I think we all know by now that I take my outfit pics exclusively on the weekends. I work full time, so the weekends are the only chance I get to do outfit photos. It’s a great schedule for me, but then I realize that I end up going weeks without posting a work wear look! I spend 4 days a week in pencil skirts and slacks (Fridays are jeans days), and I need to do a better job of having my blog reflect that. I know a lot of my readers work too and work clothes are something I get asked about all the time. So I’ll try my hardest to include more of these looks! Pinky promise!
So here are the details about what I’m wearing: I picked up this top at Nordstrom Rack for $13! Can you say total steal? It’s my new favorite! The print is just so eye-catching. I thought it would go great with my blue pencil skirt, but if we’re keeping it real – this skirt is too small on me. In reality, I wore the top with a black pencil skirt (that fits!) and it worked just as well. And now I’m telling you all my shameful secrets. I’m too fat for some of my clothes, and sometimes I stage outfits. I totally understand if you want to fire me from blogging. But please don’t. I like it here.
Top: Nordstrom Rack / Skirt: Target / Pumps: ShoeDazzle (Magic) / Earrings: Loft
I wore this outfit on Sunday when it rained the entire day…yuck! Fortunately, the rain brought a bit cooler temps so I was able to wear my favorite cardigan (yet again!) with this cute striped dress. I realize that I am starting to hoard a lot of striped clothing, but this dress is a few years old so that doesn’t count, right? However – the lemon yellow purse is brand new! I don’t own many yellow items, but I couldn’t resist the fun color and the pretty gold details.
In other news, I’m participating in a giveaway on Jessica’s blog Here & Now. I’m giving away a $20 gift card to DSW, and there’s also a jewelry set up for grabs! Click here to enter!
Dress: Macy’s (similar) / Cardigan: Target / Belt: Target (similar) / Flats: Steve Madden / Bag: Olivia + Joy (bought via RueLaLa) / Earrings: Kate Spade / Bracelet: BaubleBar (lilac twist frame bracelet)
*Today I’m linking up with Laura for the Trend Spin Linkup!*
I am totally on the vest bandwagon right now. A denim vest is like a denim jacket on summer vacation! Vests are the perfect layering piece that you can throw over anything you’re wearing. They instantly add more interest to your outfit without having to die of a heat stroke. I’ve been wanting this white one from Old Navy for a few weeks and finally picked one up. I’d like a blue denim one too, but I’m trying to find one without the frayed edges on the arm holes. Frayed denim feels a little too “I drive a Harley” for my personal style…and although my dad would love that, it just isn’t me!
So what do ya’ll think of vests? Yay or nay? Any suggestions on where I can find a cute blue one?
Dress: LA Class (bought via Ideeli) / Vest: Old Navy / Wedges: DSW / Bracelet: old / Bag: Luciana Verde
I had my makeup done again last weekend by Dee of Flawless Faces Makeup Artistry (see my last makeup look here!). This time she went for a pin-up inspired look with the black liner and red lips. Which makeup look do you like better? I honestly can’t pick a winner because I love them both!
I knew that this makeup look had to go with a very special dress. I dug this dress out from the back of my closet (it’s at least five years old), and fell in love with it all over again. The dress and makeup combo felt very Marilyn to me, and ya’ll know how much I love a vintage look! I wore this on a dinner date to a French restaurant and then we went drinking downtown. I definitely had too much wine. So much for being classy!
Dress: Antonio Melani (similar) / Shoes: Kensie Girl (bought at Willa) / Bag: vintage / Earrings: 1928