Mixed media

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This is one of my first fall looks! Some of the days this fall have been cooler, and some warmer, very “New England”, so outfits are all over the place! I am wearing my favorite trench coat in these shots. I saw this Cynthia Rowley beauty last year at TJMaxx, and knew it was a winner. The mixed media top I have on is by Olivia Moon, Mixed fabric is a huge trend right now – you see it often with leather as one of the materials. It is all over the runways, blogs, and fashion retailers (good stuff at Piperlime). The printed part of the top (zebra) is a soft, satin-like fabric, while the sleeves are a marled knit. I LOVE the combo here, this was one of those tops that you see and MUST have regardless of the price (luckily it was completely reasonable — thanks TJ’s!) When you are out shopping for fall and winter items this season, make sure to get some mixed fabric tops and/or jackets to stay on trend! Happy shopping!

Outfit Info:

Trench Coat // Co. Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx (old), Cute here, here and here

Mixed media top // Co. Olivia Moon via TJMaxx, Similar here (same brand!)

Black Skinnies // Gap

Boots // Steve Madden (old) Similar here and here

Earrings // Express, similar here

Sunglasses // Gap, Similar here

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Inspiration look from Pink Peonies

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Outfit Info:

Marled Sweater // Forever 21 (old), Similar here, cute/Trendy here

Layering Tank // Aeropostale

Jeans // Forever 21, almost same here

Booties // MIA via TJMaxx, Same here (for full price!)

Scarf // Aeropostale (old), Cute here, here, and here

Necklace // Charming Charlie, Cute here and here

Bracelets // Alex & Ani, Everyday Bracelets and Lia Sophia (similar)

Sunglasses // Gap

printed pant inspiration

This was my inspiration for this look. I changed it around a little and made it my own by adding the necklace, scarf, and the pop of color with my favorite clutch. The idea of mixing the printed pant with a beige top and white tank came from this stylist! Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies has amazing style and is one of my favorite bloggers. She is 100% someone to follow for inspiration! The weather here in New England is getting a little chilly, so I had to go with a bootie rather than heels like she paired the look with, but I think I actually prefer my look!

Thanks for reading!

🙂

Linking up with Style Elixir, & Simply LuLu Style

Spots from the Loft

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Trying to get a few more summer looks in before it gets too cold in New England! On one hand I get really upset that the sunny warm summer months are coming to an end and my pool days are down to zero. O the other hand though, I get a little excited to switch up my wardrobe and start wearing warmer clothes again. It is almost like getting a whole new wardrobe because my clothes have been put away in a trunk all summer just awaiting my return in the fall! So I am a little happy to be seeing them soon… and happy to share some new fall looks with you too!

There are so many great sales currently at retail of summer clothes! If you were missing a few items that you never got around to purchasing this year, now is the time to get them — on clearance and while you still can! I saw this cute top on clearance at the Loft a few weeks ago, amongst many other cute things I wanted to buy… had to pull myself away! Thanks for reading! I am hoping to get back on track with my posts in the coming weeks!

Outfit Info:

Tank top // Loft (clearance!)

Jean Jacket // Hollister Co. (old), Similar here and here

Skirt // (I Made it!), Similar here and here

Sandals // Target (old), Cute here and here

Sunglasses // Gap

Earrings // Target (old), Cute here

Bracelets // Mixed, similar here, and here,

Printed pants!

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Printed pants are so in! They are popping up all over the place this year. Gap had a lot of prints in their “skimmer” ankle length denim this summer, and have already rolled out a whole new set of prints for fall along with the other big name stores. This was my “test”/”safe” printed pant! I was a little unsure of how I felt about them, so I picked up a cheap pair from Forever 21, with one of the most simple prints — polka dots! I do like them, but still have a hard time finding items to pair them with! What do you think of printed denim?

