Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

outfit of the day - new skirt for spring

Today is one of those days where the weather is a little bit iffy, and it begs the question about whether or not a skirt is appropriate.

Now that we're well into April, I've sworn off tights until the fall, so I need to be really careful selecting days on which I wear a skirt or dress.

Today was a questionable day, but it didn't matter.

As I noted in my last Wednesday Wants, I was craving this teal lace skirt from Loft.

Lo and behold, my grandmother sent it to me out of nowhere.

EPIC. And very thoughtful.

And of course I had to try it out as soon as possible!

So overall, it goes without saying that I love the spring.

Jacket: American Eagle//Tee: Gap//Skirt: Loft

And how do YOU feel about this unpredictable weather?

Linking Up!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

outfit of the day - new pants for spring

Last week during a lunch break, I took a MUCH needed shopping trip to the Gap and got some new goodies for Bryan and I.

There are fewer things that make me happier than wearing new clothes for the first time.

Today, I'm sporting my new Gap tee and lilac cropped pants. A fun look for spring that I was so excited to rock.

For this first time, and mostly due to the still very chilly weather, I'm trying it out with a black cropped blazer and nude pumps. A fun look, for sure!

I have a lot of blazers, 3 black and 2 others, but this one is my favorite. I feel like it's an easy piece to turn a relaxed outfit into a more classic look.

I'm loving these pants and I am excited to wear them throughout the spring!

Blazer: Urban Outfitters//Tee: Gap//Pants: Gap (Different Color)

Unlinked items are no longer available.

Linking Up

STYLELIXIR Style Sessions

Thursday, April 18, 2013

what i wore to work

I'm so excited to be linking up with Mix and Match Fashion for the "What I Wore to Work" link up today!

We're now at that point in the year where everyone has spring fever and is ready to break out their "warmer weather" wardrobe, but the temperatures are so unreliable at the moment, teetering between being dress-without-tights appropriate and not.

Since I've officially sworn off tights until the fall, I've been stuck wearing jeans at work all week.

Luckily, I have a job where this is acceptable.

I LOVE every opportunity I have to wear this white blouse with the gold studded cut out shoulders.

The blouse, necklace and earring combination was a Christmas gift from my sister, and are all from Forever 21. I love wearing them together every chance I get.

The gold Tory Burch flats were also a Christmas gift from my parents, so of course my first thought was to pair them all together.

Add in a pair of black jeans and we're talking perfection!

Shirt, Necklace, Earrings: Forever 21//Pants: Century 21
Shoes: Tory Burch//Bracelet: Kate Spade (similar)

All unlinked items are old.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

wednesday wants - skirts

Spring has officially sprung here in New York!

While I've already listed some great dresses I have my eye on in a past Wednesday Wants, this week I'm going to celebrate another item that I'm all ready to sport with bare legs.


This skirt combines a lot of things I'm loving this season: floral print, lace, and a perfect shade of green for spring.

In other words, sign me up!

I would love to add a neutral maxi skirt to my collection, and when it comes to the basics, Target is always on the mark.

With polka dots making a huge impact this spring, and yellow being the perfect bright addition to any spring wardrobe, I may need to get my hands on this one from Anthropologie!

{Old Navy}
 As I've mentioned before, stripes are very trendy in a big way right now. This pencil skirt is stylish, practical, and on top of that, completely affordable.

{LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's}

I always adore every piece in Lauren Conrad's Kohl's collection, and this skirt is no exception. I love the intense detail in the beading, the great price, and the fun romantic color that is just perfect for spring!

Are you excited to show off some fun skirts for spring?

And which ones are on YOUR want list?

Linking Up!

GFC Lovin

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

warmer weather loving

Hi everyone!

So I'm sorry that I've fallen off of the blogosphere for the past few days. With the combination of allergy season getting the best of me (who else is a victim?!) and work piling up, it had gotten slightly difficult to keep up the momentum that I had worked so hard to build up.

