Monday, March 30, 2015

Outfit Of The Week

{Urban Outfitters Top & Cardigan, Zara Jeans, Giani Bernini Purse, JCPenny Smoking Slippers}

With the weather heating up just a smidge I've enjoyed swapping out my coat for a blazer or cardigan instead. Resembling a large comfy robe while still remaining chic, this cardigan has proved to be most versatile. I have belted it, thrown it on instead of a coat, and on several occasions worn it to the airport to keep me looking pulled together, comfortable, and warm. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Look

Sorry for the lack of posting recently. Life just got away from me and I had to start dropping things left and right to get by. Some of you may remember back in January I talked about changing up my hair. I decided to finally go for it and I am extremely pleased with the results. I went with a technique called balayage (a freehand technique where the colorist paints directly onto the hair). My highlights are concentrated around my face and the lower half of my hair for a natural sun-kissed look.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Valentines Day Look

{J.Crew Top, Express Skirt, BaubleBar Earrings, Dooney & Bourke Purse, Steve Madden Heels (similar here)}

This weekend was spent celebrating Valentine's Day at home. With temperatures in the teens and winds so strong they were shaking our home, we decided to snuggle up and stay inside where it was warm. We ordered in Chinese food, watched some movies, and enjoyed some down time together. Just the three of us.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Sale

In celebration of Valentine's Day we are marking down our hot pink and red café aprons 50% off!!! Now thru 2/14/15 (midnight cst.) 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: X Marks The Spot

{Old Navy Coat, Urban Outfitters Sweater, Express Skirt, Steve Madden Heels, Letisse Vintage Clutch}

On a recent shopping trip I stumbled across this leather pencil skirt and knew immediately I needed to add it to my wardrobe. Not because of the steep discount (only $25! Sorry I can't find it for purchase on their website) but because I have been keeping an eye out for one. Here in the midwest we don't particularly have lots of shopping options, plus I don't usually enjoy shopping for something too specific. It can be very stressful going from store to store only to come up empty handed. To combat this I compiled a shopping list of sorts to remind myself of what pieces would add versatility to my wardrobe. 

I do this for several reasons: 
1. to take advantage of sales
2. to keep myself from buying the same type of stuff over and over again (my wardrobe was heavy on the casual side several years ago before I started doing this)
3. to not have to go shopping for every event/party that comes my way (I can just shop my own closet) 
4. shopping becomes a more enjoyable relaxing event (because I know what I have and what I need)
5. my wardrobe isn't busting at the seams with things I don't wear
6. I put more thought into what I buy (i.e. better quality)
7. I have several timeless pieces that I will keep and enjoy for years to come

For example right now I'm looking for: a white button down (still don't own one), leather leggings, sequined skirt, white blazer, over the knee boots, trench coat, etc.

It all comes back to knowing what you already have in your closet and finding out how to fill in the blanks. For more help simply Google "well-rounded wardrobe".

Monday, February 2, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Winter Wonderland

 {Anne Klein Coat, Banana Republic Shirt, Zara Jeans, Urban Outfitters Rain Boots, Kate Spade Necklace, Tommy Hilfiger Purse}

After waking up to several inches of snow (with large flakes steadily coming down) I had to do a quick wardrobe change from what I had originally picked out earlier in the week. This look quickly became centered around my rain boots (one of the few pairs I have that I don't mind getting soaked). Seeing as how I needed to grab something fast, I reached for my go to outfit - a crisp button down and dark skinny jeans. So simple to dress up or down and they pair well with just about anything, including rain boots.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Updated Fringe

{Tommy Hilfiger Sweater (similar here), Tiff Fax Fur Vest, Gap Pants, Old Navy Clutch, Steve Madden Boots (similar here), Essie 'Chinchilly' Nail Polish}

I don't know about you but I enjoy finding new (updated) ways to wear clothing and accessories I already have. This fringe suede purse for example was a purchase I made almost a decade ago but stays current as a clutch/wristlet instead of using the small shoulder strap as designed. I did this by taking the strap and pulling it through one of the connecting circular rings to form a loop that my wrist could easily slide through. Voilà a new updated accessory.