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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lust List | Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey

1. Gap Sweater | 2. J.Crew Polka Dot Shirt | 3. Joie Over The Knee Boots
4. J.Crew Plaid Scarf | 5. Kate Spade Tote | 6. London Sweater
7. Long Sleeve Mini Dress | 8. Classic Baseball Hat | 9 Bauble Bar Necklace
10. Topshop Midi Skirt | 11. J.Crew Tote | 12. Steve Madden Boots

With fall upon us, my closet has been filling up with more neutral pieces. One of the most dominate colors is grey. A few key pieces I picked up for my fall wardrobe are these  bootsscarftote and polka dot shirt. For years, my work wardrobe and daily-wear wardrobes never crossed paths.  As I learn more and more about what looks good on my body, my style becomes more refined and I learn how to interchange pieces in my closet.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Casual Look | Button Down + Denim Leggings

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DvF Heels (similar at Banana Republic)

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Wearing one of my favorite shirts in today's post. I love that this shirt can be worn with jeans, leggings or a skirt. If you love button down shirts at the office, this shirt from J.Crew is a good piece to add to your wardrobe.

Which outfit do you like more, worn with jean leggings or with a a-line shirt (worn here)?


Photos by Lydia Hudgens


Friday, September 26, 2014

Casual Outfit | Skinny Jeans + Crop Top

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DvF Bethany Heels
Clare V Flat Clutch
Karen Walker Sunnies
Kendra Scott Ring c/o

During my 30 day shopping hiatus, I realized I never wore any jeans. Any time I'd reached for a pair, I found a reason NOT to wear them; too tight, too long, didn't like the color, they made me look short and the list goes on. After "researching" the perfect pair of denim, I decided on an ultra skinny dark wash from AG Adriano Goldschmied. Petite curvy women looked great in these jeans and I realized they looked went with most pieces in my wardrobe.

If you're in the market for denim, make the investment in a good pair. You won't buy another pair for a while. Also, figure out what looks best on your body. If a celebrity has a similar body, google "famous person name + jeans". You'll find tons of photos and most likely someone will mention what the celebrity is wearing. Then go try on those jeans!

Also, I wanted to share my recent visit to the breathtaking Carlton Hotel. The team from Caravan Stylist Studio invited me to have a beauty makeover. My visit was nothing short of fabulous. Valerie and her team gave me a glamours makeover using Kryolan makeup and SexyHair products. My next lipstick purchase will be the Lip Stain in Salsa. Being a busy corporate woman, long lasting lip color is imperative, regardless of how many lattes I drink and meetings I attend.  This lip stain held up against the test. 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What to Wear to Work | Stripes + Grey Skirt

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DvF Heels (similar at Banana Republic)
LV Bag (on sale at TheRealReal)

After years of wearing my hair down, I'm trying to be more creative with updos and other hairstyles. I spent many hours watching YouTube videos and practicing this technique. FINALLY, I figured out how to do a side french braid! What do you think?

Oh yes...another driving factor to learning how to french braid, is the humidity in NYC. My hair gets out of control when it's humid outside. An undo {with lots of hairspray} gives me a polished look and keeps me from messing with my hair throughout the day. 

As for today's outfit, it's a simple outfit for the office. I'm embracing a-line skirts button down shirts and nude pumps. The shirt I'm wearing is from J.Crew and it's goes to my mid-thigh. It's a versatile pieces for your wardrobe. You can wear with leggingsskinny jeans or use it as a undershirt while layering with sweaters and cardigans


Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Essentials | Denim + Grey Tote

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ag adriano goldschmied jeans leggings jcrew grey tote fall essentials karen walker harvest sunglasses dark denim anthrophologie shirt layering pieces what to wear in the fall dvf bethany heels new york fashion blogger casual outfit ideas what I wore on the weekend
ag adriano goldschmied jeans leggings jcrew grey tote fall essentials karen walker harvest sunglasses dark denim anthrophologie shirt layering pieces what to wear in the fall dvf bethany heels new york fashion blogger casual outfit ideas what I wore on the weekend
ag adriano goldschmied jeans leggings jcrew grey tote fall essentials karen walker harvest sunglasses dark denim anthrophologie shirt layering pieces what to wear in the fall dvf bethany heels new york fashion blogger casual outfit ideas what I wore on the weekend
ag adriano goldschmied jeans leggings jcrew grey tote fall essentials karen walker harvest sunglasses dark denim anthrophologie shirt layering pieces what to wear in the fall dvf bethany heels new york fashion blogger casual outfit ideas what I wore on the weekend
ag adriano goldschmied jeans leggings jcrew grey tote fall essentials karen walker harvest sunglasses dark denim anthrophologie shirt layering pieces what to wear in the fall dvf bethany heels new york fashion blogger casual outfit ideas what I wore on the weekend


Hope everyone had a good weekend!

