Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Ladylike Cape

Thanks to hurricane Sandy, I was able to pull out my favorite fall accessory, my cape! This was the first Christmas present I ever received from my fiance (this is the first time I'm writing that word!) and I have adored it ever since. I'm drawn to the skirt because of the Jacquard leopard fabric. 

Black Cape with Fox Fur Trim, Silk Bow Blouse (similar here)Leopard Jacquard Skirt (similar here), Kate Spade Polka Dot Tights, Bow Pumps (old!)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chambray Lovin

Lately I'm loving elements of style that contradict one another. The casual chambray blouse tucked into a lace black skirt marries relaxed with ladylike. Feeling obligated to add color, I belted the skirt and threw on neutral flats. 

Chambray Blouse ,  Lace SkirtTory Burch Quilted Flat , Crossbody (Found at Uniquities Raleigh) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Twirly-Girly Party Dress

Last weekend I attended a gorgeous wedding in Charleston for my friend Kimberleigh. I chose this dress because of the ladylike tiered tulle that made me feel super feminine. I couldn't resist twirling around and dancing to the band all night! Because of the busy skirt, I went with a classic black pump. BTW, how amazing does the bride look? 

Monday, October 22, 2012

THE Black Pant

For all you ladies searching for the perfect black work pant...I have hit gold! (and they aren't expensive, link below) These are my favorite pair of black pants and I love the fit! I snagged this top at a J.Crew warehouse sale this weekend in Asheville. I'm always looking for a little sparkle, so the metallic thread woven into the top does it for me! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good as Gold

I find the cobalt hue in this silk tie dress absolutely charming and not to mention the frock is extremely functional for work or play. I'm obsessed with the gold clutch that has a removable chain strap. It can easily be transitioned from casual to cocktail. Need I point out that the vibrant gold adds a swanky flair? 

Shoshanna Shirtdress, Max Studio Suede Gray Wedges.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prep in my Step

When in doubt, I compile all of my J.Crew apparel! It's sense of classicism makes it easy to throw an outfit together when you hit snooze one too many times in the morning! PS- There's something about a crisp blouse, but I adore the pleating detail on the sleeves and collar. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jewel Tones

I think jewel tones are perfect for a fall or winter wedding. I wore this peplum number to a Friday evening soiree for the bride and groom. Stay tuned for the Saturday wedding attire. 

Jewels: J.Crew, David Yurman, Hermes, Stella & Dot

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Color Block

I like to experiment with the use of color. Just because the temperature drops, I try not to limit my repertoire   to just black or gray. Belting is another current craze that I find almost full proof with many outfits!

Ann Taylor Yellow Top with Exposed Back Zipper (old), J.Crew Wool Pencil Skirt Braided Gold Belt (similar here)

Tortoise Necklace (similar here), J.Crew Pave Bracelet, Stella & Dot Cluster Bracelet, David Yurman, Hermes

Monday, October 8, 2012

Valentino Crazed, Girl on a Budget

I've been dying to get my hands on a pair of studded Valentino flats...but since I can't justify that purchase, I found the next best thing! I can't lie; I'm obsessing over these flats (and the price). Welcome to my wardrobe! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Elephants and a Touch of Emerald

This outfit mixes a few of my favorite things; elephants, green and a simple black skirt. If you look closely at the skirt, I adore the lace applique and the way it adds texture. 

Gold Elephant Belt, Rebecca Minkoff Covet Satchel, Michael Kors Watch

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sparkles > Rain

I'm hoping a little sparkle will help brighten this rainy Monday! 

Jewels: Michael Kors Watch, Stella & Dot Cluster Bracelet, David Yurman Ring, Skinny Gold Ring (available at Etsy.com),