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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall in Love


Fall is the time for soft knits & cozy layers - whether you're looking to stock up on versatile basics or add fun new prints to your closet, Old Navy has the best pieces for the season.  I'm sharing two of my favorite ways to layer up for fall, featuring my main must-haves.  And because I know only some of you have experienced fall's chill, I've included one look with lighter layers and one that's slightly more substantial for cooler temperatures.

I love the idea of wearing pastels year-round and this soft mint is such a pretty shade for pairing with distressed denim or dressing up with a fancy skirt.  The lightweight knit is just right for wearing on its own or over a button-down for a dressed-up casual vibe.  Styling tip: Try a longer length shirt like this boyfriend style so more of the hem shows below the sweater.  Not only does it help elongate your torso, but it's a fun (& modern) way to play with proportions.  Also be sure to roll up your sleeves to give it an effortless feel.






What I'm wearing:
c/o Old Navy Shaker-Stitch Sweater, c/o Old Navy Boyfriend Oxford Shirt, c/o Old Navy Rockstar Distressed Skinny Jeans, Forever 21 jacket (similar here or here), Charles Jourdan pumps (similar), c/o JustFab bag (similar), c/o BaubleBar earrings, Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche (Ballerina Shoes)

Believe it or not, I didn't previously own a flowy floral skirt...and now that I have it, I'm starting to see the endless possibilities.  I love the layered hem & darker colors, which make it ideal for transitioning into the cooler weather. Of course, I couldn't resist mixing it with stripes for a casual weekend look that was perfect for grabbing coffee at my favorite bakery & strolling along the canal.  Styling tip: When it gets cold, try pairing the skirt with a chunky knit sweater, opaque tights, wool socks & ankle boots for a cozy-chic look.













What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 vest (similar here or here), Ann Taylor striped top (similar here or here), c/o Old Navy Floral Chiffon Skirt, Joan & David boots (similar here or here), c/o JustFab bag, Bracelets: J. Crew, c/o Stella & Dot & Vintage, Zara ring (similar)Ray-Ban wayfarers, Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous (Kiss Me Coral)
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Boot Camp

Every year around this time, I start getting a lot of email requests for help in finding affordable boots.  And while I have previously talked about this type of footwear being a worthwhile investment, I've also noticed that the affordable pairs I own are the ones I reach for most often (and have held up even better than my more expensive shoes).  Below I've rounded up the best budget-friendly options that this season has to offer in varying shapes & finishes.  I chose to focus specifically on ankle-grazing styles because I find these to be the most flattering & versatile for pairing with denim, skirts & dresses alike.  So whether you're looking for a low-heel casual boot or something with a bit more height & sophistication, there's something here for everyone!




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Friday, September 12, 2014

Wardrobe Workhorse

It's so important to have key basics that are versatile enough to be worn multiple ways.  And one of my main goals here at PPF is to assist you in not only building a closet of those items, but also to give you outfit inspiration for new ways to wear what you already own.  To that end, I've decided to launch a new series - I'll be taking one essential piece and showing you 6 ways to style it.  My hope is that these pairings will help you see your wardrobe with new eyes & that it will provide you with ideas for mix & match combinations.  For this first post in the series, I chose one of my personal favorites: a striped sweater.  Please let me know in the comments below if there's a specific piece that you'd like to see featured in the future!




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