September 29, 2016

Creating Fall Look with Rachel Parcell Dress

leopard clutch, kendra scott earrings

1. Leopard Clutch: H&M (Only $10) // 2. Leopard Clutch: Clare V. // 3. Earrings: Nordstrom (Only $15)
4. Earrings: Kendra Scott // 5. Dress: Forever 21 // 6. Dress: Rachel Parcell
7. Louis et Cie // 8. Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Sharing a save vs. splurge look for fall… 

Pink Peonies has been one of my favorite blogs for a few years - and just this past year Rachel launched her own clothing line - she has a lot of pretty feminine pieces - some end of summer styles and early fall pieces.

I love fall and fall colors!  I am so excited to try this look that I have seen on a couple of bloggers recently.  

Sweater ($50) + Skinny Jeans ($30) + Booties + Tote (Only $44) = Perfect Fall Look

And, if you are looking for some cute rain boots (and you like leopard) - check these out - they are under $55.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 28, 2016

5 Sweaters You Need for Fall

One of my favorite parts of fall is getting out my sweaters. I love a cozy sweater - and shopping for new sweaters.

Here are a few of my top picks for fall sweaters.

1. Leopard Cardigan 
This fun printed leopard cardigan will dress up any look. It can be worn with jeans, a skirt or even a dress.  This sweater is another almost identical option for under $40.  Leopard looks great with so many colors, but I especially like it paired with black jeans and a off white tee/tank.

2. Chunky Turtleneck
This chunky monochromatic sweater would be perfect for a fall weekend.  I recently bought this chunky turtleneck sweater - and I love it!

3. Cozy Cardigan
This cozy cardigan would be perfect for layering over a tee and sitting around the house, plus it is under $50!

4. Bold Sweater
This bold colored sweater is the perfect fall color - and would make a statement, plus is comes in four other colors and is under $50.

5. Plaid Sweater/Poncho
 I am not sure I would technically call this a sweater - more like a poncho - and it is under $50 and would be so fun for fall.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 22, 2016

David Yurman & Kendra Scott for Less

1. Booties: Jeffrey Campbell // 2. Boots: Givenchy // 3. Bracelet: Macy’s
4. Bracelet: David Yurman // 5. Booties: Nordstrom // 6. Booties: Rag & Bone
7. Earrings: Nordstrom (Only $15) (Also in Black) // 8. Earrings: Kendra Scott
9. Ring: Nakamol (Only $34 - and free shipping both ways) // 10. Ring: David Yurman

Some great look-alikes for less...

I broke down yesterday and bought this sweater in one of my favorite colors, which will be perfect for fall, and this cozy plaid scarf.

And, just in case you missed it, I shared 16 crockpot soup recipes for fall on Monday.  They all look so yummy!

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 21, 2016

Everything Under $50 for Fall

SHOP THE LOOK (Original post HERE)
Leopard Pouch: H&M (only $10) // Biker Jacket: H&M ($40)
Jeans: Old Navy ($37) // Rings: Gorjana (Set only $35) // Tee: H&M (Only $8)

I do not typically post on Wednesday - but when I saw this leopard pouch, which is almost identical to the one I am using in this picture - for only $10 - I had to share it.  I have re-created this moto jacket look with pieces that are all under $50.

Another great deal is this plaid blanket scarf that is only $7.

Don't miss out! There is one more day to enter the $150 giveaway.  So, be sure to enter HERE.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 20, 2016

5 Perfect Outfits for Fall

suede moto jacket, nordstrom, michael kors watch
Jacket: BLANKNYC // Cami: Topshop // Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (Similar only $68)
Leopard Pumps: Nine West (Similar here // More options here) // Watch: Michael Kors

Jacket: Halogen (#NSale purchase) // Cami: Topshop
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (Similar only $68)
Booties: Vince (Identical option here / Under $100 option here)

Outfit #1:
This cute plaid scarf (under $30), cozy cardigan (40% off) (new colors HERE)
(I have bought it in a couple of colors - I like it so much! Other colors here)jeans, and riding boots (40% off).

Outfit #2:
This cool leather moto jacket, short booties (50% off), jeans, and the best tee (This is my favorite tee for years - and I always stock up on more. You will love it!).

Outfit #3:
This sweater (that everyone compliments me on and is under $30), these skinny jeans,, and lace up leopard flats - that are under $70.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 19, 2016

5 Finds to Get Ready for Fall


1. These short, block heel booties are now 50% off - totally on trend for fall, and great price!

2. Nordstrom now sells J. Crew; and, this is the cutest leopard print dress for under $100.  I love that Nordstrom sells J. Crew because there is free shipping both ways - and excellent Nordstrom customer service .

