10.21.2014

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.


Kirsty 
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



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Jacqueline
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



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Jenn
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

10.14.2014

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...
Overall
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!

best,
kirsty

10.10.2014

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.

TGIF.

best,
kirsty

10.09.2014

instragram happenings

life lately according to my instagram, thekirstyfiles



















do you instagram?  follow along @thekirstyfiles, I would love to hear from you.

TGIF.

best,
kirsty

10.08.2014

a cardi, my hippest jeans and boots, and an even hipper van.






If I could be any style right now, this would be it.  Life is so good in comfy cardigans and slouchy white tees.  These jeans {on sale now!} and boots are the hippest things in my wardrobe right now and I'm obsessed with them, so I apologize for how many times you will see them in future blog posts.  

And this van?  It makes its way around the neighborhood, we have concluded it is a storage unit for someone nearby, kind of genius as space is tight in most of these beach houses.  It is definitely our favorite prop.  

  



cardigan - Zara, similar
shirt - Chaser Brand, Islaboutique
 jeans - Rag & Bone, Nordstrom {on sale}
boots - Rag & Bone, Nordstrom
earrings - Lucia K. Taylor
lips - Nars matte in Cruella, Sephora 

10.06.2014

texture, pattern, and chain.


I really want to wear my leopard pumps {that I scored at the Nordstrom sale} more often, so I am pretending that they are a neutral.  This might be adding too much with the print of the pant and a chambray top, a classic white tee would be less of a statement, but I'm just gonna own it.  In the words of the beloved WNTW Stacy and Clinton "color, pattern, texture, and shine" is what adds interest to an outfit. 

As for these pants, they are so super comfortable and you don't have to wear specific underwear, ahem for those of us who don't prefer a thong, this definitely ups the stock of any bottoms I own.  TMI?  I can't be the only woman on the planet who feels this way?!  The pockets and the stretchy waistband - icing on the cake.  Yet somehow they are chic and flattering.  

Sign up for Piperlime emails, and you will receive 30% off one item, like these pants.  {scroll down to the very bottom of the Piperlime homepage for details.}  Plus they regularly email sale coupons.  Often times I will put items in my bag that I like, or I will pin them, and then I will wait for a coupon to purchase them. {Jlov taught me this.} 






shirt - Trouve, Nordstrom
pants - Sabine, Piperlime
shoes - Halogen, Nordstrom {available in the gray leopard}
bracelet - Gorjana Mila Cuff
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry
nail polish - "wicked" by Essie, Target

Happy Monday.

best,
kirsty