Thursday, September 18, 2014

Put It In Neutral

Wearing – Top: Free People | Jeans: Old Navy | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Shoes: Tory Burch

White is completely acceptable to wear after Labor Day in my book. That old rule of "no white after Labor Day" has become a thing of yester-year and fashionable ladies everywhere can be seen strutting their favorite neutrals after that quintessential end-of-summer holiday. I had been searching all summer long for a pair of white jeans that wasn't see through and let me tell you that is no easy feat. Let's face it ladies, it's definitely not a cute look to have your favorite undies seen by your co-workers.

I finally found these pants at Old Navy–on clearance for $12.00 may I add–and couldn't love them more. Okay, so the fit isn't perfect and the waist is slightly large, but let's be honest here, this girl is no stranger to odd fitting pants as I have a small waist and larger thighs. Apparently designers these days think most women are a size 2 and 7 feet tall, and tend to forget about us "curvier" girls. Ha! I knew when I bought these pants that they would be styled perfectly with this adorable Free People top. Can I just say this top is ridiculously comfortable and I kinda want to wear it everyday? The added lace peplum at the back and around the sides make for the perfect, waist flattering fit too!

As always the necklace was a last minute add and I totally forgot about adding any bracelets to the look. Sometimes simplicity trumps over accessories looks, what can I say.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Dotted Line

Wearing – Blazer: Banana Republic Factory {not available online} | Top: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bracelet | J.Crew Factory {identical here} | Clutch: Saks Fifth Avenue {old}

I couldn't help but laugh at myself when I was coming up with this "clever" title. Polka dots and stripes apparently equate to the dotted lined in my mind. Oh to be in my's a scary place let me tell you. There are thoughts just streaming in from nowhere that are complete nonsense to anyone but me. Ask Kacie, she'll tell you about my randomness.

On a fashionable side note–when shopping with a friend, I picked up this adorable polka dot blazer at Banana Republic Factory and couldn't wait for the weather to cool down so I could break this baby out. Well, lets just say it's mid-September and the weather feels more like October, and I still can't put away my tank tops and summer clothes. So basically what I'm saying here is that I wanna keep summer around, but am yearning for fall weather. I'm a walking-talking contradiction, what more needs to be said? Needless to say when I picked up this bejeweled top later at J.Crew, I knew the blazer and top would be perfection together. Enter one sleepy day after the Cancer Gala later, this outfit was busted out of the closet for a fun fall-inspired look.

Hopefully you enjoyed my ramblings and my furry photo bomber, Lola!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

It's All About the Details

Wearing – Dress: BCBG | Shoes: BCBG {old, similar here} | Bracelets: David Yurman 1, 2, & 3; | 
Earrings: ILY Couture

There's a whole lot of BC's happening in these photos and I'm not just talking about the bon chic variety. For starters, I'm decked head to toe in BCBG–a brand that is synonymis with elegance in my mind–and my husband, whom I call BC, or B, for short. While I enjoy playing dress up, the reasoning is much more meaningful.

If you've been following along during my blogging journey, you may have read that my sister passed away from acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011. Since that time, we've created the Bailey R. Moore Foundation and participated in raising money for cancer research and a bevvy of charities helping individuals afflicted with this disease. One of the events we attend each year is the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund & Gala which helps in providing financial assistance to more than 100 Kosciusko county cancer patients and their families. From helping with mortgage payments and utilities to assisting with food and prescriptions, this organization has definitely helped its fair share of families in my hometown.

With all that said, attending this event is something I look forward to each year, and getting to dress up isn't too shabby either! My sister is absolutely amazing with hair and makeup and was able to make my hair and makeup match this gorgeous dress. Ha!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taking Your Makeup From Summer to Fall

It's that (awesome) time of year when the weather starts to cool down and we begin to see fall fashion take over, and while boots and sweaters are great, it's important not to forget to transition your beauty regimen as well. What's the difference between summer makeup and fall makeup?

In the summer when the we're golden bronze it's hot and humid outside, we tend to wear lighter makeup. In the fall, it's time to go a little heavier to provide more coverage and darker shading for the cooler weather. Check out some of my favorite cosmetics and get a few tips for making the transition as easy as possible.

