Friday, July 17, 2015

Sprinkle Cake

In high school, I was definitely always a "stress baker". All my classes would want to have parties at the end of the semester right before finals. While I should have been studying, instead I was whipping something up in the kitchen to distract myself from all my schoolwork anxiety.

At college, I didn't have access to a full kitchen or baking supplies for most of the year. Now that I'm home with my full kitchen, I'm excited to be baking again and trying out new recipes! 

I have always loved sprinkles and my best friend, Jenni, can attest that I used to eat plain sprinkles straight up-- not on a cookie or cupcake or anything! I was so inspired by the beautiful sprinkle cakes on Pinterest that I knew I had to make my own. 

After reading a bunch of food bloggers' suggestions on how to get the sprinkles on the cake, I jumped in. The rolling method definitely wasn't going to happen and simply placing the sprinkles on wasn't working. 

Then, inspiration hit. Jenni and I used little baby spoons to shovel the sprinkles and splat them on the cake. Be warned: you will get sprinkles all over whatever your cake is sitting on. It's ok! 

All things considered, I think this was a fun way to mix it up with a boxed cake mix! 

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Desk Style

Whether it's in the office, cubicle, or dorm room, a desk is probably the place 90% of my work gets done. At school, I decorated my desk area with a little bulletin board, lamp, pictures, etc. At my internship this summer, I haven't been so stylish. I have a Vanderbilt pennant, but that's about it. Since I'm only here for a few more weeks, I'm not super motivated to bring in a bunch of cutesy stuff now, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't! Next summer, I'll definitely be putting personal touches on my desk wherever I intern.

This is sort of a "dream desk" with everything I think is cute and functional for a desk. Because I'm not super good at making collages yet, it looks a little cluttered, but in real life I think it's really important to have a clear surface to work on. I spend my last few minutes at work every day cleaning up and putting everything away. It's so much nicer when I walk in the next morning and don't have a mess waiting for me.


Cubicle Sweet Cubicle Sign:: How fun is this?! I think it's so cute if you're in a cube. It also has chevron on the yellow part that you can't see in the little picture I have. It's a printable, so you can get it right now and hang it up! I have my own "room" (it isn't really an office but I am enclosed) at this internship, but last summer I was at a bank of desks with all the interns. Maybe next year!

Business Card Holder:: To be honest, I'm so excited to be a tour guide at Vandy because you get a really cool magnetic nametag and your own business cards! I'm such a nerd. If you're further along in your career than I am, or already have business cards, it's obviously a great idea to have them out on your desk. What I love about this business card holder is that it has design to it and is a little girly, but isn't too crazy for your office. It is still definitely professional.

File Folders:: A Kate Spade classic. These are pretty and will help you keep everything organized. Gold stripes look a lot nicer on your desk than a stack of papers!

"Don't Steal My Pencil" Pencils:: SO fun! Love the pink color and the engraved Clueless quote. If you know a fan of the movie starting her first job, I think this would be such a fun "just because" gift to surprise her and give her a confidence boost!

Owl Lamp:: One of my favorite items on my desk at school was a little table lamp I bought at Hobby Lobby. It was nice to have a softer light source if I was reading and a lamp just makes your desk feel homier. This lamp from World Market has a cute little owl on the base, which I think is a great way to have a little fun but stay professional. At $24, it's definitely a wise choice. (#sorrynotsorry for that pun)

Plant:: My room at my current internship has no windows, so I think a little plant would be a great way to perk up my desk and get more life in the room. I love the geometric wooden pot that this store has, and it includes the plant so you don't have to worry about buying one somewhere!

Water bottle:: My #1 must have on my desk. I'm a big believer that if you have water accessible, you will drink it. I bring my Camelbak every day and drink it in the car and while I'm working. I can fill it up easily at our water cooler and stay a little bit healthier. 

Do you have a desk essential that I left out? Let me know!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shoes

Only a few more days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it goes public! Today, I'm sharing some shoe favorites to help you get over hump day ;)


 Charles David Caterina Pointy Toe Pump

I am in love with this navy suede. First, because of the song "Blue Suede Shoes" but also because I think it is a very classy and sophisticated way to incorporate some color into your footwear.


 BP Trott Bootie Nordstrom

These booties are definitely more casual for the workplace. That being said, if your office is more casual, these booties are really on trend for fall. I love the western feel because cowboy boots are really big in Nashville. I would love these for fall with a dress for the office or with jeans for the weekend or for going to class.


