Easy Casual Monday

Sep 30

I am so fortunate that I work for a creative firm that allows for a laxed dress code.  I couldn’t imagine being forced to wear some horrible suit everyday when all I want to wear is something that is fabulous yet comfortable and on trend.  That is how i am feeling today and with a recent shopping spree at Vanessa V putting together today’s look was a breeze.

Boots and Rose Gold

I paired my favorite $10 skinnies from Forever with a super lightweight partially sheer hi low sweater.  The sweater  is the perfect transitional piece b/c its light enough to wear in Louisiana “Fall” aka 90 degrees but it will make a good layering piece later on. This little gem has a number of great features like the button detail on the shoulders and a super comfy stretch fabric for the crazy low price of $22!

I accessorized with a chevron gold necklace, gold bangles and midi rings and rose gold nail polish from Forever 21. My favorite item in my look today has to be my little moto boot, also from Vanessa V.  Super comfortable, on trend and versatile.

What do you think of this look? How do you transition into fall?

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Feeling Fall

Sep 23

I love the fall, there is something about that makes me super happy.  Pumpkin lattes, jeans and boots, holding hands etc. I cannot get enough and this Louisiana girl goes fall the first chance she gets.  With the weather being under 90 (yep that’s fall in Louisiana) I decided to transition my wardrobe a bit today to match my mood “Feelin Fall”

Feeling Fall

Do you ever plan an entire outfit around one peice or accessory? I do this all the time and I have been dying to wear this big yellow leopard scarf I snagged at H&M on a work trip to DC during the summer.  Since my entire outfit was around this very loud scarf, I went simple underneath with a pair of skinnies and a sheer black tee both from Forever 21.  Layered the scarf over the top and finished up with gold knotted bangles from Vanessa V and a super cute nail midi ring from H&M.  The unexpected piece here is the lace up cognac wedge from Vertage that toughens this look up and makes it something special.

What do you think of this look? How do you do fall?

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Fall Wishlist

Sep 05

With no birthday or gifting holiday coming soon I often find myself creating these mental wishlists of items that I am obsessed with.  Some are cray expensive and will never be obtained and others are small little treasures that I keep on my radar when I feel I need a little pick me up or reward. I thought I would share these with you all.

Obsessed List

Gold Bar Necklace – I love delicate gold jewelry and during a week of laying on the couch while I was sick, I caught a Law and Order SVU marathon.  I have always loved this show but I became focused on Olivia Benson’s necklace and with each episode I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.  This cute little god bar necklace from Etsy can be personalized with anything you want to make it part of you and your everyday look.  Not sure what I would engrave mine with….any suggestions?

Seychelles Women’s Scoundrel BootieThese little booties are beyond fabulous.  The super versatile cognac color, the open side and the gold detail are just a few things that make me want to run out and snag these bad boys.  How cute would these be with leggings, skinnies, dresses, hell I may even wear them with PJs!

Leather Leggings – I love leather leggings but the idea of a full leather or faux leather legging is a bit frightening.  The angular detailing on these leggings is quite amazing and would be a fabulous addition to any fall wardrobe.

Gold Rimmed Stemware – I adore the vintage feel of these stemless bar glasses from West Elm. They make me feel like I should be smoking the day away (yuck) while coming up with amazing ad campaigns in a 1960s Mad Men office.  The gold detail is so elegant and classic while the stemless shape makes them hopelessly modern….LOVE!

Gold Stationary - I adore stationary.  I literally have drawers of cards, paper etc.  The simple styling of this set paired with the cool feel of the gold printing makes it super special and a must have for my collection.

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Weekend Shopping

Aug 19

Nothing beats a beautiful day with nothing to do but shop.  This past weekend’s weather was to die for and I took full advantage by doing a little shopping while preparing for a local charity event.  I needed a few things to finish off my look and hit a few local (and not so local) stores for some goodies.

Weekend Shopping

Forever 21 – popped in to grab a oversized gold bracelet to complete my look.  I snagged this multi level chain bracelet for a whopping $8.80 and these adorable chevron/arrow bangles that will be a welcome addition to my huge bracelet collection.  This little aztec print burn out tee was too cute to pass up and for only $13 how could I resist?

Vanessa V - One of my favorite places to shop in Lafayette, I grabbed this super cute simple yet different set of gold knotted bangle bracelets.  I have tons of bangles but there was something special about these that makes them my new favorites and for only $12 you can’t go wrong!

Walgreens – Nothing completes a glamourous look like big lashes and a red lip.  I adore falsies and will put it up against any pricey mascara any day! Maybeline just released a new version of Falsies with two sides and two types of brushes for upper and lower lashes and I must say that I am in love! I also grabbed a new red lipstick by Rimmel, cheap, great tomato red color and long lasting.

