10.23.2014

Autumn Layering Project for Modcloth

Layering Project for Modcloth



Happy Thursday everyone and an exciting Thursday it is!  Today is the deadline for this great competition ModCloth is hosting with a few bloggers to promote their Fall pieces for the season.  They reached out to me last week and asked that us bloggers put together a collage showcasing how to layer some of their Fall staple pieces.  Of course, I jumped at the opportunity and here is what I came up with for the competition! What do you think of these looks! Which one describes you?

My inspiration for this collage was mixing patterns and textures while keeping each look pretty neutral for every girl of every style to wear.  

Look 1:  You know I love maxis! And since we are in our cooler months the best way to transition a maxi is to add a simple sweater.  I was completely drawn to the thick stripe detail and the color combo of taupe and cream on this maxi.  I paired it with a slouchy yet cozy hunter green sweater to embrace those brisk fall days.  At this point, the look was feeling a bit bohemian so I ran with that vibe and accessorized with a wool panama hat and a great pair of booties.  Of course, a hippie look wouldn't be complete without an oversized tote and luckily, Modcloth carries this great two toned bag to finish off the look!  

Shop Look 1 - dress//sweater//hat//booties//tote

Look 2:  How fun is this look?  I fell in love with this amazing sequenced dress and knew I had to use it somehow in this competition.  For me, this look is all about the day to night transition.  Start your day off with layering a simple graphic tee over this super feminine dress.  The juxtaposition of these two pieces will surely have you standing out (in a good way)!  Now it is Fall so a great coat is in order and I felt this large textured collared one did the trick.  It beautifully plays off the color pallet of the existing look and you can never go wrong with a large collar!  For you errands during the day, top the look off with a floppy hat and when your headed for the night out on the town, just shed all your layers and you're left with a sequenced dress and a great pair of nude heels!

Shop Look 2 - dress//tee//heels//hat//coat  

Look 3:  I call this the every girl look!  It is so simple yet chic, every girl of every style can wear it!  I started this look off with a great pair of riding boots - a Fall essential.  These particular boots grabbed my attention because of their two toned texture of suede and leather.  It is a simple detail that goes a long way in the fashion world!  Of course, tucked into out great boots is a pair of dark denim skinnies and a white blouse to top off our basics.  I wanted to keep this look pretty simple so I pulled back on the reins when it came to layering and I finished this look off with a lovely coat.  No need for a hat, no need for a scarf, this coat does the trick.  I went with plaid since this is a fall challenge after all and when I saw this one had a great fur collar, I was sold.  It is a statement piece all on its own!

Shop Look 3 - blouse//jeans//boots//coat

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10.21.2014

Great Collars for Fall






Blouse: thrifted (similar here)//Sweater: forever21//Jeans: ae (similar at target)//Clutch: old navy//

Aside from layers and boots, I feel collars play an important roll in our fall wardrobes.  It's that little detail that can make the biggest statement.  So here is a little tip, when and if you are ever thrifting, look for a unique collar on the blouses.  Even if the top is a little too big you can always throw a sweater over it, quarter sleeve it, and let your collar do all the talking!  Becuase lets be honest... grandma's always had the best style!

Linking Up: 1//2//3//4//5

10.17.2014

Tartan and Turtleneck








Coat: sheinside//Sweater: forever21//Turtleneck: gap//Boots: forever21 (similar here)//
Leggings: express (similar here)//Clutch: old navy

TGIF Everyone! Even though I am very excited for the weekend... I am more excited about next week!  I have big things in the works, big things!  I am collaborating with an amazing local boutique here in Denver and I am dying to show you all what I'll be wearing.  So fabulous, you just wait and see! 

Also I can not get enough of this hair cut!  I love it with all my high collar blouses especially turtlenecks.  I have an appointment on Monday to go a little shorter and put some ombre in this do! Can't wait to show you all.  Have an awesome weekend!

Linking Up Here: 1//2//3//4

10.16.2014

Faux Fur Vest and a New Do









Jeans: ae (similar here)//Top: forever21//Vest: hm (similar here)//
Heels: chinese laundry via dsw//Hat: thrifted (similar here)

Yesterday I cut all my locks off!  I haven't cut my hair in three years so it's kind of a big deal for me!  And I'm really diggin the new cut.  It looks great both super straight or with a little wave.  Why the change... well, let me let you in on a little pet peeve of mine.. I hate absolutely hate pulling my hair out from underneath all of my scarves, turtlenecks, sweaters, blazers, coats, etc.  It was just too long to go through that again this fall/winter! So chop chop! And I think I'll be going a little shorter with it later this week!




10.13.2014

Denim and Camel








Trench: forever21//Jeans: ae (similar here)//Denim Shirt: pacsun (similar here)// 
Heels: bcbg paris via dsw (beige color)//Hat: thrifted (similar here)// Sunnies: target

Monday, Monday, Monday, and I'm pulling out my denim dan!  This is definitely one of my go to looks when I'm running errands and I don't think that will ever change.  I know a few folks are scared to try the whole denim on denim look but to me it speaks fashionable lady versus Canadian tuxedo!  So go ahead, get in touch with your inner denim dan, and try it.. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.