Month: April 2017

Wingtip Oxfords

He is Risen! Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday and I am still basking in the joy of the Lord. This past week was a great one and I’m looking to repeat all of that goodness in the week ahead. It looks as if Philly is finally getting some  consistently warm weather and I’m here for all sunshine and flowers.

Today I’ve created my entire look around these fabulous wingtip oxfords. The block heel makes these shoes even more versatile and adds a feminine touch. I chose a lightweight salmon turtleneck and a navy blazer to compliment the colors in my shoe.

Next I paired these with baby blue cords for contrast and added a statement necklace and my go to spring tote to complete the outfit. I can’t wait to style these shoes again with a skirt or dress. What about you, how would you style these?

Blazer//Forever 21 , Top//Uniqlo , Pants//Uniqlo , Shoes//Joyce Leslie , Jewelry//Burlington Coat Factory


5 Ways to Closet Cleanse

Well folks, we are two weeks into this new season. The introduction of spring is often synonymous with spring cleaning. A time to reevaluate your surroundings and make the necessary adjustments. For many of us this means it’s also time for a little wardrobe purge so to speak. Here how to quickly and successfully cleanse your closet:

  1. START – This may sound obvious, but as someone who is notorious for procrastinating, I know first hand how easy it is to delay the inevitable. No matter how much work needs to be done, it’ll never get done if you refuse to start! Start with your shoes and accessories if need be and work your way up to clothing.
  2. TRY IT ON – I hate trying on clothes; especially clothes I already own, but I’m a weirdo that way. However, since gaining 20 lbs last year (intentionally but now somewhat regretfully) I’m forced to currently try on everything! Think about it, it’s literally been a year since you’ve worn some of these pieces. You need to know if they still fit at all or just need to be tailored for your present weight.
  3. KEEP IT REAL – Let’s be honest, you have no intention of wearing that tiered mini skirt no matter how big ruffles are this year. Let it go! On the other hand, those bell bottoms you’ve been holding onto since 11th grade would be clutch right now. My point is that by putting your emotional attachments to certain garments aside, you can be more decisive when purging.
  4. ORGANIZE – Now that you know what’s staying and what’s leaving it’s time to organize your clothing. Keep some transitional items (sweaters, ankle boots, lightweight leather, etc..that can be styled for spring) in reach all month as temps tend to vary. Pack away heavy winter items neatly and make room for your spring/summer wardrobe. If you store your shoes in bins or boxes, I recommend leaving your go-to shoes out for easy access. 
  5. REPAIR & REPURPOSE – Take the items you no longer want and be a blessing to someone who can use them. Whether it’s someone you know or at the local salvation army but don’t trash anything unless it’s completely ruined. Inspect the clothing and accessories you’re keeping to see if anything needs to be hemmed, taken in/out, buttons replaced, soles fixed, etc… The key to getting the most from your clothes lies in your care and creativity!

So there you have it, my quick and easy tips for closet cleansing. I hope your spring cleaning is a success, comment below and let me know if this was helpful. Talk to you soon, XO!

Burgundy Argyle Skirt

Although we are about two weeks into this Spring season many of us here in Philadelphia have learned to keep those sweaters and coats handy. It’s good to be prepared just in case a snow storm should come our way just in time for Easter. March and April are always wild card months in the Delaware Valley. By the time we reach May we’ve gone from bitter cold, to cool, to summer heatwave…all in the span of eight weeks.

As a result, I’ve decided to slowly transition into spring by pairing some of my heavier winter pieces with lighter fabrics. My anemia prohibits me from going bare legged this early but pretty soon the tights and stockings will be put away in favor of open toe shoes and ballet flats.

Today’s look is entirely centered around this beautiful argyle sweater skirt. Similar to the green one I wore a while back, this pencil skirt fits like a glove while being totally comfy. The sweater material is super soft and the bubble gum pink looks amazing in contrast with the burgundy and black.

I decided to pair it with a matching quarter sleeve sweater and keep the footwear simple with black stilettos. I added dainty pink jewelry with my staple rose gold pieces for an extra feminine touch. I promise you that I can wear this outfit all day without feeling restricted or stiff. Chic and comfortable is always a win in my book. Here’s to the start of a new season and the beginning of an awesome week, XO!

Sweater//H&M , Skirt//New York & Co , Shoes//Zara , Purse//Rampage , Jewelry//Burlington Coat Factory 

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