A Stripe Maxi + Colored Blazer - What L Wore @ 19 weeks!

May 28, 2013

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imageHappy Tuesday Lovely Readers~

Today’s look features my outfit from last weekend (19 weeks). I can’t believe that I’m almost half way there!! The weather is warming up quickly, so it was a perfect time to pull out this striped maxi dress from Gap. I learned an easy styling trick from W last spring/summer (when she was in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters): when in doubt, add a colored blazer to your maxi! I’ve never been a big fan of the tank style dresses since my oh so fair bare arms aren’t on my top list of things to show off. So to get around this, plus make the outfit work appropriate, a 3/4 sleeve ponte blazer was the perfect solution. Next time I’m going to try cobalt blue.  As you readers know, I have a quite a collection of blazers - so there will be color combinations to try. I’m also having fun styling this Fiona Bib Necklace from Stella and Dot.  I wore it three times just last week! 

Thanks for reading!

~L

How to wear the printed pants trend… an outfit with W

September 19, 2012

Hi Lovely Readers~

Today is a “how to wear it” to post. Lately printed pants have been all over the magazines and in our favorite stores. This modern black and white print pair is from The Limited. I added a chambray shirt along with a pop of yellow with a skinny belt and tassel clutch.  The shirt is a bit boxy, so I will apologize in advance for the extra folds of fabric.  I’m on the hunt for one that is a bit more tailored, so please shoot us a note on our Facebook page or Twitter if you come across one!

  • Top, Old Navy
  • Pants, The Limited
  • Belt and bag, The Limited
  • Shoes, Enzo Angiolini via Haute Look
  • Watch, DKNY
  • Ring, Coach
  • Bracelet, Loft

Have a great day!

W

A dotty, stripe outfit day in black and white…and what it cost!

July 14, 2012

Happy Saturday Lovely Readers~

This is a busy weekend, as our oldest girl cousin is getting married! We are so excited for her, and can’t wait for the ceremony tonight! Plus, W is having some contractions a little close together, so I’m being very strict that she slows down! It’s going to be a warm evening, so W and I are brainstorming still on our dress choices.

As I was picking out ideas for the rehearsal dinner, this idea for the polka dot and stripes combo hit me. One of my favorite style blogs is by Rachel over @ the pink peonies. She loves mixing prints and lady-like styles, which helped inspire me in styling today’s outfit. See her blog here.

I like this photo location because of the pop of color. Yes, you will notice that I’m standing in front of our local Talbot’s. I love the red door there, and it keeps bringing me back! Though I don’t own anything from this store currently, it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t help a client shop to find classic items there.  But, for the time being… I’m riding the “I can still get away with buying things at Forever 21.” I still have 5 months til turning 30, right?? 

Back to the task at hand: I have received reader questions about how much we spend on a typical outfit. First rule is that we never shop without coupons or store promos. Unless it’s at a store that doesn’t run sales or offer many discounts (i.e. Forever 21), you will expect that we will either wait to purchase something until it has been reduced in cost, or we have been sent a promotional mailer/email etc. Today I spent time thinking back on how much I paid for the items in my outfit. The best deal is the Limited pencil skirt, because they are originally at over $60. We love mixing price points, instead of thinking everything has to be low or high. 

Question of the day: What are your favorite low and high priced brands that you like to mix?

  • Skirt, The Limited (on promo for $19.50)
  • Top, Forever 21 ($ 6.80)
  • Belt, Forever 21 ($3.80)
  • Necklace, The Limited (40% off, around $17)
  • Watch, DKNY (gift given to me a few years ago)
  • Bracelet, Ann Taylor ($8), Tiffany’s (gift)
  • Shoes, Miss America brand for DSW (purchased last summer for $39)
  • Outfit approx. total: $94