Another Monday, another work week! Today, I am sharing an office look that is affordable and yet stylish. This attire from H&M is versatile and I love the fit. Thank goodness I didn’t need to get the jacket tailored!!! You can wear this fitted jacket with a slim fitted skirt or pants, or with jeans for a more casual look. The skirt can be dressed up as well.
A classic yet affordable look for the office is a win-win for me. I also noticed the jacket comes in a few colors along with the skirt. If you haven’t been to H&M lately, you should. They have a range of clothing from loungewear to office wear, and I love their variety.
Blouse and Skirt by Ann Taylor // Shoes by Sam Edelman // Bag by Kate Spade NY
Keeping it simple today guys. I’m sharing a few finds from Ann Taylor today along with the “friends of Ann event” 40% off every single thing sale that ends soon!!! I just thought I will spread the love a little bit (lol). For the working woman, they have some lovely skirts, blouses, and dresses. For the more casual look, there’s also a few items like the skinny/straight crop/and wide leg jeans along with a few dresses and accessories (or statement pieces). If you decide to take advantage of this sale, use code FRIENDS40. ~xoxo Louise
Anyone else love animal print? I love this skirt so much that I have worn it a couple times with different blouses already! For this look, I paired the skirt with a plain solid-colored shirt and nude pumps. This is a great office look yet adds some fun elements with the print skirt ;).
Sticking to the minimal look, I got this shirred mock neck blouse which is the perfect answer to crisp days in the Spring. I added a statement piece to the black skirt with a bold belt, and finished off the look with black pumps and bag. It’s also a lovely office look if you don’t want to be too distracting during a meeting or if you are not one to play with bold colors.
Either way, there’s a dress for everyone with this awesome sale at Ann Taylor!! I have had a few of their clothes in my closet that’s 8-years old and since they have classic pieces, they do not necessary go out of style. Let me know if you do take advantage of their sales.
It’s no secret that I long for Spring and warmer temperatures
….and finally getting to wear lighter fabrics and bring out my Spring wardrobe pieces. Friends, I am ready for a lot more sunshine, a lot more warmth, and looking forward to seeing flowers and leaves on trees bloom to brighten up the scenery! It seems like this Winter has been a rollercoaster of temperatures and I am so ready for Spring. To keep up with our Texas climate, I have put together this look so you can see how to layer a trench coat over lighter pieces since we all know how our beautiful temperatures can go from 70F degrees in the afternoon to 30F degrees by night-time :).
First, this trench coat from Banana Republic has been one of the best investments I’ve made over the years. I have worn this coat during past years as we transition from the Winter into Spring months, and it still holds true to its value. I have linked a similar Banana Republic trench coat here. As we get into Spring, I also like to begin wearing midi skirts and depending on the weather, closed toe shoes or booties. In Dallas, there is hardly a need for stockings or thermal unless absolutely necessary. In this outfit, I have layered in a few pieces on repeat like my lace top and black pumps shoes.
I think you can almost always never go wrong with a black and white look. Do you agree?
White House Black Market
Can we take a moment to talk about this WHBM swingy, satin full skirt with the pretty floral prints? I love how it visually contours the waist. Besides, a midi skirt is such a fun piece with a lace embroidered top and pumps for work and doubling for a night out with strappy heels for a more elongated silhouette. This skirt is so perfect for Spring and the print makes me happy!
We all have that one favorite dress or shoe or shirt or skirt that we cannot seem to get enough of. Well this is a story of a girl who bought a skirt, fell in love with it, and promised to keep it in her wardrobe a couple more seasons! You see, I am a big fan of anything long, flowy and comfortable so you can imagine when I happened to come across this skirt and I simply had to get it. There is just something ultra feminine about this skirt that I love, maybe because it is light and airy?
This is exactly how I felt when I looked at this skirt at the store. Only difference is I imagined wearing it and I actually purchased it. This is a wrap skirt and so easy to adjust waist as needed, which I love. It is also breezy and flowy and this look will be gorgeous with a pretty plaid shirt or boots for Fall.
For this look, I went with bright colors and opted for a sunflower colored yellow top and red purse. I went with these Marc Fisher Ltd. “Zala” pumps from Nordstrom and they are so comfortable! I have linked a similar top below.
I can’t tell you enough how many times I have worn this skirt this summer. I even took it on vacation and it was the perfect outfit for one of the evenings on the cruise ship. The color also matches with just about everything.
Below I have also rounded up a few pictures wearing this skirt with another top, pink shoes, and Guess purse to share how versatile and lovely this skirt really is.
Taking a break from all my neutral looks…KIDDING! I love color in every season because it simply can add aesthetic pleasure to a look! When I saw this green skirt from the Eva Mendes collection at New York & Company, it was a no-brainer purchase. In fact, my younger sister liked it so much I had to go back to the store and purchase one for her. It happened to also be the last one in the store in our size! I paid full price but it is currently on sale, even better right? Some may not like the color but I find it beautiful.
I also like neutrals so when I came across this fun t-shirt, I thought what a great way to pair with jeans or …yes, this skirt! The t-shirt about sums up how moms tend to be elevated in the eyes of our kids. To our kids, we are everything. It can even be worn in the Fall with a light jacket.
For this look, I paired the skirt and t-shirt with a Kate Spade purse and then added another pop of color with these bright orange shoes :). Now isn’t this simply rainbow bright in contrast to the background?