Thursday, March 30, 2017

Little Black Bow Dress

I just love a bow. Put a bow on anything and I am 99% guaranteed to love it. This dress is a little fancy for work, but the cardigan toned it down. Keeping my accessories and make up simple as well really helped make it more office appropriate. Spring is definitely the perfect time to start bringing out the special details on your pieces. 

More bow dresses I love:

Rent the Runway: There are more than just bow dresses in this search, but RTR is the BEST when it comes to bows. 
ASOS: Off the shoulder, Polka dots, Pinafore

On My Mind

1. Power Rangers: As I make (sometimes) painfully obvious, I am a huge nerd when it comes to a lot of things. Generally, you will hear me talk about Harry Potter or Doctor Who. But how could I resist the new Power Rangers movie and fandom life?! As a kid I grew up with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show. THE ORIGINAL ONE OKAY. I totally connected with Kimberly because I too was a gymnast and occasionally loved the color pink. I tried not to set my expectations too high (the show was pretty cheesy), but I was completely blown away. Definitely see the film! The kids were great and Elizabeth Banks played a perfect Rita Repulsa. 

2. J. Crew's National Stripes Day: It seems as if just about anyone can make up a holiday these days and J. Crew did just that. National Stripes Day is tomorrow, Friday, March 31st. I just love this little video they put together to show how some people wear their stripes. I will definitely be celebrating tomorrow and you should join! Show me your stripes! #NationalStripesDay

3. Black Mirror on Netflix: I haven't been watching a lot of new things lately on Netflix because I am trying to read more (hello 65 books goal). My friend, Lela, suggested Black Mirror to me and all of a sudden everyone was talking about it. I would definitely say Black Mirror focuses on how social media and technology are affecting us and sometimes it's downright frightening. I had to check it out. Honestly, Black Mirror is amazing and terrifying at the same time. I'm still working my way through Season 3 because I can really only watch one episode per day. If you can make it through the Season 1's first episode you're in.  

4. Victoria Beckham for Target: I don't know about you, but I am so excited for the Victoria Beckham for Target release! You can bet I'll be hitting one (or more) of my Target stores April 9th. I'm definitely leaning towards the dresses, but I do adore the tops. Gingham, florals, scallops, and bright colors! This line IS Spring. Some of my favorites are here, here, here, and here.

5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary Reunion: To be honest, I stumbled onto the Buffy train way late, but am totally on board. This behind the scenes video of the cast is adorable. Watch the show on Netflix before they take it away!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Peplum and the Pants

Honest Hannah moment: I actually do like pants *occasionally*, but I find them to be too much. All the unbuttoning and tucking and general weirdness can be frustrating when you need your day to be simple. That is why it is important to find tops that are easy to work with when wearing pants. These tops are not in my current wardrobe. Again, thank you Le Tote for always having my back! I love peplum tops, but tend to stay away because they are harder to tuck into skirts. Peplum tops, however, are perfect for the pants-wearers of the world! They give you that lovely fit-and-flare silhouette I love from skirts and dresses and help the pants do their job in elongating the legs (which is a bit difficult for any pant because of my stumpy legs, sorry pants). 

Sweater: Le Tote, Pants: Loft (similar here), Shoes: 6PM, Coat: Calvin Klein (similar here), Necklace: Things Remembered (similar here), Sunglasses, J. Crew Factory (similar here)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Portofino

Express does a lot of fabulous things, but the Portofino shirt is the best. This shirt is everything. Need a new work top? Grab a Portofino. Need something cool to wear with jeans? Grab a Portofino. I think you get the point. The chiffon material is great for layering or wearing as a separate and is always flattering. The sleeves even have the button tab to keep them rolled. There are also about a million options to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites this year: Piped Cuff, Polka Dot, Lace Detail. And they are 40% off right now! Click here to shop!

Blazer: Le Tote (similar here), Shirt: Express (similar here), Skirt: J. Crew Factory (similar here), Tights: UNIQLO, Bag: Sole Society, Necklace: Things Remembered (similar here)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lady in Lace

I just adore Rent the Runway. I use it about three times a year and I am blown away each time. For this RTR round I went a little outside my comfort zone. This red-orange color is gorgeous and I have been wanting to rent a dress similar to this for ages. The silhouette also strays from my usual fit and flare with see-through lace and a peek-a-boo back cutout. I had to go for it. Honestly, I love this dress more in person. Beware: this dress does not have a lot of stretch which does make it a bit uncomfortable if you're sitting a lot. Perfect for a night out or cocktail hour.

Dress: Rent the Runway, Shoes: Nine West (my wedding shoes!) (similar here), Bag: Aeropostale (similar here), Coat: Calvin Klein (similar here), Watch: Timex (similar here), Bracelet: Le Tote

Other red-orange options I want to try are here and here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring in February

For nearly two seconds the weather was absolute perfection. I bared my shoulders and was not even chilled. This type of weather is definitely odd in February, but it felt so nice. This particular day (and the next 24 hours that followed), Indiana experienced all four season. Make up your mind, Indy.

I bought this Target dress last Summer/Autumn. The Target website has so many great options! Definitely give them a look when you're looking for your next dress. A few favorites are linked below!

Blazer: Forever 21 (similar here), Dress: Target (similar here), Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here), Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here), Bracelet: Tiffany and Co., Watch: Timex (similar here), Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here)