May 16, 2015

Green tweed blazer & sale on suits

I don't have much to say about my life lately, so I'll just tell you about some good sales on suits: I bought 2 suits recently from Ann Taylor during an extra 60% off sale.  Total, each suit came to less than $100. The same suits are still available on the website but the sale isn't as good, it's currently 30% off (see below for photos and links to buy, if you're interested). I love the blue tweed suit because it's something different, but my BF hates it (he couldn't articulate, but I think he thinks it's too informal for court and/or matronly... and I don't agree haha). I see great potential for mixing and matching with my current wardrobe (navy suit + blue tweed, brown suit + blue tweed, grey suit + blue tweed... etc etc, endless possibilities). 
Blazer: Zara (similar)
Dress: Theory
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban


April 20, 2015

Lilly x Target

Guys... I braved the lines and the crazed moms and teens this weekend to get my hands on some Lilly Pulitzer for Target stuff! My friend and I got to our local store around 7:20 AM, and there was already a line of about 50 people in front of us. Friends were saving places for other friends so the line grew even longer as we waited for the doors to open at 8 (and the line grew behind us, too). Our game plan was for my friend to run to the home goods/accessories sections and me to hit women's clothing to try to get the most stuff for both of us. Being surrounded by real Lilly wearing moms had its advantage - they were a bit slow. I was able to reach in and grab a bunch of stuff to try on (the 2 dresses below plus other clothing items) but the 2 dresses below were the only keepers for clothing for me. I would have loved to get the shift dress in the "Fan Dance" print, and I had my eye on the online-only "Happy Place" print, but I'm happy with the 2 prints I got. I also tried on the dress in "See Ya Later" but it was much too neon for me. 
The dress above is in the "Upstream" print. I originally grabbed a size 8 (obviously much too big for me) but I held onto it to try to trade, and it paid off. I was able to trade it out for a 4 which was only slightly too big. I have the above dress pulled back with hairclips - I plan to get it tailored. 
FYI - these dresses are great for tailoring because the zippers are down the middle of the back - so all that would be needed are seams down the sides and possibly a hem if you want it shorter. I like this length though so I plan to keep it the same. 
I was able to grab the above giraffe-print dress in a 2 and a 4 for my friend and I, and we both kept the dress. I'm wearing the 2 above, and it's also slightly big. I plan to get it taken in on the sides as well as taken up to be a bit more form-fitting. I also have this dress clipped in the back.
While I grabbed clothes for us to try on, my friend grabbed scarves. I then ran to meet her and came across ladies hoarding all of the makeup bags - I grabbed 2 small ones for my friend and I but we didn't buy them. I was hoping to get one of the larger makeup cases but - NOPE. Didn't get one in time. We also missed out on the weekender bags. My friend grabbed some towels for us, too, but we also put those back later after we assessed our loot. The only other thing I kept was a scarf in the "Belladonna" print. I was hoping to grab the scarf in "Boom Boom" but also didn't get that in time. The best thing about the scarves though (at least the ones my friend and I got) is that they're super lightweight and are perfect beach coverups/sarongs. Given I live in the tropics I think I'll get more use out of it as a sarong than as a scarf for warmth. 
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchases. I can't wait to bring the dresses to the tailor to make them the perfect fit. I have a few bridal showers/etc coming up that I want to wear them. I'm going to keep my eye out for the makeup cases in case they're re-stocked or at the local store.

Did you shop the Lilly x Target online or in-store sale? What did you think? - and of course, what did you get??


April 19, 2015

Forest green & floral

I wore this outfit a while ago (going on 2 months) and found this picture in my archives section. It was one of the last outfits I wore to court before switching jobs. I've found my green pants to be kind of difficult to pair, not so much with blazers (because brown and tan would go equally as well as black, maybe better) but because blouses pretty much have to be white or cream to match. I ended up choosing this blouse because of the small hint of green in the flowers. Any suggestions for other colors to go with the forrest green in terms of blouses? 
Jacket: Theory
Blouse: K-mart (heck yeah! it was 5 dollars!) (similar, similar)
Shoes: Pour la Victoire (similar)
Rings: Nordstrom Rack (similar) & Etsy (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

April 15, 2015

White lace dress

I've had my eye on this white dress below for a while now - ever since I bought the black version last summer. I'm not a fan of buying "repeat" items, but I had to cave in for this dress. The dress fits me really well, I love the hemline, black and white are so versatile on their own, but best of all - the price is pretttttty good for being such a knockout dress - $68 bucks. This is another outfit from Las Vegas with my BF - I wore it to his company's awards dinner. There were people dressed in long gowns and tuxedos all the way down to casual dresses, so I like to think I dressed somewhere in the middle. 

Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Ann Taylor (similar)
Rings: Nordstrom Rack (similar, similar) & Forever 21 (says sold out but could be updated)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (removed the strap to use as a clutch)

April 14, 2015

Red & Black

My new job has a similar dress code to the old in that when I'm not in court I don't have to dress up. The below outfit is one of the first ones I wore to work at the new job - I wanted to wear jeans (which are allowed) but still look professional. The angle of the photos makes the pants look an odd length but I don't think they look like this in person. Ive also had some people who love my shoes below and some who hate them (BF thinks they look librarian-esque). I like the shape of the shoe, I like that they are work appropriate, super comfortable, and they have an interesting calf-hair detail. I got them at DSW, however, and haven't been able to find the exact ones online, sorry!
Jacket: Theory
Blouse: Gap (similar)
Pants: Paige
Shoes: Nicole Miller Artelier (similar)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Necklace (not visible): Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
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