May 24, 2016

French Collar Dress

This is another dress from my first Rent the Runway Unlimited shipment. I would have never had the guts to try this style of dress - the french collar and the below-the-knee length are pretty foreign to me. I'm glad that I picked out this dress though and I had the perfect day to wear it to work a few weeks ago when I had two networking happy hours to go to after work. I felt really confident and pretty all day, which is a great feeling to have! I love how something as simple as clothing can make me have a great mood :) If you like this dress, you might be interested to know I found it ivory as well! (Maybe a nice cold-weather engagement party dress?) 
Dress: Bagdley Mischka (same but with beautiful beading!)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (obsessed with this necklace)
Shoes: Pour la Victoire (similar)
Ring: Swap Shop!  (similar, but I got mine for $5 - sorry!)
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Watch: Michael Kors

May 23, 2016

Chevron Dress / Bold Red Lip

My new job is about a 1 minute drive from a mall with an H&M, so I've been stopping in about once a month during my lunch break to see what's up. Every once in a while I'll pick up another work blouse and use a 20% off coupon, and on my most recent visit I picked up the below chevron-print sheath dress. It has a great tweed-like texture, and the black and white colors make it go with almost anything. Plus obviously the high neckline and longer length make it work appropriate. To some extent I'm lucky that I'm short enough that these sheath dresses are long enough on me to wear to work. Also - I took a chance with this red lip! I hardly ever wear red lipstick because I am not 100% a fan of my lip shape (usually think red emphasizes how thin they are). In this case I actually drew slightly outside of my top lip line which I think makes them look a little fuller, without looking unrealistic. (I'll also say the caveat is that I wore this makeup look on a day when I did not have any court or client meetings) Have you ever worn red lipstick to work? Do you think it's appropriate? I think in conservative environments it probably is not appropriate - but I'd love to hear your opinions! 
Dress: H&M
Jacket: Theory
Necklace: Ebay (similar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Shoes: Cole Haan (similar)

May 17, 2016

Spring 2016 Suiting and Separates with Tahari ASL

Whenever I purchase a suit, I make sure I can fit the jacket/skirt/pants/dress into my current wardrobe and that I'll be able to seamlessly mix and match the different separates to make many outfits. You guys know I LOVE fresh takes on suiting, and I just learned about the Tahari by Arthur S. Levine Spring 2016 line which has some pieces I'm obsessed with! They have some gorgeous and versatile pieces that are great for work, and the line includes several items I would wear to a spring/summer wedding, too. Below are some of my favorite Tahari ASL pieces from their Spring 2016 line, and at the bottom are 3 outfits where I've worn the pieces from one of my favorite spring-colored suits. 

I love the below modern and bold blue suit. The blue would pop so well against white. I could see myself mixing and matching the blue suit with the below white suit. I'm also loving the tie detail on the white jacket!

I'm also loving the Jackie O vibe of the below yellow suit, and the pearl detail is so pretty. I could see myself wearing the jacket with a pair of jeans to a nice dinner, or the skirt with my favorite waterfall sweater for a business casual outfit. This yellow suit reminds me of the style of my blue tweed suit below. Some may argue that the suits look 'matronly' but I think that is entirely dependent on the rest of your outfit - hair, makeup, heels, and jewelry can make any suit look more modern.

Tahari ASL hit it out of the park with this boucle sheath dress! This one has great texture, and the cutouts add a modern twist but are tasteful enough that you could wear this to work or court. Or date night :)
Here are just a few examples of how I've worn my blue tweed suit - of course the two pieces can be worn together for a suit, but I also get great use out of the individual pieces. What do you think of the Tahari ASL Spring 2016 line? 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tahari ASL. The opinions and text are my own.

May 12, 2016

Suit with a Twist

I wore this to court the other day. I'm loving the tie detail on this crepe Theory jacket. It matches my other navy Theory separates and adds a little interest to a regular suit. I can't wait to wear it with some of my other suiting in my closet. 
Jacket: Theory
Dress: Theory
Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar but $$$)
Bag: Brahmin (similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

May 11, 2016

Black & Blue Flute Dress

My first shipment of Rent the Runway Unlimited pieces arrived and this dress was one of them. So far, the best thing about the unlimited option is that you can try silhouettes that you might not normally invest good money in because you know if you don't like it you can return it immediately. Well, I LOVED this dress and I may need to find more flute styles for the future :) I wore the below outfit to work on a Friday and when I helped out with a local elementary school mock trial. 
Blazer: Theory
Dress: Tory Burch (similar)
Shoes: Cole Haan
Bag: Brahmin (similar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Watch: Michael Kors

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