Wear to Work

Wear to Work
After a relaxing long weekend it’s time to get back in the swing of things for work.  I created a “Wear to Work” inspiration board for today’s post not only to give you some ideas when planning your weekly outfits, but also a few ways to incorporate in some springs trends.  For example, the outfit on the left shows a great way to wear a chic gingham print dress to work all while looking professional and on trend. Pearls, of course can do no wrong to any outfit which is why I added them, naturally!  The look on the right is a simple way to add in tropical prints and not feel like your overdoing it for work.  Everything else in this look is kept neutral and the bow top detail is a lovely feminine touch.  I couldn’t resist adding these beautiful handbags to throw in a splash of color :-)
Do you dress professional or casual for work?  I would love to hear what your work environments are like.  Feel free to contact me at liz@mrsladylike.com.

 

Dare to Flare

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So i must admit, I was inspired to take out my flared denim after watching the Rowe boutique presentation at the Capital Style Magazine fashion show.  The chic, Jane Birkin-esque style really stuck with me, and I decided to put my own ladylike spin on it.  Luckily, I had all of these pieces in my closet already!  Thank god I didn’t throw out these denim gems when high waisted flares were out of style!!  I found a blush colored crop to layer over the denim and added a lovely turquoise necklace that I have had for years.  I know people always say “oh this old thing!”  Well, mine really is old-like 10+ years old!  Lastly, thank you to my gorgeous cousin, “Ladybug” for gifting me this Stella & Dot metallic clutch. It really is a great compliment to any outfit:-)  So here you have it…flares on Mrs. Ladylike! I think I kind of like them!

 

Thinking of a fun look to wear to Dine Drink Dress, why not try out flares!  Visit www.d3cmh.com for more information on purchasing tickets and event details.   Here are a few shots below of other flared looks I fancy.  Enjoy!

photo courtesy of Stylist.com

photo courtesy of Stylist.com

 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect last minute gift for mom?  That’s why I created today’s gift guide to give you a little help!   Whether your budget is small or to moon, I have something that every lucky mom would love. I created this inspiration board with my own mom in mind, so hopefully you will find it helpful.  If you want to stay under $100, check out Talbots.com for a beautiful selection of scarf’s or try Saks.com for a delicious ladylike scent such as Coco Chanel Mademoiselle.  I am simply in love with this Lele Sadoughi pearl groove necklace and know mom would be too!  (shop it at www.shopthreadonline.com)  Every fashionably chic mom would adore Chanel flats to compliment any of her looks.  The Kate Spade skirt I chose would be darling with a simple button down and a dash of pearls!   I hope everyone has a lovely Mother’s Day tomorrow and be sure to make mom feel a little extra special:-)  I will be lucky enough to spend it with my mother in law tomorrow and celebrate with my mom in a few weeks!

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

In Full Bloom

 

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I don’t know about you, but I sure am looking forward to the weekend!  Last week was such a whirlwind in Las Vegas, but I am so happy to be home.  Unfortunately, I can’t get too comfortable because I am packing those bags right back up and heading home to visit my family and friends.  One day this crazy schedule will calm down:-)

Today’s post highlights a great outfit that can be worn for “casual Fridays” at work, air travel, or even just heading out for lunch with friends on a lovely spring day.  I love the floral detail on the shirt, and the linen blazer is perfect for those 60-70 degree days.  This white blazer is such a great staple to add to your closet.  It can easily be dressed up over a black dress or layered over a button down and denim.  I do like to keep accessories to a minimum with “day” outfits, which is exactly how I styled this look.  A pair of gold studs and green necklace were just enough to compliment the bright colors on the shirt.  Want to see a specific look styled the Ladylike way?  Feel free to send me a message at liz@mrsladylike.com.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Ladylike at Work

Ladylike at Work

 

I know I am incredibly fortunate to be able to wear denim to work everyday, but sometimes finding  inspiration is a bit hard.  I like everyone else, will look to Pinterest for ideas, but it’s hard finding a work appropriate look that doesn’t involve ripped/distressed jeans, which is all I seem to find on Pinterest.  Solution:  I am creating my own “Ladylike at Work” looks on the blog and hope you will find inspiration in these! Even if you can’t wear denim to work everyday, why not try these out for “Casual Friday’s?”  The looks are casual, simple, and easy to put together.  The common theme that they both have is denim bottoms.  Once you find a great pair of bottoms, add on a comfortable yet chic top like this marigold one I have featured or even a solid lightweight cashmere sweater.  Heels or Flats?  Heels are great if you have clients coming in and want to kick it up a notch,  or you can stick to classic flats like these d’orsay’s to stay comfortable.

Lastly, a well made professional looking handbag is a must to complete any outfit.  What’s the saying?    “Bad shoes can ruin any fabulous outfit.”  True….but a horrible handbag can do just as much damage!  This doesn’t mean you need to go out and spend loads of money on an expensive bag, but just be mindful of choosing a simple bag and keeping hardware to a minimum.  Stay tuned for more Ladylike work outfit inspiration on the blog! If you have any suggestions for work looks or just need a little help putting them together, please send me an email at liz@mrsladylike.com and I would be happy to help you out!