Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Coat: Gryphon
Bag: Alchimia
Belt: Prada
Bangles: BaubleBar

I've been lusting after this trench for months now.  My only option has been to build outfits around it.  Today I dressed it up for work with a shift dress, pumps and a statement belt.  Although the dress looks very white in this picture, it's actually close to the same bag as the bag.  The bangles add a simple little bit of flash without being too bold.  

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Shoes: Bagllerina
Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelet: Made Her Think
Bag: Asos

I'm very inspired lately by ladylike, Edwardian-inspired fashion.  I'm loving every high-collared blouse with lace inserts that I see.  This one is especially nice because of the color and the price.  The simple and delicate earrings and bracelet are a perfect match.  The bag is ladylike but modern at the same time, and some days you simply have to wear flats.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Date Night Outfit of the Day

Skirt: Moschino
Boots: Apepazza
Necklace: BaubleBar
Belt: Reiss

I strongly follow the philosophy of mixing high and low.  If I'm going to invest in a high-end piece, I make sure it's not too terribly trendy but that it has interesting details.  I also firmly believe in looking for a bargain especially for pieces that I'm not going to wear routinely.  I scanned right past this skirt because I thought it was a little too flashy until I saw the ruffle detail on the back.  Because of the glitz of the fabric, I wanted to pair it with more structured pieces and keep the accessories from going over the top.  

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelet: BaubleBar

This is one of those great day to evening out outfits when you want to meet a girlfriend for a drink after a hard day or you are meeting that special someone for a mid-week date.  I love how the draping on the dress covers any imperfections in the mid-section.  The jewelry is bold but not too bold for a day at the office, and the shoes put a bright spin on an office classic.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Casual Outfit of the Day

Turtleneck: Reiss
Sleeveless Cardigan: Diane von Furstenberg
Pants: Marni
Earrings: BaubleBar

I love layers - if they are done right.  Putting on too many overly bulky items just adds more bulk.  We all want to cover our less than flattering areas, but layering is an art.  The key here is that you can see all of the elements of the layering from the turtleneck on the bottom of the stack to the coat worn open over it all.  The button earrings aren't overly fussy and the booties have a heel that isn't too narrow to provide stability and comfort.  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Date Night Outfit of the Day

Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelet: Banana Republic

I love when you can use pieces for a variety of different purposes.  This dress can be used not only on date night, but paired with a blazer, it could work for a casual day at the office; worn with a cardigan, tights and flat boots, it would make a great casual, shopping outfit.  I've been loving metallic almost mirror-like silver pumps lately, but I have yet to find a good-looking reasonably priced pair.  Until then, this satin pair is a good stand in.  Winter bare legs can always use a little glow, and this Nars Illuminator isn't like a self-tanner; it adds some glow without the orange streaks.