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
Oh, colorful pencil skirt how I’ve missed you! Warmer weather unleashes skirts and dresses and sandals and I couldn’t be happier. Since I’m having to stretch my existing wardrobe due to my $0 shopping budget, it’s nice to have access to something other than blazers and pants. Plus, I busted out the purple hair extensions because…well, there’s no reason other than I felt like it. I’ve decided to get additional colors so I can play with them all summer long!
Details: Top – no idea where I got this from, maybe TJ Maxx / Skirt from The Limited / Calvin Klein Viviana heels
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I’ve seen some good looks on other blogs and in some magazines where scarfs are used as belts. However, I’ve been hesitant to give it a whirl because it has to be done just right or it looks a little sloppy or dated. There were a couple of attempts (tied in a knot, tied in a bow) before I settled on this obi inspired version.
See that fabulous beaded bracelet? That was hand crafted by my good friend Tiffany! I have a feeling she’ll be selling them soon because every one who sees them wants one.
PS. Sorry for the harsh noon day lighting.
Details: Shirt, skirt and scarf from The Limited / Limited Edition Coach Poppy Leather push lock tote bag / Franco Sarto heels from Nordstrom
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
Sorry for the abundance of green lately but when I saw the Kirsten Dunst outfit I just had to do one more green combo. I’m pale and blonde so I should be able to pull it off, right? Her skirt is better and I didn’t have a matching top/cardigan combo but I think it’s still a fun look.
Details: Skirt and cardigan from The Limited / Shirt from F21/ Belt from Loft / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
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
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I bought this shirt for my husband many months ago and ever since I bought this striped skirt, I’ve had my eye on it! It’s such a fantastic color and the stripe details on the color and the cuffs is divine. Why can’t I find any cute girl shirts like this? I tried a couple of different shoe/belt combinations but this chocolate version was my favorite.
Details: Skirt from The Limited / Belt from Nordstrom / Necklace from F21 / Ralph Lauren heels from Off Broadway
Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday. Possibly because my favorite color is red. Possibly because I am a girl and it gets coded into our DNA. Either way, I always find a way to dress for it. I have seen so many stylish ladies combine pink and red but have struggled with putting my own combination together. But alas, I finally got it right! I love the detail on this red pencil skirt and the shoes make me strut. I’m embracing the love.
Details: Cardigan and skirt from The Limited / Caslon t-shirt from Nordstrom / Belt from Talbot’s / Necklace from Francesca’s / RSVP heels from Zappos
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I don’t remember when the inspiration struck but I decided I wanted to pair my navy pencil skirt with an orange top. I love navy and orange together which makes it hard to believe that I haven’t done this before. And once I decided on the shirt and skirt two ways to wear it immediately came to mind. Some days you can stare into your closet and not ‘see’ anything and some days you get a two for one!
Look 1 details: Pencil skirt from The Limited / Bobeau peasant top from Nordstrom / Striped jacket from J Crew Factory / necklace from Talbots / Ralph Lauren heels from Off Broadway
Look 2 details: Same skirt and shirt / Loft jacket from Goodwill / necklace from Nordstrom’s Rack / Diba Wizard booties from Off Broadway
I was pleasantly surprised how well my mint manicure went with the orange top. Perhaps I’ll find an outfit combination with those colors in the future.
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Originally, I planned to wear my leopard heels with this outfit but I didn’t like the way they looked with the black tights. So, back to my worn-to-death black boots. This will be their last season for sure. Sigh. I’ve missed wearing this coral skirt which made it the starting point of the outfit. I didn’t want to winterize it too much so the teal shirt helped to keep it bright.
Details: Long sleeved shirt from Express / Coral pencil skirt, cardigan and leopard belt from The Limited / Necklace from F21 / Bandolino boots
I’m not sure if you would consider this jacket oxblood or not but I’ve actually had it for a couple of years. Trends are very circular. The addition of aqua accents made this combination a little unexpected and for me, helped to make sure it didn’t feel too dark or drab. How do you feel about aqua and oxblood (or maroon or burgundy or blood red depending on your color POV)?
- Jacket and gray pencil skirt from The Limited
- Necklace from Stella & Dot
- Earrings and belt from Francesca’s
- Nine West shoes from Nordstrom’s Rack
I love the pinstripe detailing on these shoes!