Outfit of the Day | 2 Essentials for a Fall Outfit

15 Sep 2014 Permalink

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Perfect outfit for fall!  These @vionicshoes leopard print loafers are stylish and comfy!!

Now that the weather has cooled down, my warmer clothes have started creeping in.  It takes a little bit longer to put together a fall outfit – nothing is as easy as throwing on a summer dress and sandals! – but I usually have a couple key pieces on repeat.

Structured bags are great for fall!  They help balance out the shapeless sweaters and other outerwear.  I got this little satchel back when Phillip Lim did the Target collaboration.  It’s been perfect!

Anything in animal print is always spot on for fall.  (Pun untended!)  I have many great leopard print pieces that I turn to once the temps drop, and now I get to add these Sydney Flat Drivers from Vionic into the mix.  Just a tip about wearing leopard print – it’s considered a neutral and looks great with other prints.  Just don’t get too outta control.  Keep the total colors that you wear to three or under.

sweater – thrifted // white tank, satchel – Phillip Lim for Target // loafers – c/o Vionic

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Mom Outfit | Skinny Jeans and a Tunic

09 Jun 2014 Permalink

mom outfit | skinny jeans and a tunic

gold heart locket

gold heart locket

mom outfit | skinny jeans and a tunic

I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!  My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary(!!), and we also had time to take the kids to the Shedd.

I wore outfit this to see all the sea creatures.  It was comfy and appropriate for chasing the kids around in, yet the sandals, jacket, and touches of gold still made it feel like me.

jeans, tunic – thrifted // jacket – Guess // sandals – Nine West // heart locket – c/o SilverSpeck

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Casual Outfit | An Old Favorite

16 Apr 2014 Permalink

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

 I haven’t been putting too much creative thought into what I’ve been wearing recently.  Instead, I’ve been relaying on my old favorites…especially this sweater.

This sweater is so great.  It’s light and airy.  It’s looks great with skirts, dress pants, and jeans.  Just a real winner in my book.

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

easy casual outfit - light-weight sweater, jeans, sandals

Have you been able to break into your spring clothes yet?  Or has Mother Nature been playing dirty tricks on you?  We had snow – yes, SNOW – yesterday.  Mother Nature, you’re one sick chick.

sweater, jeans – thrifted // shoes – Target // bag – Forever 21

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Before I Shop

27 Jan 2014 Permalink

casual outfit with blazer

casual outfit with blazer

In between snow falls and freezing temps, the kids and I took a trip to Target.  We just needed to grab a few things including a pack of men’s Hanes t-shirts for me.  I can go through white t-shirts like water.  I wear them with everything from jeans to pencil skirts, but they’re just so hard to keep white!

Anyway, while we were shopping, I saw tons of cute things for spring!  Now I’m not one for impulse shopping, but if I hear about a really great top or bag from a friend, then I’m more likely to pick one up for myself.

There’s this new site called Before I Shop.  It’s a place where you can read or write reviews to some of your favorite stores.  It’s pretty much like having your girlfriends tell you all the great stuff – and maybe not-so-great stuff – that they’ve recently bought.

Another cool thing about Before I Shop is the shopping tips section.  The Target page shares the stores markdown schedule, best times for shopping, and decodes those clearance stickers.

Next time I make a Target run, I gonna have a few tricks up my sleeves.

And, don’t think I’m too crazy, but there’s another giveaway for you if you’d like to enter.  I think you might.  $50 to spend at a favorite Before I Shop store like Target or Victoria’s Secret – sounds like a good time to me!

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