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The perfect sweater dress & statement earrings for the holidays!

dsc_2857dsc_2807Sweater Dress [under $60] || OTK Boots || Earrings [only $45] || Handbag, similar here || Rings || Lips

Happy Monday all!  The weeks seem easier knowing we have the holidays right ahead of us, don’t they??  We spent this past Saturday dressed in tacky Christmas gear with our friends at Santacon so I feel like we got a jump start on the festivities.  There was even a reindog parade!  Did you catch all the dogs dressed up in costumes on my snapchat?!  So. Cute.

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So now I’m ready for some holiday style that doesn’t involve sparkly deer sunglasses from Walmart.  (Although they were fun to wear last weekend, ha)  && I thought I would share an outfit idea that I would actually wear time and time again.  Sometimes I get all caught up in super festive, dressy outfits when I think holiday and I forget that I don’t really have that many occassions to wear them.  My family get togethers are always casual so I wanted to find an outfit to share with you all that included a great basic.  This sweater dress is just that, let me tell you!  It’s such an easy wear, under $60 and comes in other colors too.  I know it’s one I will get a lot of wear out of because I had been on the hunt for a good black one for months.

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I paired mine with my favorite over-the-knee boots from Marc Fischer and you could easily add tights if it was extra chilly!

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I haven’t been wearing as much jewelry lately as I used to.  I usually stick to small pieces like these rings but I have been in the mood to throw some statement earrings in the mix. When I was searching around I found these Vanessa Mooney cuties from Nordstrom and I knew I had to order!

dsc_2845The fact that these aren’t heavy (I find that most large earrings are) and that they come in burgundy totally sold me. They would also be perfect for New Year’s!  I plan to wear mine with my hair up in a ponytail and a sweater soon too. They would make a great gift too because there are lots of colors to choose from.  Here are a few more options that were also contenders:

Do you all have all your shopping done yet?  I have a few more things to order in the next couple days and then I’ll be done.  I will be sharing some more ideas on the blog this week that you can still order online and get in time so stay tuned!

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4 Combos Perfect for Fall

There are so many good scarf + sweater combos out there right now [too many if you ask my mail man] so I wanted to round up a few of my favorite options for you all to shop.  However–I couldn’t just leave it at that.. I had to throw in some fun sunglasses to complete the look!

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The beauty of the items above?  You can mix and match all of them because all the scarfs are neutral tones and all the sweaters are great basics.

This ombre scarf is a little pricy but sometimes it’s worth it for a good neutral option becuase you know you will wear it again next year too.  && this tunic is a no brainer–perfect length for leggings and boots.  How cute paired with these fun round sunglasses?

After buying this cozy number I am now a huge fan of Free People scarves, so I am loving this option.  I’d pair it with this textured tan sweater [size up one or two] and these over-sized sunnies with clear trim.

Totally crushing over this cream cable knit scarf and longline turtleneck together too.  The perfect ‘winter white’ combo even if it’s only October, ha!  Top it off with these dramatic sunglasses in gold.  I just got the silver/black version and I LOVE them.  They were sold out forever and I am so glad they are finally back in stock at a few retailers!

Never under estimate the number of times you will work a black scarf into your outfit & this one has the cutest detail!  I love the idea of it paired with this basic grey sweater and rimless sunglasses.  Simple but so good.

Share your faves with me–I’d love to hear!

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Saturday Morning Errands with Nordstrom

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Sweater || Vest || Leggings || Tennis Shoes || No-Show Socks

Why did I wait this long to buy this vest?!  That’s what I would really like to know, because now that I have it I am obsessed.  I teamed up with Nordstrom to bring you all this post and I really wanted to share a look that was super practical for me.  A look that is exactly what I reach for on the weekends time and time again.  Annnd that’s why I came across this vest!  Leggings and a vest are my favorite go-to items for Saturday and Sunday when running errands and grabbing morning coffee so I was on the hunt for a new vest that was not only a neutral but also soft and cuddly.  This one is just that.  FYI–size up! [I went up two sizes actually]  I think Patagonia always runs a bit small so I ordered a small and medium in this and ended up keeping the medium because I really wanted it to be a bit over-sized rather than fitted.

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My top is actually a light-weight sweater and it’s a GREAT basic to have in your closet.  I love the laid back fit and I know I’ll be happy to have it to pair with jeans and a scarf too.  Plus the price is hard to beat!  I’ve found that pairing something like this with leggings and tennis shoes can make me feel a lot more put together than an old t-shirt.

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These leggings are another great high-rise find!  The beauty of them is how basic they are.  ps, these are actually longer in length on me.  I have them turned up in these photos to be right above my ankle (I do that often with leggings) but I’ll wear them both ways depending on the chill factor. I got an xs.

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So for all of you ladies that have a dressier outfit on (and full make up rather than sunglasses, ha) when you grocery shop and run to Starbucks–I give you props.  For me, it will probably always be a casual look like this.  If you’re anything like me then give these basics a try.  They don’t disappoint!

