What I Wore :: Pastels and Polka Dots

One of the more interesting trends for Fall is the incorporation of Spring’s pastels. These soft hues play nicely with the rich browns and jewel tones that are more common this time of year. A simple sweater paired with boots and a blazer is a great look for your everyday – work or play. You could also dress it up with a pastel  midi skirt, chunky knit and booties. The possibilities to enjoy this trend are endless…and not to mention how these playful colors can add some brightness to a chilly Fall day 🙂

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Cashmere Sweater (similar here), Sleeveless Polka Dot Blouse (similar here) and Navy Pants (similar here)
all from J.Crew, Banana Republic Tweed Blazer from (love all the textures in this blazer),
Lucky Brand riding boots from Macy’s (similar here)

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What I Wore :: Fall Ready

Andddd we are back! The last couple of weeks have been a tad crazy, but we are ready to get back into the swing of things here at Polish and Flair. This week we will be focusing on all things Fall. With this cold surge that is hitting Ohio we have dug out our sweaters, scarves and boots and cannot wait to share some of our favorite looks for this fun season!

This look from Kate is perfect for a Fall Friday at work, an evening out or even a visit to the pumpkin patch!

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Pants from Anthropologie (similar here), J.Crew Layering T-shirt (similar here), Banana Republic Sweater (similar here), Tolani Scarf from Etc. Boutique in Bexley (shop Tolani here), Lucky Brand Flats from Nordstrom (similar here)

What I Wore :: Day to Night

On Thursday I attended the Rowe Boutique Fashion Show – Night Fall – at the Ivory Room. Everything about it was glam and glitz – it brought the most fashionable out in Columbus and for a great cause, The Jack Roth Fund. The Ivory Room was DECKED OUT, chandeliers sparkled and strung lights glistened, the DJ killed it the entire night, and the food, including Kittie’s Cakes, was absolutely delicious – not to mention the continuous flow of Moscow Mules 🙂 I had worn a fun faux leather skirt to work and decided to keep with that and make a quick change to my shoes and top as I was coming from work and needed to be there right on time to secure a ticket! Here’s what I pulled off!

WhatIWore_091613Day: J.Crew Sweater (on sale!), Kirna Zabete for Target Faux Leather Circle Skirt (great details), Via Spiga Sandals (Roseanne in snakeskin – yes!), J.Crew Necklace (love this)
Night: Same skirt and accessories, Banana Republic Lace Top (similar here), Theory Blazer (similar here), Target Sandals (similar here)
Some of the beautiful elements of the show!

IMG_8125And lets not forget some of the fantastic looks that walked down the runway!

What I Wore :: Colorful Classics

Mixing classic pieces with fresh colors and modern accessories elevates an everyday look from simple to fab.

WhatIWore_082813J.Crew Striped Shirt (buy here), Banana Republic Navy Blazer (love this collegiate feeling blazer), Banana Republic Pants (buy here), J.Crew Belt (similar here), Audrey Brooke Sandals from DSW (buy here), J.Crew Earrings

What I Wore :: A Pop of Orange

This cheery yet professional dress is perfect for a day full of meetings – Paired with a blazer for an important work meeting and then sans blazer for power meetings outside the office. It’s important to note how easily this look can transition into the much needed Happy Hour after such a busy and productive day!

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Dress (buy here) and Navy Blazer (similar here) both Banana Republic, Audrey Brooke Sandals from DSW (buy here), J.Crew Belt (buy here), Accessories: Anthropologie Necklace (buy here)

What I Wore :: Patterns and Textures

We love mixing patterns and textures to create the perfect blend of lady-like trendiness! These fun patterned pants were paired with a metallic gold patent leather belt, textured snake skin heels and a simple, crisp cream blouse. This outfit is great for the office or a day date with friends!
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Top (such a great versatile top) and Pant (similar here) from Banana Republic, House of Harlow 1960 Pumps (similar here), J.Crew Belt (on sale!), Accessories: Adia Kibur Bracelets (LOVE this), Kate Spade Watch (buy here)

What I Wore :: Day to Night

Friday’s call for an outfit that can make an easy transition from day to night. There is little time between leaving the office to heading to happy hour or a dinner thing, so make it easy with a simple swap to a fun top, heels and a great clutch!
Polish and Flair - Day to NightDay: Top (similar here), Blazer (similar here) and Pants (buy here) all Banana Republic, Target Sandals
Night: Top (love this) and Pants both Banana Republic, Sam Edelman Pumps from Ladybird, Handbag from Nordstrom (similar here)

What I Wore :: Color in the Office

It has been a long time since women felt forced to suit up. However, even today some women feel bound to a monochromatic wardrobe made up of slacks, pencil skirts and simple blouses. Yet, we can go beyond these items and incorporate color and pattern into our wardrobes. These items are more than accepted in a professional environment. Give it a try!

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J. Crew Blythe Blouse in Shocking Pink (buy here – on sale!!), Banana Republic Striped Full Skirt (buy here), Vince Camuto Pumps (similar here), Accessories: Accent Belt, Kate Spade New York Gramercy Grand Watch (buy here)