Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Outfit of the day: Red shirt w/ black blazer...

A couple days ago I wore a black blazer with one of my favorite red tops underneath. I always feel so put together and chic when I wear a well fitted blazer. I love the pop of color the red top provides. I thought I should keep things simple, so I accessorized with a black beaded necklace.

                           As you can see in the picture above I wore this outfit with different accessories earlier in the day.    I  definitely prefer the black beaded necklace with this outfit!

                              A close up of my boots...and my dog who had to be in the picture

                                            Without the blazer. I love this comfy red blouse!

                                    My new favorite bag/purse    -     H&M bow chain clutch - $17

                                    I love this clutch so much, so chic and perfect for a night out

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Green jacket = in the holiday spirit

I enjoy having pieces in my wardrobe that I will wear for years to come. The green jacket I wore today is no exception. It keeps me nice and warm but at the same time isn't too
 heavy. Not only that, but it is perfect for this time of year when it is chili but not ridiculously cold. I love the black and white top I wore underneath- I love a bright solid color thrown in against a strong pattern.

My green jacket and red necklace definitely got me into the holiday spirit today. What is getting you excited for the holidays?!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

3 trends taking over fall 2011

 There are a few main trends you have probably already started to notice for fall this year. While there are several other great trends that are not on this list (so stay tuned for those) this is the list of the trends I've been seeing the most.

The first one on my list is Polka dots, I love how they are having a major comeback. Not just on clothes though: jewelry, purses and furniture are other merchandise you can spot this classic pattern on.

The images below are from Fashioin week 2011- Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg polka dot pieces

Below is a collage I made of some of my favorite polka dot items for this season...

The next trend on my list is the maxi skirt. This is probably my favorite trend right now and my idea of the perfect maxi is #2 in the collage below. I love the sheer black, it is elegant yet fun.

It is a huge trend right now to wear a chunky sweater with the maxi skirt. I personally find this look a bit sloppy and would prefer to pair it with a well fitted top/blazer.

The last trend on my list is
Faux/leather/pleather shorts with tights or leggings

Great example of how to pair shorts with tights

I love the idea of being able to wear any piece of clothing all year long. Pairing shorts with a pair of tights or leggings and then adding a cute bootie is a great way to be able to wear your shorts in the winter months.

What are some trends that you have been seeing constantly?  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Outfit of the day - Grey and black blazer w/ leggings and boots

         I actually had a few minutes today to get a few pictures of my outfit. I love this outfit because of the blazer - it is so comfortable and I love the way it looks.

                       Close up of the cuff - love the black trim (my dog wanted to be in the picture)

                                   Grey Blazer w/ black trim - Lauren Conrad - I got it for $50

                                                      Necklace- Forever 21 - $7

                                                    Purse- Target - $ Unknown