Thursday, October 20, 2016

Beanie Baby

True confession: I was a Beanie Baby collector when I was a kid.  Not like a "this is my retirement account" collector, but more like the kind of kid who would bring my BBs to school and sit them on my desk.  Oh, the cringe!  These days I am sticking to the kind of beanie I put on my head, not my desk.  A little less cringeworthy, no?
Dress|F21   Jacket|Loft   Booties|Merona   Bag|Coach   Cap|Limited   Necklace|Charming Charlie

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Long and the Short of It

This Banana Republic sweater has consistently been one of the most difficult items for me to style over the past several seasons.  It's oversize and cropped which can equal frumpy and unflattering if styled incorrectly.  This bad boy is essentially the land mine of clothing!  Very careful stepping necessary.  Check out how I've worn it before here and here. Today I paired it with this cobalt blue maxi dress.  As Kim K would say "I'm feeling my look". 
Dress|Old Navy   Sweater|Banana Republic   Bag|Coach   Pin|Vintage   Glasses|Ivanka Trump   Sandals|xhiliration

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blue Suede Skirt

I told you I have a thing for suede skirts.  They rank right up there on my list of favorite things following my hubs, my pups and a nice pinot.  As soon as I saw this skirt outft ideas started swirling in my head.  I can't wear this skirt without mentally breaking out into the old Elvis tune "Blue Suede Shoes".   If he were alive today I'm pretty sure he'd be singing about this skirt. I ended up pairing it with a simple white tee and this statement jacket.  Sometimes less is more.  You'll see this little gal on repeat all fall and winter long! 
Shirt|Hanes   Skirt|Alfani   Sandals|xhiliration   Jacket|AGB   Clutch|Thrifted

Monday, October 17, 2016

New Fall Uniform: Tee Shirts and Suede Skirts

This fall I seem to be gravitating toward luxe fabrics and rich textures.  Enter this suede skirt.  I picked it up on super sale recently and knew I'd wear it all throughout fall and winter.  I'll pair with with a nice sweater for work, but in order to keep it casual for a weekend day or running errands I topped it off with a graphic tee and some printed flats.  I love items that are this versatile!  Full disclosure: I picked up a second suede skirt in a bold color because of how much I loved this look!  This will be my go to look for fall, what's yours?
Tee|American Apparel   Skirt|Alfani   Flannel|Old Navy   Shies|XOXO   Bag|Olivia+Joy

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Polka Party

Every time a new season begins I get a may-jah case of the "I wants".  I want new boots.  I want new skirts.  I want new dresses.  I want want want.  This is a bad thing, because I have plenty and I am lucky to have what I do.  When I get the feeling that I would like more, I have learned to turn to my bff Pinterest and just type in the name of items I have and like and look for style inspiration.  I usually walk away with a new outfit combination I had never thought of, or find a new way to wear an old item.  It hadn't ever occurred to me to layer two button ups, and I was able to create new double polka dot pattern mix!  It keeps me grateful and happy with what I have.  How do you get inspired to make do with what you have?
Chambray|Gap   Polka dot top|Merona   Skirt|Thrifted   Shoes|Bandolino   Bag|Thrifted   
Glasses|Charming Charlie

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Plaid Blanket Scarf

It seems everyone and their mother has a big comfy cozy blanket scarf just waiting to bust out of the closet the minute the first leaf hits the ground each fall.  Once you have one you can see why blanket scarves are it.  They are so large that you can essentially wear them any way you can imagine.  I liked belting mine this way like a poncho, but you can wear them traditionally wrapped around your neck if that's your prerogative.   Get ready to be sick of seeing this thing for the next few months!
Scarf|   Top&Shirt|Banana Republic   Bag|Coach   Booties|Style&Co.   Glasses|Michael Kors

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Blue Jean Baby

Let's get casual.  Last weekend I spent time with my parents at the family lake house surrounded by beautiful turning leaves and way too many pups.  We always keep it simple at the lake house, usually wearing either pajamas or swimsuit cover ups all weekend.  Since the time has passed for dips in the lake, I just tossed on this all blue ensemble and topped off my third day hair with a cap Scot bought me on our first trip to Boston three years ago.  Props my pops for taking these pictures during his break from planting pear and apple trees!  
Sweater|F21   Shirt|Old Navy   Jeans|Gap   Boots|Chooka   Bag|Coach   Hat|MLB