What to Wear Wednesday: LBD

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week so far. It’s finally warming up in San Francisco which is a nice change. I couldn’t be more ready for wedges and sandals and flirty dresses and skirts. I’ve been trying to “shop my closet” but of course I ultimately am also craving new things. But I’ll have to do a separate post on that! Today let’s talk about the lbd- or little black dress. It’s classic and timeless and something everyone should have at least one of in your closet. As Karl Lagerfeld said “One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.” It truly is a fashion staple and works for every occasion  I think it’s important to actually have a few little black dresses in your closet- something you can grab and you know it will work.

The dress below is one such dress. I’ve had it for years but despite it’s age, it still works. It’s a great thick material that hangs just right, is fun and flirty while still being understated and demure which is why I knew it would be perfect for my Grandma’s 88th birthday celebration that you saw a sneak peek of earlier. To accent my dress I kept my accessories and shoes simple and went for a dark lip and a bright nail for a little pop.

Dress: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21

Dress: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21

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Dress: Mango // French Connection

 

Questions:

-Do you have the perfect LBD in your closet?

What to Wear Wednesday: Neon and Neutrals

Hi lovelies! I hope that you are all having a lovely week so far! I woke up this morning and swore it was Thursday so I’m having a bit of a difficult time adjusting. Hopefully as the day goes on I’ll get more acquainted with the right day of the week ;) Of course I’m already looking forward to the weekend where I plan to do a little shopping! With my brother’s wedding right around the corner, I need to get shoes to go with bridesmaids dress and a dress for the rehearsal dinner! Finding the perfect dress for the rehearsal is proving slightly difficult as it needs to be conservative enough to wear in the church but still fun and cocktail appropriate! If anyone has suggestions, I’m all ears!

In the meantime though, I thought I’d fill you in on the details of the dress I wore to the most recent bridal shower. In addition to celebrating my brother’s beautiful bride-to-be, I have loved finding the perfect feminine dresses for the bridal showers. For this one, I turned to LOFT who never lets me down. I spotted this dress online actually and was immediately lusting after it but when I saw it in person, I knew it had to be mine. To make matters even better, they were having a 40% off sale that day (LOFT always has amazing sales) so the dress was in my hot little hands immediately after entering the store. What I loved so much about the dress is that it combines neutrals with the neon pink for an unexpected pop. In fact, I love this combo so much that I foresee creating it in future outfits as well!

Dress: LOFT, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21, Ring: David Yurman

Dress: LOFT, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Forever 21, Ring: David Yurman

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Dress: LOFT

Shoes: Nine West // House of Harlow

Bracelet: Forever 21 // Betsey Johnson

 

Questions: 

-What are some of your favorite color combos?

What to Wear Wednesday: Selfie Snaps

Hi lovelies! Happy Wednesday! I hope that your week is going well and that the lucky few of you who are on spring break right now are enjoying it to the fullest! Although I’ve been acting like spring is in the air, it’s actually been quite cold in SF the past few days and now I’ve found myself back in tights and boots…ugh. But hopefully this is the last of it because I have too many pastels and dresses just waiting to be worn! For my What to Wear Wednesday posts I try and make them look more fashion-blogger by doing little photo shoots so the picture looks nice. But let’s face it, I’m not a full time blogger so many days outfit posts just don’t happen. When that’s the case, I sometimes have a slightly embarrassing habit of taking pictures in the mirror. Sometimes I’ll send them to friends to show them what I’m wearing to an event or on a date and sometimes, I have them just for me. They are a great way to see how an outfit photographs and for me to remember what I’m wearing. So I thought it would be fun today to show you some of the outfits you haven’t seen before that I’ve been wearing! This is also proof that I don’t always have my hair down and straight!

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Dress: BCBGeneration, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Juicy Couture

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Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Target, Necklace: LOFT, Shoes: Nine West

 

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Sweater: LOFT, Tank: Heritage 1981, Pants: LOFT, Shoes: Target

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Dress: Target, Heels: Nine West, Bracelet: LOFT

Shirt: Gap, Jeans: LOFT, Boots: Coach

Shirt: Gap, Jeans: LOFT, Boots: Coach

Questions:

-Do you ever take “selfie” shots?

What to Wear Wednesday: Ladylike Lace

Hi lovelies! I hope that you are all having a wonderful week so far! Thank you all so much for your support for my People.com contest, you are seriously the best and I’m so lucky to have such wonderful friends and readers. Even if I don’t get it, it was a fun opportunity and hey, if anything, I have a screenshot of myself on People.com. That’s pretty cool in my book.

So many of you asked about the coral dress I wore to my future sister-in-law’s bridal shower that I thought it deserved it’s own post! I originally spotted this dress on another blogger named Emily aka Cupcakes and Cashmere and thought it looked so perfect for a shower. Given that I was really sick for the few weeks leading up to the shower, I also couldn’t go out and go shopping, so I took a chance and ordered it online but not before tweeting with Emily to ask about the sizing. (Quick sidebar: I LOVE it when fellow bloggers and companies answer questions like this on Twitter. It makes the online ordering process so much easier and makes you feel like a valued reader/consumer. AKA It’s cool.) Anyway, Emily let me know that it runs a little on the small side which was helpful since I knew I wouldn’t have time to exchange for a different size if it didn’t fit.

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I’m not sure why my legs look like two different colors–I promise it was not a spray-tan gone wrong!

What’s also fun about this very ladylike dress is that it has a little twist when you turn around. The little cutout provides an element of surprise but it’s fairly small so it remains demure enough to match the rest of the dress. Also, what I love is the placement of the cutout. Too often, back cutouts make it impossible to wear a bra but this one is low enough that it still works.

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I decided to pair my dress with simple pearls to really up the ladylike vibe for the shower and a pair of nude shoes. Days before the shower I realized in a panic that my favorite nude pumps had seen better days and that the nail was coming through the heel. Does anyone else have this problem? I guess when I strut I’m really hard on my heels! ;) Anyway, it gave me a chance to find a new pair but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money and was in a serious time crunch. Enter: Ross. I stopped in one evening and saw these perfect heels just waiting for me! All in all, I’m really happy with how the outfit came together and can’t wait to wear this dress again soon!

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Dress: Dolce Vita (my dress!) // Lily Rose at Kohls

Necklace: Bloomingdales // Lauren by Ralph Lauren

Heels: MICHAEL Michael Kors // BCBGeneration

Questions:

-What’s your favorite ladylike look?

-Are you hard on your shoes too? Dying to know that I’m not alone here…

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