Dresses that Rock for Work & Play

Dress: Madewell | Sneakers: Johnston & Murphy | Purse: Johnston & Murphy | Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Photography by: Banavenue

Over the years working in a corporate job, I’ve accumulated a LOT of work clothes. Something that I have come to find as of recently is that I have far too many items hanging in my closet that only serve one purpose. Either they are strictly for the office or strictly for the weekend (aka there is no justifying making it office appropriate). I don’t have a happy medium of outfits that could swing both ways which is both annoying and not efficient. The solution? I’ve started buying items that can serve more than one function. I’ve found that a pretty safe bet to know if it passes the test, is if you know it can take you from work to happy hour without having to swing by the house for an outfit change.

After going on the hunt for items that could fit both of these scenarios, I had a couple of takeaways I think anyone looking for work wear should do as well. First off, you can make almost any sleeveless, strapless or even backless dress work appropriate by throwing on a cardigan or blazer (I list a few favorites here). If you do not have at least a few staple color cardigans, you are doing it wrong! I have cream and black colored cardigans in my car at all times. You know for emergencies and what not. This way depending on my outfit, I always have a sure source of coverage or an Antarctica (because what office isn’t?) protector if need be.

Secondly, shoes can totally change the occasion of any outfit and make it more wearable. My favorite way to take a dress from work to drinks is to throw on a strappy pair of heels. Want to wear the same outfit for a more casual look? Throw on a pair of sneakers. As long as you have at least one pair each of pumps, strappy heels, sneakers and maybe a pair of flats. You are set!

Don’t forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on and there are lots of items still in stock, including lots of work wear! The sale ends August 6th!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries

Hi friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. Early access lasts another 3 days before the sale opens up to the entire public on July 21st. Some items have already sold out and others are starting to so I wanted to get this post up sooner rather than later so that you can get an idea of my favorite picks, sizing tips and my overall take on some of the best sale items!

I shared a first look of these outfits on my Instagram Stories but since those only last 24 hours, I wanted to give all of those that didn’t get a chance to view them, a way to shop these items. Do make sure you are following me on Instagram though to ensure you are getting sale updates first! Now without further adieu I am styling 10 everyday + 10 work wear looks! PS don’t forget that I have rounded up all of my favorite picks from the sale for each of the categories below to make your shopping easier!

Tops & Sweaters // Pants & Jeans // Outerwear // Work Wear // Athletic Wear // Shoes


Lush Side Split Tee: $15 + comes in 6 colors // Runs true to size or size up if you want to knot it.

Topshop Strappy Jumpsuit: $52 // Runs big. I am wearing a size 4 here but needed a 2.

Y-Back halter tank: $38 + comes in 2 colors // Runs big. The XS was still roomy on me.

Deconstructed off the shoulder top: $45 + comes in 2 colors // Runs very big. I would have needed the XXS.

Topshop raw hem flare jeans: $49 // Hands down my fav jeans from the sale! // Size down. I am wearing a 24.

Tie front blouse: $31 + comes in 3 colors // Runs big, I needed an XXS

Off the shoulder poplin top: $58 + comes in 3 colors // This sweater/shirt combo is so much fun! // Runs true to size.

Lace-up bell sleeve top: $45 // Great top for now and later // Runs true to size.

Sincerely Jules sweatshirt: $79 + comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size. Size up for an oversized fit.

BP lace trim cami: $22 +comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size // One of my fav purchases!!

Circle cardigan: $49 + comes in 3 colors // My top cardigan pick. SO soft you guys and I love that it is longer in the back. Runs bigs, I am wearing an XS here.

Embroidered moto jacket: $110 // Literally my NUMBER ONE favorite purchase! // Runs true to size. I am wearing an XS.

Suede skirt: $64 + comes in 2 colors // One of my favorite purchases from the sale! // Runs true to size. I sized down for a little bit of a shorter fit.


Floral Shirtdress: $59 // Would be so cute with a pair of heels nor or boots when it gets cooler! // Runs true to size although I would suggest sizing up for anyone taller than 5’3” or for added length to make appropriate for the office.

Ruffle poplin top: $45 // Runs true to size.

Kick Flare Ankle Pants: $49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

Ruffle Sleeve sweater: $49 // Comes in 6 colors // Size down. I needed an XXS.

Asymmetrical jacket$98 // Black, grey and nude jackets are my favorite because they pair well with almost anything. Such a versatile and fun jacket! // Runs true to size.

J. Crew Reese Pant: $87 // Come in 3 colors and are the most comfortable work pant you could own! Have an elastic waist // Fit true to size.

Bell Sleeve blouse: $58 // Comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size.

Cashmere Drape vest: $98 // Such a good staple for any closet. Can be worn casually or to work // Comes in 4 colors // One size fits all.

Seamed back leggings: $31 / / These are thick enough to be worn to work and would be perfect to wear with boots // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size although I suggest sizing up for work.

Button back ruffle hem dress: $65 // Love the buttons down the back and the drop hem waist. Would be so cute with heels now or booties for the cooler weather // Runs true to size.

