5 Ways To Elevate Your Look

My Houndstooth Obsession

5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look

It’s A Classic

My houndstooth obsession has definitely multiplied over the past couple of months, & the proof is in this outfit! This classic print is one of the easiest prints to transform from day to night. I find I can easily talk myself into purchasing an item in this print because it truly never goes out of style.

The only new item in this outfit is my new tan croc belt. All of the other pieces I have added to my wardrobe here & there over the years. I thought this outfit would be perfect to share with you guys. 5 ways to elevate your look using items you already own in your wardrobe. Using these tips will help you to instantly look chic & effortlessly put together.


5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look

1. Pop Your Collar

I am all about popping my coat collars. This simple trick gives you that instant cool factor & adds a bit of dimension to your look. It also shields your neck & face from the cold as an added bonus. Look cool, but feel warm. 

(Popped collar inspo here & here)

2. Add A Belt

Belts are a big trend right now. They are that added accessory item that can really bring a whole look together. This autumn/winter, I’m loving adding belts to my oversized coats & sweaters to create a more flattering shape. 

(Belt inspo here & here)


5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look

3. Match Your Bag

Whether you want to match your bag to your outfit by print or color, this tip is sure to elevate your entire look. Taking that extra 30 seconds to choose a bag that truly matches your look rather than one that just “goes”, totally ups your whole outfit. Also, changing out your purses on a daily basis helps you carry around less clutter & more essentials.

(Bag matching inspo here & here)

4. Roll Those Sleeves

Rolling the sleeves of your coat, cardigan, or sweater adds a bit more texture to your outfit. For some reason, doing this makes you not only look more put together, but relaxed & chic at the same time. This tip is so easy to try out on the daily, so why not start now?

(Sleeve rolling inspo here & here)

5. Pile On The Prints

Curated outfits, like the one I’m wearing, are popping up everywhere right now. The biggest tip I can give on this is to stick to 2-3 colors at a time. Own a lot of polka dots? Try mixing them together to create a look. Are you a fellow stripes lover? Why not try a stripes on stripes look? (see mine here) This tip works beautifully with gingham as well. Give it a try! You may be surprised by how good it looks.

(Curated prints inspo here & here)


5 Ways To Elevate Your Look
5 Ways To Elevate Your Look

Bonus Tip

Don’t forget to leave your house with a smile & a boost of confidence. Wear your clothes with pride. Be you, & be proud of who you are. The world is better with you in it. 


Outfit Details

Houndstooth Coat, Check Wrap Dress, Crossbody, Belt, Kitten Heels (with bows!), Lipstick


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What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

It’s The Holiday Season

November is here & holiday season is in full swing. This time of year brings holiday parties & events as well as lots time with family & friends. Being the planner at heart that I am, I’ve already started putting together outfits for occasions I’ll be attending over the next couple of months. Doing this really eases any stress about what to wear or wondering if I even have anything to wear. Also, if anything should come up out of the blue, I’ll already have cute & festive outfits at the ready.

Thanksgiving is a big event coming this month. I know sometimes it can be hard to know what to wear or what to bring to these gatherings. On the one hand, you want to look cute & put together, especially if you are seeing people you don’t get to see everyday, & on the other hand, you don’t want to look over-dressed or uncomfortable. Here’s what I’m going to wear & bring to Thanksgiving this year.


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

“But What Would I Wear?”

It seems as though everyone experiences similar sentiments about finding the right outfit as the Grinch sometimes. (see here) If you know me, I always tend to lean on the slightly over-dressed side, but this year I think I have found the perfect look that combines function & fashion.

At the end of summer, when I started to plan ahead for fall content, I knew my wardrobe was in desperate need of one item: a camel turtleneck. I searched everywhere to find the perfect quality piece at the right price. Finally, I found this gorgeous top at J. Crew. Unfortunately it was backordered for a while, but it’s finally here & is indeed just the thing my wardrobe needed.

My Look

This camel turtleneck is perfectly paired with this Chicwish floral skirt for a flattering & feminine silhouette. You guys know I love a good silhouette! The classic cut of this skirt as well as the metallic thread that runs throughout the fall toned florals, elevates the look of the whole outfit. Not only does this outfit look good, it is also cozy enough to curl up on the couch under a blanket to watch the parade or a football game, take a post-Thanksgiving meal nap, or to toss an apron overtop & bake a pie in the kitchen in.

