Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Plain black tee

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Stella and Dot | Necklace: Stella and Dot (option, option) | Tee: J Crew Factory | Jeans: Gap | Bracelet: Gifted | Bag: Gucci | Heels: YSL

Nope, I'm not wearing all black because it's tax deadline day. I just came across this pin and thought it would be refreshing to wear an all black outfit. Except, you know I can't get by without just a little splash of color, so I had to sneak my red bag into the look. But in my defense, it's just a teeny little thing! And ok, ok, the ginormous necklace, too. 

To be honest - I don't wear black tees often. I bought one a couple years ago, and never wore it. I finally just started wearing it around the house. It wasn't until Gina's post back in February here when I realized it's ok to not overcomplicate things! How do you wear your plain black tee?

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Manic Monday: Floral Blazer

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Gifted (option) | Blazer: c/o eShakti | Tank: Express (option) | Shorts: American Eagle (similar, option) | Bracelets: Cara (option) | Heels: Christian Louboutin

I'm not even going to lie, I legit thought yesterday was Easter. I have no idea why, but it wasn't until late Friday afternoon that I found out Easter wasn't until NEXT weekend. Well, good thing I already have my outfit picked out! It's easy to reach for florals for Easter, but instead of a floral dress, I was craving a floral blazer. I should clarify that this is what I plan to wear for our casual family get together, where I'm pretty sure we'll be eating Mexican and not having a formal ham dinner or anything like that.

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Since a floral blazer had been on my wish list, I was completely floored when I saw this one browsing through eShakti products. I'd heard of eShakti before, but had never shopped their website. It's unique because every item is customized just for you - you insert your size and height, and then select your preferences. For example, for this blazer, I opted for 3/4 length sleeves vs. full long sleeves, hip length vs. more of a cropped fit, and faux pockets vs. functional pockets. Neat, huh?

What's even neater is that eShakti is offering my readers 10% OFF from now thru May 10th! Just enter the promotional code "pieces" and please report back and let me know what you've picked and how it worked out for you!


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Friday, April 11, 2014

The perfect peplum

Sunnies: Gucci | Top: Bobeau (optionoption, option, option)   | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option, option, on sale in purple here) | Bracelet: Stella and Dot | Ring: Kate Spade (option) | Pants: Express (similar) | Shoes: Kate Spade | Polish: Butter London "Sprog"

The last time I wore this top, I was Rollin' with the Homies. I really loved it then, and I still really love it now. I'm happy to give it a proper photo shoot.

This top is really the perfect peplum. I do like the peplum trend, but it's difficult with my body type to find one that works great - I'm high waisted and generally biggest in my midsection. The seam of this peplum is high enough to actually hit me at my waist, and its hip length elongates my short torso. It's perfect, I tell ya!

I didn't overly re-create a new outfit - as you can see, I stayed with gold and black shoes, and black bottoms. These are the 5-pocket ponte pants from Express. Unfortunately, my exact ones are gone - I just snagged them last week for their clearance sale. Mine are the ankle length zipper version, but you can find the non-ankle, non-leg-zipper here. They're greeeeat! <--- in "Tony the Tiger" voice. But seriously, they are! I tried on the Pixie Pant at JCrew, and they fit me awfully. They look amazing on other people, but they're horrible on me. That's one thing I've always loved about Express. Their pants universally fit me amazingly, and always have for years! 

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