Tag Archives: mint

Nude

Nude, creams, and neutrals can now be worn year round adding a much needed lightness to your fall and winder wardrobe!  This palette is so wonderful because it truly allows you to take your ensemble in any direction allowing the focus to be on the accessories, the details of the clothes or most importantly you.  Scroll for subtle sophistication and show stopping splendor.

Light fall look successfully achieved by mixing nude and white. I also love the wide leg trouser and the embellished collar.

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The piping elevates the dress, which is already perfect for any occasion and would look fabulous with thick tights as it starts to get chilly.

Peplum, nude, sequins, need I say more

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Another successful white and nude combination. The gold clutch also adds a subtle splash of excitement.

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Simply obsessed with these pants!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley smartly pairs nude high waisted trousers with a daring mint top.

Karolina Kurkova is an absolute show stopper in this Rachel Zoe design at the Met Gala.

Candice Swanepoel looks incredible in this full camel skirt (full skirts are also a must for fall)

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Fabulous fall look! This neutral ensemble is the perfect back drop for a statement necklace.

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Peppy in peplum

Peplum is wonderful for all figures.  It gives the illusion of curves when you don’t have them or turns the curviest of frames into the ultimate voluptuous pinup.  Peplum allows you to elevate any look by introducing new dimensions and creating stunning silhouettes.  Peplum skirts can be paired with any top (casual or dressy) and peplum tops look incredible with a simple skinny jean or skirt.  And did I mention peplum is perfect for all occasions?

incredible nude and coral combo and i am loving the exaggerated peplum

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famous for her curves, Kim K. looks stunning in a nude peplum dress

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subtle peplum in all black, simply classic and the shoes are to die for

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minty perfection

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fabulous combination of a full skirt and peplum top

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neon peplum perfection

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amazing layers, peplum and prints

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Jorts

It’s that time of year, yes you guessed it, it’s jorts time…also known as the best time of year!  Finally, jorts are appropriate for all occasions, ok not really all occasions but they are no longer reserved for backyard barbecues and instead can be dressed up and classed up with blazers, heels, blouses, or fab accessories.  Yes, it is finally summer!

minty fresh jorts combo–perfect for chilly nights on the beach

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loving the incredible blazer and accessories and of course the cut off jorts

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flair

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jorts and heels pulled off flawlessly

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love me some studs

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ashley, you stole my heart with this outfit! Absolute perfection!

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my uniform

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Working Girl

 

When viewing “wear to work” sections in magazines, I usually find myself overcome with a conflicting spectrum of emotions.  I feel confused, slightly appalled, and severely jealous, and I have to believe others feel the same way.  I actually laugh out loud when a “work wear” article features “professional shorts” paired with a bold blouse, sky high heels, and heavily layered accessories.  Yes, I wish I could wear that to work (hence the jealously), but if I ever did wear dressed up shorts or a mini or something sheer without a tank under it, I would be sent home immediately and an email would be sent to the entire office reminding everyone of the dress code.  Suffice it to say, I don’t know what audience the editors are catering to, but whoever it is it isn’t someone who works in an office with a strict business casual—with an emphasis on business—dress code.

 

I had a hard time adapting to office life.  My style and wardrobe used to represent two extremes: casual chic or runway ready, so initially I found the “business casual” guidelines to be quite stifling.  However, now, I have found a new balance in my wardrobe and style that I actually have work to thank for and I never thought I would say this, but I enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to express myself stylistically within the confines of “business casual.”  Whether it’s a bold print, a little neon, conservative sheer, fringe, or color blocking, I have made work wear my own!

 

This post is compiled of a week long photo shoot Dzifa (my fashionable work friend and fellow blogger) and I did during our lunch breaks, as well as few snapshots I took of my boyfriend on the way to work, some random ensembles I enjoyed, and a photograph I took of a truly inspiring woman.

 

Thank you so much to Dzifa, Brandon, Kee-kee, and Marissa, this post would not have been possible without you! Also, please check out Dzifa’s blog at mrdzifs.tumblr.com!

 

Shirt: Banana Republic Outlet, Trousers: H&M, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Timex Weekender, Briefcase: Zara

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Blazer: Theory, Blouse: Forever 21, Pants: Theory, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Necklace: Anthropologie, Watch: Michael Kors, Purse: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Adding a bold print or an exotic shoe is a great way to add flare to an outfit and really make it your own. I also love this blazer–adding a blazer to any outfit is the perfect way to polish off a look.

so dc

Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Trousers: Dockers, Belt: Vineyard Vines, Shoes: Minnetonka Mocassins, Briefcase: Zara, Watch: Timex Weekender, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Dress: Zara, Blazer: Zara, Necklace: Banana Republic, Shoes: BCBGirls, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bag: Michael Kors

I love this dress 1. because it is perfect for every occasion 2. because the seams add edge to the femininity

A kind stranger on their lunch break took this pic for us

Blouse: Vintage, Pants: Aqua, Shoes: Bandolino, Necklace: Banana Republic, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: random assortment, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, Trousers: H&M, Belt: H&M, Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Timex Weekender

this is my favorite picture from the week! Dzifa, thank you so much for being so patient and for making the photoshoots so much fun!

Blouse: Zara, Tank under Blouse: Zara, Pants: Aqua, Shoes: J. Crew, Bag: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Necklace: Kendra Scott

Shirt: Lands End Seersucker, Trousers: H&M, Belt: Vineyard Vines, Shoes: Minnetonka, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Timex Weekender, Briefcase: Zara

Suit: Luca, Shirt: Custom, Sunglasses: Oakley, Shoes: Magnanni, Belt: Remo Tulliani, Watch: Mougin & Piquard

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perfect for spring

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i would definitely get some confused looks wearing this in the office but it would totally be worth it! what a fabulously bold suit!

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these shoes are the perfect height for work and for anyone on their feet all day…..the details are fabulous

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i LOVE the mixture of texture

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so classic yet so modern

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I had the pleasure of taking this incredible woman’s picture on my walk home from work one day. I love the androgynous suit and tie paired with her fabulous hair and shades. Jewell, you are gorgeous!


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Mint Tingle

I am paler than pale so I was slightly terrified of mint.  Pastels and pale are never a good mix or so I thought.  I wasn’t fully ready to commit at first so I experimented with mint nail polish and fell in love!  Somehow mint actually made me look tanner…it was like magic!  Not only does mint go with pale, it actually works with a surprisingly broad spectrum of colors and textures.  So I challenge you, find the shade of mint that works best for you and embrace the official color of spring and add some mint to your wardrobe!

perfect mixture of sheer, neon, and mint.  i also love the layered necklaces

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great texture combination

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surprisingly wonderful color combination–pink, nude, mint

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i need this blazer! flawless mix of sophistication and edge

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feminine and fabulous

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patent splash of mint

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this is the easiest way to integrate mint into your look….i HIGHLY recommend it!

love me some rebecca minkoff–you could wear this with everything!

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subtle color blocking

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sheer and sequins…..simply the best

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