And who doesn’t?!?! Stripes literally go with everything and I love being able to layer with them during the fall/winter so here are a few of my favorite layered outfits incorporating stripes (two are with the same striped turtleneck and the others are with my striped sweater and striped mini).
Well it is that time of year when you can wear orange and black together without feeling like you are dressing for Halloween! Why? Well because it is Halloween time right now… yay! I love the idea of orange and black together and what a better time to pull out your favorite black and orange pieces than now?! I am taking today off to bake and get ready for our 2nd Annual Halloween party tomorrow (called Spookify) and I wore this last night to happy hour with the bf. Sometimes there is nothing better than an outfit with a hint of color and of course a sparkle clutch! Double stripes, black blazer, orange scarf and sparkle clutch? Yeah pretty much all of my favorites in one outfit! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I know it is still a few days away, but I’m sure you all have parties and events to attend this weekend that are Halloween related! Stay tuned for some fun Halloween baking, decor and costume posts in the upcoming days!
I had an amazing weekend… Friday night and Saturday were a bit “lame” as I stayed in and cleaned to prepare for our 2nd annual Halloween party. I spent 5 hours in the kitchen/pantry area alone. Yeah there was some dusting and re-organizing to be done that took me quite awhile. Anyway, we headed to the apple orchard on Sunday and I got to pick two bags of apples (and completely acted like a kid again… the bf was glad we didn’t bring the pup along because he felt like he was taking care of me… haha). Looks like I’ll be making apple pie this week and eating apples everyday for breakfast and a snack! I can’t wait though, this week is going to rock! Tuesday is the Halloween Pretty Little Liars episode, I am taking Friday off to bake for our party on Saturday, going out Friday night as in my first costume and Saturday is our party! The bf, the pup and I will be coordinating on our costume that I’m pretty thrilled to show you all next week! What are your plans for the week?! Looking forward to any upcoming Halloween events? Have a great one!
Just wanted to do a fun post sharing some of my photos on Instagram (some recent and some not so recent). I call them the best, well, because heart(s) don’t lie. Plus I see a trend: stripes, polka dots and puppies! Who doesn’t love those things?! I get it, I get it for sure. And the beautiful Aussie at the bottom left belongs to Megan from Two Birds. I met this stunner at the Minnesota Blogger Meet Up a couple weeks ago!
Well it has been far too long since my last Inspired Style post (uh yeah… back in March?! haha) but when I saw the episode of Jane by Design with the yellow Zara blazer, a floral bustier and striped skirt, I knew I wanted to recreate this look. I took my pale yellow vintage blazer (love the bright color better but I don’t have one), paired it with a dark gray tee and floral scarf for the floral part of the outfit and then paired it with my new striped maxi skirt (I wasn’t supposed to buy anything this month but for $12 at Nordstrom Rack I just could not say no!!!!!). I loved the outcome and decided to wear this mixed pattern outfit to work. Nothing better than a fun outfit at work! What do you think?! How do you mix stripes and florals?
Meet Kaitlyn. She is my little sister and best friend… and when she came to visit this weekend, I thought it would be fun to showcase some sister style. Since we both love themes, we decided to do a post showing our own unique styles and how we would style an outfit. In this case the outfit was jean shorts and booties. She paired hers with a striped tee and large sparkly necklace and I paired mine with a flowy tank and vintage sequin cardigan. It was so fun to take pictures of her and she is such a natural with the camera! Her natural beauty came through! It was so great seeing her and she was so excited to meet our puppy and is officially Aunt Katie! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoy this sister post!
Something about this outfit reminds me of Fruit Stripes gum… the stripes part is obvious but I think it is the colorful packaging that completes that idea in my head. Anyway, wore this on Sunday to watch the Bachelorette finale with my friend! There is nothing better than my yellow scarf to add some color to an otherwise simple outfit. I have worn this scarf on many occassions and it is one in my collection that works for all seasons.
There’s nothing I love more than a “mismatch”…probably not the best way to say it. Maybe this is better: feminine + edgy, casual + dressy, neutrals + color… I guess opposites is more of what I’m trying to say! I love this casual outfit… just a striped colorful tee I picked up from TJMaxx a few weeks ago, a mini skirt that has been present in my closet for far too many years, my new “fake” JCrew necklace from eBay and just for kicks and giggles, a pair of JustFab heels! When I first wore this outfit, I was rocking (in my mind at least) my kicks from Monday’s outfit post and then I remembered I owned this pair of fabulous burnt orange heels. What a perfect way to glam up a more casual outfit and of course add even MORE color. Hooray for color!
So I FINALLY have some colored denim and when I was first deciding what to wear with my cobalt pair from Calvin Klein, I thought I would probably start out with something neutral, but when I found this striped blazer at Charlotte Russe on Saturday, I knew that I would immediately want to pair the two together! I wore this outfit yesterday to run some errands and go out to dinner with friends. It is just one of those color combinations that makes you feel confident and vibrant and well you simply can’t go wrong with a strappy pair of heels!