If you have a holiday party to go to, this is the dress. This Ted Baker dress is comfortable, sexy, and fun to play with. It has thick jacquard fabric for warmth, flirty cut out details, and a flattering aline silhouette. I noticed the stripe pattern under the dress and needed to show it off, so I found a gold pin at home (it use to be my Grandmother's) and bustled up the dress, to create a dramatic feature and to show off the glittery pattern underneath. I wore this dress the Harvard Fashion Show, and needless to say, it turned heads. I love taking dresses and changing something about them to make them unique. Get the look below!
I'm obsessed with the TV show Arrow on the CW, and I just want to be the character Felicity Smoak. She's a tech genius, a klutz, and gets the guy in the end: how can you not love her? The signature look of Felicity is her cute dresses working in a secret high-tech basement, oh and her glasses. Felicity always dressed up, no matter where she was going, and took pride in her personal look, because she never knew where she would end her day. Today, Felicity Smoak is my inspiration for this evening look, all I'm missing is a laptop and a hott vigilante. So here's to you Felicity!
P.s. These are T's glasses.
Get the look:
Dress: Kate Spade* // similar here // here
Trench coat: Burberry // similar here on SALE! // here
Shoes: Ann Taylor (old) // similar here ON SALE! // here on SALE! // here
Earrings: Kate Spade*
Watch: Movado // similar here and LOVE IT! // here
Cocktail Ring: Old // similar here // here
Bracelet: Ann Taylor (old) // similar here // here // here
Sunglasses: Old // simialr here - super cheap // here
*Thank you Kate Spade for being a continuous partner and having me as one of your Muses
This outfit is so unique, because I feel if you switched out the shoes and pin, it would make a very trendy back to school or office look. Right now I'm wearing it more as a fun evening out. I think the pin is a great alternative and feminine way to replace a bow tie. Also, a wristlet is a must when going out on the town, and this one from Kate Spade is perfect, it holds my iPhone 5s perfectly (even though its meant for a 6) and has a little mirror attached to it that says "smile!" Also, if I just use this as a wallet, I store my lip gloss in the phone holder section, and let my phone chill at the bottom of my purse, so I can quest for it later.
I apologize for not posting in a while, been on an emotional roller coaster ride, which I'll tell you about below, if you want to read about it, but just thought I'd share my experiences.
Get the look here:
Jacket: Ann Taylor (old) // similar here // here // here
shorts: J.Crew on SALE! // similar here // here
Shirt: J.Crew Factory on SALE! // similar here // here
Heels: DSW (old) // similar here // here // here
Pin: St. John (old) // similar here // here
Wristlet: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: Ellen Tracy (old) // similar here
Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff available at Nordstrom
So recently I just came back from Vegas which was such a fun time (didn't win any money) but definitely won the game of social media. Just using twitter and instagram was such a huge help, promotors will personally reach out to you, and let you know where and when all the free parties are! It was great. So that was clearly an up….
The down… right before Vegas I got laid off. Clearly, a very personal subject for me to talk about in such an open public forum. But I'm better now, and I feel much more comfortable talking about it. I had never been laid off before, but it felt like a cliche breakup: "It's not you, it's me" - or in this case: "It's not you, it's us." I get it, and I know that even though it sounds cliche, its completely true, as much as you don't believe it. I'm still having a hard time accepting that it's not me — I loved my job, and I felt I was good at it, which I think makes it a little extra hard, when you loved your job so much. It also sucked going on vacation to a place like Vegas, for a Bachelorette, and pretending to be fine. I didn't want to bring down the party vibe with my sob story, but it sucked when conversations of "how's work?" came up.
So now I'm on the job hunt, and I officially hate writing cover letters. To go along with this relationship theme, I feel my cover letters sound like this: "Hi, I like you, marry me…I mean hire me…" same thing right? If people wrote proposal letters to date someone, it would be pretty much the same thing. I just want every single job I apply to, to respond, "Yes we'll marry you! I mean… hire you…" but I know that isn't realistic, but then I start thinking if they don't want me, is it really me?
All my close co-workers have reached out with positive messages, and it really does help, but I do miss everyone. I have a great group of friends, but with life and that a lot of my close friends all live out of state, going to work felt social. Now I feel like a reminder to everyone that getting laid off could happen to them. What I've learned though, is you may have to be the one to reach out to everyone and plan activities.
I'm a very positive person, so I'm sure this will pass, and I can't wait to write about my next adventure! Also, I lost weight, mainly because I've been too lazy to go to the fridge. Who says you don't get summer vacations as an adult?
This is my favorite post by far! You have no idea how obsessed I am with this dress. I want to wear it every day. As you can see, this is an amazing evening dress, or throw a sweater over it and it's cute for going out with friends for a slightly dressier party. I love pairing the dark red Chanel lipstick with it - I love pairing dark reds/oxbloods with light pinks. It's that nice balance of tart and sweet. Wish I had some earrings on with this - would have been a nice touch, oh well, next time!
So I have a long bob going on right now, and I have very thick hair: when I put my hair up in a pony tail it just sticks straight out like a shaving brush. For this hair style I did a high half pony tail, then took the second half of my hair and put that in a mid pony tail and fussed with it - this gave the illusion of a longer ponytail with that perfect V-shape. The curls came from pin curls (NO HEAT OR ANY PRODUCT)! I'll do a tutorial next week - I wasn't sure how this would turn out, which is why I didn't capture the process. But this was the easiest hair experiment I've ever done.
Coat: Ellen Tracey Peacoat (old but similar here & here - also lusting this one - all on SALE at Macy's)
Dress + belt: The Tara by Milly at Neiman Marcus (also comes in hot pink & black)
Sweater: Banana Republic (40% today only! Use code BR40NOW)
Watch: Movado at Nordstrom
Sunglasses: Nine West (old but similar here)