Monday, March 31, 2014

At Ease

Just a simple, no fuss outfit to start off the new work week. Have a good one!
wool trench coat, camel sweater, black scarf, leopard pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
scarf: Cuyana alpaca infinity (sold here) - thanks to ShopStyle
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar; similar)
jeans: Express boot cut (similar)
shoes: Jones New York Harlem (similar; similar)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Coming Up Roses

Continuing with the pink (and red) theme from the last post, even though Valentine's Day is long behind us. I keep all my clutches in their respective dust bags on a high shelf when not in use, so sometimes I forget their existence. Shame on me. The Jenny Yuen clutch I'm carrying today was one of my earliest purchases when I first became interested in bags. I remember she and Rebecca Minkoff were up-and-comers around the same time. Unfortunately I don't think JY is in business any longer. I miss her clean designs and use of high quality materials. Note to self: must remember to reach for this pink clutch more often now that spring's right around the corner!
dark red jacket, striped scarf, navy gingham shirt, rose clutch and metallic wedges
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
scarf: Forever 21 nautical striped (sold here; similar; similar - $6.99)
jacket: Burberry lightweight belted parka (similar; similar - 30% off w/code NEWSALE)
top: Banana Republic Factory (recent - tag info; similar)
belt: J.Crew (similar - 40% off)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Shopbop / NM)
shoes: Loeffler Randall Rae in rose gold (sold at Saks / LR / Nordstrom / Zappos; similar - 30% off w/code NEWSALE)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pink Accents

When it comes to styling this cowlneck sweater, I think I've gone through just about my entire button-up stash. Green, chambray, stripes, red, plaid, printed, and now gingham. The neon pink color and fabric material are both on the casual side, so I planned the rest of the outfit with this in mind.

Have a good Thursday, everyone!
navy peacoat, gray cowl sweater, neon pink gingham shirt
navy peacoat, gray cowl sweater, neon pink gingham shirt, rose gold metallic wedges
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat (sold here)
sweater: Gap cowlneck (sold here - $19.97)
shirt: Hollister Clobberstone (similar)
bag: Balenciaga city (sold at NM / Barneys)
shoes: Loeffler Randall Rae in rose gold (sold at Saks / LR / Nordstrom / Zappos)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Leather / Leather

The last time I wore these boots, I chose to pair them with a skirt and a busy top. I didn't really like how that outfit turned out, so decided to keep things much simpler this time around. No patterns, neutral colors, and minimal layering. If I could've swapped out either the jacket or dress for a non-leather piece while keeping the same silhouette and color scheme, I would've done so. Though I think the suede bottom helps balance out the all-leather top somewhat?
tan leather jacket, statement necklace, black leather dress, brown suede knee high boots
tan leather jacket, statement necklace, black leather dress, brown suede knee high boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
necklace: Ann Taylor pearlized stone statement (sold here)
jacket: Zara jacket with zips (similar)
dress: Zara straight combination (similar; similar)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
bag: Sole Society Shay textured vegan satchel (sold here)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Orange / Blue

I saved this orange and blue outfit for today's post because well, I don't know if my team will still be in the tournament after next weekend, haha. I sure hope so! (Sorry, until we lose, you'll have to put up with my obnoxious homerisms). Go hoos! #Sweet16
navy blazer, navy lace top, orange tee, jeans, brown loafers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
tee: J.Crew Factory long-sleeve jersey (sold here - $10.50)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (sold here)
bag: Balenciaga city (sold at NM / Barneys)
shoes: Tory Burch Ludlow driver (similar; similar)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fur / Chambray / White

Sale alert: Take 40% off almost everything at Ann Taylor with code TRENDS40.

Recent purchases include:
- Silk blouse - $58.80 w/code (TTS - wearing sz 00 / outfits: here, here)
- Pearlized stone statement necklace - $70.80 w/code (outfit: here)
- Tweed clutch - $56.99 w/code (outfit: here)
- Pave cabochon stretch bracelet - $17.70 w/code (outfits: here, here)

Other picks: modern classic skinny hinge bangle ($16.80, reviews say bracelet runs small), Eryn exotic embossed leather kitten heels & Mari d'orsay exotic embossed leather heels ($82.80, love my Zara snakeskin pumps).

