There is nothing better than throwing on a sheath dress and a belt in the morning to feel completely put together in minimal time. After our first night with the puppy, I wasn’t very awake yesterday morning, but I knew I wanted to wear my new neon necklace! It isn’t a very big necklace, but for work it gives just the right amount of color to an otherwise simple outfit. The other perk… my snakeskin pumps. A little neon, a little pattern and a little gray dress! P.S. My boyfriend picked out this dress for me when we were shopping once…. uhhh score! It is one of my favorite work dresses and can literally be paired with anything. Oh… and I LOVE wearing gray in the fall and winter, so perfect dress to transition into these months!
I have always wanted to have a Kentucky Derby themed party, but since this year the Kentucky Derby falls on Cinco de Mayo… the fiestas override any Derby parties! That didn’t mean I still didn’t want to get dressed up for it though. If I were going to the Kentucky Derby and wearing something out of my closet… this is what it would be! A structured sheath two tone dress, peep toe heels and my DIY Kentucky Derby hat made from my floppy hat seen here and here. What do you think? What would you wear to the Kentucky Derby?
I think one of the most powerful and put together looks of all time for outerwear is the trench coat. This is why last year when I realized I was severely lacking professional outerwear, I knew I needed to find a trench coat …and on a starting salary I needed an affordable one. I literally felt like I was robbing Target when I walked out with this trendy, almost silk-like one for $19.99. I thought if it only lasted me one season, it would be worth it. Of course like many clothing items I buy (economical or more expensive), the buttons came loose and I lost quite of few of them. Who knew that I would get so lucky again and find these beautiful silver and gold metallic buttons? Thanks to my mom’s help and craftsmanship, my trench coat was given a whole new life and FEEL. I loved it 10 times more than the first time I saw it, and for only $10 more my trench coat felt more like me. Paired with a leopard print scarf and red pumps, and I can sum up how I felt with one of Samantha’s (from Sex and the City) favorite words: fabulous!
Trench Coat, Target; Metallic Buttons, Joann Fabrics; Red Pumps, DSW; Leopard Scarf, Primark; Black/Gray Sheath Dress, JC Penny; Metallic Chain Necklace, Express; Gloves, Target