Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Forever 21 Dress (only available in orange online) / Sole Society Flats via Nordstrom (similar for $22!) / Target Sunglasses / Laila Rowe Necklace / Pearl Bracelet from Manila / Target Chain Bracelet / Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch / Forever 21 Midi Rings / Sally Hansen 'Blue My Mind' Nail Polish

Yet another Forever 21 find! I bought this dress a month or so ago when I rekindled my obsession with the store. I originally picked it out because I thought it'd be a perfect dress to wear to work - just throw a blazer on and a pair of heels and I'd bring a bit of sunny cheer to my office.

One morning I work up late for work (as always) and wanted to inject a bright and happy color to my outfit so this dress was the first thing I pulled out of my closet. I added the same pink necklace I am wearing in the above shots and I grabbed my off-white blazer and a pair of nude heels. Right before walking out of my room I actually put on my blazer and glanced in the mirror... and the first thought that went through my mind was "that looks stupid." I didn't realize just how long the peplum of my dress was and it stuck out under my blazer! I could not leave the house with an outfit I felt utterly stupid in so I quickly changed into what has become my go-to work ensemble (still throwing in a punchy color!) and was, of course, super late to work.

Just goes to show that once you bring home a new piece of clothing, you should try playing dress up with what you already own - that way if you are in a rush in the morning you'll already know what works and what doesn't... I had to learn the hard way! I then couldn't wait to use this dress in a more casual setting - it paired perfectly with my leopard print flats and my denim jacket for a quiet Saturday out with my mom!

Today my Sporty Spice look is featured on Walking Memphis in High Heels' and Fashion Canvas' blogs for their Trend Spin link up! The theme was hats :) this week's theme is monochromatic and next week is leather! Put together an outfit and link up if you can, it's a lot of fun to check out other bloggers and their looks! Thanks so much Laura & Erin for hosting the link up each week and for giving me a shout out!

Anyway, Happy Tuesday! One day closer to Friday... which means one day closer to my first Finance exam... gah!!! Wish me luck :)

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  1. It's such a pretty dress! I've been looking for peplum anything for my wardrobe, but I just can't seem to find something suiting. I've also had those days where you put together an outfit in your head, but once its on it just doesn't sit right. Hope you have a great week!

  2. Thanks Edna! I am also on a peplum kick... I can't get enough!! And this was definitely an issue of what I imagined vs real life... Don't you hate it when that happens?? :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I want your shoes!!! Adorable!! :) I still love peplum and it looks GREAT on you!
    P.S. Don't forget to check my blog tomorrow for a fun giveaway :)

  4. Thanks Christine! I am seriously on peplum overload!! :)