27 March 2015

Floral Sailor

stripes + lace

Boxy cropped tees, tanks and sweaters seem to be all the rage now, and I can't help but to like the look myself, especially those paired with a big frilly midi skirt and sky-high stiletto sandals. But ... as a stocky short person with no waist and an office job where baring midriff during staff meetings is likely frowned up, it's not a look that I can really pull-off.

So my way around it? Pair those boxy short tops with a longer underlayer which adds some interest to an outfit - and bonus points if that layer has some interesting frills or lace or crochet detailing to expose. On the lookout for more hemmed layering pieces right now!

stripes + lace stripes + lace

Top: J.Crew floral sailor (worn here - metallic version, sim)
Layered: F21 (sim, deal)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart (worn here - sim, sim)
Earrings: c/o INPINK (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelets: J.Crew flat stone cuff, modern geo & c/o Style Lately beaded (sim)
Ring: F21 (sim)
Shoes: Zara cap-toe court (worn here - sim, low heel & studded)
Bag: Furla martha (worn here - sim, pricey, deal)

stripes + lace

stripes + lace

25 March 2015

Style Lately

mar1
Dressed up sweatshirting (exact top, sim necklace).

mar2
Primary colors (exact top, shoes, satchel & sim jeans).

mar3
Spring folding (from top down: exact lace top, skirt, polo, spotted shorts, striped shirt,
sim shorts, skirt & exact dress).

mar4
Camo and gingham (exact necklace & sim jacket, shirt).

mar5
Of course, more gingham (sim blue, green, yellow, red).

mar6
Weekend metallics (exact shoes, jeans, shirt & sim necklace).

mar7
Waiting to wear these shoes out (exact & sim in blue/white).

23 March 2015

Nothing Basic

spearmint + stripes

spearmint + stripes

If you've been following my blog or IG account for any period of time, you are well aware that I adore a good accessory. I'm likely one of those people who adds more things onto their outfit right before they leave the house. It takes a lot for me under-accessorize. But sometimes an outfit doesn't need a million patterns or a plethora of layers - or earrings and a necklace and an armful of bangles. Sometimes one sparkly piece and some basic closet staples are all that are needed to make a good outfit. And this takes a helluva lot less time to put together in the morning.

spearmint + stripes

spearmint + stripes

Blazer: J.Crew maritime (worn here - sim, sim, darker)
Sweater: J.Crew factory charley (worn here - sim, w/metallic stars)
Jeans: Loft relaxed skinny (worn here - same in lighter wash, sim)
Necklace: Rocksbox (designer jewelry subscription service - use code LISAXOXO1 for your first month free)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson jaide (worn here - sim, sim, cap-toe version)

spearmint + stripes

19 March 2015

Preppy Winter Adieu

excursion vest + spots excursion vest + spots

The weather's been steadily getting warmer here in the Southeast, so I am thinking our colder days are behind us. So this is likely one of the last cold weather outfits I'll be wearing in early 2015. The J.Crew excursion vest (and its Factory store iterations) have served me well for over two winters now - I have four of these vests but I seriously wore them all the time during the cold months. Time to put them in the back of my closet and wait to break them out again in the fall (and wait to see what other fun new versions J.Crew comes out with).

excursion vest + spots excursion vest + spots

Coat: J.Crew factory quilted puffer (worn here - sim sale, pricey)
Sweater: J.Crew factory charley in pom pom (worn here - sim pricey, multi-hued)
Shirt: Lands' End canvas gingham poplin (worn here - sim, sim)
Pants: Old Navy sweetheart distressed (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelet: J.Crew wildflower (worn here - sim, pastels, wider)
Rings: F21 x-shaped cutout & c/o JewelMint (sim)
Shoes: Kate Spade slater (on sale - sim, in black)
Bag: Coach madison leather phoebe (sim, animal print)

excursion vest + spots

16 March 2015

Style Lately

March1
Gingham hues make me ready for spring (sim green, yellow, red, blue).

March2
Pale pinks and leftover hearts (exact blouse & sim necklace).

March3
This over-sized herringbone print is a fave of mine (exact bracelet & sim coat, shirt, skirt).

March4
Animal print aplenty (from top right clockwise: sim, sim, sim, sim, exact, sim).

March5
Sequins and pearls (exact vest, t-neck & sim sequin top, necklace).

March6
Colorful scarf that was my first IG giveaway win (from 9th and Elm - exact tee & sim scarf, lace top).

March7
Officewear takes a turn for spring (exact shirt, sweater, skirt & sim heels).
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