You Bettah Bee-lieve It

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that rules are definitely made to be broken. I mean, sometimes you’re just strolling through the clearance section at Target and you espy a swarm of cute things! And sometimes those cute things are dresses made for children (yet another slam dunk from the Victoria Beckham collection)… But hey, one girl’s dress is another grown ass woman’s tunic, right? Listen, I’ve always been a fan of animal prints – the more literal the better. I’ve worn cats, foxes, dinos, penguins, bunnies, and whales, so obviously this cute little number obviously fits right into my hive (or what I affectionately call my “business casual menagerie”). If you keep your eyes and head open to new things, you never know where inspiration may strike.

Tunic: VB x Target

Jeans: American Eagle

Wedges: Target (similar)

Ear jackets: Sugarfix by BaubleBar

Sunglasses: LOFT (similar)

The Wild Blue Yonder

When it comes to fashion, I’ve never been much for maxis. While they’re spring/summer staples in basically everyone else’s wardrobe, I can tell you I own exactly one maxi skirt and one maxi dress (and neither see much sun). I think part of my problem is that I never know what to do with them. Do I dress them up? Do I dress them down? Do they require me to wear heels all day? Can I wear sandals instead (and if I’m wearing sandals, how badly do I need a pedicure)? Sure, maxis are insanely comfortable, but styling them can be stressful! However, sometimes inspiration strikes in the form of a floral bomber jacket (yes, I needed another one). I’ve been eyeing this splashy floral print for weeks now and when I learned it came in a jacket? Well, I just had to have it. It’s the perfect completer piece to any outfit and something about this maxi/bomber duo makes me feel like a punk rock prom queen (which is not a look I thought I aspired to, but you know what? I’m not mad about it).

Maxi: Banana Republic (similar cut, striking color)

Shoes: Target

Bomber: Target

Necklace: Baublebar (similar)