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Wednesday Want: Leopard Print Tie-waist Skirt

Wednesday Want--Leopard Tie Knot Skirt

As mentioned in my previous¬†post, there are so many things I’m loving at J Crew right now. Not only do the majority of these pieces work for my petite yet curvy body, but they’re also versatile. What a win win!

I love how J Crew paired their tie waist skirt with a khaki shirt and pink coat, giving it a safari inspired vibe that’s also quite feminine. Personally, I’d tone down the print of the skirt by pairing it with a chambray button down and some black booties.

However, you can honestly put just about any colored top with this skirt as leopard print is basically a neutral in its own right.

-C

Fashion, Life, Outfits, Pin-spiration, Trending, Wear Now and Later

How to Wear It Now and Later: J Crew Ruffle-Sleeve Top

 

Wear now and later--Sept 2016

I am loving so many pieces by J Crew right now, but this ruffle sleeve top definitely tops them all (pun intended). It is a top that can easily be paired with a jean, skirt, or nice pant and also is a great transition piece.

For warmer weather (like what we currently still have), I love it with a white jean, cute heel, and dainty shoulder bag. When the weather starts to cool down a bit, it can easily be tucked into a corduroy skirt and paired with a fun animal print mini saddle bag and ankle booties. Also, if you are someone whose body temperature is cooler than average you can easily throw on a pair of cute fleece lined tights with the second look to stay warm.

Hope y’all enjoy this new series!

-C

 

(1: J Crew; 2: H&M; 3: H&M; 4: Jeffrey Campbell: 5: J Crew: 6: J Crew; 7: Sam Edelman)

 

Life, Travel, Trending

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Parks Service!

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson passing “Act to Establish a National Park Service (Organic Act)” and to celebrate I’m throwing it back to last year when I spent a couple of days at Glacier National Park.

What’s your favorite National Park?

-C

Fashion, Life, Outfits, Pin-spiration, Trending

Lovin’ Right Now: Bell Sleeve Tops

Want to wear fall colors but still keep cool while it’s 80+ degrees outside?

Try out the bell sleeve top. Its shape gives you movement and also allows for air to better circulate around your arms. This effect ends up making you feel cooler than you would while wearing any other similar long sleeved top.

I also love pairing a bell sleeve top with skinny jeans, as this can even out your proportions and not make you feel frumpy. Or you can do like the above photo and tuck in your top into an a-line mini skirt. So cute!

Have a good weekend and TGIF! 

-C

 

(Lace top: Love & Liberty; Sage green top: Urban Outfitters: Plaid top: Free People; Cinnamon print top: Nordstrom; Black print top: Free People; Cinnamon solid top: Forever 21)

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Style to Admire: Karlie Kloss

If there’s one thing I’m really wanting to achieve come Fall/Winter time, it’s that “I just threw this outfit together and look great yet still comfortable” look.

I also love putting basics together and making them look so chic, like Karlie Kloss does in the above photos. Leather jacket paired with a Breton top tucked into high waisted jeans? Check. V neck sweater paired with a suede skirt and knee high boots? Check. All of which are wonderful basics that lead to great pairings and can easily be replicated by anyone.

Who’s your current style inspiration for the cooler months that are coming?

-C

 

See more fashion inspiration via my Pinterest page, including the above photos!

 

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Lovin’ Right Now: Suede Jackets

Suede jackets honestly seem to be everywhere right now, and I am loving it! They are probably also going to be one of the most versatile pieces for Fall/Winter this year, as they can go from work to date night to a night out with the gang so easily.

I personally love pairing a suede jacket with a cute tank, skinny jeans, and booties and also with a fun southwestern print dress (like this one here) and boots.

What do you think of the latest “it” item?

-C

 

(Jacket 1, Jacket 2, Jacket 3, Jacket 4, & Jacket 5)

Life, Music, Music Mondays, Trending

You Don’t Get Me High Anymore

 

Not only do we see a new look for front woman Sarah Barthel of Phantogram but their latest single, which they recently played on The Tonight Show, also has a different sound as well.

I became a fan of Phantogram 3 or so years back when I heard their track “Fall In Love” as I was heading back from a trip to the Klamath Mountains. I loved the dark undertones of their music and how the duo would meld some amazing rhythms set by Josh Carter with with Barthel’s strong vocals producing a very dream pop meet alternative sound.

“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” still has some dark undertones that I can hear but for some reason I feel it’s a bit more progressive and pop-like than their previous work. However, I am still loving this song and looking forward to what else will be on their new album.

-C