Tuesday, November 25, 2014


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Blazer: Alice + Olivia (similar below)  |  Top: Nordstrom Rack (similar)  |  Skirt: ASOS (similar)  |  Bag: Pour La Victoire  |  Shoes: Shoedazzle (love these)  |  Sunglasses: Prada

I saw this tweed blazer at Nordstrom Rack about 2 months ago and it was a complete impulse buy which I rarely do.  I guess it wasn't 100% impulsive because I had been looking for another tweed blazer to add to my closet, I just hadn't planned to buy one the day I found it.  It was the only one in the entire store and it was in my size so I knew it was fate - don't you love when that happens?

I love tweed blazers because they are such classic pieces that have withstood the test of time.  I love that they are feminine and structured at the same time - two things I try to look for in new wardrobe pieces.

Sound off in the comments - are you a fan of tweed blazers?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dear Hair

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Dear Hair, 

You certainly have a mind of your own sometimes, but I would love if we could be on the same page more often!  You like to be flat and limp by nature, and if I was Cher from the 70's we would be getting along much better, but I'm not.  I'm not a fan of hair that sticks flat to my head and am craving volume 24/7.  Well I think I have found a solution for you... Volume Filler by L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care.

I've been using the line for the past couple of weeks and you are feeling twice as voluminous!  I feel much more confident when styling you when I know my volume is going to last me through the day.  I see a great future for you and me, hair.  Let's keep up the good work!



(Check out the video below to see my before and after!)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Splurge or Save

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It's been a while since my last splurge or save post!  Let me know if you guys find these kinds of posts helpful.  Personally I love seeing a side by side comparison of items that are so similar with a huge price gap.  It just makes no sense to me to make an unnecessary splurge in a lot of cases!

I can't believe how similar the IRO and Steve Madden booties are, and I am thinking the leather on the Steve Madden booties look a lot shinier in the picture than they actually are.

What do you guys think, splurge or save?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jewel Toned

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Lasercut Blouse: SheInside  |  Skirt: Forever21  |  Clutch: Gigi New York c/o  |  Shoes: ShoeDazzle (love these similar burgundy pumps)  |  Necklace: Adorn by Sarah Lewis c/o  |  Gold Stackable Rings: Forever21  |  Druzy Ring: Eclectic Eccentricity c/o

First, thank you all so much for your sweet comments regarding my new job on my last post!  I feel so thankful that blogging has given me such a supportive network of many encouraging and inspiring individuals.  You guys make my day!

Speaking of inspiring, fall always inspires me to gravitate my wardrobe towards jewel toned colors.  For this outfit, I  meshed all of my favorite colors into one look.  I love how the colors look side by side.

I am one who does not always feel comfortable in tight clothing, and while I love the look of a pencil skirt, I am not always 100% comfortable in one (especially after an inevitably large lunch).  I loved this top because it's short enough that it still shows the shape of the skirt and has the pretty lasercut detailing on the bottom which allows for me to get away with not tucking it in.  Would you guys believe the top and skirt combined are under $25?  A nice bag really comes into play into finishing up this look, and the quality of this one can't be beat.  I wore it a lot last fall and still constantly reach for it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Off The Grid

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Blazer: SheInside  |  Camisole: Forever21  |  Cobalt Pants: Dorothy Perkins c/o (sold out - similar here)  |  Gold Stacking Rings: Forever21  |  Blue Druzy Ring: Eclectic Eccentricity c/o  |  Bag: Pour La Victoire  |  Shoes: Shoedazzle  |  Sunglasses: Prada

Lately I've been loving an almost all-neutral outfit with one pop of a color for the office.  These cobalt trousers are bright, fun, and appropriate for all seasons.

Since the pants are so bright I went with black and white accents.  I've got a thing for grid-print patterns and this blazer is a great affordable option at under $30.  The material did catch me off guard when it arrived - it's got a polyester feel.  It's definitely not a deal breaker for me but it's hard to see what the fabric is going to look and feel like online, so I thought I would let you guys know!  It reminds me of a light-weight scuba type material, which I can appreciate since sometimes scuba material can be thick and uncomfortable.

Speaking of work, if you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed I started a new job!  I am still working in the same industry (financial services), but was offered an amazing opportunity at another firm.  Starting a new job has been quite the life "refresh" - I've been feeling inspired in many aspects; even in the wardrobe department!  Thanks for bearing with me and the lapse in frequent blog posts while I've been getting adjusted - things will be back to normal soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pencil Dress

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Dress: Forever21 (sold out - similar style)  |  Shoes: Shoedazzle (similar)  |  Bag: Loeffler Randall  |  Rings: Forever21  |  Sunglasses: Prada

You can never have too many black dresses in your closet.  I love the layers of this midi dress because it makes it adds texture and interest to an otherwise simple dress.

I usually wear my Loeffler Randall mini rider bag with the long strap as a crossbody, but recently noticed the crossbody strap is removable, allowing me to wear it as a clutch as well!  I love bags that can be worn various ways - making it that much more worth the investment.

I finished the look with some color-blocked pointy toe pumps - which provide for a subtle statement.  I recently purchased quite a few shoes from Shoedazzle - there were a few promotions going on and that were too good of deals to pass up.