Mad for plaid….dressing room addition

Fall Staple=Plaid Button Up

I don’t know about you, but an essential Fall item that I have way too many of in my closet are plaid tops. They’re so cozy and comfortable and make looking stylish effortless. A pair of distressed denim and a plaid top….DONE. They are also a super versatile item. Wear them alone, layer underneath a sweater or oversized cardigan, layer them on top of a boyfriend tank, or tie one around your waist for extra detail. Seriously, if you don’t have at least one or two, pick one up…they’re life changing!

On that note, I like to have one in almost every color and fit. So, I included a few that I tried on (and bought) recently at Charlotte Russe. They are lightweight and great for layering. There were tons of colors and styles, so more than enough to chose from. Plus, they are a great price point so you can splurge and buy several. I can wait to style. These new pieces, but wanted to go ahead and give you the heads up on where to find them. (PS – I’m wearing a large or medium in all of these so they’re an oversized fit)

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Super Stripe

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I have to admit, I’m a little stripe obsessed these days. The section of my closet that is designated to this classic, easy to wear look is growing weekly.

I love the fit of this top in particularly. It’s flowy and comfy while still looking tailored.

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Good in Grey

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I was a little on the fence about this plaid when I picked it up at the NSale (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) a couple months ago.

I love plaids, they’re a great Summer to Fall transition piece and can be layered with through the colder months of Winter. But for some reason I always tend to go for more green, blue or red types of plaid. This was a very neutral color to pick, and to be honest, I’m not exactly sure why I chose this of all the colors it came in.

No the less, I’m so glad it ended up in my closet. Because it’s so neutral, I can wear it a million different ways. So, with that said, be prepared to see this top on repeat for the next several months.

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Add a Layer

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This olive cardigan is truly a piece that I can see myself wearing multiple times a week when the weather gets a little cooler. But for my final look this week featuring this gem, I chose to style it SUPER casually with a pair of distressed girlfriend jeans and a simple stripped tank. I’m going to be living in this come fall/winter!

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Fall Hues

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Happy Monday!!! It’s a super busy week around our house. Corey as a training he’s running the first part of the week, I’ve got a training for a new gig on Wednesday, the girls have meet the teacher night Wednesday night and they start Pre-K at our church on Thursday. Boohoo…this momma is running on fumes and trying to hold it together.

So,….I thought it would be fun this week to share 3 different looks all based around this perfect cardigan for Fall. Today, for a casual very “fall” inspired look, I paired it with a orange and cream striped swing dress, blanket scarf, booties and a hat. Now, if we could get some cooler weather we’d be set. Stay tuned this week for 2 more outfits you can pull together quickly with the help of this cardi.

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Color Combo

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I love white denim….especially when it is distressed. I’m so thankful that the whole “don’t wear white after labor day”  is not followed anymore. In fact, wearing white through the fall and winter is a super big trend right now. So don’t put all your white away.  I love pairing olive green with white, so I’m sure this color combo will be on repeat through the fall and winter with long sleeved tops and sweater

Top- here, Denim- similar here, Shoes- here

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Staples from Target

I have been loving Target lately for some great basic staple pieces. Today I am sharing some things I recently picked up for a total steal. Not only is Target’s price point very affordable, but ad in a sale….and you just cant beat it!

Here are some of my top picks.

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I love these tops , (striped link here) so much I got them in 3 different colors. They are a swing tank with a super flattering racer cut that makes your shoulders look super feminine. The colors are perfect and they can transition into Fall and Winter seamlessly. Throw on a cardigan or light weight jacket for a perfect Fall look.

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More neutral stripes!!! Yikes, I know. Anyway, I love both of these and will be wearing them tons. The first is grey and white stripe, but has a kind of interesting back and the second is the perfect combo of cream and black with a eye-catching side panel. I also love this light green top I didn’t picture bc I was wearing it. I got it in a large so it would be super oversized, and already don’t want to take it off.

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 I also picked up these jeggings. I love the raw hem and the fact that they are cropped. I don’t have any just like them. Also, the distressing is patched underneath so your skin doesn’t show threw. I have another pair with this kind of distressing and they are great for when it gets a little cooler.

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*keeping it simple*

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Sometimes….simple is best. Dark denim and a perfect light weight woven tee by Lush make for a super classic put together look. I have totally fallen in love with Lush for tons of basics. They have great classic tees, perfect tunics and great staple dresses. Plus Lush is a super affordable brand.

Top- here, Denim- here, Shoes- here
PS- Is it just me or do you guys have trouble falling asleep at night due to the thought of Christmas and Thanksgiving??? Seriously, I can’t quit thinking about recipes and decorations and candles….it’s a problem. Luckily I’ve got some good ole Zzz Quil to help me out. HA  Happy Sleeping!!! #ZzzQuil
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Play It Again

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Ok,…so remember a couple weeks ago I posted a look featuring a crop top paired with skinny cargo pants??? Well, if you didn’t get a chance to see it it’s here. I know not everyone is totally comfortable wearing a crop top (especially me), so I wanted to style the same crop top in a way that is a bit more conservative. It goes to show that you can take most any article of clothing and style it in a way that will totally fit your comfort level and style.

