December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Look 1 (and funny story)

A look back at my 2014.  One thing - I like jeans - almost all my looks are styled around some form of denim (or cords).  I think I should call my blog the denim style.

Happy New Year!  See you in 2015.

December 30, 2014

J. Crew Sale

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Shop the Look:
1. Shirt // 2. Bracelet // 3. Scarf
4. Sweater // 5. Vest // 6. Jeans
7.  Booties // 8. Lip Gloss // 9. Flat Boots

J. Crew is having a great after Christmas sale - an extra 40% off sale items.
This sweater was only $24 after the discount (originally, $118)!
(Sale Code: Style2015)

A few of my other top sale picks:

December 29, 2014

Fair Isle

fair isle sweaters, gap, tall boots, what to wear winter

fair isle sweaters, gap, tall boots, what to wear winter
fair isle sweaters, gap, tall boots, what to wear winter

fair isle sweaters, gap, tall boots, what to wear winter
fair isle sweaters, gap, tall boots, what to wear winter
fair isle sweaters, gap, tall boots, what to wear winter

Shop My Look:
Sweater: Gap
Jeans: Paige
Boots: Nine West (On Sale - Extra 20% off)
Watch: Michael Kors (Similar gold version here)
Lipstick: Nars

Fair isle sweaters (like this one, along with plaid) have become a few of my favorite trends this season.  I picked up this hand-knitted sweater during the Cyber Monday sales. These pictures were taken after Christmas - and as you can see it was not a white Christmas, but don't let the sunshine deceive you - it was definitely cold enough for snow.  I thought it was going to be warm because of the sun - but I was wrong - it was freezing.  This sweater however did a good job of keep me warm.

My Five Minutes of Fame:
 My feet are featured on the home page of Nine West.  I was pretty excited.  (They are my leopard print pumps from my this post.)

Lastly, Sales:
There are still a lot of sales... and great items left. Although, I have to mention that I am pretty bummed.  I had watched for this faux fur sweater to go on sale at Banana Republic - and it went on sale - and sold out before I got it!

Nordstrom: Up to 50% off (like this $13 plaid scarf)
Piperlime: 50% off all sale (Code: Chic50) - ends 12/30
Banana Republic: 50% off (Code: BRSale)
Nine West: Extra 20% off select items
Last Call Neiman Marcus: Extra 40% off - 12/29 only

December 23, 2014

Plaid, Again

Shop My Look:
1. Plaid Shirt: Forever 21  //  2.  Jeans: Paige  // 3. Watch: Michael Kors  // 4. Lipstick: Nars
5. Boots: Nine West (old) (similar seen here)  // 6. Sweater: Caslon (similar here, here or here)

This is what I am wearing today - Day 16 of the Winter Style Me Pretty Challenge.  I have gotten a little side-tracked and have not been keeping up with all the days, but, I am sure these lovely ladies have... so be sure to check out what they are wearing.  Also, thanks to all the link-up girls - I have enjoyed getting to know you and being a part of your group.

Also, I have been layering shirts and sweaters and wearing a lot of plaid lately.  I kind of get stuck on something and go with it - so you might see this again.  I think that is okay - to be comfortable with what you are wearing - and this is a comfy, easy look!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve - so I wish everyone a Merry Christmas (and if you are looking for something to wear - and want to mix it up a little try red and gray (instead of the expected green)!

December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

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 Shop the Look:
1. Sweater // 2. Handbag // 3. Bracelet // 4. Skirt // 5. Pumps

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

(Thank you Nordstrom for the snowflake graphics!)

December 19, 2014


A little Red for the Christmas Season...
(Click on the product image for more information.) 

My top picks: plaid pumps, plaid scarf (only $20), and red coat.
Have a Wonderful Weekend. 

December 17, 2014

Cardigan and Funnies

Shop My Look:
1. Sweater: Forever 21
2. Jeans: Paige
3. Hat: Brixton ($15 version here) (I don't actually own a Fedora, but I think they look cool.)
4. Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o (15% off Code: holiday_dailystylefind)
5. Lipstick: Nars
6. Boots: Nine West (these are very similar to mine in the photo)

This cardigan is another one of my bargain Black Friday deals. I had been watching it for a few weeks - and picked it up when it was on sale (and it wasn't too much to begin with - only $30). I plan to wear it with skinny jeans, tall boots, and possibly belting it for more shape. I like the pattern and the orange.

