3.27.2015

The Shorts Alternative

I've mentioned on the blog before that I'm not much of a fan of shorts.  I like a pair of denim Bermuda shorts in the summer, but that's about it. 
Skirt shorts:  New York & Company (Available here)
I don't have a problem showing my legs, but shorts inevitably always seem to ride up in the middle.  I find this so annoying and unattractive that I generally just avoid shorts altogether. 

Last month, I discovered these skirt shorts from New York & Company.  They are actually shorts, but the flouncy legs create the effect of a skirt. 
Jacket:  Torrid (Available here)
Now, this is what I'm talking about!!
Top:  ASOS Curve (Available here)
I love them, and I thought they looked great paired with a crop top and a moto jacket.  I wore this outfit last Saturday while out running errands.
Satchel:  The Limited
Locket:  Vintage
Bracelet:  Paperdolls Boutique
Booties  Target (Available here)
I don't usually dress to please my fiancĂ©, but it was nice that he couldn't stop saying how much he loved this outfit and how I looked in it.  :-)
When the weather warms up more, I can see myself pairing these shorts with simple tees and tanks and flat sandals for easy summer style.
Are you a fan of wearing shorts?  Any tips for preventing the ride-up factor?

For the jacket in other looks, see
here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

3.25.2015

Keep It Classic

Happy Hump Day!!
Trench:  c/o eShakti (Similar here)
I'm so happy this week is over halfway over!  I feel like I'm fighting off an upper respiratory infection, and the infection is winning! :-(

But time waits for no woman.  So, I'm trudging through with my eyes on the prize that is the weekend!!

Pants:  The Limited (Similar here and here)
Heels:  Target (old)
Clutch:  The Limited
For today's post, I'm sharing yesterday's work look.  The weather has been cool and rainy, so I'm relying on layers to get through the spring chill.

I haven't worn these red pants or trench in a while, so they felt new to me again.  I love the mix of neutrals mixed with gold accents, and the clutch helps tie the look together.

Cuff:  New York & Company
Often for work, less is more.  Simple classic pieces, like a cardigan, trench, and skinnies, feel streamlined and professional for the office, while the red pants add a fun pop of color that prevents the look from feeling too conventional.
Cardigan:  LOFT Petites c
Earrings:  New York & Company
How do you keep your wardrobe classics feeling fresh?

For the pants in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

For the blouse in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
For the cardigan in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

For the trench in other looks, see here, here, here, and here.

3.24.2015

Spring Berries & An Eyewear Feature from Firmoo.com

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Today, I'm excited to bring you a look featuring my new eyeglasses from Firmoo.com Global Online Optical Store.
Dress: Eloquii (Available here)
Firmoo recently reached out to me about trying one of their products.  They offer both prescription and non-prescription eyewear, and I was pleasantly surprised when Firmoo allowed me the option of getting prescription glasses.  I simply had to provide my prescription and my pupillary distance (which I obtained from a quick call to my optometrist).
Glasses:  Firmoo.com

I opted for a purple frame with a squarish shape (style #FL18232).    I've worn glasses since I was two years old and often begrudged that fact.  Because of that, I always used to avoid glasses like these, opting for more subtle wire frames.  I also chose practicality over fashion in my eyewear.  Limiting myself to just one pair every year or two, I always went for neutral frames that would work well with any outfit.
Jacket:  The Limited (old)
Purse:  The Limited
Lately, I find myself embracing larger frames and treating my eyewear more as another accessory.  It's difficult to treat eyewear as an accessory when it can be so expensive, but that's the great thing about Firmoo.  Their eyewear is relatively inexpensive, and they have such a great variety!!
Shoes:  Sugar (Available at Kohl's here)
Inexpensive doesn't mean cheap though.  When I received my glasses, I was impressed that they came with a case, a pouch, a cleaning cloth, and a mini screwdriver keychain. 


The frames are a lightweight plastic.  While the side pieces don't feel quite as durable as some of my other frames, this difference is more than made up for with how lightweight they are.  As someone who has worn eyewear almost all of my life, I'm no stranger to glasses that pinch or that are heavy on the bridge of the nose.  Not this pair.  I barely feel like I'm wearing glasses due to the light weight. 

I was worried that ordering glasses on-line would be difficult.  Usually, I'm in the store trying on dozens of pairs before deciding on a pair of frames.  Thankfully, you're able to upload a photograph of yourself to virtually try on frames.  The measurements of each pair of frames is also available, allowing you to measure them against an existing pair to get the right size for your face, style, and personality.
I'm really pleased with my new glasses, and I would definitely consider purchasing from them in the future. 

I also love how well they go with my blue and berry dress from Eloquii!!  The weather was simply delightful here this past weekend, and I opted for bare legs and my seemingly requisite moto jacket.

Rings;  The Limited & Torrid
Have you bought eyewear from Firmoo.com before? 

Interested in purchasing a pair of glasses for yourself?  Go to
http://www.firmoo.com/z/new-50-off.html to save 50% off your first pair!

For this dress in another look, see here.

For the jacket in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

*Full Disclaimer:  Eyeglasses were provided to me from Firmoo.com in exchange for a product review.  All opinions are my own.

3.22.2015

Retro Redux

Happy Sunday!
Skirt:  eShakti (Similar here)
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend!  I'm wrapping up this weekend with a cute tulle skirt look.
Tee:  Peter Som for Kohl's
Heels:  Target (old)
Bracelets:  LOFT, Ann Taylor, Torrid
I love pairing tulle skirts with tees, but I also wanted to go for a slight 1950s flair.  The addition of red peep-toe heels give the look a ladylike feel reminiscent of 50s fashion, but the tee, cross-body purse, and jewelry add a more modern feel.
Purse:  Hollywould Collection for Target
Eyeglasses:  Firmoo Eyewear
I think this is an example of how to make tulle skirts more wearable for everyday life.  I would wear this look for dinner, a fashion event, or the art museum.
Ring:  The Limited
Would you wear a look like this?  Where would you wear it?

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