OOTD: Velvet Crush!

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Here is the outfit that I wore to church earlier today!  I love this velvet skirt.  It’s super flattering and it pairs so well with stripes.  The buttons down the front add that extra special detail to make the skirt stand out.  The color of this skirt is divine, too.  It’s a gorgeous rich burgundy that pops so well.  And, as always, I love pairing a fun velvet skirt and stripes with a denim jacket.  A classic denim jacket is without question one of my favorite wardrobe staples.  I could wear a denim jacket everyday of the week to be honest.  It’s just a great piece all around and it’s incredibly versatile.

And, we must talk about these gorgeous shoes.  I love statement jewelry, but I absolutely LOVE a statement shoe that stands out and serves as the focal point of an outfit.  These beauties are SO fantastic and cute.  And, they are super comfortable, too!  I will take stylish and comfortable any day of the week.  There is another version of this shoe that is equally as gorgeous.  The heel is shorter than the version I am wearing, but I LOVE this pair, too!  I would also wear these gorgeous glitter mules with this skirt.

I have several other styling ideas for this skirt.  I plan to wear it with a white t-shirt and a classic black denim jacket the way that it is styled on the Madewell website.  And, I plan to wear a fun patterned boyfriend blazer with it, too!  There are SO many styling options that make this skirt work, church, and date night appropriate.  I love how great this skirt looks when paired with gold accessories, too.  I think that the accessories–the earrings and the purse–add the perfect finishing touch. I did not wear tights with this skirt, but a fun colored pair of tights would also look great with the look.  The styling options really are endless.

About sizing:  I took my normal size 16 in this skirt, so the fit is TTS.  There is a back zip and the skirt sits higher on the waist.

Outfit Details:

Skirt | Denim Jacket | t-shirt | shoes (another option here) | Earrings (similar) | Purse

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OOTD: Green Machine (Yesterday)!

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Here is the outfit that I wore yesterday.  Of course my outfit is all J. Crew!  I am absolutely LOVING the lilac and green color combination lately.  Honestly, I could wear this color combo daily.  It’s SO vibrant and fun.  And, the combo just works so well together.  Green is without question one of my favorite colors and J. Crew does a deep hunter green better than any other retailer.  There are so many great pieces being offered in the hunter green-ish color ranging from warm sweaters to stylish coats.  This cozy and warm turtleneck sweater  in the “heather alpine meadow” color is seriously my favorite purchase of the season.  I had to buy this beauty in multiple colors.  I highly recommend this piece.  Be sure to size down.  I am normally wear a size XL in fitted sweaters, but this one has an oversized fit.  I sized down to a Medium.

Here is the outfit that I wore.  Photos by Jenna Sparks Photography

And, we must talk about these jeans.  I LOVE them!  I am typically a skinny jeans girl through and through; however, these trouser jeans are SO incredible.  The fit is super flattering and the wide-leg pairs SO well with oversized sweaters and coats.  I am normally a size 32 in jeans, but I sized down to a size 31 in these.  I cannot recommend these beauties enough.  They are offered in three washes–the Lagoon, the classic rinse, and the Tahoe.  These jeans are also available in black.

I have also been living in these Converse sneakers.  Lately, I have been reaching for super comfortable shoes; I  love how these shoes are simultaneously comfortable and stylish! And, these shoes are offered in variety of colors, too!  I purchased a hunter green pair and I am seriously considering buying a pink pair.  I love the idea of pairing these sneakers with a fun tulle or midi skirt.

Finally, we have to talk about these fabulous earrings!  I LOVE adding fun pops of color to my outfits with accessories such as bags and earrings.  These pink beauties were the perfect addition to complete this casual look.  These earrings are not heavy; I wore them all day (twice, so far) without any issues.  These beauties are super versatile, too.  And, I LOVE this tote.  It’s SO simple and the color is perfect!

Here is another way that I styled the tote and the earrings:

Outfit Details:

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Madewell New Arrivals: What I’m Loving!

