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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!

 

In Outfits on
April 19, 2017

Pleated Midi Skirt and Thoughts on Women Supporting each other

||Top:  Express Stretch Cotton Cropped Tank | Skirt:  Banana Republic Floral Pleated Midi Skirt | Shoes:  Sam Edelman Odelia Mules | Jewelry:  Stella & Dot Element Necklace |  Blue Lapis Lazuli Pauline Ring (sold out) | Alice Tennis Bracelet  ||

I have been looking high and low for the perfect pleated midi skirt, and I finally found it!  The skirt’s waist is high enough, so I can wear a crop top without flashing too much skin, just a sliver. Since I wanted the skirt to be the showstopper, I chose a simple black top and some delicate jewelry to compliment it. Wearing this outfit I felt dressy without being fussy or overdone. The perfect mix between modern and romantic, if you ask me 🙂

I had the privilege of working with the talented young photographer Victoria Westrick for this photo shoot. It was so much fun and I felt incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her. It also made me realize how important collaborations are, especially between women.

Let me recall a far too familiar scenario: We start a new project, business endeavor, what have you, and we are excitedly sharing our big plans with our girlfriends, just to find out that they are not as supportive as we anticipated.  We are left wondering “why?” and start double guessing our plans, our friendship, and even ourselves.

More often than not, women for one reason or another do not support other women’s goals and efforts. May it be in the work environment or on a private level between friends, I have personally encountered push back and, in some isolated instances, even sabotage from other women.

However, whatever their reasoning may be, much more important is the fact that we all need support. We all need reaffirmation every now and then. Even the most confident person can’t do it on her own. We need our girlfriends, our sisterhood, our squad, our tribe.

As different as we may seem, we all feel joy, pain, and love the same way. Why not use our similar experiences to relate to each other and connect?!  Let’s build acceptance, support, and love for each other because … God knows, we could use more of that.

How, you might ask? It can be as easy as sharing your girlfriend’s latest post on your page or liking and following her business page or blog. It takes about 30 seconds, but means the world to your friend. Trust me.

You might say your friend’s handmade cat costumes are just not your thing? Fair enough. However, I bet one of your 375 Facebook friends was searching desperately for exactly that dinosaur costume for Mr. Mittens. Just saying.

Thankfully, I have been lucky enough to have encountered some women who are the epitome of supportive friends and coworkers.  This post is a tribute to them and to all women not afraid to stand behind other women’s dreams. They are wise enough to understand that your girlfriend’s success is not your failure.  On the contrary, it is a testimony that we can achieve our goals with hard work, focus, and a little support.

Let’s celebrate the women that are always there for us, supporting us in every endeavor, big or small!  I raise my glass to strong, supportive women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

In this spirit, I would like to introduce a new movement – Sisterhood of Bliss – a place where women support other women’s goals and dreams without judgment and where we celebrate each other’s success. Let me know what you think or of any ideas or comments you have! And if you used the hashtag #sisterhoodofbliss for your posts, I wouldn’t even be mad 😉

A big thank you to Victoria Westrick Photography ! Stay tuned for more collaborations…

When women support each other, incredible things happen.