Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Must-Have Cardigan...

Cardigan: J.Crew | Tank: Topshop | Skirt: old, similar here and love this solid navy version | Pumps: J.Crew Factory | Bag: Tory Burch, similar under $60 | Sunnies: Madewell | Necklace: Kate Spade | Bracelets: J.Crew Factory, Alex & Ani | Ring: Madewell | Earrings: Nordstrom (only $10!) | Lipstick: MAC - Creme Cup + NARS Turkish Delight lipgloss

If you want to know what a staple cardigan looks like then this is it ladies!!!! I've had a Jackie cardigan from J.Crew in my closet ever since probably 6th grade and it's shocking/kinda sad how often I use mine. I think I own this cardigan in almost every color but they are that good and are so versatile, not to mention at a great price point. Not only is it a great cardigan for work outfits like today's outfit, but they're also adorable paired with jeans and a tank for casual outings with friends or for walking to class. I know long, chunky cardigans are very "in" for fall, but having a shorter, less slouchy option is always a good staple item and it will never go out of style! Plus it's easy to stash in your purse when on the go! For sizing, I got a medium. 

Happy Wednesday! We're halfway there...
Photos by Jordan Stumbo

Monday, August 31, 2015

Flannels for Fall & Instagram...

Flannel: old, similar here (under $20) and here (under $100) | T-shirt: Halogen | Denim: Articles of Society (only $54!) | Pumps: BCBG (no longer available), very similar under $100 | Bag: Tory Burch, similar under $60 here | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Earrings: Nordstrom (only $10!) | Necklace: Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: J.Crew Factory, Alex and Ani | Ring: Madewell | Lipstick: MAC - Creme Cup | iPhone Case: Kate Spade

It's not even 7am and I've already had quite the morning... let's just say I showed up at the gym for my 5:45 spin class only to find out the class was cancelled for the week until after Labor Day! I'm not gonna lie, I was a little excited about it because it gave me time to run home, make a pot of coffee and get a blog post done with my pictures that showed up very late in my inbox last night. Not bad for making the best out of the most annoying of circumstances! :) Now that we are a day away from September, flannels are my casual go-to for more warmth. I love a good cardigan, but there are so many adorable flannels out with a lot of color options and not just your typical fall colors. Mine is old, however Forever 21 has a ton of cute affordable options, and J.Crew has some investment-worthy options that I'm craving too. 

I also want to comment on these distressed jeans... holy cow they are amazing! These are my first real pair of distressed denim, and they aren't ripping or tearing like I thought they might (given the super budget friendly price tag - $54!). I'm a little obsessed and they are my weekend favorite right now. For sizing, I got a 28 and they are true to size once you break them in a little, just don't dry them!

In the next week or so I'll be doing an awesome giveaway on Instagram, so be sure to follow me @styliniowan... just a heads up ;)
Photos by Jordan Stumbo.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Boyfriend Blazer...

Blazer: Mural | Tee: Halogen | Denim: Paige, similar under $100 | Pumps: J.Crew Factory | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Tory Burch, similar under $100 | Necklace: Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: J.Crew Factory, Alex & Ani | Ring: Madewell | Lipgloss: NARS - Turkish Delight

What's better than a boyfriend blazer? A pink boyfriend blazer! One reason I prefer boyfriend blazers over structured ones is because they are usually longer in length and in the sleeves. I usually roll my sleeves anyways, but this blazer has extra long sleeves and it would be perfect for those of you with longer arms! I recently wore this out to dinner and I received quite a few compliments on the color! If you're not into bright pink, it comes in a lot of other colors (black, pastel pink, sherbet, teal and white!!) and I'm also obsessing over this adorable blazer with a cape - it would be perfect for date night or girls night out this fall and winter! I ordered it in a small and it gave me the slouchy look I was hoping for. 
On to something a little deeper... I want to leave you today with a quote from the Facebook page ProThirtyOne (written by Samantha Ponder): "Happiness, in my opinion, isn't a worthwhile ultimate goal. There is no happy without sad, no rejoicing without mourning. I want peace. Peace in struggle and triumph, loss and victory. Happiness is free, and it's available everywhere..."

Although buying a new boyfriend blazer might give you initial happiness, I hope you find peace in the confidence you'll receive from my blog's uplifting messaging. And that, my friends, is one of the few things you'll find on here that's FREE! Have a great Wednesday and thanks so much for reading :)

Photos by Jordan Stumbo.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Labor Day Inspo...

A little inspiration for your Tuesday! I love an all-white look for Labor Day, but don't let the old wives tale fool you, I'll be wearing lots of white after the holiday :) Have a great day!

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