November 24, 2014

Transitioning a Maxi Dress for Fall

A few weeks ago, I went to Disney World for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival (I highly recommend it - it's already over for 2014 but you should definitely go in 2015!) The day before I left, I checked the weather (at the time it was 85 degrees as usual) and saw it was going to be 60 during the day while in Orlando! That's FREEZING on my Florida-tempurature-scale! I decided to wear this super comfortable maxi dress on the ride up, and packed my black leather jacket to keep me warm. I dressed in even more layers while at the park, but this was great for the ride up. For those in even colder weather than me, (which is almost everyone), you could even secretly wear leggings under this outfit to keep you extra warm. Yay for wearing summer clothes in the winter with a few minor adjustments. 
Jacket: ASOS
Dress: Nordstrom
Sandals: Ann Taylor (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Epcot at night!

November 20, 2014

OMG, I'm wearing PANTS

Guys… I'm wearing pants! I haven't worn a business/casual or professional pants outfit on the blog in over a year (I checked - THIS is the last post!). Pants are a tricky thing… unlike skirts or dresses, they really show weight fluctuation, and pant styles change more often than skirts and dresses do. Right now, this is the only pair of pants in my closet (except maybe those green ones from the post above) that I feel comfortable wearing to court! Do you wear pants more, less, or equally to skirts/dresses? I clearly fall into the LESS category. 
Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Pants: Theory
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

November 18, 2014

All Black Everything

I've shied away from my black suits/clothes in the past year because with my pale skin I always think it looks too harsh. But, recently, I found this blazer in the back of my closet and ended up wearing it with all black. I think the shoes and the blazer make the outfit more "special" than if I was wearing a regular black suit. Do you wear black suits to work, or do you think other colors look better on you?
Blazer: Ann Taylor (similar)
Dress: Theory
Shoes: Pour la Victoire (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar)

November 17, 2014

Perforated Sweater Weather

It's Fall - can't you tell by the leaves?! I wore this outfit in mid October while I was in Maryland visiting my parents. This sweater has been one of my most-used items in the past year, and it's from (drumroll please) Old Navy! I think they were ahead of the curve with this perforated sweater, because now similar sweaters are available ALL OVER the place, and for way more $$$. I'm also sporting my new-ish Rebecca Minkoff bag, which I love more and more every day, and my new-to-the-blog leather jacket that I actually got from Zara on super sale about a year ago. I wore this to eat at one of my favorite restaurants in the DC area - Founding Farmers! Seriously love that place.. I think I've asked my parents to take me almost every time I visit :)
Jacket: Zara (similar, similar)
Sweater: Old Navy (similar, $$$)
Blouse: Express (similar)
Jeans: AG
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Earrings: Nordstrom
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Report

November 14, 2014

Casual Friday

These days, it's a rarity for me to have an "office day" where I don't have to go to court. This is what I wore on my last office day. I tried to tone down the summer feel of the outfit with the burgundy wedges, but it was still pretty bright. I was comfortable and pretty put-together (considering I saw no one except my bosses all day), and that's sometimes all that matters. FYI, my nails are bright pink because I think this was the day before Halloween - so I wasn't going to trial or anything! 
Sweater: Gap (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar, similar)
Jeans: AG
Shoes: Forever 21 (love these)
Necklace: so old (similar concept)
Watch: Michael Kors
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