Winter is coming! And it’s going to be a long one. *sigh The temperature literally dropped 30 degrees over night. I was just at the Christkindl Market last night with a few local blogger babes in jeans and a sweater, but then this morning I had to bundle up in a heavy coat, scarf and a hat on my way out. Well, it was nice while it lasted, but at least I have the next few months to wear cute and cozy chunky knits!
More often than not you’ll see me in off-the-shoulder sweaters and turtlenecks over crew neck pullovers or cardigans. I think I probably own only one cardigan. They look so cute on everyone else, but I feel as if they look awkward on me or maybe I just don’t know how to wear them? An off-the-shoulder neckline is a fun and flirty way to show off a little bit of skin without being too revealing. There’s just something sexy about showing off your décolletage, don’t you think?
I found this OTS sweater at Forever 21 recently and I must say it’s definitely a new favorite. It’s so cozy and comfortable and I particularly love winter white especially around the holidays. It’s just so pretty and feminine. Plus, white goes with everything. I’ve linked my exact sweater and a few other OTS favorites below.
Yikes! Has it been almost four weeks since I’ve last written a post? I only have weekends to shoot photos for my blog and unfortunately we’ve had some lousy weather with rain three weekends in a row which has contributed to my lack of content, but here I am!!!
Since I’m totally obsessed with stripes and OTS tops, I wanted to share this cute OTS sweater with slit sleeves that I recently purchased from Forever 21. Yes, I still shop some contemporary brands for tops and accessories since sometimes you can get just as good of quality or better as you would at Nordstrom or other high end retailers, but for a little less. No shame in my game.
Anyway, don’t you just love when you step into a store and almost instantly something catches your eye as if it was meant just for you and then you’re ready to check out because you weren’t planning on shopping there anyway?? Lol Maybe it’s just me, but that’s what happened when I found my sweater recently while I was just passing through and did I mention it’s under $20! My camel fringe oblong scarf is also from Forever and is only 15! My double-o ring belt from Express was on sale for $25 a couple of weeks ago, but it’s still a good deal for $40! It’s a stylish and much cheaper alternative to this Gucci Double G buckle belt that I’ve been wanting (it’s on my Christmas list).
Happy Thursday! Can you believe we’re already into November? Sheesh. Only 21 more days until Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) and 53 days until Christmas. Seriously, where does the time go?! I’m holding out on listening to Christmas music and putting up the Christmas decor a little longer (I typically wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving), but we’ll see. I was tempted to turn on my favorite holiday station on Pandora yesterday, but I refrained from doing so. I mean, we just barely got through Halloween.
Anyhow, I don’t always do the best job of accessorizing, but I’ve been trying to do so more often, particularly by wearing cute hats (as previously seen here). I love how hats look on everyone else and have always thought that they looked kind of silly on me or that it “wasn’t me,” but I’ve decided to step out of my comfort zone and start wearing them more often. After all, any self-proclaimed fashion blogger and/or fashionista knows that taking fashion risks keeps things exciting.
Scarves on the other hand have always been my go-to accessories along with statement necklaces, but I’m especially obsessed with this leopard print scarf I purchased recently. I’ve mentioned that I’m totally into leopard this season (e.g., shoes, scarves, handbags) so I would highly recommend getting the scarf I’m sharing in today’s post. It’s only $19 and it goes with everything. You can easily make a plain outfit pop just by adding the right accessories.
My wool fedora is from a nearby H&M store and was under $30 (it’s unavailable online), but I’ve linked a few similar options below that I think would be perfect for the season.
Happy Hump Day! As you can see by my recent posts and Instagram photos, I’m slightly obsessed with olive green and this is probably one of my favorite casual fall looks I’ve put together so far. The color palette screams fall and I’m a sucker for chunky sweaters, jeans and boots. We’ve had a rather mild fall (not complaining), but I’m excited to finally be able to wear layers and cozy knits.
I purchased my sweater back in May for just over $30 when all fall/winter apparel was marked down by almost 80% (I have it in lavender as well). It has since sold out, but I’ve linked similar styles below. Free People can sometimes run large so I would suggest going down a size.
My skinny jeans are a very recent purchase from Old Navy and they are just under $40. Old Navy ALWAYS has sales so you should be able to get these same exact jeans for close to $30 with their weekly coupon codes and an extra 20% if you subscribe to their email list. The mid-rise Rockstar skinnies are one of my favorite style of jeans because they’re inexpensive and universally flattering. They’re made of stretchy fabric, sit just above the waist and have a body-hugging fit. Additionally, they come in short, regular and long lengths.
My booties and handbag are a first time purchase from Sole Society and both came out to under $90. As a new customer, you get 15% off your first purchase when you subscribe to their email list in addition to free shipping when you spend $50+.
As always, I’ve linked all similar styles below. Happy Shopping!
Camo and leopard are two of my favorite prints this season. Camo print gives off an edgy and masculine vibe and it can create a statement all on its own. Leopard print is feminine and ultra sexy and goes with just about everything. I particularly love leopard print against bold and bright colors as I showed in two of my previous posts (here and here).
For the longest time, I’ve been afraid to mix patterns such as stripes with leopard, stripes with camo or leopard and camo (as I’m doing in today’s post) out of fear that it would look too “busy” or “loud,” but as with anything, balance is key.
I recently stumbled upon my camo print jacket at a local TJ Maxx for only $20 (talk about a steal)! It’s lightweight, not too bulky and looks great over long sleeve tees and fine knit sweaters. Camo print is a great alternative to your typical utility jacket and is definitely a fall closet staple.
My leopard print flats (ironically named after me) are an absolute favorite this fall. I don’t own too many flats since I’m more of a high heel kind of gal, but I’ve been wearing these non-stop since they’re extremely comfortable and they go with everything, making any casual outfit more chic. They also come in four solid colors.
You can shop all outfit details and similar styles below.