Tuesday, September 2, 2014

all mapped out

my colleagues and i were chatting and one of them talked about a pink tartan skirt she had just bought with a big floral print. she said that it was a gorgeous piece but wished she could wear it to work. she thought that the print would be considered too loud. i disagreed with her, and thought it would be lovely for an office outfit if the rest of the pieces were muted (solid top and heels). i was surprised when she said if i wore her skirt, i could pull it off because i was known for statement pieces. "but i'm conservative!" i exclaimed in protest. apparently, not. i guess when i wear outfits that has a layout of a house floor plan, "conservative" went out the window!

that being said, while i do have quirky prints in my closet, i really try to avoid juvenile or twee looking prints. when i shop, i always consider what a client would think if i showed up in a meeting with a particular piece. whimsical still has to be wearable (hence, no to the sophia webster butterfly sandals even though they were really awesome).

outfit - blouse: banana republic fitted non-iron sateen blouse here; skirt: clover canyon. similar here, here. amazing dress here, here. shoes: manolo blahnik BB pumps, here. similar herehere, here. necklace: j crew. similar here.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

j. crew turner pant

the challenge for anyone with a slouchy pant (but especially for someone a bit shorter like me at 5'3) is to try to find something that doesn't look like it's wearing you. i am also mindful to try not to look like i'm reincarnating either parachute or harem pants or the m.c. hammer look. those barely worked the first time around!

well, it's j. crew's turner pant to the rescue. it's a great crepe material that is actually dressy enough for the office. it is also not too heavy. the pant leg slouches beautifully and i prefer these pants to the other drapey ones i've tried so far. i have the regular length, as the store didn't carry petite sizing. i also took my regular j. crew bottoms size and the elastic band was not uncomfortable, which was a concern. you can either hike up the the pant to waist level for a more sleek look or pull it lower so the legs can show some slouchiness. all in all, this is a 10/10 for me. joining tara's summer style link up!

outfit - blouse: joe fresh short sleeved silk blouse, here. pants: j crew turner pant, here. similar here, here, here. shoes: j. crew etta heel, here. similar here.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

summer nights

Summer loving had me a blast
Summer loving happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
To, uh oh, those summer nights

Summer days drifting away

the kids are back to school today, and for them, summer is over. that being said, it is fun for them to return to school while the weather is still nice, and warm. (kind of.. we've had a wet last couple of days). i am a fan of fall and fall fashions, but absolutely not in a hurry for it to arrive. like my best friend I has said when we look at fall emails or posts, don't make us leap to the next season quite yet. we get a few days of fall, which is followed by 1,000 days of winter. so, for the time being, even if it is raining, i'm good with summer.

outfit - t-shirt, zara, old. similar herehere. shorts: gap destructed boyfriend jean shorts, on sale herehere. similar here, here. shoes: converse chuck taylor, here.

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