Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Frame Your Instagram Photos…

People who know me may know that I'm a little, um, obsessed with Instagram. More hours than I'd like  to admit go into creating the perfect photo, choosing the perfect filter, etc. All that hard works pays off though, with a new app that lets you show off your favorite Instagrams on your wall! Today I'm excited to introduce you to Framebridge, a new app that allows you to pick an Instagram photo (or any photo of yours), and they will frame it and ship it to you! I chose to frame an Insta-photo of Chris and I from the beach this summer (it's one of my favorite photos of us and I thought a personal touch would add a lot to the wall above my desk!). The entire process was really easy… just download the app on your phone, choose an Instagram photo, pick the frame you like and voila! Your framed picture will arrive on your doorstep in a couple of days. You can find a quick video here that shows how easy the whole process is.

Part of the reason I wanted to blog about this is because I've been searching for an affordable gold bamboo frame for ages (like this one from Pinterest). Most of them are vintage or refurbished and cost a ton of money. The cost to get my Instagram photo framed in this particular frame (the mandalay gold bamboo frame) was only $39,  including shipping! They also have a variety of frames in different shapes and sizes if you are searching for something bigger. 
You can download the Framebridge app here.

On another note, remember this fall outfit I blogged about yesterday? Well I got the email this morning that everything at J.Crew Factory is an additional 30% off with the code SALE30. It's the best time to stock up on those fall staples!

Thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Varsity Sweater

Cute fall look - plaid button-up with Varsity sweater
Tory Burch Robinson tote
cute fall look
Love the Tory Burch handbag!
This crystal necklace is to die for
Plaid button-up with camel cardigan
Cute J.Crew look for fall
 Vigoss brand jeans (old), similar here and here // Target booties (old), similar here, here and here
Tory Burch Robinson bag in "deep berry" (borrowed from my mom), love these colors as well

Lately I've been on the hunt for fall basics… items that you can layer, then mix and match for a variety of looks. So I was a little ecstatic when I found this plaid button-up for a great price, because it will go with puffer vests, fur vests, cardigans, cable knit sweaters, and well, pretty much anything you can think of. I love it with this varsity cardigan in particular, though, because this entire look screams "fall" and also "cute and casual without trying too hard" haha! Another jewelry piece that will be on repeat this fall? This crystal drop necklace… I love how long it is and the casual but glam vibe it gives to any outfit. And of course dark skinny jeans and camel booties can be worn with a lot of fall looks. (Psst… I've worn those Target booties to death since I got them last year, but this pair is an exact replica!)

On another note, I am SO EXCITED it's Tuesday! I have been counting down the days until today because I finally get to see my boyfriend... We are long distance right now since he is in grad school, and we haven't each other in a little over two weeks. The poor boy has been sick and he has two exams today, so I'm heading his way this afternoon with a care package in tow!

Thanks for reading!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Metallic Glow

Kelly Wynne halo bag in "molten onyx" c/o (pre-order now, will ship 9/25)
Celine sunglasses, similar here // David Yurman ring // Daniel Wellington watch c/o

Happy Monday! Today I'm introducing a new handbag collection which is perfect for a night out on the  town… the AfterGLOW collection by Kelly Wynne! The halo bag came along with me to NYFW and was the perfect evening bag to glam up my outfits in NYC. Mine is small but roomy enough to fit everything I need for a night out (iPhone, lipstick, powder & money). These "special occasion" handbags are amazing quality… they are made of leather and have a true metallic glow. (I don't think photographs can do them justice!) They are available for pre-order right now and will be shipped on September 25th. You can view the whole collection here.

On another note, I also want to point out the lace skirt that's featured in these photos! I love this skirt for fall and, surprisingly, it looks really good with this leather jacket that I posted about on Friday! Something about the combo of lace and leather looks fab. Anyways, I hope everyone had a great weekend… I relaxed most of the weekend, which was amazing!!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Instagram Recap + Weekend Sales

Happy Saturday! I haven't done an Instagram recap in a looong time, so I figured why not today? Plus there are some cute things I've been wanting to blog about! 

First up, I am already loving vests this year. The other morning was really chilly out, so I threw a vest on top of what I had already been wearing (plus I added a leopard belt because who doesn't love a little leopard?). Also, I love this striped vest from Shop Juliana's because it looks like a J.Crew one but is wayy cheaper.

Cute way to style a puffer vest
white blouse // distressed black denim (so comfortable!) // leopard loafers similar here & here

On Thursday afternoon I took my computer to a little cafe to work for the afternoon. It was the first time I'd been to Nova's Bakery in Charlotte and it was amazing! I'm also loving my new leopard tote (which looks totally different on the website, I know) because it's really spacious inside and it can hold a ton of stuff - my laptop and camera included.

Clare V. leopard bag (I pulled the sides out to look like this) // Kate Spade planner (in size medium)

This was taken a few days ago when I was on the way to meet some friends for dinner. That blingy necklace will be on repeat this fall… I'm a little obsessed with it.

crystal cluster necklace // gingham shirt // wool floppy hat // MAC lipstick in "syrup"

Remember the phone case I blogged about here? Well it finally came in! It was one of my purchases from the Tory Burch Labor Day Sale and I love how "fall" it is! 

For whatever reason, there are also some really good sales going on this weekend. (I will definitely be taking advantage of the J.Crew one! I already ordered this online…) Most end either today or tomorrow but you can get quite a big percentage off your purchase. Happy shopping!

J.Crew: 30% off final sale, 50% off select final sale with code EASYSALE, ends 9/14
J.Crew Factory: 30% off all new arrivals (dying for this new vest), ends 9/14
Old Navy: 25% off when you spend $75, ends 9/14
Gap: 30% off your purchase with code HAPPY, ends today
LOFT: 40% off everything with code FALLSTYLE, ends today
Banana Republic: 40% off entire purchase with code BRYAY40, ends today


Friday, September 12, 2014

Black & Brown

Cute look for fall

Julie Vos jewelry
Love this look!
Cute T-bar pumps

Leather jacket paired with leopard dress
leopard dress (love this one for less than $50) // faux leather jacket (OBSESSED)
Tory Burch Robinson tote, also love this bag that's new // ASOS T-bar pumps, love this pair even more
Celine sunglasses, similar here // YSL lipstick in "le fuchsia"
Photo credit: Kaela Rodehorst Photography

This was probably one of my favorite outfits I wore in NYC because it's a little edgier than my usual style. I love the mix of leopard print & leather… especially because this faux leather jacket is my absolute favorite find this fall! It's less than $100 and it's really tailored, fitting perfectly in all the right places (I'm wearing an XS). I've never owned a leather jacket before so I'm excited to pair it with a lot of different looks this fall! Also, forget what people telling you about not mixing brown and black together. I happen to love it!

This weekend I have zero plans and I'm soooo happy about it. Tonight I intend to have a "spa night" and completely relax. I'm going to light some candles, take a bath, put on a face mask and watch a good chick flick… and then finish the night by going to sleep early! What does everyone else have planned?