Preppy in Pink

Preppy in Pink - Lefty Living Life

I feel like this look is about as classic to my typical style as you can get. Top knot, lipstick, pink, lots of jewelry, overall super girly and preppy. As much as I like to experiment and try new things, sometimes it is nice to stick with what you know too. And a button-down under a sweater with a skirt and a big necklace is second nature for me.

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My Keys to Layering

As you have probably been doing as well, all I have been wearing lately is layers and layers as I try to keep warm. I always get questions about layering and I think the key is having a couple basic pieces or styles that you can always turn to so you start your outfit off right. So here are my 4 keys that help me layer with every outfit

My Keys to Layering- Lefty Living Life

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Flannel and Sparkles

One of the hardest things about having a fashion blog is dealing with winter. First of all your time to take photos is seriously affected by light. During the summer, I normally take pictures after work and it is not a problem at all. In the winter though, I have to set out specific time early in the morning or on the weekend so there is enough light.

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Girly Dress Pants

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

I know I wear a lot of skirts and dresses, but they typically aren’t my go-to. I love skirts and dresses, but I normally gravitate towards pants. Since entering the work-force, I’ve started to wear pants less and less because I find that dress pants are not always very flattering for me. However, I have just recently found these pants as well as another pair that I’ve just added to my wardrobe. They are high-waisted and a little cropped, but they hit at just the right place for me. I love that they are lace because it gives them a girly detail that I am always looking for in an outfit. A white button-down with some interesting details and a girly but oversized cardigan were the perfect accompaniments. Now I still felt like I needed to wear heels just so I didn’t feel stumpy, but I love any excuse to wear heels.

Do you guys ever have trouble finding dress pants? I feel like so many dress pants these days are made for super skinny, athletic built women so if you have hips at all, you are basically out of luck. These, while they do accentuate my hips, do so in a flattering way and I didn’t feel constricted wearing them. What do y’all think?

Also, check out my art blog to read a little bit more about my New York trip two weeks ago!

Until next time…

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Half Mermaid, Half Sailor

J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,

J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,

J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,
J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,
Hello all! Happy Friday! It is crazy, but it already feels like fall here. A lot of that is probably because of all of the weather fronts we are getting, but it has been fun to start experimenting with fall clothes. As excited as I am about fall, I am sure there are still going to be quite a few opportunities for me to wear summer clothes and I still have a couple summer outfits to share with you! 
This one might be one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn lately. The sassy sequin skirt with the classic white button down is just the perfect representation of my style. One of my friends commented on my instagram that it was half mermaid, half sailor, which I absolutely love. My idea of the perfect outfit is one that is sassy and girly, but also classic and this fits the bill to a tee! Until next time, XO 

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Why wear one necklace when you could wear two

2017, summer, statement piece, layered necklaces, button-down, OOTD, pink, pearls,
Hello all! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start! As you have probably seen from my snap story, I have been having a blast pet sitting for one of my favorite puppies Maddie. Add me on snapchat at Taylor Curry or tcurry16 for tons of puppy pictures! 
2017, summer, statement piece, layered necklaces, button-down, OOTD, pink, pearls,
Anyways, my week has gotten off to a fun start and I am so excited about this outfit. Classy, girly, and sparkly are my main three goals when putting together any outfit and this outfit definitely fits that criteria. To me, there is nothing classier than a crispy button-down. Now granted, my button-down could stand to be ironed and made a little crisper, but you get the idea! There is just something about a button-down that immediately feels classy and sophisticated to me.
2017, summer, statement piece, layered necklaces, button-down, OOTD, pink, pearls,
Sparkles are typically easy for me. I love jewelry and have quite a large collection of sparkly jewelry and other accessories. However, today I want to try something a little different. I’ve layered with this necklace before, but only with smaller silver necklaces, never with something as big as this flower necklace. What I love about this look is that the emphasis is taken away from the pearls and there is a whole new layer to the flower necklace. I will definitely be experimenting with layering statement necklaces soon! 
2017, summer, statement piece, layered necklaces, button-down, OOTD, pink, pearls,
The final aspect of this outfit was the girly-ness. Girly is easy for me because I love pink. With this outfit, I didn’t want the pink to be the focus, but rather just an additional statement. Matching the pink of the necklace with my shoes and purse was the perfect way to tie everything together and not only complete the look, but also add that girly pop I was looking for. Until next time, XO
Peals: J.Crew; Flower Necklace: J.Crew, similar here; Button-down: J.Crew; Jeans: J.Crew; Purse: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Watch: Omega; Shoes: Bloch
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Perfectly Undone

2017, spring, OOTD, button-down, jenna lyons,
Hello all! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far.  Spring is one of my favorite seasons because it feels so hopeful. It is finally warm enough to spend time outside, but also cool enough that you can still have fun with your layers. For me, this means getting to wear one of my favorite things, button-downs. 
2017, spring, OOTD, button-down, jenna lyons,
There is something so perfect and timeless about a good, crisp button-down. However, even with that said, button-downs can get boring and need a little something extra to complete your outfit. For this, I always look to Jenna Lyons who is the queen of perfectly undone. 
2017, spring, OOTD, button-down, jenna lyons,
First, I started with a striped button-down that has the extra details of an embroidered collar and cuffs. Then I added fun earrings and shoes. Whenever I wear a button-down or masculine inspired clothing, I always try and add feminine details through my accessories. This keeps the outfit from feeling too boxy or masculine.
2017, spring, OOTD, button-down, jenna lyons,
The final styling came straight from Jenna Lyons- the half tucked, half un-tucked look. I would recommend high-waisted jeans for this so you have enough shirt-tail to hang out. Then, you want to tuck in the side with the buttons so the buttoned part of the shirt lays flat once you are done. 
2017, spring, OOTD, button-down, jenna lyons,
What do y’all think of this look? Perfectly undone but perfectly stylish? I would love to hear your thoughts! Until next time, XO

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Ruffles and Pearls

Hello all! I love this outfit because there are some many interesting details. First of all, the shirt isn’t just a button-up, but also has ruffles which adds such an interesting and feminine touch to an otherwise plan button-down. Second of all, I love this purse because it snaps open and has a compartment that perfectly fits a glasses or sunglass case! Finally, I love these shoes. They are brand new and I am so excited about them. You so rarely see monk straps on women shoes and I was so excited to see them on these. I can’t wait to wear them this fall and winter! XO  

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Pearls and Stripes

I have always been a fan of a good button-down and now that I am working, I have an excuse to wear them pretty regularly. What I love about this button-down is that it has great ruffle detail, which give it that extra umph. The blue and white stripes also make it easy to wear with black, blue, or gray. The key for me when wearing a button-down is I never want to be just wearing a button-down and dress pants because it’s a little too simple for my taste and I prefer some kind of accents. In this case, it is really easy to add that extra pop with fun shoes, earrings, or an interesting bag. Of course, I had to do all three, but you get the idea. Stay tuned this weekend, big things are about to happen! XO 

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