Werkin’ It

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I got this leather pencil skirt a couple months ago during one of Ann Taylor’s many extra zillion percent off super flash self-destruct-in-5-minutes sales. (They’re probably having one right now.) I finally had a chance to wear it this week. Once again, this semester’s internship gives me an excuse to wear some things that are too dressy for class.

I was inspired by a post on M Loves M this week to wear leopard print with this skirt. I was worried it might be – in Tim Gunn’s words – “a lotta look,” but I think this cream blazer kinda tempers it. For a conservative office environment, I try to stick with one statement at a time and then disguise it. Pretty tricksy, huh?

Have a good weekend, everyone!

similar Skirt (on sale) // similar Shirt // similar Jacket* // similar Necklace (40% off at the Limited w/ code INLOVE)

Where you’ve seen the top half before…It’s the Real Life Remix…

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*Jacket provided courtesy of H&M.

She’s a Maniac…Maniac…

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As you may recall, the last time I wore this fun leather number was to an 80s cabaret. What’s the only occasion that would be even more perfect for a leather mini? We’re all thinking it. Let’s just say it together:

Flashdance the Musical.

The show is on tour, and right now it’s in Indianapolis. Don’t have to ask me twice. Dance movies: good. Musicals: good. Musicals based on a dance movies: Double good. I’ve been dancing my whole life, so I’m super critical, and I was really really impressed. The lead was amazingly talented, and the choreography was really cool. Sure, the show’s a little cheesy, but what do you expect? The point is: you should see it. Check here to see if it’s coming to your area.

I really had to control myself around the merch counter though…There was a cutoff sweatshirt with the Flashdance logo! That’s something that’s been missing from my wardrobe for a long time. But it was $50. And some people have told me I already have a lot of clothes. Say whaaat? If I have so many clothes, why am I wearing the same skirt to TWO 80-related events in a row?!

Shirt (on sale) // similar Jacket // Skirt* // similar Shoes // similar Bag // another similar Bag

*Skirt purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Leather to Work? Yes We Can!

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For the record, this is not real leather. But “pleather” paints a picture of crappy small-town strippers so I don’t like to use that term to describe my own wardrobe. I wore this to the office on Monday (where I work at a desk, not on a pole). I had already decided to wear this skirt, but all of my go-to “work tops” just seemed boring. Then I thought about my style pinboard on Pinterest where I have about a gazillion pictures of outfits I like. I pin photos and then never look at them again. It gave me this crazy idea – I should look at them. So I did, and I happened to spot one that included a vest. I’ll skip to the end of the story: I decided to wear a vest.

Sometimes you just have to find something that sparks some creativity. No more boring Monday! Huzzah!

Top: Rafaella / Vest: Express / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Tahari / Necklace: Tiffany / Earrings: Light Years / Bracelet: gift

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Also, today Coco was all “hey take my picture for your blog,” and I was like “but my blog is about style,” and she was all “pretty please I’m cute” and I was like “OK.”