Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NYC









Outfit Details 

Sweater: Elie Tahari x Kohls / Pants: Charlotte Russe (similar) / Oxfords: Prima Donna
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Nordstrom Rack / Hat: H&M (similar) / Watch: Daniel Wellington


Oh hey, October.  We meet again!
I guess you can say that I've got some pre Halloween vibes going on today with the black and orange lips.  I keep thinking back to last year when I was a #HASHTAG. hahaha

So I ended up getting this NYC sweater from the Elie Tahari collection at Kohls.  I definitely need to start stocking up on sweaters again so this one was great to start off with.  I love the oversized fit and the fact that it's long enough to wear over leggings on my lazy days. :)  But of course, I especially love this one in particular because it represents one of my favorite places.  There's tons of ways to style this piece, but I decided to be a rebel and wear it with white pants.  It was time to ditch the heels too, so I kept the whole look casual with my oxfords (obsessed) and my favorite hat.  An outfit like this is perfect for those off duty days.  Super comfy and easy to wear.

On another note, let's talk about makeup for a second.  I have been practicing the cat eye and although I have not fully perfected it yet, I am definitely much better at it now than ever before.  I owe it all to the NYX Curve Eye Liner.  I posted a photo of this on instagram recently and a few people wanted me to share my experience with it.  I have to say that it's been so much easier for me to do the wing now.  I plan on doing an October Beauty post soon, so I will make sure to include this in my round up and get into more detail. :)

Hope you enjoy the day!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Edgy Meets Chic With Elie Tahari For Kohls









Outfit Details 

Shoes: Zara (similar on sale) / Necklace: Charlotte Russe (similar on sale) / Clutch: Tommy Hilfiger 


This is my second look for the Elie Tahari x Kohls collab.  I decided to just post it today.  For this outfit, I wanted to do a little bit of edgy meets chic.  I've learned to embrace midi skirts on me, although for a very long time I was not a fan since I am so short. This one is extremely comfortable and I especially love the textured design.  I thought it would be cool to pair this with a faux-suede moto jacket from the collection.  This is definitely a fall staple piece.  My love for moto jackets runs deep and I just can't seem to get enough of them.  I styled these together with a long sleeve crop top and sandals since the weather over the weekend was beautiful!  It still felt like summer and I am sad to see it go.  The final touches were a red clutch and matching lip as this is one of my favorite ways to complete a black outfit.  I have been going through a darker color palette phase lately by the way, so I hope you don't mind! :)


Here's some quote inspo for the day, 
"Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious."
Wishing you all a Happy Tuesday! 


*Disclosure:  This post has been sponsored by Kohls.  All opinions expressed are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Elie Tahari x Kohls









Outfit Details 

Shoes: Prima Donna / Bag: Prima Donna / Watch: Daniel Wellington 


Happy Monday loves!
Today's post is an introduction to the Elie Tahari for Kohls DesigNation collection which launched last week, both online and in stores.  The great thing about Kohls DesigNation collections is that it brings the runway to real life, making it much more accessible and affordable for us.  This particular collection was inspired by the chic, urban sophistication of New York City.  I absolutely love NYC, so it was really cool to see it brought to life through these pieces.  This is the first of two different looks that I put together from this collab.  The second one will be coming this week too.

I love mixing different textures so I am all about the cropped sweater over a long button down trend that seems to be extremely popular this fall season.  This top is actually one piece and not two, which makes it even better.  The button down part has the Chrysler building print on it which definitely makes it very New York.  It's loose fitted and super comfortable too.  The weather has still been very beautiful lately so these light layers worked perfectly.  I decided to pair this with mesh scuba leggings from the collection.  I liked the detailing on the sides and of course, you can never go wrong with black!

Happy National Coffee Day ;)

*Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Kohls.  All opinions expressed are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Forever Young


You are only as old as you feel.  I'm 30, but I definitely do not feel like my age. (The jig is up! No longer a spring chicken. insert crying emoji) It's so weird because before I hit that milestone I remember thinking, "I am getting so old and I am going to feel old" but after my birthday I was like, "Wait, this is 30?"  Haha!
It's really all a mindset and the way that you take care of yourself.  My mom is 64 and she looks amazing!  She has always inspired me to treat both my body and my mind right.  I hope to look as good as her when I am her age.  There are definitely some things that I do to keep myself feeling and looking young.  So in today's post I am going to share 4 of those things with all of you. :) 

Skin Care


Once I hit 30 I promised myself to take much better care of my skin.  After trying out a bunch of different products over this past year I have finally committed to a skincare routine. I really can't stress how important this is.  It all starts with drinking enough water every day (which I am still trying my best to do), using SPF, and removing your makeup every night.  These are little things that I do which have helped make a difference with my skin.  I recently started using Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and I am in love with the way it makes my face feel.  I have posted about other Olay products before, but this is my new favorite especially since its for anti-aging.  I use it in both the morning and at night and it's super hydrating.  My main goal has been to keep my skin firm and keep those wrinkles away for as long as possible. 


