Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How To: Layered Long Sweater

Long Cardi: Banana Republic (similar) // LS Tee: TJ Maxx (similar less than $20) // Scarf: Primark (similar on sale) // Jeans: Primark (similar on sale) // Heels: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Forever 21

Well it is officially freezing here in Mass, which calls many many layers and our new mantle with a faux fireplace to be on 24/7. I would say yesterday was the first day when walking the dog I began to run because it was too dang cold, I think even he wanted to run home! Yesterday also marked my 27th birthday. I managed to get through it with out too much fuss. 27...one more year closer to 30,  not that I think 30 is old, there is just so much that I want to get done before 30 rolls around. I guess the best thing to do is just keep your head down and keep trudging through the mud. 

I'm not going to say much about to look because its pretty straight forward, but I will give you all a tip I learned through being an observant blogger. I used to just put a cardigan on and that was that, but now I really think about what I am going to wear under it. I typically would never wear a long sleeve under it, mainly because I felt suffocated, or well though I did. I noticed some of my fav bloggers, Blair from Atlantic Pacific mainly, wearing long sleeves under their cardis  or jackets etc and I love the way the multiple layers looks. The little pop of color of whatever you are wearing. In my opinion it makes the outfit look extra finished. Try it next time, and if you already do this...well then you go glen coco.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Feeling the Blues

Sweater: J Crew Factory (similar) // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Banana Republic // Clutch: J Crew // Necklace: Kendra Scott // Sunglasses: RAEN

I have been wearing nothing but ripped jeans lately I felt I needed to change it up. Theres nothing like a dark wash perfect fitting stretch jean. They make even my short legs look long (ish). Adding similar color heels also helps elongate, try it next time! I know I have mentioned this a million times but if you are new here, these are my go to's from old navy, its the Rockstar and now they come in every color, wash and fit you could imagine. They are $34 full price and you know you can always find a coupon for Old Navy. I highly highly recommend at least trying a pair on, I got my best friend Tanya onto them and she has never looked back! #yourwelcome! 

I always have to size up on sweaters, this is a large! When I buy sweaters I always take into consideration a few things, shrinkage being the main one, its going to happen especially because I never follow the directions on how to wash them, and I want to feel cozy and warm and comfy in them, so the bigger the better. At the end of the day who cares what size is on the the label as long as you feel comfortable and like they way you look

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Love You Now

Sweatshirt & Plaid Shirt: Old Navy // Jeans: Gap // Booties: Sam Edelman // Crossbody: Michael Kors

I have worn this outfit twice now..its perfectly fall and perfect for these cooler temperatures. I sometimes feel uncomfortable in multiple layers but they always look so cute together it is hard to pass up. I have now found that if I size up on the top layer is much more comfortable, maybe it's not a flattering but at the end of the day I choose comfort. Especially when it comes to my day to day. Sorry not sorry. 

I hope you are all getting around to checking items off your fall to do list. I have recently found a new love for thrifting. Mostly for my flower business, I find some really awesome vases and stuff to use for my brides and their weddings. I frequent places like Savers (my new go to), but then I also have been hitting local and non local flea markets, it is amazing what you can find! I recently went to Todd's Farm in Rowley MA It was awesome!, I highly recommend it. I could have filled my husbands truck...oh wait I did! I got an awesome $9 wing back chair I plan on reupholstering, I will be sure to share my how-to when I get around to it, hopefully this winter! I think I am going back this weekend or I may try another one I was told about in Worcester, I will write up a post on it for you all if you are interested! I promised my blog would follow my life and what I am into, so I hope you will still be willing to come along for the ride. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Olive & Beige

Joggers: Zara (similar) // Top: American Eagle // Heels: Steve Madden via TJ  Maxx // Crossbody: Michael Kors // Scarf: H&M (similar) // Sunglasses: LOFT

So you have seen these joggers before if you have been following along with me, if you have not been following along or are new, here they are again. Now they are transitioned to fall. I paired them with a similarly just with warmer options. I actually wore these again on Tuesday of this week, with the maroon heels I wore in Monday's post, and a nude trench since the weather has been quite drab. I wish I could find the person who made joggers / track pants trendy for women and give them a big hug because really we are so used to squeezing ourselves in tight jeans and clothes that the relief of joggers is literally like no other. These joggers are made of the most amazing silk like material so they can totally pass for being quite dressy, I could actually imagine wearing them if I had a job that required "business casual" dress. Zara is just soo good, but to be honest their prices still a little pricey for me (at least in the US), the quality it totally worth the price but for me personally I don't wear stuff enough to pay top dollar for it, unless it is a clear staple that I know I will get enough wear out of. 

I have been on the hunt for a great pair of nude heels and finally came across these Steve Madden pumps at, where-else, TJ Maxx and am SO happy they were still there when I went back. I did the "right" thing, left without buying them and said if I am still thinking about them tomorrow I will go back if the heels are still there then they are mine if not then I will find another pair that I love more. Go me! #selfcontrol #iwish

Monday, November 9, 2015

Maroon Heels

Fedora: Nordstrom (exact same for $30 here) // Sweater: Ann Taylor (similar) // Jeans: Primark (similar $38) // Heels: DSW // Crossbody: Michael Kors // Sunnies: Karen Walker

I am sorry I have been slacking on outfit posts and the blog in general lately. I have been pouring my heart and soul into my new floral business (www.flowersbyjustine.net) to make sure it gets up and running in the exact way I want it to. So currently I have three full time jobs, this blog, the flower business and my actual real life day job. Not to mention my "real" job takes me 1.5 hours each way to get to and from work, so that is 3 hours out of my day already just driving. That does not leave many hours left for much else. Especially with this dang daylight savings ish that happened. I am not complaining and two of the three of the jobs are by choice and my pure need to have an outlet and do my own thing. It does take a toll on me some days. With that said this weekend we decided to stay home (for once) and just relax, we blew leaves and did fall yard projects, I cleaned the house and the spare room (where my clothes live) and  my parents came up and took us out to eat which is always amazing. 

Anways. I promise to be better, or well I promise to try to be better. I am obsessed with this outfit. Like legit in love. My mom got these heels for me a few weeks back from DSW and they are my new favorite. They are the perfect fall color, the perfect height to wear all the time and they were on sale, dah! I am a sucker for off the shoulder cozy sweaters, and ripped denim, so this look as a whole was for sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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