Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's all about the shoes

Hey everyone! I have been the worst blogger this summer. I've been busy enjoying the outdoors, having fun with the boyfriend and lounging around in casual wear. Sorry I've been so lax around here lately, but I'm sure you're busy enjoying your summer as well!

Now, onto some fashion! I haven't done a ton of shopping this summer, but one amazing thing that I picked up recently are these shoes! I'm totally in love with them. The bonus? I found them at Saks Off Fifith during one of their big 50% off everything sale. Such a happy girl here.

The shoes are so pretty, that I decided to pair them with a simple black dress. Surprisingly, they are super comfortable. I was so excited to find a link to them online. You can pick up a pair for yourself! Well, if you're a 9, 10 or 11. Sorry ladies with small feet!

I actually started the day with a necklace in addition to these earrings. Once I got to work and looked into the mirror again, I decided that it was too much. I took the necklace off right away. Less is more when it comes to this outfit!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wilde Review - Julep Plie Wand

It's not that often that I do reviews here at WITC, but I just had to tell you about this fun little product! I was actually contacted by Julep and asked if I wanted to review their new Plie Wand. Guess what? I was already using, and loving, the wand! They just gave me a fun idea for a blog post. Read on if you want to learn about a way to make personal manicures easier.

First things first, what is Julep? If you've never heard of Julep before, they are a nail polish (and make-up) company. You can become a Julep Maven and have three fabulous nail polishes sent to you each month. (Click through here to check it out!) I'm an It girl, which apparently means I'm confident and frilly. It also means I tend to get bright and trendy colors each month. The color you see below is Celia, it's my absolute favorite!

I have a large collection of Julep colors and recently bought the Plie wand to go along with them. I took a bunch of photos of the process of using the wand and painting my names with Celia. If you want a video to see how it works, check out this Youtube video from Julep. The wand is super easy to use. Slip the sleeve over the nail polish brush, the wand is magnetic and pops right on!

I've been using the wand for a few weeks now (it also fits onto my Butter London bottles!) and it makes giving myself a manicure so easy! The plie wand basically turns the nail brush into a paint brush. It becomes easier to handle, even with my left hand.

The Plie kit also comes with a fine brush and a detailing tool. I haven't used them yet, but I've been eyeing up a few nail art tutorials on youtube. This kit used to be available only at Julep, but I recently saw it at Sephora! Pick it up this week and score bonus beauty insider points and a free Julep polish (Use code - COLORTREAT). It's less expensive at Julep, but you don't get the free polish.

Disclaimer - This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share a fun new product with you! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wilde Wednesday - Work Wear Wishes

How's that for alliteration? Today I'm thinking all about work wear. Though I guess it's not just things to wear to work, but also to carry to work and to bring to work because you need hydration and food. We spend so much of our lives at the office, why not look good and feel good while you're there?

1. C Wonder - Ikat Coffee Mug - $10 - More so for the winter, but I always like to have my morning beverage in a cute bug, rather than a paper cup. My mug is just making my desk look pretty these days, it's the season of iced everything!
2. Rebecca Minkoff - Medium M.A.B. Tote - $255 - I have this tote for my monster of a laptop. This Rebecca Minkoff bag is big and sturdy! It holds everything I need to bring with me to work, including my shoes and lunch.
3. Rebecca Taylor - Pleated mixed tweed dress - SALE $383 - Of course you need to have cute clothes for work. Showing up in a bright and crisp dress really sets the mood for your entire day at the office.
4. Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment (Tulip) - $22.50 - I literally have four of these in my office right now. Three different tinted colors and one sheer. They are super moisturizing, which is completely necessary in this over air conditioned office world that we all live in. Bonus? It has SPF.
5. Fitbit - Fitbit Zip - $48.99 - And that SPF will come in handy when you get away from your desk for an afternoon walk. After I transitioned from a lab job to a desk job, I found that I wasn't moving around as much. Now I have my Fitbit (and so do many of my coworkers!) and I try to log over 10,000 steps per day. A quick walk after lunch totally helps me toward that goal.
6. Kate Spade - Black Cat silicone iPhone case - $45 - I have the toucan case from the summer collection. It was also $45 and I can't see spending another $45 on this iPhone case, but it's so cute. A black cat is so perfect for the fall!
7. DVF - Amelia Silk Combo flared wrap dress - $485 - I've been living in wrap dresses this summer. Combine them with some bike shorts and you're all set for whatever the day throws at you. Wrap dress + bike shorts = absolute comfort.
8. Basily - Infuser Water Bottle - $15.99 - With all of the amazing fruits I've been picking up at the markets this summer, there was no need for boring, plain water. Cut up some berries and pop them in the infuser and in minutes you have an amazing and refreshing drink!
9. Ikea - Knubbig Table Lamp - $7.99 - The light in my office is sub-par. I like to have an extra pop of light on my desk, not only to be able to read things, but also to cheer up the room a little. This is especially helpful on stormy summer days.
10. Kate Spade - Bedford Square Eastern bag - $398 - I know, I already said that I have the RM M.A.B. tote, but look how pretty this bag is! Look at all of those internal compartments! So gorgeous and useful.

What are some of your favorite things to have at the office? Something special to make the time pass a little faster?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fly Away

How do you get away with wearing a bright orange, bird print dress to work? By pairing it with killer shoes.

And a gorgeous handbag.

I got this dress last year in one of my summer Stitch Fix boxes and didn't wear it until last week. I just wasn't sure how or where to wear the dress. I recently picked up these Givenchy heels at Century 21 for a steal and have been wearing them almost non-stop since. I decided they were just the perfect accessory for a sweet, printed dress.

These heels are a mixture of flat black leather, suede and snakeskin-embossed leather. Not only are they beautiful, they are so comfortable! I really should buy more heels of this height. I can wear them all day long and on into the evening.

Do you wear summer brights to the office? Or would you save a dress like this for the weekend? (If you are a small, I found this dress for a steal here!)

Also, have you noticed how long my hair has gotten! It feels like it was short, short, short and then all of a sudden, LONG! I really need a hair cut. Sadly, my stylist was all booked up for the next two weeks!

Dress: Darling (via Stitch Fix)
Shoes: Givenchy (via Century 21)
Purse: Coach (2008 collection, Similar - Bleecker)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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