summer work outfit

Week O’Nautical – Cool Silver

Week O'Nautical - Cool Silver

Week O’Nautical – Cool Silver

Are you a silver or a gold person!? Just like everything else, it depends on my mood and what vibe I’m going for, but overall I’m both. I tend to lean towards silver more often… its cool and chic, just like today’s Week O’Nautical OOTD!  Week O’Nautical = Counting down to the holiday weekend wearing anything that fits into the red white and blue theme with a loosely nautical feel, key word being loosely.

Pencil Skirt for today's OOTD

Pencil Skirt for today’s WoN OOTD

I knew I wanted to wear this red pencil skirt to work today (Express, old).  It’s the perfect summer red and really since I’ve been back to the office I really haven’t worn my pencil skirts.  It has this silver disc detailing at the belt and that’s what insipred me to carry that cool silver throughout. 

Avon Summer Statement Metal Jewelry in Silver

Avon Summer Statement Metal Jewelry in Silver

I just got this Avon Summer Statements Stretch Bracelet (that I can’t stop wearing!) but it has the same hammered disc details that the skirt has so I was like, yep, wearing that.  Also released with the bracelet as part of our summer fashion release, are these Avon Summer Statements Hoop Earrings, that I’m also wearing non-stop!  Both of these go with EVERYTHING and they do come in both silver and gold… I, of course, got them in both tones.  When something is so classic, versatile and on trend you just have to go for both!  

Matching Silver Hammered Metal Details

Matching Silver Hammered Metal Details

What also stood out to me was this old mark. ring with silver and turquoise, so I had to wear it today too.  But what top could pull these all together, a ruffled chambray top!  Cool, chic, layed back, and maybe a little fitting to watch Yellowstone that’s saved on my DVR later.

Cool and Chic

Cool and Chic

You know what else is cool and chic… my summer bag!  I’m obsessed.  This Dooney and Bourke Wayfarer Nylon Tote with Accessories from QVC.  It is the perfect summer work bag, perfect!  The Italian nylon is so lightweight and easy to care for, the tan handles make it casual for summer and the red detailing on the zipper… swoon!  

Ultimate Summer Work Bag

Ultimate Summer Work Bag

I’m digging my look today.  I haven’t been too excited about outfits lately, and this one is changing my mind.  It feels more like me, it has a theme, and its cool and chic.  

Week O'Nautical Counting Down to 4th of July 2020

Week O’Nautical Counting Down to 4th of July 2020

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Styling Trapeze Blouse

Wear and Share Wednesday Styling Trapeze Blouse

Wear and Share Wednesday Styling Trapeze Blouse

It’s wear and share Wednesday, which means Jackie from Living After Midnight and I take the same piece, wear it two different ways and share it!  For July we selected the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse ($30).  It’s the perfect versatile summer top, pool blue color, fun cutout neckline and lightweight for hot summer temps.

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

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Total Look with mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and PUPPIES!

Total Look with mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and PUPPIES!

Going graphic, I played off the graphic cutout details of the top by pairing it with a graphic black and white knit pencil skirt.  Remember this skirt from a previous Wear and Share Wednesday Post?  Jackie and I styled this mark. High Contrast Skirt back in February but it seemed more than fitting to bust it out again for a fun, office-friendly-on-a-106-degree-day look!

Going Graphic

Going Graphic

What’s more graphic than black and white? Black and white pumps from Shoedazzle and a black leather bag with a black and white striped silk scarf tied on add to my look.  My bag and scarf are from Brooks Brothers but you can recreate the look with the mark. Handle With Flair Handbag in black.

Brooks Brothers bag and silk scarf.

Brooks Brothers bag and silk scarf.

Graphic Details

Graphic Details

The cutout trend is definitely having a moment, but its harder to make that trend work-friendly.  The mark. Styling Trapeze Top ($30) perfectly placed their cutouts around the neckline, making this a more versatile way to wear the trend.  To really focus on this detail I went sans-necklace but avec statement earrings (mark. Wow Factor Earrings) and kept my other jewelry summer friendly in shades of blue and gold.  (Avon Signature Boyfriend watch, mark. Nail This Look Ring, Limited bracelet, blue bracelet from the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set, and two bracelets I picked up on my Hawaiian vacation last year).

Statement Earrings, Blue and Gold Arm Party and a Big Bun

Statement Earrings, Blue and Gold Arm Party and a Big Bun

Wearing my hair up also helps draw attention to the super fun details of the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse.  Plus, when its over 100 there is no way I’m wearing my hair down… enter in the mega messy bun.  I used the sock bun technique but wore it lower on my head to make it more appropriate.  Quick summer style for a hot summer day.

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Chic Summer Style

Chic Summer Style

This look is definitely my style.  My favorite color, blue, with my favorite style, graphic black and white.  Plus, I was able to make my current closet more versatile with adding in one new summer top, the mark. Styling Trapeze Top, and for only $30!

