A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to model for Outer Grace Boutique. Two EE’s Winery was having a Little Black Dress Event showcasing various local boutiques. If you are local, you need to check out this even next year! It was so much fun seeing everyone show up in their fanciest black dresses. So many women were dressed to the nines and looked absolutely amazing!
I was able to choose my look for the evening, and I wanted to play with patterns. As you all know that I love mixing patterns, and I wanted to showcase this during the evening. I found this perfect striped top that when I pulled down the sleeves have thumb holes. I knew this piece would be worn a ton layered with other pieces. It was perfectly layered with this black floral kimono. I loved the darker colors for winter and fall! I grabbed my leopard clutch from Simply 9 Designs to finish of this look.
Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Outer Grace Boutique. It also contains affiliate links.
To be honest, I was super nervous to participate in this event. I didn’t want to be the older mom that was trying to be trendy. Once I got to the event though, and met the other girls I was instantly at ease. The entire evening was so much fun! I got to meet some new ladies and step outside of my comfort zone. At the end of the night, I was proud of myself for trying something new! I have to thank Sarah from Outer Grace for the opportunity. Sarah is one of the sweetest people I have met and I am so happy that I get to help support her boutique.
Once Halloween hits time seems to go into warp speed. It is crazy to think that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving! I absolutely love the holidays and gathering with friends and family. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, because it is the beginning of the Holiday shopping. On Thanksgiving, after we eat dinner, we gather around the table with our black Friday ads. Everyone is making lists and plotting out the next day’s course. We do not go out on Thanksgiving, but get up before dawn to shop on Friday.
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Of course with the Holidays comes Holiday Looks! I already have this year’s thanksgiving look picked out. Since our Thanksgiving is usually casual I tend to go towards looks that are comfy. They need to make it through multiple meals and stops. This Floral Dress from Couture Cottage was an easy choice for this year’s look! This dress is flowy and definitely forgiving with all the deserts I plan to consume! This one can definitely be paired with leggings or denim depending on your mood. I love this floppy hat, but find that I feel a bit awkward wearing it out and about. My family expects me to be a tad over the top so I don’t feel overdressed wearing it around them.
I had such a hard time choosing just one thing from Couture Cottage. I also ended up picking up this dress too. If you are local they are located at Jefferson Pointe. If you aren’t local you are in luck! Just follow them on Instagram and comment sold, and fill out the Social Shop form on their site to get items shipped to you.
In looking towards Christmas and New Year’s Eve I have already began outfit planning. I have a few pieces that I have ordered and cannot wait to style! What is your go to looks for the holidays?
I absolutely love fall fashion! I love the layering, scarves, and boots. Most of all though, I LOVE the rich fall colors. They are so vibrant, and you can mix and match pretty much all of them. The colors in this look are no exception. If I would have to choose a favorite fall color it would be hard to come up with one, but I would have to say mustard yellow and burgundy are by far my top two. I have so many variations of these two colors.
I was drawn to this cardigan from Shein for multiple reasons. The first is of course the color! Secondly, I am a sucker for anything this season that is chunky knits. This cardigan from Shein lists its sizing is one size fit all. As much as I loved this sweater though, it is not a one size. If I was putting a size to this it would be a small or medium.
Life this fall has been crazier than ever! As you know, we just returned from a family vacation to Disney. It was nice getting away. Life though like I said has been crazy! Things at work have been extremely busy. We have a handful of new teachers that are keeping me busy. I love the fact that I am able to help so many people in my position. The boys have been playing soccer and the season is coming to a close. Next weekend is tournament which is always a fun day. I am hoping for good weather. This week we are overlapping soccer and basketball which should be interesting! We have also been car shopping in between all of the craziness. I am looking forward to ending that process soon!
Our weather in Indiana has taken a drastic turn. Our warmer days have turned extremely cool and rainy. I love the cooler temps, but I could do without the rain. I love the fact that I am able to pull out my fall clothes though. I think this is my favorite season when it comes to clothes! There is nothing better than layers in my opinion.
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Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Shein and contains affiliate links.
This look brings in so many of my favorite styles that it makes me happy! Is there anything better than plaid, florals, and ruffled sleeves? This top from Shein had so many of my favorite styles that I couldn’t wait to give it a try. When wearing a boxier top I like to pair it with a slimmer silhouette on the bottom. These jeans from Loft are some of the best! If you are a curvier gal like myself you need to try these! They are absolutely the best fit, and I love how they hit right at the end of my leg.
When I received this top I was really excited about the quality. I ordered a size large, but I could have gone with my normal size medium. The material is a little heavier which is perfect for perfect fall days. The embroidery is really well done too! As for wrinkles, it was super easy to remove. The best part was that new ones were not added throughout the day. These pictures were taken after a day of working! This top also comes in a basic white and blue stripes if plaid isn’t for you!
Since there was so much going on with this top I decided to keep my accessories simple. This pendent necklace from Shop Sarahndipity is simple enough that it helped enhance this top verses making the look to busy. When looking for accessories for patterned tops simpler is always better.
To keep with the easy and simple look I added my favorite bracelet stack from Centered Jewelry. This is a local company that designs the best bracelets. There are so many gorgeous stacks that you can create by just a few pieces. If you are local and looking to see pieces in person head to Outer Grace Boutique or Lane 201! If you aren’t local you can also find her on Etsy. I wear these bracelets at least once a week, because I love them so much.
There are so many things that I love about this dress! I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it! I decided to be good and not spend the money at that time. Then that weekend Loft had a sale online, and I couldn’t resist! If you are loving this dress as much as I am check out Loft’s Halloween sale right now! Everything is currently 40% online only using code MYSTERY40.
Let’s talk about what I love about this dress! The fabric is thick and soft and oh so comfy! It literally feels like you are wearing your PJ’s. There is nothing better than a dress that looks great, but is not constricting. My other favorite part about this dress is how forgiveness of the shape. It flows away from the body hiding all the parts I want hidden. My favorite part though about this dress is the sleeves! Double bell sleeves that just make this dress a little extra special! I cannot wait to style this dress with leggings and booties now that it is a little cooler! So after I wrote this post I realized that it sold out! Never fear though I linked some of my favorite bell sleeve dresses that are currently on sale.