Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shopping My Closet with Prints









More and more I'm realizing how large my current clothing selection is and that most of my clothes are still current and classic. So today, I'm starting a new series called Shopping My Closet where most if not all items in my outfit will be several seasons old. I know that doesn't sound enticing (who doesn't love shopping the new trends?), but it's a great idea for those on a budget (like myself). In my first installment, I'm mixing a few graphic prints with leopard accessories and throwing in a quick change to go from day to night. Let me know how you like to shop your own closet!

Outfit details: Banana Republic coat (similar) I Old Navy shirt I American Eagle jeans I Gap leather bag (similarI Target belt I Target flats (similarI Banana Republic clutch (similarI Candies pumps via TJ Maxx (similar)

Living in Color Style

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Safari







I was feeling a little safari-esque with my khaki colored coat and boots, but realized with no zebras or cheetahs in sight, I was free to wear whatever I desired today! I've been finding the classic button-down shirts to be a perfect topper where I feel dressed up enough, but comfortable and casual for my daily duties. Plus, add a small polka dot to it and call it a day!

Outfit details (links to similar below): Gap jacket (old) I Old Navy shirt I Old Navy flirt skinny jeans I Dolce Vita booties




Monday, February 24, 2014

It's a Wrap







Typically the hand-me-downs I receive (or usually take) from my Mom are necklaces, colorful earrings and the occasional handbag. So when she mentioned this cashmere wrap sweater was too "itchy" for her delicate skin, I excitedly accepted her generous donation! Not only is this the softest sweater I own, but the color and versatility of it is a perfect transitional piece for this time of year. Wear it over a few layers if you're climate hasn't thawed from the Polar Vortex or top it over a simple tank for the warmer spring days ahead. 

Outfit details: Subtle Luxury wrap sweater I Old Navy rockstar jeans I Target t-shirt I Converse






Perfectly Coutured

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Less is More





This navy on navy look with a touch of gold was all my brain could put together this morning. However, as simple as this outfit is, it worked well for me today. Less truly is more sometimes!

Outfit details: Gap shirt I Old Navy wide-leg jeans I Tiffany charm necklace I Target sandals




Sunday, February 16, 2014

Midwest is Best







I was born and raised in Chicago, so after moving to Charlotte this past summer, my mother didn't want me to forget my roots apparently and gifted me this super soft t-shirt. You can either dress it up or wear it to bed - either way, the perfect tee in my book! 

Outfit details: Gap blazer I Old Navy jeans I gifted t-shirt via Nordstrom I Pandora pearl ring I Bracelets (Julie Rofman beaded cuff, (old) pearl beaded, Caravelle watch, Tiffany snake bangle)  







Friday, February 14, 2014

My Blue and Red Valentine











Bright red mixed with cobalt and navy blue just seemed like a fun choice this Valentine morning. It's always fun to mix it up a little. Plus, anything I can pair with these gorgeous geometric blue earrings, is a win in my book!

Outfit details: Gap sweater I Gap skinny cords I Dolce Vita booties I Isle of Style earrings (local Key West boutique) I Rayban sunglasses


Living in Color Style

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In Pink and Jeans








After my hunt for skinny jeans, I finally settled on the jeggings from American Eagle. At that price point, the fit, material and comfort were exactly what I was searching for. Add a pretty pink sweater with extra pink layers and it's a perfect get up for Valentine week.

Outfit details: Old Navy jacket (similarI Gap sweater I Old Navy shirt I American Eagle jeans I Dolce Vita booties



pleated poppy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

At Home







 

Most days you'll find me sporting something like this - casual, simple and most importantly comfortable. On those days you stay home, rather than throwing your hair into a ponytail and putting on a baggy pair of sweatpants, rethink the idea - let your hair dry naturally and slip on a monochromatic look with cozy accents. And if you do run out, simply add a warm vest, shoulder bag and fun boots. 

Outfit details: Target turtleneck (on clearance) I Target leggings Old Navy puffer vest I Coach shoulder bag (couple seasons ago) I Hunter boots I American Eagle earrings