Bad News, Good News

Bad News: I haven’t blogged in a while

Good News: I’ve still been taking photos of my clothes everyday, in preparation for this post

While going through the pictures of my outfits, I realized that there were several outfits that I thought looked really cute, but then, they really didn’t. Those photos did not make the cut¬†ūüôā

Yellow Jacket: Banana Republic Factory
Glasses: Ralph Lauren RA 7044 in 1143 Spotted Pink

Army Green Jacket/Blouse: NEW! Banana Republic Structured Blazer: CAbi Outlet

White Blouse: Banana Republic Clearance

Printed Pants: Dizzire via TJ Maxx

Sandals: X-Appeal via Rack Room Shoes
Ruffled Blouse: Banana Republic via Greene Street Consignment

This outfit was actually inspired by my friend, Claire. She had on something similar in a recent photo, and I thought I should try to recreate it here ūüôā

Pink Sweater: J Crew Factory

Polka-Dotted Ankle Pants: Ann Taylor Factory

3/4 Sleeve Pink Top: Piko

I bought this in Charleston and realized that I needed a whole bunch more. So I bought some online in black, lilac, and white. Stay tuned!Ruffled Button-Down: J Crew Factory

Camel Pencil Skirt: J Crew FactoryThere’s the Weekender Bag¬†in action!!
Long Faux Fur Vest: Almost Famous via Sears!
Navy Blazer: Theory via TJ Maxx. Originally $329, on CLEARANCE for $99.99!!

Ripped Denim: Target

Army Pants: STS Blue via Nordstrom

Black Dress: Express, Similar
Camel Boots: Nine West

Ciao Tee: J Crew Factory (you can read about my obsession here, and here, and here)

Ombre Leggings: Express, Similar

Brocade Dress: H&M

Cranberry Pants: Blue Spice via TJ Maxx

Shoes: Madden Girl

Mint Sweater:  J Crew Factory, Similar

Floral Choker Blouse: Belle Vere via TJ Maxx

White Blouse: Dance & Marvel, Truth be told, this top was found left in a hotel closet on a previous Charleston trip. What a find!

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What I Wore: New School Year!

The Huntress-What I WoreHappy Saturday!

Now that the school year has started, it was time to step things up a little bit. I have to admit, I was getting excited about Back-to-School Shopping. Especially when you can get deals like the ones I got from Once Worn. This is the perfect time of year for clothes.¬†The¬†summer is dwindling, but it’s still warm, so skirts and short-sleeves are comfortable, but you can still get away with the occasional jeans and t-shirt, or my absolute fav, shorts and a long-sleeve top ūüôā¬†IMG_4087

Polka-Dotted Blouse: This sweet Peter Pan collared blouse was from Kohl’s on clearance a few month ago

Black Pencil Skirt: Ann Taylor via Once Worn Consignment

Black Beaded Sandals: Naughty Monkey via Once Worn Consignment

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Glasses: Ralph Lauren RA 7044 in 1143 Spotted Pink

Ikat Blazer: Charlotte Russe

Ruffle Blouse: Ann Taylor LOFT Factory

Pencil Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Teal Heels: Nine West Factory

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White Peplum Top: Ann Taylor Factory

Pearls: Charming Charlie

Polka Dotted Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT Factory

Navy Heels: Lifestride via DSW

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First Day of School!

Ciao Tee: J Crew Factory (my obvious choice to welcome in my class)

Crystal Necklace: Olive + Piper, Anastasia Floral Bib Necklace

Black Pencil Skirt: Ann Taylor via Once Worn Consignment

Leopard Hide Peep Toes: Anne Klein via Greene Street Consignment

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Black Cotton Zipper Sheath Dress: American Apparel via Once Worn Consignment

Double Gold Chain Necklace: gift! via Dynamite, similar¬†This actually came with several individual strands that can be worn together or separately. Theres one that’s even hot pink ūüôā You can see where I wore it with it’s shorter chain friend later on in the week

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Coral Cardi: Clare Cardigan, J Crew Factory

Floral Blouse: Express

Beaded Necklace: Francesca’s (it’s new! they were having a crazy sale, where I swiped it for $10) I will be wearing this next week, so I’ll take a close-up shot

Green Skirt: Banana Republic Factory

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Striped Peplum Top: Silence + Noise via Once Worn Consignment. See how cute it looks once its on?

