Back to Basics

I've really been drawn to basics lately. Sometimes I try too hard to make the perfect outfit. Any time I get stressed, I try to remind myself just to keep it simple. Stripes, a good pair of distressed denim, great jewelry, a tailored white shirt, a blazer, or a great pair of boots, a well fitting sweater... always good decisions. When I discovered Everlane, I fell in love with their philosophy of providing modern basics with radical transparency. All the products are beautiful. If my closet were entirely made up of Everlane, let's just say I wouldn't be mad about it. I love the vanilla sweatshirt (only $30!!) they sent me. The color and material are just so good, especially for the price.


Zest for Life

Meet my amazing and brave friend Lisa Riley. After testing positive for the BRCA gene, Lisa opted to have a preventative double mastectomy. She has a wonderful marriage, a young son, and a successful business. Basically, she made the decision to live life. Although she cleared many screens beforehand, the removed tissue tested positive for an aggressive form of breast cancer proving Lisa made the right choice. Thankfully they caught it early, and Lisa now faces preventative chemo rather than fighting for her life later.
Purple Cuff, Similar Python


Out with the Old, in with the New

I've been lucky enough to work with some really amazing retailers lately. Given my propensity for shopping, this has made it much easier to stay within my budget. I did have to go buy some new hangers though. That's when I realized it was time for a clean out.

I did a major closet edit ending in a big trip to my local resale shop. It felt so good. My closet had gotten too full, something I try to be mindful of. I often buy something just because it is on sale rather than because I really like it. I'm learning to work on this. Learning that I really hate mustard and brown on myself even though I love them on other people. Learning I really dislike having to wear a blouse that requires a cami. Learning that no matter how much I love a sky high heel, I'm just not going to wear them. Learning that it's much easier to get dressed when I have fewer things I really like. Just learning.


Real Life

It's amazing how many more pictures we take now that camera phones have made them so accessible. I love it. Photos really do tell a story. Instagram is totally my favorite social media (follow here). Without further ado, I present our life in photos over the past couple of weeks.

Russ and I went to Kansas City last weekend for no other real reason than to connect with each other and have a fun time exploring a new place. It's been sort of a hard season for us. Not marriage wise, just life wise. It was nice to take a break from our own surroundings, eat good food, shop, and watch cable tv.


Leather and Leopard

Leather and leopard, two of my favorite things. I love the details on this Denim Lily dress and was so excited to work with them again (remember my amazing romper??). Not to mention, burgundy/wine is such a big color for this fall. It made the perfect date night attire for our Kansas City trip.

I've been loving all the over the knee boots lately and seriously wanting a pair. Let me just say, over the knee boots are not made for tall girls. After trying on multiple pairs, I decided not to rock the mid-knee boot look. Instead I opted for a more cost effective option: over the knee socks! I just added a pair to my black boots creating a faux over the knee look for only $14!


#MomentsOfChic with Piperlime

Today's post is perhaps the highlight of my blogging tenure. I am so thrilled to be teaming up with Piperlime to participate in their #momentsofchic campaign to share their amazing fall collection. Piperlime generously provided me with Citizens of Humanity Racer Low Rise Skinny jeans and a Tinley Road Embellished Sleeve Top. I fell in love with both pieces when they came in the mail. I could hardly wait to get them photographed with Jami and shared with you. I cannot thank Piperlime enough for allowing me to be part of this campaign. I've long been a huge fan of theirs. I love that they feature real fashion lovers wearing their clothes through the Style Feed and have a Guest Editor Program to share of the moment style.
Piperlime moments of chic, navy jeans, pink coat



I'm so excited to team up with BaubleBar through a partnership with Shop At Home to share some of their amazing jewels. Today I am wearing the Marine Contessa Bib Necklace and the Cairo Ear Jacket Earrings. When I posted these on Instagram, I knew they would be a hit on the blog. The necklace has such great colors, and I love the earring jackets! They are so on-trend right now. I had such a fun time photographing everything with Jami.

BaubleBar Marine Contessa Bib Necklace
Marine Contessa Bib Necklace
BaubleBar Cairo Ear Jacket Earrings
Cairo Ear Jacket Earrings