Halloween is my favorite holiday but I’ve gotten lazy about it the last couple of years. We haven’t put out our decorations (mainly because we don’t get many trick-or-treaters) nor have I gone full tilt with dressing up. So sad. I recently got this delicious orange tank and it seemed like a great start to Halloween inspired attire. We’ll see if I actually dress up this year (no plans to do so yet) but in case I don’t at least I paid a little homage to the season.
I wish I could tell you that adding my glasses to this outfit was a style choice but the reality is I waited too long to get my prescription and ran out of contacts. Glasses are a fun accessory though and I like how they transform the look. These shoes are so gorgeous with their suede orange ankle straps. They really add an unexpected touch to any outfit.
Details: Top and heels from The Limited / Jag pants from Nordstrom / Necklace from Talbots
Boy oh boy do I love this color combination! I’ve worn it a couple of different ways here and here as well. If this pale girl can wear bright colors there’s no way it won’t look good on you too. Jump on in!
Details: Orange Halogen tank and Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom / Jeans, tank and scarf from The Limited
This shirt is such a great indigo color – flattering on almost every skin tone (even us pale ladies). I like the simple but bold detailing. No need for a necklace with this one. Of course I never need much of an excuse to skip accessories. Does this make me a bad blogger? Ugh, I really want to get better at layering accessories.
Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend.
Details: Shirt and shoes from The Limited / Jag pants from Nordstrom
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
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
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
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.