Monday, December 22, 2014

Banana Republic A-Line Midi Skirt (Under $25)

Ever since finding the pleated midi skirt I wore in the My Booties are Bootielicious post, I've made a weekly stop into Banana Republic just to see what's on sale in-store. By the way, if you liked that pleated midi skirt, it's still available in other colors (watercolor Banana Republic pleated midi skirt, Banana Republic pleated midi skirt in solid colors).

While in Banana Republic recently, I also spotted a classic black A-line skirt. I was thrilled because I've been wanting a few A-line skirts for a minute now. The best thing about this skirt is it's marked down to $22 (orig. $89.50) with the sale-on-sale discount.

Here's how I wore the skirt to an event last weekend.

The skirt has pockets. Yay!
SkirtPonte knit version of this style
SweaterJones New York Signature | similar
ClutchKate Spade | option
Booties℅ Ross Dress for Less | find 'em online
NecklaceJ.Crew "Metal Medallion" necklace
RingsJ.Crew sliced ringJ.Crew Industrial Bolt ring
Watch℅ Jord
LipMac "Carmine Rouge' lipstickMac 'Brick' lip pencil

Friday, December 19, 2014

Free-Style Friday: Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace ($65)

Kendra Scott is undoubtedly one of my favorite jewelry lines. I became an instant fan of Kendra Scott earrings after purchasing my first pair of Danielle earrings several years ago. Many of you have noticed, too, and have followed up with questions about those stunning stone earrings I often wear.

In the last two years, I've had the opportunity to own a few Kendra Scott necklaces courtesy of the KS team. And, y'all, the necklaces are just as brilliant as the earrings I've loved for so long. For today's Free-Style Friday, then, I'm sharing my new found love of Kendra Scott necklaces by giving away a Kendra Scott "Elisa" gold pendant necklace. This necklace features a 14K gold plated chain (15" w/ a 2" extender) and a stationary, glittering, drusy stone pendant at the center. It simply sparkles!


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Giveaway Rules:
  1. Entries can be made until Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM CT. 
  2. Giveaway is open to entries worldwide. Must have a valid mailing address.
  3. A winner will be randomly selected.
  4. Selected winner has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email. In the event of no response, another winner will be randomly selected.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Rose Dress by Maryam Garba

One of the most rewarding things about being a blogger is that I come in contact with all kinds of fashion enthusiasts. I was recently introduced to Maryam Garba, a Chicago-based fashion designer who creates uniquely stylish and affordable pieces for young professionals. I was instantly drawn to Maryam's line because it so tastefully fuses vibrant colors, bold prints, and classic silhouettes. By the way, all of Maryam's creations are around $50 or less.

In today's post, I'm wearing one of my favorite pieces in the current collectionthe Maryam Garba "Rose" dress (on sale for $50). This stunning yellow dress is sophisticated, comfortable, and versatile. It's the kind of dress you could wear from desk to dinner and then again on Sunday for brunch simply by changing accessories.

For reference, I'm wearing a size 2 in the Rose dress.
Dress℅ Maryam Garba
ClutchKate Spade
BootiesVogue Footwear
EarringsJ.Crew
BraceletJ.Crew | matching earrings
RingsJ.Crew, Vince Camuto

Monday, December 15, 2014

My Booties are Bootielicious

My wardrobe has been begging for a new black bootie and I've finally found the perfect pair. Picture this. A suede upper with velvet laces and gold eyelets. A super high stacked heel with leather cover and reflective gold details. The Vogue Footwear "Bootielicious" bootie is the one. Vogue Footwear, headquartered in St. Louis, is a shoe company specializing in cutting edge, contemporary styles for women.

I wore today's entire look to a fashion event last Thursday night. A pleated midi skirt (sold out, but check it out in solid colors) is paired with a black tee. My new booties, a fringe necklace, and a stripe clutch provided the perfect finishing touches.

 TeeOld Navy
SkirtBanana Republic (sold out) | similar
ClutchKate Spade
Booties℅ Vogue Footwear
EarringsHouse of Harlow
NecklaceKendra Scott | new tassel style
WatchMichael Kors
LipMac "Carmine Rouge' lipstickMac 'Brick' lip pencil

As a special treat for Economy of Style readers, Vogue Footwear has extended a 15% discount on any pair of shoes. Use code "EOS15" and shop on!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Free-Style Friday: The "Be Present" Present ($50)

Today's Free-Style Friday giveaway features a few of my favorite thingsnotebooks and candles. Whether you write things down to remember or journal your thoughts to explore them further, these notebooks will be perfect for you. And, the only thing better than writing in a chic notebook is doing so in the presence of a lit aromatic candle. So, enter to win this entire set.

The gift set, valued at $50, includes:
 

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Giveaway Rules:
  1. Entries can be made until Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM CT. 
  2. Giveaway is open to entries worldwide. Must have a valid mailing address.
  3. A winner will be randomly selected.
  4. Selected winner has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email. In the event of no response, another winner will be randomly selected.