Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Style: Preppy, Simple Layers

I've recently been trying to revamp my wardrobe. Slowly, but surely, the process of morphing my style from college-esque to more adult and professional has been taking place. My recent obsession with The Loft has assisted in providing me with the perfect options for a young 20-something at her first full time big girl job. 

Though the winter is taking a toll on my desire to dress up every day for work, this top from The Loft makes it extremely easy to put on a pair of black pants and boots and be ready to go! Effortless, really. 

With a cardigan, for extra warmth if the office is cold.



Preppy selfie. The glasses make me look like a teacher.

I now own this top in 3 different variations, and usually find myself trying not to wear them too close together in time. The best part? I got each of them for 50% off! Thank you winter/holiday sales! 

XOXO, 
Alyssa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Style Guide: Dressing to Get Away

It's that time of the year again - the time when so many of us ask ourselves why we live in the Northeast and rush to escape the brutal cold (or even impending "blizzards") and get away to a tropical paradise or the snowy slopes. Dressing fashionably for travel can be a bit of a struggle. So, what do you wear and what do you pack?

When traveling, I always go for the three C's - cute, comfortable, and cozy. Going from the brutal winter cold up north to the warm sunny weather down south, it's important to wear clothing that can be de-layered easily. Yoga pants or leggings are my go-to pants, paired with boots, a plain tee, and a chunky sweater. Since planes can usually get pretty cold up in the air, I also either wear or pack a scarf in my carry-on bag for easy access. The scarf and sweater can then be taken off when the weather warms up, or keep you warm enough until you get to the ski lodge.

Finally, I go light on the makeup and pin my hair up into a high-knot bun. This look is low maintenance and can handle running from one plane to the next to catch my connection.

What do you think? Do you agree? What is your go-to travel outfit? 

Black & White Basics

Black & White Basics

MANGO long sleeve cardigan
$34 - johnlewis.com

Crop top
$22 - bardot.com.au

River Island black ski pants
$33 - riverisland.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

From Monday Blues to Spring Florals



Hey everyone! It's been about 8 months since I last posted, but after a very long winter of working all the time and too much snow, I finally want to get back into it.

A pretty floral dress can make any Monday just a little bit better. Thanks to the warm weather (!), I'm taking the opportunity to wear one my favorite new dresses from Express. As soon as they got it in the stores, I had my eye on it for weeks before I bought it.






I paired the dress with a simple black cardigan and tan booties (also from Express - they're really comfortable!).  I went light on the accessories - just my watch, ring, and studs - because I wanted the floral to stand out on its own. I love the colors, the cut of the straps, and the length of the dress. Cute AND work appropriate.




Happy Monday!

XOXO,
Alyssa

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Red & White Stripes


June was a crazy and hectic month for me. I graduated from Drexel University (SCARY) and moved back home to New York. After a month of not blogging, I couldn't wait to start posting again.

I found this skirt on sale in Kohl's for $12.99 and couldn't resist the cute red and white stripes. I paired it with a tucked-in loose white top and my tan and white wedges to make an adorable July summer outfit. It kind of felt like a cross between Taylor Swift and a grown up working woman. It's perfect for a lunch date or a casual day at work.

What do you think? How do you wear red and white stripes? 

XOXO,
Alyssa