Friday, August 31, 2012

Shoe of the Week: Zulah Riding Boot.

So, I know I have a lot of shoes, and I know I have quite a few pairs of boots, but I've been crushing over these for at least two weeks now. I've already got my new brown boots for fall (check 'em out in this post) but I love how sleek these Madden Girl boots look in Black. I feel like this purchase would be totally justified by 
1) the price (they're only $80!)
2) the classic look 
3) the frequency with which I wear boots in the October through March months 
(7/12 is the majority)...
If you love these beautiful boots too you can find them online at Victoria's Secret!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What I'm Loving: Mustard.

For me, transitioning into Fall is all about color and layers. The cool weather gives you an opportunity to layer on sweaters, jackets, and scarves, and the changing scenery always leaves me reaching for my warm tones clothing.Mustard is always one of my go-to colors for the fall and winter. Here's a little color course on how to wear Mustard.
Color Course: Mustard.

Lanvin pleated dress, $1,645 / Mela Loves London ruffle dress, $19 / Cardigan, $275 / 3.1 Phillip Lim embellished top, $540 / Peplum top / Denim skinny jeans, $16 / Pleated skirt / Madewell suede pumps / Qupid shoes / Charlotte Russe flat shoes / J.Crew leather bag / Plastic jewelry / Gold jewelry / Polka dot scarve

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

I am in love with the shape/cut/texture of this dress.

I am also in love with all of the photos that photographer Ryan Ray took of Julia and Thomas before their wedding.
So Beautiful. See more on Gal Meets Glam

Superhero Bouts for the Wedding Party, So much fun!.
Don't forget to check out my Wedding Loves board on Pinterest if you are craving more fun Wedding ideas!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fall Fashion: Basics.

I always feel like everyone starts craving fall by the time the end of August rolls around, but the weather doesn't always participate, sometimes hot sometimes cold. This look is perfect for early fall transitioning and you can just add tights later on when the weather gets chilly!

Fall into Autumn

Knit sweater / J.Crew linen skirt / Belstaff knee high boots / Marc by Marc Jacobs marc jacobs handbag / Stud earrings, $125 / Mulberry floral scarve

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fall Fashion: Mix & Match

I love this look because it pairs the best of summer-- white jeans, strappy sandals, your favorite tank--with the best of fall--cozy wrap sweaters, warm colors, graphic prints--to make an effortless mix and match look. I would consider this look perfect for everything from class during the day to a bonfire at night and everything in between.

Mix and Match
POL knit cardigan, 125 AUD, T Bags sleeveless tank top, £39, Hudson Jeans slim jeans, $176, Tory Burch leather sandals, $225, Oasis leather cross body handbag, $40, Lauren Ralph Lauren ralph lauren earrings, $38

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

 Be sure to check out my Wedding Loves board on Pinterest for more Wedding inspiration! 
Perfectly Round Balloons add so much fun to Wedding Photos.

I adore all of the Kate Spade Wedding Day Jewelry. All of it. 
Perfectly Wedding Day/Week/Honeymoon Worthy.

Love these simple and neutral chiffon bridesmaids dresses, and the different look for the MOH.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday.

I just really love everything about this.

Who's excited for The Hobbit? December 14!

Perfect color mixing for fall. 
Check out Heather Hearts Serendipity for more Tumblr inspiration! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Music Monday: Ingrid.

I love Ingrid Michaelson, and pretty much all of her music. 
Here's a little "You and I" love to brighten up your Monday morning.

If you are craving more Ingrid check out her website! and Musics. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fall Fashion: Rust & Royal.

If you're struggling to find the right look to get you through this summer to fall transition, this color combo is sure to be the answer to your prayers. 

Rust and Royal

J.Crew camisole top / James Jeans skinny fit jeans / J.Crew j crew shoes / Kate Spade cross body handbag / Kate Spade bangle / Kate Spade bangle / Lab white gold earrings / Kate Spade bangle / Kate Spade bangle

Friday, August 17, 2012

Shoe of the Week: Gap Loafers.

