Blazers have really come into their own. They are no longer just one half of a suit, but instead can be a style statement of their own. Whether you go neutral, colorful, or patterned, a blazer can dress up any outfit. Layer on top of camis, button downs, or dresses. Pair with shorts, jeans, skirts, or dress pants. Go for a fitted look, or the longer, more relaxed boyfriend style. The possibilities are endless!
Inspiration c/o (top row) Mix and Match Fashion, District of Chic, The Style Scribe
(bottom row) Fashionably Lo, Fash Boulevard, My Style Pill
You want the comfort of a t-shirt, but with a dressy twist. The best solutions are adding a statement necklace, or finding a tee with details and embellishments. This bow tee was a gift from a friend a few years ago. I love the color and the bow is so much fun! Keep reading for more embellished options.
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Kelly H. * Unionville, PA * Blogger at Social Stylate/Fashion Columnist
Flats: Missoni (similar bargain), Top: JCrew, Jeans: American Eagle, Watch: Michael Kors, Nail Polish: Essie Lollipop
I love ALL types of shoes (and have assembled quite a lovely collection) but flats are what I find myself reaching for on most days. I have two sons who keep me very busy and running around in stilettos isn’t really an option!
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Fashionistas in Flats is a series developed to show the women of the world that they have options when it comes to shoes. Flats can be just as beautiful, sexy and fun as heels. Every Wednesday, another fashionista will show you how! Don’t miss a post, subscribe to La Petite Pear!
What do you do when you want to wear a sleeveless dress to the office? Until recently, my answer would have been “add a cardigan or a blazer.” But, after seeing Blair of Atlantic-Pacific re-imagine a sheath dress like a jumper, I figured I would give it a try. I took a patterned cotton dress with a ruffle collar, replaced the tie at the waist with a patent leather belt, and layered it over a short sleeve sweater. It was definitely a different look, but I liked changing it up and challenging myself to think outside the box. This was also my first day carrying my Kate Spade Surprise Sale score, and I’m in love!
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Yesterday, I had plans to take outfit photos for my usual Monday post. But, all-day rain and helping a good friend move put a damper on my good intentions. I thought about how rainy days are a lot less gloomy when you have the right accessories. Bright colors and patterns don’t just look better, they’re more fun to carry and wear. One of my best pieces of advice is to invest in a good pair of rainboots. I can’t tell you how many pairs of the cheapo version I had. They looked cute for a while, but never made it long. The same goes for an umbrella. Make sure you pick one that can literally weather the storm. You don’t want to be that person fighting their pesky umbrella in the middle of the sidewalk! Here are some of my rainy day essentials:
Blue Raincoat: Macys, Boat Shoes: Sperry via DSW, Black & White Umbrella: Kate Spade Saturday, Dotted Bubble Umbrella: Totes via Macys, Orange Rain Jacket: Target, Nylon Tote: Calvin Klein via Macys, Rainboots: Hunter via Bloomingdale’s (worth the investment!)