As much I love this dress from JCPenney from the first part of my collaboration with the store and Chictopia Connect, I will always prefer separates. There's something about pairing a nice top and pants together that always feels like my style home. These separates from JCPenney are definitely easy to pair together for a casual but still pulled together outfit; but they would be equally great dressed up for a night out. Not to mention that the strappy sandals are one of the most comfortable pairs of heels I own. Overall, playing around with silhouettes to make unique outfits is the key for me to keep mixing things up within my own wardrobe.
Although my style has gone more towards jeans and sneakers these days (maybe it is my looming college graduation), my heart leaped when I saw this pink jacquard number from JCPenney. I usually gravitate towards fit and flare or shift dresses, but the retro shape and comfortable fabric of this dress attracted my eye. One of my favorite things about style is going in a completely opposite direction that I might typically go and the risk paying off. Collaborations like these with Chictopia Connect and JCPenney allow me to try items out in my wardrobe that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Now, however, I just want a lovely dinner and fancy party to whip this little number out whenever I get the chance.
Confession time: I have a cache of old outfit posts, just waiting in drafts to be published. The hitch? This year has been major in terms of style development and everything I was wearing just seems completely out of character at this point. I finally took the time to write a list of absolutes as far as my style goes. An all black ensemble definitely fits somewhere on that list, even in the spring and summer. The key for me is making sure that I have a variety of textures and fabrics to work with; that way, I don't ever get weighed down by the severe color in the warmer months.