Sneak Peek – Shopbop Sale

2018 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

Starting today, Shopbop & East Dane Email Customers & Shopbop App Customers can get early access to their sale that officially starts tomorrow and runs until Saturday (9/26-9/29).

What do you get?

With fall officially here, now is the perfect time to stock up on cozy knits, OTK boots and more at Shopbop.

In my case, I’m on the hunt for more booties like these and these. I am also loving the cowboy boots trend too and are drooling over these and these.

Leave a comment below with what you are looking to stock-up your closet with this season!

 

In Memory of Kate Spade

2018 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion, Favorite Features, Spring, Summer, Winter

SheInside Dress (exact) / Asos Booties (similar) / Kate Spade (similar)

Kate Spade has been a fashion icon for me for many years. This is my first Kate Spade New York purse.

I couldn’t afford to buy one when I first graduated college and started working, but after a few years of saving I splurged on this classic dome purse in Kate Spade’s signature cream and black. I still use this purse today. Like this bag, Kate Spade’s style stood the test of time, giving confidence to women on main street like myself.

The entire fashion industry mourns her loss, but we all know she is leaving a glittery trail behind her in the skies above us.

This week reminds me that we never truly know what someone else might be struggling with. It’s brave to ask for help, this is a 24/7 hotline 1-800-273-8255.

How to Pack for any Trip

2018 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion, Spring, Summer, Travel, Travel, Winter

 

My friend recently asked me for some packing tips so I sent her a whole list of recommendations for her upcoming trip to Japan. Most of my tips came from preparing for my own trip in December. This whole exercise though made me think that there were probably lots of my blog readers with the same question, how does one pack like a pro?

A leisure trip is different than a work trip, but here are my suggestions I gave to my friend that would work for basically all situations.

To pack like a pro, pick a color and only bring things that are part of that color family and would compliment it. Therefore, if you are one of those people that doesn’t mix brown and black, then don’t pack black purse and brown boots. Essentially, pack things that can layer together. There are a few things I always recommend packing no matter where you travel.

Always pack:

  • scarf
  • stripped top
  • jeans
  • white/black tank top

For my trip in December, I packed this red J. Crew vest and flannel top and it was perfect for layering!

 

What bag to bring?

The answer to this question can depend upon on the type of travel trip you are taking. I’ve been personally looking at this Tumi convertible backpack/crossbody. I like that it can be worn as a backpack and as a crossbody. I also generally always go with black as my theme color so this would be a great travel bag investment.

However, for my trip in December, I got this Madewell transport crossbody. It’s lightweight, has a zip closure, which is good to prevent pickpocketing, and it doesn’t draw a lot of attention to itself. I generally don’t wear anything too flashy when I travel because I don’t want to be targeted by thieves or mischievous youth.  Madewell also lets you monogram the bag for free!

Madewell Transport Crossbody Bag

What shoes to wear?
When I travel, even for work, I always go for more comfortable shoes. There are a lot of great flat options that look great and are also super comfortable. I have a pair of black flats from Anthropologie that are my favorites for travelling. It was from a few years ago, but this is a similar option: http://bit.ly/2EEJB0l
Slides are also very popular at the moment. I really like these brown ones as an option: http://bit.ly/2EBCAgV
If you’re going somewhere tropical, you could consider Soludos:http://bit.ly/2svPW9w
Oxford flats are also very trendy. I’d recommend a burgundy one because it would be more versatile of a color but any neutral color works.
For my trip in December, since I was travelling through the desert, I wanted to bring booties along. My thought was that they would prevent sand from getting into my shoes better than tennis shoes. This ended up not being true, but they worked really well nonetheless for all-purposes. I brought my Frye booties with me on my trip, but I would recommend any booties from an outdoorsy brand would be comfortable. Don’t buy booties from ALDO and expect them to be comfortable all day. You’ll have better luck going with a brand like Clarks.
I hope these tips help for your next trip you have to pack for!

Nine Winter Coats Under $100

2017 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

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ASOS tan winter coat I got last season is one of my favorites. It wear it on constant repeat in the fall/winter because it is so warm, but also work swell with almost all outfits.
I’ve selected nine other coats that won’t break your budget for this fall and are under $100! Happy shopping!
 

Suspended Between Seasons

2017 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

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you follow me on
Instagram stories, you will have seen that I went to see the Book of Mormon last week at the Kennedy Center in DC. It was amazing, and I would highly recommend it!

I wore a J. Crew gray sweater, ASOS split trousers, Steve Madden Heels, and suspenders. I love mixing the masculine with the feminine in my evening style.

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Layering Blouse and Dress

2017 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

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biggest tip to expanding your wardrobe is layering. I’ve layered a classic white blouse from H&M underneath my ASOS little black dress to transition it into autumnal style. I’ve found that layering blouses under dresses is very effective for extending my work closet into the winter.

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Fall Hiking Style

2017 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

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I’m a fashion blogger, but I wear athlesiure the majority of the time on the weekends. This is what I wore to hike Sugarloaf Mountain over the weekend. It was the perfect autumnal day – temperature was about 60 degrees F. I layered a black t-shirt, J Crew flannel shirt, and J Crew puffy vest with running tights and
Nike‘s trainers. The key to fall style is layers.

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Black Sleeveless Trench

2015 Fashion, 2017 Fashion, Autumn, Fashion

 

 

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sleeveless trench or the long vest is also a great fall staple to add layers to your fall looks. This is an oldie but a favorite of mine. I’ve linked up to some similar styles below.

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