|Cardigan: TBD; Lace Overlay Top: Merona; Army Green Denim: Mossimo Supply Co.; Shoes: Banana Republic
I love my jeans, but I needed to spice up my denim selection, so I decided to add colored denim to my wardrobe. I have gone a little crazy and purchased almost every color, but it sure makes a nice change to my typical fav.
|Jacket: Mind Code; Shirt: Candie's; Jeans: Seven for All Mankind; Shoes: Brash
|Top: Merona; Skirt and Belt: NY & Co; Shoes: Christian Siriano
I love taking something as simple and sometimes boring as plain black and white and adding a great pop of color to it. Being able to add a bold color to this otherwise classic outfit gives it a fresh, springtime feel. This skirt is so versatile and can be worn all year depending on the top that is worn with it, on more adventurous days, I wear more bright bold colors; on more conservative days I stick with more muted tones. Either way, this is a skirt that will last for years because of its great shape, versatility, and simple pattern.
|Dress: JFW (Nordstrom RACK, old); Sunglasses: Coach; Shoes: Steve Madden
Dresses are probably one of my favorite things to wear because all you have to do is throw one item of clothing over your head, add a cute pair of shoes, a few accessories, and a nice handbag and viola, you have a perfect, effortless outfit in less than five minutes! Being a working mom, dresses are definitely my go-to wardrobe staple because of the effortlessness, and the fact that you can take one dress and tone it up or down depending on the situation, setting, mood, or day. I bought this dress years ago at Nordstrom Rack, and it still holds up quite well. Its clean, classic lines make it a dress that will never go out of style.
|Blazer: Countess; Top: Merona; Slacks: NY&Co.: Shoes: Lela Rose; Sunglasses; Coach
I started teaching high school six years ago. I knew that I needed a professional looking wardrobe that would be of-the-moment, but never be so trendy that I would need to replace my staple pieces very often, but rather, just add to to the staples to keep them current. The result? I have been able to maintain much of the same wardrobe that I invested in when I first started teaching, and I just add a few pieces here and there to it to keep it current. I really like this outfit because the piping on the shoes brings out the subtle stitching in the slacks, and the top pops against all of the brown hues that I am wearing. I am not sure that I would have been so confident to wear so much brown at one time, but with the color blocking in the shoes, it allowed me to play up so many different browns, including the cheetah print headband that I am wearing. Happy Monday, have a great rest of your week!
Black and Red
|Top: Vella Couture; Jacket: Mind Code; Jeans: Forever 21; Shoes: Christian Siriano; Bracelet: Claudia Jaunzemis
|Top: NY&Co.; Cardigan: Merona; Slacks: NY&Co.; Heels: Jessica Simpson;
|Balzer: Countess; Top: Mossimo; Jeans: 7 for all mankind;
Shoes: XXI; Sunglasses: Coach