J Crew Striped Skimmers

The weather here in Charlotte has been beautiful for about a week…  mid 70’s just about every day.  Perfection!! Yet on the day that I decide to write this post, it is,  of course currently 40 degrees outside!  Ugh!  Old Man Winter go away already!!

J Crew Striped Skimmers

Anyway, hopefully today’s slip back into the vortex is just that…  a temporary slip back.  I have no plans on giving up my transition to spring – even if it is a little early!  I’m ready to get out of my wardrobe rut and there is no better way to do that than by transitioning to a new season of clothes and spring inspired looks!

J Crew Striped Skimmers

I am again obsessed with color this season and for some reason have had this odd fascination with green in particular!  When I saw these J. Crew Factory pants online, I immediately started lusting after them.  I debated back and forth, visited the site several times a day until I just couldn’t take it anymore.  I love the bold stripes and the general color palette is great and there, of course,  is my color crush green!!

J Crew Striped Skimmers

I wore this to work the other day but could easily see myself wearing these pants to brunch with the girls or an even less casual occasion.

What I’m Wearing: Ann Taylor Blazer (similar here), Ann Taylor Loft Tee (similar here) , J. Crew Factory Skinny Trousers (30% off here), Zara Heels (similar here), Dooney & Bourke Satchel (here)

Where Am I: Lakepoint Plaza

J Crew Striped Skimmers

What is your current spring obsession?  Are you starting to make that mental transition too?  What trend are you most excited about?

Now…  on to another fun part of this post!!  I was invited by Kendra Thornton to participate in a unique and fun style challenge. Kendra is a travel expert who has been featured on television shows like Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus.  She regularly shares tips on planning, packing, and numerous other aspects of travel.

The Fashion Challenge 

Kendra Prepares for a Night Out in Vegas

“I love life and enjoy spending time with my husband and children, but I have moments in which I’m not entirely fabulous. In a few weeks, I get to spend some time with friends in Las Vegas. While I’m looking forward to this getaway, I think I need some help from my readers to prepare. Will you help me pick an awesome outfit to wear when my friends and I go to The Palms Casino and Resort for a night in Sin City? To help inspire your ideas, here’s a little bit about where we’ll be hanging out:


I love a great view, and some of the best views in all of Las Vegas can be found at GhostBar. Located on the 55th floor of The Palms, this lounge features a balcony with a glass panel through which visitors can gaze down on the city lights. GhostBar doesn’t feature a dance floor, but intimate gatherings and plenty of fun with friends are always on the menu. I plan on having fun with my friends here and perhaps making a few new ones during the evening.

Sin City has a unique vibe. The local color and the style of the city can’t be compared to any other in the world. To plan the perfect trip I like to read reviews on Gogobot and figure out exactly where I want to go! I always enjoy my time here, no matter what activities are on my agenda. Whether I’m gambling at the casino, grabbing a few drinks with friends, dancing the night away or attending a breathtaking show on the strip, I have an even better time when I know I look great. I look forward to seeing your great ideas for what I should wear on my next adventure in Sin City. While your gathering ideas, why not book your own trip? I know you’ll love Las Vegas as much as I do.”

Jumpsuits are definitely all the rage right now so I chose this TopShop jumpsuit as the center piece for Kendra’s look.  It’s practical yet very edgy for a night out!  This look can easily take Kendra from dinner to a night out at The Palms GhostBar (losing the blazer of course)!!

What do you think?

Linking up with The Adored Life.

Kendra's Night Out Style Challenge