blazers, blanket scarves, and booties…oh my!

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Scarf: SoCal Gems Blazer: Banana Republic / Jeans: Genetic Denim / Booties: Sam Edelman / Sunnies: Karen Walker / Bag: Carla Mancini

One of my favorite outfits to wear to school in the Fall is a blazer, booties, and a huge scarf. It’s so easy and comfortable for sitting on the rug with the kids all day, but the blazer still makes the look polished. This scarf is absolutely delicious in person, and it’s on sale for under $25!! I’m also in love with Carla Mancini bags, and I get them at a discount whenever they’re on HauteLook (they’re sold out now, but check back every now and then if you’re interested!) Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!!

finally fall

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Blouse: Theory (old) / Blazer: Zara / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar) / Booties: Louise et Cie / Bag: Carla Mancini (different color) but Hautelook and Gilt have this brand often and I LOVE her bags! Keep an eye out if you’re interested… / Sunnies: Tory Burch (old)

Happy Fall, lovers!!! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA on the blog, but now that I’ve gotten my class up and running and the craziness of September is behind me, I’m back! Fall is arguably the best season for a number of reasons, but the obvious reason for me is the clothes! I am such a layerer (is that a word? I think no, but just go with me) and being able to throw a blazer or leather jacket on with a  pair of booties and run out the door is just the best. Speaking of booties, I have been on the hunt for a great pair of brown booties since last year, and I finally found them! Check these out (they also come in other colors) and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Also, I got this blazer/coat/not sure what to call it but you get the idea from Zara in London when my mom and I went this summer and I’m so glad I did! And I’m so glad they still have it so you guys can share in the amazingness! Now off to arrange my pumpkins… :)

summer florals


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Blouse: Kora Rae / White Jeans: AG / Slingbacks: Sam Edelman / Blazer: Aqua by Bloomingdales / Clutch: Ted Baker (sold out) / Sunnies: Karen Walker

I looovvveeee a summer floral print. I actually don’t love a lot of prints because sometimes they can be too busy for me, but it’s really hard to go wrong with a bold floral. I especially love how this top has bits of black in it which will help take this piece right into Fall. I got this top off the Kora Rae website a few months ago, and I don’t see it on there anymore, but you’ll see this beautiful print on a few other pieces on their site if you love it like I do! I also had to share these slingbacks with you guys. I’m a huge Sam Edelman lover because they’re always super comfortable, stylish, and a great price point. These are no exception. They’re suede, so ordinarily I’d wait to wear these until September but I just had to share them with you so you can grab them before they sell out everywhere! Slingbacks are also so much more comfortable than pumps for me, so you can imagine how psyched I was to find these. I have a feeling I’ll be getting them in other colors sooner than later. And one last note – the bag I’m carrying here is actually called an “iPad clutch” – I don’t really care what it was originally made for but I took one look at that gold bow and I just couldn’t turn it down!

Hope you guys are having a fabulous first day of August (aka: The Beginning of the End for us teachers).

xx

boyfriend jeans

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been really into putting together outfits around different styles of denim. Last week it was flared, this week, it’s boyfriend. I guess you could call these a modified version of boyfriend jeans, though, because I don’t do very well with downright sloppy. This pair has the right amount of slouch and rips without completely looking like I’m wearing men’s jeans. Anytime I wear really distressed jeans, I think it’s important to keep the rest of the look polished. A suede jacket, structured bag, and stiletto booties do the trick!

In the spirit of full disclosure, people looked at me like I was completely out of my mind when G and I shot this look. First – it’s absolutely freezing out. Second – we’re still trying to figure out my new camera and were up and down the street taking pics of each other for like a half hour, haha :)

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Outfit Details: 

Jacket: BCBG

Tee: JCrew

Jeans: Free People (similar linked)

Booties: Vince Camuto

Bag: Pour la Victoire (no longer available)

Shades: Karen Walker

Lips: NARS

flared jeans

I’m all for skinnies (though I think I told you guys in an earlier post that it took some time for me to warm up to them) but my favorite denim style has always been and probably will always be flared. There’s something so chic about the way they graze over shoes, just letting the tiniest bit of the toe peek out. For this outfit, I started with this awesome Tory Burch wool blazer (the round beaded “buttons” snap off – how genius is that?!) and kept everything else neutral – a silver sparkly scarf, a white blouse underneath, and of course, my favorite jeans! I’m also having a ton of fun experimenting with my new camera, so stay tuned…IMG_0121 IMG_0122 IMG_0123 IMG_0128 IMG_0129 IMG_0134 IMG_0137 IMG_0141

Outfit Details: 

Blazer: Tory Burch – can’t find it online :(

Blouse: Zara

Jeans: JBrand

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Shades: Tory Burch

Bag: Vintage Gucci

Scarf: Similar available here

valentine’s day look

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while I’m not one who goes crazy over the holiday in general, I’m also never going to pass up an excuse to dress in theme. I don’t really feel the need to go head-to-toe pink and red hearts, but a pop here or there really does the trick. I think this outfit would be perfect for Valentine’s Day date night. I started with this fabulous skirt that I had been eyeing at Zara for months (it was on sale for like $15 when I went last week and I finally gave in), added a navy top & boots, and topped it off with this BaubleBar statement necklace & a red lip.
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Outfit Details: 

Jacket: JCrew (no longer available)

Blouse: Zara

Skirt: Zara (on sale in stores)

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Necklace: BaubleBar

Bag: Tory Burch

textured bottoms

Incorporating texture into an outfit makes a look a whole lot more interesting. Usually, we add texture on top (think: a nubby sweater, suede or leather collar, chunky statement necklace…you get the idea). But sometimes, it’s nice to add texture on the bottom. Since textured bottoms tend to make a statement even more so than they do on top, you’ll want to keep the rest of the look pretty basic. For this look, I paired these quilted faux leather skinnies with a basic tee and neutral jacket. It gives an outfit that cool factor without looking like you have too much going on at once. I would wear this outfit for a night out, or if I switched out the booties for high flat boots and added a chunky scarf, I would easily wear this for daytime too!IMG_1598IMG_1578 IMG_1594 IMG_1595
IMG_1602 IMG_1609 IMG_1611Outfit Details: 

Jacket: Aqua by Bloomingdales

Tee: JCrew (no longer available)

Skinnies: Aqua by Bloomingdales (on sale!!!)

Booties: Via Spiga

Sunnies: Karen Walker