It’s not too often that you see me in black or gray…I’m just a girl who loves color. But sometimes you get the cutest sweater in your stitch fix box that you can’t help but fall in love! My favorite part of this sweater? The gray patches on the elbows. Cute details make me happy…it’s the little things, people :)
If you’ve read my blog on and off, you know I’m a huge Frye fan. These Paige riding boots are going strong on their third year. They just fit like a glove and are so well made. I know the price of Fryes can be a turn off for some, but the quality and craftsmanship of these boots are in a league of their own. I couldn’t recommend these boots more! And they come in a ton of colors!
Fall weather is an enigma to me. One day it’s 75, the next it’s 50. So if I’m wearing sweaters in this weird transition, I try to make sure they are somewhat thin where I won’t break into a nasty sweat the second I step outside in the afternoon.
This sweater is now one of my favorites. I won’t lie. I have this in two colors. It’s nice and thin, and I love how it’s long in the back…you could easily get away with wearing legging with this and it would easily cover your assets. :) And did I mention it’s on sale? And I’m sure Banana will have a wicked good sale for Black Friday, so it will be even cheaper!
If you have followed my blog at all, y’all know I love dresses. I have a ton for spring and summer, but not as many for fall and winter. I saw this dress at the Gap, and knew I could wear this so many different ways! So I’ll show you three simple ways I wore it:
First, just by itself with boots. Sometimes plain is the way to go.
Second, add a scarf. A simple addition can give it a whole new look!
Last but not least, add a jacket. Oftentimes I forget about my denim jacket! Silly me, I know. :)
Dress – Gap (on sale!); Scarf – via Von Maur (old but similar here); Boots – Enzo Angiolini (oldie but goody); Jacket – Big Star (old but similar here); Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired); Watch – Rolex; Bracelets – David Yurman (similar) and Henri Bendel (old)
And look at these fur babies! They constantly photobomb me, so I thought I would give them a little face time.
Mixing patterns can be so much fun. When I first got this skirt from Banana Republic, I really didn’t think about wearing it with polka dots…but when I was going to wear it to work, this shirt just jumped out at me. I tend to keep my pattern mixing to the same color family, which keeps it easy. I don’t want to get too funky :) With the monochromatic colors, I love choosing a color to pop out. These pink Sam Edelman beauties were it! I have to admit I’m still breaking these in; my pigs don’t love the pointy toes. Ha!
Longer blouses make me happy. I love when I can wear tight jeggings and not worry about my booty being too out there at work. I love the length of this Banana Republic striped boyfriend blouse. The only downside to this light colored blouse is how sheer it is; definitely had to wear a cami underneath. But I paired it with these Old Navy jeggings from last year. Yep, they totally remind me of maternity pants though…great elastic waist. Ha! I know Kendra Scott is super hot right now, but I am so glad I jumped on the Rayne necklace bandwagon. I wear this bad boy ALL the time. It was such a great purchase – highly recommend.
I’m a typical girl. I love jewelry. But, I have an exception to that statement. I love jewelry that can be worn so many ways. And these two necklaces and earrings are exactly what I’m referring to. Being clear stones, they go with everything! Even dressing up this flannel plaid shirt from J. Crew Factory.
The best part of this jewelry…ridiculously affordable. The longer necklace I picked up this fall at J. Crew Factory. Uh…for a whopping $24. The shorter necklace I eyed from Stella & Dot for a long time, and I finally caved almost two years ago. Again, I knew it would go with so much, from shirts and sweaters to dresses. It’s under $60, and for those of you have bought S&D before, you know it’s so well made.
Let’s not forget about the earrings. Talk about go with literally every outfit! These Nancy studs from Stella & Dot are a must. And again…only $24. These have become some of my go-to earrings. They are the perfect size that doesn’t swallow my earlobe.
If you are going to spend any money on jewelry this fall, I highly recommend these three pieces!
I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the sweatshirt trend…until I found this great jacquard sweatshirt at Gap. I love how it’s “fancy” enough to wear to work (thank you casual workplace!). The details of the exposed zipper on the back was a sealed deal. It is so comfortable, too! I was slightly worried about getting the white dirty, but thankfully I didn’t have any spills :)
This is on sale right now, too! Gap always has various offers, so you can definitely pick this up for a huge bargain. You’re welcome.
Pencil skirts = one of my favorite clothing items. I own quite a few and am always on the search for great patterns. Well…I found one! For one, blue is my favorite color. And two, this pattern is fantastic. The skirt doesn’t have any stretch factor, which I have to say I like. In my opinion, when pencil skirts don’t have a lot of stretch, it makes them lay better.
There are plenty of way you can style this skirt, but I thought I’d go all out on the blue and pair it with this button up. I picked this up at the Gap a few years ago, and it goes with so much. Fantastic staple to any wardrobe.
The plaid shirt. It’s my favorite fall and winter item! I keep telling myself enough with the plaid, but there are so many great plaids out there! And in the colder months, I do love layering them under a cozy sweater. One thing I love about this Banana Republic shirt is the reversed print on the inside. It’s a great navy gingham. And let’s not forget to mention how soft it is! Pretty much like wearing a pajama shirt :) (And it’s on sale – even bettaaaahhhh!)
I was on the hunt for some great (and comfortable) brown ankle booties. Do you know where I found these? The Aerosoles outlet store! I thought Aerosoles were kind of “old lady” shoes for their comfort factor, but they had some very cute styles! I have become a fan…and I got a TON of compliments on them when I wore them to work.
Another great find at J. Crew Factory was this jeweled necklace. It goes with literally everything. And what a bargain getting it half off for around $25.
