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

Citron Midi

If you follow my blog at all you probably know about my obsession with neon skirts. When I bought this one, I wasn’t sure how I was going to wear it, but I knew that I could make it work. Of course it will look great with navy blue, offwhite, taupe, and black, but why not try something new?

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A lighter periwinkle looks better, but I can’t afford to keep buying things. SO DON’T TEMPT ME!!

Silk tops might not work great for summer BBQs, so for something more casual, try a tank with a jean vest.  (I feel like I talk about summer BBQs ALL THE TIME, yet, I might go to one a year….. what is normal? I don’t know) The jean vests at Old Navy are surprisingly fashionable and are cropped just enough. You could go to J. Crew and spend $100, but go to Old Navy and get one for $30 instead.

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It’s SPRING!! Don’t just put your toes in, JUMP into color!!

Where to buy:

LOFT Citron skirt

Urban Outfitters Silk Top (Similar)

Old Navy Jean Vest

LOFT Tank (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Clarks Pumps (Similar)

Sam Edelman Sandals (Similar)

What I Wore Wednesday

I don’t know about you, but I was not ready to start waking up in the dark again.  For me, the time change looks like pressing snooze approximately 3 times, and have about 15 minutes to get ready for work. Which breaks down to 9 minutes doing makeup, 1 minute to brush my hair, and about 5 minutes to figure out what the heck I am going to wear.  Sweatshirt dress and flannel scarf? Sounds good.   IMG_9580

Because, I want to wear sweatshirts to work every day.

Where to buy:

Madewell Sweatshirt dress (Similar, Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus scarf (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Madewell Booties (Similar)

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)

Winter in White

Something that people do not expect in winter is for you to wear white.  It is the season of blacks and browns and all the boring colors there are.  But what about those white dresses you have from the summer, who in all honesty, didn’t get worn much because of all the opportunities for them to get a little ketchup on them at the family BBQ.  Take them out for a stroll, they deserve it.

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All you need to do is add tights, boots, and a blazer — BAM! Outfit done. If I had a maroon leather jacket, I’d put it with this for going out.

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As you can probably tell, I’m pretty obsessed with maroon right now.  Like, I want at least one of every of piece of clothing in it.

 

Here is another way that I’ve worn a white dress in winter. Not much has changed…. just the jacket and jewelry. 20140207-132458.jpg

 

Where you can get the look:

 

White Dress (Similar, Similar)

Scarf

Statement Necklace

Jacket (Similar)

Booties (Similar)

Black & White (& Taupe)

Since having a real job, I have realized the value of black and white more than ever before. It is the easiest to wear without sacrificing style! Plus all you really have to do is add a pop of color for a little bit of fun.  Also, switching out the black skirt for a white one really does make a difference!

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However I do have a very hard time wearing just black and white.  So a little taupe can help out with that.  I added this rose gold Rebecca Minkoff handbag and a Jersey Knit Bindhi & Brutus Scarf.

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Seriously obsessed with a white mini skirt right now!

Another way to play up the black and white is to try a white blazer.  Depending on the cut you can wear it with pants or a pencil skirt. I decided to wear my stretchy ponte pants with a leather trim and a black t-shirt.  I cannot even tell you how comfortable these pants are, it is ridiculous.

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Of course with a bright shoe, I think I might be obsessed with a colorful shoe right now. A good statement necklace can’t hurt either! There just needs to be a little more interest, since you are wearing a t-shirt to work…

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Add a leopard scarf for that chilly office and a Kate Spade purse for some class, and you have an outfit!

 

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Loft Skirt 

Express Sweater (Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus Chevron Knit Scarf

Bindhi & Brutus Statement Necklace

Bindhi & Brutus Leopard Knit Scarf

Loft Ponte Pants (ON SALE!!)

Express White Blazer (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse