Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dorothy Perkins Giveaway

Powder Blue  //  Rule Breaker  //  Pleated & Embellished  //  Spring Stripes  //  Holiday Sparkle

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I have been a long-time fan of the UK brand Dorothy Perkins.  They were the first company that I ever approached/pitched a partnership to and I'm honored to have a ongoing relationship with them.  I love that their pieces are on-trend, well made and affordably priced, which is what makes them such a great fit for PPF.  They have graciously agreed to collaborate with me today on a giveaway - we're offering one lucky reader a $100 gift card to spend at their online store! Take a look at some of my top picks from their site and then read on below for how you can enter to win:

(Must be 18 years old & a US resident)

1) Follow PPF on at least one of these platforms: FacebookBlogLovin or Instagram
2) Fill out the form with your information here

This giveaway will close on May 8th at 11:59pm EST.  
A randomly-selected winner will be notified via email 14 days after the giveaway ends.  
Good luck!!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thoroughly Modern

When getting ready for a night out, whether it's a date with my husband or cocktails with girlfriends, I usually gravitate towards a silky blouse & skirt or a cami, blazer & skinny jeans. But every once in a while, it's nice to step outside my comfort zone and try something totally different and unexpected.  I've used this vest before as a layering piece (here), but I like the idea of wearing it alone & buttoned up for a modern take on evening separates.  It has a tailored & sophisticated feel that's a nice departure from the feminine styles I normally wear.  If you don't have a menswear-style vest, try this same concept with a buttoned-up blazer (hint: secure the inside of the lapel at your bust with double-stick tape or a hidden safety pin so you don't risk revealing too much).

What I'm wearing:
c/o LuLu*s vest, Forever 21 trousers (similar here or here), Zara heels (also in black)
Expressions NYC clutch (similar here or here), A.V. Max cuff c/o Lemon Stripes, 
c/o Jeweliq earrings, Rings: H&M (similar) and c/o Jeweliq
Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche (Fairest Nude), Nails: Essie Fun in the Gondola


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

20 Under $20

In an effort to break out of my current styling rut, I'm focusing on bright colors and graphic prints for spring & summer.  These pieces have just the right balance of edge & ease that's ideal for the current season - and they'd be a cinch to mix & match with basics I already have in my closet.  Plus each item here is so affordably priced, you don't have to feel guilty if you pick up more than one!