But now I'm back! and now I'm ready to EMBRACE, rather than dread, the warm and wonderful weather that has finally come upon us, because of the sniffles it gave me.

Last Tuesday was beautiful here in New York City, and I was more than ready to celebrate!

This outfit made me really excited for a couple of reasons.

One, it has three of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe - my chambray shirt, my leopard belt, and my nude pumps!
Two, it's the first time of 2013 that I've been able to sport a skirt with no tights! Sure my legs could have used some color (I personally LOVE Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs) but besides that, I'd call the outfit a great success!

Shirt: Madewell//Skirt: Express//Belt: Express//Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Unlinked items are old

And how did YOU enjoy the sudden burst of warm weather?

Linking Up!
STYLELIXIR Style Sessions

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

trends to try - floral prints

Floral prints are always a staple for spring, and this year is no exception. And here in New York, the weather is FINALLY beginning to warm up, and spring finally seems to have sprung.

And I don't know about you, but it's putting me in the mood to finally break out some floral in my wardrobe!

Here is how this classic style has been making a splash on the runways:

{Ralph Lauren}
{Zac Posen}

As many of us spend a large majority of time in an office, it's nice to be able to find a fun way to work this light and romantic trend into a professional setting:

1. Modcloth
2. H&M
3. Jimmy Choo
4. Tory Burch

I also can't wait to rock this trend over a seasonable spring weekend. This outfit makes me think of an afternoon stroll in the park with Bryan!

1. American Apparel
2. Rag & Bone
3. Tilly's
4. Bauble Bar
5. Jimmy Choo

And how do YOU plan to rock floral prints as spring progresses?

Linking up!

STYLELIXIR Style Sessions

Friday, April 5, 2013

trends to try - black + white

There are so many great trends that are being displayed everywhere this season.

One of the biggest ones is black and white!

Now these colors have been neutral staples for any girl's wardrobe since the beginning of time, but now they're hot in a big way and have been all over the runways since a few weeks ago during Fashion Week.

{Marc Jacobs}

{3.1 Phillip Lim}

Of course, there are few things I find more fun then taking the chic looks of the runway and transcribing them to work for every day wear.

Since I spend much of my time at work, I'm always trying to find fun ways to be fashionable and office appropriate.

Here's a great way to rock this trend in the office:

1. Rag & Bone
2. J. Crew
3. Steve Madden
4. Cole Haan
5. Kate Spade

The look below can work for a more casual feel with flats, or even a night out with heels or wedges:

1. Zara
2. Ralph Lauren Blue
3. Bauble Bar
4. Tory Burch
5. Kate Spade
6. Betsey Johnson

I can't wait to try out this awesome trend as spring rolls on.

Now how are you feeling about this hot trend?

Happy Friday!


Linking Up!

I Don't Go to the Gym Blog Hop

Thursday, April 4, 2013

outfit of the day - all over urban

As the last days of the cold weather until NEXT winter are (hopefully) beginning to dwindle, I'm getting the best of my boots while I still can!

I was really excited to rock this outfit at work today because a lot of these items I haven't worn in a while.

This is one of those combinations that I purchased together to wear together - the sweater, the skirt and the scarf.

It's also worth noting that all of these items are from Urban Outfitters.

I've previously paired these three items with grey tights and black heels, but today I was going for a more casual look.

Shirt, Skirt, and Scarf: Urban Outfitters//Leggings: American Apparel//Boots: Ciao Bella
Nails: Essie Mint Candy Apple and Carnival

Unlinked items are old.

I'm sure you're all thinking to yourself "Does she ever wear any other jewelry besides that Michael Kors watch?"

I do, I promise.

It's just so timeless!

Are you guys excited to ditch your boots and leggings once and for all?

And what did you guys wear today?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

wednesday wants - madewell

It is worth noting that Madewell is one of my favorite stores!

It can get a little expensive for my price range, but when I get an opportunity to treat myself, I love to indulge!

For this week's Wednesday Wants, here are the five items I'm dying to get off of Madewell's shelves and into my closet.

