What I Wore: Outfit of the Day

Today I just loved my outfit and a few people complimented it, so I decided I’d post about it!

I wore a hot pink button down from American Eagle, a denim pencil skirt from Target cinched with a black waist belt from Nine West, and mint flats from Dollhouse.  I also had mint nails to match my flats! (These items are not the ones pictured; I recreated my outfit on polyvore.)

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How to Wear Harem Pants to Work

Harem pants are awesome. They’re light, comfortable, and come in all different colors and designs. But sometimes it’s hard to know what to pair them with or whether or not they’re appropriate. My advice is to turn to basics. Most harem pants have an intricate design or bright colors so you want to balance that out with a basic top. Today I wore a gray pair with a white tee. The gray pair that I have from Aerie could be matched with many different colored/ patterned tops but since I wore them to work I still chose a basic white t-shirt.

Because this outfit is so basic, I chose to add color by pairing it with my favorite jeweled sandals.


I have another pair of harem pants from Old Navy that are not as versatile. They are navy blue with a bright pink pattern which makes them harder to match.
With these (again) I would wear a white t-shirt. But if you don’t mind looking “matchy-matchy” you can wear a shirt that matches one of the colors in the pattern of the pants. So with my pink and blue harem pants, another option I would wear is a hot pink shirt to match them.

Here are some other examples of the trend:


How would you wear harem pants? Try it out!


What I Wore: College Graduation Ceremony

Introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the LBD (Little Black Dress) is still the best dress to have in your closet for any occasion. I chose to wear mine for graduation this past Saturday and I loved it. Mine is from New York & Company (its not the one featured in my Polyvore set) and I absolutely love it. It fits perfectly and goes with everything! So here is the basic idea of what my outfit consisted of for my college graduation:

What I Wore: Graduation Commencement
Plus I made sure my nails matched! Black and gold were the colors of the day! (Our school colors are maroon and gold.)
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I had a great day on Saturday and I’m so proud of myself for all the hard work I did in school. Now that it’s over, let the job hunt begin!

As requested by A.Moments, here is a photo of me in the dress I wore. Sorry, it isn’t a full body shot so it doesn’t show my shoes but they are similar to the pair in my polvore set above.
grad outfit
I’m also wearing a “Grad Princess” sash my friend from high school got for me! I hope this gives you an idea of what I wore even though it doesn’t show the entire outfit. It’s the best one I could find!

Easter Brunch Outfit Ideas

As I laid in bed this morning, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to wear so I started planning outfits in my head. I knew I wanted to wear one of three different pieces I have in my wardrobe: a new dress, my loose-knit cream sweater, or my coral skirt. So what better way to decide than to actually create my visions through Polyvore!

Here are my ideas for today:



Coral Sunday - Easter Outfit



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What I Wore: Day Trip

Day Trip OutfitDressing for a day trip can be so difficult (especially in Spring) because you never know what the weather will be like and if it will stay that way all throughout the day. I visited Washington D.C. on Saturday and it was a perfect example of this. It was windy, sunny, chilly, and warm all at the same time. I think I zipped/unzipped my jacket 389234 times. Point being, I have learned the best outfit for a day trip always consists of LAYERS. Continue reading