Wednesday, October 28, 2015

No Capes!








Halloween is my favorite time of the year. The fangirl in me comes alive with a burning passion. Dressing up as my favorite characters? Yes, please! 

This year my lovely trio decided (okay I decided) to go as the wonderful ladies of The Incredibles. Elastigirl, Edna Mode, and Violet all made appearances last Saturday. And we went home winner's of the costume contest second year in a row! 

If you are looking for a quick and easy costume (for yourself or a group) The Incredibles will save the day!

Elastigirl: This is the easiest. Her costume is the ready-made one from Party City

Edna Mode: I pulled each piece from my closet. Black dress, red necklace, black tights, black shoes, a big black jacket, and (or course) a fancy cigarette holder. You can check your local Targets, Forever 21's, etc. for these pieces - and a party store for the cigarette holder. And then continue wearing them all the time! 

Violet: This was a DIY. Red long sleeve shirt, black, yellow, and orange ribbon, black leggings, boots, and mask. If you don't want to take the time to cut the ribbon there are probably some iron-on symbols as well (for example). 

All in all a super (see what I did there?) easy costume and incredibly (and again?) comfortable. What are you and/or your squad dressing up as this year?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

This is the bag you're looking for...









If you need some fun gear for your Star Wars love! Just in time for the new film, Modcloth has a few deliciously adorable Star Wars themed accessories and clothes. There is even a Darth Vader bag! I knew once I heard a little girl squeal with joy about the Stormtrooper by my side that I made the perfect decision. Too bad I could not have shown her the little treasure of the Ewok coin purse inside. Let your nerd flag fly in the most stylish way!

And while I have always found drop waist dresses to make me look stumpy, I just adore how this tunic dress fits! The bright color, slight nautical details, and preppy vibe makes this a perfect off duty choice. 

And if you haven't watched the new trailer yet, take a peek below! 

Bag: Modcloth, Dress: Le Tote AVA Annika Knit Tunic Dress, Shoes: DSW (similar here), Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here), Watch: Timex, Bracelet: Loft (similar here), Coin Purse: Modcloth


Friday, October 23, 2015

Try This: Bow Blouse







Bow blouses are a fun way to spice up your wardrobe without stepping too far out of a comfort zone. Button one up under a cardigan or blazer for work. Pair a brightly colored blouse with a printed pair of pants for a day out on the town. Tuck one into a pencil skirt for a streamlined and sexy look. You truly cannot go wrong with a bow blouse. 

What is your favorite way to wear your bow blouses?

Cardigan: J. Crew Factory, Top: Target (similar here), Skirt: J. Crew (similar here), Shoes: Modcloth (similar here), Watch: Timex, Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar here)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

First Frost and Falling Leaves

















Allergies were attacking me from every angle, but I couldn't let this pretty day go to waste! There is something no one tells you - it's extremely difficult to throw leaves at the proper time and still look stylish. However, I will say it was fun prancing around collecting leaves and trying not to sneeze everywhere. Shocking how a day starting so chilly (hello first frost!) ended so perfectly fall! 

Sweater: J. Crew Factory, Shirt: Express, Skirt: Banana Republic, Shoes: Payless (similar here), Purse: Aeropostale (similar here), Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here), Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Corn Stalking and Pumpkin Picking















Visiting the apple orchards and pumpkin patches is one of the best parts of the weather turning crisp. It's highly possible I've already said that. Picking out the perfect pumpkin, sipping apple cider, eating caramel apples, and walking through a corn maze was the perfect ending to my day. Tuttle Orchards is a fantastic place to visit if you're ever on the east side of Indianapolis! And don't forget to wear your flannel! 

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar here), Flannel: Forever 21 (similar here), Jeans: Target, Boots: Forever 21 (similar here), Purse: Aeropostale (similar here)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

These Boots Were Made For Everything








There is something sweet about a chunky knit sweater and tall boots with socks; the epitome of the fall outfit. Shockingly enough this is the first pair of tall cognac boots I have ever owned. I have always wanted a pair and I finally went for it. Aldo never disappoints with their style, quality, and affordability. And just the perfect day to take them out for a spin! The leaves are turning, the sun is shining, and the air is crisp. I hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

Sweater: Phillip Lim x Target (similar here and here), Top: Target (similar here), Skirt: Pitaya (similar here and here), Socks: Forever 21 (similar here), Boots: Aldo, Pearl bracelets: Forever 21 (similar here), Knot bracelet: Loft (similar here