5 Pieces to Take Your Fall Work Wear Up a Notch

Ashley-Stewart-Faux-Suede-Foil-Moto-JacketA lot of changes have been going on around them and one of them (a new job) required a wardrobe upgrade. Trading in the daily jeans for work wear trousers wasn’t enough though. I still wanted to show off my fashionista persona within an office setting and if you’re like me, here’s what you need to look for:

Classic pieces with a little flare – from a bold color or print to a edgy detail or cut.

Check these babies out and you’ll see what I mean.

Ashley Stewart Faux Moto Jacket

Trade in the blazer for this faux leather moto jacket. The cool thing about this one is it looks like a funky cardigan than a leather jacket, making it perfect for the office. $102, ashleystewart.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Ana' Dot Print Kimono Sleeve Top

Go from the office to happy hour with this kimono sleeve top. Pencil skirt, flare pants, weekend jeans – the possibilities are endless with this popping print and relaxed fit. I know I would wear this all week long! $70, nordstrom.com

ASOS Tunic With Side Splits

Not quite a polo yet almost a turtle neck, what sets this apart from your normal white work shirt are the slide splits and short sleeves. Wear it with a long, trendy necklace and your favorite pair of slim fit trousers. $14, asos.com

Torrid Textured Skater Dress

The simple, black sheath dress is so yesterday. Have fun and be office appropriate with this number from one of the trendiest plus size fashion destinations. The contrasting white collar gives it a vintage feel that looks good alone or under a blazer. $59, torrid.com

Socialite Wide Leg Trousers

Black trousers are a work staple of mine and no matter if I’m dragging myself to work, the perfect pair of flared pants can instantly lift my mood. Rock them with a pair of heels and those corporate hallways will feel like a runway (trust me!) $42, nordstrom.com

Eloquii Plaid Flannel Shirt Dress

Take the classic fall print to the office with this flannel shirt dress. How can we make this corporate culture approved? Add a blazer, black pumps and classy necklace and you are good to go girl! (Bonus points for wearing it as is come the weekend) $100, nordstrom.com

3 Cool Ways to Rock Sneakers This Spring

Up until my late 20’s, I lived in nothing but sneakers. They were quick, comfortable and were the perfect touch to my jeans-and-T-shirt uniform. Some days, I wish I could wear mine to work but they get enough wear when the weekend comes around. As we get into sandal season, we shouldn’t put away those kicks just yet. I mean, let’s face it, there are times when our toes shouldn’t be out in public and when you don’t have time to freshen up that pedi, that pair of Reeboks or Converses do come in handy.

Here are three super cool ways to rock your favorite pair of sneakers.

Casual Cool

Whether you’re running errands or meeting girlfriend’s at Starbucks, you can give that tee and jeans a stylish flair with crisp white sneaks, a cool pair of shades and a killer red lip. Oh and a big, faced watch and designer clutch doesn’t hurt either!

Fashion Trend

Fashion Trend

Match Your Prints

Give your printed, spring dress an unexpected fashion twist with sneakers. The key to pulling this off? Make sure your the color of your kicks and your dress compliment each other.

Sincerely Jules

Sincerely Jules

All Black Everything

Go monochrome from head to toe, from the shades to your sneakers, making sure you have a flattering blouse and the perfect skinny jeans in-between!

Miss Poole

Miss Poole

Are you rocking sneakers this spring?

When You’re Feeling Like a Boss, This is What You Wear

You know that feeling when you’ve totally nailed it at work, cleaned up your entire house and checked everything off your to-do list with plenty of time to spare? It’s that high of confidence that nobody can bring down.

Yeah, that’s when you feel like a boss. And when you do, this is what you wear:

A sophisticated yet sexy top

Torrid Cold Shoulder Top

Torrid Cold Shoulder Top

An high fashion skirt:

Mynt 1792 Sheer Combo Maxi Skirt

Mynt 1792 Sheer Combo Maxi Skirt

Blinged out accessories:

Marina Spin Necklace from Charming Charlie

Marina Spin Necklace from Charming Charlie

A killer pair of bright pink heels:

Jessica Simpson Cirrus

Jessica Simpson Cirrus

And lipstick to match:

NARS Roman Holiday

NARS Roman Holiday

Why? Because you’re a boss girlfriend!

