Plaid Ruffles!

Topshop High Waist Cigarette TrousersAre you seeing the reoccurring theme yet with these ruffles? Basically I am obsessed and I really hope they do not got out of style soon because I am far too invested at this point. I saw this cute plaid and ruffle top when I was walking around BP at Nordstrom and I was instantly in love. Sometimes I reflect on the styles I am drawn to today and think of how I would have never thought twice about it back in high school or the beginning of college. This is one of those moments. The ruffles on this top are so prominent and I love them. Back then I would have laughed and agreed with my boyfriend when he called me a linebacker… like I said on Instagram, boys know nothing. *Insert Bride Wars quote “What do they teach boys in school?!”

Anyways, this top is different and I love it. The colors are very in with the holiday spirit so I am happy that we are past Halloween and I can finally wear it. Plus it has actually, for the most part, been cool enough to wear it. I saw it at Nordstrom, thought about it nonstop for like three days and bought it before I regretted it. It was my “congratulations you have been at your new job a year” gift. It was a splurge and I bought it full price. Of course NOW it is on sale for 40% off, but you know what? I wanted it to much I’m not even that mad about it.


I love that it can be worn casually or dressed up. This past Saturday I paired it with my high waist Topshop Jamies and my over the knee tan boots from Target (dv for Target last year) and I loved it. This may sound weird but you know when you are rocking an outfit that most people would say they couldn’t pull off, it just makes you feel cooler? That was me and I relished in it.


On the dressed up end for work, I paired it with my, again, high waist Topshop cigarette trousers, my red bow heels from Steve Madden (older), and a red lip. I thought it was fun to bring out the red in the top. The perfect pairing yet again! I am just so obsessed. I will link all pieces below but if you like it go check it out because I do not know how long the sale lasts. Embrace the ruffle movement with me! 😉

Shop the looks here:

BP. Plaid Ruffle Blouse | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans |  Topshop High Waist Cigarette Trousers | the red heels I am wearing are no longer available so I linked the always reliable and cute Steve Madden Carrson | As I said the boots were from last year so I have linked two other options from Target here & here! | Lime Crime Matte Velvetines in Rustic (looks more red on than in picture online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midi Skirt!

I’ve worn a variation of this outfit once before, but it was geared more for summer. With fall literally around the corner, as in tomorrow (I cannot even contain my excitement) I paired this beautiful skirt with a long sleeve chambray top instead of the sleeveless. I just love it and apparently everyone else did too because I got a lot of compliments. These skirts are so easy yet look so dressed up (I say “these” because yes I have a second one). I found them on BooHoo and they have a lot of different styles, plus it was really inexpensive. I love simple outfits that look really put together. The other good thing about this skirt is all the options you can wear with it because it has so many colors in the print. Perfect for all seasons!

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Find the skirt here!

Get ready for fall tomorrow!

Shift Dress

I pretty much want to buy this dress in every color and print they have. I just love how pretty you feel in it yet you’re totally comfortable. It almost feels like a secret, like “yeah everyone thinks I look all good but really I wore this dress because I was lazy and it’s comfy,” you get me? If you missed my first post on this dress you can read it here. It’s just the perfect little shift dress that’s great for any dinner, brunch, bridal shower, anything! Anything except work for me… I’m tall but I wear a small so dresses are usually a little too short. I think if I got another color though and wore it with tights I’d be okay, I’ll test it out maybe. Anyways here it is linked again by Soprano at Nordstrom! Happy Hump Day!




Last Pair of Booties

This is my last pair of booties for this year I promise! I didn’t have this color yet and obviously I needed it, you can’t go wrong with chestnut brown. These particular booties have been on my radar for quite some time, like months. I was looking for a tan pair and found these ones by Steve Madden on Macy’s. They are called the PIERCE. I thought they were so perfect, except they weren’t on sale. Full price they are $129 and since they were Steve Madden and not Madden Girl my coupons didn’t work. So I waited and would occasionally check. I even tried to find other tan ones and couldn’t find any others as good as the PIERCE. When I checked another time THEY WERE OUT OF MY SIZE. They still weren’t on sale but if I wanted to buy them anyways I couldn’t! I was so sad, like way more sad about a pair of shoes than I should have been. 

I still didn’t give up though, I kept checking. I even started checking Nordstrom, which had them in my size but not on sale. I checked and checked and checked and NO LUCK! I stopped checking for awhile, I was discouraged, but right before Christmas I was browsing online at Nordstrom like I shouldn’t have been and checked for the booties. Oh my gosh they had my size, in the chestnut, for 40% off!! I instantly bought them. They were supposed to deliver on Christmas Eve and we weren’t going to be home so I had them deliver to my sisters since I would see her. Well they delivered 2 days before Christmas Eve (figures) and when we all got together for Christmas day guess what? My sister forgot them! So late Christmas night I had to go to her house on the way home to get them. Seems like a lot of trouble for shoes right? Well get this, they didn’t even fit! Not kidding! I’m ALWAYS a 7.5 in Steve Madden so that’s what I ordered. These booties are so narrow in the toes they were too tight! I was so mad it was actually kind of funny. 

I returned the booties and luckily they were still on sale when I ordered an 8 and thank goodness Nordstrom does free shipping. So there they were ordered. When I went to check the tracking when I got the notification I saw that I forgot to change the shipping address from my sister’s house to my place so AGAIN I had to wait. Finally I got them this past Friday and can’t wait to wear them this week!

See, this shows that when you want something you don’t give up!



Sadly I just tried to link these and they are all sold out online! 

Navy Stripes and Everything Nice!

