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Spring stripes and cargo pants

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wearing: gold and white door knocker earrings / spring lipstick / oversize stripe top (sold out, also love this one) / Gucci bag / spring nail polish / Fendi ring / black cargo jeans / western style boots /

This has been a cold spring! The weather hasn’t allowed me to move into sandals, skirts, and the like. Therefore, this thin, long sleeve top paired with cargo jeans, has been the perfect solution to our chilly spring weather.

I always have a love/hate relationship with cargo pants. There is something fun about them; making cargo pants a nice alternative to jeans. That being said, the pockets always seem to add weight to my 5’4″ frame. This was the first time I tried a pair of cargo pants made out of denim. There is something different about denim. The thicker fabric seems like it would add more weight than traditional twill found on cargo pants. For some strange reason the opposite happened!

These denim cargo pants fit like baggy jeans. Although the pockets add girth near my knees, they didn’t seem to make me look heavier than I already am. The loose fit is cool on a warm day, and I like how look with this oversize tunic. The hi-lo hem on the tunic is flowing, and made from a thinner cotton fabric which is ideal for warmer days. The two pieces together make a great early spring outfit. Of course, I am still in my winter, western style boots! haha, looking for those warm temperatures still!!

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What are your thought on cargo pants? Do you love them, or do you tend to shy away from them like I do?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Perfect black spring dress

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wearing: large white and pink hoop earrings / spring lipstick / black spring dress (tank top underneath) / spring nail polish / blue handbag (see review here) / espadrilles /

There is nothing like a casual yet cute, everyday dress for the summer season. I love finding a dress I can wear casually with espadrilles on a daily basis, as well as dress up with wedges or block heels for a dressier look. This dress fits the bill!

This comfy dress was available in three colors, but the city-girl within me decided to buy it in black. I love it so much, I might break down and pick it up in another color!

I wore this dress the other day when I attended the open house for the new 9Round in Santa Clara; which just opened this week! It was so much fun touring the new space, and seeing how the 9 circuits in 30 minutes are set up. I’m going in this Saturday for my first workout! If you follow along on Insta-Stories, you can see me in action this Saturday! If you are local, be sure to check it out. It’s a great workout!

Since spring is more about colors, prints, stripes, and florals, rather than basic black, I decided to try and make my black dress a little bit springy with my little blue bag and these floral print espadrilles. That’s the fun thing about black, you can pair it with anything!

Normally I gravitate towards colors in the spring and summer season, but this year I have been in a dark hue mood. I’m not sure why. Maybe I just need a color break? My current mood is using color as an accent, thus, we have this outfit! haha

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What is your current color mood? Do you gravitate towards black, or do you stay away from it?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Casual spring stripes

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wearing: clear plastic hoops / spring lipstick / red/navy stripe boxy tee / jeans / train case / black jade bracelet (bought in Chinatown) / spring nail polish / western style boots /

This has been an interesting spring season so far! We will enjoy high 70’s one day, and then the next day, we have a grey sky with temps down in the 60’s and 50’s. It’s a bit cooler than usual! April usually bring us a steady stream of high 60’s and 70’s!

My go-to, casual look in the spring season is typically jeans, tee, boots or espadrilles, and a cute bag. I thought this go-to look would work perfectly the other day, but alas, I was freezing in my tee! It’s April, and I need a jacket? Whaaaaat?

Despite the chill, I gutted it out and enjoyed a fun little morning stroll with my girl Dawn from FashionShouldBeFun.com. We walked in downtown Los Gatos and then grabbed some brunch at Southern Kitchen on Main St. in Los Gatos. It was really yummy, and so much fun to catch up! I enjoyed the churros waffles with fresh strawberries, and Dawn had a delicious make-your-own omelette. If you’re local, give it a try!

Although I was a bit chilly, I know the weather has to warm up very soon. It’s just plain science! So, I am thrilled to be prepared with this comfy tee, and my favorite pair of jeans. If you’re looking for a classic meets edgy tee, this striped boxy tee is perfect! Plus, it’s at a great price!

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How is the spring weather shaping up in your next of the woods? Are you having cooler temps this year too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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