4.18.2014

Neutrals for Work and Play


Today, I'm featuring a look I wore last summer and never got around to posting on the blog.
Dress:  Target (old)
Black and tan are a perfect neutral color combination.  Changing the jacket and purse take this outfit from work to play. 
Blazer:  The Limited (Similar here)
Bag:  New York & Company
Clutch:  Target (old)
The statement necklace is fun for day or night.  With simple, neutral pieces, the necklace is allowed to really stand out as a feature piece.
Necklace:  The Limited (old)
Shoes:  Target
Rings:  The Limited and local jewelry show
 Fun back details add a cool twist for evening.
Jacket:  Torrid
Do you like changing up a work look for evening?  How do you go from day to night?

For this dress in another look, see here.
For the cropped blazer in other looks, see here, here, and here.
For the suit blazer in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

4.17.2014

Honorable Mentions 3

I know that I just did an honorable mentions post recently, but I had another, more spring/summer set of photos to share.  Some of these are from last summer, and some are more recent, which explains the variance in hair length/style.  :-)

Casual/Evening:
Shorts:  Torrid
Blouse and Blazer:  Forever 21
Shoes and Clutch:  Target
Skirt, tee, and clutch:  The Limited
Shoes:  Target
Bracelets:  World Market and Target
Top and Sandals:  Target
Jacket:  Torrid
Skirt and Purse:  The Limited
Skirt:  Wet Seal (Available here)
Tee:  LOFT Petites
Earrings:  World Market

Moccasins:  Minnetonka (Available here)
Bag:  The Limited
Bracelets:  Baker's, Target, Express
Work:

Dress, Satchel, Belt, and Earrings:  The Limited
Blazer:  LOFT Petites
Sandals:  Payless

Look 1: 
For the denim shorts in other looks, see here and here.

For the cropped tuxedo blazer in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Look 2: 
For the faux leather skirt in other looks, see here, here, here, and here.
For the tee in another look, see here.


Look 3:
For the top in other outfits, see here, here, and here.
For the skirt in other looks, see here, here, here, and here.
For the jacket in other looks, see here and here.


Look 5:
For the polka dot dress in other looks, see here and here.

4.15.2014

Tickled Pink: Blushing Zebras

I wrap up Pink Week today with a whimsical dress look that I'm planning to wear to work soon (the weather here took a cold turn, boo hiss).
Dress:  The Limited (Available here)
Blazer:  New York & Company (Available here)
The zebra print is so fun, but I love that it is almost abstract enough to also appear as just a pattern from a distance.
Necklace:  Shoxie.com (Available here)
Ring:  Purchased at local jewelry show
Earrings:  New York & Company (old)
The soft cream color has just the slightest pink tint, so this blush jacket was an easy pick to pair with the dress.
Purse:  New York & Company (old)
Black shoes and purse ground the look and give it a little more seriousness that makes it work appropriate.
Shoes:  Target (old)
Do you like animal prints on clothing?

For this blazer in another look, see here.

4.14.2014

Tickled Pink: Fringe Shift


One of my most favorite pinks is the bright, almost neon, shade of this dress.  It is such a cheerful shade without being super girly.
Dress:  eloquii (old)
Booties:  Target (Available here)
I love pairing this dress with other bright colors like neon yellow and cobalt yellow, but today, I decided to let the pink really stand on its own by pairing this dress with beige booties and a metallic clutch.
Clutch:  New York & Company
Bracelet and Necklace worn as bracelet:  The Limited
After wearing this dress right above the knee for a while (see links to posts below), I decided to take it a little shorter.  

For me, the fringe makes this dress appropriate mostly for evenings or special occasions.  I like to keep hemlines that I wear to work at a more conservative length, but a few inches above the knee is perfect for date nights, weddings, and other social events.
Earrings:  The Limited
Fringe has such great movement - makes me want to twirl!  :-D


What's your preferred hem length?

For this dress in other looks, see here, here, and here.