Friday, November 30, 2012

Side-Striped Trousers

So I was definitely in a rush to get to work yesterday morning and nothing in my closet was jumping out at me.  I wanted to be warm enough to stand the 33 degree temperature in the a.m., but not so warm that I couldn't deal with the sun and eventual expected high of 64 degrees.  I remembered a photo I saw of Olivia Palermo walking her dog and wearing a simple yet chic outfit consisting of a black sweater and side-striped trousers.  I love the fact that it looked like it took her less than 5 minutes to get dressed and she still managed to stay on trend with the trousers and look exceptionally cute while walking her dog.  So I grabbed a black sweater, my side-striped trouser (which I purchased before this trend became big), stepped in my flats, threw on a scarf (all of which took me about 5 minutes to do), and headed out the door.  Lifesaver :)  I provided side views because you can't really tell they have a stripe if you're looking just in front and all the other poses were not working :)
me: sweater-Charlotte Russe; trousers-Express; flats-Charlotte Russe; scarf-Charlotte Russe

Friday, November 23, 2012

Channeling Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo is the inspiration for today's outfit.  I think she's one of the best dressed celebs out there.  She has a knack for putting unexpected pieces, colors, and prints together.  She makes it work and it always looks effortlessly chic.  Here is Ms. Palermo putting together yellow, green,  and gray-colors I love but would never think to wear at once.
This outfit drew me in because I'm a sucker for colors, even in the fall/winter months.  I decided to put together a similar look in colors a bit more "fall appropriate".  I have to say, I was quite pleased with the results :)

Me: blazer-Forever 21; gray tee-Charlotte Russe; cami- Charlotte Russe; jeans-Forever 21; heels-BCBGeneration; bag-Rave

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Trying Out Red & Olive

Trying Out Red & Olive

The two outfits featured in today's post are both inspired by outfits featured in Instyle Magazine (one of my favorite magazines!).  I first noticed the "Neutral-Know-How" color book in an  issue back in April and liked how the color book showed different color schemes one may not think to pair together.  I then saw it again when I came across Instyle's feature, "Inspired by Instyle" back in August.  The girl they featured had camo pants with a red lace top and I loved it.  The other outfit I came across with this color scheme came from Instyle's October 2012's "28 Days of Amazing Outfits" article. The colors looked good together in that look as well, so I decided I would give olive and red a try.  Though I've seen red and green together (mostly around Christmas), I've never thought to put it together.  I normally wear these camo leggings with beiges and olives, and the safari jacket was sitting in a bin in my house waiting to be dropped off at the Goodwill!!  I wasn't feeling bold enough to wear a red top, so I opted for red accessories-a bag and earrings (which you may not be able to see in my pic).  Overall, I would say I like these colors together.

me- leggings:Target; sweater: Wetseal; button-up:Charlotte Russe; jacket:Bebe; boots: Cathy Jean; bag:Jessica Simpson; earrings:Charlotte Russe

me-top-Rainbow; jacket:Charlotte Russe; jeans:Urban Outfitters; boots: Target; bag:Rainbow

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Denim on Denim

 Denim on Denim

Today's post is inspired by a blog I came across while searching for leggings on's website.  The blog, Jane Says... did a post called "Inspiration Gallery: Denim."  Now normally when I've worn my denim shirts in the past, they've always been worn as a coverup over other items.  However, in this picture, I love that the girl decided to wear a blazer as her coverup piece and dress it up a bit more.  (I absolutely looovvee that bag she's carrying.)  It made her look very casual but dressy at the same time. 

Me: denim shirt-Forever 21; blazer-Sears; Jeans-TJ Maxx; Scarf-Harmony Lane; Bag-Steve Madden; Heels-Dorothy Perkins

Orange Peplum Top

Orange Peplum Top

I'm really liking the peplum trend right now.  Earlier this year, I saw this image of Beyonce in an orange colored peplum dress from Antonio Berardi Fall 2012.  It instantly caught my eye because the color was so gorgeous and peplum is just so flattering.  As odd as it may seem, I was more obsessed with finding a top in a similar color and style than finding a similar dress. (I just didn't think the whole look would work for me).  I found this top (which is mustard colored) from Foreign Exchange.  I paired it with ankle cut trousers by French Connection for Sears, and Carlos Santana wedged peep toes.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Look

For Halloween, I wanted to wear something with a Halloween touch, but still look like you can wear it any day of the week.






Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's outfit helped me achieve the exact amount of "touch" I was looking for.

Me: Jacket-Express; Tee-Forever 21; Blazer-Sears; Jeans-Levi's; Boots-Target; Sunglasses-RayBan

Floral Pants

Black Orchid Denim $167

Jessica Alba is my inspiration hands down for denim looks!!  I can assure you that a lot of these posts will feature her.  I brought these floral pants a while back but didn't quite know what I could pair them with in my closet.  I like how Jessica Alba paired hers with a white shirt, and the oxblood colored boots are gorgeous and really make her outfit pop. 

Vintage Floral Skinny Jean $39.50

I decided to dress mine up a bit so I added a rose colored blazer and gray boots to bring out some of the colors in the pants.