Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Signing Off...

After much contemplation, I have decided to discontinue the Dress with Panache blog. A new chapter in my life is just beginning; I am a business owner. Between my 9-5 job, owning and running a business, family and marathon training, I simply don't have the time to take daily outfit pictures and to maintain this blog.

I have enjoyed maintaining this blog for the last 18 months and watching my style (somewhat) evolve. Thank you to those who have followed this blog, I have valued your comments and insight.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Socially appropriate

Today's weather (104 degrees w/ heat index) makes me wish that it were socially appropriate to wear my birthday suit to work. Since that wardrobe choice would most likely get me fired and a psych referral, I weathered the heat today with a skirt and tank. I spotted this skirt at Target during one of my semi-weekly visits recently. I was drawn to the colors of the ocean and the fact that it was on sale was an added bonus.

Today's outfit: Tank - The Limited, Tulip skirt - Target, Heels - Anne Klein, bracelets - Charlotte Russe

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Harem pants became trendy last spring. I was reticent to jump on the trend bandwagon then, however, when I came across this inexpensive pair a couple of weeks ago I was willing to give them a try. I now wish I would have purchased more pairs as they are extremely comfortable and fun to wear.

Today's Outfit:
Sequined tank and floral pin - New York & Company
Harem pants - H&M
"Carrie" heels - Shoedazzle
Bracelet - Lia Sophia

Friday, June 11, 2010

Drawing Inspiration

Many times I draw inspiration from other bloggers. Today's outfit
was inspired by Kyla of Blue Collar Catwalk. Check out her blog, her style is fabulous!
Today's outfit:
Boyfriend blazer - The Limited
Tank - Target
Skirt and bracelet - New York & Company
Heels - Shoedazzle
Necklace - gifted

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Leopard Lovin'

I would describe today's outfit as simple, yet sophisticated. The leopard print top and belt and purple heels jazz up a simple black dress.

Today's outfit:
Dress - Ann Taylor Loft
Top and belt - New York & Company
Heels - Jessica Simpson
Glasses - Oakley

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Purple and polka dots

Today's Inspiration calendar called for a combination of purple and green. I managed to iron a stain into my white capri pants and was forced to choose a different bottom. The proportion of the outfit is off, but I was in a hurry.

Today's outfit:
Polka dot cami - The Limited
Shrug - Old Navy
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Heels - Guess

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Angry owl

I found a new ring at Target last week. It is the face of an owl and I am wearing it on the pinkie finger on my right hand today. Sorry! I didn't get a close-up pic. As we were driving to work today, Rob asked me what I named my ring. He is under the impression that I name my accessories (I don't). He officially named the ring the angry owl. Because it's his personality he proceeded to try to imitate the sounds of an angry owl.
Today's look:
Top and pencil skirt - New York & Company
Flower necklace - gifted
"Angry owl" ring - Target
Heels -