Although I was hesitant at first, I have finally given into the wide leg pant trend, but so far ONLY for work pants. I have seen a few bloggers wear some fun colored ones and I was drawn to the style. I found a pair of beautiful emerald green ones at Nordstrom and had to have them. I kind of felt weird at first and then got strangely confident in them, they were so cute and everyone at work loved them! Like my last post Investment Pants, these too were an investment, but they seem like a nice quality and I have already worn them twice. This pair by Leith, comes in four different colors. I really, REALLY wanted the pink as well but my first “investment pants” are pink so I figured I shouldn’t. BUT! The Nordstrom Fall Sale is on and these pants are part of it and under $50 right now so you can bet your bottom dollar I got them and I am so excited to wear them! It is spirit week at work this week so I have to wait until next but that is okay. I am also super obsessed with the black top I wore with the pink pants. It is on sale for $15. I actually bought the gray one last week and liked it so much I went back for the black.
All items linked below! The flower top is sold out but I linked the the black top in the gray because I love them!:
Here I go with these pants again! It has been a while so I was due anyways right? These are my FAVORITE work pants! I always say it but I am so happy I bought these. I had one outfit in mind when I bought them, only one! Which wasn’t the smartest idea considering how much they costed, but I am so happy I convinced myself to splurge. My newest pairing is with my chambray collard button up from Target! I feel a tad 80/90’s mom in this but I think that is just my new jam: mom jeans, high waist, tons of colors, all of the above.
Anyways I do not know why I didn’t think about my chambray top with these pants before. Maybe I thought the colors would be too much, but really, is denim even a color? When you consider denim pants then they are kind of “colorless” right? Because we all (usually) say anything goes with denim. I definitely do not think a normal long sleeve button up chambray would go, but the sleeveless worked perfectly. If you have any other ideas for these pants let me know because I think I am finally running out of ideas…
Links! Soo, these pants are long gone, and I can’t find anything super similar BUT PLEASE LOOK AT HOW CUTE THESE ONES ARE! They are Topshop from Nordstrom and are most definitely on my wishlist now. Top from Who What Wear from Target linked here but it is on clearance and mostly sold out so a new similar one is linked here.
My sister Tabitha and I have come to call this dress “the blogger dress”. It earned its name when the last Nordstrom anniversary sale happened. The dress wasn’t on sale but almost ALL of the bloggers we follow were wearing and talking about this dress by Leith. When I finally went to Nordstrom to try it on I understood why. This is probably the best dress I have ever owned. All the other bloggers kept talking about how great the fit was and how the ruching in the front covers any bloating or lack of abs. They were absolutely right. I feel so comfortable and good in this dress. It is long enough for work but still short enough to dress it up to go out. The crossed V front makes it a little sexy without being inappropriate. The best part is I feel like I can be relaxed in it and not worry about sucking it in all night or pulling it down so my butt doesn’t show like in a typical body-con. I am tall, like around 5’8″, and I can still wear a small in this dress and not worry about it being short. I already have it in black and this peach color, but I still want to get it in the navy… and possibly the green. It is just so versatile! It can seriously be worn for any occasion. Like below I just wore it with cheetah espadrille mules from Target to keep it casual to walk around Fremont Street. If you are looking for a good fitted dress I promise you, go try this on and you’ll probably want to buy it.
It was only a matter of time before I brought my love of cacti into my office wardrobe, I was just waiting until I found the perfect way. I had seen a couple cactus tops but they were all kind of pricey. Finally, thanks to a blogger I follow on insta, The Sister Studio, I found a cactus print button up from Old Navy that full price is $26.99 and I got it on sale for 40% off. Score!
Although I could wear this classic button up by itself will slacks, that just seemed a little boring. I have a yellow blazer I got from one of the $10 stores in downtown Palm Springs that I haven’t worn yet. I figured now that it is spring, it would be the perfect addition to my cactus outfit. It actually worked great together! The cactus print is pretty small and spread out so it wasn’t too loud with a bright yellow blazer. I just paired my navy slacks with it but really I could wear either my navy, black, or gray. On the weekend I am excited to try my button up with a pair of high waist denim shorts and sandals or wedges (well before it gets too hot to wear a three quarter length sleeve outside in the sun). Find the top linked here!
Happy Monday! Sorry I have been slacking on the work outfits post, I have just been doing so many fun things on the weekend! I will plan some more, promise!
I love experimenting with pattern mixing, but sometimes when people think of pattern mixing they do not think of mixing two of the same kinds. In this outfit I chose to mix two different vertical stripes. This cannot work with just ANY or ALL striped pieces so be cautious with your choice. My pants are navy with thin, spaced out double white pinstripes. Although they have plenty of stripes, they are subtle enough to not be over powering. From afar they can almost pass as solid navy. My top is white and gray stripes with no extra spacing. This worked well because the colors weren’t standing out or fighting for attention. The gray and white almost blur together where a white and black stripe or other bright or dark color would pop too much and not mesh with the stripes on the pants. I was sure to keep the whole outfit on the gray/dark tone side.
Now I am not usually one to wear dark colors or outfits. I wear them and I do like them, I just mostly end up leaning towards colors. When I do wear a darker outfit I like to add some kind of pop of color or in this case flare. To not be completely dark with this ensemble, I added my very shiny, rose gold Steve Madden DAISIE pumps and a statement necklace that was gold with pinkish stones. This way my metals (mostly) matched and added some kind of shine. Something had to stand out! It is fun to add bright shoes to a dark outfit, that way they are your statement piece. I actually think I built this outfit around the shoes. Statement pieces do not just have to be around your neck in a necklace form, they can be any piece of your outfit, shoes, accessories, handbag, blazer, etc. This was a fun way to spice up a work outfit, I got a lot of compliments in the office.
Do you have any pattern mixing success stories? I always feel like a winner when I pull one off! Do you get the same vibes?
Happy Friday Jr! Outfit is linked below:
Pants – Mine are Leith from Nordstrom but they are sold out, similar linked here
I took a stroll through the Target clothing section, against my better judgment, and of course I found something. The seasons are finally changing in store so all the new merch is coming out. I love when the seasons change and seeing what the new styles will be. The second I saw just the pattern of this top I grabbed it off the rack. I was so excited when I saw the puffy shoulders! I tried it on and was sold, of course it’s by one of my favorite lines at Target, Who What Wear. It was one of those tops that you know exactly what you were going to pair it with, like my high waist, raw hem, mom jeans from Topshop (yes the label says “mom”). It came out so cute! I was worried the top would look weird tucked in because it is kind of boxy but it looked great. Of course when I wore it to work yesterday I wore black slacks with it untucked and that looked cute too.
This is my THIRD post about a ruffle top! Convinced I am obsessed yet? I absolutely love the little dainty ruffles down the front of this button up blouse from Target (unfortunately it is sold out because I bought it a little while ago). The little ruffles give it just enough fun detail without being too much. Target’s new brand, A New Day, in my opinion is doing really well. I can always find something I like and the price point is great. When I saw the pieces coming out I thought they would cost more but they are around the same price or even cheaper than some of the other Target brands.
I paired this top with my Topshop high waist black cigarette pants from Nordstrom (which I seem to be pairing with everything lately). One thing I love about this pants is that they make your waist look so tiny! This combo made a great work outfit. I finished it off with my red Steve Madden heels and a red lip for a pop of color. The only thing I do not care for on this shirt is that the sides come up high almost like a slit. This makes it to where you have to wear higher waisted pants whether you tuck it in or not because then your stomach shows, which is not really appropriate for the office.
Topshop High Waist Cigarette TrousersAre you seeing the reoccurring theme yet with these ruffles? Basically I am obsessed and I really hope they do not got out of style soon because I am far too invested at this point. I saw this cute plaid and ruffle top when I was walking around BP at Nordstrom and I was instantly in love. Sometimes I reflect on the styles I am drawn to today and think of how I would have never thought twice about it back in high school or the beginning of college. This is one of those moments. The ruffles on this top are so prominent and I love them. Back then I would have laughed and agreed with my boyfriend when he called me a linebacker… like I said on Instagram, boys know nothing. *Insert Bride Wars quote “What do they teach boys in school?!”
Anyways, this top is different and I love it. The colors are very in with the holiday spirit so I am happy that we are past Halloween and I can finally wear it. Plus it has actually, for the most part, been cool enough to wear it. I saw it at Nordstrom, thought about it nonstop for like three days and bought it before I regretted it. It was my “congratulations you have been at your new job a year” gift. It was a splurge and I bought it full price. Of course NOW it is on sale for 40% off, but you know what? I wanted it to much I’m not even that mad about it.
