Friday, September 19, 2014

Daily Look: Bold Print, Bold Color

Shirt: J. Crew // Skirt: Motel via Asos // Shoes: Nine West // Watch: Seiko // Nails: Formula X Seismic // Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Lovesick

So, this is basically my favorite work outfit ever. I love that I can wear hot pink on top and leopard print on bottom and totally get away with it because they're both cut in such traditionally professional shapes. But when you're wearing this much color and print, you definitely need to tone down the accessories, so I opted for basic black pumps, a classic leather watch, and simple faux pearl studs.

Do you go for bold color or prints at work, or do you prefer a little more subtlety?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daily Look: The Long and the Short of It

Cropped Shirt & City Ring: Asos // Chambray Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Madewell // Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds via Piperlime // Earrings: Loft // Mood Ring: Vintage

I ordered about a million full skirts and one cropped shirt from Asos last week, and although the skirts are all destined for the post office, I am in love with this new top.  It was probably too warm to wear, but I just couldn't wait!  I wore it with black pants and pumps for work, then switched to jeans and matching kicks to run errands in the evening.  I'm kind of crazy about the way the pink back zipper matches the pink stripe on my sneakers.  I have a feeling this outfit will be my go-to for fall.

Happy almost Friday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lauren's Fall Wish List

It's that time of year again. There's a chill in the air, the leaves are changing, and...oh wait. None of that is happening yet in Texas. Still, a girl can dream, right? So I've rounded up a few of the pieces that I'll be hunting for this fall and winter.

Fall Wish List

Jewelry-wise, I'll be looking for delicate necklaces to layer and some edgy ear jackets. I'm also looking to add another pair of low-heeled black ankle boots to my rotation--I think this sleek Madewell pair would be perfect for work or weekend. Although I have way too many sweaters for someone who lives in a hot climate, I wouldn't mind having a slouchy, cozy version like this Topshop one. And even though I resisted it at first, I'm now fully on board with the distressed denim trend. I love the color of these jeans from Madewell (makers of my favorite jeans ever). I'd also like to find an asymmetrical skirt, preferably one long enough that I could wear it to work. Finally, I'm really into the varsity-inspired pieces I've been seeing lately. I'm no jock, but the stripes on this jacket are super cute.

What will you be shopping for this fall?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Daily Look: Keeping it Simple

Shirt: Urban Outfitters // Skirt & Earrings: Loft // Shoes: Zara // Ring: Vintage

Well, our foray into fall weather was fabulous but brief.  Plano has already returned to extreme heat with a side of humidity.  Too bad I planned my meals for this week based on the weekend weather.  Eating chicken soup during shorts weather just feels wrong.  At least I don't plan my outfits too far in advance.  I probably would have ended up in velvet pants and sweaters in my eagerness to greet the autumnal chill that has now completely abandoned us.  Thank goodness I checked the high before getting dressed this morning!

Anyone getting true fall weather yet?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Daily Look: Back to Basics

Shirt: Loft // Jeans, Bracelet, Rings: Madewell // Bag: Old Navy // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Watch: Seiko // Ear Cuff: H&M // Nails: Essie Where's My Chauffeur? // Toes: Urban Outfitters Absinthe

After a few years of colorblocking, neons, and acid brights, it seems like fashion is coming back to basics. My husband even noticed this trend, pointing out that "It seems like neutrals are really big right now." Yep. And even though I have a drawer full of colorful jeans, I find myself reaching for this pair the most often by far. Don't get me wrong: I love colorful clothes and will never stop wearing them. But I also like the classic combination of a white shirt and blue jeans. It's nice to have options.

Have you been wearing more neutrals lately?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily Look: Texan Fall

Shirt: Old Navy // Skirt: Loft // Shoes: Steve Madden via Marshall's // Stud Earring: Gift // Feather Earring: H&M

A cold front just swept through Plano, but we aren't getting out our jackets and scarves just yet.  In fact, it isn't really even cool enough for jeans!  Not that I'm complaining; I don't like cold weather any more than I like triple digits!

I did use this break in the burning heat as an excuse to grab one of my beloved pumpkin spice lattes.  It's not weird to sip espresso in flannel pajamas while sitting in an air conditioned room with the fan on is it?

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?