Go with the Flow

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 I apologize for the lack of posts in May, it was a very hectic month, but I’m happy to say that I’m back in full force!

Summer style is all about flowy maxis, comfy sandals, and straw hats. It doesn’t hurt that these pieces are extremely easy to throw in your bag for those spontaneous weekend trips either!  I had a few errands to run this past weekend, so I chose this black and white combo and it was perfect. If your tank is a little too long like mine, just tie a knot on the side for a stylish twist! Be sure to check out the links above to get this look 😉

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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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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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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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Effortless Olive

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IMG_8819IMG_8841Sweater: Ross Dress for Less, Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes: Nine West via T.J.Maxx, similar style hereHandbag: H&M (on sale now!), Hat: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors

I tried out an olive, navy, and black color palette last week, and loved how well the colors complimented each other. This look was effortless, but the heels kicked it up a notch. I felt put together without being overdone for running a few errands around town.

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Mustard Mix

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IMG_8752IMG_8745IMG_8750Cardigan: Forever 21, similar hereDress: Forever 21, similar styles found here, Boots: Bjorndal, similar hereHandbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Watch: Michael Kors, Gold Rings: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here), Vintage

With the freezing temperatures that we’ve been having the past two days, it’s hard to believe that I wore this outfit just last week. Mustard is not a color that I seem to wear often, but this cardigan is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Style it with a feminine dress for work or with boyfriend jeans for a casual weekend look. I love how much the yellow flowers in the dress pop when styled with this vibrant cardigan.

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Lips & Leather

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IMG_8506IMG_8491Sweater: Forever 21, Pants: Willi Smith via T.J.Maxx, similar hereShoes: Guess, Handbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Rings: Urban Outfitters, Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)

It’s hard to believe that it’s New Year’s Eve already! This year has been one of the best years of my life, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for us. I received this lips sweater from my in-laws for Christmas, and couldn’t wait to style it! Pairing it with all black really allows the red to pop. I’ll definitely be styling this sweater multiple ways in my posts to come.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

P.S. I’ll be posting my New Year’s dress on the blog tomorrow, so stay tuned 😉

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Refreshing Red

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Cardigan: Karen Scott, similar style at Forever 21Shirt: T.J.Maxx, Scarf: Zellers (old), Skirt: Target, Tights: T.J.Maxx, Boots: Bjorndal, similar hereHandbag: Michael Kors, Earrings: Niki Designs

I never realized how little red I owned until I went searching in my closet for a red cardigan.  I love how vibrant the color looks, yet if I have a choice I always seem to choose black or grey. If you don’t have a lot of red in your wardrobe, but would like a staple piece then pick up a cable-knit cardigan. You can’t go wrong with a red cardigan, it’s just so versatile. And considering I stole this one from my mother’s closet, I guess that’s the next staple on my wish list too! I’m loving this one at Forever 21, gorgeous and affordable!

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Casual Layers

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Jacket: Forever21, similar hereSweater: Aeropostale, Jeans: Express (old), similar here, Shoes: TOMS, Scarf: T.J.Maxx, Handbag: Christopher Kon via Winners, Earrings & Bracelet: Niki Designs

Layering is a great way to look put together, while still being casual. When you know you are going to be out and about all day, it’s always great to layer (you never know what the weather might do)! I went for a walk in the park and then downtown with my family and felt great in these casual layers, not to mention these wedges from TOMS are super comfortable to wear all day!

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Plaid Grunge at the Park

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IMG_6658Sweater: JCPenney, Shorts: Urban Outfitters, similar style hereTights: DKNY via T.J.Maxx (old), similar here, Boots: MIA via Off Broadway Shoes, Hat: T.J.Maxx (old), Necklace: Forever 21

When it comes to shopping, I prefer to buy items that are versatile. These plaid tights found at T.J.Maxx a few years ago have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. They look so classy styled with a little black dress and high heels, yet they feel appropriate paired with an oversized sweater and combat boots for a relaxed grungy look. I love styling from one extreme to the next!

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