Tuesday, December 30, 2014

outfit post maternity: grey cardigan, white tank, bootcut jeans, black flats

(35 weeks)
Inspiration - Nordstrom

So I'm working my way back from the dead.

December 17th & 18th my hubby came down with a fever & cough and I took care of him while trying to finish up my work week. I felt a little funny Friday at work but I didn't think much of it because I honestly can't recall getting very sick or having a fever in the past 7-8 years. But then WHAM I woke up Saturday the 20th full-on sick. Fever, aches, cough - the works. Other then a quick visit to the doctor on Monday I didn't move from laying down on the bed/couch for five full days. At the worst I hit a 103 degree fever plus being nine months pregnant -- no fun at all.

I had all these grand plans pre-Christmas to finish up work for the year, finish my barely started Christmas shopping and work on the nursery. But I just had to let all of it go and give myself over to resting. Quite the mental exercise for someone who is used to always getting it all done. Hubby, who isn't typically the most nurturing/caretaker type, has been super great though days and days of sick duty.

The first day I was upright was Christmas and we made the short drive to my parents house. I wore this outfit. (Found this plus sized 2XL cardigan on super sale at Target a few weeks back and it's all I want to wear now.)  I parked on my parents couch and we had low key day with my parents, hubby and three siblings.

And the days following Christmas have been more of living on the couch. My fever is gone but I still have bad rumbling cough and zero energy. (Let's not even talk about the cough & pregnancy heartburn/reflux mix... so not cool.) The past few days I've spent the morning working & trying to wrap up mandatory obligations for the year but those few hours zap all my energy and I find myself back on the couch for the rest of the day.

While at first the couch time & Walk Dead marathon was kinda fun - now this many 'wasted' days in a row is starting to drive me a little crazy. 10 days straight at home is giving me cabin fever. So many thing I wanted to do over break - thank you notes to write, blog posts to put together, nursery to finish, family to visit, party invites outstanding... but I'm still too drained to be much use at anything.

I'm both tired and tired of being sick. And I'm feeling quite whiny about it. But the rational side of me knows the only thing I can do is eat some more stupid chicken soup, drink some more stupid Gatorade, see what TiVo had queued up for me and let my body do the rest to fight this stupid thing. :/

(At the bottom is my monthly maternity picture progression - I can't believe I'm starting my 9th month!!)

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Starting my 9th month - I'm getting huuuuuggggee! :)
 

 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 in review - outfit posts: coral blazer - 5 ways

As part of my annual year end wrap up, I have gathered together some of my favorite & most worn pieces of clothing from 2014 plus a few favorites from the blogging archives. I think it's interesting & fun to to see all the different ways I wore the same thing. Hope you enjoy the look back too! 


I love that adding a blazer on top of basic boring clothing pieces magically pulls them all together and transforms the look from separate items into an "outfit". Before this blazer I only owned black, grey & navy blazers and basically only wore them for work. I wanted to incorporate a fun blazer into my wardrobe for casual looks and this coral one fit the bill.

I felt most comfortable wearing this blazer with other pieces that were neutral or lightly patterned because it is so bright and such an attention grabber. Looking at this group of pictures - I think I need to branch out into finding some fun dresses in my closet to wear with it!


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Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 in review - outfit posts: striped pencil skirt - 7 ways

As part of my annual year end wrap up, I have gathered together some of my favorite & most worn pieces of clothing from 2014 plus a few favorites from the blogging archives. I think it's interesting & fun to to see all the different ways I wore the same thing. Hope you enjoy the look back too! 


This skirt was a impulse buy at Old Navy back in March. I already had a navy polka-dot pencil skirt in my closet so I thought I had my "navy patterned pencil skirt" category covered. But I randomly gabbed it to try on and ended up loving it. Unlike my structured navy pencil skirt - this skirt is soft and stretchy. It's basically like wearing a tube sock. A very cute & flattering tube sock. Because of the soft stretchy fabric it seems a lot more casual to me then my other work pencil skirt. I usually think of pencil skirts as exclusively work-wear so I think the real bonus of this purchase was adding a casual pencil skirt option to my closet.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 in review - outfit posts: jean jacket - 23 ways

As part of my annual year end wrap up, I have gathered together some of my favorite & most worn pieces of clothing from 2014 plus a few favorites from the blogging archives. I think it's interesting & fun to to see all the different ways I wore the same thing. Hope you enjoy the look back too! 


