The chill has returned

Hello hello!! Yes I had such high hopes that winter was over but this little cool drizzle that has come around reminds me that it never goes away.  We had a casual day at work, midweek! Which I usually love because I love my jeans​ style game but don’t get to wear them as often. This casual day had me going into my closet and coming back with boots and sweaters. Because apparently it’s still boots and sweater season.

This is my favorite sweater, it’s black and goes with everything.  Down the back it has a lace up detail that adds a little something unexpected to the sweater.  Obviously paired with this great statement necklace to brighten up the outfit.  Add in my colored jeans and brown knee high boots to complete the outfit.

I would like to say that this better be the last week I have to pull out my boots and sweaters. While I love boots and sweater season but I would like to put them all away.

Later!

New skirt

Hello hello!!! Is anyone out there looking for a great business casual skirt that is bold but can still work in your wardrobe?  I have found a great one and it’s on sale.  This skirt is similar to one I own and have been waiting to buy again.  When I ordered it the final price came out to $20, but it is a final sale so be careful with sizing.

So I just got this yesterday so I have only worn it once but I feel fine recommending it since it’s so similar to my favorite skirt.  It’s a really comfortable skirt and the button details on the side are really great to accentuate your figure.  The color is the reason I bought it, who doesn’t want to own a red pencil skirt.  It will make a big statement every time you wear it.

So the reason I was so willing to buy this online without trying it on was because I have a very similar skirt from Loft already.  The skirt was such a great deal that I was ok if it didn’t fit.  So my waist is 27″ and I do have a butt and thighs. I ordered a regular size 4 and it does fit well a little big around my waist but I’m ok with that.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Efficient and easy going out outfit

Hello hello!! I wanted to name this post how to get away with being the laziest person at the bar and no one noticing, then I remembered guys can just put on pants and no one questions them.

Anyways, this weekend I was having a chill night and somehow I was convinced to go out.  I didn’t want to spend a ton of time getting ready, so I went into my closet and looked for clothes that I could wear and it would look like I spent a lot of time getting ready.

This gets much easier in the summer/ spring when clothes are less bulky, but since we were down in the 50s that day I had to make do.  So I went for boots, jeans, and a pretty casual top. 

The reason this outfit really works and doesn’t look like it was just thrown on is due to the colored jeans, animal printed top and the leather jacket.  The colored jeans, I love to have these in my closet to mix in because she you wear them it’s unexpected and people tend to think you put more thought in rather then just throwing on regular jeans.  Animal printed tops are great if you don’t own one please buy one, I prefer zebra print. This one is actually a giraffe printed top, I got it years ago and it’s just been a great top that I can throw on.  As with the colored jeans most women don’t just throw on an animal printed top, so when you do it comes off as a statement.  (And it looks really great with the burgundy jeans).  Lastly, the leather jacket it’s just the toping on the outfit.  Finishes everything off and looks amazing.

This was my first time wearing the jacket and I could not be happier. This light grey color didn’t really match the grey of the boots which I will put as a slight critique but the jacket is amazing I couldn’t pass up wearing it.  It’s the blank NYC jacket, if you want the link I’ll get it but it was expensive.  Well worth the price in my opinion.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Mixing Patterns

Hello Hello!!  Now I wanted to share and outfit that I have been envisioning in my head for awhile (or like since I bought the shirt).  As I previously stated the last time I did a blog post about mixing pattern, I don’t typically do it because its hard and I don’t own a lot of patterned clothing so it is hard to mix what you don’t have.

Anyways I am super excited about this outfit.

So these are two of my most comfortable clothes so I decided to combine them together and be super comfortable at work.  (I mean leaving out the heels of course).

So why does this work for mixing patterns?  When I mix patterns I like to stick with one piece that is black and white.  I consider a black and white pattern to be one of the most neutral you can get because both colors go well with anything.  I added my patterned skirt and this takes the outfit to a bold level.  I love it, I feel like yes there is a lot going on but it is still very flattering.  The horizontal strips typically are not very flattering but given the shirt is tucked into a pencil skirt and my waist is defined, it works out very well.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Is it summer yet?

Hello hello!! Finally we have strung together a few days of consistently 70 degree weather and I am ready for summer.  So much so that I am breaking out my summer going out clothes.  I am excited about the tank tops, lace shirts and light shirts, and wearing them out without a jacket.

Yes I was a little lazy this weekend and went with flats most days but in my defense this is the first time I can wear sandals so I am also really pumped for that as well.  I didn’t fully commit to the all summer feel since I didn’t bring out my shorts/ summer dresses/ rompers, but it just felt way to early for that.  So this weekend I stuck with jeans and my fun tops.  The grey one I have had forever, it is hard to describe but it has these small holes all over so it is like lace.  Of course the all over lace shirt I bought in the fall I am dying to wear it in the summer.  Then my classic chill tank top that I wear all the time in the summer.

I can feel it, lace shirts are going to be my thing this summer.  I have this one and I bought like 3 more, I don’t envision myself stopping.

Let me know your thoughts

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Striped shirt

Hello hello!  In fashion there are all these rules, don’t wear this and don’t wear that because you’re short/plus-size/tall etc. At first I took these at face value because I assumed someone had been testing them out, now I seem to try them out more.

You shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes because they will make you look wider, which I guess is kind of true but I think it depends on the person and the shirt.  I don’t really own a lot of striped shirts but I wanted one.  I found this shirt on Amazon, of course, and decided to give stripes a try. It helped that on this adventure the shirt was only $15.

