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Buttons & Bows

21st June 2012

Today’s look has a few componets: it helps us dress down a dressy dress while combining a few current trends: tomato red, denim, pops of color and arm parties.
Recognize this dress? It’s the Kate Spade Jillian dress I wore for my MBA graduation, but today it’s getting a casual make over! Here’s how I took it from dress to day…

With the Jillian dress, a little bit of layering can go a long way! I paired a button up shirt under the dress  to dress it down a bit!
Arm partys are all the rage right now! So as always I piled on the arm candy with lots of bracelets, bangles and bling!
A pop of color is always a great way to make a statement for spring! For this outfit I choose a turquoise necklace and turquoise gum drop studs for that perfect pop! 
Denim is also really big right now from colored skinnies to chambray tops. For this look, layering a denim button up under the jillian helped dress it down!
Tomato red was all over the spring runway from prints and patterns to bold solids! It is a super easy trend to try, play it safe by pairing it navy, denim or brown, or be bold by pairing it with turquoise (like me) or even yellow!
 I finished the look by neutralizing it with gold.
 
Shirt: Banana Republic Denim Button up. Dress: Kate Spade Jillian Dress (sale!). Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane All Eyes On You Necklace. Necklace: Vintage Kenneth Jay Lane Sparkle Necklace. Earrings: Kate Spade Gum Drop Studs. Bag: Kate Spade Gold Scout. Shoes: Vince Camuto Oxford Booties. Ring: Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Bow Ring. Arm Party: Kate Spade Idiom Bangles, Juicy Couture Buckle Bangle, Kate Spade Lady Marmalade Bracelet, J.Crew Pave Link Bracelet.
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Operation Graduation

23rd May 2012

It’s been a hard year, but it finally paid off! 
I am now an mba! last week I graduated from San Francisco State University with my masters in business marketing, woo!
So of course, I had to wear something special for the big day and by special I mean Kate Spade of course!

I struggled a bit with what to wear with this purple. White was always an option, but a boring one, so I settled on color, color, color!
dress: cotton stretch jillian, kate spade. shoes: medugorje pumps in blue patent, john fluevog. jewels: j.crew pave link bracelet, kenneth jay lane sparkle bracelet, kenneth jay lane sparkle necklace, kate spade this is the year to idom bangle, kenneth jay lane turquoise all eyes on you necklace (I also have it in black), kate spade gumdrop studs in turquoise. 
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