Oh, colorful pencil skirt how I’ve missed you! Warmer weather unleashes skirts and dresses and sandals and I couldn’t be happier. Since I’m having to stretch my existing wardrobe due to my $0 shopping budget, it’s nice to have access to something other than blazers and pants. Plus, I busted out the purple hair extensions because…well, there’s no reason other than I felt like it. I’ve decided to get additional colors so I can play with them all summer long!
Details: Top – no idea where I got this from, maybe TJ Maxx / Skirt from The Limited / Calvin Klein Viviana heels
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I’ve been working on better eating habits but when I got a chance to go to happy hour with friends I couldn’t say no to a few margaritas. I managed to avoid the fried bar food so that has to count for something, right? I’ve only worn this dress one other time because it’s a little shorter than I usually wear. But for happy hour and 80° it was perfect!
Details: Dress from Francesca’s / Belt from Loft / Necklace from Stella & Dot / Jessica Simpson Armat heels from DSW
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I’ve been dusting off my networking skills lately. At the end of last year hardly a week passed that I didn’t have some sort of networking event. I took a break for a couple of months and am now back at it (but at a lower frequency). Comfortable shoes – check. Professional but not stuffy – check.
Details: Shirt, necklace and polka dot vest from The Limited / Jag pants from Nordstrom / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
I’ve seen some good looks on other blogs and in some magazines where scarfs are used as belts. However, I’ve been hesitant to give it a whirl because it has to be done just right or it looks a little sloppy or dated. There were a couple of attempts (tied in a knot, tied in a bow) before I settled on this obi inspired version.
See that fabulous beaded bracelet? That was hand crafted by my good friend Tiffany! I have a feeling she’ll be selling them soon because every one who sees them wants one.
PS. Sorry for the harsh noon day lighting.
Details: Shirt, skirt and scarf from The Limited / Limited Edition Coach Poppy Leather push lock tote bag / Franco Sarto heels from Nordstrom
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Although I wish this cardigan was a little more shapely, I keep wearing it because I love the detail. Since I started this blog, I’ve really learned to embrace gray + brown and gray + yellow. Two combinations that I just didn’t consider previously. I’m also working on adding accessories that don’t match; coordinate but not exact matches. Thus, a necklace with a little bit of yellow with this casual outfit. I’m happy with how it all turned out.
- Top, necklace and cuff from The Limited
- Cardigan from Nordstrom
- Mossimo jeggings from Target
- Matisse boots from Zappos
I’m not sure if you would consider this jacket oxblood or not but I’ve actually had it for a couple of years. Trends are very circular. The addition of aqua accents made this combination a little unexpected and for me, helped to make sure it didn’t feel too dark or drab. How do you feel about aqua and oxblood (or maroon or burgundy or blood red depending on your color POV)?
- Jacket and gray pencil skirt from The Limited
- Necklace from Stella & Dot
- Earrings and belt from Francesca’s
- Nine West shoes from Nordstrom’s Rack
I love the pinstripe detailing on these shoes!
I wore this for a presentation that I gave at Chapman University. It may be a bit casual but I learned last year just how uncomfortable it was to stand in heels for over an hour. So this whole get-up started with a desire to wear these comfortable boots. Lots of layering and perhaps a little too much matching. Probably not something I’ll wear again but they can’t all be winners.
- Yellow skinny jeans from Loft (now lots of Fall colors too)
- Cardigan from Talbots
- Striped Halogen tank from Nordstrom
- Accessories from Francesca’s
- Matisse boots from Zappos (see this year’s crop here)
Although this is a simple combination, it’s such a far cry from the boring color palettes that I used to put together when I started this blog! I think it is a result of putting a conscience effort towards improvement. It could also be all the blog stalking so thank you to all my fellow style bloggers out there!
- Shirt, cobalt skinny jeans and cuff bracelet from The Limited
- Necklace from Francessca’s
- Enzo Angiolini pumps from Nordstrom
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This was definitely one of my favorite color combinations for spring/summer. Aqua and coral. You may recall a similar combination (orange and aqua) here that uses the same outfit silhouette. And say “hello” to my littlest dog, Maltby.
- Halogen skirt and tank from Nordstrom
- Lace tank, necklace and earrings from The Limited
- Bangles from Stella & Dot + H&M
- Nine West Cunning heels
Can you believe that I’m still wearing summer clothes in the middle of September? Crazy. Since I’m still lacking colored pants for fall, I’m happy to get as much use as possible from this aqua skirt. This tiered black tank top is loose fitting but still provides a nice shape. Anytime you can combine comfort and style it’s a good thing! I splurged a little when I bought this Stella & Dot necklace but I’ve worn it so many times that it was definitely worth it. I keep stalking my friend’s site for my next purchase!
- Halogen tank and pencil skirt from Nordstrom
- Necklace and bangles from Stella & Dot (similar)
- Ring from Spotted Moth
- Guess Aland heels from Off Broadway