fashion

outfit: work stripes

July 23, 2014

striped skirt + florals
For as much as I’m at work — at least five days per week — I realized I’m often guilty of sharing more here of my night and weekend looks and not enough of what I’m wearing to the office. You can catch some of it on Instagram (@avggirlsguide), however here’s a look I wore earlier this week for a work meeting, and then a lunch meeting for the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, a local nonprofit I’m involved with.

This skirt instantly called my name at Ann Taylor; great stripes, classic black and white, jacquard detailing, it’s so good. I snagged it during a big sale, but it’s now even less. It’s such a wardrobe staple: I’m also ready to wear it with a denim button down, and with one of my J. Crew light-weight sweaters, for example.  The camisole has this great mirrored print but I couldn’t resist adding a little neutral bling… just because. For a girls movie night, I later swapped out all the clothes for a black blouse and dark denim, keeping all the accessories, this necklace included, exactly the same.
striped skirt + florals
striped skirt + florals

PS: about five hours after taking these photos I chopped 3-4 inches of hair off; I shared it here, and love the results. I’ve struggled with thinning, scraggly ends — my roots are shockingly thicker than my ends — and this blunt cut makes my hair so much feel so much more thick.
striped skirt + florals

blouse: h&m (ancient) // skirt: ann taylor (petites) sizing: I’m wearing a 4 petite // heels: madewell // tote: c/o ann taylor (similar from AT; and similar for less) // necklace: c/o baublebar x nordstrom collection // ring: baublebar x stripes and sequins

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I’m not sure how nearly four years of blogging has gone by without me writing this post… I’m watch ob-sessed. They somehow make my outfit (at least in my world!). Since I’m switching up the outfit/style posts to Wednesdays, head here each Monday for other fun and helpful style-related content. This week: watches! Watches are an awesome way to make a statement, give a subtle look at your style… and keep you on time. Give thought to the size of the watch head: the larger the more contemporary, the smaller the more classic.

Invest in a classic watch, like a silver or two-tone, and then add in a few other mid-level watches to round-out the collection. I find myself partial to two: my black leather band watch, and my white acrylic. I’m also rotating in a rose gold and my newer wood watch, which is cool, light and a great conversation topic. Check out TAGG’s picks here, and heads up: tried to source the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks when possible; you can save big (on watches full price elsewhere) there right now. Do you have a go-to watch?

10 favorite watch finds

1. michael kors rose gold watch (in gold, too) // 2. fossil black watch (for more bling, try: michael kors black watch) // 3. kate spade white leather watch // 4. kate spade petite pave watch (perfect for black tie!) // 5. rumbatime purple adjustable watch (water resistant!) // 6. kate spade navy leather watch (love in pink, too!) // 7. michael kors tortoise shell (look for less) // 8. burberry silver watch // 9. la mer studded leather watch // 10. skagen gold watch (great slim face)

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One of the best sales of the year is here! This sale by Nordstrom is #1 in my book because here’s the deal: the store marks down Fall items that will be full price again in a few weeks. Seriously, miss this and you’re going to have major remorse (I’ve been there). I know it’s hard when you’re doing the summer time cut-off’s and tank thing, but plan ahead and you’ll thank yourself later. You can save big time, from costume jewelry to classic, designer pieces.

Evaluate your closet now from undergarments to workout gear, accessories, and the classic work and weekend staples. If you’re not sure you’re next step, TAGG did some homework for you; check out our absolute favorite finds, and shop early… a few items I’ve adored are already sold out.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale // Best Picks!

jewelry kendra scott earrings (own/love!) // baublebar necklace // cara hinged gold bracelet // michael kors black watch (fav!) // bobbi brown set

topsmint sweater //striped elbow-patch sweater (steal!) // hinge lace blouse (ordered!)

dress/bottoms: halogen leather shift dress //vince camuto faux leather mini moto skirt (obsessed) // treasure and bond moto denim // vince camuto pants

footwear vince camuto over-the-knee boots //halogen peep toe bootie // sam edelman lace-up heels // burgundy suede heel // leopard pumps

workout & homezella scoop tank // zella live-in capris (ordered!)// navy throw

underwear: hanky panky low-rise thong // dkny shaping brief (ordered; hear they’re great!)

purses/wallets: aimee kestenberg tote // michael kors wallet // tory burch cross-body (gorgeous!)

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3 ways to dress // summer music festival outfit inspiration
I love weekends in the summer. They’re laid back, filled with pool and beach time, good eats, cocktails and live music. With all the concerts now on tour, it’s fun to play into the vibe when seeing the show from Coachella to DMB to the Beyonce/Jay-Z show. To kick-off the weekend, excited to share that I’m partnering with Kohl’s to share three styles perfect for weekend music and fun. One of my absolute favorite parts of the store is the Lauren Conrad line… I love, love, love it. Whenever I’d walk in I’d beeline to her collection (and also walk out with My Little Pony pajamas for my girl!). Lauren’s line is so perfectly her west coast style with great prints and breezy fabrics with friendly price points. It’s nice to have an opportunity to re-connect with the store, and can say I was honestly impressed. A few of the items here, including that navy tote, were a major steal. I also like that they have a nice range of sizes and style personalities, from its Vera Wang to J. Lo collections.

Ok, I digress. Keep reading for a fun giveaway at the end, and until then, here are three styles I’d quickly throw on any weekend — and if you want to hook it up with great music tix, I won’t complain. Happy Friday!

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