Work Wear Wednesday 12.6.17: The LBD

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Scarf: Similar || Boots: Amazon || belt: Similar || Bracelets:  c/o Keira Nicole Jewelry ||

 

The little black dress is a staple in every women’s closet.  I love ones that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.  When I found this dress from Outer Grace Boutique I knew that I had to add it to my closet.  What drew me to this dress was the sleeves and overall fit.

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After seeing my sweet friend last week in her little back dress with cognac accessories I wanted to do the same!  There is something about black and cognac that is so classic.  I love how timeless that the combination can be.  To make this dress work appropriate I decided to add a pair of ankle booties and bow belt.  To finish off this look I decided to add my leopard scarf and some bangle bracelets.

 

For an evening out or for a Christmas party I would keep this look simple by adding a pair of heels.  For a black dress I love to pair black, red, or leopard heels.  The red and leopard are a perfect pop if that is what you are going for.  To finish off this dress I would add a statement necklace.  For a night out simpler is usually better!  How do you like to style your little black dresses?

 

 

Tulle for Christmas

Outfit Details: Top: similar || Necklace: similar || Skirt: Target ||

Dressing for the holidays is one of my favorite times of year to outfit plan for!  I normally have more outfits than I have places to go too!  One of my favorite things to wear for Christmas is are tulle skirts. Last year I wore a gorgeous gray tulle skirt from StyleWe.  You can see that look here.  I’ve been looking for a black tulle skirt that I love as much as the gray one, and I finally found it at Target!

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This tulle skirt from A New Day was super affordable!  At less than $25 I knew that I needed to add it to my closet.  For reference I got a size medium, but probably could have sized down to a small.  I loved the subtle beading detail at the hem.  It added just enough detail to make a subtle impact.

 

 

To keep with the Christmas theme, I paired this skirt with my Loft top from last year.  They have another one this year that is similar as does Old Navy!  The black and red plaid is the perfect subtle nod towards the holidays.  You can see how I styled it last year here.

 

For any holiday look sparkle is a must!  I love this necklace from Loft. Again it is from last year, but they brought back a similar version.  It is such a versatile piece.  It is perfect for any dressy look or for dressing up a casual look with a little bling.

 

 

Tunics for Thanksgiving

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Couture Cottage || Jeans: Urban Hippie || Boots: Similar || Bracelets: Centered Jewelry || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Necklace: Similar ||

 

Once Halloween hits time seems to go into warp speed.  It is crazy to think that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving!  I absolutely love the holidays and gathering with friends and family.  I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, because it is the beginning of the Holiday shopping.  On Thanksgiving, after we eat dinner, we gather around the table with our black Friday ads.  Everyone is making lists and plotting out the next day’s course.  We do not go out on Thanksgiving, but get up before dawn to shop on Friday.

 

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Of course with the Holidays comes Holiday Looks!  I already have this year’s thanksgiving look picked out. Since our Thanksgiving is usually casual I tend to go towards looks that are comfy.  They need to make it through multiple meals and stops.  This Floral Dress from Couture Cottage was an easy choice for this year’s look!  This dress is flowy and definitely forgiving with all the deserts I plan to consume!  This one can definitely be paired with leggings or denim depending on your mood.  I love this floppy hat, but find that I feel a bit awkward wearing it out and about.  My family expects me to be a tad over the top so I don’t feel overdressed wearing it around them.

 

 

 

I had such a hard time choosing just one thing from Couture Cottage.  I also ended up picking up this dress too.  If you are local they are located at Jefferson Pointe.  If you aren’t local you are in luck!  Just follow them on Instagram and comment sold, and fill out the Social Shop form on their site to get items shipped to you.

 

 

In looking towards Christmas and New Year’s Eve I have already began outfit planning.  I have a few pieces that I have ordered and cannot wait to style!  What is your go to looks for the holidays?

 

 

 

 

Femininity and Masculinity

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein || Pants: Loft || Sandals: Old || Hat: Target || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Sunglasses: Loft ||

 

For a long time I resisted adding camo to my closet.  I wasn’t sure if the pattern was something I would feel comfortable in.  I tend to like more feminine and girly pieces.  To take a leap I added a camo top to my closet last year and I was surprised at how much I liked it!  I found that I loved wearing it with layers for fall.  Since I liked my top so much I have been debating adding a pair of camo pants and jacket to my closet.

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Shein and contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When Loft came out with these camo pants I knew I had to add them to my closet!  Loft is my go to for pants especially the Julie Fit.  They are made for a more curvy body style, and I find that they fit so well!  I do not have the normal gap at the waste band that I have in other pants.    Since I have gotten these I have been also debating the jacket.

 

I received these pants right about the same time that I received this top from Shein.  I decided that I wanted to mix some felinity with the masculinity feel of these pants.  This entire look makes me happy!  I felt super feminine and put together!  I love the cold shoulder top and the flowiness that is very feminine.  The contrast between the two help make this look fit my style.

 

 

To help pull this look together I added some simple accessories.  Since I wore this look to run errands with my kids I kept all the pieces delicate.  I wanted to make sure the outfit stood out not the accessories.  I look forward to styling these camo pants more into the fall!  How do you wear yours?

 

 

Hot Summer Nights

 

 

Outfit Details || Top:  Lane201 || Shorts:  Loft || Tote:  c/o Vera Bradley || Hat:  Target || Sunglasses:  Loft || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Shoes:  Macy’s ||

 

We just recently returned home from a trip to the Keys in Florida!  We had an amazing trip with lots of great memories.   I tried to do a capsule wardrobe, but I found even with the limited items I brought I didn’t wear half of what I packed!  We stayed mostly in our swimsuits and went to the beach, except for dinner in the evening.   Many of the restaurants we went to were outside so it was fun to dress for the hot summer nights!

 

 

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When I found this top at Lane 201 I knew that it was the perfect top for the keys!  I love the way that a white top helps enhance a sun-kissed look!   The lace, ruffles, and off the shoulder top had the feminine detailing that I have been loving this summer.  To help make this look a little more casual I added my favorite pair of distressed denim shorts from  Loft.

 

One of the evenings that we went out to dinner we visited a restaurant that had a pool!  This was the perfect thing to keep my boys entertained while we waited on our table.  Knowing that I needed beach towels and sunscreen, my Vera Bradley tote was the perfect accessory.  I was able to carry everything I needed for the boys along with my wallet!.

 

 

I threw on my hat, sunglasses, and kept my accessories simple with my favorite pair of Kendra Scott earrings.  Since I packed light I only took two pairs of sandals with me.  One being these from Macy’s.  They are currently under $20, and have been a closet staple this summer!  It was the perfect outfit to sit out by the pool while waiting on our table.  The fruity drink also didn’t hurt!  What do you like to wear on hot summer nights?