Saturday, January 19, 2019

Sweater Weather

It's mid-January and sweater weather is in full swing! We got seven inches of snow last weekend and it's currently snowing again BUT, fortunately for me, I have a ton of new knits to keep me warm and toasty. So, in honor of being snowed in for the second weekend in a row, let's take a look at some of the sweaters featured on my Instagram lately and I'll share some tips along the way for jazzing up a simple sweater and denim look.

Color is not my forte... Like, give me all black, any day. BUT, this sweater was perfect for an unusually warm and sunny January day spent shopping with my love. I dressed this sweater up with distressed denim, heeled booties, Kendra Scott statement earrings and a top knot and it totally worked for me. Evidence: A lady at the home goods store told Jonathan and I that she bet our house was the best decorated in town because we were both so stylish, ha!

This sweater is from Indy boutique Dottie Couture, and it's sold out, but they have a ton of bright knits right now–I'm loving this and this!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Velour Allure

Merry Christmas Eve!

If you saw Jaime's blog post from yesterday, this backdrop may look a little familiar. Before heading out for a day of shopping, present swapping and a delicious lunch at Benihana, we snapped these holiday-inspired photos on my front porch and I have to say, the lighting was on point.

Now, I have a confession to make: this Express jumpsuit is from last year (*gasp*). The good news is, they have a brand spankin' new version available in this same color.

A Little Christmas Joy

How do I define Christmas joy? If you would have asked me at the beginning of December, I probably would have had a completely different response. It's strange what curve balls life throws at you–and let me tell you, 2018 has tossed PLENTY my way–but I'm truly thankful for the season and the point I'm at in life. Christmas has always been my favorite time of year because it's the one time of year where you truly put everything aside to spend time with the people you care about most. My family isn't just composed of blood relatives though. It's the people who I have come into my life and continue to make everything around me shine each day. These people are a major bright spot to every situation, and have truly become family in so many ways.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Faux La La La La

Ooooh, the holidays. My favorite time of year. When everything is lit up and sparkly and cookies are floating around the office...

It's also a time of year when I am most inspired to step away from my usual denim and sweaters and experiment with my style. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE fashion and dresses and fun skirts, but it just isn't practical for my everyday life. So, when I get the chance to dress up, I take it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Last of Fall with Forever 21

Ahhh, Fall. My favorite season of the year. Why? Because I can wear all the dark colors and not feel bad about it. And then BAM! This look came along. Who would have thought that I'd actually throw some color into my Fall wardrobe?! Perhaps I have been taken over by some sort of supernatural fashion force. Now that I think about it, Jaime did refer to me as a "Mulberry Monster" when we were heading out to take these photos. She may be on to something...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bright Lights Mini Skirt = Big Holiday Style

Who else gravitates toward holiday-inspired looks this time of year? I mean, honestly, give me all the embellishment, sequins, satin, etc. because I'm totally living for it all! While it's fun to dress up in holiday outfits, they are not always super practical to have for everyday. BUT sometimes you have to splurge, right? This outfit totally seals the deal on both practicality and holiday. It is all of the my holiday loves, in snowy tones perfect for the whole winter.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Camo Comfort

It seems like we waited forever for Fall weather and now it's in the 20s, snowing, and the holiday season is in full swing. Where does the time go?! All I know is that I'm using these last days of Fall to wear some of my favorite pieces in my favorite hue: olive. As if it wasn't enough that I dressed as Olive Oyle for Halloween (that's right, see it here)...