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What to Wear: Between Seasons

With the weather being all over the place, one day it's -4 and the next day it's 30, it can be hard to find pieces that work for both. So, here are a couple of my favorites for the transition from Winter to Spring:

Enza Costa Cuffed Crew Neck Top

 I love this top because of the thumb holes. It makes it easy to keep the sleeves down while typing on the computer. Plus, the cashmere makes it so soft!

Splendid Layers Long Sleeve Tee
This top is great if you work in an office like mine, and you never know what the temperature is going to be. One day it will be 65 and sweating, then next you're wrapped up in a blanket, shivering. These tee's are not only super soft, but they are thin. Easy for layering and or to wear on it's own on a warm day.

Madewell Star Pullover
 I have a thing for star prints. I happen to be wearing one right now. The thing I love about Madewell is that they are super affordable. I think this is a great sweater to dress up with a mustard pencil skirt or down with a pair of casual jeans.

I hope this gives you some ideas for transition pieces. If you live somewhere like Wisconsin, you never know what the weather is going to be like!


My Style Evolution

Even though it hasn't been consistently documented, I can see that my personal style has evolved quite a bit over time. Even in the year-and-some-months that I've had this blog, my style has grown. I feel like in order to get a better idea of what I like and the look I'm going for, I need to reflect on where I've been and what I've done. I need to see what worked, what didn't and how I can change things so that my style, and this blog, continues to grow.

My college days were definitely filled with a more...we'll call it "chaotic" look. Looking back on it now, I feel that it was more "High School Trendy" and whatever I could afford. 


The 30x30 Challenge was something I wanted to tackle right away, mostly because I didn't know what else to talk about in my posts! I do feel like I cheated because I changed some of my items after I started, but ultimately I accomplished my goal. I want to give this another shot soon, but focus more on the "different ways to wear this" part. Maybe I'll do a 28x28 Challenge for the month of February!

At this point I learned the beauty of thrifting and reconstructing. This mostly came from boredom and a lack of access to a decent mall. While I don't really do this anymore, I feel like it's definitely a good skill to have. 


While initially, I thought The Kate Factor was a great idea (I still do!), it fell through pretty quickly. I think it's because I never really felt an attachment to any of the Kate's styles. It just seemed like I was looking up pictures of celebrities with the same name as me and trying to copy an outfit, which proved difficult when I found that I had all the wrong pieces for this. Through trial and error I learned that my personal style didn't match up with any Kate's. 


All my reconstructing eventually flowed into creating my own designs. This is one I miss. I really need to push myself to get back to sewing. The satisfaction of creating something completely unique and fitted to me 300% out-weighs the time and patience it takes to actually sew something from scratch. But, that is what fashion is all about after all, isn't it?


Since getting my job at Shopbop, I feel like I've learned so much about fashion. Having access to more designer items has taught me quality over quantity when it comes to my wardrobe (of course, there are always exceptions!). I've learned how to branch out while still remaining true to me. I've learned how to simplify without becoming boring. I've even learned what exactly IS me!

This is still a learning process and there are lots of good things to come. My brain has been filled with new ideas and concepts I can't wait to share!

Designers I Dig: Jeffrey Campbell

Well, I am going to give this another shot. During my hiatus, I have figured out more about me, my style and what I want out of this blog. Since working at Shopbop.com, I have learned so much about designers. Which ones are awesome, which ones not so much. I have so many new favorites I want to share with you!

I have become a bit of a shoe whore since my short stint at ALDO, and it hasn't slowed down since Shopbop. My favorite as of late has been the amazing Jeffrey Campbell. 

The ones we sell on the site are definitely a more "scaled down" selection as compared to a lot of their other designs, but they are still just as amazing. JC has some of the most comfortable shoes ever, so they are great for everyday wear. 

Here are some of the other designs I really love:


Comfy Cozy

Sweater: Forever 21 // Leggings: Forever 21 // Boots: Jeffrey Campbell // Scarf: Hot Topic
I always like to go for comfy when I work the closing shift (12:30-9:00), especially on the weekends. Customer Service is the only open department on the weekends, so the whole building is quiet. 

I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on these boots, but ultimately they are one of our top sellers on the site. They're really versatile (at least I think so!), so I thought they made a good choice for my first Jeffrey Campbells. I'll keep you in the loop as I wear them more.