Sam Edelman Alaine Scalloped Topline Flat

These flats are a unique gray patent leather and have an adorable scallop/zig zag on the front. I think they're professional but youthful, and I love flats!

I can't believe that I'm almost finished with my internship! I only have a few weeks left and I'm getting ready for my lunch and learn to demonstrate to the company my projects. Excited but nervous!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Jewelry

Yesterday was the first post in my series about this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Today, I'm featuring some of my favorite pieces of jewelry from the sale. As a college student, I often don't want to spend a fortune on jewelry, but I like to have nice pieces to wear at school and at work. There are some high-quality, youthful, and affordable options in the sale this year that you can wear for years!


 Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace

I featured the pendant necklace trend a few weeks ago in this post, and now the Kendra Scott Rayne necklace that started it all is on sale! I love this navy because it is so versatile and can dress up a variety of outfits. If you love the shape of the stone, it is also available in earrings and a variety of other necklace styles.


 kate spade new york north court pave initial charm

I think this Kate Spade bracelet is a fun twist on a traditional monogramed bracelet. It's light and simple but still fun for a young woman. I have a "C" bracelet that I wear every day and love!


 Nordstrom Textured Disc Drop Earrings

To be quite honest, I'm not the biggest fan of earrings. That being said, one of my mom's biggest pet peeves is holes in your ears without earrings. I personally think that in an office, small earrings are the most professional option. These earrings have a cool texture but are close enough to neutral gold that they will go with a lot of styles.

I also love shopping for jewelry because it can be worn more easily when I get back to school and I'm not dressing business casual every day :) I made myself a rule that I can only buy clothes for work this summer to try to curb my spending, but buying jewelry and accessories is my little loophole!

Hope you get some new "bling" in your wardrobe!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses

Nordstrom's anniversary sale is their biggest of the year and it gets pretty crazy. My roommate works at her local Nordstrom store, and while she loves the deals, she doesn't enjoy all the chaos in the store!

Right now, only Nordstrom cardholders have access to the sale, but others can "Sneak a peek" at everything on sale. If you don't have a Nordstrom card, it's a pretty good idea because you get access to the sale, free alterations, and a variety of other benefits.

I love wearing a dress to work because it's simple, easy, and looks professional. A lot of the styles in the sale are for fall, but I've tried to pick some that can work now in the summer, too. Another great feature of the Nordstrom website is that you can filter by occasion and "workday" to find more options than what I feature. Here are some of my favorite dress picks from the Nordstrom anniversary sale.


 Julia Jordan Eyelet Sheath Dress Nordstrom

This dress is a fantastic way to incorporate this summer's eyelet trend in fall. It's a sturdy fabric and the color is bright enough for summer but also appropriate for fall. I love the scalloped hem! It would look great with a long necklace and a light metallic bracelet.


 Halogen Seamed V-Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

This color is the Panetone color of the year, and I think we will be seeing a lot more of it this fall. This dress is definitely simple but I think the color adds a little pop. Also, it's a classic silhouette that will last you a long time. If you want to make it more exciting, consider adding a shoe that goes beyond a basic pump, like the mary jane style shown here, or a fun bangle.


 Caslon Print Split Neck Shirtdress

I just love this dress! It has a classic silhouette, long sleeves for fall or a chilly office (like mine), and a fun pattern. I'm not the biggest fan of yellow, but I think it works really well in this pattern. I also like that it has black in the pattern so you can wear it with simple black pumps. This dress does have a lot of pattern, so I would keep hair and accessories simple.

Enjoy shopping the sale and have a great week!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Running and Fitness Event for Women 2015

This week, I attended The Running and Fitness Event for Women at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. It was my first time at a conference/trade show like this, so while it was a little overwhelming at first, I enjoyed the experience.  It was tons of fun and I loved getting to meet a huge variety of different companies and see new products.

 The Running and Fitness Event for Women 2015 Navy Pier

How badass is their logo?! 

On Monday, my two bosses and I attended a session called "The Future of Shopping." Tom Flierl and Sarah VanElzen, from Hanson Dodge Creative, spoke about the most effective ways to your brand to millennials. The theme of their presentation was that millennials follow brands whose beliefs they agree with. For example, they discussed how Patagonia has experienced success because they represent a rugged, outdoorsy lifestyle. This makes a lot of sense to me because especially with the growth of social media, brands are more visual and prevalent than ever before.

