Fall Ready

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I was looking at Pinterest last month for some fall outfits. It was wishful thinking, really, because the day I wore this outfit it was just about 90 degrees outside. Anyway, I came across this pin. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to own white pumps (I’d definitely wreck them the first time I wore them), but I loved the outfit and recreated my own version with a few items from my closet. That’s one of the things I really like about Pinterest: finding outfit inspiration and making it my own. How on earth did we get dressed before the internet?

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Necklace: Target
Blouse: via TJMaxx
Skirt: Old Navy
Heels: Naturalizer via DSW

Complementary Colors

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I love this outfit. I wore this to lunch with a couple colleagues last month. This is one of those outfits that turned out better than I thought it would when I came across this pin and decided to make it my own. There’s something a little bit risky about wearing complementary colors, but, when you find the perfect shades, there’s something inherently cool about it.

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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace: Target
Button-Up: Heritage1981
Skirt: Target
Flats: Payless

Accessorized

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Remember a few weeks ago when I said I am terrible at accessorizing? Well, I went ahead and bought a shirt that was pre-accessorized. So, there! HA! This is my kind of top. It’s comfy, breezy, and requires minimal effort to look put-together.

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When I picked this up in store, I didn’t realize the back looked like this, but as soon as I tried it on and could see the top bit of my tattoo showing it pretty much sealed the deal that I had to own it.

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Tee: Target
Crops: Gap
Flats: Target

A Swing and A Miss

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This was one of those outfits that just didn’t look exactly as I had envisioned it when it came time to take photos. You see, I am very, very drawn toward royal blue. I had a royal blue skirt previously, but I decided it was a little too short for work and the odds of me wearing it outside of work were pretty slim, so after hunting for a bit, I bought this one. I actually like the shirt and belt combo, but that tell-tale fold across the front of my hips proves the skirt just doesn’t fit like it should. Oh, well! Looks like the hunt continues.

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Top: H&M
Belt: TJ Maxx
Skirt: Amazon.com
Flats: Payless

Pretty and Witty and Bright

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There is something about a hot coral dress that can make even the gloomiest day seem brighter. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a gloomy day once in a while. In fact, as I type this, it’s cool and breezy and very cloudy here in the DMV; it’s a welcome change from the unrelenting heat of last week.

I wore this to work, but the more I look at this dress, the more I feel like it would be awesome to wear to a summer wedding. In fact, I almost wore this to one we went to last month, but I opted for a green wrap dress instead.

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Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Dress: Victoria's Secret
Flats: Spring

BUSINESS CASUAL MUST-HAVE: The Sheath Dress

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I got this dress way back when I first started at my job. It’s actually 6 years ago TODAY. That is, I started my job 6 years ago today. I don’t remember the exact date I bought this dress. That would be crazy. Speaking of crazy, trying to find this dress in gray is making me just that. If only I would have purchased it in every color when I found it…live and learn!
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Tee: Max Studio via TJ Maxx
Dress: AB Studio via Kohl's
Belt: Target
Flats: Blowfish via DSW

It’s a (flowery) Wrap!

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Last week I picked out all the outfits I was going to wear this week and I inevitably changed my mind every morning while I was getting dressed. Apparently in the wee hours of the morning I forgot that I just wore a floral dress yesterday (Monday’s post) and I wore another one today. The bad news is: I am still terrible at accessorizing. The good news is: I have more than one floral dress. And this one is ridiculously comfortable and breathable.

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Dress: Old Navy
Flats: Payless

So Simple

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You know how Coco Chanel once said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one [accessory] off”?

I feel like accessorizing is one area of dressing which I am absolutely terrible. Since I started blogging years ago,  I often find myself looking for accessories to put on before I leave. This dress is a perfect of example of when not to do just that. Sometimes you just need to wear a pretty floral dress and let it be the center of attention.
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Dress: Old Navy
Flats: H&M

Golden

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I got this skirt around Christmastime and I just love it. It’s perfect for the holiday season and it’s fun to remix it in the warmer months. The sparkles that are now covering my office chair are totally worth all the compliments I got today. 😉

Also, I’d like to give a shout-out to my baby sister, who apparently isn’t a baby anymore. I don’t care if your ID says you’re 22, (OMFG HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!) you’ll always be 12 to me, Kels. Love you, girl!

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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Scarf: J. Crew
Tee: Target
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: NY & Company
Heels: Nine West

So Me

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I went to Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago to look for shape wear (I’ll tell you why in a future post) and this shirt caught my eye. Black and white, stripes, and floral? All in one? This shirt is so me. At least that’s what my coworker told me. And I agreed.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, my hair is blonder. I got balayage highlights for the second time in 3 months a couple weeks ago. At first, they were pretty subtle and I decided to go all-out this time. I always preferred dark hair and I fought my hair’s natural tendency to be light. After looking at balayage highlights on Pinterest, I finally took the plunge and I love how they turned out. Kind of lived-in, imperfect and easy to maintain.
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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack
Top: edista via Nordstrom Rack
Crops: Loft
Flats: Payless

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