Dress Code: Teddy bear swag on a Sunday!

imageBackstory: In high school and college, my mom owned a company called Unbearably Good and my nickname was Heidi Bear. I gave up the personalized license plates, but I’m still drawn to cute teddy bears every now and again!

Current story: So I was shopping in Forever 21 with my friend Stephanie, and of all sudden I heard her yell, “You’re welcome,” from across the store while waving this adorable sweatshirt in the air. I knew I had to have it. This bear has serious swag! Plus, it was only $20. Today, I wore it with my white boyfriend jeans and a denim work shirt, with the collar popped, both from Gap. All I needed was my trusty gold hoop earrings and my nude Tory Burch bow flats to complete the look.

Homework: Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend!

Dress Code: Sequins and seersucker on a Saturday!

imageIt’s a perfect day sequins and seersucker! Today, I’m wearing my favorite SJP Bitten seersucker pants with a bright yellow tank with tone on tone sequin stripes from the Banana Republic outlet. It’s such a fun combination! I layered a white tank from Old Navy under the yellow tank to add dimension. My nude Tory Burch bow flats and my C. Wonder pearl studs were all I needed to complete the outfit. It’s a perfect combination for a Saturday outing!

Homework: Take weekend off and enjoy! Happy Labor Day!

Dress Code: Ready to head back to school!

imageI am so excited for this school year; I can’t contain my school spirit! Today, I’m wearing my favorite black, a-line skirt from Banana Republic with a raspberry and white striped, boat neck tank top from Ann Taylor. I topped the look with a charcoal gray leopard print cardigan and a flowered headband from Forever 21. My silver and bling necklace is also from Ann Taylor and my bow sunnies are Chanel.

Now I just need to find a first day of school dress!

Homework: Describe your perfect first day if school outfit.

Dress Code: Stripes and bling, are very good things

imageIt should be obvious by now that I love a good statement necklace… the bigger the better! This necklace was found on sale at Banana Republic. Shocker, I know! When I bought it, it had a clasp that limited the length of the necklace to 18″. Since a ribbon was also attached, I wanted to be able to wear it at any length. I took the necklace to my jeweler when I was getting a watch battery replaced and he cut off the clasp, so now it can be adjusted for any neckline. Today, I wore my statement bling with a blue and black striped dress from Banana Republic. Since the stripes go in different directions, it is very flattering. I said that I needed to stop buying striped dresses, but this one was too cute to pass up!

Homework: what is your favorite color combination for a striped pattern. I’m loving this blue/black combo.

Dress Code: On Wednesday’s we wear necklaces that look like tiaras!

imageSometimes you need to fall back on classics when you need to get dressed in a hurry. This black dress is one of my favorite “forever” pieces, and it was such a good buy. I found it on the sale rack at Anthropology for less than $50 and I wear it all time. All this dress needs is a great necklace and my “tiara” necklace from Banana Republic was perfect for today. It is another find from the sale box at BR and it was less than $30. It is such an amazing statement necklace and I always get compliments on it. And, it make me feel a little bit like a princess! Always check the sale box of jewelry at Banana Republic! You never know what you will find!

Homework: What is favorite source for statement jewelry?

Dress Code: Eyelet and camo!

imageI seriously can’t get enough of these Gap camo pants and I love trying to figure out new ways to wear them. Today, I decided to add texture to jazz up the camouflage pattern. I found this royal blue eyelet tank top at the Banana Republic outlet for about $12 and knew it would be a great layering piece with a ton of things on my closet. Once I had the electric blue and camo combo picked out, I added my nude Tory Burch bow flats from the TB outlet and my Kate Spade “one in a million” initial necklace from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I added an ivory cardigan from the Gap for work and then took it off for a night out with friends.

Homework: Take the night off!

Dress Code: Patterns, pink, and a parking lot…

imageI got a little crazy with patterns today, and I love the way this outfit turned out! I started with a black and white geometric print, pleated silk skirt from the Banana Republic outlet. Next, I added a black and white stripped tank top from Ann Taylor Loft. Since these two patterns are pretty bold, I softened the look by adding a third pattern, a gray cardigan with white polka dots from Nordstrom. I needed a pop of color, so of course, I added my Party Fuschia Tory Burch Reva’s.

I forgot to take a picture of my outfit in the morning, so I quickly snapped a selfie in the parking of my gym. 😄

Homework: Which patterns have you experimented with recently?

Dress Code: Navy and pink, a lovely combination… I think!

imageI recently bought these navy blue khaki pants at Gap for $20. I knew I wanted to wear them with something fun, so I shopped in my closet and found this navy, linen tunic from J. Crew to go with my new pants. I love that it has a tiny gold chain detail around the edges. It’s pretty sheer, so I needed to wear a camisole underneath it. I chose a white one from Old Navy. I love the contrast between navy and white. Next comes the bling! This blue and pink statement necklace from the J. Crew factory website was the perfect match to my party fuchsia Tory Burch Reva flats. The only other accessory was my orange Dooney and Bourke vintage tote bag. I felt like I belonged on a cruise ship!

Homework: What is your favorite color to wear with navy blue?

Lesson Planning: Attractive storage and organization

Organization makes me happy! I love searching Pinterest for organization inspiration. Here are a few ideas I have recreated in my bathroom and bedroom:
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I reused some Kate Spade gift boxes to store my hair clips and baubles. They are so pretty. I bought this mini cake stand at the Nordstrom Rack and it is a great way to add a level of prominence to the items it holds. My Tiffany mug looks great with my makeup brushes inside. A small glass heart holds all my perfume samples.
image I found this tiered jewelry holder at Hobby Lobby and it’s great for organizing earrings and bracelets. I also have several small dishes for separating rings and small earrings.
imageWine bottles are a creative way to display and stack bracelets. I also used a split of champagne and an empty candle holder. 
image This mini compote dish matches the cake stand and was also purchased at Nordstrom Rack. It holds my Miracle Blur, Bobbi Brown serum and SPF moisturizer. It makes my everyday products look special.

imageA silver tray quickly organizers products on my bathroom counter. I also used an over-sized martini glass to store all my nail polishes and a glass candy jar to hold cotton pads. 

Pinterest is a great source for organization inspiration. I have a Pinterest board called Organization Makes Me Happy. Click here to see my pins.

Homework: What is your favorite organization tip?

Dress Code: On Wednesday’s we dress like leprechauns!

imageI don’t think it is a secret that pink is my signature color! However, Kelly green is a close second to my beloved pink. If I can’t or don’t purchase an item in pink, I will buy it in green. Today, I decided to go all green, all over. I wore the pants I bought the day before St. Patrick’s Day with a muscle tank top, both in Kelly green from Gap. I bought these pieces separately, but they were meant to be worn together. I needed to break up all the green with an accent color, so I layered on a lightweight ivory cardigan from J. Crew. It has a cute blue seahorse detail and it was only $12 at the J. Crew outlet. I added my mixed metal statement necklace from Banana Republic and my nude Tory Burch bow flats. I scored the Tory’s at the Desert Hills outlet for $145. They go with everything, and you know I love a good bow detail. I love finding things in my closet, that must be worn together!
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