This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the Sweeter than Serenity blog. We chose this look because we love how she uses warm tones to create a relaxed, layered look for winter. The bright pink sweater and the colorful scarf can make any look more cheery and fun! The beige handbag with the brown boots work perfectly together. Check out the outfit below to see how you can get a similar look!
By: Jaclyn Parker
Shirt: Caslon at Nordstrom ($68.00), Scarf: ModCloth ($29.99), Boots: Sam Edelman at Nordstrom ($149.90), Tights: Nordstrom $7.20, Leg Warmers: Target ($10.00), Handbag: Salvatore Ferragamo at Nordstrom ($1,390.00)
Choosing a pair of shoes to wear can be a daunting task when you have a closet full of them. On the other hand, not having enough pairs of shoes can leave you craving all the hot new styles. Whether you have too many or too few, there are five general types of shoes that every woman should own in order to be footwear-ready for any event or occasion thrown your way!
Black Ankle Bootie
First off we have the classic black bootie that will match with anything due to its neutral color. Opt for one with a medium heel; it will have you looking stylish while still keeping you comfortable. Sure, you probably wouldn’t want to run a marathon in them, but you could definitely walk a fair distance without being in agonizing pain. They’re incredibly multifunctional; they can take you from work during the day to a social event at night with no need for a shoe change in the middle.
Now that you have your ankle bootie covered, it’s time to invest in one that’s either to your knee or above it. Every woman needs a pair of show-stopping boots that will look great with a dress or a pair of skinny jeans. Wear them to a party or on a date, and you’ll be admired for your sense of style!
Owning at least one pair of ballet flats will have you jumping for joy on those long days that you spend standing on your feet. Choose a pair with a special detailing like metal hardware or a snakeskin material.
When you’re ready to pump up your style at the office, it’s time to invest in a pair of pumps that are feminine, professional, and chic! Pumps will help take a pencil skirt to the next level or make a pair of jeans more formal.
The fifth and final must-have shoe is the strappy evening sandal that will take you to any formal event. When shopping for an evening shoe, look for two important characteristics: a satin fabric or sparkly crystal detailing. Either one will indicate that you’ve got your party shoes on and are ready to kick up your heels!
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This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on the Peachy Style blog. Courtney looks effortlessly chic in a classy black dress with an asymmetrical hemline. She gives the little black dress all the attention by pairing it with subtle and elegant accessories. The black gladiator high heels add the perfect touch of sexiness! Her black watch and silver rings keep this outfit feeling beautifully edgy! Whether you’re going out to dinner or heading to a party, this look will keep you feeling sophisticated and chic all night! Check out the outfit below to see how you can get a similar look!
By: Jaclyn Parker
Dress: DKNY at Bloomingdales ($175.00), Watch: Victorinox Swiss Army at Bloomingdales ($450.00), Shoes: Jessica Simpson at Nordstrom ($109.95), Ring: Pandora at Nordstrom ($150.00)
Some days we can spend an hour in our closets figuring out what to wear, which denim color, which top, which pair of shoes, which pair of earrings, the list goes on and on. Some days however, we want our trusted jeans to come to our rescue; we want to be able to slide on our favorite pair in two seconds and look incredible. So which jeans should we choose?
An article featured on WhoWhatWear consults some of the best fashion experts to get their take on their most reliable pairs of jeans, and trust me you’re going to love the results!
First off, we have light-wash skinny jeans with rips on the knees. The light blue wash with the rips will give you a casual look that you’ll love! Pair them with your favorite t-shirt or a button-down shirt, and you’ll have an outfit that will keep you cute and comfortable whether you’re sitting in class or running to the grocery store! Not sure where to find a stylish pair of jeans like this? Check out Nordstrom’s Joe’s jeans featured below! They even give you a slight bit of fading to make you look très chic!
Next denim obsession on the list is a pair of high-waisted black jeans designed by AG. These fitted cotton jeans will give you that perfect fall look. It’s time to transition from your summer white jeans into a pair of bold black jeans! The high waist will keep you comfortable so that you’re not constantly pulling up your jeans every time you sit! Pair these jeans with a sweater for a comfy night in, or with a dressy top and chunky jewelry for a night out with friends!
