Buffalo Plaid (and your guide to Black Friday sales happening NOW!)

It’s no secret that I love a great plaid shirt.  In fact, I have to limit how many plaid shirts I wear in a week!!  They are such an easy go-to in my closet this time of year, it’s hard not to gravitate towards them!  So on the eve of Thanksgiving, I thought it was fitting that my 3rd and final outfit idea for you turkey day festivities was a plaid shirt.  After all, a bright red buffalo check shirt is the perfect festive look to wear during the holidays-especially when paired back to a pair of favorite leggings, a cozy fur vest, and some killer pumps or boots!

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Buffalo Plaid Shirt: Old Navy (under $25!), also love this (50% off!) | Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), similar, LOVE this | Ponte Leggings: INC via Macy’s (best EVER!) | Initial Necklaces: Gigglosophy | Bracelets: Stella & Dot (here and here), JCrew (here and here) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, LOVE this one | Pumps: Nordstrom, love these leopard booties for winter

Don’t forget to enter the R+F Mini Facial giveaway here.  You can also check out the original post, read my testimonial, and see me make up free in here.

And now to the BEST part of this post!  A lot of stores have already started their Black Friday promotions today, so if you want to get a jump on your shopping, then you have come to the right place!! I have linked all of the best earlybird sales below!  And be sure to check back tomorrow for a complete and updated list of ALL of the most amazing Black Friday sales!  Wahoo!!!!!!

JCrew Factory: 50% off site wide and free shipping with code: THANKS

Express: 50% your purchase in store and online

Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off a wide variety of items

French Connection: 30% off sitewide

Helmut Lang: 40% off sitewide

JCrew: 30% off select full priced items, extra 40% off clearance with code: HOLIDAY

Joie: 25% off sitewide with code: THANKS

Juicy Couture: 50% off sitewide with code: JCBlack

Kate Spade: 30% off sitewide with code: DEALME

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code: GIFTON

Theory: 40% off sitewide

Pottery Barn Kids: 20-60% off select items

West Elm: Buy more, save more-up to 25% off

7 for all Mankind: 40% off the entire site with code: EARLY40

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Happy shopping (and saving!)!

Fall Wardrobe Must Haves: The Ultimate Guide

You guys!  Today I am so excited to share with you the ultimate shopping guide for your Fall wardrobe!  With the seasons transitioning around us, I’ve put together my favorite (and some of the easiest!) trends for the upcoming Fall season, complete with lots of inspirational items (most of which are under $100!!) to help make your transition from Summer to Fall nice and easy.  So enjoy this list of must haves, let me know if you have any questions, and happy shopping!!
Fall Must Haves: Leopard Bag1. | 2. (this one is at the top of my wishlist!)  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8.  
Fall Must Haves: Graphic Tee
1. (on sale!) | 2. (on sale!) | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8.  
Fall Must Haves: Destroyed Black Skinnies
1. (under $40!)  | 2.  | 3.  (under $50) | 4. (my favorite!)  | 5.  | 6.  
Fall Must Have: Floppy Hat
1.  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.
Fall Must Haves: Faux Leather Jacket
1. (I own this jacket and it is my FAVORITE!)  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  
Fall Must Haves: Statement Pumps
1.  | 2.  | 3. (my faves!)  | 4. (really comfy)  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8. (love the red version)  | 9.  
Fall Must Haves: Bold Lipstick
1.  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  
Fall Must Haves: Cognac Booties
1. (under $100!)  | 2.  | 3.  | 4. (under $55!)  | 5.  | 6. (under$100!)  | 7.  | 8.  (under$100!) 
 

Rawr!

I love leopard.  And while I tend to gravitate towards wearing it more often during the cooler months-it is perfectly acceptable during the summer time too.  Especially when paired back to a bright lip and fun accessories.  So if your leopard prints are hanging out in the back of your closet this summer, maybe it’s time to pull them out, dust them off, and give them some summer love!

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Dress: BarIII (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this one | Necklace: House of Harlow | Gold Cuff: Forever21 (old), LOVE this one | Ring: KiraKira Jewels | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar (under $10!) |  Clutch: Michael Kors, new version | Wedges: Material Girl (on sale for under $50!)

Hope your week is off to a great start.  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

 

Denim on Denim

I’m always a little hesitant to wear two denim pieces together. It probably stems from growing up in Montana and not wanting to be caught in the dreaded “Canadian Tuxedo” (or as I am sure they call it, the “Montana Tuxedo”).  But I have found that if your two denims differ enough, then wearing denim on denim is perfectly acceptable, and even quite stylish given the current trend!  So take it from me and don’t be afraid to rock your denim pieces together-just make sure you have some contrast!

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Denim Vest: Gap, similar | Lace Top: Express | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind (on sale!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), similar | T-Cuff: Lucky Brand | Love Bracelet: Forever21 (old), similar | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier (sold out just about everywhere but here) | Heels: Joan and David (sold out), LOVE these, these, and these

Thank you all so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every single one of you more than you know!

 

 

 

 

White Out

I love white bags and have been wanting to add one to my collection for quite some time.  And while I only had three specific features I knew the bag had to have (saffiano leather, gold hardware, and a structured shape), I had a really hard time finding just the right one.  Well thank goodness for Rebecca Minkoff and her huge spring sample sale coinciding with my birthday this year!  I was able to snatch up the Avery tote which is not only gorgeous (and one of my favorite RM bags EVER), but it also met all of my white bag requirements.  AND the icing on top of the cake?  I was able to get it for less than half of the regular retail price!  My favorite kind of purchase!

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Top: Express (LOVE it!) | Jeans: 7 for all mankind, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), similar, similar | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Love Bracelet: Forever21, similar, similar | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff: Large version (like mine), smaller version, LOVE this white bag, and this one too |  Heels: Sole Society (sold out), new version (and they under $70!)

Starting today, I am going to be on the road for the next two weeks (one week for work, and the other for a wedding and mini vacay), so be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of our crazy adventures, and to get your daily outfit fix.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

Crop It Like It’s Hot

I loved the crop shirt trend the last go around and fondly remember wearing cute crops with overalls and Birks. Heck, I was even wearing crop tops with low-rise jeans performing at the bars in Nashville back in the day! I was also in my late teens/early twenties at the time-so bearing a little midriff seemed perfectly acceptable.  But now that the crop top trend is back, and finding me in my early 30’s, I’ve been a little unsure as to how to tackle this trend.  Because at my age, I’m certainly not going to be running around with my navel hanging out!  And while I’ve done some cute layering looks with crops, that doesn’t exactly work during the warmer summer months.  So for those of you finding yourselves in the same predicament as me, I have found that a super cute and age appropriate way to wear a crop top, is with a high-wasited skirt.  It still gives you the look and feel of the crop, but without baring all of the skin!  And trust me, your belly button will thank you!

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Crop Lace Top: Express (comes in a bunch of colors-I’m obsessed!) | Skirt: JCrew (on sale and comes in tons of colors-dying over the yellow version) | Cuff: Lucyk Brand | Charm Bracelets: Juicy Couture via TJMaxx, similar, Anne Klein | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version | Heels: Jessica Simpson (most comfortable heesl in my closet right now! LOVE them!)

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support of my blog.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to have you all on this journey with me.

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Fever

Spring Fever
Boyfriend Jeans |  Stila Lip Color (Fiore and Fiery are my faves) | JCrew Sweatshirt (on sale-use code HAPPY SHOPPING for 25% off!!) | Fedora | Lace Up Heels | Oversized Sunnies | Mint Tote (obsessed!) | Gold Cuff
Happy Friday, dolls!  Thought I would leave you today with a few things that I am hoping to add to my Spring wardrobe.  And the best part?  Everything is under $100 (except the tote).  I don’t know about you all, but I think my spring fever has officially set in!

Pucker Up!

I get a lot of questions about the different red lipsticks that I wear on my blog.  And so today, I wanted to share my four favorites with you.  Now truth be told, I am a total lip gloss junkie and don’t usually tend to gravitate towards lipstick-mostly because I have always found them to be messy and uncomfortable.  BUT since discovering  these 4 products, I find myself wearing lipstick more and more often.  And more importantly, actually liking it!
NARS Heat Wave: really fun orange/red; my go to in the summer; lightweight, but not super long lasting
STILA Fiery: burgundy red color; long lasting vinyl gloss that wears like a lipstick; pretty comfortable, and amazingly long lasting (even through drinking and eating); sponge applicator makes it easy to apply
URBAN DECAY Revolution in 69: true bright red, my personal favorite lipstick (in all colors!); super comfy, long lasting, easy to apply
MAC Ruby Woo: super fun color; cool red tone with a matte finish; a little drying-definitely pair with a gloss
Happy, happy Friday to all of you!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!