Thursday, September 3, 2015

Breakin' Out the Booties








Top: Free People {on sale, obsessed!} | Jeans: Current/Elliott | Booties: BP {also love these} | Bag: Louis Vuitton {super similar} | Watch: MK | Bracelets: Julie Vos + Stella & Dot | Earrings: Nordstrom | Ring: Stella & Dot | Lips: MAC Liner 'Stripdown' + MAC Lipstick 'Blankety'

Happy Thursday, lovelies!  Hang tight, we're almost to the weekend!  I wore this causal look last weekend while going out to dinner with friends and it was perfect for the occasion!  Comfy yet chic, Fall-ish, but not overboard and my favorite color palette.  I love the soft color of this top (it also comes in ivory and lavender!) and it pairs so perfectly with the dark brown color of these booties (choose chocolate on the website).  I decided to break out the booties for the first time and I love the cooler weather we've been having here lately.  The days are still pretty warm, but the mornings and evenings feel absolutely amazing.  I love this time of year and can't wait for the leaves to start turning!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Transitioning into Fall

Blazer: Nordstrom {comes in 4 other colors!} | Tank: Urban Outfitters {literally the most comfortable tank ever!!} | Jeans: Current/Elliott {also love these} | Bag: Chloe {super similar} | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik {super similar} | Sunglasses: Celinè | Watch: MK | Ring: Kendra Scott | Bracelets: Stella & Dot  | Bar Necklace: Gorjana  | Lips: YSL 'Sheer Candy' #1
Top: Everlane | Skirt: Nordstrom {Also love this} | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Chloè | Watch: MK | Bracelet: Brandy Pham | Sunglasses: Cèline | Lips: NARS 'Supervixen'
 Jacket: Cupcakes & Cashmere {obsessed!} | Tank: Free People {my favorite & only $20!} | Denim: Current/Elliott | Shoes: Christian Louboutin {super similar and less than $100 here + here} | Handbag: Louis Vuitton 'Neverfull GM' {similar} | Necklace: Julie Vos | Rings: Julie Vos + Stella & Dot | Earrings: Nordstrom {closet staple} | Sunglasses: Cèline {super similar} | Lips: MAC Liner in 'Soar' + NARS 'Supervixen'

Hi there, lovelies!  With Fall quickly approaching, I wanted to share three looks with you today to help transition your closet from Summer to Fall.  My biggest tip when it comes to these awkward couple of months of not knowing what to wear: layering.  Being able to take off or add on to your look throughout the day is key to surviving the last few warm days and transitioning into those cooler nights.  Let's break these looks down a bit:

Outfit 1: Boyfriend Blazer + Grey Tank - such a easy, effortless look that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.  I love how a boyfriend blazer can make an otherwise simple outfit look so polished and put together.  This blazer is a must have for any closet, less than $100 and comes in over 5 colors!  The tank I'm layering with has quickly become one of my favorite go-to pieces in my closet.  I initially found this tank in the store and fell in love with how soft and silky it is!  I'm a sucker for anything that's comfortable + chic.  Once I got it home and styled it with this outfit, I bought it in 2 other colors!  They're so great to lounge around in, layer or simply wear alone.  I love the oversized look and v-neck front + back.  Now, onto the denim - I'm OBSESSED with a great pair of jeans.  Everything from the wash to the fit, having great denim in your closet is such a staple for building any outfit on.  I have fallen in love with this fit, called 'The Stiletto' and can't wear them enough!  Once you find a denim brand that fits you well, washes well and compliments your shape + figure - stick with it!  And last, but definitely not least, the accessories.  I love, love, love cognac accessories - especially for Fall!  I added pointy-toe heels and a horseshoe bag to add a little warmth to the color palette and love the outcome.  Accessories can make or break an outfit!

Outfit 2: White + Camel - anytime you're wanting to transition your look from Summer to Fall, incorporate white.  There's something so chic about an all white look, but pairing a faux-leather jacket on top in a warm color can completely change the entire look.  I love anything with an oversized lapel.  I just think it adds such an oversized, classic look to your layering pieces and gives you a very 'Olivia Pope chicness' about you.  Any Scandal fans out there?!  Also, the tank I layered with in this outfit is also one of my favorites!  Only $20 and such a complimenting fit + shape.  I own at least 5 of these and constantly gravitate toward them on a weekly basis.  Layering pieces are key!

Outfit 3: Suede Skirt + White Blouse - classic, classic, classic.  This look is PERFECT for transitioning into cooler weather.  The skirt is a warm color + suede (which is so classic Fall), but the mini makes it weather appropriate.  I paired it with a white blouse to keep the colors neutral and added a pop of print in my accessories.  In my opinion, leopard is a neutral and I love how it brings the two colors (camel + black) together.  The calf-hair shoes and suede skirt combination gives the look a luxurious feel, while the blouse is the staple piece in the look tying it all together.  Add a black bag and you're all set!  So many classic pieces in one outfit that won't break the bank!

My favorite things about all 3 of these looks is the fact that they are so interchangeable.  You can easily pair the white denim with the grey tank, the jeans with the white blouse, the skirt with a basic layering tank (messy and half tucked in!) and still get that end-of-summer/start-of-fall look simply by swapping out a few pieces!  That's the great thing about purchasing closet staples, they're perfect for any outfit!

