I am all about the prints and patterns these days. While I should probably add more basic items to my closet, I can’t help but veer off course when I see a fun print. I wore these pants last time for a more business look, but decided to make it casual today with black flats and accessories.
A black maxi dress is my go to for this Summer. When the temps reach high 80s, like this past weekend, you want nothing more than an easy, breezy outfit that you won’t have to fuss over all day. This dress is not only that, but perfect length for my petite frame (I’m 5’4 and it barely skims the floor). This past weekend I tied the corner in a knot and threw on a tank top over it for a different look.
What’s your go to summer dress?
I love finding versatile pieces, like this skirt. This casual pencil skirt is great for the Summer weekends, but also professional enough for work. Fortunately, I work at a place where the culture is very casual and doesn’t require you to wear slacks or suits everyday. While I would wear this skirt to work, I would never wear this tank top because it’s beyond casual for the office. However, it was the perfect opportunity to mix patterns last weekend in the city.
Happy Tuesday! I wore this laid back look on Sunday for running errands around town. The weather here in the Bay Area has been temperamental. Last week we were having a heat wave, while the past few days we’ve had warnings for rain showers. This light sweater and scarf made the perfect combo for the indecisive weather.
(On a side note, I’ve been feeling the urge to change my hair style. I’m thinking something along the lines of here, here, and here. The question is do I go lighter or darker. What do you think I should do?)
I attended a fabulous birthday party this past weekend for my cousin and the dress code called for something pink. I was instantly excited over the theme, seeing as pink is a favorite color of mine. What I thought would be an easy color to find, was not the case. I went to numerous stores searching for something that was not only pink, but fun for a cocktail party. As well as something that was in my price rang that I could wear multiple times. I hate spending money on clothing for special events that will only get worn once. Thankfully, Nordies came to the rescue with this darling pink skirt! It is the perfect amount of girly with the tulle peaking out underneath. Plus, I will definitely wear this again and dress it down.
This outfit started with the intentions of a full white on white monochromatic, yet casual look. Once put together I decided it was to bland and needed some color, insert a citron linen blazer. I’ve started to notice that I am creating quite the collection of blazers. The truth is I love how easily they can make any casual outfit look polished. Keep in mind they need to be tailored or fit to your body size.
Oh how I love Pinterest! The site is beyond addicting making you pin ridiculousness amounts of delicious recipes, to die for custom home pictures, and of course the occasional fairy tale wedding pin (Come on ladies…we’ve all been a victim of this pin even if we aren’t hitched yet). However, what I love most about the site is the ability to easily share ideas and fashion inspiration. I came across this photo a few days ago on my feed and thought I’d do a copy cat look of Dianna Argon’s look. While I may not be able to sing like her, I can create the same look with a simple chambray shirt.
Do you own a chambray shirt?
If not, I would strongly urge you to invest in one. This simple shirt can be worn so many ways and can easily make a dressed up outfit feel casual.