In-vest-ed

There was a period in time that I wore this denim vest so much that I had to make a conscious effort not to wear it so often. And I did such a good job of avoiding it that it ended up buried in the back of my closet and forgotten about for a period of time. And so today, I couldn’t be happier to welcome it back to the rotation!  To me, there is just something about a vest (whether it be denim, down, leather, fur, etc.), that just adds that extra pop to any outfit.   It’s just tough to beat those pieces in your wardrobe that make you look like you put in a little extra effort when you really actually didn’t…

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Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle| Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Long Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Hamilton (on sale!) | Boots: Jessica Simpson (old), obsessed with these

Lips: Chanel Glossimer Bonbon

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  I was lucky enough that one of my very best friends came to the SLC to visit me.  And let me tell you, we had the most amazing time.  From shopping, to manicures, to eyelash extensions,  to fun dinners out on the town, and even a little Sundance Film Festival action, it will be a weekend that I will always fondly remember.  Sometimes there just isn’t anything better than girl time.

And if you don’t already, be sure to follow along Instagram to catch all of my fashion (and real life) adventures!

Happy Monday!

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Pretty, Pretty Peplum

There is just something so pretty and feminine about peplum. And that is exactly why it is one of my favorite silhouettes of the season. Well that, and because it is also extremely flattering on just about any figure. Nicely tailored with just enough flare to hide any imperfections…

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Peplum Top: Alice Ritter for Gap (sold out online-check in store!), similar, similar | Skinnies: 7 For All Mankind | Necklace: T+J Designs | Cuff: Lucky Brand (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton, similar | Pumps: Marc Fisher (same pump, new colors)

Another thing I love about this outfit?  The combo of navy and yellow-always a winner in my book.

Happy hump day!

Now You See Me…

Confession: I LOVE camo. Always have, always will. In fact, my father-in-law even got me my very own snow camo gators for Christmas one year because I thought snow camo was especially pretty. So when camo is in, I am always especially quick to jump on the trend. And so of course, given it’s popularity this season, I knew that a camo vest would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe for the summer season…

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Camo Vest: Macy’s, similar, similar | Dress: Forever21 | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: H&M (old), similar | Sunnies: Amazon | Bag: Michael Kors (sold out) | Sandals: Chinese Laundry Love Me (old), similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We spent ours celebrating the marriage of two of our dear friends.  And let me tell you, it was a truly lovely wedding and a fantastic celebration-pretty sure I can’t think of a better way to have spent the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Making Me Blush

I love the color blush. It really is the perfect neutral. And while I usually find myself preferring to rough it up a bit by pairing it back to more military inspired ensembles, sometimes I just can’t help but want to feel ultra girly and style my blush back to something sweet-maybe like a little lace peplum…

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Blush Jacket: Guess | Peplum Top: Forever21, similar, similar | Boyfriend Jeans: Rich & Skinny | Necklaces: JCrew (pearls, rhinestone) | Bracelet: Oia Jules | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Jessica Simpson | Bag: Michael Kors Hamilton | Shoes: Aldo

If you haven’t already entered the Stella and Dot giveaway, there is still time! Just click on this link for your chance to win my favorite piece from their collection, the Renegade bracelet!

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

xx

FPF: All Things Yellow

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Instead of a favorite product, I wanted to share my favorite color with all of you today.  And yup, you guessed it.  Yellow is my absolute favorite color in the whole world.  So you can only imagine how thrilled I am that it is one of the colors of the season.  And since this is definitely not something that happens very often, I intend to take full advantage.  So in honor of my adoration for the color of sunshine, I thought I would share with you my current wish list of all things yellow!
 
Happy Friday!
 
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Monotone

Sometimes throwing together a monochromatic look is a welcome change from the usual. Plus, pairing two like colors is an easy concoction to create and a great way to change-up your look without investing in anything new…

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Blazer:  H&M (old) similar, similar | Silk Tunic:  H&M (old) similar | Skinny Pants:  INC | Sunnies:  Marc Jacobs  | Necklace:  JCrew, INC | Bracelets:  Anne Klein, Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Michael Kors Hamilton | Shoes:  Steve Madden (old) similar

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy it’s the middle of the week already.  I am practically counting down the days until the weekend-the end is in sight!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Furry Goodness

I love the fur vest trend. I mean really love it. Which, of course, should come as no surprise given my adoration for my jean vest (which I pretty much wore out this summer). Maybe it’s because vests are easy and work back to just about anything, or maybe it’s because I was a teenager in the ’90’s kind-of-a-thing. But either way, vests are a fantastic way to take an outfit up a level and make it look like you really spent some time putting yourself together. In fact, when I initially was getting dressed to take photos for this post, I had planned on just wearing the pretty mint chiffon blouse all on its own. But solo, it looked a little too simple and (I hate to say it) boring for a blog post. So even though I didn’t plan it this way, I am really loving the pretty pastel back to some furry winter-white-goodness, capped off with another one of my favorites, cognac accessories!

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Chiffon Blouse:  Forever21

Fur Vest:  H&M (last year), similar

Skinny Pants:  The Gap

Sunglasses:  Marc Jacobs (via Nordstrom Rack)

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co. (extra large heart)

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Shoes:  Boutique in Florence, Italy, similar

So I have to share that my hubby is really not a fan of this vest. In fact, he was so surprised when I wanted to wear it for a blog post that I had to explain to him how fashionable fur vests are.  But fashionable or not, he still isn’t buying it.  And so with that, I think it’s safe to say we can add fur vests to the list of things that men just don’t understand.  😉

What do you all think about the fur vest trend??

xx