Look for Less: Taylor Swift in Warehouse

30 October 2014

I can always appreciate that Taylor Swift is a gal about matching high and low price points when it comes to her style, that's a girl after my own heart. This adorable set is no exception to that, especially since both pieces together total a whopping $42, and it's freaking adorable. If you're not somewhere {warm &} sunny don't fret, throw these great pieces over tights and a leather jacket for a fall ready take on the effortless look. 
Get the {almost sold out} pieces here & here from Warehouse, or shop some of similar sets I found below {for under $53}. 


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Sweet Swing

29 October 2014

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a good swing dress, they're effortless, easily styled and amazingly comfortable, so how could I not? I snagged this one last year but with the addition of some newer accessories it was made even better this time around, so much so I can't stop wearing it, here or in St. Louis {last week}. Now I just have to stop the temptation to buy these babies in bulk...

Dress Boohoo.com, Bag Bijuju, Boots Sole Society, Tights Hanes
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Fall Beauty Buys Under $15

28 October 2014

It's Fall, so chances are you're switching out your poppy pinks for something with a deeper hue. Whether, you're looking to up your {winter} skincare game, oomph up your hair or add a little more color to your beauty closet, I have you covered and for 15 bucks and under!

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Flirtacious, $6.89



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3 Ways To Wear: Houndstooth Booties

27 October 2014

When it comes to Fall footwear I'm all about a {surplus of a} good bootie. Sure, I have plenty of brown  and black {as well as the token leopard} pairs but I was absolutely lacking in the black and white printed department. Well, until I stopped by DSW last week and found exactly what my closet was missing. At the time I had no idea how I was going to wear these black and white beauties, but I knew I had to have them, after all they were a steal at under $60. How could I pass them up? And judging by your response on Facebook and Instagram, you agreed. Well, I got them home and a wave of inspiration hit me and these were my favorite three ways to wear my new houndstooth booties. They've quickly become my Fall favorites and seem to go with just about everything, and have the added bonus of being ridiculously comfortable...

Can you guess which is my absolute favorite?

{Date Night: Leather Pants & Oversized Sweater}
 Sweater and Pants H&M, Bag LANY

{Girls Night Out: Printed Mini Dress & Leather Jacket}
 Jacket and Bag Lulus.com

 {Weekender: Swing Dress, Tights & Cardi}
Dress Lulus.com, Cardigan & Hat Debshops, Bag LANY
How would you wear them?


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.
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From The Front Row at St. Louis Fashion Week

24 October 2014

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know by now that I was in St. Louis last week for their Fashion Week {for the second year in a row}. Several bloggers from around the country were flown out for 5 days of style in the up and coming fashion capitol. We watched emerging designers compete for $15k, top designers, Yigal Azrouel, Timo Weiland and Tess Giberson show their Spring 15' collections and met the incredible (and stylish) bloggers from the St. Louis area. I'm not going to lie, the week went all too fast and I was sad to say my goodbyes when the time came. But there's always next year, right?

So, with that being said, I'm sharing my highlights from my experience at this year's St. Louis Fashion Week, and kicking things off the with amazing emerging designer competition from Wednesday night. Guys, be on the watch for these designers. Selected from all over the country these talented Gals (and guy) wowed me and the judges with their collections. I was personally drawn to fellow New Yorker, Collina Strada's luxe leather silhouettes but it Daniella Kallmeyer who went home with the $15K check from Brown Shoes.
{Collina Strada}
{team mini bun}

The next morning we headed over to Naturalizer for a quick bite and to try on shoes, because who doesn't love an hour (or two) in a shoe store? I've personally been all about the brand since they introduced me to David Bromstad for Naturalizer. I eventually went home with the Tanya booties {leopard} after much deliberation between those and all of the other boots from their other brand, NAYA. Naturalizer's Fall options are incredible, the boots, the oxfords, eep.
As for the Designer series we got a taste of Tess Giberson, Timo Weiland and Yigal Azrouel's Spring 2015 collections. Everything was gorgeous, naturally. I have to admit I'm partial to Timo and Tess's style esthetics. 

After the shows we headed to the Grand Hall for a massive after party to wrap STLFW with Timo Weiland, where we danced under the gorgeous light shows of Union Station.

{Timo Weiland}

{Tess Giberson}

{Yigal Azrouel}

The next night we headed to the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Gala wearing Timo, naturally. We spent a good chunk of our time with CFDA Icon, Stan Herman & Timo Weiland, but also bumped into Derek Blasberg & Fern Mallis before heading to dinner. 
Rounding out the week was the Midwest Fashion Conference at Wash U where I served on the Marketing panel next to some incredibly talented PR mavens from Dallas, St. Louis & NYC. I was so happy to offer some insight from my perspective as a blogger & stylist, and talk to other bloggers about my experiences with TfDiaries. 
{Stan Herman and I after our panels}
I am so grateful for the amazing experience and meeting so many great people that I now consider family. I'd like to send a big thank you to the talented Lindsay Pattan and the Alive Magazine team for bringing me out and introducing me to such wonderful, dedicated crew. Be on the watch NYFW because St. Louis is about to show you who's boss...
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Look For Less: Burberry Blanket Cape

Let's be real, since the Burberry Blanket Cape hit the scene everyone has been vying for oversized ponchos that may or may not resemble in the now sold out Fall essential. I'm not going to lie, I want one for myself, initials and all. So, when I saw this very familiar style I immediately threw myself on the should I or shouldn't I fence. 

What do you think guys, would you go for this $50 steal? Or is it too close for comfort?

More Poncho-spiration
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