Dress: Copper Key-same Sandals: Gianni Bini-same Purse: Kate Spade-same Necklace: Ana and Ava-similar Earrings: The Limited-same
Hey everyone! I am so excited to finally be back and blogging with all of you! For the first time I decided to try to link all of my items, and when I couldn’t find the exact same one I tried to link a similar one. The best news is that several of these items are on sale!!!! If you were to come shopping with me at any given time, you’d quickly discover that I rarely will pay full price for an item, rather, I like to sit back and keep an eye on something I really love waiting for it to go on sale. Part of what makes this plan successful is I have a select few stores that I truly love and keep an eye on and as a result have learned their sale patterns over time. Having only a few rather than many make it manageable to truly learn the sale patterns, as well as keep a more coherent look to my style from outfit to outfit. (If you’d like to know more about which stores I like to shop at and how I decide when to pay full price or wait for an item go on sale, leave a comment or email me and I’ll put together a post!)
Now, for some fun details about this outfit! This whole summer I have been loving dresses and rompers for their simplicity. They take the work out of getting dressed in the morning and I am looking forward to transitioning them into the fall with jean jackets and cute tights with booties. I have made it a goal to have a couple cute, casual dresses like this that are fun and easy to throw on for a coffee date with a friend or just running errands. I wore this one this past week for an impromptu coffee date with one of my best friends!
What are some of your favorite items that are your go-to when you need a fast and cute outfit for the day? Do you have any fun outfits that you’re looking forward to transitioning to fall?
Until next time!
Chiffon Blouse: Lush Leather Jacket: J2 Skirt: LC by Lauren Conrad
Lace Heels: LC by Lauren Conrad Earrings: Juicy Couture
Bracelet: Juicy Couture
After church on Sunday I went to a bridal shower for a friend I work with. If you’re anything like me, dressing up for events is harder in the fall/winter than the spring/summer. I think the reason for this, at least for me, is because in the summer you can throw on a cute summer dress or maxi dress and head out the door, but due to the cooler weather, it takes more thought because of the necessary layers to stay warm. This outfit however did just the trick, the skirt has such a fun sweet feel to it and the leather adds just the right amount of edge to keep the outfit interesting. Then with these cute LC heels, a person literally cannot loose. It was the perfect outfit for celebrating a friends upcoming wedding.
What is your go to outfit for winter events? Do you have any bridal showers coming up? If so, what do you plan on wearing?
Poncho: Forever 21 Shirt: Others Follow Jeans: Mossimo Boots: Mossimo Scarf: unknown Sunglasses: Daisy Fuentes
A few weeks ago I was privileged to be a leader at a middle school girls ministry. I don’t have any pictures from the event, and even if I did, for the sake of the girls’s privacy probably wouldn’t be able to share them, but I thought I would share the outfit that I wore with you. At the event I wore the ministries tshirt over this shirt with the poncho and it worked quite well. Layers were essential since the event was held in an old barn outside of town and there was no heat. We all met up in the loft which was strung with christmas lights and decorated with pompoms and balloons. The girls all ate pizza when they first arrived and then we played some group games before they watched a skit and listened to the incredible guest speaker. Then we broke up into small groups and I got to talk with several of the girls in my group about what the guest speaker had spoken on and some practical ways for them to implement it into their lives. We then all ate smores around a bonfire and sang songs before the parents picked them up. It was such a wonderful event, I wish I could have gone to something like it when I was in middle school.
Plaid Shirt: Mossimo Puffer Vest: LA Coalition Under Shirt: Free Loaders Jeans: Mossimo Boots: Nautica
Last weekend my sister and I drove about an hour out of town with some good friends of ours to visit the Haunted Cannery, a local spook house. I wish I could have taken pictures there for all of you, but due to the fact that we went after dark I decided to recreate the look I wore for all of you and tell you about it instead. When we arrived at the spook house it was already well past dark and a semi cloudy night, so the moon kept slipping behind clouds adding to the creepy feel of the night. After buying our tickets to go through, we sat outside waiting for the hayrack ride and ambulance to come pick everyone up to head out to where the haunted cannery awaited for us. Even from where we were though you could occasionally hear the distant screams of others that were already there that definitely made me second guess whether I was brave enough to go through with it. I’d done one other spook house before, but everyone said that this one was way creepier, and I didn’t have the nickname of Scooby-Doo as a child for no reason! Finally the hayrack ride came and there was no turning back now, on the way out the thirteen year old girl next to me even started crying. I leaned over and talked with her and despite my own fears comforted her and even prayed with her. She ended up going through with our group, which was such a blessing, because having someone I was worried about being scared actually kept me from totally freaking out and I actually ended up having a blast! Call me crazy, but I am a dancer, and one of my favorite things to do is to try to get the cast members to do the Whip and Nae-Nae, hey, it’s my coping mechanism. 😉 Afterwards we even got to meet several of the cast members, which added to the fun to actually be able to put the personalities behind each of the characters to a face. It was definitely scarier than the one I went to earlier this season, but definitely a lot of fun too. Have any of you had a chance to go to a local spook house this fall before Halloween? If so, how did you react?