Thursday, August 21, 2014

LBD Style

Wearing – Dress: French Connection {Old, similar} | Shoes: BCBG Max Azria | Necklace: Ily Couture {old} | Bracelets: Olive + Piper, Mindy's Minute Market
Watch: Vince Camuto

Every fashionable girl needs a little black dress–aka LBD–in their style arsenal. In my mind, it's non-negotiable. I have so many black dresses in different styles I can't even begin to name them, but they are perfect, regardless of season, and can be worn to pretty much any event you can think of. Not to mention, if you buy a black jersey dress, the style can be dressed up or down to your liking. I found this dress originally on Piperlime and the shape and overall fit of the dress were too good to pass up. Enjoy this LBD style! Who agrees with me? Can you really ever have too many?

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Peplum, Pearls & Lace

Wearing - Top: Papaya {sold out–similar here) | Shorts: TJ Maxx | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bracelets: Olive + Piper, Mindy's Minute Market | Watch: Vince Camuto

You probably remember my debacle from traveling earlier this June to San Antonio, accompanied by my lost luggage and scramble to find clothing to wear to the trade show's evening networking hour. If not–here's a refresher. By happy accident, I was able to find something to wear fairly quickly and left San Antonio with a suitcase that was slightly heavier. But this top from Papaya was my find of the day and paired perfectly with the hot Texas weather the week I was there.

I took these photos at the beginning of July and just ran across them, realizing I hadn't posted them yet. I wore this outfit to my sister's open house and strangely enough, my mom, sister and I all decided to be a black and white outfitted trio. So the group photos are pretty funny, but unfortunately they turned out to be very blurry. However, you can still enjoy my look!

Linking up with: A Labour of Life | Glossy Blonde | Style Elixir | Midwest Bloggers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fun with Flowers

Wearing - Top: Nordstrom {Same available here} | Pants: Old Navy {Old, Similar} | 
Shoes: Totally stole from my sister's closet | Necklace: Dottie Couture Boutique {old} | 
Bracelets: Mindy's Minute Market, Olive + Piper | Watch: Vince Camuto

While these aren't the greatest portrayal of me {yikes to the top photo where I look short and squatty thanks to the camera angle}, I had to use them to showoff my furry photo bomber, Lola. To understand why I wanted to use these photos, regardless of the angle, I have to rewind to earlier this Spring. I was shopping at Nordstrom with a friend and saw this Free People tank and knew I HAD to have it. However, I didn't really want to pay $78 for a tank when there were plenty of other summer styles I also wanted to purchase. So I went to my go-to, eBay, to see if someone had listed it yet. I managed to quickly find it, new with tags, for $19.99–the only caveat was that the strap had come unsewn from the top. I quickly snatched it up and had the strap sewn back on {side note: I can't sew to save my life, and sadly turn to my husband to sew buttons back on}. I'd say I was the winner of that deal! I've gotten so much wear out of this top compared to what I spent on it. It just goes to show you that there are deals everywhere, you just have to be willing to look. Enjoy this look, and my favorite furry friend!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Staying Neutral

Wearing - Top: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: Francesca's {available in store only, similar here} | 
Necklace: Baublebar, Tiffany & Co | Bracelet: David Yurman 1, 2 | Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: David Yurman | Shoes: BCBG Max Azria

Does this skirt look familiar? I thought so. That would be because I showcased it dressed up last week, but don't worry I'd still wear it everyday if it was socially acceptable. Ha! While I would have loved to wear it with my crop top again, that look really isn't office acceptable yet in Indiana. So for a more office-friendly style, and dressed down look, I paired this fab skirt with a simple J.Crew tshirt and silver accessories. But don't worry, my love for shoes won out and I added a pair of neutral-tone snakeskin heels to the mix, instead of wearing flats. 

Workplace attire definitely trumps my need for style sometimes, but I do have my go-to tops, skirts and pants that are workplace approved. What are some of your fave pieces that transition from workplace chic to casual cool?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Neon, Leopard & Army

Tee: Target | Vest: Ebay | Jeans: Delias | Necklace: Forever 21 | Bracelet: Alisa Michelle | Purse: Target | Shoes: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Hair tie: old (ha!)

Fall is coming and I cannot tell you how excited that makes me. I live for fall! But it seems like we're in that strange transition period where you feel like you can't really wear peak-of-summer pieces but it's too early to pull out the boots. I wore this casual outfit to work a few Fridays ago and while I still added a fun pop of neon, the army vest, long denim and leopard print shoes had an autumn-esque feel, don't you think?

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Not Your Mama's Prom Dress

...except that it is. That's right, I'm wearing my mom's prom dress in this post and I can prove it right here (yep, and that's my dad too). A few years ago while my mom was cleaning out closets, we came across this dress and naturally, I had to try it on. It fit perfectly so my crafty mama suggested we make some alterations and here it is as you see it below! I love this extra special dress with its velour corset top, floral print and lace. And the best part? It has POCKETS! Dresses with pockets are the best - seriously! Not to mention that it is the perfect color for the end of summer/beginning of fall.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Casual Conference Style

Last week we had the opportunity to expand our digital marketing skills and network with other Indy marketing folks at Mixwest–a two-day digital marketing conference that focuses on networking and learning best practices from one another. While we normally would dress up for our own conferences, we loved the laid back, casual attire at the Mixwest conference. Check out our outfits below or see how we dressed up for our own conference last fall.

Kacie's Conference Style

Wearing – Top: Target | Sweater: Target (old) | Jeans: Hollister | Wedges: Charlotte Russe (old) | Necklace: ILY Couture (old) | Watch: Michael Kors (similar) | Bracelet: Baublebar

Jaime's Conference Style

Wearing – Top: Pitaya {old} | Belt: Anthropologie (old, similar) | Jeans: Hudsons | Shoes: BCBG Max Azria {found at TJ Maxx} | Bracelets: David Yurman - 1, 2 | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Tiffany & Co.

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