jumpsuit

I have been on the jumpsuit bandwagon since last year…they are so easy! It’s practically like a dress in that all you need to do is add a few key accessories and you are good to go. This one is a change for me because I’m trying a run at culottes. I really think this pant style works best on someone who is taller than me but I’m adding some platform boots to help make up for it! Another option would be a great pair of pointed toe shoes. And, for all my regular readers…no, this is not what I’m actually wearing while working from Lancaster.

Today I wanted to take a little liberty to plug an event our building is hosting on Saturday to benefit Music for Everyone (MFE). It’s a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to making sure music stays in our local schools and community. For the second year in a row we are holding the Warehouse Wandering at the Box Company Flats. This event brings the neighborhood and community together for a night of fantastic music (4 bands and a DJ this year) and pairs them with local artists in a converted warehouse space. Guests can roam through 4 floors listening to the music; grabbing a drink and great food and purchasing art. Proceeds from the sales that night keep music flowing in Lancaster County! The combination of art and music is near and dear to both Rob and I so it was easy for us to get behind the event and help make it happen. It’s also a night to dress up and have a good time…this is where the jumpsuit comes in!

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Event information: The Warehouse Wandering
Special thanks to: Adam Hoke Photography; Characters Pub; Commonwealth on Queen, Miesse Candies and Annex 24. Check out the event page above for the bands!

Jumpsuit: ASOS; try Taupe (big sale on now) and Festoon locally for options as well
Earrings & Bracelet: Mio Studio
Boots: similar here and here

I hope you are enjoying the warm weather we’ve been getting here in Lancaster as much as I have been. Have a great weekend and please consider giving back and getting involved in your community in anyway that makes sense for you–you can make a difference!  Enjoy…

officially summer

Today is going to be a flurry of activity ending with a family get-together at our place…yes, I am cooking. At least pieces of it! So, I pulled something together that would be flexible and carry me throughout the day. A quick switch at night to a skirt and I’m ready to go.

This weekend is the official start to Summer so I’m kicking it off with an on-trend pair of cropped jeans. They work really well with low heels or with higher heels for a night out and I’m loving these sporty ankle socks. I just think they are fun addition to the outfit. My trusty black jacket steps up the t-shirt but will also keep me comfortable when going in and out of air conditioning. As the day gets warmer, I can toss that aside. A day clutch adds some polish. I kept my jewelry pretty simple but could add more statement pieces if I wanted to take it to a “night” look.

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Cropped Jeans: Hudson similar here
T-shirt: Eleven Paris
Black Jacket (old): similar here
Socks: ASOS (out of stock but these are similar)
Shoes (old): see this new version at Reed Krakoff
Earrings: Mio Studio
Bracelet: Mantra Band
Clutch (old): find similar clutches at Festoon and Taupe locally

What says “Summer” more than ice cream?! My brother and sister-in-law, along with their partners, are opening a neighborhood ice cream shop today!
Check out Splits & Giggles…enjoy the holiday weekend!

style

For me, style is how you do something…your personal brand. It is distinctive and we all have it. We just explore it and display it in different ways and that’s ok. Last night I had such a great time at The Art of Style fundraiser benefitting The Demuth Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Art. My good friend Loryn joined me and we got to jam to some music, eat a little food and watch alot of local style!

I love our city and last night again proves you don’t need to travel outside of our area to find fantastic fashion pieces! I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into last night…

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I really liked the “Virginia” dress which is 3rd from left!

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Festoon5 Festoon4 Festoon3 Festoon2 Festoon1The above 5 pictures are all from Festoon: www.ShopFestoon.com
I am LOVING the black sheer & mini above…feeling a trip to the store is in order!

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There were many other local stores that participated…check out Susquehanna Style for the Style Scene shots! So fun to see our local businesses shine.
Enjoy your weekend!

 

choices

As the saying goes, life is all about choices. Today is one of those days for me. My inner fashion voice says to wear the cool heels because they totally make the outfit. They add another color, some spring style and I look taller. But, right now they hurt my back so I’m opting for the cool silvery lower heels. Don’t get me wrong the lower heels are great shoes and I love them, but they are not the same!

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I’m attending an all day seminar which I’m very excited about—it’s on leadership. It promises to be great professional development and offer networking opportunities. But, you never know what seminar conditions are going to be like, so I’m trying to be prepared…especially for air conditioning. To stay comfortable but still edgy I’m wearing my distressed black jeans. These will also keep my legs warm. I paired them with one of my favorite t-shirts. It’s comfortable and stylish. Pulling it all together is my gray striped seersucker jacket. Not only will this fight off the air conditioning but it helps give the overall look a professional appearance. I added a neutral day clutch for something different and big geometric earrings.

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L1080792 L1080786L1080763Coral Heels (from last year): That Shuu Girl has new selections coming in
Silver Brogue Style shoes (old): see similar at Reed Krakoff
Graphic T-shirt: Paris Eleven
Black Jeans: Level 99 from Sophie Stargazer
Jacket (old): see loving this one
Earrings: Mio Studio
Clutch (old): see similar here and here

Have a great weekend, Happy Mother’s Day and get outside…enjoy!
My talented friends at Mio Studio will be at booth #139 at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Rittenhouse Square Show this Friday-Sunday. Check them out if you’re looking for something to do this weekend.

boho

A hot trend this season is the boho look…easy, breezy, comfortable and casual. I didn’t think this would really be a look I would embrace but then I tried on this blouse. I just loved how comfortable it was and the way it draped. I immediately started running through outfit opportunities in my head. Generally I do that when I’m thinking of buying something, especially a trend piece. I want to make sure in my head I have a few options so I get use out of it.

Today I’m pairing it with a pair of torn jeans because it’s still cold to me! But, as we get into summer this is going to be perfect with either a pair of cut-off shorts or a simple mini skirt. Boots, booties or cool sandals will all work. These boots are perfect! I love their look and even though they have a heel, it’s not too high and it’s thick so they are really comfortable. The gold tips really sold me on them though–love something unexpected like that on a shoe. For my jewelry, I layered a brass bangle I’ve had for years with a leather and metal cuff I got form a dear friend for my birthday this year. The earrings are cascading gold bars.

As you know, after shoes, I’m all about the bag. This fringe black leather bag is beautiful. And, it finishes off this outfit perfectly. It can be used as a crossbody during the day and then tuck the strap in for a clutch by night.

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Blouse: Festoon. Also loving this and this.
Jeans: AG. Taupe has several options locally.
Boots: Miista. These or these would also work
Bag: Jennifer Haley. Taupe has a gold version–LOVE it!
Earrings: Mio Studio. Or try Festoon, this or this.
Tank: Old Navy…these are the best layering pieces.
Cuffs: Try this or this. Leather version made by Leslie Scott; buy at Annex 24.

This week has been about hosting events for Rob and I. Tonight, we are hosting the Executive Orientation Series class graduation. We were part of the class of 2009 and this is an organization we are both proud to help support. Leadership Lancaster offers two course opportunities…check them out!

This weekend is Art Walk in Lancaster. It’s supposed to be a nice weekend so why not get outside and enjoy some art while you’re at it. Enjoy!