Category Archives: Fashion

sweater weather

It’s sweater weather, my lovely friends. Cool, crisp, delightfully cozy sweater weather. This thrills me. I would be more than happy to live in a place where it was almost always fall weather. Some of my favorite fall moments are spent in a cozied up at home in a sweater and big socks with a hot beverage in hand and a book on my lap. I get little heart thrills when I purchase a new sweater and I have my eyes on several that I’d love to fold up and stack on my closet shelf.

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01 // Factory Houndstooth Print Sweatshirt — JCrew Factory

02 // Checkmate Pullover — Anthropologie

03 // Factory Warmspun Swingy Elbow-Patch Sweater — JCrew Factory

04 // Lambswool Shirttail Sweater in Stripe — JCrew

05 // Whisper Stripe Pullover — Loft

06 // Waffled Pullover — Anthropologie

07 // Colorblock Textural Tunic Sweater — Loft

08 // French Quarter Pullover — Anthropologie

pencil skirt fashion

My beloved striped pencil skirt from Target is on sale right now for $12. I have worn this skirt countless times since it was gifted to me a few months ago. So in celebration of the fact that it is $12 right now I shopped at Target and made a “one skirt, three ways” fashion board for you.

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01 //  Top: Popover Blouse. Necklace: Chunky Link Necklace. And I’m eyeing these sandals. The pop of gold is so fun. Sandals: Lakitia Sandals.

02 // I heart peplum. Top: Sleeveless Peplum Top. Necklace: Statement Necklace – Gold/Pink. Heels: Melanie High Heel Pump.

03 // This 3rd look is one I have worn over and over this summer. It’s comfy but put together which is definitely a look I gravitate toward. I have had to forego the adorable hat as my head is too big to wear adorable hats like this. It was a hard truth to swallow. Top: Boyfriend V-Neck Tee. Hat: Hat with Black Bow Sash. Sandals: Audrey Braided Strap Sandal.

Happy Shopping, lovelies!

— Jenny

a blue pair of pants

I have been anxious to get a pair of these pants into my closet……..

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I love how they brighten up an outfit and, as a blue lover all my life, this color is a favorite. I’ve also seen a lighter blue shade, which is sweet for spring as well.

A pair of colorful pants brings a delightful new addition to your wardrobe. It would be lovely with a blouse and heels, or simple with a white t-shirt and wedges or pretty flats. Here is one of my favorite lovely, fashionable ladies in just such an outfit.

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Kate Middleton is such a natural beauty and I love the comfortable, yet put-together look of this outfit. Just the type of outfit that appeals to my young mother stage of life.

Just that pop of bright blue adds so much! What a lovely way to say farewell to winter and hello to spring.

A few blue options:

Old Navy — The Pixie Skinny-Ankle Pants: Just Blue It

Gap — Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis: Pacific Mist

J. Crew — Linen Drapey Drawstring Pants: Warm Iris

Nordstrom — ‘Clarissa’ Fitted Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans: Havana Blue

Forever 21 — Ankle Length Denim Skinny Jeans: Light Blue

 

Fashion Finds

I made a couple of new purchases to add to my wardrobe recently. I have had to learn how to shop — clothes shopping was never something that came naturally to me. It overwhelmed me and I would make purchases that I soon regretted. With the help of sweet friends, and some blogs I follow, I have learned to add versatile pieces to my wardrobe, how better to mix-and-match outfits, and to be diligent to watch sales and check clearance racks. I have better discovered my personal style and thus, being able to add to my closet has become easier.

I try to keep a little list of clothing items and accessory items that would add well to my wardrobe, and help me have a good base for all different activities, events, and just everyday life. This helps me to not buy something that is basically a copy of an item I already own that could be used, and it helps me to be very purposeful in my purchases.

I have been on the look-out for a polka-dot blouse for a while. I love polka-dots, but as sizes of dots and styles of the way they are polka-dotted (a technical term) vary from shirt to shirt, I took my time to make a purchase. I also knew I wanted white with black dots or black with white dots — something classic. I found this one at Kohls:

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It’s from the Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohls, and I love it! I picked up both the white with black polka dots and this one, and preferred the black base on myself. I loved the little addition of the tiny gold buttons as well. This blouse can be worn with jeans and flats or boots, I can pull a more dressy sweater over it for colder evenings, I can dress it up with white pants and heels for a date night or a more formal event, or tucked into a skirt with heels for a wedding — this is a shirt that will be worn often. I love the LC Collection at Kohls, she has some great pieces, but the prices are often more than I prefer to spend. However, with it being Kohls, they run sales constantly, and if you’re patient, you can often get the piece you are wanting for a great price! This shirt is originally $44.00, but was on sale for $24.99. I had a credit at Kohls so I was able to purchase it for less than $20, which was a huge blessing!

The other recent purchase was this pair of boots:

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I love boot-wearing weather, but I was looking for a pair of boots a bit more casual than my knee-high pairs. Something easy to slip on for errands, taking Little to the park, etc. I was also looking for a gray as it is different color than I already own, and I love how gray goes with basically everything. I came across these at Payless a few weeks ago when shopping for shoes for AK. I waited to purchase them and was pleasantly surprised when I checked a couple weeks later and discovered they were on sale! They are originally $34.99, but were on sale (and still are) for $24.99. They’ve been well-loved already. They fit great and are super comfortable! They sell them in several different colors as well.

Thankful for a couple great new pieces to add to my fall wardrobe!

Happy Wednesday!