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Madewell updated their website with some fun new arrivals this morning!  The gorgeous pieces on the website are really getting me into the holiday spirit!  I love a fun, festive, and merry outfit combination!  And, I am all over the buffalo plaid shirts that are SO cozy and stylish!   There really are SO many pieces to love in this newest collection.  I grabbed the Striped Tilden Pullover Sweater last night when I stopped by the retail store.  This sweater is SO cute.  Ummmmm, stripes, yes!!! The sweater is cropped and a bit boxy, but I love it paired with a chambray shirt to create balance and the high/low visual effect.  I normally wear an XL in sweaters, but I sized down to a Large in this one.

Of course I am loving all of the stripes!  There are a variety of gorgeous striped sweaters that are perfect to wear to work or while doing weekend errands.  I LOVE a great striped sweater!

Here is what I am loving!:

That is what I am loving!  What Madewell new arrivals are you loving?

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Friday Faves!

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Happy Friday!  Today, as usual, I am sharing my Friday Faves!  There are a lot of fun pieces that are catching my attention these days!  I am always inspired by J. Crew retail store mannequin images, so of course a few of my faves are from recent store images.  All things tweed are at the top of my LOVE list.  I love the following image because it pairs a gorgeous green tweed pattern with a fun liberty floral print.  The specks of yellow in the coat pair SO well against this liberty print.  And, the leopard calf hair belt adds the perfect touch to finish the look!  I am SO looking forward to wearing this super fun combination soon!  The bold floral pattern paired with a gorgeous red sweater coat is also perfection.  I love how a bold floral pattern transcends seasons.  I plan to wear my florals throughout the winter!

And, the second image features all things leopard!  Leopard is always at the top of my love list!  The pleated leopard midi skirt in this image is super flattering and versatile.  The skirt looks great with a denim jacket, with bold colors such as the J. Crew alpine meadow green, and with neutral colors such as black and tan.  I am a huge fan of this skirt and I highly recommend it.  I took my normal size 16 in the skirt.

In addition to the pieces that I am loving in the aforementioned images, I am also loving quite a few pieces from the the Atlantic Pacific x Halogen collaboration.  The collection features SO many girly and feminine pinks that are adorable!  I cannot wait until my order arrives so that I can share the styling ideas that I have created.  In the meantime, here are a few of the pieces that I am loving from the collection:

And, here are a few more of my favorite things on this friday!:

I would love to know what you are loving on this fabulous Friday, so please share in the comments!  As always, thanks SO much for stopping by!  I genuinely appreciate your support!

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J. Crew New Arrivals: What I’m Loving!!

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I was super excited to see the new arrivals on the J. Crew website this morning!  As always, I am loving SO much!  This is really my favorite time of the year because I LOVE layering and I LOVE chunky sweaters, coats, and festive plaids.  I am seriously like give me ALLLLL of the pretty fair isle sweaters.  I mean they are seriously swoon worthy.  Here are the pieces that I am loving:

I love tartan plaid, so I was SO happy to see that the print is being offered on the Harper Mini Satchel in Italian Leather.  This bag is SO cute.  It’s not a big bag, so it’s not a bag that you can put everything and the kitchen sink in, but it’s SO darn adorable.  And, it adds just the right amount of pop and pattern to an outfit.  This bag is also super functional for a fun day of shopping or errands if you don’t want to carry a bulky purse.

The Double-Breasted Sweater Coat in Leopard is one of my absolute favorites.  I am a sucker for anything leopard, and this sweater coat is just adorable and SO versatile.  These sweater coats are super flattering and functional; they’re perfect for days when you’re running errands and you’re in an out of the car.  I reach for these kinds of pieces because I do not like wearing bulky coats when I am trying on things in stores or when I am getting in and out of the car repeatedly.  These sweater coats are also perfect for traveling because they’re easy to take off and to put on.  I cannot wait to get this gorgeous leopard beauty in the mail!

I am SO excited for the holidays even though I miss my parents beyond measure.  I am loving forward to sporting many of these fabulous prints and pieces that are being offered while creating new holiday traditions with my favorite person on the planet, my amazing hubby.  This festive rollout really has me dreaming of drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace while watching snowflakes fall!

That is what I am loving, what J. Crew new arrivals are you loving?  Please share in the comments!

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