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#OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

All in the Ladylike Details

A flattering and sharp look that brings you from meetings to drinks in style
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I’ve always been a fan of a sharp outfit that can take me from meetings to drinks, and of course, one that’s incredibly comfortable while I’m at it.  And it’s outfits and accessories like these, that really prove that it really is ALL in the ladylike details. 

I scored this everyday off-the-shoulder top recently from J.Crew, and it’s on major sale right now.  It’s a soft cotton that creates a nice silhouette, while hugging you in the most simple and flattering way.  And it lies just right; it doesn’t ride up like most off-the-shoulder tops because of the way it’s cut. I bought it in a medium for jeans and a small for a highwaisted skirt such as this.

The top easily tucked into this high-waisted A-line cream skirt with black leather trim, another find from J.Crew. At first I was very against highwaisted skirts thinking they were only for the double zeros of the worlds, but after finding the ones that work for my body I know can’t get enough.  Sadly, this version isn’t available online anymore, but THIS ONE is quite similar and I’ve also linked a few more in the widget below. 

Accessorizing this outfit was the part I really enjoyed.  Since the colors and lines of the top and skirt were straightforward, I knew I wanted to make a statement with my bag, jewelry and shoes.  This beautiful bag is by ZAC Zac Posen, and just one part of the fresh new fall line that’s TO DIE FOR.  I’m utterly in love with the flower strap detailing.  And as you may remember from last week, I shared the most adorable wristlet from the fall collection too. 

The sunglasses you’ve seen before; my Pradas have proven to be a wonderful wardrobe staple.  And the pearl earrings and stack of bangles are both from the shoppe.  The earrings are here, and just call about the bracelets-sorry they aren’t online yet.

Which brings me to the shoes.  I just LOVE the silver d’Orsay toe paired with its low, tapered gold stiletto heel.  I’ve come to rely on DVF for gorgeous shoes like these; classic and feminine, with an unexpected twist! Plus they’re beyond comfortable; I can wear them all day without worry. Win, win!  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Channeling Hugh Hefner

Embracing the Luxury Pajama Trend in Full Force
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If we’re being frank here, my favorite thing to wear is pajamas.  So getting behind the pajamas-in-public trend has not been hard for me.  I’m just glad that it’s been around for more than a season or two.  Silky sets, trench dresses that look like robes and all of the beautiful, details that come with them are not going anywhere for me.

J.Crew originally showed this beauty as a blue silk trench dress and/or a duster.  It honestly reminds me more of Hugh Hefner’s silk robes…ha!  So that sparked my pajama love and had me pressing “buy” before I knew it.  I love this silk trench dress!

I wore it here with fun accessories like these Sibilia earrings from the Shoppe, my favorite ballerina-esq body suit, everyday grey jeans and my new gold loafers. Before I talk about the loafers—don’t worry, I’m going to talk about the loafers—I must say that this silk robe trench “dress” is incredibly versatile.  It has me thinking about eventually taking the dress route and wearing it with black tights, black high heeled, high fashion ankle booties and the bodysuit beneath.  The bodysuit will be a must though, otherwise I think I’ll feel a little too naked.

Anyway, okay, but now the gold flats.  How fabulous are they?!  A splurge, for sure, but one that I’m SO pleased about.  I cannot express to you just how comfortable they are too.  I’m convinced it’s because of that fine Italian Valentino leather enveloping my feet.  I could LIVE in these things.  And these will definitely be a pair of shoes that get better the more aged and worn they become.  I also linked to a similar option for gold loafers below and here.  

Lastly, I’ve got to mention how obsessed I am with the mini bag trend. They’re SO stinking cute!  And this beautiful mini by ZAC Zac Posen is also available in the exact style in a larger, regular size, too.  

So tell me friends, are you pro or con the pajama trend? Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Red, White, Blue & Gingham

This Blue & White Number is a fun play on your standard romper
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By now, you know I love a good blue and white button down shirt.  So you really shouldn’t be surprised over my excitement when I stumbled upon crisp blue and white in a gingham pattern…and in shirtdress form, too!  This number by Alexis is in fact, a romper with a skort bottom, making it one of my new favorite additions to my closet.  And the details…let me tell you about the details. 

As I mentioned in this outfit post the other day, Alexis is one of my go-to’s for pieces with exquisite attention to detail. And believe me, with this brand, you’re getting the premium quality that you’re paying for.  My favorite, high-quality detail with this piece is probably its long sleeves with ruffled, spiral cuffs.  They’re just plain fun!  And the flowy shape of the top, along with the fitted, elasticized waistband create just the statement I love in a piece like this.  I’ve found that the blouson shape is pretty much universally flattering.  And here, the bottom also features a higher hem on the sides, along with a concealed skort that ensures you’ll be comfortable and covered up all day. 

While I originally discovered and scored this gingham romper at Neiman’s, but I actually just found it on MAJOR sale over at Bergdorf Goodman’s today!  Hurry, hurry and snatch it up before it’s gone; I promise you won’t regret it! 

This romper being so fabulous and all, I knew I didn’t want to play it safe with accessories, rather, I wanted to make it pop!  I paired our red straw clutch from the shoppe; it’s a favorite of mine under $35 and perfect for a fun look like this.  I also went for an arm stack party with gold bangles and our bestselling Teleties hair bands that look just as good on the wrist as they do in your hair…and they come in so many great colors.  Lastly, I donned one of my favorite cocktail rings of all time, by Julie Vos.  

Tell me, are you a sucker for all things blue and white and gingham like I am?!  This romper gives me life!  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

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