30 March 2016

Minty Floral

I don't recall seeing this print in the retail shops, but when it came out with the latest new arrivals at the factory store, the pretty floral and color mix got me like POW. I was smitten and could not resist snagging this print in both the blouse and pencil skirt (there's also a dress, but I thought separates would be more versatile). I already wore the top once this weekend and today I'm going pretty much head-to-toe. If this minty floral print comes out in shorts, a cardi, button-down, I may be all over it (edit: I did just  realize the print does come in cropped pants and shoot, they do have the shorts! Mint print overload coming ...)

mint + floral

Sweater: J.Crew (sim, sim fringed)
Top: J.Crew factory under $39 (also in solid)
Skirt: J.Crew factory on sale (same print in a more casual skirt silhouette for $27)
Shoes: Nine West on sale (sim no bow & here, lace-up for under $20)
Bracelet: J.Crew (sim w/pave, sim under $20)
Brooch: Etsy (sim, sim luxe, carnation)

28 March 2016

"Rayures Noires et Blanches"

black stripes + pink

Every time I wear black and white stripes, I envision myself looking like a jaunty Parisian (which is completely incorrect for many reasons) - though my friends and co-workers prefer to break it down more basically for me by referring to me in stripes as the Hamburglar or a French person of the mime variety. Sigh, thanks again, pals. How do you say "robble, robble" in French?

black stripes + pink black stripes + pink

Blazer: J.Crew Robert Noble herringbone (worn before - sim, sim)
Top: Lands' End shaped striped on sale under $20 (sim under $15, sim cropped)
Skirt: J.Crew striped eyelet (sim under $25, sim mini under $40 or this one for $15)
Necklace: via Ebay (sim, sim in color for under $60 or this one in black for $21)
Rings: F21
Shoes: J.Crew gemma on sale (same in solid, sim under $90)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff quilted affair (same mini)

black stripes + pink

25 March 2016

Style Lately


Red, white and blue (exact: top / sim: jacket, flats, necklace).
Other: silver metallic flats, red jackets, distressed jeans.


Liberty floral (sim: blazer, skirt).
Other: striped skirts, floral blazers.

Spring boots (exact: boots / sim: blouse, ring).
Other: flat ankle boots, turquoise rings.

Spotted and ruffled (sim: top - striped version, skirt).
Other: coral necklaces, polka dot clothes.

Lady-like leopard print (exact: necklace, heels / sim: skirt, sweater).
Other: Chanel bags, pearl necklaces, leopard print clothes

 * This post contains links to Shopbop, a sponsor of Respect the Shoes. The content is my own and all "other" links are direct, not affiliate. 
Thank you and have a lovely Easter weekend!

21 March 2016

Weekend Style

I love getting dressed for the weekend when the weather is getting warmer but there's still that faint nip in the air. To me it means sleeping in, then changing into comfortable lightweight layers and my softest jeans with shoes that feel like I'm wearing slippers. I'm missing you already, Saturday and Sunday ...

tan + stripes

Cardigan: Old Navy (sim on sale, sim)
Top: J.Crew (sim, popover style)
Jeans: Old Navy (sim under $35, sim)
Brooch: via Ebay (sim, sim, sim under $14)
Sunglasses: Le Specs jealous games
Shoes: Soludos leather platforms (sim ankle-strapped, suede)
Bag: Coach pebbled duffle (this season's style)

18 March 2016

Olive, Leopard and Stripes

field mechanic + stripes

So I spent the last several weeks binge-watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix for the first time and just finished with season 7 earlier this week ... and now what do I do with all this free time I've got? Better use a bit of it to wear these fab ankle boots before it gets too warm out. And to don my fave Freaks and Geeks-worthy jacket. And to (im)patiently wait for the Gilmore Girls revival to come out!

field mechanic + stripes field mechanic + stripes

Jacket: J.Crew field mechanic (worn before - sim under $80, sim)
Top: J.Crew (worn before - sim combined, combined in red, combined darker for $15)
Hem: F21 (sim layering tank under $30)
Jeans: Old Navy super soft rockstar
Earrings: J.Crew crystal and pearl studded on sale (sim pricey)
Bracelet: J.Crew crystal and pearl studded on sale (sim more colorful)
Shoes: Vionic georgia on sale (worn before - sim under $20, sim lower heel)
Bag: Chanel double flap (sim pre-owned)

field mechanic + stripes

field mechanic + stripes

16 March 2016

Style Lately

Gingham and butterflies (exact: sandals, earrings, cuff, this season's version of the bag /
sim: shirt, skirt in white or blue).

Spring shoe fling (exact shoes).

Dot dot dot (sim: shirt, skirt, shoes, bag).

Plaiding (clockwise from top left: sim, sim, sim, exact).

Perfectly preppy (exact: shirt, sweater / sim: skirt in red/white, shoes).

