City of art

It's finally that time of year where it's light enough to take outfit shots after work! Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely thrilled! It's so challenging to run a fashion blog in the winter, and this just makes my life 1000x times easier. And it's going to just continue to get better and better all the way through next autumn. Wee! Anyway, it was a pretty great Monday and productive start to the week. I had to catch up on mass amounts of email from last week when I was sick, but I got through most of it! I'm feeling good!

One of the things I love most about Grand Rapids is the art. We have walls all around the city that look like this! Our city holds a huge international art competition called ArtPrize and they usually come from that. Time Magazine just named ArtPrize one it's top five favorite festivals in the world for 2013. That's pretty amazing! I'm so excited to live in a city that's thriving, especially in art and culture. Speaking of the city, I'm really excited to represent Blog and the City for Michigan. If you haven't heard of the website yet, it narrows down bloggers by major cities/states and countries so you can find out who to follow easier! Be sure to check it out. So many of my favorite bloggers are included!

I don't know what's up with my "look at my dress" hands in these photos. Haha! Maybe I'm about to bust out in some pelvic thrust dance move. Either way, it's probably because I liked this outfit today! You can never go wrong in polka dots, and I love the look of this teal blazer. It's perfect for jazzing up a monochrome outfit. I never used to like gold at all, but I'm really liking gold accessories lately too. It's been a goal of mine to incorporate more accessories and jewelry into my outfits. Usually I don't wear them for some reason, but they really are an inexpensive way to spice up an outfit. Alright! I'm off! See you tomorrow!


Outfit details:

Polka dot dress c/o Dorothy Perkins
Jacket Required Blazer c/o Mark
Great Timing Watch c/o Mark
Forever 21 necklace
Hue tights
Koko flats c/o ShoeMint