My Work Day -> Happy Hour/Date Night Look

January is one of my favorite months of the year. The new year starts and we begin all of our resolutions and it's just a great time for renewal. Coincidentally, I started a new job in December! The environment is much different than other places I have worked and they are a bit more conservative with work wear than my last place of work.
As a result, one of my resolutions was to have classier looks and incorporate my day look so i can seamlessly go to Happy hours/ birthdays/date nights without having to go home and change.
Most of my wardrobe consists of neutral colors with just small splashes of color here and there so the transition hasn't been too hard. I decided since it's the new year i would start shopping around a bit and of course I checked out DailyLook. DailyLook is one of my favorite sites. They have super affordable looks as well as different brands. You can find anything and everything on there at a great price point to fit your lifestyle.  Recently i checked out DailyLook's little black dress collection and I realized i could easily incorporate so many of the dresses from day to night. I typically wear a more fitted LBD with some back flats and either a cardigan or blazer but i decided to have a little fun...

Check out the look I created using the style sets board. Let me know what ideas and looks you have for a day to night look- especially during the work week. Make your own style set board and share with me! I would love to see your day to night look!

You can click the above image to go directly to my style set board to shop any of the looks! :)
xoxo missLadan

Pretty Pieces for Work

One of my new years resolutions was to spend less and be super frugal with my money since graduate school is so expensive. But working full time means i need to dress nice and dress for the job i want.

Although i do not wear suits to work- i figured i should hit up all the sales this past weekend to load up on some essential pieces suitable for work- yet still stylish for after work and weekend brunches:

Some things i picked up:

Cardigan- in black and tan- each under $20


The Fit and flare pant- in coffee and a black and white wool blend- each <$30Image

My favorite piece!  each <$100 !!! I was eyeing this coat for so LONG.Image

I also picked up some black and white vneck tops ( each <$15) for under suits and cardigans- no pictures :(

Express always seems to have great stuff at relatively great prices.

One tip i can give is always keep in mind what you need and if it's a great price. I bought the coat even though it was 76 degrees outside and i was wearing a tshirt. But knowing the state i live in- it dropped down 40 degrees really quickly.

- I also try to stick to classy pieces that i always know will be in style- or that fit me so well that i would wear it anyway.

I really want to do a work bag blog- but i need to do some big hunting- stay tuned- they usually have great deals on bags in the Spring Time.

Stay warm recessionistas!!!