Last but not least, Theresa is the final member of the.B.Law Style Panel! Theresa and I also met in college when she too joined my sorority Sigma Kappa. She, Amanda, Heather, and I all got pretty close and continued to get closer and closer even after graduation. Theresa and I also worked together at Abercrombie with Heather, it was great when we were together! It has been so awesome to be a part of Theresa’s life and see what great things are happening for her. First her wedding and now she is having a baby! Exhibit A: the cutest baby bump! *insert heart eyes*
Theresa is a recruiter and she will be giving us all the deets on interviewing. Not only how to dress for an interview but how to have a successful interview and what to do before, during and after. She is totally my work guru. In addition to all things work, she also has some bump style to share! Check her out!
- Describe your personal style in 3-5 words: Classic and casual
- Your go to outfit/piece of clothing: Jeans, booties, and a loose top
- Favorite place to shop: Nordstrom Rack
- Favorite shoe brand: Steve Madden
- Favorite current trend: Slip on Vans
- Style preference: Casual
- Where do you get most of your style inspiration: Pinterest and Brittany
- One piece of makeup you cannot live without: Eyebrow pencil
I remember when I first got into peplum tops. It was probably about three years ago when I still worked in retail, I bought two different tops. Most of the peplum tops that came out were similar, usually fitted and on the shorter side, they came right to the top of your pants. Those aren’t my style anymore and I haven’t seen much of them around either. There is a new style I am getting behind though, loose and long peplum tops. My bfffff got me this light blush top for my birthday from Target. The peplum detail of this top is so subtle I almost didn’t realize it was that style at all. I love the fact that it is loose and flows, and is also long and covers up the top of your pants.
For work I wore this top with a pair of black slacks and heels, keeping it simple, but to add a little more I topped it with one of my favorite blazers. It is heather gray, oversized (boyfriend blazer), and stands out. It all went well together and was comfy. This top is also great with jeans and can be worn casually, the buttons and the pockets on the front help make it not too dressy. Lastly I LOVE the color. I am having a serious obsession with blush right now. Pink is one of my favorite colors but for some reason I never really had a lot of pink clothes, but lately I have noticed a growing section of blush in my closet. The majority of my recent additions have been blush so stay tuned for a few more!
Find the top here!
I have been waiting like a whole month to wear this outfit and it did NOT disappoint! I got the top and bottoms from Nordstrom. I love these pants because they are work pants yet feel like joggers, AND the back is elastic so I am sitting here so comfy all day long. I fell in love with this top the moment I saw it. I picked it up, looked at it and put it back and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I bought it the next day haha. I love how it is great for work yet can also be casual. I want to pair it with jeans next. Do keep in kind though it’s pretty big, this is a small and I’m swimming in it. I paired this outfit with tan heels for work but you can also make it causal. I changed out the heels for my chestnut booties and added a hat and I was ready to go out after work! I love, love, LOVE this combo! Also, please be proud of my easy front tuck because IT IS NOT EASY. Looking effortless sure can take a lot of effort! Check it out below!
Find the look here:
Top: B.P. Stripe Button Front Shirt- Nordstrom
Pants: Okay the pants are gone now but I found a similar pair and now I want these too! Topshop Ruffle Pocket Houndstooth Peg Trousers- Nordstrom
Heels: Steve Madden Women’s Carrson Ankle-Strap Sandals- Macy’s
You know that song by Rhianna “Diamonds” and it says, “Shine bright like a diamond.”? Well one night when my two sisters and I were together the younger one Tabitha (from the blog Tab in Transit) was saying “shine bright like a bright thing!” It kind of became an inside joke for the three of us. Anyways I wore a shiny skirt and Tabitha commented that on my picture and that is why the title of this post is “Shine Bright Like a Bright Thing.” Good now that we got that out of the way I can tell you a bit of bad news… I bought this beautiful skirt at Target from the Who What Wear line and they do not have it online for me to share with you! Awwww I am sorry.
I saw this skirt and knew that I wanted it to wear to work. It is a midi skirt with tiny pleats and is a silvery-gold color. I felt a mixture of classy, elegant, and vintage in it. I paired it with a nice black, loose tank and plain black pumps. Simple and elegant, and everyone loved it!
You know when you’re younger you dream about your life when you’re older? You know, great friends, great relationship, great job, and a home? Well I often still day dream about being grown up and having all of these things, but then I have to wake up and realize that I am grown up. When we were younger we saw ourselves having these things because that is what adults have, or that is what we think. No one tells you really how hard it is. Sure your parents tell you that you have to work hard and we get that, but it is not just hard that you have to work, you have to work REALLY hard. Come November I have been working for ten years. TEN YEARS and I am only 25. Yes I started working when I was 15, and am I any closer to being able to own a home? NO! Sure I have a great job and I know it can pay me well in the future, but getting to that future is difficult when you make just enough to pay all your bills and maybe go out to dinner once with your friends or maybe buy yourself a little something. I do work hard and have been working hard. I am one of the few people I know of (or maybe even the only one I know of) that worked three jobs through college while balancing 18 semester units and still trying to have a college experience by being active and holding executive positions in a sorority. I get the working hard part. It is just sometimes hard for me to believe the hard work paying off part. I have the great friends and the great relationship, I even have a good job that just isn’t up to its full potential yet and I know with patience it will come (i HOPE). But sometimes it is nicer to stay in this day dream that it will come when I am older and pretend that I am not “older” yet, pretend that I don’t feel behind and that I have not been working so hard for ten years for nothing. Sometimes though, this day dream can be heavy. I’ll reflect back now and again and wonder why I have worked so hard? Why did I miss out on so much in college to work three jobs and to be at this point in my life and feel like I do not have much to show for it, except for a nice car that I only have because I totaled the car I paid off by working those three jobs? Life is tough and you have to work hard for it. It comes easier for some, but I have learned and am practicing that I cannot compare myself to others. Everyone is different and we have to grow in our own ways. I just keep telling myself that all of my hard work WILL pay off eventually. Until then, I’ll keep day dreaming and working towards eventually.
I bought this super cute black, lace midi skirt like forever ago in hopes to recreate another outfit I found on Pinterest. I haven’t worn it because every time I have tried I felt fat. Finally yesterday I wore it! I was so happy with how it came out and it looked pretty similar to the Pinterest one! The skirt I got from Forever 21, the tank is from Target, the necklace is from Charming Charlie, the wedge sandals are Madden Girl by Steve Madden, and the purse is my usual Michael Kors. This was really a fun yet sophisticated work outfit that can be dressed up more with actual heels, or dressed down with flat sandals.
This is the Pinterest outfit
And this is my inspired version of it
I LOVE pinning!