 

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Gym Wear with Nordstrom

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Cardigan || Tank || Leggings || Tennis Shoes || Socks || Bag

I was SO in need for some great workout basics so I was super excited to partner with Nordstrom to pick out some of my favorite items to purchase and share with you all.  I was super selective because I wanted to make sure these were pieces I would wear for years rather than months.  I’ll take you all through each piece below!

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     LEGGINGS I have to start with these because for me having a couple of [perfect] pairs of black leggings in my closet is essential.  I wear them multiple times every week so having a pair that fits good and holds me in in all the right places is key.  I only buy leggings now that are high-rise–which these are!  I also loved the contrasting detail on the front of these and the mesh strip on the side.  It gives them a little edge but isn’t an added detail that makes them unflattering–which I feel happens often with other pairs I see for sale. They also come in a super cute grey color too (that I might order) and I love that the price point is so great on these! [For reference on length and fit:  I am 5’3″ and I ordered an xs]

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     TANK I am a sucker for a good black workout top and I was looking for a good, plain Nike one.  This one is perf!  I love the simplicity of it and the cut.  It comes in 2 other colors too! [wearing an xs]

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     TENNIS SHOES I know black and white tennis shoes can seem boring to some people, but I tend to love “plain” tennies.  You all know I love neutrals so having tennis shoes that go with EVERYTHING are a must for me.  I have a pair that looks really similar to these that I wear on the weekends a lot but I can’t wear them on a long walk or on the treadmill, so I was in the market for a good pair of running shoes. When I got these out of the box I said, “Oh yay!  These are so comfy!!” and I started hopping up and down in the kitchen–no kidding, haha.  So needless to say, they are comfortable but they also have a structured feel. Plus side: They are right at $100.  And if you’re more fun than me and like for your shoes to be more vibrant then there’s oodles of other color options for you to pick from too! 😉 [I went up a half size in these]

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     CARDIGAN This cardigan feels like pajamas.  Yep, pajamas.  So much so that I know I’ll end up wearing it while I lay around the house too!  I try to get my butt out of bed a couple times a week and hit an early morning workout class–it’s never easy to get up but I do think it helps make my mood better when I throw on something cozy like this over my workout gear for the ride over.  Sometimes it’s the little things, right? [sweater is oversized, I’m wearing an xs]

FYI–this is selling like hot cakes, so if you’re in the market for the grey color don’t wait around!

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     SOCKS I know you can’t see my socks, but these are the ones that I have on and swear by.  I love the no-show pairs (except when running).

     BAG I have had this tote for over a year now (I actually have it in two colors) and I still use it weekly.  I love it for a gym bag because it’s easy to throw anything in and it has an attached zipper pouch inside to store your cell phone and jewelry during your workout. Plus, for $50 I don’t mind to throw my dirty tennies inside if I need to.  It’s also reversible!


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I know this post was a tad long–sorry!  But I wanted to make sure I gave you all an honest review about these items because I know how important it is to find good basics that fit your lifestyle.  I hope this helps if you all are in the market for some new workout goodies!

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Friday Finds

Happy Friday loves!  All I have been wanting to buy lately is new sweaters.  Seriously.  There are so many great ones out there right now so I figured I would share 5 new ones that I snagged this week with you all!

Style tip:  More often that not, I like to size up [at least one size] when buying sweaters so they fit really relaxed and a bit over-sized.  I included my sizing in each below for reference.

First up, this little bell sleeve cutie.  Under $60!  && comes in black and rust too! I had been eyeing so many similar options to this but they were all double the price so I was thrilled to when I got this one in mail and loved it! (wearing an xs)

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I came across this circle hem tunic when I was in search of a black bodysuit this week and I had to have it!  I love the length (it would pair great with leggings and boots) and soft material.  I know it will be the one I will end up grabbing over and over again during the week when I am looking for something easy.  Sorry you can’t see the ribbed detail on the hem in this quick snapshot!  It also comes in black and brown here. The (wearing a small)

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Fringe is so big this season so when I saw this sweater I couldn’t resist.  I love how cuddly the material is and that it has a little unexpected flare with the detail in the hem and sleeves!  I know I will wear it tons because it will also be filed under: wear with yoga pants around the house.  I love to do that–it makes me feel so much cozier and happier than having on an old t-shirt.  (wearing a small)

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&& I know this next one isn’t really a sweater but I am loooving it so I had to include it in this mini round up!  It’s a good feeling material and only $35.  The back is super cute to without being too exposing.  I paired mine with this black cami earlier this week and loved it. (wearing a small)

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The internet just doesn’t do this next sweater justice.  I got it in and showed it to Ethan and I said, “wait.. you have to feel this!”  It’s one of those unexpectedly softies and has the perfect slouch.  (wearing a small)

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I hope your Friday goes smoothly and your happy hour arrives quickly today! 🙂

I know so many people have had to evacuate due to Hurricane Matthew and you all are definitely on my mind.  Stay safe!

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