Ode to Kate Spade

Hopefully this doesn’t come off as supercilious, but this look makes me think of a Kate Spade ad. I can’t say that I was directly thinking of Kate Spade when I put this outfit together, but the classic black pants and heels with the bright pop of color and stripes are undoubtedly similar to the playful chic balance that Kate Spade strikes. I absolutely adore the ruffle collar of this blouse, and up until this point, I had a hard time pairing it with the cardigans in my closet because they were either cropped or not meant to be worn with a long sleeve shirt. Not to mention the blouse is loose fitting so it was hard to layer something over it. I had originally purchased this blouse on major clearance from Gap and didn’t really think of its drawbacks. This peach cardigan with plenty of room for layering was the perfect match! I guess that just means that you can never have too many cardigans.
NY&Co. cardigan; Gap blouse; James Jeans Twiggy Black Cat jeggings; Nine West shoes; J.Crew jewelry; Worthington pearl earrings
P.S. Thanks for all of the love yesterday on my 1,000 post! 

Navy, black and tan

I am skipping right past day 21. That will come later in the week for my guest post. So I am moving right on to day 22. I think it’s interesting that a couple of months ago I was debating whether or not to purchase this blazer at the thrift store for under $5. After taking it home and sending it to the dry cleaner it looked like new and during this challenge it has become a staple in my wardrobe. And yes those are black jeans. The old rules about wearing navy and black have pretty much been forgotten. The warm hue of these boots really brings the colors together. With such a neutral palette, I thought it was the right time to break out the Nars Heatwave lipstick.
Thrifted Evan Piccone blazer; Old Navy top; James Jeans Twiggy Black Cat leggings; Wanted Royalty boots; Nars Heatwave lipstick

Weekend update 30 for 30 challenge


Day 19: Target turtleneck; American Eagle jeans; Banana Republic necklace, Nine West shoes
Day 20: J.Crew cardigan; H&M top: James Jeans; Gap city flats; Nars Heatwave lipstick

Happy Monday all! I hope you have today off from work. I do and I am loving every minute of it. Sleeping in, coffee, and reading my favorite blogs…couldn’t be more perfect. I just wanted to check in with my weekend outfits for the 30 for 30 challenge. I basically lived in skinny jeans so sorry for the lack of variation. I took my first ballet class in years on Friday night and we celebrated my mom and aunt’s (her twin sister) birthday with tacos and birthday sombreros (Vicky Cristina Barcelona soundtrack is great background music for a party). Also, the Oscars are this weekend. I can’t wait for that! I will be posting my ballot for you to see sometime this week, and I would really love it if you could weigh in. And I will be guest posting on another blog so stay tuned for that. Enjoy your week!

Twiggy Black Cat

Thanks to Taylor from Sterling Style and James Jeans, I had the chance to peruse the online selection of the LA-based jeans designer. I had a hard time narrowing down my choices, which included the skinny green cargos, very on trend right now, and the dark wash leggings, but in the end I chose these Twiggy Black Cat jean leggings. I chose these because I wanted exactly what the name infers, that 60s look. Something that would look good paired with ballet flats dressed down or with high heels for the dressier occasion. When they arrived they could not have been more perfect in color, fit, and style. They are not so overly stretchy that they loose their shape after too much wear, but they seem to have the right amount of give in the right places. I have never felt so comfortable in a pair of skinnies or jeggings as people call them. I am feeling very 60s with them on. Andy Warhol would be proud.
Cashmere turtleneck (gift); The Limited necklace; Ray Ban Wayfarers; James Jeans leggings; Nine West shoes