This was Day Five of the Winter Style Challenge - minus the faux fur wrap (like this one for only $29!).

Some funny outtakes from my post from Monday - it was just too bright out!
Also, this is Day Four of the challenge; however, I swapped out my cropped sweater for the vest, and my tall boots for the short wedge booties.

Style Challenge Link Up:
One last thing, be sure to check out more style challenge looks from these lovely ladies...

December 15, 2014

Traditions & Plaid

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Plaid shirt, tall boots, what to wear winter, michael kors watch

Plaid shirt, tall boots, what to wear winter, michael kors watch

Plaid shirt, tall boots, what to wear winter, michael kors watch

Plaid shirt, tall boots, what to wear winter, michael kors watch

Plaid shirt, tall boots, what to wear winter

Shop My Look:
Plaid Shirt: Forever 21
Sweater: Caslon (Nordstrom) (similar here, here or here)
Cords: J Brand (similar here and here)
Boots: Ann Taylor (today only - additional 70% off sale price!)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)
Lipstick: Nars

Bargain Finds:  I got this plaid shirt during the Black Friday deals at Forever 21.  I have mentioned this before, but I have found the best deals at Forever 21 - plus I like the fit of this shirt better than the one that cost more at Banana Republic.  I might even get another plaid shirt (or this one).  Also, these Ann Taylor boots were another bargain find - they were on sale, plus an additional 60% off.  They are very comfortable and the leather is buttery soft, plus I love the gold zipper on the outside.  Ann Taylor has good boots - but I would not pay full price for them.  In my opinion, they are priced too high at regular price.  My advice - wait for a sale - there always seems to be a promotional deal.

What is your Favorite Holiday Tradition:
Also, I am joining with other bloggers today to present our favorite Christmas traditions.
Thanks to Brooke and Erin of Pumps and Push-ups and their great idea and for organizing this.
Take a moment and enjoy reading about other bloggers' traditions.  Christmas is only a little more than a week away.


December 11, 2014

Party Plaid

Shop the Party Plaid Looks:
1. Peplum // 2. Plaid Pencil // 3.  Black Pump // 4. Watch // 5.  Black Handbag 
6. Necklace  // 7. White Blouse // 8 // 9. Clutch (save here) // 10. Pleated Midi // 11.  Plaid Pump

December 10, 2014

Tomato Red

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Shop My Instagram Look:
1. Sweater: Forever 21 (only $18)
2. Jeans: J Brand (similar here or here
3. Lipstick: Nars 
4. Watch: Michael Kors
5. Boots: Nine West
6. Shirt: Express

December 8, 2014

Mustard Yellow, Leopard & Lost Rings

Shop My Look:
Shirt // Sweater // Boots

A collared shirt and sweater is a favorite combo of mine.  It is a classy yet casual look, plus it adds an extra layer of warmth in the winter.  My button down shirt is a favorite. 

[And, a funny, well really not funny story... if you notice in the close-up picture with the watch and leopard calf hair pouch, my wedding rings are not on my finger.  Midway through taking pictures, I put some lotion on my hands.  As usual, I took off my rings to put on the lotion.  Well, I forgot to put my rings back on my hand.  Fast forward to after taking pictures - I am in the car ready to drive home - all of sudden I think - where are my rings????  I could not find them. After a little panic and searching,  I found them in the back pocket of my jeans.  (And, if only this was the first time. Over my years of marriage, I have managed to wash them (in the washing machine - full cycle) and another time, I put them on top of my luggage at the airport and then walked to my flight only to realize I had dropped the rings somewhere along the way (on a terrazzo floor!) - good news I found them - and those are only a couple of stories - there are more!)

Funny Outtakes
That one strand of hair that continually wanted to blow across my face - even though it wasn't even a windy day, or my eyes shut...

December 5, 2014


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1. Scarf / 2. Purse / 3. Plaid Pumps (back in stock!) / 4. Plaid Boots / 5. Scarf (under $20!)

Shop More Plaid:

Complete the Look:

Plaid is extremely popular right now.  Here are just a few ways to style it and some accessories and shoes, like these plaid pumps that just came back in stock.  I think they would be perfect for the Christmas season (and even this winter).

