For one of my last days at the office before this new little one joins us, I wore my new Isaac Mizrahi blazer that I snagged from Neiman Marcus Last Call (with a discount code) when I picked up my new white tweed blazer which I will be sharing with you in the next week or so. Having been on a shopping hiatus for quite some time while being pregnant, I got antsy to add a few new things to my closet and settled on two blazers that I could wear now despite having quite the baby bump. I don’t own much in this green color, and also love the black leather trim detail.
As our office has permitted a casual dress code during this crazy busy time in our industry the last several weeks, it’s no secret I have defaulted again to my “outfit template” of a Blazer, Patterned Top, Skinny Pants, and Flats. It if works, I’m just going with the flow at this point!
The day I wore this outfit, I had the opportunity to attend an event at Comfort Me Boutique to learn more about the new Chicago-based start-up, WhatRUWearing, a website and app for the fashion and personal style community that allows and encourages sharing outfit ideas. I started using the app recently and am enjoying the new outfit ideas. It feels a bit like Instagram but allows you to collect your favorite inspiration ideas. My favorite part of the application is that, compared to something like Instagram, it’s focused solely on style. I have some favorite bloggers whose style I love, but I am not particularly interested in photos of their children, the dinner they had that night, or the magazine they read on Friday afternoon sitting next to a vase of flowers. So using this app, I can focus just on the content that’s relevant to my interests.
If you are looking for a photo-based style inspiration feed showcasing “real women” style, consider giving it a shot!
On an unrelated note, I refashioned this necklace from an old necklace I had lying around that I didn’t wear any longer. See below for the close up and a few steps for the tutorial.
- I cut the cord on which the gold beads were strung on the original necklace, worked in a few beads (the pink and white ones) from another project I had done, and reused the clasp hardware from the original necklace.
- Because the hardware was set already, I only needed a piece of stretchy cord that I thread through the beads and around the rings on the end of the hardware. I started threading the cord in the middle of the necklace, wrapped the cord around each end of the clasp hardware, and re-thread the elastic cord back through the beads to tie it in the middle and hide the knot under a bead.