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OOTD: Trendy Tuesday

Good Morning lovely ladies!

Happy Tuesday! This week’s Trendy Tuesday is the perfect fall outfit for this time of year.  With the weather getting progressively cooler, and the days getting shorter and shorter, I know being comfy is one of my main concerns when getting dressed in the morning (in addition to looking fashionable and cute, of course!).  This week’s Trendy Tuesday does exactly that.  With a super stylish (and amazingly comfy!) sweater from J. Crew and an awesome infinity scarf paired with your favorite boots, you are sure to steal the show with your outfit anywhere you go! And now, without further ado, here’s today’s outfit of the day

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday Top: J. Crew Elbow-Patch Sweater – jcrew.com, $98

Pants: Koral Skinny Jeans 4 Month Blue Black – austique.co.uk, $290

Boots: Cole Haan Dover Riding Boot – colehaan.com, $448

Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30 – louisvuitton.com, $845

Scarf: Leopard Print Infinity Scarf – dailylook.com, $20

Bracelets: Chain and Leather Bracelet Natural Soft Saddle – mulberry.com, $250

Humble Chic Pyramid Spikes – humblechic.com, $28

Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Small Katie Bracelet – couture.zappos.com, $88

Earrings: Michael by Michael Kors Rose Gold Pyramid Stud Earrings – macys.com, $55

If that awesome little ensemble doesn’t say chic, comfy, and seasonable, then I don’t know what does! To be honest, this is actually one of my favorite types of outfits to wear, and I have been known to have multiple variations of the same general style! You just cannot go wrong with an oversized sweater, scarf, and boots! Paired with either your favorite jeans, or even with a pair of leggings, this outfit is most definitely a staple in everyone’s closet this winter!

I hope you ladies have an amazing day! In good old Harrisonburg, it is actually going to get up to about 65 degrees today! But don’t you worry… it was a whopping 33 degrees when my roommate and I left our house this morning (so naturally, we’ll go from Winter to Spring in just a few short hours!).  But, no matter where you may be, I hope you have nothing but good things going on today! Until tomorrow…

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

Good Morning Gorgeous! Rise And Shine…

Happy Monday pretty lady! It’s time to start your day and your week, so let’s do it on the right foot and look amazing today! It’s going to be a great week, so let’s start it out that way.  With that being said, this week’s Motivational Monday

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Dress:  Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress – boutique1.com, $441

Blazer: Alice + Olivia Elyse Blazer – aliceandolivia.com, $368

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Cosmic – farfetch.com, $711

Watch: Karl Lagerfeld Karl Kourbe Watch (30 mm) – bloomingdales.com, $195

Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs Standard Supply Silver Toned Bracelet – mytheresa.com, $127

Valentino Bracelet – valentino.com, $195

Earrings: Kenneth Cold NY Faceted Stone Double Drop Earrings (Hematite) – macys.com, $24

There ya go ladies, let’s get up and get your day started! I hope you all have a wonderful day today and your week starts off on the right note!

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Wallet Friendly Friday Round 2…

Save vs. Splurge…

With sweater season arriving quickly, I have been doing a little bit of online shopping the past few days. I found this Marc Jacobs sweater and fell in love with it, but I knew that if I bought this $315 sweater my parents would kill me! So instead, I kept on going without adding that perfect cream sweater that every girl needs to my shopping cart (talk about self control…)!  But, then a few hours later (when I was avoiding studying for my exam again…), I found myself looking at a sweater that looked almost identical to this dream sweater I had previously found… The difference, you wonder? This new sweater I was looking at was from H&M and, at only $24, was a fraction of the price! This, I decided, is definitly something I can afford and also justify buying… The way I see it, big, warm, comfy sweaters are like a good pair of leggings, you can never have too many and the never go out of style!

Outfit Of The Day - Wallet Friendly Friday - Budget Babe

 

Happy Friday ladies! I hope you have an awesome weekend and that you are able to find some amazing deals like the one I stumbled upon this week!

