Wide Leg Cropped Pants

by - Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The previous few years I was all about wide leg pants that skimmed the floor (examples: one, two, three). I love how comfortable these pants were and how tall I looked even with flats on.

What has captured my heart this season? A wide leg and cropped version. Now this is a silhouette that I never imagined I would be drawn to, let alone wear. For these types of pants, I think it helps to find one with a high waist as it shortens the torso and lengthens the legs. Wearing high heels and tucked in shirts also help to give the illusion of longer legs. For today's outfit, I thought the embroidered floral top was a fun pairing with the yellow bottoms, albeit making me a little "boxy" looking. Stayed tuned for a post next week featuring a (semi) tucked-in sweater with these pants!
denim jacket, embroidered floral peplum top, pale yellow wide leg cropped pants, taupe clutch, brown knot sandals, gold watch
denim jacket, embroidered floral peplum top, pale yellow wide leg cropped pants, taupe clutch, brown knot sandals, gold watch
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar; similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar; similar - on sale)
top: J.Crew
watch: Olivia Burton watch, 30mm in gold - removed 3 links (similar - 45% off; similar; similar)
pants: Ann Taylor wide leg Marina pant in summer moon, sz 0P (sold here - extra 40% off)
clutch: Gucci (similar)
nail polish on toes: China Glaze Solar Power (sold here)
shoes: Schutz Rhana sandals in toasted nut - runs large, sz 6 (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos)


2 Ways - Graphic Tee & Midi Skirt

by - Sunday, May 20, 2018
I just ruined my average of going a year between ways to wear posts with this back-to-back post. This is what happens when I'm on a roll.

Today's post shows the power of accessories. Two looks that feature the same graphic tee and midi skirt, but each with a distinctive vibe. One is a little dressier with a draped trench and fun heels. The second is decidedly laid-back with an easy cardigan and flats.
2 ways to wear graphic tee and midi skirt
draped trench jacket, gray graphic tee, white midi skirt, gray tote, baby blue gingham heels with bow
gray cardigan, gray graphic tee, white midi skirt, gray tote, white flats with embellishments
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - 50% off w/code MYSTERY50; similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
[outfit 1] jacket: Chicwish textured belted trench coat - sz S (sold here; similar)
[outfit 2] cardigan: J.Crew lightweight wool Jackie cardigan sweater in heather graphite (this season's sold here)
tee: H&M (similar - on sale; similar)
bracelet: Giles & Brother skinny crystal railroad spike bracelet (sold here)
skirt: J.Crew (this season's sold here; similar; similar)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (rent; similar; similar)
nail polish on toes: China Glaze Solar Power (sold here)
[outfit 1] shoes: Ann Taylor Kinsley gingham bow heeled sandals - sz 6 (sold here - 50% off w/code MYSTERY50; similar)
[outfit 2] shoes: J.Crew (similar; similar)


Year-Round in Red Rain Boots

by - Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thanks to Helen's comment, I realized an entire year has passed since I've done a ways to wear post.

It's been raining most of this week, so I thought it fitting to compile a round up of my past looks with red rain boots (which I lovingly refer to as my "Boo boots"). This post is bittersweet because I recently discovered a 1" rip on the side of the soles. I don't think they are salvageable now :( So here's a look back at old outfits as I say RIP red rain boots.

6 ways to wear red rain boots - spring/summer edition
Outfit details:
Row 1: one, two, three
Row 2: one, two, three

6 ways to wear red rain boots - fall/winter edition
Outfit details:
Row 1: one, two, three
Row 2: one, two, three


Prim & Proper

by - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
I call this my "prim and proper" outfit -- a modern take on a conservative look for the office. Ladies who I usually pass in the hallways with a quick "Hey!" stopped me to inquire and pay compliments, especially the tulle midi skirt. I hate being the bearer of bad news when I told them the skirt is from Banana Republic last year. There's nothing worse when something is within reach, but not quite. The conversation usually then flows to all the times when we wished we had the foresight to buy multiples of something we loved. When we realize this, of course the items are sold out. #firstworldproblems
pave chain necklace, navy striped blouse, dark green tulle midi skirt, navy tote, brown sandals with knot
pave chain necklace, navy striped blouse, dark green tulle midi skirt, navy tote, brown sandals with knot
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar; similar - $15)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic pave link necklace (sold here - extra 40% off w/code STYLE)
top: Ann Taylor (similar - on sale)
bracelet: Tory Burch (similar; similar)
skirt: Banana Republic tulle (similar; similar; similar - 25% off w/code ADDTOBAG)
bag: Burberry small Banner in ink blue (sold here; other sizes sold here; similar)
nail polish on toes: China Glaze Solar Power (sold here)
shoes: Schutz Rhana sandals in toasted nut - runs large, sz 6 (sold at Nordstrom / Shopbop / Zappos)

Periwinkle Blue

by - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Stripes, oh how I love thee. It's a pattern that suits any occasion -- work, dressy, weekends, just to name a few, and one that I can't get enough of. Oh, periwinkle blue? Don't mind if I add that to my growing collection.
gray wool cap, blue striped top, oversized watch, navy scalloped skirt, beige and gray tote
gray wool cap, blue striped top, oversized watch, navy scalloped skirt, beige and gray tote, white sandals with embellishments
hat: Madewell (similar)
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - 40% off w/code SWEETTREAT; similar - 37% off w/code LOVEMOM)
top: Lou & Grey striped long tee - sz XS (sold here - 37% off w/code LOVEMOM)
rings: Nadri trinity pave ring in rose gold/silver (sold here - on sale; similar - 40% off w/code SWEETTREAT)
watch: The Horse Original watch in rose gold/blush (sold here; similar)
phone case: Apple smart battery case (sold here)
skirt: LOFT (similar - on sale)
bag: Cuyana Le Sud overnight in soft grey/natural (sold here; similar - on sale)
nail polish on toes: OPI Sorry I'm Fizzy Today (sold here)
shoes: J.Crew (similar; similar)

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