Monday, September 29, 2014

ASOS Fall Giveaway!

ASOS is one of my favorite online stores to order from, so I jumped at the opportunity to team up with 25 other bloggers to bring you a chance to win $340 for an ASOS fall shopping spree!

Here are some of my favorite pieces from ASOS for fall:
Espirit Ribbed Structured Sweater - River Island Blurred Plaid Blanket Scarf - Unreal Fur Yeti Vest

New Look Kimono Sleeve T-ShirtOasis Rose Print Full Skirt - River Island Pink Snake Padlock Underarm

Now that you've seen some of my picks from ASOS, enter the rafflecopter below for your chance at winning this amazing giveaway!  Then head over to ASOS to pick out what you'll get if you win!  Plus, don't forget to check out these other lovely bloggers!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Five Fall Favorites

Today I'm sharing five of my favorite items for fall:  1. Trenchcoat, 2. Scarf, 3. Layers, 4. Whipped Berries Lipstick, and 5.  Fall Shopping!

A trenchcoat is an essential wardrobe item in my opinion at any time of year, but especially in the transitional periods like fall and spring.  Here I paired it with fall colors in my maroon pants and plaid scarf.  I have started building a pretty good collection of scarves of the past couple years and I like pulling them out when the weather starts cooling down.

3. Layers!  Since the weather can vary a bunch throughout the day, layers are key.  This time I layered a silk sleeveless blouse (which wrinkled a little by the time I got to take these pictures) with a cropped sweater and long pendant stones necklace.  Then I threw on my plaid scarf and trench for the rainy day.

4.  Mary Kay Whipped Berries Creme Lipstick - love this shade and how creamy it comes on!

5.  Fall shopping!  Fall is definitely my favorite time of year to shop.  I love all of the new vests and coats, plus the boots and booties.  This year I'm looking to replace some of my older cardigans and possibly add another blazer.  I'm definitely looking for a plaid shirt too.  I'm always looking for ways to save money when I'm shopping. Whether I'm shopping online or in store, I always make sure to search for coupons on websites like and  I recently heard about another website that can save you money,  It's a site where you can buy and sell gift cards.  I looked quickly and saw that I could save 12% by purchasing a Macy's giftcard and up to 17.5% at H&M.  It's also be a quick way to make money if you're sitting on giftcards you don't expect to use.

Outfit Details:
Trenchcoat:  Banana Republic, old (similar, similar)
Sweater:  ASOS
Pants:  Loft Marisa Straight Leg Pants (similar)
Shoes:  Nine West Flax Pumps, Macy's

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Outfit Bloopers!

Fran is hosting a blogger bloopers linkup this week, so I thought it'd be fun to join in!  I'm sharing some bloopers from the past few months with a link to the original post underneath.  It was fun flipping back through the pictures and finding these goofy bloopers!

See original post here.

See original post here.

Switching shoes...original post here.

Super windy day! See original post here.
Fixing my hair is definitely a common theme...from yesterday's post here!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Oversized Cardigan

One of the many things I love about our new house is our beautiful backyard!  We have a covered porch, a new-ish shed, and pretty rock wall surrounded by landscaping.  There's also a tree house which needs some repairing - one of Jon's projects for the springtime.  We're planning to get a fire pit and some Adirondack chairs soon to enjoy the cool Pennsylvania autumn evenings.  I wore this easy outfit to a BBQ and the movies over the weekend.  This oversized dolman-sleeve cardigan is from the Kohl's Designation collaboration with Catherine Malandrino last year.  I picked a few similar cardigans below.

Outfit Details:
Sweater:  Catherine Malandrino, Kohl's Designation (last year - see similar picks below)
Tee:  J. Crew Vintage Cap-Sleeve Tee (similarsimilar)
Jeans:  Banana Republic (similar)
Shoes:  Sole Society (similar)
Necklace:  J. Crew Factory (similarsimilar)
Sunglasses:  TOMS (similar)

1. Nordstrom; 2. H&M; 3. Nordstrom

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pink Watercolor

So this week has been moving week, hence the silence on the blog! I wanted to get at least one outfit post in, so here's one last set of photos from the apartment. I love this silk pink watercolor top that I got from the Elie Tahari outlet a few months ago. I always get compliments when I wear it. This time I wore it for work with a pale pink cardigan, brown trousers, low-heeled beige pumps, and rose gold cluster pearl earrings.

Things with the move have been going pretty well.  We're mostly settled in downstairs in the kitchen, family room, and dining room.  The upstairs is another story though.  I can't wait to unpack my clothes this weekend!  I have been living half out of a suitcase for the past week or so, which isn't something I even like to do when I'm on vacation.  I'm hoping I'll get some new creative outfit ideas while I'm unpacking.  I may do a little bit of shopping this weekend.  I haven't bought anything since June and I definitely have my eye on a few things!  Like this cute tweed vest from Old Navy.

