Style Saturday: Springing into Spring

Hello & happy Satur-YAY, readers! BLESS UP for a little relaxation & self-care after a long week. โœจ๐Ÿ’•

Despite the dropping temps here in Ohio, I for one am so ready for spring! I mean pastels, florals & patterns for days… all of my current wardrobe obsessions are definitely springing into spring…

I fell in love with this Vine Mixed Media Sweater T. It’s almost like a basic in the front with a party around back – HEEEYY! The sheer floral back is gathered, almost like a high peplum, & the navy shade is to die for. 

Vine Mixed Media Sweater T: Loft ; Striped Bell Sleeve Henley: Loft ; Gray fitted Blazer: EXPRESS
Bonuses: it’s a high-low top – so hi, yes, perfect to tuck in in the front, & there’s baby pink hues in the florals. Navy & light pink together are gorg, always. ๐ŸŒธ

Next is this beautiful Henley top with bell sleeves, which are make a HUUGE comeback (yay)! The top’s textured pinstripes and buttons are paired perfectly, too. Plus, who doesn’t look good in baby blue?! 

A gray blazer is a must. I wear this all year round & it’s definitely been one of my best wardrobe purchases. It’s the perfect staple to dress / sass-up any outfit!


OH MY LANTA! When I came across these fab floral pumps, I think my heart skipped a beat. So I went for the gold! Seldomely do you see wild, fun & colorfully patterned heels, & these can easily be a pop for any basic outfit. ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜

PSA: Go to OldNavy.com & order your size. 10/10.

What pieces are you OBSESSED with for spring?! What pattern/color is a must for you?

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, Xx

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Office Chic

Hi, hi all! My… I feel like I say this (literally) every time, but I can’t stand how I never find time to blog. It was one of my August intentions to work on creating time… But hey, it’s not quite mid-August yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Along with setting aside time, I’ve moved into my new apartment (pics in my next post on decor) and started a new job– Eeekk! So many new chapters and fresh beginnings– I’m already loving it! ๐ŸŒธโœจ

With that being said, I needed to work on morphing my wardrobe to fit a more business casual/business formal look. I’ve been so use to wearing jeans everyday and I knew this would be quite the transition! Definitely in a good way though. ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ 

I’m a girl who loves clothes. Sometimes it’s tough to control my obsession, especially working part-time at my fav boutique, but clothing and accessories are my outlet of expression. So I have as much fun with it as I want!

Friyayyy office outfit

I finished my first week at my new job with a fun tri-colored skirt, classic white blouse, jean jacket and low-heeled nude pumps with a clear-jeweled statement necklace. A little bit of pattern mixed with some classic pieces goes a long way! 

What are some of your favorite office chic outfits?!

Until next time, Xx 

All About the Details

Happy Sunday, y’all! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป๐ŸŒธ 
I’m a few days behind with posting this… Actually a week. The oddly-chilly spring weather got the best of me last weekend, forcing me to not do much but brunch… But who can complain about that?! And now I’m soaking up some rays in Vegas while on a mini west-coast adventure with my best friend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž

Alas, with spring comes the fun, adventurous weekends to show off your fav fashion pieces + accessories! The most important aspect of any outfit to consider are the details. The details add flare, style and personality, contributing to the “togeherness” of the outfit itself. In a similar fashion, the same type of attention to detail in life activities applies to fashion. 

A few details I want to highlight are the classic but ever-so-lavish statement necklace (Target) and strappy, camel heeled wedges (Francescia’s), paired fabulous light-washed, rolled-up jeans (Hollister) and a staple, solid-colored sweater (Old Navy; actually, the sleeves and back side are more of a light caramel color!). I love how the brown shades seamlessly tie together, with a denim divide and pop of color with the necklace!

This is a fun and chic outfit nearly any casual event, like branching or window-shopping in a local neighborhood. What are a few of your favorite fashion details?! Let’s hear them!
Until next time, Xx

Krazy About Kimonosย 

Happy Tuesday, readers! Ok, it has been entirely too long since my last post — no excuses & I hate it. On the sunny side, it seems as though spring is here & it’s here to stay! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ

As you know, every season has its own fashion statement pieces. One of my favorites that I tried for the first time is a kimono. Paired with the right pieces, kimonos are so fun, adding a bit of movement, sheer & pattern! At the same time, some kimonos can feel like straight shaper robes because of their weight & length (especially if you’re short like me!). With that being said, if you’re going to wear one, wear it with confidence (+ a bit of lip color!). 

Classic mirror selfie; do it for the kimono
Neutrals + pattern

I paired this black & white one with a bit of nude- tank & flats, along with light-washed, high-waisted denim & a skinny black belt. The pattern was just enough with the neutrals — not too overpowering. 

What pieces are you “krazy” for?! Or what do you pair your kimono with? Let’s hear!

