Sunday, March 20, 2016

Closet Lust... March

I've been a working woman for a few weeks now, and I have to say that after making some money I feel a little cocky. Like, I'm looking online at really expensive clothing, shoes, and houses as if I'm within financial range of making those purchases. (I'm not). But still, making your own money feels good. You feel independent and strong like an adult should feel. I suppose I feel this way because I've never had a paying job before, just unpaid internships. But anyway, while working and shopping online for things I cannot afford, I found a few gorgeous items that I had to bring to your attention. Take a look.

I really love this dress. I've seen shirt-dresses done before and I never truly gravitated toward them. To me, they seemed a bit more fancy than my own personal style. However, I'm really feeling this shirt-dress from Nicholas. It looks crisp, sophisticated, and comfy all at the same time. While I don't think this would be ideal for work, I do love the transitional style of it.

 $59.95 - GAP Swing Tank Dress
Gap is among my favorite brands and this swing tank dress is just a prime example of their signature style. This dress is simple, sure, but it can be accessorized into an amazing outfit. The orange, herringbone pattern is really beautiful and adding a stylish belt to define your waist and a few bangles to bring some attention to you arms wouldn't be amiss.

Maybe it's just me, but in the elements of the shoe, I see a touch of french style. It's a classic shoe  with a sweet vibe that would be the perfect addition to any outfit, either professional or casual. For a work outfit, I would pair it with a patterned skirt, a solid colored top, and a cardigan. And for a casual look, I'd say jeans, a billowy blouse, and some nice earrings would do just the trick.

$46 - Bauble Bar Signs Collar
$42 - Bauble Bar Crop Collar
I've mentioned before my love of Bauble Bar. Their jewelry is perfect for professional women who are looking to spice of their outfits in an inexpensive manner. While looking around their website, I really couldn't choose between these two chokers. Both are bold statements and are very gorgeous pieces of jewelry. I seriously love them both and I'd highly recommend them to you guys.

~Renee Brown

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Broad Abroad

Everyone has an idea of where they'd like to travel if they had the time or the money but I've always wanted to go to three distinct places: the Seychelles, Montreal, and Sedona. Those three places are really where I feel like an adventure is waiting for me. But if I did travel to these places, what would I wear? That's the big question.

The Seychelles

If you've never heard of the Seychelles don't worry, you're in good company. They are the world's best kept secret as the Seychelles are a collection of tropical islands off the African coast. Uninhabited until the early 1500's, these island developed into a tourist hub complete with nature preserves, coral reefs, and amazing views. Ever since I stumbled upon these beautiful islands, I've been enraptured with the idea of visiting one day and experiencing the vivid colors for myself.

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For the record, I've already been to Montreal because my grandmother used to live in the neighborhood of Beaconsfield, so the city has a special place in my heart. I am still in love with its historic neighborhoods, its French charm, and its friendly people and I would love to go back again and revisit the places my family and I explored together as well as places we were unable to see like the Underground City. And I would most definitely stop past Gigi's Pizza in Point Claire, the place where I experienced my first food orgasm. (Seriously though, their pizza is amazing.)

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Sedona is one of those notorious places that I've heard so much about. From the gorgeous landscape of the Red Rocks to the New Age cultural movement that's happening there, it seems like an exciting place to be right now. I've felt drawn to it after reading travel journals and multiple accounts of the town and its eccentric spirit and I hope in the future I'll be able to spend some time taking it all in.

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Hope you liked this post. I'll be back in a week for a Closet Lust...March post.

~Renee Brown