Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Teal Tweed

blazer-Uniqlo(more options here), shirt-Francesca's(similar here), trouers-J.Crew(similar here), loafers-DSW(similar here)

True, tweed is NOT the first fabric that comes to mind when thinking about spring style. HUHEVAH, a cropped tweed trouser in teal begs to be apart of a springtime outfit, no?!  Of course, these crops will also work for autumn, it's all about styling. Here, on this last day of May, I've paired them with a floral, boho-esque top, pink loafers, and a striped knitwear blazer for a bright and dynamic office outfit. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beige Days

blazer/loafers-Zara(similar here and here), blouse-Banana Republic(more options here), pants-Uniqlo, necklace-Gifted(similar from Macy's here), watch-Micheal Kors(similar here

Not setting the fashion world on fire with this blazer, blouse, trouser outfit, however the neutral color story is subtly chic. Plus, it's always nice to have a palette cleanser, so to speak, after several days of wearing bright brights! Plus plus, there IS some interesting contrast with the feminine lace of the blouse and the menswear-esque blazer, trouser, and loafers. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lady Tomboy

 dress--Trina Turk via Rent the Runway, jacket-Piperlime(similar from Zara here), necklace-J.Crew Factory(similar here), clutch-Banana Republic(more options here), heels-Ralph Lauren(more options here)

Bringing some understated glam to a wedding this past weekend in this subtlety chic outfit!A navy frock, shiny necklace, and pumps are no-brainers when it comes to wedding-guest style. However, the overlay of this Trina Turk dress, the pattern on the heels, AND the unexpected add-ons of a floral bomber and message clutch take it up a notch on the fashion barometer. (Do barometers have notches?)  Either way, you get my point, that outfitting is in the details. Sure, it helps to have a great-fitting dress with visual interest, but a designer dress alone is still just clothes. When you deploy thoughtful accessories, especially ones with a bit of irony--hello "tomboy" bag--then the outfit emerges. 

Other things to note: my hair color REALLY plays into the color story of the overall look. Besides the tomboy clutch, another semi-ironic touch is the sporty jacket over a cocktail dress. And finally, I feel a crochet versus lace overlay is much more suitable for a lady in her 30's. Lace can read juvenile OR mature depending on how it's rendered. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Birds & Stripes

blazer-J.Crew(similar here), tee-Zara(similar here), pants-Uniqlo(similarish here), flats-Dr. Scholls(similarish here), necklace-Gifted(similar here from Free People)

Here's another iteration of my workwear uniform (as seen here, here, and here)--shirt, pants, blazer, and flats rendered in a mix of patterns. It's a functional go-to and can be quite versatile depending on the mix of pieces. I love the prints here--stripes, birds, and polka dots the standard navy blazer really brings everything together with just enough polish for the office. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana

blazer-J.Crew(similar here), dress-BCBG(similarish here), necklace/slides-H&M, watch-Wenger

Orange can be a tricky color to pull off, especially for us pale gals, but once you've find the right shade for you it can quickly become a go-to color in your outfitting. For instance, this orange blazer that I've had  for years, is one of my favorite pieces to add some eye-popping color to a variety of lookst. AND, it was the perfect topper to this striped dress. I kept the color story going with the slingbacks and kept the jewelry simple. 

The Last Bump

cardi-Piperlime( here from Poshmark ), dess-Anne Klein(similar here ), sandals- Earth Origins , necklace-M...