Tuesday, January 27

style challenge: hey there, delilah...

Last week, Audrey's Putting Me Together Style Challenge was to wear a bright color.  Even though I tend to wear more neutrals in winter, I love color, so the challenge for me was just picking which one to wear!

Cardigan: Old Navy (similar)  Necklace: Lia Sophia  Tee: Target  
Pants: Wal-Mart (similar)  Shoes: Sam & Libby for Target

I consider coral one of my "power colors:" it flatters my complexion, I often receive compliments when I wear coral pieces, and I feel happy when I look at it.  When I follow my usual "formula," for work outfits, I like to pair a colorful cardigan and plain pants with a dressier top, but I was inspired by this outfit seen on Pinterest to try a plain white tee (hence the title of this post... excuse my four year old reference) and teal necklace instead.  I'd also usually wear black shoes with these pants, so I swapped those out for some springier Sam & Libby flats with a cute bow.  Wearing a bright color on a rainy winter day really did lift my mood - I felt great yesterday!

Do you think what you wear affects how you feel?

Monday, January 26

clicks of note.

get your week off to a colorful start...




Sunday, January 25

Wednesday, January 21

Style Review: Moon Cats Scarves

Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Moon Cats. As always, opinions expressed here are my own.

As you all know, I love fashion but I also love sticking to my budget.  I'm drawn to classic style, and my Pinterest boards are full of outfits that include scarves.  Scarves are definitely my favorite winter accessory - they can add a pop of color to a monochromatic outfit, introduce a complimentary color or pattern, and, yes, keep your neck warm!  They make casual outfits feel a little more sophisticated and dressy outfits a little more cozy.  If you could take a peek into my closet, you'd see that I may or may not have an actual scarf addiction.  

Moon Cats is a New York Fashion District brand that specializes in high quality, affordable scarves for both men and women, and when they offered me the opportunity to add another scarf to my collection (did I mention that the hanger on my scarf organizer recently broke from the weight?) I couldn't say no.  I fell in love with the company when I was introduced to them as a "client obsessed brand" - how awesome is that idea?  Don't you wish all companies had that philosophy?

Earrings: High Point Market  Scarf: c/o Mooncats  Top: H&M

I've been searching for the perfect lightweight neutral scarf, and I fell in love with this design called "Glowing Future."  It features two textures - a woven, cozy pattern combined with shimmer!  The champagne color makes it the perfect accent for rich colors, other neutrals, and even black.  I wore my scarf to run errands on Sunday, to my dentist's appointment and lunch with my mom on Monday, and to school today... so yes, I think it's safe to say I'm obsessed.

Here are a few other favorite styles from Moon Cats...

Linking Up:
Manic Monday at More Pieces of Me and The Daily Express

Monday, January 19

clicks of note: give me your heart, I won't let go...

get your week off to a colorful start...

  • Thanks to Pandora I've added Joe Brooks' "Someday (OK)" to my playlist.  I think fans of Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran will love this one.  Also, the lyric "waking up on a Monday, treatin' it like a Sunday" is incredibly appropriate for my life today except for the part where I accidentally scheduled a dentist appointment on a holiday.  I'm linking up with Musical Mondays at My So-Called Chaos.



 The Weekly Round-Up

Friday, January 16

style challenge: the coziest dress

The lovely Audrey over at Putting Me Together has come up with an awesome idea for a style challenge to help us all get back to basics and work our closets.  One of my goals for this year is to continue streamlining my wardrobe by getting rid of worn-out and ill-fitting pieces and investing in classic pieces.  This week's challenge is a basic one: wear a dress!

Old Navy fleece dress | Target v-neck cardigan | Merona riding boots

It sounds simple, but would I have worn a dress this week (the temperature in Virginia is in the thirties and below this week) without the challenge?  Probably not - can you tell how cold and dark it is when I get home from work from this picture?  Here's the Old Navy fleece dress I featured in this month's favorite things.  It really is extremely comfortable!  I paired it with a skinny belt, tights, my mustard cardigan, and my Target Kasia riding boots. My locket was a gift from my sister-in-law.  This outfit makes me feel really trendy and ladylike while also keeping me super cozy!

Do you wear dresses in the winter?

Also Linking Up With:
Friday's Fab Favorites at Style Elixir
The Skirtista Diaries at Rhea Et Cetera