Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bargain Buy: A Classic LBD

Timeless. Versatile. Flattering. The Topshop LBD featured in today's post is simply perfect. The best news, though, is its on sale! If your wardrobe is screaming for an LBD, this one might be for you.

Topshop dress (on sale)
J.Crew necklace (on sale)
J.Crew braid cuff (on sale)
Milly Clutch (on sale)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Into Black and White

The timeless combination of black and white is a huge trend this fall. From graphic prints to color blocks, just about everything looks chic in black and white. Given black and white's popularity this fall, luxe-looking options are available at every price point. In today's post, I pair two black and white tops from affordable lines to create a fresh print mix. A stripe crop top from JC Penney (now on sale) sits pretty on top of a houndstooth tank from H&M (only $7 in-store).

Top (stripes)MNG by Mango (jcp)
Tank (houndstooth)H&M
Pantsc/o Ross Dress for Less
BagRebecca Minkoff | watch for Hautelook flash sales
ShoesNine West | similar
EarringsHouse of Harlow
NecklaceVince Camuto | like this
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here

Friday, October 17, 2014

Win a $25 Ross Dress for Less Gift Card

New Ross stores are opening! To celebrate, I'm giving you a chance to win a $25 gift card to get your shop on at a Ross store near you. I remember when the first Ross store opened in St. Louis back in March, 2012. I instantly became a fan because of the fresh opportunities to find designer goods for less. The bargain shopping scene in the Lou has only gotten better since, as we now have almost 10 Ross stores in the St. Louis area and a newly opened store in nearby Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Remember when I participated in the #RossFallFaves styling challenge? Thanks to your votes, I won half of the challenges. Thank you! Thank you! While selecting my looks for the weekly style-offs, I hit the shoe gold mine at Ross. My gold cut-out oxfords. Got 'em at Ross. My cobalt blue d'Orsay sandals? Got 'em at Ross. My newest burgundy, designer booties. Got 'em at Ross too. Check out my new booties in today's casual Friday look.

ShirtJ.Crew (on sale)
JeansOld Navy (on sale)
Booties℅ Ross Dress for Less | same styleOld Navy option
BagRebecca Minkoff | other color
EarringsJ.Crew (on sale)
BraceletVince Camuto
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses | also here

What could you do with $25 at Ross? Enter to win a gift card below.

Giveaway Rules:
  1. Entries can be made until Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM CT. 
  2. Must have a mailing address in the United States (Guam and Hawaii included).
  3. A winner will be randomly selected using random.org
  4. Selected winner has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email. In the event of no response, another winner will be selected.

Disclosure:  Thanks to Ross Dress for Less for sponsoring this post. As usual, all of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Casual Fall Style for Less

Today's casual fall look is all about the mix. The J.Crew mixed-media sweater (now at sale-on-sale pricing in-store) is like a shirt and a sweater in one, no layering required. This sweater is perfect for a casual ensemble with jeans. Mixed resin jewelry, a snake-embossed clutch, and burgundy pumps add a little flair. The best part is that everything in this look is on sale or priced so low that it need not be.

J.Crew clutch | J.Crew earrings | J.Crew bracelet

See an alternative styling of the sweater in my Fall Essentials for Less post.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweatshirt, Leather, and Statement Jewelry

Last fall, the sporty chic trend made major waves, essentially changing the way we view clothing relegated to the gym or lazy Saturdays at home. Just like that, comfy sweatshirts became chic enough for the city streets. Comfy and chic? What's not to love, right?

In today's post, I fully embrace the sporty chic vibe. My new favorite sweatshirt finds an unlikely yet perfect partner in a vintage leather pencil skirt. To jazz the look up even more, I added a statement bib necklace featuring oversized crystals and an oh-so edgy pair of spiked ear jackets. 

These earrings and this necklace will easily become my staple pieces for 
adding a little bling during the holiday season.
SweatshirtJ.Crew Factory
SkirtVintage leather ℅ Savers | similar
ShoesJoe's Jeans | Nine West pair, F21 pair
ClutchKate Spade
WatchSkagen (old) | similar
SunglassesKate Spade