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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

Hello there and happy Monday lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are getting your week started on the right foot! With NYFW in full swing, I know those of you who weren’t able to make it are probably just as sad as I am that you aren’t there. But, to ease your sadness and heartache, I have an amazing outfit for this week’s Motivational Monday!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

Top: Somerset by Alice Temperley, $115; Skirt: Stella McCartney, $710; Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $595; Bag: Givenchy, $2,125; Watch: Anne Klein, $65; Bracelet: Vionnet, $595; Earrings: Oliver Bonas, $36

With an outfit like this how could you be anything but happy?! Exactly, you can’t! What do you think of this ensemble? Let me know in the comments below! (Also, who is your favorite designer from NYFW so far? Who’s collection are you dying to get your hands on? – Let me know in the comments or shoot me an email and I can cover their show/collection from NYFW!) I hope y’all have a fantastic Monday!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Hello there gorgeous…

Happy Monday! What better way to start the week than with these warmer temperatures we have today (it was 42 degrees on my way to campus this morning!)?! After a nice and relaxing weekend (well as relaxing as it could be… I started looking and applying for jobs this weekend. AHHH!), it’s time to get up and get this week rolling.  It is going to be a great day and an even better week, but if you aren’t feeling the good vibes yet, here is a little fashion therapy to get you feeling inspired…

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday Dress:  Victoria Beckham Sleeveless Wool Shiftdress – boutique1.com$835 $418 (ON SALE NOW!)

Blazer: Vila Smootha Blazer – vila.com, $75

Shoes: Saint Laurent Classic Janis 105 Escarpin Pump (Black Patent) – ysl.com, $795

Bag: Michael Kors Large Miranda Pebbled Tote – neimanmarcus.com, $1,195

Necklace: Lia Sophia Inked Necklace – liasophia.com, $98

Bracelets: Cole Haan Same Sky Prosperity Bracelet – colehaan.com$65 $35 (ON SALE NOW!)

Stella & Dot Nikita Stretch Bracelet – stelladot.com, $49

Earrings:  Michael Kors Brilliance Earrings – michaelkors.com, $85 (similar)

I hope that helps you get more motivated for the week to come! Have a wonderful Monday, ladies… The week always goes so much better when you start it out on a good note!

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OOTD: Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Good Morning Ladies!

Its finally Friday… YAY! I don’t know about you, but I personally feel like this week flew by! With the exception of studying for and taking finals, I am really excited about this weekend! Being the last one before Christmas break with my roommates, it is going to be a good one! But, before we get to the weekend we have to get through today (for me that means hours upon hours in the library and then hitting the gym… I know, I know, its a fun life I lead!).  So, with that being said, here is this week’s Wallet Friendly Friday

Outfit Of The Day - Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Top:  Cream 3/4 Sleeve Blouse – newlook.com, $29

Skirt: AE Lace Overlay Mini Skirt – ae.com, $50

Shoes: Boohoo Cleo Ankle Strap Pointed Metallic Heels – boohoo.com, $40

Bag: Forever New Codie Small Bag – forevernew.com.au – $32

Earrings: Stella & Dot Fiona Earrings – stelladot.com, $38

Bracelets: Nude and Gold Bead Bracelet Set – newlook.com, $11

I hope you ladies are having a great start to your day and that it only continues to get better! With the weather as warm as it is today (we have a high of 72 here today!) this is the perfect outfit for work today! Why not end the week looking like a million bucks but not spending that much?!

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Holiday Gift Guide For The Office

Hello beauties! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Today we have a special Holiday Gift Guide guest post from the lovely Christie of The Closet by Christie.  She has provided us with a special feature for our Holiday Gift Guide… Something I know I definitely struggle with every year! Today, we have a gift guide that goes over everything you could possibly need to know about buying gifts for co-workers and people at the office.  So, without further ado, here she is ladies and gentlemen!

It’s that time of year, again! The holidays, better known as the gifting season. It’s fun and easy to shop for people you know, like your close friends and family. That perfect item in the store jumps out at you and you think ‘oh, so and so would love this!’ But what about shopping for colleagues at the office? You may be new to the office or you may not have connected with these colleagues on a personal level. You don’t want to be the only fool that shows up without gifts, but you don’t want to go overboard either. You know you need the perfect, professional little something but what is that? I’ve learned a thing or two over these past few years of office gifting.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Office

 

Here’s my Holiday Gift Guide for the Office!

1- Ornaments: This is a wonderful gift for anyone. If you know your colleagues personalities and interests well, get them something they’ll love and may be able to use year-round as a decoration. If you work beside a sports fanatic, get a sport-themed ornament. If you’re less familiar with them, get a standard holiday-themed one. This is an affordable gift that shows you were thinking of them. And trust me, there’s an ornament out there for everyone these days. My favorite place to get gorgeous ornaments is Pier 1! Check out Pier 1’s Christmas Ornaments.

2- Glassware Baskets: One of my favorite, easy, go-to gifts is glassware baskets. It makes for such a quick, neutral gift. The most affordable way to do this is by getting a coffee mug and filling it with candy, like chocolate kisses, and wrapping it in cellophane with a pretty ribbon or bow. If you want to get fancy, fill the mug with k-cups or coffee samples! For the head honcho (aka your boss), I recommend getting a pretty serving dish and filling it with whatever you desire. I think some gift bag fluff and candies is sufficient. I found some lovely and affordable glassware at Kohl’s. Check it out: Kohl’s Holiday Glassware.

