So today's my birthday! I want to thank all of you who've wished me a Happy Birthday on my social media outlets, you truly helped make this day extra special. It means so much that you all took the time to say your kind words and birthday wishes, especially since we've never met. It's such an amazing feeling to know that I have this internet family of supportive and encouraging women. You continue to put smiles on my face, often times when I'm not having such a good moment or day, I get a tweet or message from one of you telling me how thankful you are for my work. So I wanted to write a post thanking you all for you support, love, and encouragement. I know I always tell you that it means everything, but it really does :)
VEST: Tjmaxx//TOP: Cynthia Rowley (Marshalls)//JEANS: New York & Company (HERE)//SCARF: Charming Charlie//PURSE: Tory Burch//BOOTS: Coach (Marshalls)//BEADED BRACELETS: Gifted by a friend//MONOGRAM BRACELET: c/o Gorjana
As many of you know and can see, the blog has gotten a makeover! I'm really excited about it and I hope you are, too! We're still making some changes and updates, so if anything looks a little weird, it's because of that :) Oh, I'm also really excited about the translation option, which can be found at the top right corner of every page on the site. Now, you can read all of my blog posts in over 60 different languages, which makes me really happy, since I know that I have readers from all over the world!
As for my outfit, I wore this out shopping with Eddie yesterday. Both of our birthdays are this month, his actually passed (it was two weeks ago), but he wanted to go to the outlet stores to do a little b-day shopping, so he held off until yesterday. It was drizzling on and off, so I decided to break out my pink rain boots. I'm telling you, these boots make me feel so happy and cheerful, even on the most rainy and gloomy days because they're super pretty. I actually feel excited when I know I'll be out in the rain because I can wear them :) I now want a red red pair, so my eyes will be on the look out for a great pair and deal, but these, these are totally fab!
I purchased this fur vest about a week ago at Tjmaxx, as well as the burgundy one you all saw in my fur vest video. Remember I told you that I was on the look out for more fur vests a few weeks ago? Well, while strolling through Tjmaxx, I just stumbled upon those two and had to get them, especially since they were only 20 bucks each! This color in particular can be hard to find, especially for a good deal, which is why I had to snag it right away and suppressed any thoughts of holding off. For the outfit, I felt that it looked great with the pink boots and blended well with the leopard printed scarf, although it kind of reminds me more of a tiger's coloring just with leopard spots.
Overall, I felt comfy while looking chic on a rainy day, which is always great and surprisingly not so hard to do, as long as you have few eye catching pieces that are practical enough for you to wear all day. So what do you think of the look?
DRESS: Marshalls//PURSE: Tory Burch//NECKLACE: New York & Company//BRACELET: Lucky Brand//SHOES: Nine West (Marshalls)
To continue on with my recent fall fashion posts, I wanted to discuss florals. Many of us associate floral prints with spring, which is understandable, but did you know that you can also wear them during the fall and winter months, too? Yes ma'am! The key to pulling off a seasonally appropriate floral look is to work with pieces that feature the print against a darker base color. As you can see with this dress, the base color is black, which automatically gives a more darker tone to the overall look, making it a great transitional piece from day to night during this time of year. I plan on wearing this dress with black opaque tights and ankle boots as the temperature begins to drop, which I'll most likely feature on here for you all to see. I'm showing you all a dress, but of course this should and could apply to any other piece, such as blazers, blouses, or bottoms. I'm also thinking of recording a video on discussing some of what I mentioned in this post, while showing you other examples, and discussing body shape styling with it, what do you think?!
BLOUSE: Marshalls//SKIRT: Marshalls//FRING BRACELET: Kendra Scott//NECKLACE: Athra Luxe//PURSE: Zac Posen (Tjmaxx)//SHOES: Nine West Outlet
For this week's date night, I decided to wear a mixture of menswear and luxe feminine pieces, for a unique combination. This militant inspired shirt is one of my favorite pieces for fall because I wear it with a variety of different bottoms, such as leggings, jeans, and in this case, a pleated circle skirt. The olive color is perfect for fall and one of my personal favorite colors/tones to wear during this season. To dress up the otherwise casual shirt, I selected this ultra feminine skirt to pair it with. It has some shimmer detailing, making the gold stand out more. It's also in a lady-like tweed fabric, which I love. I was planning on wearing a plain nude shoe, but decided last minute that these two toned half nude, half black pumps, were more interesting. Plus, I've kind of neglected them (they were all the way in the back of my closet!). To further enhance the feminine feel, I wore this Zac Posen purse, which I recently scored at Tjmaxx. It's Eddie's early wedding anniversary gift (our anniversary is Oct. 7th). I love everything about it. The shape, bow detailing, color, fabric, and oh yes, the designer of course! I happen to be a big fan of Zac Posen's work and the opportunity to purchase his purse at the Tjmaxx I've been going to lately is a somewhat rare occurrence. I did spot a black purse about a year ago and still regret not getting it, so I couldn't live with that feeling again by not getting this one!
Overall, I love the way the outfit came together. The dominating theme is more feminine, with a hint of a menswear touch. What do you all think?
RECREATE THE LOOK?
If you're hips are very wide (pear shape) and you don't feel comfortable further exaggerating the width, I'd suggest avoiding a skirt that is this style, a combination of a circle skirt and tweed. Tweed is a bit stiff, making it flare out without the ability to alter it the way you'd like. Instead, go for skater skirt in a nude or beige color to accomplish the same look ;)
This week's video is on a fall staple that many of you know is my favorite during this season and that's the fur vest. I've been wearing them a lot lately and I think they're the perfect way to add interest, texture, and warmth to many outfits. In this video lookbook, I show you three outfits in which I wore and styled a fur vest differently, which I hope gives you some ideas on styling your own this fall. Oh, and in case you're wondering, all of the vests worn are faux ;) To view photos and see outfit details, click the comment/read more button!