July 21, 2014

Little Black (Lace) Dress

I went shopping with a friend of mine 2 weekends ago and I picked up this black lace dress on a whim at Nordstrom. After just recently posting about not owning a real "LBD" now I can say I do! FYI this dress by ASTR runs very small in the waist, with an XS seeming like it fits similarly to my 00 items. An online search revealed the dress also comes in white lace.. and I honestly have to practice restraint not to go out and get the white version too. 
Dress: ASTR
Shoes: Shoedazzle (the real deal)
Necklaces: Macy's (similar) & Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar)
Bag: Ann Taylor (similar)

July 14, 2014

Summer Work Wear

The Zara seasonal sale is in full swing (anyone pick up anything good?) and I ordered the below jacket to try during a 1 AM shopping spree (a rarity these days for me). FYI it's actually a pretty heavy jacket, but the color is certainly summer appropriate. I was hoping for something in more of a summer fabric but I liked the jacket too much to return it. How do you dress differently for the office in the summer?
Jacket: Zara (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Skirt: Loft (similar)
Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: Michael Kors (similar)

July 11, 2014

Miami Event: Orlebar Brown's Konstantin Kakanias collection @ Babalu Miami

There's an incredibly fun event in the horizon and I want to tell you all about it in hopes that you can attend! To celebrate this year's Swim Week (July 17-21 in Miami), both of Babalu’s Miami Beach locations will be showcasing an interactive event celebrating Orlebar Brown's new Konstantin Kakanias collection.  On Saturday, July 19th, two male models sporting the new collections will be tanning and walking around the Raleigh's pool and near the Lincoln Road location - and they'll have giveaways! I can't wait for that!

Babalu at the Raleigh
1775 Collins Ave
2:00-4:00 p.m.   

Babalu Miami  
11 11 Lincoln Road
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Also - customers will be given a free pair of Orlebar Brown high-quality earphones with the purchase of $300 or more! (Supplies are limited and available while quantities last)

Hope to see you there!

July 10, 2014

Brown Tweed & LBD

I always hear about the "LBD" (little black dress) and I always think to myself "I don't own one." And I kind of don't. I don't have a fancy/sexy/perfectly fitting black dress in case some last minute "occasion" comes up where I need a perfect dress. But I do have this Theory "LBD" that is my go-to work dress recently. This is mostly a work-wear blog, and most people in the United States work 5 days a week (or 70% of the week if you want to crunch numbers), so I think it's more practical to have a LBD for work than for a random weekend event. Also, since I got this dress tailored, I could even probablyyy wear it on the weekend if I wanted to. Ah, the magic of tailoring. Maybe I do have a LBD after all. Do you own a LBD, or a work wear LBD?
Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar)
Dress: Theory
Shoes: Corso Como
Necklace: Banana Republic (love this one)
Watch: Michael Kors
Body: St. Tropez Dark (pretty sure this is the same morning that I showered the guide color off, so you can see how it looks on "Day 1" on someone with as fair of skin as I have)

July 7, 2014

Bronzers & Beer Pong

I wore this to dinner a few weeks ago and to play beer pong afterward. Yes - beer pong. I'm a little nostalgic for college recently. I miss playing card games and house parties. I'm kind of sick of bars and super loud music. But this blog isn't about drinking so I'll get to my outfit. I wore the same outfit with heels on another day, but because I knew I was going to a dirty bar to throw a ping pong ball into red cups I opted for flat boots, and my feet thanked me later. Also, I'm wearing a product recommended to me by a friend - Lorac's Tantalizer. It's a shimmery/golden bronzing makeup that you can put pretty much anywhere you want, but I think it's mostly for legs and arms. It applies very smoothly and evenly. It does slightly rub off on white clothing (I noticed the arm holes of my shirt had some color later) but the color payoff is great and the golden shimmer is gorgeous. It's not like 2002 body glitter shimmer, it's hard to explain. I recommend going to your local Ulta or Sephora to try it out if you're interested. Also, if you sit while it's on your legs it will rub off slightly - I unfortunately stained a friend's black leather car seats - OOPS sorry! But it apparently wiped off easily. Insert embarrassed face emoji here, lol. 
Blouse: Ann Taylor (check stores/sale rack!)
Jeans: AG
Shoes: Report
Necklaces: Ann Taylor (similar) & Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Forever 21 (in my hand) (similar)
Bag: Longchamp
Hair: curled w/ Sedu Revolution 25mm
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