Monday, September 1, 2014

That Piece

casual weekend style in a chambray dress and tennis shoes

Happy Labor Day and the first day of September. I hope everyone is enjoying their day off with some BBQ, any sort of body of water and soaking up the last days of summer. I know we are!

I wanted to show you guys another way I wore my chambray dress. Last time I jazzed it up a bit with heels and a fancy clutch. This go around, I kept it super casual with my new plaid slip on sneakers, a simple black cross body and fedora hat. Just goes to show you how versatile this chambray style dress is.

Stacked druzy rings
denim dress outfiit idea
Plaid tartan slip on sneakers
Chambray dress style idea


If you haven't hopped on the chambray dress train, I hope this style sells you. Honestly, it's become more than a one hit wonder and never ceases to amaze me with all it's styling tricks. It's "that" piece that will see you through all seasons and has a million styling ideas up it's sleeve.

Enjoy your day off and don't forget to check out my Labor Day sales and wish list from Friday. Today is your last day to shop the best of the best sales before Black Friday.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Wish List

There are a few times a year when I shop...I mean REALLY hide bags in the trunk and hope Ross doesn't see our online banking statement kind of shopping. 

The deals over Labor Day weekend aren't necessarily any better than Memorial Day, President's Day, Black Friday or the day after Christmas sales, but for some reason I always seem to do most of my fall/winter shopping during this weekend. I try to stock up on basic pieces that can be remixed during the months of October through February.

There are a few new styles that I have my eyes on, a handful of trends that I am still loving from last year and a few pieces that I want more of for the upcoming seasons. 

Labor Day 2014 Sales and Wish List

I am happy to see that buffalo check/plaid is back again. I picked up a few pieces last year and am loving this dress from the Gap, this one from Old Navy and the black and white version of this scarf.

I love the relaxed feel of distressed boyfriend jeans. I have the best luck buying my denim at Old Navy and Gap. I featured this pair from the Gap above, but also really like the wash of this pair too.

Because I have gotten so much wear our of my utility cargo vest from Old Navy, I plan on grabbing the jacket version this year as well. It's a versatile piece that can be layered over just about anything. 

Last year I took the plunge and purchased a few faux leather pieces. I wore all of them more than I expected and look forward to making a few more purchases with leather detailing like this skirt and sweater from J.Crew Factory.

Most retailers started their Labor Day sales yesterday, but they all will through Monday.

If you are planning to do a little shopping during the three day weekend, here are a few of my favorite stores that are celebrating the holiday with super sales and prices that you won't want to pass up.

OLD NAVY - Up to 40% off the entire store and online.

EXPRESS - Everything is 40% off. 

GAP - Up to 40% off the entire store and online.

THE LIMITED - Buy one, get one 50% off all full priced items.

J.CREW FACTORY - 40% to 60% off everything.

FOREVER 21 - Buy One, Get One FREE on all sale items.

LOFT - 50% new fall styles and 50% sale items.

RUCHE - 30% off full priced items.

KENDRA SCOTT - 15% off everything and free shipping on all orders. Use code: 2014LDW

ANTHROPOLOGIE - Extra 20% off all sale styles.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pete and Repeat

TopShop Tunic Dress from Nordstrom

Hands down. No questions asked, this TopShop tunic dress from Nordstrom has been my BFF over the last few weeks. I mentioned last month how I found it on a whim when I was returning something for Ross. Who would have thought that it would become such a staple in my closet? No joke. I have worn it at least five times, if not more. It's been so good that I invited it to see the sites and sounds of California.

Cargo Utility Military Tan vest
clare v leopard pony hair clutch
ankle Bootie style ideas
Wrenn Jewelry Stone Initial Necklace
Tan Utility Vest
Orange and Tan Outfit Ideas
TopShop Dress via Nordstrom (50% off!!!) // Old Navy Utility Vest (old: option here and here) // Charlotte Russe Booties (old: option here and here) // Clare V. Leopard Clutch c/o Piperlime // T+J Designs Leopard Bangle c/o // Wrenn Jewlery Bangles c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Necklace c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Costa Sunglasses (option here


The temps are still over 100 degrees here in the Austin area, but I must admit that a teeny-tiny part of me is sloooooowly craving cooler temps and wanting to kinda sorta add splashes of Fall into my wardrobe. 

Layering with long sleeves is not in my near future, but adding sleeveless ones aren't so far fetched. My utility military vest came to the rescue again. And to think I almost added it to my Poshmark closet. What was wrong with me?!? It has been a champ for more than a year, always amps up an outfit and brings a special look to simple styles.

Fab news for you, this TopShop tunic dress is now 50% OFF!!! Yep, it could be yours for half the price that I originally paid. It kind of makes me sad (mad), but at the same time I am 100% okay with paying the full price tag because this one definitely exceeded it's cost per wear.

Don't be surprised if you don't see it again real soon. It's been that good to me. 

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