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OOTD: Wallet Friendly Friday

Good Morning Beauties

Happy Friday! The weekend is finally upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I am so excited! It has been a really long week and I am just ready for a break from classes and school work for a few days.  Anyway… this week’s Wallet Friendly Friday is in line with the cold weather we have had the past few days. I can’t say I hate that sweater season is upon us… It is one of the only things I enjoy about winter, but who can honestly say they don’t love a big, comfy, cozy sweater?!

Outfit Of The Day - Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Top: Boohoo Lola Slash Neck Fisherman Jumper – boohoo.com, $30

Jeans: H&M Super Skinny Super Low Jeans – hm.com, $32

Boots: Brown Anytime Riding Boots – debenhams.com, $86

Necklace: Blu Bijoux Gold With Crystals Crescent Necklace (Green/Black/Mint) – maxandchloe.com, $34

Earrings: Polished Gold Ball Stud Earrings – debenhams.com, $10

Bracelets: Spikes, Studs, and Chains Bracelet Set – charlotterusse.com$6 $5

Watch: Forever New Statement Chain Link Watch – forevernew.com.au, $34

I hope you ladies have a wonderful Friday and, whatever your plans for the weekend may be, I hope you have a fantastic time (even if you’re just cuddling up on the couch like I plan on doing…)!

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OOTD: Addicted to Acessories

Accessories, Chanel Style!

Happy Thursday!! With this week coming to an end, I thought we could use a little something to lust after in the way of accessories! It was Coco Chanel who paved the way to where we are today in terms of fashion.  Responsible for the little black dress we all know and love along with the beloved boxy jacket, I find Coco Chanel to be one of the most amazing, influential, and powerful women that fashion has ever seen.  From the latest line to vintage from her first collection, Chanel is one of the most sought after brands of every girl today.

With that being said, here are a few of the many amazing accessories that Chanel has to offer:

Outfit Of The Day - Addicted To Accessories Thursday - All About Chanel

 

Bag: WGACA Vintage Chanel Pointed Flap Bag – shopbop.com, $3,150

Watch:  Chanel Premiere 18K Yellow Gold Timepiece – luxuryofwatches.com, $21,945

Earrings:  Vintage Chanel Stud (CC Logo, Black) – vintagefive.com (similar), $299 

Vintage Chanel Stone Centre Earrings – farfetch.com, $559

Bracelet: Vintage Chanel Linked Chain Bracelet – farfetch.com, $757

Necklace: Vintage Chanel 5-Strand Faux Pearl Baroque Necklace – torsovintage.com, $1,800

Sunglasses: Chanel Black Cat Eye Sunglasses – liberty.co.uk, $435

Lipstick: Chanel Superstition Fall 2013 Lipstick Collection – norstrom.com, $34

Nail Polish: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color – chanel.com, $27

It is little things like this that keep me going… And one day, I hope to be able to have each and every one of them! Chanel is unique in that their vintage items are more valuable and sought after than their newest collections.  That is due to the influence Coco Chanel has on the fashion industry so many years ago, that is still present today.  She truly is an amazing person, and her inspirational and wise quotes could fill the pages of a book!

I hope you ladies have an amazing Thursday today! Stay warm and stay focused… The weekend is almost here, so you just have to push through the last two days and then you can relax all you want! Remember, the harder you work, the closer you will be to having things like these (or whatever it may be that you are aiming for!).

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OOTD: Workout Wednesday

Pretty In Pink… Workout Style!

Good morning gorgeous! It’s time to rise and shine!! It’s finally Wednesday, and you know what that means… Workout Wednesday is finally here! I know it’s a rough week, but its half way over now, and getting that workout in will just help you release some of the stress in your life and give you a little “me time” (plus, I know I always feel better when I feel skinny!).  So… With that being said, here is this week’s Workout Wednesday!

Outfit Of The Day - Workout Wednesday - Pretty In Pink

Tank Top:  Nike Premier Maria Women’s Tennis Tank – nike.com, $50

Sweatshirt:  Under Armour Varsity Sweatshirt – gearbuyer.com, $45

Pants:  Forever 21 Sweetheart Skinny Workout Leggings – forever21.com, $22

Shoes:  Nike Flex 2013 Run – zappos.com, $80

Alright girls, now get up and get your skinny little butts to the gym (or on a run, or walk, or something!). You’ll feel so much better, I promise! Don’t let yourself fall off the path now.. only two more days until the weekend! And plus, what could possibly be better than a pink workout outfit?! …Two of my favorite things, workout clothes and the color pink! Trust me ladies, you are going to be turning all the heads in the gym with this one!

