Striped Overlay Romper :: Must-Try Trend

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Striped Overlay Romper (also love this one + this one), Suede Heels (also in black)
Black Sunglasses, Statement Earrings c/o,  Knot Bracelet c/o

The foundation of my style may be classic and feminine, but I love trying new trends! I am loving this striped overlay romper because it has the feel of a maxi dress. However, it also has the fun factor of a romper. Plus, with the classic stripes, I couldn’t resist! Right now, I am seeing more and more overlay rompers, so it’s definitely a must-try trend!

This particular overlay romper has a plunging neckline, which is a little out of my comfort zone for regular wear. Of course, my Miss USA gown boasted a plunging neckline, but that’s a bit different. However, it is said those with a smaller chest can get away with wearing more revealing cuts. This overlay romper was surprisingly very comfortable to wear. Also, I’m wearing a stick-on bra without connecting the fastener. Also, I rotated the actual bra a bit so it wouldn’t show.

While I am petite, this overlay romper did not require a hem job. My current favorite suede heels prop me up just enough. I’m 5’3, so if you are shorter, I would recommend heels that are 4 inches or taller or hemming. Of course, if you’re taller, lower heels. If you are vertically blessed and can wear flats, these would look incredible with lace-up sandals. Since the stripes are such a statement, I am keeping accessories simple.


Desk to Dinner :: the Little Red Dress

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Cold Shoulder Little Red Dress c/o, d’Orsay heels c/o, Prada tote

Hello Everyone! I love a good dress you can wear to work and then wear afterward, especially to dinner. I usually work the night shift, 2:30 to 11:30 pm or later some nights. However, once in a blue moon, I work the day shift. Hence allowing me the chance to go out to dinner with friends or on date night with Johnny after what’s usually a stressful, but can be fun and fulfilling week. This cold shoulder little red dress is absolutely perfect for that. It is appropriate enough for work, but daring enough to wear beyond the office. Also, this dress would even work for events requiring cocktail attire. Throw on earrings and swap out your work tote for a clutch and you’re good to go.

While this dress does air on the trendy side, I can easily see myself wearing this on the anchor desk. This dress features a cold shoulder neckline. However, I love the one-inch straps adding a touch of conservativeness. The neckline is very flattering and draws attention upward to the face. Also, I just love the how the red is very vibrant and stands out. This little red dress is a sheath cut and the cinching at the waist is ultra flattering. Another thing I want to point out is there’s a tiny slit in the back. This is great since this fabric doesn’t really stretch. However, it’s not too high to be considered inappropriate.

As far as sizing is concerned, I’m wearing a size 00 and it’s a great fit for me. The hem is spot on and hits me right at the knee. There is a little room in the waist, but not enough for me to take to alterations. Plus, it looks good, so that’s what really matters. This little red dress is fully lined, so keep that in mind if you are going to attempt any alterations yourself. All in all, this is a great dress to take from the desk to dinner.


Spring Work Wear :: Ruffles + Crochet To Mix and Match

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Spring Work Wear: Express ruffle tee + crochet skirt (available in three colors) c/o

There is something about spring work wear that puts a little extra pep in my step! I love bringing out pastels and bright colors. When it comes to spring, I love making sure my clothes have pretty details whether it’s texture, beautiful fabric or a stand-out color.

I want to share ways to incorporate winter colors into your outfits. I fell in love with this crochet skirt from Express over the winter. While it is perfect for parties and fun events, it can also be work appropriate as well. The trellis-like crocheted lace lays over a shorter lining (more mini-skirt length). Talk about pretty details! It’s modern and edgy take on the classic high-waisted pencil skirt. The lace is thick and holds up well. What I love about this skirt is how it really elongates my figure while giving me a nice shape. Now, burgundy may be a fall and winter color, but with the right pieces and colors transitions very well into spring. This skirt also comes in black and an amazon green.

Since this skirt is such a statement piece and is on the edgier side, I am keeping things simple up top. Ruffles are all the rage right now and I love the double ruffle on this super soft tee. This tee is no fuss, yet has a fun, flirty detail. Even though it is a t-shirt I think the double ruffles dress it up and make it office appropriate. Together the crochet skirt and ruffle tee are a great example of spring work wear with some really pretty details. Separately, they would be fun casual or going-out pieces depending on how you style them. The tee also comes in a darker rust color. Style with jeans and sandals for running errands or with a maxi skirt and wedges.


If you are loving the ruffle trend like me, here are a few other options for both work and play.

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