I would love to have a white blazer for a professional look going into the warmer months. I think this one is the perfect choice for the job.

There's nothing like a light and breezy sweater for transitioning into spring days. And I just love to add neon to my look.

Put those together and you have this fantastic sweater!

I'd love to add some lace looks to my collection, and my boyfriend likes to remind me of how much he enjoys when I wear yellow. So I feel like this is a piece that we BOTH can enjoy!

Polka dots are popping up everywhere this season, and I've been dying for a fun patterned pair of jeans. This pair seems like the perfect choice.


I'm loving the eyelet dresses that can be found in stores everywhere, but this eyelet skirt is just adorable. 

Basically, I have to have one!

Now what do you think about Madewell? Are you craving any items from their latest arrivals?


Linking Up!

GFC Lovin

Friday, March 29, 2013

wedge sneakers

I have always loved trying out new trends and seeing what they are about. But every once and a while a trend comes along that I just cannot get on board with.

Wedge sneakers are one of those trends.

Maybe it's because I see sneakers as something to run and work out in. Or maybe it's because I just find them to be just plain ugly. Whatever it is, this hot new form of footwear bothers me.

I love shoes a lot, I own countless pairs. I also love sneakers.

I even have four pairs of Converses.

It almost seems wrong to me to mix the classic summer look of a wedge with the sporty look of a sneaker.

Celebrities seem to be all over this trend though:

People are calling this the next comfy shoe choice, but I just can't get behind that. Wedges and heels are for fashion, not for comfort.

If you want to be comfortable, try flats, smoking slippers or flip flops..

Or how about old fashioned sneakers?

Just a thought.

How do YOU feel about this trend on the rise?


Linking up with Long Distance Loving

Thursday, March 28, 2013

outfit of the day - transitioning into spring

One of the fun things about working in the exciting world of media is that I have the opportunity to get creative with my outfits!

We have a business casual dress code that also allows jeans, so I'm not confined to the boring structure of wearing a suit every day.

Most people, including myself, dress more on the side of "business trendy". So I get really excited about planning my outfits for the day and showing them off in the office.

Since it's starting to get warmer, I was excited to cuff the bottom of my jeans up a bit. Not that there's anything crazy about showing a little bit of ankle on a late March day, but it's the small victories that
make me smile.

I love these teal jeans for spring, and paired with my nude/gold t-shirt shirt length sweater, and nude pumps, I think it makes for a great "transitioning to spring" work outfit.

And while gold jewelry isn't usually my first choice, but it definitely pairs perfectly with this ensemble.

Unfortunately, I am the last person to leave the house for work in the morning so mirror pictures will have to do!

Top: Frock Candy, Tank Top: VS Pink, Pants: (They're teal I promise! Bad lighting!) LOFT
Bracelets: Kate Spade, Necklace: Frock Candy, Shoes: Jessica Simpson

All unlinked items are old!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

wednesday wants - back to basics

This week for my Wednesday Wants, I'm going back to basics.

As every girl knows, there are some essentials you always need in your closet.

Here are the list of those "classic" needs that I'm craving right now!

{Old Navy}

Old Navy isn't my favorite store, but when it comes to basic layering pieces, they are IT.

The price is definitely right on this Perfect Rib-Knit tank. It comes in tons and tons of colors, is extremely comfortable, and just perfect for layering all year long!


A black blazer is one of the greatest pieces a girl can own. Plus it's so easy to add it onto any outfit to fancy-it-up!

{J. Crew}

Black skinny jeans go with almost anything, and can give a more sophisticated look then your typical pair of regular jeans.

LBD. Need I say more? Every girl needs a little black dress in her closet, and this one is just adorable!


I may have a slight addiction to my chambray shirt, seeing as I wear it all the time. I have one in a darker color, but this light one needs to be mine ASAP.

There is nothing like having a few core basics that you can pair with fun different pieces to mix and match for amazing new looks!

What do YOU consider to be your basics?