Work Wear Wednesday: 2.8.18

Outfit Details || Dress: Amazon || Vest: Similar || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Boots: Nordstrom ||

I feel like it has been forever since I have done a Work Wear Wednesday Post!  When I wore this look a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to dedicate a post solely to this outfit.  There are so many things about this outfit that I absolutely love that I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  Unfortunately, life got crazy and I am finally getting around to it!

I found this faux fur vest right before Christmas at Von Maur and I knew I had to have it.  When I first found it though it was a bit more than I wanted to spend.  My waiting paid off and I needed up getting it for less than $40!  After searching on Pinterest for some ways to wear this vest, I realized that I did not have a black swing dress!  Insert horrified gasp here!  I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have one.

When I think of closet staples a black swing dress always comes to mind.  My friend Amanda, also known as @abc_mom_style, found these amazing short-sleeved swing dresses on Amazon.  They fit perfectly and they even have pockets!  I mean come on any dress that has pockets is a must in my book!  I ended up searching to see if they have a long-sleeved version and I was so excited to see that they did!  At less than $20 you cannot go wrong with this dress!  What is a closet staple for you?

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Top 5 2018 Fashion Trends

 

Each year I look forward  to seeing what the new fashion trends will be.  Every site has a different idea of what will be in for the upcoming year.  I have been working on this post for quite a while cultivating a list of the top fashion trends for 2018.  Some of the trends are carried over from 2017, and I have to say that I am not mad about it!  Many of the lists I found for the top trends had different items listed, but I choose trends that kept reappearing to focus on!  I would love to hear what you think about the ones that I have chosen to include!  Are you loving or hating the year’s trends?

 

Shades of Purple

 

Sequins/sparkle

 

Shoes with embellishments

 

60’s Floral

 

Statement Earrings

 

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Work Wear Wednesday 11.18.17: Buffalo Plaid

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Shein || Scarf: Similar || Leggings: Loft || Boots: Amazon || Earrings:  Kendra Scott ||

 

This holiday season I seem to be drawn to red and green!  I have looked back at my Instagram feed over the last few weeks, and it is all I have worn!  I think this is the first holiday season I have worn these colors as much as I have!  In keeping with my red theme I decided to see if I could style this buffalo plaid dress from Shein for work.  Nothing says Christmas more as buffalo plaid!

 

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I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I received it from Shein.  The fabric is thicker which is perfect for our cold winter.  The quality of this dress is really well done, and the fit is perfect.  For reference I got a medium in this dress.

 

To mix up the look of this dress I decided to try some pattern mixing.  I could have gone with my normal mix of leopard and buffalo plaid, but I decided to try mixing two different plaids.  I liked how the larger window pane pattern mixed with the smaller buffalo plaid.  What made this work was the difference size of patterns and colors.  The black tied the whole look together, but the white helped make it stand out.  I cut this scarf in half to make sure that it did not feel so overwhelming.  You can read here how I cut my blanket scarves.

To finish off this look, I wanted to wear these fun boots by Same Edelman that I got last year.  I love the fun pattern on the back along with the studded design.  It helps create an edge to any look, plus they always get me so many compliments!  I have also received a few snide remarks if they are used as a weapon.

I definitely want to try this dress again with leopard pieces since it is such an easy way to pattern mix.  How would you wear this dress?

 

Holiday Sparkle

Outfit Details || Top: Similar || Skirt: Ann Taylor || Necklace: Similar || Shoes: Clarks via Amazon ||

There is something about a gold sequined skirt that screams holidays to me!  I have been on the search for the perfect one for the last few years, but haven’t been able to find one.  I order a sequined pencil skirt from Loft earlier this year, but unfortunately my body shape is not meant for pencil skirts.  I have a little too much in the hip section to be able to pull it off.  I ordered this olive-green one and loved the color!

 

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One evening I saw that Ann Taylor had half off and free shipping I decided to take a look around online.  Thankfully I did, because I found this gorgeous sequined skirt.  I don’t normally shop online at Ann Taylor since the prices are a bit above what I normally spend, but this was too good to pass up.

I also liked that this skirt was made in a regular and curvy fit.  I decided to go with the curvy fit, because of my hips in a size 4.  After trying the size 4 I think I could have sized down to a 2 in this fit.  This skirt has a zipper in the back, but has a bit of an elastic waist that has some give.  In the regular cut a 4, I am sure would have been perfect.

I had so many ideas on how I wanted to style this skirt, that I had troubles choosing which look I wanted to start wear first.    With the holidays though I decided to wear buffalo plaid first.  I loved how this look turned out!  The buffalo plaid helped make this look a little more casual.  As a teacher I can get away with looks like this at work.  The kids love when you wear fun pieces like this skirt.   One of my favorite part of my days is lunch duty and the kids tell me what they love about my outfit.  It is fun to talk fashion with all the mini fashionistas!

For Christmas Eve dinner I am going to try to style this skirt with this lace top from Target.  I think the high waist of this skirt will work with the crop top look.  I haven’t tried it together to see if it works, but if not I will have plenty of other options.  How would you style this skirt?

 

Work Wear Wednesday 12.13.17: Winter Florals

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Boots: Similar || Necklace: c/o Sugar Fix || Earrings: Kendra Scott

 

Anyone else surprised by how much they love florals?  Up until the last year or so I was never a huge fan of florals.  Once though I found ones I liked there was no turning back.  I have florals for summer, spring, and fall.  When I saw this dress from Outer Grace Boutique I fell in love with the winter colors that this dress offered.  The print is gorgeous and not over powering.  My favorite part about this dress is the pockets!  Any dress or skirt that has pockets I have a hard time resisting.

 

 

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As with most dresses that I wear I added a long cardigan.  This one is from Outer Grace too.  They have the best selection of cardigans of all lengths, colors, and patterns.  This one is a high low style that is a gorgeous burgundy color.  I love these cardigans so much I have one in mustard yellow and red also.  You can see how I styled them on Instagram!

 

 

For work I tend to gravitative towards dresses and leggings.  They are so comfortable and still look great.  I find dresses even more comfortable than jeans.  I know some people absolutely love jeans and would rather wear them than anything else.  Ever since we have been able to only wear jeans with spirit wear at work I find myself only wearing jeans on the weekends.  A lot of times on Fridays I find myself dressing up instead of dressing down.  Does anyone else feel this way?