Vertage Clothing - This little boutique is a great place for weekend shopping, located on Main St. in River Ranch, its directly across from my Barre studio and super convenient.  I have been wanting to try out midi rings (see my Fall Must Haves) and I snagged a cute set of simple gold midi rings for only $16.  They were a great addition to my look for the charity event and I can see myself wearing them on a day to day basis with all of my other gold accessories.

What do you think of my finds? Did you do any weekend shopping?

 

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Fall Must Haves

Aug 08

With fall on the horizon, I have a few items that are on my “must have” list.

 

Fall Wishlist

Rough Boots – Boots are always a must have for fall, but I love the rugged, men’s styling on these Steve Madden boots.  Whether they are low, high, leather or canvas, boots are so versatile and can be paired with just about everything from jeans and leggings to dresses and maxi skirts.

Midi Rings – I have been seeing these and I guess I am just about ready to try them out.  These super dainty rings go right above your middle knuckle.  I would wear them very simply with a watch, bandles and simple earrings. You can see celebrities rock these on a day to day basis but I have been a little afraid to work them into my creative professional look for the last few months….we will see how this goes!

Chunky Accessories – So I will not be needing a scarf until mid January in Louisiana but I love the look of a chunky scarf, skinnies, boots and a simple tee.  This bow tied scarf brings a bit of quirk to any look and would be super easy to pair with almost anything.

Random Leather – I love leather, but I love it even more when its unexpected.  Rather than going all over with leather think about a jacket with a leather detail like a sleeve or collar or even leggings with leather inserts or patches.  This little jacket is super interesting because of the leather sleeve and the overall shape.  How amazing would this be over a simple white tee, jeans and black pumps?

Emerald Cross Body Bag - I love a cross body bag just as much as the next girl. They are normal attire here in Louisiana during festival months.  This shape and size is a bit bigger and more ladylike than I normally wear but I love the emerald hue and with its shape and size it could be used day to day rather than just for a day around town.

Camo Skinnies – Camo can be hard to wear without looking like you are heading to the camp to go hunting.  These skinny jeans/leggings are an amazing cut and color family and could easily be a neutral this fall. Pair with other neutrals like nude, white, tan etc if you are not sure about the trend or be bold and pair with neon or a bright color and tons of accessories for a look that may surprise you.  I am obsessed with a pair at Vanessa V that I may have to snag!

What do you have your eyes on for fall?

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This is how I “Casual Friday”

Aug 02

In most work environments, “Casual Friday” means jeans.  Thankfully I work in a creative setting and have a pretty laxed dress code.  For me casual Friday means comfortable but put together, something that can transition from the office to after work drinks or pizza with the kids (tonight’s plan) without looking a mess.

Casual Friday

Today, I was running a little late after a fun evening celebrating some amazing sponsors for the American Cancer Society’s Black and White Gala VIP Party last night (check it out). In a mad dash, I threw on a simple jersey high low tank dress from Forever 21 with a denim vest.  Super simple and casual but for this look its all about accessories.  I piled on a ton of bangles of all sizes, metals and colors, a knotted mixed metal chain necklace also from Forever 21 and finished the look with a messy top knot and a simple winged eyeliner make up look.

I was able to get ready in just about 15 minutes and I still look presentable for work and like I put a little thought into my look.

How do you do casual Friday?

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Easy Date Night Look

Jul 31

Dating is something very new to me and finding the perfect look can be a challenge.  I am a dress girl at heart, I feel prettiest and most like myself when I am in a dress, so I am always on the lookout for dresses that are flattering and simple.

I don’t do a whole lot of prints so I tend to choose solid pieces that have a little something special about them or I style them with interesting accessories to liven them up.  During a recent lunch break shopping trip to a local boutique (Vanessa V) I went a little cray, literally cray.  There was a huge summer sale making most of this store’s amazing items 1/2 price.  I snagged tons of pieces (like 10 pieces) that are simple yet special.

The dress I chose to wear on a little date last night is a Everly royalish blue chiffon dress.  It is super simple in front with a soft V neck and elastic at the waist and a slightly flared skirt making it very flattering.  The back is what makes the dress really special, there is a small keyhole with a dainty bow right on top of the hole at the top of the neck.  This simple detail makes this otherwise ordinary dress, extraordinary. The dress is no longer available online so the dress in the photo is similar in style/shape and fabric.

I paired the dress with a gold, armor esque collar necklace, also from Vanessa V to toughen up the look a bit.  To show off the bow detail in back I put my hair in a messy top knot and finished the look with a simple pair of straw wedges, also from Vanessa V ( I must have a little obsession).

Date Night

 

The look was a hit, I felt confident, sexy and comfortable and my very cute date even commented on the color of the dress bringing out my eyes :)

What’s not to like about an easy go to dress that can be styled 100 ways and still look and feel great?

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