OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Good Morning and Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the fabulous weekend we just had… It was so nice outside and the perfect weekend for some outdoor activities! But, now it’s Monday and you know what that means… Back to reality and back to work (well for most of you, I wish I was going back to work!).  So, to help you get through the day today and to give you a little fashionable inspiration for your work outfits for the rest of the week, I have this week’s Motivational Monday!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

Top: Phillip Lim, $233; Skirt: Harvey Faircloth, $150; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Bag: Balenciaga, $1,995; Earrings: kate spade new york, $55.

Is that outfit the perfect mix of fun and professional or what?! I am loving this faux-wrap skirt, and as you all know, Jimmy is my man so of course I am loving the black patent pumps. They are just so versatile and they truly are a classic, totally work the money because they really will never go out of style! But, I hope this helps you ladies have a little more inspiration to look your absolute best this week while getting ready for work! I hope you lovelies have a fantastic day!

signature

Fix Me Up Friday: A Twist On Your Everyday Pony

I don’t know about you guys, but personally (when I have enough hair…) I tend to live with my hair pulled back in some way during the summertime.  In an attempt to add some sort of style to this unfortunate and boring ‘do, I am always searching for new, fun, and chic ways to add a little life to my dull old ponytail. Well, today I have an amazing one for you all that I cannot wait to try out in the coming months! It looks like it could potentially be a little tricky, but I think with a little practice and lots of patients (something I need to work on anyway!), it is definitely doable and maybe even easy!

Not Your Average Pony - Fix Me Up Friday

Is that not adorable or what?! I know I am personally so excited to get to try this one out and I definitely plan on practicing before I actually attempt to wear it out (I have a feeling my first few tries might not be very pretty…), but I will certainly keep y’all posted about how it goes and if it looks presentable maybe I’ll even share my results!

signature

OOTD: Motivational Monday

Hello Everyone, and Welcome Back! 

Good morning and happy Monday lovely ladies… I hope you had a fantastic weekend and a great Easter! Long time no see… I know I have been MIA for the past few weeks… I suck! But I was having a few technical difficulties with my domain name and hosting that I had to get cleared up before I could log-in again… But, now that all that is cleared up, I am back!

So, for the first Motivational Monday in what seems like forever, I have a fantastic little ensemble that is perfect for spring. Ladies, if this doesn’t make you excited to get up and look flawless this week, then I don’t know what will because this outfit is phenomenal! So, now that I have talked it up so much, I hope I don’t let you down.. But here is one of my favorite Motivational Mondays yet!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Dress: Alice + Olivia, $297; Blazer: TOPSHOP, $90; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Bag: Balenciaga, $1,995; Watch: Nicolas Barth, $1,995; Earrings: Black Onyx, $40

 Do you love, love, love that outfit or what?! I know I certainly do… As you all know, I am always partial to black (if you could only see my closet… it’s color coded but about half of it is black!), but I am loving the white mix in with it for a little spring/summer pick-me-up.  Let me know what you think of this little ensemble that I am (so obnoxiously loving…) in the comments below! Have a wonderful day ladies… Get up, get moving, and look fabulous today!

signature

OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Hello there ladies! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday and enjoying this awesome weather again (second day in a row… what’s going on?!)! This week’s Trendy Tuesday is the perfect ensemble for a spring or summer night on the town.  I figured with nicer weather coming our way in the next few weeks, what better way to get prepared than to start building up our warm weather wardrobe (that is, if you haven’t started already!)? So, here’s this week’s Trendy Tuesday

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday

 

Top: BurdaStyle; Pants: J. Brand, $285; Shoes: Ava & Aiden, $199 $109 (ON SALE NOW!); Bag: Michael Kors, $398; Watch: Karl Lagerfeld, $195; Bracelet: C. Wonder$58 $45 (ON SALE NOW!), Earrings: Kate Spade New York, $68.

I hope you all are enjoying what is left of this beautiful day! I think spring may finally be here (knock on wood… I may have just jinxed us!), I hope you’re loving it as much as I am! What do you think of this outfit? Let me know what you think and what you would like to see in the future by commenting below!

signature

OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Good Morning Beautiful!

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and you’re ready for a great week ahead! To give you a little added pep in your step this morning, I have this week’s Motivational Monday! I know we are all super excited (well, at least I am…) about spring, so I figured a little springtime cheer would be a nice change of pace this morning! So, here’s this week’s Motivational Monday

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Top: BOSS, $315; Skirt: TOPSHOP, $70; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Watch: Michael Kors, $180; Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs, $68; Earrings: Kate Spade New York, $68.

Does that not make you super excited for spring or what?! I know we are all over these cold days and are more than over the snow that we’ve had this winter, but just hang in there, because we’ll be rocking outfits like these before we know it ladies!