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Today's outfit is one of those that looked better in real life vs. in photos. I think my chambray shirt has shrunk (a comparison photo from last summer), my legs look short in these white jeans... and so on. Perhaps my vantage point from eye-level gave off the illusion that everything looked proportionate?
faux fur vest, chambray shirt, white jeans
faux fur vest, chambray shirt, white jeans, brown loafers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
fur vest: Zara Girl (similar; similar)
necklace: Forever 21 wishbone (similar; similar)
shirts: Gap chambray tailored shirt (similar); Gap Pure longline tunic (similar)
rings: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here); H&M (sold here)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Shopbop / NM)
shoes: Tory Burch Ludlow driver (similar; similar - 30% off w/code 30LOVE)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cream / Gray

A quick post this mid-week with an outfit that's a reflection of the current state of my mind. Between catching up with work on a shortened week (snow. again.) and containing my excitement for the college basketball tournament that starts tomorrow (don't know why I torture myself with reading/watching everything I can find because all the experts have my team going out early), getting dressed in the mornings is the last thing on my mind. So, just making it easier on myself by sticking to a tried-and-true formula of neutrals + trousers with the same shoes + coat with the same sweater.
wool trench coat, lilac scarf, navy bow blouse, gray trousers
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
sweater: theory Ashtry F open cardigan (similar; similar)
top: Modcloth Brandi's Something in the Era (similar; similar - 25% off w/code HEYSPRING)
belt: J.Crew (similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring in My Step

The longer I look at today's outfit photos, the more I'm doubting my jacket choice. While the tweed and lace combination essentially works due to the similar color scheme, I think I should've gone with something simpler on the bottom (like dark washed jeans) or a solid colored jacket (like my tan leather jacket). Live and learn, right? :)
tweed jacket, lace top, white skirt, over the knee brown suede boots
tweed jacket, lace top, white skirt, over the knee brown suede boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon ColorBurst Lipcolor in soft nude 070 (similar)
jacket: UniQUEEN Malang tweed (similar)
top: Zara sheer lace backless - gift from Elle (similar; similar)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
skirt: J.Crew Factory double serge mini (similar - extra 50% off w/code EXTRA40)
bag: Chanel camellia WOC (buy pre-owned)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mixed Green and Blues

Sale alerts: Take 40% off everything at LOFT (no code needed) + $25 LOFT cash card (if eligible).

Recent purchases:
- Sunwashed tee - $11.79 (outfits: wearing sz XS in grey, sz S in yellow)
- Cotton tank - $9.90 (TTS - wearing sz XS / outfit: here)
- Super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue - $47.70 (TTS, sized up for looser fit - wearing sz 25 / outfits: here, here)

Old favorites brought back for this season:
- Vaughn t-strap sandals - $17.70 (TTS, wearing sz 6 / outfits: here)
- Modern skinny jeans - $22.50 - $47.70 (old review here / outfit: here)
- Modern straight jeans - $35.70 - $41.70 (believe it used to be called the modern slim / outfits: here, here, here)

Also, take 40% off everything at Gap for their F&F event with code SAVE40 through 3/16.

Closet favorites include:
- Broken-in straight khakis - $29.97 (TTS - wearing sz 00 / outfits: below, here, here)
- Pure body v-neck T - $10.17 (sized up for looser fit, wearing sz M / outfit: here)

Other picks: stripe drapey maxi dress ($44.97 / love my ON strapless version), chambray shirt (wear mine from a previous season all the time), utility jacket ($44.97).

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!
printed scarf, denim jacket, cobalt blue tee, navy khakis
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch denim (similar - 40% off w/code SAVE40)
belt: Old Navy tie (similar; similar)
bracelet: Madewell friendship (similar)
pants: Gap broken-in straight khakis (sold here - 40% off w/code SAVE40)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Back to Basics

I'm keeping things simple today in a classic color palette with a blazer, tee, and jeans. If there is an outfit that is me, this would be it. Have a good Thursday, everyone!
navy blazer, gray tee, white jeans, rose gold metallic wedges
navy blazer, gray tee, white jeans, layered necklaces
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
necklaces: Forever 21 wishbone (similar; similar); Forever 21 initial (similar)
top: LOFT sunwashed tee (sold here - 40% off)
tank: LOFT cotton (sold here - 40% off)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
jeans: Blank NYC spray-on (sold at Shopbop / NM)
shoes: Loeffler Randall Rae in rose gold (sold at Saks / LR / Nordstrom / Zappos)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Into Color

