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’ve been dusting off my networking skills lately. At the end of last year hardly a week passed that I didn’t have some sort of networking event. I took a break for a couple of months and am now back at it (but at a lower frequency). Comfortable shoes – check. Professional but not stuffy – check.
Details: Shirt, necklace and polka dot vest from The Limited / Jag pants from Nordstrom / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
I don’t recall if I’ve worn yellow and purple together previously but it made me feel so energized. Too bold? Not for me. The gray pieces definitely helped to keep it toned down but it really is a fun combination.
Details: Caslon t-shirt and Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Purple jeans from Loft / Calvin Klein Viviana heels
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.
Since I’m not much of a floral print kind of girl, I love to mix dots with stripes. When I see floral and stripes on other people, I think it looks great. Maybe when/if I find the exact right floral print for me, I’ll get to share in the fun.
This lightweight blazer is perfect for spring both in material and color. I wore this combo to the Orange County Creative Connections meet up. It’s a great group of creative and stylish women so it was the right kind of outing for this bold combo.
In other exciting news, today is my ninth wedding anniversary! Most people that know me think it’s very appropriate that my anniversary is on April Fool’s Day. I’m never quite sure how to take that comment but I usually put it in the I’m-cool-and-quirky-and-unexpected-perhaps-even-silly column. I can’t believe it’s been nine years – they’ve flown by and we’re still crazy about each other. I’m one lucky lady!
Details: J Crew Factory striped jacket / Old Navy shirt / Jeans from Loft / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos
I was looking back on some old photos and I came across this beauty. I loved it so much that I decided to create a casual version. This is literally the only pair of flats I own other than flip flops and tennis shoes and I have to admit, I think this would look much better with a pair of heels!
Details: 917 skinny jeans and cardigan from The Limited / Necklace from Francesca’s
When I started this blog, I was working towards getting out of my black/white rut. So funny that it is now a “trend.” For me it’s an ongoing trend as the combination always looks crisp, professional and classic. But I’m more than happy to jump on this particular trend and was excited to bust out the white jeans (oh how I’ve missed you this winter).
Details: Tank, necklace and jeans from The Limited / Jacket from Nordstrom / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
Linking up with: Marion Berry’s Trend of the Month, Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions, Pretty Shiny Sparkly and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
This skirt is one of my latest probably-shouldn’t-have-but-did purchases. Most of the skirts I own are solid and finding one in a pencil cut with stripes of colors that I like was too hard to resist. I love mixing dots and stripes. A bold combination but still work appropriate. On top of that, three different looks with only a jacket change!
Details: Skirt (similar) and jackets from The Limited / Sweater from Old Navy / Necklace from Talbot’s / Calvin Klien heels from Zappos
Linking up with Visible Monday.
Outfit number 2 from my fun photo shoot. I’m experimenting with Photoshop Actions. They sure are a time saver! I used “Hard Light Action” which you can download for free from Deviant Art. This is a great site to source all kinds of things from fonts, illustrations and Photoshop tools. Just make sure you kick back some love for the artists.
This is the first time I ‘winterized’ this dress. Adding a button down shirt and tights was all that was needed. A bright pink belt added some distinction to this neutral ensemble but is not overwhelming. It might be fun to experiment with some colored tights as well.
Details: Dress, shirt and tights from The Limited / Belt from Talbots / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
Yes, the yellow jeans strike again. It’s not only because I love their versatility but also because my winter pant selection is so limited. Boring even. Without a job my shopping budget has mostly been killed so I have to be creative with the things I already own. A good test for sure but not nearly as fun as shopping. Sigh.
Details: Polka dot sweater from Old Navy / Denim jacket from The Limited / Yellow skinny jeans from Loft / Belt from Francesca’s / Ralph Lauren shoes from Off Broadway