Wednesday 29 October 2014

It's Handled...

Top: LOFT JeansLOFT CoatThe Limited (limited sizes available - similar style here, here, here, & here) Shoes: DSW  | Earrings: Vince Camuto (old, very similar)

How about this beautiful wrap coat - my first item from The Limited's Scandal Collection! Like many other women, I've idolized Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, since watching the series premiere of Scandal in 2012. Aside from Olivia's ability to avert even the most critical of crises (all while remaining calm), she has impeccable style. Often dressed in chic pastels (or white), Olivia's style is very different than that which traditionally defines conservative office style. With her feminine, yet sophisticated style, Olivia Pope has changed the look of the professionally strong woman.

While I don't tend to share my professional office looks on the blog very much, I often mention that I like to incorporate items from my personal wardrobe into my professional wardrobe (or visa versa) as much as I can. This rose colored wrap coat is the perfect example of this practice, as it is a great statement piece for my professional wardrobe, but also pairs nicely with skinny jeans and creates a chic, feminine look that is perfect for a night out on the town!  

If you're thinking about ordering this coat, I recommend sizing down 1 size. From my experience, it runs on the larger side. Also, while there are limited sizes/quantities available online, I recommend stopping into your local Limited store(s) to see if your desired size is available. I've noticed healthy stocks of this coat at several Limited stores over the past couple of days. A special thanks to my amazing Mom who found this coat in my size at her local Limited store in Minneapolis - you're the best, Mom :):)

 Thank y'all so much for stopping by. May your day be as beautiful as you are!

Tuesday 28 October 2014

A Need for Tweed...

Top: Forever 21 (old, similar style here) | SkirtLOFT Shoes: Target | Clutch: H&M (no longer available, similar style here)

If you follow me on Instagramyou may remember last week when I shared that everything at LOFT was 50% off. Well, lets just say that I took full advantage of that sale, and this is just one of the many things I scooped up! Whether it's a structured blazer, a sophisticated skirt, or a great pair of fitted pants, I've always been a sucker for tweed. As for this tweed skirt, I especially love that the playful shape allows me to wear it both inside and outside of the work place (with tights for work, of course). For those of you that are thinking about ordering this skirt, please note that it runs quite a bit big - I ordered down 1 size.    

 Thank y'all so much for stopping by. May your day be as beautiful as you are!

Monday 27 October 2014

Cozy Poncho...

Top: Old Navy | Poncho: Old Navy | JeansLOFT Shoes: Kohl's | HandbagLouis Vuitton

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend :) Today I'm sharing an adorable poncho that I recently got from Old Navy. Aside from cozy blanket scarves, ponchos are one of my favorite things to wear in the fall. Like a great blanket scarf, a poncho is so easy to throw on, and it can easily change the entire look of an otherwise simple outfit. If you're loving this Old Navy poncho as much as I am (especially the button detail on the sides), don't forget that today is the last day to take an extra 20% off (online only, no code needed)! 

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Thursday 16 October 2014

Check Mate...

Top: Loft | Jacket: Express | JeansLoft Shoes: DSW  Handbag: Chanel

Just a quick little hello today - hope everyone is having a great week! 

 Thank y'all so much for stopping by. May your day be as beautiful as you are!

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Peplum x Peplum...

Top: Forever 21 (similar style) | Jacket: H&M (similar style) | LeggingsAmerican Apparel Shoes: BCBG Paris, DSW  Clutch: Gigi New York

Today I'm sharing what I wore out this past Saturday night for my birthday celebration! This adorable leopard peplum top had been sitting in my closet with the tags on it for over 2 years! I can't believe I waited this long to wear it. Although, if I'm being honest, I think what really happened is that I just forgot about it. I typically feel super guilty when I buy things and don't wear them or forget about them, but this top was only $13.80... so I'm telling myself it's OK ;) Plus, all that really matters is that this top will be shown lots of love from here on out :) 

And, how cute is this leather jacket from H&M? I scooped it up while I was in London this past summer, and I've been dying for cooler temps just so I could bust it out. For those of you that love this peplum faux-leather jacket as much as I do - I can't seem to find this particular style on the H&M website, but I have seen quite a few in-store recently at multiple locations, and I'm hoping you'll be able to find one too! 

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Monday 13 October 2014

Kick'n It...

Top: Kohl's | LeggingsAmerican Apparel | Scarf: Express (similar style) Shoes: Kohl's (sold out online, similar style) | Handbag: Express (old, similar style)

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend :) 

After months of  hesitation, I finally got a pair of slip-on sneaks. While I always liked the way they looked on others, I never felt like they looked right on me. Whether they actually look good on me or not, I'm so glad I decided to get a pair! For one, they are incredibly comfy. However, the best part about these shoes is there versatility - they literally look cute with so many different outfits and styles (i.e., skinny jeans, casual dresses, bf jeans, leggings, etc.). In fact, I love them so much, that I went out the next day and got a leopard pair, lol! What do y'all think about this trend?

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Friday 10 October 2014

Faux-Leather Accents

By now you all know that I'm totally obsessed with faux-leather! While I love my faux-leather skirts and pants for a fun night out with my hubby or friends, they're not exactly appropriate for my ultra-conservative corporate workplace. Since I always try to buy items that can be worn a variety of ways and for multiple occasions, items with faux-leather accents are the perfect purchase for me, as they can also be easily incorporated into my existing professional wardrobe, and they allow me to add a bit of "edge" to my everyday office look.  To view a few of my favorite pieces that feature faux-leather accents, scroll through the lookbook by clicking on the right/left arrows. Oh, and for those of you that follow me on Instagram, the dress I posted with the adorable faux-leather pockets is #5 :)

Thank y'all so much for stopping by. May your day (and weekend) be as beautiful as you are!

PS - be sure to check out these amazing Columbus Day sales going on now! Happy Shopping :)
 J.Crew Factory // 50% off entire site (promotion ends 10.12.14)
Piperlime // 20% off with code FALL20 (promotion ends 10.13.14)
Madewell // 30% off with code OHFALL (promotion ends 10.13.14)
Forever 21 // 30% off all sale with code TAKE30 (promotion ends 10.19.14)
Macy's // 30% off with code FALL (promotion ends 10.13.14)

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Fall Fever...

Top: Bella Dahl, Nordstrom Rack  | VestForever 21 PantsForever 21 Shoes: Candie's, Kohl's Ring: Park Lane Jewelry 

Aside from a pumpkin spice latte, nothing says fall quite like a fur vest and booties (and plaid... but that's for another day)! Fall is my favorite season for so many reason, and this outfit really sums up why. While there's certainly a chill in the air already, it's not quite cold enough for a jacket (in Chicago, anyways). A faux fur vest is the perfect way to keep warm during the transitional fall season, as it looks adorable when layered over almost anything, and can easily be taken off as temps rise throughout the day. I have a feeling I'll have this vest on repeat over the next couple of months :)

 Thank y'all so much for stopping by. May your day be as beautiful as you are!