Last week I posted my Shop With Me (At Home): Avenue Try On Haul with a video of me trying on six new spring items I got from Avenue. I got one top, a pair of sandals, some pants, one cardigan, and two dresses. And like I said in the video, I was going to create a Spring Lookbook with all of the items I tried. It may be a little apropos that today is my birthday because I am in love with these outfits soooooo much, so it kind of serves as a gift to me!
Styling to me is what really makes fashion come alive. I can even see the same piece on someone else and appreciate the different ways they wear them. My personal style can take something I feel ok about to something I adore. So without further ado, here are five outfits featuring the six pieces I got from Avenue. Hold onto your seats, it’s a big post!
If you are not aware, I am obsessed with the boho look. There is something so beyond relaxed and fun about it. My initial try on of this blue peasant top was a little underwhelming. I felt it was too long for my body and because the pants I tried them on with were a baggy, loose fit too, I looked shlumpy (is that a word?), anyhow, I think you get the drift. By pairing them with some skinny jeans and by tucking in the front a little still gave me the billowy look that I love about peasant tops, but kept me from loosing all shape from my frame. The fringe gladiator sandals really finish off this look and seal the deal with the entire bohemian flair.
- Blue Peasant Top: Avenue
- Skinny Jeans: Slink via Hey Gorgeous
- Delmar Fringe Gladiator Sandal in Cognac: Avenue
- Horn Link Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
- Brown Belt: Old Navy
- Fedora Hat with Open Weave & Denim Bow Sash: Target
- Hammered Hinge Cuff Bracelet in Gold: Avenue
- Tan Suedette Tassel Bag with Detachable Straps: Yours Clothing
These casual cargo pants were another piece I was not too sure of with my initial try on. Although I liked the loose fit, I felt like they were almost a bit too loose. As I mentioned before, having these on with the loose peasant top from the previous look did not help me get a good idea of how it would look with other tops either. While I enjoy the fit in the thigh area, I felt the waistband and area around my midsection was too big. Pants are an issue for me in this way because I have larger thighs that require me to size up, but then the waist is too big. Regardless, I still really loved this look and will probably wear a better belt the next time I wear these pants. The play between the casualness of the cargo and the romance of the lace is divine.
- Simply Emma Lace Top: Sears
- Twill Roll Tab Cargo Pant in Olive: Avenue
- Beaded Cirque Pendant Necklace: Anthropologie (similar necklace: Sylca Designs Gold and Blue Handmade Pendant Necklace)
- Curved Bracelet Trio: Lane Bryant
- Woven Zebra Print Clutch: H&M via Goodwill
- Tasseled Lace Up Booties: Qupid
Festival season is upon us, and while I am not one to go to any events, I love the entire cool vibe that festival wear provides. This shift style dress was another unsure item in my try on, but now with the suede jacket, tasseled necklace, and block heeled sandals, I am hooked. While this is not an ultra casual look that festival outfits are usually like, I coined it as “upscale” for that mix of styles. The pattern is so my style and the boxy shape feels really good with the jacket. I like having pieces like this that are different from body hugging and waist nipping to give a more relaxed, dressy feel. It is like my hippie dress, but a really classy hippie.
- Tassel Baroque Peasant Dress: Avenue
- A.N.A. Long Sleeve Faux Suede Jacket: JCPenney
- Beaded Tassel Necklace Set: Kelly’s Closet via Poshmark
- Catalina Clutch: AllyOops Boutique
- Bone Bangle: Goodwill
- Brown & Cream Sandals: MissGuided via Poshmark
When I tried on this ombre cardigan, I had this printed peplum cami in my mind to wear with it for the first time. It has both the mint and blue colors of the cardigan and I love how they play off of each other. I have expressed in the past that these gray skinny jeans (they fit like a jegging) are the most body hugging item in my closet and that I still am wary of them. In this scenario, I was super comfortable because of the loose cut of the top and the long drapy cardigan that covered my back side beautifully. I had fun playing up the whimsy in this all pastel look with geometric shaped accessories.
- Ombre Open Stitched Cardigan: Avenue
- Peplum Cami: Old Navy
- Gray Skinny Jeans: Lane Bryant
- Snake Print Gladiator Block Heel Sandals: Old Navy
- Tag Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
- Fringe Handbag: Charming Charlie
- Square Metal Bangle: Forever 21 via Poshmark
- Turquoise & Gold Bar Ring: Charming Charlie
Ah, this dress. This dress that I was really hesitant about trying on fit me so beautifully. I ended up wearing this dress for Easter and I felt so appropriate. The watercolor effect on the dress reminded me of decorated Easter eggs. Now because I like a little edge with my sweetness, I paired my dress with a chunky link necklace that picked up on the colors in the dress and some black zippered booties. They gave me just enough toughness to not make it too overly girly for me.
- Muted Abstract Maxi Wrap Dress: Avenue
- Lush Link Necklace: Anthroplogie via Poshmark
- Violet Suede Fold Over Clutch: Kate Spade via Savers
- Black Zip Booties: Payless Shoe Source
And there you have it, five Spring looks with my new pieces from Avenue. I am not joking when I say I loved all of these outfits. Each one represents me so well and the range of dressy and casual fits my lifestyle perfectly.
Do you have a favorite outfit or piece? How would you style these items from Avenue to make them your own?
Today’s Postivity Note
Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.