In my book jean jackets are a fundamental closet 'must have' basic. They are wonderful because they never go out of style, they work for all body types and they work with everything else in your closet. I have worn mine with everything from dresses to skirts to pants. Truly a wardrobe staple.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

outfit post: red midi skirt, white tank, grey cardigan, brown t-strap heels

Inspiration - Banana Republic

Wordless Wednesday. :)

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

outfit post: brown leather jacket, floral print tie-neck blouse, trousers jeans, loafer pumps

Inspiration - SmartSet.ca

Tie-neck blouses are pretty much my favorite blouses ever. You can see how often I've worn them here on the blog. I think they are a great way to give an outfit interest without having to add jewelry.

I love this outfit. I especially love the burgundy and mustard colors in this floral of the blouse mixed with the brown of the leather jacket. Lovely fall combination.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

outfit post: black jumper/shift, chambray buttondown, plaid scarf, black ballet flats

Inspiration - J.Crew

I'm sort of obsessed with this outfit. I love this jumper/shift dress paired with a chambray button down shirt. It's cute, casual and with the plaid scarf - so festive for this time of year. Love love love love.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

outfit post maternity: black maternity swing dress, black t-strap wedges

(33 weeks)
Inspiration - Asos

This is the dress that I'm going to wear to my baby shower this weekend. It's my only 'dressy' maternity dress. (So it's also the dress I'm going to wear to all Christmas & New Year events. All hail the little black dress!) I put on cute high heels like the inspiration photo but that lasted all of 30 seconds before I nixed the idea and swapped to easy low wedges. Not even long enough to snap a photo - no way jose.

I'm super excited to celebrate this little girl with my friends and family this weekend. Many people I who I don't get to see very often are traveling here from out of town. I am so thankful to have such a loving group who will be a part of her life growing up. I feel really lucky.

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Symptoms - Few new occurrences of note: Having a little bit of acid refulx/heart burn when I eat certain foods. Really achy back if I try to do too much (like carrying around bunches of boxes of Christmas decorations and trying to reorganize the garage). And lastly I think my balance is off a bit because doorways and stationary objects seem to be jumping in my way when I walk/waddle past.

Food - I've been eating a little bit of everything this holiday season. Thanksgiving food. Cookies. Cakes. So much deliciousness everywhere. All the indulging showed up on the scale this week at the doctors where they told me I've already hit 49 pounds. Eeeeep. Back on track after this weekend! Need more veggies in my life!

Exercise - Still trying to walk as much as I can. Work went a little crazy last week so I didn't get in my 10K steps very many days but I plan to get back to that routine next week as well.

Clothes - I've reached the point of this pregnancy of not liking clothes. At all. Every single morning I look at my options and I don't want to get dressed. All I want to wear is giant PJs. Having to wear something everyday is just annoying. If there is any tightness, pulling or ill fit of any kind - forget it. I'm not wearing it. So I'm only wearing about 1/3 of the maternity clothes I have. The most comfortable options. Over and over. Not great blog material.

Body - Baby has started to squirm like a little alien trying to escape my stomach. You can see these bumps and movements beneath the surface. It's super cool and weird.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

outfit post: knit sweater dress, black tights, black ankle boots

Inspiration - H&M

Wordless Wednesday. :)

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

outfit post: pink dress, pink sweater, black boyfriend blazer. black boots

Inspiration - Pippa Middleton

Being a Floridian I have a wardrobe of 80% warm weather friendly clothing. Which means when we do get cold weather my options are much more limited compared to the rest of the year. So seeing this Pippa Middleton inspiration photo where she layered over an obviously warm weather dress to make it cold weather appropriate made me excited to give it a whirl. Layering over a light weight summer dress isn't the most practical option for keeping warm versus wearing something smart like a wool skirt. Buuuttt for the mid-level cold weather and the sake of stretching my existing wardrobe a little further - I really like the result!

