Mix and Match

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| top | jeans | espadrilles | sunglasses |

I love wearing this top with its matching skirt, but why limit yourself? I paired it back to an oldie but a goodie – my distressed skinnies. The high rise accentuates your waist and sucks you in!

I purchased these espadrilles a few weeks ago, and I haven’t taken them off since. Maybe to sleep and shower, but that’s it. They are the perfect height, so I can wear them all day at work and not be in pain. I’m warning you now – you’ll be seeing a lot more of these bad boys this summer.

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Friday Finds

fridayfindsA statement earring can elevate any look from drab to fab. No matter if you’re wearing a t-shirt and jeans or a cocktail dress, a pair of these earrings will pull your look together. Below I’ve linked some of my favorites, and many are on sale!!

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P.S. I own numbers 4 and 5 and wear them all the time! Number 4 looks especially great with blue.

Friday Finds

The blanket scarf – a perfect accessory for the fall. They come in bright plaids, neutral stripes and every color in between. Whether your fall consists of 80 degree days like mine or frigid 30 degree nights, the blanket scarf is a necessary addition to your wardrobe. Wear it as a shawl to dinner, a scarf to a college football game or as a cocoon walking the streets of a very breezy New York.

My favorite blanket scarf came from Madewell a couple of years back, and it hasn’t let me down since. It made an appearance on the Christmas card, in blog photos and served as a blanket in a frigid office.

Check out my links below!

 

gray check | brown plaid | charcoal stripe | black and white

afterglow red solid | camel stripe | neutral plaid | blue and orange plaid

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A Splurge

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| tee | jeans | scarf | clutch | earrings | shoes |

I would first like to share that I am now an influencer on rewardStyle! I am beyond excited!!! You can shop my images directly from Instagram if you have the rewardStyle app. More info to come :).

I totally support splurging on pieces that will last a decade or so – a staple black dress, the perfect loafer, or a classic coat. One of my splurges has been this Hermes scarf. The colors and pattern are rich and just look luxurious. I let this piece stand out while keeping the rest of my outfit neutral.

You can find Hermes scarves at consignment stores with the tags still on, but you may have to hunt. I’ve tagged some of my favorites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

For the clutch, call Hazen Jewelry in Dallas to get your own!

Looks for Less

Today’s post is about getting looks for less. Most of us can’t afford outfits with these kinds of price tags, so I’ve done a little work for you. I’ve taken outfits from Farfetch and transferred them into everyday affordable looks. Enjoy!

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Needless to say, most people can’t afford this look. The blouse is well over $600, not to mention the jeans, leather bag and shoes. I’ve curated a few pieces so that you can recreate this trendy yet classic outfit on your own. You can get this look for around $315 with the pieces I selected.

| blouse | jeans | bag | shoes |

 

 

 

 

 

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I love the color combo Farfetch has created. The bag alone is $1000, but I’ve created this look for under $400. These pieces  are very versatile and can be worn through fall/winter into spring.

| sweater | jeans | necklace | bag | shoes |

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I can’t say no to a pop of red. This past weekend I wore a bright red dress to a wedding, and I loved it. This look can be transitioned from work to casual. The Givenchy trousers will set you back $1200.

| turtleneck | bomber | trousers | clutch | boots |

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I love Stripes

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| top | skirt | earrings | shoes |

By now, you all know I love stripes. I wear them almost daily, and most likely they are blue and white. I can’t wait to wear this skirt with a chunky sweater into the fall. Maybe with a pair of booties and a leather jacket. Although, I think it might be a while until that happens… It will probably be 100 degrees for the foreseeable future.

photos by: Alyssa Soloman

The Unsuspecting Piece

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| blouse | skirt | jacketshoes | bag | earrings |

Once again, I have fun getting dressed in the morning. I’ve paired two older pieces and brought them back to life! The blouse is technically a tunic which allows me to have ample fabric to tie. The skirt is a great transition piece that I can pair with a white blouse in the summer and with a black sweater for the fall and winter. The piece I’m most proud of is the black suede slide that I’m wearing. I got these at TJ Maxx for $16.99, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This style is selling at big department stores for over $200. Mine look the same yet cost a fraction of the price.

photos by: Eileen Barrett

Bow Tie Ready

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| romper | scarf | shoes | hat | earrings |

I’ve had this romper for awhile now, and I’m constantly trying to create new looks with it. Since it is a blank canvas, the pairing options are endless. I’ve worn the romper with a denim vest and adidas, wedges and chunky earrings and now with mule espadrilles and a neckerchief, among other things. Like I mentioned in Friday Finds a few weeks ago, be bold and try out the neckerchief.

photos by: Lisa Thompson