Apr 26, 2017

Purple suede oxfords







A pop of color again today! I can't escape it haha. Just kidding, I am not trying to stay away from color, all I mean is just that for someone who claims they love wearing all black I sure wear color a lot. When I say I love an all black look, I probably mainly mean wearing black to the office. You should see me day to day at my work - I really do wear black or gray at best almost everyday. That is partially due to the fact that I literally have 5 minutes every morning getting some clothes on me and when I don't have an outfit planned out beforehand (which I don't 99% of the time), then an all black look it is. But I diverse... Back to today's post. I love the simplicity of this look. Skinny black pants, a loose top draped over them and a moto inspired beige jacket is a combo you can wear to many different events, occasions, etc. It never goes out of style. All I did to amp it up was I added these gorgeous suede purple oxfords that were an eBay find, believe it or not. I saw them a few years back on a blog I follow religiously and added them to a mental shopping list of mine to find them someday, because at the time I saw them on that blog they were already sold out. Fast forward a couple years or so and I come across them on eBay (slightly used, but almost like brand new)!! If it's meant to be, it's meant to be, right? These clearly needed to be mine, so here we are! 

Wearing: Gap purple oxfords (very old, similar here and here); Zara jacket (similar here); Asos top (similar here), Asos pants, Charlotte Russe scarf (similar here and here).

Apr 24, 2017

Long striped shirt









Hello! Hope you're having a great day so far! Today I wanted to post about a very casual look (but slightly elevated) and one that's very me. And what is truly representative of my style are of course some skinny jeans and something loosely fitting on top. This long striped shirt is so soft and comfortable and I love that I can wear it casually with rolled up sleeves, but I can also pair it with more elegant pieces and wear it to the office. It can also be worn as a dress to a beach or a casual summer lunch on a weekend... Need I say more? It's very versatile! I elevated my casual look with a pair of these red bow pumps that are so beautiful. I got them back in winter and blogged about them already here and here. I hope you enjoy this look and thank you for visiting!

Wearing: H&M shirt dress (very similar H&M here and here); Anine Bing jeans; Nine West red bow pumps; Anne Klein tote.

Apr 20, 2017

Sweater jacket









Only the last few years I have been wanting to wear knits, sweaters, cardis and so on. Somehow they all grew on me and are now a must in my wardrobe. Oversized especially, which are so easy to layer on anything and can be a statement piece in and of itself. This sweater caught my eye thanks to the zipper, which allows me to wear it as a jacket. I love the fact that I can zip up and be comfy in it, I love the mix of the colors, its tribal-like pattern and the fact that it's a longer length. It's a perfect one-more-layer piece to keep me warm before it gets really hot here.

Wearing: Ecote sweater jacket (similar Ecote here); Asos pants (similar here); Celine ankle peep toes (via The Real Real, more affordable here); Brahmin purse (similar here).

Apr 16, 2017

Menswear, literally!








This old Target shirt today that I got quite a while ago in a men's department (I am sensing a theme here haha!). I love the vibrancy of the colors and the fit on me. It is a size S, but it fits loose, so just the way I like it! I wore it to the office too actually, paired with a tailored vest. But I most like wearing it on the weekends layered with a favorite cardi or styled like you see here. This laid back style is what I love most but for an extra oomph I added the high heel sandal (also a Target find). Hope you like it and thank you for visiting!

Wearing: Target men's shirt (old, similar here); G-Star jeans (old, similar here and here); Target block heel sandals; Etsy earrings; Zara bag (similar here and here).

Apr 13, 2017

Blue & black patent leather pumps








Fell in love with those two-tone Aldo pumps! I originally spotted a beige/red combo (check them out in my Instagram post here) in another blogger's post, and when I went on to Aldo's website, I saw these black/blue ones and sure enough couldn't settle for just one pair. Oops! I had the intention of getting only the beige/red ones, but how could I say no to these when I have actually been searching for a blue pair? So here we are... I love that particular blue shade; it is so rich and contrasts with black beautifully. I purposely wore this sea foam green sweater with them, because I thought that the blue and this very muted green will complement each other well and I un-humbly have to say that I like how this color combo turned out haha. Hope you like it too and thank you so much for visiting!

Wearing: Aldo pumps (now on sale for $40!); Asos white button down shirt; Forever21 sweater (similar here); Anine Bing jeans; Etsy earrings.

Apr 11, 2017

Knitted vest perfect for layering





Today, the best knitted vest to layer with anything! It's very lightweight and can be worn even on hot summer days with a tee (or without if you don't mind the length. I myself don't really wear crop tops). I layered it with a simple black blouse, but it will go great with a crisp button down shirt as well and both looks will translate into an office appropriate attire easily. I've said that before, but I love layering so naturally when I saw this vest I thought of so many different outfits I would be able to put together with it. I love the color too, very classic, simple and will go with any color even those crazy ones I wear sometimes haha! Hope you enjoy this post and thank you for visiting.

Wearing: Romwe vest; Forever21 blouse (similar here); New Look pants (similar here and here); Free People ankle boots (similar here and here); 3.1 Phillip Lim bag (mine is via The Real Real).


Apr 7, 2017

The best sandal purchase









Seriously, Target? Yes, those sandals are a Target purchase! And I know over the years I've gotten some special pieces there (particularly when Target collaborated with fashion designers) and these sandals are a perfect example of that. So well made that they will serve me for years to come. I wanted to make this look casual (I do love casual wear) despite wearing a dressy, strappy sandal. So I layered on a tee, a sweater and a camo jacket on top of it. I love this camo jacket of mine; an old Old Navy purchase in a utility jacket kind of style that I can throw on casually over my shoulders. And you know me, I love layering, the more the better, so now I wonder what am I going to do in the summer?! I am totally a 'layers' person...

Wearing: Target sandals (also come in blue and taupe); Old Navy camo jacket (similar here and here); H&M yellow sweater (similar here); H&M white tee; Anine Bing (same style also here); Badgley Mischka bag (similar here).



Apr 4, 2017

Unique button down shirt

 



How amazing is this shirt? Basic at first glance, but at a closer look you notice the asymmetrical button closure across the chest. I fell in love with it when I saw it on Wendy of wendyslookbook.com a while back. I am glad it's still in stock so you guys can check it out for yourselves. I wore it a few times to the office and felt like I was wearing a special piece because that button detail is so unique! Every now and then I get so sick of office attire I need to wear every day to work, that a garment like this one truly provides a breath of fresh air.
 
Wearing: Sashion shirt; Zara coat (similar here and here); Monki jeans (similar here and here); Jeffrey Campbell lace-up booties (similar here).
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