Outfit: June Gloom

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If you live in southern CA you’re familiar with June Gloom. Mornings start off hazy until it burns off in the afternoon to reveal beautiful clear skies. Well, I am not good at taking pictures with this crazy lighting so you’ll have to excuse these hazy pics. We’re taking the horses camping this weekend. I hope you get to have some fun and relaxation too.

Details: Yellow tank and shorts from The Limited / Aqua Halogen tank from Nordstrom / Nine West Rain Date heels from Zappos / Necklace from Francesca’s

Outfit: Feeling Repetitive

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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.

Outfit: Warm Weather Bliss

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My Spring/Summer wardrobe is so much better than my Fall/Winter wardrobe. That was the whole point of starting this blog – to improve my wardrobe but then I had to go and leave my job so Fall shopping never got the same financial benefit as earlier in the year. It’s nice to know that when I can dedicate time and some money to improving my outfits, I’m able to do a pretty good job.

Luckily, So Cal doesn’t get much of a winter so it won’t be too long until I can get back into my better half of wardrobe. And in the meantime, I’ll take advantage of the warm weather when it hits.

Details: Halogen tank and cardigan from Nordstrom / Jeans from The Limited / Bangles from Stella & Dot / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos

Linking up with Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Whatever Whenever Wednesday and What We Wore, Read and Made.

Outfit: Rich Fall Colors

I was inspired by this outfit on Polyvore. I wish I had more of the metallics to add to my outfit (and a beautiful orange bag!) but I think this combination still turned out pretty good. I’m never quite sure what color this cardigan will look like in photos (looks sort of coral colored here) but it’s closer to a vivid red-orange in person. What do you think of these pants? My Fall/Winter wardrobe mostly consists of jeans and a few pairs of pants but I’m not so sure these are really my style anymore.

Details:

  • Drew fit pants from The Limited
  • Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom (a great sequined version or polka dots)
  • Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack
  • Nine West Hope Float pumps

Get your entries in for the Fab Five Giveaway. It closes on Sunday and the winner will be announced on Monday (12/3). Good luck!


 


Outfit: A Pop of Cobalt

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?

Details:

  • 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)

Outfit: Aqua + Yellow

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.

Details:

  • 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)

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Outfit: Let the Networking Begin!

Since I no longer have a full-time job, I am now a full-time networker (I guess that’s not really a word but it could be). Coffee meet ups, office visits, LinkedIn stalking…you get the idea. I wore this to one of my first in-person introductions. I’m striving for a balance of professionalism and expressing my personality. I want them to see the real me and not some dressed up fake business persona. What would you wear to networking meet up or event?

Details:

  • Shirt, cowhide belt from The Limited
  • Halogen pencil skirt from Nordstrom
  • Necklace and bracelets from Stella & Dot
  • BCBG Marlay pumps from DSW
  • Limited Edition Coach Poppy Pushlock Tote in Ash

Outfit: Not So Perfect

Now that I see this outfit, I’m not so sure I like it. The cutouts on the shirt add a nice point of interest but it’s either the combination of colors or the styles that just fall a little flat. Not that you thought I was an outfit-making-savant but now you see even when you actively try to put together great combinations, sometimes they just aren’t. How often do you feel ‘bleh’ about your outfits?

Details:

  • Halogen shorts and Pleione top from Nordstrom
  • Franco Sarto Voter heels from Nordstrom

Outfit: Aqua + Coral

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.

Details:

  • Halogen skirt and tank from Nordstrom
  • Lace tank, necklace and earrings from The Limited
  • Bangles from Stella & Dot + H&M
  • Nine West Cunning heels