Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Neon, Coral and White

Neon yellow, coral and white is my new favorite color combination. I wore this outfit earlier this spring without the necklace and noticed that something was missing. Neon yellow must be a trend this year because that immediately came to mind. Luckily, I found this chunky statement necklace at Old Navy and was able to complete the idea I had pictured for a Casual Friday look. I wear a light sweater in this picture that might be nice to counter the office AC, but I think a gray t-shirt would be just as work appropriate paired with this blazer and slim cut pants.

Details: H&M blazer / Gap sweater and pants / Old Navy necklace / Payless shoes 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Layering with Lace

Lace top via Marshalls / Willie Smith Shirt via TJ Maxx / J.Crew skirt via Avalon Exchange / Halogen boots via Nordstrom / J.Crew Factory necklace / Michael Kors watch and cuff

Lace is typically not something I utilize in my work wardrobe. However, this lace tank layered over one of my standard button downs adds just the right amount of texture. It's feminine yet paired with these structured work separates adds an interesting and unexpected detail. I wore this outfit to work a few weeks ago, when tights were still a requirement. This outfit would look just as cute with bare legs and a pair of sandals or brown pumps.

P.S. I can't believe Memorial Day is right around the corner. I plan to take it easy and enjoy the nice weather coming our way. I'd love to hear about your plans. Anyone doing anything fun?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show

The Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show and fundraiser held last Thursday night at Windows on the River was a great success! I think a good time was had by all. I used $125 to style nine looks varying in price from $7 to $23. My show, "Love Cleveland" featured outfits inspired by the many places I love in Cleveland. Below is a recap of each outfit.

Second outfit from the left:
Cleveland Botanical Gardens:
Ruby Rox Dress: 4.99
Sweater: 3.99

Cleveland Summer Festivals:
Fourth outfit from the left:
Bangle: 1.79
Hot Kiss Vest: 2.99
American Eagle Romper: 3.99

Shopping in Beachwood:

Target Shirt: 3.99
J.Crew shorts: 2.99
Necklace: 1.00

Antiquing in Larchmere:

La Blanca Dress: 4.99
Scarf: 1.00
Purse: 3.00

Boating on Lake Erie:

Loft Sweater: 3.99
Loft Pants: 3.99
Bueno Purse: 3.59

West Side Market:

H&M top: 3.99
Not Your Mother’s Jeans Skirt: 3.99
Necklace: 1.00
Express Purse: 3.00

 Outfit on Left:
The Cleveland Orchestra:

Polka Dot Purse: 3.59
Earrings: 4.49
Necklace: 6.29
Bracelet: 3.59
Express Dress: 4.99
Rosette Pin: .90

Outfit on Right:
The Cleveland Museum of Art:

J.Crew Sweater: 3.99
Loft Pants: 3.99
Karen Scott Tank Top: 2.99
East 4th Street:

Old Navy Dress: 4.99
Scarf: 1.00
Bangle: 1.79
Belt: 1.00

My models were a mix of friends and volunteers so I got to spend some time with two of my very good friends from college — both pregnant and rocking the runway — as well as some new friends. Everyone looked gorgeous and I was very happy with how the outfits turned out. I am wearing a J.Crew skirt that I got at Avalon Exchange in Squirrel Hill for $10, Loft top, Nine West shoes, and a mix of J.Crew factory and vintage pearls.

My show was first, so it was kind of nice to be able to relax and watch some of the other shows. I was excited to mingle with friends and family after the show who were all very complimentary of my looks. The show seems to be growing every year. Last year I didn't feel much of a media presence, but this year, Fox 8 anchors were present as well as the online radio show who interviewed me, Elite Radio Show.

I could not have been ready in time without my Mom, who helped me iron all of the looks. Thank you, Mom! Also, a big thanks to my models who were outstanding and to Goodwill for asking me to be a part of this great event. 

A Gorgeous Cable-Knit Sweater

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