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Monday, December 8, 2014

outfit post: striped long sleeved shirt, grey cardigan, black pencil skirt

Inspiration - Nine-Thirty to Five

Another great inspiration from the wonderful ladies at Nine-Thirty to Five blog. I love love love a cute work outfit built from my favorite basics pieces. Add the black pencil skirt I've worn a zillion times plus my favorite striped shirt plus a cozy cardigan - outfit win!

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Guest Post Repost - Winter is Coming: Building an outerwear wardrobe

UPDATE: This post was originally published in November 2013 but it was suggested by a few readers that because it is so useful I should re-post with updated links. So here it is. (I added some cheaper options below each paragraph - but thereis always the balance between price & quality & staying warm.) Hope you enjoy!

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November 2013
Growing up in Florida has left a big gap in my knowledge of how to properly dress for frosty temperatures. One of my oldest and bestest friends lives in DC. She is my go-to winter-wear question person.  She's been kind enough to write a guest post filled with great advice about building an outerwear wardrobe. ~MK

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Winter is Coming: Building an outerwear wardrobe, by Anne

When I moved to Washington, DC, from Florida in 1999, I packed two cotton Gap sweaters and considered myself set. My New Yorker roommate took one look and told me this was insufficient. I needed wool.

Wool? Never heard of it. The mid-Atlantic climate was new to me, and so were peacoats, puffers, boots and wool socks.

Thankfully, DC isn’t as cold as Vermont or as windy as Chicago. However, the region gets a little bit of all kinds of weather, including at least a week of frigid temperatures and one snowstorm a year. So while District residents may not need to wear parkas from October through May, it’s still important to have a range of outerwear options that can get a girl through both mild and inclement conditions. Something I’ve learned is that having the right clothing can spare you a lot of pain in avoiding cold limbs, needlessly sweating in a too-hot jacket and hassle in dealing with rain and snow. I’ve never enjoyed plunking down cash on coats, but once they’re in my closet, it is a joy to have the right thing to wear when it is hot and rainy, cold and windy, or when going to a last-minute dream job interview on the coldest day of the year.

Like shoes and handbags, outerwear is the kind of thing that takes a lot of abuse as you wear it. Higher quality items made of high-tech fabric and filling will keep you warmer (even without adding bulk, thanks science) and will last longer, costing less in the long run. When you can, look for tried and true brands. The examples below represent some labels I’ve found to wear well.

Looking for quality doesn’t mean that you need to pay full price, though. Try not to buy outerwear as soon as the temperature drops. Cold-weather items go on sale quickly, and can be bought at steep discounts in January. Discount stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack offer name brands at a discount, and usually have a huge selection (at least in DC). If you’re looking for a basic black wool coat or puffer, you’ll have a wide selection. For activewear brands like Marmot or Patagonia, try Sierra Trading Post, which has outlet pricing on lots of fleece, rain gear and accessories.

I started building an outerwear wardrobe my first year in DC, and have tried to add to it bit by bit during my 14 years as a Washingtonian. Here are some pieces to consider adding to your collection this year. Let me know in the comments if you have any favorite pieces to share!

