Saturday, October 25, 2014

a little camo goes a long way

As with just about any person who works in retail full-time, I do not have a 8-5 Monday-Friday job. I work some days, some nights, some holidays, but most importantly most Saturdays. So when my weekend off comes around once a month (sometimes twice a month), I look forward to not having any major plans. By not having any big plans it means I can relax, spend time with Shayne, and get things done around the house I probably should have been working on all week..

This weekend off I was happy to not have anything major going on, and it happens to be beautiful outside! 65 degrees in October and sunny? (I'll take it!) Shayne and I headed to Whispering Orchards & Cafe. If you have not been there I would STRONGLY recommend it. The eggs are taken right from the coup, there is fresh apple cider, apple cider jelly, meats from local butchers, and the list goes on... I ordered a caramel apple pancake.. YUM! 

Today's ensemble was all about comfort on a casual fall day. I have never been much into wearing camoflauge, as I did not grow up in a family of hunters, or around others that were very much into that, but thanks to Duck Dynasty  it has become a bit more popular on the fashion scene. I absolutely love this camo infinity scarf from dressbarn. A cute scarf for $16,you can't go wrong! 

Anything chambray makes a great fall piece. Wear a cute chambray blouse under a cream embellished sweater, or with a thick blanket scarf. A chambray dress is much in the same. I picked this one up from Goodwill for $6, originally from Kohl's. The brown belt is from one of my other dressbarn dresses (I absolutely love how versatile it is!).

For fall & winter vests are a necessity. Old Navy & J. Crew seem to have the perfect lightweight vests year after year. This olive vest was purchased from Old Navy for $34.94. They also have it in geranium, black, and tan. A vest is a great fall and winter piece, because you can pair it with a t or sweater and scarf & you have a put together outfit. 

No outfit would be complete without an #ArmParty..Once again I chose my leopard ring, which is my favorite ring of all time from dressbarn. My other chosen bracelets are various thrifted finds and dressbarn bangle/bracelet packs. 

<3 CMM

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Essential: The Blanket Scarf

The blanket scarf, an essential to any fall wardrobe that came to the trendy fall fashion scene last fall thanks to Zara, has continued to be an accessory must. Retailers such as Target have come up with their own versions of this scarf. Although some individuals are selling Zara's scarf for well over $100 on phone apps such as Poshmark and Vinted, you can find one on eBay for under $20 from China. 

 Although I was thinking of purchasing one of the scarves from a vendor in China, I happened to be at Target the other night {I'm there at least twice per week} and stumbled upon their own version of the style. The original price was $16.99, but they were running a promotion of 20% off Merona scarves. {You all know I love a great deal!}

 Let's begin with my new cognac leather flats..Two of my favorite go to shoe brands are Michael Kors & Coach, but I prefer to find them on sale. These beauties were picked up from TJ Maxx at $60. I had a $25 giftcard and two $10 Reward Certificates, so after tax I only paid $18!

The polka dot tights are from Dressbarn. I cannot wait to pick up more patterns this year! A patterned tight works great with a plain skirt or dress to add an extra point of interest. The acorn pleated mini is from J. Crew Factory. I had been eying it up for some time, but did not feel like I could justify paying $80 for it, so I waited until they were running a 40% off promotion. The belt was one of my lovely thrifty finds; only 99 cents at Goodwill! :)

 The oxblood blazer and cream sweater are two of my favorite Dressbarn staples from last fall. I love versatile pieces that you can mix and match to make endless outfits! Let's talk about my #ArmParty shall we? I love my pave link bracelet, but the rest I sure love too! I purchased this pack of bangles and bracelets from Dressbarn this week, and at $15 you can't go wrong :)

 Happy Fall!

<3 CMM