Ladylike Layers






Sweater: Milk & Honey Boutique; Top: c/o Nasty Gal; Jeans: 7FAM; Shoes: c/o ShoeDazzle; Bag: Saint Laurent; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

Another week, another Monday.

One of the perks of my many jobs that I have is that, typically, I never have to dress up past denim. But one of the challenges of this is continually finding ways to spruce up yet another pair of jeans.

There are days that I want to forget the casual and wear a pencil skirt, or a suit, or a great fitting, business casual dress…..but sadly, its just impractical for meetings and the radio station! But on this particular day, I found a way to wear the ladylike elements of a 9-5 gal, but pair them with my traditional denim!

How do you give your denim a dressed up look?


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  • sasa

    Love the ladylike layers<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Natali

    Looking beautiful and very elegant in this outfit! Perfect coat and bag!

  • Stephanie

    Your bag is so beautiful!!!!!


  • Rachel

    I like this! I like to wear booties with my jeans and a blazer. We can dress down on Fridays and that is my go to.

  • Fashion Snag

    Love this look!

  • Red Reticule

    Love this look from top to bottom! Those shoes are amazing!

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  • Sarah

    Those shoes are fantastic!

    We have casual Fridays in my office, but even though we are allowed to wear jeans, the unspoken rule is that you outfit should still be pretty professional and that if you swapped out the jeans for some slacks or a skirt, you wouldn’t be able to tell it was casual Friday. I like to wear fun blouses with my denim, or sometimes a tee and a blazer. Tossing on some heels and making sure your makeup and hair look polished are great ways of sprucing up denim as well.

    Sweet Spontaneity

  • Ludy Amezcua

    Love the pop of color of the red bag! You look so classy!

  • Fiona

    Ohh I love that blouse with the bow. Stunning look!
    x Fiona

  • dina

    Love the shoes … but have yet to buy a pair from shoedazzle…. is the quality reflected in the price? I’d love to know your thoughts.

  • tyrene

    Totally luv the look!!!

  • vera

    Great shoes, very cute outfit!!

  • Ellen

    Love these jeans with the shoes! You definitely spruced up these jeans. So adorable.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  • Kelly

    What a dainty black and white look, so pretty!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Liz T

    Love the black skinnies! Such a classic look!

  • Fortune Tarantola

    Very cute look. Love the all black & white. Those shoes are so unique

    xx Fortune

  • Carly

    Perfect preppy look!
    Dresses & Denim

  • Michelle

    Love the look; especially the shoes.

    Courtney, haven’t you ever heard not to put your purse on the ground? It’s bad luck. πŸ™‚

  • Shoshana

    You do casual chic like no other. I’m not sure what pops more, that bag or the lip color. Either way, fabulous!

  • melissa

    LOVE that bag <3

  • Melody

    You are so adorable I can’t stand it πŸ™‚ I love the striking pops of color, your rich blacks and oh so white whites. Those shoes MUST be mine. Shoe Dazzle has definitely “stepped” up their game.


  • Cami

    Courtney, every single look you put up is fabulous! I have been following you since the very first episode of Most Eligible Dallas, where I fell in love with your statement jewellery and big hair! I am a teacher (at a school where we wear jeans every day) so I feel the pain of constantly trying to refresh a pair of denim. My favorite way is with lots of lipstick, statement necklaces (of course) and a fun jacket. This plaid coat is to die for!

    Camellda Lynn

  • Amy Havins

    You look GORGEOUS CK! xx