Thursday, December 18, 2014

Return From Abroad

Long time no see! Apologies for being MIA for quite some time. Work has been a bit crazy so I couldn't give my full attention to the blog.

If you follow my Instagram, you'll have noticed that I went on Holiday to London and Paris and I took this time for some much needed rest and relaxation, but there are a ton of new posts in the works for you!

In the meantime, here's an outfit I wore to work this week. Dress is COS, jacket is Topshop, scarf is from Macy's, and boots are Sam Edelman.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Clinging to Autumn

In the middle of the week we had a break from the deep freeze. That moment of warmth left me with an opportunity to comfortably throw on a midi skirt. At my
job I don't necessarily have a dress code so I have a little more freedom in what I choose to wear.

I think this look is a bit retro 50s meets country, but it's absolutely comfortable and I love it. The skirt from Tome comes with a self tie belt. Normally I would tie it in the front, but to create a more sleek look I left the tie in the back and kept all of the crisp clean lines in the front. Best part, as with all skirts and dresses like this, POCKETS!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall Sports: Styling Your Jersey

Blazer :: H&M similar here
Bag :: Coach similar style here
Booties :: Michael Kors

When autumn rolls around, that usually brings about fall sports. While soccer isn't limited to the fall, I wanted to show how you can maintain your personal style while showng your pride for your team. 

One of the downfalls to sports jersey's is the lack of structure. To make up for this, try pairing it with a more tailored piece such as a blazer or a structured jacket.

Another way to add some detail to your outfit is in your shoes. Whether you choose to go for a more casual option like sneakers or something a bit dressier such as boots or even heels, this is one of the best ways to really add your own style to a more generic look. It's great to wear your teams colors, but if you don't want to entirely blend in with the crowd you definitely have a few options to maintain your unique style.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Want It Wednesday: Monk Strap Shoes

Monk strap shoes

Tod s slip on loafer
$560 -

My current obsession is monk strap shoes. I've been dying to get my hands on a pair. They're so sophisticated and can dress up any look. For me, they're this seasons must have piece! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

All Hallows' Eve

Halloween, as some of you may know, is one of my all time favorite holidays. I love challenging myself to come up with a more unique costume every year and I am definitely content with how this one turned out! Particularly because my sash and cape are handmade :) It took hours to sew the cape together, and it wasn't the best job either, but it definitely completed the costume and I'm glad I put the effort in. 

I hope you all had a safe and fun halloween!! Tell me all about your own costumes in the comments below!��

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hidden Gems

How easy is it to throw on all black everything? As much as I love color, black is a reliable clothing option because it can go with almost anything! On Friday I was inspired by the cold and attempting to dress somewhat decent for casual drinks with my friends after work.

I have to say that one of my favorite things about this look is the shoes. When I was in college I absolutely hated them. I had purchased them as business shoes to wear with suits for interviews and it was probably the most awkward look ever. Without my tights and pin stripe pants, these shoes are actually really cute. You definitely can't write something off in your wardrobe just because it doesn't go as well with a certain look. Mix things up and see what new outfits you can make! Who knows, you might find a whole new appreciation for something hiding at the bottom of your closet.