30 November 2015

Quilted Navy, Golden Stripes

navy + gold

I've turned into a shameless quilted vest collector with the addition of this one I am wearing (and the red plaid one that was recently re-released) but I do seriously wear them all the time on casual days. Gotta keep my middle warm and toasty in these cold months!

navy + gold navy + gold

Vest: J.Crew quilted field on sale (sim under $45, sim for $58)
Shirt: Lands' End gingham poplin (worn before - sim under $35, sim)
Top: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim, sim)
Jeans: Loft relaxed skinny (same fit in sim wash, sim, pricey)
Necklace: J.Crew factory
Bracelet: c/o INPINK multimetal mixed link under $13
Rings: F21 rhinestone arrow & INPINK (sim)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin x Free People vegan addison (worn before - sim, tasseled)
Bag: Pour La Victoire roma (worn before - sim smooth leather)

navy + gold

navy + gold

27 November 2015

Style Lately

Leopard print and dark gingham just seems to work (exact: shirt / sim: cardigan, bracelet).

Neutral (exact: sweater / sim: skirt under $10, heels under $40, bag).

Plaid-on-plaid (exact: scarf, vest on super-sale, shirt, brass heart cuff).

Modern Victorian (exact: boots).

Casually metallic (exact: flats under $30, jeans, shirt on sale / sim: bag).

Berry hues (exact: skirt / sim: shirt under $40, sweater).

Mix-match nautical (sim: sweater under $20, shirt on sale, vest, necklace).

24 November 2015

Sale Alert! Shopbop Buy More, Save More

Sale alert!

Shopbop is holding their Buy More, Save More Event where you can save between 15 - 25% off your purchase! The promotion starts TODAY and is good through November 30 -  use code GOBIG15 at checkout. For more details about the sale and to see about any brands excluded from the promo, click here.

Shopbop carries a ton of designer name brands and offers free expedited shipping to most countries. Here's an idea on some cold weather goodies I'm looking at (I'm partners with Shopbop, so the links are direct, not affiliate or commissionable - feel free to click away) -

 Ankle boots from: Swedish Hasbeens / Rag & Bone / Cynthia Vincent / Joie

 Cardigans from: BB Dakota / Club Monaco / Mara Hoffman

23 November 2015

Sleeveless Pink

long pink vest

You know I can't get on board with office wear if I can't show at least a bit of my quirky style. This sleeveless vest is business-y, but lets me show a bit of personality by exposing my striped sleeves. There is a certain streamlined crispness to a perfectly matching suit but that's just not quite me. I actually don't own a suit, I prefer to mix and match together separates to make office-appropriate more my own. #alwaysbealittlequirky

long pink vest long pink vest

Jacket: Banana Republic double-breasted long on sale (worn before - sim buttonless or in black, grey)
Dress: Merona by Target (sim under $35, sim under $28)
Top: H&M (sim, finer stripes)
Bracelets: J.Crew hammered double cuff (sim under $6), Ann Taylor cuff (sim, luxe, tan)
Shoes: Vince Camuto signature rekha (worn before - sim pumps, black)

long pink vest

21 November 2015

Plaid Scarf Convert

I seem to be about two seasons behind everyone else, but I finally jumped on the plaid scarf bandwagon. I blame the retailers but it feels like we're skipping right past Thanksgiving and going full-on Christmas this year - even more so than usual - so a bright red plaid seems to be appropriate for the season.

My scarf drawer is already bursting full so I think I'll probably end my plaid collecting with just this one, but I can already envision the throngs of outfits this scarf will go with (and I did totally get the red plaid shirt with a scaled down version of the same print so you know there'll definitely be some plaid-on-plaid mixing going on soon. Actually in fact ... done).

plaid scarf

Blazer: J.Crew herringbone hacking (worn before - sim, sim)
Top: Lands' End shaped cotton crewneck (sim pricey, cropped)
Jeans: J.Crew hipslung (worn before - sim, sim)
Scarf: Lands' End oversized square (worn before - sim, infinity)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Anthropologie (sim under $40, strappy, python, cheetah print)

19 November 2015

Fall Outfit Styling

Happy Thursday, ladies! Today I'm featuring some fantastic fall outfit ideas from my partner, Shopbop. Shopbop offers styles from a wide selection of designer brands with free expedited shipping and free returns.

Check out the great flatlays below for some stylish inspiration - the images are clickable and all the links are direct, there are no affiliate links, so please enjoy!

17 November 2015

Rainbow Stripes, Take Two

rainbow stripes

I wore this outfit last month before the real chill has set in (though it's in the high 50s to low 60s this week in the Southeast, so we're still warmer weather lucky), but easily could see adding a black blazer to this look for warm if it was cooler out.

