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June 29, 2016

Polka dot midi skirt // Style Me Wednesday

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Lavender blazer | black silk tank top | polka dot midi skirt | black heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @target #target @whowhwhatwear #whowhatwear @toryburch #toryburch

Lavender blazer | black silk tank top | polka dot midi skirt | black heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @target #target @whowhwhatwear #whowhatwear @toryburch #toryburch

Lavender blazer | black silk tank top | polka dot midi skirt | black heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @target #target @whowhwhatwear #whowhatwear @toryburch #toryburch

Lavender blazer | black silk tank top | polka dot midi skirt | black heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @target #target @whowhwhatwear #whowhatwear @toryburch #toryburch

Midi skirts can be intimidating to style due to their fullness and length. That’s what I used to think but it was before I played around with some key things that have now changed my mind. Whether you’re 4’10” or 5’10”, it’s all about balance. A few things I always try to adhere to are:
(1) pair the skirt with a neutral or a color that’s found on the skirt
(2) don’t let the skirt swallow you – define the waist by tucking in your top or pairing it with a crop top
(3) if the skirt is patterned, choose a neutral shoe to pair it with as to not compete
I love this look for work – it’s a good way to wear a more playful skirt but still look professional.


SHOP THE LOOK:

Lavender blazer (similar style here & here)

Black silk blouse (similar style here & here)

Polka dot midi skirt (similar style here {only $28!} & here)

Black heels {only a few sizes left!} (similar style here & here)

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June 22, 2016

How to style a stripe dress // Style Me Wednesday

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Navy blazer | stripe dress | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @jcrew #jcrew @katespade #katespade @ferragamo #ferragamo

Navy blazer | stripe dress | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @jcrew #jcrew @katespade #katespade @ferragamo #ferragamo

Navy blazer | stripe dress | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @jcrew #jcrew @katespade #katespade @ferragamo #ferragamo

Navy blazer | stripe dress | bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @jcrew #jcrew @katespade #katespade @ferragamo #ferragamo

With temperatures going up, the last thing I’ll want to reach for are pants when going to work. Instead, it’s about this time that I’ll start wearing dresses on heavy rotation. But one thing to keep in mind is keep dresses work appropriate. I usually stay away from anything that’s not short sleeve or longer but that’s not always easy. So, I’ll usually opt for a lightweight cardigan or a blazer to keep things more professional. Then, when I step outside I can easily discard the outer layer and still keep cool.

For this stripe dress, I added a cute gold bow belt to highlight the waist, added a navy blazer, and paired it with black bow heels for the perfect work outfit. I can easily turn this day look into a nighttime look by getting rid of the blazer and belt, and add some cute earringss and a clutch.


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Navy blazer (similar style here & here)

Stripe sheath dress (similar style here & here)

Black bow heels (similar style here & here)

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June 15, 2016

Casual weekend // Style Me Wednesday

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Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

Straw fedora hat | stripe popover top | white jeans | white tennis shoes | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @jcrew #jcrew @converse #converse #jackpurcell

This past weekend flew by and all of sudden, it was Monday! There was lots of eating involved between a birthday party, a craft fair, and just trying out new restaurants. It was a smorgasbord of pizza, dumplings, Indian food, pho rolls, and even a pulled pork donut sandwich for good measure. And for that reason, a good top is needed to hide that food baby. This top was perfect for this past weekend because it did its job well – and for that, it’s a keeper 🙂


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Straw fedora – J.Crew (similar style here & here)

Stripe popover top {40% off with code SUMMER} (similar style here & here)

White straight leg jeans (similar style here & here)

White tennis shoes (similar style here & here)

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June 8, 2016

A hint of orange // Style Me Wednesday

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Coral silk blouse | stripe pencil skirt | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Coral silk blouse | stripe pencil skirt | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Coral silk blouse | stripe pencil skirt | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Coral silk blouse | stripe pencil skirt | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Coral silk blouse | stripe pencil skirt | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

Coral silk blouse | stripe pencil skirt | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @vincesays #vince @jcrew #jcrew @ferragamo #ferragamo

It’s been exceptionally hot lately necessitating the need for cooler outfits but also, work appropriate. I am always drawn to silk blouses that serve this dual purpose – appropriate for work but also, thinner so as not to melt away in the hot weather. I paired this particular blouse with a classic summer print: seersucker. I’m thinking of getting these pair of pants as another seersucker option – what do you think?


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Double layer colorblock blouse (similar style here & here)

Stripe seersucker pencil skirt (similar style here & here)

Black bow heel {also, love this suede option on sale for less than $300} (similar style here & here)

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June 1, 2016

Summer cardigan // Style Me Wednesday

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Grey and pink stripe long cardigan | white tee | white straight jeans | pink snakeskin flat | crossbody tote | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @nordstrom #nordstrom @gap #gap @jcrew #jcrew @vincecamuto #vince camuto @katespade #katespade

Grey and pink stripe long cardigan | white tee | white straight jeans | pink snakeskin flat | crossbody tote | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @nordstrom #nordstrom @gap #gap @jcrew #jcrew @vincecamuto #vince camuto @katespade #katespade

Grey and pink stripe long cardigan | white tee | white straight jeans | pink snakeskin flat | crossbody tote | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @nordstrom #nordstrom @gap #gap @jcrew #jcrew @vincecamuto #vince camuto @katespade #katespade

Grey and pink stripe long cardigan | white tee | white straight jeans | pink snakeskin flat | crossbody tote | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @nordstrom #nordstrom @gap #gap @jcrew #jcrew @vincecamuto #vince camuto @katespade #katespade

Grey and pink stripe long cardigan | white tee | white straight jeans | pink snakeskin flat | crossbody tote | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @nordstrom #nordstrom @gap #gap @jcrew #jcrew @vincecamuto #vince camuto @katespade #katespade

If you’re anything like me, it might be extra warm outside but you’ll still pack a sweater because once you step inside you’ll get cold (it’s actually true!). This long, open cardigan is the perfect sweater to have during the warmer months since it’s not too thick but in the same token, thick enough to keep you warm. I was super delighted when I spotted it on the rack – perfect thickness, pretty color combination, and the perfect length. And since I’ll be wearing it all summer long, this is the perfect investment piece! It comes in 7 colors and/or patterns so you’re bound to find one that will be versatile with your wardrobe!


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Stripe grey & pink long cardigan (similar style here & here)

White v-neck tee (similar style here & here)

White straight leg jeans (similar style here & here)

Pink snakeskin flats (similar style here & here)

Crossbody tote (similar style here & here)

Shopping My Closet

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