{Neutral with a Pop}

Monday’s are notoriously hard. I barely want to get out of bed, talk less of getting dressed. 

Okay. I’m being a little dramatic…

Still, I love to start the week off with a great outfit. Great look, great week…right?

Blazer: Cynthia Rowley

Skirt: Target

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

{RiRi Woo-ed}

Can I tell you how obsessed I am with this lipstick? Seriously. I planned this whole look around it. It’s insanely vibrant and just a stunning finish on a variety of skin tones. I wanted it to pop, so I wore all black. 

Blouse: c/o The Limited

Trousers: Gap

Shoes: Nine West

{Giveaway: Vintage Pittsburgh Fashion Show and Mixer}


What: Style from {9to5} is co-hosting a giveaway for two tickets to attend the Pittsburgh Vintage Fashion Show and the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer which are going to be held at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

When: The fashion show (7 p.m. 4/12) will feature pieces from local and national vintage and vintage-inspired retailers, while the mixer (3 p.m. 4/13) is a trade show featuring fashions, housewares, and collectibles. 

How to enter: I decided not to do the typical “giveaway” requesting that you ‘like’ certain pages or follow me on social media. Since these are ’60s inspired events, please submit your best ’60s themed, work appropriate look and I along with a ModStylist will review the entries and select 2 lucky winners.

Send: Entries to stylefrom9to5@gmail.com and the two winners will be selected on Tuesday, April 9th 2013.  

For more information please visit: Heinz History CenterPittsburgh Vintage MixerModCloth, and the ModStylists

{Monday Mourning}

Like that pun?

This past weekend reminded me that I’m not as young and resilient as I used to be, as I’m still healing from the effects of St. Patrick’s Day festivities. I needed something comfortable and chic to combat the work day, and opted for an intricate black skirt, simple black cardigan, and basic suede pumps.

Cardigan: No idea!

Skirt: Banana Republic

Shoes: Aldo


I got this swoon-worthy peplum jacket a few weeks ago in preparation for a business trip, and I’m completely smitten. It’s flirty, youthful, vibrant but still professional. I’ve worn it several ways since, but have paired it here with black cropped trousers and black booties. 

Jacket: New York and Co here

Trousers: GAP

Shoes: Jessica Simpson


I guess you could say that when I put this little ensemble on I was really ‘feeling myself’. I had a nice pep in my step and absolutely nothing could stop me. Right? 


As I (perhaps a bit excessively) continued my self-admiration, I very embarrassingly tripped and very narrowly avoided some criminal indecent exposure…all in front of a train full of rush-hour commuters.

Well played, karma. 

Top: The Limited

Skirt: The Limited

Shoes: Aldo


This was one of those outfits that just kind of came into existence, and truth be told that’s truly my favorite type of look. I absolutely adore this shirt dress because of its simplistic, yet feminine take on classic menswear. I felt it a bit too plain (and thin) to be worn on its own, so I added a pop of color with a bow-tie and a red blazer quickly followed suit. Finally I finished the look with a gray sexy peep toe platform pump. 

Blazer: Thrift Store

Dress: Gap

Bow Tie: Borrowed from a Limited wrap top

Shoes: Jessica Simpson