The example that immediately comes to mind is Kiel James Patrick. The brand sells bracelets, belts and other accessories, but from the beautiful Instagram posts and Snapchat stories that Kiel and his finacee Sarah post, you wouldn't know that. The brand represents their young, fun and wealthy lifestyle. Obviously we all want to spend our summer travelling around the coast and partying and KJP brands that lifestyle.

At the trade show portion of the event, one of my favorite new products was SleepPhones. I am arguably the lightest sleeper in the world and need essentially silence to sleep. My roommate always sleeps with earbuds in to block out sound, but I can never get comfortable.


SleepPhones allow you to use music, white noise or other sounds to block outside noise while you sleep. The headband is super soft and doesn't feel hard like wearing earbuds. I think this product is genius, especially for college students (my dorm can get pretty loud!)

Also, I have to give a shoutout to the Buddie Bra ladies. My mother is constantly putting her phone in  her bra and it drives me insane. The Buddie Bra has two built in pockets so you can hold your phone without it getting all sweaty and gross. The founders at the event were nice enough to give me a pink one and I absolutely love it! I've already worn it once and can't wait to again. I'm not a big runner, but I wore it on a bike ride to hold my phone, which was so much nicer than when I usually try to hold it in my hand.

 Buddie Bra

Throughout the event, they were offering quick fitness classes in the festival hall. Our booth location had a perfect view of the space and I knew I would be missing my normal Pure Barre classes because the conference messed up my whole schedule, so I stopped in for a few of the sessions. It was so fun and a great way to break up sitting at the booth!

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One of my bosses took my picture at one of the classes. I look way happier in the picture that I actually was. Working out in a polo and dress pants isn't easy!

Throughout the event, I was wearing variations on that outfit. My company wanted us to wear our logo and look professional, so picking out outfits was pretty easy!

On Wednesday, my mom and my best friend came downtown to have dinner with me!

In all, the Running and Fitness Event for Women was a success! I had a great time learning about new products, networking and talking to people about my company. 


Thursday, June 25, 2015

European Fashion Choices

One of my best friends, Colleen, was on the same trip to Europe with my brother. The both absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. Since I know a lot of college students spend a summer studying abroad in Europe, I asked Colleen to put together some things to consider when dressing for a trip.

The Thursday morning before I left for Austria and the Czech Republic  my Google search history was filled with multiple articles titled "what to wear to Austria" and "what Europeans wear."  I had been to Europe once before when I was in 7th grade and was too young and frankly to unfashionable to care. But this time was different, I was going to Europe with a choral group, and the last thing I wanted was to stand out as an American tourist. Although packing for a vacation to another country is never easy, I've collected some tips to help you in the process! 

1) I can not say this with enough conviction, but if you own a jean jacket BRING it! If you don't, a jean jacket is a great investment that adds warmth to an outfit while still being trendy and cute. Austria and Prague were about 15 degrees cooler than at home and I was so happy that I could pair a jean jacket with any of my ensembles (they match nearly everything!)  

2) Pack a rain jacket and umbrella. It rained nearly everyday we were there. Most Europeans had more neutral colored rain jackets, but don't feel required to go out and buy a new one in a different color.

3) If you are going to do a pattern, keep it simple. A big difference between American and European fashion is that they try to conform to a crowd rather than stand out in it. Even if you are dying to wear your new Lilly Pulitzer shift dress, save it, it will be much more appreciated in America.

4) Leave the crop tops at home. You will have many other opportunities to wear them, such as music festivals. 

5) Although everyone says not to wear jeans, they are perfectly acceptable if worn the right way. Most Europeans wore a pair of dark wash jeans with a cute shirt. Jeans are comfy and keep you warm, so never be afraid to wear them. 

6) Pack a scarf. I've always loved scarves, they can spice up any outfit and keep you warm. I always am afraid that when I wear my hair up my neck will look too bare, so if you are having a bad hair day throw if up in a pony and put on a cute scarf! (Also they can be a great blanket on a bus ride!) 

