Saturday, June 30, 2012

outfit post: teal blouse, wide leg jeans


Inspiration - JCrew

Here's an easy, lazy, cute outfit for running errands or having a fat day. I love wearing big blousey big-lunch-forgiving tops that look put together but feel like pjs.

Top:
     Teal blouse - Old Navy
Bottom:
     Wide leg jeans - Old Navy
Shoes:
     Nude flats - TJMaxx
Accessories:
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors

Friday, June 29, 2012

outfit post: teal maxi dress


Inspiration - Minka Kelly

I'm ready for the weekend and some sunshine after so much rain in Florida! This maxi dress is cool and flowy and paired with flip flops it's a perfect summer weekend look.


Dress
     Teal maxi dress - LOFT
Shoes:
     Woven rope sandals - Ralph Lauren Outlet
Accessories:
     Mint stone necklace - LOFT

Thursday, June 28, 2012

outfit post: pink striped t-shirt, cutoff jean shorts


Inspiration - H&M

Here's what I wear on an uber casual day. T-shirt & jean shorts are as basic and casual as you can get but I think the bright pink of the shirt makes the outift a little fun. I wore this to to take the pup the dog park to run around and throw the ball with him.

Top:
     Pink striped tshirt - LOFT
Bottom:
     Jean short cutoffs - Target
Shoes:
     Woven rope sandals - Ralph Lauren Outlet
Accessories:
     Woven belt - free from target dress
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

outfit post: green toile dress


Inspiration - Asos.com

I think this is such a fun & pretty summer dress. I LOVE the toile pattern and the fun twirly skirt.

The one issue I'm struggling with on this dress is the cool but impractical open back with lace-up ties. I am not a girl who can get away with not wearing a bra. And wearing some kind of stick-on support would ruin the whole point of wearing a comfortable easy summer dress. My thoughts so far are to either wear a bra in a ridiculously bright color - like neon pink - so that when it shows it will look intentional? Or maybe figuring out how to sew a back panel into the dress? Oh - or maybe a tank if it was lightweight enough to not show lines through the front of the dress?

Dress:
     Green toile dress - Asos
Shoes:
     Brown wedges - ShoeMint


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

outfit post: red midi skirt, white tshirt


Inspiration - Modestly Me 

I really love this length and cut of skirt. I feel like it is universally flattering to have a skirt accentuate your waist and flow away at the hips. (Or at least that's what TLC's What Not to Wear always tells me!) I like that it has a ladylike and slightly retro feel. Maybe 50s? Or 70s? Whichever - I'm loving it! (Although, I did have to make sure I wore the correct bra to keep my boobs in a separate zone from the higher-then-my-normal-pant waistband.)

Top:
     White Tshirt - Old Navy
Bottom:
     Red skirt - JCrew
Shoes:
     Brown peep toed heels - Nine West
Accessories:
     Woven belt - free from target dress
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors

Monday, June 25, 2012

outfit post: mustard cardigan, white tie blouse, printed pencil skirt


Inspiration - Extra Petite

Here's a fun summer time work look. It combines two pieces I love - my mustard cardigan and my white tie-neck blouse. Any time I can add either of these basic pieces to an outfit it makes me happy - so adding both is a bonus!

Top: 
     White Tie Blouse - H&M
     Mustard yellow cardigan - JCrew
Bottom:
     Printed pencil skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes:
     Nude pumps - Aldo

Accessories:
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors

Saturday, June 23, 2012

outfit post: black maxi dress



Borrowed my little sisters black maxi dress and tried to recreate this Stella McCartney look. I liked the outfit result but I think that the lack of details at the neckline and my accessories (wish I had a fancier belt) makes my outfit quite a bit more casual. The inspiration photo girl could attend a party at a pool in a fancy hotel and I probably would go to a party at a pool at a friends house. :)

Dress:
     Black maxi dress - Goodtime (borrowed from my sister)
Shoes:
     Gold flip flops - Roxy
Accessories:
     Tan purse - Longchamp
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors
     Wide brown belt - Target
     Gold bangle bracelets - F21

Friday, June 22, 2012

outfit post: green mint high-low dress


Inspiration - DulceCandy

Here's my new dress from my H&M shopping trip with my sister a few weeks ago. At first I wasn't sure I was ready to pull off the high-low hem trend but once I tried this dress on - I loved it! I think it's pretty and ladylike but also really current. Fun for a night out to a wine bar or to get some sushi.

(And random occurrence - my lifelong bestie randomly bought the exact same dress while on work trip California. We have lived far apart for the past six years, don't often discuss shopping and yet we constantly find we've bought the exact same thing - even from stores like H&M that we each frequent maybe once a year! Totally psychic!)

Dress:
     Mint high-low mint dress - H&M
Shoes:
     White heels - Vince Camuto Toleo via Zappos (Remind me of YSL Tributes - see below!)
Accessories:
     Peach necklace - H&M























The knockoff -  Vince Camuto Toleo - $98

Thursday, June 21, 2012

outfit post: navy and pink butterfly maxi dress


Inspiration - Nicole Richie

This is a bold statement but this dress might be the very favorite piece of clothing I own. I LOVE this dress. I have been wearing it every chance I get since the weather warmed up. I wore it out for a night of dancing when I was visiting Brazil, I've worn it walking & shopping near the beach, I've worn it to dinner with my family and to a friends BBQ at their house. It felt perfectly appropriate for every single one of those situations.

