November 29, 2013

Leopard Snow Boots

Vest: c/o Deb  / Shirt: Ross (similar) / Skirt: c/o Deb / Tights: c/o Deb / Booties: c/o Deb 

Who says snow boots can't be leopard booties with 5 inch heels?  I braved the snow in these babies and did just fine, not to mention, I was probably the most stylish girl on the mountain!

November 28, 2013

A Little Oxblood, Fur & Snow

Top: JcPenny / Fur Collar: The Loft (similar)/ Jeggings: The Limited (similar) / Shoes: c/o Deb/ Lipstick: Mac "Hang Up" and Mary Kay "Midnight Red
My family and I traveled to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee Monday afternoon and when we woke up on Tuesday morning it was a winter wonderland outside. Call me impractical, but with the beautiful scenery surrounding me, I thought it was the perfect time to break out my oxblood heels and new sheer silk blouse from JcPenny for a pre-Thanksgiving photo shoot. 

I have worn these leather jeggings from The Limited almost twice a week for the past month, which I guess might be an indication that I am thankful for them. My fur collar was actually attached to a cardigan sweater I got from The Loft about two years ago. I unbuttoned it and threw it around my neck to add some warmth to this look.

I can't think of a more beautiful place to be for Thanksgiving and can't wait to share more Holiday looks in the coming days!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

November 26, 2013

A La Jenny From the Block

Jacket: c/o Deb/ Studded Tee: c/o Deb/ Skirt: c/o Deb/ Booties: c/o Deb/ Hat: Borrowed from Grandpa

 Truth be told this look reminded me of something Jennifer Lopez would have worn in her Jenny from the Block days...and I love it! 

Though normally I would not style an outfit with multiple trends, I could not resist. Lace, leather and booties are all some the biggest trends of the season, and thanks to Deb I'm outfitted with them all. 

I decided to try something a little different by pairing this lace pencil skirt with a slouchy tee and varsity jacket. I made a surprise visit to my grandparents house this weekend and when I saw my grandpa's leather hat, knew it would be the perfect thing to polish off this look. I've been drooling over these Steve Madden booties for the longest time, so when I found this similar pair on the deb website I knew that I had to have them. 

Thoughts on this look?

November 21, 2013

#LimitedOnCampus Lauren Berger at NCSU!

Lauren Berger, The Intern Queen dressed head-to-toe in The Limited at N.C. State University
When a girl receives an e-mail from her college saying that Lauren Berger, THE  Intern Queen will be speaking on campus at 6 p.m. November 22nd, she makes sure that her bottom is firmly planted in a chair by 5:59 p.m. with her notepad, pen and fully charged iPhone in her lap, so that she can take notes and live tweet throughout the event.  

Last night, I was that girl. 

Lauren is the founder of the, and the author of All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience. She completed 15 internships by the time she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and had landed her dream job at US Weekly magazine 2 years before graduation. 

I got a free copy of her book last night!
Though she dropped several gems of knowledge last night, these were my four major take aways: 

4. Handle Business With a Sense of Urgency 
Lauren was able to score her first internship at a pr firm when she was a freshman in college with no experience on her resume besides the Limited Too and Red Lobster, all because she followed up with the internship coordinator less than 24 hours after inquiring about the position. The internship coordinator told her, "I'm impressed, I've never had a student follow up within 24 hours" and not only gave her an internship, but also an internship position. 

3. Network With Your Peers
Lauren stressed repeatedly the importance of forming lasting relationships with peers, especially those who are interning with you. She raised the valid and easy to overlook point, that just like you, the other interns are young people focused on success. Eventually, they will be head honchos and leaders in the industry. Relationships with them are just as important as relationships with current professionals.   

2. Rejection is a Part of Success
She did not sugar coat it or try to sidestep around the conversation. Lauren told us we are going to be rejected, multiple times, multiple ways...for the rest of our lives. She did say however, "You don't take no for an answer, and whenever there is a no, you find a yes." Moral of the story being, where there is a will, there is a way. 

1. Maintain a Professional Image
Lauren shared stories of two students who she helped get summer internships and how both were dismissed from their positions due to social media accounts that were damaging to their professional personas. Social media is used a lot for our personal life but we have to keep in mind that is often accessible by those in our professional lives as well. 

