September 1, 2014

Monthly Muse: September


Happy September, folks! Can you believe that we're about to transition into a new season? My favorite, by the way! This post marks exactly one year that I've been doing Monthly Muse - time flies! I took a little trip down memory lane when I was putting today's images together. 

I didn't mean to have all orange and blush pink photos in this post but don't those colors look pretty together?! This month I'm especially excited about pulling out my layers on chilly mornings, fashion week, cozy fall accessories, and delicious sweets and drinks! What are you looking forward to this month?

August 31, 2014

Geek Chic: Fall Fashion on My 2-in-1


Happy Sunday, folks! I'm popping in today and getting this week's blogging line-up kicked off a little early with my second post in the Intel 2-in-1 Smart Squad campaign! As I mentioned in my first post introducing you to my new HP Pavilion 2in1 Tablet/PC, I was so late to the tablet game that it's kind of embarrassing. Now that I'm on the bandwagon, though, I absolutely love this little device. For my second post in this campaign, I wanted to showcase a few of my favorite sites to browse on my tablet - and with fashion week kicking off on Thursday, I thought it was the perfect topic!

While I love a "hard copy" of a magazine, sometimes I prefer the ease and flexibility of using my 2-in-1. For the most part, you get the same content with the convenience of being able to find it much more quickly (unlike the bookmarking I do in my magazines!). I strongly encourage you to pop into a store and try out one of these 2in1s - I think you'll love it! I can't wait to follow along with my favorite shows and street style snaps from fashion week!







Get more details about my 2-in-1 from my first post!

#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel This could include Intel providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.

August 29, 2014

This That & Then Some + Labor Day Sales!

Image: Studio DIY

Yay for a long weekend! I'm excited to be spending the weekend with my family and celebrating my mom's birthday on Saturday. It's been a tough few days for us and your positive thoughts, prayers and vibes are definitely appreciated. I'm so thankful to have some time to just be me and enjoy the special people in my life. Below are a few links to check out in your downtime and my favorite sales that are happening around the web this weekend! Happy Labor Day weekend, friends!

READING:
This article featuring blogger Gaby Burger is so good - her home is beautiful!

LOVING:
These photos that Julia shared of her and her husband are just adorable - one of my favorite couple shoots!

GIVEAWAY:
My #bloggerbesties and I are hosting an awesome giveaway with Lisi Lerch! Tassel earrings, anyone? You know you want some!

RED CARPET:
My four favorites from the Emmy Awards - Julia Roberts, Teyonah Parris, Sarah Hyland and Lizzy Caplan.

ROOM ENVY:
I know it's a little girl's room, but I want it in the worst way! Especially that bedding combination!

ADORABLE:
This kid has taken instagram by storm with his stylish pics - you've gotta see it!

3 OUTFITS:
My three favorite outfits from fellow bloggers lately - denim overalls & a trench on Atlantic-Pacific, tulle in Paris on Pink Bubbly, perfect-for-fall layering on Southern Pearls & Curls.

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALES!

ANTHROPOLOGIE: Extra 20% off sale items.
Currently loving: Lacecut booties

BAUBLEBAR: Jewelry sale starting at 50% off.
Currently loving: Galactic drop earrings

C. WONDER: 30% full-priced items + 50% off sale.
Currently loving: Linen monogram napkins

FURBISH STUDIO: Use ENDOFSUMMER to get 15% off everything.
Currently loving: Small Staffordshire dogs

GIGI NEW YORK: Free personalization + free shipping on orders over $75.
Currently loving: All in One Clutch in Wine

J. CREW: 40% final sale + free shipping on Labor Day.
Currently loving: Elsie calf hair pumps

KENDRA SCOTT: 15% off everything + free shipping with code 2014LDW.

WAITING ON MARTHA: 20% off everything with code SOLONGSUMMER.

