Take II: Ultra Feminine

by - Tuesday, September 11, 2018
I wore a similar outfit a couple of weeks back -- same top, bag, and white/green color palette. I had high expectations for the outfit because it looked amazing in my head. But in reality? ...not so much. I think the sweater tee ended up looking too "heavy" with the delicate tulle skirt.

Today's outfit is my second attempt at finding the right balance for this white sweater tee and green pairing. Though the lace of this pencil skirt is fairly delicate, I think the structured shape of the skirt ended up working better than my first attempt.
white fringe sweater tee, gold watch, olive green lace pencil skirt, bottle green tote, pave line pendant necklace, pearl embellished sandals
white fringe sweater tee, gold watch, olive green lace pencil skirt, bottle green tote, pave line pendant necklace
white fringe sweater tee, gold watch, olive green lace pencil skirt, bottle green tote, pave line pendant necklace, pearl embellished sandals
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - $25; similar - $12)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic pave line pendant necklace (sold here - on sale)
top: Ann Taylor (this season's sold here; similar - $35; similar)
watch: Olivia Burton watch, 30mm in gold - removed 3 links (similar - 33% off; similar)
ring: Etsy milegem morganite ring (sold here)
phone case: Apple smart battery case (sold here)
skirt: Ann Taylor (this season's sold here - on sale)
bag: Strathberry midi tote in bottle green (sold at Strathberry / Lane Crawford)
nail polish on toes: NYC New York Color in french white tip (sold here)
shoes: Tory Burch Tatiana slide - sz 6.5 (this season's sold here - 40% off)

First Rays of Sunrise

by - Saturday, September 08, 2018
I'm not a morning person at all. So when I'm forced to wake up at the crack of dawn, you bet I'll take my sweet time enjoying the first rays of sunrise. I kept my outfit simple (coordinating colors, minimal mixing and matching) which worked out well because the peachy colors of the sunrise really is the star of the show.
pave line pendant necklace, green tie front midi dress, bottle green tote, brown knot sandals, gold watch
pave line pendant necklace, green tie front midi dress, bottle green tote, brown knot sandals, gold watch
Strathberry midi tote in bottle green
pave line pendant necklace, green tie front midi dress, bottle green tote, brown knot sandals, gold watch
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - $25; similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic pave line pendant necklace (sold here - on sale)
dress: Ann Taylor tie front midi dress - sz 2P (sold here)
watch: Olivia Burton watch, 30mm in gold - removed 3 links (similar - 33% off; similar)
phone case: Apple smart battery case (sold here)
bag: Strathberry midi tote in bottle green (sold at Strathberry / Lane Crawford)
nail polish on toes: NYC New York Color in french white tip (sold here)
shoes: Schutz Rhana sandals in toasted nut - runs large, sz 6 (sold at Nordstrom - 40% off / Shopbop)


Sparkle & Shine

by - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The last outfit post summed up the reality of my everyday life perfectly: working a desk job in a conservative office while trying to infuse some fun with bright colors into equally boring workwear.

Today's outfit is a complete 180 from the last. Fun, crazy, and definitely not in the least boring. It's probably a bit much for my office quite honestly. Any fashion shops in need of a code monkey? Let me know. (All kidding aside, I really do love my current job)
pave line pendant necklace, pink peplum top, gray suede tote, silver cuff, black eyelash fringe pencil skirt
pave line pendant necklace, pink peplum top, gray suede tote, silver cuff, black eyelash fringe pencil skirt, brown knot sandals
pave line pendant necklace, pink peplum top, gray suede tote, silver cuff, black eyelash fringe pencil skirt, brown knot sandals
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - $25; similar - $12)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic pave line pendant necklace (sold here - on sale)
top: H&M (similar)
bracelet: David Yurman cable classics bracelet with pearls and diamonds, 5mm - sz S (sold at DY / Saks / Nordstrom)
skirt: Banana Republic eyelash pencil skirt (similar - 60% off; similar - on sale)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (rent; similar; similar)
nail polish on toes: OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today (sold here)
shoes: Schutz Rhana sandals in toasted nut - runs large, sz 6 (sold at Nordstrom - 40% off / Shopbop)

Summer Work Staples

by - Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Today's outfit was thrown together with the hot and humid summer heat in mind -- a 3/4-length cotton cardigan that I do not mind sweating profusely in, a silky sleeveless tank that is cool to the touch, and a pencil skirt because legs need to breathe too. There's no practical reason for the accessories chosen other than they are simply some of my current favorites.
pave line pendant necklace, cobalt blue cardigan, black silk sleeveless tank, striped seersucker tie waist pencil skirt, taupe bag, gold bangle, brown knot sandals
Fendi regular peekaboo in dove gray
pave line pendant necklace, cobalt blue cardigan, black silk sleeveless tank, striped seersucker tie waist pencil skirt, taupe bag, gold bangle
pave line pendant necklace, cobalt blue cardigan, black silk sleeveless tank, striped seersucker tie waist pencil skirt, taupe bag, gold bangle, brown knot sandals
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - 40% off w/code READYSETSALE; similar - 30% off)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic pave line pendant necklace (sold here)
cardigan: Ann Taylor Ann cardigan in anika blue - sz S (sold here - on sale; similar - 40% off)
top: Massimo Dutti silk top with insertion lace top (similar; similar - on sale)
bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar)
ring: Etsy milegem morganite ring (sold here)
skirt: Ann Taylor (similar - on sale; similar - on sale; similar - 30% off w/code BIGSALE)
bag: Fendi regular peekaboo in dove gray (sold here; similar)
nail polish on toes: OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today (sold here)
shoes: Schutz Rhana sandals in toasted nut - runs large, sz 6 (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop)


Ultra Feminine

by - Monday, August 27, 2018
Earlier in the year, one of the security guards at work stopped to inquire about my tulle midi skirt. I was disappointed to tell her that it was from a couple seasons ago, therefore sold out. We then reminisced about items that we loved and regretted not buying multiples of. I told her if I ever see this skirt again, she will be the first to know. Lo and behold, Banana Republic came through this season and brought back this skirt in two colors! I wasn't sure which one of us was more excited -- me sharing the news or her upon hearing the news.
pave line pendant necklace, white sweater tee with fringe, gold bangle, bottle green tote bag, gray tulle midi skirt, suede ankle tie sandals with jewels
pave line pendant necklace, white sweater tee with fringe, gold bangle, bottle green tote bag, gray tulle midi skirt
pave line pendant necklace, white sweater tee with fringe, gold bangle, bottle green tote bag, gray tulle midi skirt, suede ankle tie sandals with jewels
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - 40% off; similar - 30% off + free shipping w/code FLASH)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic pave line pendant necklace (sold here)
top: Ann Taylor (similar; similar)
ring: Etsy milegem morganite ring (sold here)
bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar)
phone case: Apple smart battery case (sold here)
skirt: Banana Republic pleated tulle midi skirt - sz 00P (sold here; similar)
bag: Strathberry midi tote in bottle green (sold at Strathberry / Lane Crawford)
nail polish on toes: OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today (sold here)
shoes: Alexandre Birman (this season's sold here; similar)


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