Friday, October 29, 2010

Where's my eye patch?

Happy Friday!   I hope everyone is ready for a fun-filled Halloween weekend !  After I dropped the boys off at school this morning, this oldie but goodie came on the radio and took me back in time.   This one is for you Amy!

Found at: FilesTube
You've got to love Will Smith!

So I was looking at photos of this outfit that I wore the other day and one thing kept creeping in my mind....pirate!  I had no intention of looking like a pirate when I put it on, but I do have elements of a pirate costume - the striped shirt, the boots, the eye patch (I kid!).   Anyway, I really do like this outfit.   I love that I am wearing 3 of my favorite trends of the season...stripes, skinny cargos and boots!

striped t-shirt - Target
skinny cargos - Forever 21
boots - Ninewest
belt - Gap
necklace - a hand me down from a friend:)

Happy Halloween everyone!   Have fun and be safe!

The "it" List


Today's list has a decidedly fall feel. Take some time today or this weekend to peruse these awesome blogs! The list is hoppin' this week!

  • good life for less has the perfect fall outfit from the perfect summer dress. Check it out!
  • adella avenue kicks off a great new series that pits East vs. West. And whether you live on either coast or some where in between you'll love it. This week she chooses fall shoes suitable for each coasts' weather!
  • merci blah blah goes all spooky on us with spooky library decor. It's making me rethink my own Halloween decorations. I just love all these spooky but inspired rooms!
  • jewelscapes definitely inspires with this fall outfit popping with yellow! I just love this look... yellow is so alluring this time of year! And you know she always has each outfit perfectly accessorized!
  • closet confections fakes it 'til she makes it... why spend three grand on a coat when you can get a perfect alternative from Forever 21. I love this coat on her!
  • good tots! pulls together 3 great maternity looks all using one pair of jeans. If you are expecting a baby or know someone that is, you will love these looks!
  • you can call my chris has a fun series called "fight the frump" - this week she features bold tights. They are a great way to not only avoid looking frumpy... but to look down right festive!
  • really cute stuff has your hard-to-buy-for Christmas list in the bag. These monogrammed notecards are super classy and practical. They are perfect for teachers, co-workers and long lost friends.
  • rose a la mode is seriously rocking winter shorts. I am so inspired to try this look, she has it perfected!
  • dressing mommy is giving away a gorgeous pair of JessLC paisley earrings. Go.... go enter NOW!
  • karina, ink whips up an adorable fall place setting using apples and other fall goodies. She makes it look effortless - I'd love some of these on my fall table!
  • fashionably southern gives lace a try... and likes it! She tracks down some great lace tops - some of which I am completely in love with for fall!
  • sweetie pie pumpkin noodle celebrates vanity this week... get a sneak peek into the stylish vanities of fellow bloggers and inspiration galore for creating your own vanity spot at home!
  • one hundred inspirations gets you this great fall outfit that Reese Witherspoon is wearing for only about $100. This is definitely a look to snag!
Interested in learning more about the "it" list or being featured on it? Click here for details!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I am not normally a frilly, romantic-style, victorian kind of girl, but I have to admit - I love the lace trend going on right now!   Especially the lace tops in neutral colors.   It looks so "Anthropologie", and vintage.   I found this top in the Juniors department at Kohls a couple of months ago.   I don't normally shop in that department, but I spotted this cream colored lace hanging on the wall and I had to try it on.   To my surprise, I loved how it fit and looked.   It was pretty hot here yesterday, so I wore it without anything layered on top, but just think of all the possibilities - lace peeking out from cardigans, blazers and jackets, oh my!   What a great way to add some interest to your wardrobe!

top - Kohls
trouser jeans - Loft (several seasons ago)
sandals - Target
watch - Premier Designs
necklace - Francescas

Here are some other lacey top possibilities:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's all about the clogs.....

Happy hump day everyone!   Yesterday was humid and hot here, but I was determined to wear my clogs from Tarjay that I just love!   So I put together this ensemble that kept me cool enough outside and comfortable enough to go volunteer at school.   I really like how it all came together.   I felt casual and hip all day.   I just adore clogs for this season and they are so easy to just slip on right before you leave the house.  If you haven't found some yet, your might want to take a peek at the ones below.

Sorry about the darkness at the bottom of the pictures - on the clogs themselves!  Here is a nice and bright look at them:

shirt - Loft
gray skinny cargos - Loft
clogs - Target for $19.99!
necklace - Premiere Designs

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Graphic tees......

So now that the days are slightly cooler and we can mix things up a bit by layering, I have been trying different combos of clothing to keep things interesting.   On this day, I pulled out a graphic tee from my drawer and threw on a long cardigan with it.   I thought it looked so much more interesting than a plain white t-shirt (which I have worn a million times - have you?)   Then I belted the whole look with a leopard print belt for a little definition.   What do you think - more exciting than plain white?

t-shirt - Target
cardigan - Loft
jeans - Loft
leopard betl - Target
boots - J Crew (from ebay)

If you like the look, I threw together a few more options that you might enjoy:

Have a happy Tuesday everyone!