Day 304: Office grace

Dressing for the office isn’t always as fun as dressing for the weekends, but I find adding bright colors makes it better. I chose this smart tan skirt first and then skimmed my closet for a top I haven’t worn with it before. Not any easy task, considering over 304 days I’ve worn this multiple times. I settled on this bright pink top because of the color and the design. It brings a singular skirt to light with its peppy color and unique design. It’s pretty casual where I work, so I added some simple flat sandals to keep my feet comfortable in the heat. I can only take beauty-is-pain so much when it’s scorching out. Keep your office wear from getting dull by adding interesting designs and eye-popping hues.

xx

Adriana

20140731-141231-51151814.jpgShirt: Francesca’s, Skirt: Express, Sandals: Madden Girl, Watch: Michael Kors, Bangles: Kate Spade New York

Photo by Jennifer Doan

Day 303: Good genes

Some of you may think this outfit is a jean-on-jean crime, but the look has been seen on a variety of fashionistas and is being regarded as a trend of the season. Olivia Palermo Katie Holmes and Amber Heard are just some of the celebrities that have been seen rocking the trend. That is exactly what I believe this is: a trend. I don’t think we’ll be wearing this again next season by any means, but I have two jean items and decided to try it out. I honestly really like it. Jean-on-jean is essentially like wearing all of one color–another trend this season. I think this looks very preppy and crisp, if done the right way. When wearing jean-on-jean, keep everything else simple. I chose brown flats and a sprinkling of gold jewelry to keep with the clean, classic look. A sock bun was the perfect hairstyle to continue the pretty, preppy vibe I have going. Too many accessories or colors will make the look a little too “Jenny from the Block.” If this seems a little out of your comfort zone, I encourage you to try it out, it’s not as daunting as you might think.

xx

Adriana

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day 303Shirt: J Crew, Jeans: True Religion, Flats: Coach, Earrings: Francesca’s, Ring and Bangle: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Alex and Ani

Photo by Jennifer Doan

Day 302: Petal to the metal

I love this black dress because it’s so versatile. I suppose most black dresses are, but I hold this one above my others. The shiny fabric and ruffled neckline make this dress office ready, happy hour friendly and I could even wear it to a funeral. Few dresses are able to pull off that much mileage. Plus, the close fit and brought-in waist make it really flattering. When I pulled this dress out this morning, I was virtually looking at a blank canvas. Being that it’s summer, I wanted to dull the dark and bring in the sunshine. A chunky, flowered necklace was the perfect way to start off. It brings color into the outfit while working with the already girly neckline. I added patterned wedges to keep the look from looking too stiff and seasonless; summer wedges make every outfit better. Make winter/dark colored dresses ready for summertime happiness with color pops and warm weather footwear. You’ll instantly update an old dress and refresh your look.

xx

Adriana

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20140729-115826-43106938.jpgDress: H&M, Wedges: Audrey Brooke (DSW), Necklace: Bauble Bar, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ring: Stella & Dot

Photos by Jennifer Doan

Day 301: Manic Monday

I had trouble falling asleep last night, so I may have hit the snooze button a few too many times this morning. I had to quickly get ready and didn’t have time to dilly dally in my closet. My dress pants can be a little too warm for the outdoors this time of year, but they are perfect for my cold-as-ice office. Sometimes you have to dress for the indoors rather than the outdoors! I put on this pretty olive top and flats to keep things lighter, but I still needed a sweater at my desk. Madness I tell you. To dress up my simple look, I added a chunky watch and bracelet and more sparkly items. If your outfit is a little lazy on a Monday, I don’t blame you!

xx

Adriana

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20140728-123207-45127174.jpgShirt: H&M, Pants: Express, Flats: Tory Burch, Necklace, Watch and Ring: Michael Kors, Bracelet: J Crew 

Photos by Jeff Moriarty

Day 300: Daily dose

Here’s your daily dose of fashion from one of my favorite brunch places of the same name! If you can’t tell, Sundays are synonymous with brunch for me. Today’s look is simple and to the point. I figured I would go browse the mall after I got together with my friends so I made sure to wear something comfortable and easy to take on and off in dressing rooms. I, of course, ended up finding a fabulous purchase at Nordstrom during their anniversary sale. That place is seriously dangerous!

xx

Adriana

20140727-172454-62694904.jpgDress: Express, Flip flops: Old Navy, Purse: Michael Kors

Photo by Alexis Mladenoff