Happy Friday! Say it with me...THREE. DAY. WEEKEND! I love a three day weekend. You can brunch hard on Sunday and still have Monday to lay by the pool. Today's ensemble is a simple one: a comfy dress in a midi shape (can't stop, won't stop) and a denim jacket because last time I checked, the strapless look wasn't office approved. You know what is office approved? Freakin' polka dots.
One of the weird things bloggers get to work with are c/o items - care of, for the non-bloggers out there. It's no secret that companies looking for more eyeballs on their website and goods send free clothes to bloggers in hope that it'll help promote their brand - it's cheap, easy advertising. The hard part for bloggers is making those c/o items work in their wardrobe.
So today, I'm making a case for the c/o. It's more than just getting something for free. I like to look at it as an opportunity to review a company for you guys, so you know if it's worth your time or not. Enter today's top from Abadday. It's actually a set - top and shorts - but the entire thing together felt slightly costumey so I split them up.
I actually wore the shorts first - my friends went crazy over them! I also received a number of compliments on my top today, making me feel like I did a good job with choosing. I just wasn't bold enough to wear them together...yet. My overall review of Abaday is a good one, though. They were much quicker with shipping than other Asia-based websites have been, and while the quality was pretty much expected (so-so), the uniqueness of the pieces made up for that.
On the days that I have "nothing to wear," I often turn to the most basic outfits. It's always a kind of duh moment when I realize a crisp white blouse and dark jeans is the perfect outfit 9 out of 10 times. I dressed mine up a bit with a killer pair of heels...when all else fails, just add heels!
Also, just add adorable leather bow you picked up for $5 at the H&M checkout stand. Impulse buy, but I love this thing.