Fall is easily my favorite time of the year, but I’m finding it a little difficult to enjoy with Dallas temperatures still in the high 80’s and 90’s. Naturally, I am wanting to gravitate towards heavy layers, moto jackets and scarves but as of now– it’s not happening.
I was pretty surprised to find this Tweed Peplum Jacket from Target. Can you believe it’s under 35 bucks? This jacket was the perfect compromise because it’s actually pretty thin (not sheer by any means, but it’s just not super thick). I wore it with this sleeveless teeand I can’t wait to wear it with a long sleeve blouse when it gets cooler.
When people ask me about online shopping, I always recommend Piperlime. I’ve shopped with them since I was in college and it’s still been one of my go to sites for affordable fashion. Not only do they carry over brands, but they also have some pretty legit sales on a regular basis.
When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear about the new Piperlime Collection. This brand is exclusive to Piperlime and I was pretty impressed. This Gold Print Blousewas a crowd pleaser at fashion week and I now can see why so many girls were swooning over this fall staple. I can’t wait to throw this on with a leather skirtor oxblood skinnies.
I love heels just as much as the next girl. But there’s just something about slipping on a good pair of flats after a night on the town or after a long day on my feet. Saturday, I tried my first pair of Tieks Ballet Flatsand I have worn them every day since. They are so comfortable!
After seeing my fellow teachers and blogger friends sporting these flats, I knew I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Some cool features include the little pouch that is included in the box, the signature blue soles, and the cute way they fold up making it super easy to carry in your bag. The colors and print vary but my top three favorites are the Sand Snake, Leopard Print, and Fuchsia. You can’t go wrong with a pop of color or a fun print!
Happy Tuesday everyone! I am excited to share a little project I have been working on with West Elm Dallas + Mockingbird Station. When West Elm Dallas reached out to me to share what inspires me, it was easy. My home office. It’s the space where I can go and feel inspiration, creativity and oddly enough, relaxed. Not only do I use it for blogging, but I am also using it as an area to create lessons and seek inspiration in the classroom as well. Therefore it’s important to me to have a space that is functional for both areas of my life.
With the help of West Elm’s awesome staff and the Mockingbird Station Lofts, we were able to create a simple, yet chic, work area. I kept it simple with the Parsons Desk in white and added pops of colors through prints, florals and decorative objects like this adorable french bulldog plate(I’m obsessed!).
We want to see what inspires you for Fall and give you an opportunity for you to win a $500 West Elm Dallas gift card! All you have to do to win is first be a citizen of Dallas, second hashtag your best photo (something representing style and/or Fall) #fall4color. Once hashtagged simple tag @westelmdallas and @mockingbirdsta. Winner will be announced Friday. Good Luck!
As I mentioned last week, I am loving track pants for Fall. Not only are they on point for the season, but so versatile for day to day wear. These track pants from Dress Up Boutique are the perfect option for work or play. The zipper detail and soft texture are just a few of the reasons why I love these pants.
TGIF friends! Wanted to share a look from NYFW and a trend that I am loving this Fall. I can’t get enough of these pants, and while my husband says they look like pajamas, I just shake my head! Silly boys. These pants are everywhere for Fall. If you are a little skeptical, I suggest you go with a solid colorlike thesefrom J Crew (also on sale!) to try it out. For me, I had to wear heels with a more relaxed pant. I have seen drapey pants worn with flats, and it looked adorable, however for me- I needed the extra height. Have you tried these pants before? I would love to hear your thoughts on this trend! xx
When we moved, the first thing I wanted to organize was my dresser. My closet was a close second, but I also use my dresser as a vanity. So in order for my morning routine to go quickly and smooth, I wanted to have all my products organized and easily accessible.
My goal was to keep it feminine and clean. And though I don’t feel 100% done with this project, I did want to share a quick look on how to update your vanity or dresser.
1. I love prints and books. They are a fun way to add character and personality to your space. I wanted something that went with our decor and would compliment the neutral colors throughout our room and bathroom.
2. My makeup was always my biggest battle. I had a habit where I would just toss everything in my makeup bag..or drawer, which was fine until I couldn’t find what I was looking for or until the lid came off and makeup would spill…it was just a mess. I wanted something to display my makeup in a pretty yet functional way. This Monogramed Acrylic Boxfrom White Elephant Designs is a life savor for those who love organization.
3. Finally, I added some extra items on my python tray. I wanted it to be practical rather than cluttered, so I put things I actually use on a daily basis. This was a fun way to add a personal touch and still look organized.
In lieu of today’s Sale Alert I decided to do a little Fall round up of some great pieces all under $100. I want to mention that those bootsup there are under $30! And actually comfortable….you’re not walking on clouds or anything but they aren’t bad. Jo Malone just release a new fragrance, Wood Sage and Sea Salt, and I love love it. It’s a great spicy fragrance for Fall. This sweaterhas the most amazing detail. This is for sure something that would look great with a fluted skirt or with some black skinnies. You could even wear it to brunch with distressed denim and ballet flats. Happy Shopping!
If you know me, you know I have a thing for bags. It all started when I was six years old. All I wanted for Christmas was this brown leather purse from JCPenny. My family loves to laugh about that Christmas because that purse was all I could talk, think or ask about. Christmas came and Santa delivered. I was the happiest six year old on the block. I sported that purse all day and it never left my shoulder. My mom eventually peeled it off me once I was asleep.
To this day, my family jokes about that purse and loves to give me a hard time about my ever growing purse collection. But who can blame them. A girl knows what she wants!
Fast forward 21 years, and this Cleo Tote by Elaine Turneris a great addition to the collection. My six year old self would be so proud! I love the size and shape. I actually use this for school to carry my laptop, papers and lesson plans. Elaine Turner never disappoints with the quality of her bags and shoes! To see more from her collection, visit here!
I know you all can join in with me when I say, TGIF. What a week it has been! I wanted to share a quick recap of my short stay in NYC last weekend. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week and even though my stay was short, it was amazing. I loved getting to see a few shows, meet with some great brands, and see fellow blogger friends. Get all the outfit details below and to see more head over to my instagram! Thanks for reading and happy weekend! xx