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Piece-by-Piece: On the Dot

Hi, Dolls! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and a sincere thank you to all of those who fight for our country and for our freedom! Aside from trying to catch up on some beauty sleep, I couldn’t resist my favorite Memorial Day sales. I’m really digging these high-low collared chiffon blouses. They’re comfortable, professional and can transformed easily from day-to-night. I’m finding a lot of them in TJ Maxx and Forever 21. Here is a Piece-by-piece breakdown:

  • Beige polka dot high-low button down shirt (Marshalls)
  • Mint Skinnies (can be found at Target, Forever21 or H&M)
  • Jessica Simpson Fuschia peep-toes with Gold heel
  • Teal vintage clutch





Splurge or Steal

Hey Dolls! It’s been awhile! I feel like part of me has been missing.. kinda like leaving your favorite red lipstick at home. Just doesn’t feel right. Your SC family has been on a small hiatus, due to a ton of work and new career challenges.. for us all. BUT we’re back and better than ever! So let’s get on to the good stuff..

Prada has done it again! Coming from their Spring 2012 highlights, they’ve stolen the spotlight with patent leather, neon peep-toes! They. are. to. die. for! See for yourself…

So, after you’ve picked up your jaw from the floor.. I want to tell you where you can get the same look for a lot less (Neon Prada pumps go for a measly $720.00.. pocket change!), so I’ve picked two online stores that are relatively close in comparison. We’re well aware that Urbanog.com and lulus.com are my go-to sites for finding items at a steal. So i’m going to let you decide. Who do you think took to the challenge better?

Lulus.com:  price at $29.00

 

 

Urbanog.com: priced at $25.60

 

 

1st Annual GQ Party: Recapped

Hey, loves! So if you didn’t have a chance to make it out to Dynasty Events’ 1st annual GQ party, you missed out! It was a blast! I’ve attached some pictures of the night, along with a few key things we found that worked best for club attire. Some things we saw that we really like:

  • Color blocking, Neutral colors and pops of color
  • LBD’s  with statement heels
  • Suspenders and Fedoras
  • Blazers and chain drop earrings
  • Knowing how to dress up jeans
  • Ties, bowties and more ties!

some of our fashionable friends really pulled out all the stops! Two of which were the winners of gift cards to H&M sponsered by Dynasty Events and the Society Chic team! It was an unforgettable night and we hope you see you out there next year! Be sure to head over to our Facebook to see more pictures from the night! - The SC Team

New Kid On The Block

Hey, kids! Are you still awake? I know I’m aching for a good nap! I finally get to fill you in. I’ve recently started a new position at a successful and all-around-amazing Marketing company (those ARE the details, you little creepers) and I’m so thrilled to excel in my career and to take the next step! With all great opportunity, comes a new outfit! Well.. for me at least. My mother always taught me to dress for success and it’s exactly what I do! Like any other girl, my feet are killing me by the end of the day, it’s too hot to wear a blazer all day long (it’s Florida, people.. stay with me), but that never stops me from dressing for the position that I want. Isn’t confidence and determination a girl’s best accessory? I think so! You have to remember that people are going to feed off of your good energy and attitude. If you think all day long “I hate my job”, don’t you think people will sense that in your everyday persona? Besides, who needs shoulder pads when you have the stance of a lion?

I guess you can say I know a thing or two about dressing professionally. I somehow came out of the womb in heels and holding a briefcase. I get that from my mother, for sure! But when you’ve work at a few “corporate-y”  places.. you’ve seen just about everything and anything. While this is just too much to touch small base on, I will be sure to include some things of what to/not do in a later post. And by later I mean when I have the brain capacity to really jog my memory of all the awful things I’ve encountered over the years!

An outfit I put together for my first day is attached. You’ll notice that It’s still very conservative -yet playful. I’ll be sure to keep re-caping my outfits for you. This is huge for me.. as I’m sure you can understand. You’re more than welcome to ask questions about interview outfits and I’d be happy to share my 25 cents! I’m slightly behind on time – which is why you haven’t seen any actual piece-by-pieces from me. I wish I could post more, but there are just NOT enough hours in the day. More soon! I hope I get to see you all at DynastyEvents‘ First Annual GQ Party, where Society Chic will be the official judges! Love you, babes!

