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Cat-printed Hat

Happy chilly Thursday lovelies! I would like to introduce you to my new hat. Its fuzzy, animal print and a fedora- pretty much the headwear trifecta, no? I'm pretty excited. I see a whole winter of bad hair days covered by this little baby. Its part of Target's collaboration with milliner Albertus Swanepoel (who is also doing a line with Jcrew this fall.) I'm psyched because it looks so much like the JCrew version (which is $178!) and I got mine for $10 with a leftover Target gift card. Love me a good bargain. I'm seeing it paired with a chunky sweater, dark skinny jeans, an arm full of cuffs and suede ankle booties. So happy fall is here!!!

Check it out here and get your hands on one...




Obsessing: New Shoes

Top to Bottom, Left to right:
Steve Madden Myley $130  |   Jessica Simpson Acadia $80  |  Steve Madden Sofiaa $65
Zigi Mikaila $105  |  Zara Leather Sandal $50  |  Jessica Simpson Magid $90

Totally preoccupied these days. With work. And projects. And hanging with the hubs. And these shoes. Yeah, its definitely time to add a few new pairs to my collection. Which 2 would you pick?




Style File: Orange you glad...

Striped T: Gap  |  Black Knit Vest: ?  |  Orange Belt: Banana Republic (similar)
Ikat Scarf: F21 (similar) |  Jeans: Seven Dojos  |  Leopard Flats: Target (similar)  |  Watch: Fossil Men's 

I didn't say banana? Ok, that was lame. But I'm kinda lame sometimes- hey, it happens. One thing that is not lame? This super cool orange belt (that I picked up at Banana Republic this week for a whopping $6. Sweet, right?) Orange and turquoise are definitely my favorite way to add pops of color and a little bit of interest to an outfit. Plus, I belt almost everything, so an orange belt was pretty much a no brainer. And if that wasn't enough goodness from BR, I saw this cute idea for an ensemble and snapped a pic to recreate later. And here I am, in all my BR knockoff glory. Enjoy kiddos!

Oh, I almost forgot, meet my new friend Marc. I decided, since I'm turning 30 this August, I would treat myself to a little early birthday present. So I picked up the Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo in Black that I have been lusting after for a while. Its made of gorgeous Italian leather, is a classic shape, and I know it will be my go-to for a long time to come.



Leopard: Not just for hookers and pin-ups

I adore a good leopard print. I love that it is classic, seasonless and glamourous. I love throwing pops of it on with an outfit to take it up a notch: my gorgeous vintage leopard bag from my granny, ponyhair leopard flats, a silk scarf, an adorable printed chiffon blouse...all of these make me smile. And makes my husband wrinkle up his nose. He hates animal prints (bless him) - saying its only for hookers and pin-ups. Not so, dear hubs. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Here are some of my fave leopard inspiration photos and my outfit from yesterday- featuring my fave Boden leopard cardi. Enjoy!


1st Image by me, all other image credits available here


Floral & Military

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Anyone completely obsessed with the military and floral trend? Good. Me too. I just love mixing casual skinny cargoes with a girly top or balancing out a ladylike floral with some tougher pieces. So I threw together this inspiration board and this little Polyvore set to celebrate 3 of my favorite ways to wear this trend (I actually wore the 1st outfit to work yesterday.) What is your favorite trend right now? Enjoy lovelies!