Keeping ‘Casual Friday’ Professional

Good morning lovelies. I hope today goes well for all of you and something wonderful happens. I have a coffee mug that says “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” I’ve been trying to live by that quote lately. If you read my previous post, you’ll know that philosophy just stabbed me in the back. Nevertheless, I’m still keeping the faith!

casual_friday_outfitsSince it’s Friday and so many people live for ‘casual Fridays’, I thought it would be appropriate to design an outfit that might be considered casual but still gives the impression that you’re in charge.

As you can see, I’ve opted for color! I love a blazer any day of the week, but something this bright might be best saved for Fridays. Plus, it’s perfect for after work happy hours and nights out!

I wanted most of the outfit to be focused up top, so I found a great statement necklace in a neutral color. Another great color combo I found was this shade of hot pink with an aqua blue necklace. However, it might be a bit much for the office.

Finally, to maintain an office appropriate outfit I opted for black ankle pants and ankle-strap heels. Normally, I don’t like to splurge on expensive clothing but in this case, I think the shoes are worth it. In my experience, if you buy a cheap heel, then you’ll feel it the next day! On the flip side, I rarely spend tons of money on pants and these Tory Burch trousers are upwards of $200. I chose these because they were the only ones that kept the shape of actual pants without a model wearing them in the picture I needed for this post. There are many other brands, such as Banana Republic, that sell similar pants for 1/4 of the price.

A few tips for casual Friday:

  • No Ugg Boots in the office regardless of the day
  • Ripped jeans are still not appropriate
  • Hoodies are cute but slouchy cardigans are better
  • Save the sports jerseys for after 5pm
  • Halter tops or tank tops, no matter how fancy, are better saved for the company clam bake on the beach


From my Closet: Ann Taylor Inspiration

Outfit of the Day!

This is my first post doing my outfit of the day and I’m excited to share with you more about my style and taste! At first, I thought these types of posts were kind of vain. However, I get a lot of ideas from other girls on cute outfits and little accessories to add to my wardrobe.

ann_taylor_loftMy outfit today consists of a cute little jersey dress from Ann Taylor Loft (I found it on sale several years ago, so here’s a similar version). I love the little belt that goes with it. It isn’t meant to make a statement but it sucks you in at the waist, which is always nice!

I took this picture earlier with the help of my dear mom in my front yard. We live in the woods so the green trees are in abundance and frankly, who doesn’t love a little greenery in a photo?

Here’s a front view of my dress. It’s the perfect outfit for a day when you ann_taylor_loftwant to feel pretty but also want to feel comfy. It’s also a very breathable fabric (cotton) so I love it for hot summer days like today! Did I mention cap sleeves are really cute? Because they are!

Here are my favorite parts of an outfit: accessories! My shoes I found at Burlington Coat Factory for $10 by Rampage. My bracelet is an old Forever 21 find. Here’s a similar bracelet I like even more! My necklace is also a Forever 21 find from last fall and I can’t find it online anywhere. However, they have produced a similar one!

Tell me what you think! I love to hear your opinions!








My 3 Obsessions: Coffee mugs, nail polish, and cute socks

There are many things in life that make me happy. Audrey Hepburn movies, a warm blanket, vanilla scented candles, seasonal coffee, and so many other things. Right now my favorite things happen to be coffee mugs, nail polish, and cute socks. I’ll keep it short but I’ve found nothing that compares to these little loves I have found recently.

I hope you enjoy my picks! Please let me know in the comments below if there are any others that I might enjoy! Thank you!


Style: Dusty Rose

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I absolutely adore this set I created a few years ago! I think its perfect for a day at the mall or hopping on a plane to get out of town. Its edgy, yet chic and feminine. What are your thoughts? Comment, like, and share!