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)

Gloomsday Prepper

Few things make me crankier than being cold or unprepared (when I’m unprepared to be cold, you better watch out…), so I usually try to be ready for anything. Blame it on my parents (who always told me to bring more socks and underwear than I needed on any trip) or my not-so-brief stint in the Girl Scouts (who always told me to always take a buddy and never venture into the woods alone #SSDGM), but this is one girl who’s almost always got whatever it is you’re looking for in her Mary Poppins bag. Lotion? Got it. Change for a dollar? You bet. Period supplies? Girl, please. Kleenex? It’s snot for you, it’s for me. This same over-preparedness also applies to my desk at work (stick on mustaches are essential to breaking up a mundane Monday), my car (basically a Room of Requirement on Wheels), and of course, my wardrobe. I’m hyper sensitive to being cold, so indoor fans and A/C units are basically the arch nemesis of my spring and summer. Yeah, I’m that clown wearing a hoodie indoors despite the fact that it’s a billion degrees outside. So when I head out, I almost always either wear a light scarf or toss a cardigan in my bag… and if you ask nicely, I might share the jacket I keep in the car with you because friends don’t let friends become pal-sicles.

Tee: Target

Jeans: American Eagle

Scarf: Banana Republic (similar)

Shoes: DSW

Sunglasses: LOFT (similar)