Black, Denim & Plaid

Really simple outfits often tend to be my favorites. It’s kind of amazing what a great pair of boots and a red plaid scarf will do to zhush up the basics, isn’t it? You’ve seen this denim jacket a zillion times. Are you sick of it yet? Or are you convinced that it is a miraculous item that can do anything? I KNOW!!! I think it’s miraculous too!

I’ve been wanting a plaid scarf for a while, but I’m cheap and don’t like spending $30 – $50 on a scarf. It’s a scarf, you know… a small piece of decorative fabric. Just a scarf. Zara has had some great ones the last few fall seasons, but I always hem and haw about the prices for too long and then they sell out. (I really like this one, but it’s sold out. Case and point.) I found this red plaid one at Target last weekend and decided that I was willing to spend $16.99 for it.

Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 4 Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 5 Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 3 Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 1 Denim Jacket - Vince Camuto OTK Boots - Plaid Scarf 2

Wearing: Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory, Skirt – J. Crew, Tights – Target, Boots – Vince Camuto (on sale!), Scarf – Target, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Sunnies – Kate Spade, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I).

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

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Layering up For Fall

You are probably thinking to yourselves right now “this look is reminiscent of another one of her older looks”. If you ARE thinking that, you would be 100% correct. You know why? Because I am a creature of habit and if something works, I am going to do it again. And again. And again. I do like beating a dead horse. Why do you ask?

I love layering an Oxford under a short-sleeved sweatshirt. It creates some interest to what would be an otherwise really boring outfit and adds a bit of warmth for chilly fall days. Here is one way that I wore this similar style before. Here is another, and here is another. See? Creature of habit. Or completely unoriginal. It could go either way.

Where did I wear this? I wore this to work on casual Friday. My favorite day of the week.

J. Crew Endless Shirt - Short Sleeve Sweatshirt - Coach Bag 3 J. Crew Endless Shirt - Short Sleeve Sweatshirt - Coach Bag 1 J. Crew Endless Shirt - Short Sleeve Sweatshirt - Coach Bag 2 J. Crew Endless Shirt - Short Sleeve Sweatshirt - Coach Bag 4

Wearing: Oxford – J. Crew, Short-Sleeved Sweatshirt – J. Crew Factory, Jeans – J. Crew Factory, Necklace – J. Crew Factory, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Shoes – Biala (Nordstrom brand), Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam I).

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy, peeps!

 

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An Outfit AND Friday Finds For My Friends #11

This is a post mash up. You get an outfit and a link extravaganza! (I feel like Oprah a wee bit just by typing that.) My editorial calendar was a bit off this past week. I was sick and my photographer was out of town last weekend, so the norm didn’t happen. Life… It sure is interesting, isn’t it? I am starting to feel better finally. So, YAY!

Last year, before my vow to only buy quality products, I picked up a couple of blazers at Target. Two in velvet and one in plaid. Even though they were totally inexpensive they are holding it together really well. This year’s plaid one doesn’t seem as well made. I saw it in the store and the fabric is really thin. I have warned you. There.

Where did I wear this? Work. In retrospect, I probably should have added a scarf, or snazzier jewelry. Oh well…

Red Velvet Blazer - Uniqlo Gray Dress - Loeffler Randall Emma 2 Red Velvet Blazer - Uniqlo Gray Dress - Loeffler Randall Emma 1

Wearing: Blazer – Target (old, but this one is similar), Dress – Uniqlo (old, but this one is similar), Boots – Loeffler Randall, Lips – MAC (Viva Glam I).

 

I also have been rounding up some good stuff that I saw/read/watched/discovered this past week. Please enjoy!

 

Drunk J. Crew. Please just go to here. So funny.

This is the PERFECT outfit. Done. Game over. Sea of Shoes wins at chic.

I found some super awesome, super opaque tights. I’m buying more of these for the impending doom (i.e. winter) for sure.

