Friday, September 19, 2014

my picks | bloomingdale's sale

Bloomingdale's is having a sale event where you can save up to $100 off, making it a great time to stock up on fall pieces. All you have to do is become a "loyalist," if you aren't already, which is easy and free to sign up for. Take $25 off $100 or more, $50 off $250 or more, $100 off $500 or more, and $250 off $1,000 or more. No code required, you just need to enter your loyalist ID.

Now to the important part! A great Barbour jacket never goes out of style. This one has a feminine cut and could even be worn over a dress with tights and boots. And as for this twill jacket with leather sleeves... it's perfect for day or night. Oh, and these sateen skinnies are just the best color. 

I can see myself wearing this skirt with so much, right through spring. What a great silhouette. And this sweater and this one, tooso perfect for the changing seasons. As for jackets, please tell me what's more classic than a Burberry trench? The buttons and color are perfect. Also, I marked a few tops that are wonderful for layering or worn alonethis one, this one, and this one

Oh, you bet there are a few bag obsessions... a couple crossbody ones (here and here [drool!]) and this great pouch. Finally, on the shoes front... a perfect pair of loafers, a stunning set of tall boots, and these (I think I could live in them.).

Here are all of those options, plus more that I've picked out!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

coffee talk


Hello! I decided to skip the scheduled post today and just chat. It's a rainy day and coffee is in hand. There's a lot to catch up on! Since I missed the weekly roundup last week, let's go for it.

Brandon and I have been commuting to Charleston every day for work for the past month. Waking up at 5:15am and getting home from our commute at 9pm, while starting a new job is starting to wear on me. That's why posts have been a little scattered in the last week or so. I'm tired. But it's worth it! We've looked at probably 30 homes in the past 30 days (wish I was exaggerating). We found a few we liked, but they needed some TLC that we weren't sure we were willing to give ...and then we found a home we loved. I hesitate typing this because I sure would hate to jinx anything, but we're being real here and I'm really excited so I'll just say it ...we have a signed contract on it!

These booties are great. I could see myself wearing them everyday once it cools off some. Sam Edelman's shoes just work.

A lot of you were asking what sizes I ordered in the ASOS items I talked about last week. As a rule of thumb, I always look at what size the model is wearing and then order one size up (that info is in the product details). Of course, we are all built differently, but that's what I do!

Don't forget about Holy City Chic! It's coming... soon (-ish). 


This photo has been pinned on my account for the longest time, but ahh! I keep coming back to it.

I'll likely be picking out paint colors soon to have ready for the house. Name your top interior paint color choices....ready, go! I really like BM Coastal Fog, BM Sterling, BM Horizon, and of course the old standbys Revere Pewter and Classic Gray.

Season 4 of Revenge starts Sunday, Sept 28th and I'm pumped. If y'all haven't watched it, get your free trial of Hulu and binge watch it. Three seasons should only take you a week or so, if you're like me. How sad is that?

If you're in Charleston, there's something you need to know about. Mosaic, a SC-based upscale contemporary women’s boutique, is having a fall trunk show on Sunday, September 21st. Expect brands like 10 Crosby Derek Lam, by Malene Birger, Rachel Pally, Elizabeth and James, and much more. I'm wearing pieces from Mosaic here and here. Here's more information about the trunk show below.

Monday, September 15, 2014

weekend wear



shirt  |  shorts  |  sandals  |  bag  |  sunglasses (similar: here and here)  |  watch  |  bracelets

To me, this is the perfect weekend uniform. A blend of comfort and style, high end and low, and neutrals with a pop of bright sunny day.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

current fashion favorites

Lots of new favorites on the clothing front and what fun would it be if I didn't share, right? Ok, so first up to bat is the J. Crew Regent Blazer. It's a new style this year and I'm seriously digging it. The high color is such a classic look and the overall fit is slimming. This is an ultimate closet staple for me... my favorite blazer to date. I have it in black, but I'm showing it in "warm camel" because it shows the detail better. Plan on wearing it with a simple white t-shirt, skinny jeans, my transport tote, and my new favorite ankle wedge boots (we're getting to that next!).

I am a size 2 in this blazer, for reference. Gah, the warm camel color is awesome, too.

These MacAlister Wedge Boots have been around for quite a while, but I just finally bit the bullet. They aren't going out of style anytime soon. I needed a new pair of ankle boots and really love the relaxed style of these. The quality of J. Crew shoes is spot on, so I knew they were worth the investment (ditto for the blazer!). For sizing reference, I am usually an 8.5 (sometimes a 9 depending on brand) and I went with a 9 in these.

This orange romper will be perfect for the next Clemson game. I plan on wearing it with a denim jacket throughout fall. It's in the petite section, but a size 6 worked perfect for me (Remember ASOS sizing runs small!).

Loving this metallic tank for layering under blazers (like the one coming up next!).

This blazer is my new jam. I ordered a size 6, but am almost thinking I could have taken a 4 in it. The color is great for any season and it can be dressed up or down. Super versatile.

I'm absolutely crazy over this woven t-shirt with sheer overlay. It's better in person and looks like it's worth way more than the price. Going to wear it with a chunky gold chain statement necklace, black denim, and ankle booties. I might have to go back for the nude color.

Now this one is a must. This textured top comes in a bunch of different colors, but I chose cream. It's feminine and trendy at the same time. Obsessed.


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Monday, September 8, 2014

blue

This dress is one of the most beautiful shades of blue I've ever seen. It reminds me of the Caribbean. Not that I get these experiences very often, but you know when you're flying in an airplane and you finally get to that point during your trip where you can spot the crystal clear, Caribbean water? It's that color.
It's the A.L.C. "Miki" Knit Dress and it's all kinds of wonderful. It's sporty, yet refined. Even though it's knit, the material is thicker, which I love. That, paired with it's prominent seams, keeps it structured.
 
I bought mine from Nordstrom, which is where I've done most of my recent shopping. The selection is just so spot on and I can always count on finding new styles that I don't see in other stores. Plus, the free shipping and returns are my best friend since we don't have an actual store anywhere in SC.
I paired the dress with a Rag & Bone Blazer. The blazer makes this look office official. By removing it, I'm ready for a wedding, church, or a nice event. Super versatile. 
 
To accessorize, this outfit didn't need much. I decided to wear a chunky chain to keep the look contemporary. Added a few bangles and that was pretty much it.

By the way, because I'm sure you're wondering...ha! I got my hair done late last week, just after these pictures were taken. Hallelujah! I thought I'd try out the natural, grown out look. But that's just not me. Short, blonde hair now.

dress  |  blazer  |  bag (in select stores)  |  pumps (similar)  |  sunglasses  |  necklace (similar) |  bracelets




Sending a big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.