Bright Beauty

IMG_9567IMG_9588IMG_9577IMG_9583IMG_9578IMG_9604IMG_9570IMG_9587Blouse: New Directions via Belk, Pants: Banana Republic, Boots: Jessica Simpson via Dillard’s, similar hereCoat: Lands’ End, Handbag: Vera Pelle, Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Earrings: T.J.Maxx, similar at J.Crew

When the weather is gloomy, it’s hard to feel motivated throughout the week. That’s where the power of brights comes in! I find that throwing on a bright blouse, jacket, or accessory, can completely turn your day around. Hot pink and orange automatically make me think of Spring and Summer, and let’s face it, we all love those few months out of the year. Sunshine, patios, picnics, barbecues, and pool time — need I say more? Fortunately, Spring is just around the corner, but until then I’ll have to settle for bright layers!

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Edgy Meets Effortless

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IMG_9455IMG_9487IMG_9446Jacket: Forever 21 (similar), Shirt: T.J.Maxx, Leggings: Hudson’s Bay, Boots: Clarks, Handbag: T.J.Maxx, Watch: Michael Kors (similar), Beanie: Forever 21

Starting off the week with a laid-back look that makes a statement. I love that these leggings aren’t your traditional leopard print. The black and gold leopard give this effortless look a little extra edge. However, if you are looking for a more feminine way to style these, try pairing them with a skirt and heels for a flirty and fun look!

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Color Me Crazy

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I’m all about neutrals, but I can’t resist a colorful blouse that you can style multiple ways. I chose to pair this blouse with a navy skirt, rather than black, for something a little different. Adding multiple colored accessories brings out the various colors in the blouse without being over-the-top or detracting from the look. Sometimes you just need a little color to brighten up your day 😉

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Side Tracked

IMG_9345IMG_9366IMG_9335IMG_9357IMG_9358IMG_9355Jacket: T.J.Maxx, Dress: Body Central, similar styles one, two, threeTights: Forever 21, similar here and hereBoots: ClarksHandbag: T.J.Maxx, cute alternativeNecklace: T.J.Maxx

Once again, I’m wearing a black and gray combo. I can’t seem to get enough of these shades, but adding the fuchsia bag gives the look a focal point. On a side note, I’m loving the look of these midi boots with patterned tights, and it doesn’t hurt that they are extremely comfortable. I’ve been wearing them to work all week, and they were definitely worth the money!

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(Fur)ocious

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IMG_9332Coat: Jessica Simpson, Blouse: Dynamite (similar), Scarf (faux fur): Mossimo Supply Co. via Target, similar styles here and hereJeans: Guess by Marciano, Boots: Steve Madden, Handbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Watch: Michael Kors, similar here and hereEarrings: Fossil, similar style hereBracelet: Kate Spade NY

Feeling (fur)ocious in my faux fur scarf, sheer blouse, and jewel toned accessories for today’s look. This is such a great outfit for the weekend, and the faux fur scarf is so warm and cozy! The jewel toned handbag and boots add a rich pop of color without being over the top, and compliment the tortoise jewelry perfectly. If you are not a fan of adding multiple colors to your look, start with adding one bold hue and go from there!

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Bombarded by Blush

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In honor of Valentine’s Day today, I thought I would share some of the beautiful blush items that I’ve seen on the internet lately. I don’t have enough of this color in my wardrobe, but I have been seeing it everywhere. I might just have to pick up an item or two in this gorgeous color!

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Watercolor & Ruffles

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Coat: Jessica Simpson via T.J.Maxx, cute alternatives here and hereDress: Forever 21 (old), Tights: T.J.Maxx, Boots: Gianni Bini via Dillard’s, Earrings: Niki Designs, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

I apologize for the silence the past couple of days, there just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes! Decided to pull out this oldie, but goodie last week for work, and I’m so glad I did. I purchased this dress a few years ago from Forever 21, and I forgot how much I love it. Watercolor and ruffles never get old! This dress is classy enough for a special event, but also appropriate for a Monday meeting. I always keep my eye out in Forever 21 for similar styles that I can use for work and play.

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Maxxed Out

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IMG_9162IMG_9130Blazer: Cynthia Rowley via T.J.Maxx, similar at Macy’sShirt: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Express, similar here, Boots: Dolce Vita via T.J.Maxx, similar style hereNecklace: T.J.Maxx, similar styles hereEarrings: T.J.Maxx, similar at J.CrewBag: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

It’s hard to believe that I was wearing a beanie, winter coat, and gloves just two days before this outfit. It felt so great to be able to walk out of the house with a lightweight shirt and blazer, although sometimes that can be a little too basic. Pairing the outfit with a statement necklace and earrings is the perfect way to add a little glam to your look. I still can’t get over how much this necklace and earrings look like J.Crew pieces! My mom managed to snag both of these gorgeous accessories from T.J.Maxx, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been dying for a pair of jeweled studs, and was thrilled when she gave me these as an early birthday present. You can never have enough sparkle! 😉

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Into the Blue

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Coat: Apartment 9 via Kohl’s, Sweater: Just Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, similar style at AeropostaleSkirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Boots: Bjorndal, cute alternative hereHandbag: Michael Kors, different colors available hereHat: Forever 21, Gloves: Ross Dress for Less

Bundled up in blues for this winter look. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Polished in Pumpkin

IMG_9035IMG_9040IMG_9067IMG_9055IMG_9063IMG_9060IMG_9049Coat: Lands’ End, Sweater: Gap, similar hereVest: T.J.Maxx, similar herePants: Banana Republic, Boots: Calvin Klein, similar at NordstromSunglasses: Betsey Johnson via T.J.Maxx, similar styles at Forever 21Watch: Michael Kors, Rings: Rebecca Minkoff / Vintage

Looking polished in the winter months can often pose a challenge, especially on those days when all you want is to stay in your pajamas with a cup of hot tea. I don’t know about you, but I go from hot to cold multiple times while at work and having layers that I can easily remove at my desk is crucial. Layering the turtleneck sweater, faux fur vest, and winter coat was perfect for the outdoor weather, yet simple enough to remove once inside (although it was so cold, I left the sweater and vest on all day)!

P.S. Loved getting to showcase my Tennessee spirit with this gorgeous pumpkin coat 😉

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