8.29.2012

Quick Change: Day to Evening

Happy Wednesday my dear readers!

I'm usually pretty busy everyday and that sometimes means I have to go straight from work to an evening meeting (sometimes Junior League and occasionally my sorority's Alum Group).  These days can be pretty hectic, but luckily I always plan ahead outfit-wise. I wear a versatile piece, like this elsa top, that can be dressed up for work and easily dressed down for whatever you may be doing after-work. A quick change and your ready to go!

Lilly Pulitzer Elsa top // LV Speedy 30 // Kate Spade bow earrings
Office Outfit: J.crew Skirt // Kate Spade flats (similar)
After-work Outfit: J.crew Chino Bermudas // Tory Burch Sandals

If you follow me on instagram (@missandrealee) you'd know I wore this outfit to a JL meeting the other day!
XOXO

8.27.2012

Monday Blues

Hope you ladies had a wonderful weekend! 

Today I have a terrible case of the Mondays.. I'm dreaming of anywhere else besides here... I've even been listening to a Hawaiian radio station to pretend I'm on vacation! It actually works pretty good :)

On the bright side, I got to wear one of my new LP ESS purchases today!
Dress, Lilly (similar) // Sandals, Tory Burch // Bangles, Fornash, JCrew, Rachel Leigh

Love the high tide toile pattern! 

XOXO

8.21.2012

OOTD: Pre-Fall

It's a bit early for this outfit but I really couldn't resist- I'm craving cooler temps and the clothes to match.  

Sweater, J.crew // Skirt, J.crew // Purse, J.crew // Belt, Target // Necklace, Jcrew (similar) // Shoes, Michael Kors



Hope you all had a successful shopping day in Lilly Land, I know it was rather chaotic but hopefully it was worth it in the end!

8.20.2012

Maui on the Mind

In two short weeks CWF and I will be headed to Maui!  So, naturally I've been outfit planning galore.  I like to think of all the activities we will be doing and plan around them. Here's what I have so far:

Shopping: Sheridan French top, j.crew shorts // Dinner: Lilly Dress // Beach: j.crew bikini, target hat // Golf: Lilly skort, Ralph Lauren polo // Spa: Tory Burch tunic, Tory Burch sandals

I'm getting soo excited already!! Now I just need to make it through the next few weeks..

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! XO

8.16.2012

White Lace

I'm always in the mood to dress up, so last night CWF and I went out to a nice dinner for no reason in particular. Which in my book can be the most fun and the perfect way to break up the work week!

Dress, Lilly // Sandals, Lilly // Purse, Lilly // Pearls, gift // Earrings, Kendra Scott

I originally bought this dress to wear to ahem... my future wedding related activities and I'm obviously still waiting on that.. but I couldn't wait any longer to wear the dress!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week! XOXO

8.14.2012

Business Chic

Work has been especially busy for me lately, between traveling and big projects- I'm exhausted! I've also been trying to look extra nice for important meetings, but it's been difficult with the 110+ degree heat. It's all worth it though, because I actually got a raise this week! 

I love my bright colors!
Blouse, J.crew // Pants, J.crew // Flats, Tory Burch // Watch, Michael Kors // Bow earrings, Kate Spade



 Also, one of my favorite blogs, The Company She Keeps featured my post "Restyling the Lilly Shift" today! I feel soo honored! Thanks again BLC! Make sure to check her out if you haven't yet! :)

Hope you all have a lovely day! 

8.10.2012

Friday Favorites

TGIF Ladies! I wanted to share a few things that put a smile on my face this week...
 
I'm seriously loving this bright belt from J.crew! I've been wearing it with everything.. and those stripe wedges! got them on clearance (J.crew) for around $20! I can't pass up a good sale.

Avocado egg salad.. Recipe here- the perfect summer lunch!


I'm having a major bow moment right now (pretty standard really) and I can't get enough of Kate Spade's Bow jewelry collection!



 This picture was posted on FB this week, and I'm loving that I've converted my mom into a Lilly Lover too!


Linking up with The Bargain Blonde for Friday Favorites!

Hope you all have wonderful weekend! XOXO

8.09.2012

Transitioning Into Fall

Happy Thursday my dear readers! 

Summer is still in full swing around here, but it's never too early to start thinking about your fall wardrobe! My favorite summer to fall transitional piece is gingham. Now it's perfectly paired with shorts, wedges and your favorite summer clutch, (don't forget to roll your sleeves to keep cool!) 

shirt, Jcrew // shorts, jcrew similar // wedges, tory burch // clutch, tory burch

Later in the summer (or the cool summer nights we get in CA), gingham is perfect with white jeans and wedges.

shirt, jcrew // jeans, jcrew // bag, tory burch // jewelry, jcrew // wedges, jcrew

And truly my favorite way to wear gingham is in the fall, layered underneath a sweater.

shirt, jcrew // sweater, jcrew // jeans, jcrew // flats, tory burch // bag, tory burch

I was in the bay area this past weekend where it was pretty chilly, so I wore my gingham like this:
Shirt is J.Crew, as well as jeans, belt and wedges (not shown).  I love how this particular shirt is lightweight- perfect for now as well as the cooler months under a sweater. 

Linking up with {amv} over at Long Distance Loving for this week's Friday's Fancies!

How do you get your wardrobe ready for fall?

8.06.2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday my dear readers! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was relaxing and fun. 

I spent some QT with my friends for a little GNO!  Love them!

Since I've been super into the Olympics and feeling rather patriotic I wore this Friday evening.. (you know to sit at home and watch the games on my couch!)


 I was going through old pictures with my mom and stumbled across this picture of me in my gymnastics days! Did anyone else dream of going to the Olympics after the magnificent seven in '96? I sure did! Now I just sit back and enjoy it on TV..
I loved that leotard with the white pompom fringe! 

and since I haven't done a Mr. Kitty Monday post in a while, this is what he's been up to..
..taken on the new camera!

Hope you all have a great week!

8.03.2012

Closet Staple: The White Tee

I have a rather large collection of white tops, it truly is a wardrobe staple for me. Whether I'm wearing them to work or church, dressing them up or down, I wear a white shirt most days of the week! I collect them from j.crew, buying the same ones over and over as they wear out and always looking for that perfect one!

Recently J.crew came out with the accordion pleat top in white and I can see myself wearing it so many different ways!

I dressed it up for the office:


Dressed it down for the weekend:



 And casual chic for after work cocktails:

How do you wear you white tee??!

Linking up with Long Distance Loving for this week's Friday's Fancies! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! XOXO
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