Monthly Archives: September 2017
Happy Friday!! This layered outfit has been planned in my head for quite some time now. I just never could find all the pieces to complete my vision. Utility vests and jackets have been popular for several years. Each year I consider making the purchase, but wait too long and then my size/color combo is gone. I knew I wanted a darker gray shade as opposed to the more popular army or olive green. The darker gray utility vest is more versatile and much more my style. I mean I think gray mixes well with almost all the colors! Imagine it with a pretty burgundy, total swoon!!
Because I love a good layered look, I knew a fitted dress would be perfect to pair with a utility vest. It plays with the proportions a little and keeps the vest from making you look frumpy. Although, I kind of think my burgundy shift dress might look cute too if I tightened the waist of the vest a little to add shape….
Anyways, let’s talk about this black body con dress. If you have Instagram and follow other bloggers, you have probably seen this dress a million times in an array of colors. It is the It dress of Fall for sure! I was already in the market for a casual cotton fitted dress to layer with, so I decided to order and see what all the fuss was about.
I kind of understand the hype on this dress. Body con usually is not my cup of tea unless it’s Girls’ Night Out, but the ruching at the waist and crewneck neckline makes this work for a casual look. It used to come in an olive color, if that comes back in stock I would buy this dress again in that color. It’s easy to move in and comfy, and I have lots of long cardigans to pair it with this winter. 😉
Size Note – I sized up to a Medium. I ordered both sizes, and the small fit on the top half, but was a little too tight for daytime on the bottom half. I felt more comfortable in the Medium size. Some of the site reviews mention certain colors being a bit thinner. The black is not, it’s a good thick material.
Stay tuned to Instagram and Facebook (I’m trying to get in the habit of sharing on both!) because you will see both of these items restyled in some fall daily outfit posts!! I have big plans for both pieces! Ya’ll have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by this week.
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Gray Utility Vest | Black Body Con Dress | Peep Toe Booties | Gray Stone Necklace (old,similar here and similar styles here) | Black Tote Bag | Gold Stud Earrings | Pave Links Bracelet | Similar Gold Bangle | Rayban Aviators | Nails: Julep Shari
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A few years ago, I never thought I would be styling camo on the blog! I think it’s a fun print for a v-neck tee for casual errand running or hanging around the house, but I was never big on wearing it much more than that. Lately though, camo is taking over and this print is everywhere. I feel like it’s becoming the next leopard print.
If you are itching to jump on the camo scene, but want something different than basic blue jeans and booties today’s look is for you. Also, nothing wrong with the basic look either. I actually wore this camo cold shoulder top that way for brunch a few weeks ago. Check it out HERE.
A few tips on how to wear camo print while looking chic and stylish – pair with gray or black jeans. I think both of these colors can dress up a tee a little. I chose to pair with gray because I felt the color was a little more unexpected. When trying a new print, why not play a little and go with the color that’s not commonly paired with it.
My basic tip for instant chic – add heels. I know you’ve heard this one before, but it’s the perfect add on. I went with a nude heel because I wanted to keep the eye on the camo and gray combo. If you wear camo with black jeans, try a fun color for your heel like red or pink.
For added style, I chose camo in a super trendy silhouette – the cold shoulder top. It adds a trendier feel to the overall look. This top is so soft ya’ll! I seriously could wear this all day. It’s that soft and comfy.
What are your favorite ways to style camo print? Share them in the comments, so we can all have some new ways to wear this print.
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Camo Cold Shoulder Tee | Gray Skinny Jeans | Nude Heels | Black Tote Bag | c/o Rae Necklace | Gold Stud Earrings | Similar Gold Bangle | Rayban Original Aviators | Nails: Essie Sole Mate
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Happy Friday!! It has been such a busy week at work, so I’m really excited to see Friday finally get here. Tonight’s plans include relaxing on the couch in pjs with a glass of wine, and I can’t wait for it.
I love all the darker and jewel tone colors of fall, but blush pink is one color I’m planning to let invade a bit of my fall wardrobe this season. This lighter pink shade grows on me more and more with each season it’s popular. When it first made it’s appearance a few years ago being the pantone color of the year, I didn’t fully embrace it. I think I have to find that perfect blush pink to really love it, and this cardigan is the perfect shade.
When wearing these pastel colors in fall, I like to pair them with other neutral or light colors. Gray and blush pink are to me the perfect color combo. BTW- I’ve had these under $100 jeans for a few seasons now. They are comfy and good quality, especially for the price tag! This outfit would also work with white jeans, and taupe booties or tall boots. I also wore this cardigan last week over a basic work look to add a little sophisticated color. You can see it over on my Instagram HERE. Black, white, and pink is another favorite color combo with this cardigan.
Side Note: This cardigan is lightweight and semi-sheer. In some of the photos, you can see the sleeve of my tee showing through. It wasn’t a dealbreaker for me because I love the color, but I wanted to be sure and point it out.
So I feel like every time I have posted a cardigan lately, they end up selling out a day or two before. I try and check these things, but these cardigans they go fast! This blush pink cardigan was in stock in all sizes when I checked last night AND comes in a few other colors! I’ll try to check on the burgundy ones I have posted for a restock and let ya’ll know. I’m noticing the colors tend to go before the neutrals like gray and beige. Something to keep in mind while you cardigan shop.
Ya’ll have a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Hello Hello! How was your weekend?? I spent some time with family, we seriously laughed so hard we were crying. It was a really fun evening. Thanks to a tiny bit of cool early evening weather, I was also able to lace up my running shoes and go for a short jog/walk. Texas heat makes outdoor workouts impossible in July through early September, so I love when the temps finally let me get out and do a little light jogging.
I have been sharing lots of fall outfit inspiration lately, and I wanted to share how to transition summer dresses into fall. These tips are super easy, and you probably already have everything you need in your closet.
First – It’s all in the shoes. Booties were one of my must haves basics for fall, and they are a great way to create a fall outfit with your summer dresses. I love a good peep toe bootie because I feel like they still have a slightly summer feel and are good if it is warmer out. For a closed toe bootie, I like to pair my dresses with a bootie that dips in the front across the ankle. I think it help create a little bit more of an elongating look versus cutting you off and throwing off your proportions. For some reason, I don’t feel that way with a peep toe on me. (Find more of my favorite booties for fall HERE)
Second – Add on a layering piece. Whether you opt for a denim jacket, leather jacket, or cozy cardigan, adding on a layer over your dress is the easiest way to transition summer dresses to fall. This one piece can change the overall look of the dress. A fitted jacket can help add shape, and a looser fitting cardigan can give you a casual boho vibe.
I told you, two steps and super easy. Thanks so much for checking in today, and don’t forget to keep scrolling to check out the Style File Link Up!
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
Ruffle Hem Dress | Burgundy Circle Cardigan | Peep Toe Booties | Brown Tote Bag | c/o Florentine Drop Earrings | c/o Bar Necklace | Ladder Cuff | Similar Gold Bangle | Rayban Aviators | Nails: Essie Sole Mate
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