Monday, March 2, 2015

Black Trench Dress

When I got my trench dress from Ann Taylor, I knew that it would be a closet staple that I would love for years to come.  I love that I could wear it as a dress as well as a vest which in my opinion is like 2 for the price of one.  So when WHBM came to out with a black trench dress, what's a girl to do?  

She buys it of course!  They also have a white version but given my history with white, I will pass this one.  And by history, I mean how I attract dirt, spills and everything else to make the dress not white anymore the moment I put it on.

P.S.  Hope you will be back on Thursday and join Throw Back Thursday Fashion link up.


Outfit Details:
WHBM Sleeveless Iconic Artist Black Trench Dress Same
Ann Taylor Stripe Sweater (last worn here & hereSimilar
WHBM Necklace Similar
The Limited Belt Similar
J Crew Factory Isabelle Houndstooth Pumps Same on Clearance
Tory Burch Robinson Pebbled Square Tote Same in Current Colors
Ann Taylor Twisted Pave Ring Same



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Trench Coat

One of the first blogs that I started reading was J's Everyday Fashion and I still read it on a daily basis.  I have always enjoyed Jeannette's blog because a lot of her outfits are drawn from inspirations from runway or magazines and she creates an affordable option.  I got to meet Jeannette last year and she super sweet and nice and so supportive of other bloggers to succeed in making blogging a business.

I fell in love with this outfit of Jeannette's and wanted to recreate it.  I don't don't own a trench coat so what was I to do?  I used my trusty Loft Faux Leather Sleeve Blazer and my Ann Taylor trench dress to create a similar leather sleeve trench jacket.  I knew I wanted to wear it to work so I swap out the distressed jeans with some black pants and leopard heels.

What do you think of my faux trench coat?

BTW, it's trench dress week here on the blog.  This dress will make another appearance on the blog later this week.  You can see 2 other ways that I've worn my trench dress here.


Outfit Details:
Loft Faux Leather Sleeve Blazer (many ways worn hereSame on Clearance
Ann Taylor Trench Dress (last worn hereSimilar
The Limited Ashton Blouse Same in Current Colors
J Crew Factory Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Knit Pants
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
Tory Burch Robinson Pebbled Square Tote Same in current colors
Sam Edlemen Heels Similar

Linking up with these wonderful ladies: Sunday Sunday Link Up, Funday Monday, Mingle Monday, Not Dead Yet Style,  Fizz & Frosting, Corporate Chic, Pink SoleOn the Daily ExpressA Touch of TartanWhitney Nic James and Rhea Et Cetera.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Pink Stripe Top

I saw this pink moto jacket in the latest White House Black Market catalog and fell in love with it.  I had just purchased a blush moto jacket late last year (seen here) and already own another pink moto jacket (seen here) so I have no idea why I needed another pink jacket.

Can I just say I am totally in love with this and glad I made the purchase because I can't find it online anymore.  Growing up,  I hated the color pink and never wanted to wear it.  I guess now I can't enough of it.  I love it so much,  I am now lusting after a blush blazer (some options that I am considering is this one from WHBM and this one from J Crew).

What colors did you shy away from and now love?



Outfit Details:
WHBM Pink Moto Jacket Similar
Loft Stripe Top (last worn hereSimilar
Banan Republic Skirt Similar
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Booties Similar
Tory Burch Robinson Middy Satchel Same in Current Colors
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same


Looking back to October 2013, that was the one and only time this top made an appearance on the blog.  (Original post here).  I have really enjoyed this TBT Fashion series, since I get a chance to look back at how I wore a piece of clothing and it encourages me to use what's in my closet.  I have also noticed a trend in my look backs that I stick to similar pairings when with that piece of clothing.  In this top, I like to pair with the same pink necklace and brown accessories.  

I don't think there's anything wrong with this process and it just means I know what I like ;)




Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  



Time for the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there.  Please also link back my blog page to your post.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up! Please make sure you stop by and check out all the great styles from the link up. 




Monday, February 23, 2015

A Litte Fur, Stripes and Leopard

Oh this outfit was so cute in person but it doesn't look as good in these photos since I forgot to straightened up my bunched up dress and adjust my belt down.  And my bag is not even closed up.  I guess I must have been in a super hurry when I took these photos.  Okay who am I kidding, I am always rushing when we are taking outfit pics.  Every day, we've got approximately 3 minutes since we take the pictures when my son is brushing his teeth before school. So you will just have to trust me when I say that the dress is a bit longer than it appears and it really was a cute outfit.

So if I am not please with the picture, why did I decide to post it?  
1.  I am too lazy to retake the photo
2.  I am participating in several style challenges that this outfit covers
3.  I like to show the good, bad and the ugly on the blog

If your answer is all of the above you are correct.  I would say if the I don't have any person bits exposed and the photos are not blurry or unclear they are pretty fair game to me.  