If you are looking for some more ways to style plaid - here is a mixed print, moto, dressy, and school girl look.

December 4, 2014

Christmas Dressy & Casual

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 If you are trying to figure out what to wear to your Christmas parties this year - I have a few more looks based on my shopping list.  I have created one dressy and one casual look.   These looks can also be modified to fit what you have in your closet.  You could easily swap out a pencil skirt for the midi or skinny jeans for the boyfriend or if you want to make the casual look more dressy, add a fringed skirt or dressy pants. If you are like me and like to mix dressy and casual, here are few looks.

Be sure to stop back next Tuesday for another Christmas lookbased on my shopping list!

1. Necklace // 2. Red Sweater  // 3. Handbag  // 4. Boyfriend  // 5. Ankle Booties

6. Earrings  //  7. Lace Top  // 8. Handbag  // 9. Pleated Midi // 10. Black Pumps

December 3, 2014

Faux Fur

Shop My Look:
Jacket: Forever 21
Faux Fur Collar: Victoria's Secret (similar here)
Sweater: Express
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (budget here or splurge here)
Boots: Nine West (50% off today!)
Crossbody Bag: Vince Camuto
Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)
Bracelet: Michael Kors (similar here)
Lipstick: Nars (Heat Wave)

This faux fur collar is actually from my leather jacket I wore here. It is detachable which is great because I put in on in the winter, and take it off in the spring, so my leather jacket can easily be worn all year.  Also, I can attach the faux fur collar to my denim jacket for a different look.  (I got the inspiration from these looks.)

 These outfit photos were taken over a month ago when the temperature was warmer and leaves were still colorful... now it is COLD, and all the leaves are gone, and it has even snowed a few times...

The leather jacket the faux fur collar goes with...

December 1, 2014

Perfect Time

@dailystylefinds, daniel wellington, cozy sweater

@dailystylefinds, daniel wellington, cozy sweater

@dailystylefinds, daniel wellington, cozy sweater
@dailystylefinds, daniel wellington, cozy sweater
@dailystylefinds, daniel wellington, cozy sweater

@dailystylefinds, daniel wellington, cozy sweater

Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (similar here)
Watch: Daniel Wellington (Classic Sheffield Lady) c/o
Boots: Sole Society (similar here , here, or here)
Lipstick: Nars

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am not sure about you, but I love watches.  I like switching out my watch depending on what I am wearing.  I have a couple of bracelet watches (silver and gold), but have not owned a leather strap one in some time.  I have been looking at leather strap watches because I think they are a something new from all the metal bracelet ones.  Recently, I was introduced to Daniel Wellington.  They are a company out of Sweden, and I am so impressed with the new watch I got. (It arrived on Wednesday and I wore it right way the next day to Thanksgiving.)  The watch is both sleek and sophisticated.  And, it is super light weight.  Also, I like that it can be dressed up or down.  Today, I am wearing it with with a cozy sweater, skinny jeans and slouchy boots - but I also plan on wearing it with a more dressy look.  

I am offering my readers 15% off (Code: holiday_dailystylefind) on all Daniel Wellington products through December 31st.
Plus, free worldwide shopping + free gift wrapping with the purchase of an extra strap.

Cyber Monday Deals:
Today is Cyber Monday!  If you are still looking for some great gifts & deals,
I have listed a few below.  Also, a few of my top picks are listed here (like gifts under $25).

50% off everything (Code: Monday)
 My picks: sweater, jacket, bootsweater

50% off Everything (Code: Cyber50)
 My picks: moto jacket, charm bracelet, moto bootiesjewel sweater faux fur jacket

Forever 21
Spend 20% off spend $60 (Cyber20) // 30% off spend $100 (Cyber30)
40% off sitewide (Code: Cyber)
My picks: sweater, sweater, plaid shirt, sweater

Old Navy
Up to 40% off Online (Code: Cyber)
My picks: fair isle sweater, plaid scarf, sweater, plaid shirt
40% off sitewide (Code: Cyber)
My picks: turtleneck (I love this sweater - and I had to buy it!) sweater, cardigan

My picks under $50: sweater, pumps, sandals, skirt, poncho