Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In My Closet: Playing the [Lace] Card

Burgundy cardigan (HCo., winter 2011); burgundy plaid tunic (A&F Kids, hand-me-down); dark grey lace shorts (A&F Kids, NEW); grey polka dot tights (Target, fall 2011)

Despite being a self-proclaimed girly girl, I didn't have any lace in my closet prior to this fall! I was always a little intimidated by it, not to mention I thought it either looked too "grandma-ish" or too "babyish". Luckily, I've changed my mind, and now I'm a lace lover.

Hot pink cropped cardigan (A&F, winter 2010); navy lace tank with pinstripe waist tie (A&F Kids, NEW); dark wash slim boot jeans (AE, winter 2010)

Light pink cardigan (A&F, winter 2011); dark grey lace-front tee (HCo., fall 2011); owl pendant (AE, fall 2011); brown woven leather belt (A&F, spring 2011); burgundy twill shorts (A&F, summer 2010); grey polka dot tights (Target, fall 2011)

Do you love lace?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

OOTD: Business Casual

Blue pinstriped button-down (Gilly Hicks, NEW); navy culottes (A&F, summer 2011); navy sparkle tights (AE, winter 2010)

Silver bead necklace (AE, NEW)

I haven't done an OOTD (outfit of the day post) in awhile, and what better time to start up again than the start of school? I'm back for my fourth semester in college, and while I'm thinking it's going to be a stressful one, I hope I learn a lot! 

Silver sequin sparkly flats (AE, winter 2010)

Jeweled snake ring (AE, NEW)

I ordered this button-down shirt right after Christmas, thanks to some great sales at Gilly Hicks. It looks pretty 'business-y' and professional, so I decided to make it look more playful by pairing it with my favorite bottoms--culottes--and sparkly tights and shoes. I added in some shiny jewelry and I was all set for a day of classes!

Do you like to dress business casual?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lace & Pearls

What's more classic and girly than lace and pearls? With the new year in full swing, I'm getting wardrobe inspiration so I can mix up my style even more this year. One of the trends I'm currently loving is lace.

Lace can be girly, sexy or even edgy, depending on how you wear it. In the past few months, I've invested in a few lace pieces myself and I love how they can dress up any look. I think I've got the girly look down, but I'd love to try lace in an edgy way.

I love statement necklaces, but every once in awhile it's good to stick with the classics. Pearls are a timeless favorite, but they don't have to be traditional! Pile on a bunch of different sized strands, mix and match with bolder necklaces and even try out different colors. 

Lace & Pearls

How do you like to wear lace?