Work to Cocktail Party Outfit Idea

cocktail party

 Photography: Oksana Berman

 What I’m wearing: Dress- Mango, Shoes- BCBGeneration (similar), Watch- Michael Kors

I love a good cocktail reception just as much as the next gal. But a lot of them tend to happen right after work, and since most of us can’t run home to change, we have to plan our outfit for the whole day. In this post, I’m giving you an outfit idea for what to wear when both the office and cocktail party.

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Two ways to style a white cashmere sweater this fall

cashmere sweater

Photography: Greg Beuning

What I’m wearing: 

Outfit 1: Sweater- Vince, Shorts- (similar), Boots- Via Spiga (similar), Bag- Zac Posen (my exact one is sold out, but here’s a very similar one)

Outfit 2: Sweater- Vince, Skirt- Loft (this one might be even cuter!), Shoes- Coach

 I’m in love with this cashmere sweater. All cashmere really. There’s just something about the quality, how durable, yet soft it is, that can’t be beat. And it’s versatile too. Of course, traditionally it’s reserved for the colder months of the year, but I decided to start early and styled this white cashmere sweater two ways for the fall. The first look is perfect for a patio date night on a late October night (you know when you can still wear shorts, but want to pretend it’s fall so you also throw on a sweater), and the second look is great for work or a networking coffee. Read on to see how easy both are to style. 

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Nature Queen haircare will give you the healthy, shiny hair you’ve always wanted

Nature Queen

Don’t you love when your hair feels soft, shiny, and smells amazing? I literally love catching a whiff of good smelling hair, and then realizing it’s my own. Best feeling! Recently I tried a new to me shampoo brand, Nature Queen. A big thank you to Nature Queen for sending me both the shampoo and conditioner to try, I loved using them! Read on to find out why. 

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Cross hiking off your Fall bucket list

hiking

Photography: Oksana Berman

What I’m wearing: Tank- Fabletics (couldn’t find the one I’m wearing, but I love this one with mesh detailing), Leggings- Kenneth Cole, Sports bra- Pink (similar)

 I’ve had such a fabulous time with my mom, and one of my favorite things that we did this past weekend, was go hiking. It wasn’t aggressive or anything like that, I would definitely need more prep time to do like an actual hike, but it was really nice to walk the trail, enjoy nature (especially in the fall- how freaking gorgeous are the trees?!), and take some pictures. Of course, we also wore cute activewear. 

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How to style a leather skirt for the office

leather skirt

Photography: Greg Beuning

What I’m wearing: Shirt- Armani (men’s), Skirt- Zara, Heels- Coach, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff

I’ve posted about this leather skirt tons before (check out here and here), but this time I really wanted to show you guys how to style it for the workplace. Recently I’ve been all about finding creative ways to look chic at the office. If you want to wear a flowy dress, read this post about how to jazz it up, and if you want to look your most business professional while still being fun and expressing your stylish personality, read my post about this amazing sheath dress.

And now if you want to wear a leather, I have the perfect, most effortless outfit idea for you.

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Three ways to make a flowy dress interesting again

flowy dress

Photography: Greg Beuning

What I’m wearing: Dress- BCBGMaxazaria (similar), Shoes- Schutz, Sunglasses- Gucci (they’re sold out so here are some similar)

 I love flowy pieces. I especially love flowy dresses. They’re just so effortless, you throw one on with a pair of boots and a cute accessory like a hat or a long chain necklace and you’ve got the most chic boho outfit set to go. Of course there’s also a point when a flowy dress gets boring, or is used too often to hide parts of our bodies. So how do you make flowy dresses interesting again? Here are my thoughts.

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How to elevate your office style with three easy pieces

office style

Photography: Greg Beuning

 What I’m wearing: Dress- Calvin Klein (similar), Blazer- Ann Taylor , Shoes- (similar) , Bag – Kate Spade

Let’s talk office style. For those days at the office when you have to look good (which should be everyday, but I get it), you can’t go wrong with a sheath dress, a tailored blazer, and a pair of Mary Jane heels. Here’s my take on office style, and what to wear for an important meeting or a presentation. I think this outfit idea exudes professionalism, but keep things stylish and modern.

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Where to go apple picking near D.C.

apple picking

On Sunday, Greg and I ventured out to Homestead Farms in Poolesville, Maryland to go apple picking. I had never been apple picking before but it just sounded like the most fall of all the fall things to do, so I decided this year was the year. And we went on October 1st and it was 65 degrees. All the pieces fell into place.

If you’re into apple picking (or pumpkin picking, or squash or really any other kind of vegetable or fruit that you can pick) and you like farm animals, sprawling land, and homemade apple/pumpkin butter, go to Homestead Farms.

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