Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday


Here are the items on my wishlist for this week!  I love fall/winter items such as coats, boots, and turtlenecks so you will probably see a lot of these items on my wish list week after week.

1.  J. Crew plaid shirt - Love everything about this shirt!

2.  French Connection coat - I just love the color and shape of this coat.

3.  Madewell dress - Love this dress in all three colors but would probably order the grey.  So many styling options with this dress, including great for layering with my button downs :)

4.  Calvin Klein boots - Definitely need these in the black suede.

5.  Land's End turtlenecks - These turtlenecks look so comfy but not too heavy/bulky.

What's on your wishlist?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Green Dress


Here's my outfit for the day!

Dress - J. Crew Factory
Navy Cardigan - Tory Burch
Shoes - Brooks Brothers
Belt - Madewell (same but different color)

New Pages to Blog


I made a few additions to the blog that I hope everyone will like.  I added two new pages across the top tab.

The Shop page has a list of my favorite stores and websites to shop on.  Hopefully it will provide you with a few new ideas of places to look for outfits and accessories.

The Repli-Kate page has a list of outfits that are similar to ones that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has worn.  She has such great style and I would love to have her closet!

Please check out these new pages and feel free to share some of your favorite stores or websites and any repli-Kates you have found in the comments section!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bold Stripes


Here is my outfit for the day.  I really enjoy wearing one bold piece and keeping everything else very minimal so the focal point is the skirt.

Shirt - Brooks Brothers Outlet (similar)
Skirt - Anthropologie (similar)
Shoes - Christian Louboutin

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Patterned Skirt


Here is my outfit for today.  Some of you may remember this skirt from my wish list and I'm so happy that I bought the skirt.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Skirt - Anthropologie
Shirt - Madewell
Boots - Corso Como (old)
Necklace - Banana Republic
Bracelet - Banana Republic

Saturday, October 26, 2013



I keep getting emails about stores that are having great sales so I thought I would share the info with everyone.  Happy shopping! :)

Banana Republic - 40% off women's clothing with code BRHARVEST until 10/27

J. Crew - 25% off purchases over $150 until 10/30

Land's End - 25% off full priced items until 10/28

Vineyard Vines - 25% off your purchase with code FRIENDS13 until 10/28

J. Crew Factory  - 30% off everything with code SALE30 until 10/29

Ann Taylor - 40% of your purchase with code ENJOY40 until 10/28

Express - $30 off your $100 purchase or $60 off your $200 purchase until 10/27

Do you know of any other great sales that are currently going on?

Casual Saturday


My husband was busy for the day so I had a nice day doing some shopping (including a few items from this week's wish list!!), getting caught up on my DVR, and relaxing.  Here's my casual outfit for the day and one of those rare occasions that I'm wearing jeans.

Shirt - Anthropologie (I love this shirt and am considering ordering it in the white/black owl print)
Jeans - Tommy Bahama
Shoes - Tory Burch
Ring - David Yurman
Bracelet - House of Harlow

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Kitchen Favorites


I got married last summer and we got so many great kitchen items for wedding gifts!  Now that I've had some time to use these new items, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things (or entire brands) to cook with.

1.  Le Creuset - All of our items are in red but there are so many great colors to choose from.  These produces look great but also hold up well and are dishwasher friendly.  We have two dutch ovens, a couple pans, the utensil set, and the teapot.

2.  Fiestaware & Fiesta flatware - I show the scarlet set but we also have the sets in peacock, sunflower, shamrock, and tangerine.  Fiesta also sells many other kitchen accessories that I own and love but didn't show - soup bowlsplatterssalt & pepper shakers, and many many more.  

3.  KitchenAid mixer - Again, these come in so many great colors (I really loved the pink but my husband wasn't a fan) but we chose red and got the glass bowl.  It works great and also looks fabulous setting on our countertop.  

4.  Zwilling knives - We used our gift cards to buy a knife set.  These knives are so amazing!  They are very sharp and seriously could cut through anything.  The set also looks great setting out on the counter.

5.  Anthropologie candles - I found this candle this week and absolutely love the scent!  I smelled all the candles Anthropologie had for this brand but the crane flower was my favorite!

What are some of your favorite items to use in the kitchen?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wish List Wednesday


I don't know about you but I always like to browse the internet and look at my favorite stores to see what's new or what has gone on sale.  As a result, I keep a mental list of items that I am wanting to purchase.  I thought I would share some of the items that I am wanting right to buy.  Also, J. Crew Factory is having a great sale with 30% off everything (with code SALE30) until Oct. 29.

1.  Anthropologie skirt - wouldn't this skirt look great with a denim shirt and brown boots?

2.  Land's End coat - several great colors but I would probably order black

3.  Hunter Huntress rain boots - I have always loved the Hunter rain boots but they don't fit my calves.  I recently discovered that Hunter makes the boots in an extended calf and I've been dying for a green pair ever since!

4.  Banana Republic dress - comes in rosewood, black, and black/white striped but the rosewood is my favorite

5.  J. Crew Factory booties - since I already have black booties, I would definitely get nut

Obsession with Button Downs


I mentioned in my last post that I am loving the idea of using a button down for layering with dresses. This is great for work or casual! Here are some of my outfits with button downs under dresses and how to dress the look up or down.

Dress - Anthropologie (Similar)
Shirt - J. Crew Factory
Necklace - J. Crew
Shoes - LK Bennett

Dress - Brooks Brothers outlet (same silhouette, different pattern)
Shirt - Brooks Brothers outlet (similar)
Shoes - Kate Spade (same shoe, different color)

Dress - Anthropologie (Similar)
Shirt - J. Crew Factory
Shoes - Tory Burch

Dress - Zara (old)
Shirt - Brooks Brothers outlet (similar)
Boots - Nordstrom (old)
Necklace -  Banana Republic (

Dress - Madewell (same dress, different color)
Shoes - Tory Burch (black instead of brown)
Necklace - J. Crew

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Black & White


As the weather gets cooler, I like to keep warm by layering my dresses with something other than a cardigan every day.  I like to wear turtle necks or button downs under my dresses for a different look but still staying warm.  Here is my outfit today.

Dress- Madewell 
Turtleneck (similar) - Zara
Shoes (similar) - Tory Burch
Hose - Donna Karan 
Necklace - J. Crew
Bracelets - David Yurman

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Welcome to The Dressy Life!  I am a 20-something working in corporate America and trying to dress professional yet stylish.  I want to share ideas about outfits, fashion, and life in general.  I hope you enjoying reading and will return to the blog!