Black Pencil Skirt: Express

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Black Skater Dress: Romeo + Juliet via TJ Maxx

Leopard Necklace: J Crew Factory

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Cream Cardi: Target

Cream Satin Trimmed Tee: Banana Republic Factory

Nautical Striped Silky Skirt: H&M via Once Worn Consignment

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Taupe Drapey Blouse: Ann Taylor Factory

Black Wide Leg Pants: Joe by Joe B via Kohl’s

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Oh! Hello again, white peplum from Ann Taylor Factory!

Lavender Cardi: Clare Cardigan, J Crew Factory

Necklace: J crew Factory

Dark Zip Leg Denim: Charlotte Russe

Black Beaded Sandals: Naughty Monkey via Once Worn Consignment

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Navy Rolled Sleeve Tee: gift! via J Crew Factory

Gold Chains: gift! via Dynamite, similar

Medium Stretch Denim: CAbi Outlet

Brown Sandals: TJ Maxx

On The Hunt: Modern Pantsuit (This One’s For You, Stephanie!)

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A lovely reader, Stephanie, requested that I post about pants suits. Now, this was a challenge for me, as I rarely wear pants, if I can help it (see photo below), and even harder was that I rarely like to match tops and bottoms. But, The Huntress doesn’t stop just because things are hard! I really wanted to help you, Stephanie!

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So, here are my inspiration photos from Pinterest:

I love the skinny leg and tailored color block jacket of this suit. It suddenly reminds me of a pair of shoes I had when I was a little girl. They were white with a little gold chain. How fashion forward of me!

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I know this really¬†isn’t¬†a pants suit, but I imagined this is what the suit above would look like if you removed the jacket. Additionally, it has such a classic look without the blazer, that¬†I still think can be worn in the same instance as a pants suit. It may require a cami, but the sleeves diminish the need for a blazer.suit 2This next one is just as classic as the first, except that this one has the added embellishment. Jessica rocks this sequined trim, but that could easily be swapped out for something simpler, like satin or leather…suit 3See what I mean about the¬†leather? It has that polished, yet bad ass look.
suit 5This might be one of my faves. Look at that peplum (oh god, I’m obsessed with peplums!) It’s just so darn classy! I will have to recreate this with some pieces I have in my closet! So chic, I can’t stand it!

suit 7This suit is more of a stylish combo than a real suit, but I think this is what a modern suit should look like. This pretty patterned jacket is perfectly tailored and the pink pants don’t seem as loud, when paired with the jacket. Everything¬†about this says, “Kate Middleton” to me.¬†suit 6This fun jumpsuit is also a great alternative to a pants suit. It still feels very professional, but this punchy color keeps it feeling young and modern. Great for a young office or a day to night look.

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So enough inspiration-where can you find these things?! Well, Express seems to be the best place to start.

Here is the Micro Dot Suit:

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And here is the Black Studio Stretch Suit:

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Next up, the Black Collection Drew Simply Straight Pants and 2-Button Jacket from The Limited

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Saks Off Fifth had the Purdy Crepe Jumpsuit by Diane Von Furstenberg:

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Asos’¬†Goldie Halter Neck Jumpsuit¬†is also a bright alternative!

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The most helpful hint is probably looking for separates from the same places. Check out these shops!

Banana Republic

Ann Taylor

J Crew

J Crew Factory

White House Black Market

Chico’s

Marciano by Guess

Seriously, I may go out and buy some pants suits now! Stephanie, I may be a convert!

Once Worn

Remember when I said that my friend, Sarah, and I went on a little shopping¬†adventure¬†after our brunch last Sunday? Well, here is the loot I scored from Once Worn¬†in Northern Liberties.¬†In true Huntress¬†fashion, I ended up with all black and white…IMG_4088 IMG_4089

Yeah, that’s right, it’s an Ann Taylor Pencil Skirt for $12!! Whaaaaaaatttt?!?!

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I have been wanting some black beaded shoes, and these Naughty Monkey sandals were the perfect find! I think they were only $10…

The $24 Steve Madden fringe wonder is such a great late summer to early fall transition bag. I don’t care if white is supposed to be out after Labor Day. You can be sure I’ll be rocking this long past September 7th ūüôā

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Another PEPLUM! This striped one by Silence + Noise was snagged for $9.

