Monday, September 30, 2013

Catch Bliss Boutique Aztec Sweater Giveaway!!

As I mentioned in my last post, life has been a little hectic lately.  As I catch up on my outfit posts from the last week (which you can see in real time on my Instagram account!!), I am thrilled to host a fabulous giveaway from Catch Bliss Boutique!!  

A lot of you saw me wearing this gorgeous aztec sweater in my Instagram outfit photos last week and inquired where this delectable piece was from because you couldn't wait to get your hands on it.  Well, it's from Catch Bliss Boutique, and one lucky winner will win it in this amazing giveaway!!

Catch Bliss Boutique Aztec Open Sweater (Exact here)// 
JCrew Corduroy Skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)// 
Banana Republic belt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)// 
Target flats (Exact old; Similar herehere)// 
Necklace C/O Wild Butterfly Boutique (Exact here)  

So, lace up your boots and use the Rafflecopter app below to enter to win this eye-catching sweater.
Good luck, ladies!!! (And thank you Catch Bliss for hosting such an incredible giveaway!!)



The small print: Giveaway ends on Thursday October 3rd and is open to U.S. residents only. Winner must claim prize within 48 hours. If prize is left unclaimed within this time, a new winner will be chosen.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wild Butterfly Boutique Giveaway!!

As a blogger, sometimes life gets in the way of creating exciting new posts.  In these times, the best (and most fun!!) thing to do is to run a fabulous giveaway!  And you know what's better than one fabulous giveaway?  TWO FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS!!  (Contests will be spread out within the next week or so)

Our first absolutely phenomenal giveaway is being hosted by my darling girls over at Wild Butterfly Boutique.  Not only are their accessories totally faboosh, but the people behind the accessories are awesome, too!

So, let's get to it!
Wild Butterfly Boutique is graciously gifting one lucky winner with their choice of ONE piece from their gorgeous collections.  In order to enter the contest, "Pin" a picture of the piece that you'd like to win from the Wild Butterfly Boutique website to your Pinterest account, then use the Rafflecopter app below to complete your entry .
The winner will win the accessory that she pinned and will be announced on Sunday, September 22nd!

Good luck, Loves!!



The small print: Giveaway ends on Sunday September 22nd and open to U.S. residents only.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Top 10 Wardrobe Staples for Fall.

It's no surprise that Fall fashion is something that I (and most other fashion-lovers) look forward to all year round.  Even though I love Summer and warm weather, my absolute favorite time of year will always be Fall.  This is partly due to the newly crisp weather and the gorgeous and ever-changing colors of the leaves.  But, the main reason for my excitement is all of the incredible clothing choices available in the Fall!  I mean, come on, who doesn't get giddy about playing around with tons of layers?  
The options are positively endless!!

So, I have put together my "Top 10 Basics for Fall".  Basically, it's a compilation of the wardrobe staples that I will be wearing over and over again this season, with tons of ways to mix and match them (more than 2 week's worth!).  I've also provided links to a ton of look-a-likes, so you too can buy any of these pieces.  
With that said, happy shopping and happy Autumn!!


The 10 Best Fall Basics
Chambray button-up (Exact here; Similar here, here, here, here)//
Striped sweater (Exact here; Similar here, here, here)// 
Maroon cardigan (Exact here; Similar here, here)// 
Skinny corduroy pants (Exact here; Similar here, here, here, here)//
Mustard yellow pencil skirt (Exact here; Similar here, here, here)// 
Multi-color skirt (Exact sold out at Target Online, but may be available in stores; similar here, here)// 
Riding boots (Exact here; Similar here, here, here)// 
Leopard print flats (Exact here; Similar here, here, here, here, here)//
Pointy toe black pumps (Exact here; Similar here, here, here)// 
Multi-color scarf (Exact here; Similar here, here, here, here)
(The pieces here are inspiration pieces.  I have similar-looking styles in my wardrobe, but not necessarily the exact ones shown here.)


Chambray Chic

Mix it Up

skirts galore

cords away!



Monday, September 9, 2013

grey poupon.



Every season I become a little (overtly) obsessed with one color and just can't get enough of it.  This past Spring it was mint, and in the Summer it was pretty much every bright color I could get my hand on.  
It's not even officially Fall yet, but I already know that this Fall I'm going to be head over heels in love with mustard yellow.  I mean, how can I not be?!  The color is so gorgeous and works as a bright statement color AND as a neutral.  What more could I ask for?!

