October 22, 2014

3 ways to wear a white dress right now

I love wearing white all year around, but you definitely have to style your summer white pieces differently come fall and winter.  Make sure you pair your summer items with knits, winter patterns, textures and items that will keep you, well, warm! Here are 3 ways I'm wearing my favorite white, eyelet dress from summer right now:
1. Pair with plaid (and my favorite, buffalo check) and metallics.  This look is a more glamorous version of cozy-chic and could easily go from day to night:

2. Layer with more white! But pick wintery pieces, like a sweater with more texture to make the two pieces look different from one another!  

3.  Go sporty!  This fleece varsity jacket could not be more comfortable - and it's warm! In this case, the feminine details of this dress (as many summer dresses employ) help balance out the athletic-inspired pieces:

{Outfit details: Dress - c/o Boden, Red Lips & Sunglasses - c/o Firmoo worn with... 1. Buffalo Check Jacket (this one would be cute, too!); Necklace; Earrings; Wedges 2. Sweater - Old Navy (last year, similar); Pearl Earrings - old (similar); Boots 3. Varsity Jacket (on sale!); Necklace - Forever 21; Sneakers - J.Crew (sold out; similar & same style}; Red Purse - c/o Fossil}

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October 21, 2014

Fall Trends with LuLu's: Mad for Plaid!

Plaid is the epitome of fall fashion - it's screams cooler weather, cozy texture and perfect layers. It's even better when paired with other patterns and unexpected pieces -- like stripes (classic), pops of bright color and/or leather (faux).  I took this plaid jacket and stripe tee combo two ways and both could be day or night.

I used to think plaid was country, to be paired with cowboy boots and worn for apple picking or a bonfire, and would wear only for a very casual look.  It's been great playing with the print over the last few years and discovering how versatile and fun it is. I particularly love it with the pop of bright pink and paired with pleated (faux) leather - which could be way dressier paired with heels, but I kept the outfit playful for day with slip on sneakers.  And then of course pairing the mixed patterns over jeans with wedges and gold jewelry is an easy go-to!

What are ways you are styling plaid?

{Outfit details: Plaid Jacket - Refinery 29 Pick (similar); Stripe Tee - c/o LuLu's; Faux-Leather Skirt - ASOS (very similar); Jeans - Rockstars; Pink Cross-Body - Steven by Steve Madden (old, similar); Black Bag - c/o Wallis; Pink Lips; Red Lips; Silver Sneakers - c/o Off Broadway Shoes; Coral Wedges - Urban Outfitters (old); Necklace; Sunglasses - c/o Firmoo}

Check out the last six trend styled posts:
Sixties | Denim | Winterizing a Summer Piece | Brights | Boots | Florals

Make sure to check out Meagan's outfit to see how she styled plaid!

Thanks to LuLus.com for sponsoring this series, though all thoughts on trends and styling are strictly my own! LuLu's is just a fantastic, affordable place you can consider when refreshing your own Fall wardrobe!

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October 20, 2014

Favorite Wears: Zippered Classics

I love little updates that can totally reinvent a classic.  A simple black sweater is totally made chic with gold zippers up to each arm pit. It's now one of my new favorite pieces for fall that I can already envision wearing in a bunch of different ways (zippers down, zippers up - even more versatile!) and helping to extend the life of some of my summer dresses, like this one (last worn in warmer temps here).  

I wore this outfit for a baby shower I helped host yesterday. It was cooler in the morning, and once the sun came out it was the perfect fall day. It was the kind of day that marries the summer feeling you get when the sun is the only thing in the bright blue sky and the fall chill that makes you want to grab a warm drink, get excited for the holidays and layer up.

Layer up with this sweater, to be exact. I want to quickly own several in different colors I like it so. Do you have pieces that you like so much that you own several?  How many of the same item is too many?

{Outfit Details: Sweater; Dress - J.Crew (sold out, similar); Booties; Purse - c/o Fossil (last year); Necklace; Bracelet - Loft (old); Lips}

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