$15 Pleather Leggings

Details: Charter Club Cashmere Sweater / Gap Factory Leggings / Sam Edelman Flats (Similar)

We’re officially back into the swing of things. Our Christmas decorations have been taken down and carefully stored away for next year, and it’s our first full week back after the holidays. How are you holding up? I’m doing surprisingly well, considering. Although I’m always one of those people who is eager to start the new year and set new goals. And the weather hasn’t been as terrible as it normally is around this time of year, which makes it a lot better.

I found these leggings while Christmas shopping for $20. Now they’re down to $15! I’ve been wanting to try out pleather leggings for a while, and I have to say I really like them. They’re great for adding a little something extra to everyday outfits or updating any of your old wardrobe staples. I think they’re best paired with long tunics and preppy sweaters and shoes that balance out their edgy look (unlike the leopard print ones I’m wearing here!).

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Floral Print, Black and White

Target cardigan via Goodwill / Gap shirt  and jeans / Nine West shoes via TJ Maxx / Michael Kors watch and cuff 

This floral print cardigan paired with this black and white stripe makes me think of flowers against a cast iron fence. These two things create a contrast yet look so good together. Black and floral print is a great way to wear florals for an updated and edgier look. However, nothing can look too edgy with a ruffled collar and bow-tie heels.

I hope you all had a great weekend and an even better Mother’s Day. I am lucky to say I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. Also, the Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show was a great success. I will be providing a recap later this week. So keep your eyes peeled for fashion show goodness.

Sweet Details

Details: Loft sweater / Blank NYC corduroys via TJ Maxx / Halogen boots via Nordstrom 

Don’t mind the red, white and blue balloons in the background. They are left over from our Opening Ceremonies party this past weekend. I am completely obsessed with everything Olympics. Even my hair do for this pic is inspired by figure skater Ashley Wagner (tutorial to come later).

I wore this outfit for a birthday dinner and drinks. I love how the simple black lines on this sweater and off white color are a great compliment to almost anything. Since the polar vortex is still upon us, I opted for my cranberry corduroys and riding boots. I can’t wait to wear this same sweater with skinny jeans and heals or a pencil skirt when it gets a little warmer. The sweet bow and puckered shoulders add such a subtle feminine touch. This sweater would make a great addition to any Valentine’s Day outfit.

You didn’t think I’d let you miss out on a skating pose pic, did you?

Throwback Thursday Outfit: Burgundy Jeans

With the weekend almost here I wanted to revisit an outfit that I wore last year around this time. I still love this color combination and how the outfit can be dressed up or dressed down with just a quick shoe change. The verdict is still out on these Target pants that get loose after several hours of wear. What are you wearing/doing this weekend?

Details: Gap sweater / Target jeans / Wanted Royalty boots via Piperlime / TJ Maxx necklace / Nine West heels

I bought these burgundy jeans as soon as August got here. Burgundy jeans for fall felt like the right addition to my wardrobe, which is filled with a lot of navy, white, black and gray. With all of those choices, I still wanted to challenge myself a little more with an interesting color combination. I thought these similar hues would really compliment each other. The sweater helps to tie in the turquoise while making it pop at the same time.

Just for fun, I wanted to show you this outfit dressed down with boots and dressed up slightly with leopard print heels. My only peeve with these jeans is how they get really loose after only a couple of hours of wear. Oh well! It’s to the dryer for them!

Weekend Wear: Striped Cardigan and Corduroy Pants

 Details: Marshalls cardigan, lace tank and pants / Pavement necklace / Old Navy boots

Reason #355 why I love fall: I get to wear these corduroy pants. They feel so sumptuous and warm, and the dark maroon is the perfect romantic statement for fall. The girly lace tank mixed with the tough suede boots, as well the stripes in unexpected colors make the look more interesting. I feel like this outfit is a great mix of playful and serious and can easily transition from visiting pumpkin patches during the day to drinking pumpkin beers at night. As if there was anything else to do? If we are brave enough we might try to watch the Conjuring this weekend and we will be picking out our annual giant pumpkins for carving. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Casual Friday Maxi Dress

OK. Let’s be real. This dress is more of an attempt to be comfortable on Casual Friday than it is an attempt to be fashionable. It’s that decision you make as you are staring at your closet on Friday morning wondering if you should wear pants or not. Clearly not pants in the form of a dress or skirt wins, especially in the summer. I did make some effort to be edgy by pairing it with this awesome military-style jacket. I like the mix of dressy and tough. The jacket lends itself to this kind of styling with its puckered shoulders and peplum waist. This isn’t the first time I’ve stretched this jacket’s use. Here I am wearing this jacket with a silk shirt to work.

Do you like mixing structured and feminine pieces?

Details:
H&M Consignment Jacket
Forever 21 Maxi Dress
Old Navy Shoes
Ray Ban Wayfarers
Riley Necklace

White Pants and a Bright Top

Paris Blue via TJ Maxx pants / Jones New York sandals (Avalon) / Gap sweater / J.Crew necklace / Old Navy blouse / Michael Kors watch (gift) / Ray Ban wayfarers (purchased with Amazon gift card

Ok so white is probably the most obvious choice when it comes to styling with bright colors. Just because it’s obvious does not make it any less of a good idea. Also bright colors and whites are easy to pair with all of the other accoutrements of summer such as tan sandals and gold accessories. I decided to wear a navy blue cardigan with the combo to tone it down and contrast the green a bit. It’s getting to be that time of year when you can walk everywhere and you almost don’t need a coat, except for last Friday when we walked home from dinner and the temperature made a swift and drastic change. This brings me to my favorite detail of white pants: they keep you warm while still looking dressy. And the cats out of the bag!