Friday, October 31, 2014

Aztec...




BareMinerals lipstick in "call the shots" (the PERFECT red lipstick)

I can't get enough of the aztec trend… it was "in" last year, and I'm so happy that it's back again this year too. I love this black and white cardigan because it's simple and looks awesome with a pop of color, like these red Hunter boots (my hands down best purchase this fall!). Oh and, is this not the most perfect tree ever?! I didn't even mean to take photos in this outfit, but we saw the tree and leaves and simply had to stop. I wish that fall could last forever!

On another note, I am SOOO happy it's Friday. Chris and I are headed to Winston Salem tonight for a Halloween party! (We are putting together our costumes today… last-minute of course!). Is anyone else dressing up?! I'd love to hear your costume ideas!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

So You're Looking for a Coat…

*Photo from an upcoming blog post

I've had a lot of people (readers, family, friends) tell me that coats are the hardest clothing items to shop for. They're tough for several reasons… the first is that there are so many out there, it's sometimes difficult to find the best coat for the best price (they can get really expensive!). The second reason they are intimidating to shop for is because you know that once you purchase your Winter coat for the year, you're pretty much stuck with that same coat until next year… so you better pick a good one!

I've rounded up my top picks for coats and outerwear below. I tried to be as budget-friendly as possible… the items indicated by "SAVE" are all less than $80 and an alternative to another designer brand (and pay attention to the retailer's website because a lot of these are 25% off right now!).  







Click on any of the items above to be taken to the product page!

Although I love all of the items I'm showing above, I think my absolute favorite is the classic parka that is featured last. They come in six different colors and they're 25% off right now with the code STYLETREAT. That red one is calling my name!

Which one is your favorite?!?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Carolina Autumn

kensie tissue knit cardigan, also love this one // white tee // black leggings
Tory Burch Robinston tote in "deep berry" // Tory Burch riding boots // ILY Couture pearl ring
Michael Kors watch // David Yurman ring, bracelet // Baublebar earrings // diamond sparkle bracelet
Dior lipstick in "rialto" with Dior "trompe l'oell" on top

The leaves are FINALLY starting to change here in the Carolinas and I'm SO happy about it. It seems like I've been waiting for this day for months! This was a look I wore over the weekend. I can't get enough of this tissue knit cardigan, it is so cozy and the colors in it are neutral so it pretty much goes with everything (I love this cardigan too!). I like the black on black look so I paired it with black leggings and boots. Voila! Easy weekend look. You can definitely dress this up by wearing a nicer sweater or a tissue turtleneck under the cardigan (or even a dress!).

On another note, remember this poncho I wore in the mountains a few weeks ago?


Well the poncho is FINALLY online! You can get it here. It comes in one size only, but it does come in a few different colors! I can't tell y'all the number of emails I received about that poncho - it was insane!!! I don't know how long these will last so I would order quickly :) If you want entire outfit details, check out the original blog post.
Happy Wednesday!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Leopard In Love




Clare V leopard tote (25% off today only w/ code WINWIN25), also comes in clutch version
turtleneck sweater in ivory (25% off today only w/ code EXTRA25), similar sweater here & here
Dior lipstick in "rialto" // Celine sunglasses, exact dupe here // diamond bracelet

Happy Tuesday, friends! Man, where do I even begin with this outfit? There's a lot going on! I went for a cozy but glam look by mixing a comfy sweater with edgy leather leggings. I love the added touch of leopard and the blingy statement jewelry (those crystal earrings are my new faves!). I'd also like to first point out that my sweater and my leopard bag are both 25% off today only (see above for deets). There's also a clutch version of the leopard bag that's 25% off and it's a lot cheaper than the tote. (!!!)

I think this look is PERFECT for a date night! And speaking of date nights, I'm really happy because I get a date night with my boyfriend on Thursday (a week night - which never happens!). He is coming to Charlotte for a meeting on Thursday, which means I get to see him Thursday night. Being in a long distance relationship can sometimes mean going two to three weeks without seeing each other… so a date night in the middle of the week is somethin' special. :)

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Illusion…


chunky turtleneck sweater, love this one (a lot cheaper!) & this one too 
AG skinny jeans, similar here & here // buffalo check top (sold out in exact color), similar here
Steve Madden leopard heels, get them here for 25% off, similar here & here // Daniel Nicole handbag

I love pairing longer shirts and blouses with sweaters… it gives the illusion that the sweater is cropped! Just throw different patterns underneath to switch up your look (I love this sweater & it's inexpensive too!). It's also a great opportunity for pattern mixing, like buffalo check and leopard… why not! (P.S. I'm wearing the ShopBop jeans I ordered during their 25% off sale and I'm so happy with my decision… I LOVE them!)

Anyways, I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty relaxing… I got to see a few of my friends that I don't see very often so that was great! I also slept… a lot. 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Gingham & Sunshine

striped shirt (with built-in necklace!) // gingham puffer vest // similar skirt in this color & this color

Today's outfit combination is one of my favorites… stripes, a puffer vest & a high-waisted skirt. I have had my eye on this gingham puffer vest ever since it first came out online… isn't it really fun?! I love how it pairs with stripes, too. Gingham and stripes may seem mismatched in theory, but with this outfit it totally works. Plus, I really love that this striped shirt has it's own built-in necklace, haha!

Anyways, happy Friday everyone! Does anyone have big plans for the weekend? Chris and I are dressing up for Halloween next weekend so I'm going outfit hunting (or maybe creating) this weekend. I can't wait to reveal what we're dressing up as!!

Also, just FYI - Tory Burch is having a private sale right now with up to 70% off. Click here to access the sale… You can see my favorites below!

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TORY BURCH FAVORITES: