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#OOTD: One Piece Wonder

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I can’t get enough ‘throw this on and you’re done’ pieces in my closet, and jumpsuits are topping my list of one-piece wonders this spring. I have two — this one from Express last year and another by B.B. Dakota — and they’re in regular weekly rotation between work and the weekend. There are endless ways to style them with shoes and layering pieces, and they’re just so easy.

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My Top 10 Wardrobe Essentials

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‘Capsule wardrobes,’ and ‘daily uniforms,’ are The Big Blogger Buzz Words right now. While I’m not sold on the concept of boxing up three-quarters of your closet each season as some kind of experiment in minimalism, I am completely converted to the ideology of the uniform.

I started by figuring out which outfits I wear most often and feel the best in. Then I narrowed down the common denominators in those outfits to identify my “essentials.” Now I focus on those essentials when I shop and get dressed every day.

And holy moly, life is so much easier!

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#OOTD: AE hi-rise skinny jeggings.

Just in case you missed the first four times I mentioned my love for American Eagle’s hi-rise skinny jeggings, lemme just repeat myself: I could wear them every day.

I may have purchased three pairs of the black during the BOGO sale, just in case they’re discontinued next season; hashtag: doomsday prepper.

 

#OOTD: The Perfect Shirt

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My friend, Meghan, got this Free People ‘Sunset Park’ thermal in her boutique earlier this month and sold them all right out of the box before she could even get them on the floor. When she restocked last week, I made a beeline to her shop to get one; and I may go back for the black.

It’s light enough to wear into the spring, long enough to pair with leggings for the weekend, and just so stinkin’ comfortable.

I can’t get enough soft flowy tops these days.

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Grown-Up Coats

Good coats are wasted on Florida weather. For years I avoided the investment because we sunshine-staters rarely have an occasion to wear them; but once in a blue moon, some formal event pops up on cold evening and your coatless self is left with two options: 1.) Grin and bare it (there’s nothing chic about chattering teeth); or 2.) Cover up that cocktail dress with your denim jacket from the Gap.

This year I decided it was time to address the coat deficit in my closet, since a 30 year old should probably have appropriate outerwear that she didn’t find on a clearance rack in the juniors department during college. I bought this Via Spiga wool blend trench on Hautelook for less than $100 at the start of the season, and followed it up shortly after with a black Vince Camuto number.

Wearing:

Via Spiga coat
Cynthia Rowley silk floral tank (Marshall’s)
AE hi-rise jeggings
I.N.C. navy suede pumps
Hobo ‘Lauren’ clutch wallet

#OOTD: Easy Like Monday Morning?

2015/01/img_5827.jpgI really wanted to wear sweatpants to work this morning, but I went for item #2 on The List of Least Professional But Most Comfortable Wardrobe Favorites: my relaxed-fit distressed boyfriend jeans.

Wearing:

Blank Denim Galaxy Jeans
Olive & Oak tee
Nine West sandals & Lauren Merkin leather tote (Hautelook)

#OOTD: Baby, it’s cold outside!

2015/01/img_5749.jpgOkay, before you get all snarky about winter weather in Florida, let me just tell you, it’s a damp cold, y’all. ;-)

I ordered a few pairs of American Eagle hi-rise jeggings when they were on sale after Christmas and all my jeans were too tight from a month of sugar binging. I love AE jeans for work; they’re comfortable and fit me well, but, most important, they’re inexpensive. A flower shop is no place for designer denim, unless you’re into lily pollen stains, bleach splatters, and spray paint drips.

A note about these jeggings: they’re soft and stretchy, but they’re cut pretty straight through the hips. Order up a size if you’re curvy.

Wearing:
AE dark wash hi-rise skinny jeggings
B.B. Dakota sweater (m.marie)
Nine West ‘Noriko’ boots (Hautelook)

#OOTD: Kork-Ease Lena Boots

A Pretty Penny Korkease Lena Boots

I found these leather Kork-Ease Lena boots on major discount at Hautelook at the start of the season, and I’m just getting around to wearing them. I’m kind of a wimp when it comes to heels right now; I live in flats during our busy season at the shop and it’s like learning to walk all over again in shoes higher than three inches.

Speaking of busy seasons, we survived the holidays! We’re detoxing from all the sugar, scrubbing tree sap and glitter from every surface of the shop (and our hands) and looking forward to a few lazy days off at the end of the week to recover. I hope you all enjoyed some quality time with your families and friends to celebrate the season.

Can you believe it’s almost 2015?!

Wearing:

Olive & Oak top (m.marie)
AE hi-rise skinnies
Kork-Ease Lena boots
Vince Camuto Colby perforated leather bag
Apt 9 faux leather moto jacket