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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Madewell Fitting Room Try On's: Fall Collection

Happy Friday friends! You know my obsession with Madewell and you can say it was one exciting day this week the second I saw all the new fall pieces hit the site! I immediately jumped in the car and went over to see all the new goodies. Oh gosh, I have to say it doesn't disappoint! From the cozy sweaters to all the velvet, it has me excited for fall! Here are the pieces that I tried on and how they fit:

This actually launched a little while ago, but just was able to try it on. Oh, you guys it's SO cozy! The sizing is huge, so I went down a size. As you can see, it's still roomy. You can definitely go down two sizes if possible. The embroidery is very detailed and does make this sweatshirt special. 

VELVET BUTTON-DOWN CAMI $85 // Wearing size 00
Truthfully, I was hoping to try on this other cami, but the second I walked in and saw this cami I totally forgot about my original hope. It comes in a stunning mustard, too. Mind you I have a short torso, so it hits just at the hips. But the length could easily be an issue if you have a long torso. The straps are not adjustable. While it did fit nicely in the chest, it felt a smudge too small where it hits at the hip. I didn't try the size up, but imagine it would solve this. And I did try to unbutton the bottom, but they were not budging. Truly, this would a stunning addition for all the holidays coming up (crazy to say holidays). 

I have to say I'm not that into star prints, but ever since trying on this top here I've come around. So I wasn't too surprised when I tried on this silk top. The silk and details do make it modern and classic at the same time. Again, I had the same issue with this as the cami above being a little snug around the hips. But going up a size would still be just as cute. I did love this top tucked in, too. It would be a great addition for an office job and casually. That's a win for me.

WRAP BODYSUIT $49 // Wearing Small
I don't know what it is about a good bodysuit, but I feel like I can conquer the world. If there's one thing to add to your basics, I would grab this. The material is nice and thick, which is perfect for the colder temps coming. It comes in black and already thinking I need that too. And it goes with everything (see below).

VELVETEEN UPTOWN ZIP SKIRT $88 // Wearing size 2
Ever since I haven't had too much success with skirts, I don't tend to try them on. But on a whim thought it would pair well with the bodysuit. Well, it did look good. The sizing was just right. Normally, I have to size up with their skirts. The length was also just right, not too short or too long. The velveteen material would add so much texture to a look, which I find fun for fall.

Yes, this is the same star print from above. Turns out it's cute in the skirt version. There's a subtle ruffle at the bottom. And goes perfectly with this bodysuit. Again, I found the sizing to be true to size, which seems like Madewell has some consistency with their sizing this collection.

Hope you found this helpful! Let me know if you have any favorites!

Thank you for linking up last week! Our picks are Stefani from The Style Safari and Alicia from Between the Pearls!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Styling a Denim Skirt

top (similar) // skirt (on sale!) // espadrilles (go up 1/2 size) // purse // sunglasses

I'll be the first to admit that my style is based on ease and comfort. And I might be guilty of wearing jeans like it's my second skin. But figured I could step out of my usual jean pants into it's sister, the jean skirt. Guess what? It was the highlight of my outfits that week. I felt like people in the office just saw my legs for the first time because there were a heap of compliments. It's one of those pieces that has enough details and simplicity at the same time. While I decided to rewear it for the weekend with stripes (you can never go wrong with stripes, right?). For the office, I actually went more minimal and wore a simple white tee and this long cardi. In the fall, I know I'll just add some tall boots. 

Anyway, it's time to flashback to last year's look here. Funny enough, it's about denim! Clearly, we can agree denim will always be a closet staple. 

Thank you for linking up with us! Our picks are Leanne from Classy Yet Trendy and Ruth from My Little Nest!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Styling Gingham for Fall

jacket (size xs) // dress (size 0) // booties 

You may have remember seeing this dress before and that's because it was in this post here. When I fell for this dress, I knew we were on the cusp of entering Fall (maybe too hopeful for LA), so I gave myself a challenge. I needed to come up with several ways to style this if I am going to keep it. My closet gets filled too easily with one hit wonders and I'm waiting for the day that the boyfriend realizes when my stuff starts making it to his side of the closet. While the temperatures might not be cool enough outside for moto jackets, pairing this moto jacket and booties instantly updates this dress. And when it's really chilly, putting on some tights and a chunky scarf will make this dress work. 

