I apologize for the lack of posts lately, y'all! Work and my social life have been super busy and I have had zero time to sit down and write. This weekend will consist of a going-away party then going to see the Alabama Shakes tomorrow night! If you haven't heard their music yet, I highly suggest you check them out. They rock.
Make the pattern of the pants the focal point of the outfit with a neutral top and nail color. Make sure you don't overdo the jewelry, especially with the large necklace it's important to keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum. And, of course, add a pop of color with your bag. Who's surprised?
Imagine, in your mind, the perfect rolled up sleeve.
The perfect mix of formal and messy.
What is the first thing to come to mind? Is there a certain brand over others who takes this look to a new level of perfection?
J.Crew, perhaps? The brand who can do no wrong? Yes, they have the perfect rolled-sleeve down to a science.
According to Marina Dobreva, personal stylist for J.Crew, you achieve the J.Crew sleeve by "Taking the cuff and bringing it up to the elbow... THEN rolling
the remaining part of the sleeve up to the elbow. This way the cuff is
*cue the "OMG why didn't I think of that?!!?" feelings*
That was how I felt, at least. No more awkward, chunky sleeves pushed up to my elbows for me!
This room just infatuates me. The amount of details and layering is pure genius. Your eye darts from the chaise in the middle of the room, to the framed coral on the far wall, to the sputnik-style fixture on the right, to the blown glass eggs on the foremost table. Perfection, I tell you!
Notice how almost all the furniture features stark, modern, clean lines? Even the upholstered chairs on the right have modern chic silver legs. Pair this with the soft, billowing curtains, the organic coral fans, and the natural stone object on the table - voila, automatic chic.
I'd love to share the designer with you, but the name has been lost somewhere in the black hole that is my computer. My apologies.
Centuries before the area became a vacation hot spot, the Outer Banks, a long string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, was the setting for a story unlike anywhere else in the US. In 1585, more than twenty years before the 1607 settlement of Jamestown, a group of English settlers forged a colony in the Outer Banks. By 1587, however, the settlers had inexplicably vanished. In the ensuing years the region witnessed similarly mysterious shipwrecks and sporadic pirate encounters along its extensive coastline...
I imagine someone wearing this outfit strolling down the boardwalk on a
crisp autumn day. Sometimes I think there is nothing more peaceful than
the beach when it's cool outside.
The treacherous seas off the Outer Banks and the large number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic.
were built in the 1930s, the only form of transport between or off the
islands was by boat, which allowed for the islands to stay isolated from
much of the rest of the mainland. This helped to preserve the maritime
culture and the distinctive Outer Banks accent,
which sounds more like an English accent than American.
The islands are home to herds of wild horses which are thought to be descendants of Spanish Mustangs
washed ashore centuries ago in shipwrecks.
Nearby was the home base of pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. It is also where the famed pirate was killed.
The rules are different out here. Shaped by nature just like the Outer
Banks were swept in from the Atlantic Ocean. The first colonists to settle
the Americas only to mysteriously disappear.
Black + white + raspberry = a yummy wear-to-work outfit.
It's pretty much impossible to go wrong with black and white, especially when it comes to office wear. If you've been following my W2WW series at all, you know how much I love to add pops of color to an outfit using accessories, like this McQueen scarf. If you have something more formal to attend, like an important business meeting, you can just take it off for a more polished look. Easy!
Okay my dear readers, here's what I challenge you to do today (and tomorrow and the next day and the next day...)
It sounds simple enough, right? So then why do we not do more of it? What's holding you back from doing what you love? Is it time, money, responsibilities, expectations? What would you do if you weren't afraid to fail?
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Let me know your thoughts, comments, if you had a good or bad day, anything you want - that's what I'm here for!
Here's hoping you have a fantastic start to your week,