A few weeks ago I was in the mood to wear this flowery tee so needed to find a way to make it work appropriate. Generally speaking, my workday look can run the gamut, with something like this one day and then more of a formal look if I’m meeting with a law firm client. On this particular day I only had a lunch date so I combined a few pieces for a fun, bright look to help usher in spring.  I find that a structured light-weight blazer always helps formalize a more casual top. Keep Reading —>>


fur + lace || The Average Girl's Guide

When I recently bought this dress — in two colors — at Target I didn’t realize the buzz it had generated and am a little sad it’s no longer online (similar options listed below). I went on Friday night to Aime’s birthday/officially cancer-free dinner party (meet her in last week’s beauty post and watch her inspiring story here), and no less than three people mentioned they either bought this dress in multiple colors — as I did as well! — or tried to but couldn’t find their size. I love dresses like that. Great basics that are stylish on their own, you are great in and are fully confident that you will wear a million times in a million ways. Do you have terrific pieces like that in your wardrobe? Any recent finds to share? Share below, and enjoy your week!

fur + lace || The Average Girl's Guide

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Ankle Straps

January 30, 2013

Ankle straps are having a moment. Ok, maybe they have been but I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon and regret not doing so sooner. Old style rumors say that they can make your legs look shorter and are not as flattering but I disagree; worn in a good fit for your leg/ankle, not only they do they have some serious sex appeal, they are also ultra comfortable. They’re way more stable and eliminate worry about your heel popping out. Win! When trying on a pair, be sure to walk on floor (not just carpet) to ensure a comfortable fit and that it’s not too constricting around your ankle, both for comfort factor and look.

Here’s a few favorite finds, under $100 each, to take you stylishly into the spring:

Mia (so work appropriate! also in snakeskin) || Nine West  || Asos

Michael Antonio || Nine West (love yellow and red, too!) || Mossimo (also in black) || Jessica Simpson (pair now with black tights and dress!)

Zara ||  Nine West (comes in five colors) ||    Chinese Laundry (also in grey and silver) || Steve Madden (comes in three colors)


Kinda Like a Dress

January 7, 2013


Ahh, date night! We headed to Hard Rock in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday night to see Jerry Seinfeld and I had about two seconds to throw something together. I’ve seen seeing bloggers put an oversize blouse with a skirt and the ‘drop waist’ style is in now, so I thought, hey, let’s try this while I’ll be in another city. Ha! So much to get dressed up when it’s doubtful you’ll run into other people you know, right? I know it brings out the adventurer in me. While this isn’t crazy or anything, it was a new style for me and I’m loving the result. Since the skirt has an elastic waist the blouse didn’t work partially tucked in so instead I hiked up the skirt a bit, and let the shirt hang (with the skirt at the original length, it looked blah, the dimensions were off). I adore how the ankle straps give it a sexy vibe, even though my top half is totally covered.

More of the look…

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