OOTD: Voting Matters!

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Happy Sunday!  Here is the outfit that I wore to church earlier today. I SO want to encourage you to exercise your right to vote this Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (and in every election) because our voices matter.  I hope that you will take the time to review the candidates running for office in your area and that you will make it a priority to go to the polls to vote.  I vote in every election.  EVERY one.  I actually work the polls in my precinct, because I believe that contributing to the political process is SO important.  I have the fondest memories of accompanying my amazing Mom into the voting booths for every election in Columbia, South Carolina.  We went to the polls if it was raining or if the sun was shining.  My Mom never missed an opportunity to let her voice be heard.  And, I have the fondest memories of consistently discussing the political process with my amazing Dad.  I vote because it is my right.  I vote because SO many people before fought and died so that I could do so.  I vote because I care about what happens in this country.  And, I vote because it is my responsibility to do so.

Here is my outfit of the day.  Photos by Samantha Moore Photography:

Again, I hope that you have a plan to head to the polls this Tuesday (if you have not already participated in early voting).  Your voice matters, and I hope that you will make it heard!  I will definitely do so this Tuesday!

I love the idea that brands are participating in the push to encourage people to make their voices heard.  I think that fashion should be fun, encouraging, and motivational.  I see the super cute vote graphic t-shirts that are being sold by many brands as SO inspirational.  And, I love that these pieces pair well with fun colors.  Most of all, I love that these shirts are great conversation starters that help strangers to connect.  At the end of the day, we have SO much more in common with one another than we realize.

Outfit Details:

T-Shirt | Skirt | Denim Jacket | Earrings (similar) | Boots | Clutch

Sunglasses here and here

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Friday Faves!

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Happy Friday!  Today, I am sharing the pieces that I am currently loving!  I am SO happy that it’s fall.  Layers on layers = my favorite part of getting dressed.  And, I am so into all of the fabulous tweeds and colors that J. Crew has this season!  Here are a few of my favorite looks.  I love this gorgeous colorway and I love how the mustard sweater looks against the tweed.  This look is so classic and simple:

The gold hoops add the perfect finishing touch to this gorgeous look.  Again, I am loving all things tweed this season (and every other season for that matter)!  But, if yellow tweed is not your thing, here are a few other tweed looks that are equally as cute and seasonally appropriate:

I love the idea of pairing this gorgeous green tweed coat with a fun liberty print shirt.  The shirt makes the tweed pop SO well.  And, it brings out the yellow hues in the coat.  This is a super fun combination that I would not have considered putting together.  This is why I absolutely LOVE J. Crew mannequin and website images.  The pairings are SO cute and unexpected.   I hope to feature the yellow tweed coat look on my blog next weekend!

And, here are few of my other Friday Faves.  In addition to tweed, I am loving fun, bold, fall floral patterns.  I love patterns that transcend seasons, and there are so many great prints that to just that right now!  Take a look at these gorgeous patterns and textures:

Fun sweaters with cute designs pair SO well with tweed, too!  The leopard on leopard combo is a gorgeous monochromatic look that will transition well into other seasons.  It’s a gorgeous combo that  is work appropriate, but that also looks great for a fun date night or for brunch/lunch/dinner with girlfriends.  The leopard combo looks great with a pop of color such as these gorgeous boots in red or a fun bold color purse.

These are my Friday Faves!  What are you loving these days?  Please share in the comments!

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OOTD: Wearing a Teddy Bear!

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It is no secret that I LOVE a cute, fun, colorful coat!  And, seriously, J. Crew makes the best ones!  I am SO in love with the gorgeous, plush Zip-Up Teddy Coat.  It feels like I am wearing a fuzzy, warm teddy bear.  And, the coat is super versatile.  It can be dressed or up down.  I love wearing this beauty with a cozy and warm sweater like I did earlier today for church.  But, I also love that this coat looks great with fun pencil skirts and gorgeous dresses, too!  I am planning to wear this coat with the fabulous J. Crew Spaghetti-Strap Dress in Lace and the Collection Ruffle-Front Sweater-Dress.  This coat adds just the right amount of pop to an outfit.  It’s really a statement coat!

Here is my outfit of the day!  Photos by Allie Provost:

 

Outfit c/o J. Crew–Details below:

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Coat | Sweater | Jeans | Shoes | Earrings | Clutch

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J. Crew Partners with the One Warm Coat Initiative!

*This post is sponsored by J. Crew, but all opinions are my own.

I am SO excited to partner with J. Crew to spread the word about an incredible initiative.  J. Crew has partnered with One Warm Coat to provide a warm coat for those in need! It’s an awesome initiative and it’s a win-win for us all! Donate your gently used coat at a J. Crew store to help those in need and you’ll receive $25 off your $125 purchase!  In the end, you’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling that you helped at least one person stay warm during this winter season!  Have fun spreading the love–I sure did!

Photos by Allie Provost

 

I hope that you’ll participate in this worthwhile initiative and give back to those in need!  Remember, you’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling that you’ve helped others stay warm in colder temperatures!  I had SO much fun participating in this initiative because I was repeatedly reminded that “we’re better together,” and we’re better when we help others.  Just thinking about giving back and thinking about the people who will be touched by our generosity makes me smile from ear to ear as my amazing Mom would say.  So, while you’re out running errands this weekend, do not forget to stop by your local J. Crew retail store and donate your gently used coat!  This is one of the many reasons why I LOVE the J. Crew brand SO much.  It’s SO much more than clothing.  J.Crew is genuinely committed to building loving and lasting relationships and connections with others.  Just take a look at the “Meet My Crew” campaign.  It’s all about uniting us around shared interests and passions.  I love every bit of it!

My outfit details (and a few other great pieces that would pair well with this FAB coat):

Outfit c/o J. Crew

Coat | Sweater | Jeans | Shoes | Earrings

And, here are a few other J. Crew coats that I own and LOVE!:

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Friday Faves: Give Me Allllll the Plaid!

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Happy Friday!  If you’ve followed my blog and Instagram account for awhile, you know that I LOVE plaid.  I love layering SO much, so fall and winter are without question my favorite seasons.  There is just something about putting on a cozy look that include a chunky sweater, boots, and a fun coat that puts me in a great mood!  I am loving so many of the great plaid combinations and adorable sweaters at J. Crew and Madewell right now.  So, give me alllllll of the plaid!  Here are a few of my Friday Faves:

I am also a huge fan of fun, bold floral patterns that work well in summer, spring, winter, and fall.  I love that a lot of the florals being offered now do not look out of place when worn during the colder months.  The patterns look great with boots and chunky sweaters, too! Fashion that transcends all four seasons is always a win in my book!  And, the Silk Pleated Popover in Floral print in both colorways is one of my faves!  This top is super flattering.  I sized down from an XL to a size Large.  This gorgeous floral is also offered in pants (in navy and rich gold) and in a Tippi sweater in the rich gold multi color.  The following image pairs two of my favorites:  tweed and a bold floral pattern.  I love how the solid color sweater balances the textures and the prints so well.  The v-neck sweater adds the perfect touch to the look.  I would wear a crewneck sweater with the look, too, but there is just something that is extra flattering about the v-neck neckline in my opinion.  This is such a fun, classic look that could be worn to work or out for a fun date night:

I am also loving this color combo!  Bright pink and navy is without question one of my favorite color pairings.  I love this other mannequin image, too, because seeing white after Labor Day makes me incredibly happy!  Fashion “rules” were definitely made to be broken!

I’d love to know what you’re loving on this fabulous Friday, so please share in the comments!

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