Monday, June 29, 2015

Shopaholic Version of an Ice Cream Truck

As a kid, I don't think there's a sweeter sound than the music of an ice cream truck.  That was when everyone stops whatever they are doing and run home to grab some money for a nice ice cream treat.

I can't for the life of me remember what type of ice cream I ordered but I am sure it's something to do with chocolate.  These days, I still love ice cream and love anything coffee flavor even though I don't drink coffee.  What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?

We don't have ice cream trucks in my neighborhood but now we have delivery trucks which is now music to my ears.  Since I do most of my shopping online, it's when my purchases are delivered.  I must say, I do still get excited like a kid when I see a delivery truck.





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Outfit Details:
J Crew Factory Sweater 
J Crew Factory Pencil Skirt in Color Block Stripe  (last worn here)
J Crew Factory Isabella Pumps Same in Navy & White
J Crew Medallion Tassel Pendant Necklace Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Pave Ring Same



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ruffles & Gingham

I am dedicating this week America's birthday coming up Saturday.  All my posts this week will be in red, white and blue.  

For today, I am wearing the skirt that caused me to break my no shopping June diet.  I have been lusting after this gingham skirt which is way out of my budget.  Since I know I won't be spending this kind of money for a skirt, I had in the back of my mind that I would still like to have a gingham midi skirt.  So when The Limited had this skirt at 50% off, I knew I had to snatch it up.  I am lusting after this dress too but they are out of my size so hopefully it will be restocked.  

Yay or nay on this skirt?  I love it but it does remind me just a hint of of picnic table-ish.



Outfit Details:
Banana Republic Factory Blouse (last worn hereSimilar
The Limited Skirt Pleated Gingham Midi Skirt Same
WHBM Lace up Suede Heels Similar
BaubleBar Ice Quad Ring Same on Clearance
BaubleBar  Baguette Stretch Gem Bracelet Same
Loren Hope Carly Bracelet in Silver c/o Rocksbox Same


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 JamesMahagony ClosetStyle NudgeMichelle's Paige and Rhea's Musings.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Pink Moto Jacket

Wearing black and white is always a go for me.  You don't really have to think about it much and just about mix any patterns with it.  Today, I am added a pop of pink to add some interest to my outfit.  I always love moto jackets since they add a nice edge to an outfit even if the color is very cotton candy sweet.


WHBM Moto Jacket (worn here & hereSimilar
Loft Windowpane Fluid Tank  Similar
Ann Taylor Textured Floral Flounce Skirt Same on Clearance
J Crew Factory Floral Drop Necklace Similar
Nine West Heels Similar


Here's a throw back to February of this year when I first bought this jacket (original post here).  I think both outfit are sweet and the cut of the moto jacket adds a bit of edge to it.



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 that are linking up too.




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sequin Polka Dots

I remember before blogging, I would not touch anything sequins with a 10 foot pole.  I thought they were too gaudy and flashy and so in appropriate for work.  I think I was associating sequin looks with more a night out of town that would be a tight gold sequins dress or something extremely matronly in navy with sequins. 

Flash forward to present day, I own a few items in sequins and wear them day or night or work or play.  I've had this sequins top for sometime and have worn it several times to work and no one has called me a disco ball (well not in front of my face any ways) or anything remotely to say it's too flashy.  

So yes, you can wear a sequins blouse to the office.  Just keep the cut office appropriate and if it feels to sparkly, add a blazer and you are good to go!



J Crew Factory Sequins Top (worn here & here)  Sequin Top Options here
Boden Skirt (worn here & hereSimilar
J Crew Factory Necklace Similar
Ivanka Trump Floria Heels Similar
BaubleBar Ice Quad Ring Same on Clearance



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Monday, June 22, 2015

Triple Polka Dots

As a fan of polka dots, this outfit may be the triple crown of polka dots.  This red blazer never photographs well to show off the dots and it is really subtle in real life that I can add multiple patterns like i did here.  You can sort of see the polka dots in the last picture.

We watched the movie Ted this weekend which has a crazy premise of guy and his talking teddy bear.    Obviously, it was not a deep movie but it was pretty entraining.  Some times, it's just fun to watch a silly movie.  

What movies have you seen that you didn't expect to enjoy but did?




Outfit Details:
The Limited Polka Dot Fit & Flare Dress (worn herehere & hereSimilar
The Limited Polka Dot One Button Blazer (worn here & hereSimilar
Loft Belt Similar
J Crew Crystal Venus Flytrap Necklace Same
WHBM Red Suede Lace Up Heels Similar



Sunday, June 21, 2015

LWD


Happy Monday! I hope you had wonderful weekend and enjoyed your first day of summer!  As I talked about this post, I love wearing prints like gingham and eyelet this time of the year.  I saw this dress on Rachelle of Pink Sole and Tara of Mix Match Fashion and was in love with the shape and eyelet and sort of knew this would end up in my closet.

BTW, this dress is current 50% off till the end of tonight.  Use code: Shop50

I have been wanting a LWD for sometime, I had one but let's just say that it's a different shade of white now.  I've had this dress for about a month now and have been wearing it non stop and I want to  wear it all the time.  It's just the perfect dress to dress up or casually.

