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Fall Layers

14 Oct

I have long been inspired by the style of Blair over at Atlantic-Pacific.  Her ability to mix patterns and textures is amazing.  In looking through my closet today, I was inspired to add an extra layer to my own outfit for a bit more dimension.  It was fun and finally cool enough to try it out!  What about you?  Who are you inspired by lately?  (And no, it doesn’t need to be fashion related!)  Speaking of inspiration, I also attended a fashion show at Fort Worth Running Company this week….so fun!  I’ll be posting on it next week so stay tuned!

{Banana Republic Jeans, Anthropologie Tank, NY&Co Button Up-similar, Kohl’s Sweater, Target Flats}


The Search for Chambray

7 Oct

I’d like to share a little ‘first world problem’ I’ve been having the last few months (that’s the term John and I use to describe issues that are obviously only a concern because our lives are just fine).  Anyhow, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for awhile for a chambray shirt.  Now, they’re virtually everywhere, but for some reason, every one I found was way out of my price range or too light or too dark or had too much color variation–you get the point.  Months, people.  I’ve been looking for months.  However, last week while grocery shopping, I ran across this little number at Target.

Target ($22.99)

It’s pretty much everything I want except that I prefer a standard shirt collar.  However, the ruffles are cute so I made an exception and purchased it (and okay, this one too).  Then a couple days later, I found out J.Crew was having a sale on their sale items, and I ran across another chambray shirt…WITH a collar.

J.Crew ($98.00 –the one I found was around $37 on sale and a little darker in color, but this is the closest picture I could find)

So then I’m torn.  It’s more expensive than the Target version, but it does have the collar I want.  I decide to order it so I can try both on side by side.  It arrived a couple days ago and is perfect, so I’m leaning towards keeping it even though it’s an extra $15.  BUT, then I stumbled across yet another chambray shirt today at Old Navy.

Old Navy ($19.50)

It’s got all the attributes I want AND it’s the cheapest version.  So now I’m thinking to myself that I need to purchase this version and return the other two.  But what a pain.  Returns are such a pain.  See my dilemma, people?  First world problems, I tell ‘ya.  I go months with nothing, and now 3 options in a week.  So what’s your favorite–which one would you keep?  And please don’t tell me you found more for me to look at. 😉

Summer Wishlist

5 Jun

For me, this summer is all about mixing crisp neutrals and bold colors. Bright sunlight, long days, barbeques and margaritas on an outdoor patio all welcome bold, cheery shades of yellow, blue, red, and pink. Let it take the stage by pairing it with a neutral base or accessories. As for shapes, I love loose, flowing shapes (such as the pleated skirt below) and wide leg jeans (universally flattering). If you’ve read this blog for a bit, you know I need to throw a blazer in there too because layering structured shapes just happens to be one of my favorite pastimes. While it wouldn’t be needed for an outdoor event, I still love it for inside cold restaurants, shopping centers, and the icebox that is my office. (Anybody else stock their office with winter parkas?)

So what’s on your wishlist this summer? Have you already found something that you LOVE and can’t stop wearing? Send me a picture or a link—I love to find things that are already tried and true!

Pleated Skirt (UO): $49.00

White Jeans (Gap): $69.50

Pink Blazer (Zara): $99.90

Espadrilles Shoes (Target): $24.99

Bright Patent Belts (Topshop): $24.00

White Watch (Fossil): $105.00

Sole Sourced: Target Go BRIGHT!

30 May

First off, Happy Memorial Day!  A special thanks to those who have served out country, including my grandpa, my brothers, an uncle, cousins, and many friends.  Your service is incredible, and I am so humbled by the sacrifices that you and your families have made in service to our country.

Moving on to today’s outfit selection.  It’s summer in Texas now (hello 90+ temps every day!), and for some reason, that makes me want to wear bright colors.  Bright doesn’t mean it can’t be versatile though.   Switch out the skirt for some white pants, or switch out the top for a white, black, chambray top and off you go!

There just so happens to be a Target right down the street, and since today concludes a fabulous 3 day weekend, I think I’ll head over and check this outfit out.

Each item is from Target!

Top: $22.99

Skirt: $29.99

Shoes: $24.99 (they come in lots of colors!)

Watch: $12.99

Bracelet: $19.99 (In Stores Only—A bit pricey for a bracelet, but it looks so comfy and would go with everything!)

Earrings: $9.99

TOTAL: $120.94

Re-Engineered: Anthro Chop Chop Outfit

18 May

I have to admit, when I saw this outfit at Anthro, I swooned. Pattern mixing and bright colors make it a great eclectic look. I decided to use it as a loose inspiration….I stress loose since, let’s face it, Anthro has some one of kind patterns and unique colors. Plus, I wanted to give it my own take. So, what do you think? Are you jumping on the bandwagon of pattern mixing?

