Friday, May 24, 2013

Tricks of the Trade

Shirt: J. Crew Factory Classic Chambray Shirt, Jeans: Talbots Necklace: J. Crew White Bubble via eBay, Shoes: Jack Rogers Sandal in Platinum

 Inspiration Photo: Instagram via Alyson Haley of Sequins and Things

This week I had the opportunity to attend the amazing Blogshop in New York.  What an amazing two days with amazing ladies.  The class is taught by Angela Kohler and Bri Emery.  I learned SO much in two days about Photoshop and blogging done right.  This post gave me a chance to practice some of the tricks of the trade that I learned..I still have a long way to go (and definitely need a better camera), but I'm so excited by the new skills I have acquired.   Please check Blogshop out:  You will not be sorry!  And thanks to Angela and Bri for an amazing experience!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Coral and Tangerine

Blazer: Banana Republic, Tee: Talbots, Jeans: Talbots, Shoes: Nine West

Inspiration Photo: Banana Republic Twitter Page

You may remember I tried out some different outfits with this blazer here.  I'd had my eye on the second girl in line...would never have thought of pairing coral and tangerine together, but I loved it right away!  What do you think? 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday Spill

Shirt: J. Crew Factory, Jeans: J. Crew Toothpick in Huron Wash, Necklaces: Kate Spade via eBay and J. Crew Factory (on sale plus 30% off!), Shoes: Target

I wish I could say that this outfit was a stroke of creative genius...but not the case.  My Saturday started off in a pair of adorable coral J. Crew skinny jeans, which fell victim to my morning coffee.  Probably for the best....if they had gotten by my morning coffee, they probably would have been hit by my salad dressing at lunch.  So....dark denim it was.  A very comfy outfit for running around and doing errands in the rain.  

Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dusty Rose

Sweater: Forever 21 Cutout Back Raglan, Jeans: Ann Taylor LOFT, Shoes: J. Crew Factory, Necklace: Kate Spade via eBay

Just a quick outfit post today in my beautiful Forever 21 sweater that only cost me $19...score!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Back to Basics

Collared Shirt: Banana Republic, Skirt: Talbots, Shoes: Talbots

Inspiration Photo: Talbots Catalogue

This is probably my favorite single item I own...I fell in love with this skirt the minute I saw it.  My favorite way to wear it is with a crisp white shirt.  If you love fashion it can be easy to get carried away with accessories, layers and color blocking.  Sometimes, you just need to go back to basics.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


 Sweater: TJ Maxx, Skirt: J. Crew Double Serge Pencil Skirt in Jazzy Purple, Blouse: LOFT, Shoes: Nine West
 Inspiration Photo : Kendi Everyday

Browsing through Pinterest and fashion blogs can be dangerous because I always feel the need to go out and buy the exact pieces I see in the pictures.  I was one click away from buying ANOTHER schoolboy blazer when I realized I already had one two sweaters in this exact color.  By getting creative in your closet and having some willpower, Pinterest can actually help you rework a lot of items you already own.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Goodbye Wool

Cardigan: J. Crew, Pants: J. Crew Factory Wool Skimmers, Chambray Camp Shirt: Ann Taylor, Leopard Print Belt: Talbots

Inspiration Photo: Atlantic Pacific

We had a cool day today and I couldn't resist squeezing in one more day of wool.  I got these J. Crew Factory Skimmers at a steal for $13...I was thrilled because the Cafe Capri's never fit me quite right (and were expensive), so I couldn't believe when these became available AND they fit.  So glad I won't have to wait until next fall!