Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bold Print Skirt at the Office

Target button down / Loft skirt / Nine West shoes / Banana Republic necklace / Michael Kors watch (gift) 

I was inspired by this lady with her bold print skirt and tie knot blouse. It immediately made me think I could try something similar with my big print skirt and casual chambray button down. I haven't worn this skirt in ages, but it is definitely one I will need to dust off more often as I got a lot of compliments on it. I love the classic American summer feel of this look.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Remix: Statement Necklace from Work to Casual

Outfit 1: Willie Smith via TJ Maxx top / thrifted J.Crew skirt and Jones New York Sandals via Avalon / J.Crew necklace via eBay / Ray Bans purchased with Amazon gift card 

Outfit 2: Willie Smith via TJ Maxx top / J.Crew necklace via eBay / Ray Bans purchased with Amazon gift card / Libby Edelman sandals via TJ Maxx / New York and Co cardigan (gift) / thrifted skirt 

This is the remix! Ok so here I took some elements I liked from this work outfit, the ruffle shirt and statement necklace, and turned it into a more casual look with flat sandals and a crisp jean skirt. I was going to wear shorts but I thought I'd mix it up with a denim skirt. I threw on the cardigan because the temps have been a little more brisk lately.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bohemian Summer Dress

Dress courtesy of Sugarlips  / Ray Ban aviator sunglasses /  Michael Kors watch / H&M earrings / Libby Edelman sandals via TJ Maxx

A feminine, breathable maxi dress is sublime for a hot day. I love the way this dress mixes bohemian touches with a classic paisley pattern and lace trim. It can be elevated to a more dressy look or worn casually for a comfortably chic look. I wore it when we went out to dinner last night. We enjoyed our dinner and martinis on the outdoor patio where this dress proved its worth in spades on a balmy summer night.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dog Days

 We rang in summer with some Rita's Italian ice last night and these colorful citronella candles from Marshalls ($8 for three!)

When Your Office is Freezing But it's 90 Degrees Outside

Thrifted Banana Republic blazer via Avalon / J.Crew dress ($10) and scarf / Thrifted Jones New York sandals via Avalon / Ray Ban wayfarers purchased with Amazon gift card / Michael Kors watch (gift)

This weather has me going crazy. I'm sweating by the time I get to work in the morning and by the end of the day I am a Popsicle. There is no happy medium. The key to all of this is dressing in layers. Today I wanted long sleeves without the all day commitment so I wore this blazer over a shift dress. The scarf is just an extra layer of warmth and just happens to go really well with this dress. Then when the day is done and it's time to step into my hot car, I can take off the blazer and it turns into a sleeveless ensemble. Voila!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What to Wear to the Airport

Thrifted Evan Piccone blazer / Target mini skirt ($10) /  Ralph Lauren button down / Libby Edelman gladiator sandals via TJ Maxx / Ray Ban wayfarers purchased with Amazon gift card / Vintage cloisonne bracelets

I've mentioned before that I like to dress up when flying. I also like to challenge myself to come up with an outfit that is just as comfortable as it is dressy. This skirt was the perfect bottom to wear to the airport. My legs had breathing room and the stretchy fabric made my bum comfortable in the confined space of my seat. Not to mention it creates such a great contrast to the RL-button-down-with-a-blazer look. You also can't neglect the proper footwear. These sandals slip off and they can manage running to catch a layover. The only challenge this outfit poses is taking off the blazer to get through security.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Concert Outfit

Target dress ($12) / TJ Maxx sandals / H&M earrrings / Ray Ban Wayfarers (Purchased with Amazon gift card) / Dooney and Bourke vintage purse

Last weekend, I attended my first Girl Talk concert. It was everything I hoped for. No dance experience will ever compare. I thought this tribal print dress from Target for $12 was the perfect outfit for the event. Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tomboy Work Outfit

Thrifted Evan Piccone blazer / Old Navy top / Charming Charlie necklace / Thrifted Old Navy pants / Nine West shoes / Ray Ban wayfarers (purchased with Amazon gift card)

As girly as I am, even I get sick of the skirts and dresses sometimes. I tried out this tomboy look to change things up. Cropped, wide leg khaki pants are a real departure for me as this is a style I have never liked. For some reason, when they are turned into a nautical look with a striped shirt I can get on board. I wanted to mix up the classic elements so I threw on this jagged necklace and topped off the look with my leopard print heels. What do you think? I sort of like the change of pace.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blue Cardigan and Red Skirt at Work

Target cardigan / Old Navy top / Loft skirt (purchased with Legacy Village gift card) / Jones New York sandals via Avalon Exchange / Michael Kors watch (gift)

What I lack in great makeup and hair, I make up for with a killer color combo in these photos. I could barely drag myself out of bed Monday morning. After being in the sun all day Saturday tubing, we had the Girl Talk concert all night. Both events were equal parts exhilarating and awesome, but now I am in a perpetual state of sleepiness. Good thing these bright colors are making me feel like my old self again: lively and happy.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bachelorette Party Outfit

Gap dress and Jones New York shoes via Avalon / thrifted vintage Ralph Lauren purse / Charleston Market earrings / Michael Kors watch (gift)

When it comes to attending your friend's bachelorette party, your role is a lot like the Secret Service. You make sure that nobody is taking incriminating photos that will be later posted on Facebook, you sometimes need to get her in and out of discrete venues without anyone knowing she was ever there and you make sure she only gets hit on by hot guys. Just the same, right? For that role I think a sleek and sexy little black dress is the best option. You always want to look your best and have the option to escape into the night if need be.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mixing Brights and Neutrals

Target cardigan / H&M dress / Gap shoes / Ray Ban wayfarers (purchased with Amazon gift card) / Silver Mine jewelry / Francesca's necklace

Just popping in with some bright pops of color. This outfit feels like my own paint by number.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Work Outfit: Polka Dot Blouse and Black Blazer

H&M jacket and top / Land's End Canvas skirt /  Nine West shoes / J.Crew Outlet bracelet

If I am channeling anyone today it would have to Miss Zooey Deschanel. The polka dots, bow and the pleated shoulder of this jacket are all pretty strong evidence of that. Now all I need are huge bangs, doe eyes and my own show.

I love what the jacket adds to this outfit. The lines take the emphasis off the high and thick waist of this skirt. I also like how just the bow tie of this blouse peeks through to make this work look a little more playful.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Work Outfit: Gray striped tunic and black skinny jeans

Express tunic / James Jeans / H&M blazer / Nine West sandals / J.Crew necklace / Michael Kors watch (gift) / South Dakota Black Hills gold ring 
After a busy weekend spent cleaning my apartment and running errands, I never want Monday to come. I just want to lay on my couch and watch day time television such as the Ellen show and eat Trader Joe's frozen mango slices while wearing unnecessarily baggy sweat pants. But life is not like that. So I had to compromise by wearing this comfy tunic.

This gray striped tunic is a nice change up from my fifty blue and white striped tops. I also like the way that gray, white, black and tan stand out when paired together. The black skinnies, blazer and gladiator sandals look sharp and structured, especially when paired with a loose fitting top.

A Gorgeous Cable-Knit Sweater

Details: Banana Republic Sweater (Similar) / Gap Jeans / Nordstrom Boots / Ten Thousand Villages Necklace Well, it's officially ...