Let’s Make a Statement

Ok, so we all know that I love to make a statement, but I acknowledge that I am a lot more adventurous than most. But I think we should all try and be adventurous and I think we so easily get pigeon-holed with these fashion rules and I just think that is silly.

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Hot Pink Professional

Hello all! Happy Wednesday! It is kind of weird for me now as I have Monday off so it feels like Tuesday instead of Wednesday. Whatever day it feels like for you, I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I am currently living my dream life as I blog this from a bakery that I walked to from my apartment! I could not be more excited about living downtown or about this bakery…I already have a bakery addiction.
As you know, I love this dress and wear it semi-regularly. But it is hard to mix it up first of all because of the very recognizable color. But also, the bow in the back makes it hard to belt or layer with other pieces. So, I typically have to get creative. For me, that means changing up my jewelry, shoes, and accessories so each time I have a different pairing. At least this way I’m not wearing the exact same outfit every few weeks. 
One of the hardest hurdles for me to get over when it comes to creating outfits is wearing the same color in a different shade. For some reason, my brain vehemently opposes this idea, but it always looks so cute when I finally try it. One such color combination that works really well is pale pink and hot pink. The monotone gives the outfit another interesting factor and the pale pink can help to tone down the hot pink. Definitely a combination to try! Until next time, XO 
Necklace: J.Crew; Dress: Old, similar here and here; Purse: Vintage Coach, similar here; Shoes: J.Crew; Watch: Omega; Rings: here and here; Glasses: The View on Elm

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Pink for a New Chapter

2017, OOTD, personal, pink, J.Crew, statement piece, summer,
Hello all! Happy August! I can’t believe August is already here, this summer has flown by! So, as you know, today is the start of my new chapter! I am so excited about the direction my life is moving and I can’t wait to tell y’all all about it!
2017, OOTD, personal, pink, J.Crew, statement piece, summer,
Yesterday was my last day at my old job and it was definitely bittersweet. I could not be more excited about my new job, but leaving behind all of the people who have become my family over the last year was definitely hard. As sad as I was to leave, I do have lots of things to be excited about and it will just make visiting in the future even more fun. To all of my Leland people who read this, I love y’all and miss you already! Can’t wait to see you soon! 
2017, OOTD, personal, pink, J.Crew, statement piece, summer,
My new job at the art gallery officially starts today at 10. There will of course be tons of notifications about my openings and all of that and I can’t wait to be back working with art on a regular basis. I have high hopes for this position and it is already going well! I will definitely keep y’all updated on all of the new developments and keep an eye on social media for information about our artists and shows.
2017, OOTD, personal, pink, J.Crew, statement piece, summer,
As if that wasn’t enough, I also officially started moving on Saturday! I am so excited to finally have my own place and to be able to start decorating and all of the fun adventures that come with that. I am not sleeping at the new apartment yet, but I will be this weekend! Not to worry, there will be regular updates and tons of pictures. Until next time, XO
Jacket: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Glasses: The View on Elm; Necklace: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Top: Old J.Crew, similar here; Skirt: Old J.Crew, similar here; Purse: Vintage Coach, similar here; Watch: Omega; Rings: here and here; Shoes: J.Crew

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A Statement Piece for my Statement Piece

2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
Hello all! Happy weekend! As usual, my schedule is jam-packed, but I was able to make some time to go to the farmer’s market this morning. I have to say, this might be one of my new favorite activities. Today I was busy absorbing so I didn’t take any photos other than my snapchat and Instagram stories, but I think this is going to be come a regular thing for me. I’ll make sure to take pictures next weekend! 
2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
Anyways, I think we can all agree that style-wise, I’m not exactly quiet. I tend to wear a lot of big pieces and lots of bright colors. But that is one of the fun things about getting ready! I love experimenting with different pieces and seeing how out there I can be without going over the top. 
2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
Speaking of tops, I adore this top. The feathers against the brocade are so unexpected, but the dark navy tones it down a little bit. I had really only worn it with dark jeans before, but I love how it looks against these white jeans. You can really see the feathers now and I love the dark against the light.
2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
With a top like this where the texture is the statement, it is easy to add in more statement pieces with neutral colored jewelry and a pop of color. Because the brocade is hard to see until you are close up, this top definitely needs a necklace or earrings to brighten up the top half of your outfit. I like the neutral colored necklace and then the loud pop of this bag. This Cambridge Satchel is one of my favorite pieces because it is so easy to add to any outfit and it always packs a punch. Until next time, XO 
Glasses: The View on Elm; Hair Clip: Chloe and Isabel; Top: Old Anthropologie, similar here and here; Necklace: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Jeans: J.Crew; Purse: Cambridge Satchel; Watch: Omega; Shoes: Jack Rogers
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Pink Professional