While the big cities (Prague & Vienna) are a shopaholics heaven, make sure that your purchase is something unique and authentic. Avoid shopping at the big name brand stores that we have here I'm the US. Research what the area is famous for (jewelry, chocolate, clothing) and indulge in that. While in Prague, I stopped at a store called G&S famous for its traditional Czech jewelry. I bought a ring for a reasonable price that has a garnet stone in it from the eastern Czech Republic. Now every time I wear this ring I am reminded of my wonderful trip! 

All in all, do not stress too much about packing for Europe. Although your dress may help you look European your American accent will ruin it in a heartbeat! Just have fun with it, because remember you are going to Europe, and what can be more fun than that! Bon Voyage!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I'm not super into healthy eating, but one of my favorite breakfasts/lunches is a smoothie. It's a great way to get a lot of nutrients in and is really easy on the go (I drink one in the car on my way to work!)

They opened a smoothie bar in our dining hall second semester and my friend Alyssa and I spent the entire semester getting a smoothie every day and perfecting our recipe. When I came home for the summer, my mom was shocked that I was now a connoisseur of smoothies but hey, that's what college will do!

This isn't really an exact recipe because I never make the same version twice. Also, I'm not including exact measurements because it depends on how much you want. I use a smoothie as a meal, so I like a lot, but my mom just has one with other food so hers are usually a little smaller.

Start with whatever frozen fruit you want. If you use frozen fruit, you don't have to use ice and it's a lot easier on you and your blender. I used strawberries, pineapple and blueberries in this smoothie.

One of the best tricks I learned from the ladies in the Vanderbilt dining hall is to put your fruit in the cup you want to drink the smoothie out of. That way, you end up with the perfect amount for your cup and you don't have to throw a bunch away.

I always put the strawberries on top in the cup because it means they will be on the bottom in the blender. Since they're the biggest, they're the hardest to blend.

The pineapple is delicious and adds sweetness, but it does make it a little more pulpy. If you really hate pulp, try using a banana instead.

I don't like blueberries. Honestly, I never have. I don't like them raw, I don't like them in muffins, I don't like them in pancakes. But I like them in smoothies. Blueberries are a "super fruit" so I guess they're really good for you and this is an easy way to get all those antioxidants without tasting it.

At school, they put juice in the smoothies. I love mine with apple juice because it makes it sweet. However, fruit juices have a ton of calories. Milk makes it creamier and adds calcium.

I always put a scoop of yogurt or Greek yogurt in my smoothies. With the milk, it makes it creamier, and it adds a lot of protein. I literally just use a spoon to scoop some straight into the blender, so I have no idea how much it is. 

Important: put the yogurt straight into the blender. If you put it in the cup, it doesn't really come out.

If you want to add spinach or kale, now is the time to throw that in the blender, too!

Almost ready to blend! Notice that the strawberries ended up on the bottom and the blueberries ended up on the top! If your smoothie won't blend, add a splash of water just to get more liquid in there to get it moving. 

The last thing I add before I blend is chia seeds. I obviously don't use very many because the blueberries also get kind of seedy. I wouldn't recommend chia seeds with raspberries because it's just too many seeds.

Chia seeds sound super fancy, but I literally buy mine at Target. You can pick up a package for a few dollars there and they last a long time.

I was in a hurry this morning when I grabbed my smoothie out of the fridge and forgot to take a picture of the finished product! It was delicious and a quick and fun way to start my day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Trends: Pendant Necklace

The pendant necklace was definitely a big trend in the South. Girls in my sorority would wear it with dresses to events where we looked a little dressier and I see it all over online.

That being said, I haven't seen this trend at home at all! I think it's a fun, trendy statement necklace that you can easily wear to an internship or job. It's not too big, so if you're worried about wearing something too over-the-top in an office, this style of necklace is a great choice.

You could also easily wear it with a simple top and shorts on the weekend or with a cocktail dress if you want to look dressier.


 Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace

The Kendra Scott Rayne necklace is the most famous and expensive version of this trend. I love this color because it can provide a pop of color in the summer and transition well into the fall and winter. Also, the color is really close to the Panetone color of the year! Kendra Scott


 Francesca's Soli Pendant Necklace

If you're not 100% sure about this trend, this necklace from Francesca's is an alternative. It's a little bit smaller and comes in a lighter color. It's very feminine with the lighter gold chain and tassel and light pink color. I love the pearl above the stone! Also, it's significantly less expensive (and all necklaces are now BOGO 50% off!) Francesca's Collections


 Pendant Necklace

Etsy is my go-to website when I want to try out a new jewelry trend, and AmyOHandmade did not let me down with this one! I love that she features both vibrand colors and the black pendant. I can see that one looking fantastic on a red dress at a Christmas party or with a patterned dress in the office. The price is awesome especially since every item is hand made. AmyOHandmade

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy Summer!