Outfit Details:
Pants:  The Limited (similar)
Cardigan:  J. Crew (similar)
Pumps:  Nine West Illumie Kitten Heel Pumps (other colors)
Earrings:  Bauble Bar (similar)

Friday, September 12, 2014

French Inspired

Something about the combination of the stripes, scarf, and midi skirt feel pretty Parisian to me today. This outfit also worked well for the weather - a little cooler in the morning and evening  and warm in the afternoon.  The last few times I wore this skirt I've used a blazer or jacket as a completer piece (see those looks here, here, and here), so I liked having the scarf as a completer piece this time and skipping the outerwear.  I also love how long this skirt is and how I don't need to worry about it riding up at all.  I definitely want to add a few more longer lengths skirts to my closet soon.  I love the ones in Lauren Conrad's September line for Kohl's - especially the purple chiffon one!

Outfit Details:
Top:  Loft (similarsimilar)
Midi Skirt:  Choies (similar, similar)
Heels:  Nine West Flax Pumps, Macy's
Scarf:  Handmade, gift (similar)
Earrings:  Pearl earrings, gift (similar)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Office to Dinner Outfit

I snapped these pictures on my way out the door the other day.  The outfit on the left was what I wore for work that day.  Blue silk top with white blazer and comfy black work pants.  (These Loft pants are great for wearing all day.  Jon accidentally threw them in the dryer so they shrunk a little length wise so I am looking to buy another pair soon in a longer length to wear with heels.)  On the right is what I wore for dinner out.  I swapped the pearls I wore for work with a long pendant necklace and matching earrings.  Then I went with ripped jeans to toughen it up and make it more casual.  Plus a little clutch and basic black pumps and I was out the door!  

Office Outfit Details:
Top:  TJ Maxx (similarsimilar, splurge)
Blazer:  H&M (similar)
Pants:  Julie Slim Boot Cut Pant, Loft (similar)
Shoes:  Sole Society (similar)
Jewelry:  Pearl set, Macy's (similarsteal)
Tote:  Michael Kors Jet Set, Macy's

Dinner Outfit Details:
Top:  TJ Maxx (similar, similarsplurge)
Blazer:  H&M (similar)
Jeans:  7 for All Mankind, old (similar)
Pumps:  Nine West Flax Pumps, Macy's
Clutch:  Coach (similar)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Big News: We Got a House!

We settled on our first home this weekend!  I wanted to wait until it was official to say anything just in case it didn't go through.  But we closed just in time for our first anniversary, which is today!  :-) Settlement was on Friday, which was a super hot day around 93 and humid, so I went with an easy loose aztec tank and white jean shorts. (My rule on white is to go with the weather rather than the whole after Labor Day thing.)  I'll probably be pretty quiet on the blog this next week because we'll be spending a lot of time packing up the apartment for the big move on Saturday.  Follow me on Instagram if you want to keep up!

Standing in front of our front door!

Outfit Details:
Tank:  Forever 21 (similar, cami, tee)
Jean Shorts:  J. Crew
Flats:  Sole Society (similar)
Earrings:  Stella & Dot Serenity Stone Drops (other colors)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Drapey Pants

Here's another outfit I wore on our trip to San Francisco.  I shared it the day I wore it on Instagram - click here to see it and make sure to follow me for updates!  These drapey pants were a pretty good option for the weather that day, which varied a lot over the course of the day.  After a tasty breakfast at The Grove near our hotel, we went to the California Academy of Sciences.  They had a few really cool exhibits - a huge rainforest and an earthquake simulation.  We took these pictures on the roof which had a bunch of domes and was covered in a huge garden.  I went with a classic black, white, and cognac outfit.  The striped tee and structured tote kept the drapey pants from going too casual.  The lightweight material worked well during the cooler morning and also when the sun came out in the afternoon.  Are you a fan of the slouchy pants that have been pretty big this spring/summer?  I obviously am!  Love em in solids and prints - like my pineapple pants!

Outfit Details:
Striped Tee:  Loft (similar)
Pants:  Old Navy
Flats:  Sole Society, old (similar)
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch
Jewelry:  Premier Designs, old (similar)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Layered Up at Fisherman's Wharf

I hope you all had relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day weekends!  We spent ours in San Francisco, visiting with some great friends.  The first day was a little cooler, especially on the pier down by Fisherman's Wharf where we shot these pictures.  I went with flats for most of the trip since we were walking a lot. Did you go on vacation for the long weekend or stay local?

Outfit Details:
Tee:  Vintage Cotton Cap-Sleeve, J. Crew (similar)
Cardigan:  Boyfriend cardigan, J. Crew Factory (similar)
Jacket:  Catherine Malandrino at Kohl's (similar)
Jeans:  Banana Republic (similar)
Shoes:  Sole Society (similar)
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch
Scarf:  Gift from my parents from Ireland (similar)