Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dress & Cardi Combo













cardi-J.Crew Factory, dress-Madewell(similarish here), belt-Urban Outfitters(more belts here), necklace-Banana Republic(similar here), heels-Sole Society(similarish here)

This sleeveless "tweedy" dress is a great transitional piece for summer-to-fall outfitting. You may recall I featured it around the same time last year in this post. As I wrote then, "The texture and color are very fall-appro, but the silhouette made the 70-degree days bearable." Make that 80-degree days this time around, and pairing it with my "librarian-chic" cardi made for a great outfitting combo. I glam-ed it up with the necklace and heels, going with gold for a bit of metallic pop, the belt is a work-a-day piece to play up the dress's silhouette.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

School Uniform Inspired





Look closely, yep those are mini foxes! 




shirt-Old Navy, shift-Uniqlo(similar here), loafers-Zara(similar here), necklace-Gifted(similar here from Etsy

Yes, I wore this same shirt in last Tuesday's OOTD post here. For this outfit I layered it under my go-to navy shift from Uniqlo for a school-uniform inspired look! I love calling back to school days in the fall. Of course, one could argue that there's an age limit on plaid jumpers and penny loafers. The key is to not take the inspiration literally. I'd look pretty ridic sporting a white polo, plaid pleated skirt and burgundy varsity cardigan all in one look as a 30-something adult woman. But, here the neutral dress and novelty-printed fox shirt is a fun reference to my uniform days of old without being costumey/gimmicky. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Printed Work Shirt Vote

I'm a big fan of both standard and novelty printed button-downs, especially to liven up everyday work wear, as seen here, here, and here.  And what better time to add to my roster of patterned shirts the now, to take advantage of those "Back to School" sales.  But, I'm having trouble deciding and need your help. Here are some of my top picks! 

A.

This Batik-esque is more of a summer-time print, but navy n' white are a season-less color-combo that works all year round! AND, it's on sale over at Wildfang!


B.

Also from Wildfang this animal-printed beauty, which I think would totally rock with darker suit for fall & winter. 
 C.
A third Wildfang option featuring sailboats, because sailboats!

D.
From Landsend, this shirt is no longer available in this print, but there are additional options to choose from. I like that this is a tunic and can be worn both for work and on the weekends. 


 E.
From ModCloth--Elephants! This collar-less option will be easier to layer with blazers and vests. 

F.
Or, for when I'm feeling really adventurousr--Dinosaurs, also from ModCloth made even more playful with the tie-front neckline. 

 G.
Another tie-front top from ModCloth this time in short sleeves and a more seasonally appro print of autumnal fronds.  



But, I'm also digging options from the Men's section...

H.
How gorgeous are these cranes over at Forever 21? I can really play around with proportion and androgynous outfitting with menswear button-downs. 

 I.

Another bird-print in basic white n' navy from Forever 21. I can see this working with blue&white stripes, or even some grey tweedy pieces. 

J.

One more shout out for dinosaurs, but this time in a boxier cut and short sleeves, again from Forever 21

Which print is your favorite? I'm leaning toward dinosaurs because my daughter is obsessed and it's another opportunity for a twinning post with her. But don't let that persuade your vote! Let me know your top pick(s) in the comments! 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Little White Dress for Fall












blazer-BB Dakota(similar here), dress-Need Supply(similar here), necklace-Gifted, boots-Nine West(similar here), lip-Pop Beauty via Birchbox

This OOTD was directly inspired by a post on The Zoe Report for chic and flattering office outfits. Here's the original pic:


I pretty much nailed, right?! Beyond the street style inspo, the killer part of this outfit is the white dress. It works for fall with the right shoes and topper. Knee-high boots are a fall-fashion staple, and the somber tone of this olive blazer brings this breezy number(last seen here) into the season.  Also my hair is pretty awesome! 💇

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Plaid Foxes













blazer-J.Crew Factory(similarish here), shirt-Old Navy, pants-Uniqlo, loafers-G.H. Bass

Yesterday's post was just a hint of plaid compared to this OOTD. Classic plaid blazer "matched" with checkered-board plaid pants, and a pinstriped button-down to complete the look. And why yes, in addition to stripes there are foxes 🦊on my shirt! Is this print-mixing overkill? Of course NOT, the patterns speak to each other, the color palette in each garment is consistent, and the overall silhouette is conservative, standard suiting. Fall is here my friends and I'm mad for plaid! 

Dress & Cardi Combo

cardi- J.Crew Factory , dress-Madewell(similarish here ), belt-Urban Outfitters(more belts here ), nec...