Cold shoulders in the springtime!

I’m learning there’s some truth to these cold shoulder tops leaving you with actual cold shoulders if it’s not a nice warm day. We are having a particularly cold spring and let me tell ya, my little shoulder was feeling cold the day we took these photos! But, warmer weather is coming! Tomorrow, I hear. And without having had any 70 degree weather, we’re going to jump right into the 80’s for a few days. Cause that’s how we roll in Portland!

I love the little bow detail on the cold shoulder. And the bell sleeves are so in right now! Red is definitely one of my colors, too! There is a bit of shimmer to this top as well, but you can’t really see it in these photos. This top would be perfect for 60 and low 70 degree weather, but not so much if it’s any hotter than that as it’s a sweater. I have another off-shoulder top I keep putting on and taking off for a warmer shirt because it’s been way to cold to have my poor shoulders hanging out this spring. I just can’t bring myself to wear it indoors or outdoors yet because I just want to be warm. I know. I’m a cold weather wimp. I’m okay with that.

 

Red off-shoulder sweater

 

Off-shoulder top with bells sleeves

 

Red and brown

Off-shoulder long sweater

 

Looking through

 

Bow tie cold shoulder sweater with bell sleeves

 

All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Black & white striped dress – #fashionfriday

I got the black and white striped Lauren Conrad dress at Khol’s for six dollars! I know, right? I technically had a ten dollar savings card to use as well, but also had 2 other items that day as I mentioned in a previous postI finally got a chance to wear it on a trip to the Swan Island Dahlia Farm last month.

It was a bit long and dragged on the ground, getting the hem dirty by the end of the day. Perhaps it shrunk in the wash since then, but it doesn’t really look like it did, so I may just need to wear it with heels. It is a nice cotton blend material – thick, not that cheap thin see-through stuff we keep seeing in the stores nowadays. You know, the kind where you need to buy another shirt to layer underneath it (sometimes two or three!) in order to make it less sheer. No, this is the good stuff.

And the pattern! How fun is that design? Large blocks of striped material going every which way, creating a fun whimsical pattern. What’s not to love?

 

Lauren Conrad Striped Dress

Lauren Conrad Striped Dress

 

Back view of black & white striped dress

Back view of black & white striped dress

 

Asymmetrical Striped Dress

Asymmetrical Striped Dress

 

Black, white & red

Black, white & red

 

Blocked striped dress by Lauren Conrad

Blocked striped dress by Lauren Conrad

Some photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

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