February 28, 2019

How To Style Everyday Essential Grey Jeans

grey jeans, grey sweater, black satchel, crescent pendant necklace, snake boots

4.  Satchel // 5. Grey Jeans // 6. Lipstick // 7. Snake Print Boots

What are your everyday essential wardrobe pieces - for me one essential item in my closet would be my grey jeans (the other being probably my black jeans).  I have found that grey jeans can be worn with so many things. I can actually find more ways to style my grey jeans sometimes than my regular blue jeans.  I love the idea of creating a monochromatic outfit with grey jeans and a grey sweater - and just a little pop of pattern in the snake print boots.  I mentioned the other day that one of my favorite heels are my snake print ones because they are the perfect addition to a work outfit.  And, the same is true for snake boots.  They compliment a casual outfit so well - and create both a trendy and chic look!

You may have noticed that I love to style grey jeans.  I have put together grey jeans outfits here (one of my favorites from last year), here (with a pop of red) and here (with a spring coral color) recently.  My good friend, Gina, recently commented that she struggles on deciding what shoes to wear with grey jeans.  I have found that most neutrals (black or cognac) and snake print look great with grey jeans.  I have even been tempted to try white heels or boots with grey jeans.

If you are looking for some new jeans for spring - I would highly recommend a pair of grey jeans.  I think you will find you can style them many different ways.


February 27, 2019

How to Style Grey Jeans + Fashion Link Up

4. Satchel // 5. Jeans
6. Lipstick & Lip Pencil // 7. Boots (60% off)

I love a dark grey jeans - don't you?  The other week I shared how to style a coral sweater with white jeans.  You can see that look HERE.  And, today, I am sharing how to style a coral sweater with grey jeans.  I like both looks.  What do you think?


February 26, 2019

Denim Jacket + Leopard Shoes for Spring

Outfit details HERE

I hope you had a great Monday!

I have to say that black jeans are my staple jeans.  I wear my favorite pair of black jeans weekly - and most weeks I wear them a couple of times.  I also typically pair my black jeans with a white sweater or tee - just like the look above.

Anyone else have a "go to" look they wear over and over?

Right now,  I am trying to find a few more winter/spring sweaters to get me through the last few months of "winter" since it will not be warm until probably June.  I am getting so bored with my sweater options lately.  I have worn my favorite sweater so many times - I do not want to wear it anymore.

I bought a few sweaters lately - this striped one, this lilac one, this pink one - but they were all too big. I might re-order smaller sizes because I am still hoping to find some new favorites - for a great price.


February 25, 2019

Buy More Save More Spring + Winter Sale

(On Sale)

Pink Tote // Lace Top
(On Sale)

Fuzzy Pullover (On Sale $36) // Leopard Pumps
(On Sale)

Suede Bow Sandals (Only $60) // Striped Sweater
(On Sale)

Grey Jeans // Moto Jacket
(On Sale)

 I hope you are having a great start to your week so far!  

There is a big "buy more - save more" sale happening right now.  All the items above are on sale up to 25% off - and some are an additional 25% off the sale price!  So, they are great deals - especially since a lot of those items rarely go on sale.  And, this is the sale, the more you buy - the more you save.  Use the code "GoBig19" for your discount!

Shopbop is one of my top places to shop.  If you have Amazon Prime, you can get 2 day free shipping, and even if you don't use Amazon Prime, they still have 3 day free shipping.  And, they also offer free returns.  With online shopping that is really important.  I do not like to spend a lot of money on shipping, especially if something does not work out.  You may think that Shopbop is only high-end, expensive items, but that is not all they sell. They sell a lot of reasonably priced brands - like BB Dakota, English Factory, endless rose, and many more.

Another reason I like to shop there is for their customer service.  This is really important.  I have never had any issues with ordering or returns, and any time I have had a question, they have been quick to answer.  

You can read what others have to say about their selection of clothes, quality of items, customer service, and their awesome customer satisfaction.  I find more and more that I always like to hear what others are saying about where I am shopping before I shop somewhere new.


February 24, 2019

Striped Dress for Spring + Weekend Sales

See full look HERE

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great weekend. There are some great sales happening that end tomorrow - so be sure to check them out!


February 22, 2019

Spring Camo Style Inspiration + Most Popular Items

Happy Friday!

Winter sales are still going strong - and there are some great deals!  I found this $5 camo sweatshirt the other day - and I could not believe the price!  I also found this camo sweater for under $20.  Also, the new spring items are starting to roll into the stores. And, I am looking forward to some spring shopping.

And if you are looking for a good movie to watch, I highly recommend Free Solo.  I love climbing movies, and this one is really good.  It is about Alex Honnold who scales the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.  If you want an intense movie - with beautiful scenery - I recommend it.


February 21, 2019

Camo Outfit for Spring

See outfit details HERE

Happy Thursday.  And, I am ready for spring!


