Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Belted Trench Dress + Stripes + Leopard

Have you seen the group giveaway that I am currently co-hosting?  Click here to enter for your chance to win a $250 Coach gift card!  Don't wait, the giveaway ends this week.

Last year I thought about purchasing the Ann Taylor trench dress (many of you know which one I'm talking about), but I never pulled the trigger.  After seeing so many of my stylish blogger gals styling that same trench dress in super cute outfits on their blogs, I regretted not picking one up when I had the chance.  Fast forward to this spring, when Banana Republic just launched their own version of a trench dress in a soft, silky fabric and perfect neutral color.  Easy decision, I knew I had to have this dress because I already had so many ideas of how to style it.  I took advantage of a recent 40% off coupon code plus $30 I had sitting around in rewards, so this trench dress only cost me $40.  I purchased a size 0 regular (rather than a 2 petite) because I wanted the slightly longer length, and am very happy with the fit.  This weekend, I wore this Belted Trench Dress tied back at the waist (like a vest) over a striped sweater, dark skinny jeans, and leopard pumps.  A crossbody clutch and gold jewelry round out this casual look that is perfect for a lunch date, the office, and more.






Trench Dress: "Belted Trench Dress" in washed stone, $140 at Banana Republic here
Sweater: Caslon via Nordstrom (old), similar "Cotton Stripe Sweater" in navy-white, $88 at Brooks Brothers here
Denim: "811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans" in ink, $158 at J Brand here
Pumps: Halogen via Nordstrom (old), similar Sam Edelman "Opal Leopard Pointed-Toe d’Orsay Pumps" in new nude leopard, $130 at Dillard's here
Bag: Louis Vuitton "Eva Clutch," check out this pre-owned piece, $733.95 at Bluefly here
Necklace: Ann Taylor (old), check out the Cara "Five-Station Bib Necklace" in white, $44.99 at Saks Off Fifth here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Dillard's here
Bracelets/Rings: old, currently loving the Kate Spade New York "Idiom - Heart of Gold Bangle" in gold, $32 at Nordstrom here and the "Hammered Pave Stackable Ring Set" in gold, $39.50 at Ann Taylor here

Check out my additional picks for trench dresses and vests below, all currently available and priced for a range of budgets between $40-$395:
How would you style a trench dress this spring?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, don't forget to enter the giveaway before it closes Thursday, and I hope you have a fantastic week!

Linking up with Fizz & Frosting, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, Rhea, Et Cetera.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Sale Alert

Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means amazing sales both online and in stores!  I have not created a holiday sale post in a while, because so often I am out of town during the seven precious paid work holidays I am granted per year in order to maximize vacation days.  This year, we decided to stay home for Memorial Day weekend and enjoy the (hopefully) good weather by hiking, barbequing, and enjoying time with friends and family.  I selected six of my favorite brands offering additional discounts this weekend, and highlighted my product picks in the widgets below.  Be sure to scroll right in each widget in order to see all of the featured items, and I hope you find at least one item that you like!

Diane Von Furstenberg: extra 30% off sale items through Monday, 05/25/15, with promo code SUMMER30.
Express: 40% off everything on the site (except gift cards, watches) through through Monday, 05/25/15.  Site prices reflect the discount.


J Brand Jeans: 40% off select styles through Monday, 05/25/15, with promo code SALESTYLE.
J Crew Factory: 50% off everything on the site through through Monday, 05/25/15.  Site prices reflect the discount, but use code FUNSALE for free shipping.
Nordstrom: Half Yearly Sale savings through Sunday, 05/31/15.  Site prices reflect the discount.

What Memorial Day fashion finds are you/did you scoop up?  Thank you for visiting my blog, and I hope you have a fantastic long weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sporty Chic

Have you seen the group giveaway that I am currently co-hosting?  Click here to enter for your chance to win a $250 Coach gift card!  Don't wait, this giveaway ends one week from today: 5/28/15.

