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Workin’ It Wednesday: The Grey Blazer + A Stella & Dot Surprise!

For my second edition of Workin’ It Wednesday, I went with eyelet, leopard, and polka dots. I’ve had this grey blazer for a while but I find lighter colored blazers trickier to style. I think the grey looks great with purple or navy. What do you think?

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I promised a Stella & Dot surprise in yesterday’s post, and here it is: Mystery Hostess trunk show!!!

This is an online-only trunk show and anyone who places an order over the next 2 weeks will be entered to win a giveaway for the hostess rewards! You could be the lucky winner of free and discounted jewelry, but no matter what you’re guaranteed to love what you purchase. Click here to shop πŸ™‚

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Dress: J. Crew (old, similar) // Blazer: Banana Republic (old) // Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar) // Clutch: J. Crew // Necklace: Stella & Dot (retired, but love these if you like green 1, 2) // Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Grey & Sequins

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What’s better with sequins than more sequins? I snapped up these sequined pumps on clearance at Target recently and couldn’t wait to try them out. Pairing them with a sequined bow cardigan seemed appropriate. Plus, a pop of pink with my clutch and some fun jewelry, of course!

Speaking of jewelry, I’m excited to announce I signed up as an independent stylist with my favorite jewelry line, Stella & Dot! πŸ™‚ I literally can’t get enough of their jewels, and after falling in love with basically everything in the new spring line, I decided the time was right.

For more exciting news on the Stella & Dot front, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post! πŸ˜‰

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Cardigan: J. Crew // Button Down: J. Crew (current version) // Jeans: Target // Shoes: Target (only $9.88 in store!) // Clutch: Target (old, similar) // Pearls: Gifted from mom πŸ™‚ // Bracelets: Anthropologie cuff (old), Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3 (similar) // Rings: Stella & Dot

Lace & Spikes

One thing I love almost as much as mixing colors is mixing feminine and edgy pieces. Enter this lace dress and spiked booties!Β  I saw these Sole Society shoes and thought they were so cool and not my typical style. Every now and then it’s fun to branch out from the norm.

I’ve been thinking of making the dress a DIY project and evening out the hem. The asymmetrical hem worked well with my rocker-chic look, but I could easily take this dress to a party or work with an even hem. I’ll keep you posted πŸ™‚

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Dress: H&M (similar) // Blazer: Halogen via Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Shoes: Sole Society // Necklace: eBay c/o hubs πŸ™‚ // Earrings: Baublebar (similar) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot, J. Crew (old, similar) // Clutch: Macy’s (old, similar)

New Series! Workin’ It Wednesday: A Nautical Approach

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Anything goes for a regular day at my office, but my job often requires me to dress business or business casual. I got great feedback from my recent post about making business attire not so boring, so I’ve decided to make a regular column on incorporating color, patterns, textures, and jewelry into a business professional wardrobe. I think these outfits can get you through most work scenarios, but would also work well for brunch with family, wedding/baby showers, church, or any other day when you want to step it up a notch. Look forward to frequent “Workin’ It Wednesday” features! πŸ™‚

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The navy striped top and azure blue blazer gave this look a nautical feel, but the tweed and nude pumps anchored it (pun intended!). I splashed in color with my pink bag and orange bracelet. You could make this more neutral with a brown or black bag, a solid-colored blouse, or pearls. Or if you wanted to make it bolder, you could add a leopard print shoe and more bracelets! Depending on where I was going or who I was going to meet, I would make those types of adjustments. But the underlying concept–tweed, stripes, and a colorful blazer–is just as work appropriate as a black pencil skirt and button down shirt, but a lot more fun πŸ™‚

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Blazer: J. Crew (similar, last seen here) // Top: J. Crew (old, similar) // Skirt: J. Crew (old, last seen here) // Shoes: Cole Haan (old, similar) // Necklace: Stella & Dot (on sale!) // Bracelet: JewelMint // Bag: Longchamp (pink no longer available)

I also threw on this scarf to play up the pink and orange since it was quite chilly this morning!

Back to Business

Usually anything goes at my office, but I had to dress particularly business-like this day. I hate that because it feels like it stifles my creativity. There’s only so much color and oversized jewelry you can have on and still be business-appropriate. But, business doesn’t have to mean boring! Classic colors like navy, camel and red anchor the outfit, but leopard and pleats keep it fun.

Speaking of leopard, remember when I did this post about finding the perfect leopard pump? I never ended up purchasing a pair, but Santa chose this pair and I’m very happy with them πŸ™‚

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Dress: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx (old) // Blazer: J. Crew Factory // Heels: Ann Taylor // Bag: Kate Spade (similar) // Belt: Anthropologie (old) // Necklace: Francesca’s (old, similar) // Bow Bracelet: J. Crew (old, similar) // Leopard Bracelet: J. Crew

This photo shoot dissolved into spinning… This dress is so fun! πŸ™‚

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Hearts on Hearts

Hi friends πŸ™‚ Sorry I’ve been slacking on posts this week! I was without my darling husband/photographer for a week and now he’s back (yay!) but we’re both playing catch up from wonderful, long Christmas vacations. Hopefully I can get back to my every-other-day schedule ASAP.

I am not usually a fan of graphic tees or novelty sweaters, but I had been eyeing this J. Crew heart sweater and similar options for a while. Thankfully Santa took note! Since you all know my penchant for print mixing, I paired it with more hearts!

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Sweater: J. Crew // Blouse: Forever 21 (old, similar, last seen here) // Jeans: Lucky (a recent steal at Nordstrom Rack) // Necklace: Ell & Emm (Audrey necklace–currently sold out, but she restocks periodically so check back!) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3 // Bag: Kate Spade (similar)

I was wearing dark green old J. Crew moccasins but I hated all the full length photos so sorry, you don’t get to see those πŸ™‚

Sunday Shoe Crushes

There are two types of shoes I’m hoping to add to my wardrobe this year– a heeled ballet flat, and a pair (flat or heel) with neon accents. Never mind the fact that I’ve added several pairs of shoes to my closet in the recent past, I just can’t stay away from shoes. Loveeee shoes πŸ™‚ Β Here are some pairs I have my eye on. I’m partial to the the ankle strap options with neon trim and theΒ nude and silver ballet flats.

What do you think? Any shoe trends you’re hoping to try in 2013?

Neon Accents

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Snake flats:Β Banana Republic

Ankle strap flats:Β J. CrewΒ (heeled version)

Loafers:Β Gap

Leopard flats:Β Kate Spade

Snake heels:Β Sole Society

Heeled Ballet Flats

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Nude: J. Crew

Red: Zara (also in blackΒ here)

Black: Bebe

Silver: Sole Society

As a side note, if anyone could explain to me why the second image has a border around it but the first image doesn’t even though I prepared them the same way, that’d be great πŸ™‚ I tried, and failed, to solve this mystery.