Loafers seem to be this seasons It Shoe, they are popping up everywhere from Target to Designer labels and everything in between. These lovely loafers come from the ever marvelous Gap. There are the printed calf-hair loafers, the solid suede loafers, the herringbone loafers, the tassel loafers, and the embroidered loafers.Needless to say, Gap has got you covered, whatever your loafer needs may be (and if you're like me, you may have a lot of them).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

What I'm Loving: Husker Gameday

Even though I call Iowa home now I still have a serious love for all things Husker (well, maybe not all things) but Husker Football season is actually still one of the most energized and exciting times in the entire state. I plan on being a festive fan even over here in more Hawkeye and Cyclone territory. Go Big Red!
Husker Gameday.

Victoria s Secret racer back top, $30, Naf Naf stretchy jeans, €35, People Tree polka dot skirt, £24, Short basic corail à revers, €16, McQ by Alexander McQueen leather flat, $370, TOMS cotton, shoes, £45, Converse shoes, €50, Kate Spade flat bag, $228, J Crew j crew necklace, $150, Aurélie Bidermann flower jewelry, €50, Retro jewelry, $12, Flower jewelry, $7.99, Kris Nations, gold jewelry, $42, Sheer shawl, $25, Kate Spade tech accessory, $40, Mango sunglasses, £12, Urban Outfitters oversized sunglasses, $16, Essie red nail polish, $8

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

Today's Wedding Wednesday is musically and architecturally inspired.
Be sure to check out my Wedding Loves board on Pinterest for more inspiration!

I love the simple and modern structure of this dress. 

Mix CD's as a Wedding Favor. Love.

Beautiful Lyrics from the Avett Brothers for a Beautiful Day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday.

Dia Frampton Inspiration. Hair. Dress. Camera. 
Graphic Love.
Summer into Fall Transition.

Check out Heather Hearts Serendipity for more Tumblr inspiration!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fall Fashion: a fall dress.

Fall is right around the corner and I am ready for it. The cooler weather, the busy hub of back to school and holidays, the leaves, the muted colors, the warm food, even the football. This summer has left me a little restless and I am ready to get back into things. 
Anyways, here's a great way to bring that fall flavor back into your wardrobe while the weather is still warm.

a fall dress.

Jason Wu flower dress / Gianvito Rossi suede heels, $525 / Oversized clutch, $22 / Alexander McQueen enamel jewelry, $240 / Kate Spade watch / Amanda Rudey long earrings / Tom Ford lip stick

Music Monday: I Will Wait.

This week's Music Monday is very exciting! I absolutely love Mumford and Sons and the first single off their new album, Babel is out! I Will Wait is classic Mumford and Sons sound and lyrics, and is a perfect continuation of their previous album. I might have to make a paper chain counting down the days until September 25 when the rest of the album is released! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What I'm Loving: Burgundy.

New colors and textures are always one of the best things about fall, and this fall is no exception. The style blogosphere is just starting to gather their fall favorites and one of mine is Burgundy. This fall favorite is back again this year and better than ever. Here's a little color crash course on everything Burgundy and what to wear it with. 
Color Course: Burgundy.

Dorothy Perkins draped dress / Oasis full skirt dress, $75 / Burberry polka dot top, $845 / J.Crew crew neck cardigan / Peplum top / J.Crew long cotton skirt / Botkier leather shoulder bag / Salvatore Ferragamo shoulder handbag / Lokalwear lace jewelry, $65 / House of Harlow 1960 coral ring / Teardrop earrings / Scarve, $12 / By Terry lip gloss / NARS Cosmetics nail polish / Essie nail polish, $22

Friday, August 10, 2012

Shoe of the Week: The Ultimate Wedge

This is the Fergalicious Women's Ultimate Wedge.
This week's shoe of the week is brought to you (and my closet) by the BOGO sale at Famous Footwear. I originally went to the shoe store with the intention of buying new running/workout shoes, and lucky me, it's BOGO time so post BOGO and post sale and post coupon I got these beauties for around $10. A steal if I've ever seen one. I love a good black pump and a good summery wedge and I feel like this shoe effortlessly combines the two. I think the mix of the black with the straw pump easily carries this shoe into fall's territory, and I may even wear them to that upcoming wedding this weekend.

Happy BOGO buying!
If you are looking for these beauties online, 
Endless is one place to find them (and in 5 different colors!)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Style: Fun in the Sun

Hoping for one last day filled with summer fun before everyone heads back to school and work? Here's a look to take you through your last few summer flings, where ever they may take you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

Midwestern Magnificence. 
I am in Love with this idea. #ThetaLove

I am also in love with everything about these Bridesmaids Look: the dress style, the color, the shoes, the bouquets.
All Perfection
 Be sure to check out my Wedding Loves board on Pinterest!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday.

