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One Shirtdress – Two Fall Looks

|| Plaid Shirt Dress: Emerald Cuff Kensington Collection | Boots: Sam Edelman Penny Boot | Similar Jacket: Zara Biker Jacket | Similar Booties: H&M Ankle Boots | Silver Ring: Stella&Dot Rebel Ring | Silver Earrings: Emerald Cuff Kensington Collection ||

It is Wednesday morning and my alarm rings. As I am sluggishly making my way out of bed, reality sets in. Get my son out of bed, prepare breakfast, get him dressed, remind my husband where his car keys are, remember to bring this week’s “show and tell”, brush my son’s teeth…did I even brush mine this morning? Shoot, it’s already past 8?!?! And out the door we tumble.

I’m sure many of you can relate to the daily morning chaos, being a mom or not. Having 527 thoughts race through your mind at once doesn’t leave much room for dressing myself as fashionable as I would like, and I end up sporting the usual mom uniform, yoga pants and an over-sized sweater. This is where Emerald Cuff saves the day. Being busy Seattle moms themselves, the ladies behind Emerald Cuff understand the struggle. Therefore, they created an online boutique with one single mission – to make it simple for incredibly busy moms and women to look and feel their best.

Instead of walking up and down crowded malls, or browsing endless online shops, Emerald Cuff does the leg work for us. The founders, Erin D., Maria, and Erin O. hand-pick fashion collections that are released monthly in limited numbers and always have the modern on-the-go woman in mind. Each collection includes an outfit item paired with an exclusive handcrafted jewelry item and a bonus style piece as a gift. All we have to do is pick a collection and it will be delivered to our front door. Can’t get much easier than that!

Part of the Kensington Collection is this beautiful plaid shirt dress, which I paired with my favorite pair of boots and some knee-high socks for warmth. I felt comfortable and stylish at the same time, and plan on wearing this exact outfit to many occasions, from shopping trips to parent-teacher conferences. Also, let’s take a minute to acknowledge how “Seattle” this outfit is…I can’t think of any more appropriate outfit to sip your coffee in!

In order to take this dress up a notch for date night or cocktails with your gals, I added a faux leather jacket and black booties. I think it looks cute and a little bit of sexy, which is a great mix, if you ask me. This shirt dress is so incredibly versatile that I see myself wearing it on repeat this season, paired with a sweater, or even my fave staple, black leggings.

The jewelry item included in the Kensington Collection was this gorgeous pair of sterling silver earrings, and I am so smitten with them! Their beauty is obvious, but they are also feather light that I don’t even notice them throughout the day. My favorite part, however, is that they were handcrafted with labradorites by Sara Preston, a jewelry designer working exclusively with Emerald Cuff. Every item in the jewelry collections is meticulously crafted with artisan materials such as real stone and gems, from her Boulder Co workshop.

I have to mention the high quality of the clothes and jewelry I noticed, and am looking forward to wearing these pieces for a long time.

If you are a busy, stylish woman and love supporting women entrepreneurs as much as I do, give Emerald Cuff a try with this 15% discount exclusively for my readers: BLISS  The discount is valid on everything site-wide through November 23rd!

Keep calm and shop on, ladies!

xoxo,

Olga

Photo credit goes to Victoria West Photography – Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Outfit was sponsored, but opinions are 100% my own. Thank you!

 

How to Glam up a Basic Outfit

|| Gap Grey V-neck tee | Banana Republic Perforated faux leather pencil skirt (similar) | Sam Edelman white mules | Old Navy tortoise sunglasses | Stella & Dot Zora crystal necklace | Chantilly lace cuff | Cleopatra stud earrings ||

Today I am posting a look that can go from running errands to lunch and even to dinner dates – it is just that versatile! Perfect for long days on the go and lots to accomplish. I love how it is not overly fussy, but still looks put together.

To add some visual interest to this classic look, I spruced up the basic grey t-shirt and the sleek faux leather skirt with some major bling.  This is hands down my favorite necklace because of its versatility. Wearing it during the day with a simple shirt or blouse gives you that little extra, and in the evening it can really glam up your outfit.

I can’t forget to mention my new shoes! I am obsessed with the sleekness of these white mules and the texture of the calf-hair leather. Another reason why I love them so much might be the fact that you can hide your old pedi for a few more days and still look chic 😉

Happy July 4th everyone! Be safe and happy!!!

 

Tropical Top

|| Express Tropical ladder back top | Express Distressed black jeggings |

Tahari black booties (similar) | Michael Kors Ava small saffiano leather satchel |

Stella & Dot Emerald Eye Candy Necklace | Gold Pavé Chevron Necklace | Bracelets in order: Rainbow Visionary bracelet | Orange leather Enlighten bracelet | Alice bracelet | Amelie sparkle bracelet ||

The Pacific Northwest has been blessed with the most gorgeous weather here lately. I hear we even beat California in higher temperatures.

We Washingtonians know these sunny days are counted, so all of us are flocking to parks, beaches and outdoors to soak up as much Vitamin D as possible. That makes for very crowded strolls in the park and busy parking lots.

Thankfully, the sunshine turns almost everybody’s frown upside down.  And if that doesn’t work, a cute, colorful top will for sure 🙂

I am absolutely obsessed with this tropical top and am wearing it every chance I get, to my birthday dinner, shopping at the mall etc.

My new black jeggings are exactly what I was looking for. They are high-waisted and hug you in all the right places. You know what I mean 😉

Enjoy the great day, loves, may it be sunny or not!