Maximize the Maxi

I love adding pieces to my wardrobe that is easy to mix up and dress up for different occasions. It’s all about maximizing what you’ve got already, especially when you’re just starting out in the professional world.

Roe Boulevard was kind enough to let me try out their Remember Me Maxi Dress {50% off your purchase using the code LUCKY50} which I instantly knew had so many different possibilities. With just a change of the outerwear, you can go from a beach day, to a city stroll, or to a work day as easy as one, two, and THREE.


Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.33.03 PMJust add some delicate lace or crochet to the mix to bring out the girl in a casual outfit.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.33.09 PMFor an even more laid back look, just throw on a chambray and head out the door.



Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 8.33.14 PMYou can’t wear pajamas to work, but you can get pretty close by just throwing a soft blazer on top of a maxi!



Remember Me Maxi Dress c/o Roe Boulevard
40% off your purchase using the code LUCKY40

Lace Top
Thrifted @ Crossroads
My Picks:

Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Old Navy $24  // J. Crew $78 [25% off right now using code PACKME] // ASOS $79

Wearing: Anthropologie [Similar]

Cream heels (from third look)
Thrifted from Crossroads

1) Anthropologie
2) Rings & Tings // Wrenn Jewelry
3) Talbots

And lastly, because maxis has a tendency to hide the footwear, do take note of these perfect summer sandals 🙂


I could hardly believe how comfy and cute these were! Yes, my jaw dropped. Yes, I keep raving about them. And yes, my feet are without a doubt happy.

Yulia c/o Born Shoes

Have a spectacular Monday!

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Casual in Grey and Gold

Today is just one of those days where the “laid back” feelings of summer are creeping up on me, hence it’s going to be a casual Tuesday with a simple look. We all need simple looks, right?



To spice up this simple look, I decided to accessorize with some gorgeous jewelry from Wrenn Jewelry. Alissa Wrenn Smith specializes in intricately handmade jewelry that will add a classic touch to any outfit. Her passion for jewelry making and creativity shines brightly through her designs. Because of the simplicity and daintiness of her jewelry, they are perfect for everyday wear!

 Quality gems, classic designs, and a hint of sparkle? What more can you ask for?

Peach Simple Druzy Pendant Necklace // Double Druzy Ring }







Wearing: Madewell SALE $40

Wearing: Gap
My Picks: // Gap $50 //

Necklace / Ring
Peach Simple Druzy Pendant Necklace $35
Double Druzy Ring $35
c/o Wrenn Jewelry

Necklace / Luck Bracelet
Triangle Necklace
Luck Bracelet
c/o Rings and Tings

Wearing: J. Crew SALE $44.99 (plus EXTRA 30% off! )


Oh yea, and you may have noticed that you don’t see any pictures of my footwear. After looking back at pictures, I realized that my choice of shoes wasn’t really working so I decided to spare your eyes. All about trial and error right?

Tell me, what shoes would you wear with this outfit?


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Seen in Green










Wearing: Madewell $69.50 $$29.99

Wearing: Madewell $118 $89.99

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Nine West $89 // Frye $288

Double Bear Head Ring // Bow Ring // Vintage Charms Bracelet Set
c/o Rings and Tings

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Forever 21 $8.80 // Accessory Concierge $26 // Anthropologie $78

Wearing: Vintage Coach
Similar – Coach Classic City Bag $278

I’m not usually the one to match my shirt and shoe color, but today I decided to push that rule out and go a little crazy. I mean it is spring break after all. And yes, this is probably the most crazy action I am going to do this week. Hm, no wonder my students think I live under a rock.

Don’t forget about my current giveaway from Kay & Kompany! You have until April 14th to enter! Just click here to go to the Rafflecopter page.

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{ New season, new look! I hope you all like the new layout! }

So finally spring is here! The sun is out, the temperature is slowly rising, and coats and sweaters are slowly hiding away. Oh how I miss them already…


Psych! 😛 I do love being able to wear dress without tights!

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It was still a little chilly to go sleeveless on this dress, but too warm to put a sweater over it, so the next best option? CHAMBRAY.

