I’ve learned to question all of my previous “rules” about clothes. I’m embracing color. I’m wearing pink and I own several lace items. Who knew? The cut of this skirt is so sexy but the below knee length makes it age appropriate and endlessly wearable. Thank you to Pantone for making Tangerine Tango the color of 2012 and Emerald the color of 2013. These are not colors I would have thought to wear but once you start seeing them all over, it’s easier to find pieces that work for your individual style.
Details: Style & Co top from Macy’s / Lace skirt from Target / Belt from Francesca’s / Necklace from Talbots / Heels from The Limited
Linking up with Marion Berry’s Trend of the Month, Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions, What I Wore to Work and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I fell in love with this skirt the moment I saw it. I even broke one of my shopping “rules” and bought it at full price because I was afraid it would sell out. Unfortunately, I’m starting to doubt its flattery. The first time I wore it with a fuller shirt and jacket (see previously unpublished photo below – eek) I realized it needed a more fitted top to avoid looking too bulky. So I tried it here and here but I’m just not sure that it’s right for me. Perhaps the cut. Perhaps the pale color with my ever-pale legs. Sometimes what you love just isn’t what looks right on you. So perhaps this will go on Threadflip soon. I’m still undecided because it is such a fun and comfortable skirt to wear.
Details: Shirt and belt from The Limited / Skirt from Nordstrom / Franco Sarto heels from Nordstrom
These are the shoes that started it all; my first pair of heels over 2″ (see a close up shot here). They taught me the benefit of a platform and the comfort of good shoes. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I pretty much only wear heels now. I guess you could call them my training-wheels heels! I’ve had them for several years but the color (burgundy/wine/oxblood) is all the rage so I had to figure out a good outfit for them. I’ve been layering more since the weather has been warm during the day but cools quickly as soon as the sun sets (which is at 4:30 pm which is utterly obnoxious).
- Black 917 skinny jeans from The Limited
- Kensie jacket from Nordstrom
- Lace t-shirt from Spotted Moth
- Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack
- Marc Fisher heels from Macy’s
I’ve been getting quite a bit of flack from my non-photography challenged friends about taking better photos. Honestly, it’s on my list of things to do better but I’m working with an older camera that has some limits. So off with my head (literally)!
I love this great skirt from Target. It’s a bit delicate because of the lace (see detail photo below) and since I’m pretty rough on most of my clothing, it may only make it for a short while. I honestly can’t believe how much I’ve embraced the lace trend but the fitted cut of the lace pieces I’ve bought keep it from feeling to grandma-tastic. Have you gotten in on this trend?
- Xhiliration sweater and skirt from Target
- Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
I really am working on scaling back the shopping (*husband nods emphatically*) since I am currently without a full-time job but there were a few occasions last month and too many good deals that I couldn’t pass up.
- Just Taylor dress from Nordstrom’s Rack ($45)
- Striped Side Button Sweater (on sale for $34.53 and I used my $15 rewards dollars so it was practically free)
- Francesca’s Flaming Hot Dress ($48). The chevron lace detail is amazing and how can you pass up a dress with a name like that?
- Xhilaration green lace pencil skirt from Target ($19.99)
- Coach Madison Medium Wallet in Citron ($138 but used 25% off coupon)
- [not pictured] Target Xhilaration Vinyl leggings $29.99 seen here
And from the Good Will Hunting event put on by The Wardrobe Code, I scored an Ann Taylor Loft blazer ($10), a Elie Tahari shirt ($6) and a Ellen Tracy button down ($6). If you live in the Orange County area and want to attend a Good Will Hunting event, make sure you follow Nicole to find out about the next outing.
And lastly but not because of their lack of importance…shoes. I needed to find some closed toed options for Fall and here is what I’ve found so far.
Diba Wizard Leopard booties $65 (paid $17.88)
Pelle Black Sheep $130 (paid $25.04)
Nordstrom’s Rack Nine West gray pinstripe heels ($39)
Coach Caya Heel ($178 paid $89.99)
Enzo Angiolini Popculture Pumps, Ocean Suede ($89.99)
So, my goal is absolutely no clothes or shoe shopping in November. Think I can do it?
I didn’t get to take as many photos as I had hoped and some that I did take didn’t turn out. I really need to get a new camera and learn how to use it! But check out those great Jean-Michel Cazabat Emma Snake shoes that Stacy was wearing.
Stacy was incredibly kind, engaged, funny and well spoken. I have more tidbits to share than can fit in one post, so I’ll be sharing them throughout the week. My first question was, What do you tell women who say they can’t wear high heels? Her response was, “why can’t they?” She felt that wearing heels helps to align your posture, tone your calves and helps you to be aware of where you place your body weight. So, if you don’t normally wear heels find a pair that feels great in the store and then practice, practice, practice. If the shoes don’t initially feel good, it’s not likely that they’ll get much better.
I couldn’t agree more. Although the balls of my feet may hurt a little after a day in heels, my back hurts more when I wear flats. Do you feel high heeled challenged?
This is what I wore to meet Stacy. I found this Just Taylor dress at Nordstrom’s Rack for $44.97. I don’t have any dresses with this A line silhouette but I loved the Jackie O/Mad Men look of it right away. I added a few new chocolate gold accessories and felt ready to meet one of the queens of style.
I also ran into some new blogger friends, Jess from Jess Glam Diary and Sara from Sara’s Sweet Style. I love how nice the blogger community is – so supportive and welcoming.
The Westfield Style Tour will also be at Plaza Bonita next weekend on the 27-28th. You can book complimentary appointments and get more info here. You can also peruse the digital Westfield Style Magazine which includes style tips, fall trends and outfit inspiration for the everyday shopper. Enjoy!
I just love the shadow that this skirt casts! So pretty. It’s been super hot (we’re talking 95+) lately that breezy skirts and tank tops are definitely in order. Luckily, this outfit is still work appropriate for agency life. I’ve mentioned before that the shoes from The Limited are not terribly comfortable despite a nice platform but I just can’t resist the orange, suede ankle straps. It does give me pause, however, for future shoe purchases from my go-to store.
- Skirt and Halogen tank from Nordstrom
- Color block heels from The Limited
I now own two lace pieces. If you would’ve told me that 6 months ago, I wouldn’t have believed you. Whereas I once thought them too demure, I now see them as appropriately sexy. This simple, elegant, and slightly sassy outfit turned out better than I originally planned. Plus, I found a good workday outfit to sport my disco inspired gold shoes! That’s right, I’m a rule breaker.
- Lace shirt and earrings from Spotted Moth
- 917 skinny jeans and necklaces from The Limited
- Bracelet from Nordstrom
- Michael Juliette heels from Off Broadway
Check out all the great inspiration on The Pleated Poppy’s what I wore wednesday post!