In the words of Rachel Zoe, this top is so so ‘maj’. Aka, major. What’s even more maj is the fact that it’s been marked down tremendously. The quality of the fabric to the exuberant colors, I couldn’t pass on this sweet high-low breezy top. As it get a bit cooler I plan on putting it with some black denim, glam booties, and my new fave leather jacket.
I don’t know if you can tell yet, but I am estatic for the fall weather but more importantly the wardrobe change that comes with it. Short booties are trending yet again this fall and these babies are going to get double the use I thought they would. I bought these booties last fall and they are back this season available at full price. As I mentioned in a few of my previous posts the importance of a few staple pieces, these brown/taupe suede leather booties are def one of them. Not to mention, they’re by far the most comfortable bootie (with a bit of a heel) that I’ve ever owned. When you feel like you could run a mile in your heels, you know they’re too good to pass up. Jeffrey Campbell is a genious and anyone that knows me can tell you that I have a serious liking (ok, love) for almost any shoe he makes. I have a stack of JC shoe boxes stacked up in my storage room. I’m getting close to the ceiling if that tells you anything! Some of his shoes are outrageously crazy works of art, but as Marilyn Monroe put it, “it’s better to be ridiculous than boring.”
A fashion crisis solution for the times you’re sitting there starring at your closet…wishing your clothes would just come to life, jump out of your closet and onto your body.
This is the first part of my 4 post series for the month of September called “Throw It Together Thursday’s”. Every Thursday of this month, I will post some different looks that I have (obvi) just thrown together quickly; outfit’s that don’t take a lot of time to plan and consist of basic pieces that most fashionistas already have in their closets. If you don’t have your basics covered, then you need to get on it girl! There is something about simplicity that exudes extreme confidence. The basic staples are oh-so neccessary for every closet and should be at the top of your list for wardrobe investments.
This plain crop top in the neutral color (Free People has an incredible variety) can be used for layering under blouses, sweaters, you name it. I am such a fan of the printed maxi’s, but in this case a neutral colored maxi that can be mixed with printed OR solid tops is perf. A black bootie with a little edgy/rock glam is right up my ally. This is so a must for the fall season. A solid pair of sunnies (round are so in..RAEN kills it the sun dept). Some simple studs (choose a color that is very versatile) and a sturdy crossbody small black bag that can be thrown with any outfit. I could literally wear this Tory Burch with any outfit, day or night.
Hopefully this series will offer you some fashion inspo and go-to outfits so that when neccessary, you can throw this on and get out the door!
Stay tuned the rest of this month for more Throw It Together Thursday’s!
Well…considering this is Hump Day and the week following a 4 day weekend, things have been so crazy busy for me. For those of you that don’t know, I own a business that I operate on a daily basis and this blog is something I do for fun on the side. My business is apart of the health/fitness industry and with holidays like Labor Day things get a little nuts around here! Anyhow, I apologize for the delay but I promise to have an outfit post up tomorrow. For a quick update, I spent my Labor Day weekend shopping (of course), eating good food, laughing until my stomach hurt, tailgating/watching OU football, and hanging out with friends. So relaxing and full of fun! I can’t wait to share my new Labor Day sale purchases with all of you (got a few killer pieces at ridiculous prices).
The exciting thing about today’s post is that I did a little website update over the holiday and added a tab to the top section of my blog called ‘SHOP’. Looks something similar to this:
I will regularly (weekly) be updating my favorite pieces of the moment. Some are currently hanging in my closet, some have been ordered/are on their way, and some I am working to get my hands on! Regardless of where they’re currently located, they are all my style picks of the moment and readily available for you to shop too (hence the name)! You can pin or tweet each of the items and also purchase them at the click of a button. I hope this makes you as happy as it makes me! 🙂
If you’re anything like me, you physically CAN NOT pass up a sale. Especially those that only come 2-3 times a year around maj holidays. OK, but here’s the deal…emails, well you can only view one at a time and you can only have so many windows open on your computer before safari/firefox/interent explorer just quits on you right as you were about to purchase what might have been the very last pair of those perfect shoes! (Sage to the rescue) I’ve done my research and found the hottest deals going on at the moment. A treat for my readers so you dont have to shuffle through 10 emails to find a single discount code or maybe even worse, have your internet browser quit on you as you’re checking out. Here’s your guide to Labor Day goodness. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Obvi top of the list is the glitz. One of the Fall 2013 trend is big chunky necklaces and other loud accessories. My two favorite jewelry spots Gorjana Griffin and Baublebar are having two of the most ridiculous sales this Labor Day weekend. Can we call this a BLING-OFF??
Gorjana is offering 30% off all curated summer styles. Fall is so close to being here, but we still have a bit of summer left and our girl (Gorjana) isn’t quite letting us off the hook just yet (or is she). Take advantage of neon heaven and don’t forget to use code:SUMMERNIGHTSto get your extra 30-40% off! Just as neon has made a comeback the from the 80’s & 90’s, it shall return again. Baublebar is the ace of spades in the costume jewelry world. Offering up to 35% off already reduced prices..buy 2 sale items, get 25% off. Ends: 9/2. Code: SUMMER25; Buy 3 sale items, get30% off. Ends: 9/2. Code: SUMMER30; Buy 4+ sale items, get 35% off. Ends 9/2. Code: SUMMER35. Check out both of these ridiculously awesome deals and leave a comment below giving your vote on who wins this BLING-OFF! Can’t wait to hear 🙂 In other news, clothes are the cure for . Especially when you have clutch deals like the fab C. Wonderis offering this weekend; 25% off any and allFULL-PRICE ITEMS! Umm you dont have to tell me twice, I’m all over this! If you haven’t seen the monogram trays, stationary, coasters, makeupbags, YOU NAME IT – all customizable to your liking by C. Wonder, you’re missing out. Not to mention the patterns and colors are always so fashion foward. It’s a great place to find little knick-knacks for your home. Whenever I am feeling blah I always venture over to C.Wonder. These are the items I’m currently drooling over and have my eyes after for this weekend:
Sometimes I think it’s just good for the soul to keep it casual! As women, we often feel like we have to get dressed up to look sexy or cute, but casual doesn’t have to be boring. This is my idea of keeping it casual. I love a good jean (these are definitely one of my top 2 at the moment) with a soft tee (anything Wildfox, of course) and some comfortable shoes. Speaking of shoes, I never got into the whole ‘sneaker wedge’ trend, but I am in love with these Marc by Marc Jacobs high tops. They are so comfy and the color makes it easy to throw on with any outfit. HINT HINT** High Tops are one of the Fall 2013 trend, so be sure to take advantage of the ones that are on sale for this holiday weekend!
That brings me to tomorrow’s exciting post 🙂 I am giving you guys THE MAJ scoop for all of the hottest Labor Day sales, specials, and my top picks to shop at each of the stores offering discounts over the weekend. I will also be providing you with the discount codes to my favorite sales/online shopping sites. Such great deals to take advantage of before heading into the fall season (you can thank me later)!