Button down: Gap Jeans: Old Navy Shoes: Vince Camuto Sunnies: Guess Purse: Kate Spade (similar) Necklace: Entourage Bow Ring: Forever 21(similar)
Turning 25 has been quite the adventure so far. I got a big girl job, started rolling the hem of my jeans, became a regular gym goer, and lightened my hair. Clearly this is a varied list of accomplishments, but they are all very high priorities in my life.
I have also learned, being the ripe age of 25, that investment pieces are far more important than you realize. They can take your look from school girl, to adult who knows how to WERK it. Being that I am 5'2 on a good day, I have a tendency to look more like a 15 year old, than 5 years away from 30. So spending a little more, or being more conscious about your purchases, can actually age you. In a good way.
At least this is what I told myself when I saw this absolutely GORG bag at Kate Spade. I needed it to feel like a workin' girl. Although I have yet to actually bring her to work, I am an overprotective momma and refuse to put her on the floor.
You might be wondering what things you should consider investing in.
Here's my thoughts.
1. Denim. A great pair of jeans can be both casual and dressy. My personal preference, the skinner the better.
2. A great bag. See above.
3. Sunnies. I am the first to admit I am a sunnies hoarder. However, among my endless supply of Forever 21 $5 pairs, the ones I gravitate to most are the ones that cost more than all of the cheapy ones combined.
4. A good stacked heel. So much more comfortable, and they will literally go with everything.
5. A gold stud earring. I wear my Tory Burch ones my sis gave me for college graduation almost everyday.
Photos by Marianne Lucille Photography