Friday, September 26, 2014


Fridays for me means casual and fun. It's the last work day before the weekend and I'm ready to see Saturday. 

I based today's wardrobe on these Report booties that I got from DSW earlier this year (They're on sale now for a super cheap price). I love the rugged style of these, but with the chunky heal and pointed toe they are very girly.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Affordable fashion with a bit of luxury.

All I have to say right now is way to go Meijer. As I was making my way to the check out last week I spotted some cute scarves and hats in their accessories department. Grocery stores aren't exactly known for having the cutest selection of clothes, let alone decent quality, but I spun my kart around and headed over to take a closer look.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Renaissance Weekend and oxblood over load

This weekend was the Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan and I was asked again to work at the Red Lion serving beer. Costumes are a must and this year I went as a pirate. Last year I was more of a maiden, but with the cape and a long dress I wanted to go with something a little more practical. 
It was a wee on the gothic side, but I thought it looked pretty good. The hat and shirt were rented pieces from a friend, but I just paired it with some black leggings, some black and grey checkered socks, and a pair of grey and black flats from Puma.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sweater weather

Hello weekend! Today's fashion forecast called for a sweater and a knit hat. Although it was fairy decent outside it ended up being kind of a drizzly day. 

I spent the evening doing a little bit of shopping with a friend and lounging around the house. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Falling into Autumn

So I've wasted no time getting into the fall spirit. My wardrobe has embraced the crisp weather, my nails have been darker, and my eyes have been extra smokey.

Last week I slowly took out a loose fitting orange sweater from Maurices, and paired it with croc printed leather leggings from Express and Vince Camuto heels. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Where have I been?

Well, I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things. I've been AWOL for a little while but it's for a good reason, trust me. Last weekend I was a participant in the Warrior Ride, which was a 200+ mile bike ride along the west side of Michigan. 

The cause was for the Christopher Willis foundation which supports families of fallen or injured soldiers. It was a four day long bike ride through the rain and cold. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall fashion trends: 2014 edition

With Autumn drawing near and new collections in stores, I've been really excited about what I've been seeing lately in the catalogs and on the shelves. Many of the trends this year are come backs from last year and classics that just never seem to go out of style. 

These are items I've recently purchased or already had waiting in my wardrobe to be taken out again this year to be reused.  

The following trends are at it again, and in no specific order. I'll be posting many looks with these pieces along with many more in the weeks to come. Enjoy!

Trend #1: Leopard Print

I have to admit, I was never an animal print girl my whole life, but for some reason,  this season it has really captured my attention. At first I would try my accessories to try and incorporate a little bit of the wild side into my wardrobe like these great boat shoes from Sperry Top Sider, a scarf, or a fun bag. But this season, I went a little crazy and got a great leopard print silky top and even cheetah print leggings (Target).
The best thing about an animal print like this is that there are so many different versions and prints, so you can find the pattern that fits best with your fit, frame, complexion, etc. 
I'm anxious to pair any of these pieces with some gold jewlery, dark denim, and smoky makeup. Perfection!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Keeping cool in September

Today's temp was in the 90's, so I decided to wear something that's cool and Septemberish at the same time.

Summer isn't technically over yet, but with all the Fall fashion hitting the shelves, it's hard not to dive right in to the natural hues and leather shoes.