I was so glad that I had the chance to hear Lauren speak. I would have really liked to stay after and chatted with her for a bit but I had another meeting that I had to get to. A big thank you to the Limited for sponsoring this event and Lauren for sharing such valuable advice! 

P.S. - This Friday at the Triangle Town Center Limited location, there will be an exclusive shopping event from 6-8p.m. There will be swag bags with items selected by Lauren , food, drinks and lots of discounts! 

November 18, 2013

Heels in the Outfield

Skirt: Forver21/ Sweater: c/o Deb/ Blazer: Thrifted/ Shoes: c/o Deb/ Clutch: Charlotte Russe/ Tights: Gap/ Necklace: Rue21 (similar)

Let me start out by saying I would never really wear heels and a short skirt to a baseball game. In fact, an outfit like this would be appropriate for a trip to your favorite restaurant, a  slightly casual dinner/ holiday party or, if you're just fabulous, a day of shopping. 

I pulled together a mix of  super old and new items from my closet to make this look work. The entire outfit is styled around the baby pink skater skirt from Forever21. It was a steal at only $15.80 and can be styled in many different ways. Originally sticking to a neutral color palette I threw on my brown tights from Gap, nude ankle strap pumps from deb along with this chunky tan sweater. The babule necklace is one that  I have for nearly four years now and was on super sale at Rue21. To add a little depth to the outfit I put on my suede cranberry blazer and my look was complete. 

What do you think?

November 14, 2013

Eye of the Tiger

Sweatshirt: c/o Deb / Jeggings: The Limited/ Boots: c/o Deb/ Bag: Michael Kors/ Sunglasses:The Limited

The entire time that I was writing this post, all I could think of was Katy Perry's song, Roar. I guess it has a lot to do with the roaring tiger on the front of my sweatshirt. I wore this outfit for a casual movie date last weekend. It was pretty chilly outside, so I wanted to be completely covered up and casual, but still cute. My leather jeggings made the look more date appropriate than jeans and a bit of lipstick (not pictured) also spiced things up a little. These boots will be making several appearances on the blog this winter, I am sure. They are super comfy and a cognac brown boot is a staple in any woman's closet. 

November 11, 2013

Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Clothes

Shirt: Forever 21 (Similar) / Skirt: Thrifted (Similar)/ Belt: Express (Similar) / Shoes: c/o Deb/ Clutch: Charlotte Russe (Similar

If you've never heard the term "Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Clothes" you're probably not from the South. Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Clothes are the sharpest items you have in your closet, that are reserved for special occasions (Sunday Morning Church Service, a Date, Funeral or Wedding) and when you want to make a good impression. I pulled out my Sunday's best yesterday for Church and a lunch date with my little sister. 

Though I think it is important to wear modest dress to church, I don't think style should be omitted from the equation. Alone both my thrifted houndstooth skirt and floral printed blouse make for modest separates, but put together they created a noticeably stylish pair. My sparkly pink belt proved to be the perfect accent and my caged heels from Deb were also a good accessory for this particular look.  

Also, I typically am hesitant to mix prints but the cohesion that existed between this shirt and skirt was undeniable. It was ultra feminine and I felt very much like a Southern Belle should when she gets all dolled up in her Sunday-Go-To-Meeting Clothes! 

November 6, 2013

How to Be A Kiki Mouse

Step 1: Find or make Minnie Mouse Ears 

Step 2: Draw on a button nose with liquid eyeliner 

Step 3: Slip into a little red dress, black tights and white socks.

Step 4: Blow a kiss to your (haters/boo/besties/ etc.)

Step 5: Have an awesome time with your friends (The Black Panthers and a Mime) on Halloween Night! 

Step 6: Don't forget to take a ridiculous selfie! Lol

November 5, 2013

Classy and Sassy

Top: c/o deb/ Pants: Marshall's/ Shoes: c/o deb/ Purse: Michael Kors/ Bracelet: Rue21

Maybe it was my glasses, but in this outfit I felt like a classy and sassy little nerd...with puffy hair (The wind was not cooperating with me!) You can never go wrong with cheetah print or black which were the bread and butter for this look. Though often times black pants can be boring and bland, these ones from Marshall's were anything but, mostly because they are super fitted and figure enhancing. I cuffed them on this particular day but un-cuffed they fall right above my ankles and are just as cute. I paired them with this cheetah printed peplum top from Deb along with these delicious nude pumps. Despite the wind and my puffy hair I still say that this outfit was a success.