With the solstice yesterday on the 21st, summer has officially begun. Since I came home from school so early (the end of April!), I was technically on summer vacation but even the weather wasn't very summer-y. In the final weeks of the school year, it was warmer in Nashville than it has been since I've been home, so I haven't exactly been feeling the sun until now.

Working full time has also made this year feel less like summer. I didn't work nearly as much last year, so I had time to do more traditional summer activities. When I'm trapped in an office all day, it's definitely less fun than my years of swimming and hanging out with my friends.

However, just because you're working doesn't mean you can't have a fun summer! Whether this is your time off from college or you're entering the workforce, you still deserve a some excitement. Here's a list of my favorite summer activities that you can do after work, on the weekends, or on your day off!

It's super easy to feel like the season is passing you by, but even if you try to get outside and do something fun a few days a week, you'll have something to look forward to. I love having a routine, but especially with time off of school, summer is a great time to be spontaneous!

Get yourself out of the office and have a GREAT summer!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! Whether you're celebrating with your dad, grandpa, uncle, or someone else, have a great day!

My dad has requested two things for Father's Day: a family croquet game and that we all play in the pool together. It's the first official day of summer and the weather is absolutely beautiful, so I'm more than happy to be outside!

Growing up, we used to joke that my dad only had one lecture: the Peer Pressure Talk. Whenever my brother or I were getting ready to leave the house, he would launch into this speech about peer pressure and we would roll our eyes. We turned out ok though, so I guess it was pretty effective :)

My dad's other favorite topic is talking about his high school days in shop classes. If we got good report cards, National Honor Society, or any other academic honor, my dad loved reminiscing about his high school classes- wood shop, auto shop and metal shop.

Today's weekly inspiration is a line from my dad's Peer Pressure Talk. Even as a college student and young adult, peer pressure still exists. While it's not the pressure to smoke and do drugs (#tbt to DARE), there's definitely pressure from friends to act a certain way, get a good internship/job, etc.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weekly Round-Up June 20, 2015

My Saturday this weekend is pretty chill. I'm super excited to be trying out a new bagel place in my hometown, but other than that, there's not a lot on my schedule. Last weekend we had a big family party, so it's kind of nice to just be hanging out this weekend. My brother comes home from his choir trip tomorrow, so it will be good to see him again and hear about all his adventures!

One:: Especially since I started this as a career blog for young professionals, I thought this article about being nice in the workplace was really interesting. There are so many things that we are told--network, create a "passion project", etc-- that you can forget to just be nice. NY Times

Two:: I'm literally the poster child for Vanderbilt! Check out on a computer to see me in the header! Vanderbilt

Three:: Love this article about Labs! My dog, Mocha, is a black lab/german shepherd/we don't know what else mix. We adopted her from a shelter almost nine years ago. Such a fun read full of adorable doggies! Town & Country

Four:: Confession: "Every Day with Rachael Ray" is my favorite magazine. I've been a subscriber for probably ten years and I'm sure I was the youngest subscriber when I started getting it in elementary school! I love this idea to make cute chocolate spoons. It's super easy so even if you're a great chef, you can make something really impressive. Every Day with Rachael Ray

Hope everyone has a great day with their dads tomorrow!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Casual Friday June 19, 2015

This summer is flying by! I feel like I just got home from school and started this internship, but it's almost July! With July comes Fourth of July, one of my favorite holidays.

My family doesn't always do a lot on the actual fourth, but the following weekend, my mom's extended family has this huge party out in the small, rural town where she grew up. They do their parade on the Sunday following the fourth so they get tons of floats and entries since there aren't any other parades that day. My great-uncle has an old house with a beautiful wrap-around porch right on the parade route, so he always hosts everyone. It's truly the quintessential American small town celebration and I love going every year.

Here are some of my favorite pieces to show your American pride. There are items across all price points and for any occasion. I'll probably be wearing a sundress and sandals this year!

