Outfit: Coral and Stripes

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Stripes cut on the bias – so flattering. Added to bold colors and pointed toe heels is a fun way to do office style.

I’ve got a couple of fun things coming up. I’m giving away 2 tickets to the Be Well Expo in Pasadena on ThinkBriteBeBrite.com. We’re taking the horses camping this weekend and I’ve been invited to a Halloween inspired event at Goodwill. October is always one of my favorite months. The weather is perfect all around the country and of course, there’s Halloween. Will you be dressing up this year?

Details: Skirt from The Limited / Top from Nordstrom / Necklace from Stella & Dot / Heels from Target

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Outfit: Black/White Pattern Mixing

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The easiest way to mix patterns is to stay in one color family. Since I chose black and white, I also added a pop of aqua accents. The knit skirt and loose fitting top were comfortable and would work for a variety of occasions.

Details: Shirt from The Limited / Bobeau skirt from Nordstrom / Necklace from Stella & Dot / Ring from The Spotted Moth / Nine West Cunning heels

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.

Outfit: Margaritas Make Me Happy

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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

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Mix and Match Fashion, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.

Outfit: Colorful Accents

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How do you make gray and black even better? Add bright spring colors of course. Is it just me or does color boost your mood? If it does, I hope you have a color filled weekend.

Details: Jeans and cardigan from The Limited / Shirt from Anthropology / Necklace from Stella & Dot / Belt from Talbots / Michael heels from Off Broadway

Outfit: Warm Weather Bliss

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My Spring/Summer wardrobe is so much better than my Fall/Winter wardrobe. That was the whole point of starting this blog – to improve my wardrobe but then I had to go and leave my job so Fall shopping never got the same financial benefit as earlier in the year. It’s nice to know that when I can dedicate time and some money to improving my outfits, I’m able to do a pretty good job.

Luckily, So Cal doesn’t get much of a winter so it won’t be too long until I can get back into my better half of wardrobe. And in the meantime, I’ll take advantage of the warm weather when it hits.

Details: Halogen tank and cardigan from Nordstrom / Jeans from The Limited / Bangles from Stella & Dot / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos

Linking up with Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Whatever Whenever Wednesday and What We Wore, Read and Made.

Outfit: Casual and Colorful

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We had some fantastic weather which motivated me to look through my t-shirt drawer and pull out this fuchsia shirt. I used the aqua necklace to bring even more color to the ensemble since the cardigan and shoes were neutral. It was nice being able to wear my peep toe shoes and not having my feet freeze. Sorry to all of you in colder climates but this is why I moved to CA.

Details: Cardigan and jeans from The Limited / Caslon t-shirt from Nordstrom / Necklace Stella & Dot / Enzo Angiolini pumps from Nordstrom

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Outfit: Blue, Black + Gray

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I thought this outfit would be a nice, casual winter look but I think it turned out frumpy. Especially the second shot with the boots. I wasn’t sure how the cropped pants and boots would look and my final evaluation – terrible. Glad I had the foresight to try something different with the classic black pumps. Do you agree?

Casual looks are a little more of a challenge for me and adding the need for it to be warm doesn’t make it any easier. I’m also very tired of wearing jeans so I really wanted to find a way to make these pants work for winter. Since I’m such a weather wuss (yes, even in So Cal) having bare feet is just not practical. So in the end, I threw on jeans and huffed in frustration.

Details: Shirt from The Limited / Jag pants from Nordstrom / Brokedown scarf c/o Pop Sugar Must Have box / Ring and bangles from Stella & Dot / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s

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Outfit: Perfect for Fall

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)?

Details:

  • 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!
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Outfit: Amazing Aqua

I love the color of these purple jeans from Loft. I should’ve tried on the next size down because I think they would look better if they were a little more fitted. However, they are comfortable. I’m starting to realize the versatility of aqua. So far, I love it with mustard, coral, cobalt, purple and red. It’s a great color to add to your wardrobe if you want to move away from neutrals.

Details:

  • Caslon 3/4 sleeve t-shirt from Nordstrom
  • Loft skinny jeans (currently 30% off – so many colors to choose from)
  • Necklace from Stella & Dot
  • Jessica Simpson Armat heels from DSW