2017, summer, work wear, pink, statement piece, turtleneck,
Hello all! Happy Friday! Yesterday’s post was slightly delayed because of a very eventful evening. Details on that coming soon! But, I still want to talk about making pink professional! As you all know, pink is one of my favorite colors, especially when it comes to my wardrobe. But just because you love something, doesn’t mean you should wear it to work. Take this sequined skirt. I am obsessed with it, but there is a time and place for it. And work does not fall into either of those categories.
2017, summer, work wear, pink, statement piece, turtleneck,
But pink can be made to be professional, you just have to be deliberate about it. Adding pink through your accessories is always a good first step to test the waters and see if it feels professional enough for you. Starting with a pink statement necklace or pink purse with a classically professional outfit like a suit jacket, button-up, or pencil skirt is an easy transition. You can jazz up your outfit without causing too many waves.
2017, summer, work wear, pink, statement piece, turtleneck,
If you are like me, and want to step it up a notch, stick with classic work-wear shapes like pencil skirts and blouses. Then add in pink with fun patterns. For me, it is much easier to make pale pink work place appropriate than hot pink. For hot pink to work, it has to be the right outfit and it is overall more complicated.
2017, summer, work wear, pink, statement piece, turtleneck,
Pale pink is a much easier option and is perfect for summer. I am obsessed with this pink gingham skirt from J.Crew. It is so fun and summery, but the cut makes it perfect for a work-place setting. For me, this outfit would be great for an interview or a business meeting because it is conservative and professional enough, but still shows off my personality. Until next time, XO
Earrings: Old J.Crew, similar here; Necklace: J.Crew, similar here; Cardigan: J.Crew; Top: Anthropologie, similar here; Skirt: J.Crew; Shoes: Vaneli, similar here

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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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Summer Red Stripes

OOTD, 2017, summer, stripes, statement piece,
Hello all, happy Friday! Thank goodness it’s Friday because I am in need of some R&R! Although I am not a huge t-shirt person, I love a good striped tee. Especially a red striped one. There is just something so classic and summer about a red striped t-shirt. 
OOTD, 2017, summer, stripes, statement piece,
I like this one in particular because it’s interesting. It is almost a terry-cloth material, but much lighter. I like that it has a variety of stripe sizes too. It is slightly cropped, which is not normally my speed, but the back is so unique that I decided to make an exception. 
OOTD, 2017, summer, stripes, statement piece,
I love how the top has a bit more a sleeve and a higher neckline to off-set the cropped nature. It also makes the perfect backdrop for a statement necklace. I hope y’all have a fabulous Friday. Until next time, XO
Necklace: J.Crew; T-Shirt: Anthropologie, similar here and here; Jeans: J.Crew; Watch: Omega, Purse: Vintage Coach, similar here; Shoes: Similar here
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Big Jewels and Cheetah Print

2017, OOTD, work wear, statement piece, cheetah, mint,
One of my favorite things about being in the working world is being forced to experiment with clothes. Wearing the same dress or skirt over and over again can get so boring and repetitive. So, I always try and mix up my outfits in one way or another.
2017, OOTD, work wear, statement piece, cheetah, mint,
Skirts are a little easier because you can mix up your top, shoes, and accessories. Changing a statement necklace or other aspect of your outfit can not only change the vibe of an outfit, but can always make it almost unrecognizable. As long as you aren’t wearing the same skirt in the same week, this is an easy way to mix up your work outfits.
2017, OOTD, work wear, statement piece, cheetah, mint,
Dresses can be a little more difficult, especially if they are patterned and recognizable with this one. The key is changing up your accessories. The last time I wore this, it was quite a bit cooler outside so I wore over-the-knee boots and lightened up the look with peach accessories. 
2017, OOTD, work wear, statement piece, cheetah, mint,
Now that it is warmer, I really wanted to lighten up the entire look and emphasize some of the lighter colors instead of the richer tones. Mint and pastels in general are a great way to lighten up an outfit and are one of my favorite color trends to wear in the summer. I also love the cheetah print with this because it is more interesting than just a plain black flat. Until next time, XO 
Earrings: J.Crew, similar here; Dress: Anthropologie, similar here; Bracelet: Similar here and here; Watch: Omega; Purse: Kate Spade, similar here; Shoes: Madewell, similar here
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Not Just a Black T-Shirt

