Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Wardrobe Staple: Blush

Thank you to everyone who entered my recent StyleWe giveaway, and congratulations to the randomly selected winner Cynthia G! Your discount code is on the way and I hope you enjoy selecting your new item from We have been experiencing spring-like days off and on here in Seattle, mixed of course with the pouring rain that is normal this time of year. On the nicer days, I have started styling my spring wardrobe pieces like this blush blazer, bow clutch, and tassel pumps. I love blush pink for spring--it is such a pretty color and pairs well with many other colors. You can style blush with neutral colors like navy, grey, and taupe or you can style it with brighter colors such as coral, mint, and gold. I honestly feel like blush is a spring staple. In today's outfit, I styled this blush blazer, bow clutch, and tassel pumps with a striped sweater and ripped skinny jeans for a casual look. Please continue reading for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for blush pieces to add to your wardrobe this spring.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sleeveless Trench Dress Worn as a Vest

I have been loving wearing this black sleeveless trench dress as a vest lately. This double-breasted style has a fabric belt, making it super easy to tie back and wear as an open vest. It is so easy to throw on over a dress (like I did recently in this post), or boyfriend jeans and heels, or a denim mini and over the knee boots like today's outfit. There are so many options! Today's outfit has a casual vibe with this vest styled over a cropped sweater, button-front denim skirt, and over the knee wedge boots but it would also work well in a casual office. While the exact trench dress I am wearing is sold out, please scroll through to see more photos, links to the rest of my outfit, and more of my picks for trench dresses and denim skirts to create your own outfit for the winter to spring transition. Also, a quick reminder to check out my current StyleWe giveaway, there are just a couple of days left to enter for your chance to win!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Quilted Peach & Grey Hoodie

Thank goodness the weekend is finally here! This week felt ages long, I picked up a cold from lack of sleep, and I was not sure that I was going to make it. However, we did and I hope you are having a great weekend so far! Just a quick reminder to enter the current StyleWe giveaway if you have not yet done so, because there are only a few days left to enter for your chance to win. Since it is Saturday, I want to share with you a casual outfit featuring this new Mindy Mae's Market peach and grey double hooded sweatshirt that is perfect for the weekend. I own several of these hoodies but this is my favorite one yet, both because of the color combination and the quilted texture. This type of hoodie is perfect to throw on and go--ultra cozy and stylish at the same time. For today's outfit I added a few basic, wear-everywhere spring pieces: white jeans, taupe suede booties, and a taupe vegan leather crossbody bag. These jeans are fairly new, but the booties and crossbody are go-to pieces that have seen plenty of miles (from San Diego to South Africa!). You really can't go wrong with neutral booties and a bag like this in your life. Please scroll through for more photos, links, and more of my picks for new spring items available at Mindy Mae's Market.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Polka Dot Sloan Fit Pants

I hope your week is going well so far! If you have not yet seen my current StyleWe giveaway, be sure to visit the original post to learn how to enter for your chance to win. This week has been busier than usual for me work-wise, due to having about 150 external supplier representatives in town for three full days of collaborative meetings. These type of events are extremely valuable, and I always want to make sure that my outfits are on point so that I make a good impression. However, because I have been at the office for twelve hours a day this week, I wanted to make sure that my outfits were not only stylish but also comfortable. Today's outfit is one such example and features these polka dot Sloan Fit pants along with a white scallop top and long vest. A classic black and white look is always a good go-to pairing, plus the subtle print on these pants is both eye-catching and perfect to style for spring. This is exactly what I wore to work yesterday, with the exception that I also took flats in addition to heels and ended up wearing the flats almost all day. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for fun printed pants to create your own spring-worthy office ensemble.

Monday, February 13, 2017

White Denim + Military Jacket

Have you seen my current StyleWe giveaway? If not, be sure to visit the original post to learn how to enter for your chance to win! Today I want to share a casual outfit with white denim that is perfect for the winter to spring transition. There is something about white jeans that when added to an outfit make it look instantly crisp and fresh, especially when the weather starts to get better. This weekend we saw a fair amount of sunshine here in Seattle and it felt very spring-like! Since the weather was so pleasant, my fiancé and I went down to Pike's Place Market yesterday to pick up fresh produce and flowers for the house. The market is always lively on a sunny day! For our Sunday outing, I layered my new military jacket over an olive merino sweater and white jeans. I added a plaid scarf for both warmth and a splash of color, then finished the look with neutral booties and my favorite vegan leather crossbody bag. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for white denim to jump start your spring wardrobe.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bell Sleeve Floral Dress + Giveaway!