Yesterday I finally got to wear my other outfit I got as my “congratulations you got yourself a new job, you deserve this” purchase. I have been waiting to wear this one! Of course again it is from Maison Jules at Macy’s (I told you I was obsessed), but the pants are Old Navy. You may recognize this ruffle-hem top because I posted about the polkadot one on my first day of work. It was so cute I had to buy two. They are simple, girly, and comfy, and you can wear them with jeans too to be casual. The navy striped blazer is the most comfortable blazer I have ever worn! A lot of blazers, at least in my experience can be restricting, but this one is so stretchy it’s awesome. I was so comfortable all day which is great for the office. The pants are my new Pixie mid-rise ankle pants from Old Navy, these are so comfy too! I usually buy my ankle pants from Target but I think I actually like these better… shh don’t tell Target.

Lastly, I just can’t get over these flats, they just make such a statement I wear them every chance I get! They are plum, pointed, and have crossing ankle straps, basically the equation of perfection. If I haven’t mentioned before they are from Forever 21.

Ruffle-Hem Top in Cherry Plum – Maison Jules | Three-Quarter-Sleeve Knit Blazer in Navy Stone Combo – Maison Jules | Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants in Black – Old Navy | Ankle-Strap Flats (similar linked- they didn’t have this color online) – Forever 21

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Fall is Coming!

The countdown to Fall has been on and we finally have 2 days left! For those of you who don’t know, mark your calendars because the first day of Fall is this Thursday, September 22nd! Everyone should be basic this day and get a Pumpkin Spice Latte to celebrate, that’s my plan and you can bet I already have my outfit picked out too. Fall is my favorite season (clearly). Not just for the cooler weather and the layering, and warmer colors, but it just gives me this feeling. I’m sure you know what I mean, like when you walk in a store that smells like cinnamon. You feel like you should be by your Christmas tree in fuzzy socks, drinking hot chocolate with way too many marshmallows. It’s just a warm, happy feeling, I can’t wait.

The fall styles have been out and I’m starting to jump right into them like a pile of leaves. Looking at my closet I feel like majority of my clothes are Fall colors and I’ve been trying to wait to wear them, but now I can! This weekend I stopped by Macy’s (even though I shouldn’t have) because they were having their VIP sale. Of course I went to my fav. Maison Jules. The line really has the best work clothes that are trendy and not terribly expensive. The best part is there is almost always something on sale AND you can use your Macy’s coups. on this line. I found a pair of olive ankle slacks that were already on sale for 40% off making them $29.99 and they had an additional 25% off, AND THEN the cashier had another coupon she used for me which made them even cheaper! I think they came out to $20 or just below when full price they should have been $50. I love sales! I got this polkadot top as well. Not as good of a deal as the pants but still 25% off plus the cashier’s coupon. It’s just so cute I couldn’t pass it up, and it’s a good quality. Going through my closet I’m trying to get rid of my old stuff that was just cheapy, like the million chiffon button ups I have but never wear because they are too thin. I’m trying to slowly replace them with better quality pieces.

Lastly, did you see my shoes?! I am so in love and what’s better is that they are so comfortable! My bfffff and I had been talking about this style, then Friday night I went out with my other best friend for her sister’s 21st birthday and she had a pair like these but a different color. I became obsessed all night that I went and found them on Saturday afternoon. I found them at G Stage for $28.99. I’ve had them since Saturday and have already worn them with 2 outfits, soon to be 3 towards the end of the week.



 Shop the look here!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                | Roll-Tab-Sleeve Blouse – Maison Jules | Slim-Fit Ankle Pants – Maison Jules |         Open Toe Lace-Up Cage Heel Shoes – GS-Love

Happy almost Fall everyone! Stay tuned for some more Fall style!

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Wedding Season!

Dressing up for a wedding is so fun! You get to wear a dress, heels, do good make up, and actually style your hair in more than just curls, if you want. I love it! I think I also like the fact that I get to buy a new dress. I already have pictures in all of my dresses so obviously I can’t wear any of the ones in my closet to a wedding! Duh! The things I tell myself to buy new clothes…

I had been thinking for awhile what I should wear to my brother’s and new sister’s wedding. I had no ideas but knew when I saw the right dress I would know. I had come across a red dress at Target that I really liked, but thought I shouldn’t try it since it was red and I have red hair. Then my bffff tried it on and sent me a picture. Every time I went to Target I would see this dress. I started calling it the “lamp shade dress”, you’ll see why. Finally I went into Target again and decided to try it on. The Target Cartwheel app. had a coupon for 40% off dresses. Trying it on I LOVED it! I had the idea of wearing it with camel tan heels and gold accessories. After confirming it looked okay with my hair with about three friends, I bought it.

I knew exactly which shoes I wanted to pair with it. I had actually bought them before and returned them for the black pair. They are a camel tan peep-toe platform with a thick heel and an ankled strap. So cute and SO comfy! I wore them for 7 hours on the day of the wedding and was perfectly fine.

I went to find a necklace about two days before the wedding, I knew I just needed something gold so it wouldn’t be too hard to find. As usual I went to Charming Charlie because that store never fails. I found a gold necklace that had the same detail idea as the dress, fringe-ish. I also found a camel tan clutch on sale for $8.99! I ended up using it the entire weekend (but forgot to hold it in my picture, oops.).

I felt very happy with my choice for this wedding. Now I just need a new dress for one of my best friend’s bridal shower, bachelorette party, and wedding… I told you, it is wedding season!

Shop the look here! Popover Dress with Fringe – Xhilaration at Target | Coco Platform Heel in chestnut – Massimo at Target | Coin Dangle Bib Necklace Set at Charming Charlie | Carmelita Belted Wristlet at Charming Charlie (that I forgot to take a picture of but still check it out because it is perfect!)

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