Surprisingly, I’m wearing jeans more of late. It’s not that I don’t like jeans, I just honestly don’t find them all that comfortable and it’s always extremely difficult to find jeans that fit my body properly. That said, I do frequent them in the chillier months and I do appreciate that they are so easy to dress up or down. You can easily change from Sunday football watching on the couch (jeans and tee) to dinner and drinks (jeans, blouse, and heels) in under 5 minutes. Can’t beat that! The only thing that slows me down is choosing which shoes to wear…! LOL
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Catching up on Masterpiece Classic series The Paradise tonight while blogging, and one of the characters just remarked on how she uses fashion as a way to express herself and show others her true self. While the line itself is just a script, I completely agree with its truth! This look represents me very well I’d say – fun, playful, feminine and a little edgy. Do you express yourself with fashion?
Sunday, December 8, 2013
We got a fluffy white present from the sky in Cincinnati last week and I decided to take the Friday and work from home. It’s a good thing too because the building ended up sending everyone home around noon and we got 5-7 inches of snow and ice. Growing up in Minnesota, a half foot of snow is nothing, but in Cincinnati the roads aren’t well cleared and people aren’t used to driving in it, so better to stay out of that mess!
This was the outfit I planned on wearing for casual Friday, so since I couldn’t wear it at work I just wore it at home instead (ok, yes, I did take off my heels…!).
Saturday, December 7, 2013
the brands…blazer: Cass. jeans: the Limited. boots: Gianni Bini.
Out and about today, shopping for home décor and Christmas gifts. I’m planning to keep things fairly simple this year, and really just focus on spending time with people close to me. With every year that passes, I care less and less about the gifts and just want the love and time together.
As for the fashion, I was warm, cozy and slightly equestrian in my look today. Flat boots are perfect for a snowy busy day with lots of walking! The blazer was great too as it’s a cotton blend, so has lots of give while still holding a structured shape.
Friday, December 6, 2013
What to wear for an important 7am business meeting… really… 7am? Okay, I’m thinking crisp, simple, clean lines, and of course a bold color. Since I wasn’t feeling as powerful earlier this week in red, I went for bold blue today and it must have worked like a charm because everything went beautifully!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Shoe lover that I am, I often go back and forth when deciding which pair of lovlies to wear for the day. Today I had 2 options for both tights and shoes. I ended up going with my booties since I only get to wear them during the colder months, and the fishnets instead of the black hose since they were less risqué (these tights have a back seam…! Love them, but decidedly not for work).
As for the dark color palate… initially it looks monochromatic, but upon second glace, you would notice the blend of dark tones coming together in the navy skirt with black seaming and the all black and leather top.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I’m embracing my Christmas red again today, but since Christmas is still several weeks away, I’ll call it my… powerful red. Red is supposed to radiate strength and control, right? Then why do I still feel at a complete loss sometimes? Come on red, work your magic!
Monday, December 2, 2013
This look was so simple and easy, not a lot of fuss – just a basic skirt, top, heels, and a purse – but it ended up being one of my favorites. It’s all in the details!
When I go shopping, I’m always looking for something with a little extra “oomph” of uniqueness. Something to catch the eye, but not in an overt way. The ruffle on these shoes… the patent sheen of the clutch, the fun pattern of the skirt… little touches help bring together an overall more interesting look. What’s your shopping technique?
Saturday, November 30, 2013
It’s layering season (unfortunately…!), but I’m trying to make the best of it by still finding ways to wear my favorite little dresses – like this one! Blazers, cardigans, tights, and boots are some really easy options for transitioning a look from summer to winter. Now I just have to hold my breath and wait for spring!
Friday, November 29, 2013
I’ve always have a love for feminine details, and today I’m happy not only to be wearing an outfit with some fun, soft touches, but also to be rockin this fabulous new iPhone case with the same. Seriously, how cute is this? Why shouldn’t our phones work as an accessory too?
The phone brand is Iconemesis - a growing brand that works with artists to produce unique and fashionable iPhone cases, and are also starting to expand their range by stocking luxury handbags and other accessories.
See more on their website: www.iconemesis.co.uk
Some of my other faves:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
the brands… dress: Newport News. shoes: Aldo
It’s Thanksgiving here in the US, and I’m ecstatic to have a long quiet weekend with loads of food, plenty of movies, glasses full of wine, and more than enough pajama time. What more could I ask for? Happy Thanksgiving everyone!