Thursday, October 20, 2016

Leather and Lace

blush lace top, black leather pants, burgundy clutch, fall date night look, fall lace outfit
Top-c/o SheIn (size medium for reference)| Blush tee-LOFT (savesplurge) | Pants-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Clutch-DIYed (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o AIBI (savesplurge)

When I saw this lace top on Merrick on instagram a few weeks ago, I couldn't help but admire it. It is such a lovely piece and I really liked how she dressed her outfit down with tennis shoes too. I could easily see it dressed up as well. But the price tag was a little high for the amount I could see myself wearing it. There are also aspects like the bell sleeves and crop top cut that make it a tad trendy. I really try to avoid spending a lot on trendier items because who knows how long the trend will be around? So when I saw almost the exact same top on SheIn for a fraction of the price in blush it was a very good day. I actually like the blush color better! For early fall, I layered it over a blush tee, but later this season as temps dip, it would also look lovely under a leather jacket or even a blazer for work. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Favorite Fall Trends & Confident Twosday Linkup

Old Navy sleeveless floral blouse, grey jeans, black cardigan, black heels, burgundy bag, gold leaf necklace, fall floral work outfit
Blouse-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Cardigan-H&M (savesplurge) | Pants-c/o Max Jeans (savesplurge) | Bag-c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD

Today is our third and final week for Ten Take on Fall. If you missed the first 2 weeks you can find our Summer Piece Styled for Fall here and Fall Faves here. This week we are sharing our favorite fall trends. There are so many great trends this fall, it's hard to pick a favorite. I styled the yellow and pink trend for work just yesterday. But I have to say the fall florals definitely have my heart this season! I recently purchased this pretty blouse at Old Navy for under $10 and it's still available! All the colors make it really easy to pair things with and the darker background colors make it perfect for fall! Check out the links below to see what Fall Trends the other lovely bloggers are crushing on! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pink and Yellow Fall Work Outfit

yellow mustard cardigan, white blouse, J.Crew pink boucle pencil skirt, cognac wedges, Tory Burch tote
Blouse-F21 (savesplurge) | Cardigan-Target (savesplurge) | Skirt-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Wedges-Payless (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-won (savesplurge
One of the fall trends this year is pairing dusty pink and yellow. Initially I wasn't sure how I felt about this trend. Yellow certainly isn't a color you would immediately think of for fall fashion. The more I thought about it though, the more I wanted to give it a shot. You never know unless you try! To makes this color combination appropriate for work, I paired a mustard cardigan with dusty rose skirt. Adding a white blouse and cognac accessories help to tone down the yellow and pink. Looking back through archives I found I had even worn something similar a couple years ago! See how else I've worn this cardigan at the end of the post! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Casual Friday

Sweater-J.Crew c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Blazer-Gap (savesplurge) | Jeans-Express (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-Stella & Dot (savesplurge) | Flats-DSW (savesplurge
Although my school has a fairly casual dress code already, Fridays are practically designated jeans days. Often I like to through on a blazer for a sense of professionalism. I got this sweater during the thredUP clearance sale over the summer and was happy to finally get to wear it. The majority of my order was actually sweaters, but now that the weather is cooling down it is nice to have new items to pull out! When you want a deal, sometimes you need to be open to getting something out of season. And I got this sweater for quite a deal! It was under $6! I threw on one of my favorite blazers since my room is so chilly and I was good to go! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My Fall Must-Haves & Confident Twosday Linkup

plaid button up, houndstooth vest, cargo jacket, field jacket, camel cardigan, moto jacket, blanket scarf, riding boots, booties

Today is our second week of the Ten Take on Fall collaboration. If you missed the first week you can find the post here where we all took a summer piece and styled it for fall to help you maximize your wardrobe. This week we are all sharing our Fall Must-Haves! Don't forget to see what pieces are fall must-haves for all of these lovely ladies! Their links are below. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Styled by Tulip for Fall

wo casual fall outfits by Tulip, plaid poncho, Express dark rinse jeggings, panama hat, Michael Kors saddlebag, Sole Society Valencia boots, burgundy blouse, blush crossbody bag, blush laser cute heels
One of my favorite parts of blogging is building relationships with other bloggers and businesses. It amazes me how easily you can form some of these amazing relationships without even meeting! I've been so fortunate to collaborate with Tulip Boutique on multiple occassions through their Tulip Twist (navy dresspolka dot dress, burgundy leggings, tweed vest)  Tulip Team Up, and a Week of Wear series I did. For winning a few of their fun Tulip Twist collaborations, I had some giftcards to them. Since I don't (unfortunately) live in Kansas City and can't visit their darling store in person, I asked them to use those send me anything they thought would be good for fall. Last week I received this warm plaid poncho and burgundy blouse. The ladies at Tulip knocked it out of the park!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How to Help Your Skin Glow with Valentia

I've been becoming more and more obsessed with skincare over the past few years. Morning and night my routine has expanded to 4-8 steps. No joke. But it's worth it. My skin certainly isn't perfect and it never will be. But there are improvements I have seen since becoming more interested in using quality products on my skin and trying to prevent issues from cropping up. 

Lately I've been very focused on using products that target help with fine lines (treat and prevent), even skin tone, and diminish dark spots. Although I don't have a huge budget to spend on products, I do want them to be quality and contain natural products and be paraben-free. One of the brands I like to use is Valentia. I've reviewed their eye cream and moisturizing mask here and hydrating serum here