Wednesday, April 23, 2014

lady in leather

{ What I Wore to teach: Le Tote* tank + skirt // boutique sweater (old, also worn here) // heels ℅ Sole Society (similar) // Coach purse ℅ Dillard's Green Hills // RayBan sunglasses }
*I received a complimentary subscription to Le Tote & truly love this brand!

all photos | Zipporah Photography
This leather skirt was definitely a highlight of my Le Tote subscription. You already saw how I wore it on the weekend & now I'm back to show you how I styled it for work too! 
… soft faux leather in a lady-like midi length & pockets… it's love!

Happy Hump Day! 
Don't forget to say hi to this month's blogger in the spotlight & enter to win her Amazon gift card giveaway too!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

not your granny's hosiery

{ What I Wore to a wedding: J.Crew dress // H&M clutch // Antonio Melani heels (pays to go shopping with your mom!) // hosiery ℅ Hanes }

all photos | Zipporah Photography
This is my go-to wedding dress. I actually got it Senior year to wear to a college formal, but it continues to find it's way to a wedding at least once a season. Fun polka dot print, forgiving shape for wedding buffet over-indugences & pockets… what's not to love!
Alas, it is time for events that call for pretty dresses - graduations, Mother's Day celebrations, weddings, etc… but after not seeing the sun for many months, my legs aren't quite spotlight ready!

I've got to say, I was unsure when Hanes approached me about reviewing their new ultra sheer "Silk Reflections" sunkissed line of hosiery… I mean, my grandmother wears hose, but I only wear them for warmth October - January.

But after trying my shade (Nude Bronze) & finding it to be a perfect match - my skin + a hint of sun kissed bronze - my legs are ready to shine! The ultra sheer material is super comfortable, & so far, I am finding it relatively snag-resistant. I can't be the only one that snags new tights/hose in the first 5 minutes of wear… the universe hates me!
So, take another look at hose! Hanes Hosiery has tights to complete all your looks for wedding season & beyond, from silky, run-resistant sheers and patterned tights to Sunkissed tights with a bronze glow! And right now, Hanes Hosiery is hosting a Save the Date Sanity Facebook sweepstakes. It is a fun, easy way for you to win free tights & cash prizes!

The sweepstakes ends April 25 so hurry on over to enter to win the grand prize: $1,000 & a sampling of tights valued at over $250. Also, daily winners will be selected each day through Friday to receive a sampling of tights valued at over $50. Anyone 18+ in the U.S. can enter once a day for a chance to win the daily giveaway and the grand prize!

So, would you wear hose? How do you get your legs ready for wedding season?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bloggers Who Budget: Prints + Patterns

We're baaaack! This month the Bloggers Who Budget group is showing off our prints & patterns! All of my items in today's outfit rang in at well under $100 & I consider them all work horses in my closet. During the work week, button downs get tucked into pencil skirts & are worn with heels. But come the (freakin') weekend, I like to knot up my tops & pair them with comfortable sneakers. Be sure to check out how the rest of these ladies wear their prints & patterns for Spring too!
Sharing My Sole | The Style Letters | Let It Be Beautiful | Here & Now | Pearls & Twirls | Stylin in St. Louis | Living in Color | The Pumpkin Spot

{ What I Wore for weekend errands: J.Crew button down (similar 1, 2) // J.Crew Factory pencil skirt // Converse sneakers // Gap jean jacket // Tolani scarf }

all photos | Zipporah Photography
How have prints & patterns been making their way into your Spring wardrobe?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

weekend reading: 04.19.14

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This weekend why don't you :: break out the flowy, patterned pieces & enjoy patio living!
Happy Easter weekend y'all!

{what you might have missed on Here&Now}
{1.} Your new blogger BFF & an Amazon gift card giveaway

{2.} A Pinterest inspired outfit. Sometimes simple is best. 

{3.} The perfect LWD

{4.} Travels in Austin. The most amazing weekend. 

{5.} What I wore to my Bachelorette Bash

{posts I'm loving around the internets}
{1.} Do you know the unwritten rules of Instragram?  

{2.} My blogger hair crush shares her secrets for beachy waves

{3.} Love these mixed prints! Can we stop saying "Target does it again" & just claim that Target always nails it! 

{4.} Confessions of a travel-a-holic.

{5.} It might be too late for me, but this wedding is everything I dress of! Sweetly bohemian! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Blogger Spotlight: Treasure Tromp

Today's blogger in the Spotlight is Nicole of Treasure Tromp. Nicole's blog is a refreshing break from the many fashion/style bloggers in my blog roll. Her posts are stories of her travels, exotic locations & local finds along the way. She just returned from a year in South Africa & is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology (color me impressed!!)

But seriously, this adventurous lady has gone shark cage diving with great whites in South Africa, hung out with meerkatsdrank "kopi luwak" (cat poop coffee??) in Bali & toured Paris.  And her blog? A placed filled with the joy of "discovering life's little treasures one adventure at a time"… that she shares in hopes of encouraging your own journey too!

A Cali girl at heart, Nicole caught the travel bug & shares her contagiously fun personality on her blog. For example, how great is this party she threw for her fiancĂ©!? But let me step aside & allow Nicole to properly introduce herself:
Get her tips for using coconut oil in your beauty routine.

Who else wants to tag along with her many excursions!? Any room in your carry on Nicole??
Be sure to add Nicole to your blog reader & on social media too: Blog // Twitter // Pinterest 

No doubt you are already as hooked on this blog as I am, but to sweeten the introduction, Nicole is hosting a giveaway for $20 to Amazon gift card for one lucky reader! (open to any country Amazon ships).

Comments are closed today so that you can go over & say hi on Nicole's blog!