June 26, 2014

Khaki & Tweed

I remember back in the day I used to find some pretty cute work wear at Forever 21.. but now I can't remember the last time I bought suit separates there. I always get compliments on this skirt followed by "really? that's from Forever 21?" Yeah, like 8 years ago, lol. Anyway, I decided I need a khaki suit but haven't had any luck finding one. Anyone see any light-weight tan suits around the mall or online this season?
Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Skirt: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)

June 16, 2014

Blonde

I wore this outfit about 2 days after I dyed my hair, so the blonde was pretty vibrant. Despite buying new hair products specifically for color-treated hair, I can't help but feel like my color faded veryyyy quickly. You'll see as I post more photos. Anyone have tips to keeping your hair color from fading? Anyway, here's some teal, black, and gold accessories. In other news - I am picking up my new car today!!! I'm so excited! And yet also very nervous.. I've heard that people dent/scratch their cars within the first week of getting a new car so I'm going to be paranoid about taking good care of it - AHH!
Jacket: Express (similar)
Dress: Theory
Shoes: Cole Haan
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

June 12, 2014

Golden

Surprisingly, I haven't been spending too much $ on clothes or accessories lately. I think it's because I'm spending more of my free time actually enjoying myself and less time aimlessly walking around the mall, lol. And I'm OK with that! But anyway, I did finally purchase the sunglasses below with a Macy's giftcard that was burning a hole in my pocket for months. My friend let me use her 20% off gift card so they ended up only being about $50-60. I've always wanted Ray Bans.. and now the task will be to keep them looking nice and to not lose them. I also have been wearing the same old Forever 21 skinny jeans for years now, and I finally purchased a pair of "nice" AG jeans at Nordstrom Rack during a recent extra 25% off clearance sale. I don't know why I waited so long to get nicer jeans - they fit SO much better than the cheap ones! Anyway, I wore the outfit below a while ago (before I dyed my hair) to dinner and drinks. 
Shirt: Express (similar)
Jeans: AG (on sale)
Heels: Sam Edelman (similar)
Bag: Longchamp
Necklaces: Forever 21 (similar) & Ann Taylor (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: Michael Kors (similar)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

June 3, 2014

Casual Friday

I'm a few outfits behind my most recent hair "transformation," so here's one from before I even got my hair cut or colored. I wore this on a day I didn't have to go to court or meet with any clients. I actually wore this to jail and one of the inmates complimented me on my necklace :). If you have the chance to pick up one of these tops from Ann Taylor I highly recommend it - super comfortable (has a jersey lining) and great for work because of the pretty cowl neck and chiffon-like outer layer. AT is having an extra 40% off sale, no code needed at the time of this posting so make sure to check out the sale section. 
Jacket: Ann Taylor
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes: Miss Me (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklaces: Ann Taylor (similar) & Forever 21 (similar)

June 2, 2014

So this happened...

Apparently pictures don't do it justice because it doesn't look that different below, but I got my hair dyed blonde over the weekend! Was looking for a change and I definitely got one. Anyone else go blonde for the summer? I haven't dyed my hair in about 4 years so I kind of forgot what it's like to deal with upkeep and texture change... I hope I don't get sick of this quickly, lol! Also, if anyone has a good purple/toner shampoo to recommend I'd love to hear about it. The #1 thing I told my colorist is I didn't want yellow or brassy hair.