I am still loving this Double Hooded Sweatshirt, which I have styled in two different casual outfits here and here on the blog as well as a few more times on Instagram.  What can I say?  A cozy striped hoodie has my name all over it, and I could probably wear one every day.  I am so tempted to buy the navy version too!  Today, I want to share a slightly more dressed up outfit with you--let's call it sporty chic.  Today's ensemble combines several old and new favorites together: this comfy sweatshirt, a faux leather pencil skirt, slip-on python embossed leather sneakers, and a neon clutch.  This look is a little bit edgy, and also comfortable with all-day wear appeal.






Top: "Double Hooded Sweatshirt" in tan (available in five other colors), $49.99 at Mindy Mae's Market here
Skirt: ASOS (old): splurge on the Lafayette 148 New York "Nori Faux-Wrap Faux-Leather Pencil Skirt" in black, $348 at Nieman Marcus here or save on the "Marisa Faux Leather Pencil Skirt" in black (also available in grey), $26 at Boohoo here 
Shoes: Vince "Berlin Slip-On Python Embossed Leather Sneaker" in black/white/woodsmoke, $295 at Nordstrom 
Clutch: Purchased in Hong Kong, currently loving the Comme des Garcons "Two-Tone Neon Leather Pouch" in neon yellow, orange, and pink leather, $145 at Net-a-Porter here
Ring: H&M (old), check out the Gorjana "Camila Hammered Ring Set" in gold, $55 at Shopbop here

Check out my picks for sporty chic pieces, perfect for creating your own version and all priced at $110 or less:
How would you style a sporty chic outfit this spring?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, don't forget to enter the Coach giveaway, and I hope you have a fantastic long weekend!

Linking up with Curly Crafty Mom, Happiness at Mid-Life, Mix & Match Fashion, Sincerely Jenna Marie, & Sydney Fashion Hunter.

Monday, May 18, 2015

White Long Vest

Have you seen the group giveaway that I am currently co-hosting?  Click here to enter for your chance to win a $250 Coach gift card!  Don't wait, this giveaway ends 5/28/15.

This pretty cherry blossom mural is located on the side of a building not far from our home.  I have driven by it numerous times, and finally dragged my boyfriend there this weekend to take these blog photos.  This mural makes such a pretty backdrop, especially for a simple black and white outfit like the one I am showing you today.  I have seen several of my favorite bloggers rocking long vests this season, and wanted to try one out for myself.  However, I did not want to spend much on a trendy piece that may not be around more than one season.  My solution?  Sheinside, an online boutique with an expansive catalog of on-trend items at affordable prices where I found this White Stand Collar Sleeveless Split Vest for only $25.  In today's outfit, I paired this long white vest with a striped top, cropped skinnies, sleek booties, and my go-to clutch to run errands and grab lunch with my #1 guy and pup.  I cannot wait for the temperature to heat back up again so that I can pair this vest with dresses and shorts this summer!







Vest: "White Stand Collar Sleeveless Split Vest" (also available in black & navy), $25.83 (on sale!) at Sheinside here
Shirt: "Stripe Tunic w/ Faux Leather VNeck," $36.99 at Mindy Mae's Market here
Pants: J Brand (old), see current "83520 Mid-Rise Ankle Zip" in black, $187 at J Brand here
Booties: Halogen via Nordstrom (old), similar Halogen "Riley Open Toe Bootie" in black (also available in chocolate), $109.95 at Nordstrom here
Clutch: Koret New York (old), currently loving the Marc by Marc Jacobs "Classic Q Natasha Textured Leather Clutch" in black, $270 at Net-a-Porter here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Amazon here
Bracelet: "Derby Bracelet" in gold/black (also available as gold/pink), $48 at Simply Soles here 
Rings: old, currently loving the "Bar III Gold-Tone Black Geometric Ring Set" in gold, $32.50 at Macys here

Check out my picks for long vests, all currently available and priced under $100:
How would you style a long vest this spring?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, good luck in the giveaway, and I hope you have a great week!