 

JCPenny Worthington black blazer
JCPenny Worthington pencil skirt
JCPenny Nine & Co. slick back peep-toes
Christian Siriano for Payless beige contrast tote
My “Handy Dandy Notebook” aka Planner, life-saver, and memory keepsake that I never leave home without

Thing of the Week: Little White Dress

So.. you knew this was coming, right? Every girl should own a LBD (Little Black Dress, for those of you living under a rock), but what about the little white dress we’ve seen gracing the runways and streets? I know, if you’re anything like me, you’re already trying to figure out how to pull off this look without resembling a toddler in “Sunday’s best”. It’s a difficult trend to pull, but with the right elements -you’re bound to nail your favorite look. So for the TOTW (Thing of the Week.. you poor, deprived rock-living people), I’m giving all of my ladies a fair share of the very trendy LWD. I hope you’ll find that one of our looks fits your style to a T. Have an awesome weekend and remember.. light dress, light food! Wine comes in all different colors, you know? :) *thumbs up* Later, babes. - M

 
Work-Approved Doll:

Work Approved

 

 

Romantic Darling:

Romantic

 

 

Boho Babe:

Boho Chic

 

 

Right Kinda Rocker:

Rocker Chic

 

 

Pretty in Prep:

All Prepped

 

 

Girl’s Night Out:

Girl's Night Out

Latest Obsessions: Marvel in March

Hey, lovlies! It’s been such a super-fab month for me. Checking things off my ‘to-do’ list, partaking in new adventures, and finding inspiration in the most unique places. I cannot stress how thankful I am that Spring is on it’s way and bringing TONS of color for it’s arrival. I’ve lately obsessed over a few things that I had to share! Remember to keep trying new things. As I continue to travel through this journey, I’m finding that it’s becoming easier to mix-n-match patterns, try different colors, and go out of my comfort zone for things I wouldn’t normally wear. The latest finds in Spring have shown that matching is just not in the cards! Add pops of color to your outfits by fasening a bright flower to your blazer, or find a patterned heel that you can pair together with a striped boat tee and a pleated skirt. Look out for our latest TOTW. I’m beyond excited to share! Until next time! *waves*

1. J. Crew Lora peep-toe wedges found here.

2. NARS Semi-Matter ‘Funny Face’ Lipstick found here.

3. Sephora Hot Hues Bright Ribbon Hair Ties Set found here.

4. Target Cabana 80-Sheet Composition Book found here.

5. American Crafts Precision Pens found here.

6. Ray Ban Original Wayfarer (Gray Dark & Light) found here.

7. ASOS LOVE HEART Toe Cap Ballerina Flats found here.

8. Old Navy Women’s Cap-Toe Canvas Ballet Flats found here.

9. L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Trend Setter Collection in Paparazzi Pleaser, Penthouse Pink, & Hopeless romantic found at any major drug store.

Splurge or Steal: Urbanog.com

Hi babes! Man, have I missed you guys! It’s been madness around here and I’ve been absolutely itching to get a post up! So.. this has been a hidden secret of mine for some time. But like all ‘unknown’ things, they must eventually come to an end (of being unknown that is, lol). Urbanog.com has been my all-time favorite shoe website for the following reasons:

  1. They are so decently priced, it is RIDIC. I think that alone makes for a keeper in my book! Ranging from $7.00 (yes, seven dot zero zero!) – $50.00
  2. They very often try to emulate other styles out in the fashion industry and are very edgy when trying new looks. New looks can be seen DAILY!
  3. There is almost ALWAYS a sale, promo code, deal-of-the-day or free shipping that pulls me in for the win. Enroll in the emails. They. Are. Worth. Every. Penny!