Here, I paired the same top with a high waisted, very flowing maxi skirt. To ensure that the top would not “ride” up, I belted it with a large somewhat statement belt. And ta-da- a fun way to wear a crop top.

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Mixing Neutrals

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I love neutrals. There is definitely no denying it. On most days I am wearing comfy denim with a neutral top of some kind. Mixing them all together somehow works perfectly. I love this look, all of my favorites wrapped into one outfit.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks: Beauty

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1.Lorac Palette- (here)

This palette is so pretty. Great neutral eye colors as well as beautiful highlights and cheek color. Drooling!!!

2.Glam Glow Super Mud Set-(here)

I love Glam Glow. Plus the super mud mask is great as a full mask or as a spot treatment.

3. Laura Mercier Eye & Cheek Palette-(here)

Oh my goodness, this palette is so beautiful. I just can’t imagine how perfect this palette is!

4. Clarisonic Mia Fit-(here)

I love Clarisonic and this Mia Fit is great for everyday/ weekly use (whatever works or you). Plus, it is also pretty small so great to travel with.

 5. Nars Cheek Palette=(here)

Nars makes amazing blushes and bronzers, so I’m pretty sure this is a must have.

6. Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel-(here)

I love this cleanser!!! It is great for acne prone skin. It makes your skin feel super clean but not striped.

 

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Necklines

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There are so many things I LOVE about this top, I kind of don’t know where to start.

  • First, I love, love, love this neckline. It’s unique and gives an otherwise simple top something extra. No need to even where a necklace.
  • Second, the color is perfection. It’s not a super dark red, but more of a coral / orange red. Great for a fun summer pop of color. (PS this color is also being called Poppy…which I love)
  • Third, the fabric is so light weight and comfy. With the extreme heat that most people are experiencing this is much appreciated!
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul + Try On

Working on a new video and blog post all about this!!!  It happened!  Can't wait to share all the good stuff I got. #nsale #bighairhigheels #picoftheday #potd #shopping #OopsIDidItAgain #goodstuff #fashion #style #summerfashion #fallfashion

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public tomorrow!!!

So, I thought it would be great to share some of my top picks to help you get find and purchase items. This is a major sale, so items will definitely sell out quickly.

Here are some of my top picks

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1. Plaid Tunic Shirt (here), 2. Deep V-Neck Tee (here), 3. Karly Shift Dress (here), 4. Deep V-Neck Sweater (here),        5. Henley Thermal Top (here), 6. Low Scoop Neck Tee (here), 7. Open Front Cardigan (here), 8. Lace Up Back Top (here)

I also picked up these 3 staple denim pieces.

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Top Left (here), Top Right- (here), Bottom Left (here)

I know a lot of people either like to order online to avoid the crowds or because they don’t have a store near by. So I have included some dressing room pictures below (not the best quality) as well as a try on video below so you can see how these items fit as well as sizing information. I sized way down in a lot of things. I like an oversized look, but some items are sized way big.

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Flirty Floral

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I recently found this top at H&M and fell in love. It’s so feminine with the off the shoulder, floral print. (comes in several color options) Because it’s so feminine, I wanted to style it in a way that would balance it out. I paired it with some skinny cargo style pants and edgier heels.

Ok, so let me be real for a minute. I am in my 30’s (barely) and a mother of two. So, normally I would not be making my trip to Target in a top that shows off my mid section. But I also love fashion, and crop tops are big right now….so I wanted and felt like I needed to incorporate them into a look. This is something that I might wear to a casual night out with my husband.

Also…..keep your eye out for a post in the near future featuring this same top, but styled in a way that is a bit less revealing!

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Boho/Hippy Vibes

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5 Quick Tips for a Boho/Hippy Vibe:

  1. Fringe & Lace– anything that has fringe and/or lace are definitely hippy-ish. Whether it’s fringe booties or a lacey romper it’s a perfect way to get the look.
  2. Accessorize– Throwing a hat on automatically steps your look up. Add tons of layered bracelets plus a cute cross body bag.
  3. Flare (bellbottom) or boot cut jeans– Flare jeans are perfect for this look, but if you just use a boot cut pair you can still get the vibe.
  4. Wedges– any shoe with a wedge will work, but a cork wedge is perfect!
  5. Braids-Put a couple braids in your hair for a quick boho look.
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Palm Leaves

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I know….another one of these tops. I told you I can’t get enough!!! Anyway, I had to share this one with you asap. I just picked it up at H&M a couple days ago and it was such a good deal that I’m not even going to tell you how much I paid for it. The print and color are summer perfection. I just love the palm leaf print…it’s everywhere right now.

I can’t find this exact top online but it’s definitely still in stores!

 

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Dusty Rose

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I love love LOVE this look!!! It’s the perfect summer outfit that can be casual or dressed up super easily. This off the shoulder top is such a pretty color and buttery soft cotton material. I picked it up at Maurice’s. They had a couple different colors and I kind of what to get it in them all!

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