Hey girl hey,
Is anyone else crushing this Thursday? Thursday are my craziest day… I typically see about 10 clients, cook, clean, and do some laundry, oh and on a good day workout! I’m super excited to head to the SFL Girl Gang mixer tonight to meet with other local bloggers. Check IG stories for some pics during that.
While I have a break I thought I’d share this fun look with you.
I cored this cold shoulder top during Nordstrom anniversary sale and I’m sorry to say its all sold out. Obviously, I made sure to find you guys some other similar options. I think they’re pretty cute, too!
Cold Shoulder and Ruffles
Cold Shoulder Sweater
I know I’ve shared my obsession with Spanx, but seriously if you don’t have a pair invest in one. I haven’t been brave enough to try another color other then black and the black motto but that copper pair is calling my name. My 21 year old self would’ve been all over them!
My boots have also been of favorite of mine, I’m actually wearing them right now. I love velvet so when I saw the black velvet option of these were on sale I snagged them and luckily for you they are still ins tock! Here’s the link: Marc Fisher over the knee boots – Velvet
I have been incorporating statement earring more, especially with outfits that are black and white or base colors. I’ve linked my Earrings for you. Great buy also from DSW! My sunglasses are Henri Bendel, but are no longer available, so I found a similar pair for you here by Quay.
Anyone else share my Spanx obsession???
Peeps, I got the most amazing “style on a budget” look for you today! I saw this awesome skirt on a fellow blogger babes IG, check her out, I’m digging her page (especially if you’re a new mama), Midtown Magnolia. The first look is a work-friendly look. All from Target, duh! I decided to tie up the bouse because it wasn’t sitting well on me tucked in. I think depending on your body style and preference try it tucked in or tied.
This blouse is part of the A New Day line that I have been talking about nonstop. It’s on major clearance with limited availability so shop it fast!! crepe utility blouse <– link
I decided to step away from the feminine work style and show you how this could be a casual look (also work friendly) but warmer for our winter weather. Throw on a fun chunky cable knit sweater (black, gray, white, cream, or navy) any color would work and some chunky boots!
My sweater is much older from the Loft, but don’t worry got a budget-friendly one here for you from H&M!
I also wanted to style the skirt for a night out. Those girls in colder climates, throw on a leather jacket to keep this look going. I love a good bodysuit and this one is an oldie but a goodie. Its open back adds a nice touch. I’ve worn this for so many different occasions, from rehearsal dinners, date night, even work with a blazer! My exact bodysuit is no longer available but I’ve linked a similar one here.
My booties are from DSW for under $60…I’ve linked them here. Spend $39 and get a free weekender tote!
My block heels are older and I’ve linked them to a previous post here.
Glasses are Henri Bendel – no longer available.
Do you guys like the 1 piece 3 ways post? I’ve been thinking it’s something I can do more often. I usually wear the same item multiple ways to recycle more from my closet without getting bored. For example, I wore this skirt with a denim button down and chucks the other day for a lunch meeting and felt like I was wearing a whole new skirt.
Getting bundled up in FL is one of my favorite things and we all know its a rare occurrence. Josh and I are taking our engagement photos this weekend (eek!) and I am hoping this beautiful weather continues throughout the weekend. I’m currently wearing a poncho and cashmere socks as I type this and man does it feel good!!
I’ve talked about this denim before. I scored these jeans during the Nordstrom anniversary sale and I’ve been hooked ever since. Luckily for you they are on sale again! BlankNYC denim <—- (link)
This camisole is silk with a lace accent and I think its a great top for adding some style to a simple look. Last time I checked it was still in stock and on sale! I’m wearing an XS (runs big, especially for us smaller chested girls). Loft cami <— link here
This sweater is near and dear to my heart. It was my grandmothers and she literally wore it everyday, especially when it was 95 degrees here in FL, no joke! The chunky cardigan look is in and I’m so thankful for it. Luckily for you guys I found a similar sweater from Urban Outfitters. My grandma was a “fashionista” long before her time and didn’t even know it! similar sweater <— link
I know I shared with you all that Target now has a Bauble Bar line called sugarfix and I’m stoked up! These fun pom pom Earrings come in many colors and are a great statement earring to jazz up any look. This crossover ring is also a fun piece. I like to stack rings and keep it mixed up with some simple thin band sand then some others that have more going on. Its my way of channeling my inner Phoebe (yes another FRIENDS reference).
This Tassel Tote is from DSW and I have been loving it as my work bag and throw around. I needed a sturdy black bag for the season and I didn’t want to spend a fortune. This bag is under $50 and I love it!! Sure, I think every woman should own at least one nice designer bag, but should you go crazy having every designer bag- nope.
Hope everyone had an amazing week!
Oh hey Tuesday! I’m sitting here watching Kelly & Ryan ( if you know me, you know my obsession with Kelly Ripa runs deeeeep) and writing this post thinking about all the positive things that are to come. Today, I plan to tackle my closet and get stuff cleaned out as well as map out outfits for our engagement shoot in two weeks. Maybe I have too much piled on for today, but worth a try.
Let’s talk about this look. For me, I love layering with vests, kimono’s, and pieces like this. I think that adding layers creates a more textured look. This vest is amazing and it was an Amazon find! This is a trench style vest that can be worn many ways. I’ve linked it for you here. It’s only $15.99 and is available for Prime!
