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: www.iheartblogshop.com.  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

Willpower

 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!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Impressionist


Cardigan: TJ Maxx, Belt: Banana Republic, Dress: Target, Pumps: Banana Republic, Necklace: Bubble via eBay

I fell in love with this impressionist print the minute I saw it - can't get enough of bright blues and vibrant spring colors...especially when they come from Target for only $22!



Friday, May 10, 2013

Rockstar



Sweater: J.Crew Eden Cardigan, Top: TJ Maxx, Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar, Shoes: J. Crew Factory, Necklace: J. Crew Starry Nights Locket, Bird-Print Scarf: Ebay

I saw these Old Navy Rockstar jeans on Emily over at Life with Emily and had to give them a try...they are pretty awesome.  Low in price, perfect stretch, and look like they are from J. Crew!  A word of advice - stick with the darker washes...the others can tend to look cheap, but this pair is pure perfection.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chambray

Chambray Top: Ann Taylor, Pencil Skirt: J. Crew Double Serge, Shoes: J. Crew Factory, Necklace: Kate Spade via eBay 


Just a quick outfit post for today - chambray and mustard...two of my favorite things!  Why is chambray so easy to wear?  Love this slightly dressier style I got from Ann Taylor - it goes with everything!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Professional Barbie

 Sweater: J. Crew Tippi, Skirt: J. Crew Double-Serge Cotton Pencil , Shoes: Nine West Olive, Necklace: Kendra Scott Harlow
Inspiration Photo: Pinterest

LOVED this outfit the minute I saw it- I'd call this look "Professional Barbie".  I've been trying to hunt this skirt down in wool, but could only find cotton.  The OCD-side of me also really loves the way the white bubble necklace looks, but as you may have noticed I already own two....couldn't justify buying another when this beautiful Kendra Scott necklace is already in my collection.  The OCD-side of me didn't purposely copy her iPhone case, but I'm not going to pretend that it minded.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Uncreative

 Blouse: Forever 21, Jeans: Talbots, Shoes: J.Crew Factory, Necklace: Bubble via eBay
Inspiration Photo: Pinterest

OK, so not too much creativity on this one.  I blatantly replicated this adorable outfit I found on Pinterest...but when an outfit it this perfect, why change it? 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Office-Friendly Nautical

Striped Blazer: ShadeClothing.com, Tee: Ann Taylor, Skirt: J. Crew Super 120's, Shoes: J. Crew Factory, Necklace: Bubble necklace via eBay, Watch: Michael Kors Chronograph
Inspiration Photo: Tweed and Toile

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gone Huntin'

 Blouse: Talbots, Jeans: The Limited 678 Colorful Skinny (on sale), Boots: Aqua, Belt: Banana Republic, Necklace: Sequin-NYC Anita


 
Inspiration Photo: Pinterest

Love the hunter green next to the brown boots.  I've had this photo pinned for a long time, so when I saw these hunter green skinnies on sale for $22 I couldn't wait to have them!  Probably not something I'll wear very often, but a very fun color to add to my growing collection.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Street Cred

 Jacket: J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer, Pants: Banana Republic, Necklace: Sequin-NYC Anita, Top: Ann Taylor

Inspiration: Pinterest

One of my students proclaimed that I must have killed a bear to get this necklace.  I think I earned some major street-cred today.  Do you know how hard it is to kill a bear?  A gold bear at that?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

J. Crew Crazy

Sweater: J. Crew, Blouse: Banana Republic, Skirt: J. Crew Double-Serge Pencil Skirt, Shoes: Talbots, Necklace: Anthropologie Bloomshine Necklace

Inspiration Photo: Mix & Match Fashion

I feel like I hijacked a J. Crew mannequin in this outfit, but I guess that's not a bad thing.  I scored this cardigan on sale plus 30% off, and am loving the rich blue color.  Can't wait to pair it with other colorful skirts in my closet.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery


 Sweater: J. Crew Tippi, Shirt: Ann Taylor Chambray Camp Shirt, Necklace: Kate Spade via eBay, Jeans: J. Crew Matchstick, Shoes: Nine West

Inspiration Photo: Light House Beach Tumblr via Pinterest

Inspiration Photo: American Saturday Nights Tumblr via Pinterest

So this outfit was a loose recreation of a few outfits I had been crushing on through Pinterest.  I loved the color combination of the first - I really liked the pairing of a casual grey sweater with a fancy-schmancy necklace.  I was also loving the way the necklace looked in the second photo paired with a crew neck sweater and chambray shirt underneath.  

So here is my creation - voila! 





Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

 Sweater: J. Crew Tippi, Skirt: J. Crew Double Serge Pencil Skirt, Necklace: J. Crew, Shoes: Talbots
Inspiration Photo: Tory Burch

I love the color mustard, and I love camel.  This skirt and this sweater are probably two of my most worn pieces in my wardrobe, but I never thought of putting them together until I got this picture in my email from Tory Burch.  Loving the result!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Effortless

Leopard Top: Forever 21, Bubble Necklace: J. Crew via eBay, Skirt: J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Festival Blue, Shoes: Ecco


I fell in love with this photo when I saw it recreated on J's Everyday Fashion.   I realized I had all of the pieces to make it work, and swapped polka dots for leopard print (I think that's a pretty even trade, right?).  

Several people asked me through the day how I got my outfit to match so well.  I pretended it wasn't because I spend hours on Pinterest hunting down and planning outfits.  No...because of the first rule of fashion is to never let them know how much work you put into working effortless....