The second I saw this maxi, I knew I had to try it on. I love a good maxi dress, especially one that I can wear to work too! This print is so pretty…mix of different blues, oranges, greens…with pops of white. It’s actually polyester, but feels silky. But that also means there is zero stretch, which is not ideal, but it has a beautiful flow to it when you walk. It’s almost sold out online in the white version, but they have a lot of the blue color. Banana always has sales…so if you just watch, I’m sure you can score this for 40% off or more. I have a Banana card and got it for 50% off and used rewards. 🙂 And I scored tons of compliments when I wore it – an added bonus!
Dress – Banana Republic Bold Floral Maxi; Shoes – Coach Rosemary Floral Rivets (last season, but just scored at the Rack), Jacket – Big Star (old, but similar); Watch – Rolex; Tory Burch Fitbit bracelet; Lagos (old) and David Yurman bracelets; Earrings – Stella & Dot (old); Ring – Lagos
Well, well, well. Long time no blog. Work has been taking 110% of my time lately. I’m in the employee benefit space, so 4th quarter is most definitely my busiest time of year…trying to make many clients happy! I’m just so thankful I work with an amazing communication team!
So…I wore this dress a few weeks ago. It came out in the spring, but to me personally, I feel this dress looks more like fall. I loved the fun zipper on the leg. I wore the zipper closed all day when I was at work. I didn’t realize how cute it was unzipped until I got home. Oops!!
It was time to bust out the booties, too! I got these Coach booties last year at Nordstrom’s anniversary sale and these babies have gotten so much wear! I wear them a lot more than I thought I would. I’m so glad the weather has started to cool down and I could dust off the booties.
Daisy wanted to photobomb me, so I thought I would give her a little camera time. And she coordinated so well with her black and white 🙂
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)
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
To say I’ve been busy at work is an understatement. The blog is being a little neglected…but since I don’t make money from my blog and I do from my day job….day job comes first. I write employee benefits communication (hold the ooohs and aaaahhhhs please). It’s a great job and I work with some great people and clients. But my 4th quarter is insane to say the least.
Enough about work. On to the fashion…
I love a cute peplum top. And it worked so well with this $15 necklace I got at J. Crew Factory a few weeks back. That’s right. $15. I was shocked! It was another 50% off the sale price. I love great statement necklaces like this; it could pair nicely with so many different looks. (Disregard the FitBit 🙂 )
I know tons of bloggers talked about their Nordstrom anniversary sales purchases over the summer. Well, these bootie were mine. I love the python heel to the added interest. They are the perfect height for me, too. I found them to be comfortable all day while wearing them at work.
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).
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
I feel a little MIA lately, but work has been insanely busy…as in working all day, taking a small break for dinner and time with the kiddos, and then back to work at night on my laptop. Not complaining – I love my job. But I miss my blog. (Look, I rhymed!)
So I know last week I talked about patiently waiting for that maxi dress to be on sale at Von Maur. Well…I was waiting for this one to go on sale, too! I don’t have any strapless maxis, and I loved this one. Again, it’s Sky. Love the crochet detail on the top and the dip dye of the coloring.
This was my Labor Day outfit. It was such a beautiful day – I thought it deserved a beautiful dress!
Dress – Sky; Sandals – Sam Edelman; Bracelets – Coach, Stella & Dot, Henri Bendel