Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dressy...








Dress: H&M, similar here and love this | Pumps: C. Wonder, similar here | Bag: BCBG, similar here | Necklace: J.Crew Factory (sold out), obsessed with this | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: stella & dot, kate spade | Earrings: Nadri | Ring: Baublebar | Lipstick: YSL - Lingerie Pink 

So before we talk about the clothes, can we just take a moment to admire the beautiful backdrop?? Chris, my photographer, and I received permission to take pictures at a colleague's house, and it made for the most gorgeous backdrop. The mansion is extremely historic in Spencer (the town where I work), and it's been restored and beautifully maintained. The grounds are just as breathtaking, with gorgeous pink flowers and garden pillars. I wish I would've taken more pictures on my phone - I felt like I was in a different world (ok maybe just not in small town Iowa!). 

So I've worn this dress multiple times in the last few weeks, simply because it's comfortable and the length is perfect for multiple occasions. The material is jersey, so it's stretchy and soft, but still keeps it's structure. Although it's an animal print and the pattern is detailed, the color scheme is kept to three shades. By keeping the pattern colors simple, it creates more balance in the print. I've also noticed I'm less concerned about mixing metals lately... I try not to break this "rule", but I've actually found more jewelry pieces online that mix silver and gold. Considering I throw on jewelry at the last minute each morning and usually end up accidentally mixing metals anyways, I'm totally in support of this trend!

Have a great day! 


photos by f8 creative 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Shirttail...






Sweater: J.Crew (on sale!!!) | Pants: Calvin Klein, similar here | Boots: old, similar here and love these | Bag: J.Crew (similar), love this | Sunnies: Amazon, Prada version here | Necklace: J.Crew Factory (sold out), similar here | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: stella & dot | Ring: Baublebar | Lipstick: Estee Lauder - Beige 

I've been seeing more shirttail sweaters available online lately, and I for one am very excited about this trend! I mostly love it because it creates the look of two layers without actually wearing two separate pieces. During the fall and winter months, I seem to either be extremely hot or very cold, barely ever feeling comfortable because of the amount of layers I wear. This top definitely solves that problem for me! Plus, the material of this sweater is lambswool, giving it an ultra-luxe softness. I found a couple other favorite shirttail sweaters and linked them below! 

PS - how was every one's weekend?? I celebrated my cousin's wedding and enjoyed lots of family time! The wedding came at the perfect time right now... if you think of it, please say a prayer for my family as it has been a tough October for us Glasers. 

Have a great day! Thanks for reading. 


photos by f8 creative 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Handbag Help...







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So remember earlier this season when I was trying to decide which fall tote to get? Well I still haven't gotten a new one yet, but I have the best little helper to assist me in finding the perfect bag for next season! First off, I am a frequent at Rue La La - it's an online shopping destination that offers great prices for it's members. Plus, they offer designer pieces at discounted prices. Looooove it. Not only do they offer great clothes, handbags and jewelry, but they now have a Premier Handbag Guide! The Handbag Guide is extremely detailed to give you a thorough look into shapes, sizes and quality of designer handbags. Not only that, but it also gives you step-by-step instructions on how to care for your bags and also a little history on some of your favorite designers. Be sure to check it out for help in finding the perfect bag! 

Have a great weekend! 

Thank you to Rue La La for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Prints...






Sweater: old, similar here and here | Skirt: J.Crew Factory, similar here | Boots: Ecco, similar here and love these | Boot Socks: Spotlight Boutique (call to order) | Belt: J.Crew | Purse: vintage Celine, similar here and here | Necklace: Groopdealz (old), similar here | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Nadri | Ring: Baublebar | Sunnies: Amazon, Prada version here | Lip Liner: Revlon - Nude | Lipstick: Estee Lauder - Beige


Pattern mixing is a fun challenge for me each morning. I've found that by mixing larger prints with smaller ones, the prints will most likely go well together. Stripes and animal print is a pairing that may seem difficult at first, but they compliment each other well, making it a go-to combo that you can trust will look great for when you're rushed in the morning. We've had 75 degree weather lately (unheard of in late October!) so I've been gravitating towards my summer wardrobe again. This skirt and sweater I've worn in multiple other looks in many different seasons, so don't feel like you can't wear pieces from the back of your closet! 

Have a great day! Thanks so much for reading. 


photos by f8 creative 
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