Let’s Talk – Sweater Weather

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There’s nothing I love more than sweater weather. I went to school in the mountains, so sweaters have been “my thing’ ever since. And, I don’t pair mine with a turtleneck or a basic tee, either. I love to layer a pretty blouse (short sleeve or long sleeve) underneath mine. Some of the tops I layer under sweaters are actually summer tops. In my opinion, it’s makes what could be a boring sweater more feminine and stylish. I love getting the most mileage out of my clothing, don’t you?

Below are a few sweaters I’ve got my eyes on right now.
Happy Shopping, Friends!

Dotted Funnelneck Pullover
dotted sweater

Cowled Cashmere Tunic

Factory Oversized Tipped Sweater
Navy Tipped sweater

Boden Merino Off-Duty Sweater
boden sweater

Factory Cable Knit Tunic Sweater
Cable Tunic

Fall, Fall, Fall

It’s the last day in August, and that’s right, all I’m thinking about is Fall.
This is my season. And it’s so close.

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I’m dreaming about playing outside with my little one, going to the mountains to see the leaves changing, outdoor patio date nights with my husband, dinners made in the crockpot, pumpkin spice lattes, Fall décor & candles, and of course, awesome fall outfits that include sweaters,  cute coats, boots, snoods, and lots of layers.

I am so in L.O.V.E. with this coat, handbag and pair of boots right now!

Factory Wool Dress Coat
wine coatThis wine color is simply gorgeous for Fall.

Sole Society Andie Tall Boot
These would look great with pretty much everything this Fall.

Ann Taylor Signature Tote 
signature tote
I love the zipper detail on this tote. This shape is my favorite style, and it looks like it will hold everything I need from diapers & toys to sunglasses & lip gloss, etc.! This is what I would call “tote perfection!”

Are you as excited as I am for Fall?

Statement Necklaces

Accessories are the best part of an outfit sometimes, and I think that’s why I love investing in jewelry, handbags and scarves so much. You can really dress up a basic tee or sweater with a fun, colorful necklace that really makes a major statement.

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Here are a few statement necklaces that I’ve got my eyes on for Fall.
Happy Shopping, friends!

Factory Stone Spacers Necklace
stone spacers

Layered Teardrop Necklace
layered tear drop

Snake Knot Chain Necklace
snake knot necklace

Horn Suede Necklace
horn suede necklace

Rose Wreath Necklace
rose wreath necklace

Just Call Me “The Coat Lady”


I love a lot of things when it comes to fashion; however, I think coats have to be one of my top 3 items that I always invest in (3rd in line to handbags and shoes). And, every year, I seem to always find a new one I just “have to have” to add to my collection. This annual coat collecting is getting so bad now, that there isn’t enough room for another one in our foyer coat closet – at least for anyone else’s coats. I’m sorry, but I’m not really sorry at all. Just ask my husband, he thinks that I’m crazy for coats, and maybe I am. The coat closet is telling this as well. Just call me the “Coat Lady.”  Guess what, Honey?! I found another one that I can’t live without. Oops.

Factory Trench Coat
factory trench coat
A trench coat is so timeless. I bought one my freshman year in college, and I wore it almost daily in the Fall time, before the temperatures really got cold. It was the perfect addition to my denim, button up and heels look. That “look” was my daily uniform in college, for me at least.
True story…I used to wake up before my 8am classes, and I’d iron my button ups. I have always believed in being put together. I get this mentality from my parents, and it’s a good thing. That’s just me.
Well, I had to retire that old trench coat many moons ago, and this one looks like the perfect replacement. What do you think? And, the best part is it’s on sale!

Do you share the same obsession of coats with me?

Happy Thursday!

Loving Lately

Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope y’all had a great weekend! We sure did, and I’m not going to lie, I did need a “vacation” after our entertaining all weekend. Our guests left Monday morning, and I was beyond tired. Four days of entertaining was fun, but add taking care of a toddler and cooking and cleaning every meal, it gets pretty tiring, pretty fast! Moving right along…

Here are a few things that I’m loving lately/have my eyes on right now!

Factory Suede Kitten Heels


These kitten heels are the perfect height, especially for a Mom. Chic, yet practical. I can see wearing these well into the Fall. They come in a pretty pink and classic black, too.

 Factory Tassel Fringe Pendant Necklace


I really love this necklace. I love the combination of the pink, white and black beads. The tassel top is just plain fun, too. I would wear this with almost everything in my closet.

