  Macy’s, new  /  Gold hoops:  Birthday set, summer 2012  /  Gold square studs:  Old Navy, gift-carded this fall

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

Librarian for Life + Style | Navy + mint closeup

My favorite detail is how the mint skinny belt ties in the colorblocked cardigan.

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

And this was the first outing for my new navy wedges. I have been on the lookout for navy shoes — preferably patent leather — and Sam and I went to Macy’s a couple of weekends ago and got these on sale. Sam picked these out, and I love the bit of patent leather at the back. They are Anne Klein Sport and sooooo comfortable. With the low wedge heel and elastic edging, wearing these takes no effort. They’re light, sturdy, and practical — and that touch of patent leather adds a bit of fun. I also love that they almost exactly match my navy tights. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Patent leather detail on my new navy wedges

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

I’m putting this on the short list for my husband’s fave of the month, as (a) it has the colorblocked cardigan, which he loves, and (b) he picked out the navy shoes as well as this navy dress. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

And, last but not least, I couldn’t help catching a shot of my husband, who looked so cute in his casual layers. His grey-and-neon-orange-stripe sneakers (a recent Payless special) were a last-minute addition, and I think they look great with his grey zip-up hoodie, chambray button-down, and striped gloves. Pretty snazzy!

Librarian for Life + Style | The wishing tree of style inspiration

Link ups:  Wednesday Style Connection  /  Look What I Got  /  Threefer Thursdays  /  Spotlight Weekly  /  What I Wore to Work  /  Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday  /  All Things Thursday  /  Fashion Informant  /  Third Thursday Threads  /  Pinned It and Did It  /  Fashionably Employed

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31 thoughts on “The wishing tree of style inspiration

  1. Isabella

    A twirly navy dress – what a delight! The lime green details are lovely as well. All in all very pretty! So cute that you have a neighborhood wishing tree 🙂

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  2. Laura

    The wishing tree is such a neat idea! I am loving that mint belt. It was such a perfect touch and really compliments your cardigan! Those shoes are so cute and look really comfortable, too! Score!

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  3. Jen

    Thanks for stopping by the Fashionably Employed Link Up. I could definitely wear this combination to work – and I love how the mint belt complements the navy perfectly. Looking forward to seeing what you share next week.

    Reply
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