No need to put away your light weight summer-to-fall transition jackets just yet. Even though the temps are dropping, you can still make use out of them! All you need to do is to layer one of your favorite jackets [that you would typically wear alone] under the light weight style of your choice. The jacket on jacket look adds contrast to your outfit while providing that extra layer of warmth you need.
Oh hello, November? This year has flown by so fast which means the holidays are right around the corner! Last week I had the opportunity to attend Ohio Creative’s gift giving guide event and was able to get a peek into all the goodies local businesses have to offer. With that said, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas to help you get a jump start on your shopping this year. Enjoy!
The Paper Vow [$2-$30] – From dazzling bottle tags, invitations and t-shirts that are crazy soft, The Paper Vow has everything you need to help make your brides special day even better.
For the traveler
Daisy Mae Designs [$10-$40] – Anywhere in the world, right at your finger tips. Daisy Mae takes any location you want on the map and adds the design to all kinds of goodies.
For the one who always accessorizes
Rowe Boutique [$40+] – Everyone has a zodiac sign and whether that person believes in it or not, these necklaces are too gorgeous not to wear. The shop also offers plenty of scarves, hats and gloves that make great stocking stuffers.
Adore Jules [$15-$50] – It was great to meet this woman at the gift giving guide event. Her story about why she started her business was so inspiring and the products she creates are so unique.
For the fitness guru
Bend Active [$20-$70] – Whether solid, a unique print, or repping OSU, the options for workout pants are never ending at this place!
For the hat & t-shirt lover
Anomaly [$12+] – There’s no lack of OH pride with these items. From trendy snap backs to comfy tees, options for both him and her.
I hope you’ve got some great ideas and are ready to get started with your holiday gift purchases!
For a look I styled earlier this week, I borrowed my roommates choker because I have yet to pull the trigger on buying one for myself. I need the choker to be versatile and comfortable. The main point is – after wearing my roommates for a bit, I knew I wanted to get one ASAP.
Take a look at the chokers/lariats I’ve got my eye on:
Ohio has finally decided to be fall where it’s chilly enough that a sweater is necessary. With that said, layering [my favorite] is required for a lot of my outfits.
The bell sleeve trend was big over the summer and is continuing into fall. For this look, I styled a gorgeous bell sleeve sweater from Forever 21 under a classic black blazer. The bell sleeves peeking through the bottom of the blazer sleeves adds a unique touch. Pairing the sweater and blazer with my go-to wide leg pants and black pumps completed the look.
Ever since the show The City, I’ve been a fan of Olivia Palermo’s style. Her ability to mix high and low end pieces in addition to wearing the same piece multiple times has always brought me inspiration. Needless to say, anytime I can recreate a look she wears with pieces already in my closet, I’m on it.
When I saw Palermo in a pair of culottes and a pleated top I knew I had an outfit I could put together. The perks of not having a massive closet is you tend to know the pieces you have by heart, so when I see an outfit I like and can recreate, I can quickly think of the pieces to put together. Image via oliviapalermo.com
When you want to recreate a look, you don’t necessarily need the exact pieces. In my case, I had similar items but with a different color palette, then of course added my own personal style with a belt with zipper detail.
Monochromatic pieces can create a very timeless and chic look; however, sometimes can be intimidating to style – especially with the color black. Typically with monochromatic looks, you want to play around with fabric, texture and proportion so that an outfit with only one color can still be interesting. Another option is to keep fabrics simple and add a subtle contrast of color. You can add contrast not only with shoes, jewelry and hand bags, but with nail and lip color as well.
The track pant trend is a big one for fall, as well as the cut out shoulder look. I combined the two for an athletic and chic style. Pumps give a more polished feel, but you can easily style this with sneakers or sandals. The transition from summer to fall is my favorite time of the year and this look is the epitome of what I love to wear because of the marvelous weather. How do you transition into fall?
Last week I posted how I styled the bottoms of my matching set [here] – and now I bring you how I styled the top. I paired the top with my favorite wide leg pants and fun gold accessories. The black chevron earrings I got years ago from a thrift store. The necklace is actually a gold chain belt I took from my moms closet so so long ago [obviously I knew it was a keeper of an accessory].