Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall colors + the skinny pant

Oh hey, it's me! And I was finally able to take blog photos this weekend, which makes me a bit happy! I picked up this top and these pants a couple of weeks ago during one of Express' 40% off sales and I've been wanting to wear them together ever since (even though I didn't necessarily buy them to wear together.) The colors scream fall and even though the weather won't make up it's mind, I am certainly ready for all things fall including switching my wardrobe from hot to cool weather once and for all!

Denim jacket outfit for fall
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Must have jackets for fall

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was asked to speak at a local moms group function to talk all things fall fashion! They solicited questions from the group and sent them to me ahead of time, which was great because it helped build content for me! (I honestly wasn't sure what I would talk about otherwise!) One of the questions they asked me was about jackets and which I couldn't live without for fall. I thought I would share my answers with you today along with some shoppable links and outfit inspiration! Let's get started!

The military jacket

The three jackets that I picked aren't specific to this season. These are timeless to me -- things I've had in my wardrobe for multiple seasons, and that will remain for even more seasons, too! The military jacket is such a huge staple for me, and if you still don't have one, you seriously need to find the perfect one or four. Ha! I have a few that I rotate, but what I love most about it is that it's a lightweight layer and the green goes with basically any color. 


The neutral suede moto jacket

This jacket is the most recently added of the three types in my closet. I just got this last year, but it has staying power, for sure! I will say that I purposely sized down in this style. I love the look of the lapel with a double breasted, asymmetric zip jacket, but I don't like all the excess material when worn open because of the bulk and also because you can't really see what you're wearing underneath. I sized down knowing I didn't really have any intention of ever zipping it. That said, it's definitely meant to be more of a transition jacket for me than a middle of the winter, frigid temps jacket.

I love this style because the color mixed with the soft suede makes it so cozy! And as you know, it can get pretty dark and dreary in the cooler months pretty quickly, so it's nice to have a light colored neutral to cheer things up a bit!


The basic black (minus-the) leather jacket

Shop this exact jacket here

This jacket is just about as old as this blog! Almost 4 years! And there's a reason why Express still keeps selling it! It has a stretchy ribbed bodice at the sides which makes this fit like a glove. It's lightweight enough to wear layered under a trench vest (or any vest for that matter), yet when paired under a blanket scarf, it will keep you just as warm, if not warmer, than a heavy winter coat. You can dress it up, or dress it down. And it comes in a jillion other colors if black isn't your thing. I also have this in white and burgundy! I'm not even going to give you any other options for this style jacket because I feel strongly that this is THE ONE! And it's 40% off right now, so you really need it.

That's all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Random roundup

It's not Friday, it is in fact Monday. It was a busy weekend and rather than add to my stress, I made an executive decision at 10:30pm on Saturday night to only schedule one post for this week. Just not enough hours in the day to do what I would *like* to do! I figured if I was only giving you one post that I would at least fill it with five outfits! Let's get started!
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Friday, September 29, 2017


If I'm being very honest, now that I can actually say "I teach Pilates," I feel way less guilty wearing workout clothes for real life even if I don't work out... or teach for that matter! There's this weird sense of entitlement. Maybe it's the 370 hours of Pilates I have accumulated over the last year that makes me feel like I *deserve* to look like I've just worked out even if I didn't! Regardless, when the husband wakes me up on a Saturday morning and tells me I have 20 minutes to get dressed if I want to go to my favorite brunch place, this is what I put on my body.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's up Wednesday

It's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time to link up with MelShay, and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday. I'm not sure where September went, but I'm most certain that I spent the majority of it without a voice! Ah well. I haven't done a random roundup post for you in awhile, so I thought I would interject some latest outfit selfies as I share my random life updates with you! Let's get started!

(See below for outfit details)
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall essentials: The pencil skirt

Disclosure: Banana Republic reached out to me to participate in their fall essentials campaign! Although they are sponsoring this post, all opinions expressed are my own.

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Ours was pretty relaxed and low key which is exactly what I needed! I'm back today for part two of my fall essentials collaboration with Banana Republic. If you missed last week, you can check out my post on the statement pant here.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend rips + Sugarfix

Yep, you guys are actually getting three outfit posts from me this week. I appreciate you all hanging in there with me over the last few weeks as well as in the weeks to come as I continue to juggle and figure out my schedule. I've really been trying to focus on Pilates when I'm not at work with the end of my certification around the corner, and it's definitely proven to be both time consuming and tiring, especially when I add the blog onto it. It's like having three jobs, basically! So anyway, I've said a million times that I hate having a sporadic blog schedule, but I also can't let myself get stressed out when I can't post. Ain't nobody got time for more stress! Okidoke, let's get on with this outfit.

Express double ruffle sleeve scoop neck tee
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