Striped palazzo pants + white front tied top

Spring is in full swing now, so off we go in search of spring fun and flowers! Whoot Whoot! We ended up at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon. The flowers were in bloom all around the property, with hints of more yet to come. What started off on a more serious ‘down-to-business’ note ended up on a rather goofy note by the time we made our way up to the top of the gardens.

White top + silver hoop earrings

This outfit was perfect for a romp around the botanical gardens. The lightweight wide leg striped palazzo pants make it a comfortable, yet whimsical outfit. Tying the white button up shirt in a knot at the bottom also adds to the casual day look rather making it look too business-y for a day in the park. Add on comfortable velvet sneakers and a denim jacket for walking in the shady parts of the garden and you’re all set for a fun outing amongst the trees and flowers.

Striped palazzo pants, Kohl’s; velvet sneakers, Ross; silver earrings, Kohl’s; Betsey Johnson bow bag, Marshall’s; denim jacket and white button up shirt, old, given to me.

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Crushing on crushed velvet

I’m loving all the crushed velvet that came in this season. It was everywhere! Even booties and purses were made with crushed velvet. How cute were those?

So, when I saw this cold shoulder crushed velvet top on clearance at Kohl’s, I just had to have it. Armed with a $5 off any purchase coupon and  30% off when you use your credit card, I went to make my purchase. It rang up at only $1.54. Score!

I also found a few things on the clearance racks at Marshall’s, but somehow they all ended up being more than the shirt. Odd when you can find stuff cheaper at a regular department store’s clearance racks than at a discount store’s clearance racks, but somehow, that’s how the cookie crumbled this time around.

I love good deals and I cannot lie.

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Outfit recap:

Gray jacket, Goodwill, given to me by a friend. Tassel earrings, Cost Plus World Market, a Christmas gift, you can shop these here. Cat ear sunglasses, Marshall’s, a birthday gift. White choker necklace, old, worn at my sister’s wedding years ago. Crushed velvet top, Kohl’s clearance racks, Floral skirt, old, vintage Jay Jacobs. Betsey Johnson bow purse, here + fishnet tights, here, from Marshall’s clearance racks. Red suede booties, Sole Society, won in an influencer contest a few years ago. (Back before Pinterest tried to chase influencer’s off their website and then installed a new smart feed where now only a small percent of your followers actually see the stuff you post. I’d probably never be able to win anything the way Pinterest works now. Super frustrating! Down with the algorithms, I say!)

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Fishnet tights + red booties

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

Crushed velvet top, gray jacket, purple floral skirt, red booties, bow tie purse + cat ear sunglasses

 

I’m loving that fishnets are coming back in again. Too fun!

 

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