Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Vest: similar & similar spring option | Chambray: H&M | Jeans: Forever 21 | Boots: similar and similar | Bag: J.Crew, similar | Bracelet: kate spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: MAC - Candy Yum Yum | Gloss: MAC - Pink Nouveau 

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Can you tell that I've been gravitating towards the color blue lately? Maybe this is my version of the "winter blues" :) It's still pretty cold here in NW Iowa, so layering with vests and wool coats is a  must. I recently paired this vest with a silk dress and can't wait to transition more of my winter wardrobe into the spring months too! Sometimes those "in between seasons" months are the most challenging and fun times to style new outfits. 

Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 27, 2015


Coat: J.Crew | Sweater: GAP, similar & similar | Skirt: old, similar | Pumps: J.Crew Factory | Bag: Longchamp |  Necklace: Forever 21 | Bracelet: kate spade | Lips: Liner - Revlon Bare, Lipstick - MAC Creme Cup 

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All I can say today is TGIF! Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Coat: H&M | T-shirt: J.Crew | Jeans: Forever 21 | Heels: J.Crew Factory | Bag: Longchamp | Earrings: similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: kate spade | Lipstick: MAC - Candy Yum Yum | Lipgloss: MAC - Pink Nouveau 

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Confession: I have never been a fan of the flannel-tied-around-your-waist look. Do you all know what I'm talking about?? I can't really put a finger on it, but it's just not for me. Then I wore the above look in a very hot bar on a Saturday night and I quickly realized why this might be on-trend...  I do love the playfulness of tying a cardigan, jacket, etc. around your waist! It definitely transformed this look into another that, in my opinion, is quite different! What really stands out though are the pops of bright color in my accessories and makeup. Super bright lip shades, like Candy Yum Yum, are a fun way to add some spice, but I try to keep them more for weekends or after work occasions! 

Have a great Wednesday! We're halfway there - woohoo!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Make Your Moment...

Sweater: Dillard's | Jeans: similar and similar | Boot Socks: Grace and Lace c/o Spotlight Style Boutique | Boots: Ecco | Bagsimilar | Earrings: old, similar | Necklace: BaubleBar (similar) | Bracelet: kate spade | Lipstick: MAC - Creme Cup (obsessed!)  

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So last night I was preparing this post during the E! Countdown to the Oscar Red Carpet show, and I couldn't help but write down a great quote from Kelly Osborne - it totally reminded me why so many of us love fashion and also why I love blogging about my personal style. Trying out new styles and trends is definitely fun, but for me, I use fashion as a platform to feel my very best! I love that a special piece of jewelry or a simple LBD can be my secret armor when I need a boost of confidence or just want to feel amazing! There is so much more to fashion than just the pretty pieces and the expensive labels (or inexpensive!). I leave you today with the quote I'm referring to from Kelly Osborne: 

"We don't look for people who are wearing the most on-trend pieces right now, we look for those moments where people are looking and feeling their best. That's what makes a true fashion moment." - Kelly Osborne 

Make your moment today! Thanks for reading!

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