Y’all! Today is happy everything: hump day, November, official start of the holiday season and Lauren James collection launch day! I don’t know about you guys but I love the holiday season. Halloween and pumpkins aren’t really my thing but fancy details and velvet pieces are. Lucky for this girl, the new Holiday collection from Lauren James is full of both! You’ve probably seen how much I love my other LJ pieces from previous posts on instagram, but today I’m really excited to introduce you to the scalloped velvet skirt. It’s absolutely stunning and will be an incredibly versatile addition to your wardrobe. It’s so versatile, I partnered with Lauren James for a guest blog post to show you 2 ways I style it and am showing you a 3rd in this post. Read more to find out more about my party look and be sure to check out the Styled Sweet post today to see the other two!
“Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we’re half way there…” I honestly cannot believe how fast this week is going! Does anyone else wake up with Bon Jovi in their head on random Wednesdays?! Maybe not, but I know one thing most women get pumped about and it’s a great ruffle neck floral dress. I can honestly say this is my favorite dress to date and I am beyond obsessed with it.
Happy Monday y’all – we made it to another one and I’m a little more excited to start my week with a fun ruffle dress. Mondays are particularly hard for me to get going since I am usually still on a weekend high. I find it a little easier to get motivated when I feel confident and put in a little more outfit effort. Today’s ruffle dress is one of my summer favorites and also one of my looks from TBSCon a few weeks ago.
Give me all the drama! Ruffle drama that is. Honestly, when it comes to ruffles: the bigger the better and the more the merrier. Can you think of another quip, pun, saying or phrase to emphasize my love for dramatic ruffles?! Pile it on and then throw this ruffle one shoulder top on top of the pile because it is still my favorite to date. Today I’m sharing another way to wear this amazing top I just cannot get enough of.
I just love the hot – cold balance of an outfit. I think I pretty much lived in the same outfit formula all weekend. It seems I just cannot help myself. It’s such an easy formula to follow: long sleeve shirt (I typically gravitate toward button downs), shorts, shoes and done! Today I swapped out my button downs for this printed ruffled number and transitional fall shorts. The top is a super light weight material and is easy to dress up or down with shorts, jeans or black pants for the office. The flared sleeves are subtle and noticeable yet don’t drive me nuts during the day. They also give me a hint of that cool 70’s vibe. The shorts are pretty awesome too! They were my first Marc Jacobs purchase and I got them for a total steal two years ago.They are super high waist and have a tie belt. They are a little thicker and warm for the hot summer days, but perfect for transitioning into fall. I linked some similar ones below to help you recreate the look. After being smoldering hot for two days straight I can say I’m ready for a little break in the weather. I also find myself gravitating towards team colored things (hellooooo football season!) which must mean I’m heading toward that fall state of mind earlier than I expected.
Speaking of football season, I have gotten several orders lately for team colored necklaces. (If you didn’t already know, I have been designing and making jewelry for over 10 years and have several pieces posted in the shop page. Most pieces are custom made upon request but many are listed ready to ship if you are interested!) Anyways, team colored necklaces and football fever have got me in the mood for a giveaway! There are simply toooo many colleges to choose from so in the next few weeks, I’ll be designing a Carolina Panthers necklace to giveaway to one lucky follower. What do y’all think? Sound like a good way to kick off the season?! 🙂
Which teams are you pulling for?! Let me know in the comments below!
Jealous Tomato Ruffle Printed Top // Marc Jacobs High Waist Shorts (old but linked similar below) // GiGi New York Uber Python Clutch // Schutz Lace Up Heels (on sale)// MAC Lip Color in “Flat Out Fabulous”
all photos courtesy & property of Erin Neer