Manic Monday: Bright Stripes

Spring always leads me to wear way more color than I do in the fall and winter.  Maybe it's the colors of the season, all the blooming flowers and trees, for example, that makes color seem more enticing.
Shirt:  Eloquii (Available here)
And, while I do appreciate a pretty pastel or a bright color, I tend to gravitate towards more subdued shades.  Today's look is certainly colorful, but it doesn't feel too over-the-top.
Skirt:  Eloquii (Available here)
A button-down shirt with a full midi skirt creates such a classic silhouette, making it a good choice for work.

Loosening the buttons on the shirt and folding up the cuffs creates a bit of a laid-back vibe that feels right for spring. 
Clutch:  ALDO
Bracelets:  LOFT, Target
Lace-up shooties add comfortable polish.
Shoes:  Target
How would you style this skirt? Do you like the combination of button down shirts with midi skirts?

For the skirt in another look, see here.
For the shirt in another look, see here.


Wild Card Wednesday: Who What Wear Slip Dress

For today's Wild Card Wednesday post, I'm featuring one of the two outfits I wore on Mother's Day.  I went out to dinner with my husband and kids at a delicious local Italian eatery.  I decided to wear this chestnut-colored slip dress from the Who What Wear line for Target.  I'm really in love with so many pieces from this line, and the dress is no exception!
Dress:  Target (Available here)
It's super comfortable and versatile.  The dress can be layered with a trench as I did here, given structure with a blazer, worn loose or belted, layered over a tee, or worn as a slip dress.  Options - LOVE IT!
Shoes: New Look
Jacket:  Boohoo Plus (Available here)
I love this chestnut color for summer, but it's also a great color for fall, so this dress will got a lot of wear all year round.
Cuff:  Eloquii
Glasses:  Coach
I added layered necklaces and other gold accents to complete the look.
Necklaces:  Target (Available here)
I hope all of you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day! 
How would you style this dress?

Clutch:  The Limited
For the trench in another look, see here.


Manic Monday: Day & Night

Lately, I have really been interested in increasing the versatility of the pieces in my wardrobe.  When I ordered the bow-front tunic from Eloquii, I was immediately drawn to the sweetness of the piece, but I knew that I would also want to add more edge to it.
Dress:  Eloquii (Available here)
So, for work recently, l lost the bow but kept the dress fully buttoned-up.  I added a polished blazer to add structure to the dress and to create a more professional feel. 
Jacket:  Apt. 9 Petites (Available at Kohl's here)
I think it's important to keep a spark of your personality in your work style, so I went with floral heels with lace-up detail.  They add a little extra flair to this simple look.
Shoes:  Prabal Gurung for Target
I finished this look with a coated tweed clutch to add a bit of no-nonsense texture.
Clutch:  The Limited
While I kept things a bit more tailored and polished for work, I could easily transition this dress to evening.
Jacket:  Boohoo Plus (Available here)
Here, I loosened the collars on the dress and popped on a black moto jacket. 
The floral heels and ruffle clutch keep things a little sweet, but the overall feel is more laid-back and a little sexy.
Clutch:  Hollywould for Target
I love that even though these two looks are very similar, they have different vibes and allow me to enjoy this dress for both night and day.
Glasses:  Firmoo.com
What are some ways you increase versatility in your wardrobe?

For the dress in another look, see here.
For the moto jacket in other looks, see here and here.
For the blazer in other looks, see here, here, and here.


Wild Card Wednesday: That Versatile Skirt

This skirt is such a favorite that I excitedly keep styling it in different ways.  Today, I went for a flirty, feminine look that I would wear for an evening out, a date, or even a daytime event.
Skirt:  Lane Bryant (Available here)
Top:  Eloquii
I considered a shoe or clutch in another bright color, but I decided that I preferred the simplicity of black and white. 
Shoes:  New Look Wide Fit (Available here)
The white clutch creates a nice graphic contrast.
Clutch:  NY&CO
Glasses:  Coach
I finished the look with a simple gold bangle and dangly earrings.
Earrings:  Eloquii
Bangle:  Target
How would you style this skirt?

For the skirt in other looks, see here and here.
For the top in other looks, see here and here.