I tried & I tried to get a photograph that captured how tall and flowy and pretty this dress makes me feel but for some reason I think all the photos make me look short and the dress too long. Maybe it's how the fabric swirls when I move doesn't translate to a still photograph?

Dress:
     Navy & pink butterfly patterned maxi - Express
Shoes:
     Woven rope sandals - Ralph Lauren Outlet
Accessories:
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

outfit post: bright floral top, pink shorts, navy cardigan


Inspiration - Kendi Everyday

Simple, bright and fun summer outfit. Easy peasy & cute.

Top:
     Bright yellow, orange and pink tank - JCrew Outlet
     Navy cardigan - JCrew Outlet
Bottom:
     Pink shorts - LOFT
Shoes:
     Brown wedges - ShoeMint
Accessories:
    Belt - Target
    Gold link watch - Michael Kors

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

outfit post: white peasant blouse, a-line navy skirt, red belt


Inspiration - Jennifer Lawrence 

I feel like I'm heading to a sock hop! I really really like this silhouette. It's so lovely and feminine. I kept dancing around my bedroom. The outfit feels like a throwback to an old movie - either a 50s Sandy in Grease or maybe Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Either way I like how out of character (or IN character - hahahaha - I crack myself up!) the look is for me.

Top:
     White peasant blouse - LOFT
Bottom:
     Navy a-line skirt - Banana Republic 
Shoes:
    White pumps - Vince Camuto from Zappos
Accessories:
     Red belt - TJMaxx

Monday, June 18, 2012

outfit post: white floral shirt, yellow pencil skirt


Inspiration - Kendi Everyday

Today's look is made up of two pieces from Loft. I really like the idea of a yellow skirt but after bringing this one home I started to rethink my purchase. I feel like it is a fun skirt to wear for a few really bright casual outfits this summer but it is too bright for work and too bright me to wear it for years to come.

So after I snapped this picture I returned it. A few days later I ended up trying on a JCrew pencil skirt in a muted mustard color and loved it! I love love love mustard and feel like the new skirt will work in a professional situation and for years to come! Much better! (Here's an outfit wearing the mustard skirt: JCrew Mustard Skirt)

Top:
     White floral t-shirt - LOFT
Bottom:
     Yellow pencil skirt - LOFT (returned)
Shoes:
     Brown t-strap heels - Charles David
Accessories:
     Pink bracelet - Target

Sunday, June 17, 2012

outfit post: white shorts, nude button up, neon necklace


Inspiration - Model/Runway 

Sister week - day 7! Last day of super fun sister guest posting week. Thanks so much to my sweet and beautiful sis for taking the time to come up with the outfits and write the descriptions - I've loved seeing how they turned out! Thank you thank you thank you!

This outfit was able to take two of this season's trends, pastels and neons, and make them chic! 

Top:
     Nude button down - H&M (Full priced at $5!)
Bottom
     High waisted white shorts - H&M
Shoes:
     Nude cage heel - Michael Kors

Accessories:
    Neon yellow necklace - F21

    Watch - Michael Kors


















Saturday, June 16, 2012

outfit post: orange off should top, white shorts


Inspiration - Zara 

Sister week day 6!

Casual outfit - simple in silhouette but the bright colors make it interesting. Great for summer activities like backyard BBQs, walking around a theme park or going to watch a baseball game.

Top:
     Off the shoulder orange shirt - H&M

Bottom:
     White cuffed shorts - Lily Pulitzer

Shoes:
     Brown sandals with teal stones - Target
Accessories:
     Watch - Michael Kors
     Gold leaf necklace - F21

Friday, June 15, 2012

outfit post: white shorts, navy blazer, teal necklace


Inspiration - Nathalia Ramos

Sister week - day 5!

This is my take on this season's all white trend. The navy blazer paired perfectly with the crisp white shorts and tank. The pop of turquoise was a nice touch sticking with the blue/nautical theme. I would wear this to a nicer lunch or dinner with close friends. 

Top:
     Navy blazer - JCrew

     White tank - H&M
Bottom:
     White highwaisted shorts -

Shoes:
     Nude pumps - Steve Madden

Accessories:
     Teal necklace - H&M
     Watch - Michael Kors

Thursday, June 14, 2012

outfit post: navy and white dress, white sandals


Inspiration - H&M

Sister week - day 4!

The fit of this dress is super flattering on anyone, accentuating the smallest part of your waist and flowing away from the body. The soft camel belt highlights the most flattering area of the dress and adds a little more detail. Paired with the Tory Burch Reva clutch this outfit is perfect for shopping or lunch with a friend.  

Dress:
     Navy and white striped dress - H&M

Shoes:
     White sandals - Pac Sun

Accessories:
     Tan gold chain cross-body - Tory Burch
     Tan belt - JCrew
     Watch - Michael Kors

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