Why I Have Been MIA Lately

It might have something to do with the fact that I am MOVING TO PARIS in two weeks! Yup, it's really happening and I am over the moon! Unfortunately preparing for the move has left me with little time to focus on my blog. I will have a few posts up before I leave and will continue to post regularly from the City of Light!

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What I Wore: Rustic Mountain Wedding

I recently attended a gorgeous wedding, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at Jasper Park Lodge.

(Photos by Yvonne Ho)
Dress - Dylan & Rose (Winners); Clutch - Smart Set; Pumps - Le Chateau; Necklace - The Bay; Bracelets - Stella & Dot and Unknown 
I love going to weddings in general and it's always a good excuse to shop for a new dress! I had originally planned on doing double duty with this green dress that I had also worn to a business graduation but decided that I would keep my eye out for a good deal, and of course I found one! This little snakeskin number was only $40 at Winners which I accessorized with touches of pink. I like this dress so much, I'm also thinking about wearing it to work by simply throwing a blazer over top. 


Dressy Days

Dresses are probably one of the easiest things to wear to work. You can throw one on, add some pumps and be out the door in 5 minutes.

(Photos by Yvonne Ho)
Dress and Blazer - H&M; Belt - The Bay; Pumps - Franco Sarto (The Bay); Sunnies - Kate Spade; Necklace - Tiffany & Co.; Long Necklace and Bracelet - Rox On by Karina Miller
Dresses are also fun to accessorize, if you have the time.  I thoroughly enjoy pairing contrasting patterns and make no exceptions when adding accessories to dresses. Snake skin and polka dots? Why not. Turquoise jewelry and bright pink lips? Sure. If you're looking for a more professional look however, simply add a blazer. Oh, and if you're going to invest in a patterned dress, I would suggest that you go with polka dots as they seem to never go out of style!


T-shirt With a Twist

Wouldn't it be nice to wear a comfortable t-shirt to the office from time to time? Well, guess what...you can!

(Photos by Yvonne Ho)
Tee - Loft 82; Skirt - Club Monaco; Shoes - Michael Antonio (Winners); Sunnies - Kate Spade; Watch - Michael Kors; Serpent Bracelet - Stella & Dot; Jacket (below) - BCBG
 There are so many casual, yet professional t-shirt's out there that are actually quite work appropriate. The key is to choose a style that doesn't look like your typical ratty ol' tee. Usually when a plain t-shirt has an added detail such as a leather pocket, peter pan collar or lace sleeves, it adds a dressy element to it. You could pair the t-shirt with a pencil skirt, dress pants, or a nice full skirt, like the one that I'm wearing. Add a blazer or jacket over top if you want and don't forget to tuck it in!