Running 


I can't tell you how good it makes me feel to go running every week.  Truthfully, I had stopped for months and I just remember feeling so sluggish and unmotivated to workout.  Over the summer I really made a conscious effort to get back into a normal routine and it's just been so good for not only my body but for some peace of mind too. I think it's so important to take some time out of each day to do something that makes you feel good.  Coming to this park inspires me and motivates me.  It actually became therapeutic for me when I first lost my father.  It's definitely a special place.


Green Juice 

I'm big on greens.  I eat them every single day, my favorites being kale & spinach.  I just recently started drinking them too!  I'm such a coffee addict, I cannot deny that fact ever.  However, I've been trying my best to incorporate more green juice into my diet.  There are so many benefits for both your body and your skin.  It makes me feel super refreshed and energized. :)

Laughing

I'm talking about that laugh so hard your abs hurt type of laugher.
Don't let my serious face photos fool you.  I'm a huge goof ball with my friends and I absolutely love to joke around and laugh every single day.  I quote Anchorman on the regular.  It's difficult to always be in a good mood, especially when life throws us curve balls.  I've learned though that being angry and miserable only ages you faster.  Stress can cause so many health problems.  I saw this first hand with my father.  Although I definitely have my moments where I stress and worry, I still make sure to laugh every day.  It's good for the mind, body and soul!

What are some things that you do to make you feel and look young?
Cheers to the weekend loves!




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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Faux Leather Season








Outfit Details

Jacket: Girls On Film / Top: Target / Leggings: HUE (similar) / Shoes: Zara (similar)


Happy Thursday loves!
Today's look is all about faux leather leggings and a fun little bomber jacket.  I love taking one statement piece and letting that be the focal point of my whole outfit.  I've never really been one to complicate my style too much.  It's always fun to throw in some elements of surprise and mix things up, but for the most part you all know that my style is fairly simple.  I'm a sucker for all black, but this neon printed bomber just really completed the whole look.  The puffy shoulders are giving off a little bit of an 80s vibe and the faux leather trimming on these leggings also added a nice edgy touch.  I'm excited to wear (faux) leather again this season!  It's definitely one of my favorite fall trends.  

Hope you all have a great day.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

6 Month Salvation Challenge


I mentioned last week in the white button down challenge post that most people only use about 20% of the pieces in their closet.  I am definitely guilty of this at times as I tend to overlook certain items when I bring new additions into my wardrobe. I do my best though to rework older pieces in new ways.

Target has challenged me to take an item in my closet that I have not worn within the past 6 months and create three new looks with it.  I have to say that it was really difficult for me to choose this one item.  I'm sure that most of you have that one particular piece that you gravitate towards and mine is most definitely a blazer, so I decided on this burgundy boyfriend one which is perfect for the fall season.  It's an oldie but a goodie and I have't worn it in the last 7 1/2 months!  Now, here are three new looks. 





Outfit 1

Blazer: Charlotte Russe (old, very similar) / Top: H&M / Jeans: Mossimo via Target
Shoes: Nine West (similar style) / Bag: French Connection

Now that fall is here, I am completely obsessed with burgundy and dark denim. I decided to pair this blazer with a crop top and these distressed jeans for a casual and chic look.  I added some print with the heels and finished off the look with a matching lip.  I got these jeans about a month ago and love their relaxed fit.  They literally just fall right above my waist line and are super comfortable.  I've definitely been impressed with Target's denim collection this season!






Outfit 2 

Blazer: Charlotte Russe (old, very similar) / Dress: Merona via Target / Shoes: Prima Donna 
Bag: Prima Donna 

You can never go wrong with a LBD and this one is actually perfect for a day at the office.  I work from home and have not been in an office setting in years, so this is definitely a very different look for me.  I know that a lot of my readers have asked for some work appropriate looks before though so I definitely had you guys in mind!  The length of the dress makes this extra classy and sophisticated.  Wearing it with a blazer makes it seem more like office attire.  I also added a belt to define my waistline and break up the solid black.  





Outfit 3

Blazer: Charlotte Russe (old, very similar) / Shirt: Merona via Target / Pants: Cortefiel (love these


I couldn't resist pairing the blazer with a pair of printed pants.  Haven't worn these in awhile either.  Instead of going with the typical black top, I decided to wear this white long sleeve tee.  It's so simple, but such a staple to have in your wardrobe as it works well with so many outfits and is great for layering this season.  I know I have mentioned in the past that most of my short sleeve tees are from Target.  They definitely have a great selection of long sleeve ones too at a great price.  It's time for me to stock up on more solid colors. 

Which look is your favorite? Hope you enjoyed today's post.  Happy hump day!



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