I guess I’m in a polka dot kind of mood this week! And as promised, I’ve finally added a picture of our new Dane, Duke. Isn’t he huge and glorious? I hope you’re having a good Wednesday.
Even after all this time of working on improving my wardrobe, I’m still a sucker for red/black/white combinations. So crisp and so bold. Ruffles on top continue down to meet up with the pleating detail on the skirt. There’s just something comforting about a classic combination.
Details: Skirt and top from The Limited / Guess Aland heels from Off Broadway / Cuff 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’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
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