Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Button back floral blouse - From Work to Weekend

Something that is extremely important to me when shopping for clothes is versatility.  I used to buy so many things that I found myself only wearing once and I have since realized that it was such a waste.  Now when I select items, especially ones that can be worn in the work place, I try my best to make sure I can get the most out of each piece.  A bonus for me is always being able to easily transition my clothes from work to weekend.
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Saint Laurent dupe for $60!

If there is one thing that I believe is worth the investment in your work wear wardrobe, it is definitely a nice handbag.  I have a few designer bags and I have gotten so much wear out of all of them for many years.  I like to invest in classic, timeless bags that never go out of style and always elevate my outfit in the classiest way.  A nice bag will polish off your outfit and can make you feel like a million bucks!  While I do think that designer bags are worth investing in, I know that some just can't justify such a large expense.  I am here to tell you that there is an alternative!  I have found a really great designer inspired bag for a fraction of the price.

If you are like me and love all things sleek, stylish and chic, then you probably love the ever so coveted Saint Laurent Sac De Jour leather satchel.  Well crafted and the epitome of classic, this bag is a dream!  The good news is, I have found an almost exact replica to fulfill your designer handbag dreams.  Coming in at just $60 (a total steal!), this dupe is perfection!  Designed with the same sleek simplicity when it comes to style and quality that is well worth every penny of the 60 bucks, you won't find a dupe better than this.  Every time I wear this bag I feel confident, sexy and so put together.
Almost identical with very minor differences, you can see in the comparison picture that these bags are an extremely close match.  They both have the detachable shoulder strap and are very close in size.  I removed the lock key ring off of mine and I like it much better without.  Whether worn for work or as an everyday bag, both are very versatile and can go with pretty much anything.  In the picture above I used mine for a more profession look and you can see how I styled it for a chic date night below!

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Sheer and chic work outfit

Black and army green is always one of my favorite color combinations to put together.  Army green is an extremely versatile, year round color and pairing it with black will give you a chic and polished look.  I added simple and classic accessories to dress this up for a sleek and classy office outift. 

These green slacks and sheer black button down blouse are both very affordable coming in at under $25 for both pieces!  It's important to me to share affordable work wear.  I know how it is when your budget is tight yet you still want to look put together.  It's possible! Both of these items can be worn so many different ways.  Pair this blouse with a pencil skirt or add a sweater and pumps with these slacks for a sleek fall look!
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Friday, May 31, 2019

A classy and chic date night look

Today's post is very special to me.  Aside from pictures of my outfit, there is a back story to it.  About 2 months ago, I was in the brainstorming and preparation process of taking my blog in the direction of fashion.  I took the kids to school one morning and went to H&M to pick a few things up.  While I was there, I thought to myself that it would probably be a good idea to post a couple outfits from the dressing room to see what kind of feedback I would get while also getting my feet wet with the whole "try on" thing that I kept seeing on Instagram.  A "trial run," if you will.  Well, much to my surprise, this outfit was a hit!  I was blown away at how many people asked me to link it or where they could find it to buy and unfortunately it wasn't on the website at the time.  It has since been added to their New Arrivals and here I am finally sharing it!

Moving onto the outfit...the second I put this on in the dressing room, I thought to myself that this was exactly what I wanted my new style direction to be!  I was on a mission to start buying clothes that made me feel better about myself and more put together.  Wearing this made me feel classy, sexy and confident, which is exactly what I was looking for.  Of all the date nights that I've been on with my husband, I am always at a loss for what to wear and this is exactly what I would wear this to.  It's sexy, yet chic, and I feel great it in!
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A casual way to wear a button down this summer

Last weekend we went to Seaside, FL for Memorial Day weekend.  This was the very first beach trip that I did not pack one single pair of cut off jean shorts!  I have mentioned this before but I have recently decided to upgrade my wardrobe to outfits that make me feel a little more put together and not taking cut offs to the beach was a huge step in that direction.  I instead packed my new favorite shorts that I now have in every color along with a few versatile tops that I will get a lot of wear out of!

One thing I love about a button down is that it is extremely versatile.  You can dress it up with slacks or a pencil skirt to wear to work or dress it down on the weekends with jeans or shorts.  I can't say enough about this green striped blouse!  The fit is perfect, the color is one that works year round, and the quality and price can't be beat.  Because we were at the beach, I wanted an extra relaxed yet classy feel to this look so I tied the front to add a fun little twist on a classic shirt.  Paired with casual and comfortable slides and my most worn summer bag, this outfit couldn't have been more perfect and put together for a Friday night dinner at the beach!
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