Friday, November 24, 2017

Build or Refresh Your Professional Wardrobe with Black Friday Sales

Black Friday Sales

Hello again! I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a great time with family and friends and ate some delicious food. I know I ate WAY too much food and dessert. Since today is the famous Black Friday I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you it is the perfect time to build a professional wardrobe or refresh the one you have. A lot of retailers are offering great discounts this weekend. If you are like me then you hate paying full price for things! Black Friday discounts give you the perfect chance to pick up some items you need at a steal.

Here are a few pics from Loft, Ann Taylor, Express, J. Crew Factory, and Nordstrom. To make it even easier to explore I have divided my picks into categories in case you’re looking for something specific. My picks are always things I either own or would purchase. The items here are all things that could mix and match to wear to work. Multitasking pieces are essential to creating or updating your professional wardrobe without breaking the bank. A classic pencil skirt, a tailored blazer, the everyday cardigan are all examples of items to stock up on. Toss in a few trendy items from time to time and you’ll always look polished and up-to-date.

Tops and Sweaters

Blazers and Coats

Pants

Skirts and Dresses

Shoes and Accessories

Don’t forget the importance of spending within your means! It is certainly easy to get carried away sometimes. Until next post…xoxo Becca

Monday, November 20, 2017

Velvet Crush

VelvetHappy Monday! This is my first Monday post in awhile, but I’m glad to have some content for you. If you missed Friday’s post, go read my first guest post written by Taylor from Taylor Danielle Blog. Today I’m talking about a very trendy fabric this season…velvet!

This brings back some childhood memories for sure. I remember having a black velvet cami and a bright blue mock turtleneck velvet top. Both were hideous 90s fashion, but velvet is back and I’m totally crushing on it now (HA see what I did there…crushing).

I like the textural element velvet brings to an outfit. Sometimes fabrics can fall flat, but velvet punches it up a notch. Not just for your holiday party attire either, this trendy fabric can be incorporated into your every day wardrobe. For example, add these loafers to your business attire or keep the velvet minimal by wearing this top under a blazer for work or a moto jacket for happy hour or dinner. Feeling super casual? What about this baseball cap with an oversized sweater and skinny jeans?

Velvet vs. Velour

Velvet and velour are very similar fabrics and are often mistaken for each other. For the purpose of this post I went ahead and selected items from both the velvet and velour categories. Including the post image featuring a velour dress from Nordstrom. Velvet is much older and known for its luxurious feeling. It’s made through a weaving pattern that loops all the treads in the same direction. Velour is more affordable and often made with cotton or a synthetic fiber.

I picked a few items in case you would like to add this trend into your fall wardrobe.

I’m looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. Lets be honest, the food is what I am excited about. Plus there’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’ve been around for past holidays you know I do the majority of my shopping online to avoid crowds so coupon codes and free shipping make me super happy. Until next post…xoxo Becca

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