A Monthly Dose of Style: August 2013

Toms August 2013

Yay for Friday! School is back in full force and fall is right around the corner! With college football starting this week and the news of Starbucks bringing back the oh-so heavenly pumpkin spice latte earlier than expected, (that’s right ladies), I thought it was the perfect time to post about the newest additions to my closet that I can’t wait to rock this fall. By the way, if your local Starbucks doesn’t have PSL on the menu yet, just use the code PSL10, when you order.

Since I’ve started posting links to pieces on my blog, I’ve noticed that some of the pieces I wear are no longer available in the store or online. For that reason, I wanted to blog about some of my most recent purchases for fall. Because these are recent buys, they are not sold out, and all of the links are current and correct. I will probably post them again later on, once I incorporate them in an outfit. I plan on making this “favorites” post a monthly thing, so be on the lookout for another in September!

My favorites are the leopard kicks and tribal skinnies. I’m into piecing together a basic piece with a wild print. The thing I love most about all of these pieces is how easily they will transition from late summer into fall. What pieces are you most excited about rocking this fall?

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Top: http://www.dillards.com/product/Moa-Moa-Slub-Knit-Cross-Top_301_-1_301_503969612?df=04041747_zi_cream

Sweater: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=whatsnew_app_sweaters&ProductID=2061235757&VariantID

Skinnies: http://www.dillards.com/product/Jessica-Simpson-Jeanswear-Kiss-Me-Ponte-Jeggings_301_-1_301_502837770?splashlink=dd_jr_vac_072111&df=03618591_zi

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I have to take a minute to brag on this sweater. These pictures do not do it justice. It’s bright mint and the fabric has a little bit of shimmer to it, without looking too shiny or cheap. I love the oversized fit of it, it will be the perfect sweater to throw on with some skinnies and a pair of boots this fall for an effortless look. I will be doing a full outfit post featuring this sweater, for sure.

Sweater: http://www.buckle.com/daytrip-metallic-thread-sweater/prd-108178931682/sku-6006640200

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Tribal skinnies: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_jeans&ProductID=2073740913&VariantID

Skirt: http://www.dillards.com/product/Living-Doll-RollWaist-Maxi-Skirt_301_-1_301_503916418?df=04038976_zi_black_white

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Leopard Sneakers: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=shoes_sneakers&ProductID=2075533260&VariantID

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TOMS: http://www.toms.com/womens/shoes/wedges/chestnut-suede-women-s-desert-wedges/s

A Monthly Dose of Style: August 2013

Leopard Love

Hi! I hope everyone has had a great week at work and back to school. So, I just thought I was done with maxis for the summer, but I’m totally not. I can’t give them up just yet. This leopard maxi is in the top 5 of my all time favorite pieces plus it was cheap. Yay for cheap and yay for the weekend! Oh, and Tonto makes her debut on the blog. She would not stay away from the camera. What can I say, she is her mother’s daughter! 

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Coral shirt: (similar) http://www.dillards.com/product/Jessica-Simpson-Jeanswear-Kata-Sleeveless-Top_301_-1_301_503749030?df=03935859_zi_georgia_peach

Mint shirt: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_blouses&ProductID=2040496012&VariantID 

Skirt: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_maxi-skirts-midi-skirts&ProductID=2046994612&VariantID=011

Watch: http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/Product-sabrina_bracelet_watch-10551-10051-W956-en?cs=ss&catId=5000000000000287302&navCatId=5000000000000287301

BCBG bracelet: http://www.dillards.com/product/BCBGeneration-True-Love-Mini-Glitter-Affirmation-Bracelet_301_-1_301_503781812?df=03892618_zi_rose_gold_gold

Necklace: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_statement&ProductID=1049256916&VariantID

 

Leopard Love

Back to School

Today was our first day back to school. I may or may not have had two outfit changes throughout the school day, no shame in my closet game! Anywho, dressing for school is always a challenge for me, especially during the hot months. I try to dress as comfortable as possible for school, which sometimes means Nike shorts and tee shirts. But I’m trying to get out of that rut, considering I will be working somewhere professional soon where you actually have to fix your hair and norts aren’t allowed. What a bummer! So I did my best to throw together something comfortable and stylish for the first day of school. Here is the result!

P.s. Please ignore my squinty eyes, that sunlight was killing me.

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I got this top from Dillard’s for $10 in June and can’t find it online. They still had a few in store last time I went. But this linked one is extremely similar in color and fit, and has sequins. It’s perfect. http://www.windsorstore.com/Charcoal-Black-Sequin-Pocket-Raglan/p/158563

Jeans: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_jeans&ProductID=2040255175&VariantID=

Necklace: https://www.facebook.com/blissboutiquecouture?ref=br_tf

Sandals: Target

Back to School

Summer Recap: Maxi Madness

I’ve really been reflecting on summer the past few days about how quickly it has seemed to fly by. I have mixed emotions about it all. I’m ready for school, cooler weather, football, and I can always use a pumpkin spice latte, but there is something bittersweet about saying goodbye to your last carefree summer as a student without an 8-5 job. Perhaps buying school supplies will cheer me up, it’s always been my favorite thing about heading back to school. This summer was Billy’s and my last summer of undergrad, so we tried to make the best of it by spending our days swimming, lounging, and taking as many trips as we possibly could. We took a best friend vacation to my favorite place in the world, Crested Butte, and then took another getaway to Red River with family. Both were great and really allowed us to slow down, relax, and appreciate each other, nature, and the laid-back mountain lifestyle.

That being said I am extremely excited/anxious to kick this school year off. I have so many exciting events coming up, as well as some new professors. Seeing my social work girls is at the tip-top of my list. We are such a diverse and different group but so alike at the same time. If you’ve ever met a social worker, we are the most selfless, caring and emotion oriented people on campus, so we all get along and relate to one another really easily. It’s all warm and fuzzies, hearts and butterflies 90% of the time in Horace Mann.  Social work can be a tough, emotionally draining profession, so it’s important to keep an open heart and optimistic attitude. I guess more than anything, I’m ready to dive right into my last semester of class!

Even though I’m looking forward to fall, there is one part of summer that I will absolutely miss in the cooler months, which is the infamous maxi dress. I think it’s safe to say I have definitely overdone the maxi this summer, I just can’t help it. They are so easy to wear! I love to rock them with a denim vest. I’m determined to find a cool way to incorporate them into my fall wardrobe, maybe with a cardi or leather jacket. When I figure it out, I will be sure to fill you guys in! Instead of posting tons of individual posts featuring maxi’s that have already made an appearance on my Instagram, I thought I would just post a few of my favorites from summer on here. I hope everyone, students, teachers, and parents have a great first week at school, looking fresh in your favorite back-to-school gear!

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1st look– Dress is old, from Unique Boutique in Madill, vest from Forever21

2nd look– Dress from Target, similar here http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-supply-co-juniors-cami-maxi-dress-assorted-colors/-/A-14335383#prodSlot=medium_1_56

Vest- http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-supply-co-juniors-sleeveless-denim-vest-assorted-colors/-/A-14448148#prodSlot=medium_1_2&term=denim+vest

3rd look– This dress is also a Target special, the print is so much more vibrant and pretty in person. Same vest as above.

Dress- http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-women-s-strapless-maxi-dress-paisley-print/-/A-14443660#prodSlot=medium_2_25

4th look– Maxi skirt came from Forever21, they are sold out of the pink but have the exact same skirt in kelly green, which I love too.

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_maxi-skirts-midi-skirts&ProductID=2034679058&VariantID=123

5th look– Dillard’s was having a huge maxi sale when I bought this, so I didn’t think they would have it anymore but they do! It also comes in a coral color, which is really pretty.

http://www.dillards.com/product/Moa-Moa-2Fer-Dress_301_-1_301_503896586?df=04028454_zi_seacool_shell

6th look– You can’t tell in the picture, but this maxi has tiny black and white stripes and fits really long. I got it at a boutique in Ada, and haven’t found any similar, but the brand is Ya Los Angeles. I know The Lucky Rose in Tishomingo, Ok carries this brand as well as Bliss Boutique in Durant, Ok.

7th look– This skirt is the same black skirt from my first post and the same as the pink skirt above! The shirt also came from Forever21. They have a tank in the exact print, then this dolman, which is really similar to the picture.

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=top_t-shirts&ProductID=2042459835&VariantID=

Summer Recap: Maxi Madness

Devon starts blogging

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Since this is my  introduction to the blogging world, I’m going to start small with a simple outfit post! I wore this outfit on a date last night and it was so comfortable and breathable, which is especially important in this August heat. I warn you, 90% of this outfit came from Forever 21! But hey, that means it’s affordable. Links to each piece are posted below.

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Top- It’s old, but it came from Forever21, here is a similar one. http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=top&ProductID=2030186036&VariantID=

Skirt- Forever21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_skirt&ProductID=2034679058&VariantID=

Necklace- Forever21, similar http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_necklace_statement&ProductID=1027706297&VariantID=

Shoes- Target, similar http://www.target.com/p/women-s-merona-elba-silver-wedge-sandal-with-back-counter-cognac/-/A-14419975#prodSlot=medium_1_21

Watch- Dillards http://www.dillards.com/product/Betsey-Johnson-Gold-Bling-Bling-Time-Boyfriend-Watch_301_-1_301_502817203?df=03557938_zi

Bracelet- Bliss Boutique, Durant OK https://www.facebook.com/blissboutiquecouture

Sunglasses- Sunglass Hut http://www.sunglasshut.com/us/805289441557

Ring- http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_rings&ProductID=1051706643&VariantID=

Devon starts blogging