February 20, 2019

How to Style Leather Jacket + Fashion Link Up

leopard boots, leather jacket, levis jeans, lagos ring

1. Leather Jacket (Only $65) // 2. Jeans (30% off) // 3. Tie Front Sweater

As I mentioned last week, my leather jacket is definitely a staple piece in my closet.  I wear it throughout the year.  In the winter, I layer my fur vest over it for extra warmth.  I find I can style it with so many different outfits.  I found this (faux) leather jacket for only $65, which is a great deal.  And, I love the look of it!  If you are looking for more ways to style the jacket, I shared more outfit ideas HERE and HERE.


February 19, 2019

Best Winter Sale + Deals

Sweater (Only $9) // Plaid Poncho (Only $18) // Plaid Shirt (Only $15)

There is an amazing sale happening at LOFT right now.  These deals are too good to miss at 70% off! And, they end today at noon!  So - hurry!


February 18, 2019

Trendy + Affordable Workwear Outfit

snake print pumps, white work pants, black satin blouse, workwear outfit, women work outfit


1. Satin Utility Blouse (40% off) (Or this similar 40% off blouse // Or this 40% off blouse)
2. White Pants (40% off) // Also love these white pants for 40% off

Finding both trendy and affordable workwear options can be difficult at times.  I have found if I "invest" in a few staple pieces - it makes life a lot easier when getting ready for work.   Plus, I really believe what we wear - gives us a boost in confidence.

Some staples I have bought for work in the past are a satin blouse, like the one above, which happens to be 40% off, and some good fitting - classic, yet trendy pants.  I'll admit it can be difficult to find pants for work.  I have found most of my work pants at Ann Taylor and LOFT.  And, when buying pants, my recommendation right now is to go with the trend of the "cropped" ankle ones.  The fit o the pant and where the pant leg ends on this pair - is perfect.  

Lastly, add some "statement making" shoes to the outfit. I am so happy that snake prints are making a comeback.  I truly love my leopard pumps, but I love snake print just as much (maybe more) - and they can be styled so many different ways for work.   (And, if you want people to compliment you on your look - and your shoes - these will definitely get attention.)

Those snake print pumps above complete this look. And, they are also 40% off!  

Plus, those snake print pumps would make a great casual Friday outfit by swapping out the white pants and black blouse for some dark wash jeans and an off white blouse like this one.


February 17, 2019

A Spring White Blazer + Weekend Sales

Similar blazer - Only $47 (Cropped option for $64)

(Note: there was a lot of dust on that mirror - might need to bring my Windex the next time!)

Similar sweater or this option - both 40% off

Similar sweater - 40% off

I hope you are having a relaxing weekend!  Here is another round-up of some great deals.


February 16, 2019

President's Weekend Sales + Deals

Happy Saturday!

There are some great weekend sales happening right now.  Most places have everything on sale up to 40% even 50% off!  Nordstrom is having their "Winter Sale" right now.  There are great deals on clothes HERE (like this little "red" dress for 40% off), some great boots/shoes deals HERE and even handbags and accessories deals HERE.  It's time to get those stock up on the last of the winter items!  

Here is a round up of a few of the find and deals that I found.


February 15, 2019

Most Popular Items + Style Inspiration

Happy Friday!

I hope you have had a wonderful week.  It has been a busy week for me, and I am very happy that it is Friday.  I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend, and catching up with Project Runway All Stars, and continuing my re-watching of Downton Abbey.

This week I tackled some big projects on my "to do" list, like erasing my entire computer, and re-installing the old OS in order to be able to install the new OS, and all the applications.  Other than a flashing ??? (question mark) after I erased the hard drive - that was my only problem - which I was able to solve. I have installed most of my applications, I believe, and now, I am just finishing up my Lightroom and Photoshop presets, and some additional font installs.   This process was long overdue - but I am so happy to have accomplished it!

Now, on to more "to do" items... and, some great shopping deals this President's Day weekend...

This is a long post - with a lot of great re-caps of my favorites of the week. I hope you make it through the entire post to the end!  There are a lot of good deals - and outfit inspiration!

My favorite $20 sweater.

This $24 sweater - in great spring colors.

This pink sweater I would like to buy.

This leopard cardigan as low as $16.

This funnel neck tunic for $23.


February 14, 2019

Red Sweater Style for Valentine's Day

See full look HERE

These leopard booties are on sale for 40% off! And the flat heeled version is also 40% off.

See full look HERE

Happy Valentine's Day!

Did anyone else love this day when they were a kid? It was one of my favorite "school" holidays.  For our Valentine's Day classroom party, we would all decorate our own "mailbox" with hearts and wrapping paper. Then everyone in the class would "mail" a Valentine card to our classmates.  I always had so much fun opening up each card from a fellow classmate.  I "loved" the day.  Mostly because I loved craft projects, like making the fun mailbox. But, also, probably because it was fun to see what boy sent me a cute card!