You can really go so many different ways with accessories & layers with an outfit like this. For me, I always love wearing my trench coat on Thanksgiving. I don’t know why, but it’s a thing for me. Then I added some faux fur for warmth & extra style. To keep with the classic & comfortable vibes, I felt that sticking to a neutral pair of ballet flats was the way to go, but this look could also be worn with a pair of boots for added warmth.


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

Outfit Details

Camel Turtleneck, Fall Floral Skirt, Ballet Flats, Trench Coat, Faux Fur


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

Get Creative With Your Dish

I’ve been completely inspired by floral cakes as of late, so I thought why not use some creativity & bring something beautiful & tasty to Thanksgiving this year. Now you definitely don’t have to make a cake, but let me challenge you to get a bit creative this year. Put your own spin on a classic dish, or just go the extra mile to add a lovely visual to the thing you want to bring to your Thanksgiving feast. Put a little bit of you into your creation. Not only will others love it, but I guarantee you’ll enjoy preparing it.


What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving
What To Wear & Bring To Thanksgiving

What are you making for Thanksgiving this year? Do you have your outfit planned yet?


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The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

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I fell in love with this skirt last year. Hard. I mean head over heels in love with this pretty little skirt. At the time, it seemed as though everyone had it. I even went into J.Crew & tried it on, which made me love it even more, but I couldn’t justify the price tag in that moment. Last month, while perusing the J.Crew Factory website, I found it online for a fraction of the cost! I knew it was finally time to make this skirt mine. Mine at last. 


The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Ruffled Mini Skirt, Sweater (similar here & affordable option here), Scarf, Boots (under $45!)


The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

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The shape of this skirt is one I knew I would wear year after year. It  looks amazing with boots, & the many colors of the classic houndstooth print will go with infinite outfits for years to come. I love the feminine ruffle at the bottom as well as the comfortable feel of the elasticated waist. A timeless, classic piece in my wardrobe.


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The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait
The Skirt That Was Worth The Wait

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Jord Watch

Jord Watch

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Sometimes, a beautiful watch is just the accessory you need to complete your fall look. They are the perfect juxtaposition of function & fashion, helping us look professional & put together while adding that extra, elemental detail that looks amazing in photos. This time of year, when all I want to wear are knit sweaters, camel coats, & roll necks, I find that a chunkier watch fits right in & really helps a look come together.

In the spirit of Christmas that is quickly approaching, I’m happy to announce that I have partnered with Jord Watches as a part of their Holiday Campaign. I’ve always loved the look of a wood watch, & the craftsmanship & care put into these beautiful products is unmatched. (*Read through the end for an exclusive holiday discount!*) My watch is a gorgeous zebrawood with a bold navy face. Navy is one of my very favorite colors to wear year-round, so when I saw this one, I knew I needed it in my collection. The coolest part about Jord Watches is that they are actually made of real, hand-finished wood! I’m in awe of the quality of this product, & even though is it wood, it’s splash-proof! (phew! Although…better not submerge it in water.)

Jord wooden watch in a box

The watch itself is great, but another selling factor is the packaging! Every watch comes in it’s own wooden box that acts as a humidity control home for your wooden watch. The bottom has a drawer with vents & is equipped with humidity packs to ensure optimal humidity when storing your watch. The top secures by a very satisfying magnetic pull, & looks perfect displayed on a bedside table or vanity.

Leaves falling on Jord Watch in wooden box

How I styled my Jord Watch

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Eating a blueberry donut in my Jord Watch

Outfit Details

Sweater (in yellow) / Coat / Jeans / Ballerinas / Watch / Crossbody
Sitting on a bench wearing my Jord Watch

A nice, hand-crafted wood watch makes the perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life. I know my boyfriend already has his sights set on the Hyde Series watch in walnut & black, which will probably be making it into his stocking this year (hopefully he isn’t reading this!). For women, I would suggest the Frankie Series (like my watch), or the brand new slimmer band Cassia Series. The walnut & vintage rose has my name written all over it!

Since this partnership is for their Holiday Campaign, they very kindly gave me a coupon code for 25% off your entire purchase! Just click here, & you will be emailed with your very own discount code. This is their biggest deal of the year…so don’t miss out!

Wanting to purchase a watch for a gift? Personalize it by adding some engraving to the box! xx

What is your favorite way to style a watch?


Wooden Wristwatch

 

 

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