Details: J.Crew blouse (on sale for $30!) / Land’s End Canvas skirt / Loft tights / Franco Sarto boots via Nordstrom / Gap sweater / Stella & Dot earrings
I had been eying this beautifully bedazzled blouse at J.Crew since fall. When it went on sale around Christmas time, I said “Thank you, Universe!” I love that it adds just enough sparkle to this work outfit without being overwhelming. It doesn’t require much accessorizing either. I wore it with simple, silver Stella & Dot studs. Since the blouse is a deep navy, I thought it would pop well against this red skirt. To temper the color blocking, I wore a neutral sweater.
How do you style embellishments during the day?
Target cardigan / Old Navy blouse / J.Crew necklace via eBay / the Limited pants / Jones New York shoes via Avalon
These dress pants came along with one of my first suit purchases for work. I have had them for quite some time. Despite the versatility they provide, I am always stuck trying to figure out how to wear them in a new and interesting way. Over the weekend I hung my summer clothes in my closet, so when I saw this bright blue cardigan and purple blouse hanging next to each other, I knew they would be perfectly off set by the neutral color of these pants. I couldn’t resist adding my favorite statement necklace to the mix.
Forever 21 top / Loft skirt / Jones New York sandals / Riley necklace / Ray Ban wayfarers
Maybe it’s the amazing 80 degree temps that we have had here in Appalachia or possibly Cinco de Mayo, but I had a serious need for color. I was also catching dinner and a movie with the boy after work when I wore this so I wanted something a little less work-esque. This pair is one of my favorite color combos. A bright orange-red and a hot pink always make me think of a more tropical locale, specifically the colorful buildings and houses in the Caribbean. I feel like these colors are always best accompanied by brown summer sandals and gold jewelry. How do you wear this combo?
With all of the talk about colors lately, I thought I’d take a stab at mixing and matching. I was completely inspired by Jentine of My edit who made me aware of the powerful color combo sitting in my closet waiting to be worn. I honestly didn’t think this combo of colors would be so electrifyingly bright. At work people were blocking their eyes as I walked past them in our bland beige office. What I didn’t realize before I tried this trend was how much one color really plays off the other. The colors combined make each other look much brighter. I wish I would have had one more neutral piece to tone down the brightness of this outfit.
I was going to wear this for the Dressed event I talked about earlier in the week. It was a mildly warm day—around 50 degrees—when all of the sudden we got a freak snow storm. This outfit no longer seemed appropriate so I changed into the gray top I was wearing and my Hunter Wellingtons. See what I mean about spring in Cleveland?
Thrifted top; H&M pants; BR necklace; Candies via Kohl’s shoes