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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Black & White Striped Sweaterdress

Black and white Calvin Klein sweater dress with black suede knee boots

This Calvin Klein black and white striped sweaterdress is my favorite this winter!  My husband saw it on Amazon on Black Friday this year, and I shopped around until I found it for $22!  I love the placement of the stripes and blocks, and it's versatile enough to wear for work, weekend, and fun get-togethers!

Dress: Calvin Klein via Burlington Coat Factory  Tights: Target  Boots: Abella via DSW

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gray Sweater Dress

Gray Ann Taylor sweater dress with black suede knee boots and blue handbag

This winter has been cool and mild, and I've been living in sweaters and sweater dresses.  I've started to make a habit of buying pieces at the end of one season and saving them until the next, and I got this gray sweater dress at the Ann Taylor Outlet at the end of winter last year.  It's been a good go-to dress on winter days that are sunny but cool, and perfect for going out exploring with the hubby!

Dress: Ann Taylor  Boots: DSW  Tights: Target  Bag: Modalu  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Island Style Dress

Blue Hawaiian island style maxi dress outfit

It's a nice hot summer in California, and I'm also looking forward to a trip to Hawaii with my husband this fall, so this dress fits nicely for both!  It's a light jersey dress that can be worn to the beach or dressed up for a night out.  I found it for $10 at another Crossroads Trading Company store, this time in Costa Mesa, on the same shopping trip in which I found a perfect pair of Valentino black leather heels!  

Dress: New York & Co. via Crossroads Trading Co.  Shoes: DSW  Clutch: Coach via Crossroads Trading Co.  Sunglasses: Roxy 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hawaiian Blue & Green Dress

Blue and green Hawaiian island style dress outfit

This dress is another great find from Crossroads Trading Co.  It's Nine West, perfect for summer, and it was $15--hard to beat a price like that!  This past weekend, I went to a baby shower and an engagement party on the same day, and this was my look for both outdoor events--perfect to beat the heat!

Dress: Nine West via Crossroads Trading Co.  Sandals: DSW  Handbag: Modalu

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Minty Green Dress

This dress is another great and affordable find from Crossroads Trading Company!  The dress is J. Crew, but I got it at Crossroads for $15!  I love the minty green color, the comfy, crinkly fabric, and the fact that there's a hidden band in the back to keep the strapless dress fitting tightly!  I'll plan to wear it through all the warm-weather months, and I love that it can be dressed up for an evening out, or more casually for the weekend!

Dress: J. Crew via Crossroads Trading Co.  Sandals: Fossil  Necklace: Helzberg  Sunglasses: Roxy

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring is Here!

Spring is officially here!  I'm so excited for sunny weather, which means I can break out my flowy dresses, sandals, and all my favorite pieces for spring and summer!  A white maxi dress is a blank canvas for tons of gorgeous colors, so here I'm pairing it with a bright, colorful, floral scarf.  I'll plan to wear this dress all spring and summer long with lots of different scarves and cardigans in different color combinations!

Dress & Sandals: Fossil  Scarf: Forever 21

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vintage Pink Dress

Cute vintage outfit: Vintage style pink dress, black ankle-strap wedges

I love vintage and vintage-style dresses!  Last weekend, I had a fun meetup with some really cool Bay Area fashionistas, and one of my finds on our shopping trip was this great pink vintage-style dress from 23 Skidoo vintage.  With warm weather coming out for spring, I can think of tons of occasions to wear this dress!

Dress: Bettie Page from 23 Skidoo vintage  Shoes: DSW

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spring is Coming!

The weather has been so beautiful lately, it already feels like spring!  I'm thinking ahead to all of the bright and colorful things I love to wear when the weather's warm, including this great top I bought at a really cute shop in downtown Huntington Beach last year.  I'm excited for warmer weather soon!

Top: Varga Store  Jeans: Kohl's  Sandals: Fossil 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Watercolor Print Dress

I love color, and especially colorful dresses!  The mix of so many different colors on this dress caught my eye when I first saw it, and the price was right, so I bought it!  I wear it during warm weather with cute sandals, and when it's colder outside, I layer on a jacket or cardigan to stay warm.  With spring coming, I'm looking forward to wearing it more often!

Dress: BooHoo  Shoes: Fossil  Necklace: Helzberg Diamonds

Friday, February 7, 2014

Staying Warm and a Link Up!

It's finally cold in California!  When it gets cold outside, I like to bundle up in boots, sweaters, and scarves.  Here I am in some of my faves!

Sweater: Charlotte Russe  Boots: DSW  Jeans: Kohl's  Scarf: Flea Market find

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Geometric Shapes Dress

I love the look of the colors and shapes in this dress.  The blue gives it that extra pop of color and some visual interest.  Here, I'm wearing it with my new leather boots from DSW--found on clearance for $60!  Not a bad deal.  

