September 30, 2016

In the Mood – Currently Loving

I finally put together a quick list of some things I’ve had my eye on this month. Sorry for another last day of the month post, but I’ve been pretty busy lately.  Well check out some of my must-haves for the month and let me know what you think.  And just so you know, everything listed below is under $100.  Have a happy weekend friends!



September 28, 2016

Moody Style: Fall Florals

Happy Hump Day Friends! Are you all loving the floral prints that have been popping up everywhere this fall?  I normally think of florals in the spring and even summer season, but I have to admit that I’m a little obsessed with the darker, moody blooms.  I love that these florals prints are flourishing in rich jewel-toned colors like burgundy, burnt orange, royal blue, purple, forest green and they are all set against a darker or sometimes black background.  I think these florals are just the right touch for the fall season.  And you don’t have to break the bank to keep up with this trend.  Check your closet to see if you have any floral pieces that can work double duty with your existing wardrobe. Keep your outfit limited to one floral piece and start simple by pairing it with a neutral.

If you don’t have any fall florals, then there are several ways to incorporate these blooms into your closet. A floral dress is a perfect way to pull off the fall floral look.  Pair a shorter dress like this one with some booties and a hat or pair a longer dress like this one with a denim jacket and some lace-up flats or heels and you’re all set. Another way to try the trend is wearing floral pants like this one and this one.  Since the pants are already a fashion statement, keep it simple by pairing it with a solid sweater or t-shirt for a complete look.  And finally, a floral jacket, like this one, can immediately add life to your look. Just add it to a t-shirt and pair of jeans or your favorite LBD and you’re ready for a night out.  What do you guys think about fall florals? Do you love it or do you only want to wear florals in the spring?





Shirt: Elodie Strappy Babydoll Tank (sold out) / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rae Pendant Necklace (similar here) / Earrings: Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrings / Bracelets: Bauble Bar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and J.Crew Pavé Chunky Chainlink Bracelet (similar here) / Clutch: Forever 21 Racing Stripe Faux Leather Clutch (exact match here) / Jeans: Banana Republic Blue Distressed Wash Skinny Ankle Jean (similar here) / Shoes: Sole Society Dakota Peep Toe Bootie (similar here)



September 26, 2016

In the Mood – Tory Burch Private Sale

Today is the last day for the Tory Burch Fall Event sale. If you spend $250, you’ll receive an extra 30% off sitewide when you use the code FALL16.  It’s a pretty amazing sale and I really don’t want you to miss out on it. So, I’ve put together a quick list of some of my favorite handbags and other accessories that are still available.  I thought I was going to do more damage with this sale, but I only purchased the Thea Mini Bag.  It’s been on my wish list for the longest time, so I had to pull the trigger. Have you guys bought anything from the sale yet? Let me know in the comments.


September 22, 2016

In the Mood – J.Crew New Arrivals (October 2016)

Have you all checked out the new arrivals at J.Crew yet?  I hopped into the store earlier this week on my lunch break to see the new arrivals in person, but I didn’t have a chance to try anything on yet.  However, I did manage to walk out with this Perfect Shirt because I’m obsessed with the colors in this plaid pattern.  I can’t wait to wear it.  I’m also really loving the Rhodes Blazer in Houndstooth Wool – I mean those elbow patches are just perfect.   The next item on my list of things to buy is the love the houndstooth pattern and the elbow patches are just perfect.  I also think the Combo Tweed Dress is just darling for fall.  I’ll have to order it soon so I can try it on because I don’t think my store will get it in stock.  Are you guys excited about the new fall additions? Which items are you most likely to buy? My favorites items from J.Crew are pictured below and I’m sure they will  put you all in a good mood! Check them out and let me know what you’re loving this month.






September 18, 2016

In the Mood: Splurge, Save, Steal (Fall’s Hottest Trends)

I’m not sure about you guys, but I constantly find myself going back and forth on whether I should just save up the money and splurge on big ticket items like a $2500 purse or a $500 pair of sunglasses or save my money and just buy the cheaper and more affordable version!  It sure would be great to not have to worry about money and splurge when you want to, but this is the real world.  And 9 times out of 10, I just focus on finding the best dupes I can find.  So today, I thought I would share some of my favorite “look for less” options with you all.