The shirt is long so as a short person I do have to tuck it in to make sure I look put together.  When I first got it I was like this shirt is so long I’ll never wear it.  Then a casual Friday came along and I was like I’m lazy what can I wear without an undershirt. At that point I loved it and now want to wear it all the time. 

I cannot say enough about this shirt. The cut and fit of it are amazing, yes it’s long but it’s not huge at the bottom so I am able to to tuck it in and still look good.  This is also one of these softest shirts I own so I am inclined to wear it all the time.

Let me know your thoughts,

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Lace crop tops

Hello Hello!! I know I am probably pretty late to the crop top party but apparently I am self-conscious about my belly.   Even though it took me awhile to come around but I have found a type of crop top that I will wear and actually looks good. (And apparently it is a trend that I am going to be all about this summer since I have bought 3).

Here is probably my favorite, and the only one I have worn since the weather finally came around.

So why do I love this crop top?  Well to start off it is lace, I love lace almost anything.  When I saw this crop top the lace was the reason I even looked at it.  The clincher was the back details you can see below.  Why does this cop top work for me?  It has to do with the top being lose and a little long for a crop top.  The top being loss around the bottom really works for me.  When the top is paired with high-waisted pants or skirt, it really highlights how small my waist is.

My one problem with the above outfit is that I do not think my pants are high enough.  I find it weird that my belly button just sort of pops out from the pants.  I am on the look out for high-waisted pants that will work.  Right now I have a skirt to wear it with when it is warmer and I have some shorts it will look good with.

The back.

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Let me know your thoughts,

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Review- Rachel Zoe spring box of style

Whats up, whats up?!  I love to get gifts in the mail, even if I am the one that orders them for myself.  So I do have a few subscription services that I do subscribe to, I am up in the air about keeping them.  I do like that they offer a lot of clothing and accessories that I cannot find anywhere else or that I wouldn’t normally pick out for myself, which I do really like.

The newest subscription I did was the Rachel Zoe box of style, this comes once a season, offers 5 products Rachel Zoe has picked out and is $99.  I have debated this one for awhile but I saw a preview of what was in the Spring box and was like I need that.  So what was in the box that I wanted?

This bag.

I saw this bag pictured/ advertised for the spring box and I had a 2 day debate about signing up and in the end I signed up.  The box was about embowering women entrepreneurs around the globe so every product was crafted by women (so I was more inclined to buy when I realized this).  I also just really love how this bag looks, it has a great spring pattern and leather accents.  It also offers a cross body strap which to me is necessary because I walk so much.  The black and white pattern means it goes with anything, and I currently am using it as my every day purse.  The few issues I have with the bag are the cross body strap isn’t that long so it is more of a messenger bag and the inside is not every organizational friendly.

So what are the other products?

First, is the scarf that is tied around the purse handles in the pics above.  I typically do not wear scarfs, well not typically I never do.  So getting a scarf was not really what I wanted, but I love the red color and the pattern.  And as Rachel Zoe suggested it looks really good tied around the purse.

The other products in the box are this water bottle, nail polish and earrings.  The earrings are amazing, I love the gold color (you got to choose if you wanted gold or silver), and they are versatile.  They can be worn with or without the hoops, I have been wearing them without them.  It works well when wearing them to work or going out.

The water bottle and nail polish are both in this pale pink color that I am really feeling lately.  I am not sure I am willing to buy a lot of clothes in this color so it is nice to have accent pieces like the water bottle and nail polish.

All in all I really liked this box of style and am happy that I subscribed, still unsure if I will continue to get the box.  But I will keep you posted.

(you can use the code “Spring10” to get $10 off)

Let me know your thoughts,

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Booties a quick pro/con list

Hello Hello!!  Now I love boots and as of lately I love booties.  I didn’t think I would love them as much as I do.  I think they are going to be in style for awhile so that is how I validate buying them.  This season I have bought a few pairs and I just want to quickly talk about what I like about each and what I wish was changed.

The two on the right are fairly similar in cut and style, they have a block/ stacked heel and the shaft goes up to the same height all around.  The large picture on the left (currently my favorite if you couldn’t tell) have a stacked heel and the shaft comes to a V in front.

The two on the right-

  • I love- how comfortable they are, their statement focal point (metallic heel and the straps on the back), I can wear socks with them, I like that they aren’t leather so I don’t have to be as careful with them, and their price.
  • I dislike- their lack of mobility since the front comes up as high as the sides it really constricts the movement of my ankles.  Which I wasn’t expecting when I bought them.

The one on the left

  • I love- the V in the front, I feel like it really makes my leg look longer when I wear them, the cutouts along the side are amazing.  They are this amazing suede that yes I do need to be more careful with but I feel so fancy when I wear them.
  • I dislike- the leather that comes up on the side needs to be broken in, the first few times I wore them they did leave marks on my ankles but after a few wears its much better, I cannot really wear socks with them.  And the price, as I said above they are real leather and designer which comes with a price tag.

Here is a quick side by side of me styling the brown ones similarly.

So which one looks better?  I personally prefer the ones on the left, as I said before I think the V really elongates my legs which as a short person is great.

The next pair of booties I am thinking about buying are a pair that has a V or open sides, I think they look really cool but I am unsure how they will fit or stay on so I have been hesitating.

Let me know your thoughts.

Later!