Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Something Blue"

I attended a gorgeous wedding yesterday. (Congrats to the lovely couple!)  My outfit was inspired by a popular wedding phrase, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue". My clutch is an old purchase from my days when I worked at Charlotte Russe.  My dress is new (well, I hadn't worn it, even though it was purchased last year) and blue. And....the sock I used to form the bun in my hair was borrowed from an old boyfriend and it "somehow" found it's way in my sock drawer permanently LOL. (Because it's such a long trouser sock, I figured it would make a great bun stuffer!) I'm so happy I finally got to wear this dress because I'd been dying to wear it.  Plus, it's a perfect example of the type of clothing I am starting to gravitate towards- bold or black, and simple with a twist.

**Me- Dress: Nicole by Nicole Miller (JCP); Shoes: Payless; Clutch: Charlotte Russe

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Peter Pilotto Print


 When this Target/designer collab with Peter Pilotto launched in February, it was way too cold to even attempt to wear this skirt-even with tights (which to me, would have taken away from the print).  So, I told myself I would wait until spring....and I ended up waiting so long that I forgot I purchased it!  Anyways, I really loved the matching top and skirt combo that the model has on, but the shirt sold out super quick :(  And because I didn't end up wearing it until the dead of summer, I guess it worked out that I didn't get the top.

 ***Me- Top: Guess; Skirt: Peter Pilotto for Target; Bag: Cato; Shoes: Payless

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Periwinkle Pretty

So this is another color I don't come across often, periwinkle.  It's really quite gorgeous.  I don't normally like blue/purple and pink together (reminds me of babies).
 However, it didn't look so juvenile the way Emmy Rossum (whose style I love as much as I love Jessica Alba's) paired it, so I added a pink clutch as well.

**Me- Top: Forever 21; Bottoms and Necklace: Sears; Bag: JCP

Photo Credit: Instyle

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Marigold, Mustard, and a Dash of Pomegranate

So it's no surprise how much I love Instyle for their dressing tips.  Instyle has this color book (and app) that tells you what colors look good paired together and it's really been my go-to for trying to mix new color schemes and utilize all the clothing I have in my closet (always looking for different ways to wear things-gotta make the most of money spent!).

I really love marigold but it's not a color I come across very often.  The marigold dress that I am wearing fits a bit weird (like a mix of static cling and being a size too large...) so for the past two years, I have been using it as a bathing suit cover-up.  This time I wore it to work and using the suggested color pairings, added a white vest and pomegranate (red is what most call it lol) belt.  Though mustard wasn't a suggested color to add, I did, and I think it worked :)

**Me- Dress and Vest: Forever 21; Belt: Target; Shoes: Arturo Chiang; Bag: Steve Madden

 Photo Credit: Instyle