Neutral Ground

I’m actively trying to rotate items in my closet and wear as many things that I own as possible.  Today’s outfit was a result of that attempt.  The top, believe it or not, had been sitting in my closet for 7 months!  My sister gave it to me for Christmas and sadly, it had just sat there…for months.  The skirt had been sitting in my closet for over a year, sadly.  Sigh.  Partly because I could not fit into it a few months ago, but also because I have a bad habit of not circulating my clothes often enough.  That ends today!

Neutral Work outfit, http://chicinacademia.com

View from above, http://chicinacademia.com

Walmart Necklace, http://chicinacademia.com

Nine West Shoes, http://chicinacademia.com

Marshalls heels, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Skirt – Forever 21 old, similar here, herehere, and here and here; Top – Windsor Store, similar here and here; Shoes, $30 Nine West via Marshalls, check stores but similar here and here; Necklace – Walmart here; Bracelets – Forever 21, here.

For those who love the shoes in this post, know that they are currently sold at a Marshall’s store near you!  They were $30, are super comfy, and a must-have for any professional wardrobe.  Highly recommend you get them if you don’t already own a pair! The pearl cluster necklace is also a must, in my opinion.  It’s classic, goes with so many things, and for $5 it’s a purchase you just cannot pass up.

Well, friends, hope you enjoyed this outfit recap!  Have a happy Tuesday and I look forward reading your comments in the comments section below!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

$30 and Under Faves from the Neiman Marcus Sale

Have no fear of upscale designer stores, for they too have amazing clearance sales!!  Neiman Marcus is having an up to 50% off sale on many of their items, with free shipping AND free gift packaging!!  How amazing is that?!

By the way, have you noticed how much help I’ve provided for your holiday shopping thus far??  Seems like a little quid pro quo is appropriate, wouldn’t you say??  I accept gift cards to any store that carries clothing, shoes, and/or accessories.  Kthnx!  Just kidding.  Not really.  But I am really kidding.  Haha.  Okay!  Enough. 😛

Here are my picks from the sale.  All priced $25 and under.  Happy Shopping!

Panacea Hammered Golden Linear Dangle Earrings, $20

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 9.55.17 AM

Halston Heritage Boxy Slub Jersey Tee, Chalk, $19

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 9.52.14 AM

House of Harlow Sunburst Button Stud Earrings, Cobalt, $23

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 9.52.57 AM

Jules Smith Long Disc Necklace, Yellow Golden, $22

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 9.51.22 AM

NM EXCLUSIVE Four Monogrammed Porcelain Coasters, $17

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 10.15.57 AM

Jules Smith Hexagon Chain Necklace, Yellow Gold, $29

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 10.05.47 AM

Lilly Pulitzer Charlotte Tech Case, $39

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 10.13.05 AMUntil next time!  Stay Chic!

Thirfty Thursday’s with Sira & Mara

You know that I’m always on the look out for steals and deals, so this week I’m featuring a company I recently became a big fan of: Sira & Mara!  I’ve followed them on Instagram for a while and recently purchased a couple of their items.  I have to say, the prices are unbeatable AND the quality is amazing for the price!  Check out one of the scarves I got recently:

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.11.01 PMThe scarf is SUPER warm and cozy!!  I love that the entire scarf is lined with fringe, and that it’s an infinity scarf.  Often when scarves are not, I have a hard time styling them and instead they look like a failed attempt at wearing a scarf.  It could be simply because I’m from LA and never had to deal with “truly” cold weather, or it could be that I’m truly talentless when it comes to scarves.  Ha!  Anyway, you get the picture.

So, the scarf.  It’s $19.99, which in my my opinion is at the perfect price point for a holiday present!  It’s a nice neutral color, so it would be loved by all…I think.

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.17.59 PM

The other item I ordered was this adorable turquoise spear necklace.  I looked for a necklace like this one all summer, so I snatched it up the minute I saw it on the Sira & Mara website.

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.17.31 PMCheck out how some of my Instagram friends have styled theirs:

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.23.27 PM Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.20.44 PMThis necklace is only $12.99!  A steal for this type of necklace!  AND, this company offers free shipping for all US orders.  Often, when online companies offer discounted items, the shipping is what gets you.  In this case, you only pay taxes on top of your subtotal, so it’s quite a deal!  Perfect for a thrifty shopper like yourself.

Here are a couple of my other faves:

The Rebel Bracelet

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.27.54 PMThe Sunburst Necklace

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 7.37.56 PMThis necklace, by the way, is identical to the House of Harlow Sunburst necklace which retails at $88!

Pretty awesome finds, right?!  Hope this helps fill some of those holiday shopping voids on your holiday checklist.  In the meantime, let me know what you think of these items OR if you ended up buying some for yourself or others.  Happy Shopping, friends.

Until next time!  Stay Chic!