OOTD: Casual Friday!

So this is my first post on my new website and I am so excited to start sharing soooo much more!  I had been holding off on posting because I was in the process of changing directions with the site.  Now that the site is complete and live, I thought I'd start with a regular post that I plan to feature weekly (at minimum 1) - an Outfit of the Day post!  

So to begin, I though I'd start with an outfit I would generally wear for work.  Given I have a flexible work schedule (I own my own company and I'm a multi-media journalist), I usually dress up a bit but not too overly dressed - more business casual.  Here I am wearing one of my staples, one of my fave tops - my black turtleneck body suit from Topshop and a skirt I've had forever from Bebe (I'm pretty sure they don't make it anymore but they have lots of great pencil skirts for night and day).  I am also rocking some extremely affordable and adorable shoes I got from Maykool (and while they were very inexpensive, the quality of the strap somewhat reflected that).  Regardless, I rigged the strap and made them work and I still think they are adorbs!  If I have a long day of meetings, however, I opt for a wide heeler with more support because these shoes are not that comfortable - cute and doable for a date night - but for work meetings all day, not so much!  Overall, this outfit was so easy, kept me warm in this weird weather (sunny but with a breeze and I'm almost always cold) and worked perfectly from day to night!  


When you’re a Gal on the go, sometimes the simplest answer to a night out on the town is an easy go-to, like the LBD (Little Black Dress)!  This is one of my faves because it’s simple with a touch of detail – the top of the straps are leather and the outside lining of the pockets have leather too.  I got this LBD at Banana Republic but it looks as though Banana no longer carries it.  Thankfully I was able to find it online (here on E-bay )!  I decided to pair the dress with a cute shoe (and you all know I am a sucker for a wrap-ankle shoe – this one is from Topshop – Nordstrom).  To complete the look, I added a small black clutch (from Gucci).  I love this bag because it fits my cards and make-up; and it has a gold chain, so I can easily wear it on my shoulder or as a cross-body bag (here the chain is in the purse), and it isn’t a logo-overloaded bag which is so not my style!  All in all, the outfit is simple, classic and refined – in line with my style preferences and perfect for a night out on the town!


With the hustle and bustle of all the hats I wear (I own and run a PR/Social Media company and I also work as a TV Host, Model and Actor, while playing Mommy everyday!), I often have to dress for multiple events or work functions where I need to look stylish but not overdressed.  I’ve found that the wrap-dress is an easy go to!  Here I am wearing a purple Calvin Klein wrap-dress (Calvin Klein) with a pair of my fave nude heels (Topshop – from Nordstrom) and an easy, cute purse to carry my basics (Jimmy Choo).