Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blue Moon

Top: Loft; Pants: Limited; Belt: Ruche; Shoes: Famous Footwear (similar); Clutch: Lauren Merkin via Rad and Refined; Necklace and bracelet: made by CP's talented Mom!

A little while back I won a giveaway from Kenzie Faith - a $100 gift card to Rad and Refined - and was beyond thrilled at a chance to shop at the online boutique that sells brands like Wildfox and Samantha Sleeper (fun fact/small world trivia: I went to the same college as Samantha Sleeper's brother). I ended up purchasing a Wildfox tank, not yet featured on the blog, and this Lauren Merkin Allie clutch. It's absolutely gorgeous, made of calf-skin and worth every penny (every gift card penny, that is). I can't stop staring at it and it was a total steal at Rad and Refined. Thanks to both Rad and Refined and Kenzie Faith for the great giveaway.

I think that this outfit and post, though it feels a bit lame for the summer, is particularly appropriate this week because... I got a promotion (!!!) at work and start in my new role immediately. I work in Human Resources, for some background, and love working with the recruiting and employment side of our HR team. This role will allow me to work with search chairs across the university and assist in coordinating their needs during hiring. It's going to be challenging, fun, and comes with a new office to accessorize/decorate/inhabit! Not to mention, I should probably up my wardrobe (especially for the Fall) to include cute work-appropriate boots, printed pencil skirts and a whole mess of oxford button downs! Nothing like a good excuse to shop!


  1. Congratulations on the promotion!! That clutch is absolutely gorgeous..I am drooling over it!

    The Tiny Heart

  2. Congrats on the promotion! I think this is a great excuse to shop!

    More Charming in Person

  3. love this look! I love monochromatic with simple touches of pops!


  4. congratulations! you should definitely go on a mini shopping spree. you deserve it!!

  5. Any excuse to shop is always a bonus :) Congrats on the promotion!!

  6. Amazing post !!! loving the way you both post your looks!

  7. Aw your blog is gorgeous and I love your photography!

    Following you now on GFC Twitter and Pinterest :)

    Lockie & Lulu

  8. HOORAY for your promo!!! I'm so happy for you :) And that clutch is pretty epic too, lucky girl winning that giveaway. Love your navy and black combo...which is unusual for me, normally hate that pairing...which means you must be a pretty awesome stylist, hehe.

    <3 Cambria

  9. First off, CONGRATS on the promotion! That is awesome! :)
    Second, that clutch was such a great purchase. Love that it's both classic yet modern.

    Have a beautiful day girl!
    XO - Marion


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