Pink Blazer

I recently purchased a pink blazer through the Jane website. At less than $20, I wasn’t too concerned when the product was a cheap polyester material with a large single silver button, but I was slightly annoyed at the fact that, as it’s made with such a cheap fabric, I wouldn’t be able to make this piece work for the classroom. I figured a Pinterest search would offer up some good suggestions for how to make this inexpensive blazer more work-friendly. Luckily Pinterest didn’t disappoint!

Pink blazer with stripes:

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Pink blazer with polka dots:

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Pink blazer dressed up:

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Pink blazer dressed down:

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Interested in getting a bright pink blazer of your own to rock this spring? Check out the following inexpensive options!

Fancy Frills Boutique (often featured on Jane)

Mila and Mara (often featured on Groopdealz)

I chose to style my new pink blazer with a warm J. Crew Factory striped sweater, Rockstar black skinny jeans, and over-the-knee black boots.

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Do you own a pink blazer? Are you thinking about buying one now?

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White on White: An Advanced Class on Fashion

I’ve been following a few style challenges on Instagram this month. Today’s theme, “white out,” is one that I’m not quite familiar with just yet. The idea is, obviously, white pants and a white top with accents of accessories, usually not in any crazy colors.

Pinterest, of course, has some great examples for us working ladies who don’t look like supermodels on a daily basis. There are also fabulous examples of what not to do.

Yes:

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No:

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Yes:

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No:

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Most definitely no:

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I busted out my older white pants earlier this week and spilled Starbucks before I’d even arrived to school. I was able to run a load of whites to bleach that evening, so the stain is now gone. Luckily I recently found this pair of white pants from The Limited on sale. Apparently I’m the type of girl who needs a back-up pair of white pants.

After perusing Pinterest I determined that my own style leans more toward white pants with either a lace or structured top. A sweater is out of the question in this muggy 90-degree weather.

Top: thrifted find
Bottoms: The Limited
Belt: Betsy Johnson from Nordstrom Rack

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What the Hell, Starbucks?!

Today I awoke with a pep in my step. It was my first Monday with my new class and I was super eager to begin working on actual school work, rather than just completing “getting to know you” activities. I had pre-ironed and laid out my clothes the night before. I didn’t hit snooze even once. Today was going to be great!

As I rolled up to the local Starbucks, I noticed a sign stating “ATM open during construction.” There were zero cars in the lot, but I figured that maybe a new layer of asphalt was being laid down and that the cars were parked in the back. Wrong. Starbucks was closed!

I know something so trivial seems silly, but whenever we are out of our schedule, things can be crazy and anxieties rise. Lucky for me a coworker brought me a cupcake, and I later snacked on my granola bar and Babybel cheese. I survived.

Basically the moral of my story is this: don’t let the trivial things ruin your day. Whether you argue with a spouse or get stuck in traffic, it’s all trivial. Put it all into perspective and think about how lucky you are today.

Top: Jcrew Factory anchor top
Skirt: Jcrew Factory swing
Necklace: Purple Peridot clear crystal

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Have you ever had a rough start to the week? How did you handle it?