Fall Beauty Transition

First things first, skincare is of the utmost importance. After all, dry skin is not the best canvas for makeup (skin flakes galore, anyone?). Now is the time to transition lightweight lotions for heavier creams and cleansing body washes for more moisturizing ones. I love Philosophy's Hope in a Jar and C.O. Bigelow's Lemon Cream Body Wash.

- Foundation -
I know some people use liquid foundation year-round, but I just can't do it. When it's hot and humid, liquid foundation turns to makeup soup on my skin! I tend to use Bare Minerals loose powder in the spring and summer and Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition liquid foundation is a great option for the cooler months.

- Blush -
Time to put away the peachy pinks and start brushing on darker shades of bronzy pinks to give your face more dimension as that summer glow begins to fade away. I love NARS blush in 'Sin' which is described as a shade of "berry with gold shimmer".

- Lips -
The bright pinks and punchy reds of summer will make way for nudes and darker berry shades this fall but of course, classic red is always acceptable. I absolutely love Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in the shade 'Enticing'.

- Eyes -
In my opinion, any smokey shades are good to go in the fall weather they are of the brown/bronzy or the coal and pewter variety. While my Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palettes are can't-live-without-em items, Sonia Kashuk's Eye on Neutral Shimmer 3 palette is a great buy for only $19 at Target!

- Nails-
While I love a good mint mani, I have to say that darker polishes are a favorite of mine. Polishes in shades such as burgundy, black, navy, and emerald are musts for the fall season. I'm loving OPI's Nordic Collection in the shade 'Viking in Vonderland' - it's gorgeous!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stylish Scarecrow

Can I tell you how excited I am to finally have invested in a floppy hat? I've wanted one for years...years! So when I found this one at Old Navy (I featured it in black in my fall must-haves post a couple weeks ago), I decided to give it a try! While I love this hat, it sort of reminds me of the hat a scarecrow might wear. Hence, the name of this post.

Dress: Olsenboye (old) | Denim Jacket: Arizona Jean Co. (old) | Booties: Mossimo | Hat: Old Navy | Bracelet: Alisa Michelle | Necklace: Vintage | Earrings: Anthropologie

I decided to wear it with this cotton dress I found literally four years ago at JC Penney. It's unique draping was calling to me and I just had to have it, but I literally just cut the tags off this weekend. It was worth the wait! I added a denim jacket, and these new booties I discovered at Target for a fun autumn look!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Off The Grid

Top: Prinkko | Denim: Old Navy | Shoes: Oasap | Bracelet: InPink | Watch: Michael Kors

Is anyone else excited to see the end of Summer and the start of Fall? I'm sorry but Summer hasn't been fun since I was in high school and had no responsibilities. Believe me, I am definitely not friendly with winter but can't we just live in an eternal autumn?? A girl can dream...

Anyway, Jaime has been raving about Old Navy Rockstar denim so when I came across this coal colored pair, I decided to give them a try. I must say, they are amazing! You can't really see it, but they have this really great moto detailing on the knee, and of course the signature zipper pockets. I paired it with this adorable black and white grid-patterned high-lo peplum top I found on Prinkko, and my Valentino look-alike heels and was ready for a stylish day at the office!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

End of Summer Sadness

Wearing – Dress: Gap {old} | Jacket: JCPenney {old} | Shoes: Tory Burch | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Watch: Vince Camuto

I've decided to continue summer and avoid fall fashion as long as I can. As you saw in my fall fashion must-haves post, I love fall, but I'm in no hurry to get rid of summer weather. For this reason, I chose to throw on a bright striped dress, fun statement jewelery and a denim jacket in hopes of keeping my good friend, summer, around a little while longer.

Funny story about this dress: it was a total hand-me-down from my sister recently who cast this beauty out of her closet. Her loss was totally my gain in that scenario. Did I mention my sister is 10 years younger than me, so that fact that I can even fit into any of her clothes is a shear miracle. Ha! Enjoy this summery look!

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