Monday, July 30, 2012

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go!

Hello Classy Chicas and Chicos!

Ever get dressed in preparation to go out and your plans get cancelled and you were so looking forward to going??? My guess is you feel my pain. Well, I was supposed to go to an event last week after work and I found out that the event had been sold out. News Flash! Don't assume you can wait until the day of to get tickets to an event especially when that event only costs $5!

Oh and before I forget, I must mention that the inspiration for this outfit came from Tavia over at Nine to Fly. She's in the DMV too - maybe one day I'll get to meet her. Her style is fabulous and I love what she does with color. Check out her blog for some great styling ideas.

So here is what I would have worn that evening. Lol!

Blazer: Calvin Klein (Thrifted)  Shirt: Esprit Outlet
Skirt: The Limited Outlet  Shoes: Nine West (Ebay)
Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet
Watch: Invicta (Ebay) Bracelet/Ring: Old Navy Outlet

Have you ever been all dressed up with nowhere to go? Did you just stay home or did you find something to do despite your cancelled plans?

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Until next time...Keep It Classy!


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Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Chic

Hey everyone,

Two posts in one far this is a first! I'll see if I can keep up this pace. Just wanted to share a comfy, casual look I recently wore to work.

Sometimes you gotta stop and smell the roses. :-)

Shirt: The Limited Outlet  Dress: by i.e. (Thrifted)
Shoes: New Directions  Jewelry: Nordstrom Rack, Kohl's

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Until next time...Keep it Classy!


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chic and Charitable

Hey Classy chicas (and chicos if you're out there)!

Hope your weekend was good. Mine was a bit busy. I helped organize a clothing swap with the DMV Swap Shop (see my earlier post on swapping if you don't know what a clothing swap is). It was work but I had a great time.

I recently became a co-organizer for DMV Swap Shop because I like what the organization is about - being chic and charitable, frugal and fashionable. That defines me perfectly! We sponsor a different charity each month. This month's charity is Hearts & Homes in Silver Spring, MD. If you are in the DMV, please come out and support. It's a worthy cause and most of all, we have so much fun!

Here are some pics from the event.

Our delicious cake!

There were lots of hidden gems to be found - sizes 0-24

Maya - our helper

Swappers excited about their finds!

Our game prize winners...

Me with Anika Alexander, DMV Swap Shop Founder/Organizer

Don't forget to check out DMVSwapShop and Like us on Facebook at DMV Fashion Swap Shop!

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Until next time...Keep It Classy!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Color Blocking My Way

Hola chicas!

Hope your week is going well so far. Coming to you with my version of color blocking. When I think about it, color blocking has been my style all along because I typically wear solid colors. I'm trying to get away from that to change things up a bit. Despite the effort to change, I tend to go back to what I know best!

Blazer: Michael Kors (thrifted) Top/Ankle Pants: The Limited
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (Nordstrom), old  Necklace: Nordstrom Rack Bracelet: Boutique  Watch: Invicta (eBay)

What are some of your go to looks?

Until next time...keep it classy!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Corporate Chic

Hey everyone,

I'm back with a corporate look from last week.

I wonder - does it take anyone else as long as it takes me to get ready for work in the mornings? If I could get dressed faster in the mornings, I would be able to get to work sooner or sleep in (now that would be awesome!) On rare occasions does what I pick out the night before end up being what I wear the next day. I always seem to have to change something. With this outfit, I was on my way out the door with keys in hand and then decided I wanted to change my top. Looking back, I actually like the first top I put on better. Perfection can be so imperfect. Lol!

This shirt was my first choice...

Blazer: The Limited  Top: Esprit Pants: Banana Republic Outlet
Shoes: Guess (Off Broadway Shoes) Necklace/Bracelet: JCPenney (old)

But then I had the last minute idea that this shirt looked better...

Top: The Limited

I think they both worked. What do you think? Which one do you think worked best?

Thanks for visiting. Until next time...keep it classy!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day! Hope you had an opportunity to relax and enjoy your day off. 

Top: The Limited Outlet Pants: NY & Co 
 Belt: Thrifted Shoes: Anne Klein (via Marshall's)