Fourth of July Favorites
Last year, my two best friends and I did a 5K on the morning of the Fourth. We made these shirts out of plain t-shirts and fabric from the "scrap bin" at our craft store. It was super easy and we didn't even have to sew! (We used fabric glue)

If you're looking for a casual and cute top for a race or just hanging out, we loved them and they were so easy to make.

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015


This is one of my favorite, more casual outfits for work. It's definitely not as dressy as some of the dresses I wear, but it's still appropriate for most offices. To me, it feels really summer-y and light, which I love when it's a beautiful day out and I'm trapped inside. I usually try to go outside for lunch if it's nice out because we have a nice picnic table near my building. But, there are no windows in my office, so I often feel a little cut off from the summer. I love the light colors of this outfit and the cute flowers on the necklace.

The Breakdown

Business: Dress shirt and pants, pumps, hair is pulled back professionally

Casual: Polka dot print on the shirt, fun statement necklace

This close-up of me laughing is the only one where you can see the print on the shirt

I found this hilarious sign last summer when I was interning and had to take a picture pretending I was tough and serious

Shirt | Pants | Shoes | Necklace | Bracelets

One of the emails I got today said "Happy Pre-Friday!" and I'm thinking of today as that. There's not a ton of work on my plate today, so I'm looking forward to a less stressful day than some have been. Have a great Thursday! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

This year, I decided that I wanted to get my dad a present for Father's Day that I didn't put on his credit card. That left me in a little bit of a tricky position, as I don't have a ton of my own funds to put towards a gift.

I procrastinated for a long time, but luckily Amazon Prime came through once again with free two-day shipping. Here's a collection of some of my dad's favorite things and gifts that are all Prime Eligible, so you can get your dad something nice in time for the big day.

one:: Bill Bryson's book is one of my dad's all-time favorites. It's about everything and he's always reading it. He's not a big reader normally, but he references back to this book all the time. I call it a "Dad Classic" because I don't know if anyone who isn't a dad would ever get so into it

two:: My dad definitely has a different view on iPhone cases than me. I love having a fun, brightly colored, patterned case, but he wants it to be as sleek as possible. This case is actually really cool because it has a secret compartment he can store his credit card in.

three:: Sperrys are a classic shoe for everyone and my dad loves his, but hates to replace them. They get all worn out and nasty but he never wants to buy himself a new pair. Do your dad a favor and get him a new pair of Sperrys to wear this summer.

four:: My parents are by no means tech-savvy. When our printer inevitably breaks, my dad's best suggestion is "unplug it!" However, they got an Apple TV last winter and absolutely love it. My family has had Netflix for years, but it wasn't until they got an Apple TV that my mom started using it. It does way more than just Netflix and it's the perfect tech gift that your parents might not buy themselves but will love once they have it.

Hope you and your dad have a great day on Sunday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Black and White Dress

I think that this dress is beautiful for the office-- it has a cool texture, a great length, and is conservative on top. It transitions well from summer to winter-- I've worn it with a colored cardigan to fall and winter events

I doubt you'd ever know from looking at it, but it's actually from Target! This was one of the dresses my mom randomly bought me and sent me while I was at school, but I have to give credit where it's due because she picked a good one!

I'm wearing a variation on this look today (red necklace) in honor of the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup! Everyone in my office is thrilled, especially since it's a company full of huge Chicago sports fans. I went with black/white/red in honor of the Hawks today #OneGoal #GoalAchieved

The Breakdown

Business: Color scheme, conservative cut

Casual: Necklace, texture

How I think I look at work...

 How I really look at work

In this close up, you can see more of the cool pattern/texture on the dress.

Dress (Similar) | Necklace (Similar) | Shoes

Have a great Tuesday! The whole city of Chicago is either celebrating today or recovering from celebrating last night. Hope you're as happy as we are!


Monday, June 15, 2015

White Dress in Summer

Now that we're well past Memorial Day and it has finally started warming up here, I'm excited to wear one of my favorite white dresses for work. I bought it at Francesca's Boutique last summer and I've gotten a lot of wear for events in the summer that are fun, but require a more formal look than your typical sundress. 

The Breakdown

Business: Classic style, shoulders covered, neutral color and accessories

Casual: White is definitely a pop of brightness in the workplace and this dress has a cool teardrop texture

I first wore this dress for my high school graduation! 

Have a great week, everyone!