Spring Work Look // Floral Cigarette Trousers + Longline Vest

I’m all about trying ways to make my work outfits super fun, and one of the ways I do that is by playing with patterns and shapes. There’s nothing I love better than a good ol’ floral print, so wearing anything with a floral print (like embroidery) instantly makes me feel more like myself! Which is especially important when you’re dressing for work–business casual can even be a drag sometimes.

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I put together this look with shades of blue and a contrasting pale pink shoe. I think it’s a perfect work-appropriate spring look that you can wear afterward, too. Letting an outfit take you from desk to dinner is a definite plus! Hope you like this look. 馃檪Read More 禄

Fashion feat. Romwe // Flipside

New favorite romper! Floral prints and red are two of my favorite things, so this outfit is basically perfect for me. I have a little bit of trouble with rompers being too damn short, so I was initially very hesitant about ordering a romper from Romwe, but to my very pleasant surprise, this piece fits me perfectly, aside from a small pin in the neckline to make sure I don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions. 馃檪

Romwe has been in the news lately for providing less than stellar pieces of clothing, which was a consideration for me when I accepted a sponsorship, but I think that with a few smart shopping tips, which I plan to talk more about in a future post, there are perks to doing some frugal, “fast fashion” shopping at these inexpensive sites.

I paired this romper with one of my favorite pairs of shoes for the season, from Nasty Gal’s collection. I bought them in 2014, and surprisingly, they’re still in style. (Truly, even if they weren’t, I would still wear them often.)聽I hope you like this look, because I certainly think this romper will become a staple in my summer wardrobe this year!

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GIVEAWAY // ‘Marilyn’ dress by Statement Boutique

Today I have something very special for my community. I’m giving away this beautiful midi dress inspired by Marilyn Monroe鈥攊n three sizes. Here it is:

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It’s a great length, plenty swishy, and made me feel like a princess.
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Fashion // Backfire

I feel like I’ve been talking about work a lot this year, from dealing with my commute to figuring out how to look cute and professional at the same time. But I haven’t ever shared an example of what kind of outfits I usually put together, so here’s one!

I love this dress because it’s lightweight and the length is perfect, but it’s still very much my style, and it’s also endlessly customizable. I’ll wear this a couple times a month and change out my belt, shoes, or cardigan, and it looks different every time. It’s also soft and breathable, so it’s great for the whole year, from dark winter months to warm spring.

I think it’s really important to have versatile, work-horse pieces in your closet that you can fall back on when picking out yet another outfit for work becomes a major hassle! This dress is that for me. Paired with a burgundy shrug, a ribbon belt, and these old Anthropologie shoes I’ve had for years (they’re called “Bronte” boots!). Hope you like!

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Fashion // Dahlia

Hmmm, what to wear when it’s 36 degrees in April? On this day, I had a cute outfit planned but alas, it had snowed and hailed overnight and even though the day was beautiful, it was windy and freezing temps.

Instead, I styled this half spring/half winter outfit that kept me warm and kept me from feeling like I was still plunged into winter. And since I’m not buying anything right now, these are all re-styled pieces from the last year!

My life has been pretty stressful lately, with long work hours and various responsibilites that have been stretching me thin. As always, styling outfits and indulging this passion is an outlet. I get to share that passion here, and I’m grateful for that! Hope you like this. Let me know in the comments what you wear during unseasonably cold days in spring!
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Fashion // Play my music, watch you leave

This is my excited-for-spring, Easter outfit. The trees are BLOOMING in full force, and when spring comes around I can’t help but get giddy for all the clothes I shall wear. I like how this outfit is a mix of dark, winter pieces and lighter, airy spring pieces. I also love the color combination of burgundy and this deep, rosy coral. Finding this color combo made me v. happy. Hope you like it!

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Wish List // Work-appropriate (and me-appropriate) fashion & style

I’ve never been a pencil skirt kind of girl, and when I was younger and very idealistic, the idea of a 9-5 office job bored me to the nth degree, and part of that perception had to do with the clothes. I imagined every day as an endless block of black blazers and white blouses, and since the real me loves floral prints, skater skirts, rainbow-colored hair, and patterned tights, “office fashion” seemed unbearably terrible to me.

Nowadays, my opinion of office fashion has changed, especially once I realized that as an office worker in a creative field, I didn’t have to dress like an investment banker or trial lawyer. However, it’s still very challenging to put together daily outfits that reflect my love for bright colors and loud patterns. And while a couple days a week, I put no effort into my clothes and just throw on slacks and a blouse, I still love to infuse my personality into the clothes I wear to work. Clothes have long been one of my primary modes of expression, and it’s an addiction that doesn’t fade easily!

Here are some must-have pieces聽I’ve put together for some work-style inspiration:

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Fashion // Born to be free

Spring is approaching! Thought I’d get into the spirit of things and enjoy the warming weather with this bright, floral dress. Since it’s also (sometimes) warm enough to go without full stockings, I wore this with some knee highs, and my favorite Oxford booties. I love the transitions between seasons.

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Fashion // Hang on to yourself

Crazy that spring is almost here. Kinda feel like summer just ended.聽炉\_(銉)_/炉

Over last weekend, it was warm enough to wear this shorts/crop top combo, and I love the colors in this outfit! I wore this to brunch for my cousin’s birthday. Coincidentally, she bought me this gorgeous burgundy top!

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Fashion // Time was running wild

Leather + lace is always a fun, edgy, girly combo. This was a pretty basic black and white outfit before I threw on this cool turban/headband piece I bought聽at Topshop for New Year’s Eve! Luckily, this outfit also coincided with a bad hair day, so the turban was a perfect accessory. 馃檪 I like accessories that are pretty and functional, plus they also keep your ears warm!

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