Monday, September 15, 2014

Bloggers Who Budget: Favorite Transitional Piece

It's that weird time of year where it's not yet full blown fall, but we are all ready to start dressing like it. I'm so ready for cooler temps & starting to work Fall pieces in with my end of Summer wardrobe. Check out how the Bloggers Who Budget transition from Summer to Fall, for less!

{ What I Wore to teach: J.Crew Factory skirt, tank // Gap denim jacket // Kendra Scott necklace // Dansko clogs }

all photos | Kate Davis Photography
I think that the denim jacket is the ultimate transitional piece. I can throw it on over literally anything! Also, don't judge, but I am totally obsessed with these shoes. If you work on your feet all day, they are a MUST! #sorrynotsorry
What is your key transitional piece?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Shopping: Fall Prepping with Shopbop

It isn't quite Fall yet, but the crisp in the early morning tells me that my favorite season is certainly close! I have already flipped some of my closet, pulling out sweaters, fluffing coats, putting away shorts, shelving the bikinis. And am religiously pursuing the Shopbop new arrivals for Accessories, Bags, Boots & Booties, looking for easy updates. I dream of having a closet full of basics that is easily updated with a handful of on trend pieces each season. For Fall, this is my IT list: 
1 Splendid suede booties // 2 Kate Spade silver watch // 3 Fjallraven backpack  // 4 Tory Burch riding boots // 5 Michael Kors wallet // 6 Super Sunglasses "Attitude Glasses" // 7 Amber Sceats ear cuff // 8 Claire Vivier fanny pack (sorry, I'm NOT sorry!) // 9 Marc by Marc Jacobs chain bracelet

Also dreaming of everything Markus Lupfer, especially his bedazzled beanies! 

And, right now score $25 off your $100+ purchase when you sign up for the Shopbop App

What are you hoping to add to your closet for Fall?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

weekend reading: 09.13.14

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This weekend why don't you :: embrace chic monochromatic dressing

{what you might have missed on Here&Now}
{1.} Mad for midi skirts

{2.} #TreatYoSelf pampering night

{3.} How I tote around town

{4.} Updating my teacher style with blazers and heels. 

{posts I'm loving around the internets}
{1.} Best of: drug store beauty products

{2.} 10 ways to wear crop tops - even for Fall!

{3.} Transitional style.

{4.} Boyfriend {jean} Lover.

{5.} Automating photo editing

{can't miss sales}
J.Crew - 30% off final sale, 50% off select final sale with code EASYSALE. Ends 9/14

Madewell - 30% off select Fall styles with code ADDTOBAG (excited about our Nashville store opening Tuesday!!)

GAP - 30% off entire purchase with code HAPPY, ends today

Old Navy - 25% off when you spend $75

LOFT - 40% off ALL merchandise with code FALLSTYLE

Ann Taylor - 50% off full price dresses and skirts, 40% off sale items, buy one get one 50% off select camis & tanks

Banana Republic - 40% off entire purchase with code BRYAY40, ends 9/13

Thursday, September 11, 2014

bird's the word

{ What I Wore to date night: J.Crew Factory tank // skirt ℅ Chicwish (sold out, see below for other fabulous options) // Cole Haan wedges, via TJ Maxx // Pour La Victoire purse ℅ Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Ray Ban Sunglasses (love these!) }

All Photos | Kate Davis Photo

I adore the fact that ladylike midi skirts are continuing their popularity into Fall (& on the runways for Spring 15 too!). I was sent this quirky number from Chicwish, & I couldn't be more in love. The quality is fantastic & it fits true to size. See below for the other fun midi skirts I am crushing on from Chicwish (all under $50!).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Date Night with C.O. Bigelow

As a first year teacher, I don't get much time to pamper myself, but when I do, I like to to all out! Lately, I have been setting aside one night a week to treat my self, & am loving the addition of these C.O. Bigelow products to my routine. 

I really appreciate that their entire selection of products is high quality, & smells great without being overly powerful. The lemon scent is a favorite of mine, & gets high reviews from the husband as well.

I have been a believer of the C.O. Bigelow rose salve for YEARS! I think I discovered it during college (aka the lazy years!), but it is my low-fuss way to stay moisturized all year long. I lather this stuff on all my body parts - lips, cuticles, dry elbows, you name it! It smells amazing, and really does the trick!