- Month: September 2015 -

Preppy Pullovers

| Camel Fleece Patagonia | Green Wool with Elbow Patches (My absolute favorite!) | White and Tartan Zip Up |  Blue Ralph Lauren, (that blue is stunning!) | Green All Prep Pullover | Dark Red Fleece Pullover | Fall is my favorite season of the year. Dusting off my riding boots, chunky sweaters, and knit hats is probably my favorite thing ever. And oh my gosh PLAID (drops pants.) Just kidding. Sort of. The effortlessly chic outfit combos are simply endless... However. Ya'll.... I'm freaking lazy. I admire the women that can look effortlessly stylish seven days a week. Yeah, that's not me. Enter the oversize preppy pullover. For when you don't want to put an effort in but also don't want to look like a complete hobo. You feel me. #noughsaid I hate spending nine million…

My Vest Friend

Okay so ya'll are totally allowed to punch me in the face for that overly cheesy title. I just couldn't resist. Don't judge me too hard for it, coming up with post titles can be challenging! Hehe. This J Crew quilted puffer vest has been one of my all time favorites since it first hit stores a few years ago. I first got it in the holy grail herringbone pattern and have been loving it every fall and winter season since! This is my first solid color J Crew vest that I have gotten and I can't wait to style this versatile piece with ummm everything in my closet? What clothing item in my closet would dare say no to this navy beauty? No one I want to be friends with and wear... that's…

The Glam Girl’s Guide to Shopping IKEA

  IKEA. The place that everyone goes to buy cinnamon rolls ahem inexpensive furniture and accessories. IKEA is absolutely great for anyone looking to buy attractive looking furniture at an affordable price. However, while there are amazing pieces to be found at IKEA, furnishing your entire space with them can make it end up looking a little... well - cheap. This "everything I own came from a box" look can be absolutely avoided with a few design strategies, a good eye, and a little patience. Enter, the Glam Girl's Guide to Shopping IKEA. I will show you how to make your space look expensive, curated, and glamorous using IKEA bought furniture and accessories. Who's ready?! Make sure and read on to find out my number one trick to making my IKEA furniture look expensive! First, we are…

Fall Into Khaki

Fall in Texas is always a much anticipated arrival for me. I long for the days of chunky sweaters, leather riding boots, and statement coats! I just had to break out my classic Brooks Brothers khaki trench coat as soon as the weather cooled off a bit in Dallas. Sadly by cooled off, I mean into the high seventies soon to be back in the nineties later this week. Sigh. I guess beggars can't be choosers... | Trench Coat, Brooks Brothers (less expensive version here) | Loafers, Cole Haan  (old, but love these Cole Haan Loafers on sale!) | Jeans, H&M (on sale!) | Purse (old) | Sunglasses, Forever 21 (The perfect Prada dupes) | White Oxford, J Crew | Belt, Cole Haan (similar here) | Earrings, Tory Burch | I apologize that some of the pieces in…

10 Things I Learned As a Fashion Blogger

Blogging is amazing, satisfying, fulfilling, and well- hard. Beginning this journey, I knew that like with any new venture, there was going to be a learning curve. But man can that curve be hard to get over sometimes. I still am doing so, and continue to learn new things every day. But what if someone had told me half of this crap when I started? I would have saved so many hours spent reading, messing up, wasting my time... you name it. Don't get me wrong, the learning process is a wonderful thing, but I am going to make it a tad bit easier for you. At First You're Going To Suck This sounds harsh. But it's true. It's impossible to know everything that you are going to need to know on your first day…

Summer Stripes

| Boyfriend Tank, Old Navy | Pants, Gap  | Bag, Ralph Lauren (Black is sold out but I almost like tan better anyway. White is on clearance here as well. | Sunglasses, Forever 21 (the perfect dupes for these Prada beauties) | Earrings, Tory Burch (old) | Heels, Via Spiga (on sale!) | So the day that I walked into Old Navy (aka a few weeks ago) and purchased these boyfriend tanks, my life changed forever. Dramatic I know. But seriously y'all - I wear these in different variations at least three times a week. They are comfy and slouchy but easily dressed up a bit such as (what do you know?!) the outfit above! See- see what I did there? I run errands in them, work out in them, and go out to…

The Fall Accessories You Need This Season

  | Vegan Leather Tote, Sole Society | Black Tassel Earrings, Chicos (buy one piece get another 50% off!) | Leather Gloves, Mark and Graham | Tassel Earrings, Bauble Bar | Belt, Tory Burch | Sunglasses, Prada | Earrings, Lisi Lerch | Ox Blood Clutch. Sole Society | Fall is my favorite season for fashion! I love the dark jewel tones, chunky sweaters, and of course RIDING BOOTS. Okay calm down Marie. Deep breaths. I love my bright bold summer wardrobe, but fall is my favorite time to shine! I picked out my absolute favorite fall accessories that have been hanging out on my shopping wish list for a while now. Can I buy everything at one time please? I don't like waiting! I noticed that I have had a serious crush on earrings this fall…

August Playlist

August has been a great, but insanely busy month. I wrapped up the last week of August in College Station, Texas visiting my best friend Alex and it was such a blast! We basically blogged and spent twenty hours a day in front of the TV binge watching Hulu. Week well spent. I discovered some great music on the road trip down that I took by myself. Thank you Pandora for being my boyfriend and keeping me company the whole way. On that note, curating the perfect Pandora station is seriously an art form. After hours of tweaking I have finally found the perfect mix for me! So far I have the perfect electronic music station and then the perfect country music station. The best of both worlds - similar to my monthly playlists…