 Anthro Chop-Chop Outfit (Total: $237.95)

Skirt (Forever 21): $14.90

Shirt (Old Navy): $11.99

Belt (Forever 21): $6.80

Shoes (Target): $29.99

TOTAL: $63.68

Everybody, Everywear: Florals

10 May

Random question of the day: Do you close your eyes when you sneeze? I do. Does everyone? I ask this because with all these allergies, I often sneeze on my drive home…and subsequently close my eyes for a split second while driving. I know I’m crazy, but it makes me nervous because I drive with other crazy Texas drivers on very busy freeways! Anyway, I assumed everyone closed their eyes when sneezing, but then I remembered that my soccer coach always called me out on closing my eyes when heading a ball—apparently not everyone does that! So now it’s got me wondering…

Anyway, I decided to join in this month’s Everybody, Everywear. I picked up this floral shirt for a steal at Banana Republic. It’s ended up being a great purchase. I’ve been able to remix it in several ways already. Enough about that, check out how everyone else is wearing it at Everybody, Everywear!

Florals | Everybody, Everywear

(Jeans:Target – similar, Jacket:Buckle – similar, Shirt:Banana Republic – similar, Shoes:Target – similar, Belt: NY&Co – similar)

Fashion Expansion: Nude Shoes

4 May

Hey, that rhymes! Okay, sorta rhymes. I wasn’t sure of what to call it…Tan? Off-white? Beige? Take your pick. Husband was skeptical of this title, but at least I got a little chuckle out of him.

I am on the lookout for the perfect (several) pairs of nude shoes. My first selection would be nude patent leather pumps. So many options—seriously, what outfit would that color not go with? Especially for the upcoming summer! If you’re looking to simply try it out, go for the F21 or Target options—inexpensive and classic. My favorites (after the classics) below are the T-straps and the flats…or maybe the strappy wedges. Do you already own a pair? Send me a picture—I want to see how YOU wear them!

(1) Gabriella Rocha (Zappos): $69

(2) Forever 21: $22.80

(3) Mossimo (Target): $29.99

(4) Fergalicious (DSW): $39.95

(5) Mix No. 6 (DSW): $39.95

(6) Jones New York (DSW): $59.95

(7) Restricted Grapevine (DSW): $59.95

Weekend Update

25 Apr

Good morning, lovelies!  Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend celebrating our Risen King!  We surely did–my favorite part of the service on Sunday was a song with the words “My God is not dead! He is surely alive, living inside me, roaring like a lion!” I need to find that song to listen to more often!  Loved it!

Also, my parents decided to come visit for a couple weeks, starting this past Friday!  You’ll have to forgive me if my posts are a bit shorter while they are here…we want to have as much fun as possible during their visit!  They’re also helping us with some home improvement projects, so you just might get a sneak peak into our domestic life soon.

Okay, without further ado, here’s a quick look at a trip we took to the Botanic Gardens on Saturday.  That place is beautiful!  I see many picnics there in my future.  Who’s in?

Dress (Kohl’s), Necklace (Kohl’s), Sandals (Target-similar), Purse (Target)

Fashion Expansion: Cross-Body Bags

20 Apr

Okay, so cross-body bags have *technically* been around forever, but they are making a big comeback this season. And why not?! They are hands-free and effortlessly chic. So pull it out again from the back of your closet (you know you have a stack of purses back there!) and re-style it this spring. I, surprisingly, do not have one…probably due to the several moves I’ve made over the past 5 years. So I’ve been looking and picked up #4 (below) this past weekend because I was so impressed with its quality (super soft!) and go-with-everything bone color. I think husband is happy I decided on a spring bag that’s not Coach, although hypothetically speaking, if I were choosing a spring Coach bag, it would be the kristen leather hippie bag. Okay, enough of the daydreaming—what do you think of the bags below? There are so many trends going on this season (flower patterns, bold colors, bows, tassels, chains, etc.) that I tried to capture most of them in cross-body bag ideas below. What’s your favorite? Do you already own one? How would you style it? I need your ideas!

1 – Multi Coloured Straw Cross Body Bag (TopShop): $44.00

2 – Pink Floating Meadow Print Cross Body Mini Bag (TopShop): $25.00

3 – Candie’s Maisy Bow Cross-Body Handbag (Kohl’s): $15.60

4 – Merona Crossbody – Bone (Target): $24.99 (Out of Stock Online—check your local Target!)

5 – LPLP Linea Pelle Crossbody Handbag – Blue (Target): $19.99 

6 – Vecchiarelli Bag (Aldo): $30

Re-Engineered: LOFT Shorts and Sequins

11 Apr

It was a hot 90 degrees here this weekend, and I actually broke out a pair of shorts on Saturday and Sunday. I surprised myself since I usually forgo shorts until the heat of July and August when they become imperative. Even then, I usually go for a skirt or dress instead of the dreaded shorts (Why do they have to squish your thighs out when you sit down?!). However, I spent the days out in the heat shopping and running errands and decided to go for it. Which brings me to today’s re-engineered outfit….shorts! I love this take on shorts by LOFT for a number of reasons—stripes liven up the shorts while managing to remain a versatile wardrobe piece, sequins (need I say more?), and a linen blazer dresses up the outfit while remaining cool and chic. So what do you think? Is this reason enough for you to wear shorts this summer? Do you already love shorts? How do you wear them? I need suggestions since I own so few!

LOFT ($306)

Linen Blazer (J.Jill): $24.99

Sequin Tank (Forever 21): $19.80

Striped Shorts (Forever 21): $17.80

Sandals (Target): $15.00

Bracelet (Kohl’s): $13.00

Necklace (Kohl’s): $13.00

TOTAL: $103.59