This dress makes it easy to stand out. Accessorizing is not my strong suit so I love that the dress can stand on its own. I’ve combined it with other colorful accents like fuchsia (here) and red (here) but this was the first time I used orange.
Details: Dress and blazer from The Limited / Necklace from Talbot’s / Belt from Francesca’s / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
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
Off to a networking coffee date. Since the weather was fantastic I opted for layered tanks and a light cardigan. I’m so happy to be wearing sandals again too!
Details: Jag pants, Halogen tank and cardigan from Nordstrom / BCBG Emonee shoes from DSW
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
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Mix and Match Fashion, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
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.
Even though my shopping is on hold, I’ve been able to add a few things here and there when the price is right. So is the case with the Prabal Gurung Nolita print shoes which I got at Target on clearance ($19.99). But my husband immediately shunned them. Although I frequently ignore his input on style, I have to admit he’s often right. So I put together this outfit with the intention of swaying him so I wouldn’t feel guilty about keeping these bold shoes. But he still frowned so I swapped them out for an older pair from The Limited. I still love the outfit but I think it would’ve been extra fun with the Prabal Gurung shoes. The contemplation continues…
Details: Chambray shirt and cuff from Nordstrom / Belt from Francesca’s / Jeans and heels from The Limited
They’re actually brighter (think more neon) in person.
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 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.
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.
It didn’t take long for me to wear my new green jeans! I think the combination of black/white stripes, bold colors and leopard shoes turned out amazing. I didn’t even leave the house in this great outfit but I felt like I could take over the world while wearing it. I needed the confidence boost and I snub my nose at the naysayers who think caring about what you’re wearing is vain.
PS. For some reason I love when dark nail polish looks chipped and worn. Is that weird?
Details: Pleione striped top from Nordstrom / 678 colored jeans and tank from The Limited / Necklace from Talbots / Mossimo leopard pumps from Target
Linking up with Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy and Random Wednesday