Sassy Soles

IMG_0410IMG_0424IMG_0406IMG_0426IMG_0403IMG_0423IMG_0425IMG_0427Blazer: Ellison via Selah, similar hereT-shirt: Lucky Brand, Shorts: Old Navy, Shoes: Mossimo via Target, Bag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Watch: Michael Kors, Gold Rings: Vintage, Urban Outfitters

It’s not hard to tell that my sassy side emerged when styling this ensemble. The leopard blazer has quickly become one of my favorites for work and play, but can we talk about these heels?! I nearly died when I saw these strappy beauties at Target for under $30. I’ve seen several pairs that never seem to be within my price range, but these had exactly what I was looking for – high end look, low end price tag. Not to mention, these heels were exactly what this outfit needed to kick it up a notch 😉

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Color Me Crazy

IMG_9374 IMG_9385IMG_9391IMG_9387IMG_9398IMG_9388IMG_9399Blouse: New Directions via Belk, alternative style hereScarf: H&M, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, cute alternatives here and hereClutch: American Eagle Outfitters, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Calvin Klein, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Kate Spade, Earrings: Niki Designs

I’m all about neutrals, but I can’t resist a colorful blouse that you can style multiple ways. I chose to pair this blouse with a navy skirt, rather than black, for something a little different. Adding multiple colored accessories brings out the various colors in the blouse without being over-the-top or detracting from the look. Sometimes you just need a little color to brighten up your day 😉

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Maxxed Out

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IMG_9162IMG_9130Blazer: Cynthia Rowley via T.J.Maxx, similar at Macy’sShirt: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Express, similar here, Boots: Dolce Vita via T.J.Maxx, similar style hereNecklace: T.J.Maxx, similar styles hereEarrings: T.J.Maxx, similar at J.CrewBag: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

It’s hard to believe that I was wearing a beanie, winter coat, and gloves just two days before this outfit. It felt so great to be able to walk out of the house with a lightweight shirt and blazer, although sometimes that can be a little too basic. Pairing the outfit with a statement necklace and earrings is the perfect way to add a little glam to your look. I still can’t get over how much this necklace and earrings look like J.Crew pieces! My mom managed to snag both of these gorgeous accessories from T.J.Maxx, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been dying for a pair of jeweled studs, and was thrilled when she gave me these as an early birthday present. You can never have enough sparkle! 😉

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Tweet on my Feet

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IMG_8731IMG_8723IMG_8738IMG_8716IMG_8729IMG_8728Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters, Shirt: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, Scarf: H&M, Loafers: Princess Vera Wang via Kohl’s, Handbag: ALDO, Rose Gold Bracelets: T.J.Maxx, similar styles here and here, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx, Watch: Michael Kors, Glass Bracelet & Earrings: Niki Designs

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I’m featuring a relaxed look that I sported this weekend on this dreary Monday morning. The majority of items from this look were Christmas gifts, and I think it’s safe to say that my family knows my style very well! An oversized wool blazer, boyfriend jeans, a warm scarf, and comfy flats are the perfect pieces for a casual chic outfit. How adorable are these social media loafers?! They add a playful flare to the look, and are super comfy! You will definitely be seeing each of these items on the blog multiple times this season.

Happy Anniversary to my sweet husband! Can’t believe we started dating 5 years ago today and have been married a little over six months now 🙂

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Lips & Leather

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IMG_8506IMG_8491Sweater: Forever 21, Pants: Willi Smith via T.J.Maxx, similar hereShoes: Guess, Handbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Rings: Urban Outfitters, Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)

It’s hard to believe that it’s New Year’s Eve already! This year has been one of the best years of my life, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for us. I received this lips sweater from my in-laws for Christmas, and couldn’t wait to style it! Pairing it with all black really allows the red to pop. I’ll definitely be styling this sweater multiple ways in my posts to come.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

P.S. I’ll be posting my New Year’s dress on the blog tomorrow, so stay tuned 😉

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Mix It Up

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Blazer: Forever21, similar style hereBlouse: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Guess by Marciano, Heels: Nine West, similar hereWatch: Michael Kors, Clutch: French Connection via Dillard’s, still available at NordstromEarrings & Gold Rings: Vintage, Infinity Ring: Urban Outfitters

Mixing prints and patterns can be pretty tricky sometimes. I don’t mix prints as much as I would like, but I’m working on getting out of my comfort zone and challenging myself. Normally, I would choose a neutral clutch for this type of look, but I decided to mix it up and add this oversized optic weave clutch instead. It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but this clutch has a cobalt zipper that adds a playful touch to the outfit. If mixing prints isn’t something that you’re into, then try simply adding a bold patterned clutch. It may turn out better than you expect!

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Relaxed in Rust

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Jacket: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters, Scarf: H&M, Handbag: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Guess, similar hereEarrings: Niki Designs, Watch: Michael Kors

Don’t you just love those days when the weather calls for a leather jacket, chunky scarf, and a comfy pair of jeans? I could wear those three staples every single day. It’s effortless, perfect for grabbing lunch downtown with your girlfriends, yet still looks stylish paired with your converse for running errands around town. I’m definitely getting a Kate Moss vibe from this look, which I don’t have a problem with!

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Welcome to the Madhouse

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IMG_6903Sweater: Urban Outfitters, love this one too, Shirt: Chicago Stanley Cup Parade 2013, similar styles hereJeans: Guess by Marciano(old), but love this pairShoes: Report via T.J.Maxx, Hat: Reebok Chicago Blackhawks BeanieBlackhawks Tervis Tumbler: Bed, Bath, & Beyond

Although I’ve never lived in Chicago, I was raised a Blackhawks fan. My dad has been completely obsessed with the Chicago Blackhawks since his childhood and passed that on to the rest of our family. Let’s just say that 2010 and 2013 were very exciting years in our household! In order to gear up for the game last night, I figured I would show my Blackhawks pride all day. My parents brought this shirt back from the Stanley Cup Parade in Chicago this past summer, and it’s probably the most comfortable shirt I own! However, the shirt alone just wasn’t enough pride for me. Yes, I snuck into my younger brother’s closet today and stole his Blackhawks beanie, I just couldn’t resist styling it with this outfit!

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Plaid Grunge at the Park

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IMG_6658Sweater: JCPenney, Shorts: Urban Outfitters, similar style hereTights: DKNY via T.J.Maxx (old), similar here, Boots: MIA via Off Broadway Shoes, Hat: T.J.Maxx (old), Necklace: Forever 21

When it comes to shopping, I prefer to buy items that are versatile. These plaid tights found at T.J.Maxx a few years ago have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. They look so classy styled with a little black dress and high heels, yet they feel appropriate paired with an oversized sweater and combat boots for a relaxed grungy look. I love styling from one extreme to the next!

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Laid-Back Vibe

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Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch, similar hereJeans: Guess by Marciano (old), love theseBoots: T.J.Maxx, Handbag/Watch: Michael Kors, Rings: Vintage, Urban Outfitters

I’m a sucker for oversized comfy sweaters in the Fall/Winter months. It gives a laid-back, effortless vibe, but still looks stylish. When I’m pressed for time, I throw on an oversized sweater, skinny jeans, booties, some texturizing spray in my hair and run out the door!

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