I picked up some great items on super sale last weekend…so I wanted to share this sale with you! I’m such a huge lucy fan, as their clothes last so long…wash after wash after wash. One of my absolutely favs is their Crossback Tanks. They come out with new patterns every season. This sports bra tank beats any others that I have worn…and has great coverage!
Well, well, well. Long time no blog. Work has been taking 110% of my time lately. I’m in the employee benefit space, so 4th quarter is most definitely my busiest time of year…trying to make many clients happy! I’m just so thankful I work with an amazing communication team!
So…I wore this dress a few weeks ago. It came out in the spring, but to me personally, I feel this dress looks more like fall. I loved the fun zipper on the leg. I wore the zipper closed all day when I was at work. I didn’t realize how cute it was unzipped until I got home. Oops!!
It was time to bust out the booties, too! I got these Coach booties last year at Nordstrom’s anniversary sale and these babies have gotten so much wear! I wear them a lot more than I thought I would. I’m so glad the weather has started to cool down and I could dust off the booties.
Daisy wanted to photobomb me, so I thought I would give her a little camera time. And she coordinated so well with her black and white :)
I couldn’t resist. I know. I know. You’re probably rolling your eyes at me. “Really? Another fit and flare dress, Emily?!” YES! When a dress is this cute, it just had to come home with me. I picked it up last month at the kate spade outlet. The collar is just so fun! (But I admit my hair caught it a few times.) I felt so dressed up even though the dress is actually denim.
I thought it needed a perfect pop of color. In comes these pink suede Sam Edelman Onyx pumps I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I’m still breaking them in; my piggies are not used to pointy pumps! But how much fun are they?! I know these will be getting a lot of wear.
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
This top is like wearing artwork. I immediately gravitated towards it on the Anthro sales rack (I can’t find it online anymore – sorry!). I love clothes that are unique and colorful – and this top is most definitely both of those. With all of these great colors, I knew I had a few ways to style this, the first one being with this orangey J. Crew No. 2 pencil skirt. I have a blue pencil skirt that goes great too, but I like how the orange pulls from the faux belt in the top. I think it just ties it all together.
Happy Monday, everyone!
Wrap dresses are perfect for so many reasons, one being they are flattering on so many body types. And who is known for wrap dresses? That’s right, Diane von Furstenberg. DVF wrap dresses have become iconic. I’ve scored a few of her wrap dresses for amazing deals, including this one I got off of Gilt. Warning for the working ladies though…I had to wear a cami under this so the ladies didn’t pop out and once I got to work I actually had to pin the bottom together. When I walked, my leg was flashing a little too much :)
I just love this print. Animal print is totally a new neutral! I don’t think one could ever have too much animal print.
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.
I’ve been a fan of mixing prints when I can! This outfit was easy to put together. Pattern mixing is easy when you keep in the same color family…so I stuck with my favorite color of blue.
And I can’t tell you enough great things about these JMcLaughlin Madera striped pants! They are like comfortable leggings but with a side zipper. These pants are on sale for under $60! In the hotter temperatures, I don’t love wearing pants, but these are so comfortable and cute I made the exception. (And have I mentioned my office is like working in a meat locker sometimes!)
Shirt – J. Crew (old); Pants – JMcLaughlin; Shoes – Louie Et Cie (old); Necklace – Spartina; Bracelet – Louis Vuitton; Watch – Rolex
I stalked this dress after I saw a blogger wear it on Instagram. I’m not afraid of prints or bright colors; I gravitate towards them. As a communicator and creative person, color makes me happy and helps me express my personality. When I wore this to work, we had prospective clients in for a tour. As they walked into my area, the response I got was “Well, that’s an awfully bright dress.” My response? “I will totally take that as a compliment.” :) And he quickly said it absolutely was. But it’s fashion…I dress for myself and no one else.
This dress is gorgeous. Plain and simple. Did I mention it’s on super sale?! If you have added any kate spade dresses to your closet, you know how well made they are. This dress is no exception. I won’t divulge how many dresses I’m stalking from this upcoming fall collection…
This dress is called the Wilma. And the first thing I think of…Wilma Flintstone. Now those were the good ol’ days of hand drawn animated cartoons…even though that show was originally out before my day :) But not to digress, I hadn’t been in BCBG forever. I wasn’t surprised they had beautiful fabrics and prints for summer. I love this jacquard dress, but it is quite heavy for summer. Despite that, it’s hard not to love a good A-line dress!
Dress – BCBGMAXAZRIA Wilma; Shoes – Charles by Charles David (way old); Earrings – boutique; Bracelets – Henri Bendel, Stella & Dot, Coach, costume piece from my Gigi; Watch – Rolex
Are y’all tired of seeing my Annie Griffin finds at the warehouse sale?! Well, good thing this is my last one :) Like the Lindsay dress I talked about last week, I got this gorgeous print dress for $82. Not only is the print beautiful and colorful, it’s comfortable! Has a nice elastic around the waist in case for over eating at dinner. I’m a sucka for interesting backs, too. This one fits the bill. For this hot and humid night in Hilton Head, it kept me somewhat cool – if that was possible.
The girl was also excited she could fit into a couple of dresses at Francesca’s. I remember when I could finally shop in the junior’s section, I thought that was just awesome. I just wish she would stop growing so fast!!
It is super hot in the ATL. Not only hot, but humid. Ugh. I love summer, but this weather is starting to get to me. Although I am not a shorts girl, I did pick these up at the Annie Griffin warehouse sale for next to nothing. They are nice and cool in this hot weather – and y’all know I love bright colors!