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My return to blogging?

I haven’t posted anything in longer than forever, but here I am… uploading some photos from my weekend in Athens. A lot has changed since October 2011, the date of my last post (yikes!). I graduated from the University of Georgia in December, started working as an account coordinator at Arketi Group in January, and made my official move to Atlanta in June. Now that things are finally getting settled, I’m hoping to find the time to get back to blogging regularly. Stay tuned to see whether or not I actually make that happen…

ImageCeleste and I listening to some great music at Athfest.

ImageNew denim shorts by erika arnold designs. Check her out on Facebook- these are amaze. 

ImageAnother new purchase from this weekend: Lily and Laura bracelets from Cheeky Peach.

Spotted at UO Store on Tour

After a quick trip to Highwire Lounge, Sarah, Rebecca, Coco and I enjoyed an afternoon shopping trip at the Urban Outfitters Store on Tour. I picked up a super stylish leopard sweater and we were fortunate enough to be deemed “street stylish” by the UO team. Check out the tweet, loves!

Summer Styling: Accessories

Summer is perfect for lazy beach days, pool parties, picnics in the park, barbeque get-togethers and just generally enjoying some fun in the sun. It’s also perfect for fun bright accessories, like my five favorites this season.

I love the classic shapes of these Ray Bans that I have had since 2008.

Sandals are great, but I love ballet flats and these are perfectly seasonal. These two pairs were recent purchases from Francesca’s.

Summer is about being bright and bold, so let your jewelry take you there.

I’m obsessed with straw fedoras, which would explain the three nearly identical hats that I own.

Colorful, lightweight scarves are great for cooler days or nights out.

Work Wardrobe Formula

Photo by Alex Senekin.

Getting dressed for work can be a daunting task for those of us just entering the “real world,” especially as we are still growing our collection of professional attire. As someone with more limited options who hates to be an outfit repeater, I developed a “formula,” if you will, for selecting my outfits each week. This method has successfully simplified the process of getting dressed each morning while ensuring that my outfits stay on a proper rotation.

My work wardrobe formula looks something like this:

  • Twice a week: skirt
  • Once a week: slacks
  • Once a week: dress
  • Once a week: jeans

The numbers are based on the quantities of each item that I have, so you may find that your work wardrobe formula is slightly different. (Also, my office does casual Fridays which I know is not the case for everyone.) Make adjustments to the formula according to what you have available. The base objective is to make getting dressed less of a headache for you. Plus, it will keep you stylin’.

Look for a future post with more specific styling suggestions for your office attire.

Summer Wrap

A silk scarf adds instant glam to the simplest of outfits, plus it’s a great way to disguise a bad hair day. To stay cool this summer (and protect your scalp from sunburn), throw on a light-colored dress, a stack of bangles, straw wedges and a colorful headwrap. A swipe of bright lipstick completes the look, and if you’re too hot with you hair down, pull your strands into a loose side braid.