What a difference a few days make. The snow's melted, the sun's shining, and I'm more than happy to welcome spring with open arms in pastel colors today. Cheers to more nice weather ahead!
tweed jacket, yellow tee, jeans, tweed + glitter pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: NYX round case lipstick in NYX (sold here)
jacket: UniQUEEN Malang tweed (similar)
top: LOFT sunwashed tee (sold here - 40% off)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (sold here)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

...And Take Two

The formula for today's outfit (sweater + plaid + tee + jeans + boots) is a repeat from the other day. The difference? Instead of using warm colors, I chose cool colors from the other half of the spectrum (well, with the exception of the necklace). Oh yeah, my facial expressions also look more normal today ;)
gray open cardigan, plaid shirt, white tee, over the knee brown suede boots
gray open cardigan, plaid shirt, white tee, over the knee brown suede boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in softsilver rose (sold here)
sweater: theory Ashtry F open cardigan (similar; similar - 30% off w/code TREAT)
shirt: Gap fitted boyfriend flannel ruffle shirt (similar; similar)
tee: Everlane the women's V (sold here)
jeans: LOFT super skinny jeans in deconstructed garden blue (sold here - 30% off + free shipping w/code FIRSTLOOK)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Trench / Leather

When a reader asked me about Ferragamo flats awhile back, I immediately thought of (and assumed) she was referring to the Varina flats (due to their popularity perhaps?) Then my mind wandered to my own pair of bow flats... that I have not worn in months. D'oh! So for today's look, I made a conscious effort to build an outfit around my shoes, instead of leaving footwear as an afterthought.
trench coat, camel sweater, leather pants, bow flats
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in blushing mauve (sold here)
jacket: Burberry Marystow trench coat (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar; similar)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
pants: Blank NYC faux leather skinny (sold at Nordstrom / Zappos / Revolve Clothing)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: Valentino bow ballerina flats (similar)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tall Order

In the voice of Chandler Bing, could I be any more smug-looking (in the second photo)?! Sorry, that was one of the better photos -- good hair day, good pose day, so please excuse the face. Apparently looking normal was a lot to ask on this particular day.
camel open cardigan, plaid shirt, white tee, brown suede over the knee boots
camel open cardigan, plaid shirt, white tee, brown suede over the knee boots
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in blushing mauve (sold here)
necklace: Forever 21 wishbone (similar; similar)
sweater: Banana Republic piped open cardigan (similar)
tee: Everlane the women's V (sold here)
ring: Etsy ElishaMarie siren (sold here)
jeans: LOFT denim jeggings (similar; similar - 50% off w/code GOODNEWS)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Red-Purple

Another Monday, another snow day. Hope y'all have a good one!
dark red jacket, gray open cardigan, white tee
dark red jacket, gray open cardigan, white tee, leopard pumps
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in blushing mauve (sold here)
necklace: Forever 21 wishbone (similar; similar)
jacket: Burberry lightweight belted parka (similar)
sweater: theory Ashtry F open cardigan (similar; similar - 35% off w/code MARCH)
tee: Everlane the women's V (sold here)
jeans: LOFT modern slim leg (this season's sold here - extra 40% off)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
shoes: Jones New York Harlem (similar; similar)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Unprepared

I wore this outfit earlier in the week when the forecast called for a 30% chance of snow mid-morning. Pshhh, that's pretty much nonexistent, so off I went to work in suede ankle boots and a nice coat. Umm... that 30% turned into 100% pretty quickly. Crap! I resigned myself to having to clean off my car for the afternoon commute home in my "nice" clothes. Somehow, some way, those few inches of snow completely melted by the time I got off work. Dressing appropriately lesson not learned.
wool trench coat, gray open cardigan, olive pants, brown suede ankle boots
wool trench coat, gray open cardigan, pleated blouse, olive pants
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in blushing mauve (sold here)
necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
sweater: theory Ashtry F open cardigan (similar; similar - 35% off w/code TREAT)
top: LOFT colorblocked collar blouse (similar - extra 50% off)
belt: crewcuts camo (similar; similar)
pants: Zara (similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / NM)
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