Fashion Outfits

New Beginnings

chambray top + striped skirt

Hello!!!!!!!!! – I know it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? And I know I say this way too often, but I apologize for being absent. I seriously miss blogging so much when I’m away from it, yet I need to take breaks every once in a while, and at least this time around I have a good reason for it – my new job! I started two weeks ago and it has been everything I thought it would be – and more!

What I’m Wearing

Top, Thrifted (Similar here, here and here)

Skirt, Marshall’s (Similar here, here and here)

Watch, c/o Jord

Wedges, Steve Madden (Similar here and here)

Hat, J.Crew (Sadly sold out, but similar here and here)

chambray short-sleeve top + maxi striped skirt

Jord Dark Wood Watch

striped skirt, wedges and wood watch

summer style hat, chambray and striped skirt

Wood watch from Jord

chambray top, striped skirt, wood watch

I have actually left work happy multiple times over the past couple weeks – I haven’t been able to say that in a long time. More on this topic another day – I won’t bore you with my blah blah career life lessons today 

Instead, let’s talk more about what I’m wearing, shall we? I’m in love with this wood watch – yes a wood watch! It is from Jord and I absolutely adore it. It is sturdy, extremely stylish and well goes with anything you can imagine. I am even wearing it with *GASP* black – yes people you can mix black and brown together! I think it is going to be my new go-to office watch (sorry goldie). I wore this outfit to work last Wednesday with closed-toe black wedges and without the hat, but switched to these Steve Madden wedges and J.Crew hat for a summery date-night look. I mean this hat is pretty ridiculous – ridiculously good – I’ve been wanting the perfect over-sized summer hat and this is IT! It is my summer equivalent to my beloved fall/winter felt fedora. Normally I don’t spend more than $20 on a hat since I can’t really wear them during the work week, but this hat was so worth it (sadly it is sold out now – but this is VERY similar).

On another note, my new office environment is a complete 180° in many ways, but one thing I’m getting used to is being able to wear jeans every day, or what I want every day. Seriously – I could show up in my work out gear and it would be acceptable. A huge difference from business casual – that was really more business professional because my boss wore dress pants, dress shirts and ties almost every day. You would think it would be easy to switch from business casual to casual, but it’s not as easy as you think. Mostly because my go-to has been a nice dress + blazer or pencil skirt + blouse + cardigan – and I feel like that may be too dressy on a regular basis? Anyway, I guess it will just take me a little bit of time to see what works for me with this new dress code!

Top, Thrifted (Similar here, here and here)

Skirt, Marshall’s (Similar here, here and here)

Watch, c/o Jord

Wedges, Steve Madden (Similar here and here)

Hat, J.Crew (Sadly sold out, but similar here and here)

Here are some other great denim options for summer:

Shop! Summer Denim Style

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Fashion Outfits

Casual Style: Faux Fur Wrap Cardigan

faux fur cardigan wrap from lookbook store

There is nothing that makes a casual look more luxurious than some faux fur. I love this faux fur cardigan wrap because it is super chic, but gives me that comforting feeling. I was lucky enough to receive this cardigan and gemstone crossbody bag to review from Lookbook Store and must say I am in LOVE with both items. I have gotten tons of compliments on them and am very impressed with the quality. I would highly recommend either of these items and checking out some of their other fashionable selections.

In other news, sorry this is my first outfit post of the year! As much as I wanted to start out on my editorial schedule of at least two outfit posts a week, January is always an adjustment period for me, and with my birthday being a week ago, I always find excuses to just relax since it is my birthday month! What else do you do on your birthday month of course? Anyway, stayed tuned this week for some fitness class reviews, my first Valentine’s Day outfit idea and my wishlist for my Miami trip coming up in March!

Oh – and make sure to enter the Instagram loop giveaway I am a part of right now! All you have to do is like my photo, follow me and then follow the others a part of the giveaway (10 in total) for your chance to win a $200 Victoria Secret gift card!

Cashmere Faux Fur Wrap Cardigan, c/o Lookbook Store

Gemstone Chain Crossboday Bag, c/o Lookbook Store (Sold Out, Similar Here)

Black Coated High Rise Skinny, c/o Silver Jeans

Tank Top, Forever 21 (Similar Here)

Wedges, Steve Madden (Similar Here)

Necklace, Koh’s (Similar Here)

Lipstick, Gift from Santa (Similar Here)

faux fur collar cardigan, corssbody bag, black jeans & wedges

gemstone crossbody bag

faux fur cardigan and black jeans

gem stone handbag

causal syle with black jeans and faux fur cardigan

crossbody bag and black jeans

faux fur cardigan collar