I hope you’re week gets started on the right foot! Have a great day, gorgeous!

signature

OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Good morning and happy Tuesday, beauties! I hope you are all having a great week so far, and you’re not stuck in any more snow! I don’t know about you, but I am so over all of this snow… Not only is it a pain in the butt, but it is really starting to take a toll on my skin and hair (more on that later, though…)!

But, enough complaining! Today we have a phenomenal little ensemble for this week’s Trendy Tuesday.  This fun dress can be dressed up for a day of work or dressed down for a day of running around and being productive! Either way, this dress is absolutely fabulous and is sure to turn the heads of everyone you run into.

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday

 

Dress: MICHAEL by Michael Kors, $175; Blazer: H&M, $41; Shoes: Valentino, $1,075; Bag: Prada, $2,330; Bracelet: C. Wonder, $45; Ring: David Yurman, $900; Earrings: Kenneth Cole, $9.

Is this outfit fabulous or what?! I know that I, personally, would kill for this outfit (or really just any part of it!), but unfortunately for me, none of these items are really in my budget at the moment. Sad day for Kristen… But, with graduation around the corner, it is only a matter of time before I have a job and can start working towards fun things that I’ll be able to splurge on!

I hope you ladies have a wonderful day and stay warm in the midst of the wintery tundra that has made its way back into our life. Stay strong though, it’s almost over! What do you think of this outfit? What is on your wishlist of designer, splurge items right now? Let me know in the comments below… I may want to add them to my list also!

signature

OOTD: Thrifty Thursday

 

 

Good morning, gorgeous!

Hello there and happy Thursday my loves! As I’m sure many of you are already wondering, “What’s up with this Thrifty Thursday I’m seeing…?” I have decided to change a few things around, and make Thursdays now Thrifty Thursday, and Friday will then change to For Your Face Friday (instead of our current Wallet Friendly Friday).  I have been getting requests for some more posts about beauty products and make-up ideas, so that is why the change has been made! Keep the suggestions flowing, y’all! I love hearing what you have to say!

But, for our first ever Thrifty Thursday we have an amazing little ensemble that is perfect for this time of year.  With the weather changing drastically from day to day (one day it’s 70 degrees and sunny, and then the next we’re getting a foot of snow… Literally!) it is so hard to know how to dress and what is “seasonally appropriate.” Well this outfit works for both a cold winter’s day and a cool sunny early spring afternoon! So, without further ado, here is our first of many Thrifty Thursday‘s to come.

Outfit Of The Day - Thrifty Thursday

 

Top: American Eagle Outfitters, $50; Pants: Mango, $40; Shoes: Nine West, $80; Bracelet: Emations, $20; Watch: Fossil$95 $60 (ON SALE NOW!); Earrings: Lucky Brand$15 $9 (ON SALE NOW! )

Do you love this outfit or what?! I cannot wait until it is finally springtime, and sunny, and warm, and a time when I don’t have to make sure I am up early enough to have time to start my car 20 minutes before I have to leave my house because it is so unbelievably cold.  I am also absolutely ecstatic about the fact that the days of below freezing temperatures are limited (for this year at least…), and sandal, shorts, dress, and wedge weather is upon us! Ah, these are my favorite things ever, so naturally I am so excited that I can’t stop thinking about it! But, the one plus about still having some colder days left? BOOTS! I absolutely love boots, and these Nine West boots happen to be one of my all time favorites! I tried so hard to find them in my size all winter, and for some reason I was never able to get my hands on these beauties, but you better believe I will have my eyes peeled until I have them in my hands (even if it’s 20 years down the road when I will call them “vintage” to make myself feel better…)!

But, I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our first ever For Your Face Friday!

signature

Transformation Tuesday: Makeover Madness

Okay, so I know this is long overdue, but as I told you guys, when I was home for Christmas break I took my dad shopping in an attempt to improve his fashion sense and just overall fashion.  His go-to look has always been jeans that are too big for him, with either a short or long sleeved plaid button-up, or a sweatshirt paired with some awful sneakers to pull the whole look together.  This has been my dad’s signature look for as long as I can remember. Well, I decided that instead of just making fun of his terrible shoes that even the gentlemen in the nursing home would judge, I would try to do something about this travesty, and I took him out for a day of shopping to get some new clothes!

After a lot of nervousness on his part, and a mall full of people finishing up their last minute Christmas shopping (my dad already hates shopping and crowds, so this was two extra things I had working against me!), we finally made it out with a pair of jeans that actually fit him, a pair of nice khaki pants (that also fit…), and two button-ups that include absolutely no plaid! The best purchase he made on that lovely Friday was a pair of shoes. He got a pair of brown leather shoes that look so nice on him and that actually give him a little bit of style! He actually liked everything he got and has been doing a little bit better about swapping out his old gear for his new clothes and shoes that he now has.