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

You can shop the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse at my eBoutique.  I bet you already have a handful of things you could pair it with to freshen up your current closet to create a killer new summer look.  This top is extremely versatile, you could wear it with denim shorts like Jackie did or your favorite white bottoms, or slim capris, or skinny jeans or under a blazer… the list goes on.  Be sure to head over to Living After Midnite to see more details on Jackie’s look!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Styling Trapeze Blouse

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Styling Trapeze Blouse

 

BONUS!  Now through July 18th (Friday) with a $75 order at my eBoutique get this tote filled with goodies for FREE.  Yep, FREE!  Perfect time to shop the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and all the SUMMER CLEARANCE (as seen here) items!

Instant Vacation Saint Barts — Ocean Hues

Wearing Ocean Hues on a Sunny Day

Wearing Ocean Hues on a Sunny Day

The ultimate vacation for me involves sun, sand and ocean!  Since I’m not on a vacation I’ll just have to take what I can get with enjoying sunny spring days and sand and ocean hues in my outfits.  The mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection has just the right pieces to make vacation worthy outfit for my real life days in these ocean hues.  Enter in the perfect vacation piece, the mark. Change Your Ways Dress ($36).

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

On a vacation I could pack this one dress and get 3 different looks.  The Change Your Ways Dress is a convertible dress with a cotton tube top and a satin printed bottom which you can wear the tube at full length for a midi dress, fold it in half for a mini dress or wear as a skirt.  The gorgeous swirl and abstract palm leaf pattern instantly calls thoughts of shimmering waters of Saint Barts.

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mark. Change Your Ways Dress

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

Because I am not next to the shimmering waters of Saint Barts but spending most my day in my grey and blue cubicle I need to make this perfect beach vacation dress work friendly.  Easy!  Add a white blazer, heels. a classic handbag and some luxe jewelry.  I’m wearing the mark. White On Blazer (in and out of clearance at my eBoutique), mark. Stand Back Heels (in and out of clearance at my eBoutique), mark. Classic Hit Handbag (last seen here), mark. Major Mix necklace (last seen here), the mark. Wow Factor Earrings (last seen here) and mark. Glimmer and Gleam bracelet set (last seen here) paired with the mark. All In Good Time Watch (last seen here).  Get them all at my eBoutique!

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Add A White Blazer like the mark. White On Blazer

Add A White Blazer like the mark. White On Blazer

To finish the look I used my new favorite go-to beauty items the mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets.  (I reviewed them here!).  The more subdued sunwashed shades of the mark. Island Eyes allowed me to create a blue eye look that wasn’t too bold for day.  Pair it with my favorite pink lipstick, Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Pink Renewal ($9 last seen here) I had a pretty look that instantly put me in a vacation mood!

Beauty in Ocean Hues Too with Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets

Beauty in Ocean Hues Too with Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets

mark. Classic Hits Handbag and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

mark. Classic Hits Handbag and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

mark. All In Good Time Watch and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

mark. All In Good Time Watch and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

Jacket off, off duty ready!

Jacket off, off duty ready!

What’s your ideal vacation?  Are you ready to incorporate some ocean hues into your wardrobe and take and instant vacation?  You can shop my full look at my eBoutique here.

Instant Vacation Saint Barts Moment

Instant Vacation Moment

 

Another #workinggirlwardrobe Look

Last Tuesday I gave you my easy formula for figuring out what to wear to work (check it here).  I then applied that formula for my last Wear and Share Wednesday post (check it here) and now FINALLY here’s another look.

Formula = sheer sleeveless blouse + pencil skirt = #workinggirlwardrobe

#workinggirlwardrobe that shimmers!

#workinggirlwardrobe that shimmers!

Day sequins are never a bad idea!  You just have to know how to wear them, like on this blouse from The Limited (holiday 2012).  The embellishment is anchored in neutral colors; grey and white, simple enough to let those sequin shine!  I paired it with my grey pencil skirt from Express, a blingy hematite cuff bracelet (mark. Cuff Link Bracelet), a white bag with hematite chain detailing (mark. High Style Convertible Bag) and and white nails with Kate from Julep.

mark. Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

mark. Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

My pencil skirt is a fuller cut and hits right under the knee so to make the look work for me I need to make sure I have on the right shoes.  Ones that are open (no ankle straps) and have a decently tall heel are needed to elongate the leg.  These Statuesque Style Heels ($40) are more than ideal with their glam d’Orsay style in a woven metallic fabric.  These are one of those styles that will work year round, match a ton of things in your closet and have just enough detailing to keep them interesting!  You can get them at my eBoutique.

#workinggirlwardrobe formula success!

#workinggirlwardrobe formula success!

I think today’s formula proved successfull:

Sequined Sheer Sleeveless Blouse + Light Grey Pencil Skirt + Metallic d’Orsay Pumps + Hematite Jewelry + White Nails + White Bag = success!