Work Style Wednesday: Summer Frocks

Summer is upon us and nothing spruces up one’s summer work style quite like a colorful frock, or two!  Dresses are the ultimate summer must have and when it comes to my summer work style, I love bypassing the sometimes tedious task of mixing and matching tops and bottoms.  Which means that during the summer, I stock up on dresses, frocks and anything that will keep me cool and effortlessly stylish!

Lucky for me Nordstrom currently has a drool worthy selection of beautiful summer dresses for virtually any occasion, all under $150.00!!

I’ve picked my top 8 Work Style Summer Frocks below, which ones would you love to add to your summer wardrobe?

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Work Style Wednesday: Spring Casual

Today’s look is a bit more casual than what you guys are used to seeing from me, but by all means, still very work appropriate.  Having to bear with a strict “no jeans” policy at work can have a girl scrambling to find a stylish alternative to the oh-so versatile blue jean on a Friday morning.  And since scrambling and fussy clothing are no way to start your Friday morning, the fashion gods created khakis!

Equally as comfy and versatile as jeans, you can pair your khakis with virtually any solid or printed top in your wardrobe. I wore my khakis with this perfectly floral top and accessorized with my favorite springtime handbag by Vince Camuto, andcurrent shoe obsession, my YSL Tribute’s; both of which you’ve seen before recently and will likely see a lot more of this spring!

What’s your casual style?

image_1Khaki Skinnies: Marshalls; Floral Blouse: MarshallsColor Block Satchel: Vince CamutoT-Strap Stiletto Sandals: (Tribute) Yves Saint LaurentCalle Ocho Flamingo Necklace: Lil’ Miss Miami x T’Audrey; Dual Pearl Earrings: Baublebar.

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Work Style Wednesday: Muumuu(ish)

If I had to pick one dress to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this H&M Hi-Low A-Line dress right here. The only thing that disappoints me about this dress is that it was not manufactured in every single color and print known to man.

Sure, its shape could be compared to that of the Muumuu, but its fun and airy vibe is simply perfect for spring! Besides, don’t be so closed-minded, this muumuu er dress (and this one too) can bring sexy back real quick, simply by adding a chunky belt creating a more cinched, flirty look.  I paired my fun and flowy muumuu with my new obsessions, my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Sandals; a hard earned gift to myself for kicking ass at work.

Speaking of work!! It’s Work Style Wednesday and I can’t wait for my dose of work style inspiration!

Work StylePrinted A-Line Dress: H & M (similar styles here, here and here); T-Strap Stiletto Sandals: (Tribute) Yves Saint Laurent; Color Block Satchel: Vince Camuto; Dual Pearl Bracelet: Express (bracelet); Dual Pearl Necklace: ILY Couture; Floating Bar Ring: Express.

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Work Style Wednesday

Hey guys! It’s that wonderful time of the year again! No not spring, although I am pretty excited about spring (fashion) as well.  It’s that time of the year when you get to hear me bitch and moan about how much weight I’ve gained, how none of my clothes fits me and how I plan on doing this and that in order to get back to my preferred weight.

Well, how about I spare you those boring details and instead I talk to you about how despite my augmented physique I managed to pull off this figure hugging little number by Calvin Klein via Marshalls.  The truth is, sudden weight gains happen to the best of us (or is it the worst?).  The key is knowing how to dress for your body type and using the powers of dissimulation to conceal problem areas.

Aside from having an interior lining and being made of a thick, quality material (two important factors when concerned about dimples or skin imperfections), this feminine number is ruched at one side of the waist, creating a slimming effect.  When experiencing tummy troubles try opting for dresses with ruched or twisted waists. You’ll be surprised at what a little well-placed gathering will do for your waistline!

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Tan Ruched Waist Dress: Calvin Klein via Marshalls; Studded Peep-Toe Heels: (old) Ivanka Trump (love her shoes); Black Studded Clutch: Beya Accessories.

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Work Style Wednesday: LBD Remix

Today’s Work Style Wednesday post features ONE very work appropriate LBD remixed in TWO perfect “work to play” ways.  Which look is your fave?

Speaking of faves… It’s my fave day of the week! Work Style Wednesday! Don’t forget to check out the swoon worthy work style looks shared by all the professional fashionista’s that linked up to this week’s Work Style Wednesday Blogger Linkup!

