This dress is one of my favorite purchases from the Gap. It was on sale and a great deal. It’s very simple and super comfortable. It’s perfect for a busy morning when I need to get ready quickly after my morning workout. I threw it on in a hurry and added my Kate Spade orange Popsicle pendant necklace. My navy Cole Hahn wedges completed the look. I love that the Popsicle necklace perfectly matches the bottom stripe on the dress.
Homework: What is your favorite fall color block look?
Spirit days at my school are so much fun! Each grade level is assigned a class color: red, white, or blue. Since I represent all grades, I always wear all three colors. So, I decided to recycle my 4th of July shirt and pearls combo. I wore a red, white, and blue plaid shirt from Banana Republic with navy khaki pants from Gap. My navy Cole Hahn wedges were perfect for a day that involved a ton of steps and running around. To jazz up the outfit, I piled on my long pearls from C. Wonder(worn as a triple strand) and a pearl bow necklace from Ann Taylor Loft. Pearls and plaid are a fabulous combination!
Homework: How would you incorporate red, white, and blue into a spirit day outfit?
Last night was my school’s Back to School. I knew I wasn’t going to have time to go home and change between the end of the school day and the start of the evening event, so I needed to get creative. I decided to use my black sheath dress from Banana Republic as a base and create two unique outfits with it.
For my daytime look(on the left), I wore the dress with a black bow belt from Banana Republic and my black and tan Cole Hahn spectator wedges. I completed the outfit with a neon geometric cardigan from Gap and my hot pink Kendra’s Scott tassel necklace. It was a perfect school day outfit.
Right before Back to School Night, I made a quick switch-a-roo! I swapped out the cardigan out for a black and white fitted blazer and then changed to a leopard print belt. I love mixing stripes and leopard. I then added a hot pink statement necklace, which makes this entire outfit from Banana Republic. The only non-Banana item was my Coach wedges. This outfit was professional and polished. My walkie talkie and clipboard completed the look!
Using a simple black dress as a base was an easy solution for two events in one day. I’m glad I didn’t have to pack a separate outfit in a garment bag, drag it to school, and then find a place to hang it during the day.
Homework: What do you have in your closet that can do double duty for daytime and evening events?
For the first day of school, I had to show my school spirit by wearing school colors, light blue and navy blue. I was lucky and found this navy blue sleeveless fit and flare pleated dress last weekend at the Banana Republic for about $20. I added a $12 light blue cardigan from the J. Crew outlet and two blingy necklaces. The flower necklace is from the J. Crew factory website and the rhinestone necklace is from the Banana Republic outlet. They look great individually, but look even better layered together. I finished the outfit with my navy suede Cole Hahn wedges. Good thing the wedges have Nike Air technology built in. According to my FitBit, I walked over 7 miles during the school day!
I bought this black dress with tan polka dots this past weekend at the Ann Taylor factory store at the Outlets at Orange. It was a steal at $25 and the cut is super flattering. Plus, I love that it has a thick sash/bow that defines my waist. It’s a great weekend sundress that can be worn with sandals, and with pumps and a cardigan, it’s completely work appropriate. For work today, I wore it with a short-sleeved coral cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft and my orange Kate Spade Popsicle necklace. The Popsicle necklace is a perfect reminder of a fantastic summer. Remember, I won the money to buy this necklace on a Sex and the City penny slot machine at Casino Morango. My Cole Hahn black and tan spectator wedges were the finishing touch, as they matched the dress and with the built in Nike Air technology, they are very comfortable. This outfit came together at the last minute and made me smile today!
Homework: What’s your best summer memory?
I am completely in love with these pink pants I bought on sale at Banana Republic. I wore then on Easter Sunday, and I couldn’t wait to wear them again. I knew it was going to be very busy day, so my navy Cole Hahn wedges with Nike Air technology built in, were the obvious shoe choice. Since my color palette was basically decided for me, I decided to go with a pink/navy combo. It just so happens that the pink trim on my maroon academy blazer was almost a perfect match to my BR pants. Plus, the lining of the jacket is navy and hot pink polka dots. So cute! A simple navy blue t-shirt from Banana Republic with silk trim around the collar, was just the right shell to go under the blazer. My favorite pearl bib from the Ann Taylor Factory store finished off the outfit. Done! Is it wrong that pink pants make smile? If it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right!
Homework: How would you wear brightly colored pants?
Today’s outfit features the The Gap Academy blazer I picked up this weekend for $13. It is maroon, hot pink, and fabulous. I paired it with a navy t-shirt from Banana Republic and a navy skirt from Ann Taylor Loft. It needed something a little extra, so I added a great pearl statement necklace from the Ann Taylor factory store and fun ring from Banana Republic. I felt like a private school girl today! I walked all over campus today and I was really glad I was wearing my Cole Hahn wedges. They have Nike Air technology and they are so comfortable! I buy a pair every summer during the Nordstrom sale. They are great for long days.
Homework: Do you have a favorite school look?