Adding In Some Color

It's so very rare that I'm not wearing black in one way or another. But I managed to put together an entire look with no black (and no brown or navy either!).  I've added in pops of rather neutral colors to add some warmth to my outfit. Let's break it down...

teddy bear coat- Warehouse (bought from  Keiko Lynn 's closet sale),  dress- Miss Patina available at ModCloth , tights- Express,  loafers- c/o LF/LIFE

teddy bear coat- Warehouse (bought from Keiko Lynn's closet sale), dress- Miss Patina available at ModCloth, tights- Express, loafers- c/o LF/LIFE

The Dress: I decided to wear a dress that is a rather neutral color, a deep green. In certain light it almost looks navy. The green paired with gold, white, and burgundy brush strokes makes it seem colorful and fun without being too bold or over the top. Hey, baby steps!

The Coat: Wearing a coat that's color is as soft as the texture (I mean who doesn't love teddy bear coats?!?!) it a double winner in my book. This very light pink coat also pairs so well with the red tones from the burgundy.

The Shoes: Who wants to wear boring black or brown shoes when you have the option of metallic? I love the way these gold loafers pair with the gold buttons and gold flecks of color on the dress.

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The Tights: Lastly, we need to talk about legwear. Personally, I live for tights! I feel that they finish every outfit off...and depending on the color and style can really change an outfit completely. I paired this dress with some more burgundy...because, well why not?!

I want to know how you incorporate color into your everyday looks. Are you subtle about it? Do you go bright and bold? Do you not wear color at all?

Keeping It Casual

Hello dear readers! Many apologies for the brief hiatus. As most of you who have been following my Instagram feed know, I was just released from the hospital last week. My appendix had burst and I was stuck there for some time. I'm doing a lot better now (as you can see in the photos below), but I still have to have surgery in a little over a month from now. So I'm not out of the woods yet. But until then I'm going to put a smile on my face as I am so happy to be home with my husband and pup...and also so very happy that autumn keeps teasing us with cool mornings...which I love!

I have been trying to incorporate some more casual pieces into my wardrobe lately. You'd really be stunned if you saw all the dresses in my closet. Yes, I typically wear them on the weekends too. I do this because finding a pair of jeans that actually fits me is to difficult. These high waisted slim flare jeans in black are so great because you can dress them up or dress them down. I'm obsessed with them!

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I decided to pair them with this adorable sweatshirt. Isn't it just too cute? Leopard print, 3/4 sleeves, and not too big or baggy. It's the dressiest sweatshirt I own. Okay, It's probably the only sweatshirt I own...but I love it!

Last month during New York Fashion Week I was invited to the launch party for LF/LIFE. It was such a fun party...one of the best parts being that they had a shoe bar there. I picked out these fantastic gold loafers. Personally, I think you can never go wrong with a metallic shoe (trust me on this, I have silver, metallic pink, and now gold). LF/LIFE's shoes are so comfy...I have been living in these loafers ever since the party.

Here's to a comfy, cool, and casual weekend. Hope you all have a good one!