I have been taking advantage of not working full time by attending webinars, seminars (often put on by SCORE – if you’re a small business owner or want to be, you should definitely check them out!), networking and researching. This outfit felt like a power suit without the usually-boring-but-sharp aspects of a typical power suit. I am often the only person at these events with visible tattoos (you know some people are hiding some ink somewhere) so I have no issue letting my creativity and love of colors come through in my wardrobe.
Details: Skirt, lace shirt and belt from The Limited / Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
I was off to a business counseling session and needed to look the part of a creative and brilliant entrepreneur (you can read more about my new biz if you want on my other blog, Living Scattered). I thought about a sheath dress but decided to go with a bolder color and something more casual. It was in Laguna Beach after all which has quite the eclectic mix of styles.
Details: BCBG patterned top and Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Mossimo jeggings from Target / Necklace from Francesca’s / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture heels from Nordstrom
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Friday Five, Mix and Match Fashion, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
Dots and stripes on Monday and dots and stripes today. Totally different looks though. This skirt is very versatile! It can be worn as a maxi (here) or a halter dress (here) or as a long pencil skirt. I wish I could say that I knew all these options existed when I bought the skirt but I didn’t have that foresight. That is definitely a good result of this blog – learning how to get creative with my clothing!
Details: Bobeau skirt and Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Top and necklace from The Limited / Belt from Talbots / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture heels from Macy’s
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I really had no idea how much wear I would get out of these cobalt heels but I have to tell you, I love them! Having fun shoes to wear with brightly colored outfits makes them feel complete. This year I’m on a mission to add patterned shoes to my closet. It seems like a natural leap for my improve-my-wardrobe mission.
Details: Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Top from Talbots / Jeans from The Limited / Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture heels from Macy’s
Linking up with: Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
Why am I so excited about blue jeans? After all, aren’t standard blue jeans blue? Cobalt just brings such vibrancy to standard jeans – breaks the mold for calling all denim “blue jeans.” I know one day (probably not so far away) this colored denim fad will pass and I will begrudgingly go back to only describing denim based on the wash instead of the actual color but until then, I will shout “I LOVE BLUE JEANS!”
Details: Pleione striped shirt from Nordstrom / Tank and jeans from The Limited / Necklace from F21 / Guess Aland heels from Off Broadway
I was inspired by a post on Style Your Life that showed an all blue outfit. That was pretty exciting but the stripes peeking out from the sleeves made me rush to my closet to see if I could make it happen. By layering two sweaters, I was able to accomplish exactly what I was looking to accomplish. Aren’t they fun and unexpected? See the inspiration look here as I’m sure a less-than-literal combination would also be fabulous.
Details: Striped sweater from Target / Cobalt sweater and jeans from The Limited / Enzo Angiolini pumps from Nordstrom
A casual outfit with some stylish details – subtle pattern + layering + cobalt shoes. Oh, and mint nails too! Generally, I’m pleased with how it turned out but there are a couple of things that could be better. I wish the pants were better fitting and the shirt is a little bulky for layering. Who ever said layering is easy knows some secret that I do not.
Details: Loft pants / Rubbish chambray shirt and Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture heels from Macy’s
Linking up with Because Shannon Said So and Pleated Poppy!
Here is the last of the three outfits from my photo shoot. This is truly a proud moment for me. I successfully mixed patterns. Three patterns in one outfit! The key was keeping everything in the same color family. Next, I’ll try an even more bold pattern mix. Baby steps. Adding a little bit of cobalt makes this monochromatic look have a little edge, don’t you think?
Details: Python pencil skirt, patterned top and cardigan all from The Limited (I swear they need to start paying me for this!) / Necklace from F21 / Belt from Francesca’s / Enzo Angiolini Pop Culture heels from Macy’s
Off to a client meeting so I needed to bring back my ‘office’ A-game. Originally I was going to let the skirt be the hero of this outfit and pair it with gray shoes but these new, sassy pumps were just calling my name. Don’t you just love the zipper detail on these shoes?
- Halogen coral pencil skirt and polka dot cardigan from Nordstrom
- Belt from Francesca’s
- Enzo Angiolini Popculture pumps from Macy’s (on sale now for $79.99)
I love the bold yellow and blue color combination. I’ve worn a few variations seen here and here. I first fell in love with the idea of yellow jeans when I saw them on Fashion Fractions. They just looked so great on her that I had to get my own pair. And they’ve turned out to be easier to style than I imagined. See, good things happen when you step outside your comfort zone.
- Shirt and cuff bracelet from The Limited
- Yellow skinny jeans from Loft
- Michael Juliette heels from Off Broadway