Stepping Out

I tend to gravitate towards the same kinds of items: button-downs, t-shirts and cardis, black leather jackets and ripped jeans-if you follow along with my blog, then you’ve probably noticed! lol  But one of the best parts of having a blog is that it forces me to take a look at my closet and make smart decisions when adding to my wardrobe.  So when I saw this shirt at Zara when I was in Seattle for business meetings last week, I knew it would be a great investment.  Not only is a silhouette that I don’t own anything similar to, but it is also a print that is completely different from anything else I own (and perfect for Spring, of course!)!  So my advice to you guys today?  Even though it is easy to buy the same kinds of things that we like to gravitate towards, it is important to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and add unique pieces to your closet that you will keep for years to come!

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Blouse: Zara (also love this pretty v-neck version), similar, similar (under $11!!!!)| Skinnies: Paige | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this one | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), obsessing over these (and they are super comfy-I own the leopard version!)

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than I can even begin to express!

 

Pansies

I love a good floral dress-especially if it’s long-sleeved!  And Lulu’s is always a favorite place to find affordable dresses for any occasion.  So when I was on the hunt for the perfect Easter dress, their website was the first place I looked!  And while I am not sure if this is what I will wear to celebrate Easter this weekend, I do know that it is a piece that is going to get a lot of wear in my closet this Spring!

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Dress: Lulu’s (old), similar, similar, LOVE this one, the dress I am thinking of wearing for Easter | Cuffs: Macy’s | Clutch: Coach (0ld), similar | Sunnies: Prada | Pumps: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx, similar (on sale!!), similar

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

 

The Blues

I am loving all shades of blue this season.  And even though blue is a color I always love, it’s not necessarily a color that I’m typically drawn to wear, or one that has a very big presence in my wardrobe.  But because there are so many beautiful shades available this spring and it is such an “it”color, blue is something I am definitely making an effort to wear more of!

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Button Down: JCrew (on sale!), LOVE this one | Skinnies: Current/Elliott via Piperlime (on sale!!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (backordered), also love this one | Sunglasses: Karen Walker, similar version under $60 | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Vince Camuto

Apologies for the radio silence on the blog the last few days!  I am a Regional Director of Strategy for a major retailer and was facilitating my Spring 2016 planning meetings in Seattle all week.  And even though I had a bunch of outfit photos ready to go, I was too exhausted to get any text posted.  But I am back home now and can’t wait for a fun weekend with my hubby and pups!

Happy Friday, y’all!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Olive

I am a huge fan of olive green-no matter the season. It’s a definite go-to for me.  Not only can it easily be dressed up (gold jewelry!) or down destroyed denim!), it’s just one of those fantastic colors that is always in style and looks good on just about everyone!

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Sweater: Express (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this | Tank: Gap | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Steve Madden

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Happy Tuesday!

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Casual Friday

I hardly ever wear flats.  Part of it is because I am short, so I feel pretty short (and stumpy!) when I’m not in heels.  But the other reason is because I have super narrow feet (and big!) feet, and I just can’t ever seem to find any that fit me properly!  But when I spotted these leopard sneakers on the clearance rack at Macy’s a few weeks ago during a work trip (my feet were aching from being in heels and on my feet all day!), I thought it might not hurt to give them a try.  And, while I can’t say I’m fully convinced that I pull them off,  I am so glad that I am least trying.  They have actually been the perfect commuter shoe when I’m working in the city, and I have even found myself gravitating towards them to run errands, or to ride my cruiser to dinner.  And as much as I love my pumps and heels, I guess it isn’t really feasible to wear them everywhere….

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 Jacket: American Eagle, LOVE this version | T-shirt: H&M (old), LOVE this | Skinnies: American Eagle | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Tory Burch | Chucks: Steve Madden

Happy, happy Friday y’all!  J and I are heading to Jackson Hole with friends to celebrate his birthday and I absolutely cannot wait to hit the road this afternoon!!  Wishing you all a fun filled weekend as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Leopard Blazer

Like I’ve always said, leopard can be used as a neutral and works well back to pretty much any color you have in your closet.  But truth be told, leopard and red is one of my all-time favorite combos-a pair that I often find myself gravitating towards.  And since neutrals have been reigning supreme in my closet as of late, I decided it was time to put a little pop of color back in my wardrobe-and this was the perfect choice!

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Blazer: Nordstrom Rack (old), similar, similar | Silky Tank: Express (a new favorite silhouette-comes in a tons of colors!) | Skinnies: Paige (in LOVE with these Paige skinnies-they completely hold their shape and don’t bag out at all. AH-mazing!) | Bracelets: Rocksbox, Lucky Brand | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Jeweliq | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Michael Kors (sold out), LOVE these

I also wanted to take a minute and wish my guy a very Happy Birthday today!  I can’t wait to see what adventures the next year has in store!!!! Cheers to another trip around the sun!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!