Eyelet Sleeve Tee Dress


You can never have too many LBD’s or LWD’s. I really like the eyelet sleeve detail on this one. A great date night dress. And, it’s on sale!

 Striped Dolman-Sleeve Shirttail Tee


As a busy Mom, I want to look put together, but things have to be comfortable too. This stripe top would look great with shorts, white jeans or regular denim as well.

 V-Neck Sweater


A v-neck sweater. I love this navy color (comes in several colors), and it’s perfect to transition into Fall. Can you tell what season I’m really shopping for these days? Fall.

Factory Multistrand Pearl Necklace


I’m sure it’s no surprise to you by now that I love pearls. This necklace has been on my list to add to my collection for far too long. My incredibly stylish Grandmother passed down her pearls to me that I adore and wear on very special occasions, but this necklace would be a great everyday option that I didn’t worry about as much. Plus, this necklace is on sale, too!

Factory Racerback Camisole 


This camisole is so comfortable and chic worn alone or layered underneath a blazer or cardigan. I have it in cream, but I’m thinking about this pink color now. These would be great year round in your closet.

What are you loving lately?


Boyfriend Jeans

The boyfriend jean trend has been around for awhile now. And, I will be the first to say, at first, I loved it, but only on other people. Since my style has always been pretty “tailored”  looking, I didn’t really jump on the bandwagon, until now.

In the past, when I tried the “boyfriend style” jeans on, it was either my tops felt too dressy or my pointy toe shoes “didn’t look quite right” with them. However, the longer the trend has stayed around, it has grown on me, a lot. I love the fact that you can wear it either super dressy or super casual. A very versatile jean. Versatile may as well be my middle name, because that’s what I want in my closet – versatility. And, lots of it.  Just ask my husband, if it’s not versatile, then I don’t buy it.

I bought my first pair from j.crew factory after I had my baby, and let me tell you, they are so comfortable. I love jeans, and to have a little more “wiggle room” is welcomed, especially when I was trying to lose the last of the baby weight. They are the perfect style for that post baby look you want, and even well after you’ve lost the weight, like I have.

Below are some of my favorite boyfriend style jean looks.


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Do you like “boyfriend style” jeans? If so, do you wear them dressed up? Dressed down? Or do you wear them somewhere in between these two ways? What brands of these jeans do you love best? I’m looking to add my second pair now.

J.Crew Factory Sale

Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend, I know we sure did! And, as hard as Mondays can be, J.Crew Factory just made it a little bit brighter!

If you subscribe to the J.Crew Factory emails, then you know that they are having a major sale right now, so now’s definitely the time to stock up for Spring/Summer.

Here are my favorite picks out of the sale! Happy Shopping!

Factory Printed Racerback Tank


I love the navy/red stripe combo. You can dress this up or down for day or night.

Factory Crossback Linen Tee


This tee is really pretty in the back. I love the surprise crossback. The scalloped and eyelet detail are nice finishing touches. This top would look great with white jeans and tons of shorts.

Factory Linen Lace Tee


This top is pretty and feminine. The mint color is perfect for this time of the year. I love the lace.

Factory Striped Infinity Shirt


You can always use a classic button up in your closet. The navy and white stripe is great for mixing with tons of different prints. Stripes like these are considered a neutral.

Factory Pleated Stripe Short


Love, love, love these shorts. The nautical stripe says “Summer is here.”

Factory 5″ Printed Stretch Chino Short


These shorts are a happy, floral print. These would look great with the navy top above or the navy and white stripe button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up. These shorts are a nice length for all of us tall girls out there.

Factory Printed Tank Dress


I really like the simplicity of this dress. The neckline is flattering, too. Add a blazer for work, or a pashmina for date night, and you’re done.

Factory Pleated Dress


The pleated skirt was what caught my eye on this dress. I love the clean, crisp look of a white dress in the Summer. You can add bright heels and accessories to really make your outfit stand out. Endless outfit options with this one.

Factory Trench Coat


I LIVED in my trench coat in college. You can add this to any outfit, and you will immediately look pulled together. An investment piece, yes, but one that is well-worth it.

Factory Floral Gemstone Cuff Bracelet 


Navy, pink and teal – what a beautiful combination.

Factory Golden Cuff Bracelet


This bracelet is perfect for every day. I would wear it with my watch. A style staple that you can layer or wear alone.

Factory Suede Demi-Wedge Sandals 


These sandals are chic. Enough said. You will be glad you bought them. The low heel is nice for anyone with little ones.

So, that’s my round up of this great sale going on. I hope y’all have a happy day and even happier snail mail day later this week after ordering from this sale!