What to Wear to Work | White Pleated Skirt + Black Top

7.23.2014

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Pleated White Skirt black crop top express top jcrew necklace nude heels fashion blogger corporate fashion blogger nyc blogger foley+corrina handbag black bag chanel inspired simple outfits black and white outfits white pleated skirt
Pleated White Skirt black crop top express top jcrew necklace nude heels fashion blogger corporate fashion blogger nyc blogger foley+corrina handbag black bag chanel inspired simple outfits black and white outfits white pleated skirt
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In an effort to prove to myself that I don't need to shop to look "fashionable", I'm putting together some of my favorite pieces to create new looks. The black crop top is from Express and I love the way it looked with my high-waisted shorts in THIS outfit. One of my favorite pieces is my white pleated skirt from Zara and I previous wore with a cardigan in THIS outfit. Two great pieces that will go with so many other looks! 

Quick story about today's outfit....

Originally, I wanted to wear my leopard print Manolo Blahnik heels with this outfit, BUT I lost them in a NYC taxi on the way to my photo session with Lydia. Like usual I was multitasking; putting on lipstick, texting and trying to tell the cab driver where to drop me off. It was a recipe for disaster. As Lydia and I setup to take photos, I realized my shoes were missing. 

Thank goodness I had the receipt from my cab ride. I called several times, but I was never able to reach the cab driver. The cab company said my shoes were not turn in at the end of the day. I moped around the house for a few hours. My husband felt sorry for me for a few minutes, then he put things into perspective by telling me I could have lost my wallet or better yet, my kid (he likes to give me worst case scenarios to make me realize that "it could be worse").  That little incident is what led me to my shopping challenge. As I looked at my other shoes in my closet, I thought to myself, "be thankful for what you have, it's only a pair of shoes." 

I will admit that I keeping an eye on eBay, just in case they magically show up...


Zara Skirt (similar Shopbop)
Zara Heels (similar here)
Prada Sunglasses (similar NastyGal)
J.Crew Necklace

Photos by Lydia Hudgens



What to Wear Out | White Button Down + Black Skort

7.21.2014

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Good afternoon! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Over the weekend I was thinking about so many things I wanted to share on the blog today, but now it's 4:30pm on a Monday and all I can think about is shutting down my computer. 

However, I did want to share a few articles I read over the weekend and thought my readers would enjoy: 

-The former CEO of 99dresses shares her experience with her startup and how it failed. We always hear about the Facebooks and Twitters of the world, but what about those companies that didn't make it BIG. We'll here's the candid story from Nikki Dunkin, My startup failed, and this is what if feels like...
-The President of Cinnabon, Kat Cole, share simple advice on how to get ahead in the career world

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Trying to figure out how to wear the skort trend from last year? Try it out with a simple white button down and heels. It makes for a classic and simple look. This outfit is perfect when meeting friends for late night cocktails at a trendy bar/restaurant. 


Ann Taylor Shirt
Zara Skort (similar at Express)
Nixon Watch
Zara Heels
TJ.Maxx Clutch
Banana Republic Bracelet
Prada Sunglasses

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Weekend Casual | T-Shirt + Jeans

7.18.2014

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Casual jeans + t-shirt
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I appreciate everyone's feedback with my 30 day Shopping Challenge. It's good to hear I'm not the only woman out there with a tiny shopping addiction.  When I first had this idea, the purpose of it was to minimize shopping all the time and adding useless things to my closet. However, what it's turned into, is a realization that I'm slightly addicted to shopping. It's something I think about all the time. A constant thought, "hat am I going to buy next?"

A few things I did to minimize myself from browsing the internet; unsubscribed from email lists and replaced my internet browsing with reading material. I've spent the last few days unsubscribing from email lists and I cannot believe how many companies have my email address(es). This little experiment has been fun. I've done a lot self reflecting and I'm slowly starting to realize how I've been spending most of my time, money and energy...

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This casual outfit is one of my favorites. When I want to be comfortable going out to meet friends, this is what I wear. Trying to find the perfect grey tee was challenging, but I finally found one at GAP several months ago. Being assumptive, I figured they'd always carry this tee.  I was wrong.  I've been on the lookout for another one and I found this t-shirt from French Connection, that looks equally comfortable.

 Have a good weekend and see everyone on Monday!

Zara Heels (similar Steve Madden)

Photos by Lydia Hudgens