Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Circle Hem Tunic with Faux Leather Leggings

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I can't believe we are at the end of September already. Tomorrow evening, Todd and I are headed to Central Europe with my sister and her husband. This trip has been in the works for awhile and we are very excited!! It will be a busy trip, but I will try to blog if possible. If not, I'll be sharing outfits from the trip here on the blog when we return. In the meantime, I'll definitely be on Instagram, Snapchat (tampezz) and Facebook, so follow along if you would like!  

On to today's outfit...
Let's start with this Express Extreme Circle Hem Tunic! I'm a huge fan of the circle hem design (very flattering) and it's the perfect fall sweater...lightweight with three quarter length sleeves. I also really like the length- long enough for leggings but also a good length to wear with skinny jeans! This tunic comes in black, too. 
I styled the tunic over my LOFT faux leather leggings. I sometimes like to mix brown and black, especially if the brown color is more of a tan or cognac, like this tunic. Faux leather leggings are very trendy again this year and there are a lot out there to shop! LOFT has a similar version and Nordstrom has a pair for $29 (these get great reviews). I really like mine because they are thicker than normal leggings (more of a ponte pant)! This pair at LOFT is very similar.
This leopard print scarf gives the outfit just the POP it needs! I love an all neutral outfit, but I like to add a stand out accessory (a printed scarf like this, a hat, animal print shoes, etc). I wore the scarf open and draping in the front, but if it were cooler I would wrap it around my neck! This scarf is from last year's Nordstrom winter collection, but they have a very similar one again this year. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

White Denim After Labor Day

Happy weekend, friends!

Any exciting plans?? We are headed to NYC tomorrow to visit my brother and go to the San Gennaro Feast at Little Italy! It's a festival with food stands lining the streets. We try to go every September...the food is DELICIOUS! On Sunday, we have a family dinner in the afternoon that I'm also looking forward to.

Today I'm styling white denim after Labor Day. Don't put your white jeans away just yet! White denim can be styled many ways during the fall season. I love pairing my jeans with booties and a fall colored top, like this olive utility vest. Accessorizing with a hat or scarf also make white denim fall appropriate! These skinny jeans are from LOFT and on sale for $30 with code SHOPSMART. 
This olive utility vest is one of my favorite fall wardrobe pieces! I purchased mine from Kohl's in the spring, but I found two similar vests at Macy's that I love. The American Rag Utility Vest is on sale for $37.99 and the Maison Jules Zip-Front Utility Vest is on sale for $34.99. Utility vests are so favorite way to style mine is over a long or short sleeve tee, solid or striped!
This adorable Franco Sarto crossbody bag is from Boscovs and was $30 on sale. I bought it for our upcoming Europe trip, which we leave for next week. It's the perfect little travel bag! I can't find it online for some reason, but it's currently in stores. I also really like this one

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Shop My Current Fall Favorites

14. SheIn Faux Leather Magnetic Closure Saddle Bag, $12.99

Happy Wednesday!
I hope you all are having a great week so far...

There are so many chic fall clothes and accessories out right now! Today I've rounded up a few of my favorites at different prices for you to shop. I love the SheIn Plaid Fringe's a lightweight blanket scarf and you can't beat the price ($6.89)! I've also been shopping for choker necklaces lately (I can't believe they are trending again but I'm liking the new styles!). Baublebar has a great selection- I love this acrylic monogram (especially in blonde marble) and this bow choker. Also, if you're looking for cozy fall sweaters, Nordstrom has a huge selection- like this textured knit pullover. The rust color is perfect for fall!

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Open Front Sweater Vest

Hi friends! 