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Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Lulu*s $59 // Anthropologie $196

Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Old Navy $25 // Gap $59

Wearing:  Anthropologie
My Picks: DSW $80 // Loeffler Randall $158

Wearing: Francesca’s
My Picks: Forever 21 $8 //  Deb $10

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It’s All in the Bag – Ora Delphine


Yes, this outfit looks very similar to my New York Wannabe post, but that’s because I wanted you to focus on this gorgeous new bag courtesy of Ora Delphine. The Adele Satchel by Ora Delphine is one to admire and desire because of its sleek design, quality leather, and golden details. You’re going to love the size. Large enough to carry the essentials, plus a tablet, or camera and it has enough pockets to be efficient. Minimalistic. Modern. Classy. And it also comes in a variety of classic colors. I decided to go with purple because it was on the borderline between edgy and neutral.

My outfit posts rarely include handbags, but I think that’s going to change. You’ll be seeing this baby around quite often. 🙂  BTW, if you continue to scroll down, you will have a chance to win a piece from Ora Delphine!







Also, I hope you didn’t miss this number from Wild Butterfly Boutique. Use code ALEX25 for 25% your purchase! (This necklace is now on sale for only $12.99! )




Peplum Shirt
Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Lulu*s $31 // J. Crew $55 // Madewell $88

Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Forever 21 $35 // Gap $98

Wearing: Gap $70

Wearing: Arturo Chiang

Jasmine Statement Necklace c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique 
Get 25% your order using the code ALEX25! 


You have a chance to win your very own Ora Delphine piece! They so generously decided to give one of my blog readers the chance to win the Maddy Mini Wristlet in purple ($125)! This essential accessory is perfect for when you just need to bring just the basics from a night out in the city, or on a trip to the grocery store. Just like the Adele Satchel, the Maddy Wristlet is made with genuine leather and is designed to perfection. I’m kind of disappointed that I can’t enter this giveaway. Ha.

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page. Quick and easy! You can have up to FIFTEEN entries. Giveaway ends in 2 weeks! Good luck! 🙂


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Denim and Stripes

Thrift Style Thursday: The Maxi Skirt

I already had a post about a thrifted maxi skirt {The Maxi}, but good thing I remembered that I thrifted this number a year or two ago. My favorite part is that it’s super comfortable! I can wear maxi skirts or dresses all day long! Today was kind of a lazy day, good thing this skirt is easy to pair up with anything. Just throw on a chambray, some jewelry, put up that messy bed hair, and out the door. {Have you noticed my tendency of just throwing things on? Sorry to let out the secret that I don’t plan out my outfits the night before. 😛 }






Wearing: Madewell – Same but different wash –> Saltstone Wash $88
My Picks: Old Navy $15  // Daily Look $44.95

Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Target $24.99 // Zappos $70

Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: J.Crew Factory SALE $29.50 // or $34.50

Wearing: J.Crew SALE $59.50
{Absolutely the most comfortable flats ever! My favorite part is that it has a slight hidden wedge so you’re not completely flat on the ground.} 

Jewelry: A mixture of thrifted and handmade finds

Watch: Michele


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Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity

Casual Browns

Who knew winter could feel like summer? Sorry for rubbing it in for those whose teeth are chattering right now, but today here in the bay, the sun was shining bright and it felt like it was in the 70s! Geez, we’re too spoiled out here.


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Jacket: Anthropologie // Top: Anthropologie  // Jeans: Gap // Boots: Steve Madden

Just so you know, it’s okay to wear a lot of brown! Just make sure that you are pairing it up with different shades of brown. Don’t just stay with one shade, or else you’ll look like poop. Enough said. I used to hate wearing brown because I thought my skin matched the color too much…it’s all about the shade!

As I have been analyzing my outfits and listing the brands out here for you, I am realizing that I shop pretty much at the same four places: Anthropologie, Gap, J.Crew, or Thrift Stores. I think I need to branch out a bit more. So for this post, instead of just giving you just one similar option, I’m going to give you a couple to choose from. Don’t limit yourself to just a couple of stores (like I have been doing), but go exploring! Who knows what special pieces you will find in the most unlikely places.

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Forever 21 $44.80 // H&M $49.95  // Free People $248 $169

Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Macy’s $30 $14.99 //  Nordstrom $49 // Splendid $88

Wearing: Gap
My Picks:  Old Navy $34.94   // Levi’s $78 $54.90 // Madewell $128

Wearing: Steve Madden
My Picks:  Old Navy $42.94 // Francesca’s $69 $41.40  // Frye $268

Now, go outside and play with leaves. It’s fun!
Happy shopping!

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