Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Yes Pleats!

Let's take a minute to talk about my love of pleats.  Pleated items seem hard to come by, so whenever I see a dress or skirt that I like I feel the urge to snag it right away.  Take a look at some of my favorite looks featuring pleats!











Monday, May 2, 2016

Calm Before the Storm

Last night we had some severe weather here in Indiana.  Being born and raised in tornado country has created a love-hate relationship with thunder storms.  On one hand I love to stay in bed and listen to the rain and thunder, but on the other hand: tornadoes.  I really missed thunderstorms when I lived in Seattle for a few years!

Before the bad weather hit, yesterday was actually pretty beautiful!  I grabbed sushi and mojitos with a girlfriend for dinner, and as the dark clouds started rolling in we snapped a few pictures.  I thought about wearing heels with this dress, but they seemed to dress this look up too much for a casual dinner.  I'm glad I stuck with flat sandals, because do you see these cobblestones?!
Dress|Old Navy   Belt|Banana Republic   Bag&Sandals|Target   Sunglasses|Ivanka Trump







Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thrifted Wrap Dress

This week I have been making an effort to wear pieces I have picked up at vintage shops or thrift stores.  I love a good thrift pick, and I get excited to tell people "I picked this up at Goodwill for 5 bucks!"  I enjoy spending some alone time sifting through all the junk to pick up something unique. I know some people who hate thrifting, and that is fine but I can't pass up a good deal.  Take this dress-  I snagged it for 5 bucks.  5 bucks!  I took a trip to the Goodwill in the ritzy part of town and found some great stuff.  I get grossed out looking at the used underwear section of the shop though- hard pass.
Dress|Thrifted   Shoes|Jessica Simpson   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Ivanka Trump



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#gilmoregoals

Today's topknot is brought to you by a late night of wine with the girls and an unfortunate obsession with Gilmore Girls on Netflix.  I'm all #teamdean and waiting for Luke and Lorelei to finally get together.  Long nights translate into getting ready in about 8 minutes flat.  Those Gilmores never wear topknots or slip into blissful pinot comas, so I guess I better start asking myself "WWL(orelei)D"?  
Top|Charlotte Russe   Skirt|Thrifted   Bag&Shoes|Coach   Sunglasses|Ray-Ban



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Inherited

Growing up my mom was very clear on the whole anti-"matchy matchy" look.  She always urged to me wear colors that "go together" versus match.  I definitely found myself wondering if coral and blush pink "go" or clash.  Sometimes it's a fine line between an outfit working and failing.  Trusting that I inherited at least some of my mom's fashion sense I went forward with this look.  God knows I didn't inherit her Amazon woman height or her excellent  nose for a deal, but at least I got her fashion sense and her crummy eyesight.  Thanks Mom!
Blouse|Mossimo   Skirt&Belt|Banana Republic   Bag|Coach   Glasses|Kenneth Cole   Pumps|Jessica Simpson


Monday, April 25, 2016

The Suspender Skirt

This suspender skirt is one of the more unique items I own.  I picked it up last Spring at a vintage shop in Columbus, Ohio.  It appears to be handmade and has no tags, so I assume it's one of a kind.  I'm still playing around with how to wear it, as I usually pair it with a black turtleneck.  Perhaps layering it over a chambray button up is in my future because chambray seems to solve all of life's style problems!
Turleneck|J.Crew   Skirt|Thrifted   Sandals|Aldo   Belt|Piece of silk   Bag|Coach   Sunglasses|Michael Kors




Thursday, April 21, 2016

Red Hot Rut

Sometimes I feel like I need an outfit like this to break me out of my style rut.  I have been living in flowy midi skirts and my leather jacket lately, so it was time for a shake up.  Since the weather is warming up nicely I pulled this dress out of my closet, but it's not quite warm enough for sleeveless yet.  Habit had me reaching for my faithful jacket, but this checked cape seemed like a bolder bet.  Paired with a red lip and simple black sandals, I am out of my rut!
Dress|LOFT   Heels|BCBG   Cape|Mossimo   Bag|Coach   Sunglasses|Kenneth Cole