Random Outfit Roundup: May

I’m experimenting with new settings and poses (FINALLY), so click on any image to enlarge for details. You know, in case you want to check for frizzies or dirt under my nails or anything …

Khaki blazer, thrifted
Silvery gray dress, thrifted
Cereza necklace via Etsy vendor Bellina
Red Tsubo Acreas

Gee, seems like May was the month of the blazer. I blame the girls at Academic Chic, who CONSTANTLY sport blazer-based looks that are unbearably sleek and sophisticated. It’s because of them that I began to feel that my two black blazers and weird-shade-of-brown one were woefully inadequate, and because of them that I landed this figure-friendly little beaut at my local Savers. This outfit is all your fault, E., S., and A.!

Red bolero, came with a cream and red floral dress from Macy’s several years ago
Pink dress, thrifted
Purple Melissa Vinils
Silver bangle with rhinestone corners, thrifted

I had wanted to try the pink-red combo for months, but felt the need to chronologically distance my experiment from Valentine’s Day. Late May seemed safe, and I received no teasing comments. The purple shoes may have pushed me into wacky-color-combo territory, but I felt pretty awesome …

Also, check out the inset rhinestones in my bangle. Such fun!


Oh hey, notice anything different … about MY HEAD???

I kinda love it. I used to obsess over mess and frizz and the imperfection of my curls. Now? The messier the better! Hurrah! (Who made those fantastic earrings, you ask? Why Karin Jacobson, of course.)

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51 Responses to “Random Outfit Roundup: May”

  1. Laura

    I love your blog and your new pose is great! Your outfits made me smile, thanks for posting them! Tres Chic!

  2. eednic

    i’m having a hard time determining which of these outfits is my favorite! they are all quite flattering. and i concur with you about the chic blazer looks happening over at academichic. i love that blog! they make it look so easy, and yet…i struggle and practically arm wrestle (?) with my closet on a daily basis to try and come up with similar chicness and cuteness!!

    methinks i overuse exclamation points.

  3. Christina Lee

    first, what a sweet husband πŸ˜‰ second you look FABULOUS dear in all your jackets and your leggings- LOVE!!

  4. K.Line

    There are so many good looks here, I don’t know where to start.

    1. Love husband mike!
    2. Love your hair!
    3. The red and pink is fantastic!
    4. Really love the spanish lady look with the red circle skirt!

  5. coutureallure

    I noticed your hair right away. Those BR black ankle pants look great and prompt the comment, “Have you lost weight, my dear?”

  6. Clare

    So beautiful!! I love all of these, but my faves would have to be the one with the flame-orange skirt (any surprise, with my current and inexplicable orange obsession?) and the leggings/tunic one. Your hair looks oh-so-fab, btw. Love it.

  7. Anna

    “Since I wanted to have sex with myself immediately, I was required to buy them.” Hilarious! I am definitely using this rule from now on.

  8. bekster

    The hair was the first thing I noticed; it is really nice. Your outfits are very nice too, of course, but I especially love how you smile. You could wear a paper sack and still light up the room.

  9. Sheila

    Great hair, Sal!

    I really like the ciggy pants – wow, *I* almost want to have sex with you (okay, no, just being silly).

    I love your ring (the rounded one with the stone) – is that your engagement ring? That is a gorgeous piece.

  10. Sal

    Sheila: It IS my engagement ring, reset fantastically by Karin Jacobson of the giant-earrings-in-the-last-photo fame!

  11. futurelint

    Great outfits Sal! I really loved the one with the brown blazer and the pops of red, and the one with your new gorgeous green necklace, and those cigarette pants! Hot stuff! Loving the hair!

  12. Sharon Rose

    Hi there-your outfit posts are great, but the last picture is just adorable, your hair is just fabulous!

  13. spacegeek

    Wow love the ankle pants! You look amazing! More pants in this post than I think I’ve seen you in since I started following your blog. LOL didn’t know you own that many! πŸ™‚

  14. AsianCajuns

    Sal! I love that bolero and red skirt combo- yowza, lady! You look gorgeous!

    And your hairs always look beeyootiful. I’m trying to embrace my own frizz, wave thing my hair does.

  15. elena-lu

    you look wonderfully exceptional in the red skirt black top combo!!

  16. pretty face

    Notice anything different about your hair?

    Why, I was pretty much rushing through the whole post so I could comment saying how FABULOUS it looks πŸ˜€ xx

  17. Q's Daydream

    hehe…you are SOOO cute! I love that red skirt on you! :o)

  18. ambika

    Love the red/pink combo. Totally cute. & the pencil pants too.

  19. lisa

    You look gorgeous as always Sal! I love how you rocked the bolero and blazer in these looks.

