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. 🙂Read More »

Shoe Lust: Spring & Summer Booties

I’m one of those girls who hates flats, and will proudly wear heels whether I’m going shopping or to a casual night at a bar. I like to clack, what can I say. But I do love the compromise of a casual spring/summer boot with a low heel, because I get the height I want without looking too dressy. I love how a summer boot can make a sundress look a little edgier.

Because of my bank account, stores like DSW and clearance sales are my best friends. Here are a couple of options to fill out my spring shoe closet, and thankfully, they’re all affordable!

Chicwish Chain Boots

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I’ve actually already bought these! They feature a great pointed toe, that amazing shiny gold chain and my personal favorite, a notched heel emblazoned with gold that adds a special touch. I love details that transform something simple into something special. I can wear these in spring and in the fall/winter. Here’s where I got them.

Forever 21 Zipper Boots

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I have also bought these. They’re similar to the Chicwish boots in shape and style but they’re a lot more casual. They’re day boots with a low heel and a zipper detail around the shaft, which make them perfect to pair with a sundress. I also love the color: the rich tan is versatile and perfect for spring. Find them here.

Forever 21 Woven Sandals

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This is a dramatic night-out sandal. I love the modernist heel and the notch in it, but the woven part is my favorite. It’s perfect for crisp spring nights and can also be worn in the fall with tights. I’m usually not crazy about peep toes but these shoes stole my heart. Get them here.

Fashion: Warmed by the Sun

These are the shoes I’ve been remastering the past couple weeks. I decided to take them out for a stroll pre-makeover. It was a gorgeous, sunlit day but a little cool. Sporting some neon legs here. I have a vast collection of colored tights from years past and I’m trying to figure out if I still like them. I think I may be outgrowing that particular style, but I do like this look.

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I got this amazing ring from Etsy: it’s made from the yellowing pages of an old book. I am so careful when I wear it; it’s treated with shellac or something but it’s still delicate!

Dress from H&M, ring from Etsy, hat from Forever 21, blazer from Charade, shoes from Ali Express

Fashion: To The Dark Places

Happy April! April and May are my favorite months of the year. I love when it starts to rain every day and you can smell the sweetness of the rain in the air. It’s so refreshing and warm. It’s also when I start to pull out the Frizz-Ease to tame my mane of hair! You win some, you lose some.

This outfit combines two of my favorite spring trends: floral and thigh-high socks. I had a lot of fun styling these pieces and it was the perfect spring day, when the air just starts to warm up and rise in humidity. It even started to drizzle. I loved it.

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dress from Charade, socks and kimono from Forever 21, boots from TopShop UK, necklace from Alaska gift shop

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

– Erica Jong