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October 29, 2014

Two-In-One

two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans
two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans
two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans


two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans

two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans

two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans

two-in-one sweater/shirt combo, snake pumps, fall look, skinny jeans




Shop My Look:
Sweater: Express (sweaters are 50% off!)
Pumps: Nine West
Shirt: Express
(on sale!)
Denim: Paige
Necklace: The Limited (old) (
similar here
Watch: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (splurge here or save here)
Lipstick: Nars (Gipsy)

This look is my combination of a few days of the style challenge - dark jeans, layered top/sweater, and animal print shoes (but I swapped out snake print for the leopard this time).

A big trend this season is the two-in-one sweater/top combo.  This is actually two separates, but I love this trend.  I think it is fun, yet classy.  I scored this sweater for $11 at Express, and somehow I got these shoes on a super sale for only $34 at Nine West.  I love the snake/black combo with the gold plate. This is my favorite look of the week.


Here is a glimpse at a few more days of the challenge...

striped tee, leopard pumps, how to mix prints

Shop My Look:
Tee: Express (old) (similar here, here, or here)
Jeans: Paige
Shoes: Nine West (flats version)
Watch: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (splurge here or save here

Day 14 of the style challenge consisted of a striped tee, dark jeans, and leopard shoes.  I opted to go without the military/field jacket (but if you are looking for one - this one is 30% off!).


moto jacket, skinny jeans, how to wear moto jacket


moto jacket, skinny jeans, how to wear moto jacket

moto jacket, skinny jeans, how to wear moto jacket

Shop My Look:
Sweater:  Loft (on sale + 50% off - $23!)
Jeans: Paige
Shoes: Nine West (flats version)  
Jacket: Forever 21 (only $38!)

Day 12 consisted of neutral sweater, black jeans, leopard shoes, and a burgundy handbag.  I swapped out the burgundy moto jacket for the handbag.  I got this jacket at Forever 21 ($38) - and it is great quality.  I can't wait to wear it more this fall/winter. (To see other great jackets at Forever 21, here are a few of my top picks for under $100!)

Take a look back at other days from the Style Challenge - Day One / Six / Seven / Nine

Follow along on Facebook for updates on great finds!

October 28, 2014

Leopard Print

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Shop the Look:
1. Coat: H&M 
2. Sweater: J. Crew (25% off Code: StyleTreat) (Budget-option here, here or here)
3. Watch: Michael Kors (On sale watch only $108 here)
4. Handbag: Carlos by Carlos Santana
5. Booties: Steve Madden (On Sale)
6. Cords: Gap (On Sale - only $30)


A look at what I would buy for Day 12 of the Style Challenge.  The look was to include: gray denim, sweatshirt (like this fun fuzzy one), short booties, and black handbag. I swapped out a sweater for the sweatshirt and gray cords for the denim.  I added the leopard coat because I really liked this leopard coat I found at H&M and I wanted to share it. It is a great price and perfect way to bring the whole look together.  If you like leopard print, and have been a little hesitant to give it a try, I recommend trying to introduce it through accessories (like a scarf or belt) or shoes or go for the jacket!  I don't think you will regret it.

A look back at Day One / Six / Nine of the Fall Style Challenge.

Sales:
Nine West: One day left of 30% off
Old Navy: 25% off (Code: Save) (Looking for style inspiration, click out these great looks here)

Follow along on Facebook for the latest finds (and great sale deals)!  
Like this $18 leopard scarf (plus free shipping both ways!)

Link Up: Style Elixir


October 27, 2014

Sweater Weather

Over the knee boots, Jessica simpson, cashmere turtleneck sweater, what to wear fall

Over the knee boots, Jessica simpson, cashmere turtleneck sweater, what to wear fall

Over the knee boots, Jessica simpson, cashmere turtleneck sweater, what to wear fall

Over the knee boots, Jessica simpson, cashmere turtleneck sweater, what to wear fall

Over the knee boots, Jessica simpson, cashmere turtleneck sweater, what to wear fall


Shop My Look:
Sweater: Halogen (budget-friendly poncho version here)
Jeans: Paige (budget-friendly here)
Boots: Jessica Simpson (leather version here or similar here)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)
Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave)

I bought this sweater at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. It was a splurge, and I hesitated buying it (even with the 40% off), but I am so happy that I did because it has become one of my favorite sweaters. It is extremely soft, warm, and great quality (and great for cold nights at football nights).  I have worn it several times this year, and it still looks brand new.  It hasn't gotten fuzzy or pilled like so many of my wool sweaters typically do.  If you are looking for a warm, cozy sweater, I definitely recommend it (and I would watch - it might go on sale!).

Styling Tip:  I wanted to mention how much I love my OTK boots.  They are great for wearing over jeans with comfy sweaters, but I have been wearing them with longer pencil skirts for work.  It elongates the look, especially for those of us with shorter legs.

