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workwear wednesday: bugs bugs bugs

I am normally NOT a fan of bugs. At all. But I do love a quirky print, and a bug print is pretty quirky. One of my favorite basics to wear to work is a nice button-down shirt (preferably ironed). So bugs + button-down = perfect workwear wednesday outfit. I’ve also tried focusing on basics in my closet – pieces like black skirts, black tank tops, etc. Here’s my favorite new basic black skirt with my sweet buggy shirt.

I’m linking up with Justine from Two Cent Chick, so get check her #workwearwednesday post!

 

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What are your favorite quirky prints? Would you wear them to work?

Outfit Deets:
Top: Gap bug print button-down, gift from mom
Skirt: Simply Vera, consignment credit
Shoes: Trotters t-straps, old
Cat: Ulysses

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easy colorblocking

The easiest way to jump on the ‘color blocking’ trend bandwagon is to buy a dress that’s pre-color blocked. haha! I think I’m so clever, don’t I? I really like this dress. It’s bright and very comfortable.

Well, I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, but I went into a JC Penney (or is it called JCP now?) store to return something I had bought online and… GASP….I found SO MANY CUTE THINGS. I literally had no bought anything at JCP since the late 90s. I ran into this dress on a clearance rack, and the rest was history.

Outfit details:
Dress: Allen B colorblock (turquoise, pink, orange) midi dress, JCP clearance $14 in store ($18 online)
Shoes: Nickel t-strap sandals, thrifted $4.59
Jewelry: Necklace, local store for $13.50 + bangles, thrifted $2-3 each + spiked bracelet, consignment store $5.99
Clutch: Talbots black patent clutch, thrifted $4
Belt: pink skinny belt from Charlotte Russe, old
Jacket: Vivienne Tam blazer, Ideeli clearance from a while ago, about $18

What do you think about the color blocking trend? Are you a fan?

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PS. I really wanted to say something about the recent tragic events in Boston and Texas but I don’t really know what to say. When these types of events take place, it seems that words just fall flat. Humans are suffering all over the globe and it’s my sincere wish that one day, we won’t hurt each other any more. Peace, <3, and baby goldfish.

manic monday shoes: patent perfection!

I think I’d like to start doing the Manic Monday shoe blog posts again. Mondays suck but if there’s any way to make it a better day, it’s with SHOES.

Anyone that knows me know I am obsessed with patent leather (or faux leather) shoes. A good, comfortable pair of patent pumps or heels in a neutral color such as beige or black (or even red) is a must-have wardrobe essential that’s perfect for work or play. This entire post will be dedicated to patent heels.

Under $30 options:

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Women's Hadley T-Strap Pump || Christian Siriano for Payless
Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump $35 || Christian Siriano for Payless || Black Patent
Women's Hadley T-Strap Pump || Christian Siriano for Payless
Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump $35 || Christian Siriano for Payless || Burgundy Patent

Under $50 options:

Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint Color
Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint color but also available in beige color
Shoedazzle Elisha $40
Shoedazzle Elisha Mary Jane Pump $40 || Beige/Nude Patent

Under $75 options:

Dana Buchman High Heel Mary Jane $53s || Kohls.com || Black and White Patent
Dana Buchman High Heel Mary Jane $53s || Kohls.com || Black and White Patent

Honorable Mention:

Not a patent shoe but I just loved this fun and flirty glitter Mary Jane!

Mix No. 6 Glitz  Mary Jane Glitter Pump || DSW.com || Pink Glitter, also available in Grey, Blue, and Black ||
Mix No. 6 Glitz Mary Jane Glitter Pump $35 || DSW.com || Pink Glitter, also available in Grey, Blue, and Black

shoe-a-holic

I wanted to share with you all some more of my favorite current shoes from Sole Society. Let me know what you think of them!

I am always thinking about shoes. I am always coveting new shoes even though I already have too many. I guess no matter how hard they try, people just don’t change.

Love the bow and the lovely teal/turquoise/emerald color on Kaylie:

Kaylie in Emerald
Kaylie in Emerald – $60

I’m loving the color and the sleek, modern silhouette:

Rory in Mint Gold
Rory in Mint Gold – $50

Not much of a heel can be a good thing! Along with an adorable and feminine bow detail and awesome red patent material!

Carlee in Lipstick Red
Carlee in Lipstick Red – $50

I wasn’t sure about Annalise at first but the color and the rich looking suede convinced me.

Annalise in Emerald and Gold
Annalise in Emerald and Gold – $60

Margie is patent, t-strap, edgy, and comes in interesting colors such as citrine and red. Lovely!

Margie in Citrine
Margie in Citrine – $50

A classic Mary Jane but more modern and with 2 different materials and a high heel. Lovely!

Madeline mary jane in red
Madeline mary jane in red – $50

VERY MUCH looking forward to getting my BRIE pumps today! I’ll let y’all know how they work out!

If you’re not a member or have never ordered from Sole Society, please use my invite link to join! I will love you forever!

Reader Request: A Rainbow of Shoes

I apologize, this is going to be a long blog post.

My high school friend Ann is getting married this October and saw my blog and asked me if I would help her pick out some shoes. I, of course, never turn down a reader request (not that I get that many at all–but I really do enjoy helping others and looking at pretty clothes and shoes).

I made several “looks” using ShopStyle and I want them all in one blog post, so like I said, this is going to be a long one. Each “look” contains pretty, dressy, jewel-tones shoes/sandals/heels, each divided by color family.

I would have to say my favorite shoes are the ones embellished with rosettes or bows- they are just gorgeous, feminine, sexy, and perfect for a special occasion like a wedding, prom, or date night.

A Rainbow of Shoes – Lipstick Reds
rsvp, Audrey Brooke, Ros Hommerson, Max Studio
My friend Ann is getting married and requested I find her some pretty jewel toned heels to wear.

Clicking through will not work, sorry. If you have any questions about which shoes they are, let me know.