It is finally starting to cool off! I held out for so long but am finally on the 'I'm ready for fall' bandwagon. Layers, dark nail polish, Starbucks PSL...bring it on, fall! I'm loving camo for fall as well. These GAP camo pants are so comfy and surprisingly versatile. Here is a dressed up and dressed down version of the pants. I wore the dressed up version to work for casual Friday and the dressed up version is a really fun weekend look. What do you think of camo? Yay or nay?
Target has just done a fantastic job this fall with their women's department! Several Target items made my fall picks list. And let's not even talk about the Philip Lim madness! Some of the items (and all of the purses) sold out online and in stores within hours. Craziness, I tell ya!
There will be some upcoming posts featuring my Phillip Lim for Target haul but in the meantime I had to give some love to this lovely Target polka dot blazer. I really should have taken these pics outside because (duh!) I blend in with the white wall. Sorry! You get the idea and I'm sure I'll be wearing this again soon. The fit is SO impressive for a $34 blazer! It is absolutely up there with J Crew and Banana Republic. The seams hit where they should, it's not too loose, and it has a decent taper at the waist. The piping and button details actually are good quality. Also, these pictures were taken after a loooong day of work and "look ma, no wrinkles!". Loving it! I ordered the houndstooth version on sale for $30 and can't wait to get that one in.
I cannot believe I got so busy last week that I completely forgot to mention that I did a guest post for one of my favorite bloggers, Carylee of More Pieces of Me, on Friday. She is off in Mexico having a fabulous time. (Jealous!) Here's a little preview and in case you haven't already read Carylee's blog and you can check out the post with outfit details here.
If you are on Instagram you may have seen the mad rush to Kohl's scoop up on Elle's jeweled-collar button-up in the last couple weeks! Why did everyone go so crazy for the blouse? Well, it is a dead ringer (except for the sleeves!) for J. Crew's famous Tilda shirt which is sold out.
Here is a short-sleeved version of the shirt on clearance at J. Crew right now for $90. Meanwhile the Elle collection at Kohl's did a long-sleeved take on the Tilda, here in white, blue stripes, and blue on sale for $25! Lindsey of Real Life Fabulous and I decided to team up to show you two different ways we styled our Elle versions of the jeweled-collar shirt. Lindsey has one of my favorite Instagram's (here) and I was so happy when she suggested this collaboration!
I just love how Lindsey rolled her cuffs and paired her shirt with that adorable striped skirt! What a fun combination. Check out Lindsey's details here!
I decided to pair my shirt with olive green pants and some simple jewelry. I just happened to choose my J. Crew inspired tassel necklace as well! I really love the color combination of light blue and olive green together.
Jenn and I are so happy to present this month's Sit-Down Style Session featured blogger! *drumroll please* It's Jessi of Haircut and General Attitude! Not only is Jessi absolutely gorgeous and oh-so-stylish, she is also one of the sweetest bloggers you will meet.
1. Describe your style in 3 words:
Girly, fun and a bit vintage!
2. Why did you start blogging?
I've always been interested in the world of beauty and over the last few years I started to really LOVE fashion. I loved playing in my closet and creating outfit. I discovered style blogging and started following a few great blogs like Delightfully Tacky and Selective Potential. I felt like this was my place. My sweet Hubby told me to go for it and really helped me find the courage to get started. I jumped into this new world knowing nothing and I learn and improve more every day. I truly love it!
3. What do you like best about blogging and what are your goals for the future?
I like getting to share what I create and being part of such an awesome community! I love getting inspiration from other bloggers and hopefully inspiring a few people myself. I love all the friends I've made and all the opportunities that have come along. I hope to keep perfecting my blog, the design, the photography, etc. I hope to keep meeting new friends and inspiring people and I hope to one day go to New York Fashion Week! Now THAT would be awesome.
4. Pick 3 favorite outfits and describe why they are your favorite.
It's feminine and romantic. SO me. I love the textures, the tulle and the pearl shoulders. -original post-
It's comfy while still keeping stylish. I love the combo of a graphic sweater over a frilly collared blouse--and any excuse to wear leggings in public! -original post-
This one is one of those fun looks that just came together with a little playing in the closet! I love wearing shorts over black tights and this cardi (borrowed from a friend) was too darling! Plus, I'm kind of obsessed with my cute rain boots. -original post-
5. When not blogging what do you do?
I love seeking adventure with my darling Hubby and exploring new places. I like depressing music, funny movies, craft nights and nighttime runs. I also work full time at a bank, but that's boring, you don't want to know that. ;)
6. You can only shop at one store the rest of your life... What would it be?
This is way too unfair... Honestly, I don't think I could! But if I HAD to choose I'm thinking ModCloth would be a good choice! They have a huge selection, and lots of fun, unique pieces to choose from. Plus, they've kinda got my style down pat.
One of my favorite shopping sites ever is celebrating its 3rd birthday this week... Happy Birthday Groopdealz! I have developed a bit of reputation for being the queen of statement necklaces and Groopdealz is mainly responsible for that. The site is my money-saving little secret. I love their selections and have always been really pleased with the quality.
Giveaways you say? Oh yes indeed. The grand prize winner of the Birthday Giveaway is going to become the lucky owner of a new home office including a Pottery Barn desk, iMac, Nikon, and Adobe Photoshop. Wow! The 2nd and 3rd place winners get some pretty awesome prizes as well. Check out the details below and on the official contest page.
You can enter the contest here! Gain extra chances to win by liking Groopdealz on Facebook and following on Instagram. Hurry, hurry! The deadline is Monday.
And in case you need further proof of why I'm obsessed with Groopdealz just check out my picks from the many amazing deals that are up on the site today. Yes, they do sell much more than jewelry and clothes but that tends to be what I buy the most of. ;)
I am so excited to be collaborating with the fabulous Paige of Life's a Party today! We're actually going to be doing a fun monthly collaboration we call 1 Piece, 2 Ways: California Girl Edition. We are both California girls (Paige moved here after college while I am born and raised). We chose leopard for our first post because who doesn't love a little leopard print??!
We both paired the leopard top with black and
gold accessories, yet our looks are so different. Paige is rocking a fierce going out look! I am loving her leopard and leather pairing....it's edgy and yet so chic. And I styled my leopard shirt with my favorite ponte pants, nude heels, and a tassel necklace. This look would be fun for dinner out or shopping with the girls. You could definitely dress it down by trading out the heels for some chic flats.
I can't get over how great Paige looks in this outfit! For details of Paige's fabulous outfit click here.
Ponte pants - Kohls, similar / Leopard chiffon blouse - local boutique, similar 1, 2, 3