Friday, September 19, 2014

Random Roundup

Happy Friday! Super excited because first thing tomorrow morning, I will be headed to see my nephew! Eeee! I've managed to accumulate a handful of random outfit photos to hopefully leave you inspired for the weekend. You can see my other random roundup posts here, and you can always follow me on Instagram for day to day updates! And, you know the drill by now - for the sake of time (and my sanity), I'm only linking to pieces that are still available. Lesgo!

Bag: Foley + Corinna | Top: BGBG | Bracelet: Gifted | Bottoms: Express | Sandals: Sam Edelman

This top is an oldie but a goodie. I love jersey tops and dresses by BCBG. So effortless and the prints are always saturated and so much fun. I also love the fit - it's fitted but forgiving and not constricting. Perfect with these ponte knit Express pants. And can we talk about my hair for a second? I've started to really embrace my second day hair (not to be confused with UPS 2nd day air) and allow dry shampoo (I use this) to be my best friend. I would always, and I mean ALWAYS throw second day hair up in a pony or a bun or other updo, but I've realized that, although time consuming, curling my second day hair produces the prettiest results sometimes!

Vest: JCrew Factory | Necklace: Stella and DotTop: from Amazon | Bottoms: Express | Shoes: Steve Madden

Ah, my favorite vest. I wore the top/vest combo here, for those of you who like to see an old school post. I could not, for the life of me, take a good outfit selfie this day. No joke, I took about one million photos from the top view looking down. These pants have a subtle railroad pinstripe that give the outfit a bit more dimension. And, not shown in this pic, is the same Foley + Corinna bag above. The husband caught me trying to take a "from where I stand" selfie in front of some flowers outside at work. Still unsuccessful. Definitely some #fashionbloggerproblems right there. Just for fun - I'm also wearing this baseball tee with my pajama pants while I was trying on my beloved Zara shoes I wore earlier this week:

I told Gina, the shoes kinda go with my jammies. Don't they?! (Pajama pants are last season Old Navy, btw.)

Top: ExpressBottoms: American Eagle | Shoes: Steve Madden

Guys, it's really hard not to wear this top every single day. The outfit with this top plus my scuba leggings (here) is seriously one of my favorite outfits on the blog to date. This was a quick weekend breakfast date with the husband. I know I will be grabbing this top plus leggings plus riding boots as the weather continues to get cooler. #sorrtimnotsorry

Necklace: ExpressTop: ExpressBracelet: ExpressBottoms: Express | Shoes: Via Spiga

Speaking of hair - I got a lot of compliments this day on my hair - that it was super fancy and I was ready for homecoming. (OK, maybe some of those comments weren't actually compliments.) I really didn't mean for it to be fancy, I just threw it up because I didn't really have time to do it, and just haphazardly started pinning it. It's nice to know that I can camouflage laziness with an updo! 

I wasn't sure how much I was going to like this top because it's more sheer than my other portofinos, but honestly, it didn't bother me. I did, as you can see, wear a grey cami under it, but it wasn't obnoxiously noticeable (and if we're being honest, I used the shelf bra as my real bra that day….so it was extra comfortable.) One of the perks to being smaller chested :)

Glasses: Rough Justice | Necklace: Stella and Dot | Top: BCBG | Bottoms: ZellaShoes: Express

Another easy weekend look for you. We were out and about running errands, and this was the first time I took my black slip ons out for a spin. So far, no regrets buying these bad boys, especially with the $22 price tag! And this is another BCBG top - guess I didn't realize how many of these I had in my closet. But they're really great - this one is easily 2-3 years old, but something that will be in my closet until it breaks. Effortless tops like these are staples for me.

Jacket: JCrew FactoryNecklace: Stella and Dot | Dress: Free People | Shoes: Sam Edelman

Two other things on repeat here - my denim jacket and my Rebel pendant necklace. The fit on this jacket is just the best! Some denim jackets are boxy - and I'm just so in love with this one. Every time I wear it, I am thankful I bought it. Same thing with this necklace. I had avoided it for the longest time, but now that I have it, I can't not wear it. It provides just the perfect amount of bling. This dress you have seen two other times - awkwardly here and winterized here. Definitely one of my favorite dresses in my collection because it has so much layering potential.

Necklace: Express | Top: LOFT | Bracelet: Natasha Couture | Skirt: ExpressShoes: Express

Yep, all my favorites are in this post today! I la-la-love this skirt! I can't be too mad at Rachelle for enabling me to buy it, nor can I be mad at her that I ordered it in grey, too! It's so comfy and effortless, but still interesting and fun! Adding my black slip ons to complete this black and white look was perfect for dinner at a local bar with the husband!

Necklace: Express | Top: Express | Skirt: Gap | Sandals: Sam Edelman

And last but not least is this outfit styled with one of my four Barcelona camis. Funny how the weather has turned in such a short amount of time! It was ridiculously hot this day, and I really just needed to not be sweaty. This was so lightweight and perfect. Little did I know, within a couple weeks, I'd be wearing layers! Woo!

And that's all I got for you today, folks! Still amazes me how fast these random outfits add up, but thanks for letting me dump them off on you! Now time to go squish my nephew!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bootie season

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option, option) | Vest: JCrew Factory (option) | Bracelets: Express (option), Stella and Dot, Kate Spade (option), Forever 21 (option) | Dress: Express (option)  | Booties: Me Too (option, option, option)

With the cooler temps this week, I'm fully taking advantage of bootie season. It's funny because the second the temperatures dipped, I started seeing knee high boots everywhere! I'm not quite at that point yet - I will have plenty of time to sport those boots later. For now, I'm pulling out all of my booties. Booties and bare legs is the easiest transitional pairing in my head.

Another pairing I love is a bunch of neutrals plus a pop of color. These booties are so much fun - I honestly didn't mean to get matchy matchy with the purple bag, but no other bag looked quite right for the look.

I don't know about you, but I'm very certain that fall is my absolute favorite season ever.


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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Sunnies: Gucci | Earrings: Stella & DotBag: Tory  Burch (budget option) | Top: DVF (budget option, budget option)  | Bracelet: Tasha (option) | Bottoms: Express (option, option)   | Shoes: Valentino (option, budget option)

Somehow I ended up wearing all my fancy things today. I haven't worn these tuxedo stripe pants in forever, so it was time. I also haven't worn these spectator pumps in forever, and they were just begging for more air time. So, if I'm already being fancy, I may as well just throw some sequins and leopard into the mix, right?

Perhaps a little much, but meh!

I'm super excited because I get to meet my nephew this weekend! My sister is sending me pictures on the daily, and he's just so squishable! Just gotta get through a couple of long meeting days at work to finish out the week, and then we are off! Cannot wait!!

Eee! Only a couple of more days left, and you guys never have to hear me beg remind you to vote for me! I was nominated for a St. Louis Fashion Blog award for Best Use of Social Media. You can vote for me here (category #6) - you can vote once per day per email until Friday!!! Thanks for all of your votes and continued support!!


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