Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Double Dots






Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Ann Taylor (on sale!)
Purse: Old Navy, more colors
Earrings: Baublebar
Bracelets: BaubleBar (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Saint Laurent, cheaper option here

Happy Hump Day!  We all know that I have a slight thing for stripes (see here, here, here... well, you get the idea!), but all of a sudden this love has expanded to include dots.  I'll be honest that I always thought of dots as juvenile, but this skirt proves that dots have grown up.  

What do you guys think of the dot trend?

Have you entered the $300 Anthropologie giveaway?


I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to bring you a giveaway with an amazing prize for one lucky reader! We’re giving away a gift card to one of our favorite stores -- Anthropologie! The lucky winner will win a $300 Anthropologie gift card just in time for some fall shopping… and it just might be you. I would probably buy some amazing jewelry with the gift card, but there are so many amazing options!


You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!


GIVEAWAY
Prize: $300 Anthropologie Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/30 and is open worldwide.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

$300 Anthropologie Giveaway








Top: H&M
Skirt: H&M, similar
Earrings: Baublebar, similar
Bracelets: Baublebar (here, similar, similar, similar)
Booties: Fab'rik (under $40!), similar grey here, here

I hope you had a great weekend! 

It finally cooled down a bit on Sunday, so I was very excited to break out my new booties (sorry, I couldn't find this exact color online!) for my first real fall outfit for a family dinner Sunday night.  I love the heat, but I'm ready to break into my fall wardrobe for it to be a little cooler.


I'm excited to be giving away $300 to Anthropologie!


I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger friends to bring you a giveaway with an amazing prize for one lucky reader! We’re giving away a gift card to one of our favorite stores -- Anthropologie! The lucky winner will win a $300 Anthropologie gift card just in time for some fall shopping… and it just might be you. I would probably buy some amazing jewelry with the gift card, but there are so many amazing options!


You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!


GIVEAWAY
Prize: $300 Anthropologie Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 9/30 and is open worldwide.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Turning a Dress into A Skirt






Shirt: Banana Republic
Dress (worn as skirt): Target
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Purse: Proenza Schouler

TGIF!!  I apologize for being so bad this week about responding to comments.  I totally jinxed myself at work by saying things weren't that busy before I went away this past weekend, but look forward to catching up over the weekend!

Do you have those items in your closet that you like but you don't love?  This dress is one of them for me.  I last wore it on the blog here.  I love the print and it has pockets, but I don't think the top of the dress fits that well so I don't wear it as much as I should.  I don't know why it didn't occur to me earlier to just toss a nice top over it and convert it into a skirt, but I'm so happy I finally did!  I love it as a skirt!

Do you guys ever wear your dresses as skirts?  

Have a great weekend!

I'm so excited to have this look featured on Sew Sarah R today.  Check it out here!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Feathered Skirt







And I couldn't resist the twirling picture...


Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Leith (on sale for $30!)
Belt: Ann Taylor, similar
Clutch: Kate Spade, sold out, similar
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, old
Neckalce: BaubleBar, sold out
Bracelets: BaubleBar, sold out

I hope your week is going well!! 

Sometimes you find a item that makes you smile and this skirt is one of those items for me.  I picked it up as a total impulse purchase during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and have been looking for a chance to wear it.  I decided to dress it down here, but am looking forward to dressing it up with a strappy cami and maybe my white tuxedo jacket.  

Have a great day!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Back to the Classics







Blazer: J. Crew, similar, similar
Top: BCBG, old, similar, similar
Jeans: Joe's Jeans
Clutch: Clare V.
Earrings: BaubleBar
Bracelets: BaubleBar (similar, similar, sold out)
Shoes: Fendi, old

I hope you had a great weekend!  Thanks for all of your kind words of support on Friday!  I love being a part of this community of bloggers.

I'm keeping it short today as I spent this past weekend in Seattle for my good friend's bachleorette party.  I had so much fun hanging out with her and her friends.  Seattle is such a pretty walkable city!  We ate amazing food and drank delicious coffee all weekend.  I can't wait to visit again.  Unfortunately, I'm kind of regretting my decision to take the red eye back (and I haven't even gotten on the plane yet as I'm writing this!).  

I'm back to the classics today as I'm trying to get a few more wears out of my white pants before summer is over.  I wasn't sure how much wear I would get out of this navy blazer when I bought it as I tend to wear more black, but it has been in heavy rotation in my closet, usually to dress up jeans.  

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Stepping Outside of My Comfort Zone






Skirt: Express
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Purse: Marc Jacobs, old
Necklace: BaubleBar, sold out
Bracelets: BaubleBar (here, similar, similar, similar)

Happy Friday!  What are you guys up to this weekend?  I'm off to Seattle for a friend's bachelorette party, which should be a lot of fun.  This friend loves good food and wine so I'm sure the weekend will include some amazing meals.

One of the things that I've tried to do since starting this blog is step outside of my comfort zone.  This blog itself is a huge step outside of my comfort zone.  My clothing comfort zone lies in solid colors, so patterns and pattern mixing are a big departure for me.  When Gina of On the Daily Express posted this skirt, I fell in love with it and felt inspired to try a little pattern mixing with it.  Some bloggers (Erica of Casually Styled) mix patterns so well, but it isn't something that I automatically think of.  Anyway, I figured I would give it a try.  I'm still not 100% sure I love it, as I think it photographed better than it looked in real life (Does that ever happen for you guys?  I feel like it is always the opposite...).  However, I decided to put it up and get your thoughts.  I'm sure I will back back to one print at a time next week.

Are you guys good at pattern mixing?





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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Final Spin for the Gladiators

Stuart-Weitzman-gladiator-sandals

Old-Navy-utility-vest

Clare-V-flat-leopard-clutch

Baublebar-bracelets


Clare-Vivier-leopard-clutch


Vest: Old Navy, last seen here
Skirt: H&M, available in stores, similar, similar
Sandals: Stuart Weitzman
Clutch: Clare V.
Bracelets: BaubleBar, sold out
Earrings: BaubleBar (here, here)
Necklace: Boutique find

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!  Mine was very relaxing which is exactly what I wanted.  I caught up with some friends and had the best the massage of my life!  This week is very short for me as I'm off to Seattle for a friends' bachelorette party on Friday.

I know I keep saying I'm ready for fall fashion, but this weekend reminded me that it will probably be summer here for a while.  It was so hot that the only thing I could do was embrace summer and wear my gladiator sandals (at least) one last time.  Since they are such a statement (I get comments from men and women every time I wear them), I kept everything else very simple.  I'm still loving this Old Navy vest and I paired it with my new skirt from H&M.  I couldn't find it on the website, but I highly recommend it.  It is made of a very weighty scuba material, so it holds its shape very nicely, and has a wave detailing at the hem, which adds a little bit of visual interest.  Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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