Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer sweater


I got some really good news last week - I was selected to be an Ambassador for St. Louis Fashion Week (#stlfw) this October! I have never been able to attend in the past, so I am extra excited to not only attend, but to be able to witness everything up close and personal! I was checking out the designers, and was really excited to learn more about Tess Giberson and shop some of her pieces. My search turned up this sweater, which I thought was absolutely perfect for the summer.

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (black version, budget option, budget option) | Sweater: Tess Giberson (black version, optionbudget option, ) | Bracelet: Chloe + IsabelShorts: Express (option) | Wedges: Sam Edelman (option, option)

Say what? Sweaters in the summer? Even as the temperatures encroach into the upper 90s, I still love loose knit sweaters like these because inevitably I'm cold indoors wherever we are at - restaurants, movies, at the house, doesn't matter! It's lightweight enough outdoors, but provides enough coverage to keep me comfy inside, too. And the sweater is an accessory to me in and of itself. A simple wrap bracelet and this studded bag was all I needed to complete my look. I felt like one of the girls from Laguna Beach in this outfit. I wish I could be frolicking around on the beach around a fire with my own version of Stephen Colletti.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blacked out


It's been such a busy month, I can't hardly believe that August is almost over! Two busy travel weeks for work, and then my birthday weekend, and before I know it, my nephew will be here! My sister is due on September 4th, so literally this could happen any day now! I commiserate with all the other bloggers who have posted about their busy schedules, I'm definitely feeling that also, but still love blogging enough to torture myself to push through and share my outfits with you! 

Necklace: Kate Spade | Blazer: Frenchi (optioncheaper option) | Top: Express | Bracelet: Express (option)  | Watch: Kate Spade (option) | Bottoms: Express (option) | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (option)

It's pretty rare when I wear all black, so I kinda welcome it every now and then. I do still love to mix textures as much as possible with pops of interest like this bauble necklace and caged sandals. I'll admit that I felt like I should be working at Victoria's Secret in this outfit, but meh, I'll go with it. :)


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Linking up for: Tres Chic, Summer Style, Working Girl with Style, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got with Sharon and Tara.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lace Addiction


I think I have singlehandedly led Express' lace campaign. I buy one lace piece after another, and I just can't seem to stop. I feel like there are so many uses for these pieces - anything I can envision styling at least 3 ways without much thought is a definite buy for me. And just when I get myself all excited about one thing - I discover another great lace piece. Like this dress. But first, let me refresh your memory on the others I've recently bought/worn:

3 and 4: Lace Babydoll Tunic Tank (and then wearing the black version here)

So much awesomeness, amiright? And I feel like I've been looking for the perfect lace dress FOREVER. I do have this one here, and while I adore it, it's more preppy and less boho like I've been picturing and wanting. So when I saw this on Express' site, I had to snatch it up immediately. It's clearly a lot longer on my 5'-2" frame than it is on the model. I ordered two sizes for comparison, and while I could have done a small, I did prefer the looser shape, so decided to keep the medium.

Necklace: Express (option, option) | Bag: Kate Spade (option, option) | Jacket: JCrew Factory | Bracelet: Express | Dress: Express | Shoes: Pedro Garcia (budget option)

I'm watching Friends on Nick at Nite as I write this. Things I watch tend to really stick to me, which is why I hate watching horror movies or really dark, mind-twisting movies. I end up dreaming about whatever it is I was watching, and I can't shake that bad, eery feeling. So, I swear that with the madness on the news lately, the best way for me to turn things off and just relax my mind is to watch some Friends. Perhaps that's me shutting my eyes to everything, but sometimes laughter is the best medicine. As is shopping. 

PS If you've missed my bonus post this week, check it out here and learn the secrets behind my Instagram selfies!


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