Linking up with Fizz & Frosting, More Pieces of Me, Not Dead Yet Style, On the Daily Express, Rhea Et Cetera

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Basics

Have you seen the group giveaway that I am currently co-hosting?  Click here to enter for your chance to win a $250 Coach gift card!  Don't wait, this giveaway ends 5/28/15.

Today's post contains several of my closet basics, also known as go-to pieces that fit perfectly and can instantly create a fabulous outfit.  My boyfriend and I both were craving soup dumplings on a recent chilly evening, so we made a special trip to Din Tai Fung for their signature xiao long baos.  Because Din Tai Fung was a spur-of-the-moment decision, I needed to quickly change clothes and therefore reached for several closet basics: my red trench coat custom-made on one of my trips to Shanghai, a black J Crew sweater, J Brand dark skinny jeans, leopard pumps, a Burberry plaid scarf, and my black Koret clutch.  A sleek ponytail and red lips complete a look that is suitable for a variety of occasions!






 Trench Coat: custom made in Shanghai (blogged last spring here)
Scarf: Burberry (old), current Burberry "Check Merino Wool Scarf" in house check (also available in ivory check), $395 at Nordstrom here 
Denim: J Brand (old), current "811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg" in dark vintage, $145 at J Brand here
Top (not seen): "Factory Merino Charley Sweater" in black, see available colors, $34.50 at J Crew Factory here
Pumps: Halogen via Nordstrom (old), similar Sam Edelman "Delilah Calf Hair D'Orsay Pump" in new nude leopard, $109.95 at Nordstrom here 
Clutch: Koret New York (old), check out the Comme des Garcons "Leather Pouch" in black, $135 at Net-a-Porter here 
Rings: "Cigar Band" in silver (also available in gold & rose gold), $28 at Baublebar here, "Parallel Bar Ring" in silver (available in 3 other colors), $28 at Baublebar here

A bright trench coat is a fantastic focal point to any spring outfit.  Check out my picks for spring trench coats, currently available online and priced at $135 or less:
Which color of trench coat would you choose this spring?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, good luck in the giveaway, and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

Linking up with Curly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink, Happiness at Mid-Life, Mix & Match Fashion

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lace Dress + $250 Coach Group Giveaway

I hope you had a great weekend!  Today I want to share the second outfit from my recent photo shoot with Bello Photography on the University of Washington campus (I posted the first outfit a few weeks ago here).  We were not originally intending to photograph this outfit in this particular spot (Red Square, outside of the Suzzallo Library), but Ed is an amazing photographer and noticed that the light was perfect at that moment.  The resulting photos are incredible, and really show what a great eye he has!  This outfit is a versatile spring ensemble that I created around this lace dress from Poshsquare.  The chambray shirt underneath keeps the dress from looking too formal, but the rose gold pumps, floral clutch, and accessories maintain the overall feminine and pretty vibe.  This ensemble is perfect for occasions where you want to dress up but you don't need to go all out glam: a birthday party, a family dinner, and more.









 Dress: Maitai via Poshsquare
Chambray Shirt: J Crew Factory (old), currently loving the Splendid "Shoreside Chambray Shirt," $128 at Shopbop here
Pumps: Banana Republic (old), similar Charles by Charles David "Pact Pump" in rose gold metallic (available in 8 other colors), $99 at Amazon here
Clutch: Ted Baker London (old), similar "Presila Pure Peony Clutch Bag" in dusky pink, $170 at Ted Baker London here
Necklace: Ann Taylor (old), currently loving the "Crystal & Stone Necklace" in white, $14.98 (on sale!) at Sole Society here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Amazon here
Bracelet: "Gilded Arrow Bangle" (also available in silver), $39 at Stella & Dot here
Belt: Old Navy (old), similar Merona "Patent Skinny Belt" in glitter, $12.99 at Target here

Although my dress is no longer available, there are some lovely options currently available online at Poshsquare.  I especially like their selection of dresses, and I encourage you to check out the website here: Poshsquare.com.  In addition, I have also rounded up a few of my favorite spring lace dresses currently available online and priced at $98 or less:
I am also very excited to partner with twelve amazing bloggers to offer you a chance to win a $250 Coach gift card!  This giveaway launched this last Friday evening, and I wanted to repost today to make sure that as many readers as possible had a chance to see it.


