Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"You're Golden--Take It Here, There, Anywhere"

What runs through my mind most of the time when I buy an item is-- "can I wear this to work AND for a night out?"  While you will always have a fancy-schmancy dress or a simply hot pair of stilettos for that special occasion, most of us spend the majority of our hours at work with a tiny sliver of the "time pie" out being social.  The question, then, remains... how do I maximize my wardrobe for both activities?
The epicenter of these two creations was the skirt.  I have been digging the tiers and ruffles in style as of late, and it seems that a lot of my purchases have a ruffle, tier, or layer in them.  I loved the layered look for the office, and the skirt's ability to transform into a simple and elegant outfit for a dinner date.  
The great thing about this grouping was that the more I looked at it--the more I realized the versatility of every item.  I can imagine the cardi and crossbody bag combined with a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans as a chic, but casual alternative for an outdoor picnic.  The blouse can make an encore appearance with slacks and a v-neck sweater to work.  The two-tone jewelry can be used as a set again or separately to add some shine to almost any other outfit containing an open neckline.  The gold cut-out peeptoe pumps probably should not make their way into an office setting, but not to worry!  They will be sure to act as the "wow" factor with any dress in your closet for that wedding we all inevitably attend in the spring.  
Shine on!    
*Forever21 - Layered Grosgrain Skirt in Gold
*Zappos - Elie Tahari Remy Blouse in White  
*Anthropologie - Breezy Ride Cardigan in Navy
*Anthropologie - Lady and the Champ Pullover Sweater in Cornflower Blue
*Naturalizer - Bohemia Pump in Taupe with Chestnut Trim
*Endless - J Renee Caleb Pump in Gold Croc
*The Limited - Organic Sculptural Belt in Camel 
*The Limited - Crossbody Hobo Bag in Brown
*The Limited - Layers of Circle Necklace
*The Limited - Layers of Circle Earrings
*The Limited - Square Stone Ring in Natural


  1. i totally know what you mean about maximizing the wardrobe for both work and play. i'm on a limited budget, so i don't purchase anything unless it's versatile - that is, unless it's a juicy couture jumpsuit. i can't ever wear that to work, but i freakin live in it when i'm not at the office. BTW, i freakin LOVE that cardigan!! thx, xoxo

  2. Ofcourse the one item that i especially like is from Anthropologie...

  3. Gold shoes are great, they go with (almost) anything!! I just bought some summer gold sandals and am excited to wear. I am inspired by your last post about moto leather jackets.. thinking about trying some on! Thanks Hae!! <3