Wrap dresses are perfect for so many reasons, one being they are flattering on so many body types. And who is known for wrap dresses? That’s right, Diane von Furstenberg. DVF wrap dresses have become iconic. I’ve scored a few of her wrap dresses for amazing deals, including this one I got off of Gilt. Warning for the working ladies though…I had to wear a cami under this so the ladies didn’t pop out and once I got to work I actually had to pin the bottom together. When I walked, my leg was flashing a little too much 🙂
I just love this print. Animal print is totally a new neutral! I don’t think one could ever have too much animal print.
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Ok, immediately Paula Abdul came into my head when I was thinking about a title for this post. Y’all know what I’m talking about…Cold Hearted Snake! I hearted her so much back in the day. But, this post isn’t to reminisce on my fav tunes from my younger days.
It is however a post about how much I love this snake print J. McLaughlin dress! I loved their end of the season sale a few weeks back. I got this amazing number at a whopping $69, marked down from $235+. Now that my friends is a freakin’ fantastic deal in my book.
Now, I know it’s not about finding great deals and adding stuff to my closet for no reason. Before I decided to make the purchase, I did stand in the dressing room and thought of the different ways I could wear it. One key thing – it is work appropriate. It’s not too tight. It’s not too short. The print isn’t too loud and crazy for the office. Win-win. This fabric is also one of my favorite parts. It doesn’t wrinkle! I loathe ironing, so the less I have to do of it the better. And did I mention it has little pockets?! Love that cute detail.
I was lucky and Georgia had a beautiful almost 60 degree day last week. So no tights needed! I also could wear my peep toe booties. I hope my Northeastern readers don’t hate me too much since I know you are buried in snow up to the wazoo!
Dress – J. McLaughlin; Booties – Coach; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired La Coco); Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – David Yurman (similar)
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To me, this was an easy outfit. Do you ever have one of those mornings when you are feeling rushed and just need to hurry up and get the heck out the door? In the ATL, I have about a 10-minute window that if I don’t hit it, I’m stuck in traffic. As in taking me an hour to get to work 😦
So…this outfit came together super easy on my rushed morning. Love a good silk button up. Love a good statement necklace. Love a good pair of skinnies. Love leopard print. Add them all up and voila! Here’s what you got!
My team member at work came to work one day and said “Emily, you have go to get these!” She understands my love for fashion. So for $20 (on sale!) at Old Navy, I couldn’t resist. I love trying new skinnies. And these are pull-on…circa my maternity pant wearing days! I am prone to buying dark wash too because they just make jeans seem a little dressier – at least in my mind. I’ve worn them a few times now, and I highly recommend them. They keep their shape all day and do not stretch out or appear baggy after a few hours. And for under $30, you can’t beat it!
Now, I love wearing high heels, but I’ve been on the hunt for some leopard print flats. Or kitten heels would do, too. And I finally found a pair! Where you ask? In my favorite store’s shoe sale room – Von Maur!! I’ve never own a pair of Isaac Mizrahi New York shoes before, and I am now a big fan. Super comfortable! And they are made so well.
So here you go…my easy go-to outfit. Do you have similar outfit for work that are your go-to?
My momma was in town the other day, and when I got off work, the first thing she said to me was, “You have got to check out these new shoes at Von Maur.” My momma knows my style pretty well, so of course we swung by Von Maur on our way out to dinner.
And of course…I bought the shoes.
She’s a bad influence. She always gets me to spend money! But, I have to say, when I wore these the other day, I got SO many compliments.
Sometimes I love wearing simplistic colors, and then just making the outfit pop with a fun shoe. And these Poetic Licence shoes do just that! See what you think…
Turtleneck, Skirt, Tights – The Limited; Bracelet – J. Crew; Necklace – Stella & Dot; Shoes – Poetic Licence at Von Maur
I’ve realized that I own a lot of animal print. But one may ask, is there such a thing as too much animal print? Not in my book.
A few weeks ago, I found great pieces at Banana Republic. I walked out of there with three silk blouses. This being one of them. I stuck by my rule of thinking of three ways to wear this before I bought it, and this being one way. When browsing other fashion blogs or even Pinterest, I love the look of a flowy blouse with skinny pants.
These brown pants are also from BR, and they labeled them as leggings. I love how they fit. They have a faux button closure and small pockets. (I don’t seem them online or I would link them.) The legs are also skinny enough where I could easily tuck them into my boots. I wouldn’t really classify them as leggings because they are much thicker than any other legging I own.
This was such an easy outfit to put together – I plan on wearing this a lot!
Blouse and Pants – Banana Repulic; Boots – Enzo Angiolini; Watch – Michael Kors; Necklace – Stella & Dot
I love this top. Why? Well…because I do love a good animal print…and peplum. But I also love pieces that are versatile. We were having a client in at work the other day, and I really loved this top with the camel colored pencil skirt. And to make it a little more “business-y,” I simply added the black blazer. I used to never EVER mix brown and black. I have no idea why I ever had that in my head that it was a fashion no-no. I guess you learn as you grow older.
Are you still loving the peplum trend? I love the peplum on this top. The fabric is thick enough where the peplum really stands out. Some tops I’ve seen that are thin, the peplum is, well, not very “peplum-y.” (Wow, am I making up words today or what?!) I think it has to have that perfect kick and not fall flat.
Here’s how adding the black blazer can change up the look almost instantly!
Top – C. Wonder; Skirt – The Limited; Blazer – Ted Baker; Shoes – Christian Louboutin
I talked a few weeks ago about my new love for C. Wonder. When I saw this dress online, it made me want to go to the store to see what C. Wonder was all about.
I love dresses. It’s embarrassing to admit how many I actually own. But, I’ve been trying to be better about buying dresses that I can wear to work, too, so I get more wear out of them. This dress fit into that category. And it’s the perfect fall dress. It’s a nice sweater material, but light enough to wear even when it was 70 degrees out. It can easily transition to winter with tights and booties.
I thought I would add pops of leopard print, even though I was debating whether or not to just wear my favorite nude heels. But here’s how I wore this dress…
Dress – C. Wonder; Heels – Target (last year); Bracelet – J. Crew; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired); Earrings – The Limited
If you love Banana Republic like I do, you know that last weekend they had women’s styles 40% off. Well…let’s just say I needed some retail therapy after a very hard 4th quarter at work and bought a few things.
I don’t own that many silk shirts, but I love how flowy they are and the many different ways you can wear them. I actually picked up three silk shirts on this shopping trip! For this particular one, I love how the cuffs had the pop of color.
I have to admit since I’ve been at my current job, I don’t wear a lot of pants. Jeans, yes. But typical “work” pants, not so much. But I fell in love with these hot pink pants. I love the jacquard with subtle print.
Let’s see how I pulled it together with subtle pops of animal print in the belt and shoes (and no, I didn’t see that on their website before I styled it! LOL).
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