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!
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
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?
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.
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.
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Not a patent shoe but I just loved this fun and flirty glitter Mary Jane!
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
My friend Ann is getting married and requested I find her some pretty jewel toned heels to wear.