an updated classic. Target Style {what I wore}

This t-shirt and skirt have been classics in my closet for at least 4 years.  Their shapes are great and the quality has stood the test of time.  The best part is adding interest with other pieces, like this Target cardigan in leopard print and red shoes.  Can I just say this cardigan comes in a multiple of colors and prints, of course the leopard is my favorite, and for the price it can't be beat, and currently all shipping is free.  It just makes sense for a great boost to my fall wardrobe.

cardigan - Target
t-shirt - J. Crew
skirt - J. Crew Factory, old {similar, also similar}
shoes - Banana Republic

pictures by Angie.  linking up with pleated poppy for what i wore weds.

Happy Wednesday!



Lets get a head start on the holidays...Anthropologie Sale

Every so often Anthropologie will throw all their sale items on sale even more.  Enter code "extraextra" at checkout for 25% off all sale items.

And I am thinking why not get a head start of some of the holiday to-do list.  It is so much easier when your outfits are already planned, one less thing to think about.  So here are some of my sale picks...

Holiday outfit...

Parent-Teacher Conference or Kids Recital Performance

Drinks out with the Ladies, or Holiday Open House (this one is my favorite)

Just an outfit to put pep in your step, because I'm mad about plaid, a great staple black skinny jean, cargo jacket and moto boot.  Fall Uniform.

Shopping and Lunching

Hostess Gifts - how about having these thought out a head of time?
What host wouldn't love a little pampering after putting in the work to pull of a Holiday Soiree...

Sweet Treats to make someone's day - why not take those special cookies you are making, or holiday candies, favorite store bought chocolates, holiday bouquets, or a great bag of coffee, homemade hot cocoa... and put them in a container worth treasuring, seriously this would make anyones day...

Lets get a head start on the holidays so that we can actually take deep breaths and enjoy them!


Our Tuesday trio...the little gray dress.

This is a story of three friends who trade texts and photos with outfit ideas, dinner plans, and parenting struggles. And, these three friends also share a common love for a grey jersey dress. Now, mind you, we don't share the dress - we each have our own dress. And we each have very unique styles, which makes this post all the more fun! Keep reading to learn how each woman has styled her dress based on her own aesthetic and fashion favorites.

Personal style: eclectic, boho, comfortable 
Fashion favorites: lace, slouchy necklines, great shoes, statement coats, mixed metals, vintage jewelry, toe cleavage, hats, red lipstick, and big hair 
Fashion rules to live by: "I love the juxtaposition in personal style: fancy & laid-back, edgy & girly, moto with lace. These contrasts are what create your own look."

Kirsty pairs her ruched dress with a contrasting tough-gal, moto vest with varying textures; adding interest and making her look unique. Just when you might expect a moto bootie, Kirsty then adds a lace-up pump - a perfect combination of sweet and tough. To top off her neutral outfit, she adds just a hint of color with her aqua earrings...her personal design. And don't forget the red lip!

Dress: Monrow Vest: Zara (similar, similar) Heels: Sam Edelman Earrings: Lucia K (Kirsty's jewelry) Lips:
M.A.C. Kiss Me Quick


Personal style: classic, preppy with an eye towards current trends
Fashion favorites: stripes, navy, patent leather, skinny jeans, pattern-mixing, all things nautical
Fashion rules to live by: "An updated purse or shoe can make any staple piece look current."

True to her personal style, Jacqueline adds a little edge to her otherwise lady-like ensemble. The structured bag has studs and the peep-toe booties are a fun trend to try instead of a tried-and-true pump. Finally, she then adds a twist to a classic navy jacket and scarf combo with a leather moto-style jacket, and a leopard and skull patterned scarf.

Dress: Monrow Jacket: GAP, last year (similar, similar) Booties: Halogen Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Scarf: Alexander McQueen


Personal style: edgy, sophisticated yet casual
Fashion favorites: denim, suede, blazers, zipper detailing, leather accents, layered accessories, black and grey, texture
Fashion rules to live by: "When it comes to accessorizing, the more the better! Accessories make an outfit unique and bring a look together."

In an effort to create a casual look, Jenn pairs her jersey dress with wedge sneakers, a plaid flannel shirt, and a baseball hat. To keep the ensemble from being too sloppy, she then adds a structured, mini cross-body bag and layered, delicate necklaces. This look says she's ready to tailgate...in style.

Dress: Monrow Shirt: Treasure & Bond (similar) Hat: Madewell Purse: Milly Sneakers: Splendid Glasses: MICHAEL Michael Kors Necklaces: Nordstrom

 Let us know what you think of our post - please leave a comment. Thanks for reading! ~Kirsty, Jacqueline & Jenn


I'll while I'm at it...Shopbop friends and family sale.

Shopbop is having their friends and family sale, 25% off most items {some brands are excluded} with code "family25". This sale is quick - Oct 14-16th only.

And items go quickly.

This is a great time to purchase those more expensive items that you have on your list but haven't wanted to pay full price.

During the last sale, my husband {oh ladies I sent him the exact link and instructions he's not that good} bought me this bag for my birthday.  I had had my eye on it for quite a long time and the discount sealed the deal..it is now available in black and the best gray.

Here is what is in my cart.

I love the free people bras!  and I have been coveting this Free People flowy checkered blouse for a few months.

this coat!  It is definitely more trendy than classic so I am excited to find it on sale.  and these overalls, I love the zip sides and higher back which I think will be more flattering.

This sight can be overwhelming with all the wonderful merchandise.  A few tips for navigating...

search for your favorite brands...
Free People - everything.
Rag & Bone - edgy awesomeness.
Monrow - super soft high quality lounge wear.
Hunter Rainboots... oh how I love if only it rained {except Hunter is excluded from sale, darnit!}.

or search for items you are looking for...
Distressed denim
Army Jackets...like this one...

Booties, then choose from the drop down list, the color black for example, to narrow down your list further.

Also keep a wish list, or pin items you are wanting, then you can contemplate your purchases and wait for a sale!  This is a great time to think about Christmas gifts and birthday presents.

Hope this is helpful.  Happy Shopping!



My friday night in - shopping the Columbus Day Sales...

here are some of my favorite pieces that are on sale this Columbus Day weekend.

1. My favorite Rockstar Jeans, 15% off OldNavy code "ONSAVENOW"
2.  40% off your entire purchase at Banana Republic, code "BRWEEKEND" including these shoes I've been obsessing over.

3.  Madewell Fall Classics, 30% off code "OHFALL"  A classic top and shoes to be worn with everything.

4.  This romper is crazy for fall, and I have been all about layering the delicate rings, both at J.Crew 30% off code "WEEKENDPLANS"

5.  Piperlime 20% off code "FALL20" I am mad for this plaid jacket.  6.  And this Anthropologie dress, are you kidding me, free shipping and dresses 15% off code "TWOTREATS"

This is what I am doing tonight.




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