Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wardrobe Building Blocks Currently in Stores

There are some pretty fantastic wardrobe building blocks in stores right now and even though I posted them on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, they are too good not to share on the blog.  

We spent yesterday traveling, and today Addie blessed me with not one, but two bouts of projectile vomit.  Oh, plus a blowout, because, why not keep the party going?  Besides, who doesn't like doing multiple loads of laundry in one day?  Fun fun fun.

That is all to say I wanted to get a more thorough post out about this, but instead we'll settle for a re-gram of my Instagram post and a widget of additional items instead of a better collage.  You can thank Addie and her hurting digestive system for that.

1.  Dark Wash Skinny Jeans (exact  |  Option 2)
It shouldn't be any secret that I love me a pair of dark wish skinny jeans.  But how about ones with elastic waistbands?  YEAH.  That pair shown above have an elastic waistband plus the whole thing is nice and stretchy.  Perrrrrfect for the holidays.  But my all time favorite pair (option 2) from LOFT are always in stock.  And right now they're 40% off!

2.  Striped Tee - (exact)
I found this one at Target for $12.  The product image does not make this top look desirable, but it's a great boatneck neckline in a soft material.  I sized up for a looser fit.  (I think I got it in Medium, but I can't remember because it's not in front of me right now.)

3.  White Button Up - (exact)
That annoying, never-ending search for a good white button up.  Well for me, that stopped here.  (I hope.  Only time will really tell, though.)  This Old Navy one is a medium/light weight that's not too flimsy but not too stiff.  Again, it's not in front of me at the moment so I can't remember which size I got, but I *think* I got it in small.

4.  Cozy Knit Scarf - (exact  |  Option 2
I showed this before, but it's too good to pass up.  I got it last year from Target and am really glad it's back again this year.  This time it also comes in grey/white and yellow/white, both of which look awesooooome!  Super soft and cozy! 

There's also a very similar Forever 21 version that is cheaper.  (option 2)

5.  Brown Booties - (exact  |  Option 2  |  Option 3)
I've also talked about these before, but I love them so much!  Even though they're from Forever 21 they are soft and the heel is rubber which makes them very comfortable.  I'd been looking for a pair of cognac boots FOR-E-VER.  Forever!  And these finally, finally, finally ended the search.  There are a couple of other versions at different shaft heights, as linked above, though I have not personally tried those and cannot attest to their comfort levels.

Have you seen any good wardrobe building blocks in stores lately?  ALSO!  What are you in search of for this Black Friday?  I'm still hunting for cognac riding boots.  UGHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Patterned Flats

Do you guys own patterned shoes?  I've had a pair of leopard flats for quite some time (and recently leopard sneakers), but not much beyond that.  A few months ago my mother-in-law gave me a pair of striped loafers, and recently I picked up this super cute pair from Old Navy while they were 50% off.  I couldn't find many others and they weren't online, so they feel a little mysterious to me.  But it made me want to scoop them up all the more.

If I wear pattern anywhere it's usually with my tops and tends to compete with patterned shoes.  But for an outfit of all solid pieces like this one, a patterned shoe is a great way to subtly kick up the outfit!

Links to Shop:
one  |  two
three  |  four
five  |  six
seven  |  eight

Shop for the Look:
Top: gift (similar, similarsimilar)
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Jeans: LOFT (exact)
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Win a Pair of Glasses from Polette!

Anyone looking for a fun new pair of glasses?  If so, today is your lucky day!

I want to introduce you to fantastic eyeglasses and sunglasses brand called Polette!  Polette is one of the leaders on the French market and have now opened up to North America.  

They carry a wiiiiide variety of glasses and sunglasses, ranging from classic to quirky styles, glasses of different materials like wood, metal, and plastic, and carry sleek minimalist designs or glasses with fun colors and funky patterns.  

This week you have a chance to win a pair of glasses of your choice from Polette!  Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

But in case you can't wait you should know that in addition to having awesome designs, Polette is very affordable!  With a business design that cuts out the middle man and provides glasses straight from the workshop, Polette is able to maintain very reasonable prices, which makes it very easy to add a new pair to your collection.  Visit Polette now to check out all the styles!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shopping Help: Cardigans (That Aren't Super Thin)

Tis the season for cozy cardigans!  Don't you just love being wrapped up in a cozy sweater cardigan?  I've had this one for maybe 3 years(?) and it continues to be my go-to layering piece each season.  That trend won't stop either since cardigans are a nursing mom's best layering friend.  (As opposed to a pullover...)  

I've rounded up a few cozy cardigans.  They're not all super thick, but range from medium to thicker, with a couple being wool.  

Almost all come in several different colors. 

Boyfriend Cardi: Option 1   |  Option 2  |  Option 3
These are standard long cardigans, and I personally love the boyfriend cardi especially for fall because they layer really nicely over plaid and chambray button ups.  I love the color in Option 1, and it comes in a bunch of other colors.  Option 2--one reviewer said it was surprisingly warmer and thicker than they thought it'd be.  And Option 3 seems fuzzy!  Both 2 & 3 come in black too.

Cozy Open Cardi: Option 4  |  Option 5  |  Option 6  |
The open front ones are usually even a little more oversized than standard button up cardigans, which again is great for layering.  They all come in multiple colors.  I have #6 in maroon and it's while it's not terribly thick, it's soft and cozy without being too heavy.  

Waterfall Cardi: Option 7  |  Option 8  |  Option 9
These asymmetrical or waterfall cardigans or whatever you call them add a great dimension to your looks.  Option 8 comes in a lot of great neutrals like navy, maroon, black, and medium grey.  Option 9 is made of a mohair and wool blend.

Textured Cardi: Option 10  |  Option 11  |  Option 12
Textured cardigans are also a great way to add detail and dimension to your outfit without needing a crazy pattern.  I reallyyyyy love Option 10, and it comes in 4 different colors.  Option 11 also comes in several colors, the rest of which aren't patterned but are solid.  And the cable knit detail on Option 12 is perfect for fall/winter.

I just added Option 6 in maroon to my cardigan collection because the beige one I linked to is the only one I have and after 3 fall/winters it deserves some relief!

What's your favorite, go-to cardigan?

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