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Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/28 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!
  Thank you for visiting my blog today, good luck, and I hope you have a great week!
Linking up with Cha Cha the Fashion Genius, More Pieces of Me, On the Daily Express, Pink Sole, Rhea Et Cetera, Saltwater & Stilettos, Style Elixir, The Fashion Canvas, & Walking in Memphis in High Heels.

Photography by the talented Edward Bello.  You can find Ed on Instagram with username @3dbello and at bellophotography.tumblr.com.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sheinside Embroidered Floral Jacket + $250 Coach Group Giveaway!

I am loving our recent sunny and warm weather here in Seattle, especially when the sunshine appears on the weekends!  Being a Seattle native, I am accustomed to seeing rain all throughout the year and feel compelled to get outside and take advantage of every sunny day.  Last Sunday was one of those days so we brunched, strolled through the nearby Ballard Farmers Market, and picked up fresh flowers for the house.  I chose this embroidered floral jacket from Sheinside as the focal point of my outfit.  This lightweight jacket makes a great spring statement piece with its bright floral print!  The best part is the price--Sheinside has a giant catalog of trendy items at very affordable prices.  The rest of this casual outfit is simple: a white tank, distressed boyfriend jeans, cap-toe pumps, a quilted crossbody bag, and aviators.





Top: "Red Long Sleeve Embroidered Crop Outerwear," $33.50 (on sale!) at Sheinside here
Tank: old, similar "Seamless Tank" in white (available in 3 other colors), $29.50 at Talbots here
Denim: Joe's Jeans (old), currently loving the "Slim Selvedge Broken-in Boyfriend Jean" in vincent wash, $158 at J Crew here
Pumps: Chinese Laundry (old), check out the Elie Tahari "Linden Pump" in black/inox/white (also available in black/pewter/black), $114.99 (60% off!) at 6pm.com here
Bag: Chanel (old), currently loving the Rebecca Minkoff "Mini MAC Fringed Convertible Crossbody Bag" in white (also available in black & plum smoke), $195 at Saks Fifth Avenue here 
Sunglasses: Michael Michael Kors "Sicily Dark Brown Aviator" in brown gradient, $114.99 at Bluefly here
Watch: old, check out the Michael Michael Kors "Runway Ceramic Watch" in white/silver, $236.90 (40% off!) at Nordstrom here
Lips: Sonia Kashuk "Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16" in nude pink (available in 11 other colors), $9.99 at Target here

Check out more of my picks for spring-ready floral print jackets, all currently available online and priced at $90 or less:
I am also very excited today to partner with twelve amazing bloggers to offer you a chance to win a $250 Coach gift card!

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Prize: $250 Coach Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/28 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!
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How would you style a floral statement piece this spring?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, good luck, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Linking up with Happiness at Mid-Life, Mix & Match Fashion, Style Elixir.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cobalt + Navy + Nautical Vibes

Do you ever get stuck on one color pairing?  I am currently loving the pairing of cobalt and navy, and posted one office look last week here.  I had so many outfit ideas that I created a second office look for today's post.  Blues are always well represented in my closet, partly because I am a huge fan of nautical style where the color is a staple.  In today's outfit, I paired cobalt coated skinny jeans with a navy sweater, piped trench, pumps, and structured tote.  This trench has a nautical vibe to it, and I added an anchor patterned shirt and a statement necklace to round out the ensemble.






