Outfits

All Emerald

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I know I’ve told you guys that I’m genuinely feeling the color green this season. And just not any green…a deep emerald green worthy of the jewel tone title.

 

You’ve seen my beret – but this time I have a full emerald look to match! Because of my pear body shape, I naturally drawn to A-line dresses. And when I’m lucky, I can find just such a dress with some distinctive details that make it truly special. Such was the case when I saw this emerald dress with a subtle, white pattern. The combination of the balloon sleeves and the D-ring belt around the waist gives this dress a retro touch that pairs perfectly with a matching beret.

 

With the arrival of chillier temperatures, I threw on my camel coat and nude boots to tone down the head to toe green look. Lastly, I finished my look with a vintage Cartier envelope clutch, purchased at my favorite vintage store in my hometown. Every time I’m in Jacksonville, Florida I have to head to Good Eye House & Style to see what new goodies are in-store. And speaking of that… I’ll be in Jacksonville this week so fingers crossed for some new items coming to the blog soon! xo

 

Coat: H&M (sold out) SIMILAR: H&M.  Dress: Anthropologie.  Beret: Forever 21 (sold out) SIMILAR: AWAYTR.  Boots: (Sold Out) SIMILAR: Rag & Bone.  Sunglasses: H&M (sold out).

Outfits

Re-use and Re-wear

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A common misconception about bloggers is that every outfit we post is a brand new look! Well, perhaps for some – but I love re-using pieces from past outfits, staples purchased years ago, and digging out pieces from the back of my wardrobe. That’s how real women dress, right? Sometimes it just takes a little creativity and some new accessories to make an old outfit new again.

 

For this look, I put a new spin on a jumpsuit you dolls have seen before. This time, instead of a fur stole I opted for my new (and affordable) blazer!

 

To make the look even more distinctive, I added my favorite new accessory of the season – a wool, wide-brimmed boater hat from Lack of Color. I feel a little Westworld in it, and I love it! Lack of Color has such a wide variety of styles, and they are quite affordable given the quality of the hats. This one, in particular, is still in stock, so make sure to check it out. I think I might need it in cream next!

 

While the jumpsuit is old, I’ve linked some similar styles on the market now. What do you dolls think? Tell me about your favorite items you like to re-use and re-wear!

 

Blazer: River Island.  Jumpsuit options: Halston Heritage,  H&M (under $50!),  DVF.  Hat: Lack of Color.

Outfits

A Look For Less: Double-Breasted Blazer

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Way back in January I shared a post about my favorite cream blazer – a double-breasted beauty from Veronica Beard.  The gold buttons, crisp, bright white and tailored shape brings instant polish to an outfit. Admittedly, the jacket was a little bit of an investment. While it’s not as costly as it’s designer version (Balmain), Veronica Beard ain’t cheap, that’s for sure! 

 

Well for Fall I found a similar jacket that I had to buy in caramel, and I couldn’t wait to share this look for less with you dolls! While I found my new blazer at River Island in Dublin, the US site has some other styles that I love!

 

Take for one, a cheaper version of my white blazer – Here.

 

Also, a stunner is the check version that is ideal for the new season. I can just imagine a turtleneck underneath or a fur stole draped over the shoulder to complete the look. Here are the splurge and the steal version.

 

Splurge: Veronica Beard.  Steal: River Island.

 

I love them both! In my opinion, some of the fun of fashion is finding the high-end trends and figuring out a way to adopt them that works my lifestyle as well as my wallet. I love finding good quality deals, and I’ll keep sharing them with all of you!