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This feminine dalmatian top by Ann Taylor LOFT was scored for $12.

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This American Apparel dress with zipper detail was only $12 too.

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And this super low sweetheart dress is by H&M and was  $10!

This flirty navy/white¬†nautical skirt was also from H&M and was $8. I know! The prices are insane ūüôā

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And finally, a beautiful gossamer cream Express blouse for $10IMG_4098I specifically am waiting to wear these cute outfits when the school year starts next week, since I will be teaching Interior Design this semester at my Alma Mater. I’m hoping it will make me feel more confident knowing I look pulled together. Wish me luck!

What I Wore: May 2015

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Floral Dress: Ann Taylor LOFT Factory

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Memorial Day, Day Date!

Ruffle Top: Ann Tyalor LOFT Factory

Striped Skirt: Banana Republic Factory

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Coral Dress: Target!

Watercolor Sweater: J Crew Factory

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Striped Dress: Old Navy

Pink Cardigan: Target

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Blue Pants: Target

Leopard Cardigan: Forever21

IMG_3991Striped Dress: J Crew Factory, similar

Necklace: Olive + Piper, Anastasia Floral Bib Necklace

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Army Pants: Nordstrom

White Blouse: Target

Raspberry Cardigan: J Crew Factory, Claire Cardigan

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Black Dress: TJ Maxx

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IMG_3987Watercolor Peep Top: Kohl’s

Dark Denim: Nordstrom, Wit & Wisdom Stretch Denim Leggings 40% OFF RIGHT NOW! (I just bought a pair, since these are the best jeans, EVER!) See my previous post here.
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Striped Tee: J Crew, Painter’s Boatneck Tee

Pants: Express Factory

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Embroidered Top: J Crew Factory

Pants: Express, Columnist

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Dress: J Crew Factory

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Floral Dress: Kohl’s

Necklace: Ann Taylor LOFT Factory
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See my new hair? I’m going for something a little darker. This is just a transition until I get it more chocolate brown‚Ķmore coming later ūüôā

Blouse: Ann Taylor Factory

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Jury Duty Attire (luckily, I was let go as soon as I arrived…they saw I was biased against people with no fashion sense, I guess…)

Floral Blouse: Express

Polka Dotted Blazer: Ann Taylor Factory

Lace Leggings: Express

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A little day trip to NYC? Sounds good!

Striped Dress: TJ Maxx

Cardigan: J Crew Factory, Claire Cardigan

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Cheers Tee: J Crew Factory

Polka Dotted Blazer: Ann Taylor Factory

Ripped Denim: Charlotte Russe

What I Wore: New Spring Clothes!

Lots of new clothes being worn this week!

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Typical Wednesday Work Wear!

Navy Top: Uniqlo

Striped Skirt: H&M¬†Outlet (so so so cute!) I should have taken a close-up, because it’s really good quality with a gold zipper in the back‚Ķdivine

Nude Pumps: Guess via TJ Maxx

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Saturday in the City!

Striped Blazer: H&M Outlet

White Peplum Top: Ann Taylor LOFT Factory

Necklace: Olive + Piper

Lace Shorts: Charlotte Russe, Similar

Tights: CVS¬†ūüôā

Heels: Ellen Tracy via TJ Maxx

Black Clutch: Jessica McClintock via TJ Maxx

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Sunday Brunch!

Denim Jacket: TJ Maxx

Aqua Blouse: Candies via Kohl’s (you can’t see, but there are tiny ruffles and esprit dots all over ūüôā love it)

Denim: Van Heusen (so comfy, like dress pants!)

Tan Peep Toe Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx

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Pink Striped Tee: J Crew, Painter’s Boat Neck Tee

Pants: Express Outlet, Columnist Skinny, on clearance for $29.99! (they are actually a black and white tweed, but they have a very “denim” look, so I can wear them with tops in colors that don’t necessarily go with black‚Ķfinally!)

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My Darling Sarah’s¬†Bachelorette Party!

Black Halter Top: New York & Co. (so old, I can’t even remember when it was purchased!)

Aztec Pants: TJ Maxx

Peep Toe Heels: Bandolino via TJ Maxx

Necklace: Olive + Piper

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Moving Day at Work!

Printed Blouse: Banana Republic Factory

Coral Cardigan: Banana Republic Factory

Leggings: Express

Flats: ALDO, Sorah Flats