Cool It Culotte

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| top | pants (other) | bomber | shoes |

I bought these culottes last summer in NYC, and my oh my how comfortable they are! And the elastic band is a game changer. I’ve paired them with a black cropped tank, they would also look cute with a white button down tied up or a blouse tucked in. I love the contrast of the burnt orange bomber, which adds a little drama but also keeps me warm in a freezing cold office.

I Like What I Do

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| top 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 | jeans | shoes | sunglasses |

I thoroughly enjoy getting dressed every morning before work. I suppose this means a couple of things: I like what I do, and well, I like what I do. To be honest, I’ve always enjoyed getting dressed each morning. Maybe not the mornings my mom made me wear tights to church, but every other. And, I like my new job. Working for Front Door Fashion has been a great transition into the real world, and I’ve loved styling each woman no matter her needs. Styling is my passion.

PS this top is old so I found a few great alternatives.

photos by: Eileen Barrett

Bow Tie Ready

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| romper | scarf | shoes | hat | earrings |

I’ve had this romper for awhile now, and I’m constantly trying to create new looks with it. Since it is a blank canvas, the pairing options are endless. I’ve worn the romper with a denim vest and adidas, wedges and chunky earrings and now with mule espadrilles and a neckerchief, among other things. Like I mentioned in Friday Finds a few weeks ago, be bold and try out the neckerchief.

photos by: Lisa Thompson

Modern Memories Jewels

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Shoutout to Modern Memories Jewels for these fabulous earrings and necklace.

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Modern Memories Jewels is a jewelry company based out of Memphis. You can find Meredith Sprecher’s pieces on Etsy and Instagram. Below I’ve linked a few of my favorites!

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I paired the jewels with two Tibi pieces, both of which have been on the blog before. Mixing and matching goes a long way when creating new outfits. You don’t always have to buy something new to feel like you’re wearing a new outfit.

Don’t forget to checkout Modern Memories Jewels!

photos by: Lisa Thompson

From Santa

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| bomber | tee | denim | boots | glasses | necklace |

First of all, guys, this is a big moment. I’m not wearing anything by Zara.

Santa surprised me with a few stellar pieces to build my wardrobe. I love the bomber trend but don’t love how the fluffy material makes me look fluffy too. This bomber from Shopbop is a thin silky material, which takes the shape of your body. And, this color is so rich that I’ll pair it with all neutrals.

The flannel booties were also under the Christmas tree. I’m OBSESSED. I first laid eyes on these beauties this summer while working for Tibi, and they made their way into my closet 6 months later. You might get sick of seeing them on me, but I won’t.

photos by: Allie Saunders

Another NYC Purchase

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| dress (2) (3) (4) | bag | chocker | shoes |

I was hesitant to purchase this dress in New York this summer because I wasn’t sure if it looked poorly made or if I would even wear it. It’s not a dress that I can wear to class, and sadly, it’s not blue or red for SMU’s boulevard season. To my surprise and delight, I have worn it many times sense being back at school, and I’m happy with the quality! The cut is extremely flattering on all body types, too. I love all of the feminine details: pom-poms, crochet cutouts and a low back.

photos by: Eileen Barrett