Winter Outfit Inspiration: Lily Collins

Happy Friday! Lily Collins is a well-known celebrity and has a very distinct, sought after style. She has a classic beauty and unassuming air that wears well with unexpected pieces. Many ensembles we see her in, with the exception of red … Continue reading

Buffalo Gals

Happy Friday!! 😀 I’m starting off the weekend with a post about a specific trend I never thought I’d be particularly fond of: buffalo plaid. To me, the bold, check print on harsh, woolen fabrics has always looked a little … Continue reading

September Favorites (Abridged)

Hey there! I, first of all want to start out by saying how incredibly grateful I am for all of you. Especially the last couple of weeks when posts on my blog have been a bit scattered. As I said … Continue reading

Budget Approved Purchase: It’s Gonna Bead Me Necklace

It’s almost the weekend and it’s safe to say that it’s almost September as well. Can you believe it?! And since we are all getting into the campfires and s’mores mood around the blogosphere, I have lots of lovely things … Continue reading

OOTD: Out-Wit the Weather

Can you tell that I can’t take a break from these Nine West booties?! They go with EVERYTHING!! Honestly, though, this weather is so inconsistent. All last week it was so temperate and “spring like”. Today, it turned into the … Continue reading

Lust Vs Must: ALDO Bergeron Clutch

Lust Vs. Must, anyone?Lust Vs Must: black glitter clutch
 
I am super excited about sharing this weeks Lust Vs. Must with you because every girl needs a cute, envelope clutch!
I know, I know– you probably want to scold me for posting black purses after I just wrote an article on Monday all about how blue is the go-to color of the season. But, that doesn’t mean that black doesn’t have its place; and incorporated with sparkly embellishment and gold hardware is a good place to be.
The Karen Millen, crystal encrusted, LUST version of this bag goes for $225 online and is limited edition. It’s showy and a little edgy, and the suede body gives a little more of a luxe feel. But, the price tag gives a heart attack!
Why not consider this option….
The ALDO Bergeron Clutch  is a bit more kitschy and made from cheaper materials however, I am actually more drawn to it. The bonus is that it only costs $40 AND comes in three colors! White, black, and gold. It gives quite a street savvy look to the simplest of attire and not only keeps your essentials close but, attractive. I can guarantee you’ll get noticed in the Starbucks line with this baby! Also, it would convert to a night-time get-up as well. Both of which I have put together affordable examples of.
First, I put together a plain chartreuse jumper and a gray wash pant to soften the contrast. Following suit with the gold implements on the bag, I went with cap toed, black loafers and a gorgeous long, feminine,  pendant necklace. Versatile, cube cluster earrings and a pale pink gloss finish the look for a carefree, informal look for the work week.
Cozy Clutch
The next outfit is one that I personally would wear to a rehearsal dinner, dinner at a nice restaurant, or a night at the theater.
The scallop hemmed dress is very ladylike, especially when worn with a nude t-strap, mary jane, wedged shoe. Etched rhinestone, stackable bangles bring have a high-end finish that take this ensemble to the next level of class, without going over the top.
Contingency

OOTD: Pattern + Pleather

As I posted last week, the weather in North Carolina is holding it’s own. Most days now are sunny and in the 60’s or 70’s which makes it perfect for a light jacket & scarf. Today, I wasn’t feeling very … Continue reading

Guest Post: Creme de la Carol, Playing With Plaid

This post is something that I asked Carol (Creme de la Carol) to hook up for me; given her super styling technique and she’s cute as a button! Check out her blog and you won’t be disappointed. I usually end … Continue reading