Dress: Nordstrom Rack  Boots: DSW  Bracelet: Chloe + Isabel  Necklace: Helzberg Diamonds

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Red Dress

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so it's the perfect time to pull out my favorite red dress!  A few years ago, I saw this dress in the window display of a little boutique that used to be in downtown Mountain View, and I had to have it!  I went in, tried it on, and bought it.  My shoes were a gift from my sweet husband, and I love them!  

Dress: Boutique find  Shoes: Gucci  Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Little Blue Dress

This little blue dress is one of my favorite dresses for work.  It's a simple sheath that works all year round.  I wear it with a cardigan and wedges when it's warm, and with boots, a sweater, and scarf when it's cold out.  It's such a great basic dress in a great shade of blue--perfect for almost any work occasion!

Dress: Ann Taylor  Shoes: Target  Sunglasses: Roxy  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Black Maxi Skirt for Work

I really like the look of maxi dresses and skirts.  They can be really elegant, and perfect to dress up or down.  Here, I'm dressing up a basic black maxi from H&M with my favorite color combo--pink, blue, and purple--for a more casual work look!

Skirt: H&M  Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack  Top: Ann Taylor  Scarf: Crossroads Trading Co.  Shoes: DSW  Bag: Modalu  Bracelet: Chloe + Isabel

Monday, January 20, 2014

Warm Winter Work Look

Cardigan with dress: navy blue dress with pink salmon cardigan

It has been a really warm January in California, so my work looks have shifted from including boots and tights to light dresses and cardigans!  Here I'm enjoying the afternoon sun after a long day of work.  

Dress: Mango  Cardigan: J. Crew  Shoes: Target  Necklace: Helzberg Diamonds  Bracelet: Macy's

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Vintage Dress and Necklace

I'm a big fan of vintage style, especially cute 1940s and 1950s style dresses!  I got this vintage sweater dress and the gold heart necklace at the San Francisco Vintage Expo last year, and the necklace was a steal at $5!   I also love the length of the dress--a longer hemline feels sophisticated, especially for the office! 

Dress and Necklace: Vintage  Shoes: DSW  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winter Layers and Boots

I always keep an eye out for extra long cardigans, since I'm 5'10"!  I was so glad to find this one at a little shop called Bloom at Tanforan Mall near the San Francisco airport.  I wore this outfit out to a fun casual dinner with friends!  

Sweater: Bloom  Top: Old Navy  Jeans: Uniqlo  Boots: Steve Madden  Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Look

New Year's Eve--time to celebrate!  I'm dressed up a bit downtown chic for New Year's in my green dress, gold jewelry, and over-the-knee boots!

Dress: H&M  Boots: Calvin Klein  Bag: Express  Jewelry: Crossroads Trading Co.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cozy & Casual Winter Day

It has been a pretty sunny and beautiful winter so far this year, but still a bit chilly.  On this beautiful winter day, I dressed up in cozy layers to stay warm!  

Sweater: Charlotte Russe  Dress: Old Navy  Tights: Kohl's  Boots: Famous Footwear  Scarf: eBay

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Classic Christmas Look

My husband and I hosted Christmas dinner this year, and I decided to go with a classic look: little black dress, pearls, and black ballet flats.  

Dress: Gap via Crossroads Trading Co.  Shoes: DSW  Pearls:  Helzberg Diamonds (a gift from my husband a few years ago!)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Warm Layers

Cardigan with dress: black dress, black boots, winter white cardigan, and blue scarf outfit

Winter is here!  It's sunny outside in California, but still a bit chilly.  I've layered up to stay warm on a beautiful Sunday! 

Dress: Ann Taylor via Crossroads  Sweater: Charlotte Russe  Scarf: Bloom  Tights: Forever 21  Boots: Steve Madden  Bag: Modalu

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blue Accessories and a Black Maxi

It's sunny and warm in December!  Out running errands in a maxi with colorful blue accessories.  

Dress: Calvin Klein via Ross  Sweater & Scarf: Forever 21  Bag: Modalu  Shoes: DSW

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Colorful Accents and Basic Black

Feeling colorful and feminine today on a warmer fall day.  Here, I'm wearing a great a-line fit and flare jersey dress, a soft lavender cardigan, a colorful scarf to match, and my fave ankle strap wedges.  

Dress and cardigan: H&M  Scarf: Icing  Shoes: DSW

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Light Layers for Sunny Fall Days

In California, the middle of fall can often mean cool, sunny days.  The weather is nice, but it's still a bit chilly, so that calls for something in the middle of summer dresses and winter coats.  Here, I'm wearing a black jersey dress with a couple of light layers and boots to stay just warm enough.  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Black Skirt & Black Boots

When the weather is getting cooler, one of my go-to work outfits is a black skirt, black knee boots, and a colorful sweater.  The outfit is quick and easy, and looks sleek during the cool mornings and warmer afternoons of fall in California.