Monday, April 29, 2013

Inspiration Monday and Pantone color link up

Whew, it's Monday.  And there is lots going on here on the blog today for a Monday!  Two different link ups going on!  First up is Inspiration Monday with two birds.  I love this picture of January Jones.  I'll never be caught dead in leather pants though!  No way I could ever pull them off.  I still pulled together a little something though!

I wore this yesterday and really didn't even need the jacket.  It was near 80 degrees for the first time in months!  The entire weekend was absolutely gorgeous.  Yesterday Mr. Monkey smoked some meats in his smoker and we had his family over for a barbeque.  Of course, as soon as the food was ready it started to rain so we couldn't eat outside, but it was still a nice day!

 T-Shirt - Tommy Hilfiger, from cousin
Jacket - White House Black Market, thrifted
Jeans - Mossimo, Target
Sandals - Clothes Mentor

So I went out shopping with my mom on Saturday even though I don't want to spend any money right now.  She was awesome and bought me some shoes!  She bought me the ones I'm wearing above that are unfortunately kind of washed out by the sunlight and she bought me another pair that I wore to the wedding on Saturday.  I'll have another post on my wedding wear at some point here!

My next outfit is for a fun link up that Literate and Stylish and The Modern Austen are hosting this week.  It's a week of outfits inspired by Pantone's top color shades for spring.  Today's color is emerald.  I don't have any true emerald, but I chose a shade of green that was sort of close.

 Sweater - NY&Co, thrifted
Skirt - American Eagle (very old)
Necklace - S&D
Sandals - Target (old)

It's still going to be warm today, so a skirt and sandals was a good choice!  I don't know how well I'll keep up with the color challenge all week as I'm lacking some of these hues in my closet, but we'll see how things go!

literate & stylish

So, like I said, lots of linking up today!  Be sure to head over to two birds for more Inspiration Monday looks and over to Literate and Stylish for other Pantone inspired looks!


  1. i love the collarless jean jacket, and you look really great in green!

  2. I love your emerald sweater! Green is my favorite color, and I have quite a few green jackets and shirts. But for some reason, I seem to wear a lot of pink and navy on my blog. What's your favorite color?

  3. Sun, sandals, bare legs? What more could a girl ask for? So glad spring headed your way this weekend!

    I love your denim jacket and the skirt in your second photo. Heather

  4. Glad you had a great weekend! I love your take on the January Jones' outfit, so cute!

  5. I just LURV the green sweater. I lurv that you are all about wearing sandals... I haven't gotten that brave yet!

  6. Cute outfits, Beth! The same thing happened to us! My husband was bbqing and then as we sat to eat, BOOM-- RAIN! how ridic. But I'm pleased the weather is getting nicer though!
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  7. Love that green thrifted sweater! And yay for mom buying you shoes :)

  8. Nice sandals that you are wearing today - gee I think I've seen :) I like your outfit from yesterday and the green is a great color on you!

  9. That green sweater is so cute...I love the pocket detailing! I can't believe how warm it is after you just had snow! It's much warmer over by you than it is here in Jersey.

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  10. Ooh, your first look is really edgy- I like it! The emerald top is absolutely gorgeous- what a great colour!x

  11. Oh, the Pantone challenge is interesting! I like your first day look, the green is lovely on you.

    And yay for your Mum buying you shoes :-)

  12. Eee! I love that green jacket. So so cute. Also I always love how you take some of the far out inspiration and make your closet work for you. I can always see how you picked your elements from the inspiration, but it's still a synthesis of Beth-style.

  13. That green sweater looks AMAZING on you, green is really your color.

  14. That green top looks great on you! I love pops of color, especially after such a drab winter. Thanks so much for linking up with us today!

  15. this shade of green works for me! thanks so much for linking up with us today, beth. i'm also glad to see a fellow minnesotan with bare legs, it sure felt glorious today. i'm gonna go for it again tomorrow even if it'll be a bit chillier. ;)

  16. I love the green sweater and your polka dot skirt is so cute! I love it. I own faux leather pants, but sadly I still don't think I channel January Jones at all. :)

  17. I know I've said it before, but I love that green sweater! It gives the look a little bit of edge. :)

    Jess - J's Style

  18. hey, I am loving the green jacket and the WH|BM jacket, too. I am loving when people donate WH|BM stuff. I say 'bring it on'!! And, ...look at you wearing sandals. I am loving this sudden warmer weather.


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