What to Wear When You Don’t Have Time To Get Dressed

MICHEAL Micheal Kors

MICHEAL Micheal Kors

I value my sleep. Sleep is absolutely golden to me, especially when you have a toddler who’s already ready to go at 6:45 a.m every morning, no matter what time she went to bed the night before (weekends included). For that reason, I purposely set my alarm to snooze at least three times before turning on the TV and waiting for the newspeople to tell me it’s really time to get up and get ready for work. So when it comes to getting dressed, I don’t have time to get super creative.

My outfit needs to do 2 things: Be cute and Be comfy.

After a lot of trial and error (and crazy mornings!) I have my everyday fashion pretty down pact. My fashion MO?

  • A stylish yet easy top (Burlington has an awesome selection)
  • Stretchy skinny jeans (Old navy’s Rock Star jeans are ah-mazing!)
  • Cute and comfortable shoes (Outlets are the perfect destination for said shoes)

Putting together a fashionable outfit is a no-brainer, especially if everything works well together. Keep your jeans to a dark wash, have fun with colors and prints with your tops and keep a pair of flats and heels on deck and you are good to go girlfriend!

Now cue the fashion inspiration:

Hello Fashion

Hello Fashion

La Petit Noob

La Petit Noob

Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant

Hello Frambroise

Hello Frambroise

 

 

 

 

Take a Peak Inside My Bag (Plus a Style Guide From Rue La La)

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While it’s my philosophy that you can never have too many makeup products (or jewelry….or shoes!), when it comes to handbags I do feel like having the right bag or two is really all you need. When I’m shopping for handbags, I gravitate toward classic silhouettes, versatile colors and a price my wallet likes. I need something that’s going to get me from season to season, year to year especially if I’m making an investment. Part of making a smart choice is knowing your options and Rue La La has a great resource for handbags to help you do just that! From the type of bag your life calls for to understanding what really makes a handbag luxurious they have you covered.

In celebration of the launch of their style guide, they want to know what girls like us carry in our bags.I tend to rotate between a handful of bags and this week, I’m rocking my Lulu by Lulu Guiness satchel (similar here) I scored on clearance two years ago.  The cobalt blue is a breath of fresh air from my brown and black purses. Plus the bow is so cute!  Now what’s  in my bag isn’t all that exciting but I am all about the essentials (with a little bit of my product junkie tendencies sprinkled in!)

Work Essentials

Wallet: I bought this at a flea market sale a few years ago and this baby is still holding together. (Though I do see a new one in my immediate future!)

Samsung Galaxy S5: Seriously where would I be without my phone? It’s my connection to everything – from work emails to taking selfies with my baby girl. I’ve always been an Android girl ever since the first Galaxy and I don’t see that changing anytime soon!

Sony Earbuds: I can’t work without my music. When I need to bang out blog posts, I plug these into my phone, crank up my Pandora and I’m good to go. Otherwise, I would be seriously lost.

Check Book: I still have bills that require checks and they usually get written on the go.

Beauty Essentials

Essence of Beauty Hand Cream: Part of the collection I reviewed over a week ago, I wanted to take a piece of that calm and relaxing beauty routine with me. You know, when the road rage kicks in. LOL

Stila Convertible Color Lip and Cheek in Poppy: Besides having a handy mirror inside this compact, if I ever need a little color on the go, this color is perfect for both my lips and cheeks!

Collection of Lip Color: Anyone who looks through my purse will get a clear picture of each lip color I’ve worn in the past week. Once I apply one in the morning, it gets thrown in my bag just in case I need a quick touch up. It’s only until my makeup drawer starts looking empty do I remember to put them all back!  This week’s roundup includes:

  • Burts Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard
  • Tarte Lip Gloss
  • Mary Kay Lip Color in Downtown Brown
  • Burt’s Bees LipGloss in Sweet Sunset

Your turn! What’s in your purse?