October 9, 2014

On Work Hairstyles

I think somebody told me once that you shouldn't wear your hair in a high pony tail to work (like below), so, every time I wear it like this I feel sort of ridiculously sinful. Anyway, I haven't worn my hair in a high ponytail to work in a long long time, but when I wore this outfit, I got a LOT of random compliments coupled with "your hair looks good." Great, I'm glad my schlubby, didn't-shower-today hair was impressive. Anyway, I realized I can't even do a proper bun hairstyle for work, so I should probably work on that. Props to anyone who can do pretty up-dos for work with minimal effort - I envy you. 
Blazer: Zara (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Earrings: Nordstrom
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

October 8, 2014

Splurge or Steal: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Upon casual perusal of the Forever 21 website, I immediately noticed a striking resemblance of a bag to one of my "wish list bags" - the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini. If you don't have an extra ~$825 for the 3.1 Phillip Lim, head over to Forever 21 to get these bags for less than 25 bucks! The Forever 21 version comes in a forrest green, bright blue, cream, and black. The blue is probably my favorite :)

October 1, 2014

On Being Underdressed

So, my friend and I joined this charitable organization that has social elements.. to me it's basically like an adult sorority. We went to our first meeting a few weeks ago and I rushed home from work to change..I kept the top of my outfit business-ish while the bottom was definitely casual. This was a mistake - literally everyone else at the meeting was dressed to the 9's - looked like they were going to a semi-formal event, or at least came straight from work. I should have expected as much from Miami women, but I was naive this time. You can bet I will be dressed "nicer" for the next meeting to fit in :)
Blazer: Rachel Rachel Roy
Top: giveaway win (similar)
Jeans: AG
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Bag: Longchamp

September 29, 2014

Summer to Fall Transition

Let's be honest - I've been wearing this burgundy dress all summer, I just haven't taken many pictures of it, because that would get boring on here. But, here's a combo I haven't shown on the blog yet that I think shows how you can start incorporating some more fall colors NOW without getting rid of your summer colors or fabrics yet, either. This might actually be my favorite way I've worn this dress so far. 
Blazer: Zara (similar color)
Dress: Ann Taylor Factory (similar, similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

September 26, 2014

Summer Engagement Party & the obvious need for another bag

I think most women can relate - you have that moment standing in front of your closet saying "I have nothing to wear" except your closet is overflowing. I had that moment a few weeks ago when I was getting ready to go to my friend's engagement party. Except it was with purses/bags and not clothes this time. I could NOT find an appropriate bag to wear with this dress! I'm now on the search for a brown/tan/gold smaller bag. I'm thinking the Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC because it can be used as a clutch as well as crossbody and shoulder bag. 

P.S., hopefully this colorful dress is somewhat of a seasonal improvement over my obvious cop-out in the last "summer" wedding post with a black dress!

P.P.S - the last time I wore this dress was for my law school graduation 2 years ago! Where NO pictures were taken of it!
Dress: T Tahari (old) (different pattern, love this one, and this one)
Rings: David Yurman & Michael Kors (really similar)
Bracelets: Nordstrom Rack (similar, similar) & Ann Taylor (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Zara (similar but $$$)
Bag: Longchamp

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