Weekend dressing is made easier with these fun layered-look tops. I'm just throwing on a basic tee but the pretty lace floral hem makes the whole look more special. It inspired me actually do my hair and put on some pretty shoes instead of just spending the day looking as if I just rolled off of my bed.
My casual attire year-round pretty much always includes denim jeans. Since the weather is warming up quickly in the Southeast however, we're starting to border on uncomfortable-in-long-pants temps, and that means my beloved jeans may need some to take a break soon so my legs can breathe.
But I do love denim so I've been thinking of other ways to incorporate the material into my more casual outfits as the temps rise. Here are a few ideas I've been playing around with -
When I first saw the heart and soul necklace by Manic Trout, I was immediately taken with the bold brass seahorse and beautiful hue of the magnesite beads, so it seemed natural to pair it initially with crisp white and blue stripes, a nod to the nautical. The necklace doesn't mean a whole lot more than a clean pallet to let
the design itself shine.
So thank you, Manic Trout, for thinking of me with your beautiful creations! Manic Trout jewelry is designed and created in Austin, TX by the talented Sierra Bailey. Her classic yet eclectic pieces are available on her web site, in shops around the US and even via Amazon.
Having a coat for spring makes me feel so lady-like and put-together. It's fancier than a regular jacket and less stuffy than a blazer. What easier way to dress up a simple top and pair of jeans? To me, this is a great look for a casual office day that transitions directly into date night.
I'm actually belated in posting this outfit since I wore it a few weeks ago, but I adore the mix of colors and textures so much that I will gladly wear it all again soon from head-to-toe. In fact I'm currently Ebay hunting for the black version of this skirt - I'm a sucker for a fancy lace skirt with an elastic waist (food baby carb-friendly).
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On this particular morning, I actually did wash, dry and style my hair before getting dressed and leaving for work, but it wasn't until I looked over my blog outfit pics a few days later that I realized how wonky my 'do was. So that's what I looked like all day. And I had been feeling pretty good about my ensemble.
I usually snap my outfit pics in the 5-10 minutes I have in the mornings before I rush off to work so I can be as unwrinkled and "fresh" as possible for my pics. Set up the tripod, a few quick snaps and I'm out the door. Those lovely gals that always look pristine in their out-and-about blog pics, I bow before you, I don't know how you ladies do it! #goodgrooming #excellenttimemanagement #notme