You know me, I haven't met a stripe yet that I don't like, so of course stripe pairings are bound to happen. There's a lot of color and stripes going on here so I thought to keep my accessories simple - a gal's gotta still fit in a little bit at the office, after all!

rainbow stripes rainbow stripes

Top: Boden multi breton now on clearance (worn before - sim, sim for $27)
Skirt: J.Crew factory (worn before - sim neoprene, bodycon for $10)
Bracelet: J.Crew hammered double cuff (sim spiked, sim under $6)
Ring: F21 (sim set under $9)
Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW mary (worn before - sim slingback, in satin, studded bow)
Bag: Coach peyton cora (worn before - sim, sim, sim under $40)

rainbow stripes

rainbow stripes

14 November 2015

Style Lately

Not-so-mellow yellow (exact: bag / sim: shoes in peep-toe, skirt).

Simple for work (exact: skirt / sim: shirt, shoes).

Jumping on the plaid scarf bandwagon (exact: scarf also in blue / sim: blazer, rings under $5).

The darker side (clockwise from top right: exact black, sim striped in peep-toe, exact leopard, exact gilded).

Weekend wear (exact: sneakers, vest / sim: cowlneck).

OTK (exact: boots under $40 / sim: sweater for $42).

More puffy vests (exact: vest under $70, boots now $40 / sim: shirt).

11 November 2015

Uncommonly Good

uncommon goods uncommon goods

The fine folks at UncommonGoods recently contacted me about checking out a few pieces from their jewelry collection and of course, I could not refuse. One of the hardest things for me during the holidays is to find unique gifts for my family and friends - well UncommonGoods specializes in that area and their holiday book now literally sits on top of my gift-browsing catalog pile.

UncommonGoods is a Brooklyn-based retailer of distinct gift and home decor items. Their mission is to support and provide a platform for artists and designers - half of their products are made by hand and most of their jewelry collection is created in the U.S. UncommonGoods is not just a cool place to go buy unique gifts though - the company is an independently-owned B Corporation that supports non-profits and small businesses. And with every purchase made, they donate $$ to a non-profit of your choice.

uncommon goods

uncommon goods

I selected two pieces from UncommonGoods' jewelry collection to try out - the horseshoe pendant by Dana Reed and the love birch cuff by Nancy Nelson. I picked these pieces not only because visually they drew me in, but also they are part of the handmade collection and each piece includes a bio on the artisan and the motivation behind their exceptional creations (the cuff is hand cast in brass from real birch bark, for example, and the horseshoe is a symbol of prosperity).

I know it's still early, but I already have the holidays on the brain (yes, my Christmas decorations are starting to creep their way out ...) and already have a bunch of stuff dog-eared from UncommonGoods' catalog as good gift prospects. Seriously, guys, if you're starting to think about gifts, I'd recommend checking these guys out for the ladies in your life or The special lady in your life.

uncommon goods

uncommon goods

Coat: Loft relaxed utility (worn before - sim for $70, sim, shorter)
Top: Maeve by Anthropologie abella pintuck (worn before - sim sleeveless, silhouette w/elephant print or solid hued)
Jeans: Banana Republic factory
Necklace: Dana Reed via UncommonGoods horseshoe pendant
Bracelet: Nancy Nelson via UncommonGoods love birch cuff (you can also personalize it!)
Rings: F21 (sim set for $5)
Shoes: c/o Farylrobin via Free People vegan addison (worn before - sim lower heel, suede)
Bag: Pour La Victoire roma (worn before - sim smooth, sim under $30)

uncommon goods uncommon goods

09 November 2015

Cozy Cable Knit

I do like a cozy over-sized sweater when the weather gets downright frigid, so this turtleneck is right up my alley don't-like-a-cold-neck alley. I can trot around in bare legs during the cold months and not feel so bad, but if my neck is exposed, I curl up like a pill bug an am pretty useless.

cable knit + ankle boots

Sweater: F21 cable knit turtleneck also in taupe (sim in pale pink)
Jeans: Banana Republic factory (sim, sim)
Necklace: J.Crew factory medallion (sim glitzier under $30 or sim fringed for $36)
Bracelet: INPINK barnacle under $10 (sim gold under $20)
Sunglasses: Sole Society (sim under $25)
Boots: Mossimo by Target jessica strappy on sale (sim under $55)

06 November 2015

Style Lately

A favorite combo (exact: loafers, bracelet / sim: shirt under $20, sweater on sale, clutch).

Muted camo print (exact: link bracelet on sale, jeans under $40, this season's version of the bag
sim: sweater, shoes).

Big herringbone, tiny dots (exact: shirt on sale, bag / sim: skirt, shoes).

#jcreweverything (exact: sweater, factory version of the blouse / sim: blazer, necklace under $25).

Pattern mixing (exact: loafers / sim: shirt, sweater under $30).

Skinny red cords (this season's version of the heels / sim: shirt, pants).

Mixed metals (get this necklace & middle ring through Rocksbox, a jewelry sub service. 
Use code LISABBF56 to get you first month free).
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