Sunday, March 30, 2014

The One Where I Address Sweatpants.

One question that is frequently asked from me is if I always "dress up", even when I'm at home.  The short answer is "No".  The spunky answer is "hell to the no!".  But the real let-me-shatter-the-glass-for-you answer is that I change into comfortable clothes the minute that I come home and stay that way until the minute that I have to put "real clothes" on and greet the world.  
I don't think there's anything wrong with sweatpants or pajamas.  In fact, I prefer to live my at-home life in them rather than to wear out my "nice" clothes when I'm not doing anything special.  
I even have matching sweatsuits.  I'm really not kidding.  My husband likes to joke around that I look a mob-wife when we're at home.  Three things to address that statement: 1. It's probably true (sans the make-up and nails). 2. I don't wear velour ones, okay?! I stick to the regular mono-color athletic sweatsuits. 3. He loves it!

Now that you know way too much about what I look like at home, here's what I've been wearing at work. ;)


Black & white contrast blouse (Exact old; Similar herehere; Same style but opposite color here)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Multi-color pointy toe pumps (Exact old; Super cute versions herehere; Love this round-toe pair here and this strappy pair here)//
Mint blazer (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Bohemian Bombshell earrings c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)
"Très Chic" sweater (Exact here)//
Full skirt in dark navy (Exact old; Love these options here and here; And you can get a similar look by layering a sweater over this gorgeous dress here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Red pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Rosa flower necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)
Mustard yellow pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar herehere,  here)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Black sleeveless top (Exact old; Similar here, hereherehere)//
Belt and cardi c/o Hawthorne Collection (Cardi no longer available; Similar belt here)//
Sua Necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Tall black boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)
The Sophisticate dress c/o Flourish Boutique (Exact here)//
Black peplum jacket (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere
)//
Gold pave triangle necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here)//
Love cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Lace detail top c/o Jane (Exact old; Love these lace collar tops hereherehere)//
Black cardigan (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Blue lace pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//Earrings c/o Hawthorne Collection 
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Faith plaid blouse c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Red blazer (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black pencil skirt (Almost exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Black sheer tights (Exact here)//Red pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//Rosa flower necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//Gold crystal bow bangle c/o T+J Designs (Exact here)
Black lace top c/o Jane (Similar hereherehere; Absolutely in love with this short sleeve lace top here)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Black blazer (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Teal pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Blue chandelier earrings c/o Bip and Bop (Similar here)//
 Turquoise tile bangles c/o Trade of Hope by Dawn (Exact here)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bye Bye Winter Duds.

Tonight's post is going to be really short and sweet.  Mainly, I'm behind in outfit posts and I'm rounding up the last bit of late-winter casual outfits that I wore in the past few weeks.  Once I get a little bit more caught up with outfit posts I hope to do a post about my "Top Ten Spring Essentials", kind of like this post from the Fall!  (I've heard your e-mail requests loud and clear!)

So, here are what I hope are the final bits of my Winter casual wardrobe.
Have a great week, Loves! 

White skinny jeans (Exact old; Similar herehereherehereherehere)//
Color block sweater c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Brown riding boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Necklace c/o Sira & Mara (Exact here)//
Love cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//
Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Spike cluster bracelet from eBay (Almost exact here and here)
Off shoulder sweater (Exact old; Similar herehere)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Lace mini skirt c/o Oakleigh Rose (Exact here)//
Drop earrings and bangle ℅ Bip and Bip (Exact here)//
Shimmering Shadow Bracelet c/o Sira and Mara (Exact here)
Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Green plaid blazer c/o Hawthorne Collection (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Brown riding boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Venus Flytrap necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Chunky pearl necklace (Exact from eBay; Similar herehereherehere)//
Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//
Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Sweater c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Tall black boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Crystal earrings c/o Hawthorne Collection (Exact here)//
Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//

Spike cluster bracelet from eBay (Almost exact here and here)//
Nail cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)
Royal blue blouse c/o Very Jane (Similar hereherehere)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact old, from Express; Very similar here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Mint blazer c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Brown riding boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//

Brown belt (Exact old; Similar herehere, herehere)//
Royal and mint statement necklace c/o Hawthorne Collection (Exact here)//
Spike cluster bracelet from eBay (Almost exact here and here)
Cable knit tunic c/o Hawthorne Collection (Exact here)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Sweater c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Jean jacket (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Hunter Wellies (Exact here)//
Rosa flower necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//

Neena crystal cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//
Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)
Ivory knit sweater (Exact old; Similar herehere)//
American flag scarf c/o Very Jane (Similar here, and love this one here)//
Dark-wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Brown riding boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Grey coat c/o Hawthorne Collection//
Ralph Lauren brown leather tote (Exact old; Love these options hereherehere)//
Grey watch from Groupdealz (Exact no longer available; Similar here; Other cute options here and here)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Teodora B. Giveaway!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have picked up on the fact that I am ever so slowly inching my way into my Spring wardrobe.  But, since it's not exactly warm enough to wear a lot my Spring pieces yet, I've been Winterizing a lot of them with tights and blazers.  
Two of the pieces that I'm most excited to wear this upcoming season are this gorgeous yellow blazer and this amazing pleated skirt.  Both pieces are from Teodora B., a fabulous new online boutique that I recently discovered.  
I am not exaggerating when I say that I seriously want every.single.piece from this boutique.  I want it ALL!! I want to wear it to work. I want to wear it out.  And I simply just want these delicious pieces hanging right in my closet!

