Simple and Polished

I love a great simple and polished look. Remember last Spring when I broke my toe and was forced into flip flops for several weeks? Yeah, that was fun. Well, when I was rocking my flip-flops for a few weeks I loved some of the simple and polished looks I put together (post here). Flash forward, and I still love simple and polished looks, especially for work. I work in a mostly relaxed environment and I can wear jeans and heels daily if I want. I’m a huge fan of jeans, heels, and casually tucked in button-down shirts. I instantly…

Tiffany & Co. Favorites

There is something so fun about having a little treasure tucked away somewhere, it could be a gift, a vintage find, or a family heirloom. I have a couple small items tucked away that are very special to me. I’m not talking about just monetary value but heartfelt value. They are little treasures that mean something to me because of how I found them, their history, or the person who gave them to me. A couple of my most favorite little treasures are Tiffany & Co. items and are tucked away in the classic little blue box. To be completely…

Style Guide: Springtime Trench

It’s been a wild week in my life, we added a puppy to our family and so far my life has not been peaceful. Even though she is a handful she is absolutely precious and I’m sure she will learn to sleep eventually (*sigh). For now, I’m getting dressed in 10-minute sessions while keeping both of my eyes on a wandering puppy. For this post, I want to talk about trench coats. I found this amazing trench for $10 and immediately I knew I could use this trench as both a Fall and Spring piece. The color is suited for…

How to Style Statement Jewelry

A few months back I collaborated with Happiness Boutique on a statement piece look. I selected this gorgeous vintage-inspired statement necklace. I absolutely love this piece and I’ve found myself restyling it again and again. Vintage inspired pieces really catch my eye and I love the elegant vintage feel this piece has. The pearls and elegant details allow this piece to be styled both up and down. The shape of this piece is perfect for v-neck blouses and button-ups. I’ve been able to style this piece for both day and night looks including work-wear. As you probably know by now,…

Classics & The Brown Moto Jacket

I love classic looks but I also love edgy pieces. What could be better than mixing classic and edgy? Not much my friends. A moto jacket is the easiest way to add edge to any outfit. If you don’t own a moto jacket – go get a moto jacket. There is something so fun and cool about a moto jacket. I’ve had this moto jacket for awhile and I’m always hesitant about wearing it. Strangely, I don’t have a truly valid reason why. I think the color throws me off a bit. I’m always drawn to dark colors. I’ll be…

What Does it Mean to Invest in your Wardrobe?

What does it mean to invest in your wardrobe? I often hear high price-point items referred to as investment pieces. I get the reason why high price-point items are referred to as investment pieces though there isn’t always an equal return on value. When I purchase a luxury, designer, or high-end piece I expect to use it for multiple looks on repeat. (previous look here). These pieces are a long-term investment into my wardrobe and personal style. I like to have a mix of practical low price-point and high price-point items I can rotate through multiple looks. The investment is…

Sole Patches: Loving Your Shoes Pain Free

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen in love with a pair of shoes that hurt my feet. Sadly, most of those shoes end up in the love and leave it corner of my closet or hangout as decoration. I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve carried an extra pair of flats or rearranged my outfit and opted out of wearing the perfect shoe because I wanted to be comfortable. I recently tried these comfort inserts c/o of Sole Patches. If you’ve followed my blog for a bit you’ve probably caught on that I love supporting…

Restyle: Dresses and OTK Boots

For the month of December, I challenged myself to restyle some of my favorite wardrobe pieces. Basically, I didn’t want to purchase new clothes and I thought it would be fun. Confession, I bought these boots. I love boots. I’ve loved boots since about 2004. I’m not going to say I knew how to style them properly all along, but I loved them. It was instant love when I spotted these. Internally, I was screaming – Get on my feet! Instantly, I thought about how I was going to restyle some of my favorite items with them. I often want…

Polished and Cozy

I don’t know how you feel about the cold but I for one have a love-hate relationship with it. When the season’s change, I love seeing the first snow but I hate being cold. I also tend to like fall/winter looks more than spring/summer looks. The part I don’t like, is when the air outside is so cold, it hurts my face. On cold mornings, I’m thinking about what will keep me warm more so than what looks nice. I’ve been on the hunt for mix and match pieces I can stay warm in while still remaining polished looking. I’ve…

The Perfect Oversized Sweater and Jeans

If there ever was a perfect sweater, it’s this sweater. Chunky, soft, a tad oversized, and longer in the back. Pinch me. I’m sure everyone has days where they just want to be comfy but still need to look decent. I’m having one of those days right here. I found this sweater at H&M after trying on tons of fluffy oversized sweaters. I was at my breaking point and my hair had so much static I got a little shock from everything I touched. Then love happened, and I found this green gem. So far I’ve paired this sweater with…

Swing Dresses and OTK Boots

I’m definitely a fan of swing dresses. I love swing dresses because they’re versatile from season to season. Also, swing dresses are flattering on women of all shapes. I’m a woman with a curvier lower body. Traditionally, I’m described as pear shaped and I’m a proud pear. Though I love my pear shape, I do like to wear dresses that balance out my shape. I like balancing my shape out mainly for fit reasons. It can be very difficult for me to find dresses that fit both my upper and lower body. Most of the time I have to alter…

Style Guide: Adding Pieces That Pop

Add pieces that pop, sounds easy enough huh? Well, that is exactly what we’re going to talk about today. Nothing makes me happier than an all black outfit. Remember when I refused to give up wearing black even in summer, and I was obsessed with the summer LBD? Yeah, I’m out of control sometimes with the color black. If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past year of blogging it’s what works for my shape and what doesn’t. That realization also covers color. I’ve learned some colors flatter my body while others just don’t. Sounds simple enough but…

Style Guide: Mixing Vintage with Current Trends 

A question I often hear is: How do I add vintage items into my wardrobe without looking outdated? Or my personal favorite – Are you buying that? and, Are you really going to wear that? (referring to a vintage item). The answer is, heck yes! Do you think style trends were just born all of a sudden? No, trends are most often modified repeats from previous eras. This blouse is one such item I got a few bad comments on when I purchased it. I scored this awesome creme blouse for $3.00 at a local thrift store. I’ve lovingly referred…

Warm tones and frayed hem denim

Mixing Frayed Hems with Warm Tones How many of you remember destroying the hems of your jeans in high school? Come one, be honest. The more worn the hems were the cooler the pair of jeans. Flash forward, and I’m loving present day frayed hems. I love mixing warm tones and frayed hem denim. Polished distressed denim is one of favorite looks. I know that sounds like a double standard and in some ways it probably is. When I wear distressed denim I want it to be the adult form of distressed. Meaning, I can dress it up and I…

Denim and Plaid with Edge

I love plaid, this is no secret. When I think of plaid I think of the 90’s. More specifically, the mid to late 90’s, when I had major alternative rock tones trending in my outfits. No shame here, I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. I love plaid but I can’t say I’m in love with the way plaid is often styled. Mainly, I’m against the puff vest trend. You won’t find me wearing one of those puffed vest things. I can’t do it. I feel ridiculous. You will spot me wearing plaid tucked, unbuttoned, with skirts, and…