He also knows that this is just the beginning of his complete makeover, and he will be buying more clothes to upgrade the wardrobe when I am home in a week for Spring Break, and then his wardrobe will be complete after the summer is over when I am living back at home! So, here are some photos of the before and after look!

Before:

Transformation Tuesday - Daddy's Makeover Transformation Tuesday - Daddy's Makeover Transformation Tuesday - Daddy's Makeover

After:

Transformation Tuesday - Daddy's Makeover, After

Transformation Tuesday - Daddy's Makeover, After

Transformation Tuesday - Daddy's Makeover, After

That’s just one of the outfits he got during our shopping spree, but already so much better and those were just the small changes! What do you think of his transformation?

signature

OOTD: Addicted To Accessories

 

Hurry, Hurry! It’s the last day to enter to win the Sutton necklace!

Good morning and happy Friday ladies! In honor of my very first giveaway (which is ending TODAY!!!), this week’s Addicted To Accessories is devoted to Stella & Dot’s Sutton necklace! With five different ways to wear it, the Sutton is extremely versatile and can be paired with almost anything! I know it isn’t Thursday like usual for our accessories OOTD, but this has been a crazy week so I haven’t been the best about posting for y’all (as I’m sure you’ve noticed…), I’m so sorry though! I am going to work on that for ya this week… Promise!

 

It can be dressed down with jeans and a casual top for a night out. or it can be dressed up with a nice blouse and a skirt for a day of work (or if you’re anything like me, an interview!).  I just got mine a few weeks ago and I have worn it a ton of times already! Last week alone I wore it twice for two totally different types of occasions! One day I wore it with a professional outfit for a job fair, and then I also wore it with jeans a tank top and a cardigan for a day of class.  And let me tell ya, both times I got a ton of compliments! Someone who was recruiting at the career fair even complimented it and asked if it was Stella & Dot, going on to explain how much she loved all of their stuff (if that isn’t a conversation starter, I don’t know what is!).  But, because it is so versatile, I have put together a few different looks and things to pair this awesome necklace with so you have an idea of just how many different ways there are to wear it!

 

Look #1:

Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace Giveaway - Look One

 

Necklace: Stella & Dot, $128; Earrings: lia sophia, $34; Bracelet: Stella & Dot, $89; Watch: Michael Kors, $425; Ring: Debenhams, $83

Look #2:

Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace Giveaway - Style Idea #2

Necklace: Stella & Dot, $128; Earrings: Jou Jou, $75; Bracelets: lia sophia, $88; Watch: Michael Kors, $188; Rings: Maison Martin Margiela, $595

These are just two of the many, many ways you can wear this necklace! It really can be worn with anything and it is absolutely stunning with just about anything you could possibly imagine pairing it with.  So, if you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for?! There is only a few days left to do so, so hop to it and get as many points as you still can!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Good luck entering and the results will be posted as soon as the giveaway ends! (Well probably the next day…)!

<a id=”rc-970b3a1″ class=”rafl” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/970b3a1/” rel=”nofollow”>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
<script src=”//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js”></script>

signature

OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

 

Good morning beauty queens!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine’s Day weekend, and you survived the mounds of snow that were dumped on us (well, if you had any snow, that is…)! But this week’s Motivational Monday is perfect because this dress is so versatile! It is super professional when paired with a blazer (like it is here!), or you could ditch the blazer add some higher pumps (with a little bit of a platform maybe?) and some awesome jewels, and you’ve got the perfect date night outfit or even an awesome ensemble for a night on the town!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Dress: Brunello Cucinello (Stylebop), $1,275; Blazer: H&M, $25; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $750; Bag: Tory Burch, $495; Watch: Marc Jacobs, $175; Ring: Coach, $78; Earrings: Kate Spade New York, $68

If that isn’t classy, I don’t know what is… I hope this awesome outfit inspires you as much as it did me this morning! And remember, there are so many pieces that you can buy that are perfectly professional when you pair them with the right things, and also super fun and apropriate for a night out when you change up the accessories! It’s all about versatility, ladies. I know a lot of us can’t always justify spending tons of money on certain items, but when you think about it, if what you’re buying is versatile, you’re getting way more than one outfit or look out of it and the item you’re buying is pretty much guaranteed to be way better quality than the cheaper alternatives you would be looking at!  But anyway, that’s enough of my preaching for one day… I hope you all have an amazing day and you get your week started out right!

What is your favorite article of clothing that you can wear for many different occasions?! Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. – If you haven’t entered my Stella & Dot giveaway yet, what are you waiting for?! Every day you wait is costing you more and more chances to win! Don’t put it off any longer… It’s super easy and quick to enter, so do it now! :)

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

signature
Privacy Policy