Today's Everyday Fashion: The Pink Coat

Blush pink coat, leather skirt, leopard clutch
Blush pink, leather skirt, leopard clutch
Blush pink coat, leather skirt, leopard clutch
Blush pink coat, leather skirt, leopard clutch
Blush pink coat, leather skirt, leopard clutch
 Inspiration:  vogue et voyage  via

Well that escalated quickly... into looking nothing like my inspiration photo! You can see how I got started with a pink coat, pink top and black leather skirt: check, check, check. But when I tried a colorful purse it just didn't feel right (likely because her pink is more pink, whereas mine is more peach-y beige). So instead I went with my gut and slapped on a leopard clutch and two-tone heels to complete the look. Now it's like getting two different outfit ideas in one blog post, since they turned out so different!

Coat: ASOS c/o, $97 (similar below)
Top: JCPenney c/o, $15 (similar, similar, plus)
Skirt: JCPenney c/o, $50 (similar, similar, plus)
Shoes: The Fix c/o Amazon, $85
Purse: boutique c/o (similar, similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, $4
Approx. dates: Coat is 3 years ago. Top and purse are 2 years ago. Skirt is 1 year ago. Shoes are new.

Pink wool coats on a budget

Amazon  /  H&M  /  Nordstrom  /  Nordstrom
H&M  /  Macy's  /  Nordstrom  /  H&M
Asos  /  New York & Co.  /  Asos  /  JCPenney

Today's Everyday Fashion: Don't Try This at Home

Boho outfit: Blanknyc suede jacket
Boho outfit
Boho outfit: Blanknyc suede jacket
Boho outfit: Blanknyc suede jacket
Boho outfit: Blanknyc suede jacket

Nothing has revolutionized my personal style more than planning ahead. Whether that means choosing an outfit for a special event well in advance, or setting aside time to brainstorm new outfits I can later throw on in a rush, it has made all the difference. The main reason being that creativity does not come easy for me when I'm running late! Or... at least, that's usually the case. This outfit is proving me wrong, because I threw the whole thing together quickly, while rushing out the door. I still prefer planning whenever possible, but even the best fashion rules have exceptions!  

Jacket: BlankNYC c/o Amazon, $130 (same, similar, similar)
Top: Marshall's, $10 (similar below)
Jeans: American Eagle, $40 (similar)
Boots: Carlos Santana c/o, $59 (same)
Purse: JCPenney c/o, $29 (similarsimilar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar below)
Approx. dates: Necklace is 6 years ago. Sweater is 2 years ago. Purse, shoes, jeans, are 1 year ago. Jacket is recent.

Boho on a budget

Nordstrom Rack  /  LOFT  /  Zappos  /  LOFT
Nordstrom  /  Macy's  /  Amazon  /  DSW  /  TJ Maxx  /  TJ Maxx

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Perfect Work Dress

White bell sleeve dress for work
White bell sleeve dress for work
University of Tampa

Location: The University of Tampa

White bell sleeve dress for work
White bell sleeve dress for work

This just might be my favorite work dress of all time. It arrived in the mail like this, seemingly tailored to perfection! I love the length, the sleeves, the huge pouf on the sleeves, the color, and the fabric isn't see through at all.... it's such a great work dress. (I've already worn it twice!) Bell sleeve dresses are really popular right now - check out the various colors and bell shapes available, below. They are all so cute but I'm super happy with the one I got! Is this a style you would wear to work?

Dress: Nordstrom Rack, $85
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Shoes:  Saks Fifth Avenue c/o, $70 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Statement ring: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Earrings are 2 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Necklace is recent. Dress is new.

Bell sleeve dresses for work

LOFT  /  Saks  /  Talbots (plus)  /  Macy's  /  Lord & Taylor
Bloomingdale's  /  Amazon  /  Macy's  /  Amazon  /  Macy's

Today's Everyday Fashion: Maybe Not A 10

Navy floral dress, feather earrings
Navy floral dress
Navy floral dress, feather earrings
Navy floral dress, boho

There comes a point in your life when you realize not every outfit can be a perfect 10. In fact, there's something monotonous or even boring about wearing a new, perfect 10 outfit every single day! There are days when you'd rather blend in or just want something "cute" to wear. (Not over the top cute, which is reserved for important events or special days. Just "cute." And then of course some days barely passing for acceptable happens, or my personal favorite - the total fail.) All this to say, this dress falls into the "cute" category for me. It's a coverall - it works for pretty much any situation I can dream up, and those kind of dresses come in handy when you are panicked and running out the door. I ordered the earrings to go with it; I like the boho vibe you get when you pair them together. Maybe not a 10, but definitely "cute"! 

Dress: NM Last Call, $60
Earrings: NM Last Call, $21
Shoes: Dolce Vita, $50 (same, similarsimilar)
Purse: JCPenney c/o, $29 (similarsimilar)
Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe, $4
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Dress and earrings are new.

Floral ruffle dresses on a budget