Tuesday, September 29, 2015

National Coffee Day

Happy Coffee Day!

In case you didn't know, September 29 is National Coffee Day. With a blog called, Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes, it makes sense to celebrate it, wouldn't you say?

Here are a few links to some of my favorite coffee recipes:

Here are a few links to some of my favorite coffee houses in the city:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn Breezes | Utility Jacket and Leopard Spots

Happy Monday everyone!
Did you all manage to catch the lunar eclipse last night? So amazing! I gotta say, Autumn has really come through because I haven't been able to walk out the door without a jacket. It almost makes me miss the warm and humid summer nights.
I finally pulled this dual textured utility jacket from the back of my closet. I figured now is the perfect time, seeing how crisp it's been. I wanted add some interest so I paired it with my leopard shoes and some pink accents.
On a completely different note, I signed a lease to a new apartment in downtown DC! I will be moving quite soon, which is why my posts have been sporadic lately - this move combined with my new job has been keeping me quite busy to say the least! I'm hoping that this will die down a bit in the next few weeks but for those of you who have been coming by to read and leave a nice comment, I truly appreciate it!

Thank you so much for reading! And if you have any advice for moving/packing, please let me know in the comments!

Top: Forever 21 jacket (similar here), Forever 21 top (similar here)

Bottoms: H&M jeans (similar here)
Accessories: Zara bag (super cute by Kate Spade), Francesca's necklace (similar here), Forever 21 belt (similar here)
Shoes: Sole Society 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Texture Mixture | Suede, Leather, Nylon, and Boucle

Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!

I was inspired by my shoes to mix different types of textures together - Suede and leather make for such an interesting combination so I decided to add a few more. A nylon bag, cotton joggers, and a boucle jacket, I mean this is probably the most I've experimented with textures! The key to make this work was keeping the color palette neutral. More black and white for me!

What are some of your favorite textures to wear?

Top: H&M jacket (similar here), Forever 21 shirt (similar here)
Bottoms: Forever 21 joggers
Accessories: Prada bag (old, similar here), gifted earrings (similar here)

Shoes: Zara (similar by Cole Haan)

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Very Happy Birthday | Pleated Dress and Strappy Heels

Saturday was my birthday! 

I spent the day hanging out with one of my closest friends, poolside with gin and tonics and a delicious cake. There was no singing, no big deal made, and no fuss. My kind of birthday!
For this post, however, I decided to wear my fanciest dress and strappiest shoes. It's my birthday, I can look as glamorous as I want to, right? :P

Thanks for reading!

Accessories: Kate Spade bag, H&M bracelets (similar here and here), Essie's "Watermelon"
Shoes: Forever 21

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day | Coral Shorts and Denim Jacket

Melodious Monday lovelies!
Just a quick hello on this lovely Labor Day. I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend or taking advantage of some of the sales that are going on today.

Thanks for reading!

Top: H&M denim jacket (similar by Style and Co.), Forever 21 (similar here)
Bottoms: Forever 21 (similar here)
Accessories: Ray-Ban sunnies, Kate Spade crossbody, H&M belt (similar here), Kate Spade earrings (similar here)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar here)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Checked | Shirt Dress and Lace Up Flats

Wondrous Wednesday lovelies!

I have never owned a shirtdress before - I just didn't find one flattering on me before. A lot of them just made me look like a little girl trying on her dad's shirt or something. Not exactly the look I'm going for. I finally found a very cute dress that fit me well (and even comes with pockets!) and perfect for Autumn. I decided to add a belt to reclaim my waist so I don't look so much like I'm wearing a sack.

On a separate note, my best friend Jen sent me this friendship necklace as an early birthday gift! I know it doesn't look like it says anything but when paired together it's supposed to say "Thick as Thieves." I absolutely love it!! I've known Jen for over 10 years now and she and I have been through thick and thin as besties! I am so lucky to have her as a friend and I think everyone should aim to have a friend like her!

Thanks for reading!

Dress: Forever 21
Accessories: H&M hat (similar here), Forever 21 earrings, Forever 21 belt (similar here), gifted necklace 

Shoes: Zara (similar affordable option)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hustle | Coral Dress and Pointy-Toe Pumps

Happy Monday!
What better way to start off the work week with an office-appropriate outfit? This has been my favorite dress to wear to work because it transitions to a happy-hour-appropriate dress seamlessly! I love the foldover detail and the asymmetrical hem as it adds interest to a very simple and sleek silhouette.

Tell me about some of your favorite work clothes!

Dress: H&M (similar here)
Accessories: Tory Burch bag

Shoes: Michael Kors (similar here)
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