Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Shopping Summer Sales for Fall: Blush & Grey

Over the Labor Day weekend, I made a few brief stops at my favorite stores to check out the noteworthy sales, like an extra 40% off markdowns at J.Crew. The prices on several items I've been wanting all summer long were so low during the special sales. I resisted purchasing anything, though, that I didn't envision wearing throughout the fall.

With fall on my mind, then, I was drawn to pieces I could wear now and layer later. I was also attracted to everything blush and grey, popular summer colors that fit in with my fall mood board. Here are a few items I purchased and a pair of shoes that I've still got my eye on.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

$50 BloomNation Gift Card Winners

Thank you so much for celebrating my blogiversary with me! Winners have been selected in the BloomNation gift card giveaway. Join me in congratulating our ten winners!

If you won, be sure to check your email for instructions on ordering your fabulous bouquets. Remember that orders must be placed with Riley's Florist in St. Louis by August 31st.

Friday, August 29, 2014

#RossFallFaves: The Fancy Shift

For the next four weeks, I'm participating in the #RossFallFaves styling challenge with four other bloggers. We've all been tasked with styling four head-to-toe looks for $100 each. Every week, you vote for your favorite look on the Ross Facebook Page. Voting opens up on Thursdays and also gives you a chance to win a $150 Ross gift card each week.

For week one, we're styling outfits for a cocktail party. I found a fancy, designer shift dress. It's black with a cutout scroll design that's so artistic. I accessorized with statement crystal earrings, a delicate rosette clutch, and blue suede sandals.

Location: St. Louis City Hall
Ross Items styled:
Designer dress, $9.99 (retail: $148) | option
Designer sandals, $39.99 (retail: $118) | similaroption
Designer earrings, $12.99 (retail: $100)
Clutch, $8.99 (retail: $70) | 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, August 28, 2014

Free Flowers: Win a $50 BloomNation Gift Card (10 Winners: STL Only)

This week, Economy of Style celebrated an anniversary. BloomNation, a community marketplace that provides a platform for local artisans all over the country to sell their unique floral creations, was so kind to send over a bouquet of flowers to help me celebrate. My beautiful bouquet was created and hand-delivered by St. Louis' own Riley's Florist.

To make this a party, BloomNation is offering not one, not two, but TEN $50 BloomNation gift cards for you! These gift cards will be valid at Riley's Florist in St. Louis only. Riley's will also hand-deliver the bouquet of your choice (up to $50) for FREE. Enter below!

Topc/o Nally & Millie (old) | NecklaceJ.Crew
Giveaway Rules:
  1. Entries can be made until Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM CT
  2. Winner must have a valid address in St. Louis, MO for free delivery.
  3. A winner will be randomly selected using random.org.
  4. Selected winner has to place bouquet order with Riley's Florist by August 31. Winner can choose any available date and time for delivery of order.
Disclosure: BloomNation provided a free bouquet to me for review purposes. BloomNation is also providing the giveaway winners with bouquets. As usual, all opinions, ideas, and images are my own.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grey and Navy

Grey paired with navy is such a hip color combination. Grey is quite a staple neutral for building outfits, and it's one of my favorite colors to wear because of that quality. Today's look uses color pairing and metallic accents to make very basic knitsa cardigan, tee, and leggingslook chic and cool.

Aluminum has been named a top 10 color for Fall 2014 in the latest Pantone Fashion Color Report, so I'm looking forward to seeing fabulous pieces in grey this fall. I already have my eye on a grey animal jacquard sweatshirt at Ann Taylor.

Location: Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO
CardiganLoft (old) | similarsimilar
Pantsc/o Ross Dress for Less | similar, similar
BagRebecca Minkoff via Hautelook | similar
ShoesJ.Crew (on sale)
HatBR Factory Store | similar
WatchMichael Kors | similar
NecklaceLisa Freede (swag gift from Neiman Marcus STL)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Fall Bucket List

You carried one back in the day, didn't you? I know I did. Was it the 90s when bucket bags dominated handbag trends? Whenever it was, bucket bags have the perfect silhouette. You just fill 'em, pull on that drawstring, and go on with your day. Some bucket bags are super stylish too, coming in fresh-for-fall colors and luxe-looking textures.

This bucket bag post started when I stumbled upon the Halston Heritage bucket bag, the most expensive one below. Darn it! This bag, though, has an edgy, embossed leather and right-on-trend gunmetal hardware. It just looks luxe! This bag has definitely been wish-listed, along with a few others of course.

3. Halston Heritage (on sale)