When I think about spring trends, the first predictable trend that comes to mind is florals. While they can vary in size and type, florals are bound to return every spring in some way, shape, or form. I recently received this dress c/o StyleWe that combines both florals and the bell sleeve trend in one piece and has a great bohemian vibe! In my first styling, I wanted to put together an outfit that could be worn to meetings at the office and then out for dinner or happy hour afterward. To achieve this goal, I layered a trench dress over this dress as a vest and then added orsay pumps, a bucket bag, and silver jewelry. I could also see swapping the heels for booties and adding my leather trim fedora for a more casual and totally boho look. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, more of my floral dress picks currently available at StyleWe, and a brand new giveaway opportunity!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Military Jacket

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was gloomy and rainy here in Seattle, making it a good weekend to sleep in, clean the house, and cook comfort food dishes like fresh pasta with roasted veggies and French-style lamb stew. Saturday I ran errands in this casual outfit made up of some of my wardrobe staples and a new favorite piece: this Madewell military jacket. Military jackets are a spring staple, and I just purchased this one using a Nordstrom gift card that I received as a Christmas gift. I debated between the extra small and the small but settled on the small to allow room for layering. What I like about this jacket is its thick cotton weight that should wear well, its flattering drawstring waist, and its extra pockets (two side pockets plus a patch pocket and a zip pocket that is perfect for your keys or phone). In today's outfit, I layered this Madewell military jacket over a favorite striped hoodiebasic black leggings, and over the knee boots. My favorite fedora covered up messy hair and a bucket bag held all of my essentials. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for military jackets to style your own look this spring.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Graphic Pullover

Today's outfit is a first for me: this is the first time I have ever styled a graphic pullover! While graphic pullovers are insanely popular, this trend was not something I had yet added to my closet. As you can imagine, I was excited to receive this adorable "bonjour" sweater as a Christmas gift from one of my longtime friends and fellow bloggers (Sheila of She Is Lovely). Sheila and I studied French together in high school, and this sweater is a fun reminder of our shared love for France. For my first styling, I layered this sweater over a denim shirt and red pants. I promise I was not intentionally styling an outfit in the same color scheme as the French flag--I realized it after the fact when I was looking at these photos! You may recognize this tote from its first featured post back in October, this time it is reversed to show the tan/camel side out that is perfect for spring. Leopard pumps and red lips finish the look. I also took a few photos with a lighter pair of pumps and bag as another styling option. Please scroll through for more photos, links, and more of my picks for graphic pullovers to style your own ensemble.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Scallop Hem Top & Skirt

One day last week I needed an outfit that could work for several hours of important meetings at the office as well as happy hour afterward. My usual combination for this type of work day is a dress and blazer, but this time I wanted to wear something different. In looking through my closet, I kept coming back to this red scallop hem pencil skirt. While the skirt is a little bright, I knew I could keep the rest of the outfit neutral so as to not be overwhelming. In the end, I decided to layer a long neutral vest over a white top and red pencil skirt, both with scalloped hems. I completed the outfit with my nude Simple Pumps (the red bottoms match nicely!) and a white/taupe tote. I love the subtle scallop-on-scallop look, and I feel like this outfit can easily work from now through spring because there are so many scallop pieces available in spring collections! Please scroll through to see more photos and my picks for more scallop pieces to style your own outfit this spring.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Travel Style: Off the Shoulder Sweater + Boyfriend Jeans

Last weekend my fiance and I took advantage of having Martin Luther King day off work and flew down to San Diego to visit dear friends who recently moved to the city. We spend half the weekend in San Diego and half in Palm Springs, enjoying the sunshine and amazing food in both locations. Today's outfit is what I wore on Friday when we hung out in San Diego. We had brunch in La Jolla where we watched surfers catch the perfect waves, then checked out Pacific Beach where we walked through the Crystal Pier boardwalk and grabbed drinks at a beachside bar. In today's outfit, I paired an off the shoulder sweater with boyfriend jeans, suede ankle booties, and a neutral crossbody bag. This casual outfit is ultra-comfortable and perfect for travel! Although my exact sweater has sold out online, please scroll through for more photos and my picks for more reasonably priced off the shoulders sweaters currently available online. Also, be sure the enter the current group giveaway - click here to read the original post and learn how to enter for your chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

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