Rays of Sunshine

Rays of Sunshine

Yellow.  It was all over the runways!  I wanted to show a few ways that you can wear the yellow trend without looking like a bumble bee!  Rule #1, keep the look simple.  I have started my clean slate with one yellow piece and slowly incorporated black shoes, and finally added the fun accessories. You can have a little fun with accessories as long as the whole look isn’t busy, which is why I added feathers and a cheeky clutch.  (side note: how amazing are those feather shoes?)  Yellow is a color that goes with so many prints and colors.  See below for examples:

  • Cobalt Blue
  • Leopard
  • Coral
  • Black
  • Floral
  • Pink
  • Emerald
  • Red
  • etc, etc…..

Neon Brights

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Today’s post is all about adding brights to classic pieces.  I chose a simple black tulle skirt and added a neon yellow cashmere cardi to put a fun spin on this look. With more sunny days approaching, it’s time to dig in your closets and pull out those fun bright colors!   Simple accessories like this multi-colored jewel necklace and turqoise earrings add just the right amount of color to an already colorful outfit.  What type of bag do I pick?  Why not try a carry all clutch like my pink leather & canvas clutch?  It is the perfect size to carry all of your necessities and still look chic with any outfit.  I have a feeling this skirt may be on repeat!

I couldn’t resist adding these leopard beauties on my feet- The quote from Jenna Lyons says it all!

Jenna Lyons (Creative Director of J.Crew)

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Spring Looks…The Ladylike Way

Spring Looks...The Ladylike Way

 

Spring has sprung! I love when the season’s change and I can transition into a new wardrobe.  All those Spring pieces that have been tucked away for months are brand new again!  In honor of the new season, I have featured 2 Spring Ladylike looks on the blog today.   The all white look on the left is so clean and classic,  yet the hints of print from the leopard loafers keep it interesting.  The Burberry trench is perfect for this outfit, since the temperatures aren’t warm enough to go without a jacket. Burberry trench’s are such a timeless piece to have in your closet.
On the right I have featured a Spring 2015 trend: Gingham.  Gingham is so innocent and chic, so it’s important to add fun colors to mix up the look.  I included this yellow Smythson tote and cobalt blue capelet to tie the look together.  If you aren’t into the brights just yet, you can easily throw on a black wrap and black flats to keep it simple. Whether you are brunching, shopping, or working, hopefully these Mrs. Ladylike looks will make your outfit decision a little easier!

Help Support Dress for Success!

DFS Drop Bin

TALBOTS HOSTS A WEEKEND OF
CLOTHING DONATION DRIVES
TO BENEFIT DRESS FOR SUCCESS
March 5 – March 8

What: Calling all women! It’s time to Spring clean out your closets for a good cause!!!!

Dress for Success and Talbots are providing women with the motivation to clean out their closets for a good cause. Through the Talbots Give Confidence, Hope & Style Initiative, Talbots and Dress for Success will enable disadvantaged women to look and feel their best and achieve economic independence.

Dress for Success and Talbots are encouraging women to recognize the needs of others, rally their peers and most importantly, respond. The two organizations are teamed up to provide women throughout the U.S. and Canada with a simple but meaningful way to makeover their closets while also helping to make over the lives of disadvantaged women who are seeking to re-enter the workforce.

But on the weekend leading up to International Women’s Day, from March 5 – March 8, Talbots will be hosting an in-store clothing drive where supporters will be able to donate nearly new wear-to-work items to Dress for Success at any of the more than 500 Talbots retail locations. Talbots stores across the U.S. and Canada will serve as drop-off sites for office-appropriate attire, including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes. All clothing donations will be used to benefit women who aspire to transition into the workforce and pursue economic independence.

25% off entire purchases during Feb 23 – March 8

 

I am so proud to be part of such an amazing organization!

Stay tuned for information about Dine. Drink. Dress

Feel free to contact me with any questions at liz@mrsladylike.com

White Out

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I decided to incorporate my own little spin on “winter white” by adding a touch of cream and fur.  I planned my outfit around a white fringe sweater and slowly started layering solid pieces such as navy jeans, a brown belt, and brown boots. Once I had the essentials, then I topped off my look with this lovely cream tweed coat with fox fur collar detail, patterned scarf, and Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses.  Voila..warm and perfect for winter.  It is an easy look to transition from work to happy hour by just adding an awesome pair of heels. I love this look because it has such a classic vintage look.

 

Easy effortless chic!

Seeing Red

 

IMG_5667IMG_5658IMG_5668IMG_5661IMG_5676Winter can be so drab…spice it up with a little color!  I love my all black outfits just as much as the next person, but there needs to be something to liven up that outfit.  My “go to” is this red French Connection bow coat.  I even decided to add a printed windowpane black top to add some depth to the look.  I also find myself gravitating more and more towards black denim rather than the traditional jean look.  I think they are incredibly slimming and go with just about anything in my closet! My black bow hat plays well off of the red coat and adds just the perfect ladylike touch :-)

  Hopefully this post gives you a little mid-week outfit inspiration.

Stay warm ladies!