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Safari or field jacket:
I bought an olive field jacket from J.Crew Factory (similar) in the spring, and have worn it 100 times. I like that it can toughen up a flirty floral dress, but the tapered waist keeps it feminine with jeans. It matches everything, and looks great with the sleeves rolled up. J.Crew now offers a longer version that I like even more.  This item can be layered with thick sweaters or a vest to keep you warmer as you get into November.
Vest: The vest was my investment piece this year. They can be great to layer under coats for added warmth, or on their own over a long-sleeved tee or sweater for late fall. I’ve wanted a Rachel Zoe-esque fur vest like this one for a while – they look great to easily dress up jeans and other simple outfits, and can be a fun, inexpensive statement piece. I would wear a massive fur vest to work with a black pencil skirt and simple white tee and an armful of bracelets. I broke my rule of early season purchases to snag this puffer vest last year in brown, and like how the bright color looks against neutrals. I wore it Wednesday (high of 66) and I was sweating after walking four blocks, so it does keep you warm even without arms. Plus it dips low to cover the small of your back, which is a huge plus. I hate the feel of cold air on suddenly exposed skin if you lean over in a cropped jacket. Shivers. For a third look, I love this hunting vest with leather patches where you’d place the butt of a shotgun.
Trench: If your commute includes more than 5 minutes of walking outdoors, you need a substantial raincoat that covers your butt and upper legs. Otherwise, your arms will get soaked and you’ll kick up mud on the back of your skirt. The classic trench is a no-brainer item that looks good on everyone, never goes out of style, and works with business formal and jeans. Trenches are available in every price point, but try to get a high-quality one, since this will likely be an item you keep forever. Especially try to avoid a trench that wrinkles (H&M, I’m looking at you). This is an item that will likely end up scrunched in a wet ball behind your desk after you walk in late, so get one with nice fabric that can stand up to less than perfect treatment. The trench pictured here is from Zara which has intermittent quality, so investigate the item before buying. I have had good luck with a Brook Brothers trench, and the Burberry version is a (pricey) classic.
Quilted coat: I’m not a huge label whore, but the Burberry quilted jacket is pretty iconic, and is the perfect weight for those days when it’s legitimately cold but you don’t want to start wearing your heavy wool coat yet. As a Floridian transplant, I try to put off the winter transition as long as possible, and this is the coat that lets me get away with it. The nylon coat has a cotton lining and is incredibly lightweight and smushable, so if the day heats up you can shove it in your bag instead of carrying it around. It’s also somewhat good in the rain, since it’s nylon, but I wouldn’t push it. The Burberry version comes in a million permutations: belted, cropped, slim, buttons, snaps, etc. The version shown here is cropped, but mine is a longer version and a little too big, which I love because it is super comfy and never rides up when I move around. I bought mine at the Burberry outlet, and recommend looking on eBay too if you want the Burberry plaid at the wrists and collar. J.Crew now carries a similar item from similarly fancy but more outdoorsy Barbour, and J.Crew Factory has a more affordable version of the same concept.
Fleece: The fleece is another item that isn’t really a winter coat, but gets you through those first cold weeks. The beauty of the fleece, though, is that it is basically pajamas disguised as outerwear. As such, it’s more of a weekend piece, but if you partied hard Thursday night, you’re going to want to wear this on Friday. Like the vest, it’s great for layering, and it’s perfect to pull out on cool nights year-round if you’re north of the Mason Dixon. I am partial to Muppet-like shaggy fleeces, but if you’re more buttoned up, shorthair versions are easy to find. And since it’s more activewear, this is your go-to for working out in the winter, hikes, and other activities where you want full range of motion and machine-washable fabrics. Check out REI’s brand, Land’s End and LL Bean for options that are cheaper than North Face/Patagonia/Marmot.
Wool coat: So you’ve worn your transition pieces as long as you can, and you can’t fight true winter any longer. The wool coat is the number one key piece in the winter wardrobe, and if you can only buy one thing pictured here, it should probably be this guy. Warm enough to allow for survival on the coldest days, but not ridiculous to wear on more temperate ones, this coat can pretty much get you from November through March without problem. The style shown here looks great with work clothes, can go casual with jeans, and will last for years, especially in a darker color to hide stains. This is a very basic version of the everyday coat. There are lots with trendier accents like leather trim, military buttons, belts, etc., but this one is tried and true. I really like that J.Crew offers several of their coats with Thinsulate, which is an extra layer that helps keep you warm. It’s worth the money. If you can, try to buy a coat like this in January, when they will all be at least 40 percent off. However, really try to find a coat that you love. You will be wearing this almost every day for four months. Every time you go outside, you will have to think about it, see it, touch it. Buy something that makes you happy. Come February, you’ll need it.
Second coat: I made it through four DC winters before it occurred to me that I could have more than one wool coat. This item is rather unnecessary, practically speaking, but sometimes you just need options. Having a second coat gives you a break from the first one, and can be a place to introduce a little whimsy into your winter wardrobe. If your primary coat is more formal, go casual. Try a bright color, a trendy detail like leather or studs, or a different shape for some variety. I love the look of toggles, and this Topshop coat also brings in a bright but versatile color at a lower price point. Having an inexpensive coat can also give you peace of mind if you go to a club or party where you leave your coat in a giant pile, since you won’t be heartbroken if someone walks off with it. This season I love the bright coats I’ve been seeing, especially the modern lines on this J.Crew number. I’m keeping my eye on it for January clearance sales.
Puffer coat: To my untrained Florida eye, I always wondered why people wore puffer coats. They are SO UGLY. Just such a terrible eyesore. One winter, though, I was in New York with friends, shivering and complaining in my wool coat while walking through the gusty canyons they call streets. “Anne, if you’re so cold, why don’t you just wear a puffer?” my Bostonian friend asked witheringly. Um because I didn’t know that was a thing I was supposed to do? You’ve got to tell a girl these things. So in case you also did not know: Puffer coats are super warm, and will make you much more comfortable on really cold days. Do you think, “it’s cold out, and that must be why I am still cold, even in my nice Thinsulate wool coat”? You could be warmer, friend. All you have to do is sell your soul into one of these hideous coats. Seriously, though, it is worth it, and once you hit your late 20s you won’t even care anymore. I’ve been to three presidential inaugurations, and the only one I was remotely comfortable was the one post-puffer conversion. And bonus, the nylon fabric is kind of water-resistant. If it’s snowing, you’ll be able to brush the snow off the nylon easily before it melts into the down.