One of my favorite deals is this saddle bag from TJ Maxx mostly because its almost identical to the Chloe version.  And how great are these scalloped ballet flats for $43? They look just like the $495 ones here. I don’t’ think I’ve ever paid over $75 for a pair of jeans before, so I don’t understand paying $245 for these designer jeans.  Now if they go on sale and the price is reasonable, then I’ll definitely pick them up. Lately, my go-to place for jeans is Old Navy since they sell for under $50.  In my opinion, designer sunglasses are way too expensive to buy at full price especially since people tend to lose them or break them so easily.  Lately, I’ve been buying affordable cat eye sunglasses like this one HERE, this one HERE and I have my eye on this one HERE.  They are still stylish and I save a ton of money.  I have a utility vest from Old Navy from forever ago, but this one HERE is a great alternative to this Rag & Bone vest.

What are your thoughts on splurging vs. saving? Would you rather save up and buy the name brand or steal and get the look for way less?  Also, let me know if you like to see more splurge, save or steal posts on my blog. I had fun putting this together for you all. 

Row 1: Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flat, Sam Edelman Francis Flat, Athena Alexander Toffy Ballet Flat
Row 3: Tom Ford Lily Cat Eye Sunglasses, Ted Baker Cat Eye Sunglasses, Target Cateye Sunglasses




Linking up with these fabulous ladies:
Debonita of Elegantly Fashionable Classy Monday Blog Link Up
Lauren of Fizz and Frosting Mix It Mondays
Rachelle of Pink Sole #HowISummer Linkup
Carylee of More Pieces of Me and Jenna of Sincerely Jenna Marie Hello Monday Link Up


September 14, 2016

Moody Style: Instagram Recap

Happy Hump Day!  I hope you all are having a great week so far.  I've been a little under the weather lately, so I haven't had time to finish this post until now.  I'm hoping that I feel better soon because being sick really sucks.  Anyways, thank you all for bearing with me.  

Well, here’s a quick recap of all of my Instagram posts from last month. I’ve added all of the links and similar links of everything I’m wearing, so you too can recreate the look. Let me know if you have any questions about the fit or sizing of these outfits in the comments below. 

Dress: Socialite Cowl Neck Shift Dress / Earrings: Kendra Scott Alexandra Gold Earrings / Sunglasses: Michael Kors Tahiti Sunglasses (also here) / Bracelet: J.Crew Pave and Tortoise Double-Link Bracelet (similar here and here) and Ann Taylor Round Crystal Stretch Bracelet (similar here) / Purse: Tory Burch Robinson Multi Tote (similar here and here) / Shoes: Sam Edelman Camilla Wooden Platform Wedge (also here)




Top: Leith Lace Hem Peasant Tunic (similar here and here) / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag / Bracelets: BaubleBar Tropics Bracelet Trio and Antigua Bracelet Quartet / Jeans: BlankNYC Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans (similar here) / Shoes: Nine West  Mean To Be Two-Piece Ankle Strap Sandals (similar here)


Shirt: Ten Sixty Stripe Ribbed Mock Neck Tank / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rae Long Pendant Necklace (similar here) / Jeans: American Eagle Tomgirl Jean Clutch: Forever 21 Racing Stripe Faux Leather Clutch (exact match here) / Shoes: Target Belinda Embellished Sandals (similar here)



Shirt: BP. Stripe Ruffle Hem Shirt / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag / Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet Jeans: J.Crew Lookout High-Rise Jeans / Shoes: J.Crew Colette D'orsay Pumps In Safari Print  



Shirt: Socialite Cross Front Tee (similar here) / Necklace: BaubleBar Acrylic Block Monogram NecklaceClutch: Forever 21 Racing Stripe Faux Leather Clutch (exact match here) / Bracelet: J.Crew Pavé Chunky Chainlink Bracelet (similar here) / Jeans: J.Crew Lookout High-Rise Jeans / Shoes: Topshop 'Finest' Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat (similar here)


