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.
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.
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
How cute is this midi skirt?! I wasn’t sure if it was too circus tent-y, but I couldn’t get it out of my head from the moment I saw it. I decided it was too fun not to buy. I wore it to work but it would also be great for dress up events like brunch, a bridal shower, or a birthday party.
I paired it with my sleeveless chambray top and my rose gold heels, you know for a little pop, because a bright yellow skirt needs more pop…
I got so many compliments on this outfit from the minute I walked in the door at work! I just loved it! Probably one of the best parts about it is how inexpensive the skirt is. I got it half off on BooHoo.com. I’m excited to see what other looks I can make with it. Check it out!
When I bought these pink, belted, high waist pants by Topshop at Nordstrom, I only had one combination in mind at the time. Now I am on my 4th style with them! Although all in the same black and white color scheme, the looks were all mostly different. First I paired a white, high neck chiffon blouse with tan heels, then a black tank with black heels, then a black and white striped tank with a black blazer and black heels, and now a black and dark-cream(ish) nice tee (that is kind of a weird description but you will get it when you see it below) and black heels. My only concern when I bought these pants was finding something to pair with them besides my first white blouse. Now I already have a 5th and 6th idea, next up a gray top but I still haven’t found the right one. What I really want to find is a colorful print top that goes well with the color. Any suggestions please let me know!
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!
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!
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.