Utility Jumpsuit

Not long ago I went shopping in SOHO, and I kid you not, at least four girls working in shops around the neighborhood were wearing utility jumpsuits. So, it’s cool girl thing to wear. Even after seeing a slew of cute and fashionable shop girls sporting this look, I wasn’t quite ready to get behind it. I still felt it was a little too mechanic for me. Flash forward a few months and I think I’m warming up to the idea. And it’s good timing, because there are so many fantastic options at every price point. Would you rock this look?

Utility Jump Suit
Utility Jumpsuit
Utility Jumpsuit

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What to Wear For An Interview in Summer

As most of you know, we recently relocated from New York to Michigan. In transition we are living with my in-laws, our stuff is in storage and our room lacks a closet. Needless to say, I am living on a VERY edited wardrobe, about 50 pieces. I knew I would be job hunting, so I packed accordingly. And job hunting I am, two weeks into serious job search and interview mode. Before we moved, I basically had to plan outfits that work for interviews, that I would also wear in everyday life. This is what the capsule wardrobe is all about, versatility. Dressing in summer workwear is tricky, there is not a huge section in the Venn diagram that depicts weather appropriate looks with interview appropriate looks. I have pulled three favorites from my capsule closet to share. 


LOOK 1: THE SHIRT DRESS


I have to admit, I have purchased exactly one piece of clothing since we've moved about eight weeks ago, this shirt dress from the Target Who What Wear collection. Before we got a few things from storage I was in a pinch and needed something nice and all I had were t-shirts and jeans, one late-night Target run and this dress now lives on my wardrobe rack. I love the look of a shirt dress. It is a polished classic that works in many situations, including a job interview. I paired this dress with my favorite low-key statement shoe. The tassels are darling, but the color does over power the outfit. 

What to wear for a summer interview
How to dress for a summer interview
what to wear for a summer interview

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LOOK 2: THE POWER PANT


As a woman judging women, and myself too, pants are BOSS. I think a good long, wide leg trouser is so sexy, in a lady CEO kind of way. They make you look taller and leaner and in the fashion cycle of dresses, pants are unexpected. I paired these tomato trousers from Zara, several years back with a short-sleeved off the shoulder blouse. A word of warning, unless you are completely comfortable with off the shoulder, I advise against wearing this style for an interview, as you don't want to be pulling and tugging as give your answers. I've paired this look with comfy wedges to give additional length to my legs and a leather envelope clutch that holds my i-Pad to show my portfolio. 

Red Trousers
How to dress for a summer interview
How to dress for a summer interview

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LOOK 3: POLISHED AND TRENDY


Next up, a cropped wide leg white jean with a sleeveless blouse. I am a creative, so I think this look would definitely be appropriate in my field, however, because these are jeans, you may want to opt for a trouser instead. The sleeveless blouse is a great polished look for summer. I added a bold statement earring to this look, which again, may not be quite right for your line of work, but I would definitely rock them. I finished this look with two classic accessories with a twist, another subtle statement shoe, classic pumps in a pretty lilac, and a great black tote with a little fringe for flair. 

How to dress for a summer interview
How to dress for a summer job interview
How to dress for a summer job interview

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How To Stay Chic in February

I don't know about you, but I find February to be the longest shortest month. This is about the time where I long for some spring temps, but in New York, Mother Nature rarely delivers. It's so hard to muster the effort to "try" in February. You are so tired of your sweaters, your boots are looking worse for the wear and all you want to do is buy blouses and sandals. How do you pull off looking chic in the final stretch of winter? The good news is that everything winter is on sale, like super sale! If you are in the market for a brand new coat, pull the trigger, it will make this last month of bitterness a little happier, especially if you score a great deal. If you are not looking to spend on a coat, try picking up a new scarf or hat, berets are making a huge comeback this season. Finally, the key to looking chic and staying warm is layers. Layer on the sweater, scarf and coat, and like I did in the bottom photo, even layer your coats. 

Chic Winter Look
Chic Winter Look
Chic Winter Look
Chic Winter Look

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This is 34!

