Sometimes magazine advertisements foster more inspiration than the magazine articles/features themselves. That is in no way a plea for more advertisements ...but I'm just sayin'.
This casual ensemble was featured in an Ann Taylor LOFT ad in February's Lucky Magazine. I adore the pretty, pastel color palette and delight in the casual, tomboy pieces paired with fancy, dainty accessories.
Someday, when the weather allows, I know I can come up with a very similar look with items I already have in my closet. But who wants to wait for weather? Not me. So how do I recreate this sweet, spring look without freezing my tushy off?
Swap out the shorts for pants, sandals for boots. I think it's time for me to invest in some distressed denim...that would've helped this look a lot. My jacket did come with a removable hood, but I'm a hat girl, through and through.
These ridiculously large, pink beads were a must-have at My Sister's Closet clearance sale last month. I took them right off a mannequin and never looked back. Perfect girly element? I think so.
Hat: J. Crew
Necklace: Thrifted via My Sister's Closet
Shirt: Old Navy
Jacket: Forever 21
Belt: Thrifted via ARC's Vallue Village
Jeans: Forever 21