I love that it can be worn casually or dressed up. This past Saturday I paired it with my high waist Topshop Jamies and my over the knee tan boots from Target (dv for Target last year) and I loved it. This may sound weird but you know when you are rocking an outfit that most people would say they couldn’t pull off, it just makes you feel cooler? That was me and I relished in it.
On the dressed up end for work, I paired it with my, again, high waist Topshop cigarette trousers, my red bow heels from Steve Madden (older), and a red lip. I thought it was fun to bring out the red in the top. The perfect pairing yet again! I am just so obsessed. I will link all pieces below but if you like it go check it out because I do not know how long the sale lasts. Embrace the ruffle movement with me! 😉
It has FINALLY been cool enough to wear long sleeves! I have been waiting for this for so long, ESPECIALLY since I have like four new long sleeves that haven’t been worn yet. I love the details on this purple one I got by Lush at Nordstrom (on sale!). Actually the color is called “peppercorn”. I am such a sucker for ruffles right now and this one has double the ruffles, shoulders and the bottom of the sleeves. The elastic around the wrists is so cute and dainty. I paired it with my high waist cigarette trousers by Topshop at Nordstrom and my black Landen heels by Steve Madden. I am indecisive though on what looks best: untucked, easy tucked, or fully tucked? Check it out below and let me know what you think! All of the pieces are linked below too!
Look linked here: Top (also comes in black and lavender blue) | Pants | Heels
Last night I attended the Nordstrom Rewards Style Tips & Sips at the Nordstrom in the Brea Mall. I wanted to go to this particular night because its focus was “Office Hours to Happy Hour”, so taking your look from work to going out after. I wasn’t sure what to expect and to be honest I was close to not even going because I hate going places alone (I know, lame). But I went anyways! I was wondering around in front of the cafe where it was supposed to be held, apparently looking slightly lost, until I saw this girl dressed SO cute who walked up and found me. Her name was Taylor and she was running the Style Tips & Sips, I was saved! She sent me to the new location of where it was being held, in the dressing room area at Collections, while she rounded up the other 8 girls who had RSVP’d.
When I got to the right place I met Lizia who was the beauty expert and let me tell you, she had on such beautiful makeup, I just kept looking at her eyeshadow! When Taylor came back she brought no one with her so I got a PRIVATE SESSION! It was so awesome, these two girls were so nice, we chit-chatted the whole time. I felt like the pieces Taylor chose were picked just for me, I could have worn every single style they were all so cute. There are actually a couple pieces I will probably buy, like the CUTEST leopard top (but I can’t remember the brand! I am searching). I love how so many pieces are now so detailed on their own. For example ruffles on hems, sleeves, or across the front, or bell sleeves, or even embroidery. It makes it so much easier to have a unique put together outfit because it doesn’t take much. That is how most of these looks were that Taylor picked out.
After Taylor finished, Lizia started with the beauty. I am officially obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup. Lizia showed me one of her small eyeshadow palettes and I want it, like right now (linked here). It comes with four shades and on the back tells you how you can pair them. For instance wear shades one and two during the day, add in three for the evening, and four when you are going out. That is exactly what I need because I love eyeshadow but I do not really know how to use them, at least to their potential. She also showed me the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick which like the shadow was also gorgeous, and has a squared tip for application (she recommended this one for me: Very Victoria (it looks a little darker online). Even after the event ended Lizia took me downstairs to show me the other palettes she recommended for me for one of the upcoming parties I have to go to, like this one called The Vintage Vamp, OBSESSED. In addition to the makeup she had this amazing perfume out (that I got a sample of!) called Le Labo. I had no idea that a new trend is us ladies layering our perfume with our man’s cologne (layering scents, who would have thought!). She demonstrated this with the Le Labo samples layering JASMIN 17 (which jasmine is probably one of my favorite scents on the planet) with SANTAL 33(which is a scent that men can wear, described as “unisex”) and the mix was so great and unique. I didn’t get a chance to check out the Le Labo counter but I totally want to next time because she said they fill your perfume right then and there, how cool!
I am so happy I did not chicken out like I wanted to and that I actually went to this event (go me for doing something on my own, progress!). I had such a great time that I am going to go to another night, in fact I want to try to come to as many as I can. A big part of my experience was Taylor and Lizia. Ladies I do not know if you will ever read this but you were both so awesome, welcoming and warm, you totally made the event, so thank you and I will see you again very soon!
Stay tuned out there because you will be definitely seeing some of the new styles I learned!