August 28, 2014

Style File: Those Tassel Earrings


These earrings have been on my radar forever. Literally. You know those pieces that you just know you'll wear all the time and never get tired of? These fall into that category. I couldn't be happier for my three favorites to be joining me today for this round of Style File - you can see my previous collaboration with Jessica here and my collaboration with Shelby & Katie here. But today they're all here together and I love it. We've each styled our Lisi Lerch tassel earrings to give you some serious wardrobe inspiration - believe it or not, these are incredibly versatile. I love that we all opted for dresses - not planned!

Pop over and see more pictures of my girls on their blogs - Glitter & Gingham, Here & Now, and Pearls & Twirls - and follow along with this series via the hashtag #JLStyleFile.

That's not all for today, folks. Lisi Lerch is generously offering one reader a pair of her tassel earrings - you pick the color! These babies are $100 if you order them! Scroll to the bottom and enter, enter, enter!






Dress, ASOS (purchased with c/o gift card) | Sandals, J. CREW | Clutch, GIGI NY
Bar necklaces, GORJANA (large one gifted) | Earrings, gifted LISI LERCH | Ring, gifted EMITATIONS
Sunglasses, D&G gifted SUNGLASSES SHOP


August 27, 2014

My Style: Summer Layering


I am so excited to be part of 2 Girls in 2 Cities' Side-by-Side Challenge for August! Today we're all featuring our favorite layered looks for this end-of-summer chill we've been experiencing (get links at the bottom of the post!). It's been just chilly enough on certain days to crave a light scarf or even a thin cardigan. I love this time of year because it forces me to get creative with my wardrobe and mix and match pieces that I wouldn't usually pair. It also gives me just enough excitement to really start thinking about transitioning to fall - tights and booties, hooray! Today, however, it's all about matchy-matchy neon and light layers. . .





Tee, ASOS (purchased with c/o gift card) | Skirt, JCP (last year) | Shoes, J. CREW FACTORY
Clutch, ASOS (purchased with c/o gift card) | Scarf, gifted SBS | Necklace, KENDRA SCOTT
Earrings, KENDRA SCOTT | Charm bracelet, gifted LOREN HOPE | Monogram necklace, gifted  PINK BUBBLY
Sunglasses, D&G gifted SUNGLASSES SHOP

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Jennie & Amanda at 2 Girls in 2 Cities | Jalpa at Samosa Pop | Jill at Hot Pink Style 
Julien at It's Julien | Jen at Fashionably Employed

Be sure to check out all the other ladies' looks over on their blogs and browse previous Side-by-Side features for some awesome style inspiration!

August 26, 2014

Currently Crushing: 15 Pieces for Fall

Currently Crushing: Fall

I've got the fall itch, gang. We still have a few weeks but I've already got my eye on a few pieces that I think are perfect for transitioning into cooler temperatures and rotating in your closet as key neutrals. I know chambray is usually the go-to foundation blouse, but I love the idea of mixing it up a bit - these polka dots are so versatile. I'm also on board with layering gold necklaces right now as opposed to statement pieces - this and this are a great pair. And how fabulous is that designer look-alike bag? For a fraction of the price, it's the essential everyday bag. I love the idea of topping off dressy and casual looks with a fur vest. This one is currently unavailable but there are tons of options out there! Get some fall color inspiration from this WWD article featuring the top colors of the season - lots of jewel tones which look great on everyone! And browse fall beauty trends in this Harper's Bazaar article!


August 25, 2014

September Issues

Vogue featuring "Instagirls" Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss

Marie Claire featuring Blake Lively

Porter featuring Anja Rubik

InStyle featuring Julia Roberts

People StyleWatch featuring Lauren Conrad

Harper's Bazaar featuring Lady Gaga and Asia

Allure featuring Chloe Grace Moretz

Elle featuring Kristen Stewart

Vanity Fair featuring Natalia Vodianova

Take a walk down memory lane - 2012 covers and 2013 covers!

(all sources linked under images)