International Women’s Day Outfit

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining the Girl Scouts of Utah as they celebrated International Women’s day with an amazing dinner program at The Complex.  I love supporting the Girls Scouts since they provide much needed mentoring and education of girls.  This is always a fun event and I seem to run into other great women active in the Salt Lake community.

I haven’t done an outfit post in a while, so I took some photos of my outfit from yesterday.  This was a very Zara heavy outfit.  The blazer, faux leather peplum top and shoes were all found from Zara online.

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This outfit works because the tweed blazer adds some polish to the slouchy boyfriend jeans.  The faux leather top works well under the blazer mostly because the break on the peplum is in line with the break in the blazer, so both flare out at the same point.  This can be tricky when layering a peplum top underneath something else.

Zara top

Then there are the shoes.  I’m loving simple pointy toed shoes this spring.  These reminded me of the Alexander Wang pair that I picked up for my birthday, but about a 10th of the price.  I was most amazed at the fact that Zara had them in a size 5, which they almost never do.  The woven metallic toe piece is a great way to add a bit a shine to the outfit without overpowering.

Zara shoes

Happy International Women’s Day and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

parting shot

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50 Days of Black Day 26

I wore a few boring black outfits earlier this week.  Nothing worth blogging about.  I’m glad I’m more than halfway through this challenge.  It’s been hard to keep looking into my closet and coming up with new black outfits.  Here’s one that combined a few other pieces that you have seen before.

I’m wearing the faux leather top from Zara underneath the Lexy jacket from Etoile Isabel Marant.  I paired them with straight legged jeans and black short booties.  I love the simple rhodium choker from Alexis Bittar.  I bought it this summer when I was in New York and shopping the boutiques of SOHO.  I loved how it hugs my collarbone and I knew that I would get tons of wear from it.

I also wanted to feature one of the versatile Rebecca Minkoff purses in the store.  This style is called the Affair.  It has a classic front flap shape with a chain strap.  I love the bubble quilting and gold studding on this burgundy version.  The best part of this bag is that you can wear it with the chain strap doubled, like in the first picture, or long and across your body, like in the second picture.  I think that this bag has a ladylike feel with a bit of an edge.  Have a great rest of your week and don’t forget to shop local during your holiday gift searching.

50 Days of Black Day 17

Winter is here.  After baring my legs for the last time on Wednesday on a sunny 70 degree day, Salt Lake is cold and snowy.  I get so cold when the weather changes, so I had to wear some heavier layers today.

I’m wearing my skinny black velvet jeans from Citizens of Humanity with a simple black tee and the Betsey Johnson Serenn booties.  To top it off, I put on my tweed jacket from Zara.  The black and off white tweed jacket is updated with a chain accent along the lapel.  And you don’t see the slight frill on the waist of this jacket which gives it a feminine touch.

I love jackets like this one, since I can throw them over jeans and a top and instantly look polished.  Have a great weekend everyone!

50 Days of Black Day 4

Last night I went to the Park City Women’s Business Network Fall Fashion Fundraiser.  This is a great event they put on every year that raises scholarship funds for deserving girls.  I’m proud to have donated the last two years to help this worthy cause.  My challenge made me choose another mainly black outfit.  You’ve seen all the components of this outfit before, here, and here.  Trina Turk blazer found at Nordstrom Rack, Zara faux leather top, BDG blue pants, Bettye Muller shoes, and my new amazing necklace from Glitter Gutter Glamour, who you have to check out!

50 Days of Black Day 3

This was actually yesterday’s outfit.  I realized after I was taking the pictures that my outfit was also a well priced outfit considering the components.

The quilted jacket is from Zara that I bought at the end of the summer.  They don’t have the short sleeve version anymore, but you can still get the long sleeve version here.  The shirt is from the Sarah Jessica Parker line Bitten that I bought from Steve & Barry’s before they closed down.  The jeans are also from Zara.  I love the black on black print that fit in with the baroque trend this fall without being too over the top.  Here’s a closer shot.

The shoes are Cole Haan that I found at my favorite shoe haunt, Nordstrom Rack.  They are a heeled oxford that I found for about $100 and I wear them all the time.  By the looks of these pictures it’s time to give them a good polish.  Still not sick of black, but I’m not even a week into this challenge.  Have a great Wednesday!

Topshop Glitter Ambush Boots

When I get fixated on something, it becomes an obsession and I must have them.  Last fall I saw a photo of these Topshop glitter booties and I had another addiction.  Unfortunately these particular boots sold out in a matter of minutes and I was having a hard time finding them.  Of course eBay came to the rescue and I was able to find a pair in my size for not much more than Topshop sold them for.  Sometimes the shopping gods come through for me.

The low heel and double zipper entry makes these boots super comfy and stylish.  I don’t have many flashy shoes, so these fit the bill when I want something a bit fun for my outfit.  The only downer is that the glitter comes off easily and I’m noticing some bare patches already.  I guess I’ll have to re-glitter them down the road, but that’s ok.

Its getting colder here in SLC, so I had to find some warmer outfits.  I still refuse to break out the heavy coats or sweaters even though it is bitterly cold when I walk my girls to school.  Here I have gray tie dye skinny jeans from BDG, a olive trench like jacket and a black faux leather top from Zara.  The jacket I found at Nordstrom Rack two years ago and it is a very lightweight cotton.  Too thin to make for a substantial coat, but a great layering piece.

The sleeveless top is from Zara and also makes for a great layering piece.  The back of the top is actually a sheer knit, which helps with ventilation.  Faux leather can be very hot.  I like having another black top with a different texture that I can layer under blazers and sweaters this winter.

Oh, and I don’t know why my smiles come out as an Elvis smirk.  I guess I’m smirking in these pictures.  Ugh, just ignore that part of the photos.  Like I’ve said before, I don’t like modeling.  Happy Fall!