Anyway, with it being the day of all things red and pink, I thought I would share these red sweater outfits. These looks show how to style and accessorize a bold red sweater.  My favorite is mixing leopard with the red, but I also love denim on denim with the addition of the white shoes.  And, right now, white booties and pumps, or any white shoe is very popular!


February 13, 2019

Blush Pink Sweater + White Skinny Jeans Outfit

white skinny jeans, blush pink sweater, kate spade satchel, floral scarf


The blush pink sweater and white skinny jean outfit today was inspired by my post on Friday.  Since our style prompt today on The Blended Blog is today is to re-create a look from someone, and I thought I would use this outfit from one of the first bloggers I followed, Pink Peonies.  Her personal style has two sides - one more edgy and the other more feminine.  Personally, I prefer the edgier-side.  For her more feminine side, she has launched her own design business and has created some beautiful pieces, like this lace blouse or this lace skirt that are both on sale for 70% off.

As far as this look, it is a perfect transitional outfit from winter to spring.  The lightness of the white jeans with the blush and the beige, and that floral scarf (that is only $10) brings it all together.  And, if you are looking for a lighter-weight sweater to go with this look, I found this one that is on sale for $24.

Last thing, be sure to head over The Blended Blog and see what outfits my fellow friends are re-creating.  My good friend, Deena, is re-creating one of my style boards!  And, I love the look she created.  (Be sure to head to her blog to see which look of mine she re-created - and to see the kind things she wrote about me HERE.) Besides great style (and hair), Deena is a supportive friend, and someone I wish was my neighbor - so we could hang out and talk.  She has the best personality - makes me laugh - and shares in my love of old school hip-hop/rap music!


February 12, 2019

Last Minute Amazon Prime Valentine's Day Gifts + Moto Jacket Style

red sweater, white jeans, black jeans, moto jacket, babe necklace

See outfit details HERE

green sweater, striped blouse, moto jacket

See outfit details HERE

red skinny jeans, leopard boots, moto jacket, chambray shirt, white blouse

See outfit details HERE

This week is Valentine's Day - can you believe it?  The weeks just keep flying by.  How can it be mid February already!

Yesterday, I shared five ways to style a moto jacket, and as I was going through my Pinterest boards, I realized I had even more ways I had styled a moto jacket.  With Valentine's Day this week, I thought these looks with the red jeans, and the heart necklaces were perfect!  And, with St. Patrick's Day next month, I thought the green sweater outfit was also a great pick.

One other thing, I would like to say a big "thank you" to my friend, Sarah who is a fellow Blended Blog friend.  She said the kindest things about me yesterday for our #TBBLoveHop.  You can read more about what she wrote HERE.  Sarah is someone I hope I get to hang out with in the future. She is the genuine friend - who is fun - and I would love getting to know better.  


February 11, 2019

Five Ways To Style a Moto Jacket

flat lay spring outfit

1. Tee // 2. Earrings // 3. Moto Jacket
4. Grey Jeans // 5. Bag // 6. Mules

1. Plaid Shirt (Only $6) // 2. Earrings // 3. Boots // 4. Jeans

1.  Sunglasses // 2.  Earrings 

1.  Tee // 2.  Earrings  // 3. Sunglasses  // 4. Biker Jacket
5.  Leopard Flats // 6. Quilted Bag // 7. Jeans

1. Moto Jacket (similar) // 2. Jeans // 3.  Cami // 4. Earrings   
5. Bag // 6.  Suede Boots

In keeping with my commitment to try to show you as many ways to maximize items in your closet, today, I am sharing five different ways to style a moto jacket.  My moto jacket is one of my favorite jackets.  I wear it a lot in the spring and fall.  I find it can be worn so many different ways and pretty much works with most of my outfits.

 The first outfit is one of my favorites. I love the almost all black look with a pop of pink.  The jeans are actually more of a dark grey, not a true black.  Another favorite look is the one with the red buffalo plaid shirt. (That plaid shirt happens to be on sale for $6!).  This look is more of a 90s inspired outfit.

As I have shown with these outfits, moto jackets can also be worn with solids, as well as stripes and prints, like the outfit where I mixed leopard and stripes.  Or you can style a moto jacket with beige and some leopard print shoes.

A black moto jacket can also be styled with lighter colors, like the blush pink and beige.  You don't always have to style it with darker colors.

For me, my black moto jacket is a closet staple, and one purchase that I am so glad I bought.  Moto jackets can range in price.  You can splurge on a leather option, or opt for a lesser expensive faux leather one.  I have rounded up some moto jackets that I have found.   I found this moto jacket that is on sale for $53 or this one on sale for $64.

UNDER $100

OVER $100


If you are looking for other ways to mix and match items from your closet I have shared the following guides.

10 ways to wear cognac (brown) boots HERE

5 ways to style black jeans HERE

3 ways to wear leopard shoes HERE

6 trendy ways to style winter coats/jackets HERE

3 ways to style sneakers HERE

5 ways to flatter your shape HERE