Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wit & Delight for Target

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I have to admit I was unfamiliar with her blog before I noticed the Target line, but to find out that this incredible line was done by a fellow blogger is such a nice surprise!  The line is in collaboration with Wit & Delight blogger Kate Arends, and is so, so good.

I want every single item in the line and then I want to throw a killer dinner party complete with beer tasting and card games.

I'm also thinking the larger black & white tray is just what my vanity is missing.  I'm in need of a place to put everyday perfumes & hair products that looks pretty at the same time - and you can't beat that price.

Have you checked it out yet?  Which piece is your favorite?



Monday, September 22, 2014

Spotted


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Top: Forever21 (under $15!)  |  Skirt: Forever21 (under $20!)  |  Clutch: Malibu Bows c/o  |  Shoes: Amazon  |  Sunglasses: ZeroUV c/o  |  Earrings: Gorjana

Well, the Southern California heatwave is almost over.  I thought it was over late last week but Sunday was indeed a hot one!  I'm still in tank tops with bare legs because it would be silly to wear anything else but I thought this outfit leans a little more to the fall side of things.  Orange is one of my favorite colors to wear, and I love this tomato color to bring some brightness to a fall wardrobe.  Plus, this skirt is under $20 so you can't go wrong with that!

I ordered these shoes on Amazon not expecting much, but really wanted some simple black flats to change into at the office when I wanted a break from heels.  I was actually really surprised at the quality of these for the price.  With shipping they are a little over $30 but they do not feel like $30 shoes.  The bottoms are painted orange which gives them a luxury feel, and I felt like they were a really good buy.

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shirtdress


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Dress: Tiny Floral Piped Shirtdress - Loft  |  Booties: Sole Society c/o  |  Striped Jacket: Dorothy Perkins (old - obsessed with this plum blazer)  |  Bag: Pour La Victoire

I love a classic shirtdress, but because I've got such a straight figure I need to have a belt or tie in order to pull it off.  I love that this one from Loft has a tie to it, and the black piping adds such contrast.

I thought the striped blazer was a fun twist, and this print mixing is my favorite kind - a large, simple pattern, paired with a smaller, busier pattern.  For some reason that combo always works.

My favorite new Sole Society booties are adding a touch of fall, and I have a feeling I will be wearing these 24/7 all season long.  They are so incredibly comfortable.  Comfortable shoes with a bit of a heel = a win in my book!
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Casual Stripes

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Dress: LOFT Lou & Grey  (extra 40% off!)  |  Belt: Old (Love this similar cognac belt)  |  Flats: Halogen via Nordstrom  |  Gold Hoop Earrings: Gorjana  |  Bag: Coach 'City' Bag  |  Sunglasses: Prada

J and I spent the past weekend in Northern California to visit his family and attend a Raiders NFL game.  We had so much fun and I'm pretty sad to be headed back actually!  Sometimes it's nice to get away for the weekend because even if you're at home, there are still "to-do's" lingering about and you can never relax 100%.  I'm feeling recharged and ready to take on the week!

This dress is a major LOFT sale find and I think it's a great summer to fall transition dress.  It's still extremely hot out but I'm starting to crave fall colors so this dress was a nice compromise.  I belted it to give it some shape for this look since I was wearing flats, but it would be cute worn in its shift shape with some heels.

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend as well!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Outlets at Orange

Talk about a hidden gem... I live 15-20 minutes from The Outlets at Orange and yet I had never made the venture to check them out!  It is insane to me that I've never gone because they have over 120 name-brand retailers, restaurants, a movie theater and more.  It's the perfect date night spot and you can bet I'll be back around Christmas time for some gift shopping.

The Outlets at Orange is currently running a free coupon book Friday promotion until September 26th, so if you haven't been yet, it's time to get a move on.  My blogger bestie Danielle and I ventured over there a couple Fridays ago to see what it's all about - we can both appreciate a good deal so we had so much fun flipping through the coupon book and checking out all the good sales.

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We ended up doing the most damage at Saks Off 5th.  They were having a buy 1 get 2 free promo (yes, you read that right) and it became a sort of treasure hunt for us to find the perfect three pieces.

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I was able to use a LOFT 15% off coupon on the first two items,  so I got the dress for $40 and the blouse for $22.  I also got a small pair of gold stud earrings from LOFT.  Total damage at LOFT with tax = $73.41.

The last three (the romper by Red, a Dolce Vita Dress, and a Rachel Zoe jacket were from the Saks Off 5th sale so I really only paid for the jacket which was $161.99 + tax = $174.95.

Basically I got all 5 of the above pieces for under $250, so I'd say it was a shopping trip well done.

Make sure you check out Danielle's recap over on Envision Pretty, and don't forget to stop by The Outets of Orange for free coupon book Friday!


A big thank you to The Outlets at Orange for partnering up with us to bring this post to you!  All opinions are 100% my own. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Date Night

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Jacket: Rachel Zoe via Saks Off 5th  |  Jeans: Forever21  |  Tank: Cotton On (similar)  |  Bag: Pour La Victoire  |  Watch: Caravelle c/o  |  Heels: Topshop  |  Necklace: Eclectic Eccentricity c/o 

If you saw my collection of striped pieces you might laugh... or roll your eyes - it's starting to get out of hand!  I think it's such a classic, flattering (if done right) print, and I can't get enough.

I wore this ensemble to a date night with J and we snapped a few pictures before.  I've never taken pictures this late in the day, but I was pretty excited that we were able to capture part of what was an amazing sunset!  We've had some really pretty sunsets lately and I feel so lucky to catch them from time to time.

Happy Wednesday!