How do you decide if photos are blog worthy to post?  

P.S.  Hope you will be back on Thursday and join Throw Back Thursday Fashion link up.



Outfit Details:
Old Navy Dress Same
The Limited Faux Fur Collar Sweater (worn hereherehere & here)  Similar
The Limited Leopard Calf Hair Skinny Belt Same on Clearance
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Simiar
J Crew Necklaces SimilarSimilar
Matisse Boots Similar
Baublebar Crystal Mason Ring Same




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Camo Jeans


I had never been a trend setter and always wait and see type of person.  That relates to technology, fashion and everything in between.  For example, I will never stand in those long lines to get the latest iPhone.  I rather wait for the bugs to all work out.  And it's the same with restaurants, I don't like to go when they are really new and the "it" place to be either.  The menu is not buttoned up and the crew have not established their routine.

Of course, there are no bugs to work out in fashion.  I just don't like to buy something that I will wear for one season.  I remember back in the day when I hated the camo look, I just did not want to look like I am going hunting.  I am not sure if I just got to used to it but somehow I started liking the print.  It still took me awhile to take the plunge but I am so glad I bought these camo jeans.  I wear them all the time and love them so much.

What type of purchase do you have the latest and greatest?



Outfit Details:
Loft Paisley Lace Top Same on Clearance
The Limited Trouser Belt Same
Loft Camo Jeans (worn hereherehere & hereSimilar
J Crew Cece Ballet Flats Same in Current Colors
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Similar
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Pave Ring Same
YuniKelley Gold Spike Bracelet Same




Outfit Details:
Loft Sweater Similar
Stella & Dot Leona Pendant Necklace Same via ebay
Tory Burch Robison Middy Satchel Same in Current Colors
Target Mossimo Booties Similar


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Linking up with these wonderful ladies: Sunday Sunday Link Up, Funday Monday, Mingle Monday, Not Dead Yet Style,  Fizz & Frosting, Corporate Chic, Pink Sole, On the Daily ExpressA Touch of TartanWhitney Nic James and Rhea Et Cetera.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: White Lace Dress

These photos were taken back in October when the hubby & I celebrated our wedding anniversary.   Better late then never right?  It's been a while since I've worn this dress though I told myself not to save it for a special occasion.  An anniversary certainly qualifies for good reason to wear this pretty dress.

With a crazy schedule, taking outfit photos on location is just not a reality.  So it was nice to be able to take advantage of the beautiful southern California coast line as my back drop.  

These photos were taken at The Montage in Laguna Beach.  If you are ever in Southern California, Laguna Beach is a must visit city.  The city famous their artist community and they host the Pageant of the Masters where famous art pieces are recreated with living people.  There's tons of cute little shops and restaurants and of course, the beautiful coast line.


Outfit Details:
Loft Lace Dress (worn hereSimilar
WHBM Leather Jacket (worn herehereSimilar
Loft Belt Similar
Matisse Boots Similar
Forever 21 Clutch Similar
J Crew Crystal Venus Flytrap Necklace Same

This is a horrible picture of us facing the sun but I wanted to share what a great day it was.  



Here's my TBT look to how I wore this dress in a more casual way. Original post here.



Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Time for the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there.  Please also link back my blog page to your post.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up! Please make sure you stop by and check out all the great styles from the link up. 







Monday, February 16, 2015

The Forgotten

I know a handful of people that keep shoes at  their office or cars for those just in case moments.  One friend keeps shoes in the office because she takes public transport and likes to change into heels when she gets to work.  Another friend keeps shoes in the car just case the pair she wears breaks.  

Let me tell you a little story about these silver heels.  I keep the majority of my shoes in the original shoe boxes on a wire rack shelf in the garage.  I keep shoes in my car trunk but that's just out of pure laziness of not putting shoes away.  I also keep shoes in my office for purchases that I am uncertain about and contemplate about returning.  

I ordered these shoes a long time ago from My Habit, one of those flash sell websites.  I fell in love with these and left them in the office inside a file cabinet and they were forgotten.  I had to move my office recently and to my delight, I found these shoes and some other ones that were forgotten.  I have since brought  all these shoes that were in this drawer home and I am able to enjoy some forgotten purchases.  I have downsized to a smaller cubicle with less storage so  I hope that means no more leaving things at the office and forgetting about it.

Please tell me this is normal and you've experienced something similar.

P.S. There's another story on top of this....while looking for these heels online, I found they offered them in a white color too.  I have been on a hunt for some classic white pumps forever and so I ordered them in white.  




Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Foil Dot Sweater (worn here & hereSame on Clearance
Boden Skirt (last worn hereSimilar
Scarf - made by a friend
Bracelet - gift from a friend
Charles David Sway Heels Same in Updated colors




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