Fall Preview!

I feel like I am pretty much ready for fall colors. I love the transitional pieces that you can still (most) wear in summer but will be perfect for fall LIKE THESE BOOTIES!

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I got them from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and it wasn’t an easy task. They didn’t have them in my stores and my size sold out online. I had them on my wishlist and I literally stalked them multiple times a day checking the sizes. Finally I saw a 7.5 was back and I ordered it so fast! When I got the shipping confirmation I knew it was for real. You know how sometimes when there are limited sizes you can order something and then you get that really depressing email that it was actually sold out and you’re getting a refund? That is what I was worried about. BUT I WON! They are Kristin Cavallari and I love them! They are surprisingly light weight and really comfortable. I know I will be wearing them a lot this fall, they will go with almost everything! Linked down below!

As for this polkadot top, I saw it on an Old Navy email and was in love! It is perfect for work wear and for a causal look. I found these black jeans at Old Navy too. I liked the high waist and the slightly faded black, but I was a little hesitant about the “straight leg” bottom. I wanted to wear this outfit with my booties but didn’t know if that would look funny. I decided to just go for it and I actually liked it. I think the released hem helped.

I feel like something is happening to me… I am liking black! It is not that I do not like black, I am just always more drawn to colors but this fall I think I am really going to invest in some good black pieces, the looks are just so chic!

See the look below and all items linked! PS – my post on Friday will be about my super cute wood watch and my giveaway link will be up again! Stay tuned!

Shop the look: Top | Jeans | Booties | Hat | Sunnies | Purse | Watch

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Sprinkle Tank!

Happy Monday! Hopefully everyone had a great weekend. Mine was good and bad. Bad because I had a massive headache both days, but good because I got to celebrate one of my best friend’s son’s first birthdays and yesterday one of my other best friends and I bought rollerblades!! Haha yes rollerblades. We are now “The Bladies” and are going to skate for fun and exercise #babesonblades. I forgot what a workout rollerblading is! My butt and thighs were tired right away. Anyone else still rollerblade? If this link works, this is my new video on IGTV for our first day blading: click here!

Anyways, for the party Saturday I wore this new tank I got and it is so cute! It looks like sprinkles or confetti. Throwing on a tank easy-tucked into high waisted shorts with some earrings, is such an easy outfit yet looks really put together. It is the perfect summer look. It’s casual but is not too dressed down. I didn’t actually wear these wedges to the party, I wore gold sandals, but that shows this look can really be styled either way. Brunch with the girlfriends calls for wedges, baby’s birthday party calls for sandals.

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One of my girlfriends is super into camis right now and I think I am finally hopping on that train. I have this one but now I want more! Any suggestions on wear to get some good ones?

This look is linked here: Tank | Shorts | Shoes | Earrings | Sunnies | Purse | Sandals

Lunch Date Look!

I have multiple outfits that I love for going on dates, but I really love dressing for lunch dates. One of my current favorite looks for a lunch date includes this red off the shoulder top I bought from Nectar Clothing (current alternative linked) in the Claremont Village. It is perfect for lunch because you can dress it up or down. Here I paired it with white shorts from Old Navy, and my indigo rd. wedges from Macy’s. Another option could be brown sandals in case you don’t want to look too overdressed. This top could also be paired with blue jean shorts, regular pants, boyfriend jeans, or even white jeans. If you are doing normal blue jeans, you can also try pairing the top with white sandals. I have worn this top with boyfriend jeans, and my wedges out to a dinner date with a friend and it was so perfect for the occasion! Even though this specific top is from last year, this simple look can be easily recreated with most off the shoulder tops, especially since they are still very popular this year. Aside from it being a great date outfit, it is a great spring and summer outfit in general whether on a date, out with the girls, or at a family gathering!

Xo- C

 

Unexpected Pattern Mix

There are only two days left of our 30 day challenge and I have been really liking the outfits I have been coming up with, particularly my look from last Monday. The skirt was kind of an impulse buy and it happened to be on sale, but I really only had one outfit in mind when I bought it. I’ve worn it with a plain white top, as well as a cream sweater, but on last Sunday night while searching through my closet I had the thought to pair this top with it.  They are completely different patters (obviously) but have the same color scheme. It totally worked together and I ended up with a lot of compliments. The pink heels helped with it too ;). I think my next go with the skirt may be with a long sleeve chambray top, if the color of the one I have works.

(Both the skirt and the top are from Maison Jules at Macy’s but it was awhile ago)

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Now on to the end of the challenge! Catch up on my Mid-Challenge review here!

 

Color Blocked!

Will you please check out this color blocked, pleated midi skirt I found from WhoWhatWear at Target?! It instantly caught my eye. I saw it and picked it up, then put it back. They I came by it again and touched it, but left it again. Then a THIRD time I picked it up and held it up to myself in the mirror. Okay, okay, SOLD! I had to get it, which surprised myself that I liked it so much. I am not normally drawn to reds but I loved this. There are even red slacks I have my eye on. I think I just love how bright it is, the skirt is such a statement piece. The skirt IS the outfit which is why I paired an off with top with it. The top needs to be simple with this skirt, otherwise I would look like a walking fiesta!

Find the skirt here and the top here!


Told you, walking FIESTA! 😉

 

Cute Little Collar

I found this darling little tee on sale at Macy’s from Maison Jules and I had to have it! I love the scalloped detail and the Peter Pan collar. When I was looking at it at first I wasn’t quite sure what to pair it with, but remembered I had an off white subtlety patterned skirt, also from Maison Jules. Putting the two together worked out great and makes a good work outfit. I wore the combo with tan heels for work, but they can also be changed out for tan or brown sandals to wear casually. I feel slightly like a little girl in this outfit but I still love it, and it’s great for spring! 

So Macy’s still has this top buuut only in like 2 sizes. I’ll link it here anyways just in case! If you like it check out all of Maison Jules, I loooove their stuff!

High Waist, High Neck!

Dressing up for the office is fun, but it’s really easy to be lazy and pick out something quick and boring. I’ve fallen into this bland funk numerous times where instead of picking my outfit the night before like I should, I rush in the morning, running late per usual (note: I’m always rushing and running late but I am never late), and I just grab black slacks, black pumps, a plain top, and sometimes add a blazer. I apologize if this is your usual outfit and I’ve offended you, but this does not cut it for me. I have a standard and on these days when I don’t make it I notice it in my attitude. I’ve mentioned before how when you look good, you feel good. A great outfit gives you confidence. When I just grab something quick with little thought the day just feels drab. I don’t want to blend in with others in the office, I want to stand out. Honestly it’s going to happen though, some days you just have to be boring, but then some days you come across an outfit like this one. What says the opposite of boring more than pink high waisted pants? 

When I first saw them I wasn’t too sure how they would look on, but I tried them anyways and they are perfect! They are by Topshop from Nordstrom. It was kind of funny finding them because I had just seen an outfit on Instagram I wanted to recreate and it had similar style pants. 

Next I knew I needed a white, high neck blouse but it took a little longer to find the right one. I finally checked my go to work brand from Macy’s, Maison Jules, and found the perfect one on sale. Unfortunately the tan Steve Madden pumps I ordered for myself for my birthday were actually sold out and I got the most depressing email delivering the bad news. I had to wear my other nude sandal heels from Steve Madden which worked well, but I’m still not over the loss. 


Overall this outfit not only was amazing but a total confidence booster, it was just so cute! A guy even complimented my pants (excuse the hurricane wind from me flipping my hair).

Moral of the story, put time into your outfits! 