Red, white and denim (exact: top / sim: jacket, necklace).

Pre-spring attire (sim: sweater, scarf, boots).

14 March 2016

Green Days

I'm not necessarily big on theme dressing, but with St. Patrick's Day coming up this week, it has reminded me how little I tend to wear the beautiful color green. So I thought it'd be fun to pull together some outfit ideas for this week centered around green.

For Work:

work green leopard May6


casual green gingham casual green bar

Take Me Out:

going out green jeweled 1A leopard clutch

* This post contains links to Shopbop, a sponsor of Respect the Shoes. The content is my own and all "other" links are direct, not affiliate. 
Thank you and have a lovely week!

11 March 2016


black + yellow

My work requires that I dress in business to business casual attire most of the time, so instead of a plain ole solid matching suit, I usually like to mix my pieces up a bit (I actually don't own a matching suit). Also to add in a bit of that "Lisa quirk," I throw in a bold color, jumble in some stripes, maybe add a touch or two of bling. I tend to tone things down if I have an executive meeting or am traveling, but this is usual appropriate-but-probably-mildly-eccentric dressed self.

black + yellow black + yellow

Jacket: J.Crew schoolboy (worn before - sim factory version, sim)
Top: H&M (sim under $10, sim)
Skirt: J.Crew (worn before - sim, pricey, eyelet under $25)
Necklace: via Ebay (sim, sim)
Bracelet: J.Crew (sim solid, solid)
Ring: F21 (sim, sim for $3)
Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi (worn before - sim pricey, flats, espadrille sandals)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff quilted affair (mini version, sim, sim on sale)

black + yellow

09 March 2016

Red and Blue

This skirt was an Ebay find that for sure will be a spring staple in my wardrobe. These silver mirror metallic flats and purse? I will forever be pairing them together and love how the metallic finish instantly helps to modernize anything I wear. And the trench? Can't get through those spring showers without a light layer - and this version has a fun animal print lining - win!

red floral + blue + trench

Jacket: Banana Republic factory (worn before - sim, sim)
Sweater: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim, sim, sim under $20)
Skirt: Talbots (worn before - sim red/black, red/pink for $22)
Shoes: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim, sim on sale, almond toe)
Bag: Coach poppy flight in mirror metallic (worn before - sim, sim flap, w/tassel under $20, luxe)

07 March 2016

Out on the Field

field mechanic + gingham

Here's another go at my wearing the field mechanic jacket. This has quickly become my go-to casual weekend outerwear for its light warmth and ease. And since I think gingham goes with pretty much everything, gingham and this jacket will see a whole lot of each other.

And off-topic, but who else is sad about the end of Downton Abbey? What am I going to do without my weekly fix of Mary's bitchiness, the Dowager's quips, Mosley's innocent blundering and sweet, dedicated Anna? Good thing I'm nose-deep into binge-watching Gilmore Girls right now to help lessen the pain ...

field mechanic + gingham field mechanic + gingham

Jacket: J.Crew field mechanic (worn before - sim factory version, sim, sim under $80)
Shirt: Lands' End gingham poplin (worn before - sim on sale, sim under $20)
Tee: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart (worn before - sim, sim)
Brooch: Zara (sim pricey, sim)
Bracelets: J.Crew factory (sim), Yunikelley (the original)
Ring: INPINK (sim for $30, sim silver-tone)
Shoes: Aerosoles betunia (sim on sale, open-toe)
Bag: Foley + Corinna apollo (worn before - same in silver)

field mechanic + gingham

04 March 2016

Style Lately

Oldie - V-day ensemble (exact: flats / sim: scarf, jacket in red or navy, top).

Waiting for pedicure season (exact: sandals, sandals).

From the top down (exact: boots on sale / sim: top under $35).

Office puffin (sim: sweater, skirt in pink, shoes).

Pattern mix (sim: skirt, top, belt).

Berry hues (clockwise from top center: sim under $25, sim, sim under $70, sim, sim).

Weekend wear (exact: top under $20, bracelet on sale / sim: jacket, ring, shoes).

01 March 2016

Sale Alert! Shopbop Spring Sale

Sale alert!

Shopbop is holding their Spring Sale Event where you can save between 15 - 25% off your purchase! Get 15% off your orders over $250, 20% off orders over $500 and 25% off orders over $1000. The promotion starts TODAY and is good through March 5 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time -  use code BIGEVENT16 at checkout! For more details about the sale and to see about any brands excluded from the promo, click here.

Shopbop carries a ton of designer name brands and offers free expedited shipping to most countries. Here's an idea on some warmer weather goodies I'm looking at (I'm partners with Shopbop, so the links are direct, not affiliate or commissionable - please click away) -

Lace dresses from: Free People / Alexis / Self-Portrait / BCBGMAXAZRIA

Rain boots from: Sorel / Sperry / Tretorn / Hunter

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