Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lemon Lime Time

Who loves color pairing? Although I'm one to try to find interesting ways to match, sometimes it's fun to just choose 2 bold colors and set a theme around them for the day. Whether it's an accessory, dress, jacket, or bright heels, it's fun to color block and pick 2 colors to tie in with neutrals. I rediscovered a photo on my computer of me with a lemon-lime theme and I thought, "why I don't I make more effort these days to actually match?"

This is me pictured above quite a few years ago actually, by Courtney Ellis!

Of course this is the lovely Blair from Gossip Girl, always stylin'.

Above: Simple yellow bag matched with the heels, black tights, green peacoat, and dark green underlayers. Even though the yellow and green shades are super bright here, it works out with just a couple colors and not overdoing it. Not to mention, matching a couple colors in an outfit doesn't take too much effort in the end!

Get inspired - Here are 30 color-blocking outfits made easy:

Happy fashioning!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Fashion at Work!


I don't know about you, but I can't stop watching the show Scandal on abc. Actress Kerry Washington plays the role of Olivia Pope, aka Superwoman on the show. She kicks ass, takes names, of course fights scandals, and looks good doing it. While watching, I'm always inspired by her power suits, jackets, and amazing suitable-for-work wardrobe!

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on abc's Scandal

Of course after being inspired by her on-screen fashion, I looked up the actress outside of work, and she did not disappoint.

She seems to wear a lot of neutrals, whites and classy dresses - similar to her character when playing dress-up on the show. Check out her classy white dress here with pop-out lace flowers and silk waistband. Adorable.

Lovely favs from Olivia's work closet:

- Buttons, buttons, buttons!

- Fitted trousers that actually look good!

- Chunky sweaters and peacoats to die for

- Sexy v-neck inspired blazers and white silk blouses, (a little scandalous, no?)

For more work-appropriate yet fashionable outfits, check out some of my fav pins here: Suit-able for work