The past few days, we've had the most beautiful weather in Manhattan, which makes transitioning to fall a little easier. Unlike last year, I'm adding a few pieces to my fall wardrobe before winter gets here! When building your seasonal wardrobe, you don't have to spend your whole paycheck. A few things to think about before making purchases; take inventory of what your currently own {so you don't purchase duplicates} and what you currently wear {if you're not going to wear it, sell or donate}. After you've taken a look at what you own, make a list. Write down what you want to purchase. It can be as simple as, skinny jeans, grey coat, ankle boots, etc. When you find yourself at the store, reference the list and purchase accordingly.

In today's post, I'm wearing four key pieces to my fall wardrobe; dark denim, nude heels, classic tote and layering blouse. For my style, these are key to my wardrobe. I've worn these denim jeans almost every day {see my Instagram}. The dark wash goes with so many pieces in my closet. I picked them up during a sale at Lord & Taylor. If you love designer jeans, but not the price tag. I'd recommend finding a pair you love, figuring our your size and purchasing them on Poshmark or another online consignment shop. Denim doesn't have a high resell value, so it's a great item to find online. Brand new or lightly worn.

Four key pieces for your fall wardrobe:

Denim


Nude Shoes


Classic Tote


Layering Top





Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Under Armour Event | #iwillwhatiwant

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend an Under Armour event in NYC. You might have read or seen their recent campaign, #iwillwhatiwant with Gisele B√ľndchen's. If you haven't seen the commercial, I've posted it below. 

Here are a few photos from the event! 

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Everyone who attended the event, participated in a workout session. Natalie was the in structure. That woman knows how to work a crowd! She got everyone pumped up. Can you see me in the second row? I'm the girl with the orange pants. 

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Squats. I'm in pain. 

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Group selfie. Cheese!

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My best attempt at the Michael Jordan jump.

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Focused. This workout got me motivated to get back to the gym. After my wedding, I've been struggling to get back to my daily workout routine.


For years, I've always been a fan of Under Armour gear. I've always purchased basic workout gear from Under Armour, mainly due to the price point and versatility of the clothing. Under Armour recently released a new line of athletic gear for women. I'd highly recommend taking a peak. This look on Gisele is my favorite.  When I came home from the Under Armour event, my husband was jealous of my new kicks. He jumped online and ordered himself a new pair of sneakers and a few new workout shirts. 

Enjoy the video. Hope it pumps you up! 




Monday, September 15, 2014

What to Wear to Work | Emerald Dress

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green dress emerald dress asos what to wear to work foley + corinna chain bag nude heels gold bracelet watch nordstroms piperlime belted dress new york fashion blogger
green dress emerald dress asos what to wear to work foley + corinna chain bag nude heels gold bracelet watch nordstroms piperlime belted dress new york fashion blogger

Asos Dress (love this dress)
Zara Heels (similar here splurge
The Limited Blazer (Asos Blazer)

Hope everyone had a great weekend. After an exciting week in Dallas and Kansas City, I'm heading back to NYC. While back in Kansas City I did a little shopping. As much as I love shopping in New York, walking around the Plaza and going to Oak Park Mall are some of my favorite places to shop. I picked up these New Balance sneakers from J.Crew, this dress from Anthropologie and this faux leather jacket from Nordstroms.

See you on Wednesday!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Friday, September 12, 2014

Out of Office | Faux Leather Leggings + Mules

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Banana Republic Tee (available in stores, similar here)
Banana Republic Blazer (similar here)
Zara Leggings (similar here, here & here)
Vince Wedges (similar by Rebecca Minkoff)
Prada Sunnies

This tee from Banana Republic has been on repeat the last few weeks. It delivers the perfect message  when I'm "out of the office" and it looks great with a basic blazer. During my 30 day shopping hiatus, I realized that basic or graphic tees were essential to my daily outfits. I'm currently crushing on this football tee from J.Crew, "always late" tee from Piperlime and bambi tee from Uniqlo

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I'm currently sitting at Sopra Salon in Kansas City, Missouri getting my hair beautified (check out my Instagram page for the update). If you're in the KCMO area and looking for a new salon, be sure to check out Sopra. They were recently awarded one of the top 3 salons in the Kansas City area. My friend Sara Dee is the mastermind behind my hair, ask for her and reference "Corporate Catwalk" for  $15 off any service over $35!

Have a great weekend and see everyone on Monday! 


Photos by Lydia Hudgens