20 Feb

I put together an outfit last week that reminded me of a few style lessons I’ve learned over the years, but don’t always apply. The result was cute and got an embarrassing amount of compliments. Seriously. It must have been a slow Friday because the women in my office actually were emailing about this outfit and one purposely stopped by my office to check it out.


Lesson #1: Wear what you love.

Every piece in this outfit is something I wholeheartedly love and feel good in. Confidence and comfort are the best accessories.


Lesson #2: Mix high and low.

This little black dress was a bit pricey. I bought it a few years ago for a party, but specifically looked for something classic I could repurpose under a jacket or cardigan for work. It’s a basic black sheath dress from White House/Black Market with some seaming around the waist. I don’t remember the exact price — it was more than $100 but less than $200. But everything else in this outfit was CHEAP. The tights were $3, at most, on sale at Target. The scarf and sweater were from the Loft sale rack — I first bought the scarf as a cover up for nursing Beastie, who is now 3 — and the booties were $15.


Lesson #3: Play to your strengths.

Neon green is not a color for everyone and it’s not a color that’s always trendy. But it is a color that looks good on me, a fact I’ve known since I was in middle school. At 12 or 13, I had a neon green turtleneck that yielded compliments every time I wore it.


What style successes have you had lately?



4 Responses to “Success”

  1. Jenny J. February 20, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Adorable! I never would’ve had the foresight to put all of that together that way, but man, does it work! Kudos to you!

  2. RA February 20, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    LOVE THIS! Minus the booties (they look awesome, but I still don’t quite … get them), this is totally an outfit I would love to wear.

    A recent style success for me is getting in the habit of laying out my outfits for the week all at once. It’s helped me understand 1) that I gravitate toward wearing dresses and skirts way more often than pants and 2) which items I really like to wear, because I grab them every week.

  3. Nikki (@LuckyNicKle) February 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Cute! I have those same exact tights, but I got them at TJ Maxx. The women at work love them.

  4. Jesabes February 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    This is SO cute. I love lime green, too. I’m not sure if it looks AWESOME on me, but I think it plays well off the other colors I wear a lot.

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