Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Casual Trench...

Trench: Forever 21 | Dress: Similar | Heels: BCBGeneration | Bag: Tory Burch, similar under $70  | Lipstick: MAC - Snob

If you're looking for one spring item to buy this season, my pick would be a casual trench. First off, they're very lightweight. Have you ever been in your office and thought it was soooo cold but wearing your coat at your desk would be too weird? No? Ok maybe this is just me everyday! But trenches are the solution to this problem!! They're great to wear with jeans and a tee, as well as with dressed up looks too. I think they add a modern and sophisticated touch! I wore this look to a work event and I received lots of compliments on the blush color. Also, it's a machine washable jacket. Yes please!

I've linked a few more casual trenches below! 

photos via Chris Baker

Monday, March 28, 2016

A Pink Winter...

Sweater: J.Crew | Denim: Paige | Booties: Sam Edelman | Bag: Tory Burch, similar under $70 | Earrings: similar | Lipstick: MAC - Snob 

I've been helping my parents with their home reno project in Okoboji and this was the outfit I wore to shop for flooring and cabinets! Don't mind the minimal makeup look - I was in a construction zone all day :) I love tunic sweaters because they are easy to throw on with leggings for running errands, but they are really cute tucked into jeans too! To dress this look up, you could add nude heels or wedges, and these earrings add some much needed bling to an otherwise basic outfit. 

Speaking of minimal makeup - I have one trick that I ALWAYS do every day, whether I'm in full makeup or none at all. Even though I have naturally dark and thick eyebrows, I will always fill them in with THIS powder. A little of this goes a LONG way - I swear it instantly makes you look more youthful and you'll have beautiful brows like Brooke Shields!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Making the old look new...

Top: J.Crew | Skirt: J.Crew, very similar here | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: DailyLook, very similar | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Earrings: similar & similar | Lipstick: Bobbi Brown - Pale Mauve | Nails: OPI Gel - White Hot

Lately I've been trying to find new ways to wear old items in my closet, know, I'm on a budget :) Tissue turtlenecks are an essential in my closet! I wear them alone like today, or with utility vests, blazers and faux fur vests too! They're really lightweight so they're great for transitioning seasons, like in the spring and fall. Plus they come in sooooo many colors, even striped options too. They're a little see through in the darker shades, so I suggest wearing a cami underneath. I bought mine in a small.

Hope everyone has fun Easter weekend plans! My parents came into town last night and I think watching lots of college basketball and going to Easter Sunday mass is our plan. :)

photos via Chris Baker

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

White on White...

Blouse: LOFT (on sale for under $50!) | Skirt: J.Crew, similar & similar under $35 | Pumps: BCBGeneration, similar & more color options here | Bag: DailyLook, very similar here | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Similar (only $10!) | Bracelet: Charming Charlie, similar | Lips: MAC - Snob lipstick with MAC - Pink Nouveau lipgloss

I thought the title of today's post was appropriate given that I woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! I wore this outfit to work yesterday and boy am I happy that I did because it's back to my Ugg boots and parka today... :/

Even though it's snowing today, the temperatures have been rising now that's it's spring, so I'm starting to pull all of my spring and summer skirts out from the back of my closet. This skirt from J.Crew will be a staple this summer - I can't wait to wear it with tanks and light sweaters for work. And since it's a little too early to wear wedges, I paired my all white look with contrasting black accessories to really make this monochrome look stand out.  

Also, I love this utility blouse - I wear it all the time. If you saw my snapchat posts yesterday (libbyglaser) you might've noticed I wore it two days in a row this week! My only complaint is that it runs a little big in the arms and torso - I bought it in a medium and wish I would've gotten the small!

Have a great day! Thanks so much for reading. xo

photos via Chris Baker

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