3. This cocoon sleeveless vest/cardigan would be a great layering piece for fall.  It is a little oversized, which just on trend, especially after looking at the upcoming spring 2017 trends from #nyfw.  Also, it is on sale and a great price!

4. Hallmark just released it upcoming Christmas movie season line-up - and it is going to be starting at the end of October.  I love cheesy Christmas movies.  My husband makes fun of me all the time for it - but to me they are heartwarming and relaxing to watch. Some of my favorite include this one (I have watched it so many times) and this one.

5. Lastly, with fall comes fall soups.  I just found these 16 slow cooker recipes.  What is more perfect than throwing all the ingredients in a slow cooker and a few hours later having a yummy fall soup to eat.

Also, today on The Blended Blog, I am sharing my 5 tips on how to be a better conversationalist and communicator.

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 15, 2016

My Shoe PIcks for Fall


 1. Sam Edelman // 2. Aerosoles // 3. Naturalizer // 4. SOFFT


Some fall shoe inspiration from a few of my past looks…

1. Fall is my favorite time of year - I love the smell in the air and the cooler temps.  I always get excited about fall decorations.  I have been looking for some simple (and affordable) decorations for fall, like this pumpkin trivet (for hot pans) - which is only $15.  It would also be perfect for Thanksgiving.  Or this doormat - which would also be very fitting for Thanksgiving or really anytime of year.  A few more possible all year-round decorations (and a little more pricey) are these decorative bowls and these fun leaf table decorations.

2. With the cooler temps - an easy way to add a little color and a layer of warmth to any look is with a plaid scarf. It can be layered over a simple tee and with a denim jacket. This plaid scarf is only $25 - and is a great deal!

3. Check out these booties which are 50% off right now. They are the popular bootie trend. They come in burgundy (one of the most rich and trendy fall colors), tan (most popular bootie color), and a chocolate brown.

Just a reminder that we are hosting a $150 Gift Card giveaway on The Blended Blog this week. 

I am participating in the following link-ups.

September 13, 2016

Hot Trend for Fall : Western

1. Booties: Dolce Vita // 2. Booties: Fyre // 3. Booties: Kendall + Kylie
4. Top: Somedays Lovin (Only $35) // 5. Jacket: H&M // 6. Shirt: RahiCali
7. Bracelet: Raga // 8. Necklace: Raga // 9. Ring: Nakamol
10. Rings: Gorjana // 11. Necklace: Vanessa Mooney // 12. Bracelet: Madewell (Only $14)

September 12, 2016

5 Top Shopping Finds of the Week


1. This sweater.  It has a fun fringe detail down the front, and it looks so comfy and perfect for fall.

2. The off the shoulder trend continues into fall - and I like this sweater.  I am not sure if I will wear it on the shoulder or possibly where it centered and layer a button down underneath.  It kind of reminds me of a look Anne Hathaway wore in Devil Wears Prada.

3. I love shoes!  And, I really love these lace up chunky heeled boots.  The price tag is more than I have ever spent on shoes - but I do really love them.  Do you know when you find something - and you know you will not find anything else just like it?  Well, those are these boots. (These are similar and under $35.)

4. This is the best cardigan (other colors here).  I bought it during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, and I love wearing it. It is so soft and perfect for when I am sitting around inside the house and it is a little chilly. (This one is similar and is under $20.)

5. Hairspray that smells good and it not too sticky or stiff.  I found this when I was in NYC a few weeks ago - it smells wonderful, and it is light with a little bit of hold.

A few more essentials here - and some outfit ideas for transitioning to fall.

September 8, 2016

Top 10 Fall Deals Under $100

1. Sweater: Nordstrom // 2. Leaf Pendant: H&M // 3. Plaid Scarf: Nordstrom
4. Cargo Jacket: H&M // 5. Booties: Sole Society (Similar $72)
6. Skinny Jeans: Wit & Wisdom // 7. Watch: Cluse (Similar under $75) // 8. Reversible Tote: Nordstrom
9. Leopard Flats: Ivanka Trump // 10. Suede Baseball Cap: Nordstrom (Also in Grey)

September 6, 2016

Transition from Summer to Fall

Tee: H&M // Necklace: H&M // Sunglasses: Le Specs //  Tee: H&M
Denim Jacket: H&M // Black Jeans: H&M ($20) ($10 option) // White Jeans: H&M ($10)
Leopard Bag: J. Crew (Similar under $40) //  Studded Flats: ASOS  // Lipgloss: NARS
  Lipstick: NARS // Booties: Jeffrey Campbell