You might recognize those black bowed Steve Madden heels from a few style posts ago. They are so adorable, I always find myself reaching for them when I need a fun staple.
I like to keep my hair pulled back at work to keep stray hairs out of my face so I can see and be productive! For years, this easy ‘poof’ has been my usual. It keeps my shorter layers in place, but stays relaxed with the the rest of my hair left down in loose waves.
For chilly nights, or if you’d like a little extra coverage, add a cute coverup to your outfit. Sometimes I like to ditch the traditional blazer or jacket in favor of a button-down collared shirt like this one from Banana Republic. It keeps your look a little more relaxed for casual date nights.
Skirt: Sample Sale, Shoes: Vera Wang; Nordstrom, Shirt: Banana Republic, Purse: Coach }}
Which one is your favorite?!
Who doesn’t love Turquoise accessories?! Today I paired my favorite color with a strapless coral romper. Coral seems to be trending in all categories right now from apparel, to home decor, to wedding stationary.
The silhouette has a slight Grecian feel with it’s crossover skirt and the loose drape of the strapless top. To keep a dress like this from looking oversized, add a belt to give definition to your waist. Not only is it more flattering, but it’s a great way to tie in your shoes or accessories to complete your overall look.
You’ve probably noticed the return of the one-piece the past few seasons. At first I didn’t pay much attention to them, but after finding this one on sale, I finally jumped on the bandwagon! It’s perfect for those of us who may have just now started their post-winter/christmas/birthday workouts….whoops!
I used to think one-piece swimsuits were super unflattering due to my somewhat short torso, but the cut-outs on this particular style add the illusion of length. Gotta love that!
Not only are they way more comfy than their two-pieced friends, but they also offer a little extra coverage (some more than others) and peace of mind for a more active day at the pool or beach. Swimming, beach volleyball, or just strolling along the water are all worry-free with the security and coverage of a one-piece. I’m hooked!
I love all the great details of this dress. The hi-low hem, the bright flowers, and the well-constructed silhouette all make this a fun alternative to your average LBD. And how cute is the button-down center front?! It’s one of the unexpected details that make this piece so unique!
The freshwater pearls might just be my favorite part of this outfit. An anniversary present from Chris, I’m always looking for new ways to wear it! The full length of the necklace is over 8ft feet long (!!!), giving you a ton of options when choosing how to style it.
For this look I chose to create a layered look by wrapping the pearls at varying lengths. Along with the classic black pumps, the pearls elevate this would-be casual dress to an elegant night out ensemble.
I decided to modernize Sandy’s look by switching out the leather pants in favor of this high-waisted, form fitting grey skirt. I kept the big curls but brought them up to date with a middle part and textured strands.
I love all shades of turquoise. From the bluest of blues to aqua and mint, I can’t get enough!
This Tuesday Christopher wanted to take me out to happy hour at one of our favorite Beverly Hills spots, Scarpetta (more about this hot spot here).
Getting into the spring mindset, I felt like rockin’ some floral and bright colors. This cute top from Anthropologie works great for happy hour with its wrap-around style and flirty peplum silhouette.
The bright red flowers add sophistication to the mint turquoise, making it age appropriate and ideal for daytime or a night out. I went ahead and risked being a little matchy-matchy with my shoes in favor of accentuating this amazing shade of turquoise/mint. Add in a classic black purse to round out the look and a cute leather jacket for chilly nights.
One of my favorite sweaters is a Free People gem I found on sale ($30!) at Nordstrom Rack. I’m in love with the intricate detail at the neckline. The lace and gem stones make this top truly unique and so fun to wear.
An off-white sweater goes with everything, and can be worked into every season. Although it’s sweater status could make it seem more like a fall or winter item, I actually have more fun pairing it with skirts and bright colors for spring and summer.
If you have an off-white sweater you love, here are a few fun ideas on how to style it!
This first look is super relaxed and casual. The neutral of the off-white sweater works great with any color jean. From true blue denim to light pink, as shown here, the simplicity is what really makes this work. I like to pair this outfit with neutral accessories to keep the focus on the pop of color in the denim.
Next is what I like to call the sophisticated prep-school look. Paired with a collared shirt, it dresses up the casual sweater with a relaxed, untucked feel. Add in a leather skirt for a little edge and a bright accessory to keep it fun and flirty.
The last look is ultra feminine and pretty. The solid neutral of the sweater lets you play with a variety of patterns when choosing your skirt. This pleated floral number is one of my favorites to instantly feel warm and summery. The magenta pumps magnify the girliness of the skirt while staying chic and classy. Balance the color in your shoes with a neutral purse, and your set to go!