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Dressing Room Snaps: Anthropologie

18 Jun

It’s dressing room snaps time again! I had a chance to stop by Anthropologie and check out all their newest stuff… so I took some photos to share with you all.

Gabriela Ruffled Maxi Dress (find it here)

Size worn: Large

Price: $160

I saw this dress in the window and knew I would love it. The pretty pattern, super soft jersey fabric and tie waist area all some of my favorite things. This one also has a runched bodice and crisscross straps in the back. All in all, it’s lovely. But, it’s full price at $160 and not currently on sale… so this one went back. For now.

Tania Tiered Tunic Dress (find it here)

Size worn: Large

Price: $130

I actually really like this fun tunic dress with the ruffled flouncy hem. It seems a bit more fall to me though with the colors. The fabric is soft and stretchy and the length is nice. This is one of those dresses that I’d scoop up if it were on the clearance racks at the end of the year to pair with tights and a sweater in October.

Catherine Shirt Dress (find it here)

Size Worn: 12

Price: $150

I love the cute beach umbrella fabric of this button-up shirt dress (click through on the link for a close-up of the print). This fits very similar to another Anthropologie dress I own, which means that it is better if you go a size up. In this size, I feel like it’s a little snug on the hips so a smidge more space would make it more comfortable. This dress would be perfect for Independence Day plans – you know, once it goes on sale!

Wrapped Gingham Skirt (find it here)

Size worn: 14

Price: $120, marked down to $69.96

They didn’t have a 10 or 12 in the store, so I grabbed a 14 to try. I liked the black and white gingham fabric, but the ruffles just add too much bulk. It does have pockets though! I feel like this one fit more true to size, so a 10 or 12 might have been a little more flattering on me.

Cloth & Stone Burlingame Romper (find it here)

Size worn: Large

Price: $140, marked down to $69.95

I’m not really a romper person because I like clothes that I can actually easily use the restroom while wearing. I tried this one on though because the wrap front looks like a lot of dresses I wear and the Cloth & Stone tensel fabric is always so soft. It’s… okay. Maybe like a more fashionable prison lady?

Malaga Tiered Tunic (find it here)

Size Worn: Medium

Price: $78, marked down to $39.95 + an extra 25% off

Source: Anthropologie.com

This is the only item I ended up buying on my Anthropologie visit and I didn’t even get a photo of it on me. In my defense, I had worn a dress that day and didn’t want to take a Donald Duck pantsless photo to show this one off… Anywhoo, I liked the simple black tiered look of this cotton tank top. It will be great paired with jean shorts now, or topped with a cardigan and necklace in the fall.

Do you enjoy these impromptu Dressing Room try-on posts? Do you have a favorite look?

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Job Interview Style: Loving Leota Dresses

6 Jun

As I was preparing for my first and second job interview, I did that thing where I basically tried on everything in my closet and threw it on the floor.

Nothing seemed right.

I wanted something where I felt professional and attractive and FUN. But I wanted to stay away from looking too girly or immature or casual. I wanted to look like ME and not me dressed in a job interview costume.

I needed a magic dress.

I’m not a suit person, so I knew going into it that I wanted a dress and would top it with a blazer and add a pair of flats.

I ended up finding my magic dress at Nordstrom Rack.

V-neck not too low: check! Knee-length skirt: check! Fun pattern: CHECK!!!

I love the Leota brand because their dresses are made out of a soft jersey material that doesn’t wrinkle. They tend to have super flattering wrap waistbands and lots of fun patterns. They do have shorter versions, but I love the knee-length options!

Since I’ve been obsessed with my Leota dresses for a year or so now, I thought I’d do some internet stalking to find some favorites to share.

They have a ton of options on the Leota website, as well as Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. Their dresses typically range from $125 – $150 though so I thought it would be more fun to hunt out the sale options for you all:

Nordstrom Rack

Source: NordstromRack.com

Nordstrom

Source: Nordstrom.com

Leota Website

Source: Leota.com

Also, don’t forget to check Poshmark by searching for the Leota brand name in your size. I’ve recently scooped up some amazing dresses for just $20 each with the original tags still on.

And no, this post isn’t sponsored by Leota… I just love the brand!

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May Thrift Haul: Dressing Room Styling Session

29 May

I actually wasn’t planning to post a thrift haul this month, because I didn’t have a chance to thrift and wasn’t anticipating any free time until June! But then last Friday I made a 20 minute stop to a crappy thrift store by me that usually doesn’t have anything good… I found 2 dresses and also 2 pieces that would work with the dresses, so I decided to have an impromptu dressing room styling session.

{Pssst, you can read about my previous thrifting adventures here}

Outfit 1 and 2:

This thrift store had all dresses marked at $7 and sweaters at $6, so the whole outfit on the right cost a total of $13! The dress is just a simple black dress with a flattering gathered waist. The cardigan was from Talbots and a little too big, so I pushed up the sleeves and gave it a little shape with a hand-on-hip pose. I actually kind of love it paired with my fun bright yellow sandals! I ended up buying the black dress because it fits me well and I have a few fun sweaters/blazers that will pair well with it for work.

Outfit 3 and 4:

Here’s another dress and topper combo, this time I went with a faux wrap dress ($7) and zip up jean jacket ($9). This dress is actually a size too big, but you can really only tell in the length. I’m going to chop it a few inches and hem it right above my knees. I think it looks cute as heck with the jean jacket and those fabulous sandals! I liked that this jean jacket had zipper in the front rather than buttons, but I was a bit too busty to zip it up comfortably. I bought this dress for the $7 and will be pairing it with a similar jean jacket that I already own.

So, for a total of $14 I ended up adding two more easy dresses to my wardrobe!

Do you think I made the right choices? What are your thoughts on my quickie dressing room styling session?

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My Style: Spring Favorites

23 May

I have a massive Hawaii post in the works, but for today I’m sharing my favorite spring looks! I started doing this on a quarterly basis, and you can find my previous posts here: My Style: Winter Favorites, My Style: Fall Favorites , My Style: Summer Favorites.

For my Spring Favorites, I went through all my posted outfits from March, April and May and picked my 3 favorite looks.

Spots + Stripes + a POP of Red

I wore this outfit for a casual meeting and I loved it so much I’ve re-worn it a few more times this spring. I picked up the spotted and striped top at a thrift store and I love those sparkly polka dots! The jeans are my new favorites from my last Trunk Club trunk (find it here) they are perfect for spring because they are a bit lighter wash AND a bit lighter in fabric density as well. The shoes are my red tiger Rothy’s sneakers, which I’ve been pretty much wearing nonstop on non-work days. All together I love this outfit because it is comfy, but still looks put together and fun!

My Interview Dress

I had two interviews for a new job (spoiler alert: I GOT IT) and right before the second interview I kind of freaked out and hated everything in my closet. I found this amazing Leota faux wrap dress on a last minute stop at Nordstrom Rack and it was absolutely perfect. For my interview, I paired it with a black fitted blazer and black pointy toed Rothy’s.

My Hawaii Traveling Dress

Last year, I shared an Anthropologie Dressing room post (find it here) and fell in love with this fabulous dress. Unfortunately, they only had a small in the store and no other ones in stock… so I mostly gave up hope. But THEN, a couple months ago I found it on Poshmark for a fraction of the original cost in my size with the tags still on it!

It was the perfect traveling dress for our long plane ride to Hawaii. I topped it with a black cardigan when I was chilly and then took it off as soon as we landed. I didn’t even change out if it when we did our first exploring trek to Shipwreck Beach, which is where my husband snapped this pretty photo. I plan to get lots more wear out of this dress over the summer!

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