MashUp

Sometimes one of my favorite things about fashion is paring things together that don’t necessarily go together.  And the mashup of this skirt and top is a prime example. But I have to say, I am loving the unexpected contrast of neon back to classic black and white.  And can we talk about this necklace from Ily Couture for minute?  Talk about swoon-worthy!  It just might be my favorite accessory of the summer!

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Tank: Victoria’s Secret Pink (LOVE these and you can get 2 on for only $32!) | Skirt: Kensie (on sale!) | Necklace: Ily Couture (obsessed!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban (on sale!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Nine West

It’s been a completely crazy week  at work for me, so I am feeling proud of myself for managing to get a post up today! 🙂  Hope your week has been a little more mellow than mine!

Thank goodness the weekend is in sight!

 

 

White Out

I love wearing white in the summer time. It looks so crisp and fresh and is the perfect complement to a sun-kissed glow. And while it seems obvious to gravitate towards white pants, shorts, and dresses, I think a white skirt is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece that can easily be dressed up (with a silky blouse) or down(with a fun graphic tee) and transitions perfectly from day to night (think blazer for the daylight hours). Plus, it’s the perfect canvas for accessorizing with a little sparkle and a splash of color…

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Tank: JCrew Factory (old), similar | Skirt: BCBG (old), similarsimilar, similar, similar | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Kraftshop | Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger | Clutch: Steve Madden (old), similar | Wedges: Worthington (sold out), similar, similar

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week!  Thank you so much for your continued support and for stopping by.  I appreciate it more than you know!

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Day to Night

People often ask me for tips on how to create an outfit that you can take from day to night. And while the task might sound daunting, it is actually a pretty simple thing to do. All you have to do is think layering and remember that in these instances a cardigan or blazer can be your best ally.

Take the below outfit, for example. I paired my neon skinnies back a crisp white off-the-shoulder tee (perfect for an evening on the town), but layered it with a conservative white blazer to go about my day. Two looks, one day. Pretty easy, right?

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White Blazer:  Forever21 (recent)

White Off-the-Shoulder Tee:  H&M (old)

Neon Coral Skinnies:  American Eagle (recent)

Neon Necklace:  Forever21 (recent)

Bracelets:  Tiffany, Macy’s, Forever21

Watch:  Michael Kors via Macy’s

Neon Pink Clutch:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Nude Pumps:  Steve Madden via the Overstock.com

J and I still love to go on dates, and due to our opposite schedules, I often find myself going straight from work to dinner or drinks. I run into the same issue when traveling for work, heading directly from the office to dinner with friends in whatever city I happen to be  visiting.  And because of these frequent situations, I find myself constantly having to create these types of looks.  So with that said, the best words of wisdom I have to offer you when faced with creating a look you can take from day to night, is to really utilize those layering pieces in your closet.  A blazer can be your best wardrobe friend.  AND you can also bring a change of shoes and throw on some bright red lipstick to really up the ante for your evening look. 

Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th!!!

xx