30 Plus Style: Animal Instinct

TGIF all!

30 Plus Style is back and we are taking on my favorite…animal prints! As y’all know, I love me some leopard print so this challenge was right up my alley.   I wanted to show that you can wear leopard print  to work without breaking any dress codes.   A leopard print skirt is a great way to add some sass to your work ensemble.  I paired my skirt with a button up shirt and layered  my peplum shell over it.  If you’re in a corporate setting, pair your skirt with  a blazer or opt for a leopard print blouse under a blazer to keep your look professional.   If you want to add a pop of color,  wear a bold shoe or purse to achieve this.  FYI fuchsia/ hot pink looks AWESOME with leopard print!

leopardone

 

Are you a fan of animal print?

Please check out the lovely ladies of 30 Plus Style to see how they styled their Animal Instinct!

In My Joi
Pretty Plus Pep
Pumpz & Studs
The Jenesaisquoi
Mode Plus

And as always, we are looking for guest bloggers to join us on a future 30 Plus Style post, so if you are interested contact us at 30plusstylecollab@gmail.com and be sure to include your blog’s URL !

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Peplum: F21+ (old)
Skirt: Michael Kors (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

“A” For Effort

Happy Hump Day all!

I’m lazy when it comes to casual dressing especially during the weekend. On any given Saturday you can  find me in a pair of wrinkly jeans and sweats.  While there is nothing wrong with this, I found myself increasingly not making an effort with my appearance during the weekend. Last Saturday I caught a glimpse of myself in a store  window and I looked a hot mess! After seeing myself, I made a promise to put just as much effort into my casual dress as I do for work.  So on Sunday pulled this outfit together to go see the Patrick Kelly exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (if you are in the Philadelphia area and love fashion, this exhibit is a must!).

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up  my weekend wrinkly jeans and sweats.  I just wont be wearing them 100% of the time from now on!

What is your weekend style?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Rafaella Woman ( old)
Jeans: Lauren Ralph Lauren
Turtleneck: Old Navy (here)
Sneakers: Target

Pinterest Inspiration

Happy Monday all!

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I’m completely addicted to  Pinterest. I can stay on Pinterest all day  especially the women’s fashion board. It was there I stumbled on this pin which inspired my post today.  Her chic ensemble got me thinking of ways I could incorporate white my Fall wardrobe. I came up with three easy ways to add white and get further use of items already in my closet.

How are you incorporating white into you Fall wardrobe?

Have a wonderful day!

White Blazer:

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Blazer: Tahari for Women (old)
Shirt: Jones NY (old)
Pants: Simply Be (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

White Skirt:

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Skirt: c/o Eloquii (no longer available)
Sweater: Old Navy (wearing an XL; here)
Shoes: Aldo (old)
Clutch: Banana Republic (no longer available)

White Jeans:

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Jeans: Talbots Woman (old)
Jacket: Old Navy (old; similar here)
Sweatshirt: H&M (wearing a L; available in store)
Sneakers: Converse (here)

Casual Friday: A Kick In The Pants

TGIF all!

” Love your enthusiasm and style! Please do more casual and pants outfits!”

I gotta admit, this comment struck a cord with me because it’s so true!  I had to admit that 95% of my outfit posts feature skirts and are work related.  I’ve allowed my love of all things skirts to forsake other items in my closet.  While my job is a portion of my life, my posts don’t reflect this. Trust me, work isn’t the only thing I’ve got going on in my life! So from now  on my Casual Friday posts will  be a mix of business causal AND casual outfits.  I’m committed to doing this  because I take my readers comments seriously.  I’ve even  created a Pinterest board dedicated to pant outfits for inspiration!  So please don’t hesitate to let me know what you like to see on the blog and if I can make it happen, I will!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Gap (no longer available)
Pants: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
Shoe: Sam Edelman (here)

30 Plus Style: The $30 Challenge, Mad For Plaid

Happy Tuesday all!

We’re back! 30 Plus Style latest collaboration is taking on one of Fall’s staples…plaid.  Plaid is one of those prints that can be very polarizing…either you love it or hate it.  Personally I like plaid, especially plaid shirts. So I was cool with styling a plaid outfit but when I saw that  it had to be $30 or less I was like “oy vey!” Luckily I’ve been blessed with gifted items that helped me with this challenge.  To make sure my outfit was less than $30, the jacket I’m wearing in this post was originally priced at $110 but I only paid$23 for it!  Now that’s what I call a bargain!

Please check out the lovely ladies of 30 Plus Style and French guest blogger Gaelle from The Curvy and Curly Closet to see how they became “Mad For Plaid”!

In My Joi
Pretty Plus Pep
Pumpz & Studs
The Jenesaisquoi
Mode Plus

And we are always looking for guest bloggers to join us on a future 30 Plus Style post, so if you are interested contact us at 30plusstylecollab@gmail.com and be sure to include your blog’s URL !

Have a wonderful day!

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Shirt: c/o Foxcroft (no longer available)
Skirt: ASOS (gifted by family; red no longer available)
Jacket: Gap (no longer available, size XXL)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

Casual Friday: Fabulous Faux Pt 2

TGIF all!

In my second installment of Fabulous Faux, I combined my faux leather midi with this fun sweatshirt. I love the statement sweatshirt trend so I searched around until I found this one at H&M.  I had to have it to pay homage to my hometown of New York.  I was born and raised in the Bronx and proud to be a native New Yorker (or New Yawker! LOL)  After I graduated from Binghamton University, I left for graduate school here in Philadelphia to never return back to New York.  Although I’m pretty much a Philadelphian now, New York will always have a special place in my heart!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Skirt: Simply Be (here)
Sweatshirt: H&M  (size L; here)
Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Shoes: Tahari (here)

Fabulous Faux…Pt. 1

Happy Hump Day all!

Now that Fall is here, I can finally break out my faux leather pieces without sweating to death! Back in the day I wouldn’t be caught DEAD wearing faux leather (don’t you think faux sounds better than saying fake leather? LOL) The days of cheap, stiff items have been replaced with soft, matte materials that move with your body. This faux leather skirt from Eloquii is a prime example of that.  The rich color, great fit and conscious construction has made this skirt one of the best faux leather pieces I own!

What are some of your favorite faux leather pieces?

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. I seem to be having a serious love affair with burgundy (aka Sangria) and green!

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Skirt: Eloquii (here)
Jacket: Kohls (old)
Blouse: Dorothy Perkins (sold out)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old)
Purse: Love Cortnie
Necklace:  Gap Outlet (old)