Blue + Black & White Graphic Print for Date Night

Monday, June 30, 2014

Graphic prints are all the rage this season. Their bold colors and contrast seemed perfect for my hot date with my husband. We just had our 16th anniversary and I am excited to say we are still going strong!  I picked up this little JAYE E Graphic print summer blazer at the Loehmann's going out of business sale in my area and it was the perfect replacement for my normal blazer. How are you wearing graphic print this season?

Get the Look:
Pants: Adrienne Vittadina (similar) (similar)
Blazer: (similar)
Purse: Banana Republic (similar)
Pumps: Indo (similar)
Bracelet: (similar)
Earrings:  (similar)
Belt: H&M (similar)

Sportin from Work to the Game (Part 2)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Look One                                                    Look Two

Have you ever had to have an outfit pull double duty? Well I have! Remember this sporty dress from this post? This is baseball season and on a good day right after work in DC, you can catch a ride to a Nationals game on the Metro.  So I took my spring sporty dress, added this great scarf from Daysprings that I got a gift from one of my good friends and the best selling author of Surprised by Motherhood, Lisa-Jo Baker.  I paired them with some sneaker and there I am ready for the big ball game! This look would be just as good to meet up with your friends at the park or run some errands. So find a sporty dress and rock it for all its worth this season.  Where would you wear this sporty look?

Get The Look:
Dress: Marshalls  (similar)
Sneakers: Polo via Ross  (similar)
Scarf: Daysprings  (same)
Watch: Micheal Kors  (similar)
Earrings: NY&Co. (similar)

Mixing Prints: Stripes and Floral

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Funny story about this shirt, I bought it last year for my husband at Old Navy and he thought it the fit to tight however the morning after I need something to wear to the store so I threw on this shirt and the rest is history. There is something about wearing an man shirt that is nostalgic.  Anyway, this spring I find myself mixing it with about every thing because of its subtle blue pinstripe pattern. Here I styled it with a floral J-Crew Pencil skirt. Mixing prints can be easy if you keep a few things in mind:
  • Find a matching color- Find a color the is both pieces.  In my case there was blue in my shirt and my floral shirt.
  • Pick a theme- I went for everything spring to show off my floral skirt but it doesn't matter if it is a single color, boho or nautical, picking prints with similar theme can cohesively tie a look together.
  • Keep the accessorizes subtle- I went for some sparkle around my neck to play of the casualness of my top but I kept the color neutral. adding a neutral shoe really adds to the look with out stealing the show.

Get the Look:
Skirt: J-Crew (similar)
Shirt :Old Navy (similar)
Purse: Micheal Kors (similar)
Watch: Micheal Kors (similar)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Necklace: Ross (similar)

Command then Calm the Board Room with Mint + Black & White

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mint can have a calming effect on people and that is what I needed at my meeting.  The contrasting white and and black blazer and pumps commanded their attention, the mint calmed them down and I killed them with my presentation content. Thank you mint!

Get The Look:
Dress: Salvation Army (similar)
Pumps: Indo (similar)
Purse: Coach (similar)
Blazer: (similar $20)

SWWC Find: Olivia Palermo's Peter Som Romper $32 at Kohls

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Even a style icon like Olivia Palermo enjoys finding a bargain! If you hurry you too can get the same Peter Som striped romper that she is sporting above at Kohl's here for $32. 

Short Suits

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Trend Translation:
Short Suits

Trying to figure out how to wear one of the hottest trend this summer: short suits?  Pair it with a blazer to add a bit of formality to the informal look of the shorts. New York and Company is a great place to pick up a few pairs that can take you from the office to the park.

Get This Look:
Shirt: Jones of New York (similar)
Tote: Micheal Kors (same)
Blazer: Evan Picone (same)
Studs: Old Navy (similar)

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo, Pick a Great Spring Grey Purse & Go

Friday, June 6, 2014

Are you looking for a versatile purse that will take you from spring to summer? Then check out these beautiful, luxury options shown below on 9 to 5 chic or check out this great option from Jewell Style. This Diamond District bag in Platinum Runway cost $148.

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($$$$$) onetwothreefourfivesixseveneight

Get the Look:
Pants: Adrienne Vittadina (similar) (similar)
Shirt: Passport (same)
Purse: Jewell Style (same) (under $50)
Pumps: Indo (similar)
Bracelet: (similar)
Earrings:  (similar)
Belt: H&M (similar)

Who, What, Wear: Monochrome Checkered Pattern + Pastel

Monday, June 2, 2014

 The check patterns from last year Chanel and Luis Vuitton work perfectly with the pastels of this season. If you were thinking of how to wear either trend to work take a note from Ronota.
Who: Ronota, a Labor Specialist with tons of personality.
What: Monochrome Checks + Pastel
Wear/Where: Burlington Coat Factory

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