Wednesday, October 22, 2014

oldies but goodies.

shirt: Target (similar) // skirt: thrifted (similar) // necklace: DIY project // watch: Michael Kors // heels: J. Crew via eBay (similar)

One of my favorite things is to mix and match items from my closet and create brand new outfits. It's kind of like shopping within your own!

Here I've taken a casual cotton plaid shirt that I usually pair with jeans, and paired it with a classic navy pencil skirt. Two items that I normally wouldn't wear together, but the plaid shirt is instantly office appropriate with a pair of heels, a couple of simple accessories, and my go-to top knot.

What about you ladies...have you put together any unexpected outfit combinations this fall?


Friday, October 17, 2014

friday finds + faves.

[One of the many fun finds at Lotus in Los Gatos]

Happy Friday friends! It's been awhile since I've done a Friday Finds post, so let's get to it!

  • Looking for something to binge watch this weekend? Gilmore Girls is now on Netflix...and PS, Friends is coming to Netflix on January 1st. You're welcome. 
  • For those of you local to Silicon friend Jackie's boutique, Lotus is now open for business in downtown Los Gatos. More to come next week but go check it out for affordable fashion and unique jewelry! 
  • H&M's sister company, & Other Stories is now shipping within the US. Think Zara prices, modern + quality pieces, minus the H&M trends. I'm loving these quilted leather pumps, this sleek leather work tote, and their entire jewelry line!
  • Do any of you ladies waste as much time as I do on Buzzfeed? (I know I"m not the only one!) This weeks fave's include this little lady who rock my socks, 16 style tips, and a little something for you fans of spin class
  • Halloween is next Friday, and if you'd like to take a more subtle approach to this holiday, try out this devilish hat, gold horned headband, or sophisticated kittie headband. I need to find a DIY for that hat ASAP!

Have a greet weekend!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

black and blue.

H+M blazer (old, similar, similar) // Forever 21 tank (old, similar) // J. Crew necklace via Poshmark (similar)
Michael Kors watch // Pleated skirt via Crossroads Trading Co (similar, similar) // Ann Taylor heels (budget friendly option)

So the good news is that fall seems to have finally arrived. This week has been noticeably cooler and for the first time in a long time it's actually chilly in the morning...and I couldn't be happier!

The bad news is that my tan is fading fast...check out my white legs! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

With the colder weather, I've been adding a blazer to most outfits (today it's my favorite black blazer from H+M), and hopefully in coming weeks I'll be able to add a scarf as well! That's the great thing about blazers, they're seasonless! Wear one with a tank and jeans for a night out in summer, add one to a dress in the fall, and just add tights/boots and a scarf in the winter. A great fitting blazer is definitely one of those pieces that you'll wear non-stop!

Hope you're all having a great week. Happy Wednesday friends!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

color crush: oxblood

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Oxblood, aka maroon/burgundy/wine/pinot/etc is one of my favorite colors for alllllll the way back to my Doc Martens and Chanel "Vamp" nails back in the late '90's (and yes, I think I just dated myself ladies).

From a lip/nail color to scarves and blouses...oxblood is flattering on just about every skin tone. Even's practically a neutral and can be worn with just about anything. I love pairing oxblood with a leopard shoe or a winter white/cream colored blouse.

Today I put put together some of my favorite oxblood pieces...I'm especially loving those faux suede heels from Target...they're almost identical to the J. Crew Etta and they're under $30! Also check out these awesome sunglasses, these little earrings, and my new favorite hat (seriously, I it!).

How are ladies wearing oxblood this fall?


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

oxblood + lace.

blouse: Forever 21 (old, similar, similar) // cami: Forever 21 // necklace: thrifted (love this one and this one too!)
pants: Gap // heels: Nine West (old, similarbudget friendly) // watch: Michael Kors

Oxblood, aka burgundy/maroon is probably one of my favorite colors for fall. Since it's still in the nineties here in the Bay Area, I've yet to really wear anything "fall" these heels will have to suffice for now!

Stayed tuned later this week for my "Color Crush: Oxblood" post!