Monday, March 29, 2010

Wall mural photo shoot

We had an idea for a photoshoot when we saw this random wall mural. It was a gray day and we thought the crumbling old wall would look cool next to my bright umbrella and dressy coat. We were on our way to Whole Foods where we had an impromptu antipasti misti.
Victoria's Secret herringbone coat; H&M corduroy pants: $10; Cashmere turtleneck: gift; Target loafers: $20; J.Crew umbrella: gift

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nauti stripes

This is one of the more casual looks I wear to work, but that's because we're business casual. We basically can wear jeans as long as they don't have holes in them. Some people abuse the rules and wear hooded sweatshirts. I have even seen some sweat PANTS. That's just crazy. I was trying to incorporate my striped shirt into a good look for the office and this is how it came out. I really wanted to use a true nautical stripe, but this will do for now.
Kohl's jacket; H&M scarf: $14; H&M striped shirt: $20; H&M pants: $10; Shoe Dept. Shoes

Monday, March 22, 2010

Chanel inspired look

I was inspired by the movie Coco before Chanel yesterday and decided to wear black and white to work today. I tried to keep everything else really simple. Usually I am not someone who wears black on black, but I knew I wanted to try it out. I actually felt really stylish all day. I tried to add little parisian details like the red lipstick and side chignon. Those details especially pulled the look together.
Nordstrom Cardigan: $26; New York and Company Blouse; The Limited Pants; DSW flats; Mom's vintage beaded necklace; Revlon red lipstick

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lights and Darks

Here is my first attempt at taking pictures outside in a while. It has finally been warm enough and sunny. I don't think I would normally pair a light colored outfit like this one with black tights, but I am a "fashion risk-taker" and everything has been edgier lately from biker jackets to leather skirts and leggings.
TJ Maxx blouse: $20; H&M skirt: $29.50; Tights: ?; Shoes: Shoe Dept.; Ann Taylor Loft Headband; Rose Quartz necklace: gift

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

She wore a rasberry blazer

I'd like to think my red blazer is as cool as Prince's Rasberry Beret, but it's just not. I am definitely trying to find that fine line between warm weather and cold, when you don't know how to dress because in the morning it is 35 degrees but by the afternoon it is 60 degrees. In these situations I usually go for good leg coverage because no one wants to get stuck in a 40 degree rain storm wearing a skirt. I also don't go with anything that is too tight because that can create pit stains and discomfort. So this loose blazer and airy tank top work perfectly.
Consignment blazer: $12; Filene's Basement top: $20; H&M black pants: $20; Aldo shoes: $80

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Groovy girl

For whatever reason, I associate scarves and hoop earrings with the 1960s/70s. Throw that in with long straight hair and you are really groovin. Yikes. That is some corny writing folks. Not only am I spewing cliche terms, but I am also behind on my posts. This outfit is from Friday. It was feeling unseasonably warm and it was nice to just pick out a fun top instead of a top, a cardigan, a jacket for my cardigan, and a coat for my jacket.
H&M stripe sweater dress; Arden B Jeans; Aldo shoes; Scarf: prize; H&M earrings

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Neutrals and light colors are big trends for spring, which is why I tried to be creative with what I already own. I tried this with a khaki skirt, but the skirt was making me look too hippy (it's really poofy), so I opted for this gray skirt instead. To follow the trend for spring and carry it into summer, I would probably replace the skirt for a khaki color, "safari" clothes are also very in, and the top for a brighter color to pop against the neutral. (P.S. It's a very sunny today!)
Gap shirt; American Apparel Skirt: $36; Ann Taylor Loft tights: $12; Shoes: I don't remember; Target scarf: an exchange
See this skirt styled differently here and here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring forward

I know it's not spring yet, but I have been waiting for the perfect day to break out this floral print dress with some layering action. I wore this dress for my friend's rehearsal dinner last summer. It actually poofs out a little at the waist but under this sweater it just looks like a skirt. There is no occasion for it other than the fact that it's finally March and the weather just has to get better, it just has to!
H&M Sweater; Gabriel Brother's Dress: $20; Target tights: $12; Aldo flats: $36; Nine West purse: $20; Rose quartz necklace: gift
See another way to wear this dress here. I am already thinking of another remix for this dress.