I’m having a major black and red love affair lately. It was love at first sight with this crazy poncho/vest thing from Zara. Then I though, no… That would look like a potato sack on me. But then I saw how Chrissabella styled it and I’m totally back to loving it!!! She looks amazing.

Did you see Monica Lewinsky’s speech earlier this week? It is totally worth 25 minutes of your time.

Olivia looks so amazing in this black, body hugging dress. It has a total retro vibe, which I love. Total Joan… Not uptight Betty.

I love how Psyche styled a tunic with a denim jacket. Two of my favorite things together!!!

Do you follow Pandora? If you have never checked out this blog, you must. The photography is amazing, as is Louse. She is stunning. She also has a love of retro styling. Do check it out.

A new-to-me blog: Thrift Stories. Loving everything about it.

 

Thanks for stopping by friends!

The Hunt Begins

(Sorry for the SNAFU on this post last weekend. I accidentally published the Polyvore board to my site while I was editing and completely high on cold medicine. I am THAT person who should not operate any machinery while taking cold medicine that they talk about.)

While SO many men in my neck of the woods are hunting various woodland creatures, I’m hunting for something else entirely. The holiday party season is going to be approaching very, very soon and I’m going to need a dress. The Mister’s employer throws a massive, super fancy holiday party every year and it’s actually something that I look forward to going to. Why? Ummmm… Because I get to get all dressed up, and eat really good free food. Duh. I love fancy dresses and this is my one opportunity a year to sport something glitzy and glamorous.

I’ve worn black for the past two years and would like to branch out a bit. However, I can’t stop being drawn to more black dresses. It’s a sickness. There are some seriously gorgeous dresses out there, but I just can’t stomach spending a lot of money on an item that I’m only going to wear a few times. I’m too frugal. I’m am considering dress number 6 below, though. It’s striped, sparkly, has sleeves and is well under $200. That might be the one. I’ve thought about doing Rent the Runway, but I have such a problem with fit most of the time that it scares me, even with receiving two sizes.

Please be fully prepared for me to bombard you with additional dresses later. Stores are just now starting to get in their holiday party dresses. Consider yourself warned.

Do you have a big holiday party to go to this year? Have you already started looking for a dress? Where are you looking for dresses?

 

Holiday Dresses
  1. Cameo
  2. Eliza J
  3. Kate Spade
  4. Tibi
  5. Kate Spade
  6. Vince Camuto
  7. Top Shop
  8. Haute Hippie

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Black, White and Olive

Last week the temps here in the Detroit area were in the mid 60°s, which was totally awesome. I was even able to wear a skirt/dress sans tights, so I did. TWICE. Knowing what I know about Michigan weather, I’m pretty sure that was the last of that until spring time. The leaves on the trees are changing and are just gorgeous right now. I love living in an area with so many deciduous trees. I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, which is considered high mountain desert, so it was quite sparse tree-wise. Then I lived in Seattle for 12 years, and while it is very green, the majority of the trees there are conifers. So, Michigan wins at fall. The colors are stunning. There are so many vibrant yellows, oranges, maroons, reds everywhere. It’s just so dang pretty.

Oh hey…

Back to clothes…

Where did I wear this? I wore this to work. Yeah, it’s more on the casual end of business casual, but you know I’m a rebel.

J. Crew Gingham Shirt - Black Sweater - Loeffler Randall Emma 5 J. Crew Gingham Shirt - Black Sweater - Loeffler Randall Emma 1J. Crew Gingham Shirt - Black Sweater - Loeffler Randall Emma 2

Wearing: Shirt – J. Crew Factory, Sweater – J. Crew Factory, Pants – J. Crew Factory, Necklace – J. Crew Factory, Bracelet – Vintage, Booties – Loeffler Randall.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

PS – Thanks to those of you who answered the questions in my last post, if you haven’t answered them yet the poll is open all week. I really appreciate your feedback. The results have been really eye opening so far. More on that later…

 

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