Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family, and anything else you may be thankful for. I am probably out Black Friday shopping as you read this, and I was THISCLOSE to not posting anything for today, but, what can I say? Blogging is therapeutic sometimes, and after three days of work travel, the thing that sounded the most wonderful to me was throwing on a fleece hoodie, leggings, and leg warmers, sitting in my favorite chair (basically this here), and enabling you all to shop my favorite things.


Jacket: JCrew Factory in Antique Sanded Blue

I have three denim jackets in my closet. Why three? Possibly because I never felt like what I had was perfect. But now that I have this one, I really wouldn't be sad if the other two went away. What's to love? The fit: there is just a hint of stretch to this which keeps it figure flattering and not boxy. The length: it's not cropped, but it's not long either. It hits right at the hip where I want it. The wash: It's relaxed but not too 80s acid washed. Plus, since it's lighter colored, I have no problem rocking denim on denim with my dark washed jeans.


Scarf: Lululemon

I've accumulated three of these over the last year, and I just love the versatility of them. It's my go to piece for traveling - I love that I can wear it as a scarf, but it also doubles as the softest blanket on the plane without being bulky. This video convinced me that I needed one. Or three.


Striped top: LOFT (options here, here, and here)

OK, so I am teasing you here just a little bit because my exact top (featured in both navy and black above) is not available anymore. However, LOFT has so many other great options right now - I love that store for basic tops like this. And a striped top is really like a blank canvas to any outfit - you can build as much or as little as you want around it, but the end result is always fabulously effortless.


Chambray: JCrew Factory

Guys, if I haven't convinced you to buy this chambray by now, for the love of all things shopping, please just buy it already! Especially now that it's on sale! It's so perfect that I own two of them because the thought of something happening to it pained me. Bonus points if you're 5'-2" or less like me because it's even long enough to cover your bits in leggings.


Leggings: Zella

And speaking of leggings. You guys know I love my scuba leggings, but when it comes to just every day, no frill leggings, I turn to my Zellas. I have three pairs of these basic black that I alternate since I wear them so much. I don't actually ever work out in them even though *technically* they are probably meant to work out in. The waistband is what makes them look like workout leggings to me, but since I always have my bits covered anyway, you will never see the waistband, and therefore, no one has ever asked me if I was on my way to the gym when I wear them. They wear well, they're ridiculously comfortable, and they're not even a TEENY bit see through. Worth every penny.


Bootie: Sam Edelman "Petty" in Putty Suede 
(more colors available here)

I feel like I've gotten a lot of questions about these booties lately and what I wear with them. As you can see, I wear a LOT with them. The nude color and slim profile makes them basically disappear, which adds to their versatility. They're my boots I use most for travel, even in the warmer months because they are comfortable and go with everything. If you've been searching for an easy nude bootie, here you go.

The best thing about my favorites today is that they look great as an entire outfit, and on their own in other outfits. I hope I have proved my points! Now go get your shop on! Keep a look out this weekend, because I plan to share all my Black Friday finds to better prepare you for Cyber Monday!



  1. Some of my fave outfits here, the denim jacket and leggings!!

  2. Love a lot of the items you have here. I have the denim jacket and chambray shirt, and they are a must addition to anyone closet.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

    1. Yes, for sure! I can't think of a time when I didn't own a denim jacket!

  3. These are some great looks! I love that striped top. I am staring at that plaid jacket though! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    1. Oh, I know! The plaid jacket was great and such a random find on Amazon! It's a great piece!
      And thanks! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving also!

  4. All great essentials, those nude booties are the best!


    1. Aren't they though?! I FINALLY found the leopard version in my size, new in box, on ebay. They're on their way to me as we speak! So excited!!

    2. what I need to go hunting on ebay, I want the leopard version so badly.

  5. Great round-up of favorites and I am amused that I only have ONE of them!! Such a fun round-up of looks from memory lane. Can't wait to hear what you get today!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. I am still so happy you got that ONE favorite though and that you liked it! That's still a little victory I am quite proud of! :)

  6. sigh...I love all of them! The only one I have is the chambray, which I do LOVE! At this point I feel guilty adding more striped tops to my closet, but love the denim jacket & scarf!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

    1. Yeah, I have more stripes than any one person should have. But. They all serve different purposes!!

  7. Love how you can style your items so many ways. Thanx for the inspiration


  8. Oh, this one is the best, seriously!