Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Denim Jacket: A Spring Style Staple

Spring is such a transitional season. Cold days. Warm days. Windy days. Rainy days. You never know what you're going to get on any given day. My denim jacket becomes a style staple during this time. It's my go-to topper because it goes with just about everything. I can just throw it on with my favorite summer dress and be ready to face what the day brings.

DressMadewell | similar
JacketGap (old) | same Gap style
ShoesTory Burch | love this TB style
BagKate Spade Saturday
EarringsJ.Crew (old) | see J.Crew wood tassel earrings
BraceletJ.Crew contoured spike cuff (on sale)
RingsGorjana Teagan ring/Wanderlist + Co ring via Rocksbox, J.Crew orb ring
WatchMichael Kors
LipMac "Flat Out Fabulous" lipstickMac "Brick" lip pencil
BlushNYX powder blush in mocha

I've owned this Gap denim jacket for about 6 years. I bought it on clearance in 2009, 
and it just gets better with age.
I purchased the shift dress during a Madewell sale on sale last June. You've seen me 
wear the dress here, and here.
Find out how I purchased this Kate Spade Saturday tote for less in Totes Perf-ect 

Shop denim jackets and orange shifts:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

3 Things I'm Waiting for Markdowns On

I tried on the new J.Crew Elsie jacquard pumps while I was in NYC. These pumps are so stunning in person that I had to exercise serious control not to purchase them on the spot. I walked away knowing, though, that in a few weeks, these pumps will be put on sale, and sale will be on sale. Today's post shares those shoes and a couple other items I definitely want, but will wait for markdowns on.


Here's an iPhone snap of the pumps on my feet. The stock photos simply don't do this pump justice. The color looks rich and the texture feels luxe.

Fit? I wear a size 8, and size 8 fits perfectly as they do in my other pair of Elsie pumps.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Wedding Glam in a Mesh Midi Skirt

After all the fabulousness we got to see at Solange's wedding, I now view wedding style in a whole new way. Jumpsuits. Crop tops. Tulle skirts. Sure, why not? One of my best friend's got married last weekend. She's a seasoned New Yorker and is always challenging style norms. So, I knew her wedding wouldn't be conventional.

Remember the boohoo mesh skirt I featured in my Vintage Style Inspired by Diana Ross post? Well, I finally got to wear it out to an event. For the wedding, I paired that skirt with a sleeveless, high-neck, crop top. Both pieces are the same color, creating a right-on-trend monochrome look. Given the cut of the top and the volume of the skirt, I kept my jewelry minimal, wearing drop earrings, a cuff, and rings only.

Top℅ boohoo
Skirt℅ boohoo
ShoesSophia Webster for J.Crew | option
ClutchKate Spade
EarringsJ.Crew wood tassel earrings (on sale in-store)
RingsGorjana Teagan ring & Wanderlust + Co via Rocksbox, J.Crew orb ring
WatchMichael Kors

Location: St. Francis Xavier College Church
Chances are you're attending a wedding this season. How might you stretch your style?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Travel Style

Swingy top. Ponte knit pants. Comfy flats. That's pretty much my formula for traveling fashionably. I'm off to NYC today to attend a friend's wedding. From the moment I touch down in the big city, I hit the ground running. It's important, then, that I'm dressed comfortably. But, who says comfy can't be stylish too?


Sizing? I'm wearing the swing top in an XS. 

The Steve Madden Donddi sandal is the most comfortable sandal ever! You wouldn't believe where I found this pair? Burlington Coat Factory, y'all.


Shopping for a chambray peplum top? Check out these styles:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Posh Pumps in Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale


I've fallen hard for Sophia Webster pumps since purchasing my first pair of "Lola" pumps on mega sale at J.Crew. I've been wearing those heels out, like here, here, and here. Convinced that I could find another pair on serious sale, I've been keeping a close eye on a few favorite styles. Yesterday, I got an alert letting me know that a few of them were marked down in the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. Somebody hide my wallet, please!

Today's post rounds up my favorite Sophia Webster (and other brands) pumps in the Half-Yearly Sale. This sale, which ends on May 31, slashes prices on popular styles by up to 40%.

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