My Latest Obsession: The Truth

Hi ladies (and maybe even gentlemen),

It has been way too long. Since my last post I took a job with Dillard’s in Norman, Oklahoma as an area sales manager in hopes of moving up within the company. Growing up isn’t everything I thought it would be, hence my new obsession with “the truth” about life and what it entails.

Fashion is my true love, and definitely still an obsession of mine, but without a photographer (aka my sister, who I miss tons) posting daily outfits has become quite the difficult task. Fashion is part of my daily life so I will be sure and incorporate it, but The Captured Obsession is transforming into a lifestyle blog: the truth behind each day and the adventure of what seemed once so far away: growing up.

Love,

Constance

Work Wear

Good Morning!

Summer means swimming, sunshine, and… longer work days.

You know what makes those days a little better? Floral pants with a white blazer.

Who says work wear has to be boring? Prints, florals and bright colors are okay in the office if styled right. This blazer has pulled together so many of my outfits.

(I leave for Colorado Wednesday so I will be posting my travel outfits! Following my return I will be posting some great tips for summer work wear!)

Hope yall are having a fabulous summer!

Love,

Constance

 

Feelin’ Flirty

Hello babes!
Pink has been my favorite color to wear this summer and these pants are no exception. You will never guess where I got them… my mom’s closet! Yes, you heard that right; She’s pretty stylish.

(I apologize in advance for the phone selfies I had to take. My photographer, aka my sister, was out of town so I improvised)

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Summer is such a fun season and the outfits should be too! Bring on your overly bright and printed tops and way too floppy hats and enjoy the sunshine and sno cones while you’re at it.

Choose a fun color that looks good on you and find some pieces to build an outfit around. My summer color is pink and I am loving it.  A purse or shoes are a good place to start if you are a little hesitant about incorporating bright colors. Adding neutrals is also a great way to tone down vibrant colors. This outfit was worn for work so the white blazer over the white top with eyelet trim detail gave it a hint of professionalism. What is your color this summer?

{Outfit Details} pants similar // blazer SheInside 24.99 // wedges JCPenney  similar on sale for 39.99 // pink tassel bracelet

Love,

Constance

The Art of Stacking

Hi dolls,
My absolute favorite accessory is a bracelet (okay, maybe an arm full of bracelets) so I am going to talk about the art of stacking.

For some, it comes naturally; For others, it is quite the challenge. Here are a few of my own tips for those who love wearing oodles of bracelets but just do not know where to begin.

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Tip 1: Go for gold (or silver)
Stick to the metals if you are unsure of adding color, or if you want a simple classy look. I love gold and I wear these bracelets very often, whether it is to tone down a vibrant outfit or to add an elegant touch.

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Tip 2: Find a commonality

I usually start with one bracelet (and I almost always wear a watch) and build from there. I am in love with this tassle bracelet from Mindy Mae’s Market so this was my starting point. The gold paired well with the gold on the watch and the pearl paired well with the pearl watch face and the pearl bracelet. Simple enough, right?

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Tip 3: Let another piece inspire you

If a necklace is my focal point then I choose my bracelets accordingly. This necklace has a seashell with vibrant colors so I chose a bracelet with nautical attributes and a similar color to tie it together. The crystal dot bracelet paired well with the crystals on the necklace and the other bracelet had the similar blue.

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Accessories are supposed to be fun! Add a pop of color, or two! Stacking is an art, so it is open to your own interpretation and masterpiece.

Happy Stacking!

Love,

Constance

Printed

Hi dears!

Prints are easy to shy away from, but if styled right they are so fun!

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Palazzo pants are super comfy and are easy to dress up. If they have a bold print then most of the work is done for you as far as styling goes. Adding solids with a print is an easy way to finish off a polished look. This was my work outfit so I had to add the cardigan for a sleeve (although I am not sure what is so risqué about a little  shoulder, but I am a rule follower when it comes to work so I added the extra layer). I am thinking I will go outside my comfort zone with my other palazzo pants and mix prints; Stay tuned to see how it turns out.

{Outfit Details} top JCPenneys on sale now! also be sure to sign up for text alerts for 15% off and $10 off coupons all the time, definitely worth it! (btw the back is sheer and super cute with a bandeau) // palazzo pants similar (only $24!) // cardigan similar// wedges similar // crystal dot bracelet Mindy Mae’s Market // watch Fossil  (very similar) // locket necklace Similar (I found mine at an antique shop)

Love always,

Constance

Reunited and it feels so good

As promised, I am back to blogging and oh, how I have missed it!

The last couple weeks have been quite the adjustment. I am trying to figure out what is next; hopefully a move is somewhere in my near future. Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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I thought I would attempt to glam up the boring black cap and gown with some pink wedges and my favorite accessory, stacked bracelets. I’ve been wondering who came up with the cap and gown anyway?

This dress from Suite One is my new favorite. The bold and vibrant colors are beautiful and so fun. I searched for pink wedges everywhere, and surprisingly found these at Payless ! They are on sale for $17 right now! Everybody loves a good steal.

Besides graduation I have been working, attempting to finish decorating the new apartment, visiting home every chance I get, trying to figure out how to become a beach bum and still have a career, (oh, and I have discovered Netflix, which I now understand where my time has gone). I will be doing some traveling this summer and hopefully some soul searching to figure out myself. Don’t worry, blogging is also on my to do list and I am excited to see where it goes!

Thanks for being patient with me!

Love,

Constance