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By now, I hope it’s obvious that I’m a prints kind of gal. One of my favorite prints is houndstooth, because I find that it’s super versatile. There is a classic quality about it that can be lacking in other print patterns. And depending on the size of the houndstooth, the item of clothing can be muted, or stand out a little more –which brings me to this outfit. I bought this skirt for all of $10 at the Buffalo Exchange in Georgetown. As soon as I saw it, I wanted it. It’s feminine, classy, and fun. I decided to pair it with a simple, flirty top; to complete the look, I added these flats with bows, threw on a thick belt, and off to work I sauntered!

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Dress: Asos // Shoes: Target // Earrings: Forever21

It’s always fun to dress up and wear crazy outfit combinations, but it can be equally satisfying to wear a simple outfit, with a simple silhouette and yet still look stylish. I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it. I love its minimalistic feel, with the asymmetric detail in the color blocking and hemline. I thought about dressing this up with a statement necklace and a printed cardigan or blazer, but in the end decided on a toned down look complemented by heeled sandals, and earrings. And don’t you all worry, I ironed the dress before wearing it out, I just didn’t have time to do so before snapping these pictures 😉

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Just a quick post today about my outfits from this past weekend. Saturday I went up to in Baltimore to visit a friend (special shout out to Amtrak for their great weekend service). We walked around Fells Point, a super picturesque neighborhood full of cobble stone, adorable shops and restaurants, and close to the water; and while there I had one of the best crab cake sandwiches I had ever had -really what more could a girl ask for? I wore my beloved H&M lace dress, paired with a recent acquisition from Forever21 -this super chic and equally comfortable vest. I absolutely fell in love with the gold details on this piece and the faux leather lining on the pockets. Sunday was a much lazier day; after an early breakfast, I spent the day lounging around on my porch, running some errands, and cleaning. I opted for this chartreuse dress with a pair of sandals for another comfortable outfit. Is it just me or does this have a hint of a Grecian vacation feel to it? So all in all, a great weekend, but now it’s back to work. Happy Monday everyone!

weekend wearDress: H&M // Vest: Forever21 // Flats: Forever21 // Watch: Asos

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Black and White

It can sometimes be difficult to figure out a color scheme for an outfit, especially when considering accompanying accessories such as jewelry, scarves, and/or hats which can easily complete or wreck the ensemble. Though I used to be almost religious (read boring) when it came to matching colors and prints, in the last couple years I’ve slowly been drifting away from this approach for creating my outfits. However, yesterday, I decided to take a break from color –though not prints –and wear my beloved geometric black and white shift dress from Asos. I thought about pairing this with a blazer, but wanted to go with a more casual look, so I threw on this two-toned vegan leather jacket. The outfit still felt incomplete, but that was nothing a little pop of color –in the form of this flea market necklace –couldn’t fix, and voilà I was off to work!

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Black and White Dress: Asos // Tinley Road Jacket: Piperlime // Flats: Lulu’s // Necklace: Flea Market (Eastern Market) // Sunglasses: Forever 21

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Yesterday marked the beginning of yet another work week, luckily the weather decided to be cooperative which definitely softened the blow.  I recently got this minimalist gray dress and thought the light fabric and simple cut would be perfect for a spring work-place outfit. My style is not necessarily preppy, but I do have to say I love the layered button down under a dress look. Although a fashionable work friend was not a fan of the combo, I absolutely stand behind this look.


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Happy Tuesday!

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I know I haven’t had any outfit posts this week so I thought I would put up my two favorites from the past four days. Spring styling is effortless -with colors, floral patterns, pastels, neons, and light fabrics at my disposal, I sometimes feel like my outfits choose themselves with little thinking on my part. Unlike winter when (at least for me) there are always the competing ends of comfort/warmth and style.  For the first outfit, I dusted off this orange skirt and paired it with a lighter chambray shirt. The second look features a floral skirt which I think epitomizes carefree living, aka perfect for any Spring-inspired outfits.

Spring Colors Spring ColorsShirt: Nordstrom Rack // Skirt: Forever21 // Shoes: Ross // Watch: Lulu’s
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Spring FloralTop: Forever 21 // Skirt: Loft // Cardigan: Target // Shoes: Asos