So, today we are featuring my favorite site! I decided to put Urbanog.com up against some fierce competition: Bakers Shoes and Aldo Shoes.

I’ve had several pairs of shoes from all three and I can definitely say that confort wise, they are all different. Urbanog is usually true to size, while Aldo Shoes is usually a snug fit (due to the fact that they want you to ‘break them in’ as I was so kindly told by the sales girl), and with Bakers carrying brands like Jessica Simpson, MIA and Nicole Lee – They can all differ! While we all know that Bakers and Aldo can carry some hefty price tags, I’m here to show you just how comparable they can be. I’ve listed below some of our top contenders.. and well, you can be the judge! Kisses*

Hot Pink Platform Wedges: Aldo Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

pink wedges
Black & Beige Strappy Platform Wedges:  Aldo Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

black wedges
Colorblock Platform Peeptoes: Baker Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

colorblock platforms
Navy Studded Platform Wedges: Bakers Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

blue platforms
Nude Closed Toe Wedges: Aldo Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

nude wedges

Splurge or Steal: Espadrille Mary Jane Wedges

I’ve been in love with these Mary Jane Espadrilles for quite some time. It didn’t help any that they’re made by the one and only Christian Louboutin, but the price tag of $200.00 had me faint at heart. Even THAT is a good price for a pair of Loub’s.. However, you can imagine my excitement when I found out that my all-time-favorite online shoe store, UrbanOg.com, came out with an identical pair for a mere $27.90! Please believe that I can deal without the designer name brand for one pair of shoes. I think you can, too! Let me know your thoughts and if you find any ‘Splurge-to-Steal’ twins come across your path, like I have. We’re already starting this year off on the right foot..er, wedge! ha! Happy Tuesday! OX – M

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Christian Louboutin Panier 120 Espadrille Wedge Taupe for (sale) $153.00
 

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Urbanog.com Jacoba Espadrille Mary Jane Wedge for $27.90

Work Approved: Color Blocking

Professional since I came out of the womb, I’ve always found shortcuts to making  fashion ‘work’ within my 8-5 timeframe. While, some of us have it more lenient than others, there are always ways to pull off specific looks in the workplace.. if you’re careful! We know that color blocking is still here to stay and I’m rounding the edges here a bit to accommodate for all careers and work areas. Let’s get started!

Think PINK: When you want to show that edgy, girly side to your outfit, you want to make sure you’re balancing the outfit out with some neutral shades or common colored purse. I’m usually ALWAYS playing it safe when it comes to heels in the workplace, mainly because the funky-colored shoes are usually not as comfortable. I stay towards the low-inch, chunky-heel, wedge category for work. So far, no complaints! Here’s a little nudge to your inner girly. I’ve always loved bow ties on men. I think it’s such a classic and trendy look.. and then thought, “What about us LADIES?!” Who’s to say that girl’s can’t pull off men’s wear better than.. well, MEN! Just poking fun, fellas! But.. Seriously, SHARE! :)

Think Pink

 

 

The Blues: I had to throw some pops of color in here, but by using a black/white scarf, you distract the mind of the variety of colors going on, which makes you look more pulled together! Not to mention some comfy loafers? I’m completely sold.

Have The Blues
 
 

Mellow in Some Yellow: When you want to be noticed, but not look like a clown, I’m finding yellow is the “it” color this season (a more mustard yellow to be exact). Here you can see that instead of pairing yellows with neutrals and browns, I’m trying something a little different. I, for some reason, think of the sea with this piece by piece. It’s playful, yet classy, and based around one solid color. Try finding one color that you absolutely LOVE and work your way around with it. Spend an extra 5 in the morning and try a new spin on your color blocking skills.

Mellow In Some Yellow
 
 
 
Nudie Pants: And finally to those who play it safe an awful lot, a nude (slightly) color-blocked outfit for your inner rebel. If you’re not yet comfortable colorblocking at work, try using your jewelry to get your feet wet. Even suspenders that can be hidden in the morning (with a jacket) and shown off later in the day when you’ve had your 3:30 coffee fix and are feeling ready to conquer some paperwork! :)
 
Nudie Pants

 

  
So there you have it, ladies! A few outfits to tie you over for the holidays! Be sure to always check with your HR department to find out the specifics of your dress code. If you’re not sure, email something you’d like to wear and see if it’ll fly. You never know until you ask! I hope this season we’re all given a little courage to pull off something more daring than these looks! After all, not all of us fetch coffee for the editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue and are not given the opportunity to make outfit statements everyday, so try using your 8-5 as an opportunity to test the waters! As always, send me your looks using hashtag #SocietyChic. ox - M

If The Shoe Fits

Hello, loves! The cold-er air is finally here and I’m like a kid on Christmas morning pulling all of my Winter gear out of the closet. I’ve complied a list of the top 10 ‘Must-haves’  for footwear this Winter. Of course, cheaper versions are always easy to spot. So, keep on the lookout and let me know which trends you’re absolutely jumping for. I assure you’ll be happy and your toes toasty, too!

1. Two-Toned Leather Boot: This, here,  is at the top of my list! I am bound and determined to find something similar at a better price, but until then check out these classic riding boots by Aldo, from Nordstrom, where you can by here.

2. Moccasin/Loafer Cognac Wedges: Work-approved and polished, these wedges stand above the rest! I recently bought a black pair by BCBG, however, these are too cute to pass up. Especially because ALDO is extending their 30% off until today! I know, you can thank me later!

3. Rain Boots: Look, I live in Florida. It happens, okay? Rain or shine, these chic little boots will be sure to keep your feet warm & dry! I absolutely LOVE the lace up, it brings a little niche to the modern rain boot that I just can’t get over. While these are fairly pricey, I’ve seen several look-a-likes at gojane.com. These, by Lucky Brand,  you can find at Bloomingdales!

4. Fringe, Fringe, and Fringe! Oh MY! Look, we have those days. The let-me-throw-on-my-sneakers to go out days. It happens to the most trendy of us, but fret not! These super comfy (looking) sneaks are sure to turn heads. Throw on some leggings, an oversized sweater, chunky braclets, and call it a day. Found in different colors at ALDO.

5. Oh, Oxfords! I can always count on these cute little numbers to keep my chic-on in even the worst of colds. Super sleek and shiney, perfect for the dark demin or black jean skinnies you’re dying to wear. I am personally going for a two-colored pair, black and white, of course! But these are ones you’ll want to get your hands on… quick!

6. I know, I know! I posted it, you thought it! Dare I go the Winter season without a trendy pair of flat loafers you’re SURE to pull-off at the office. Need I say more?

7. Coming in at number seven.. Combat Boots! How could we forget! This season, we’re seeing celebs such as Rihanna, Amber Rose, Miley Cyrus, & Jessica Alba Sporting this rocked-out trend! Turn any outfit into a edgy look with simble boots and studs! Here is a lovely-priced pair that can be found at Gojane.com.

8. How could this list be complete without some sky-high pumps? Color blocking is staying this winter and I could NOT be happier! I’m finding that I’m seeing a TON of Mary Janes on the horizon and I’ll add that these chic little get-ups are nicely priced at $35 bucks (buy one get one for $15!) that can be found at Charlotte Russe.

9. Folded Ankle Boots: Pick a color, pull down the flaps and go! Another pair of boots to add to the list, these comfy finds come in at number nine and are decently priced at a low $25! Find these and more at Go Jane (spend over $50 and it’s free shipping!)

10. Last but CERTAINLY not least, Lace-up Suede platforms! I’ve been keeping the cool colors around for winter and finding that these do just the job! Other colors can also be found at Go Jane!

Alright, love bugs! I hope this post will keep you up-to-date with my faves! A few that were not featured can be found here and here. Send me pictures with the latest! As always, hashtag #SocietyChic. Stay tuned for my belated “Mel’s Monday, Thing of the Week” post. Updating has been fairly nuts, so I’ll post that later on tonight. xx - M

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