Matching lips and scallops make me a happy girl!
photography by Emily Smalling
H&M Skirt, old (similar scallops) // Old Navy Turtleneck (on sale for $19) // DSW Impo Booties (most recent version) // Kendra Scott Earrings (recommend these too!) // Revlon Lipstick in "Raisin Rage"
A good work skirt is always a bonus in my book. I love this skirt because it has a great length for work and it's a color that works in all seasons (last seen in the fall here). The trick with wearing a massive turtleneck is balancing it out on bottom. In a couple of these photos I feel like this sweater is eating me… actually, Emily and I took a couple of photos where we literally looked at each other and said: "oh no". Hey, even fashion bloggers don't photograph well sometimes! But I loved how this look came together and was seriously comfortable. (Yes, I've actually worn this look to work and variations of it multiple times!) Anyways, big and chunky up top, refined and fitted on the bottom. These heeled booties are a go-to in the office setting. It's a great way to wear a heel so you get some height and sophistication while still keeping it super comfortable - I could actually run in these babies. Of course, I topped the look off with matching lipstick and turquoise earrings. I don't know how often I preach about the power of lipstick but it is seriously a life saver… I constantly reach for it when I'm feeling yucky or less than put together. It just does the trick! Also - turquoise. Every dang time. It's just perfect!
PS. Has anyone else been feeling the winter blues recently?? Not only am I fighting a head cold but I've had a hard time feeling great about myself recently - I'm eating healthy and running a lot but nothing does the trick. Maybe I'm struggling with feeling inspired amidst this dreary weather or maybe it's my pale skin and the fact that I need a vacation? I just don't feel myself too much… help me get out of this funk!!