what I wish I was wearing today

January 23, 2014

top J.Crew, skirt Alice & Olivia {also here}, shoes Kenneth Cole, clutch Clare Vivier, lipstick Nars Dragon Girl

One of my favorite things about fashion is that it's fun. Getting dressed every day should be fun. Sometimes it's a hassle, and other times the only thing that sounds perfect is the pair of flannel pjs you're currently wearing, but when you do dress up, and find that one outfit that has yourself doing personal high fives, there's that a-ha! moment. This is why being a girl is the best, right? One of my favorite ways to have fun with fashion is play with extremes. I love juxtaposing something sweet with something a little more tailored and masculine. I, especially, love pairing casual pieces with dressy ones {see yesterday's post for a reference}. Is it fancy, is it laid back? You can never be over {or under!} dressed, so it's really a win-win! This outfit above with it's poufy ball gown skirt and camouflaged tee is one of those outfits I'd love to be wearing right now. I love how a tee {and a camo one in particular}, can totally alter the dressed up mood. Paired with statement cobalt heels, and a neon striped clutch, it has a very fun, yet glamorous feel. I'd style my hair in a messy low bun and put on this gorgeous matte velvet lipstick. I'd wear it to the grocery store and get some stares, ones of jealousy I'll tell myself. Then I'd wear it on a date with Matthew, and he'd be a little confused if he should have worn a suit, or maybe his jeans and t-shirt are actually fine. Yes, this outfit would totally be worth it! What do you wish you were wearing today?

P.S. Notice anything different around here?? SO excited to unveil the latest masterpiece by Kelly Ann of Spirit & Haven! That girl is seriously SO talented. I reached out to her towards the end of last year with some minor updates I wanted and then this comes out. It's so fun to have worked with her on my last 3 designs! Yep, 3! She's amazing and I adore her to no end, so if you're looking for someone definitely talk to her!! She's the ultimate creative! I'm still making things on my end all perfect {like an updated About page}, so bare with me over the next few days. If you have any comments, likes/dislikes, or questions you'd like me to answer on the FAQ page, leave a comment below! So excited to hear what you think!!


  1. I love the new look of the blog! Gorgeous and so easy to navigate!

    And this outfit is amazing, too. :) I love the part about the grocery store stares...SO true!

    Simply Cydney

  2. You always come up with such great ideas for outfits! I love this look! So simple with that pop of unexpected surprise :)
    xo TJ


  3. Love the new blog look, girl! Such a sweet design! And this outfit is darling! That skirt is so sweet!


  4. THis skirt looks amazing :)

  5. your new layout looks fantastic!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  6. I'm LOVING the blog changes Mara! That skirt is perfect, I wish I were wearing something similar everyday.

    Chelsea & The City

  7. I love the little design updates! Kelly Ann never fails to do great work.

  8. I LOVE the new design!!!! It looks amazing!! I really love the new sidebar too :) Congrats on a beautiful blog!!


  9. I love the new design! I've been reading your blog
    for about a year now, but I never bothered to comment. I enjoy seeing your beautiful outfits. Thank you for such a great blog!

  10. I squealed when I saw the new design - it looks SO lovely and updated!

  11. I love mixing sophisticated with edgy. Tees and skirts with heels are my new favorite combo! This one you've done is glorious.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

  12. I am completely obsessed with MIDIs. I wear Lena Medoyeff because of the colors!

    1. ooh I'll have to check them out :)

  13. Beautiful redesign! Love the block lettering and new sidebar :-), I just did a redesign so I notice these things so much more now!

    You should consider a page with a curated collection *favorite* favorites or your classic wardrobe staples. I regularly am inspired to purchase something through your posts and would love to have a go-to spot with all of the *best*! Just a thought!

  14. Nars dragon girl is one of my all time favorite lip products!! On me it wears for hours and hours, and it's so easy to use.

    -- Alex at Brainy Girls Beauty

  15. the new look is so beautiful // classic and elegant and feminine, just like you! xx

  16. the blog looks great! i love the idea of the outfit you wish you were wearing! i picked out a bunch of outfits for the week, but my first thought this morning was "I wish I were wearing yoga pants and a messy bun..." :P



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