Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

Spring Pleats

It has been gorgeous weather this week.  What better way to welcome spring than with my spring dresses.  This pleated dress has been in my closet for a few years now, but never gets old in my book.  Please pardon my winter-white legs.  They will see some Caribbean sunshine here in two weeks! How about these nude heels? I love how they are the same color as my skin giving my legs an immediate few extra inches. 🙂  Okay, so you cant make your legs longer, but quick hint to find nude heels that are the same shade as your skin to help elongate your legs. How are you wearing your spring favorite items during this beautiful weather?

Please also excuse my brief WEEK long absence over here on my slice of the web.  Lets be honest, sometimes life happens and my poor blog here gets neglected, but it is for big things to come in the future.  I would like to share a tiny bit of good news on a personal level and why blogging has been sort of neglected lately.  I have decided to purse my lifelong dream of owning my own boutique!  Although it is in the early stages, I can share it will be an online boutique hopefully launching in May 2015! Next month!

Anyone else sticking with your fitness routine? It is April and this girl right here is getting better every month.  I just completed a fitness challenge of 1800 minutes in 60 days (went over 1800 minutes!) and began a new challenge today with some co workers! The current fitness challenge is 150 miles in 10 weeks.  My personal goal is to run more of those miles than walk! Do you need a fitness challenge, you should try it.  It averages to a little over two miles everyday.  That could be walking or running, you should definitely try it out! My moto….Get Moving! 🙂

Dress: Forever21 (old)  ||  Heels: Charlette Russe  (old)  ||  Sweater:  Liz Claiborne   ||  Sunglasses: TJMaxx

Happy April!

Jessica

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Prep in My Step

Outfit Details

Pants: Old Navy (last season)  ||  Blazer: Old Navy   ||  Top: J.Crew via Poshmark (similar)  ||  Handbag: London Fog via TJMaxx  ||  Earrings: Lia Sophia (old)  ||  Sunglasses: H&M (old)  ||  Lipstick: Sephora “Scarlet”

Happy Friday my loves!  Friday has to be my favorite day of the week. Anyone else? Everyday you should love what you put on and today I absolutely loved all these pieces I paired together for my look.  Most of these are pieces I have owned for quite sometime and just decided to pair them together.  I am loving where these pants hit on my leg and think I need more pants that hit right above the ankle bone.  To put a little prep in my step today, I chose to wear these nude heels to work with this new comfortable blazer I scored on sale.  I did change into my ‘shoreline’ white converse for a relaxed date night look after the office. Sorry I did not get a picture of those beauties, but they will be tested out this weekend.  Anyone notice a little change of scenery? We decided to do a impromptu photo session near my work today. Loving these warmer temperatures!  Who has big plans for the weekend? Anything fun?

If you follow me on Instagram, here is the new red lip color I picked up this past weekend. As you know I have been on the hunt for the perfect red lip and I have found it!  I posted a quick shot of it this past week over on my Instagram.  Be sure you are following me on Instagram for daily updates from me! @mybrunetteadventureblog

Also, don’t forget to go check out the Flaunt website for some amazing new pieces to add to your spring/summer wardrobe. I have my eye on a few pieces to grab for myself.  Get 15% off your order by using the code “BRUNETTE15” at check out!! Hurry, this code ends Sunday!

XOXO,

Jessica

Positively Polka dots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Outfit Details

Skirt: Banana Republic  ||  Shirt: Old Navy  ||  Sweater: The Loft  || Handbag: London Fog via TJMaxx  ||  Sunglasses: TJMaxx  ||  Necklace: NY&Company  ||  Shoes: old

Does anyone else dress up a little more when it is nice out?  I do for sure! Not only was today a nice day to pull out this skirt from last season for these warmer temperatures, but I had good intensions of looking presentable for work. No a business suit was just a little to stuffy for me today. I don’t know about you guys, but when someone important will be making an appearance in the same building, I tend to make sure I look professional.  Not that I don’t look professional every other day at the office it is just a ‘thing’ I have always done.  I have never really discussed my full time job over here on the blog, but today at work the BIG boss was coming into the office.  Big boss as in the Commissioner of CBP (Customs Border Protection) was actually coming to our office for a brief moment.  By brief, I mean maybe 5 minutes tops to speak to all of us quickly and back to my desk I went.  Point being, I have always found it important to present yourself for the job and life you want to live. Of course I was not going to have tea and talk shop with the big boss, but I always want to carry myself in a professional manner and my attire is the key to doing that in a office setting.

For my professional office look today, I stuck with my favorite pattern, polka dots!  This skirt I absolutely love and adore each and every time I put it on.  This top, well it speaks for itself.  In keeping both pieces polka dots I decided to tone down the look with a solid cardigan over top.  Have I mentioned lately I love wearing nude heels because if you are vertically challenged like myself, it will elongate your legs instantly. On the flip side my legs are in desperate need of a tan. Eeekkkks!  As for accessories, I kept it very simple and clean, nothing to flashy.  And that is positively polka dots folks!

Everyone excited for the weekend?  It goes by way to fast but oh how I love those two days off work. 🙂 Anyone have fun plans?  I always love hearing about what you’re doing for the weekend!

XOXO,

Jessica