Flowers, Dots and Bows

I’m not sure how exactly this outfit came together, but after seeing this cute polka-dotted blouse on Forever 21’s website, I had to try it out. As I said before, I don’t often have the time to scour the store but I took a chance with this blouse and was pleased with the outcome (and the price!). Well, then came what to pair it with…for some reason I was drawn to the J.Crew watercolor floral skirt and even though they don’t really match, I think they at least coordinate. Which is good enough for me. Toss in my Contessa Snakeskin Bow pumps and the J.Crew Factory flower fringe necklace and I was good to go. I actually picked out this outfit a few weeks ago and stuck the blouse/skirt combo in my closet hanging together and sort of forgot about it. I was grateful for the pairing when I was at a loss for what to wear this morning (shocker) and re-discovered the pair in my closet. I was out late last night outlet shopping so didn’t take my usual time planning my next day’s outfit (outlet purchases coming soon!)


I love this skirt but I’ll admit I only wear it a few times a season since I’ve always had difficulty pairing it with tops. Which is probably why I just went nuts with this idea. This skirt makes me wish there were better cotton printed pencil skirts this season from J.Crew!  I’m already scheming a new outfit for the blouse as well. So, what do you think? A little too much or does it all work? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!

I’m also thrilled to say I linked up with Mix and Match Fashion this week for “What I Wore to Work!”


Fab ‘on Location’ – Everly Debut

This past Saturday night was what my girlfriends and I call ‘Fab on Location’… also known as…girls’ night out! Dinner, a theater show and drinks – a perfect excuse to wear my new J.Crew Everly Mirror Metallic Pumps.  My goal for the evening was to create an outfit centering on these shoes. Cooler than usual June temps meant I could work in a jacket so here’s where I ended up:


The details: Jacket | Forever 21, Top, Jeans (old), Shoes | J.Crew

Not gonna lie, I’m totally in love with this outfit. I always struggle a bit more with my casual outfits than my work outfits, since I feel I have a much more robust work wardrobe. So when I pull together a fab outfit for going out, I am pretty proud of myself. The peplum top has been a staple for me these past few months in terms of “going out” ensembles. And score for finding a cute jacket at Forever 21 that actually fits me. For $22, I couldn’t go wrong. I bought one in ivory too.

So, these shoes. I’m in looove. But by the end of the night, my feet didn’t love me and lucky for me and my random shoe hoarding, I had a pair of silver flats stashed in my trunk that came out for the final round of drinks for the evening.  I would have suffered through if I didn’t have flats, because that’s what fab girls do, right? So, what do you think? Do you find you have more luck putting work outfits together or casual outfits? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!