Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Light Layering with a Cardigan

It's officially cardigan season in the Lou. I've been reaching for my J.Crew Jackie cardigansmy favorite cardiganson chilly mornings. The Jackie has bracelet sleeves, longer than a three-quarter length sleeve, but short enough to showcase an arm party. This cardigan style is also made of a cotton blend, a huge relief for those of us with wool sensitivities. The combination of the fabric and sleeve length make this cardigan the perfect all-season topper. Let's just say, I stock up on these cardigans when they go on sale.

Location: The Climatron®, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
The dots on the designer blouse, a bargain find at Ross Dress for Less, 
are actually individual gunmetal studs.
Blousec/o Ross Dress for Less | option
JeansNine West (on sale)
ShoesIvanka Trump | similar pump
BagRebecca Minkoff (found mine in TJ Maxx, also at Nordstrom Rack)
EarringsJ.Crew (on sale)
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 Reasons to Try Rocksbox FREE for a Month

I've been collaborating with Rocksbox, a subscription jewelry service delivering a rotating supply of designer jewelry curated just for you. For $19/month, you can borrow and wear pieces for as long as you want. If you want to keep a piece, you can buy it. I've been testing the Rocksbox service since July and I've come up with 5 good reasons you may want to try the service too.

1. It's FREE
For a limited time, you can use this Rocksbox code for a free month of membership.

2. You receive unlimited access to amazing pieces of jewelry.
Rocksox sends 3 pieces of jewelry at a time and you can return the pieces to receive a new set as often as you like. Rocksbox covers all shipping costs. 

3. You can explore and discover new-to-you jewelry designers. 
Rocksbox pulls from over 30 jewelry designers like Loren Hope, Margaret Elizabeth, and House of Harlow. These designers are known for using high-quality materials to produce impeccable designs.

4. You can test-run jewelry for as long as you want with no purchase commitment.
Your membership gives access to jewelry packages worth over $200. You can borrow and wear these pieces for as long as you want. Rocksbox even covers the cost in the event of any damage to pieces while in your care.

5. If you do want to purchase an item, you can do so at a discount.
Rocksbox members have the option to purchase pieces they fall in love with at a discount of 20% off.

*Disclosure: I received a 3-month subscription to Rocksbox free of charge for review purposes. All of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Favorites: Burgundy, Fringe, and Leggings

Today's post features a few of my favorite things for Fall 2014. Deep colors like burgundy and wine. Fancy fringe. And, comfy leggings. I was caught off guard by a sudden drop in temperature in St. Louis recently, so I reached for these favorites to stay warm in style.

Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis
TopJ.Crew (on sale)
BootiesSam Edelman
ScarfGift from Kyrgyzstan
BagLinea Pelle
NecklaceKendra Scott 
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here

Friday, September 12, 2014

#RossFallFaves: Neon Bright Activewear

It's week three of the #RossFallFaves styling challenge. If you missed week one or two, check out #RossFallFaves: The Fancy Shift and #RossFallFaves: Black and Gold. This week, I've been tasked with styling an outfit for a workout. Since neon is projected to brighten things up this fall, I thought it would be fun to add a few bright splashes to my workout wear. A neon orange top and electric lime sneakers anchor this look.

Vote for your favorite look on the Ross Facebook Page for a chance to win a $150 Ross gift card.

Location: Compton Hill Reservoir Park, St. Louis
Ross Items styled:
Active neon top, $8.99 (retail: $49.99) | option
Active pants, $12.99 (retail: $36) | similar
Sneakers, $39.99 (retail: $85) | similar

Disclosure: I was invited by Ross to participate in the styling challenge and provided with Ross gift cards to shop for each look. As always, all of the images, ideas, and opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Styling a Denim Skirt

I'm almost always willing to substitute a skirt for pants. So, since denim skirts are having a moment this year, my jeans might temporarily be replaced by a fab denim skirt this fall. Why oh why didn't I keep all my denim skirts from back in the day? No worries though. There are lots of denim skirts to choose from this season. I'm really digging the Madewell denim skirt because of its perfect wash and subtle A-line silhouette. The Old Navy denim pencil skirt (under $30) is quite fly too. Here's one way I'd wear a denim skirt right now.

J.Crew blouse (on sale)
J.Crew necklace (on sale)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grey and Navy: Take 2

If you've seen my Grey and Navy post, then you already know that that color combination is a favorite of mine. Today's post brings the colors together again. This time, a lightweight grey sweater tops a pair of navy shorts. The look is completed by grey suede booties and pops of color from jewelry in my latest Rocksbox. By the way, if you haven't tried the Rocksbox jewelry subscription service yet, test it for one month FREE (get a special code here).

SweaterStandard James Perse | similar
ShortsJ.Crew (on sale)
BootsSam Edelman | flat option
Clutch℅ Accessorize | similar
EarringsLoren Hope via Rocksbox*
BraceletHouse of Harlow via Rocksbox*
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here
LipMac 'Heroine' lipstickMac 'Heroine' lip pencil
NailsOPI "Berlin There Done That"

Here's a closer look at all the contents of my latest Rocksbox:

*Disclosure: I received a 3-month subscription to Rocksbox free of charge for review purposes. As always, all of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.