I hope you have an amazing day beauties! Hit the gym and do big things… There’s no time like the present to start your workout routine!

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OOTD: Trendy Tuesday, Michael Kors Style

Maxed Out With Michael Kors!

Good morning, and happy Tuesday beautiful! Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week for outfit of the day, and this week is no exception… I think this may be one of my favorite ensembles yet! So, with that being said, this week’s Trendy Tuesday is all about Michael Kors!  He is by and far one of my favorite designers (partly because I can actually afford it… and also because I just love, love, LOVE his clothing and especially his accessories!), I don’t ever think I have met a Michael Kors piece (be it clothes, shoes, jewelry, bags… you name it!) that I didn’t like.  While some may see that as bad (such as my wallet…) and others may see it as good (my closet/wardrobe!), I am always drawn to anything and everything Michael Kors has to offer!  And now, without further ado, here is this week’s Trendy Tuesday!

Outfit Of The Day - Trendy Tuesday - Michael Kors Lovin'

Top:  Madewell Silk Scallop Peplum Top – madewell,com, $108

Pants:  7 For All Mankind The Skinny with Squiggle (Elasticity Black) – eluxe.ca, $230

Jacket: MICHAEL by Michael Kors Quilted Leather Jacket – michaelkors.com, $695

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin 140 mm Bianca Kidskin Pumps – christianlouboutin.com, $845

Bag: MICHAEL by Michael Kors Large North South Selma Tote – bloomingdales.com, $378 (I think we’ve seen this before…)

Necklace:  Stella & Dot Kahlo Bib Necklace (Hematite) – stelladot.com, $228

Watch:  Marc by Marc Jacobs MBM3118 Henry Rose Gold Watch – marcjacobs.com, $450 (I think we’ve seen this before…)

Bracelets:  Jou Jou Rose Gold Tennis Bracelet – johnlewis.com, $290

Cara Rhodium Stud Bracelet (Black) – target.com, $15 (I think we’ve seen this before…)

Fossil Natural Leather Chain Bracelet – debenhams.com, $73

Michael Kors Pave Cross Stretch Bracelet (Rose Gold) – michaelkors.com, $65

Michael Kors Pave Heart Stretch Bracelet (Rose Gold) – michaelkors.com, $65

Earrings:  Michael Kors Pave Slice Stud Earrings (Rose Gold) – michaelkors.com, $75

If that isn’t a Michael Kors overload, then I don’t know what is… but, I can’t say that I hate it at all! I know you ladies are going to have a wonderful day today, its so nice outside already (well, it’s sunny…) and it isn’t nearly as cold as yesterday morning! Have some fun today, look stunning, and turn some heads ladies! Until tomorrow morning…

PS – If anyone has any outfit suggestions or ideas (or just suggestions or ideas about something you’d like to see more of/hear more about) please do not hesitate to let me know! I love the comments and feedback I get from you beautiful ladies, so keep them coming beauties! XOXO

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OOTD: Motivational Monday

Good Morning Gorgeous!

Happy Monday! I know it’s cold and that makes getting out of bed on this lovely Monday morning even more difficult, but wakey, wakey because this week’s Motivational Monday is the perfect solution to combat these unseasonably cold temperatures!

Outfit Of The Day - Motivational Monday

 

Top:  Day to Night Top – nicandzoe.com, $88

Sweater: Mixy Cable Cardigan – nicandzoe.com, $128

Pants:  Stella McCartney Navy Jasmine Wool Trousers – liberty.co.uk, $535

Shoes:  Sergio Rossi Piper Textured Suede Pumps – theoutnet.com$1,045 $470

Bag:  MICHAEL by Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Tote – net-a-porter.com, $278

Necklace: Lola Rose Emily Necklace – harrods.com, $235

Bracelets: Cara Rhodium Stud Bracelet – target.com, $15

Smith/Gray Ruthenium Tiny Roses – avenue32.com, $185

Earrings: Hematite Crystal Earrings – debenhams.com, $8.10

It’s a little chilly out, but get dressed, grab some coffee, and get your day started! It is super sunny outside and it’s going to be a great day!! Start your week out on the right foot ladies… here is the outfit to do it! I hope you have a wonderful day beauties! Look amazing, I know you will.

