From Right, Earrings: Carobella Hoops ($29) Sunglasses: Ghia Sunglasses ($98) Bag: Modekugen Bag ($85, overseas vendor) Shoes: VC Frisco Flat ($98) Scarf: Tri-Color Scarf ($57) Jeans: Trouser Jeans ($88)
For Casual Friday. I love a t-shirt with a pencil skirt in the summer. It’s easy, it’s comfortable and it’s appropriate for sweltering hot days. Also, if I needed to, I could add a white or navy blazer to this outfit.
Isn’t this skirt fantastic? I usually won’t add any items that aren’t Polyvore-ready (no model, no background) to my sets, but this oval-print skirt from Talbot’s is just too chic to pass up. I love the multi-colored chain pattern.
I am seeing this J.Crew Bubble Necklace all over D.C. this summer, but if $150 is a little rich for your blood, Lori’s Shoes has a $43 knock-off that comes in orange. The simples studs and perforated bag continue the simple, chic vibe and the basic pump keeps the look office appropriate. You could also add a ring if you like, perhaps this navy enamel and gold vermeil ring.
For the hair, I would wear it down with a bit of curl at the ends. I would wear a pink lip gloss with a pop of pink blush on my cheeks and taupe eye-shadow.
For Traveling. Last weekend, I headed up to the Big Apple to do some sightseeing and a whole lot of eating with a friend. We took the train, and let me just say that the clothing choices on Amtrak make airline passengers look like they were dressed by Anna Wintour. I’ve never seen so many filthy flip-flops and pajama pants in one place, and my train was leaving at noon!
Dressing up just a little bit when you travel can make the whole experience just that much more pleasant. I always feel a little bit better when I look nice, and a pair of trouser jeans (not to snug) and a comfortable cotton tee are just the ticket. I also added a stylish printed scarf to help keep me warm and dress up the basic t-shirt and jeans.
For the accessories, I chose this awesome orange bag. The bag is gorgeous for under $100, but the company that sells it is in Sweden and it ships from Hong Kong, so I won’t pretend to know what that might cost. I also added a studded flat, sunglasses and a pair of hoop earrings.
For the hair, I would pull it up into a messy bun. And I would keep the makeup simple with a berry-colored blush, some gold eye-shadow, defined eyebrows, black mascara and a clear gloss.