Thursday, June 27, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Skirt: Warehouse
Bracelet: BaubleBar
Ring: BaubleBar
Clutch: ASOS

I have been searching for the perfect navy blouse for so long.  Finding this one seemed ideal; it's so inky it's almost black, but it is very sheer.  In my rush of excitement at finding it, I thought it would be simple to find the perfect pencil skirt to pair with it.  It took almost as long to find the skirt in just the right color and with some texture.  White accents in the accessories are so much fresher for a summer look and are vaguely nautical here, but you could also go with some orange if you feel the need for more color.  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Casual Outfit of the Day

Dress: Rag & Bone
Cardigan: Helmut Lang
Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelet: JewelMint
Sandals: Rachel Zoe

For me, there is no better outfit on a summer's day than a loose-fitting dress, and this one takes the typical nautical stripes and updates them with a hint of a thin gray stripe in between.  It's casual, cool, and comfortable with a pair of metallic sandals, but you can easily add a thin layer if you are in an area where it cools off in the evening.  The bracelet adds color and texture, and I love the unique hint of the tassel hanging down.  

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Skirt: Reiss
Bracelets: All JewelMint
Shoes: Tory Burch

I know you've probably seen this outfit before, but the combination of the chambray shirt and the brocade skirt is one of my favorites and just never gets old to me.  Taking a piece that you would normally expect to not be wearable everyday and pairing it with pieces that bring it down to a daywear level while still looking realistic is one of my favorite things to do with a wardrobe.  We invest in so many pieces that don't get their fair share of wear.  Wouldn't it be better to invest in pieces that can go both ways?  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Office Outfit of the Day

Earrings: JewelMint
Dress: Reiss
Shoes: Oscar De La Renta (On sale for an incredible price)
Hair Serum: Living Proof

I know how easy it is to fall into the routine of jeans on casual Friday, but how much more pulled together would you be with an outfit like this?  And I don't know about you, but sitting behind a desk or in a meeting in jeans all day is just not comfortable to me.  All of these pieces are great standard classics, which won't go out of style, yet all are available for a great price.  A classic example of spending a little bit more on quality pieces that you won't have to replace.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Casual Outfit of the Day

Blouse: Reiss
Jeans: Frame Denim
Necklace: JewelMint
Bracelets: BaubleBar

I only recently got on board the boyfriend jean trend, but now I'm thoroughly in love with them.  Comfortable and slouchy, they do need to be paired with more feminine pieces to keep them from becoming sloppy.  

Friday, June 14, 2013

Date Night Outfit of the Day

Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelet: JewelMint
Bag: Coach
Shoes: BCBGMaxAzria

June has arrived and so has wedding, graduation, and party season.  It seems like every time I turn around, I'm on my way to another event.  If you have an evening wedding, especially if some part of it is outdoors, this lovely one-shoulder dress is perfect for the warm evenings and is a great cut if you've been working out and seen success on your arms but still have some tummy/hips to hide.  The JewelMint bracelet picks up the colors from the dress, and the cobalt blue of the BaubleBar earrings is a great pop of color against the face.  If you'd like to order the bracelet, you can follow the link directly to join JewelMint, but if you'd prefer to not join, please send me an email, and you can purchase individual pieces directly.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

MintStyle June Catalog

My husband got me hooked on Game of Thrones, but he's more emotionally attached to it than I am.  He walked around in a daze for a few days after last Sunday's episode saying, "What just happened?  Wait, what?  Now what?"  In one of those coincidences, I received the MintStyle catalog for June a few days later and saw pieces that seem to make a nod to the show.

The Draco necklace on the cover is inspired by dragons, and the Rebel Love ring (below) reminds me of something that a warrior's lady would wear.

You can use this link to become a member of JewelMint and receive personalized recommendations every month.  If you like an item in the catalog but don't want to become a member, you can email me directly at to place an order.  

Friday, June 7, 2013

Empowering Women Through Transition

I'm privileged to be part of an amazing workshop happening later this month in Pasadena.  I'd be thrilled to meet some of you if you are in the area.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Casual Outfit of the Day

Dress: Reiss
Earrings: BaubleBar
Necklace: Mint Style
Shoes: Coach

I have completely jumped on the all white train.  There is something about it that seems so fresh this year.  I usually find it too close to ice cream man territory, but layering and a chunkier shoe keeps it light but practical at the same time.  This is such a versatile outfit perfect for a casual Friday at work, lunch and shopping with friends, a daytime outfit while away for the weekend or a day to night look for a date.