Friday, September 19, 2014

Triple Points

I am sure you ladies got the email this week about Nordstrom's triple points promo. I tried to ignore it, file it away to the back of my mind and not look, but how could I not? It's TRIPLE POINTS time. 

What does that mean? For every dollar you spend using your Nordstrom credit/debit card you will earn 3X the amount of points than you normally would. If we are going to shop, and we all know we will, we might as well do it now and earn the extra savings for later.

Nordstrom Must Have Fall Essentials

On Wednesday I mentioned five of my favorite wardrobe essentials for the fall and winter seasons. I thought I would remind y'all one more time and throw a few more into the mix.  

I love a good floppy hat like this one for less than $30. They add a fun element to so many styles and looks. Plus, when it's raining or that pesky cowlick won't go down they become a lifesaver...and did I mention their fun? I have a brown one that I purchased last year and picked up a new black one that I will show you next week.

Cardigans. Another lifesaver on days when all that matters is staying warm, comfy and cozy. I am loving all the over sized, chunky knit options that are available this season. And because owning too much plaid isn't possible, I want this one in both colors.

Speaking of plaid...I am always drawn to the "classic" plaid like this one, but I am REALLY wanting all three of these fall color combos too...maybe because they are only $20.

I saved the best chat for last, shearling! Oh my goodness, this takes me back to the days of bomber jackets. Top Gun anyone? I am so happy that it's come back around. I just wish I didn't get rid of mine so many moons ago. I love the contrast sleeves on this one. It not only looks super cozy, but chic too. I couldn't believe the price on this camo option. I really want it for our weekends at the ranch.

Oh, one more quick note, the cut out heels I featured today are almost the EXACT pair I got from Zara last year. I wore them in my post on Wednesday. I got a few comments asking about where they were from on Facebook and Instagram, so I wanted to share the link again. The sizes are running low and they are on MAJOR sale...50% off major. If you want them and they still have your size, I would act fast.

So, if you skipped all that explaining, describing and clothes talk up above, the CliffsNotes version is:

Your chance to earn Nordstrom triple points ends this Sunday. Don't miss out. Happy shopping and weekend.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Structured Staple

Basic Fall Outfit for Casual Friday

There is something about a solid blazer that just gives every outfit structure and class. Even though the fall weather that came last weekend is long gone, I couldn't help but to put on this tan blazer that I got from Target. I wanted it last year, but they sold out of my size both in stores and online. When I saw it again this year, I yanked it off the rack without hesitation. In my opinion, the quality is better than the J.Crew Factory version and less than $40. 

I met a client for lunch yesterday and wanted to look polished, yet laid back and effortless. By adding the blazer as a final detail, I think I accomplished just what I was going for. I wish I would have had Ross take of photo without the jacket to show the dramatic difference one wardrobe staple can make to a style. If I had to choose my top five must have pieces for the fall (or for any season) everything I am wearing would make the list:

1. Solid, structured blazer
2. Pair of black heels or ankle boots
3. Stripe top for layering under jackets
4. Distressed denim, skinny or boyfriend fit
5. Tote bag (preferably printed) to spice up the simplest of outfits

Coach Zebra Print Tote
Tan Blazer Stripe Top Distressed Denim Black Ankle Boots
Black Cut Out Zara Heels
Basic and Classic Fall Style
Tan J.Crew Structured Boyfriend Blazer
Target Blazer // Old Navy Stripe Top (old: similar here and here) // Old Navy Boyfriend Skinny Denim // Zara Heels (old: almost identical here) // Coach Zebra Print Tote (similar here) // Vintage Chain Necklace (similar) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // La Mer Watch c/o (love this one) // Forever 21 Pave Bracelet (old: love this one) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Checks and Wine

Tony Lama Latigo Tucson Cowgirl Boots

This past weekend sixteen of us headed to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to a town called Grapevine for our 2nd Annual GrapeFest Girls Weekend. The festival is a three day event filled with vendors, food, music, carnival rides and of course wine. Thankfully the weather was much different for us this year. Fall arrived just in time and we didn't have to melt from the blazing heat like we did last year. Let me tell you, it was like Mother Nature flew down from the sky and graced us with an almost forgotten chill. 

I wore this heavier cotton buffalo check drop waist dress from Old Navy and my cowgirl boots for our first afternoon out. It is so comfortable, doesn't wrinkle and is a perfect print for fall and winter. I think it will be fun with my riding boots and a tan blazer for a more classic style. I also plan to wear it with tights, ankle boots and my denim jacket. It is a Refinery 29 Top Pick and I have a feeling it might not last long. 

fall 2014 tredn red and black plaid check for fall
Cowgirl boots style idea
Black and red buffalo check plaid dress
Buffalo check taran plaid drop waist dress from Old Navy


If you live in Texas, you really need to mark your calendar for GrapeFest next year. Plan yourself a girls trip or a romantic getaway. We stayed at The Gaylord Texan. This resort is a vacation in itself. We also did a few other fun excursions, so if you want to make plans to go next year, shoot me an email or leave me a comment. I am happy to help answer any questions. I cannot take credit for all the planning though, my friend was rock star and set up our entire trip. I can however, pass the detailed daily itinerary she made for us onto anyone who is interested. Cheers!

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