Pretty Pumps

posted on: 9/19/2014







The other day I got inspired to clean my closet up and pull my fall pieces to the front. As I was going through my autumn pieces, I was simultanously thanking my past self for the cute purchases and making a list of things I need for this fall. The biggest thing on my list? Shoes. It's always shoes. The irony of this is that they are usually last on my shopping list but the first thing I need when completing a look. I mean, shoes can make or break an outfit people. This is serious business. 

Besides the must-have black bootie for fall, I'm really in the want for pumps. (I feel like a working woman from the 80s when using the word pumps for some reason. BRB, gonna go tease my bangs now. *shifts shoulder pads*) I have black pumps covered but I'm on the hunt for navy and this mysterious purple color I've created in my head. Luckily I found them with a quick color search on Nordstrom's site. There they were in my size, in my price range and in the color I'd imagined. (That's pretty much where I shop for all of my shoes nowadays. I just drill down on the search options until I find exactly what I like. MAGIC.) You would not believe my closet's reaction when I showed them these shoes. Actually there was no reaction since it's a closet, but I can imagine it smiled and clapped. 

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Easy Does It

posted on: 9/18/2014








So we are getting close to a store announcement / website launch and in between watching the building construction progress like a stalker (we are talking 2-3 times a day), making sure we will be open the second the building is ready and getting all of the orders in, I'll be honest that I’m a bit overwhelmed. However, Shopgirl 2.0 vows to not be a stressed out mess this time. Life is too short to be stressed out. So I’ve been trying to take breaks and realizing that if something isn’t perfect or on time, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, it's usually far, far from the end of anything. One thing that I can check off my list is getting dressed in the morning. That should not be stressful. So this outfit for example is an easy go-to for me: striped tee, cute blazer, boyfriend jeans. I mean really at the end of the day (more like mid day actually) I can strip off the jacket and the heels and work from home, but if I need to run out I can put those elements right back on and look put together. Stress-less dressing at it’s best, my friends. When in doubt, put a blazer on it. 

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Similar Tee (past Madewell) 
Similar Heels (past Madewell)
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Three Ways to Wear Joggers

posted on: 9/16/2014

I feel like every once in a while fashion throws us a trend that's a thank you for putting up with the other trends we've tried. Street style is this trend -- sneakers, baseball caps, and now the jogger. Not familiar with the jogger pant? Well, let me introduce you to your new best trend. The jogger is basically an acceptable way to wear comfortable pants all the time. You can wear them to the office, for a night out, or to run errands... and they work all three ways. In fact, I've built a strong case for the Jogger; see Exhibit A, B and C below. 

          DESK TIME          




Mixing in joggers for work is actually a lot easier than I first thought. It took me a while to figure out just what to wear with this style, but I realized that a simple blazer and white tee could make this look work perfectly. (These are two essential items you should already have and if not, what are you waiting for girlfriend?) The style of the pants also makes it great for heels. I'm literally wearing sweat pants with heels and it works. No, no thank YOU, Joggers. 

         DATE NIGHT        





Happy hour or date night, you can again make Joggers fit into anything that you are going to do. Add in a cute blouse, black heels and you're going out to dinner with friends in the comfiest outfit ever. Literally all of your friends will be jealous. 


        DOWN TIME        





I feel like this look is how joggers were meant to be worn. (Sure, you can always go natural and just wear them to the gym but why be boring?) Add in a few essential pieces like a sweater and jean jacket (or even add in a basic tee instead) and you've got a sweet street look that works perfectly for the weekend. 


New to street style? Here are a few of my favorite street style basics to get you started:


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