Easy Monday

Some days happen to be Mondays.  And Mondays are the worst of the days.  That is why we have shirt dresses.  To allow you to sleep in an extra 10-15 minutes, all you need is a trusty shirt dress, so you can wake up, throw it on, and just be done with it.  IMG_6098

This one I love because it doesn’t need much styling and it doesn’t have a collar. (Collars are too much to deal with on a Monday, lets be honest)

A simple necklace or two, nude heels, and a bright purse are all that is needed to make this into an outfit. Bright shoes would also be fun with this dress, or even flats.  Happy Monday!!

Where to Buy:

LOFT Shirt dress (ON SALE RIGHT MEOW)

Clarks Pumps (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus Jewelry

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Pink Aluminium

J. Crew has a way with words.  Not only do they have the best colors, but they also are the best at naming their colors. I don’t usually go for pink, but this color has a little bit of an edge. I also think this color is going to start popping up a lot in the Spring (Along with a light to medium blue).IMG_9591

I look forward to wearing it with black skinny jeans, white jeans, and anything in medium blue — like the scarf pictured below!

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IMG_9599Oh how I love a good drapey sweater.  I am always looking for a good one that is cozy yet still flattering, and of course J. Crew has that look down.  They are not only the experts in color naming, but also disheveled chic. Which is how I try to dress on Mondays, even if it is by accident.

Where to buy:

J. Crew Sweater

BB Dakota Lace Skirt

Black & White Pumps (Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus scarf

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Window Pane

I bought this dress at LOFT and I’ve been waiting to wear it until got warmer, but I’ve become impatient.  However, I will admit I am thoroughly enjoying the snow.  There isn’t much better to me than waking up to a fresh blanket of snow, even if I do have to drive into work…. that just means I HAVE to treat myself to a Caramel Flan Latte, right?IMG_9550
 



But adding bright accessories to your outfit really will brighten your day, I promise.

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To make this Spring dress Winter appropriate I added the obvious tights and boots, but then also a chambray shirt underneath.  Comfortable, warm, and put together.  This look  is possible with almost any t-shirt dress, and there are tons of options available right now! I will also probably try this look with a crisp white button down as well.

Where to get this look:

Lou & Grey Tee Dress

LOFT Chambray Shirt

Bindhi & Brutus Necklace

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Madewell Booties (Similar)

What I Wore Wednesday

Cold weather, don’t care! When its cold, or if there is a chance of snow, there is no way I’m wearing anything but boots. Ugg boots are preferable, but if I HAVE to go out in public, I’ll wear riding or over the knee boots. Today, it was an OTK boot kind of day.

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And we go back to the basics, mini dress, tights, OTK boots.

Put it with a statement necklace and/or a scarf to dress it up (and a caramel flan latte from Starbucks if you wanna get like me – skim milk and YES whipped cream, don’t judge me Starbucks barista)

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A good sweater dress can be your best friend during the winter months, since you can wear it to work, out with your friends, and on a hot date. Just add different shoes and accessories!

Where to buy:

Banana Republic sweater dress (Similar) — EXTRA 40% OFF AT BR

Over the knee boots (similar)

Bindhi & Brutus Scarf

 

 

Nina’s Presidents Day Picks

So over the long weekend I planned on being really productive, however, failed.  There are too many good sales going on! I had to go through every single page to make sure I wasn’t missing anything good…. even if Nordstrom had 90 pages of Women’s sale items.  Here are my picks!!

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Nordstrom is having one of their major yearly sales, LOFT is having an extra 60% off their sale items and 50% off selected full price items, Banana Republic is having 40% off their whole store, Sole Society is having up to 70% off select items, and Old Navy is having 50% off all of their dresses and up to 50% off their entire store. Whoo! That was a lot to get through, now time to go shopping!

Clockwise from top left:

BC Footwear Black & White Pumps

Nordstrom Blush Tweed Cropped Jacket

Old Navy Striped Blazer

Banana Republic Graphic Tee

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Handbag

LOFT Striped Flippy Skirt

LOFT Striped Cropped Sweatshirt

Banana Republic Ruched Sexy Midi Dress

LOFT Floral Tee

Sole Society Maroon Wedges

Old Navy Striped T-Shirt Dress

Loft Skinny Jeans

Old Navy Grey T-Shirt Dress

Floral Blazer – 4 Ways

Well I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for floral print.  A MAJOR thing. So a floral blazer? Well, it was a done deal. Here are 4 ways to wear it:

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The easiest way to wear it is with a t-shirt and jeans.  (Bonus points if you wear them with colored jeans/cords) Just adds that extra sum’n sum’n to an otherwise plain outfit.

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A good casual Friday look would be with a flippy green skirt and a chambray shirt. (I’m pretty much a walking advertisement for LOFT at this point….. they should pay me)

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Of course floral print with stripes. It is the new classic print mix combo.  Get to know it!

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I was putting together another look with this black sweater dress and decided that the floral blazer looked awesome with it! Sometimes the best looks are literally thrown together last minute. Over the knee boots and a mini dress, how could you go wrong?

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Similar Floral Blazers:

Target

Nordstrom

Forever 21

Forever 21

Jewelry from Bindhi & Brutus!