new year, new wardrobe!

Hello there!

It’s been a long time. I just haven’t done anything worth mentioning recently…!

I’ve already prepped my husband for 2015: the year of the wardrobe crossover. My goal is to replace most of the old pieces in my closet. I’ve got lots of shells/tanks from Ann Taylor LOFT that I’ve been wearing for 5 years now, and they’re starting to get ratty and pilled. Not to mention, I can’t remember if I’ve already worn it to that “one significant event that happens every year.” I just need new work clothes, you guys. and it’s gonna happen!

My new wardrobe will have:

Black dress slacks
Nice grown-up jeans
5-7 shells, patterned or solid
3-4 cardigans
1-2 sweaters
Black pumps (my heels are broken on the current ones 😦 )
1-2 Pencil skirts
Work dresses
Dress up dresses
Plain v-neck T’s

What’s in your closet? What are some staples that every lady needs?

xx

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Fashion Friday: Cruise Casual Dining

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As we’re kicking off Spring Break this week, lots of people are heading out on cruises! I thought I’d share some of my outfits from the cruise I took over Christmas, because it seemed like a great time for it!

First off, I was super happy that I hadn’t tossed my sandals from last summer. They’re gone now…but I needed them badly for this trip! I wore this combo as a bit of dressy casual for dinner one night.

Get the look:
Sheer shirt
Patterned capri pants
Statement necklace
Sandals

My articles are from:
Top – Charlotte Russe
Pants – Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace – Charming Charlie’s
Sandals – Target, Summer 2013 season

I am not a bandeau wearer, friends. Partly because I think it’s immodest, and partly because it would fall down…

But here’s me in the mix!
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What’s your go-to casual outfit for a cruise?

Love,
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This week, we linked up with Favorite Fashion Friday!

What I’d Wear: Casual Friday

Hi friends!

I’m writing on fashion now, yikes. But I like this outfit, so I figured I would share. I wear this combo to work on Fridays, or in this case, to a casual holiday get together at my Dad’s house.

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I went to my dad’s house for Thanksgiving lunch and wanted something comfortable, but cute. The skinny pant and flats combo is always a sophisticated look. I paired these jeans with a sweater with interesting sleeves. It’s cozy, but also not too bulky.

The necklace has gotten tons of wear because it’s WHITE! And WHITE, my friends, means it matches with ANY solid colored top you have on. Brilliant, I know. It is a really easy way to dress it up for work, and money well spent. I am really just beginning on my journey of accessorization (a word? Sounds good), and I really like having an accent to really finish out the outfit!

Necklace: Francesca’s
Sweater: American Eagle
Nail polish: Color Club from Birchbox
Jeans: Aeropostale (Don’t hate, this is the only place I can buy pants)
Shoes: Target

What are you wearing for Christmas?

Sparkle On,
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What I Wore Sunday

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linking up with fine linen and purple

Happy Monday and Happy December, Sisters! Hope the end of your week was awesome. If you read my o.g. blog, you know that I sometimes participated in the What I Wore Sunday link up and now I am moving that over to this blog. LUCKY YOU!

Yesterday was not cold. And I was hoping it would be. So I dressed in fall clothes, even though I’m ready for winter like you wouldn’t belieeeve. I loveee pulling in a little pattern to an outfit, so that’s what I did. The blouse is chiffon, and since my church is not suuuper formal, I decided to bring some casual in with a jean jacket and winter scarf. Bringing in a little pop of color definitely made it, don’t you think?

What did you wear this Sunday?

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Fashion Friday: Dressing Up With Nowhere to Go

Happy Friday, lovelies! I hope your week was spectacular.

As a college student, I’ll admit that I really enjoy going out with my friends and having a good time. I don’t have plans each week going into the weekend, but I still like to be prepared in case something comes up last minute. So I get dressed, even if I end up going to bed at 8:30. Here’s a few do’s and don’t’s for weekend nights to help you be prepared in case an offer comes up that you can’t refuse!

Don’t put on your pajamas (that includes sweatpants!) Putting on our lazy clothes is internal permission to be lazy. We will end up marathoning wedding shows on netflix instead of fostering human connections. Don’t be a victim to your jammies.
Do wear clothes that are comfortable! Basic denim at Forever21 is currently $8 (!!!) and they are as comfy as leggings because they are made with spandex. Annnnd the great thing about skinny jeans: they are THEEE MOST versatile thing a girl can own.

Don’t feel the need to put on a full face of makeup. You might not go out and then you’ve wasted your time and your makeup remover.
Do wear some mascara. It’s basic and even a little bit will enhance your naturally beautiful self!

Don’t wear a sports bra! This goes back to the pj’s argument.
Do wear a real bra. And underwear. Your future self will thank you.

Do accessorize! Things like statement necklaces, headbands, printed or sparkly scarves, and belts can all be added to a basic tee and jeans if you decide to do something last minute. Effortless, and you’ll get compliments for days.
Don’t be afraid to sparkle!

Here’s my dressed up to stay in outfit:

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jeans from h&m. top from love culture. sparkle scarf from forever21.

What do you wear on nights like this?

Sparkle on, Sisters!

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