Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Navy and Black Pants



silk tuxedo pants by Joie, Rhonda sweater from Club Monaco, Ann Taylor slingbacks, Nixon bracelet watch, necklace from Tiffany & Co.

This very-coordinated outfit is a new fave, I am really getting into navys and blues recently! This sweater is a perfect match for my new silk pants. These awesome tuxedo-striped pants are drawstring-waisted, have a tapered leg and POCKETS. I am sure if I was five inches taller they would fit even better, but they are a great end-of-summer, autumn pant.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

If You Are Going to Save, Save for This

Gucci 'New Hollywood' Open Toe Platform Pump

$615 at Nordstrom

I could totally wear this shoe: reasonable heel height, peep toe style, perfect leather, silver horsebit embellishment. It's so classic, one could wear it their entire lives. However, at $615, I will never buy this shoe. And I'm OK with that. 

I have a internal compass that limits what I will spend and what I will wear. Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton? I'm not in that league. Where am I going to wear a pair of Christian Louboutins? My next red carpet premiere? 

It's cool. I can still admire and dream about beautiful things like this shoe. It comes in all colors and styles: logo-embossed, 4 inch heel, mule, etc. It's fabulous, and unless I can find it for 90% off like my last "If You Are Going to Save" post, it will remain the stuff of dreams.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ready for Fall with The Most Beautiful Blouse in the World




blouse from LOFT, Calvin Klein skirt, slingbacks from Ann Taylor, Decree watch (thanks Mom!), Pucci sunglasses

I have found the top top, the best blouse, the most sublime shell, and I am so excited to share it with you. This silky top is perfect in every way: I love the modern scarf print, the flowy cut, the V-yoke (not too low-cut), the fresh fall colors. Who can stop me from wearing it every day this autumn? No one.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

LBD to the Office




Adrienne Vittadini dress, Joie cardigan, Frye shoes, cuff by Leighelena, pendant locket necklace by Trois Petits Points

This LBD is very versatile, and today I am wearing it to work, paired with some brights, including a necessary cardigan. I am not comfortable having bare arms in the office, not only is it too much skin, I usually freeze in the air conditioning. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Two Sweaters Two Choices



Photo 1: sweater by Calvin Klein. Photo 2: sweater by Kate Hill, shirt from Express

navy skirt by BCBGMax Azria, Repetto shoes

I changed my mind after getting dressed this morning and snapping my outfit photo. Even though I like the red shirt with the red shoes, I wanted something a little looser, so I put on the striped CK sweater instead. Not as matchy-matchy but it still works.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Grey and Gold with New White Sandals




sweater by Pink Tartan, knit blazer by Majestic, A-line skirt from LOFT, Belle by Sigerson Morrison sandals

Today I wore this outfit that features light grey, dark grey, white, a touch of yellow at the collar and a touch of gold on my feet. I love my blazer but it is a little formless and saggy.

I have been looking for white leather sandals for two summers now. I wanted a low heel, a non-thong style with lots of coverage that I could wear to work. I think I finally found them, though they are a bit casual with their gladiator style. I will be happy when the ankle-strap shoe trend passes, I think ankle straps make me look shorter and are not always comfortable. Enjoy your day my friends!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Mostly Black Some White





Tank jersey dress by Firth, tie-neck blouse by Nine West, Eric Michael Nemo espadrilles, old white bracelet, Swatch watch, onyx heart necklace from Tiffany & Co., Nicole by OPI polish

I wore this tie-neck blouse over a casual midi-length dress to make it office-appropriate. Inspired by my white nails, I added a plastic bracelet, just a few touches to lighten up all the black I was wearing. My ring is a gift from my sister-in-law, who took a spoon from her mother's silver and had it made into a ring. It's fabulously heavy; I love wearing personal items.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Anniversary Kors Shoes



MICHAEL Michael Kors Amelie Mule

It was our 5th wedding anniversary last month, and my husband and I exchange traditional gifts. This year is wood. In a stroke of genius, my husband reasoned that there were wood shoes out there, and got me a gift card to go find them. And find them I did!