Working Girl

black and white outfit

I’ve just returned from New York and – despite the rain – am feeling warmer already! The last few days in NYC were spent bundled up in scarves and sweaters while walking around the rain in flat boots…outfit pictures were the last thing on my mind. I did, however, see outstanding footwear strutting down the streets. Namely, a woman wearing Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi’ pumps as she walked briskly through the rain. Probably wouldn’t see that in Silicon Valley despite our recent rain!

contrast blazerblack and white blazer

I wore this to the office just before I left for New York. I love this simple black and white blazer because it instantly makes an outfit look polished and is super versatile. It adds the perfect amount of detail to these oxblood trousers while allowing me to mostly keep with the black and white theme I’ve been digging for the past few months.

Wearing: Kensie blazer (similar here and here at decent price points!) / Zara oxblood pants / Rebecca Minkoff bag / Vita Fede bracelet / Karen Walker sunglasses

Have a great weekend!

Blogger Skirt + Happy Anniversary Kaäre!

chambray and leatherSanctuary Leather Mini

You’d think being a corporate mom living in the outskirts (yes, suburbs) of San Francisco that I might not need a mini skirt made of vegan leather complete with zipper details. Well of course I do! Sometimes you just need a piece that makes you feel ultra sassy, like ‘I’ve still got it sassy’ and for me, this Sanctuary skirt was it.

I love a leather skirt so much and paired with flat booties and a sweater, it’s fierce with very little effort.

Wearing: J.Crew sweater 25% off your purchase with code SHOPNOW / Sanctuary skirt  / Schutz boots (old – these are AMAZING though) / Rebecca Minkoff bag / MAC Rebel lips

And because it’s our wedding anniversary, here’s a photo by our friend, Christa Scott, from the big day! We may be 1,742.2 miles away from one another, but the memories are always in my heart. Love you, boo!bethann wagner wedding,

Have a great day everyone and I hope it is filled with love!

 

Lucky You

Long Black Women's VestLucky Brand Skinny JeanLeather trim vestManolo Blahnik BB Pump in Leopard

 

At some point in my college years, I had a short-lived job at Buckle where I sold Lucky Brand jeans to help pay for a new wardrobe school. Between my boot-cut jeans from Buckle and my flirty skirts, camis and hoodies acquired during another short-lived retail job (Abercrombie), I had an outfit for every occasion. It wasn’t a huge wardrobe, but I worked it.

My disposable income may have been lacking (Hashtag, starving student), but wearing curve-hugging, low-rise denim that elicited a smile each time I saw “Lucky You” stitched on the fly was the kind of thing that made me forget I was broke. (Later, I learned Lucky Brand was founded in the 70’s by two young men – 17 and 21-years-old – which makes the attention to detail on the fly make more sense to me.)

Recently I popped in to a Lucky Brand store in Palo Alto. The gals took such good care of me and I fell in love with these grey skinny jeans after trying on several fitted boyfriend/relaxed skinny jeans that did not do my body any favors (When it comes to jeans, I guess I have a type?).

Wearing: Sanctuary sleeveless blazer (on sale now!) / ASOS Cami / c/o Lucky Brand Jeans / Manolo Blahnik shoes / Tory Burch bag / MAC Rebel lips / Celine sunnies / necklace from Shopbop (sold out – similar here)

*Lucky Brand provided these jeans. I was not required to write about them and I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep content on Bethanimalprint fresh!  

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