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Friday, October 9, 2015

Sophisticated Suede

I love getting the chance to dress up, even if my regular everyday routine doesn't demand it.  For many years before my kids were born, I worked an office job that required more sophisticated attire...and if I'm being honest, there are some days that I actually miss it.  Although I don't have to dress professional every day of the week, I think it's important to have pieces in your wardrobe that look polished & can do double-duty.  All of the items in today's look are classic styles that will work for many different ages, occasions & body types - a lightweight turtleneck, fitted pencil skirt & classic trench coat.

Today I'm sharing my favorites with you from the new Eva Mendes Collection.  Her line has so many gorgeous feminine styles and all reasonably priced (though the coat is an investment piece, they have very regular sales that you can take advantage of).  This camel pencil skirt is not only comfortable & flattering, but I appreciate that the longer length makes it appropriate to wear to church or for a business meeting in the city.  And this faux suede trench is the most gorgeous rich burgundy hue with a luxe feel & drape to it that's definitely worth the splurge.  I'm also loving this cable-knit sweater & matching skirt and this faux suede sheath.  Check out more of my top picks below - everything is B1G1 50% off right now!

What I'm wearing:
c/o Eva Mendes Collection Trench (wearing an XS), c/o Eva Mendes Collection Turtleneck (wearing a S), 
c/o Eva Mendes Collection Frankie Skirt (wearing a size 4), Zara belt (similar), 
Charles Jourdan pumps (similar here or here), BaubleBar earrings (similar), 
Lips: Maybelline Divine Wine, Nails: Essie Bahama Mama
Thank you to ShopStyle + New York & Company for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Knitwear

Sweater weather is finally here and I couldn't be happier about it.  Several of you have emailed asking for budget-friendly knitwear, so I decided to round up my top picks in varying colors & styles.  I did my best to include a good mix of both chunkier knits and lightweight options + a few in cashmere too.  Every sweater you see here is priced under $80 and many of them are on sale now, which means these prices won't last long!







Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Draped Sweater Vest

I bought this cozy sweater vest during a sale last month and am so happy that it's finally cooled down enough to wear it!  I have several vests in my wardrobe but all of them are either cargo, moto style or a sleeveless blazer.  The long draping & cozy knit of this one (currently 40% off!) is perfect for layering over other favorites - another way I'd style it is with a crisp white button-down & cinched in at the waist with a belt.  I am also loving these new toothpick jeans because they have a shorter inseam than my other skinnies, which means I can wear them with higher shaft boots without having to roll them up.  

What I'm wearing:
Banana Republic Sweater Vest (40% off w/ code BRSAVE), Similar jacket, Similar cami, c/o J. Crew Factory jeans
c/o Dorothy Perkins boots (similar here or here), NastyGal satchel (similar here or here), 
Necklaces: c/o ShopLately (similar) & c/o I Love Jewelry, Bracelets: Forever 21 (here & similar), 
Forever 21 earrings (similar), Lips: Maybelline Divine Wine