  20. Sal

    coutureallure: Don’t think so. Those pants just do me right!

    bekster: You are TOO SWEET, doll!

    spacegeek: I know, right? I generally hate pants, but I’ve been feeling pantsy lately. Is that even a word? Anyhoo, I still prefer skirts, but I’ve been having fun with a couple of pants-based looks for sure.

  21. Heather

    Love love love love LOVE your hair like that. It looks great! Your outfits look great too- love the really cute leggings/tunic look- but your HAIR! Now cursing my stick straight boring hair. Okay, I’m done.

  22. Ruthiey

    Ah, yay for the lilacs in the first picture! Also, good going with the hair. It looks great.

  23. Joanna Goddard

    love the bangle! (awwwww, mike’s comment is SO sweet:)

  24. Audi

    Holy smokes Sal, you’ve managed to wear ankle pants AND gladiator sandals, two of the most leg-stumpifying items ever, and make your legs look longer! I think it’s precisely because you wore them together; the mind boggles. All your outfits are amazing, but you really got me with that one. Oh, and the new hairdo is gorgeous! Gotta love a style that looks even better when it’s messed up.

  25. emily

    my fav outfit is the last one, very cute!! also, i love your hair all “messy-curly,” i think it makes you look younger.

  26. WendyB

    I just love those days when one wants to have sex with oneself!

  27. Allie

    Spring looks amazing on you Sal! I was pleasantly surprised when I scrolled down to the Banana Republic skirt outfit. Really πŸ™‚

  28. miamichaela

    Sal! YOU. LOOK. AWESOME! And your curls are really beautiful so PLEASE never again obsess about frizz because it looks GREAT on you πŸ™‚

  29. Sher

    Love those cigarette pants on you! The bright outfit is a close second πŸ™‚ so many great looks!

  30. Fell4fashion

    Great looks!! I love the blazer with the dress, and the hair is fab!

  31. Imogen Lamport

    Your hair is looking great – love the earrings in the bottom pic.

  32. Nadine

    Your hair was the first thing I noticed, too. No idea what’s going on (since mine is the polar opposite of yours) but I LIKE IT! V. jealous. Great outfits, too, and lovin’ the glories-of-nature backdrops.

  33. hedavis13

    I wouldn’t call it frizz at all. I often wear my hair a bit wild and fun (it’s at least as curly as yours but above the shoulders), and I love it. That’s the first thing I noticed actually. It looks great!

    The outfits are lovely too. I’ve discovered the wonderful benefits of wearing a blazer to work too: it really pulls an outfit together!

    You look lovely as always. Definitely one of my favorite blogs.

  34. rb

    You know the shape of that black top/orange skirt combo? You should wear that shape all the time. Gorgeous.

  35. Kari

    Wow, your hair is amazing! I love it. I’ve always wished my hair would do the big, thick curl thing, but it’s not meant to be.

    I especially love the green necklace, and I have to say that I am not really a fan of ankle pants, but I think you look fantastic the way that you wore them. (Maybe it’s because they are a very slim quasi-skinny cut paired with heels?)

  36. i_b_erin

    You have got to love that your man loves you!
    And pants…I totally get it! I always like myself better in skirts, and girl, you got it going on…
    And sex with yourself…woohoooo..girl has got to love how that makes you feel.
    Thanks for sharing..You are STUNNING!!


  37. Annie

    Messy curls are awesome! And that turquoise necklace is wowing me πŸ™‚

  38. ~B~

    I love that you like your curls now, being a curly haired gal is great. It is less damaging for us to get straight hair.=) I love those black shoes you are wearing with the tunic, probally cause you said they are Madden Girls.=) Great combo with the red and pink. Never would have thought to do that.

  39. esme and the lane way

    I love these new poses – and so many ncie outfits! I especially like the on with the red shoes πŸ™‚

  40. budget chic

    Sal, I want to see you rocking those heels more. I love the gladiator sandals on you, sexy! Fabulous outfit!

  41. Darcie

    psst: if you mean the Valu Thrift @ Sunray…they have a single dressing room in the front corner of the store, opposite from the entrance! love that place πŸ™‚

  42. The Raisin Girl

    Often are the times I have wanted to wear my leggings like pants. Somehow, they transform my legs into sleek, muscular things that look like they belong on a StairMaster commercial.

    I LOVE that shopping rule.

  43. Rickelle

    I really really love the red skirt with the bolero. Really really love it! And you pull off the pin-up girl look very well with the cig pants!

  44. chic

    You look FANTASTIC in all of these, I adore the hair, and, as soon as I saw the outfit with the khaki blazer I thought, “She got one!” And it fits flawlessly.

    Basically, lots of love all around!

    – e.

  45. Skye

    How I love the “do I want to have sex with myself wearing this” test!

    I haven’t implemented it for myself yet – but it’s definitely working for you. Love all of these, maybe the red and pink the best?

  46. Diana

    I love all the outfits, but I especially like the flame orange/black/pale green combo. And those cigarette pants are hot! That outfit makes you look very French.