Saturday, August 31, 2013

What I'm Loving: J Crew Factory Fall

Is it just me, or is J. Crew Factory hitting this mark perfectly this season? 
I've noticed that lately J.Crew has been shifting their style from classic pieces to a more designer, high-end aesthetic (which it still does marvelously). But unfortunately for us regular gals, that seems to push the J.Crew brand even farther out of my reach and price range (though my shrine isn't going anywhere). This has caused me to turn to J.Crew factory more and more. Here are some of my favorite Factory pieces for fall! And hurry, because some of these are sure to go fast. 

J Crew Factory Fall Wish List!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fall Fashion: Transitioning with Camo.

So I've already told you of my affinity for J. Crew Factory, and clearly I LOVE polka dots. But camo? The camo trend has been growing and growing in the past few seasons and I have to admit that I have been avoiding the trend and wishing it away. But this summer I found myself going "well maybe..." when I saw a blogger in a pair of chic camo skinny pants. And then I saw these Target flats. I found myself oddly drawn to them. So I bought them and decided to challenge myself. How do you style camo in a feminine and chic, not too trendy way? With polka dots and pearls of course! Paired with this light grey sweater (grey is IN for fall btw) and a jewel tone bag and you are office-chic ready. 
What do you think? Would you wear camo?

Fall Transitioning

Shoe of the Week: Blue Suede Booties

It's no secret that I love fall. 
I love fall weather, fall colors, fall food, and fall shoes! Especially boots and booties. 
I own a few pairs of booties but I am definitely searching for a few more to round out my collection. I would love a chic black leather pair to wear with tights to work in the cold months, and I would love to have a fun colorful pair to wear with jeans at night or on the weekends. 
The Sam & Libby for Target line has been lust-worthy since it first came out this spring, but their fall looks? Shut up. Perfection. I especially dig these blue suede heeled booties! I'm drooling at them just sitting here on my computer. 
you can find these beauties online at Target, here!

Sam & Libby Booties

They also come in black and a chic grayish tan if you are looking for something more classic. 
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall Fashion: Transitioning with the Maxi Skirt.

The maxi skirt. Arguably the "it girl" of the summer season can continue her reign through fall and into the colder months. There's no reason a skirt like this one should be packed away starting in September. A maxi skirt with bold colors, jewel tones or a vivid print can transition into fall perfectly when paired with an easy sweater and super cool booties. 

Fall Transitions: Maxi Skirt

Fall Fashion: Transitioning with Printed Sweaters.

This fall I find myself falling in love with almost everything! But really, I am absolutely in love with this years update to last years oxblood--the burgundy and navy combo. Another great fall combo you'll be seeing everywhere? camel and black. and last but certainly not least the marvelous color grey. Grey? you say? yes grey. Stay tuned because I'll be styling more of these favs soon! But for today's post, the printed sweater. Forfall I see printed and patterned sweaters like this J. Crew number popping up everywhere. A lightweight sweater is a great way to transition into fall weather, especially if you work in a chilly office like I do! Add a burgundy skirt, some metallic flats and a few bold but classic accessories and you are ready to go.

Fall Transitions

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

new stuff!

under construction!

  Curly Haired Chronicles seriously needed a makeover!
I'm currently working on finding a new look for her so be sure to check back on the regular to see the changes! I'm really excited about this one :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall Fashion: Transitioning.

I'm not going to lie, fall is one of my favorite times of year. I've never been one of those wants it to be hot all year round types, I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate having four seasons, four types of weather and four distinct seasonal styles. It also should be no surprise to you all that I love a good accessory, earrings, scarves, bags, shoes--I can easily state that I have a growing collection in each of these. And I think that accessories are a great way to start transitioning into the fall season before the weather is actually chilly. Scarves can be great in a chilly office, booties are sure to be chic now and in October and a touch of tortoise is never out of place. Start your fall layering with a few easy pieces and add some jewel tone prints to your wardrobe and you are transition ready! 
Check out my first transitioning look with a Target Style dress by Merona (all the Merona pre-fall items are SO GOOD) and Kate Spade NY brown booties. 

Fall Transitions
Merona clothing / Kate Spade leather footwear / Tory Burch purse / A.V. Max rhinestone earrings / even&odd snood scarve, $19

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Sparkling Finish

So even though it's been a while since we've talked about it, the wedding is still quickly approaching and it seems like each time we get something checked off the wedding to do list, there is another thing that needs to be done ASAP. We finally got our save the dates sent out this week! [HOORAY!!!] So now it's time to think about invitations and decorations and flowers and gifts for the bridesmaids and ...
Luckily, these are exactly the kinds of things and details that I really love getting to pick out. I think when you pay attention to the details your day overall seems more personal and intentional. Recently I stumbled upon a few really lovely, not-too-expensive, gold incorporating details that I would love to use for our reception from Waiting on Martha--a super cute and stylish blog/online boutique combo that's sure to become one of your favs. Check 'em out!
I absolutely ADORE these gold confetti paper placemats.
They would be a perfect way to combine subtle sparkle with the casual nature of our BBQ dinner.

I also LOVE these three gift tags. They go flawlessly with the gold confetti paper placemats and would be adorable attached to guests party favors. You can find all the above gift tags and the placemats here at the Waiting on Martha party shop!

Never fear! My obsession with foil, letter shaped balloons has not wavered in the wake of my windy engagement picture experience. I just think, what says "party" better than some gigantic balloons?  Add the ability to monogram or spell out something sweet and I'm permanently hooked. 

Check back next week for a look into flower choices for a wintery soireee like mine, and later on we will be looking at my bridesmaids style and invitations!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tumblr Tuesday.

Happy Tumblr Tuesday! It's nice to see you guys on the regular again!
Don't forget, you can always check my Tumblr Blog!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall Fashion: Inspiration.

So I know it's the middle of August (and I know I kind of took the summer off from blogging...) but I'm really looking forward to fall and transitioning into fall fashion. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for fall, and fall fashion is no exception. 
Check out some of my favorite looks for transitioning into fall.

I love this look with the layered sweater, leather skirt and ankle booties.

Atlantic-Pacific looks totally fall here with the booties, green jacket and pop of bright color.

Booties+an oversize scarf+an oversize hat = perfect fall look.

Add a cozy sweater to your summery maxi skirt for fall.

You can find all of these and more of my favorite fall inspiration looks