Wishing for Spring
2.14.2017

feminine spring outfit idea
white off-shoulder top
lace off-the-shoulder top for spring
feminine lace top with ripped jeans
lace off-shoulder top
wishing for spring | love, lenore
spring outfit idea
spring off-shoulder top
white lace off-the-shoulder top
Top (c/o)  |  Jeans  |  Heels  |  Earrings (c/o)  |  Lipstick ('matte naked')

On Saturday we had the craziest 75 degree day and it was the most amazing thing in the middle of February! I took the opportunity to shoot this pretty spring top since spring is [hopefully] right around the corner and of course I'm already thinking ahead with outfit ideas and things I want to buy!

Since this top is quite feminine, I decided to 'tone it down' with ripped jeans, and loved the juxtaposition of the two.

**Edit: When I published this post this morning I totally wasn't thinking about it being Valentine's Day, but Happy VDay girls! Do you have any special plans?? Trey and I are keeping it more low-key this year and just going out tonight for sushi and drinks. I'm so excited for a little date night :) Last year we did a fancy weekend getaway and dressed up and gave each other nice gifts, but with our home reno projects coming up we were both completely content with a date night and the chance to spend some time together! 

Transitional
2.13.2017

cardigan + graphic tee
casual transitional outfit: ripped jeans, band tee, cardigan
band tee and a cardigan
casual outfit with ripped jeans
distressed Levi's jeans
black wool wide brim hat
gray cardigan with a graphic tee, jeans, and hat
Cardigan  | Similar Tees here & hereJeans (c/o Shopbop) |  Ankle Boots  |  Hat  |  Lipstick ('matte naked')

We had the most perfect weather on Saturday and it was giving me liiiifffeee. February in Missouri is typically pretty bleak, but we're supposed to have nice weather all week. I'm trying not to get my hopes up for an early spring, but of course I'm pretty happy to have a break from the cold. I am not a winter gal!

For transitioning from season to season, I've found that light layers are key! I picked up this simple cardigan from H&M over the holidays, but have finally been wearing it the past couple of weeks to layer over tees and tanks.  

Fashion Forward Office Attire
2.09.2017

Office attire
Unique work outfit
Satin ruffled top for the officeSatin ruffled blouse
Unique workplace outfit idea
Ruffled top
Top  |  Pants  |  Heels  |  Sunglasses ('weekend riot')  |  Similar Bag  |  Lipstick (in 'velvet teddy')

I'm switching things up today with an office outfit, which I hope is helpful to you girls! When I did my blog survey last spring, I got some requests for office attire, but I haven't posted many yet. One explanation is that I make an effort to buy tops and sweaters that I can style for work and also more casually, so a lot of the outfits you see on here I'm just tweaking for the office with some black pants and a pair of pumps.

I like to have as much fun with my work wardrobe as I can and I do this through interesting details. For example, I love the ruffles and sheen of this top (also worn in this post), and the embellishments on my velvet heels...so there are multiple textures and details in this outfit. You can also add interesting details with earrings and other jewelry, embroidery, lace, color combinations, layers, and mixing textures. I recently discovered the brand English Factory at Shopbop, and I love that all of their tops have unique details and cuts! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on their selection, especially as we approach spring and summer.

Here are some of my favorite finds that will make your office attire super chic...

February Wish List
2.08.2017

Love Lenore's February Wish List // Winter-to-Spring transitional pieces
⭑ you can click directly on the images to shop (minus the wallet)! ⭑

Honestly, I'm kind of in shock that we're already 8 days into this month, but anyways... It actually hasn't been freezing cold here this week so of course I'm dreaming of an early spring! We'll see if it happens or not 😏

Bomber jackets seem to be bigger than ever (yay!), and I think they'll be great to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring since they're a nice layering piece and look good over both dresses and a top/jeans. I'm thinking about ordering this one in the burgundy color, but this is a great budget option that comes in several colors.

At the top of my style to-do list this month is to finally find a pair of high-waisted relaxed fit jeans (kind of this vibe). Some on my list to order and try on are these, these, and these.

I'm not quite ready to buy sandals yet, but I have my eye on a few pairs and will probably try to buy them next month! One of my best pieces of shopping advice is to shop for key items before the upcoming season. So, if there are certain items I know I'll want for spring and summer, I try to buy them before it actually warms up and everyone else wants them (i.e. before they sell out). These sandals are at the top of my list! I'm obsessed.

Other than that, I'm just on the lookout for pretty & unique tops, dresses and rompers that will work well for the winter-to-spring transition. I love this romper, this top, this dress, and this top.

I hope you're having a great week! We're already half way done 🙌      
 

Dusty Rose
2.07.2017

Edgy winter outfit // faux leather jacket draped over a tee and distressed jeans
Black distressed skinny jeans, tee, ankle boots, belt
Quay oversized aviator sunglasses / Quay "The Playa" in silver
Faux leather jacket over a simple tee
Dusty rose paired with all-black
Faux leather jacket
Dusty rose tee
Tee  |  Jacket  |  Jeans  |  Ankle Boots  |  Sunglasses ('the playa')  |  Belt  |  Choker

Every time I see something in the dusty rose/mauve family I want it to be mine immediately. I think it's going to be a huge color trend this spring and summer, which is great because it's a color that looks good on everyone! I also like that it's pink without being too pink. We all know I'm not the most colorful when it comes to my clothes, but I feel like this color family isn't too out there for me. 

This tee is by Topshop and you can't really see in the photos, but all of the edges are unfinished or distressed. I love little details like that, and think this tee will be the perfect cut to wear with some cutoff denim shorts in the summer!


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