I love mixing prints and am always up for the challenge of pairing pieces different ways and creating multiple looks. And when the color schemes are the same or similar (as in this case, mixing black and white prints) – it’s super easy.
I put together two different looks with this skirt and shirt combo – one a little more sassy and dressy and the other a little more playful and casual. I’m not sure how the chucks would look with tights, but I know the first outfit would look adorable with some opaque tights (partial to the DKNY ones) – since it’s getting pretty chilly out!
I hope you had a great weekend! I can’t believe it’s already basically the middle of November already. I know people always say this, but seriously where did the year go? I really don’t feel like last New Years wasn’t that long ago. And now the year is almost over? Crazy.
I’ve always been a big fan of tweed. Although it can be a little itchy at times, nothing can take away from it’s timeless and sophisticated touch it adds to an outfit. This one reminded me of Ralph Lauren (probably one of my top 3 brands) – so in other words, it was a no brainer AND it’s on sale right now! (see my note in italics below though if you click on the link!)
Note that when you click on the tweed skirt, it says that the skirt is sold out. But if you notice, the “country” selected is Canada (upper left hand corner). Once you switch to US, you’ll see that it’s available AND on sale w/ code GETWARM.
The holidays are the time of year for giving to and thinking of others. And it’s always a better holiday season (for you!) when we get started early and start planning – don’t you think? This way, it’s more about doing something special and less about just getting it done (or crossing it off the list!) I’m excited to be teaming up with Target for today’s post to give you some ideas of gifts that are bigger and more meaningful than the gift itself. I wanted to think outside the box for this gift guide and think of gifts that might be a little more special ;)
TOMS for Target – I love this campaign that is launching in a few weeks on November 16th! For each item purchased, a gift will be given to those in need! Just like TOMS provides shoes to children in need, this initiative with Target will provide meals, blankets and much more. I’m loving a bunch of the items – like this poncho above! Stay tuned for the collection to launch ;)
Truffle transparent purse organizer – I know it seems like a simple gift but I think this would be much appreciated by the mothers of this world. Why? Because it’s next to impossible to keep a tidy and organized purse. And these little pouches are perfect for compartmentalizing and keeping all the mess a little more straight.
Personalized leather gloves – I thought these were special mostly because they’re personalized but also because she’ll think of you every time she’d cold and puts on her gloves ;) and because, they’re just a great gift!
Thank you notes – sometimes, adorable stationary is just the extra bit of motivation she needs to sit down and actually write that thank you note!
TOMS wedges – these new wedge booties by TOMS are different than their typical shoes and are super stylish. Like all things by TOMS, purchasing a pair of these will provide a pair of shoes to a child in need!
Kate Spade ‘On Purpose’ – how adorable is this scarf? It’s actually made by women in Rwanda and is part of a bigger project to help promote sustainable economies and jobs to women in need. If you ask me, THAT makes it much more special ;)
Compensation for this post was provided by Target via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target or AOL.
I wore this fun little Hot pink party dress to one of my best guy friends’ weddings last weekend here in Dallas. I loved its simplicity and how lady like the cut of it was. It was perfect for the wedding, but I also love how I could probably dress it down for church or a luncheon as well. Also, it’s just a great time piece to have – a classic silk dress is never a bad idea.
It’s not very often that I get to dress up like I’m back at ‘the big 4′ (I used to work at a big CPA firm) and working in corporate america again. But when I do find an excuse to break out the pencil skirts again, I always wear them proudly. Other than the fact that I can’t sit criss-cross-apple-sauce in one (confession: I hate sitting like an adult), the pencil skirt is probably one of my favorite professional staples. I think every woman has a classic black pencil skirt hanging in her closet, but this grey colored one is a little less expected yet just as versatile and easy to wear. I like how it looks a little less serious/boring yet doesn’t call for too much attention and can be paired with neutrals and/or bright colors for a classic or statement-making ensemble
Not only is a pencil skirt one of the most flattering pieces a women can wear, but it also exudes power and confidence – don’t you think? And it can easily be transformed from day to night. I love this one from french connection because it’s sweatshirt material. So, as you can imagine, it’s super comfortable! BUT it still has that professional, chic look to it. Don’t you think? And I like how the zippers on the side (as well as the high-low hem) add a special touch that makes it a little more interesting than any other typical pencil skirt.
No doubt this skirt is pretty sassy. Right? I mean, it totally makes a statement and is perfect for date night + weekend fun ;) And since it’s Friday and we’re all in a weekend-state-of-mind, I wanted to inspire your weekend get up with this little number.
Except…truth be told, I actually took these photos over a month ago – hence the long hair (they got lost in my dropbox folder – oops!)…so you’d probably have to add some stockings and a big sweater instead of this oversized shirt. But still, I wanted to introduce you to For Love & Lemons – it’s a really interesting brand and one that I’ve been meaning to mention for a while now! Some of their stuff is a little racy, but there are a few really interesting and beautiful pieces.