Again, there are lots of options when looking for a puffer. I try to find one that is as slimming as possible, since the whole point of the coat is to look like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow man. Look for quilting in a diamond or square pattern, rather than fat horizontal stripes. A belt or a seriously articulated waist will help you look like a woman. Matte black or other dark colors appear smaller than white, metallics, or anything shiny. Look for a knee-length version for a longer line and to keep your butt warm. I like a fur-lined hood, for a touch of something natural (even though most are faux fur, which is fine). The Cole Haan coat pictured here meets all of these requirements. I’m thinking about getting this Eddie Bauer version, which is a little longer and sleeping bag-like, but looks so cozy.
What coats do you love? Tell me how you get through winter in your neck of the woods!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

outfit post: navy a-line midi skirt, white button down shirt, burgundy pointed toe pumps

Inspiration - Carolina Herrera

Love the elegant and classic Carolina Herrera. How amazing that she has dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. I'm always happy to take a style inspiration from someone known as being, "elegant and worldly without ever being fussy." Love an outfit built totally from closet classics.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

outfit post: new fun page - labels search!

I started playing around with the blog layout and general organization of the site over the long holiday weekend because it needed some general maintenance and cleanup. I made a few adjustments to things like colors, layout and header bars and still have a few more in mind.

One thing I thought of while playing around is that while I like the current label drop downs that are available in the side bar for searching for particular things like tops, bottoms or shoes - it might be even nicer to consolidate them all on one page for easy searching.

So I built a static page that you can search for different clothing types in either blog format (results are normal post layout) or flipcard view (results are little square icons - not sure if they work on mobile). Also I added some combinations of multiple search terms like "Work + Pencil Skirt + Cardigan."

Here's what the page looks like:


You can check it out by clicking here or from now on you can find the label page in the header menu:

I still want to add some additional categories like Colors & Occasions... so that'll be next step as soon as I find some time! :)

Let me know what you think! Any suggestions for combinations? Thanks!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

outfit posts: most popular clothing clicks - november

Because I use affiliate links on this site (I get a few cents each time you guys click a shopping link) I am able to see a dashboard of what items were the most clicked on each week/month. I think it's really interesting to see which clothing links you guys are engaged by and click a bunch. And then compare those to which ones you decide to pass over. Here's the most clicked items for November.

Monday, December 1, 2014

outfit post: blue patterned shirt dress, brown loafer pumps

Inspiration - Cabi 2013

One of best items to have in your closet is a patterned dress that you love. It's great for putting on when you can't figure out what in the world to piece together to wear. I think a shirt dress is a great classic style to fill that great dress closet spot for years to come.

I bought a green shirt dress at the beginning of 2013 at one of those home sales parties for clothes (I think of them as tupperware parties - but I'm sure they have a more correct name) that one of my friends was hosting. I ended up loving the dress so much (and have worn it quite a few times on the blog) what when I saw the same one in blue for sale on eBay this summer I bought a second one in blue. 

