There’s something about mint green that I love. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of my favorite ice cream..mint chocolate chip! Anything in this color is perfect for the spring and summer..whether it’s a mint green necklace or these Blank NYC jeans I got from Marshalls that I’m wearing here. Have you worn something mint green to work?
I’ve been noticing this term, skater dress, a lot lately while browsing around online. Skater dresses are perfect for women like me who are small on top with curves below the waist because that’s exactly how these dresses are shaped: fitted on top with an a-line skirt. These are great for work as long as you find a dress that’s not too tight on the top or too short. (Aim for a dress that is no shorter than 1 or 2 inches above the knee.) ASOS has a ton of skater dresses! I bought this blue lace ASOS skater dress a couple months ago..although I will say it’s a little too short for work, but I’m keeping it for a date night.
In honor of Greek Easter which was on Sunday, I thought I’d feature fellow Greek Nia Vardalos in a color very appropriate for spring this year – bright pink! If you’re looking to spruce up your work wardrobe, I recommend you find a dress in this color. It’s very pretty and flattering. ModCloth has a lot of cute bright pink dresses (one of which is below). I also bought one from Marshalls (seen here) last week!
In the course of a week, 3 of my favorite bloggers announced their pregnancies on their blogs, which was very exciting! Of course, it’s exciting that they are having babies, but also because they all have amazing style so I knew they’d continue to keep that style while being pregnant. If you’re dreading maternity wear, check out their blogs!
Yup, that’s right! I’m engaged! My boyfriend of 5 years proposed to me Sunday night and I’m still in shock that it’s for real. All of the congrats and well wishes from my family and friends has been overwhelmingly exciting. I’m letting the engagement sink in right now, but will be starting the wedding planning process soon. I’m most excited about finding a venue, booking a photographer and of course..finding the perfect dress!
Here’s what I wore on my first day to work engaged..oh and the ring!
ASOS peplum top / Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans / Old Navy leopard flats / (fake) pearls from my grandmother / Revlon posh nail polish
I bought this purple Michael Kors sweater dress in the fall when I started my winter shopping and finally got around to wearing it to work a couple weeks ago! I decided to wear the dress with skinny jeans instead of leggings for a couple reasons: 1) the dress is a little to tight around my backside to wear with leggings 2) I’m kind of over leggings right now.
You’ll also see I’m wearing Toms in one shot and gray wedge shoes in the other. That’s because I wasn’t sure after my fall if I was ready to wear heels again because knowing me I’d fall again wearing these, but they look better with the wedges so that’s what I went with once I got to work!
My work outfits are back because I was finally back in the office yesterday after being out 7 weeks! In January, on a rainy evening after working late, I slipped and fell outside and broke my arm! It’s been a very tough past couple months. I’m someone who avoids risky situations for fear that I’ll get hurt, so I’m still in shock that I got hurt so randomly. The good news is I didn’t need surgery or anything like that..I just needed time and rest and now my bone is healed and I’m onto physical therapy. All of my friends, co-workers, family and especially my boyfriend have been amazingly supportive, so I’m very lucky for that.
It was actually very nice to be dressed up again yesterday in this comfortable Max Studio dress. I will be honest..I didn’t wear the heels pictured here in the office. I’m going to be wearing flats for awhile until my paranoia over falling again goes away.
Max Studio dress / Franco Sarto shoes
I don’t own a bauble necklace, but I’ve decided I need to get one (like this ModCloth necklace maybe?). I’ve really liked the ways my co-workers have styled their colorful bauble necklaces – it’s a perfect accessory as we head into the spring. I’m not in the office to take pictures of their cute outfits (I broke my arm 6 weeks ago and am working from home..story for another day), but I did find other stylish ladies wearing a bauble necklace in work appropriate outfits. What do you think of these necklaces and outfits?
Stacy Keibler’s Naeem Khan dress and Sandra Bullock’s Ellie Saab Haute Couture dress were by far my favorite dresses of Oscar night.
The dresses fit their bodies so well and I just loved the beading. What were your favorites? These dresses confirmed for me that I need to buy some clothes with beaded detail for the spring. Like one of these maybe?
I know, it’s a little too early to be thinking about fall fashion trends, but the fall fashion runway shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped, so consider this a heads-up for your fall shopping! There were lots of trends that I’m excited about that will be very easy to incorporate into a work wardrobe. Here are the top 10 2013 fall fashion trends:
Jen Kao / Libertine / Carolina Herrara
Micheal Kors / Phillip Lim 3.1 / Marc Jacobs
Monique Lhuillier / Phillip Lim 3.1 / Reem Acra
Tibi / Anna Sui / Honor
Black and white
Erin Fetherston / J Mendel / Narciso Rodriguez
Rebecca Minkoff / Catherine Malandrino / Vera Wang
Kate Spade / DKNY / Elie Tahari
Oscar de la Renta / Calvin Klein Collection / Marc Jacobs
Mixed prints (PS – this is my favorite trend)
Diane von Furstenberg / J. Crew / Lela Rose
Want to see more from New York Fashion Week? See my favorite looks on this NYFW fall fashion Pinterest board!
All pics from style.com