I’m sorry this is up late, but I think I am still recovering from Saturday night! K and I went out after my party to 6th street and danced until 2, and man! I was feeling it the next day.
On this week’s looks – I gotta say, I really love seeing all of the wild and crazy things that some bloggers do, but I like even more being able to get inspirtaion that I can use in my daily life. I highlighted looks this week that reflect those basics we all own (blazer, jeans, black pants – both wide leg and skinny, circle skirt, etc.), and showed how they can be done up in different ways. Will I now be rocking my circle skirt with neon? You betcha! Will a bright pink dress stand in for my LBD this summer? Absolutely!! Basics do not equal boring – they are a canvas on which you can paint your personality yourself!
1. Pink Peonies
Every woman should have this skirt in their arsenal. It is such a great fit, a great length, and a great material. I love the neon top here, too – so unexpected and cute, but also ladylike. I also really like that her hair is a little messy; just the right amount of unkemptness to offset the perfectness! via
2. Gal Meets Glam
Let me say, this is probably the most basic look of the week, and yet it is probably the closest to my style (along with #6). I love some nice fitting jeans, basic tee (although mine would be black), a great blazer and FABULOUS shoes! The key here to everything is fit. When you are looking for those pieces that will become the true workhorses of your closet, do some investing. I would much rather spend $150 on a great pair of jeans that I will practically live in than $65 on a dress I will only wear once or twice. And while Korin can make $10 jeans look good – she is one in a million. Make sure that your jeans fit you perfectly and you will be all set! via
3. Sea of Shoes
I hardly ever highlight Jane because, while I think she is cute as a button, her fashion choices have no place in my world of law. However, this was just too cute to pass up. Even though I totally agree with her (her post was entitled “Sneakers???”), and while the only sneakers I own are solely (ha!) for working out, I like the idea of having those comfortable shoes that you know will work with anything and that are great on a day when you are not wanting to go through some ridiculous effort. She makes these sneakers look good! via
4. This Time Tomorrow
A fabulous print dress like this will see you through weddings, graduations, baby showers, bridal lunches – pretty much everything! The blazer keeps it from being too cutesy, and the shoes add an unexpected color instead of going too matchy. via
5. Fast Food and Fast Fashion
Okay, do not hate, but I do feel that the pants are a little too short – I like the hem to hit the ground. Other than that though, I think she rocks this look pretty well. This is a power outfit that will see you through any interview or meeting, and will keep you looking professional and unique! A lot of women own wide-leg pants and blazers, but most have boring black for both (that would include me). But by having a jacket in a different color, you can throw in so many other colors that you will never feel like you are repeating an outfit. via
6. 5 Inch and Up
This is my favorite look this week. I practically live in this outfit M-F, and those shoes are so fresh! I love how simple her hair is, and it just kills me that this is a three piece outfit – shoes, pants, shirt. You do not have to go overboard to look awesome! Plus, while she is not standing up, it appears that her shirt is fitted, while her pants are loose, giving you a good example of a fashion rule best followed – if going baggy on one half, go tight(er) on the other. via
7. Brooklyn Blonde
This could veer into overkill territory so easily, but the ripped up jeans keep her from looking costumey. The shoes are fabulous, and those jeans will (obviously) carry you anywhere you need to go! via
Truly, it was the neon yellow nails here for me. And the shoes. And maybe the leggings too. They just work! via
9 and 10. This Time Tomorrow
Okay, yes, I totally cheated and made these my 9th and 10th looks from the same person AND the same post. But hear me out. They share the same shoes. And that is the end of my argument.
I am usually not a fan of pink (redhead here!) but I love these two looks so much. That dress and jacket combo is so cute and perfect for a summer picnic. And the jeans and top have such a great classic look – especially when paired with the big, sparkly clutch! via