Outfit Info:

Blouse // JCPenney

Jeans // Forever 21, almost same here, Cute prints here, here, and here

Necklace // (old), Similar here

Shoes // Converse

Sunglasses // Gap

Red Blazer

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A Blazer is a very quick and easy way to add a little class to any look. They can really be worn with anything, and are super “in” right now. It is the perfect little jacket to grab before work on a chilly morning, wear in the office, and even totally acceptable for drinks after work too! What more can you want from a piece? This one came from H&M last year, but I have a little black one that I scored from Salvation Army for just $5. I read somewhere a while ago that Thrift stores are loaded with blazers, and boy was that article right. If you are ever strolling by, drop in and take a look for yourself, and you may just find a little deal and new jacket! Just make sure to push up or roll the sleeves, that is the trend! Happy hunting! Thanks for reading!

Outfit Info:

Blazer // H&M, Similar here

Tank Top // Express (old), cute here (want this!!!)

Shorts // American Eagle

Wedges // Burlington Coat Factory (old), Similar here and here

Necklace // MyNameNecklace.com

Bracelets // Alex & Ani

Earrings // Gifted, Cute here

Sunglasses // Gap

Military Vest

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Outfit Info:

Tank top // Express, Similar here

Vest // Arden B (old), cute here and here

White Pants // Express, Similar here and here

Sandals // Kohls, Similar here

Sunglasses // Gap

Necklace // Target (old), Cute/Similar here

Earrings // (gifted), Cute here and here

Linking up with Style Elixir

Simple date night look

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This cute little top came from Forever21. It can be worn with jeans for more of a low-key look, or paired with a sharp necklace, heels and skinnies for a cute night out! My look here (and my styles in general) are more “going out” than laid back. I like feeling pretty and girly, and I looove heels!! Add a cute printed or patterned clutch to this look and I am ready to go!

Outfit Info:

Tank top // Forever 21, cute here

Jeans // Gap

Sandals // Target

Necklaces // Target and Express, Similar here and here

Earrings // (gifted/old), Cute/Similar here

Sunglasses // Gap, similar here

Summer Pop Color take 2

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I have to say that the color combination of black and white with a pop color is one of my favorite looks, (see post from here and here as well). This open front type of cardigan is called a “cocoon cardigan”. The style is very cute and trendy, but I have to give a tip to anyone wearing one. I had a hard time finding tops to wear underneath this cardi, until I realized what the problem with it actually was. I find that when I wear a looser fitting shirt underneath this type of cardigan, it tends to make me look a lot wider and heavier than I really am. Plus, with this one, it doesn’t help that it has stripes too! So with that said, if you do decide to sport this style, please make sure you are wearing something a little more fitted underneath, so it will keep you looking slim. Hope this little note will help someone rocking this style! Thanks for reading! 🙂

Outfit info:

Tank top // (old), Similar here and here

Cardigan // Express, Similar here

White Pants // Express, Similar here and here

Wedges // Aerosoles via Kohls

Bag // Aldo (old), Cute here

Sunglasses // Gap

Necklace // (old), Cute here

Earrings // Target, Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod, here, and Similar here

Linking up with Style Elixir

Satin

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Outfit Info:

Tank // The Limited (old), Cute here, here and here

Shorts // American Eagle

Boat Shoes // Sperry Top-Sider via Macys

Necklace // Target, Similar here and here

Sunglasses // Gap

Bracelet // Cape Cod

Linking up with The Life of the Party blog

$5 mini skirt!

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As you probably know by now, I love my bargains!! This entire outfit is pretty reasonably priced, especially when you take into account all of the layered items here! It is pretty trendy right now to layer necklaces as well as apparel. Since I normally wear statement necklaces, (it would be way overkill to layer those puppies) it was nice for a change to be able to work that jewelry trend here. H&M makes these jersey mini skirts for just $5.95 — not even on sale!They have tons of fun colors, and it is a very easy bottom to wear for summer. They are now making a jersey pencil version too, Old Navy actually has a bunch for pretty cheap here for more of a work-wear solution! Every other part of this outfit was not bought this year, but it’s always good when you can work in older pieces with newer styles to get more out of your wardrobe!

Outfit Info:

Stripe Tank // Express (old), Similar here

Layered tank (black) // Aeropostale

Jacket // Hollister (old) for $4.99!, Similar here

Skirt // H&M

Heels // Co. MIA via TJMaxx (old), Cute here

Necklaces // Mynamenecklace & Cute here & here

Earrings // (gifted), Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod and mixed bracelet sets similar herehere and here

Sunglasses // Gap (similar)