Love Your Workout Style – Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket

This morning I took a moment to browse the selection from one of my favorite activewear brands –  Pure + Good at Anthropologie – and I was rewarded on two counts.

First, Anthropologie is having a free shipping promotion for all orders with code HAPPYDAY.

Second, check out this lovely Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket in one of my favorite shades of blue-green.

Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket - stylish activewear - chic pretty workout clothes - Made in the USA women's jacket

Pure + Good Activewear Anthropologie - Dotted Jacquard Jacket - pretty workout clothes - Made in the USA Jacket

I love that the jacket looks sleek and sporty even with eye-catching details like the lightly textured fabric and peplum hem. The seaming also looks very flattering.

Like the reviewers, I’ve found that Pure + Good runs small – definitely order a size up!

The Pure + Good Dotted Jacquard Jacket is Made in the USA and $128 from Anthropologie.

Abigail Signature with Feather

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Love Your Dressed Up Style – A Faux Wrap Dress Accessorized – Commandress

IMHO, the perfect business casual outfit starts with a wrap dress.  Dresses make getting dressed sooooooo easy! And, wrap dresses flatter everybody’s body. Specifically, today I have in mind Karen Kane’s Patchwork Faux Wrap Dress (Sale: $84.90; Regular: $128 from Nordstrom, Made in USA). Karen Kane is a quality brand you can depend on. This is the perfect dress for a networking lunch, a casual day at the office or an evening dinner. I love its patchwork print, fall color scheme and three quarter length sleeves.

Karen Kane Faux Wrap Dress Womens Work Dress Sale

Because I am always thinking about the shoes, jewelry and handbag I would wear with a new outfit, I spent some time selecting the perfect accessories for it. Below is a collage of the earrings, necklace, bracelet and pumps that coordinate perfectly with the dress.

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Earrings: Sonya Reese Drusy Teardrop Earrings in White (Sale: $49.90; Regular: $78 from Nordstrom, also available in Dark Pewter and Gold)
Necklace: Sonya Reese Oval Drusy Pendant Necklace in White (Sale: $37.90; Regular: $58 from Nordstrom, also available in Dark Pewter and Gold)
Bracelet: Kendra Scott Mystic Bazaar Chandler Bangles in Mixed Metals ($150 from Nordstrom)
Shoes: Bella Vita Willa Perforated Pump in Camel/Black ($89.95 from Nordstrom, Also in black and white/black patent leather)

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Drusy jewelry has captured my heart. I love its delicate flickering shimmer. Here is a closer look at the Sonya Reese earrings and necklace, as well as the Kendra Scott bangles, which are all so versatile you will find yourself wearing them all the time.

Gold Drusy Earrings Womens Earring Sale           Sonya Reese Drusy Necklace Womens Gold Necklace SaleMixed Metal Bangles Womens Bracelets

The bangles‘ varying texture and shine coordinate so well with the dress it is as if they were designed in tandem.

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The pumps appeal to me as much as the jewelry. I love Bella Vita’s fresh take on the spectator pump. This pointy toe pump with its kitten heel is sleek and mod.

Womens Work Pumps Womesn Work Shoes

The handbag I would wear with it is an easy choice: I would definitely carry the Brahmin West Lake Croc Embossed Satchel in Black profiled earlier this week.

Amy

 

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Class It Up – How to Wear Pineapples Without Being a Carmen Miranda Caricature – Commandress

Today’s post shares a curated selection of fashionable items sporting – of all things – pineapples. It is not breaking news that pineapples are trending. This summer, pineapples adorn tops, sandals, earrings, and more.

In 2010, comedian Kristen Wiig immortalized Carmen Miranda by posing in turban bedecked with fruit. Unless you are very confident, flamboyant or invited to a costume party this is not how Commandress suggests wearing pineapples.Pineapple Hat Kristen Wiig as Carmen MirandaUsually, pineapples are an architectural and interior design motif. Since the old world collided with the new pineapples have symbolized hospitality and welcome.

Isn’t it interesting that in our country’s current climate such a symbol would become a popular fashion motif? Well, since this is a fashion and style blog, I’ll keep things light. Let’s just say I am enthralled with sartorial pineapples. So far, I’ve kept my pineapple purchases to two: Lilly for Target thong sandals and a long sleeve top from Talbots.

Lilly Pulizer Gold Pineapple Sandals Talbots Womens Pineapple Top

Should you want augment your wardrobe with pineapples, behold a baker’s of dozen fun, stylish selections (clockwise starting top left):

Pineapple Gold Pendant Necklace Scarf Earrings Dress Pineapple Tote Wallet Espadrilles

Ki-ele Hawaiian Pinya Pineapple Pendant Necklace ($54 from Nordstrom, Made in Hawaii) // Echo Pineapple Party Scarf (Sale: $45.56 from Nordstrom) // Covet Pop Art Pineapple Stud Earrings (Sale: $14.74 from Nordstrom) // Nicole Miller Mixed Print Jersey Shift Dress ($320 from Nordstrom) // Talbots Pineapple Flower Straw Tote (Sale: $29.99 from Talbots) // Kate Spade Wing It Lacey Zip Around Wallet in Pineapple ($178 from Nordstrom) // Kaanas Aruba Espadrilles in Pineapple ($88.95 from Nordstrom)

Pineapple Tote Sandals Gold Drop Earrings iPhone 6 case Pineapple Belt Womens Top

Tory Burch Knotted Pineapple Tote (Sale: $245 from ToryBurch.com) // Antonio Melani Piney Pineapple Sandals (Sale: $41.99 from Dillards.com) // Ki-ele Hawaiian Pinya Pineapple Drop Earrings ($53 from Nordstrom) // Sonix Liana Teal iPhone 6 case in Teal ($35 from Nordstrom, Made in Hawaii) // Raina Pina Vegan Leather Belt in Thunder Peach/Antique Brass ($74 from Nordstrom, Made in USA) // Talbots Embroidered Pineapple Top (Sale: $15.49 from Talbots)

For readers who are unfamiliar with entertainment icon Carmen Miranda, click here. For those of you who are curious about the pineapple’s symbolism, check out this interesting blog post.

Amy

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