A Lovely Must Haves Layout from Lucky.
Words of Wisdom
Vintage Gorgeous.
If you find yourself craving more Tumblr creativity, be sure to check out 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Style: Color Bright.

Looking for a new, fun way to wear that perfect green tank you bought this summer?
Here are four of this seasons favorite ways to style your new top! 

1. Make Cool Color Tones by paring this jade tank with jazzy blues.
2. Go Monochromatic by paring this green tank with a structured skirt in a similar (but not identical) shade of green, add neutral accessories to keep the green in check.
3. Everyone loves stripes! And this outfit idea is no exception.
4. Continue the Color Blocking brought out by this vibrant skirt by pairing it with the contrasting tank.

Color Bright
J.Crew polka dot shirt / J.Crew long skirt / Roksanda Ilincic colorblock skirt, $420 / Oasis pleated skirt / Reiss striped skirt / Wedge sandals, $310 / Jimmy Choo platform heels / Christian Louboutin shoes, $660 / Kate Spade platform shoes / Nautical jewelry / Diamond earrings / Kendra Scott earrings

Music Monday: Illustrations To My Ears.

For today's Music Monday I thought we would take a little walk over to the visual part of our brains to check out these sweet band and/or lyric inspired illustrated and typography posters.  


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Style: Wedding Looks.

I'll be going to another summer wedding in a few weeks and for this possibly last summer-fling I was craving a new look. I just ordered this dress on major sale at J Crew. Normally I would've bought the more tame/safe blue color but I decided to spice up my wardrobe and go with this vibrant cerise/poppy color. I'm planning on wearing turquoise jewelry with the dress (inspiration via Pinterest) and I always bring a cardi with me in case it's chilly at the venue. But, I can't quite decide how to accessorize the rest of the look, what do you think? Summery wedges, classic nude pumps, or edgier black accessories?  
Summer Wedding.J.Crew swiss dot dress / Burberry short cardigan, $520 / Diane von Furstenberg strappy wedge / Black sandals / J.Crew leather pumps, $53 / Beige clutch, $155 / Stella McCartney clutch bag / Kate Spade gold handbag / BY SOPHIE pear earrings

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fall Fashion: Bulldog Love

The mascot of the university that I attend is a Bulldog, and while I'm not normally one to be constantly sporting fan-gear, when I saw this Bulldog T online at J Crew Factory, I knew it was meant to be. 
Here are just a few ways I'm planning on styling this T around campus in the Fall. 

Bulldog Love

T shirt / Paul Smith knit top, $110 / Antonio Marras pleated skirt, $570 / Skinny jeans, $34 / Madewell ballet flat / Vic Matie high heels / Chinese Laundry wedge shoes / Big Buddha messenger bag / Aurélie Bidermann vintage jewelry, $61 / Stud earrings / J Crew eyewear

Shoe of the Week: Spotted Converse.

This week's shoe of the week is a little sporty, a little preppy, a little fun.
I've been wearing Converse since I was probably in the sixth grade? That is what I consider a serious long standing relationship. Even though they aren't my go-to everyday shoes anymore, I do think a good pair of classic and fun sneaks have a place in everyone's wardrobe. Whether you are wearing them for errands, for an unexpected/cute look with a dress or skirt, or even for a visit to the zoo or a sporting event. 
I'm absolutely in love with these Marimekko spotted sneaks from Converse.

You can find them at ASOS online! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Style: Peplum Prep

Peplum tops, dresses and skirts have been a huge trend this past spring and summer, and while the look might seem to dramatic on the hanger, it's so easy to wear and figure flattering once you put it on. 
Here's a cool, summery, and not so intimidating way to wear the peplum trend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

This week's Wedding Wednesday is inspired by witty words and ideas, Enjoy!
And as always, if you are looking for more great wedding ideas, check out my Wedding Loves board on Pinterest!

This is taking my love for Ampersands and Monograms to a whole new level.
Guest-Libs, if there could be part of a wedding that was made for a Rhetoric major, I think this would be it.
I really love the idea of a guest (book) quilt. 
Everyone on Pinterest has seen this one, but the picture is so great, and the format of the whole thing is just so great,and the words, equally great and witty.