This is it, my scary age, the number my younger self would think about and cringe. But here I am, coming off a rough year and ready to own this number. Cause age ain't nothin' but a number, amiright? And if 34 is all the same as 24, why can't I rock a micro mini and thigh-high boots? I fell in love with this Reformation dress and snagged it in a Black Friday sale. They seriously have the most flattering frocks! And this jacket! I can't believe I've never photographed this jacket before! One of my all-time best flea market finds. Back when my Saturday ritual involved popping over to Chelsea to the Antiques Garage Flea Market (RIP), I saw it hanging just at the top of the ramp, asked the vendor the price and couldn't have run to the ATM fast enough. Still a staple of my dress-up wardrobe all these years later! Cheers to conquering my scary age! May 34 be as fabulous as the outfit I choose to celebrate it in!

Reformation Dress
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Reformation Dress
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dress: Reformation / boots: Marc Fisher / jacket: vintage / sunnies: & Other Stories / bag: vintage


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Twist on Jeans and a Tee

How excited are you that it's Friday!? Even though it's already been a short week, I am stoked that it's Friday and there is a long weekend a head of me! I am going to get down to business on Halloween costume making and adding some fall decor to the house. But first, this easy transitional look. I am obsessed with these two-toned jeans that were on my fall wish list. Worn with a linen tee, it's a total twist on the classic jeans and a tee. I'm afraid to tell you but you can already see that I pulled the trigger and bought that Gucci belt. I am actually sorry to my bank account, but it makes an outfit and I love it! Top it with a felt hat and some fancy shoeties and you've got a blogger look! 

Jeans and a linen tee
Jeans and a linen tee
mom style
Rocksbox jewels

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Maternity Beyond Maternity

It's been well over two years since I was pregnant, and no, I'm not knocked up again, but I am still as obsessed as ever with this Hatch Collection Blouse. The drapey oversized shape looks just as amazing on a non-pregnant person as it does on a baby bump. That's the dream, a seamless wardrobe that can be worn for those few short months of life when you're carrying another life, as well as transition and be worn post and post-post pregnancy. That is one of the reasons I am so obsessed with Hatch, it does just that. The brand is quite pricey compared to ASOS, The Gap and Old Navy, the other three places I shopped when I was pregnant with Oliver, but the quality is much nicer and the longevity is real. While I would love to buy the entire Hatch line next time I am pregnant, just as I did the first time around, I will stick to picking a few beautiful pieces I will wear for years to come. And if you're pregnant or planning to be, I highly recommend this blouse!

Hatch top
M4DE shoes
Hatch blouse
Hatch Collection top

top: Hatch / jeans: Levis / bag: DIY / sunnies: ASOS / shoes: M4DE 


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A Bargain Statement Top

There was a time in my life when I frequented Forever 21 on at least a weekly basis, well, mama ain't 21 anymore, so popping in to the fast fashion mecca is a rare occasion. After losing not one, but two of my favorite pairs of sunglasses called for a cheap eyewear thrill. I didn't find any sunnies, but this top caught my eye and I snagged it. I just love a statement top that works well for day or night and a both casual and semi-dressy occasions. Plus, it really it really pairs perfectly with one of my travel staples, my favorite Levis. Gingham was such a hot trend this summer, but I love that this top can take us seamlessly right into fall. Hope you have a great weekend, lovelies! 

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Gingham Wrap Top
Gingham Wrap Top
Gingham Top

top: Forever 21 / jeans: Levis/ shoes: Sam Edleman / hat: J.Crew (similar) / bag: Loeffler Randall / sunglasses: J.Crew. 

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All About the Shirt Dress

This dress! This dress is hands down my favorite piece I bought this year. A classic shirt dress, with an easy, drapy cut is tough to beat.  I am obsessed with the versatility to dress it up and dress it down too.  Plus, I can't wait to layer it with booties and a suede moto jacket as the weather turns. This dress happens to be from Faithfull.  Are you guys familiar? I seriously want one of everything from their site.  It's all just so good!  Easy, classic pieces that each look like they were pulled straight from Jane Birkin's closet. They are definitely one of my new favorite brands on my radar.

Shirt Dress
Faithfull Shirt Dress
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Shirt Dress

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