Blogging Besties: Something Sensible

 
Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015, the series expanded to include yours truly @ My Closet Catalogue and Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!
Last week, Maricel challenged me to wear something white, something oversized, or something sensible. I am nothing if not sensible, so for this week I styled one of the most sensible pieces I own–my interview dress.
Rather than the conservative way I usually style it for interviews (neutral blazer w/ matching wedges) I went for more “fun” this time since it was just a regular workday! I pulled out colors from the pattern and chose my accessories/completer piece in those colors–the pink of the cardigan, the navy of the necklace, and the maroon of the flats.

 

 

 

Dress: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Walmart (similarsimilarsimilar)
Watch: Francesca’s (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Forever XXI (similarsimilarsimilar
Next week, Whitney can choose from the following: stripes, hot pink, or a statement necklace!

 

Blogging Besties: Black Jeans

The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

We took a brief intermission from Blogging Besties last week, but the elements Maricel gave me to choose from were an oversized grey top, black velvet boyfriend blazer, black jeans and knee-high boots.”

This is another older one from last fall, but I loved the outfit so much I just had to save it! I pulled out the maroon of the tank and the blue of the necklace from the print on the trim of the kimono. I finished it off with a black hat, black skinnies, and booties!

 

 

Tank: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilar)
Kimono: Forever XXI, thrifted (similarsimilarsimilar)
Jeans: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)
Booties: Forever XXI (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilar)
Hat: Leith (similar, similarsimilar)
Next week, Whitney can choose from the following elements: a kimono, maroon, a hat, or something with a fun trim!

Blogging Besties: Unique Sleeves

The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015, the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue and Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Maricel SLAYED in a cool vintage maxi with a statement paisley pattern. For my turn this week, I chose to pass on unique sleeves. In Maricel’s honor, I also went with a vintage vibe!
I styled a textured blouse with puffy sleeves (you can get a better view of the sleeve detailing in the last photo.) The structured sleeves give it a vintage look, so I styled it with a classic pencil skirt, polished wedges, and a multistrand pearl necklace. I love the ’60s chic aesthetic of this outfit!

Blouse: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: Target (exactsimilarsimilar)
Wedges: J. Crew Factory (exactsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similarsimilarsimilar)
Next week, Whitney can choose from a pencil skirt, a vintage-inspired outfit, or pearl jewelry.