With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday this year, I wanted to provide some inspiration for all of my girlboss ladies that will be going straight from the office to dinner. What I love about this dress, is it’s versatility. You could honestly wear it for any occasion and if that’s not a total selling point get this! It is under $50 and comes in 10 colors! I’ve been eyeing the Tea Rose and Vintage Indigo colors next – so perfect for Spring! It does run true to size and is long enough for work. For height purposes, I am 5’4″.
My pro tip for all of my working ladies that want to easily transition their outfit from day to night is to always stash a pair of black strappy heels, jeans and a bold lip color(my go-to is MAC “Diva”) in your desk drawer or car. My badass jacket has found a permanent place in my car trunk as well because you can’t tell me that this doesn’t automatically up the cool factor on any outfit you put on! There are so many times these 3 essentials saved me from having to make a quick dash home and wasting perfectly good happy hour time #priorties If you are still looking for a Valentine’s Day dress or if you are a gal that likes to stock up on versatile dresses that can take you seamlessly from day to night (my type of girls!), then here are a few more options! Also, if you are a fan of these day to night posts, check here for more!
You all might remember this gorgeous jacket from a few months back. It was actually my favorite purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale as I was able to score it on major sale. Since then, I’ve been trying to wait to share this post with you until the jacket went on sale again because it is a bit of a splurge, especially for such a unique piece that some might find hard to style. Well you all are in luck because one of my best friends found an identical dupe for you at a quarter of the cost!
While this jacket is definitely a statement piece, it is easier to style than you would think! My advice? Just let the jacket win. What do I mean by that? Don’t try to overpower it. Let it do all of the talking. Simply wear other pieces that do not stand out. As you can see from both of my styled looks, I wear simple, solid colored pieces and then add a pop of color and edge with the jacket.
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Bodysuits have been around for awhile now and for some insane reason I had put off trying this trend. I had many concerns. Some were pretty logical I would say, like how would one go to the bathroom in a pinch? Or wouldn’t you see panty lines through your clothes? Certainly you can start to see my irrational fear of this trend and why I put it off for so long.
When I was approached by my friends at Luxington Boutique to design an outfit that could easily take you from work to an after 5 cocktail, I jumped at the idea to create an outfit with a piece of clothing that I had never tried before. Insert this amazing olive green bodysuit here.
1. Day Look: Pair a bodysuit with a dramatic wide leg pair of pants to wear to the office. The contrast of a more fitted top and loose bottom will give you a chic look that is totally office appropriate. My favorite office looks are the ones that no one else is brave enough to try but you know will get you tons of compliments. This is that look and the plus side is that it’s insanely comfortable too.
2. Night Look: I firmly believe that every woman should always have a pair of jeans, heels and lipstick on hand at any time. Car, desk drawer, etc. In order to take this bodysuit from the office to after work cocktails, I simply added these 3 things plus my favorite 2 accessories- a black bralette and a choker necklace. These latter 2 items are my favorite ways to add a little bit of edge into your look. Combined, all 5 of these items are the perfect recipe to your casual after 5 attire.
I felt inclined to tell you that I couldn’t end this post without saying that both of my initial fears of wearing a bodysuit were quickly remedied after finding out that 1) most bodysuits have an “easy-access” snap section so you can go to the bathroom without having to take the entire thing off and 2) so far everything that I have tried to wear with my bodysuit, panty lines have not been an issue.
So if you have been wanting to take the plunge on a bodysuit, I highly suggest getting one that is versatile enough to wear to work so you get the most use out of it! Luxington Boutique is the perfect one stop shop for both work wear and everything else in between so if you are in the Houston area, make sure to stop by and check them out!
*Thank you Luxington Boutique for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
If you have yet to hear the term Galentine’s Day, you are missing out on a quality girl time opportunity my friends! Whether you are single or in a relationship, Galentine’s Day is (technically) celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th, and is the perfect excuse to grab your girls and have a good time- no boys allowed!