Can't wait for post pregnancy to wear it bunches!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

outfit post: jean jacket, striped shirt, black skinny jeans, ankle boots, cream knit infinity scarf

Inspiration - Lauren Conrad

This cozy winter outfit has the same top pieces as the skirt & flats look I posted a few weeks ago but the result is quite different. I love finding new ways to re-wear clothes.

All the pieces in this outfit are fantastic basics - striped shirt, jean jacket and black skinny jeans are staples that can be used in a million ways. I did a quick search in the blog's flipcard view and came back with a ton of results for times I've worn these basics:
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

outfit posts: gift guide - for her

Because there are never enough gift guides on the interwebs this time of year - I decided to add my two cents. Here is a list of products that I own, use all the time and love. Very much a list of "Outfit Post's Favorite Things." Hopefully a few of these might trigger some inspiration for the gals in your life!
  1. Personal message necklace ($62) - This series of necklaces from Dogeared have a variety of charms that give personal inspirational messages things like: Happiness, Faith, Good Beginnings, Strength, Luck, Love. I think it would be a cute to give a gift that is both a pretty necklace plus a sweet message they see every time they wear it.
  2. Naked Basics ($29) - This set of eyeshadow has six great neutral matte colors that work on a variety of skin tones. It is a great everyday basic pallet that will get tons of use. There is also a recently released Naked Basics 2. I own both and love them both.
  3.  Tory Burch Flower Studs ($68) - Super pretty earrings that don't scream look at me I'm a logo.
  4. Victoria's Secret Cotton Mayfair Pajama ($52) - Everyone loves a nice pair of pajamas. These are classic cut with lots of cute pattern & color options.
  5. Chanel No.5 ($98) - Classic scent. My main go-to fragrance. Love it. From wikipedia - Traditionally, fragrance worn by women had adhered to two basic categories. Respectable women favored the pure essence of a single garden flower. Sexually provocative perfumes heavy with animal musk or jasmine were associated with women of the demi-monde, prostitutes or courtesans. Chanel felt the time was right for the debut of a scent that would epitomize the modern flapper that would speak to the liberated spirit of the 1920s.
  6. Longchamp - Le Pliage Large Shoulder Tote ($145) - At first the idea of spending over a hundred dollars on a nylon bag seems high but the stylishness, usefulness & durability of this bag make the price worth it. I bought my first one 14 years ago my first time visiting Paris (I chose brown) and since then I have subjected the bag to a ton of use and abuse and it is still holding strong. I use it as a travel bag when I fly in addition to my carry-on roller, as a gym bag with sneakers and clothes jammed in, as a overnight bag for a weekend trips and even sometimes as a beach bag. It also folds up really small so if I think I might need an extra bag on a trip I can pack it just in case without losing space.
  7. Kate Spade polka dot notebook ($14) - Every girl can use a pretty notebook. Even technology addicts like me appreciate putting pen to paper from time to time. I really love the metallic dots.
  8. Quilted Travel Flats ($18) - These shoes can be a lifesaver. They are great to stash in your bag for the end of a night on the town when you decide to wear crazy high shoes or wearing on your walking commute before changing into office heels or for having on hand for breaking it down on the dance floor at a fun wedding. I bought my pair after having to be piggy backed to our hotel room by my husband after a long night out in Vegas in painful shoes.
  9. Michael Kors Watch ($225) - This is a bit of a special occasion gift. For me, considering the number of times I have worn it, the cost per wear of this watch is well worth the investment in price. I like that it feels both like a functional timepiece but also like a bangle-y bracelet.
  10. Epsom Labelworks LabelMaker ($30) - Labeling makes the world better.
  11. Ultrasonic jewelry cleaner ($25) - I bought this jewelry cleaner from Target about five years ago and it's great. All you need is hot water, a touch of dish soap and an old toothbrush for super shiny clean jewelry.
  12. Chanel Nail Polish ($28) - This is a fun way to give a small slightly fancy gift that is a little indulgent without a huge price tag. Lots of great colors to pick from. I'm partial to the almost light pretty look of the 'ballerina' color.

outfit post: teal boyfriend cardigan, white tank, black skinny jeans, black riding boots

Inspiration - ShoeMint

Love this outfit for a weekend of relaxing with family and watching football. Comfy, cute and casual - sold!

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