Holiday Style in Black & Gold

Hello,

I just love the holiday season. I enjoy the music, the decorations, celebrating with loved ones and the food…yum! I also love the glitzy/metallic fashion and yes, even the ugly Christmas sweaters. They can be charming if done tastefully, if nothings else, they make me laugh. My style today was inspired Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2014 collection. This look can translate easier from work to holiday party.

Happy Holidays!

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Top: Apt. 9, Skirt: The limited (similar), Shoes: Pour La Victoire, Purse: The Limited. Accessories: Watch (Fossil) and Bracelet (Charming Charlie).

Casual Fall Look: Port Wine & Olive

Hi everyone! Going for a causal autumn style today in a black and port wine textured crew pullover and olive skinny pants. I have recently developed a new obsession with hats (I have acquired 3 within a month). I fell in love with this felt panama hat from Urban Outfitters and my wonderful hubby got it for me (thanks love!). I’m looking forward to incorporating my expanding hat collection into more outfits.

Thanks for reading!

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Top: Banana Republic, Pants: The limited, Booties: Nine west, Purse: BCBGeneration, Accessories: Earrings (the limited), Watch (Fossil), Sunglasses (Oliver Peoples) and Hat (Urban Outfitters).

Florals for Fall

Hi everyone! Despite the fall showers we’ve been experiencing in the Midwest lately, it’s so beautiful to see the trees turn into different shades of red, orange, and yellow. Florals are traditionally worn during the spring and summer, but you can absolutely wear them during cooler months. You can opt for darker tones or layer your summer florals with fall wardrobe staples like tights, jackets, cardigans, and boots. Designers such as Bands of Outsiders, Blumarine, Elie Saab, Louis Vuitton and Thakoon all featured floral prints in their Fall 2014 collection.

FYI: This romper runs big, so you may want to order a size down if purchasing online.

Thanks for reading!

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Romper: Loft (additional 40% off the sale price), Boots and Hat: Off Broadway Shoes. Purse: Coach, Accessories: Earrings (unlabeled), Watch (Fossil) and Sunglasses: Coach

Returning to Basics in Black & White

Hi everyone!

A black pencil skirt and a white button down shirt are wardrobe staples that every girl should have in her closet. It is a timeless attire that is universally flattering and it can be worn by every girl regardless of age or personal style. I styled my look with burgundy pumps and a green tweed textured oversized clutch. My inspiration came from Donna Karen Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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Shirt: The Limited, Skirt: Unlabeled, Shoes: Guess, Purse: French Connection Accessories: Watch (Fossil) and Sunglasses (Oakley).

 

Gray Matters in Three Ways

Hi everyone! Now that fall has finally arrived, it’s all about layering pieces to create your own personal style. For this look, I chose to restyle one of my favorite dresses three ways. I started with a plum tweed moto jacket over my gray dress and added black booties and a aubergine leather purse. Removing or adding a single accessory can elevate your look. I removed the jacket for a more relaxed style and I added a skinny belt for a more structured look.

Which one is your favorite look?

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Dress: Anthropologie, Jacket: Target, Shoes: Nine West, Purse: Wilsons Leather, Accessories: Earrings and Belt (The Limited) and Sunglasses (Oakley)

Neutral & Leopard Flats

Happy Labor Day weekend! Went for a monochromatic look with a hint of leopard. My style inspiration came from Bottega Veneta Resort 2015 collection.

Thanks for reading…

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Dress: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine west, Purse: DSW, Accessories: Sunglass (Coach) and Statement necklace (the limited)

Leather Jacket & Colorblock Shift Dress

Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a lovely weekend. I mentioned on my last posting that I am slowly easing into fall by adding more autumn color into my style. This shift dress from the Loft is a great transitional piece. I styled it with a leather jacket over my shoulders, aubergine leather purse and black pumps. As the weather gets cooler, more layering pieces such as black tights and black booties/boots can be added. Thanks for reading!

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Dress: Loft (sold out, similar), Jacket: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Shoes: Paolo Corelli, Purse: Wilsons Leather, Accessories: Earring (unlabeled), Bracelet (The limited) and Watch (Fossil), Cocktail ring (Saksoff5th).

Black Lace & Green Full Skirt

Hi everyone! I can’t believe summer is almost over.  With fall approaching, I’m slowly incorporating more earthly tones into my wardrobe. I saw this skirt at anthropologie.com and I went into one of their stores to try it on. The top part of the skirt is designed like a corset, so it creates the illusion of a much smaller waist. I balanced the fullness of the skirt with a fitted black lace top. I completed my look with a black croc-embossed pumps and neutral purse with gold accent.

Hope you all have a good week!

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Top: Banana Republic, Skirt: Anthropologie, Shoes: Pour la Victoire, Purse: Urban Expressions , Accessories: Earring and Bracelet (The limited), Sunglasses (Coach) and Watch (Fossil).

Summertime in White & Blush

Hi everyone! Hope you all are enjoying a lovely weekend. I spent my Saturday morning at the farmer’s market with John and my in-laws. I have to say, I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated and will definitely be coming back. My style inspiration came from J. Mendel’s SS2014 RTW. Enjoy…

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Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Loft, Sandals: Target. Accessories: Sunglass(Coach) and Hat (Target).