Outfit Post: Black and White

So first off, I’m still not over Kaitlyn being kicked off The Bachelor. I’m also still woefully behind at getting my life back in order post vacation. Anyone else hate unpacking with the fire of a thousand infernos?

One thing I am over is getting dressed for snow. Love my duck boots but ready to pack those puppies up. And I know, if you’re in Boston right now reading this (unlikely but hey) you’re probably wanting to punch me in the face because I know nothing of snow.

Moving on, I wore this before Arctic tundra-like weather set in. You know, a time when you could wear heels and not worry about slipping, falling, breaking an ankle and looking like an idiot. Speaking of heels, I was on the hunt for a new black pair and scored these. Love how they spice up this, otherwise, basic look (although these leather pants were a great sale score). I’m looking forward to pairing them with skirts and dresses once we’re able to show bare skin again. Until then, bundle up or better yet, get out of dodge and book an impromptu vacation. I’d do it if I didn’t have to unpack.

Black Blazer: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old); White T-Shirt: Forever 21; Faux Leather Pants: Banana Republic (linked to exact pair but they are almost sold out. these options – 1 and 2 – are both really similar); Heels: c/o Sole Society 
Photos by Whitney Neal

Outfit Post: Pink Vest

Just hearing about the weather in Louisville right now makes me cold. But in what has turned out to be the best timing ever, we’re on Drew’s company trip to Mexico right now. I know that we’re not escaping all of it though, I hear the weather when we come back on Sunday will be brutal.

Clearly when it’s this cold, all fashion and style goes out the window. It’s all parkas, beanies, gloves and layers. All the layers. Today’s outfit is from slightly warmer days when a cozy sweater and all-purpose vest are all you need.

And if you need a good vest, this J.Crew option comes in a bunch of colors and is one of my favorite buys from them. It’s thin so it doesn’t bulk you up but still keeps you super warm. Now’s a good time to buy one, when it’s on sale, wear it now for what’s left of winter and then break it out again next fall.

Alright, I’m out of here! Time to get out and enjoy this weather while I can!

Vest: J.Crew; Sweater: Forever 21; Pants: J.Crew; Sneakers: Superga; Bag: Dandelion 
Photos by Whitney Neal

Outfit Post: Black Blazer

I don’t talk about my actual job on here very much (in case you’re wondering or have ever wondered, probably not but you’re gonna find out either way, I work for a public relations firm called Boxcar here in Louisville). I mean I tell you what I wear to work a lot (A LOT – I know), but otherwise I don’t talk much about work on the blog or about the blog much at work.

See most of my clients aren’t even close to the realm of the fashion retail world. Yeah sometimes we do partner up with bloggers but that’s a world that’s very foreign to the majority of the people I deal with on a daily basis. Honestly, I get a little embarrassed when some of my clients find out about this little endeavor. It’s usually good for a some good natured ribbing but that’s about it.

That’s exactly what I got when I wore this a week ago to a day of meetings. And since I’d broken out of the mold of skinny pants + blouse + heels for a change, I figured it was worth it to drag my friend Hayley out to the neighborhood by our office to snap some pictures.

This was another #nonewthings outfit – pulling out this Clothes Swap score of a skirt, an old H&M tee and my favorite black blazer. Finish it up with my favorite (need to clean these now) boots and it was out the door. One thing that was key about this outfit is this blazer. I can’t say enough about investing in a great black blazer. I’ve had this one for a LONG time and it’s still just as great as the day I got it. It’s the little things that make getting ready that much easier and I know I can always throw this blazer on when it’s one of those closet conundrum days.

p.s. – if you’re in Louisville, I’d love to see you tomorrow evening at Dandelion! We’re hosting a Valentine’s party – think shopping, champagne and chocolate. Get all the details here.

Black Blazer: Theory (old – similar here); T-Shirt: H&M (old – love this Banana Republic option); Pleated Skirt: Martin + Osa (old – almost identical here); Bag: Coach; Boots: Madewell (seen before here and here); Black Coat: Banana Republic

Photos by Hayley Grant  

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