Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vanilla...

leopard scarf, similar version here for less than $20 // burgundy leather jacket (order one size up)
dark wash jeans // similar booties // Celine sunglasses, similar here // Etienne Aigner bag
Essie nail polish in "berry naughty" // MAC lipstick in "Up the Amp" mixed with Dior "rialto"

When Bath and Body Works asked me to come up with an outfit to match their Wild Madagascar Vanilla scent, I was immediately game. The scent is not your typical vanilla… it smells like fall, with white sandalwood, wild jasmine and a vanilla undertone. So for the outfit, I wanted a "hint" of vanilla with a little bit of an edgier feel. A burgundy leather jacket was the perfect complement to the ivory tank top, and OF COURSE I had to add leopard! Y'all know I'm obsessed with that leopard infinity scarf :) Anyways, let's talk about my favorite products from the line! 




Lately I've been putting on the shea body cream after my shower in the morning and the scent lasts all day without being overwhelming (I get really bad headaches if I wear perfume or lotion that is too strong!). Plus it's extremely moisturizing! My favorite of the whole line, though, is definitely the three-wick candle. It smells INCREDIBLE. I keep it burning in my room whenever I'm home, especially at night, and it makes my room smell so good! You can view the whole line of products here.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fur Vest for Less

Juliana's fur vest c/o // J.Crew green silk top (25% off with code TGIFALL, also comes in more colors)
J.Crew distressed denim (25% off with code TGIFALL) // grey boot socks // Baublebar earrings

Happy Monday! So you've probably noticed by now that I've been wearing a lot of fur vests this fall. I can't get enough of them.. they are really comfy and easily take any look to the next level. This fur vest from Juliana's Boutique is actually an exact dupe of the BB Dakota one I have… but for a lot cheaper! (Plus the BB Dakota one is sold out everywhere!) I'm wearing a small in this one. Juliana's Boutique has a ton of great fall essentials… like this elbow patch top!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend… my boyfriend came in town and we had the best time! We watched football, went to a pumpkin patch and even had a romantic Italian dinner on Saturday night. I don't think I even looked at my phone or computer the whole time, which was amazing!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Calling All South Carolina Girls!

Nordstrom Rack cardigan, similar here & here // Gap jeans (old) 
Nordstrom Rack booties, similar here // Onna Ehrlich handbag

I love big, comfy cardigans this fall, so I was really excited to find this one at Nordstrom Rack! I love the fringe at the bottom and the fun colors. Plus it was marked down to $24.99. And these peep-toe booties are a favorite as well!

South Carolina girls… A new Nordstrom Rack opens in Columbia, SC, on Friday, October 24! Want to shop the store early with me? Nordstrom Rack is hosting a private shop event the night before, this Thursday October 23, from 4-8 p.m. I'm inviting my readers to attend with me, and one attendee will receive a personal styling session with me. You can RSVP here… I hope to see you there!

P.S. For those attending, the new store address is: 278-A Harbison, Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212 (Off I-26 at Harbison Blvd)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fringe Benefits




 Aztec-print poncho (less than $40!), love this one and this one too // striped turtleneck
monogrammed necklace // David Yurman ring, bracelet // Celine sunglasses, similar here

As soon as I saw this Aztec fringed poncho online, it was in my shopping cart and on the way to my house immediately! For less than $40, it is the perfect layering piece to complete any fall outfit, plus it is extremely comfortable... like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket all day long! I chose to layer it over a striped turtleneck, but it would look equally as great with a solid tee or sweater. The poncho also comes in this color, which I love as well!

Does anyone have fun Friday plans? My boyfriend is coming in town for the weekend and we have a full itinerary of "fall" things to do! We already decided we are picking out pumpkins and carving them, baking pumpkin seeds and making apple cider. I'm extremely excited!!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kate Spade & Swoozie's Giveaway!


Earlier this week I blogged about some of my favorite items from the new Kate Spade line at Swoozie's… but today it gets even better! I've partnered with Swoozie's to give away some of the brand new items from the line, seen above. Each person will have the opportunity to win one item, so there will be eight winners total! 

Here's what we're giving away...

7. Pencil pouch (includes two pencils, an eraser, pencil sharpener & ruler)

Although I really, really love the tumblers, I must say that my very favorite piece from the whole line is this mini metallic notebook! It's super small and adorable and is the perfect size to fit in your handbag or even your clutch. It is SO CUTE. Anyways… you can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below!


The giveaway will end next Thursday, Oct. 25th. Good luck!!! 

Designer Gifts Under $100

gold chevron box // Michael Kors rain boots

Pink, gold, polka dots and bows… oh my. Even though it's only October, it's never too early to start crossing some names off your Christmas list! The ShopBop sale is the perfect time to do some early Christmas shopping for your friends and family because everything is 25% off. All of the above items are designer (Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, etc.) but are less than $100 when you enter the code FAMILY25 at checkout. I bought my mom these Tory Burch pearl earrings as a gift recently and she loves them! (P.S. The sale ends today just FYI!)

On another note, I can't wait for tonight because I'm having a sleepover (yes, on a Thursday night!) with my friend Melissa. We are watching Scandal, baking cookies, putting on face masks and having a girls' night in (with the exception of my boy cat Prince George haha). Sometimes you just need a night in with your best friend!!

Oh and you may want to head back to my blog around noon today… just sayin'!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Color of Fall

oversized blanket scarf… cute!
red hunter boots
Cute fall outfit with red hunter boots
similar blanket scarf, cheaper one here // similar white blouse 
red Hunter boots, also here // Tory Burch Robinson tote // similar jeans
Michael Kors watch // David Yurman bracelet, ring // Celine sunglasses, similar here (25% off!)
BareMinerals lipstick in "call the shots" // Essie nail polish in "chinchilly"

Every fall, it seems I fall in love with a certain color. Last year I was head over heels for burgundy, and I accumulated nail polish, sweaters and lipstick in the oxblood hue. Can you guess my color this year? Red is such a happy color… it can make the cold, grey days of fall and winter a little brighter. I am partly blaming these red Hunter boots for my addiction. Anyways, I wore this outfit a few weeks ago in the mountains… a blanket scarf and boots is a classic combo and it's one that will be on repeat this fall!

Don't forget that the ShopBop Friends & Family Sale ends tomorrow! (You can see my picks from the sale here.) Get 25% off with the code FAMILY25. I ordered these jeans yesterday, and remember this Tory Burch leopard and striped scarf from yesterday's instagram post? Well, it's 25% off too! (I am OBSESSED) So if you didn't order it during the Tory Burch sale, you still have a chance to snatch it up!


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