12.06.2016

Manic Monday: Suited for the Office Holiday Party

With the holiday season in full swing, I have been thinking about what I would like to wear to my upcoming office holiday party.  My office's party is during the day after spending the morning working in the office.
Pants:  Who What Wear for Target (Available here)
So, whatever I wear for the party has to be office-appropriate.  I look for something that can work for the daytime hours but that is still elevated from my typical workplace attire.

One option I'm considering for this year's party is a suit in a more festive or evening fabric. 
Camisole:  Who What Wear for Target (Available here)
Earrings:  The Limited
Blazer:  Eloquii
The first look is a velvet suit option that I pulled together with options from Who What Wear for Target and Eloquii.  I paired wide leg velvet pants and a velvet camisole with a velvet blazer.  Even though the pants and blazer are from different shops, the blacks and velvets match perfectly.  Both pieces are super soft, and the elastic-waist pants are like wearing pajamas to work!
Clutch:  The Limited
Blazer:  Eloquii (Available here)
Another option is to pair a classic tuxedo blazer with faux leather pants and a pretty blouse.  The sheer embroidered fabric on the neckline of the blouse feels special while the black glittery heels add a subtle fancy touch.
Pants:  Who What Wear for Target
Blouse:  Torrid
I'm not sure if either of these looks will make the cut for my office party, but they're definitely in the running.
Clutch: Who What Wear for Target (Available here)
Shoes: Payless
Bracelet:  LOFT
Glasses:  Valentino
Glasses:  Coach
Earrings:  Eva Mendes for NY&CO
Do you have a workplace holiday party to attend?  Is it daytime or evening, and what do you plan to wear?

12.03.2016

Imitation Game: Nicolette Mason

It's been a while since I have done an Imitation Game post, but it was long overdue!  Today, I'm featuring a look inspired by Nicolette Mason.  I first discovered Nicolette when she took over the "Big Girl in a Skinny World" column in Marie Claire.  I always enjoy Nicolette Mason's feminine and sometimes quirky style, but I was particularly inspired by her recent post "Still Here."
Dress:  ASOS (Available here)
In this post, Nicolette featured a floral slip dress with a moto jacket.  The look felt really modern, but the print of the dress also had a retro '90s feel that made me super nostalgic for a floral slip dress I had when I was a teenager.
Photo on left by Lydia Hudgens and used with permission of Nicolette Mason
As featured on
NicoletteMason.com
Jacket:  Boohoo Plus
I was so inspired that I literally had to head over to the ASOS website to pick up the dress for myself.  The sheer panels at the neckline, mid-section, and hem were super cute, and the fit of this dress worked well with my top-heavy frame.
Glasses:  Valentino
I liked the way that Nicolette styled this dress with a moto jacket, so I did the same.  I also echoed her pink purse by adding a recent faux fur find from Who What Wear x Target.
Purse:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)

Staying true to my style, I finished the look with booties instead of Nicolette's pumps.
Boots:  FarylRobin Fawcett (Available at Target here)
How did I do with this style steal?  Do you follow Nicolette's blog?

Head on over to NicoletteMason.com to check it out for yourself!

12.02.2016

Casual Friday: Monochromatic Dots

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all have had a great week!  I'm excited for the weekend in which I hope to catch up on some sleep!!!  I have a few things to do this weekend, but I'm definitely hoping to make this weekend a more low-key time.  
Shirt:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
If I make it out of the house, it will definitely be in casual looks like this denim outfit.  I am a big fan of Torrid's jeggings in extra short length. 
Jeans:  Torrid (Available here)
Boots:  Sonoma life+style from Kohl's
They offer the best fit in denim that I have had in years!!  Plus, they are super comfortable which is a must.  I avoided jeans for a long time because I found them too uncomfortable.  So glad that I found this style because it's perfect...with no alterations!
Clutch:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
I paired the jeans with a matching top and scarf from the Who What Wear line for Target.  I am OBSESSED with this whole line and always look forward to the new collections.  This top and scarf are from the early fall collection, but both pieces are still available (and now on clearance) if you're interested!!
Scarf:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
Tank:  Old Navy (old)
Glasses:  Valentino
Have you checked out the Who What Wear line for Target?  Torrid jeggings?  Where do you find your jeans?

11.30.2016

Wild Card Wednesday: Reveal & Conceal

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another wild card look! 

For today's look I styled a lace dress for an evening out.  I wore a very similar version of this look to a recent fashion event, and I felt super chic and confident.  I just love how layering the lace dress over a bodysuit gives the outfit an unexpected edge.

Dress:  Forever 21+ (Available here)
Trench:  Who What Wear xTarget (Available here)
Boots:  FarylRobin Fawcett (Available at Target here)
Since the shapes and color palette of this look were simple, I seized the opportunity to really play around with texture and pattern, mixing the patterned lace with polka dots, jeweled boots, and a metallic striped bag.
Bodysuit:  Boohoo Plus
Glasses:  Valentino
Purse:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
For a more conservative version of this look that would be suitable for work, dinner, or any number of occasions, simply add a black bodycon dress or slip under the lace dress.
How would you style this dress?