From Left, Bird Ring: Hummingbird Ring ($99) Pink Ring: Trina Turk Enamel Ring ($32) Green Ring: Astley Clarke Enamel Ring ($75) Belt: Robert Rodriguez Python Belt ($145) Bag: Modalu Pippa Grab ($255) Top: Cream Embroidered Blouse ($57) Skirt: LK Bennett Skirt ($78)
For the Office. This blouse reminds me of Halle Berry’s 2002 Elie Saab Oscar dress. I love the delicate embroidery. I paired this blouse with the berry skirt for a feminine work look, and I like the way the delicate flats compliment the blouse. However, you could pair it with a pair of t-strap pumps in nude if you feel like you need to wear heels.
I added a belt to the outfit to lend structure to the outfit and raise it up from church attire to the office. I also added a Modalu Pippa Grab bag, which I still believe is the perfect leather office bag. And I accessorized with a selection of delicate rings to bring out the colors in the blouse.
For the hair, I would wear it down and wavy. For the makeup, I would choose a pink cheek, a pale lip and lined eyes. I would also paint my nails a deep berry color or a pale pink.
For a Casual Dinner. When I want to grab a casual dinner in my neighborhood, I like to dress up a little. It’s nice to wear something a little nicer than jeans or a sundress, but not go for full dinner attire. I think this casual, printed blouse and Capri pant outfit is perfect for a relaxed evening out.
I accessorized this simple outfit with one of the hottest colors of 2012, mint. The portfolio clutch and large stud earrings lift the outfit. I also added a chic clutch to give the outfit a little something extra.
For the hair, I would either wear it down and stick straight or up in a bouncy, teased ponytail. For the makeup, I would do a bronzy-plum cheek with a nude lip and winged eyeliner. I’d also paint my nails a bright red, I like Essie Lollipop.