So, I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Teodora B. to host a gorgeous giveaway!  One lucky winner will win ONE fabulous Teodora B. item of her choice (up to $100!).  

Just use the Rafflecopter app below to enter.
(Remember, the more points you complete using the app, the more times your name will be entered into the drawing.)
Good luck, ladies!!



The small print: Giveaway ends on Monday, March 17th, and is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be announced on the Hello Gorgeous Facebook page and must claim prize within 48 hours. If prize is left unclaimed within this time, a new winner will be chosen.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Anticipating Spring.

February and March are by far the most challenging months of the year for me.  I can't exactly call them my least favorite months, because let's be honest-- February has Valentine's Day (perfect for this gooey romantic!) and March is the turn of the Spring Equinox and also the Persian New Year.  
But, what I struggle with in these months is the mental exhaustion/boredom/restlessness that comes from a lingering Winter and the anticipation of a Spring that I'm often convinced will never arrive.  During this time, I feel like all the days blend together.   And on a strictly fashion note, I seriously get so ridiculously sick of wearing tights!  But, I'm too much of a wuss to go bare-legged.  In fact, if I didn't wear shorts at the gym, it's entirely possible that I forget what my legs actually look like by the end of March.

So, here's to Spring coming sooner than later!  
And here are a few work looks from the past couple of weeks. :)

Dress c/o Sugar Love Boutique (Exact here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Red pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Skinny gold belt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Rosa flower necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Gold crystal bow bangle c/o T+J Designs (Exact here)
Chambray shirt (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Green plaid blazer c/o Hawthorne Collection (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Brown riding boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Venus Flytrap necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Chunky pearl necklace (Exact from eBay; Similar herehereherehere)//
Watch c/o Wristology Watches  (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//
Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Black and white striped top (Exact old; Similar here,  here; Also seriously loving this take on a striped top here)//
White pencil skirt skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere; And an adorable $5 clearance one here !!)//
Yellow blazer c/o TheodoraB (Exact here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//

Black suede ankle boots (Exact here; Similar herehere)//
Chunky pearl necklace (Exact from eBay; Similar herehereherehere)//

Neena crystal cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//
Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Leopard tunic dress c/o Flourish Boutique  (Exact here)//
Black scarf (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//

Black suede ankle boots (Exact here; Similar herehere)//
Giant faux tusk necklace from Burlington Coat Factory (I couldn't find a similar version!)//

Neena crystal cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Zappos isn't just for Zappatos!

  About a month ago, I teamed up with Zappos.com to create a couple of exciting Spring looks for work.  
I feel a little silly admitting this, but before visiting their website, I was wholly under the impression that Zappos only carried shoes--kind of like an online DSW.  Although I was correct in that "zappatos" means "shoes" in Spanish (yay for those two semesters of Spanish in high school!), I was wrong about the rest.
Zappos literally carries everything under the sun!
The second thing that I must admit is that I spent the next week or so just browsing through their website multiple times a day because there is just so much stuff to choose from!!  
In the end, I picked out two gorgeous tops (Hello, big polka dots and yellow houndstooth!) and two purses, and I couldn't be happier with all of my picks!  Since I received them in the mail (the DAY after I ordered!), I've been using the BCBG purse every.single.day. and I can't wait to wear out the striped Aldo purse, too.  They're both so flipping cute, right?!

I'm absolutely giddy about styling all of these pieces in a million different ways come summer and spring!  Now the temperature just has to cooperate with me. ;)

Black and pink polka dot top c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Gold cap toe pumps (Exact old; Almost exact here; Cute pair here)//
Striped Aldo bag c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Necklace c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//

Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)

Black and pink polka dot top c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Ivory blazer (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Gold cap toe pumps (Exact old; Almost exact here; Cute pair here)//
Striped Aldo bag c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Necklace c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman// 

Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)

Black and pink polka dot top c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Ivory blazer (Exact here; Similar herehereherehere)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Gold cap toe pumps (Exact old; Almost exact here; Cute pair here)//
Striped Aldo bag c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Necklace c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman// 

Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)

Yellow houndstooth blouse c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Gold cap toe pumps (Exact old; Almost exact here; Cute pair here)//
Ivory BCBG bag c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Necklace c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//

 Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)

Yellow houndstooth blouse c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Black and white tuxedo jacket (Exact old; Similar here, here, here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Gold cap toe pumps (Exact old; Almost exact here; Cute pair here)//
Ivory BCBG bag c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Necklace c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman// 

Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)

Yellow houndstooth blouse c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Black and white tuxedo jacket (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Gold cap toe pumps (Exact old; Almost exact here; Cute pair here)//
Ivory BCBG bag c/o Zappos (Exact here)//
Necklace c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)//
Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman// 

Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)