All Black Black Shift Dress: Marshalls; Bib Statement Necklace: Baublebar; Black Lace Studded Booties: Shoedazzle (similar); Black Mini Handbag: Express.basel2Black Shift Dress: Marshalls; Snake Print Jacket: local Miami boutique (closed); Oxblood Handbag: Marshalls; Oxblood Booties: Express;


Work Style Wednesday: Way Back When

Hey Dolls! The past 3 weeks have been pretty tough!  Not only have I been working around the clock Monday-Sunday, but I’ve been doing it in Orlando, Florida- far, far away from my family, friends, adoring boyfriend and kitty cats!! I’m seriously about to blow a gasket!

I missed my Work Style Wednesday post last week, but I couldn’t go another week without linking up with all my favorite hard working fashionistas, so this week I’m doing a little compilation of a few of my favorite “way back when” work appropriate looks!  Which is your favorite???

Can’t wait to see what Work Style looks my fellow fashion blogger babes have in store this week!  Link up below!!

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Work Style Wednesday! Little White Dress (LWD)

Hey Dolls! I write to you from Orlando, Florida where I will be working around the clock for the next three weeks!  Forgive me in advance for the lack of blog posts/Instagram posts within that time period.  I do however, have every intention of keeping up to date with Nathy and my  “Work Style Wednesday” Blogger Linkup! [Fingers crossed]

Today’s Work Style Wednesday look features a dress you’ve seen before here, reinvented!  You can reinvent just about any ensemble by simply varying your shoe, handbag and accessory selection! Simple!

I hope you all have a happy humpday and don’t forget to see what other fabulous Work Style Wednesday looks are featured this week on our blogger link up!

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White Shift Dress: Marshalls ; Gold Pumps: ZARA; Handbag: Louis Vuitton ; Gold Chain Bib Necklace: Baublebar.

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Work Style Wednesday: Exaggerated A-Line Dress

On an impromptu visit to one of my favorite Coral Gables boutiques, Isa Boutique, I came across this “exaggerated” A-line dress. An A-Line dress is a dress that is fitted at the shoulders and chest and gradually widens towards the waist and hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A.

However, the (not so) little A-line dress you see below not only widens towards the bottom, but also contains an excess (in a good way) of fabric towards the back and bottom creating the illusion of a train. Hence the term “exaggerated”. I love the free flowing, whimsical feel of this dress, the excess fabric in the back makes me feel like a super hero with a cape! You know, the type of super hero that twirls around in chunky mules and a structured handbag full of tricks!

Keep an eye out for this “exaggerated” trend. Since my recent purchase of this dress I have stumbled across numerous stores and sites carrying similar styles, a few of which I have provided for you below!

P.S. It’s Wednesday! Don’t forget to tune into my Work Style Wednesday Blogger Link up and see what promotion worthy looks this week’s participants have put together!

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Black A-Line Dress: Isa Boutique (similar, similar, similar, similar); Black Mules: Cameo the Label via Nasty Gal; Black Handbag: H & M (similar); Black Sunglasses: Quay Australia via Nasty Gal.
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Work Style Wednesday: Striped Tee

“I have been shopping all my life and still have nothing to wear.” ~ Anonymous

It’s crazy, but its true.  Some days I wake up stare at my closet and firmly decide I have nothing to wear.  On those days I find relief and comfort in a trusty striped tee. Versatile in so many ways, a striped tee is an easy starting point to creating an effortlessly chic look. Being a lover of pattern play, I’ve come to find that when it comes to “playing well with other(s) (prints)”, stripes always win!

One very important thing to always keep in mind when mixing prints is to make sure your differing prints share similar color schemes.  Now that we’ve laid out the ground rules to mixing patterns, here are a few ideas on how to style a STRIPED TEE:

1.  Striped tee, boyfriend jeans, strappy heels and a scarf (solid or printed);

2.  Striped tee, black skinny pants, pumps and a blazer (solid or printed, if you dare);

3.  Striped tee, floral skirt, ankle booties and a solid color cardigan;

4.  Striped tee, colorful skirt, Converse and chambray button down.

Don’t forget to scroll your way down to today’s #WorkStyleWednesday feature below!

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Red Tweed Jacket: Forever 21 (old, but similar here); White/Black Striped Tee: Marshalls (identical); Black Skinnies: Marshalls (similar); Leopard Print Pumps: Ivanka Trump; Leopard Clutch: Steve Madden (old, similar); Gold/Black Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (very similar).

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