the Shira Rose

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Stripes For Fall

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I wore this striped peplum tee last week on the blog (here) with a more summery look but wanted to share another way to transition the stripes for fall. I think this burnt orange pencil skirt (last seen a year ago here) is a great color for fall and while booties and a jacket would really make this outfit fall appropriate, I would probably pass out from the heat if I attempted that!navy bucket bag striped tee

Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

Claire bucket bag – navy c/o (on sale), Similar shoes: costume, celeste heels, or loran Similar top: Ruche

Butterfly Skirt

This butterfly skirt from Leah & Pearl is so sweet and feminine; I feel like it can transition easily from work to a night out, depending on the styling. I originally chose to play it safe and pair the skirt with a black sweater but I decided last minute to throw in more color because… well, that’s usually my philosophy! And it’s summer so why not do a fun peachy coral and blue combination? This is my second piece from Leah and Pearl (first one on the blog here) and I am 100% happy with both pieces.
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Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page. Hair and makeup thanks to Caravan Stylist Studio.

merino wool tippi sweater, butterfly skirt c/o, similar scalloped leather clutch, my nude wedges are sold out, but almost identical Coach rileigh pump wedge, jewelry c/o Leslie Francesca

July 4th Outfits

I didn’t create July 4th outfits specifically for the blog but as I was going through these photos, I realized they worked perfectly for July 4th! This dress is the second piece from Hutch  (first Hutch look here) and this midi dress is such a classic. It’s sleeveless but I’m wearing it with a silk tee underneath for modesty. I love the subtle, primary color stitching on the skirt and of course the pocketssssssssss! 🙂

Also, I am obsessed with my two new red lipsticks. The first one is pretty famous; Mac’s Ruby Woo and the second is Mac Sheene Supreme in “New Temptations.” While Ruby Woo is an amazing matte lipstick in the perfect shade of red, New Temptations is a glossy, creamy lipstick in another gorgeous red shade. New Temptations obviously doesn’t stay on as long as Ruby Woo but I love the glossy feel and the fact that it’s non drying. I’m actually wearing both lipsticks here. I added New Temptations over the Ruby Woo to add some shine.
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Photography thanks to Kelly West, check out her instagram and facebook page.

Bet Bet midi length dress c/o (on sale!) and just size 0 left here.  J.Crew pumps old, similar red pumps: giovanna almond toe pump, carola pointy toe pump, carra pump, or proto pointy toe pump. similar Gorjana layer necklace gifted,  Anzie aztec bracelet (different color), lattice cocktail ring c/o, Michael Kors watch

Work Appropriate

My work wardrobe is usually pretty relaxed as the “dress code” is pretty casual. But once in a while I’ll throw on a blazer when I have a big meeting or I want to look a bit more professional. It’s amazing what a well-fitted blazer can do for your confidence!

I love sharing my affordable jewelry finds with you so I’m really excited to introduce you to Metal Marvels! With most prices being between $10-$20 and a fun range of colorful statement jewelry to more delicate minimal pieces, there is something for everyone. I’m currently loving the purple druzy pendant, the fun glam candy bracelets in an amazing color range, the zig zag bangles, and the delicate simply sweet ring. Metal Marvels also has gorgeous headbands and fun accessories like the heart print scarf and sunglasses for $12. I’m wearing the stone layered necklace here and I love how it pulls my whole outfit together!
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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Metal Marvels stone pendant necklace c/o, Ann Taylor jacket (mine is sold out, linked to similar) or faux leather lapel ponte blazer, Ann Taylor side zip crepe skirt, similar Ash booties or Michael Kors ankle boot, similar Rebecca Minkoff avery tote, Manna Kadar lip locked in “Manna Babe” c/o