Until next time, Xx 

Simplicity + Essentials

Happy pre-Friyay, y’all! I don’t know about you, but I’m soooo happy about the start of April– looking forward to fresh-weekly flowers, cool, crisp air and the vibrancy of beautiful spring colors in full swing!

While I was laying in bed after a long day of rain and in-office work, I thought about a topic I’ve always wanted to write on: essentials. Do you ever have those mornings where you’re running 45 minutes behind and you can barely wipe your face clean, let alone throw a few swipes of mascara on? Yeah, we’ve all had those days! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

I’ve compiled a fun setย of essentials for just these types of mornings. I picked items I felt channel class with a bit of sass, yet are very simple to mix together!

1. A little lipstick never hurt nobody! If you only have time for mascara and a bit of blush, throw on a bit of lip color. I’m OBSESSSSED with this Revlon Berry Haute lipstick. Lip color will easily complete any look.

2. I LOVE my tortoise patterned Ray Bans! Throw on a pair of sassy shades and you are ready to conquer the day ahead! I also always have to wear a few of my gold bangles with any and every outfit (aside from my gym outfits!). They add a bit of subtle personality to any look. Here, (slightly blocked) I have the Compass Alex & Ani and small bow Kate Spade bracelet– both very different but highlight my interests.

3. Nude, and I’m not talking about getting naked, rather a very simple and not too high nude heel. The pointed toe adds a bit of sass but is so simple and classy to add to any outfit, including dark jeans for a casual Friday look! These bad boys are my new faves. They’re Comfort Plus heels from Payless, and let me tell you, I could run around downtown Columbus all day in these and not feel a thing (just about…)!

What are your “go-tos” when you’re running behind for work or on the weekend? Comment below!

Until next time, Xx

Blurred Lines of Business Profesh & Modern Chic

My thoughts on a modern business look!

Ahh, another Monday is in our midst with the angst of work/school/to-do lists lingering in the back our minds. But that’s all part of life and soaking in every moment!

Today, I wanted to focus on a fashion topic I’ve struggled so much with as I’ve transitioned from my college wardrobe to slightly more conservative and classy collection. Yeah, I still plan on keeping “going out for drinks with the girls” or “date night” pieces, but I pick and choose a bit more now with the thoughts of, can I wear this for more than one occasion, is it “skanky” or classic looking, and does it show too much skin or just the right amount.

Stemming from this on the opposite end of the spectrum, I’m not a huge fan of business suits. I’m not too sure why… Maybe because they feel so restrictive, bland and basic? On the other hand, I know a female can spice up any outfit, include a “blah” navy business suit with a gorgeous statement necklace, pattern button down and kitten heels.

I don’t currently own a business suit, which I know I probably should… My work dress code is business casual, but jeans on a daily basis are acceptable.

Anyways, I attended this marketing conference, local in Columbus this past week. The event included learning about the history of marketing and the inbound marketing software company who hosted the conference (obviously) tried “selling” their software. I figured it would also be a perfect event to network and learn more about the overall marketing industry and struggles that others may face in the profession. All of the pre-seminar emails said “business casual” and I instantly started planning an outfit in my head! This is where I got to thinking about investing in a business suit… Maybe I should wear one to something like this? After a ton of back and forth, I decided to break out my favorite straight-legged black dress pants from Banana Republic (I adore these babes because while I am pretty short, hitting the mark at 5’3″, they end right at my ankles!); my favorite “baby-doll” Jacquard Polka Dot top from Vernacular (my fave boutique in Cbus!) and maroon and subtle black polka dot flats from Old Navy. I actually ended up changing into Ann Klein black kitten heels with bows prior to heading into the conference.

I love this outfit because it’s classic, professional and original for me! The sleeves hit maybe 3 inches above the elbows along with a higher neckline. The top is also a bit flowing as opposed to form-fitting. The event turned out to be pretty great (and no one had a similar outfit on ๐Ÿ˜‰ )!

What would you wear to an event such as this? Any tips to share?!

Until next time, Xx

Bright Eyed Blues

Happy weekend, readers! I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier about the recent ahhh-mazing weather, at least in the Midwest! Sun, greener grass and cool colors. 

Earlier this week, I curated one of my favorite casual-dress outfits for work: denim, on blue, on denim on pattern. Fashion tip: a denim jean jacket should be a staple in every wardrobe– the possibilities are endless! (Side note: ignore my selfie-stick shadow. Hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!)

   
 This sheer, ruffle, sapphire-color top (ELLE at Kohl’s) paired perfectly in-between my light denim jacket (AE) and dark-washed denim pants (A&F). To finish it off, I added a little pattern with my flats that are denim blue and white pinstriped (Target). And of course, to finish it off, a dainty, neutral, floral necklace. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me (not) be the first to say that you can put together stellar, unique outfits without breaking the bank!

With a glimmer of hope of even warmer weather upon us, what’s your favorite casual-dress outfit for work or out-and-about on the weekends?!

Until next time, Xx