3- Wine Accessories: Depending on your company culture and colleagues, you may want to consider wine accessories. I’ve seen some of the cutest wine bottle outfits! They have winter sweaters, winter coats, a Mrs. Claus dress, etc. In addition, there’s always bottle stoppers and wine glass charms. You could get festive for the holidays or go with a normal, everyday one. Check out the following stores for some really great, affordable ones: Bed Bath & Beyond Wine OutfitsBed Bath & Beyond Wine Glass CharmsBed Bath & Beyond Wine Stoppers, & Kohl’s Wine Outfits.

4- Baked Goods: Everyone likes a yummy treat, right? For the bakers out there, pick up a few holiday tins and show off your skills by baking your famous peppermint bark or melted snowman cookies! For those that don’t bake, like me, head over to your neighborhood grocery store and buy something. They don’t have to know it wasn’t homemade! Check out these great recipes from fellow bloggers: Baked by Rachel’s Peppermint Bark and Somewhat Simple’s Melted Snowman Cookies.

5. Gift Cards: This is definitely the most effortless option! I recommend getting coffee gift cards so it makes more sense to add a smaller amount to it. I think $5 is the perfect amount, especially if you have a number of people to shop for. Starbucks has THE cutest gift cards, but Dunkin Donuts is another option. Choose what you think your colleagues will want to use!

What are you getting your colleagues for the holidays? I will likely get a combination of the above!

 

She is absolutely amazing as is her awesome blog! I have only recently come upon her blog, but I have quickly fallen in love.  With an emphasis on appropriate dress for the office while looking extremely fashionable and chic, her blog is everything I am always preaching at you lovely ladies about getting dressed for work! She is great and you all need to check out her wonderful blog!  Also, keep an eye out for her in our Guest Blogger Series… A Guest Post from Christie is coming soon!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Good Morning Beauties… It’s Back To Work Today!

Happy Monday my lovely ladies! This week’s Motivational Monday needs a little bit of extra motivation thrown in… I know it’s hard to get back into the swing of things after a bit of a break so I understand completely… I am in the same boat this morning! But, it’s time to get your pretty butt up and out of bed! With only a few weeks until Christmas and such, we need to get moving so you’re ready to go and you’re not scrambling at the last minute! I know that may have nothing to do with getting up and getting dressed for work today, but it’s all about your mindset. So, if you get up and get motivated and moving now, you’re more likely to be proactive and motivated to get ready for the holidays, too!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Dress:  Warehouse Shoulder Pad Shift Dress – warehouse.co.uk, $82

Coat:  Burberry London Cashmere-Wool Winstan Coat – stylebop.com, $2,005

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin Charlene Mary Jane Pumps – neimanmarcus.com, $725

Bag:  MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Small Travel Stachel – macys.com, $228

Necklace:  Mariana Fossati Statement Jewel Necklace – farfetch.com, $477

Watch:  Kate Spade New York Gramercy Grand Watch – stylebop.com, $250

Bracelets: Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Bangle – stylebop.com, $78

Humble Chic Leather Spike Wrap Bracelet – humblechic.com$38 $20

Michael Kors Large Curb Chain Logo Bracelet – saksfifthavenue.com, $195

Earrings: Michael Kors Glam Rock Pyramid Stud Earrings – couture.zappos.com, $55

I know you ladies are going to look fabulous today! Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way! But, in order to do that you have to get up and get moving! So, get your little booty up and in the shower… You’re destined for great things today, I just know it! I hope you have an amazing day today, and keep an eye out for our first ever Holiday Gift Guide Guest Post coming at some point today!

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

 

Good morning beauties!

Happy Monday ladies! It is going to be a great day and an even better week! With only three full days left until Thanksgiving, you have so much to be excited and happy about! Don’t worry that it’s only Monday, today and then the two days following are going to fly by and Thursday will be here before you know it! So, this week’s Motivational Monday

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

Top:  J. Crew Pleated Lace-Stripe Silk Blouse – jcrew.com$120 $100

Skirt:  J. Crew Tall Shirttail Mini in Wool – jcrew.com$98 $78

Shoes:  MICHAEL Michael Kors Haven Suede Platform Pump – neimalmarcus.com, $150

Bag:  Kate Spade New York Beacon Court Jeanne – couture.zappos.com, $398

Necklace:  Stella & Dot Palladian Necklace – stelladot.com, $148

Watch:  Marc by Marc Jacobs Time Only Blade Watch – julesb.co.uk, $265

Bracelets:  Pieces Dalusa Bracelets – pieces.com, $18

Earrings:  C. Wonder Dome Pyramid Stud Earrings – cwonder.com, $38

Okay, ladies…  You can do it! You only have two days after today and then it is all food, fun, and family! Thanksgiving is so soon and you only have a little bit further to go! So get up, get dressed, and look hot today! You can make it through and then you will have the awesome reward of the most amazing day of the year!

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