Work Hard X Play Hard

24th August 2016

  IMG_2164 My favorite pieces are versatile, vibrant and don’t break the bank, so today I’ll be showing you two looks to take you from work to weekend, on campus to off to get you into the swing of back to school season with Kohl’s!  IMG_2163

Whether you’re heading back to school as a teacher, student, college kid or just moving away from Summer Fridays at your corporate job (RIP summer!) these looks will help you transition in style!IMG_2176

I’m a budget babe at heart, I grew up shopping at retailers like Kohl’s where I could get the most for my money. Now sometimes I’ll splurge on a designer dress or a cool pair of sneakers, but most of my closet is made from re-wearable pieces with a surprising low price tag.IMG_2162IMG_2170IMG_2174

Take today’s two looks for instance, for starters I’m wearing a little yellow dress with bold heels and a fun bag. If you’re working that 9-5 grind this is a look that can take you from desk to drinks and beyond; and if you’re in college, it’s great for an interview, internship or big presentation! I added a dramatic white vest to dress things up a bit for the office, but since it’s sleeveless you can get away with wearing it in this summer heat (and again come Fall). Oh and after taking this Color-Me-Corporate (or Color-Me-College) style look to work, switch out the vest for a leather jacket and your bright heels for some black statement shoes for happy hour or a night out with your girls!IMG_2177IMG_2171

After the work week/school week is done, it’s HELLOOOO weekend! Kick off your heels and step into cool converse (P.S. did you know that you can get converse for a steal at Kohl’s?! It’s my go to secret for getting these must have sneakers) with a few more basics. A denim skirt and a white button up are pretty plain on their own, but sometimes two basics make a statement for an easy weekend look! The final touch is a yellow bag with a mini key chain for something fun! If you have an nontraditional 9-5 (like me), are heading to class or find yourself at a workplace practices casual friday’s this is the outfit for you! The best part about this look is you’ll re-wear these must-have pieces from Kohl’s over and over for years and seasons to come, starting now and going on into fall!IMG_2175IMG_2167IMG_2168


Adult Converse All Star Quilted Sneakers • Converse • $60
REED Boxer Mini Handbag Key Fob • $15.40
Women’s ELLETM Long Vest • Elle • $36
Women’s Dana Buchman Surplice Sheath Dress • Dana Buchman • $66.50
Candie’s® Women’s Chunky Heel • Candies • $24.97
Juniors’ SO® Perfectly Soft Button-Front Shirt • $14.99
Women’s Levi’s Jean Skirt • Levi’s • $49.50
REED RK40 Belted Convertible Mini Satchel • $47.40
REED Boxer Mini Convertible Satchel • $55.30IMG_2166

Let’s Give Back!
As you guys know, I like to share any opportunity to give back with you here. So when I heard that Beginning 7/24, Kohl’s will encourage people to post pictures of their kids on their first day of school, using #KohlsClassroomDonation, on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and that for every use of the hashtag, Kohl’s will donate $5 to Adopt-A-Classroom up (Up to $1M), I had to share! If you didn’t know: Adopt-A-Classroom is an organization that provides supplies and learning tools for classrooms, to offset the cost of teachers who are typically spending up to $600 of their own money on classroom supplies. I owe so much to my teachers and the sometimes unrecognized sacrifices they made to help me and other like me early on, if you too feel passionate about this cause, feel free to participate!IMG_2169

Thanks to KOHL’S and ShopStyle for partnering on this post, all opinions are my own!

7 thoughts on “Work Hard X Play Hard

  1. Chrisy Lindsay

    Love the way you worked yellow into both looks!! It just makes everything seem so cheery and bright! And that’s an awesome cause to support; I love that you always encourage giving back.

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