Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Fall's Neutral Territory

From camel to beige, earthy neutral hues are all the rage this fall. And, when worn the right way, neutrals can be just as fun as our favorite bold and bright colors. Here's how I'd wear fall's muted color palette.

Fresh neutrals for fall:

Monday, October 05, 2015

Light Fall Layers

We experienced our first fall chill in St. Louis last weekend. Not quite coat weather, I did some light layering to stay cozy and warm. My favorite pieces in my wardrobe are seasonless staples that can be styled all-year round. Yesterday, I reached for a few of those and threw them together to create a comfy fall outfit.

TankBanana Republic (on sale)
ShirtJ.Crew Factory (old) | new J.Crew Factory, J.Crew version
Vest℅ Venus
Pants℅ Venus
BagRebecca Minkoff
EarringsKendra Scott via Rocksbox
LipMac Vamplify "Suggestive"Mac "Brick" lip pencil
BlushNYX "Intuition"

Today's look started with the outfit I wore in the Fall Fashion Forward post. I kept most of the items in that look, added a long-sleeve shirt, and switched the shoes from pumps to oxfords. And, just like that, the ensemble was made appropriate for a colder day.

Oxfords are an easy choice for adding a lil hip flavor to fall looks. I'm quite fond of this Madewell pair because of its sleek and slim silhouette. The oxfords come laced, but can be worn laceless. I got them in my usual size 8, and they've been comfortable right out of the box.  

I've gotten so much use out of the gingham button-down shirt I'm wearing. I purchased it on sale in J.Crew Factory last fall. It has a comfortably close fit that makes it perfect for layering. Remember how surprisingly well it paired with leopard? Shopping for one? Check out the new J.Crew Factory style and this J.Crew option.

Today's images were taken at the Falstaff ghost sign in my neighborhood. I shot the earlier version of this look at the same location. 

Get the look:

Friday, October 02, 2015

Print Mixing: Adam Lippes for Target

The Adam Lippes for Target collection launched last Sunday, and it's filled with pieces in striking plaid prints. I purchased a couple items in the collectionthe pointed flats ($29.99) and the tank ($27.99). The line-crossing plaid on both items is playful, sophisticated, and versatile. I have plans to mix and match these prints season after season.

PantsNine West | similar
ScarfKate Spade | option
ToteRebecca Minkoff
Earrings℅ Kendra Scott (on sale)
LipMac "Carmine Rouge" lipstick | try Ruby WooMac "Brick" lip pencil
BlushNYX powder blush in mocha

In today's look, my Adam Lippes for Target tank is anchoring a mixed print ensemble that blends plaid, bows, and florals. The combination sounds complicated, but my Kate Spade "abstract bow" infinity scarf and Sophia Webster for J.Crew floral pumps seamlessly connect with the Adam Lippes plaid tank.

Peep my new highlights? See how my hair looks down in this Instagram post

I'm also wearing a pair of jogger pants, my go-to comfy-chic bottom. Naturally, I loved the Adam Lippes for Target joggers ($29.99), but since I already own this pair in black, I passed.

My Rebecca Minkoff unlined tote is holding my daily essentials. See just how much I pack in the bag in the Totes Ready for Fall post.

Today's images were taken at the Columbia Iron Works building in my neighborhood. You've seen the location before in this Travel Style post. You've also seen a neighboring building with a cool ghost sign in this Mad About Plaid post.

Shop the look:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Tweed and a Turtleneck

I'm so thrilled by the return of the turtleneck this fall. The sophisticated, fuss-free, high-neck top is a breakout trend for the season, which means there'll be lots of options at every price-point. Today, I'm pulling together a few items that I've wish-listed until further markdowns, including a turtleneck sweater and a tweed skirt.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Party Style

It's never too early to get ready for the holiday party season. So, meet the sexy pleated bustier jumpsuit, an on-trend alternative to a cocktail dress. This jumpsuit has a lot going onfaux leather, pleating, and wide legsand it's only $49.

ShoesJ.Crew | new glitter pair
ClutchRebecca Minkoff
NecklaceKate Spade  | option
EarringsKate Spade
Rings℅ Kendra Scott, ℅ Berry Brand
WatchMovado | Skagen option

I'm planning to push the envelope with my style this holiday season. I want to explore the edgier parts of my style, and this jumpsuit is a first step in that direction. 

To accessorize, I reached for my favorite pearl cluster necklace. Black and gold accents, like my J.Crew Elsie metallic stripe pumps and Rebecca Minkoff studded clutch complete the look.

Sizing? I'm wearing a size small

The jumpsuit has a fitted top and a wide-leg, jersey bottom. So, while it's quite sexy at the top, the overall look is balanced. 

The sleeveless top of the jumpsuit expands its styling possibilities because its easy to add layers over or underneath the jumpsuit. I threw on a black blazer. 

Party pumps I'm waiting for markdowns on: