Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Walk on the Wild Side

Top: Forever 21
Vest: TJ Maxx (Me Jane)
Jeans: James Jeans
Booties: Alloy (SO OLD)
Earrings: Bibjewelry
Bracelet: Bibjewelry
Ring: Baublebar
Wallet: LV 

I've been searching high and low for a fur vest that didn't make me look a complete toolshed. After checking shopping establishment I came across (and I came across probably all of them since I have a shopping problem and the number of online retailers is virtually infinite) I finally found the vest at my soulmate establishment -- TJ Maxx. In the juniors department of course.

Paired with this fun floral blouse (which unfortunately I can't find online but just purchased!) and my most intense booties (circa 2009) I thought I'd try an outfit that was a little outside my comfort zone.

Stay tuned to see this furry little thang styled many ways over the next few weeks. I'm proud of myself for trying the trend! Any trends you're itching to try but aren't totally sure of?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day to Play with Dagne Dover

Blazer: H&M
Top: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Vintage (my godmother's!)
Heels: Steve Madden
Flats: Tory Burch
Tote: ℅ Dagne Dover
Earrings: Bibjewelry

My last "day to play" post got great feedback, so I thought I would do another!

I found this Dagne Dover bag and it took my transitioning game to a whole new level. The bag itself is fully optimized to neatly carry all the things you need for work while still looking fabulous enough to join you at the bar after (a severe step up from my usual nylon workbag).

My favorite part about the bag is the compartment designed to hold my shoes a water bottle. But seriously, what a convenient way to tote my switch out flats without them touching everything else in my bag. Plus, my iPad slips in and out easily while the coated canvas material can stand up to a lot which is a must as I get ready for commuting through the Boston winter.

I paired more of my fall palette favorites -- houndstooth and oxblood -- with a classic beige blazer, black tights, and leopard pumps for a more profresh day look (subbing out Tory flats when needed, obvi.) and ditched the blazer and untucked the blouse for a look suitable for Wednesday vino. Easy peasy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pattern Pairings

Top: TJ Maxx
Vest: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Nordstrom
Shoes: Necessary Clothing ($20!!)
Bag: Aldo
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Bibjewelry
Sunnies: Rayban

I wanted to experiment with this post combining everyday fall patterns with a few dressier details in a way that I normally wouldn't.

On top, I'm wearing one of my favorite purchases of the season so far -- this buffalo print vest. Scored this from TJ Maxx and while I can't find the exact version online, TJ Maxx has another one that's very similar. Also, this cute flannel was a TJ's find as well. I wanted to play around with combining these two patterns that I find myself wearing non stop through the fall also -- normally, I would wear them separately.

On the bottom I've got my favorite skater skirt accented with black tights to transition into a cooler season paired with my favorite gold toe pumps. A neutral bag with a solid shape really ties the look together.

Finally, I'm loving my new Spike bracelet from Bibjewelry -- especially since it was only $6 (SIX DOLLARS!!!)

What do you think of the combination? Love it or lose it?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Free Fallin'

Top: Target
Denim: Vigoss (old) 
Shoes: Steve Madden (old)
Scarf: Gift (from a small boutique)
Sunnies: Karen Walker

Fall calls for one of my favorite color palettes -- warm neutrals -- like olive, tan, beige, oxblood, and as always, dark denim.

This basic layering shirt from Target was such a great find and I'm glad I went back and stocked up in several colors. Pairing it with my favorite distressed denim and a nude heel, I was feeling pretty fallish.

I finished the look with my favorite Louis Vuitton (one of my first "I'm a grown up now" purchases a few years ago) and this beautiful elephant scarf I received as a birthday gift from one of my best friends.   I have an obsession with elephants so this scarf is a regular in my fall wardrobe.

Scarves, dark denim, and a looser top are my favorite fall staples -- so  many good combos, not enough fall season!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day to Play

Top: Target
Vest: 41 Hawthorn via Stitchfix (last season)
Necklace: Baublebar
Sunnies: Rayban

Wanted to try something new on with today's post. If you like it, let me know and I can make it a more regular feature! The idea is an outfit you can take from "Day" to "Play".

I'm fortunate to be able to dress pretty casually for work depending on the day and meetings with clients, but even still sometimes when work rolls right into evening plans, I wish I had a better look for a night out.

So here are my secrets to seamlessly switching things up: 

1. Carry a large handbag (it holds your shoes)

2. Change your shoes (you know, the ones in your large handbag)

3. Remove a layer and/or add an accessory 

Boom. Done. 

For day, I'm jazzing up my basic black look with some Tory Revas and this herringbone vest I scored from Stitchfix this winter. Side note -- if you haven't heard of Stitchfix, you're missing out. Check it out here. When it's time for city cocktails with a girlfriend, I switch out the flats for pumps, lose the vest, and add a simple necklace to dress the look up a bit. Easy, breezy, pass me a martini. 

What do you think?