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Walking Downtown

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Shirt: Old (similar one here by Vince). Pants: DKNY. Shoes: Charles by Charles David. Purse: Danielle Nicole. Sunnies: Just Cavalli.
 
My husband shot these a few nights ago when we were downtown outside of the Shell Building. Houston has so many great areas, but there really is nothing like being downtown in the heart of the city. What I love about going there, is that you can set foot and wind through all the buildings through a tunnel system. I am a huge fan of walking as much as possible and it's much easier to do that downtown than any other area in the city.
 
On a side note,  I've showcased this shirt before here. I am trying to remix, reuse and recycle through my wardrobe instead of constantly buying new items that I only wear once or twice. What I really like about this top is that it's longer in the back than the front. It's really lightweight and has a sort of tuxedo shirt feel.

A Little Bit of Leopard

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Shirt: Express (another version here and here). Sweater: Target. Scarf: Random (similar here). Pumps: Charles by Charles David. Purse: Michael Kors. Sunnies: Just Cavalli.

I've really strived since the year began to incorporate more neutral outfits into my wardrobe (see previous posts here, here and here). I've always been one to love a bold color and lots of sparkle, but as the years go by I've decided I need to tone a few things down and stick to the classics. A big comfy taupe sweater is the perfect addition to any closet. This one was picked up very inexpensively, but I've worn over and over the past few weeks. I really want to invest in a Cuyana sweater - check it out here. They are all about buying less and finding items you absolutely love.  You can't go wrong with a leopard accessories either. This scarf still stays in the neutral family, but adds interest to an otherwise simple outfit. Finally, I added a yellow satchel for a little pop of color.

Everday Glitter

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Top: Forever21 (love this one and this one). Pants: Nicole Miller. Shoes: Vintage (similar here). Tote: Ted Baker.
 
I love to wear sparkly things to work. The key is to add structured, classic accessories and tone down the jewelry. Sequins are such a great day to night item to wear and with a looser fitting tunic like this one, it's comfortable while maintaining a polished look.
 
I don't wear pants to work often, since I am constantly switching from flats to heels - but I love a pair of classic black pants. For work, you always want them to fit a little looser than you might wear for jeans or even a Friday night out. Check out more of my day to night sequin looks here, here and here.
 
 

Black Nights

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Dress: Gifted (similar here). Shoes: Charles by Charles David (other colors here). Purse: Danielle Nicole.

Crochet is one of those amazing materials that show craftsmanship and attention to detail. Although it's usually reserved for summertime, I love how fancy this black dress looks. I've worn it before with casual flats and a bright purse here, but wanted to showcase an evening version. It's funny how a simple change of shoes or a purse can make the difference from day to night.

Purple // Pastel

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Shirt: Old. (Similar here). Skirt: DIY (Tutorial here). Purse: Danielle Nicole. Shoes: Charles by Charles David (on sale!)
 
One of the things I hope viewers get out of my blog is finding inspiration with affordable items. There are a ton of really successful bloggers out there (many in which I follow), but I want the tone of my blog to feel like real life. I tend to spend more of my money in items like shoes or purses instead of buying a $200 shirt, because it gives me more versatility in my wardrobe.
 
The other thing I really try to incorporate is DIY projects. There are so many easy tutorials on the internet that it's almost silly to buy every single item yourself. Plus, when a DIY turns out great - you have the pleasure of saying when complimented, "Thanks, I made it myself!" It's definitely a confidence booster.  Today I decided to go with something super simple for the office, a cowl neck sweater looks great with a circle skirt. I absolutely love color blocking and anything monochromatic. It really allows anyone short or petite to appear taller.