What to Wear – Business Event

I had an event to go to for work Monday night and I didn’t want to wear a tired old suit so instead, I jazzed up a cute black jumper.  It was still conservative enough for the type of event I was attending, but it allowed me to add some flare and personality.  Here is what I have put together for what to wear to a business event.

1.J.Crew Factory polka dot blouse; 2. Black jumper dress, similar at Bluefly; 3. Nice bright jacket from J. Crew; 4. DKNY opaque black tights; 5.Essie’s she’s pampered; 6. Interesting heels from Anthropologie; 7. A cute sticky notes and fun pen from Paper Source for note taking; 8. kate spade handbag, large enough for all your stuff!

Spring has ALMOST Sprung

Since Easter and Passover are early this year (end of March) I feel like things are getting “spring-y” earlier than normal.  And by “getting spring-y” I mean the stores already have their spring decor, clothes, etc… out for sale already. I can’t help but already be getting in a spring-y mood – here are some of my favorites for the upcoming season!

goop-and-butter-london-nail-polish

Spring nail polish from Goop and Butter London.
Pottery Barn Easter Multi Dot Napkins, so cute.
J.Crew Collection Gilded Brocade Bomber Jacket – I LOVE this jacket for spring. It’s sold out, but I wonder if it will come back…
babyGAP Knit-waist Skinny Dot Jeans in yellow (I already bought these for Z). 
Ted Baker London metallic oxfords from Nordstrom.  Metallic oxfords are definitely on “my list” for spring.

Check out more spring style ideas on my Pinterest board for my style and baby style.

What to Wear – J.Crew Sequin Birds Top

I have been obsessed with J.Crew’s sequin birds top since it came out. Sadly, it’s sold out online, but I found it on clearance (sale on sale) at one of their stores recently. I thought I’d put together an outfit based on this interesting tee.

1. J. Crew sequin birds top; 2. Madewell denim jacket; 3. AG skinny jeans in army green; 4. Red plaid scarf from Forever 21; 5. Pheasant teacup bangle from anthropologie to keep with the bird theme; 6. Red agate strand bracelet from Macy’s; 7. Hinge Fraser Oxfords; and 8. Cross-body bag from Kate Spade Saturday (the cross-body strap doubles as a belt!).

Couple Things…

I wanted to share some Valentine’s Day highlights from our house…


We started the day with some heart shaped toast

 and red roses!

 

For dinner I used this recipe for beet and goat cheese ravioli

they were really delicious even though it was quite the “labor of love” to make these because  I made them heart shaped, of course. 

 

 At least I had some help!

The day ended with white chocolate mousse topped with raspberries made by my husband.

I hope your Valentine’s Day was full of hearts and sweets as ours was!  Have a great weekend – here are some fun links from the web:

Here’s a good source of NYFW news and reviews. 

And see specific designers’ shows here.

I of  course loved the J.Crew presentation!

Sesame Street Upside Downton Abbey – the Carson Muppet is great.

I love these embroidered initial necklaces I found on etsy…

I am just seeing the new Nanette Lepore juniors line at JC Penney – l’amour, it’s cute and SO affordable.

What to Wear – Any Season

I found this great skirt on clearance at Banana Republic recently – cotton, navy with cream stripes – and I had to have it.  I thought it would be great for our trip to Puerto Rico, and it was!  But then when we got home from vacation and I hadn’t totally unpacked I put it on with a sweater, tights, and boots and realized I found the perfect across-all-seasons skirt.  I thought I’d share my outfit ideas with you.

The skirt

Wear in warm weather….

1. White Tee from the GAP; 2. Colorful necklace from Anthropologie; 3. Globe Specs Sunglasses; 4. Skirt; 5. Tory Burch summer-y bag, and 6. Neutral Jack Rogers sandals with a splash of pink.

Or cold!

1. Camel coat from J. Crew; 2. Paul Smith sweater; 3. Scarf from Anthropologie; 4.kate spade bag; 5. Winter White tights from Asos; 6. Skirt; and 7. Madewell boots.

Monday Outfit

I am off Monday for President’s Day so I’ll be wearing something a little more casual as I run errands and take our baby out for a little lunch. Have a great week!

J Crew knit top
$62 – jcrew.com

Miss Selfridge foil t shirt
$44 – missselfridge.com

Citizens of Humanity pocket jeans
$176 – bloomingdales.com

Tory Burch leather shoes
$195 – saksfifthavenue.com

J Crew j crew jewelry
$95 – jcrew.com

J Crew 14k jewelry
$28 – jcrew.com