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OOTD: Wallet Friendly Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! The Weekend Is Almost Here!

Good morning! I can honestly say that I have not been so excited for Friday in a long time! This week was my midterms week, and let me tell you… it was NOT fun! But, it is finally over, the weekend is here, and I am ready to have some fun and catch up on relaxation and sleep! Today’s Outfit of the Day is a budget savvy ensemble (duh Kristen… it’s Friday!) that really is perfect for so many occasions! It is the perfect outfit for a day in the office or even for a dinner date or dinner party! No matter what your weekend may have in store, you can probably find something to wear this super awesome outfit for!

Outfit Of The Day - Wallet Friendly Friday

 

Top: H&M Chiffon Blouse – hm.com, $25

Skirt:  Monki Louise Skirt – monki.com, $47

Shoes:  Just Fab Iva Heels (Black) – heels.com, $55

Bag: H&M Handbag – hm.com, $20

Bracelets:  Juicy Couture Narrow Pyramid USB Bracelet – juicycouture.com$38 $20

Abro Bracelet – zalando.co.uk, $35

Watch: Designer Enamel Black Bangle Watch – debenhams.com$72 $64

Earrings:  Kenneth Cole NY Hematite Tone Faceted Stone Drop Earrings – macys.com, $24

Nails:  OPI Lincoln Park After Dark – ulta.com, $9

OPI Bubble Bath – ulta.com, $9

Beauty Tip:

Whether you like your nails to make a statement or not, you should always have nail polish on them, ladies! Even if you do not like to draw attention to them, use a neutral, clean color like Bubble Bath made by OPI (or, if you’re an Essie fan, I also love Mademoiselle!) However, if you’re trying to make a statement with your nails, my all time favorite, and go-to fall color is Lincoln Park After Dark (also by OPI).

One of my biggest pet peeves is when women walk around with chipped nail polish.. its gross ladies, please do not do it! I am telling you, it really does say more about you than you would think!

Anyway, now that I have gotten my daily rant out of the way, with that being said I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and do a lot of fun (or, if you had a week like mine, relaxation).  Even if you are on a tight budget, you can do a little shopping and pick up something along these lines for Motivational Monday to look your best and start your week out on the right foot next week!

XOXO, Kristen

 

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OOTD: Addicted To Accessories

Oh hello there… Happy Thursday!!

I’m back! Sorry, I was a little MIA this week, especially yesterday, with midterms and just a TON of school work and things going on this week… But here I am, alive and well!

This week’s Addicted To Accessories Thursday is all about leopard print.  These super fun outfit additions can really be just the final touch you were looking for to tie your whole outfit together.  Adding any one, or combination, of these items to your simple and classic outfit will allow you to add some style to your look without taking away the classiness of the ensemble.

Outfit Of The Day - Addicted To Accessories Thursday

 

Heels: Valentino Garavani Rockstar Leopard Peep-Toe Pump – farfetch.com, $1,222

Flats:  Sperry Top-Sider Linden Flat – sperrytopsider.com, $98

Clutch:  Gap Leopard Fold Over Clutch – gap.com, $50

Scarf:  With Love From CA Infinity Scarf – pacsun.com, $16 

Watch: Betsey Johnson Leopard Print Dial Watch – nordstrom.com, $145

Bracelet:  C. Wonder Screw Stud Bangle – cwonder.com, $48

Earrings:   Betsey Johnson Leopard Round Stud Earrings – macys.com, $22

Take some risks with your accessories, add some flare to a super cute, classic outfit! What better look than any of these fabulous accessories (or multiple, if you so choose!) paired with a super sleek pair of jeans and a black top with either of these awesome pairs of shoes! Or if you’re in more of a boot mood, rock some black or congac leather boots, jeans, a black top, this awesome watch, scarf, and bracelet!

I hope you ladies have a wonderful day, and wear some amazing accessories today!

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