What are some of your washing tips to keeping whites look white?  I have heard everything from OxiClean to vinegar but haven't tried it yet.  




Outfit Details: 
Ann Taylor Sleevless Eyelet Shirtdress Same
House of Harlow Temple Pave Necklace in Rose Quartz c/o Rocksbox Same
Ann Taylor Belt Similar
Loft Cardigan Similar
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
Wanderlust + Co X Double Ring in Rose Gold c/o Rocksbox Same
Slate Crystal Chain Cuff c/o Rocksbox Similar
Ivanka Trump Floria Heels Similar


Don't forget to use code: happinessatmidlifexoxo for your first month free with Rocksbox.




Outfit Details:
J Crew Necklace Similar
J Crew Gingham Shirt Similar
Supergas Platform Sneakers Same
Tory Burch Bombe Tote Similar



Detials:
Elle Denim Jacket Similar
WHBM Belt 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 JamesMahagony ClosetStyle Nudge and Rhea Et Cetera.




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Gingham Top

About this time of the year, I start wanting to wear more summery feel prints like eyelet end gingham.  These prints makes me want to go on a picnic, take a stroll at a park and grab some ice cream.  Since we are still experiencing June gloom,  I am wearing my gingham with jeans and denim jacket.  

I can't believe that summer is just a few days away, where has time gone?  Do you have anything fun plan for this summer? 


What prints do you like to wear this time of the year?  



Outfit Detials:
J Crew Gingham Top (worn here & hereSimilar
Elle's Denim Jacket Similar
Loft Jeans Similar
J Crew Factory Mutli Strand Pearl Necklace Similar
J Crew Blooming Crystal Pendant Necklace Same on Clearance
Forever 21 Clutch Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
Nine West Bridgider Heels Same on Clearance


Here's a throw back to May 2014 on how I wore this gingham top (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 that are linking up too.






Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wednesday Wish List: Visions of White


This post was inspired by Elle of My Daily Costume.  I just adored her all white outfit and how she she used textures to create interest in her look.  I don't really wear much white because I feel it washes me out but I do wear it if I can add a colored blazer/cardigan.

Here are some things I am crushing in whites.

White Tops

Shop white tops here

white skirt

Shop white skirts here



White Dresses

Shop these and other white dresses here

White Purses
Shop these are other white purses here

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Anchor Pieces

I have talked about this in the past about how I wear bright colors in an ultra conservative office environment. I used to wear matching color dark suits to work everyday and it's the dress code that most of my colleagues wear.  But wearing a suit felt too much like a uniform and I need to break away from that.  I still have days that I need to wear a full suits but those days are far and few.  


For days that I want to wear color and still need to keep it toned down, I reach for my anchor pieces to tone down my outfit.  Those anchor pieces would be anything neutral like these leather pumps and black blazer I am wearing.  My anchor pieces are also more office classics cuts to help with the office conformity without sacrificing my style.  




Outfit Details:
The Limited Collection Blazer Similar
Banana Republic Blouse Similar
Banana Republic Skirt Similar
Banana Republic Ninah Pumps Same in current colors
J Crew Factory Flower Drop Necklace Similar
Loft Metallic Fringe Necklace Same
J Crew Factory Crystal Shapes Bracelet Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same




Leather Pumps


Shop collection of these heels and similar here


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Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Wrap Dress

My shopping habit has spiraled out of control lately so I am on shopping freeze.  The plus side of shopping freeze is rediscovering things in my closet like this wrap dress.  A lot of fashion magazines that I read says that a wrap dress is timeless, universally flattering and an item that's considered a staple.  

Personally a sheath dress for me is much more timeless and has more versatility.  I find it easier to layer with a sheath dress (with a blouse under the dress, a sweater over it, with a blazer or belted).  Whereas a wrap dress, you can layer a tank underneath and that's about it.  

I do love this wrap dress because of the pretty print and the knit jersey material is wrinkle proof.  

What's your favorite type of dress?



Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Wrap Dress (last worn hereSimilar
WHBM Cami Similar
J Crew Necklace  Similar
Slate Crystal Chain Cuff c/o Rocksbox Similar
WHBM Pointed Toe Strappy Red Heels Same on Clearance for under $30!!




Outfit Details:
The Limited Cami Similar
J Crew Factory Necklace Similar
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Satchel Similar
J Crew Factory Crystal Shape Bracelet Same
J Crew Emery Flats Same in current colors


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 JamesMahagony ClosetStyle Nudge and Rhea Et Cetera.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Polka Dot Belt

This week's throw back item was suppose to this cardigan that I've had forever.  But I could not find a photo of me wearing this cardigan in any of my archive photos.  This means I've not worn this sweater for 3+ years!  Yikes, that's a long time for something to be unworn.  

How often to do purge your closet to avoid forgotten clothes?

So instead we are throwing back to this polka dot belt.  I love wearing belts and use them for decorative purpose more than functional.  




Outfit Details:
WHB Cardigan Similar
Loft Polka Dot Belt Similar
Ann Taylor Paisley Floral Pencil Skirt Same
Nine West Authority Sandals Same on Clearance


Throw Back to how I wore this belt back in Feb 2013 with a black and white outfit.  (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 that are linking up too.




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