Sales:
Gap: 40% off (if you sign up for emails) or 30% off without (check out this plaid coat)
Loft: 40% off sweaters and pants (like this two in one sweater)
Nordstrom: Great sale items, like this pencil skirt, colorblock dress or suede bootie
Nine West: 30% off (check out these boots or these leopard print)

Fall Decorations (On Sale!):




Christmas Ideas:


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October 24, 2014

Coats under $100

Fur Coat ($38) // Moto Jacket ($37) //  Fur Jacket ($50)

Wool Boucle ($48) // Long Coat ($63) // Fur Trim ($60)


Toggle Coat ($73) // Long Coat ($75) // Leopard Coat ($65)



I started shopping at Forever 21 a couple years ago (when I was several years past the age of 21), when I found this awesome white blazer for $25 - it was lined and just as nice of quality as something I could have paid $100 for.  I have found some great finds - like this moto jacket for a fraction of the cost at another store.  And, depending on what you are looking for you don't have to be 21 (or near that) to wear it!

Plus, they have free shipping over $50.  And, right now there is $20 off $100 (Save20 - Online Only).

Follow along on Facebook to see my shopping tips and great sale finds throughout the day!





October 22, 2014

Black Out






Shop My Look:
Sweater: Express / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (old) (similar save or similar splurge)
Watch: Michael Kors (old) (similar here) /Bracelet: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (splurge here or save here 
Pumps: Nine West (Flats version) (On Sale!)

This look is a modification from Day Seven of the Style Challenge, which was gray denim, striped tee, cardigan, and leopard flats.  I swapped out the stripes and cardigan for fuzzy black sweater.  I like pattern mixing, but there is something fun about an all black look with a pop of color in the leopard shoes. And, if you can tell, I love these leopard shoes!
(Here's a look back at Day One / Six / Nine)

Shopping Tip: I bought this Express sweater on sale. I never pay full price because Express always has some type of promotion going on, and they typically allow you to stack promotions. So, for this sweater, it was 40% off, plus another $15 off of $30, so I ended up paying $38 for a $88 sweater - far more reasonable price.  Since stores are continually putting items on sale - my recommendation is that if you aren’t sure - wait a few days, because you probably can get a better deal...

Sales:
Nine West: 30% off Everything
Express: 30% off $100 or 40% off $200 (Code: 1100)
Nordstrom: Great sale items, like this midi skirt or camo a-line skirt (both $39)

Follow along on Facebook for daily updates on great sale items!
Find out about awesome deals like this $24 bag.

October 21, 2014

Stripes & Leopard

striped tee, leopard boots, red purse, black jeans, what to wear fall


Shop the Look:
1. Sweater / 2. Jeans / 3. Ring / 4. Watch / 5. Handbag / 6. Booties

This look is inspired by Day Nine of the Style Challenge (look back at Day One and Six), which included a striped tee layered with a neutral sweater, black leggings, and leopard shoes with an added pop of color in a red handbag.

Thanks for reading!


October 20, 2014

Cable Knit


Cable knit sweater, slouchy boots, nordstrom, sole society, what to wear fall

Cableknit sweater, slouchy boots, nordstrom, sole society, what to wear fall

Cableknit sweater, slouchy boots, nordstrom, sole society, what to wear fall

Cableknit sweater, slouchy boots, nordstrom, sole society, what to wear fall

Cableknit sweater, slouchy boots, nordstrom, sole society, what to wear fall
Shop My Look:
Sweater: Forever 21 (old) (similar here or turtleneck version here)
Jeans: J Brand (old) (similar save here or splurge here)
Crossbody Bag: Halogen (old) (similar here, here, or here)
Boots: Sole Society (old) (Similar here)
Watch: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave)

The fall leaves are so colorful right now. The bright reddish, orange ones are my favorite, and I have a feeling they only have a short time left before they will all be off the tree. Luckily, it stopped raining on Sunday, and I was able to get out and enjoy the fall colors and get a few pictures taken at the same time.  This look is a modification of Day Six from my style challenge.  I went for my slouchy boots instead of riding, and for a neutral sweater went with my comfy, cable knit sweater.  I am so happy they are making a comeback.  I especially like this turtleneck one. 

Enjoy the fall colors!  Thanks for reading.

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October 17, 2014

Daily Instagram Finds

fall booties, leopard booties, nordstromBooties (on sale!) / Wine Bottle Tags / Leopard booties (sold out - similar here) (actual ones here)
short booties, leopard pumps, nine west

red and leopard print, fall look, riding boots, striped tees, fall trends

Instagram is by far my favorite social media channel, probably because I love checking out new products I haven't seen before or to find out what others are wearing (or doing).  Here are just a few picks from my favorite stores.  
Have a great weekend!  Thanks for reading.


