Outfit: Casual Lace

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What a fun farewell to summer outfit! The lace t-shirt dresses up the distressed denim shorts. Purple hair streaks and leopard print add adventure to a ho-hum color palette. What do you think of the stacked belts?

Details: Top and earrings from Spotted Moth / Kut jean shorts and cuff bracelet from Nordstrom / Heels from Target

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Outfit: Surprised By Simplicity





I’ve had all of these items since last Spring but haven’t put them together until now. It really is becoming a theme for me – rediscovering my closet. Don’t get me wrong, I miss shopping but it feels like a grand accomplishment to make new pairings out of old items. Overall, I decided to keep this outfit pretty simple in color, pattern and accessories. I think it’s one of the reasons that I’m so pleased with it.

Details: Cardigan from The Limited / Shirt from Express / Jag pants and Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom / Ring from Spotted Moth

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Outfit: Business Rocker




Ok, I wouldn’t wear these pleather pants to work but I like the blazer + button down combination. Certainly a good happy hour outfit. The mix of gold in the accessories warms up the color pallet of the outfit. Where would you wear this outfit?

By the way, these fabulous heels are currently for sale in my Threadflip closet (along with some other great items).

Details: Shirt and jacket from The Limited / Mossimo pants from Target / Cuff from Nordstrom / Earrings from Spotted Moth / Necklace from F21 / Pelle heels from Off Broadway

Wednesday Link ups: Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.

Outfit: More Fall Colors

You’re probably tired of me professing my love of orange but I just can’t help myself. I love that it adds brightness to this outfit but still feels warm. This is one of the few printed scarfs that I have and I’m so glad I grabbed it when I saw it. And Stacy and Clinton were right. Black and brown can be worn together. I just didn’t know how to do it in the past but now, I think I’ve got it figured out. One of the many reasons starting this blog was worth it!

Details: Halogen tank from Nordstrom / Scarf from Spotted Moth (current styles) / Cardigan, black skinny jeans and obi belt from The Limited / Matisse boots from Zappos

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Outfit: Oh, the Memories

These are the shoes that started it all; my first pair of heels over 2″ (see a close up shot here). They taught me the benefit of a platform and the comfort of good shoes. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I pretty much only wear heels now. I guess you could call them my training-wheels heels! I’ve had them for several years but the color (burgundy/wine/oxblood) is all the rage so I had to figure out a good outfit for them. I’ve been layering more since the weather has been warm during the day but cools quickly as soon as the sun sets (which is at 4:30 pm which is utterly obnoxious).


  • Black 917 skinny jeans from The Limited
  • Kensie jacket from Nordstrom
  • Lace t-shirt from Spotted Moth
  • Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack
  • Marc Fisher heels from Macy’s


Outfit: Python Pencil Skirt

I got this python print pencil skirt a while ago and I have no idea why it took me so long to wear it. The warm tones of the skirt make it easy to mix with other warm tones or with contrasting cooler tones (like blues or greens). For its first outing, I paired it with a winter white lace shirt and a tangerine cardigan. Instead of adding an additional accent color in the accessories, I kept everything in tangerine except the necklace which includes fuchsia and gold. Would you be willing to wear a python print skirt?


  • Python print pencil skirt and color block heels from The Limited
  • Lace shirt from Spotted Moth
  • Necklace and belt from Francesca’s

Outfit: Cobalt and Lace

The structured pencil skirt and belted t-shirt is one of my new favorite combinations. I love pencil skirts with just about anything but mixing it with a casual t-shirt is easy and makes the outfit very versatile. Adding a jacket, boots and tights will make this an easy fall ensemble too!


  • Pencil skirt from The Limited
  • Lace t-shirt from Spotted Moth
  • Necklace from Francessca’s
  • Michael Juliette heels from Off Broadway

Outfit: Trend of the Month

I took the challenge! Marionberry Style wanted to see us mix patterns and as you may recall, introducing patterns (and how the heck to wear them) into my wardrobe is one of the goals of this blog. So, how’d I do? It was no easy task to pick through my pattern-sparse wardrobe to meet this challenge. It did make me realize that I need to embrace some pattern in lower half pieces. I don’t have a single one! Marion, my husband thanks you for adding this to my shopping list *sarcasm.*

It was a bright morning so don’t judge the squinty eyes.


  • Top, cardigan and pants from The Limited
  • Enzo Angiolini Sully pumps from Nordstrom
  • Necklace from F21
  • Earrings from Spotted Moth

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Outfit: You Can Wear the Beach

I find it difficult to wear light colored clothes because I start to look too washed out. But it was a hot day and we were having a BBQ at work so lightweight fabrics and light colors seemed the right call. Plus, the punch of cobalt helped – it’s very sand and surf. You may recall my confessed love of these pants (here) and perhaps you’re getting sick of it but I’m going to wear the heck out of them until it’s too cold to do so. You’ve been forewarned.


  • Earrings from Spotted Moth
  • Tanks and necklace from The Limited (old)
  • Ring from Stella & Dot
  • Jag pants from Nordstrom (so many colors to choose from!)
  • BCBG Emonee heels from DSW

Can there be too much of a good thing when it comes to fashion?

Outfit: Not Your Grandma’s Lace

I now own two lace pieces. If you would’ve told me that 6 months ago, I wouldn’t have believed you. Whereas I once thought them too demure, I now see them as appropriately sexy. This simple, elegant, and slightly sassy outfit turned out better than I originally planned. Plus, I found a good workday outfit to sport my disco inspired gold shoes! That’s right, I’m a rule breaker.


  • Lace shirt and earrings from Spotted Moth
  • 917 skinny jeans and necklaces from The Limited
  • Bracelet from Nordstrom
  • Michael Juliette heels from Off Broadway

Check out all the great inspiration on The Pleated Poppy’s what I wore wednesday post!