Wednesday, July 30, 2014

outfit post: summer 7x7 (7 pieces = 7 outfits)


Last summer Audrey at Putting Me Together (one of my favorite blogs ever) hosted a fun 7x7 remix challenge. The idea of the challenge is to show 7 outfits created from 7 pieces (counting shoes) to help you to stretch your ideas for different & new ways to wear a small number of items. I love the idea! I participated in Audrey's challenge last year with this post (fall) and this post (spring)

I think it's high time for another round of the 7x7 - summer 2014 edition!

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            Tuesday, July 29, 2014

            outfit post: black & white crepe dress, red belt, red flats

            Inspiration - Franish

            Famous last words, "Should be back in a relatively normal routine next week." Delayed Sunday flight and super early meetings meant no Monday morning post. Oopsie.

            Love this easy comfortable dress from Target. Fun to accessorize the black & white pattern with a touch of color - especially love easy on a busy Monday morning. (Wish my belt was a little bit skinnier like Fran's super cute outfit. And if I'm getting wishes - can I have her great hair too?) 

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            Saturday, July 26, 2014

            outfit post: sleeveless chambray dress, brown wedge sandals, leopard clutch

            Inspiration - A Spoonful of Style

            Sorry for the sporadic posts this week. The usual suspects of work (new clients! last minute all day workshop presentation!), life (houseguest for four days, family stuff, four trees being taken down in the back yard, a/c on the fritz), and travel (last minute trip to NYC) have really put a wrench on my ability to post regularly. But should be back in a relatively normal routine next week!

            Inspiration from a really cute blogger Jade at A Spoonful of Style today. She's an adorable hairdresser and I really like her girlie fun style of dressing. It was super fun to see how she styled the dress I just picked up at Old Navy for $25 myself.


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            Monday, July 21, 2014

            outfit post: embroidred flutter sleeve blouse, black pencil skirt, black pumps

            Inspiration - Extra Petite

            On Friday the boss-man dropped a new client on my desk told me I get to give an 8-hour presentation for very important big name project all day Monday. Which subsequently meant I got to spend all day Sunday prepping by glow of the computer screen instead of laying in the sun by the pool.

            But on Saturday I was a total couch potato and did zero productive things - so all-in-all it was still a pretty good weekend. :)

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            Friday, July 18, 2014

            outfit post: white lace shirt, green khaki shorts, brown wedge sandals

            Inspiration - Cabi Spring 2014

            Lately work and life have both been really busy. And my brain has basically been trying to take a vacation in the middle of the chaos. Things like keeping up with this blog (so so sorry about terrible comment/email responding), random chores and social obligations have all been slipping a bit. So a comfy casual super simple summer time outfit is just what the doctor ordered. A no brainer. :)

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            Thursday, July 17, 2014

            outfit post: coral cardigan, tie-neck blouse, denim pencil skirt

            Inspiration - Boden

            Work uniform - cardigan, blouse & pencil skirt. Tilted camera - oopsie.

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            Wednesday, July 16, 2014

            outfit post: black dress, jean jacket, leopard wedges

            Inspiration - Nicky Hilton

            I've had early project conference calls with Germany over the past few months and I've been having a hard time getting motivated to get dressed up, lunch packed and out the door by 7.  Instead I've been working from my home office where I like to dress in more casual clothing (lazy person clothes that aren't pjs) then I normally wear into the office.

            (Quick office situation explanation - I have a home office, a rental office - where I work the most - in a building with lots of computer start up guys and a HQ office in DC where most of my co-workers are based.)

            Here's what I wore working from home on Tuesday. Easy dress plus jean jacket for when the hubby 'needs' to turn the a/c colder.

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            Tuesday, July 15, 2014

            outfit posts - sorta fun thing - labels & flipcard view

            Playing around with the blog's flipcard view and finally figured out how to pass a label/search term in a link. This makes it easy to search all the outfits for a particular label pretty easy. I want to put together a page with all the labels laid out nice & pretty so searching for stuff with those tags is easier.

            For example - I added all the year in review posts and you can see them by clicking the 'year in review' label.

            Or all outfits with 'bottom - pencil skirt'

            So I'm going to work on getting that general page up. But in the meantime - if you'd like to play around - here's the step by step:

            1. Go to "Flipcard View" at the top of this page

            2. On the right side there is a little "Label" icon that will pop out of the side of the screen.

            3. Choose the label you'd like to see. 

            4. Get all the results in pretty flipcard view! In this case I chose 'Dress - Maxi' and voila all the maxi's ever on the blog!

            Hope you enjoy!

            Monday, July 14, 2014

            outfit post: white camp shirt, navy pencil skirt, leopard wedges

            Inspiration - Fendi via Net-a-Porter

            I first tried this skirt on with a plain white button down but I felt a little too stewardess/waitress so I swapped it for my cotton Old Navy camp shirt which I felt like added a bit more interest and made it less uniform-y.

            I really like the snakeskin heels in the inspiration photo. But since I already own leopard print wedges - I don't know if I really need a second pair of animal print shoes. But I'm adding them to my mental shopping wishlist so if I happen upon a cute pair that are inexpensive then I might change my mind.

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            Saturday, July 12, 2014

            outfit posts look for less: olivia palermo white embroidered dress

            Sometimes I see celebrities wearing outfits that I love but I don't own any of the pieces to re-create the look. So doing an occasional 'look for less' type post is a way for me to share inexpensive shopping finds that you could use to recreate an outfit/look from a celebrity inspiration photo. (Previous 'Look for Less' posts.)

            I love Olivia Palermo's outfit with her white embroidered Valentino dress. She looks so pretty & so summer. I found a bunch of great similar but way less expensive dress options below. Hope you enjoy!



            Expensive on Olivia:
            • Dress - Valentino RED (exact)
            • Sunglassses – Saint Laurent (exact)
            • Belt – IRO Vedyo (similar)
            • Shoes - Jimmy Choo (similar)
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            (Let me know by email if you have any Look for Less requests/suggestions and I will try to pick one to do every few weeks.) 


            Friday, July 11, 2014

            outfit post: peach/pink floral dress, jean jacket, brown wedge sandals


            Pretty inspiration from Lauren Conrad's site. Wore it for very casual Friday workday transitioning into dinner and movie date with the hubby.

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            Thursday, July 10, 2014

            outfit post: blue striped oxford shirt, white distressed skinny jeans, silver high heeled sandals

            Inspiration - Sincerely Jules

            Is this a dressed up or casual outfit? Between the relaxed fit shirt, distressed jeans and sexy shiny shoes - I'm not exactly sure. But whatever it is - I like it. It worked for casual dinner out with the hubster.

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