January 24, 2015

Work Day Looks

Monday: Shirt (old), Similar, Similar // Skirt, Similar // 
Tights // Heels (old), Similar // Cardigan

 
Tuesday: Blazer (on sale!), Similar // Shirt // Jeans (old), Similar // 
Boots (old), Similar, Similar // Necklace

 
Wednesday: Sweater (old), Similar // Skirt, Similar // Tights, Similar //
Booties (DSW - old), Similar, Similar // Purse (sold out), Similar // Watch (old), Similar

 
Thursday: Button-down, Similar // Vest //
 Jeans (old), Similar, Similar // Boots, Similar
UOI Online use code - WHITNEYJAN for 10% off

 
Jeans (old), Similar, Similar // Boots, Similar // Necklace
UOI Online use code - WHITNEYJAN for 10% off

Here are my outfits from last week, I loved the Tuesday blazer and Thursday vest!
Have a wonderful weekend!


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January 22, 2015

White Blazer

 

There is something about a white blazer, it makes you feel so much more glamorous than a plain old black one.  Although I love the look of this white blazer, I rarely wear it.  I'm not sure why this is, it's just one of those items I don't grab to top off an outfit all that often.  Maybe it's because it's not your typical office piece.  I have worn it on the weekends, but it's my goal to incorporate it into one of my work appropriate outfits.


Jeans: Old, Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Purse: Kate Spade (sold out), Similar, Love this (on sale!)
Sunglasses: Amazon, Similar, Cute Option

Thanks for reading!

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January 21, 2015

Mix and Match in the Office

 

After documenting the outfits I wear to the office throughout the week, I have noticed I typically pick the same pieces to go together.  I am trying to put together outfits that I typically would not, hopefully this will create more diversity in my closet and the outfits I have to pick from.  Today's look is exactly that, a top and skirt that I never would think could go together.  I actually really love how it came out, the colors in the skirt balance well with the gingham top and the two prints are very traditional, so I think this helps with the overall look and feel of it.


Tights: Old Navy (old), Similar, Similar
Heels: Target, Very Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Belt: Target (old), Similar, Similar
Necklace: Jcrew Factory, Similar, Cute Option
Purse: Kate Spade (sold out), Similar, Love this
Watch: Charming Charlie, Similar, Cute Option

Thanks for reading, happy Hump Day!

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January 20, 2015

Wedding Dress Shopping + Regular Shopping

 
 
Wedding dress shopping, the most memorable shopping day in a woman's life.  And after three years of being engaged, it was about time!!  They were all so beautiful, it was definitely not an easy decision.  After 18 dresses, number 18 was THE dress.  It's everything I wanted and more, it was exactly what I pictured myself in.  But you will have to wait till September to see it, so in the meantime here are a few beautiful ones that didn't make my decision any easier.
 
I loved the bows going down the back of this dress.
We called this dress the Gatsby dress because of all the beading.
 
The runner-up dress, the English netting was to die for!
All of the dresses were so gorgeous!  But onto some online shopping I have done lately...


Here are a few items that I ordered from one of my favorite online boutiques, UOI online.  The vest was suggested by an Instagram follower and the pink and grey Aztec sweater is the perfect combo of boho chic and feminine.  I also bought a pair of jeans (I rarely buy jeans online, because I am so picky about the fit) so I am interested to see how they will fit me :)

Get 10% off at UOI online with code WHITNEYJAN

Thanks for reading!

- Whitney

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January 15, 2015

Casual Sunday


Today's look, is an outfit that I wore last weekend and thought I would share.  It's a fairly casual look, but I really like how the layers came together.

 

Button-down: Jcrew (not online), Similar, Similar
Jeans: Old, Similar, Similar, Similar
Purse: Kate Spade (last year), Similar, Cute Option
Bracelets: Forever 21 (old), Similar, Charming Charlie
Necklace: Bip & Bop

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good day.

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January 14, 2015

Simple Chic Work Look


Monday through Friday my mornings are never easy to say the least.  Making sure I have my lunch, coffee, water, work bag, workout bag and any other necessities for the day (including my outfit), can be a struggle.  I try to prep the night before, but for the mornings I am not on top of it I like to keep my outfit simple yet put together.  This look is the prime example of a work outfit that does not take much brain power, but still looks clean and professional.  A nice blouse with a classic necklace is an easy option for those "I don't want to think about my outfit" days.


Blouse: Old Navy (old), Similar, Similar, Cute Option - very similar
Booties: Traget (old), Similar, Similar, Super Cute Option
Purse: Kate Spade (sold out), Similar, Similar
Necklace // Bracelet

Thanks for reading!

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January 13, 2015

Hair Color Overview


Hello ladies! Today's post is something I am really excited about, it'a all about my hair color!  I have received some questions about the color/colors I get in my hair and honestly I really didn't know what colors I get.  I pretty much just let my stylist know what I want and because she is a rockstar, she gives it to me.  A few weeks ago I asked her if she could give me some insight to what she does at my appointments.  Hopefully this helps those of you who had questions, a lot of this I don't fully understand, but any hairstylist should understand this lingo.

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Natural Base Color: 7na

Formula A: Aloxxi ulta lift bleach 20vol

Formula B: Aloxxi 7b 10vol

Formula C: Aloxxi 10v 7vol

1. Starting at front (since client likes more blonde around face and first sections means more time to sit, but still needs to be applied at decent rate) Applying Formula A: I alternate with foils using weaved and sliced sections, make sure that foils are close together, about 1/4' apart.  I do that until I'm about 2 inches from front hairline. 

