Found this vintage polka dot skirt at Goodwill back home in Iowa this weekend when I went shopping with my mom… couldn’t be happier with the find and wanted to wear it right away back to work yesterday! It is cute, comfy and a great transitional piece for when the weather starts to get colder. This blouse is one of my favorites and you can look for a range of similar ladies blouses online too. Happy Wednesday
I have finally reached that age where it is rare to go a season without a wedding. Friends, cousins, friend’s friends… and before you know it, everyone is getting married! The question is what to wear? If you’re like me, finding the perfect dress to wear to a wedding can almost be as challenging as the bride to be and her search for the perfect wedding dress (not that I would know for sure)! You want it to be seasonal and practical for the reception portion (dance, dance the night away, right?!)
Welcome to the first post of Neon Details: Part 2! Neon Details: Part 1 (seen here) displayed some of my outfits incorporating the neon trend during winter (oh yes when lovely snow was still on the ground). Now it is time to show my take on summer neon style and I wanted to start off with one of my favorite pairs of heels to throw on during the summer. These neon details add a fun pop of color to a simple outfit, helping turn this weekend casual look into something more fun that I would love to wear out with my girlfriends. What do you think of the transformation from winter to summer? How do you or would you wear neon heels this summer?
Get inspired by some amazing snakeskin outfits!!!!!!!
Oh how I wish I could buy and make room for all of these pieces in my closet!!!!!
There is nothing better than a classic turtleneck with a simple pattern like this black and white striped one. It is a great piece for me to wear to work because it keeps me warm (during the winter I have wear fingerless gloves to stay warm). Also, to keep from getting bored of pants and long-sleeve shirts during the winter, I might keep my scarf on during work as a warm accessory, otherwise the necklace works as my main accessory. Of course my shoes are where my personality comes out and this purple suede pair has done well for me in the office and out on the weekends. Also, I have decided to start bringing different purses to work because otherwise I don’t use them. I used to go visit clients for my old job, so I always wanted to make sure I was dressed professionally from head to toe, including my purse. Now that I am in the office most of the time, this little clutch fits all my necessities and makes me feel a bit more glamorous.
So this is my first Bloggers Do It Better post and I am so excited about it! The assignment was sequins and I thought it would be easy… I am always drawn to sparkly and shiny pieces but I didn’t think I actually owned that many. Going through my closet I found sequin tank tops, shirts, skirts, dresses, shoes, clutches and pieces embellished with sequins. I didn’t know what to do! Then I found my red sequin top that I bought from Peacocks in the UK when I studied abroad at one semester when I was in college at Swansea University in Swansea, Wales. I remember buying it for a certain event, but besides that and a couple other times, I haven’t worn it much. I did wear it over Christmas break, but just to run errands before church on Christmas Eve…. so when I saw it hanging in my closet I knew I wanted to work around this piece. Since I knew the day would be Friday, I decided to glam it up for a night out. Although I would never wear this exact outfit to work (mostly due to the length and tightness of the skirt), I have casual Fridays at work, so I could wear the shirt and blazer with jeans to work and then change into the skirt and pumps for the night! I decided to pair the sequins with a pattern, going for my striped mini and throwing on a blazer (my favorite go-to to make something more dressy). With a few more accessories, including my sparkly black pumps, I was happy with the result! Happy Friday everyone, I hope the first week of the New Year treated you well!
I’ve been in the “real world” for less than two years, so transitioning from class/going out outfits to work outfits has been pretty difficult. This isn’t because I don’t know how to dress professionally, but it is because sometimes I still struggle fitting my personal style into professional looks. Pairing this tunic with gold sequins with a blazer or cardigan is the perfect way to make looking professional more fun. This look is also great because with a few more details, you are ready for a night out on the town… time to let the diva out! Adding eyeliner to the bottom lash, switching from nude gloss to a rich berry lipstick and from Mary Janes to sequins gives you a head to toe night look.
I left the shoe store I was at in Vegas with gold-sequin heels in one hand and a pina colada in the other (does life get much better?!) Unfortunately these shoes are not necessarily appropriate for my office environment, but they are perfect for an event or a Friday night. Although I don’t usually take the time to pack a pair of heels to switch to for night, I would definitely make the effort for these heels.
Gold-Sequin Tunic: Simply Vera Wang at Kohls; Black Cardigan: H&M; Black Skirt: Target; Black Mary Jane Shoes: Target; Opaque Tights: Target; Gold Sequin Heels: Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas; Bobby Pin: Forever 21; Bracelet: Vintage; Red Sparkly Clutch: Express; Dark Red Shimmer Lipstick: “Pure Posh” Clinique; Eyeliner, Maybelline
Get the LOOK
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“DO” the LOOK:
Tunic: Any flowly blouse or tunic works here. This beige top with gold sequins is one of my absolute favorite pieces because I have been able to wear it out multiple times, but it’s still classy enough to wear as a work top. (I also got it on sale for $15, which is always a reason to be excited about something) Certainly a bright color tunic/blouse or neutral color will work to mimic the look and if you love the gold sequin detail, adding a chunky gold necklace or chocker would create the same effect.
Black Cardigan: *INVESTMENT PIECE* I personally own three black cardigans that are all different enough give a certain vibe with my clothing. This particular one has great detail on the shoulders creating a shoulder pad effect, even though my cardigan does not have shoulder pads. A simple plain black cardigan or blazer also does the trick, but I prefer something with a bit more detail… again just to make my professional wardrobe more fun. Also, this is an investment piece because black cardigans are so versatile and will always be in style with the right outfit.
Black Skirt: Classic piece in any wardrobe, especially for a full-time office position. I own two black pencil skirts (one with belt loops, one without) and this flowly black skirt with a slit. I love this skirt because for a full day at the office it doesn’t seem to wrinkle as easily as my pencil skirts (also why it is so perfect for switching from day to night, no clothing maintenance required!)
Mary Jane Pumps: *INVESTMENT PIECE* Another classic in my wardrobe… of course the strap detail makes them a little more fun than a classic pair of black pumps. You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Mary Janes, and there are plenty of other styles and colors out there as another way to add some more detail and personalize the look.
Tights: I have to wear tights because going out of my apartment with bare legs is NOT an option in this weather. Certainly if you are blessed enough to live in a warmer climate, show some leg, or pair with some sheer tights (opaque keep me warm).
Gold Sequin Heels: Sparkle is everywhere right now and sometimes I love being matchy matchy with my outfits to play off of certain details I incorporate, but again, shoes are the best way to incorporate you. If you love sequins or sparkles like me, there are plenty of heels like this out there.
Red Sparkly Clutch: I couldn’t resist using my red sparkly clutch for this outfit now that its the holidays. I love red and definitely take advantage of this season’s dominate hue! The most important part of whatever bag you have is to add a pop of color. Sequin, shiny, colored clutches or handbags would all add some pizzazz to this outfit for a night out.
Dark Red Shimmer Lipstick: Another way to add more color is in your make up. I tend to wear pretty neutral glosses while I’m at work, but will switch to rich lipstick shades at night. Also, I always wear eyeliner on my top lash, but only wear it on my bottom last for going out at night or special occasions. Make up is a simple way as well to create a night look without doing much else.