2017, summer, black, t-shirt, statement piece, OOTD,
There are some pieces that you can always rely on and can’t go wrong with. A black top for example, which is the basis for any wardrobe is one such piece. It is important to have a simple black t-shirt when you just want to throw one on, but it is equally important to have one with a little detail. I like this one because the little ruffle detail is subtle but makes it look complete without a cardigan or a jacket. 
2017, summer, black, t-shirt, statement piece, OOTD,
This kind of top is perfect for experimenting with statement necklaces because you essentially have a blank canvas. Almost any jewelry you wear will look good against black. I like to wear lighter colors that will really stand out against the black, especially pastels. This not only softens up the harsh black but also helps your jewelry make even more of a statement.
2017, summer, black, t-shirt, statement piece, OOTD,
Especially at this time of year, you want to lighten up your black top a little bit with lighter bottoms whether it is a colored skirt or shorts or lighter wash jeans. I’ve never been a fan of the super light-wash jeans, but these mid-range wash work just fine for me when I am wearing a lighter top or looking to mix up my typically dark jeans look. 
2017, summer, black, t-shirt, statement piece, OOTD,
Once you have the top and bottom figured out, it is all about accessories…in this case, shoes and a purse. I love a dark chunky heel. There is something so classic about it and it instantly makes my outfit. I just recently got these as my “anesthesia shoes” after some medical procedures. Check back at this post for the whole “anesthesia shoe” story. But they are absolutely fabulous. The heel height is perfect and I love the suede and pointed toe. 
2017, summer, black, t-shirt, statement piece, OOTD,
The finishing touch for this outfit was just a little pop of color with my bag. I’ve been wearing a lot of neon and decided to take a slight break, so pastel pink was the perfect solution. Until next time, XO
Necklace: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Top: Old J.Crew, similar here; Jeans: J.Crew; Watch: Omega; Purse: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Shoes: Pour la Victoire
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Summer Pattern Mixing

2017, OOTD, patterns, summer, polka dots, statement piece,
Hello all! Happy Saturday! Thank goodness, this week has felt impossibly long for some reason, hence the lack of posts, and I am definitely ready for a nice, relaxing weekend.  Mixing patterns is one of my favorite styles, but it can be so hard to do in the summer. It is so much easier when you have more layers to work with and can balance patterns with black tights or a chunky sweater.
2017, OOTD, patterns, summer, polka dots, statement piece,
In the summer, mixing patterns is definitely more challenging, but still fun if you can make it work. For me, the key to mixing patterns is either staying in the same color family or staying within the same pattern. If you have two completely different patterns but they are both navy and white, the combination will probably look good together. 

2017, OOTD, patterns, summer, polka dots, statement piece,
If you aren’t staying in the same color family, I like to keep the patterns relatively similar so that there isn’t too much going on. With this outfit, the pattern on my shoes and on my top are both polka dot-esque, but don’t necessarily match color-wise. I wanted them separated, which is where the pink skirt comes in handy. 

2017, OOTD, patterns, summer, polka dots, statement piece,
After I had the skirt, shoes, and top together, I was pleased with the outfit, but it needed a little something more. This necklace was perfect because the hanging beads closely mimicked the polka dots on my shirt and made everything flow together well. 
Have a fabulous Saturday and until next time! XO
Necklace: J.Crew and it’s on clearance! Top: Similar options here, here, and here; Skirt: Pink skirt options here, here, and here; Watch: Omega; Shoes: Bucketfeet
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