I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I was home and celebrating Easter with my family. As a kid, I loved having an Easter egg hunt! Now, I love wearing my Sunday best. The brighter the colors the better! I chose this neon coral midi dress from the Eva Mendes collection at New York and Company. The midi length is something I’m still getting used to. I’m 5’3″ so when the length of the skirt/dress hits my calf, I look a lot shorter than I am! Throwing on a pair of heels adds height to my look. To make this outfit more modern, I threw on a gold turban headband. These headbands are my new favorite thing! I love how they jazz up any outfit.
This fall has been all about faux fur and it’s a great transition into winter, as well! I’ve always like fur, but it hasn’t always been in style. About three years ago, I purchased a black fur vest from New York and Company, wore it for a season and then BAM – fur is out. This is why I’m a clothes hoarder – trends come and go too quickly. I still have my black vest and now, I’ve added this brown vest from Forever 21 to my wardrobe, too!
I scored this floppy felt hat at the DSW sample sale – $1 – HOLLA! It was probably my favorite find from this year. It’s the cherry on top to the outfit, if you will.
The horizontal strips on my top paired nicely with the horizontal stripes on my vest. I completed my look with a statement necklace, jeggings and over the knee boots for extra warmth (You can still see snow in the background. I mean, it’s Ohio, so it was warm this day, but not THAT warm..).
What are some of your favorite bohemian looks?
When it comes to my birthday, I don’t mess around! It only comes once a year so I start celebrating the first of July (I mean, America is already celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving…. why should my birthday be any different?).
In 2014, I’ve now been living in Columbus for a year now. I moved back from Minneapolis because I missed my friends, my family…. I was professionally happy, but I was still missing something to complete my personal happiness. I can honestly say that now I am personally happy being so close to my family, living in the same city as my best friends, and being swept off my feet every time I’m with my boyfriend.
I’ve learned to realize what I love about life, what makes me happy, and that the future can change focus. I’ve accomplished professional goals and personal (débuting a pop song, starting this blog….).
This year, I had my nearest and dearest meet me out for martinis and dinner, a fantastic seafood dinner with my parents (I absolutely recommend the Lobster and Shrimp stuffed cod !! My mouth is watering now just thinking about dinner – OMG), and to end my birthday month, a romantic dinner with the boyfriend.
I’m happy, grateful, and lucky to live another year! I’m also freaking out that 3-0 is just that much closer……
I had bigger things to worry about than turning 30 right now, with all of my birthday plans comes several birthday outfits:
A lot…a LOT! I’m actually a huge fan of colored pumps because they make any outfit pop. I think I’ve got at least one in every shade.
A bright coral goes with everything, especially in the summer. And it makes my skin look tan! I’m always a fan of blue, too. Depending on your skin tone, anything from a teal to a royal blue can work wonders. But turquoise might be my personal favorite right now!
I love tangerine and apricot shades. Fuchsia is fun, too. Which reminds me: it’s also a great idea to bring some bright color into your tote bags or clutches. The brighter, the better—why not?
Jewel tones make for great transition colors, like a nice emerald green. Aubergine is also perfect for summer-to-fall.
Go for it!
Oooh, red. A little lacy black dress! Or for a more casual look, some boyfriend jeans and a white tee.
I’m really into the navy/orange combination. Oh, and navy pumps with white jeans—so cute!
I’d probably pair heels with a floral midi dress. Summer to the max.
Actually, yes! Don’t forget about your toenail color. Sometimes, especially in an office setting, you might want to play it safe with your fingernails—but with your toes, anything goes!
Necklace/Bracelet – One Wink Jewelry, DSW
DSW. Style Experts Speak: Colored Pumps. Do You Speak Shoe Lover, June 27, 2014. http://blog.dsw.com/fashion-style/style-experts-speak-colored-pumps
I purchased this skirt in December from New York and Company to wear over the Holiday season. I love the matte sequins and chevron design of this skirt! I wanted to make it more versatile to wear during other seasons. Denim is the most versatile trend out there and my denim shirt has easily become the most rotated shirt in my wardrobe. I wear my denim shirt with colored denim, leggings (print and solid – last seen HERE), shorts (last seen HERE), and now, sequins skirts. I promise you this is not the only shirt I own…
I digress….. The dark colors together made this look too drab. I brightened it up with a red blazer and a floral design necklace. Another year-round trend? Boots! These short booties have a buckle on the side and cut-out detail which makes them easier to wear on warmer days.
Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! I sure am ready for a three day weekend!