Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites

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Hi, friends! Happy Friday! I can't believe this month is over already. Where does the time go? It's all the more reason to seize the day! Does anyone have big plans for the weekend?

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1- Express Silver Textured Metallic D'orsay Flat, $40
Who doesn't love a good flat? I've been loving the d'orsay two-piece style flat for a while now, but these metallic ones are truly fabulous.

2- Chicwish Bowknot Pleated Midi Skirt in Tan, $39 *on sale
So it's no secret that I love bows and midi skirts. Finding two in one? It's a real treasure!

3- Express Short Tiered Mixed Rhinestone Necklace, $40
I love everything about statement necklaces! They can take an already fabulous look to the next level or dress up a plain tee. I wear mostly gold, but I have been wanting to switch it up and get a silver one. This just might be it!

4- Express Snake Crossbody Bag, $50
Love, love, love! I'm obsessed with everything about this bag. The neutral color blocking is so chic and the pop of snakeskin is absolutely gorgeous. I loved this one so much that I ordered it online!

5- American Eagle Hooded Surplus Jacket, $90
I've been wanting to add one of these grungy olive jackets to my ever changing closet. This ones pretty cute, huh?

What are your favorites of the moment?


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How To Style An Oversized Blazer Office Look

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Blazers are a long-time favorite piece of mine! There is nothing else that can instantly transform a stylish piece into a professional look and turn a casual weekend look into the epitome of chic. It makes for a flawless transition piece!

What's even better than a blazer? An oversize blazer! It's big. It's roomy. It's so comfortable! But this can be a little bit of a tricky trend, especially when styling it for the office. 

Here's a few tips to get it right every time!

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1- It's all about lengths and proportions.
The variance in proportions and lengths will make for a really interesting and unique look! This includes high-waisted skirts or pants and long or dainty accessories. The play on lengths and sizes just adds a sense of balance and will make your blazer look less out of place. 

For my look, I chose a high-waisted skirt, dainty necklaces, and a clutch with a long chain strap.

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2- Add some feminine details.
I know I always say this, but it's really true! An oversized, or boyfriend, blazer can seem masculine. It's fun to take that and pair it with edgy elements- like ripped jeans or studded pumps- for the weekend. But for your 9 to 5, it's definitely important to keep it classy. Feminine details can be anything from ruffles and lace to color palette- like blush, nude, or mint.

For my look, I selected a ruffled skirt with an abstract floral print.

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3- Less is more.
Keep your look simple! No need to go crazy with mixing colors, patterns, or textures. Try to stick with a basic color palette consisting of two or three colors and a few accessories.

For my look, I went with a classic neutral color palette of black, white, and grey with a pop of mint.

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THE LOOK
NY&Co Floral Ruffle Skirt (similar: Express High Waist Studio Skirt)  //  Express 24 Inch Studio Stretch Notch Collar Blazer  //  Express Leather Detail Tee (similar: Express Lace Shoulder V-Neck Tee)  //  Movado Bold Luxe Chronograph c/o Movado  //  kate spade new york 'one in a million' initial necklace  //  Apt 9 Initial Bar Necklace *gift  //  Mint Envelope Clutch *gift (similar: J.Crew Factory Envelope Clutch)  //  Metallic Snakeskin Pumps (similar: Banana Republic Makayla Mid-Heel Pump)

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What's your favorite way to style an oversized blazer?

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