Friday, February 28, 2014

Change Out

top: old, similar here// shorts: levi (available here) // shoes: 10 crosby derek lam (similar here) // bag: loeffler randall (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (available here) // watch: michael kors (available here) // jewels: stella & dot and sylvia benson

Day 5 of the Who What Wear 30 Day Wardrobe Challenge was to "change out your handbag"… I switched it up from the usual Phillip Lim 31 Hour bag to my Loeffler Randall  leopard pony hair number…obviously. By the way 2 Wednesdays ago was when the snowpacalypse hit Raleigh and my husband had to leave our car at a grocery store 2 miles away and walk home because of the crazy conditions….and then last Wednesday it got up to 73 and was perfect shorts weather…….things that make ya go mmmmmmmm :)

New Things: See original post here 

Day 57: tried the "naked" vegetarian taco salad from Qdoba….delish

Day 58: visited a new town for lunch with a friend

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


sweatshirt: madewell (similar here) // jeans: one teaspoon ( available here) // jacket: old, similar here // shoes: shoemint (similar here) // bag: 3.1 phillip lim (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (similar here) // hat: michael kors (similar here)
photos by Ellen of Elle N Style
Day 4 of the Who What Wear 30 day Wardrobe Challenge was "boyish" which is obviously achieved with the sweatshirt, boyfriend jeans, beanie and leather jacket…….but i love balance with any look so the powder blue heels and statement bag did the trick.

PS a couple of updates…..last Sunday the Doodle Bug peed in his potty for the first time #humblebrag; also I started a Tumblr page which you can find here because I love to keep all of my visual inspiration on my desktop (Yes, Pinterest, I'm cheating on you)…..and last thank you again for everyone who came out to my Loft event last week….you can see the pics and get some spring style tips from the event on the Facebook page here.

New Things: See original post here

Day 55: made balsamic tofu with mozzarella and tomatoes….not my have but still good

Day 56: sat in a new spot at my favorite cafe downtown… little thing but got a new perspective and got to do more people watching

Monday, February 24, 2014

Go Big or Go Home

tee: 3.1 phillip lim (available here) // coat: madewell (available here) // pants: fab'rik (similar here) // shoes: shoemint (similar here) // sunnies: prada (available here)
photos by Ellen of Elle N Style

Day 3 of the Who What Wear 30 Day Wardrobe Challenge: Go Big or Go Home……..aka an all oversized outfit. I have to admit this one was way out of my comfort zone…usually if I do an oversize piece I balance it with several other form fitting pieces. I do have to say this felt quite rebellious…..and chic…… maybe there will be more oversize pieces in my future.

New Things: See original post here

Day 52: tried the Beet & Goat cheese salad from Bonefish Grill, nom to the nom

Day 53: tried the Tofu Ssam from my favorite Korean cafe

Day 54: tried cosabella from intimint….in love

Friday, February 21, 2014


top: fab'rik (similar here) // vest: subtle luxuries // coat: gap (similar here) // pants: free people (similar here) // shoes: shoemint (similar here) // bag: vintage louis vuitton // sunnies: ray ban (available here) // watch: michael kors (available here) // bracelets: stella and dot & sylvia benson

Day 2 of the Who What Wear 30 day wardrobe challenge: wear at least 2 different textures………well I'd say I've got like 4 or 5 going on so boom done. I saw a street style shot a couple of months ago that's been saved on my desktop of a girl in an all white ensemble with a camel coat and black pumps. I would have initially gone with light colored heels but I loved how the black pumps totally grounded the look and here is the debut of my vintage Louis….ahhhh heaven.

New Things: See original post here

Day 49: Took constructive criticism for the first time in my life without getting defensive… felt good

Day 50: tried a new necklace combo with some stella & dot and vintage chanel

Day 51:  walked the trail around Yates Mill Pond by myself…….very therapeutic mommy time

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


shirt&pants: sylvia & luka (loving this matching set) // coat: zara (similar here)  // shoes: shoemint (similar here) // bag: 3.1 phillip lim (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (available here)

I started the Who What Wear 30 Day Wardrobe Challenge this weekend and here is the first look: "Bright Color Combo"….and yes that suit totally counts as a bright color combo for someone who lives in neutrals!…….

PS thank you thank you for everyone who came out to my Loft event last night, it really meant the world to see each and every one of you ;) Not to mention I not only got Mia to go out of her comfort zone and try on a jumpsuit….but she actually bought it….#winning.

New Things:  See original post here

Day 45: made a new favorite pick me up: iced green tea with perrier and fresh lemon

Day 46: tried the fish curry at a local Korean cafe…holy heaven

Day 47: wore a completely oversize outfit…except the shoes…those fit just right ;)

Day 48: tried a pair of khakis for the first time in like 15 years, surprisingly chic

Monday, February 17, 2014

Don't Be Afraid To Give Up the Good To Go For the Great

blue jacket: old, similar here // leather jacket: old, similar here // jeans: madewell (similar here) // boots: via amazon similar here // bag: balenciaga // hat: michael stars (similar here)

leather top: all saints (similar here) // white shirt: free people (similar here) // kimono: castles couture (similar here) // jeans: joe jeans (similar here) // coat: madewell (available here) // bag: balenciaga // hat: stylemint (similar here)

 This month's We the Fashionati Style Profile is "A Lesson in Layers" and If you guys are like me you have been acquiring pieces that you can't wait to wear for Spring….so wear those pieces now just layer and layer…..and layer!!!

I'm going to be real for a second (yes this is a long post) for the past couple of months I haven't been able to put as much into the blog and responding to you guys as much as I would like because toddler hood and potty training are kicking my ass…also I've gotten into a rut….but when Who What Wear's 30 Day Wardrobe Challenge came across my screen this weekend it seemed like just the right kick to get me into high gear. I'll be posting 3 looks today and then starting Wednesday I'll play catch up with the first 4 looks from the challenge and then following up every day….. because as John D. Rockefeller so aptly pointed out "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great"

PS if you are in the Triangle area be sure to head to The Loft at Southpoint from 6:00 to 9:00 to meet me and see how to style Spring's key pieces… there will be macarons and a special discount….need I say more?

                                                  Tigers Don't Lose Sleep Fashion Bash                                                

Hosted by Brooke Allen
LOFT Streets of Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713
Tuesday February 18th 2014 6pm-9pm
RSVP by Monday February 17th

jacket: stylemint  // pants: fab'rik (similar here) // bag: 3.1 phillip lim (similar here) // watch: michael kors (available here) // necklace & bracelets: stella and dot