For today’s look, I decided to stick with winter whites. I’m wearing Loft basic whiten denim, linked here. Loft is doing an extra 60% off sale and these jeans are currently on sale! Hurry up and order, they sell out fast. They’re available in curvy and modern, both skinny cut!
This top is from Abercrombie. I love the V-neck cut on this one and its the softest cotton. A basic stripe tee is always great and workes well for pairing with pieces like this trench. This T is on sale for under $10. I plan on grabbing it in other colors too! Snag it here.
My booties are older but from DSW. They are crown vintage. A brand I was not familiar with until I started shopping at DSW and I love them. They are super comfortable and have worn well over the years. I’ve linked a similar pair here, they’re under 70$.
I kept it simple with accessories. I’m wearing a diamond ear climber earring and a gold bauble bar T pendant necklace. Persol sunnies that I’m obsessed with (they are linked in previous post, Style on a Budget with Amazon…)!
Similar earrings here
Similar necklace here
Happy shopping friends! Stay productive peeps and share what you think of layering pieces like this!
While it’s winter everywhere else, here in south Florida its still about 85 degrees. That calls for easy looks that are weather appropriate. I am obsessed with this romper by Elan available at lilac and lilies boutique. It’s also available in other colors from Nordstrom and I’ve found an identical match under $40 from Target (only available in black).
I decided to add a leather wrap around belt to create some dimension. Here’s a link to one very similar from Amazon, it’s available in a ton of colors and style mostly under $15.
I love a good straw hat for beach days, going out to lunch with friends, brunching, or any other time you wanna keep the sun out of your face Here’s a similar hat from Target and its under $15.
Whenever I do off the shoulder I try and pair it with a statement necklace. This particular necklace is by Kendra Scott and is a bit pricier. I’ve linked it here and here’s one by Bauble Bar available at Nordstrom. Here’s another crystal bib available at DSW, and here’s a fun one from Target..
This is a great look for going on vacation too! How many of you have a tripped planned to a tropical paradise and don’t know what to pack? Let me know… I’m here to help!
Can we talk about how cool this car is? While at Ft.Lauderdalee beach shooting this look I saw this amazing car pull up and asked the owner if he wouldn’t mind me taking a picture next to it. He said, “I’ll give ya better, hop in and take all the pictures ya want!” It was pretty fun and I’m happy to have seen something so different. Made me feel like I was in the movie Grease (please say you see the resemblance)!
Happy Romper Wearing
It’s almost the weekend and boy am I looking forward to Christmas. We’ve been shopping, planning, organizing, and prepping not only for Christmas but also New Years. Not to mention throw in engagement stuff, this girl needs a break. Luckily, I found myself on the couch for two hours yesterday (not being productive at all) watching an SVU marathon. Yes, I have seen EVERY episode, and yes I can watch each one a million times. Elliot Stabler you are perfection 😉 !! Check out this quick holiday look.
I love a good pleated skirt… especially around this time of year! They’re flattering for all shapes and sizes! You can dress them up or down depending on your shoes and accessories. I’d even love this skirt with a tall black boot. This look is available at lilac and lilies boutique. For me, I typically like to pair a midi skirt with a bodysuit, gives it that polished look. Similar body suit to this post is the one from this previous post, Holiday Look 1….
I found some similar skirts… all affordable and linked them for you below!
Nordstrom – silver midi skirt
H&M pleated midi skirt
Target pleated skirt
This skirt would look great with a cable knit sweater too. How about a white T and some converse?! Crazy, nope would look adorable. You will be seeing more pleated skirts and different ways to style them on the blog soon.
I’m still planning my holiday look… ugh this girl doesn’t do well with too many choices. lol!
Happy Prepping 🙂
It’s a cold morning here in Florida and I’m loving it! I miss winter in NY and look forward to any chance I get to wear boots and a comfy sweater. 🙂 This holiday look I am showing can be transitioned for colder weather too, simply add tights, booties, and a pashmina and you are all set!
I think an elegant dress for the holidays is always a classic look. I originally purchased this dress for a wedding josh and I had in October and last minute changed my mind, however, I do think this is a great wedding dress, too!
velvet slip dress, or Asos silver pleated dress, or green velvet Target, or lace midi Nordstrom
Above are links to similar dresses that I love for the holidays that are all affordable. I got my dress from Abercrombie during their last 50% off sale and this exact one is no longer available.
When you have a simple dress like this, I always like to add a statement earring to help create more dimension (more of a completed look). Sure, simple stud earring will work too, but I love a statement earring- especially for the holidays. Here are two similar options to the earring I am wearing… teal earrings or navy earrings
You can pair this dress with black heels and it will still look great. I chose nude because I wanted a chunkier heel and I did not want my show to be a focus. My pair are older Steve Madden, but I linked similar pairs here: blush velvet block heels or nude leather heel.
Most people feel you need to have a clutch when styling this dress, but I like to add a crossbody that has some metal to it. This particular crossbody is by All Saints in bronze, but I found a more affordable option in gold that I think would look great with this look as well.
Adding a dark lip color really completes the look. I love to be bold with lip colors and feel a Bordeaux color like the one I am wearing here (by Clinique in grandest grape) helps add the finishing touch to this look. I wish I could braid ’cause a beautiful fish tail braid would add a lot to this look.
Happy holiday parties and good luck with all the holiday shopping!