Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Work Style: Kelly green and aztec print

Dress worn as top: Marshall's $20 (last seen here) (similar top) * Skirt: Tj Maxx $20 (last seen here) (similar) * Bag: Nine West via Ross (old) (similar) * Shoes: Aldo (old) (similar) * Belt: old * Earrings: S&W Trading (part of a set) (similar)

Happy Tuesday!
Here is another way to wear a dress as a top. I love the colors in the dress and wanted to pair it with a solid skirt. This skirt is a new favorite of mine and will come up with lots of way to wear.
Have you worn a dress as a top? Please share in the comments.
Thanks for reading,

Monday, July 30, 2012

Work Style: Chambray and red

T-shirt: TJ Maxx $10 (last seen here) (similar) * Skirt: Forever 21 (Spring 2012, $17.80) (similar)* Shoes: Ralph Lauren via Marshall's (old)(similar) * Bag: Mossimo via Target $15 (check local stores for sale price) * Jewelry: Forever 21 * Watch: Geneva $14 (similar from Asos) * Jacket: Cherokee via Target (little girls) $20

Happy Monday!
Today's work style is all about chambray and red. In order to make this work for an office or business setting, dress up the rest of the outfit. I added a red skirt and heels in order to do this.
How do you wear denim/ chambray to work?
Thank you for reading!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

DIY: Polka dot clutch

Happy Saturday!
I am in love with polka dots this season and here is a DIY project that is super easy to do. I bought this clutch at a thrift store. I used nail polish remover to clean it up a bit and then use Krylon Satin spray paint in black to paint it. I let each side dry fully before bringing it inside to do the polka dots. I used the back end of a foam paintbrush for the dots. J. Crew has one for $158, here. This DIY clutch cost me about $10 ($3.50 for clutch at Thrift store and supplies).

What do you think? Do you think you can do this DIY project? (Promise it's real easy!)
Thanks for reading!

Friday, July 27, 2012

New series: Closet Remix

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Polka Dots
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I'm going to start a new series on fridays, Closet Remix.
In keeping my blog budget-friendly, I will try to give you guys two different ways to wear your clothes. I spend most of my time at work, therefore I have a lot of work outfits. You can switch the bottoms to jeans to keep it casual as well.
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bright polka dots & coral

Top: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls $15 (with coupon) * Jeans: JCPenney $35 * Shoes: Kelly an Katie via DSW * Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Here is another way to wear bright polka dots. I wore this to a happy hour, but some that are lucky to be able to wear jeans to work, can wear this as well. I added the coral heels to add more fun color and kept my belt and bag neutral.
How do you remix your wardrobe?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Work Style: Bright Polka dots

Top: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl's $15 (with coupon) * Pants: Ann Taylor $40 (check local stores for different colors) * Belt: H&M $6 * Shoes: Tahari via Marshall's * Bracelets: Macy's, gifted * Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag

Another great summer look is polka dots! I found this great shirt at Kohl's and have already styled it two different ways. (I'll show the other look tomorrow). I love the light feel of the shirt and that it can be worn casual or for work.
How are you wearing polka dots this summer?
Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Work Style: Shades of blue

Dress worn as a skirt: Forever 21 (old) (similar) * Top: Forever 21 (last seen here) * Shoes: Mossimo via Target $21 * Belt: Mossimo via Target $13 * Faux pearls: $5 Jewelry $5 * Bag: Nine West via Ross (old) (similar)

I spend a lot of time reading and learning about blogging. As a fairly new blogger, there is a lot for me to learn. One thing I want to make sure to all those who take the time to read my blog is that I stay true to my style and my purpose for this blog. I have always loved fashion, like most of you, but I have always kept it budget-friendly. I will continue to that. I will try to incorporate more ways of wearing the clothes that are sitting in my closet. So, after the long introduction today, I turned this dress into a skirt. That is one of the smartest ways to broaden your closet. Look for ways to re-invent the clothes you alreay own. How do you re-invent your wardrobe? Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Work Style: Red and stripes

Shirt: Forever 21 $14.80* Pants: old (similar) * Faux pearl necklace: Thrifted $4 * Earrings: Faux pearl $5 * Clutch: Thrifted & DIY $3.50 * Belt: Mossimo via Target

I put this look together at the last minute, and I liked how it turned out. You have seen me in stripes this summer, and it looks like they are here to stay. This is a great feminine look with the pearls, but can also work with boyfriend jeans.
Thank you for reading!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weekend Night Style: Cobalt blue

Dress: Nicole Miller Studio (borrowed from my wonderful sis)(similar)(similar) * Shoes: BCBG (old)(similar) * Jewlry: old * Clutch: (old) (similar)

I wore this to a 15th birthday celebration for B's cousin's daughter, saturday night. It was so much fun to get all dressed up and girly! The event was beautiful, just like a Wedding!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekend Style: Pink and stripes

Happy Saturday! Today's look is another feminine look for you. I am defintely loving stripes this summer and this t-shirt has the perfect cut. How are you wearing stripes this summer?

Top: TjMaxx $9.99 (similar) * Jeans: Ross (last seen here)(similar) * Wedges: Jessica Simpson via Marshall's (old) (similar) * Necklace: S&W Trading (similar) * Bracelets: Macy's, gifted, thrifted * Clutch: Nine West via Marshall's $17

Friday, July 20, 2012

Work Style: Polka Dots

Top: TJMaxx $13 (similar) * SKirt: Dalia via TJ Maxx $19.99 (similar) * Mossimo pumps via Target $21* Bag: Mossimo via Target $15 (check local store for sale price) * Faux Pearl earrings and necklace: $5 Jewelry

There is something so classy and feminine about polka dots. I love how polka dots are now seen everywhere, and can be dressed up or down.
Have a great Friday!
* ETA new photos taken at one of my favorite places to shoot pictures at. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Work Style: Black and white prints

Top: Vintage via Thrifted $6 (similar)* Pants: INC via Macys (old)(similar) * Leopard shoes: Gifted (similar)* Black Shoes: Ralph Lauren via Marshalls * Necklace: S&W Trading * Bracelets: Forever 21, Macy's, gifted

Another one of my favorite looks this summer are prints! I saw this shirt at a thrift store and saw it's potential. I love the print and the flowy shape to it. I could wear it in the fall with leggings and cute boots as well. I tried out the animal print shoes to mix prints but decided on my black heels for work. Which shoes do you prefer?
Have a great Thursday! Katherine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Work Style: Navy and mint

We all know how mint has been one of the new colors added to this year's spring/ summer looks. I am finding it hard to find a lot of mint so I am always on the hunt. I found this t-shirt and loved the mint-y feel along with the stripes. I got inspiration to add the navy blazer and added neutral colors to the whole outfit.
Shirt: Thrifted $2.50 * Blazer: Loft (old)(similar)(similar) * Skirt: Express (old)(similar) * Earrings and necklace: $5 Jewelry * Belt: H&M $6 * Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross (old)(similar) * Bag: Nine West via Ross (old)
Inspiration photo from Indulgy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Work Style: Pink Prints

Today's look is another one of my favorites. I have seen this print everywhere (tribal?), and found this shirt at H&M on sale! Houston now has 2 H&M's. We went years without any and now we have two! I have always loved their clothing and will make occassional trips out there (Both are about 45 minutes away). What is your favorite print this summer?
Shirt: H&M $7 * Pants: The Limited (old) * Bag: Steve Madden via Ross * Shoes: Aldo (old) * Bracelets: Macys, gifted, thrifted $1