Faux Leather Tee + Ankle Jeans

September 29, 2014


{Ankle Jeans ~ Torrid / Black Faux Leather Perforated Tee ~ BCBG {earlier this year but similar style here} / Leather Color block Bag ~ Thrifted / Black and Gold Reva Flats ~ Tory Burch}
Happy Monday! The weather was beyond perfect this weekend. I had such a great time being out and about with family and friends. We were heading out on Saturday to celebrate my parents' 38th wedding anniversary and I knew I wanted  to be cute and comfy and what better way to be effortlessly pulled together than with a statement tee and jeans?  This outfit was very rocker'ish, which I absolutely loved wearing. Denim and black {faux} leather will always be an awesome combination in my book, offering just enough edge.
xoxo, thanks for reading! ♥

Workwear: Black + White

September 24, 2014

{White Shirt ~ Calvin Klein, stolen from my husband :)} / Black Zip Leggings ~ H&M / Long Black Duster ~ Thrifted / Black Patent Oxfords ~ Asos / Black Croc Handbag ~ Target}
There has always been something special about a black and white outfit to me.  Especially when it involves menswear inspired pieces, like oxfords and a crisp white button-up shirt.  ... a shirt that I was happy to "borrow" from my husband's closet; I have worn it three times already!  It was only natural to rock a red lip with this outfit, though I was worried the entire day that I would smudge it on my collar. Thankfully, it survived the entire day without a lipstick or make-up stain.  Now if that isn't something to be proud of, I don't know what is. Lol! ;)
xoxo, thanks for reading! ♥

Workwear: Jogger Pants + Pumps

September 23, 2014


{Green Joggers ~ Apt. 9 via Kohl's / Black Tee ~ Target / Black Jacket ~ Target / Black Croc Satchel ~ Target / Black Patent Pumps ~ Nine West / Crystal Bead Necklace ~ H&M}
I love how this basic outfit was amped up a bit by pairing a pair of black patent pumps with these "joggers".  I guess any pair of pants with an elasticized ankle band can be considered as such, so I am rolling with it. Lol!  I felt a bit trendy but still classic and polished; which is important in an office.  These pants are insanely comfortable – I can't wait to wear them on the weekend with chucks, a white tee and a jean jacket!
xoxo, thanks for reading! ♥

Workwear: Leopard Print Cardigan

September 11, 2014

Black Ankle Slit Pants ~ NY&Co. / Ivory Blouse ~ Gap / Leopard Cardigan / Target / Gold Tassle Flats ~ JustFab {old!} Black Croc Satchel ~ Target}
A couple of notes on yesterday's outfit:  Leopard print is always a good idea.  Target has the best cardigans.  I have way too many pairs of gold shoes.  I love this black bag so so much. :)
Have a great Thursday! xoxo, thanks for reading! ♥

Seasonal Transition

September 9, 2014

{Black Ankle Pants ~ Old Navy / Teal Tunic ~ Target / Ivory Lace Vest {was a blazer, I hacked off the sleeves LOL} ~ Thrifted / Black Croc Satchel ~ Target / Black Patent Pumps ~ NineWest}
The leaves are turning and falling, school is back in session and I have a new structured black handbag to carry this fall {that I absolutely LOVE!}.  Be prepared to see lots of it in upcoming outfits.  :)  I must say, I am enjoying the seasonal transition even though you guys know I love the summer. The start of the school year forces us to start new schedules, including meal planning, which is always exciting. 
I am hoping to hold onto my tan for as long as I can though – to remind me of the amaaaazing summer I had.  Summer 2014 has definitely been one to remember.
xoxo, thanks for reading! I hope you are having a great week so far.