rainy. grainy. color-blocked.
I sought shelter for these photos under our back laundry canopy (yes, our washer and dryer are outdoors, rain or shine). The lighting turned out weird, and I didn’t really like this outfit, but I wore it. I know the lip color looks somewhat non-existant but it looked cute - matched the peach color at the very top of the dress. Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Peach Kiss by (C/O...
Pinspiration: gray, red and brown
Source: mlovesm.blogspot.com via Katie on Pinterest Inspiration from M Loves M. top: Banana Republic jacket: thrifted pants: Banana Republic shoes: Target necklace: thrifted
cardigan as top. blue + yellow
I finished knitting this honey cowl the night before and was excited to wear it, so I pulled a few neutral items to let it be the center of attention. I love gray and yellow. and blue and yellow. and gray and blue. so obvs, I love this. cardigan: Banana Republic skirt: thrifted boots: DSW belt: Banana Republic honey cowl scarf: homemade
black sheath dress
January is bright and it makes me look irritated, apparently. I was surprised to find clothing from my mom amongst our Christmas presents. She hates clothes shopping and cares very little for fashion, so I braced myself when I opened the package. She picked out this simple black sheath dress from target, and I love it! So versatile and work appropriate (except it gets a little wrinkled...
blue gingham and green: weekend wear
For how much I love my hair, I do have one frustration - I don’t know how to do anything with it! I found this tutorial via pinterest that shows how to pull bangs back (I’m growing mine out) with a french twist , and somehow I couldn’t even do that right. top: Banana Republic sweater: Old Navy jeans: Gap heels: Seychelles, thrifted necklaces: inherited from my grandma and...
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sweater dress + blazer
This might be sort of an odd combination, but its cozy and warm with little bit of structure for the office. I wanted to throw a belt on with it (and if I wear it again I might), but I’m still resisting the siren call of my belts with outfits that don’t require it. dress: Ruche blazer: Kenneth Cole, thrifted tights: Urban Outfitters wedge booties: J.Crew
I’m really a big fan of this sweater from Loft. I bought it after returning a different (Christmas gifted) sweater that was the wrong size. Of course, it was basically the only item not included in their 50%-off-the-entire-store sale (hate that advertising scam), but I loved it too much to leave it. For the rest of the board meetings I brought back the pearls but layered it over a...
color siblings: teal and olive
Experimenting with color has been one of the most fun challenging things in my style journey. If you could have taken a look at my daily outifts from two years go, you would have almost exclusively seen black, gray, white, blue brown and a little bit of teal. If I wore anything resembling a color, I always paired it with excessive neutrals. It’s hard to tell here, but it you look...
previously on Latte Loves Style: Military Blazer
dress: Target blazer: H & M, thrifted leggings: Target boots: Steve Madden, via DSW necklace: Kohls It was a long day of board meetings at work, and I just wanted to be comfortable. At the end of nine hours of meetings didn’t put me in the greatest mood to take photos, so to distract you, here is my thrifted H & M military-style blazer remixed with four different outfits (so...
shades of purple payback
I’m not one of those style bloggers with a photographer husband. My husband thinks it’s mildly hilarious that I get in front of a camera everyday and share my outfit photos with the world. So when I was taking these shots before we were heading out last week, E was teasing me and jumped into the shot. Here is my payback: dress: American Apparel, thrifted cardigan: Gap scarf:...
minnie mouse at sunset
The sun seemed deceptively bright when I got home from work so I scrambled to get these photos taken. As you can see it’s a little more twilight than daylight so I had to resort to flash. The top/tank I’m wearing is a hand-me-down from my MIL that I altered to fit me. She gave me a pile of stuff to drop off at the thrift store, but I could not let go of the polka dots! It still...
black and white and pearls
For my first day back at work after the holidays, I wanted something easy. I wore a sweater I picked out for Christmas and went with classic black and whitetan and pearls. sweater: LOFT, gifted pants: Old Navy, thrifted heels: Target necklace: inherited from my mom bracelet: thrifted, (worn at my wedding)
Resolutions for Latte Loves Style
I’ve been thinking a little bit about my structure & goals for this site. I spend enough of my internet time on Latte Love that I haven’t lately sat down to write posts here because it felt like too much. I don’t want to duplicate my internet persona in two places, so I’ve been thinking of ways to keep this space and Latte Love closely connected as well as create good...
This was my Christmas day outfit. E and I opened our gifts for each othe ron Christmas Eve morning - and he did very well. I had mentioned during our our black friday shopping how much I loved my Jackie cardigan from J.Crew and he picked one up in olive. Then, the biggest surprise….J.Crew MacAllister wedge boots! I had two, much cheaper versions of them on my wishlist, knowing our...