So, ladies, what's your go-to color this Fall?  
The Limited top in yellow (similar here)// NY&Co leopard print belt (similar here)// LOFT dark navy skirt (similar here)// Target Mossimo Pearce pumps (in red) (exact one here)// Designer Inspired Jewel Necklace c/o Style Lately (similar here)//  Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman (exact one here)
The Limited top in yellow (similar here)// NY&Co leopard print belt (similar here)// LOFT dark navy skirt (similar here)// Target Mossimo Pearce pumps (in red) (exact one here)// Designer Inspired Jewel Necklace c/o Style Lately (similar here)//  Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman (exact one here)
Forever21 polka dot top, H&M Stretch Pencil Skirt (in yellow)Forever21 chunky pearl necklace, Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman, Forever21 belt, Bamboo flats  
Forever21 polka dot top, H&M Stretch Pencil Skirt (in yellow)Forever21 chunky pearl necklace, Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman, Forever21 belt, Bamboo flats  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

creating fashionable outfits in a pinch!

Do you ever have those absolutely insane weeks (or months, or years... ;)) where you can't even find a second to breathe, let alone put cute and interesting outfits together?  Well, the past two weeks have been just that for me.  But, even though my days and nights have been jam-packed with a to-do list longer than the Mississippi River, I've somehow managed to keep myself looking relatively put-together.  

How did I pull this off? 
Well, let me tell you about my Fashion Fairy Godmother!  
Just kidding.  There was no magic involved here.  Just a very basic fashion formula.  If you check out the looks below you will see that I've worn practically the same simple things over and over again the past few days: a nice top, a skirt (or pants in one case), a statement necklace, and basic flats or pumps.  

And there you have it--Fast, fashionable, grab-n-go outfits!

Black House|White Market top, Zara pencil skirt, Target Merona Madeline Chain Ballet Flat (in leopard print)Luxe Pearl Cluster Necklace C/O T+J DesignsStella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman
Black House|White Market top, Zara pencil skirt, Old Navy cardigan, Target Merona Madeline Chain Ballet Flat (in leopard print)Luxe Pearl Cluster Necklace C/O T+J DesignsStella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman
Black House|White Market top, Zara pencil skirt, Old Navy cardigan, Target Merona Madeline Chain Ballet Flat (in leopard print)Luxe Pearl Cluster Necklace C/O T+J DesignsStella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman
TJMaxx top, LOFT A-Line skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps,  Luxe Pearl Cluster Necklace C/O T+J DesignsStella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman
TJMaxx top, LOFT A-Line skirt, Jessica Simpson pumps,  Luxe Pearl Cluster Necklace C/O T+J DesignsStella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman
JCPenney top, Target Mossimo skinny ankle pants, Bamboo flats, Forever21 chunky pearl necklace, NY&Co watch
JCPenney top, Target Mossimo skinny ankle pants, Bamboo flats, Forever21 chunky pearl necklace, NY&Co watch
Top via JCPenney, LOFT skirt, Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel), Forever21 necklace, Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman
Top via JCPenney, LOFT skirt, Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel), Forever21 necklace, Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman  
Top via TJMAXX, LOFT skirt, Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel)Designer Inspired Jewel Necklace c/o Style Lately, NY&CO watch 
Top via TJMAXX, LOFT skirt, Target Mossimo Pearce Pumps (in camel)Designer Inspired Jewel Necklace c/o Style Lately, NY&CO watch 
Express top (in olive green), H&M Stretch Pencil Skirt (in yellow), Target Mossimo Ona Flats (in leopard print)Forever21 necklace, Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman  
Express top (in olive green), H&M Stretch Pencil Skirt (in yellow), Target Mossimo Ona Flats (in leopard print)Forever21 necklace, Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Bangle C/O Erika Lehman  

Monday, September 2, 2013

summer's last hoorah.

Victoria's Secret "The Abbey" triangle bikini top, Victoria's Secret "Ruched Low-rise Hipkini" bottom 
Dream Catcher Earrings c/o Feisty Christine Designs on Etsy

For years now, we've religiously spent every Labor Day Weekend at our friend's cottage on Lake Michigan.  Summer just wouldn't be summer without going to The Cottage.  This Labor Day Weekend was no different.  We spent the weekend at The Cottage with good friends, good eats, the sand, the lake, and the sun.  
And really, what more do you need in life?

And on a fashion-related note, I was really excited to wear this Victoria's Secret bikini top and bottom that I purchased at their 40% off swim sale a couple of weeks ago.  And I was even happier to complete my be beachy look with these fabulous dreamcatcher earrings c/o Feisty Christine Designs on Etsy.  I don't have a lot of boho pieces in my jewelry collection, so I was just over the moon about these earrings!   

So, how was your Labor Day Weekend, Loves?  
Did you get the most out of one of the last official "summer weekends"?