If you are late to the train or don’t feel like going up on a Tuesday, I hear that some ladies like to dedicate an entire weekend to Galentine’s celebrations. I’d just like to point out that these ladies and I would be great friends 😉 Whether you choose to celebrate today or another day, I wanted to share some easy ideas to have a great time. Forewarning: you’ll notice that several of these Galentine’s Day ideas have to do with wine. Not a coincidence. Boys come and go but your girlfriends and wine just seem to get better with time 🙂 Cheesy? Hey, at least it pairs well with the wine am I right?!
Why mess with a good thing? Wether you hit up a local wine bar or decide you want a bottle to yourself at home (#noshame), there is nothing better than wine and girl talk. Except maybe the addition of wine and/or chocolate. Added bonus: you can add a theme for the night. Mask Chat- where everyone brings their favorite face mask so you can try out new ones! Game night- bring out the board games or my personal favorite- play charades and have each girl write down a few answers. After a few glasses of wine, this one tends to get pretty funny!
Adult sleepovers are highly underrated y’all. Maybe you had too much wine at wine night or you just want to relive the glory days- either way they are so much fun and the best way to ensure some serious girl talk. Haven’t seen each other in awhile? It might take all night and all the next morning to catch up on all the hot gossip 😉 Added bonus: binge watch a new tv series together or go see a new chick flick at the movies!
If you are on the go and want to be practical about how you spend your girl time, a mani/pedi or spa day is an easy way to catch up and be efficient if you are in dire need of a polish change. Block of an hour or two, invite a friend (or two!) and head to the spa to get a little pampering session. For all of my working ladies- this could even be on long lunch break.
Like us girls need an excuse to brunch! If you are wanting to celebrate with a big group, brunch is always a good option. If you aren’t a party planner, I’ll bet there is a cute, new restaurant that your group is dying for an excuse to try out! Know a place with $1 mimosas? Even better. But if you are a party planner, Galentine’s Day is a great excuse to put those Valentine’s Day decorations to use, invite your girls over and gab away. Added bonus: have everyone bring a dish or bottle of champagne and make the dress code pajamas only!
You know all of those crafts you pin on Pinterest but never actually attempt because #lazygirlproblems or #busygirlproblems ? They are actually quite fun especially when wine is involved! I suggest picking one that isn’t too labor intensive because chances are between the wine and girl talk, not much crafting will take place anyway 🙂
If you want a good time and the last laugh, karaoke is hands down a night to remember! Grab your girls, get fancied up (or not), and hit up a karaoke joint. Yea you could karaoke at home but what’s the fun in that? The thrill of totally embarrassing yourselves is what makes the night that much more memorable. And with the intent being a night out with the girls, you don’t have to impress a single person there so sing your little hearts out and don’t worry about who is watching.
Afterall, Galentine’s Day is all about celebrating girls so whether you want to go shopping, turn on a chick flick, pour some wine and online shop, it’s always better with some friends! If you don’t have a guy in your life this Valentine’s Day, even more reason to treat yourself to something nice. Added bonus: Valentine’s Day chocolate goes on sale February 14th so if you postpone your Galentine’s Day date until after this, I hear chocolate pairs nicely with your online shopping. See below for some of my favorite gift ideas for you and your gals. Click any of the images to shop them!
With Valentine’s Day coming up, pink and red is everywhere you look! Whether you are planning to have a fancy night out on the town or a date with your couch and a tub of ice cream, there’s an outfit fix for that 😉 While I firmly believe Valentine’s Day is highly overrated, it’s still one of my favorite excuses to get all dolled up. Even if you don’t have a date this year, grab your best girls and treat yourselves! After all, ain’t no man going to love you better than you can love yourself! Now go ahead and click purchase on that little red dress you put in your basket but weren’t actually planning to buy 😉
See below for some more of my favorite pink and red (love day inspired) attire as well as a couple of my favorite blog posts from last year.