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H&M sweater | J.Crew Factory gingham shirt | Articles of Society denim (similar) | Tamaris Overknee Boots, have these in grey, love these & these (under $50!) | Louis Vuitton | Christian Paul Whitehaven Marble Face watch, c/o
I have a confession to make–I am kind of stuck in a neutral…both in blogging and getting dressed every day.
The blog thing is because of all that has happened these last three months (baby, moving, vacation to Germany), and I’m ever so slowly getting back into the groove (I promise I’ll get a post up about our trip, soon!!).
Getting dressed is another issue, because I have seemingly overstocked my closet with neutrals, this winter.
When I see a grey or beige sweater, I have to buy it; never mind that I already have
seven two others in the exact same color.
(Admit it, you do too!)
Let’s face it, by virtue of being a neutral they go with EVERYTHING, which means I’ll probably wear them a lot, so of course I need
five two or three different styles :D.
My husband gives me “the look”–The “really, hon, ANOTHER beige cable knit sweater?” look, any time I pick up another sweater in a store…But when I point out the many “different” brown pairs of shoes in his closet, the conversation is dropped :D.
But as much as I love my neutrals, lately I’ve been craving something more–I’ve been feeling sort of blah, every time I look through my closet!
Having a lot of neutrals is a good foundation for having a versatile closet, but I’ve been feeling like I’ve been wearing the same thing over and over again!
As much as I would love to plunk down the cash any time I’m feeling less than inspired, I’ve got more important things to spend money on (like furnishing Lilly’s nursery!!). And besides…I’m still not ready to give up my beige sweaters, just yet. 🙂
So what’s a girl to do?
Adding a pop of color through accessories (shoes, handbags) or lip color is a GREAT way to break up the monotony–super easy, and fairly inexpensive.
But one of my favorite things to do, lately, is to layer a contrasting colored shirt underneath.
It doesn’t have to be brightly colored, just about any color and/or pattern will do (navy is a neutral, after all)! Plus, I still wanted my sweater to be the main focus, so I went with a contrasting pattern in a different, but still neutral, color.
Next time, I think I’ll try a pink button-down, or go with a pair of colored jeans, instead!
fifteen five neutral-colored sweaters I own (you can see the ones I currently own below), I am ALSO having a moment with these grey over-the-knee boots! Made by one of my most favorite shoe brands, Tamaris (UBER comfortable!!), my mother-in-law found them on Amazon for under $50 (normally, like, twice that in-store)!
I wore them in the city on one of our shopping excursions during vacation (four hours of walking on cobblestones, stairs, pushing a stroller…you get the picture), and my feet were only a teensy bit sore by the end of the day.
Seriously, you all, check this brand out because they really are one of the most comfortable shoes I own—and I’ve worn several of their styles! From flats to pumps, sandals and boots, you really can’t go wrong.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that while I may be stuck on wearing neutrals, I love it. But at the same time, I need to add a little somethin’somethin’ to freshen up my look!
If you all have any suggestions for a bright lip color, or a new accessory you’re loving lately, send it my way!
In the mean time,
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