July 27, 2016

Black / White / Grey Fit & Flare

I wore this to work a few weeks ago on a fairly normal day with a client meeting. I find myself dressing up more to meet with clients these days because it happens less often than in my criminal law job. I was in court daily when I practiced criminal law, so I could get away with wearing outfits like the below because I felt I had a closer relationship with the judges and opposing counsel. Nowadays, however, I've only worn suits to court, and I use my non-court days to play more with my wardrobe choices, like below. I'm recently loving the brand Cut25 for their comfortable fit and flare dresses with thick enough fabric to suck in my body but be professional in length and style for work. Have you tried Cut25? It's kind of a hard brand to find, but sometimes it's at Nordstrom Rack, and The Real Real has a lot of choices, too. 
Dress: Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel (similar) (similar) (similar)
Heels: Pour La Victoire (similar)
Bag: Brahmin (similar)
Jacket: Theory (similar)
Necklace: old and can't remember (love this one)
Sunglasses: Swap Shop! (similar)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)

July 26, 2016

Blue Ruffle DVF

If you've been reading this blog for a while, it may seem obvious that one of my favorite things to do is match my various suit separates with the rest of my wardrobe. That's why I'm always looking for dresses and other items that fit in with the items I already own. I knew this DVF ruffle dress would go well with all the navy, tan and cream/white jackets in my collection, plus the length and sleeves are perfect for work. I've already worn it twice.. you'll have to wait a bit to see the second way as I'm so behind uploading photos :) 

In life news, the neighbors behind us recently cut down all their trees and bushes. So, while I once thought that we had privacy and a lush garden behind our house... it is no more. I'm curious to see how pictures will turn out with basically nothing behind me :( 
Dress: DVF (on sale, not all sizes available)
Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar)
Bag: Brahmin
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: no name aviators (similar)
Ring: Swap Shop! (similar)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)

July 23, 2016

Red Pleats

Forgive me, but I'm several weeks behind in posting outfits as I've been super busy at work and have been doing a lot of traveling (can't say I'm mad about the latter part!). I wore this to dinner several weeks ago at a Boca Raton staple called Abe & Louie's. It was very highly recommended by my bosses and friends, so I think I was too hyped up to appreciate it for what it is - quality meat. I don't get too excited about steaks anymore, so I wasn't too impressed. There was nothing wrong with my meal, the steak was just normal to me. The SIDES however, were awesome. I know we had some sort of mac and cheese dish which was amazing and we gobbled up the whole thing. I also loved getting dressed up for dinner. Usually dinner is such an afterthought and I end up wearing jeans and a t-shirt, so it was nice to go somewhere fancy-ish and wear this Parker dress. When I looked up the dress online, I found it at Century 21 department store for... $69.99!!! There aren't too many sizes left but OMG that is such a good price for this flattering and quality-made dress, so get it while you can!
Dress: Parker
Necklace: Ann Taylor (love this one)
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: Effy @ Lord & Taylor (similar)
Bag: Coach (thanks Mrs. G!) (similar)
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar)

June 29, 2016

Navy / Burgundy and a Brahmin Outlet Sale

I tried the below color combo for (what I think was) the first time and I ended up liking it. Could be a bit dark for the summer, but appropriate for an office for sure. In other news - I've been carrying this bag by Brahmin for the past year, almost to the day, and I LOVE it. I get compliments all the time, it doesn't show any wear (not even an exaggeration - and it's crazy because I throw my bags around), and it's functional for work. In short, I lurve. Anyway, I received an email that my local Brahmin outlet is having a 40% off the entire store sale until this weekend, so if you are interested in this bag, call any of the outlets and I'm sure a sales associate can help you find it. I stopped into the store last week and they had a ton of colors in stock, including the bag below. With the 40% off discount the bag comes to ~$177 (I believe the sticker price was 295?). Let me know if you need help locating it and I can try to help!
Jacket: Theory
Skirt: Sumissura (similar)
Top: Ann Taylor (this is cute, too)
Bag: Brahmin
Heels: Vince Camuto (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar w/ same effect)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray-ban

June 28, 2016

Turquoise Wrap Dress and Summer Sweaters

Disclaimer: I've been wearing this sweater too much. I'm sorry, but it's so comfortable and goes with everything, what do you expect?! Being fully aware of how often I'm wearing the below sweater, I took advantage of a sale at Loft the other day and ordered a bunch of things to get free shipping, mostly sweaters. Unfortunately, most were misses and will be returned as soon as the entire order comes in (don't you hate it when orders come in several packages?). However, I did decide to keep a mixed-media slightly sheer cardigan that is pretty cute and functional for work, as well as an open-weave white sweater to replace one from Old Navy from forever ago that needed to be retired. What's your favorite place to buy summer-weight sweaters?
Dress: Ann Taylor (see below for some similar options in shades of blue)
Sweater: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Cole Haan
Bag: Brahmin (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott