Neutral

Even though I am a color person, sometimes there is nothing I crave more than a basic neutral outfit without any color what-so-ever.  It is such a chic, blank slate and something about that just feels so refreshing. But I have to tell you, that when it came time to photograph this outfit, my husband laughed at me!  Like, an actual, audible, are you really wearing that kind of a laugh!  Turns out he thinks my vest looks like a shag rug!  And I have to say, I think he’s right.  But on the other hand, I also have to say that I love this vest.  I tried to hunt down the original  jacket version that was popular on so many blogs earlier this season, but didn’t have any luck.  So I was thrilled to stumble upon it as a vest.  And not only is it a vest (and I’m pretty obsessed with vests) but it’s super cozy and soft, and it even has pockets.  So at the end of the day, I love it and am resolved to rock it-even if my husband thinks I look like I’m wearing a giant piece of carpet for a top!

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Vest: Bohme (check in store), same vest | Buttondown: Gap | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (on sale!), also here | Bracelets: Banana Republic (old), similar, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Necklace: Stella & Dot Sutton | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker The Number One | Pumps: Michael Kors (old), similar

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Peppermint Plaid

When I think of holiday fashion, I think about dressing up-sequins and sparkles, high heels and statement jewelry, and lots and lots of red.  But one thing I don’t often plan, or think about for that matter, is a comfy, cozy outfit to wear for lounging around on Christmas in between opening presents and dinner festivities. And so today, I wanted to share a look that is festive enough to wear for the holidays, while still being super comfy and at the same time!

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Flannel: Old Navy (sold out online, check in store), similar | Vest: Old Navy (old), similar, similar | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Mittens: Target (old), similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Booties: Lucky via TJMaxx, similar

Merry Christmas Eve Eve to all of you!  I am so excited for this week, I really can hardly stand it.  This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I am so happy to be celebrating with family and remembering the real reason for the season.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

On Repeat

If you were to run into me on a typical Saturday in the Fall, I would most likely be wearing something similar to today’s outfit.  In my book, it’s tough to beat a staple chambray shirt (plaid is also often on repeat), my favorite skinnies, a vest for layering, and a pair of boots comfy enough for running errands or cheering my hubby on at a Cyclocross race.  This is definitely my go-to fall look, and if I am being honest, it has been for the last couple of years.  Not super exciting, I know.  But sometimes practicality wins out over fashion…

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Chambray Shirt: Nordstrom | Vest: Old Navy | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: Tiffany, My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors | Boots: Aldo (old), similar, thinking about buying these

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Thank you so much for stopping!

P.S. Aren’t the Fall colors absolutely stunning here in Utah???  I can’t get over it.

American Eagle Part Two

First of all, I just want to thank you all for the outpouring of love and support yesterday!  I have been so excited to share this project with all of you and the response has far exceeded what I had hoped for.  So THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart.

Today, I wanted to share the details of my 2nd outfit with you.  Truth be told, I had done a shoot with another outfit but when it was time to submit the photos, I just didn’t feel right about it.  And I can’t tell you how glad I am that I trusted my gut and opted for one more photo-op with my favorite vest.  Because it was by far and away, everyone’s favorite look of the three…

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Popover: Forever21 (old), similar | Vest: Target | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: BCBG | Watch: Michael Kors | Jade Ring: Vintage | Sunnies: Rayban | Booties: c/o American Eagle

Thank you all so much again for the love and support yesterday, and for following along with me on all of my fashion adventures.  I can’t tell you what it means and I appreciate you all so much!

 

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!

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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My Vest Accessory

If you follow this blog, then you know how obsessed I have been with my denim vest over the span of the last year. And to be totally honest, I don’t see my love affair with denim vests dying out anytime soon. But when I was in H&M recently and spotted this long, lean, surplus vest complete with a little sparkle, I knew my favorite denim version might finally have met its match.

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Striped Dress:  H&M (old), similar, similar | Vest:  H&M (recent), similar, similar | Long Necklaces:  Kenneth Cole, my personal collection of charms | Bracelets:  Juicy Couture, Stella and Dot | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Target (old) | Clutch:  Hobo International Zoe (gift) | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale and the most comfortable pair of heels I own!)

If you haven’t caved and tried the vest trend  yet, I highly recommend giving one a whirl.  Not only are they fresh and fun, but they a perfect accessory to change up your look without breaking the bank!

Happy Tuesday!

xx

Come Fly With Me

I am on the road a lot for work. And because I am in stores when traveling and have to wear all black, dressing for travel tends to be a fairly easy task. But when I travel for leisure, I find dressing for flights is not quite as easy. Comfort is key, but for me, sweat pants are definitely not an option. Instead, I like to select outfits that are not only comfortable and casual, but that are also just fashionable enough to have the ability to take me straight from the airport to lunch, dinner, drinks, or wherever I might need to go when I land!

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Plaid Button Down:  American Eagle, similar, similar | Puffy Vest: Old Navy (old) similar, similar | Striped Tank:  H&M, similar | Skinnies:  Else by Joe’s Jeans | Heart Necklace:  Tiffany Extra Large Heart Pendant | Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Bag: Kate Spade | Boots:  Nine West, similar

J and I spent this past weekend in North Dakota visiting his family before his parents make the move to Montana in April.  It was a bittersweet trip, but we had a fabulous time and shared lots of laughs and memories with two very special grandma’s, Justin’s mom and dad, and an amazing group of aunties, uncles, cousins, and extended family.  It was a very special weekend and I am feeling extra blessed to have married into such a wonderful family! 

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

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I Heart Sequins

This sparkly little number from Forever21 has my name all over it. It is the culmination of so many of my current favorite things: hearts, sequins, the perfect shade of gray, and it’s a sweatshirt to boot! And because this little pullover has so many great features, it’s an easy piece to dress up or dress down. For this particular outfit though, I opted to dress it down-pairing a new favorite back to a some old…

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Heart Pullover:  Forever21 | Chambray Shirt:  Forever21 | Puffy Vest:  Old Navy (old) similar, similar | Black Skinnies:  7 For All Mankind The Skinny | Watch:  Michael Kors | Black Quilted Bag:  Kate Spade, similar | Boots:  Aldo Farmar, similar

Can you believe the fog in the backdrop of these photos?  As if getting back into the swing of things after an incredible vacation hasn’t been hard enough, the weather in the SLC has been absolutely crazy!  From smog to freezing rain to dense fog and now major snow storms, I think I’m about ready to hightail it back to the tropics!

Hope you are all having a great week!

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