Be sure to head over to Womanista.com to see more of my Fall transition picks and thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lovely's Lookbook | NO. 6


What can I say, I love a greyed out look.  I have a recent obsession of flared jeans, I bought this crop top a few weeks ago {#obsessed!} and I'm dying over this light grey, sleeveless coat!  I also find myself gravitating towards mixed metal for Fall and in my opinion, there's nothing better than a little David Yurman.   Definitely the perfect look for transiting into cooler weather! 

Oh, and happy September!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Travel Style

Blazer: J.Crew | Tank: J.Crew (old, super similar & my favorite tank here for $20} | Jeans: Zara {super similar} | Weekender: GiGi New York c/o | Shoes: Converse | Watch: MK | Bracelet: David Yurman | Ring: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Cèline {super similar} | Lips: NARS 'Heat Wave'

When taking a road trip, I always go for comfort + functionality.  Driving a couple of hours in ripped jeans, sneakers + a tank is easy, but I always bring something extra along to finish off the look.  This red blazer is perfect for hanging or throwing over your arm and adding to your outfit once you arrive at your destination.  It's just chic enough to look polished and put together, but pairing it with a simple tank + sneakers doesn't look too overdone for an on-the-go look.  Plus, can we talk about this weekender?!  I loooove travel accessories and this bag is absolute perfection.  Such a great size, the perfect cognac color and can be personalized!  A good weekender bag is such a necessity when you're traveling as much as I do and this one is my new favorite!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Grey on Grey

 Crop Top + Pant Set: Free People | Sandals: Everlane {so comfy!} | Handbag: Chloè | Watch: MK | Bracelet: David Yurman | Earrings: Nordstrom | Ring: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Cèline {exact dupes for less than $40, here!} | Lips: NARS 'Supervixen'

Okay, so when you can mix a chic look with a SUPER comfortable look - I am ALL about it.  When I initially saw this set a few weeks ago, I purchased it thinking I would lounge around and sleep in it.  But once I got it in, I was sold on wearing it out casually.  I love that the crop top can be worn with high-waisted jeans or shorts and I'm sure I'll be wearing these pants all the time as we get closer and closer to Fall.  All in all, a super versatile set for a pretty great price!

I hope you're all having a great week so far!  I should be working today, but instead I'm hanging out by Lake Norman and loving every minute of it.  I like to think of it as a 'mental health day', right?!  This is my first time to Lake Norman and I loooove it!  McKenna and I took a boat ride with her brother & sister in law last night to The Rusty Rudder for dinner and it was amaze!!  Has anyone else  been there?  Lake life is a good life, that's for sure!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blush Maxi

Dress: Free People {I'm wearing an xs, size down if in between sizes} | Shoes: old, similar here | Bangles: Julie Vos | Bracelet: Julie Vos | Watch: MK | Belt: J.Crew, similar here | Ring: Julie Vos | Earrings: Nordstrom | Handbag: Louis Vuitton 'Neverfull' GM {similar} | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lips: YSL 'Sheer Candy' #1

I wore this look a week or so ago when we were heading downtown to meet some friends for dinner and it was the perfect look for the casual, weekend occasion.  I've always loved maxi dresses because they're so comfortable (pretty much like pajamas), but can be dressed up or down.  I can totally see this dress with lace up sandals (dupes for the Stuart Weitzman ones I have) or even booties (obsessed with these in 'new nude') and unfinished, messy hair.  Of course, I fell in love with the color from the moment I saw it and there was no question in my mind that I had to have it!

I hope you're all having a great week so far!  I'm headed to Charlotte today to spend some time with a couple of my favorite blogger babes and I'm excited for a quick road trip!  If you work from home, you understand that sometimes you just gotta get out of the house, switch things up a little and go somewhere!  I'm still adjusting to office life at home, obviously.  :)

Enjoy your day, lovelies and thanks so much for stopping by! xx.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Save OR Splurge for Fall

Blush Rockstuds: SAVE | SPLURGE
Cognac Crossbody Bag: SAVE | SPLURGE
Lace-Up Flats: SAVE | SPLURGE
Cat Eye Sunglasses: SAVE | SPLURGE
Black + Gold Clutch: SAVE | SPLURGE
Distressed Denim: SAVE {current fave} | SPLURGE
Black Fedora: SAVE | SPLURGE
Taupe Booties: SAVE | SPLURGE
Handbag: SAVE | SPLURGE

While thinking about Fall must-haves, there are some items you want to splurge on and some items you want to save your hard-earned money on.  Personally, I tend to gravitate towards the more expensive, yet staple accessories because they're classic pieces in my closet.  However, sometimes the dupe version is so on point that it's hard to spend the extra money, simply for the name.  When it comes to clothing, I'm more likely to purchase the $60 sweater, rather than the $300 sweater since I'll probably only be wearing it for a couple of seasons.  Knowing when and what to save/splurge on is a huge step in building your wardrobe and something I struggled with for a long time.  I try to live by the saying, buy less, choose well and really focus on investment pieces that are timeless.  In my experience, keeping your trendy, seasonal purchases anywhere between $15-$100 is typically a pretty good rule to live by.  I've rounded up a few of my favorite splurge/save items that are so exact, it's hard to tell which one is which!  Sometimes I even prefer the save version over the splurge, depending on what it is.  I love these distressed jeans and this ivory tote for Fall and already purchased some of these for my closet!  Sometimes, it's so easy to accomplish that same high-end look without breaking the bank!

P.S. - If you're dying for a pair of Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots, this pair is ridiculously close for a third of the price!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, xx.


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