Today's Everyday Fashion: Nude Pumps

Inspiration: J.Crew

Inspiration: J.Crew

Just last week I was talking about the impracticality of stilettos with a rain coat, and here I am in stilettos and a rain coat (never say never in fashion!). In reality, my jacket is not water resistant (learned that the hard way), so this is definitely not a rainy day outfit. I love the pop of yellow the coat provides this otherwise pastel outfit though, and it also adds an element of casualness to the heels that I'm digging. Nude pumps are my #1 go-to in my closet, so I rounded up a bunch more options under $100 below!

Jacket: Limited, $35 (similar, similar
Top: Express, $19 (similarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: Gap c/o (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini/Piperlime, $32 (similar below)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off Fifth, $51 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes, jacket and jeans are 2 years ago. Top is 1 year ago. Purse is recent.

Today's Everyday Fashion: Porcelain

Inspiration: ModCloth

Inspiration: ModCloth

Blue porcelain print dress with neon accesories

I usually stick to dresses that have only one of three characteristics - short, form-fitting, or a low neckline. This dress breaks that rule, in that it's both short and form-fitting. (The fabric is not a stretchy Spandex like it looks in pictures at least - it's a structured cotton with a lot of excess fabric when I move around. It may show my form, but it's definitely not "tight.") What it came down to though is my weakness for this print. Porcelain prints are so nostalgic for me, I couldn't resist this dress for only $20 when I bought it a couple years ago. Today's inspiration photo reminded me to pull it out of my closet for date night with JJ and gave me the idea to style it with neon accessories. I love this print so much I'm thinking about investing in dress #1 below so I can wear it to work events, weddings, and the like!

Dress: Forever 21, $20
Shoes: MissGuided c/o (similarsimilar)
Clutch: Gap, $16 (similarsimilar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot OneTwo 
Approx. dates: Clutch and dress are 2 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago.

Porcelain print on a budget

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My own experience with Mary Kay was truly about “discovering what I love.” I got to play and experiment and I tried on at least 6 different lip colors – including my first time ever putting on a bold red color! (Top right picture, below.) It was so fun! I’m also wearing the Mary Kay® Cream Blush in Sheer Bliss in the photos below. I used the Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover in between lip colors and to remove my blush and it was so gentle, I definitely plan to keep using it. I also liked the Mary Kay® Beauty Blotters® Oil-Absorbing Tissues, and the 4 bottles in the middle are the TimeWise® Miracle Set® that I'm planning to try soon (I’ve never tried an anti-aging product but I’m willing to give it a shot!). 

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1. Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Shock Tart (top left)
2. Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Mango Tango (top right)
3. Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Parfait (bottom left)
4. Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Pink Sateen (bottom right)

Here are the lip colors I tried. My favorite is #3, bottom left!

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