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Shirt: Forever 21 (similar) | Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) | Pants: Charlotte Russe (similar) | Bracelet: T+J Designs | Shoes: YesStyle

Want to know what my go-to outfit for wearing colored denim is?  You are looking at it.  Stripes on top, colored denim on bottom, throw on a pair of shoes, and some jewelry and you are good to go.  That’s pretty much what I wear when I don’t have time to put together a more unique outfit!  If there’s two things in my closet that I have too much of, it’s stripes and colored denim.  Yet, I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair of mint denim, do I really NEED them, probably not, but I really want them.  And don’t worry, I still haven’t shopped yet in April.  I even won a ModCloth gift certificate giveaway from Julie Ann Art, but am going to try my hardest to wait until May to use it.  Aren’t you so proud of me, friends?  :)  AND I still haven’t even gone thrift shopping yet (remember I said I’d give myself a $35 budget at thrift stores).  Honestly though, I just haven’t had the time.  Work has really decided to kick itself into high gear and is keeping me REAL busy.  When I get home, I went to spend time with my little bundle of joy.  My “me” time is pretty much writing blog posts and reading some blogs here and there.  So if you haven’t seen me around your little part of blog world in awhile (so sorry!), you’ll know why.  Everyone keeps asking me how I manage to do it all, the answer is, I don’t stop moving, I don’t take a break…  I generally like being busy, but I hope I don’t get burnt out one of these days!  :/

By the way, are you familiar with Chantilly Songs?  If you are a fan of good tunes, you must head on over to her blog to have a listen at her Up To The Moon EP!  It’s amazing stuff, friends!  She had an Online Release Party yesterday and I shared a little post about what I’d wear to the party (if it could be in real life)!

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Momma Go Round

P.S.  The winner of the Ladyee Boutique giveaway is Melissa W. of Sigh…Gush…Gasp!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and we’ll get the necklace sent right out to ya!  :)

P.P.S. There are THREE current giveaways going on right now!  Go enter here, here, and here:D

If you could just have one more hour each day, what would you do with that hour?

46 Comments ( Reply )

  1. La Vie Quotidienne
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    Congrats to the winner!! She’s really lucky!!
    Perfect combo for the spring and summer. Love the color of your pants!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    http://www.laviequo.com

  2. Gracie
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    I love coloured demin and stripes on top. It’s one of my favourite looks lately. I want a pair of mint jeans too :) I will be on the search for some. x

  3. Collette Osuna
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    LOVE these bright colored bottoms!! I hear ya sister……time has definitely gotten away from me too…….

  4. Katie
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    This is one of my favorite outfits of yours!!! You look amazing! LOVE those pants!! Hope you’re having a good week Sandy!

  5. My Dressy Ways
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Love your go-to outfit! Such an easy combo and the best part is that it looks like you put thought into it! Haha. I just wrote a post today about how much I love my ONE pair of colored jeans and how versatile they are. I’ve just added two more colors to my arsenal because of them but I need MORE!!!!!

  6. Elyssa M
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Darling! I have yet to get a pair of colored jeans, but this outfit makes me want to! :)

  7. Lisa @ MMT
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Great combo, stripes and colored jeans! I think I might be brave and try a similar look out! Thanks for the motivation :)

  8. Audrey
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Love the stripes w/the pastel skinnies! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  9. sooae
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    love the stripes paired with the orange Sandy~ you look great!! xO

  10. DeeAnna
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Cute! I wore the exact outfit this week! :) Great minds think alike!

  11. MiniMeStyle
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I love this colorblocking. You look fantastic!

  12. Kirstin Marie
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I LOVE your jeans!!! I have been dying for a pair of jeans that color. The way you styled them is perfection. You look awesome. I haven’t gone thrifting yet either!

  13. Ms. Megan
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    You are so completely awesome for not shopping all month!! I may need to do that next month! !:) PS I love your outfit!! xo

  14. Sharon
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Your go to outfit is so simple yet looks so very stylish! Loving those coral pants. I can’t imagine how busy you must be! I think it’s important to take a little bit of time to relax every now and then though :)

    -Sharon

  15. Maddy
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    That’s actually a great go-to uniform! The color denim and stripes, definitely add a touch of fun – much better than my go-to outfit of all black :o/

  16. Jo
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    THE BEST colours ever! Pink with black and white make me happy!
    If I had one more hour in each day I would probably either sleep or spend an extra hour all to myself with a good book and a cup of tea :)

  17. Krysten
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I’d like to say that I’d use an extra hour to do something really productive… but I’d probably just read more blogs,lol.

  18. Georgianna
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    Hi Sandy! You are so rocking those coral jeans – I love them!! I can imagine how busy your days are. Thank you for stopping in – it’s slways wonderful to see you and get an update. :) xoox – g

  19. Chelsea
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    LOVE it! You are gorgeous!

  20. allyn
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    life is so busy with a wee one and work. i completely understand how it can take up a bit of your once larger personal time. i am going to rock colored jeans….some day soon. hehe. i’m thinking lemon?

  21. Jennifer
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Great booties!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  22. bravoerunway
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    I think this is a great combination Sandy! The striped sweater looks great with the coloured jeans!

  23. Kristin
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    You look super! I’m jonesin’ for mint denim too, but I think I’ll wait until after the lady bean comes!

  24. chantilly
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    you look sooo super cute! and mint denim sounds dreamy :)

    and eek! scrolling down… reading… and poof, there i am! thank you so much for the mention, sandy! i really did love your post too. hope you’re having a wonderful day :) xoxo

  25. Amanda {at} Royal Daughter Designs
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    You look fabulous!

  26. Fashion By Alicia
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Love the brights with the striped top! So cute.

  27. Mindy Harris
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    i am so scared of wearing colored jeans because i’m overweight. what color would you recommend that is not black or regular blue jeans when it comes to colored jeans, for someone who is curvy?
    you look so pretty! always!
    if i had one more hour in the day i would work out, OR make more crafts to sell at the boutique.

  28. Holly
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    LOVING this outfit! The stripes look SO good with those pants! LoVE the colour!

    Ahh I’m proud of you for not shopping!! Haha I KNOW how hard it is for ya! :) So WOO! Go you! You can keep it up for the rest of the month!

    But not spending a gift card you won? WHOA. I don’t even think I could do that, ha! So, that’s awesome. :)

  29. Alyssa
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    I really like this outfit! Great choice!! I really like the striped shirt with the colored skinnies! (:

  30. Emily Lynne | The Best of this Life
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Love the look Sandy!! Hmmm…an extra hour? Read a good book. I have so many piled up, but there never seems to be enough hours in the day! xo

  31. Shea
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    You deserve a break lady–don’t forget to take some “me” time for yourself!! We’ll all understand! And I love this “go-to” stripes and colored denim combo!

  32. Suburban Sweetheart
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Can’t believe you just had a baby. You look great, Sandy!

  33. Shannon
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Love, love, love the color of your jeans, and they are so perfect with the black and white striped sweater.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

  34. Josie
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Absolutely DARLING! I love those pants.
    xo Josie
    http://www.winksmilestyle.com

  35. Melissa W
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    Sandy you are amazing! I don’t know how you do it all! Keep up the great work! Love that striped shirt, I am still on the hunt for the perfect one!

  36. Lisa
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    Can’t go wrong with stripes and color and accessories, especially to cheer up a rainy day! Great job on not spending/buying…and even with a gift card! Now that’s will power!

  37. Ali Rodriguez
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    I’m really loving colored skinnies right now, they are so fun to play with! My number one favorite color though is coral, and I love it with black and white!

  38. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    I wore an outfit VERY similar to this last week! Didn’t post it yet, though. It’s a great formula you have–it’s hard to go wrong with colored denim and stripes!

  39. Natalie
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    I absolutely adore coloured denim AND stripes! Looking lovely! xx Natalie

  40. Sarah Stright
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I have a severe obsession with stripes. Particularly those in black and white. Gorgeous!
    Sarah
    http://www.comingunstitched.com

  41. the MOD mama
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    I am loving the color of those pants with the black.

    Lovely!

    If I had one more hr left…I would sit in the couch with my husband and baby girl and just cuddle. :)

    Cheers.

  42. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Sandy you look fabulous! Would never know that you have a little one. Totally rocking the colored denim. I’m wearing mine today with a print top but have never tried stripes with them. Totally going to give it a shot now :)

    Happy Thursday! xoxo

  43. Ria
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    I can never say no to stripes. You look cute.

  44. Jessica
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Just came over to your blog from sincerelykinsey… I love it
    you have really great style and outfits

    I can’t believe you haven’t gone to the thrift store yet…. if you stop over at my blog, ha, you’ll see I can’t make it a whole day without stopping at one… I am really excited to see what you find when you do go though!

    I’ll pop back over to check it out
    xo Jessica
    http://www.newlyloved.com

  45. Katherine Toyoko
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    You had all this stuff lying around in your closet?? I’m mildly jealous. I like the stripes on top idea…sadly I haven’t got colored denim (does black count?) or stripe-y shirts right now and I tried to take myself shopping at H&M today but for some reason when I get halfway through the checkout line I realize there is something else I need to spend my money on…being an adult is lame like that.

  46. Amanda {feast.fashion.faves}
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    va va voom…look at YOU! I’m lovin the bold stripes with the coral skinnies…..CUUTE!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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