Archive | August, 2014

Friday Favorites: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Friday Favorites – check-in every Friday for Five of my Favorite Finds.

This Friday I’m loving boho chic – think fringe, slouchy silhouettes and eclectic prints. Perhaps all together these elements may read too “Coachella”, but add a few pieces into your standard rotation for a cool fall update.

Rag & Bone Hat | DV Fringe Bootie | Free People Strappy Bra | Nasty Gal TeeAnthropologie Wide-Leg Pants

Have an idea for a Friday Favorite feature? Please leave a comment.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend! ~Jenn

What’s in My Shopping Bag: The GAP

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40% Off for GAP Cardmembers NOW!! (August 20-24)

As many of you know (or have figured from my previous posts), I am an online shopping aficionado. I wish that I could chalk it up to having kids and a busy schedule…but truth-be-told, it’s just so easy and fun to look (and buy). I make it into the stores pretty frequently, but the ease of online shopping and potential discounts still have their allure.

First remember, I have 3 Golden Rules to online shopping:
1) Never, NEVER buy final sale. It’s generally a mistake and a deal is never a deal if you don’t want to keep it but have to (regardless of the price).
2) Free shipping and returns, always. I’m frequently frustrated by those tricky sites that offer free shipping and “easy returns” (read: not free, just easy). The only exception to this rule is when you can return to your local brick-and-mortar establishment (even then, consider what you pay for parking).
3) Don’t keep if it’s not prefect and you don’t love it.  Sometimes online purchases have a way of staying in our closets even if they’re not 100% awesome.  Something about the ease of trying in your home lends itself to laziness when required to ship or return to a store.  Ask yourself: “is this exactly what I’m looking for?” and “would I have bought this if I was in the store?”

With these rules in mind, for the next 4 days The GAP is offering 40% off regular-price items for cardmembers (both in-store and online).  Act fast, this is a limited time offer!

Below are the items you will find currently in my shopping bag:

 

 

Silky Plaid Shirt | Leather Slip-On Sneakers | Quilted Moto Jacket | Cap-Sleeve Denim Dress | Burnout Dip-Dye Tee | Destroyed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

I continue to obsess over moto-detailing, destroyed jeans and slip-on sneakers.  Lucky for me, these are trends that continue into fall this year.  The jeans, in particular, are an amazing price – it seems the more destroyed the denim, the higher the price tag.  And, I am so into plaid right now! The resurgance of all things 1990’s is nostalgic of my high school years…am I dating myself??

Hope you enjoy my picks and happy shopping! Please share your favorite sites, sales and tricks – I’m always eager to learn your finds.  Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

Outfits: Summer’s Fall Sweater

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Hard to believe, but mid-August can be sweater weather here in Seattle. Regardless of where you reside; as the late summer evenings cool, now may be as good a time as any to break out your favorite fall knits.

Look 1: Fall-Worthy
This outfit is perfect for early fall, when it’s chilly but not yet cold enough to require a jacket. If you needed an extra layer, you could even do a tee under this chambray shirt – leaving it open for added visual interest. Conversely, if it’s not yet truly cold enough – sub a tee or a tank for the long sleeve shirt.

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Sweater (worn throughout): Free People
Jeans: J Brand
Shirt: Anthropologie (similar)
Booties: DV by Dolce Vita
Purse: Zara (Spring 2014)
Sunglasses: SALT.
Necklaces (worn throughout): Tiffany KeyMargaret Elizabeth (similar)
Rings & Bracelets: Queen Anne Dispatch

Look 2: Summer Wear

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Dress: Lanston
Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (sale!)
Belt: Lucky Brand (2010)
Clutch: Kivari (Spring 2014)
Sunglasses: MICHAEL by Michael Kors

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Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes?  It’s not as glamorous as you might have been led to believe (but still lots of fun)!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading! ~Jenn (and Eloise)

What I’m Lovin’: Wear Now, Into Fall

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As the temperatures remain consistently warm and summer staples finally get marked-down, it’s hard to wrap your head around fall dressing.  However (and before you know it), kids will be returning to school and the leaves will begin to change…sweater weather.  In preparation, I like to “ease” into my fall wardrobe by integrating a few fall staples into my summer rotation.  The three picks below are perfect as the nights start to get cooler (and darker earlier), yet just as easy to pair with your favorite summer tank or flip flops!

Oversized Cardigan: I just snapped up the Free People cardigan – I can’t wait for the booties and jeans it begs for in the fall.  In the meantime, it will be perfect over my favorite maxi dress or even paired with shorts and my swim suit during my upcoming beach vacation.  Stay tuned…I’m inspired for an outfit pic!

Topshop | Soft Joie | Free People

Ankle Bootie: These continue to be a staple for Fall 2014; outshining my favorite tall boots yet again…the bootie is here to stay.  While these are an easy fall basic when paired with skinny jeans, try them now with your favorite skirt or dress (long or short).  Such a sassy alternative to those sandals you have been wearing on end for the past several months.  Plus, no pedicure required!

Jeffrey Campbell | H by Hudson | Dolce Vita

 Moto Jeans: I am obsessed with all of the moto detailing still on-trend for fall – the more zippers, seams and quilting, the better! I’m wearing mine now with a loose tank and strappy heels for a little lady-like edge.  And a great way to spruce up the basic jean, sweater, boot combo when the temperatures fall.  Just be careful when pairing with your leather jacket and/or moto booties…you don’t want to look like your headed to your local biker bar!

DL 1961 | Joe’s | Paige

What are you favorite fall transitional pieces? I’m always looking for inspiration – please be sure to leave a comment.
Thanks for reading!! ~Jenn

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