Shirt: BP. V-Neck Peplum Tee (similar here in black) / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace Clutch: Banana Republic Factory Chelsea Leopard Foldover Clutch (similar here and here/ Jeans: Banana Republic Blue Distressed Wash Skinny Ankle Jean (similar here) /  Shoes: J.Crew Gemma Flats in Stripes


Shirt: Target Embroidered Drop-Waist Gauze Tank Top Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and J.Crew Pavé Chunky Chainlink Bracelet (similar here) / Crossbody Bag: Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / Jeans: Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Jeans (similar here) / Shoes: Target Belinda Embellished Sandals (similar here)


Dress: J.Crew Factory Military Shirtdress (this year's version here) / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rae Long Pendant Necklace (similar here) / Crossbody Bag: Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / Shoes: J.Crew Colette D'orsay Pumps In Safari Print  


Shirt: Banana Republic Cap-Sleeve Crepe Top (similar here and here) / Necklace: David Aubrey Beaded Necklace (similar here) / Clutch: Forever 21 Racing Stripe Faux Leather Clutch (exact match here) / Jeans: BlankNYC Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans (similar here) / Shoes: J.Crew Colette D'orsay Pumps In Glitter Mosaic


Top: Anthropologie Eyelet Halter Top Earrings: BaubleBar Dali Drops / Crossbody Bag: BP. Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and Ann Taylor Round Crystal Stretch Bracelet (similar here) / Sunglasses: Coach Alexis / Jeans: Banana Republic Blue Distressed Wash Skinny Ankle Jean (similar here)


Shirt: Socialite Strappy Rib Knit Tank / Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and J.Crew Pavé Chunky Chainlink Bracelet (similar here) / Clutch: Forever 21 Racing Stripe Faux Leather Clutch (exact match here) / Jeans: BlankNYC Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans (similar here) / Shoes: Camilla Wooden Platform Wedge (also here)



Shirt: J.Crew Striped Boatneck T-Shirt / Necklace: Forever 21 Pearl Necklace (similar here) / Clutch: Banana Republic Factory Chelsea Leopard Foldover Clutch (similar here and hereSkirt: J.Crew Pleated Midi Skirt in Polka Dot (similar here) / Shoes: Antonio Melani Caressy Heels (similar here and here)


Shirt: J.Crew Carrie Cami in Polka Dot (similar here) / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rae Long Pendant Necklace (similar here) / Crossbody Bag: Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / Bracelets: BaubleBar Tropics Bracelet Trio and Antigua Bracelet Quartet / Jeans: BlankNYC Good Vibes Distressed Skinny Jeans / Shoes: J.Crew Colette D'orsay Pumps In Safari Print


Top: SheInside Beige Embroidered Tassel Sleeveless Blouse (necklace included) / Bracelets: Ann Taylor Round Crystal Stretch Bracelet (similar here) and Sequin Color Karma Bead Stretch Bracelet / Clutch: Vintage Gucci Pleated Clutch / Jeans: Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Jeans / Shoes: Camilla Wooden Platform Wedge (also here)


Shirt: Aryn K. Exploded Lace Top (similar here in white) / Necklace: BaubleBar Clear Gum Drop Strand / Jeans: Banana Republic White Skinny Ankle Zip Jean / Clutch: Coach Wristlet / Shoes: Halogen Olson Pointy Toe Studded T-Strap Flat


Shirt:  Express Slim Fit Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace Bracelets: BaubleBar Tropics Bracelet Trio and Antigua Bracelet Quartet / Purse: TJ Maxx Large Whipstitch Detail Saddle BagJeans: Express Dark Distressed Mid Rise Jean Legging / Shoes: Topshop Fancy Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat (similar here)


Shirt: Chelsea28 Broderie Anglaise Cold Shoulder Top (similar here and here) / Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace / Bracelets: BaubleBar Gold Mary Links Bracelet and J.Crew Pavé Chunky Chainlink Bracelet (similar here) / Crossbody Bag: BP. Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag / Jeans: Banana Republic Blue Distressed Wash Skinny Ankle Jean (similar here) / Shoes: Gap Lace-up Ballet Flats



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