October 14, 2014

Mixed Prints

fall style me pretty challenge, get your pretty on, mixing prints, leopard booties

  Shop the Look:
Striped tee: Express (old) (similar here, here, or here)
Jeans: Paige
Crossbody bag: Halogen (old) (similar here, here, or here)
Booties: Nine west (old) (similar here or here)
Necklace: The Limited (old) (similar here or here)

I am participating in a Fall Style Me Pretty challenge with Alison Lumbatis.  This is my look for Day One.  The look was to include a striped tee, boyfriend jeans, and short booties.  I opted for leopard print instead of the suede solid color and swapped out rolled skinny jeans for boyfriend jeans. (I have not found a pair of boyfriend jeans that I like - still looking... any suggestions???...) Over the next couple weeks (the challenge is for 21 days), I will be posting different looks from my own closet.  And, weather permitting (if it would stop raining...), I plan to get outside and take some pictures of what I am wearing for this challenge.  The leaves are so pretty right now and would be a perfect backdrop.

I am part of a link up for the challenge - so be sure to check out the other ladies participating below...



Deena | Christy | Jordan | Carrie C. | Shaunacey | Danielle | Beth | Joy | Sarah | 
Leslie | Katie | Jennifer | Carrie M. | Lisa | Sheila | Lana | Lauren | Anna | Alison



Also, Shopbop is having its Friends & Family sale - 25% off until the 16th. Here are a few of my picks.  (Code: Family25)




p.s. Just thought I should mention that I do own shoes/boots that are not leopard print and other jeans... These just seem to be on repeat.


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October 8, 2014

Leopard Shoes

leopard pumps, nine west, sweater weather, fall look, paige denim

leopard pumps, nine west, sweater weather, fall look, paige denim

leopard pumps, nine west, sweater weather, fall look, paige denim

 Shop My Look:
Sweater: The Limited (old) (similar here)
Shoes: Nine West (flats version)
Denim: Paige (similar save here)
Watch: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
Necklace: Kate Spade (silver version here)
Lipstick: NARS Heat Wave

I had good intentions of getting out to take photos - but the weather has not cooperated.  So, I am using some back-up photos - that I didn't intend to post since the look is very similar to the previous one here.  A few things are for sure though - I love leopard print and my Paige skinny jeans that I picked up at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale a few months ago.  They are my go-to jeans, along with my shoes. 

Hope you are having a good week!  Thanks for reading.

Link Ups:
Random Wednesday  // Style Me Wednesday  //  What I Wore Pleated Poppy 
Style Sessions  //  What I Wore Wednesday  //   Mix It Mondays
Oh, Hey Girl

October 7, 2014

Plaid

plaid, buffalo, black skinny, crossbody bag, booties, what to wear fall, how to wear plaid
Shop the Finds:
1  //  2  //  3  // 4  //  5  //  6  //  7

I have been watching this plaid coat with the shearling lining and waiting for it to go on sale.  And, it just went on sale at Piperlime (Code: Fall20)!  If I would buy it, this is one option for what I would wear with it. 


October 1, 2014

Layering & Something New

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leopard pumps, moto jacket, what to wear fall, style, nordstrom, nine west, outfit of the day
leopard pumps, moto jacket, what to wear fall, style, nordstrom, nine west, outfit of the day



leopard pumps, moto jacket, what to wear fall, style, nordstrom, nine west, outfit of the day

leopard pumps, moto jacket, what to wear fall, style, nordstrom, nine west, outfit of the day

Shop My Look:
Jacket: Halogen (old) (similar splurge here or save here)
Vest: BP. (old) (similar here)
Tee: The Limited (old) (similar here or here)
Denim: Paige (similar save here)
Pumps: Nine West (old) (similar here or here or flats version)
Watch: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (splurge here or save here)
Necklace: Kate Spade (silver version here)
Lipstick: NARS Heat Wave

Well, here goes. I have finally decided to post pictures of what I am wearing.  I have followed style bloggers for years, and have had my own blog for some time, and what I like best about the blogs is being able to see what others are wearing.  So, I am sharing my style perspective from a blogger who is no longer in her twenties or thirties, but who has now entered her forties.  Hopefully those of you my age, and those younger and older can gather some inspiration from my style.

My sweet mom is helping me out as photographer.  (And, as all bloggers know - taking pictures is not an easy task - and given this was our first attempt and some camera issues - I think we did okay.)

I am a sale shopper.  Everything in this look I bought on sale - anywhere from 30-70% off.  I love finding great deals at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Piperlime, The Limited, etc.  I like to buy on sale, but I also like to invest in things that I will have for many seasons.  For this look, I layered a vest over a leather jacket, which is great because I can wear the vest and jacket separately or paired together and get three different looks out of it. (Also, this leather jacket is one of my favorites, so it will probably show up on its own in a future post.)

I hope you follow along as I post different things I am wearing over the next coming weeks / months  / years.  Plus, I am working on a new venture - which I will be talking more about in the coming months.

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