Jersey funnel neck top$19 // If you are going to buy one thing from the sale, let this be it. Such a good piece to have in your closet for work or play. // runs true to size but I suggest sizing up for work for a less fitted look.

One button cardigan: $104 // The price point isn’t great on this but the quality and structure is. It has a slight bell sleeve to it. // Fits true to size

Kick Flare Ankle Pants$49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

J. Crew pleat leather mini: $95 // Worth every penny! I have a similar ones and get compliments ALL the time. // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size.

Roll Sleeve Shirt: $58 // One of my favorite work wear tops because it is extremely functional. These are usually the first type of tops that I reach for in my closet // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size. I’m wearing a PXS.

Bell sleeve top: $38 // Runs true to size.

Seamed back leggings$31 / / These are thick enough to be worn to work and would be perfect to wear with boots // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size although I suggest sizing up for work.

Peplum shirt: $38 // My favorite top of the entire sale. Looks so cute with the sleeves rolled up as well // Comes in 3 colors // Size up.

Kick Flare Ankle Pants$49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

Jersey funnel neck top$19 // If you are going to buy one thing from the sale, let this be it. Such a good piece to have in your closet for work or play. // runs true to size but I suggest sizing up for work for a less fitted look.

Pleat midi skirt: $49 // Great price point and overall a crowd favorite! // runs true to size.

And for the grand finale…. here are my favorite work wear pieces included in the sale that are under $50!!

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Best 4th of July Sales

Top: Goodnight Macaroon | Skirt: Nordstrom | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Gigi NY | Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Photography by: Banavenue

In honor of wanting to spend a little extra time with friends, family and booze, I’ll keep this sale post short and sweet! I’ve rounded up what I consider to be some of the best deals on the internet below. Keep in mind that the majority of these end when the clock strikes midnight on the 4th!

Ann Taylor // Get 50% off everything during the Oh So Summer Sale {USE CODE JUSTBEACHY}

ASOS // Up to 70% off

Anthropologie // 30% off sale items

Banana Republic // 40% off regular priced items {USE CODE BRNEW}

Bauble Bar // Up to 75% off

Chicwish // Extra 10% off {USE CODE JUL10}

Express // 50% off tees, shorts, dresses, and more

Francesca’s // Up to 70% off sale items

H&M // Summer Sale is up to 70% off + save big with 4th of July $4 deals {USE CODE EXTRA40}

LOFT // extra 60% off all sale styles

Old Navy // Up to 60% off

Tory Burch // Additional 30% off sale items {USE CODE EXTRA30}

Urban Outfitters // 30% off ALL sale items

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Shop my looks with Liketoknow.it

Romper: Charming Charlie | Phone Case: Skinit | Laptop Skin: Skinit (discount code below)

It’s been awhile since I have done a post like this and since there are so many new faces around here lately, I thought I’d reintroduce Liketoknow.it for those of you who are thinking to yourself “like to what”?? Liketoknow.it is a popular service that allows you to shop any of my Instagram outfits. Once you are signed up, you are all set to get outfit details from not only me, but any other blogger or influencer that uses this service as well. While my blog houses tons of outfits, Instagram is where I usually share things first. A lot of times items will sell out before I am able to get them on the blog so I try to at least get it on Instagram before that can happen. Plus, Instagram is where I share my daily outfits so you can get a better idea of my “normal attire”. So if you haven’t already heard the hype about this service, I’m telling y’all it really is the best thing since sliced bread 🙂 Prepare your wallets though!


  1. Sign up here. Don’t worry, all you have to give is your Instagram handle and email! Easy peazy!
  2. Download the Liketoknow.it app from the app store.
  3. Go to my Instagram and simply like or screenshot any picture that you want outfit details for.
  4. Open up your Liketoknow.it app where you will see every picture that you have ever liked/screenshotted all in ONE place! If you click into each picture, it will list out all of the outfit details. At this point you can click on the item you are interested in and purchase directly from there!

For those of you that do not have an Instagram or do not wish to use Liketoknow.it, I now also have a “Shop my Instagram” page directly on the blog. This allows you to shop any of my Instagram pictures without being signed up for Liketoknow.it. I list all of the outfit details for you and make it super easy to shop all of the items from your computer or phone! Even if you aren’t wanting to spend money on new clothes, this page is great to go to when you are needing outfit inspiration for your own closet. Remember that I am always one message away if you need help with outfit ideas or have any questions about sizing (or anything else!).

Laptop skin and phone case are both from Skinit. Use code CHIC20 to get 20% off of your order!

Photography by: Banavenue

*This post is in partnership with Skinit. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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4th of July

Dress: Shein ($16) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Gigi NY | Earrings: Genie Mack

Photography by: Banavenue

We are a little over a week away from the 4th of July and all of the festivities that come along with it! If you aren’t decked out in red, white and blue, then you are not celebrating correctly my friends 🙂 I love stocking up on festive, American attire for several reasons. Besides the fact that it proves you are patriotic AF, there are so many holidays and occasions that warrant wearing your favorite American colors. Let’s not forget that being from Texas means these colors are pretty much an everyday staple. If you are still looking for the perfect festive attire, check out some of my favorites below! Simply click on any of the images to shop the item!

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