Last but not least, we have a style of denim jeans that are one of my personal favorites: boyfriend jeans. Some people may associate boyfriend jeans with really baggy jeans, but that doesn’t have to be the case! The best boyfriend jeans are the ones that are relaxed, skinny jeans, meaning they follow the curves of your body without conforming too tightly to your leg. The relaxed fit gives you the perfect relaxed look for you to enjoy! It’s time to be stylish and comfortable at the same time.
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This week’s outfit of the week goes to a sophisticated and professional look featured on the Damsel in Dior blog. Jacey pairs blue wash skinny jeans with a white buttoned down blouse and matching white pointed-toe pumps. The blazer adds the professional touch that could turn your pair of jeans into workplace-acceptable attire. The black cat-eye sunglasses make the look even more bold and chic! She accessorizes perfectly with a small black handbag and a few delicate bracelets! Want to know how you can get the same look for school or the office? Check out the outfit below, which was created using the StyleChat App!
By: Jaclyn Parker
Blazer: J. Crew ($178.00), Shirt: American Eagle ($39.95), Jeans: Paige Denim at Nordstrom ($189.00), Shoes: Manolo Blahnik at Nordstrom ($595.00), Handbag: Chloe at Saks Fifth Avenue ($1,990.00), Sunglasses: Illesteva at Saks Fifth Avenue ($290.00), Bracelets: Kate Spade New York at Nordstrom ($32.00) and Marc by Marc Jacobs at Nordstrom ($58.00)
With the warm summer weather still upon us, we walk through retail stores unable to even think about wearing the new sweaters and jackets that they’re showing for fall. Of course it would be great to shop for every season, but budget wise it’s great to buy pieces that will get you through multiple seasons! Since now is the time that retailers are putting all their summer merchandise on sale, it’s time to take advantage of some budget-friendly summer pieces that will make it through to the fall. A Refinery 29 article gives us some helpful pointers on what to buy.
It’s time to invest in a denim miniskirt. Combine it with your favorite crop top in the summer, and wear it with leggings and a sweater in the fall. Dress it up with a floral top for a summer night out or wear it with a button down flannel blouse in the fall. Either way, a cute denim skirt can last you for a while! For only $22.90, we love this denim button skirt from Forever 21.
Next fashion item to consider buying is a short-sleeve polo. In the summer you can wear it on its own and in the fall you can throw a light cardigan over it. Opt for a bright color like blue because it will keep your look fresh.
Next up we’ve got a very versatile and loved fashion staple: skinny jeans. Check out Nordstrom’s Jolt dark wash skinny jeans featured below. In the summer, wear them with a pair of strappy sandals and in the fall wear them with your favorite booties.
If you want shoes that will work in the summer and fall, opt for a pair of mule loafers like the slide-on ones featured below. This sale item will be comfortable and cute with a variety of outfits from dresses to jeans and t-shirt.
Keep your style fresh and budget-friendly from summer to fall with these simple tips! Your wardrobe is more versatile than you may think! We can’t wait to transfer our denim skirts from summer to fall with just a few small adjustments! What fashion items will you keep through the seasons?
This week’s outfit of the week goes to a look featured on The Adorable Two blog. If you’re looking for a casual, comfy, and sophisticated look, try recreating this one! The long button-down shirtdress paired with a striped t-shirt will give you the relaxed slouchy look that you want, while still looking professional and chic. The comfortable black Birkenstock sandals paired with a small black handbag add a very tasteful touch. She keeps the look interesting with a dark pair of sunglasses and a black leather watch. Check out the outfit created below to see how you can get a similar look!
By: Jaclyn Parker
Shirt dress: Eileen Fisher at Nordstrom ($80.10), T-shirt: Hollister ($9.00), Shoes: Nordstrom ($159.95), Handbag: Chloé at Nordstrom ($1,850.00), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban at Nordstrom ($130.00), Watch: Emporio Armani at Macy’s ($695.00)
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