Denim: J Brand (old), similar Hudson "Barbara Super Skinny Jean" in cobalt, $176 at Farfetch here
Trench: Banana Republic (old), similar "Women's Heritage Double Breasted Trench Coat" in classic navy, $99.99 (on sale & available in petite!) at Lands End here 
Sweater: The Limited (old), check out the Gibson "High/Low V-Neck Sweater" in navy  (available in 4 other colors), $27.60 (60% off!) at Nordstrom here 
  Shirt: Banana Republic (old), check out "The Perfect Three-Quarter Sleeve Shirt" in Anchors & Dots Print, $79.50 (get 30% off with code FRIENDS30 through today 5/4/15) at Talbots here
Pumps: Michael Michael Kors "Flex Pump" in navy, see current version, $99 at Dillards here
Tote: Prada "Saffiano Lux Small Tote," see current colors here or similar blue on sale at Bluefly here
Necklace: Ann Taylor (old), currently loving the BP "Teardrop Fan Statement Necklace" in pink multi, $11.98 (50% off!) at Nordstrom here
Rings: H&M, similar "7-Pack Rings" in gold, $5.95 at H&M here
Nails: Essie "Aruba Blue," $8.50 at Macys here plus Revlon "Holographic Pearls" accent, $3.99 at Drugstore.com here

There are so many great cobalt and navy pieces currently available online.  Check out more of my picks below, all priced at $130 or less:
How would you match up color shades this spring?  Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you have a great week!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cobalt + Navy + Angela & Roi Moa Tote

Cobalt and navy is a color pairing that I am loving this spring.  Cobalt is such a bright and cheerful shade of blue, and pairing with navy feels a little softer than pairing with black (which I did back in December 2012 here).  On Tuesday, I posted a flat lay version of this outfit on Instagram without the bag, but added a navy satin trench.  In this ensemble, I paired a cobalt pencil skirt with a navy sweater, sleeveless chambray shirt, navy pumps, and an older statement necklace.  I added a pop of burgundy with my Angela & Roi Moa tote, a color that also brings out the pinks in my jewelry.  I have styled this tote for fall here and winter here, and if you are not yet familiar with Angela & Roi's "Donate by Color" program I encourage you to check out their mission here.  My wine/navy tote has a red ribbon and a portion of the purchase price supports AIDS/HIV fighters. This cobalt and navy look is perfect for the office, and one that I will definitely be repeating in various forms this season.






Sweater: "Factory Merino Charley Sweater" in navy (available in three other colors), $44.50 (on sale!) at J Crew Factory here
Shirt: "Sleeveless Chambray Shirt" in starry blue wash, $59.50 at Ann Taylor here (few sizes left) or similar "Women's Sleeveless Chambray Shirt" in indigo denim, $24.94 at Old Navy here
Skirt: Banana Republic (old), check out the new BR Monogram "Cutout Lace Pencil Skirt" in cobalt, $140 at Banana Republic here
Pumps: Louise et Cie (old), splurge on the SJP "Denise Patent Leather T-Strap Pump" in cobalt patent, $255.50 (on sale!) at Nordstrom here or save on the Nine West "Authority" in navy (available in 3 other colors), $69.99 (on sale!) at 6pm.com here
Tote: Angela & Roi "Moa Tote" in wine, $165 at Bluefly here and also available in black, white & mud grey
 Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $187.50 (25% off!) at Amazon here
Necklace: Baublebar (old), similar new "Matte Cascade Bib Necklace," $58 at Baublebar here
Rings: Forever 21 & H&M, currently loving the "Happy Ring Set," $4.90 at Forever 21 here and the "Twisted Leaf Ring Set," $3.90 at Forever 21 here

Check out my picks for cobalt and navy pieces below, perfect for mixing and matching your own new favorite outfit and all priced under $100:


What shades of color are you pairing together this spring?  I'm now thinking about new ways to pair pink and red, green and mint, and more.  Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

Linking up with Curly Crafty Mom, Happiness at Mid-Life, Mix & Match Fashion.
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