Tuesday, April 30, 2013

work-athon!

So...
here are a ton of work looks that I wanted to share.  Could this post get any more eloquent? ;)
  
Happy almost Hump Day!


Old Navy Women's Roll-Cuff Blouse (in fuchsia), LOFT shift skirt (in khaki), necklace and cuff via JCP, Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel)  


Old Navy Women's Roll-Cuff Blouse (in fuchsia), LOFT shift skirt (in khaki), necklace and cuff via JCP, Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel)


Blouse via Forever21 (in mint)LOFT Candy Dot Shift SkirtRenegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & DotTarget Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel)  

F21 Jumbo Polka Dot Shirt (in taupe/black), The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pant, Lauren Conrad Open-Front Ponte Blazer via Kohl's (in red)Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread), F21 pearl necklace
F21 Jumbo Polka Dot Shirt (in taupe/black)The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pant, Lauren Conrad Open-Front Ponte Blazer via Kohl's (in red)Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread), F21 pearl necklace


The Limited top (in mustard)MNG by Mango blazer via JCP (in black), The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pant,  Renegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot 
The Limited top (in mustard)MNG by Mango blazer via JCP (in black), The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pant,  Renegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot

Blouse via TJMaxx, ankle pants via Target (in royal blue)Prabal Gurung for Target Pointy-toe Pumps (in Nolita Print)F21 Geo Cutout Cuff Apt. 9 Gold Tone Square Hoop Earrings via Kohl's  
Blouse via TJMaxx, ankle pants via Target (in royal blue)Prabal Gurung for Target Pointy-toe Pumps (in Nolita Print)F21 Geo Cutout CuffApt. 9 Gold Tone Square Hoop Earrings via Kohl's  

H&M button up (in grey), LOFT Doubleface Shift Skirt (in buttercup), Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel), bubble necklace via eBay
H&M button up (in grey), LOFT Doubleface Shift Skirt (in buttercup), Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel), bubble necklace via eBay


LOFT outlet striped sweater, Joe Fresh Denim Jegging via JCP (in white)scarf c/o The Posh'mina (in midnight), Jessica Simpson pumps (in black), Tissot watch


Candie's tweed jacket via Kohl's, LOFT pencil skirt, Nine West mary janes, F21 pearl necklace

Friday, April 26, 2013

heavy baggage.

We all have baggage.  But, how well do you really know your bags?!
Check out the infographic below (thanks, Pinterest!) for some fabulous tips about your favorite bags!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dream Catcher Necklace Giveaway Winner!


And the winner of the Gold Snowflake Dream Catcher Necklace c/o Plata Designs is....


Congratulations, Martina!  
Please e-mail me with your info so I can send it your way.




Thanks for playing, everyone. :)
And thanks, again, for the fabulous giveaway, Plata Designs!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dream Catcher Necklace Giveaway!

If you follow me on Facebook, you would know that I took a hiatus from blogging this past week.  I just couldn't pick up my computer and upload pictures or write anything light-hearted.  Every day I came home from work and was glued to TV news stations.  
When horrifying events like the one in Boston happen, you tend to buckle down to the stuff that matters.  And all I wanted to do was come home to my husband and count my blessings.  

Now that the anxiety of the week's events are winding down, I finally have room to think.  And what better way to put some fun and positive energy out there than a giveaway from the wonderful women at Plata Designs?!


Gold Snowflake Dream Catcher Necklace c/o Plata Designs
The pieces from Plata Designs are so unique and beautiful!  And how cool are their Dream Catcher designs?  I can't wait to wear mine all summer long.  It'll go with pretty much everything!

To Enter
1.  Be a follower of my blog.  If you're a new follower, you can follow by clicking the "Follow" button on the right side.
2.  Comment below this post and let me know what you would wear this necklace with.  (Commenting is how you let me know that you're in the running!)
3.  Check out Plata Design's site.  They have some amazing stuff!

I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Thanks for the rocking giveaway, Plata Designs

Saturday, April 13, 2013

layer up!

Even though I've lived in Michigan for over half of my life.  I'm still that girl who's always cold.  And honestly, I'm not ashamed to pile on the layers.  Why try to defy the cold and freeze all day?

So, when I dressed for an all-day conference yesterday, I made sure to layer up!  And guess what?  I stayed nice and comfortable all day long. :)


Apt. 9 Button-up via Kohls (in purple), Banana Republic V-neck sweater (in cream), MNG by Mango blazer via JCP (in black), The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pants (in black)Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread)Target Merona Cheetah Scarf  (in black/white)  
Apt. 9 Button-up via Kohls (in purple), Banana Republic V-neck sweater (in cream), MNG by Mango blazer via JCP (in black), The Limited Exact Stretch Skinny Pants (in black)Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread)Target Merona Cheetah Scarf  (in black/white), F21 chunky pearl necklace 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

pantaloons!

So, last week I proclaimed my love for skirts.  And this week... PANTS!  Pants!  Every day!  
Honestly, I think it's because I'm so sick of wearing tights with skirts.  I just really need the weather to warm up so I can pull out all the fabulous new skirts I bought during my shopping spree with my Mom.

What's your favorite type of pant?!
  
F21 Sheer Contrast Trim Shirt (in mint & black)F21 Cropped Perma-Creased Trouser with Belt (in black)Prabal Gurung for Target Pointy-Toe Pump (in black)


Liz Claiborne Sleeveless Bubble Top via JCP, NY&Co cardi & pant (in navy), F21 necklace, NY&C watch (in rose gold), Jessica Simpson pumps (in black)
Liz Claiborne Sleeveless Bubble Top via JCP, NY&Co cardi & pant (in navy), F21 necklace, NY&C watch (in rose gold), Jessica Simpson pumps (in black)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

boyfriend jeans & one more.

I've had a few requests about boyfriend jeans that don't make you look like you're actually wearing your boyfriend's jeans.  Because, really, who wants that?  We just want that relaxed, sexy,look.  Not frumpy and dumpy!
Well, you're in luck, because LOFT just introduced a great line of boyfriend jeans.  They're very comfortable, yet still sassy and cute!

Banana Republic sweater (in burnt orange), F21 polka dot scarf, LOFT Boyfriend Jeans (in very vintage blue)Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel), NY&Co watch (in rose gold), earrings via Francesa's   
Banana Republic sweater (in burnt orange), F21 polka dot scarf, LOFT Boyfriend Jeans (in very vintage blue)Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel), NY&Co watch (in rose gold), earrings via Francesa's


And here's another 'casual wear' look I wore last week.  In case you're interested. ;)

LOFT outlet sweater, The Limited skinny pants, F21 scarf, Etienne Aigner Chip riding boots (in Banana Bread), NY&Co watch 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

because i like skirts.


My #1 fashion go-to for work is, and probably always will be,  skirts.  And when paired with a great jacket, voila!  You look put-together in less than a minute.

Oh, and you know what takes the skirt/jacket combo over the top?  A fabulous pump!  
You've got to check out the ones I'm wearing below.  They're both from Target, and they're absolutely divine!

F21 top (in royal blue), Express pencil skirt, F21 Studded Tweed Jacket (in cream/gold)Target Mossimo Pamela Pointed Heel (in blue)Renegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot,  Apt. 9 Gold Tone Square Hoop Earrings via Kohl's   
F21 top (in royal blue), Express pencil skirt, F21 Studded Tweed Jacket (in cream/gold)Target Mossimo Pamela Pointed Heel (in blue)Renegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot,  Apt. 9 Gold Tone Square Hoop Earrings via Kohl's 


The Limited top, Zara pencil skirt, H&M peplum jacket, Target Mossimo Vivian Pointy Heel Leopard PumpsRenegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot,  Apt. 9 Gold Tone Square Hoop Earrings via Kohl's

The Limited top, Zara pencil skirt, H&M peplum jacket, Target Mossimo Vivian Pointy Heel Leopard PumpsRenegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & DotApt. 9 Gold Tone Square Hoop Earrings via Kohl's

Monday, April 1, 2013

a green affair.

Green is in this year.  And boy have I taken that to heart.  I'm loving everything green.  
Mint green.  Emerald green.  Forrest green.  I'll take one of each, please!

What colors are you loving this season?!

Sheer Contrast Trim Shirt, LOFT pencil skirt, Nine West Mary Janes, Swarovski flower necklace
JCP wool sweater, F21 mint skinnies, F21 riding boots, bubble necklace via eBay, Renegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot 
JCP wool sweater, F21 mint skinnies, F21 riding boots, bubble necklace via eBay, Renegade bracelet c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot