Cherry Blossom Spring

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Drop-waist peplum: H&M. White pencil skirt: Banana Republic. Faux leather moto: Target. Pointed bow flats: Invanka Trump via Nordstrom. Handbag: Michael Kors Astrid satchel. Triangle necklace: H&M. Round sunglasses: Target. Gem bracelet: Forever21. Men’s watch: Invicta.

Living in California has a million benefits, one of them being early spring. When the cherry tree blossoms appear, it feels like a new lease on the year and I love it. I’ve been doing some major spring cleaning around my apartment (decorating details on the blog soon!) and in my life (chao, clutter and chaos), and it feels amazing.

This drop-waist peplum is so my jam. The fit is extra comfortable, and I like the way it pairs with a pencil skirt for a client meeting, how I wore it in these photos. I’m also planning on rocking it with boyfriend jeans or a pair of leather leggings for a more casual look.

Happy spring-ing!

Xo, Sarah

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Easy Chic

Faux fur: H&M. Aviators: 1903s c/o Ellison Sunglass Co. Black jacket: Springfield (purchased in Spain, Spring 2009). Sheer black button-up: Pleione via Nordstrom Rack. Camisole: Banana Republic. Bootcut denim: Gap Long & Lean. Bordeaux handbag: Astrid Satchel by Michael Kors. Black pumps: Steve Madden. Men’s watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs.

This outfit was very quick to assemble and get out the door. We had places to be and people to see without time to get ready — which is why I love stocking up on go-to pieces like these that don’t require much strategizing in case of emergency.

Xo, Sarah

P.S. A smile is always in season and is the easiest accessory ;)

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Seaside Sunset Sparkle

Sequin sweater: H&M // White button-up: Banana Republic // Waxed denim: Target // Round sunglasses: Target // Rhinestone watch: Relic // Tan handbag: Michael Kors Hamilton // Leather wedge heels: Steve Madden

Sometimes, you just need full-frontal sequins to make the day happen. On days like that, I wear outfits like this. To make it work for the office, simple black pants (or even a pencil skirt) bring werk to work without confusing everyone who isn’t a fashion blogger.

The power of a pretty outfit is quite remarkable. A good wedge heel can lift spirits, too, and sequins can add sparkle back to the disenchanted eye. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but confidence also lies within the #getitgirl who expresses herself.

Xo, Sarah

Oxblood and a Feathered Mini

Oxblood handbag: Michael Kors Astrid Satchel // Faux feather mini skirt: H&M collection for Lana Del Ray // Black sheer button-up: Pleione via Nordstrom Rack (similar here from Urban Outfitters) // Black cami: Banana Republic // Faux leather moto: Target  (last year, new version here)

Round sunglasses: Target // Tiered neckace: Target // Watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs // Bordeaux suede flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom

This outfit was all about making a statement — comfortably. Upon seeing this skirt in a press release about the Lana Del Rey Fall 2012 collection for H&M, I knew it absolutely had to be mine. I had been coveting a similar style from Kate Spade after seeing it on Blair of Atlantic-Pacific, and for $30, you know I bought this as soon as it arrived in stores! (If you go for it, too, I sized up for added length and am taking in the waist.) Paired with a POC from my go-to flats, a favorite, easy shirt and some classic accessories, I felt pretty faboosh.

The thing is, I want my clothes to look good and feel good. This outfit was simple enough to last a 12-hour day full of writing, editing, managing accounts and traipsing about on site without any issues, but I still showcased my inner fashion girl. I like to refer to this kind of outfit as a #fashiongirlsolution. On trend, on budget, on point for work.

How do you keep up your fashion game at the office? Tweet me and let me know! Let’s spread the style inspiration. I’ll share my favorites on Facebook and Pinterest!

Here’s to a great Monday, fellow fashionistas. Go get it, girls!

Xo, Sarah

Shorts Chic

Faux fur vest: Rachel Zoe (last year, new version here) // Black cardigan: Express (old, new version here) // Sheer black blouse: Pleione via Nordstrom Rack (similar here) // Perfect black cami: Banana Republic // Bow belt shorts: Mimi Chica (similar here) // Espadrille wedges: Target (similar here) // Round sunglasses: Target (similar here with flair) // Gold layered necklace: H&M (last year, similar here)

Getting things done requires an outfit that can move, and being myself requires that it be chic. What better combination than a faux fur vest by one of my favorites, Rachel Zoe, and some bow-belted shorts? I have been loving an all-black combination with a little pizazz for a chic surprise; so quintessentially NY while I enjoy my CA lifestyle. Maybe someday I’ll try the big city, but for now, I’m loving my beautiful bay.

Xo, Sarah