Friday, August 29, 2014

Saturday Swagger

Head to Toe: T-Shirt, American Eagle // Jeans, Gap // Sneakers, Converse // Necklace, J. Crew

It's rare that I get to dress down for work, but a photo shoot on Wednesday called for a casual look. I decided to keep it super simple and wear one of my favorite weekend outfits for fall: ripped jeans, a comfy tee, and Chucks. You can't go wrong. Happy Labor Day, everyone!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Late Summer Getaway


Believe it or not, this weekend holds the unofficial last days of summer. My friend Monika and I decided not to let them go to waste and are escaping to Provincetown on the Cape for a night. Above are my essentials for a Labor Day away: a bright beach towel, string bikini, fun dress, floppy hat and white jeans (since they'll be taboo next week). Are you going anywhere this weekend?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Robin's Egg

Head to Toe: Dress, thrifted // Sandals, Steve Madden // Bag, Nine West.

I wore this dress to a trade show last week and thought it would be an easy repeat for a polished Monday. I like how it can stand alone, though I should probably start embracing fall fashion. It's back-to-school week around here, which is making me feel a bit nostalgic. I always loved the new beginnings that came each semester, but I'm hopeful that this season will have some positive changes for me anyway.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Transitional

Head to Toe: Dress, Marshall's // Clutch, Old Navy // Shoes, Toms

I thought this jumper was strictly a cold-weather piece (see how I wore it back in March, here), but it's equally as cute with just a tank as with tons of layers. Though layering season is right around the corner, I kept this look light with minimal accessories and just a pop of color on my shoes. I don't know about you, but I'm going to soak up these last summer weekends as best I can. Happy Friday!

Monday, August 18, 2014

The New Neon

Head to Toe: Blouse, Marshall's // Skirt, Urban Outfitters via Goodwill / Sandals, Steve Madden // Shades, Guess // Clutch, Rue 21 // Necklace, J. Crew.

Let's face it: Summer is coming to an end. There are only so many more weeks that neon green will be acceptable, so I'm living it up (especially in a skirt purchased with tags on for $5 at Goodwill). For me—after 17 years of education—the "New Year" comes in the fall. And as a new season rolls in, I've been doing a lot of pondering about the 'selves' that we portray through blogging. Don't get me wrong, I try my best to be my honest self on this blog, and the outfits I posts are things I actually wear (to work, on the weekends, out, etc.)...But, there are lots of things I don't share. Like, I always leave late for the train. It's a game I play with myself to see if I can make it in the very least amount of time. Also, I put tinfoil on a cookie sheet before I bake anything, just so I don't have to wash the pan (sorry environmentalists). And I rarely eat anything that isn't takeout or from the freezer section, unless it's pasta.  Bottom line, no matter how great we feel in a particular outfit, or on a particular day, no one is perfect, and that's something I'm trying to remind myself of as I propel into my mid-twenties and this "new year."

Sunday, August 17, 2014

An Easy Monday Outfit

Head to Toe: Blouse, Loft // Jeans, Forever 21 // Bag, Francine for Women in Business // Pumps, Payless

Oh Sunday afternoons, how I love thee.  I sunned at the beach for a few hours and gave my apartment a good clean (oddly therapeutic for me). Now, I'm taking a few moments to blog between other work and catchup goodness, then plan on lazing for the rest of the evening—DIY mani/pedi, Netflix and a walk with my Montague most likely. If you're stressing about Monday, let me take one thing off your plate: your outfit. Dark skinnies + white button-down + pumps = effortless and classic. Have a wonderful week!
Photos by CTL

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday Blues

Head to Toe: Dress, American Eagle // Jacket and necklace, Forever 21 // Booties, Target // Bag, Nine West // Shades, Michael Kors.

Nothing cures the Monday blues quite like a good outfit, which is why I threw on this summery dress with some almost-fall accessories to start this week. A sunny picnic lunch break helps, too. Happy hump day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Luxe Lunch

 Head to Toe: Shorts, Forever 21 // Top, Marshall's // Sandals, Steve Madden // Bag, Nine West

Okay, I know this outfit is very similar to the one in my last post, but I can't help that I'm digging the high waist shorts + flowy top combo. It transitioned perfectly from office to outing for a lunch date with my dad Thursday. But, I'm sure you noticed my hair before my outfit anyway! I haven't rocked a bob since college and have been toying with the idea of chopping my tresses for a while. I finally had the gumption to go for it this past week. I feel lighter and more chic, and what twenty-something doesn't want that?
 Photos by CRL

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fresh Picked

Head to Toe: Top, from Guatemala // Shorts, sewed by CTL // Wedges, Tommy Hilfiger

This past weekend, my mom the triathaloner wanted to register for a race upstate (which she killed, because she's awesome)...I decided to take the ride, and we stopped at an orchard on the way home for yummy farm goodies, and of course, a wine tasting. I left from my parents house (to which I wore my best Soffe shorts and a tank top, sans bra), so I styled an outfit from my long lost second closet, my mammacita's. The shorts are sewed by her and the top is a find by my aunt in South America. Paired with my mint wedges, which were luckily stashed in my car, it was the perfect Saturday adventure outfit. And thanks to my buys, my diet has consisted of bread, cheese and fresh fruit for the past four days...Not that I'm complaining!
Photos by CTL

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sugar Plum

Head to Toe: Top, Gap via Continuation's Consignments // Shorts, TJ Maxx // Wedges, Tommy Hilfiger.

Who knew oxblood and lavender, topped with mint, could be so complementary? With a longer length and dressier material, these shorts are work appropriate when paired with a clean top and chic shoes. As for a life lately update, I'm a bit at a loss for words tonight, so I'll leave it to some of the sentiments I've been pining to my "Words to Live By" board on Pinterest. Happy hump day!
Photos by CTL