Wear of the Week: Red Denim + Parrot Printed Blouse

Image“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”  -Mark Twain

My father was a commercial fisherman back in the day.  He would go on excursions that could last months at a time.  On one of these long deployments, my mom and her sister thought it would be a good idea to invest in a parakeet to keep my mother company when he was away.  I wish I was old enough to have seen the look on my dad’s face when he came home from his fishing trip and saw heard a squawking bird in the corner of the living room.  Needless to say, it was not long thereafter he quit the fishing business.

Nowadays, although I don’t actually have a parrot as a pet, I do love a parrot-printed blouse.ImageWhen sporting colored denim, it automatically adds an element of fun to an outfit. Why not continue that momentum with your upper half?  I am a sucker for blouses, especially when an unexpected print is involved.  When I found this number in NY last fall, I knew it was going to be a great addition to my closet.  I especially loved the studded detail on the color (which will look great under a sweater or jacket come cooler weather).ImagePaired with a sparkle clutch and my new favorite fringe booties (I apologize in advance as I know these will be making many appearances on here this season), this outfit is begging to be taken out for a night on the town!Image

ImageThank you for stopping by! Check back this evening to vote for your favorite Wear of the Week look!

Blouse {Zara}, Denim {Zara, similar here and here}, Booties {last seen here}, Necklace {Stella & Dot}, Sunnies {Banana Republic}, Clutch {UGG}

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Wear of the Week: Rockstar Red Denim

ImageWhen attending a concert, I love to touch base with my inner rockstar.  It feels like playing dress up as I don’t channel the edgy side of me all too often.  Red denim is a a versatile bottom that allows me to do just that.ImageImageI will be attending the One Republic concert next week and plan on wearing this ensemble.  Paired with a cheetah printed tank and some fringe booties, I will fit right in with the One Republic groupies.  Plus, a crossbody bag is a must so I can have my hands free for a camera in one hand and a beer in another! Continue reading

Wear of the Week: Red Denim

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As trends come and go each season, it can be hard to know which ones to invest in.  There are a few things to consider before handing over those hard-earned shekels.

First and most important, take into account if you even like the trend.  It is never worth investing in a trend if you don’t even like it to begin with!  The second point to consider is if it compliments your style and if you are comfortable in it.   If peplum  doesn’t flatter your body, don’t wear it.  If you feel really uncomfortable in high-waist denim, try another style.  There are plenty of other trends to choose from each season to be self-conscious in the one you are in.

And last but not least, consider the wearability of the item: how much wear will you get out of it and how does it work with your current wardrobe? Continue reading

Case of the Mondays: The Casual Office

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Today’s Case of the Mondays is for all you lucky gals who have a caj (short for casual) work environment.  When jeans are permitted in your office, it is best to smarten them up to avoid looking too blasé.  And who better to gather inspiration from than Reese Witherspoon?  She is the epitome of J. Crew fabulousness in the way she can make a pair of jeans look suitable for any occasion. Continue reading