Thank you for all of you linking up! It really makes us so happy to look at your posts for inspiration!
 Our picks are Lydia from Chic on the Cheap and Paulina from SHENSKA!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Embroidered Jean Jacket

jacket c/o // dress (just $25!) // espadrilles // purse // hat // sunglasses

The calendar might say September, but it sure doesn't feel like it here! LA is having a major heat wave (upwards of 100 degrees) and that was before these pictures were taken. Truth be told, I caught myself wanting to complain about it. But with everything going on in Houston, this heatwave is not that bad. Sure, it's uncomfortable. Sure, I'm sweaty and sticky. It's not pretty, but my life and home is intact. I can go on with my day-to-day schedule something easily taken for granted. Even though it's blazing outside, I still can dream about wearing this adorable jacket in the coming months rather than worrying about rebuilding my home. It's certainly changed my perspective.

Okay, and on to regular programing with last year's look. There's nothing like a good neutral look with a pop of color! Those flats need to be brought back out asap!

Thanks so much for linking up! There always is so much inspiration with your posts!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Cold Shoulder

top (on sale; size up for length) // jeans // shoes // purse // hat // sunglasses

Happy Friday! Has anyone else felt like it should have been Friday by Wednesday? Yeah, me too! But I matcha, getting a couple of orders in the mail and working 2 days from home got me threw the week. You guys, I have to say I have a full blown obsession (maybe addiction. maybe) to Madewell! I stock their site like a crazy teenage girl crushing on her favorite boy band. I have a strategy and I've managed to get a good chunk of my clothes on sale from them. Seriously, their sales are not to walk away from. This top was a recent sale find and great for transitioning into Fall. It has the colors of Fall, but won't have you roasting because it's still 90 degrees outside. It's pretty much fully stocked in all sizes and under $40 for silk. There's even a dress version here and here

Now, let's flashback to last year's look here. Surprise! It's featuring my favorite store, again :) But I can say that I just wore this outfit this week. This top is heavy on the rotation this summer. 

Thank you to everyone who links up with us! Let's just say Jessica and I are feeling ruffles. Our picks are Kristina from Kristina Does the Internets and Stefani from The Style Safari!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ruffle Gingham Dress

dress (ON MAJOR SALE!) // sandals // purse // sunglasses

There's not much that puts a smile on my face on a Monday, but a good dress does. You may remember this dress from my fitting room try-on's. Truth be told, up until this dress, I would have said I'm not a gingham print girl. I love the print on other people, but just never felt very me when I would try a piece on. But leave it to my favorite store to finally convert me! And you guys, today's the last day for Madewell's Insider Sale-15% off everything! It's a win-win whether you go for all the new fall items or all the sale items marked down. You just need to sign up on their site and it's free. I scooped up this tee (I have it in two colors already) and this. But here are the pieces that I'm obsessed with:

And these are on sale that are steals, which I own:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Transitioning Into Fall

top c/o Old Navy // jeans // flats c/o Old Navy // purse // hat // sunglasses 

Is anyone else looking at the calendar wondering how we are in the middle of August? Raises hand! There's a part of me that feels a bit sad that summer is wrapping up. That the kids (not my kids) are going back to school meaning more traffic on the roads. Those longer evenings won't be here much longer. But then there's that other part that see's those booties and warm layers sound good. Because it would be nice to not have to be sweaty for once. It's that weird middle ground. Dressing for it can also be a little off. You might have started to stock up on those fall pieces and quite frankly would like to wear them not just look at them. Transitioning really is about finding the right pieces. Picking items in darker colors and prints is a happy medium. That can be with clothes or accessories. I've brought out this wool hat that I loved last fall and mixed it in with this floral top for now. It creates texture without physically melting.

Now, let's flashback to last year's look here. These are pieces I still own and wear. And this kinda makes me want to cute my hair this short...

Thanks for linking up with us! You all have some amazing style! Our picks are Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots and Christine from Bon Chic Style!

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This post is in collaboration with Old Navy. All opinions are my own.