Daily Looks April

Hey there friends… Happy Easter!

I was incognito last week due to a hectic work schedule, but this week I’m back.

Here’s my latest round up of outfits for early April.

Saturday Breakfast Outing

This long navy blue dress from Nordstrom is one of the most practical purchases I’ve made in the last year or so. It’s works most seasons of the year and for so many occasions (summer work days with a lightweight sweater, fall with boots and jacket). I wore it this morning for a fun casual breakfast at a pie shop.

Tuesday Work

This shirtmaker style dress is so comfortable. The blue chevron print works great year round too.  This morning was a little chilly, so I topped it with a trench coat, which was quickly shed by noon.

Wednesday Work

This day was a little more casual than usual, so I wore jeans with this white dress shirt and long sweater. The sweater actually attaches on the ends and wraps up and around my neck. But I figured out I can wear it long this way like a duster too. You know, I’m all about finding new ways to wear my items.

Thursday Work

Recently, I found a wonderful youtube channel, Justine Leconte. Justine is a French fashion designer and she offers up so many helpful tutorials about dressing for one’s body shape. After watching her channel, I have so many ideas for things that are way more flattering for my figure, and this outfit was born out of applying her advice. (Milly A-line skirt to skim the hips and wide shouldered top to accentuate the upper body more). Check her out and you might get some inspiration!

Easter Sunday

How many peeps did you eat this year? I managed to get through without a single one… This comfy Tahari sheath dress was front and center for the day. It’s the second time in two weeks I’ve worn it after it’s been hiding in my closet.

Advice when you feel like you have nothing to wear and you are tempted to buy something new? Shop your own closet. What’s been sitting in the back, unloved for months, or even years?

Daily Looks: End of March

The weather finally warmed up in DC!

We’ve had some really lovely days lately, which meant I could break out a sundress, wear spring blazers instead of a puffer coat, and even put on sandals!

Saturday afternoon

While cherry blossoms didn’t bloom as gloriously as usual this year due to a late spring cold snap, it was still nice to visit the Tidal Basin and see a few blooms. This was also our first warm day in a while, so the yellow sundress was in order.

I’m always a little unsure of how this bright yellow dress will go over. But at a restaurant, a random guy told me he loved the color.

I’m also wearing my new comfy classic black flats. You guys, I just can’t seem to do high heels most days anymore, especially if there’s any degree of walking involved. You with me?

Sunday

As big fans of Chinese food, my husband and I had to try District Dumpling, a new restaurant serving a dozen different kinds, including creamy edamame and bulgogi beef. So good!

Monday 

It was a nice warm day, which called for bright pink. This pink dress is knit material and so comfortable, but it feels more like a going out dress because of the color, I think. To tone it down for work, I topped it with a denim blouse.

Tuesday

This Banana Republic linen blazer is one of my favorites, but it always seems to get lost in my closet. This year, I’m bringing it out front and center so it can get the wear it deserves.

Thursday

Thursday was on the cooler side and a little rainy. I wore this pearl Zara sweater over a black linen dress with a full skirt. I really like the retro vibe of this outfit… I felt a little like Audrey Hepburn the whole day.

Friday

We headed to Orlando for the weekend, and this is my travel outfit for the airplane. Hurray for blue jeweled sandals!