Thursday, October 30, 2014

.:Leather & Fur:.

//Sweater: Joie (similar) // Vest:  Banana Republic (similar) // Pants: Ann Taylor (similar) // Flats: Boden //

Outfits that have a combination of textures are often those that look the best to me.  This outfit combines several textures (cashmere, fur, leather, and bling).  It's the combination of the textures that keep this monochromatic outfit from being boring.  When in doubt, I love to add another layer in a similar color in a different texture in order to add some depth to my outfits.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

.:Date Night:.

//Sweater:  J.Crew // Necklace:  H&M (love this one!) // Pants:  Gap (simliar) // Heels:  Christian Louboutin Decollete 554 (inexpensive version)//

Date night is one of my favorite events of the week.  The husband and I try to make dates a priority.  I always try to dress up a wee bit.  Heels and a statement necklace are my go to for date night.  They seem to have the ability to perk up any plain outfit and take it to the next level.  



Tuesday, October 28, 2014


// Sweater:  J.Crew Factory // Scarf: Zara (identical here) // Denim:  Hudson // Boots:  Tory Burch (this season's version here; affordable version here) //

Fall is my absolute favorite season for dressing.  Layering is my favorite.  There is something about throwing on boots and a cozy scarf that just makes my heart happy.  This outfit is one of my all time favorites.  It's comfy, cozy, and has such a classic appeal.  I will be wearing this on repeat all season.  



Monday, October 27, 2014

.:Warmer Days:.

 //Shirt:  J.Crew Factory // Skirt:  Anthropologie (love this) // Shoes:  J.Crew (factory version) // Necklace:  Boutique (similar)//

The weather here has been a wee bit crazy.  It's done everything from being 60 degrees and raining to being 80 degrees and sunny.  This outfit was obliviously one of the warmer days.  That being said, it got probably one of the last wears until spring.  I love the floral print on the skirt combined with the tougher chambray to balance it out.  


Friday, October 24, 2014

.:Fall Walks:.

 //Cardigan:  Loft (this year's version)// Tank:  Hollister (own and love this one) // Pants:  Gap // Flats:  Steve Madden //

I am LOVING all things fall lately.  My house is blooming with glass pumpkins.  My candles are nicely scented with fall.  My eye is drawn to fall colors lately (hello oranges, blacks, browns, and deep reds).  I love that this outfit allows for transitional weather as it is now cold here in the mornings but temperatures often reach the low 70s to 80s depending on the day of the week.  This outfit allows for a cool morning and a warmer afternoon.  I am thrilled that it is getting cooler by the day!

By the way, how cute is our little pup, Louie?!  I cannot get enough of his sweet face after a day at work!  



Thursday, October 23, 2014

.:Five Favorites:.

I had the cutest post ready to load.  My husband and I took a quick walk with our dog today after work and did outfit pictures while our pup was with us.  I browsed through them on the camera and thought they were adorable!  A few hours later, I popped the camera card into my laptop and the pictures had vanished…like completely gone.  I'm beyond frustrated and hope to be back to being able to post regular outfit of the days soon!  Has this ever happened to you? Does anyone know what causes this loss of picture?

That being said, I thought today I would share my five favorites as of late.

1.  Leather Pants

These are seriously my favorite.  I absolutely love how they add an edge to any outfit!  I've been wearing mine at least once a week as of late!  I love this pair here.

2.  Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha

Seriously, this seasonal drink is like heaven in a cup!  You need to go to Starbucks NOW and try it! (You will thank me later!)

3.  Boyfriend Sweaters

I cannot get enough of the slouchy oversized v-neck sweaters.  They look so adorable paired with skinnies and a cute pair of flats or booties! I love these here.

4.  Maybelline Matte Lipsticks

This is my favorite drugstore find of the year!  I absolutely love how they look matte but when they are on the lips they almost feel like a cream.  They have just the right amount of slip to make your lips comfortable (unlike many matte lipsticks that leave your lips feeling parched).  Maybelline hit the nail on the head with these gorgeous colors!  My favorite color of all is Lust for Blush!

5.  Book to Film

I have been reading up a storm lately.  My husband and I are such movie-goers.  We see a few movies every month and I have been on a mission lately to read the book before we see a few movies that have come out.  I recently finished Gone Girl (loved it!) and am currently working on The Best of Me.  I love watching print come to life on the screen.

What are your five favorite things as of late?



Tuesday, October 21, 2014


//Cardigan:  Piperlime (old; love this) // Tee: Victoria's Secret // Necklace:  TJ Maxx (similar under $50) // Pants:  Gap// Flats:  Boden//

This outfit made me feel incredibly festive (given that it had orange and black) without making me feel like I had on an ugly holiday sweater or costume.  I vow to fully resist the typical teacher holiday sweater look that some of my fellow educators love to sport.  I love integrating the holiday colors into my wardrobe without showcasing any explicit holiday realia.  I feel that this incorporates the season in a chic way as opposed to a "halloween exploded all over me" kind of vibe. What's your favorite orange and black look?

Friday, October 17, 2014


//Jacket:  Nordstrom (cute $40 version) // Tee: Victoria's Secret // Pants:  Ann Taylor (old;similar) // heels:  Banana Republic//

I waited and waited and waited for this jacket to hit sale. When it finally did, I bit the bullet. While it often says that it is sold out online, you can always call Nordstrom and have an associate track one down for you. Nordstrom also randomly restocked. I did find a similar forever 21 version that I may end up picking up as well (linked above)! Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


//Sweater:  J.Crew // Denim:  Hudson// Flats:  Tory Burch // Handbag:  Louis Vuitton Delightful MM// Necklace:  H&M (similar)// Watch:  Michelle// Bracelets:  Tiffany & Co//

I am in love with my boyfriend…my boyfriend sweaters to be exact.  I am obsessed with the easy fit of them and plan to be purchasing a few more very soon!  I love dressing up these boyfriend like pieces with pants that are skinny in fit with girlie accessories!  What fall pieces are you in love with?



Wednesday, October 15, 2014


//Shirt:  J.Crew Factory// Pants:  J.Crew (love these) // Flats:  Tory Burch// Necklace:  H&M (similar here)// Watch: Michele// Bracelets:  Tiffany & Co//

I'll be honest, I heavily contemplated selling these pants.  They are about a year old and I've only worn them one other time (they were horrible on a cost per wear basis).  However, I pulled them on the other day to decide if I truly wanted to let them go and I just couldn't.  I suddenly could think of three different ways to wear them (where I couldn't think of anything other than a pink sweater with them before for some reason) and decided to keep them.  That being said, I am so wanting to add a few more pairs of printed pants into my wardrobe.  They are so easy to add some style and boldness to any outfit!