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This post is dedicated to an oldie but goodie.  This navy blue shift dress has been in rotation from work to weddings to bridal showers to you-name-it, for the last 3 years.  The shape is flattering and the neckline details are perfect.  That navy color is also always on trend.  Thanks, Banana Republic, for creating a wonderful, timeliness dress!  To many more years.  xoxo

Dress – Banana Republic (similar for this season) / Shoes – Nine West x InStyle (past season, also love this pair) / Clutch – Proenza Schouler / Necklace – J.Crew (similar here) / Sunglasses – Karen Walker

Day-to-Night

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Keeping it simple today with a leather skirt and sweater.  With an edgier skirt like this one, I chose to pair it with a top in a similar color tone.  It is a perfect look for those days where it’s not quite warm and not quite cold.  Wear this with flats during the day and take it into night with some strappy heels.

 

Happy Thursday!  xoxo

 

Skirt – Zara / Top – J.Crew / Bag – Loeffler Randall / Necklace – J.Crew / Heels – Zara (similar here) / Sunglasses – Prada / Bracelet – David Yurman

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I’ve never met a striped skirt (or shirt for that matter) I didn’t like.  This beautiful skirt from Banana Republic is so simple yet striking at the same time.  The tan stripes really pop especially when we’re used to seeing navy or black stripes.  I love playing with patterns and went for a totally different pattern for my shirt, but still keeping to the same color family.  It’s a bit of mixing the old with the new here…what do you think?

I hope it is sunny and spring-like wherever you are this week…happy Thursday!  xoxo

 

Skirt – Banana Republic (sold out, another version here) / Top – Banana Republic (old, another fun version here) / Shoes – Christian Louboutin (similar here) / Bag – Loeffler Randall (cream version here) / Jewelry – Stella and Dot bracelet, Michael Kors ring, Timex Watch / Sunglasses – Prada

Chambray Shirtdress

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Some weekends just call for a simple and casual outfit.  The shirtdress is the perfect answer.  It takes you from running errands to lunch to a coffee date.  I love this chambray version because it is a great color for spring and easy to style.  My new Converse kicks gives the whole look that ‘California casual’ vibe.  You’ll definitely be seeing this dress often on the blog!  I can’t wait to pair it with some wedge heels for a bit of glamour.

Happy Monday!  xoxo

Shirtdress – Banana Republic / Shoes – Converse Chuck Taylor / Bag – Madewell / Jewelry – Gorjana necklace, Michael Kors ring, Baublebar bracelet / Sunglasses – Karen Walker

Buttoned Up

I like to change up my daily work wardrobe with either statement jewelry or a unique handbag.  This week I decided to work both into my work style: a jewel tone statement necklace and a structured handbag in a buttery, nutty color.  As we all dream of warmer, colorful spring weather…why not, right?  🙂

Here’s to a great day!  Hope you’re having a good week so far.

J.Crew Cardigan (similar here) / Ann Taylor Denim Shirt  (this season’s version)/ ASOS skirt (similar here) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Prada sunglasses / Christian Louboutin pumps

 

Pretty Peplum

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Winter vacation is officially over!  Although I started work towards the end of last week, I was working from home, things were quiet in the office, and it still felt like vacation.

While (inevitably) sad that my two weeks of vacation has ended, I am nevertheless feeling energized and pumped for what is in store for the upcoming year.  I’m not a big “resolutions” person, but I do have a few goals I hope to work towards and accomplish by the end of the year.

This outfit is what I wore on New Year’s Eve.  I kept the look simple and chic, adding a hint of sparkle from my necklace.  I love, love this peplum top (from Tibi) and it’s the perfect dark green for winter.  Though the holidays are over, let’s all keep the sparkle and energy alive throughout the year!

Cheers to a brand new week and a happy Monday!  xoxo

Tibi Simona Jacquard Peplum Top (super on sale) / J.Crew Shirttail Mini in Wool / J.Crew Necklace (another beauty here) / Banana Republic Faux-Fur Hem Jacket / Coach Mini Tanner in Saffiano / Christian Louboutin Shoes / Bracelets from Michael Kors and Stella and Dot, Michael Kors Ring / Prada Sunglasses

3rd Street Promenade

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Hello – we are back in the Bay Area after an incredible week in Los Angeles.  My goal in the next two days is to detox a little bit before the big New Year’s Eve night.  Not sure if it can be done, but I’ll give it a try.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and got in some family time over the past week.  I took a few days off last week from blogging, but happy to be back!

These photos were taken from one of our walks down 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.  This is one of my favorite places to visit in LA because of all the cute restaurants, coffee shops, and of course, shopping.  During Christmas, 3rd Street gets even more lively and entertaining.

Still deciding on what to wear for NYE, but plans are starting to shape up for the year’s most glittery and sparkly night.  What are you doing to celebrate?  Please share!

J.Crew lace-embroidered sweater (past season, loving this one) / Tibi Birdeye Knit Flirty Skirt / Tibi Piper Boots / Coach Mini Tanner / Michael Kors Bracelet and Ring / Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses