Happy Friday! For many of you your workweek is ending and you’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I however, have a huge work event this weekend that I’m so excited for, but know I’ll be absolutely exhausted by the time the weekend has come to an end.
Anyway, let’s talk about fashion! I purchased this Betsey Johnson dress about two years ago, after wearing it in a fashion show. At the time, it was around $200 full—price, which was way out of my budget. I waited until it was more than 50% off before purchasing. I’m so glad I did. I’ve probably worn this dress 20-25 times. I love it.
At that time bell sleeves were a risky, yet confident-in-your-style kind of decision to make. I enjoy taking risks with my style, in hopes of showing other women pieces they can add to their wardrobe. Now bell-sleeves are all the rage! This Spring and Summer was huge for the style. Every fashion blogger was wearing them and they were in every store I walked into. Isn’t it funny how trends from the 60’s and 70’s are such a hit this year? Although my dress is no longer available, I have linked the cream version here and I’ve added similar styles below.
What I’m Wearing:
Betsey Johnson Dress in Cream
Love this fancy option too!
Perfect for work!
Sam Edelman Lace- Up Heels
Happy Fall! Oklahoma weather is so bizarre. Within a three day period the weather will go from 90 degrees to 60 degrees and rainy. Fall seems to be a hit and miss situation so far around here. I’ve been on a six-week hiatus but I’m back! So nearing towards the end of October I am happy to be sharing my fall inspirations with you!
I purchased this leather jacket from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which seems to be ages ago, and this is the first time I’ve been able to break it in. It is a staple piece among bloggers this fall and winter at a great price! This jacket is thick so I know I’ll be wearing it into the winter months. Are leather jackets a part of your fall wardrobe? How do you like to style yours? In this post I styled mine with a super soft t-shirt style dress (pick up at Dolce Vita in Tulsa). I definitely will be styling this jacket in many more ways to come so stay tuned!
What I’m Wearing:
Cover Stiched T-Shirt Dress in Olive Green – Similar here
BlankNYC Leather Jacket in Black
Sam Edelman Shoes
Forever 21 Black Choker Necklace – similar
Kendra Scott Vivian Necklace in Gold
Kendra Scott Stone Necklace in Pyrite sold out – ON SALE in Black!
Happy Friday! I’m currently writing from beautiful Colorado Springs! I’ve got to say this is much prettier than Oklahoma. The mountains are gorgeous here, although nothing beats the Oklahoma sunsets. This week, my husband and I have been staying with his sister Bonnie (pictured above) and her husband. Bonnie and I work together for her father’s company. They’ve been so kind by opening up their home to us and showing us all the great local coffee shops, restaurants, nature sites, and of course boutiques. We took these pictures at the famous Broadmoor Hotel in The Springs. I’ve never been to a hotel this gorgeous in my life. If you’re ever in the area you’ll definitely want to check it out and if your pocket book is bursting at the seams, try staying a weekend there. It’s crazy beautiful and romantic.
Like I said, this past weekend Bonnie showed me around a few boutiques here and there. One place in particular she took me to was a stylish new shop called erbn Boutique. It’s where Bonnie picked up the duster she’s wearing in the photos above. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?! They have the cutest pieces and get new merchandise in DAILY!
In other news we’re loving Colorado but we’ve had a few set-backs this week. My husband and I planned on going backpacking for a few days around Telluride and 1 hour into the 5 hour drive our Subaru overheated. Luckily after it cooled down we were able to drive it slowing over to a car shop where they told us we blew a head gasket and it’d be $2300 and a few days to fix. Through the tedious process of determining what to do and how we would get home, my husband and I both came down with terrible colds that day. We’re just so thankful to have family to lean on during this tough week. I guess we’ll just need to have a re-do vacation!
You can follow Bonnie on Instagram @bonnieswindal
What We’re Wearing:
Bonnie’s Heels-Similar Here
Emma’s Top- ON SALE!!
Emma’s Choker Necklace
Emma’s Heels-Similar here
Happy Friday! With fall a month away and temps in Tulsa camling down this past week from above 100 degrees to 90 degrees (lol) I’m beginning to think about what pieces I’ll be purchasing for my fall wardrobe this year. Booties are always a staple piece for fall and winter months so there’s always a TON to choose from. I can’t wait to get these! I purchased THIS leather jacket a few weeks ago and I can’t wait for the temps to cool down so I can start wearing it. Off – the – shoulder tops will still be huge in the earlier months of fall. Try pairing your OTS top with a small scarf this fall. What are some of your fall faves? Comment below!
What I’m Wearing:
1. Blank NYC Black Leather Jacket – I purchased a small and fits fine. I’m a size 2-4.
2. Free People “Show Me Some Shoulder” Top
3. Vince Camuto “Kyleena” Booties in Mist Suede
4. Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody in Deep Lavender
5. TopShop Duster Coat in Dusty Pink
6. Sam Edelman “Reyes” Booties in Rust Red Leather
7. TopShop Chiffon Pleated Midi Skirt
8. TopShop Black Moto “Leigh” Ripped Jeans
9. TopShop Twist Front Crop Top in Olive
10. MAC Lipstick in “Dare You”
Yay it’s Friday! I’m going to be trying a couple new things out with the blog and one of those will be posting on Fridays. I’d really like to see if I’m able to reach more of you by posting towards the end of the week as opposed to the beginning. I know Mondays can be miserable and hectic for some people. You’ve been at work 45 seconds and your boss is already calling you with new assignments to do along with the multiple work emails you need to read (that used to be my life too). So I’m going to try posting on Fridays for a few weeks to see if you all like that more!
Today’s look is a fun breezy flirty bell-sleeve dress. As one of my older posts shows, bell-sleeves are definitely “in” this year. I snagged this dress during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and can’t wait to wear it over the next few months. I’m a sucker for loose and light dresses, especially when the temps are above 80 degrees. This dress comes in so many different colors so my hardest decision was which color to choose! I went with Plum because I felt like it was a great color to lead into fall. As fall approaches in the next month I’ll be giving you some ideas ahead of time so you can begin planning your fall wardrobe. I hope to inspire you, whether you’re shopping online or in the mall.
Also, I did a little something different this week. You’ll notice as you scroll through the pictures above I have a tote in some with no belt and then I’m styling the bell-sleeve dress with a belt. I know I’ll be wearing it a few different ways this fall so I thought I’d show you another option. Which look is your favorite?
*Note – I’m wearing a small but other customers of this dress have said it’s short and had to go ONE SIZE UP. So if you have longer legs or are taller than 5’5, keep that in mind!
I’m also looking for some new post ideas. Is there something you’d like to see more or less of? Something different? Comment below or send an email to email@example.com with your questions and thoughts!
What I’m Wearing:
Lush “Whitney” Bell Sleeve Dress in Plum
Sole Society Tote- Sold Out (similar here)
Kendra Scott “Carey” Earrings in Amethyst
Kendra Scott “Vivian” Necklace in Gold