Find the look here:

Topshop Utility Belt Peg Trousers in rose – Nordstrom

Maison Jules Ruffle Top in egret – Macy’s

Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ Sandal in sand suede – Nordstrom

Weekend Wrap Up

It is always so sad when the weekend is over, especially when it was a fun one. Usually we don’t do anything on Friday nights because we finally get to relax after the long week, but this past Friday was the Year End Party for my work. I work at the New American Funding corporate office and I had heard so much hype about the year end party from how dressed up people get to how a rapper showed up last year. I only know a handful of people (the team I work with is only 4 people and the whole office is about 600), but I wanted to check it out so my boyfriend and I decided we would go for a little bit and meet up with my manager and his wife. I had bought the cutest silver shift dress but when I went to put it on the strap broke! I had to resort to a black dress, my LBD. There were well over 1,000 people there. Around 10:30pm we were getting tired but we could see the stage being set up for something, we figured maybe another artist would make an appearance this year. Soon after Nelly walked out from behind a curtain! It was fun and nostalgic hearing his early songs I had first heard in elementary school. My boyfriend and I decided to head out at 11:30pm.

Saturday, after getting into bed at 1am I got up at 5:45am to get ready and go meet my bfffffff in down town Claremont. She was going to take some pictures for me for the blog and they actually came out really well for our first time trying this and using my camera! It was also a lot of fun, I am awkward, she is awkward, so we just cancel each other out haha! I am excited to share all of the photos soon. We are already planning our next photo adventure exploring more in Claremont.

Sunday I was dead. I had all of these plans of being so productive, cleaning and wrapping Christmas presents and I woke up with the WORST sinus headache, and I still have it now, ugh! I powered through though. I would clean one thing, then take a nap, and repeat.

Today I was excited though despite my headache because I finally debuted my pink velvet heels from my last post Pink VelvetI got so many compliments and I just felt so fancy and pretty in them! I already want to wear them again. Here is the picture we took of them Saturday but of course I wore them with black slacks today to work, and I paired my cream sweater and a gold statement necklace.

Shoes linked —–> here!

I hope you all had a great weekend too!

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Sweater & A-Line Combo

There was a skirt from Maison Jules at Macy’s that I had kind of been stalking. I looked at it a few times, tried it on once, and decided I would buy it if it was on sale, which it wasn’t, so I put it back. A few weeks later Macy’s was having one of their one day sales and the skirt fell under that sale. I put it in my online cart just to see. I had a coupon in my “Macy’s Wallet” for $15 off $40 or more (the skirt was $39.99 and the coup actually applied!) AND THEN I had $15 in Macy’s cash (some deal I got from a previous purchase) that expired the next day. In the end the skirt, which was originally $69.50, came out to like $12 with tax! Talk about a steal, obviously I bought it. It is a little longer than normal but perfect for work and I love the colors, navy and plum. During the black Friday sale (on the Wednesday before) all of Old Navy was 50% off and I had bought an off white sweater. I hadn’t thought about wearing it with the skirt until last night and it came out super cute! Luckily I have plum pointed flats with crossing ankle straps that went perfectly with the outfit, and a navy and purple statement necklace from Charming Charlie. This is a perfect outfit for the office that was actually pretty warm.


Look, it’s here! —> Maison Jules Windowpane A-Line Skirt | Old Navy Relaxed Textured Crew-Neck Sweater | (My necklace is from awhile ago from Charming Charlie’s but I found another purple one I think would be cute) Charming Charlie Picture-Perfect Necklace Set 

 

Mix & Match

Happy Tuesday! This week is going by fast so far which is good! The weekend will be here before we know it. As I have said a few times already I have been really into pattern mixing and I am trying to be more adventurous with it. I am also trying to recycle more of my clothes and shop less. I have so many clothes in my closet yet I always feel like I have nothing! Today I tried to pull out older items that I haven’t worn to work yet. This skirt has been one of my best buys and what started my obsession with Maison Jules at Macy’s. It was the first piece I bought from the brand. I remember finally convincing myself to buy it since I had never bought a skirt that was $30 (lol), thinking back now it makes me laugh. This skirt really showed me that paying a little more for better quality is really worth it.

Anyways, I pulled this white and black skirt out and paired it with a mustard tank and my floral kimono. I LOVE when I am able to make a new outfit from clothes I have been overlooking in my closet. I finished the look off with my current favorite heels. The whole look came together quite nicely!

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