Blazer of Glory

One thing I feel like I often neglect to write about on this blog is the importance of owning a fantastic black blazer.  I think because I wear them for work nearly every day, I forget that it’s a piece not everyone might own.  But with the weather changing, I am finding that I am reaching for my blazers not only for work, but also to wear as a light jacket back to my favorite destroyed skinnies and a tried-and-true graphic tee.  They really are the perfect piece for so many different occasions and something everyone should have in their closet…

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Blazer: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar. loving this alternative | Tee: Forever21 | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Earrings: H&M (old), similar , similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Windsor Store (sold out), similar, similar

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  I can hardly believe it’s Monday already again. Sometimes I swear it feels like it’s always Monday, don’t you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fall Into Color

I’ve got a bad habit. When I buy something extra special, or that I really love, I often find I let it stay tucked neatly into my closet saving it for the “perfect” occasion. And sometimes, that perfect occasion is awfully slow in coming. So I am trying to be better about wearing those “special” pieces right off the bat. But I’ve got to admit-I’m a work in progress.

But lucky for me, when styled appropriately, color is perfectly acceptable during the fall and winter seasons. And that means there will hopefully still be lots of special occasions for me to wear my favorite (previously unworn) Kate Spade skirt. And while the temps are still pretty warm, I am loving it back to denim, for a look that’s both seasonally and weather appropriate!

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Denim Shirt: American Eagle (old), similar, love this one | Skirt: Kate Spade (sold out), same skirt, different color | Cuffs: JCrew, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Kate Spade (old color), new colors | Pumps: Marc Fisher

So I have to ask.  Does anyone else out there have the same bad habit I do?  Do you wear your special items right away?  Or save them for later?

Thanks for stopping by.  You all brighten my day more than you know.

Blossom Boutique

I was so excited when I was contacted by a cute local boutique here in Utah to do a collaboration. I absolutely love finding new stores that have unique items, especially when they are affordable. And Blossom Boutique did not disappoint. In fact, they have so many cute items online and in store that I had a tough time narrowing it down. But I completely fell in love with this camo tee the moment I saw it. It’s super soft, fits perfectly, is a bit longer (which is always a bonus in a t-shirt), and has a price tag that can’t be beat. I can already tell that I will be styling it endless ways this fall. And given the current popularity of camo, I think it’s pretty safe to say a camo tee is a staple that every gal should have in her wardrobe this season…

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Camo Tee: Blossom Boutique c/o  (only $12!!!!!)| Stovepipe Trousers: BCBGMaxazria (old), similar (on sale!) | Necklaces: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Kate Spade, Stella & Dot | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Windsor

So if you live here in Utah, be sure to pop into Blossom Boutique for some fun fashion finds.  And for those of you out of state, be sure to stop by their website to browse their cute online selection!

Thanks for stopping by!

*this is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own*

Perfect Harmony

I am loving the sneak peeks I am getting through social media from all of the happenings in NYC for Fashion Week.  And I have to say that one trend I am happy to see will be continuing into the Spring 2014 season is black and white.  In my opinion, no other color combo creates such perfect harmony while being so chic and effortless at the same time.  Plus it creates the ideal canvas to add a pop of color, or a pretty metallic.

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Dress: Forever21 Vest: Target | Belt: Forever21 (old), LOVE this one| Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: American Eagle |  Sunnies: Target (old) | Pumps: Marc Fisher 

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Ours was packed with fun events-so of course it went by way too fast.  But fortunately, we’ve got a lot of fun things on the horizon to look forward to, including a mini Vegas vacay and a trip back to Nashville for my 10 year Vanderbilt reunion.  And believe me, I’m already planning my outfits for both trips and can’t wait to share them with all of you!

Thanks for stopping by!