One of my favorite fall trends this year is the open front drape vest. It's flattering on everyone and there are so many styles out there to choose from! The sweater vest I'm wearing today is from Kohl's. The brand is SONOMA Goods for Life and it also comes in a charcoal gray color. I can't seem to find it on the website, which is strange because it is new in stores and fully stocked! This Apt. 9 fringed vest is similar. Otherwise, check out your local Kohl's to shop the one I'm wearing! 
Under the vest, I wore a simple long sleeve black shirt. With a sweater that drapes (like this vest or a poncho), it works best to wear a fitted shirt underneath. When putting this outfit together, I realized I don't have many fitted long sleeve tops. I would love one in a red or orange color for fall!
For a fun fall accessory and to pull some color into this outfit, I wore my Steve Madden felt fedora hat. Mine was purchased at T.J.Maxx, but this Forever 21 hat is very similar. I LOVE the burgundy color! These hats are super popular again this year...I'm seeing them everywhere! 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Burnt Orange Blouse with Fall Neutrals

Hi friends, did you have a good weekend? Todd was on night shift all weekend but I kept pretty busy! Friday we celebrating a friend's 30th birthday, Saturday I was in a cornhole tournament with my sister and brother-in-law (I did NOT do well...meh), and Sunday I went to church, out to lunch and spent the afternoon soaking up the sun at a local pool. That was most likely the last pool day of the season! I'll miss summer, but I'm looking forward to slightly cooler temps. 
Today's outfit features one of my favorite fall colors, styled with neutral accessories. I love shades of burnt orange and red for the fall season! This blouse is the Original Fit Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt for Express. If you're looking for a  trendy yet classic button down, this one is perfect! I love the semi-sheer material and fitted style. The roll up sleeves offer a casual vibe, too. This top comes in a bunch of colors and runs true to size. Right now, they are buy 1, get 1 half off!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

$27 Tunic + Shop My Boho Betty Favorites

Happy Hump Day, friends! Short weeks are THE BEST. 

Today I'm sharing an early fall outfit featuring my favorite tunic. The Lush 'Perfect' Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic is so versatile and on sale for $27.90. I get so much wear out of this teal top! It comes in 5 colors (I love the burnt henna for fall) and all sizes are available right now. For reference, I'm wearing a size small.
For today's look, I styled this tunic with gray skinny jeans. The teal/gray combo is edgy and unexpected. This tunic is the perfect length to wear over leggings, too. Last winter I wore it with black leggings and my Ivanka Trump black over the knee boots. These OTK boots are very similar to mine. For similar gray skinny jeans, I love these at Nordstrom and these at H&M (only $19.99!). 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Shop LDW Sales!

Happy Labor Day, friends!

I'm headed out soon to a local state park for paddle boarding and a picnic with some family (Jax is coming, too!), but first I want to share some LDW sales with you all! Nordstrom is having an end of summer clearance sale, but many fall items are included, too! I rounded up some of my favorites for you to shop.  As you can tell, I'm loving shades of burnt red and olive green for fall this year. How pretty is the Caslon blazer for only $29.49?! If you're looking for a utility jacket, the Topshop Khaki Jacket is a great choice at a decent price. And of course, I'm a huge fan of the Lush roll tab sleeve tunic (comes in a bunch of colors- wear with leggings or skinny jeans)!

Hope you all have a relaxing day!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fall Closet Staples + The Perfect Tee


Can you believe we are in September already? I'm sad to see summer go, but I'm excited for fall festivities. What do you have planned for Labor Day Weekend? We have a few family cook outs I'm looking forward to.

I absolutely love today's casual fall outfit. This post is full of closet staples for the fall season. The Lush Deep-V Neck Tee is my favorite! I bought it during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because of the raving reviews. I didn't understand what all the fuss over a tee was, but this one really lives up to the hype! It's super soft, shorter in the front/longer in the back (good for the front tuck), and perfect for layering. After the sale, it went back to full price but Nordstrom recently marked this color (tandoori spice) and a few others back down to $14.90! Be sure to grab one before they're gone! 
For jeans, I wore my Topshop 'Jamie' Ripped High Rise Skinny Jeans. I've blogged in these a lot lately, but haven't gotten to wear them due to the hot temps! I'm looking forward to wearing these out this fall. They are the perfect skinny jeans for short or tall boots. For reference, I'm wearing a 30x32 (they run small). 
I'm so excited to let you guys know that the BP. 'Tandem' Booties I've styled in several recent posts are back on sale! These were one of my NSale purchases and for some reason, they are 40% off again (woohoo!). I can't recommend these booties enough...if you're looking for a comfy pair to wear all fall and winter, these are it. The khaki color matches everything!