It may be the incredible amounts of pink, red, and purple that visually attack us all when we walk into any store this month, but I’ve been finding myself wearing more and more of these colors subconsciously lately (as seen here and here). I love layering blouses underneath dresses for an unexpected pop of color and this ensemble is no exception!
Outfit Details – Blouse: LOFT (last year, new version here and similar styles here and here) | Dress: Milly for DesigNation (old, shop LBDs here and here) | Purse: Banana Republic Factory Store | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Mules: Express | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Bracelet: LC Lauren Conrad
Happy Monday! Have a great week!
Happy Monday! Today’s post came a bit later than usual, as a result of having a bit too much fun last week and less time working. I was able to spend an amazing few days in New York City with my sister and spent some time with friends which was much overdue. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly friendships can slide away during the colder months only to blossom in full force with the spring and summer. But alas, I’m pretty convinced this dress may be worth the wait.
I first spotted this gorgeous palm dress on the beautiful Jessi of The Darling Detail. As soon as I saw it I knew I just had to have it as well! Green is such a great summer color in any of its hues, and the palms make for the perfect subtle pattern. Initially I was reminded of a tropical getaway when I saw it, but after we saw Jurassic World my friend Jake said it looked like a dinosaur was about to jump out at any minute, so naturally I like that reaction best!
This dress is great for so many different occasions, one of my favorite is a quiet Saturday stroll or a trip to the farmers’ market. Tying a chambray over makes the dress a bit more casual but gives it a great put-together look.
Outfit Details: Dress: Topshop | Chambray Shirt: American Eagle | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar, TJ Maxx find (similar here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Straw Tote: J.Crew | Gladiator Sandals: Topshop
This is a true ‘day to night’ option because I kept all of my jewelry on, and merely switched out my shoes and bag to make a more evening friendly look. I love a loser fitting dress for nights out; I tend to favor the conservative look overall and it’s always nice to be comfortable and still look cute!
Outfit Details: Dress: Topshop | Earrings: Banana Republic | Necklaces: Bauble Bar, TJ Maxx find (similar here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Urban Outfitters | Crossbody Bag: Coach (old, new version here; similar under $25 here) | Heels: Banana Republic
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Is it just me, or do Fridays always seem busier and crazier than every other day of the work week?! On those busy and hectic days, I love embracing “casual Friday” and putting on a more comfortable outfit that is easy for running around in. Darker jeans look very put together and more formal than their lighter counterparts (as long as they are allowed in your work place!) I have always paired flannels with conventional fall-layering outfits like this one, but with the right heels and blazer I think they can add just the right amount of fun to a professional ensemble as well!
Outfit Details- Plaid Flannel: Old Navy (old, similar here, also love this one) | Blazer: GAP (old, similar here) | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Belt: Lucky Brand (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Banana Republic (old, love this similar SJP pair) | iPhone Case: Kate Spade New York | Earrings: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Necklace: J.Crew (sold out online, similar here) | Rings: Lucky Brand, Nordstrom Rack | Purse: Target (also love this one and this one)