2. I continue to proceed to the sides with Formula A, placement of foils on sides should be diagonal slices going away from face.  Also 1/4' apart.

3. After I finish front and sides I continue with the rest of head from whatever side I did last.  Alternate Formula A and Formula B with weaves and slices.  I place two thicker panels on mid-side of Formula B, hair appears fully with a dark chunks if placed correctly and really pops with all that blonde surrounding it! Gorgeous combo.  I keep my placements on everything at a diagonal angle about 1/2' apart until I'm at the top side of head then I proceed to start lining up almost vertically only to continue with a diagonal placements down other side. 

4. Process under light heat for 10 minutes with 5 minute cool down.  Blonde should be lightest yellow. 

5. Rinse and towel dry.

6. Apply Formula C all over and allow to sit for 5 minutes.  Just enough time to get that icey blonde and re-tone old color.

We usually switch from full to partial highlight.  Every other time I will add a few very THIN weaves up in the front two inches and sides with Formula B.  That way the blonde doesn't  completely wash her out but also to keep some kind of faint dimension. 

STYLING: I use UNITES 7seconds allover, great as a de-tangeler and heat protectant for all hair types!  Then I mix UNITES Lazer straight with UNITES Boing or Elevate Mousse for a full bodied look yet still defined with no fly aways!  Finish with UNITE Texturiza Spray

Color Line: ALOXXI 
Product Line: UNITE
Salon: Salon Brio (short drive from downtown Denver)

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post, if you have any other questions feel free to email or tweet me!


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January 12, 2015

Downtown Look

 

One of my favorite things about winter, aside from all of the gorgeous snow, is dressing for the chilly weather.  I love a good pair of boots and a warm jacket, plus accessorizing for the cold isn't all that terrible.  A friend of mine was in town who just happens to be an amazing photographer, so we setup a shoot at Union Station.  I will be uploading more photos throughout the week, so you can get a glimpse of downtown Denver and Union Station.  I also love these photos because you can get a better look at these new over the knee boots, which I also wore in this post and had a few people ask to see a full shot of them.


Jacket: Old Navy (last year), Similar, Similar
Scarf: F21 (no longer online), Similar, Similar, Cute Option
Hat: F21 (no longer online), Similar, Similar

Thanks for reading! Have a great week.

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January 11, 2015

Work Day Looks

Monday: Blouse (old), Similar, Similar // Skirt, Similar // 
Tights // Booties (old), Similar

Tuesday: Shirt (old), Similar // Jeans, Similar // 
Scarf (old), Similar // Booties // Necklace // Watch

Wednesday: Blouse (old), Similar // Scarf // Skirt (not online),
 Similar, Similar // Tights // Booties (old), Very Similar

Thursday: Shirt, Similar // Blazer, Similar // Scarf, Similar // 
 Jeans, Similar // Booties (old), Very Similer

Friday: Sweater, Similar // Vest, Similar // JeansSimilar //  
Boots, Similar // Necklace (old), Similar

Here are my work outfits from last week.  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

- Whitney


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January 8, 2015

Casual Winter Go-To


We are almost through our first week of 2015!  It has been such a busy one for me, there are a lot of changes (all good changes) going on at my work and wedding planning is in full swing.  I am determined to create a good balance between work, wedding planning and blogging.  I guess easing into the New Year is just not going to happen.  

Onto the outfit, my weekend and post-work outfits have basically been this look... jeans, a simple tee, and a big sweater.  When I initially started to see aztec sweater everywhere I wasn't sold.  I guess you have to test out the waters a little first which is what I did.  I purchased two of the sweaters on sale to see if I would actually wear them or if they would just sit in my closet.  To my surprise, I love them! 

Wearing new NARS blush in Sin - video here.
Jeans: Old, Similar, Similar, Similar (I also have these and love them)
Necklaces: small and large one (old)

Have a good day!

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January 7, 2015

First Ever Makeup Haul (Winter Haul) + How to get Discounted MAC Makeup



All products mentioned in video are below...

L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara 1 and 2
Cosmetic Company Store (in Colorado) - Find a store near you here.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for reading :)


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January 6, 2015

2015 Goals...


// Personal Goals //
Get Hitched... and plan in all
Go on our honeymoon, somewhere tropical
Paint our Master Bedroom
Run at least one 10k
Focus on purchasing more work clothes
Become more organized (pack lunches at night, keep a tidy house, etc.)
As always drink more water... with lemon

// Blog Goals //
 Film and post more videos (at least one per month)
Keep a consistent schedule (at least four post per week)
Create more "How To" posts and/or videos
Create more professional/office looks
Create more healthy living posts


Thank you for reading! What are some of your goals for 2015?


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January 5, 2015

A Simple Versatile Outfit

 

It's Monday and not an easy one for this girl.   I was off for two weeks so it will not be easy to go back to work.  Anyways, I threw this outfit together in about two seconds and I like it but I'm not sure I love it.  I think next time I try it I will replace the button down with a simple long sleeve striped shirt. 

 

Boots: GoJane (exact version), Similar, Similar
Purse: Kate Spade (sold out online), Similar, Similar
Watch, Similar // Bracelets 1 & 2

Have a great week everyone!

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