4.22.2014

Dress Week 3: Leopard for Spring

Dress Week continues today with a leopard print trapeze dress.
Dress:  Eva Mendes for New York & Company
I always think of leopard print and other cat prints as more for autumn and winter; however, there is no real reason that they should just be for the cooler seasons.

Safari-inspired clothing and accessories are back for spring, so I decided to take this big cat print into that direction by adding a camel messenger bag and neutral booties. 
Booties:  Target (Available here)
Bag:  The Limited (old)
Bracelets:  The Limited
I kept accessories fairly minimal adding a couple bangles and an orange beaded necklace with gold coins for just the tiniest pop of color.

I love the easy breezy feel of this look - I think it's perfect for the more laid-back vibe of spring and summer!
Necklace:  The Limited
Are you a fan of leopard prints for spring and summer?

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

4.21.2014

Dress Week 3: Cutouts and Polka Dots

This dress had me at hello.
Dress:  eShakti (Available here)
Shoes:  Target (Available here)
Sometimes clothes just speak to me, and in this case, the dress was yelling, "PICK ME! PICK ME!"  Okay, clothes talk to me a lot - it's a problem.  LOL

I love the cutout detail of this - it shows just enough midriff without making it the central focus.  It also gives the dress a modernity that blend really well with the 1950s shape and cut of the dress.

Necklace:  Torrid
Bracelets:  The Limited
The shape of this dress flatters curves.  The sweetheart neckline adds a bit of sex appeal which is perfectly balanced by the knee-length hem.

Rather than play up the inherent sweetness of this dress, I decided to give it a little bit of a more womanly feel while adding just the slightest touch of edge that I love.  The chain-link necklace mixed with the lace clutch is for me the perfect mix - all lady, but with a bit of attitude!  ;-D
Clutch:  Jason Wu for Target (Available on ebay here and here)
How would you style this dress?

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.