Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recent Purchases

J.Crew Tries & Buys
Covered-Button Crepe Blouse | Classic Silk Blouse Tissue Turtleneck Tee
Nylon Hooded Bomber | Regent Blazer Majesty Peacoat

I definitely got caught up in the shopping frenzy of all the recent Friends & Family sales. In the era of free shipping & returns, it doesn't hurt to try out a new trend or order multiple sizes (especially when items are 20-30% off). I ordered a lot but I also returned a lot.

What I returned...

J.Crew Regent Blazer - super cute and I highly recommend if you can find the right size! I ordered the 00 which was too tight across the back and the 0 too long in the arms. I think the petite 0 would have been perfect if it wasn't sold out...

J.Crew Silk Blouse - a closet staple but the current style is too long for me. I like the idea of a longer hem in the back but this style fits more like a tunic than a top. Same goes for J.Crew's covered-button crepe blouse. However, I think the extra length would make them both great maternity tops!

What I kept...

J.Crew Majesty Peacoat - My coats currently consist of dressy long coats or hunting jackets. I needed something in between! Just like a navy blazer, this navy peacoat goes with pretty much everything and I love the gold buttons.

J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck - Scott can't believe turtlenecks are in style. He kept asking me if I was going to a French cafe, ha! These turtlenecks are very fitted & thin which makes them ideal for layering (but you need to size up). I like to wear them under short sleeve dresses to expand my winter wardrobe options. At only $25 during the sale, I bought one in spice for game day and one in navy (and already own it in black). I wore the navy to casual Friday recently with skinny jeans and leopard kitten heels

The jury is still out on the nylon hooded bomber. I can't decide if the oversized fit is casual cool or too overwhelming. Good news! You can still get 25% off full-price styles with code TGIFALL thru Sunday. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kendra Scott Giveaway

Today I've teamed up with a fashionable group of Houston & Dallas bloggers and Kendra Scott to give away $450 in jewelry from the Black Iridescent collection. One lucky reader will win the Allison earrings, Cassie bracelet, and Harlow necklace. To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck and thanks for reading!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Leather & Leopard

J.Crew Chambray Shirt | Topshop Faux Leather Shorts | Steve Madden 'Stecy' Heels | Ray-Ban Original Wayfarers | c/o  Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace | TOOTSIES Hoops | David Yurman Cable Bracelet | Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet

We wear short shorts! It's still pretty warm in Houston so leather shorts are another great way to dress for Fall but still be comfortable. While this style is from last year, you can go for a more sporty look this season with Topshop's running shorts. Have a great weekend! 

Get The Look

Photos by Ashley Brooks

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friends & Family Sales

Shopbop - Take 25% off with code FAMILY25. Designer exclusions apply. (The sale also applies to their men's site EAST DANE.) Now is the time to snag that PARTYSKIRT I've been lusting after since last year! It's also a great time to stock up on Fall essentials like cozy sweaters and plaid shirts.

Baublebar - Take 25% off with code FRIENDS25I have been wearing these Dior inspired pearl studs non-stop. They are quite the conversation piece! My dad and I are slightly obsessed with sharks so I couldn't pass up this Jumbo Jaws necklace

J.Crew - Take 30% off select sweaters and outerwear with code SHOPFALL. Take advantage of the discount to indulge in cashmere (I love my cashmere tee) or update your winter coat. How cool is this shiny puffer vest

Saks - Take 25% off with code FRNFAM thru 10/16. Designer exclusions apply. Get ready for the holiday party season with this all occasion DVF lace dress. And it's probably time to replace your worn out Reva ballet flats!

Happy Shopping!

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