Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Orange for Fall and A Trip to Zara

I'm loving burnt shades of red and orange for fall.  When we were in Philadelphia I went to Zara and bought this shirt:

Images via Zara

I fell in love with the simplicity of it, the longer length, the zipper detail in the back and the color.  I'm embarrassed to admit how excited I was about going to Zara.  I've never been to an actual Zara store before, only looked online.  I was completely overwhelmed with how much stuff I liked and had trouble deciding what to actually buy.  I settled on the shirt above and a classic striped boatneck top. 

Other fall orange ideas and inspiration:

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Source: via 801 on Pinterest

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A More Frugal Option: Christian Louboutin Ruched Suede Ankle Boots

I first fell in love with the Christian Louboutin Ruched Suede Ankle Boots when I first saw them on Ashley Tisdale in this picture:

These boots are perfect for early fall and retail for $1,095.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

I found a similar looking pair by Naya.  It is a style from last year so I had a difficult time finding it in the color I wanted and my size but I found some on ebay for $39!  I received them quickly and they are even cuter in person!  They are a bit different than the Louboutins but the heel is more my speed on the Naya Ana's and the price was really better. 
Naya Women's Ana Boot
Naya Ana at $87.00 or
Naya Ana on $59.95

Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekly Gratitude

I thought it would be nice to get back to my weekly gratitude post. As always, the big things are implied (i.e. health, family and friends) but here are some of the little things that made me thankful this week.

  • I'm thankful that my sister helped me peel peaches last Saturday. If she hadn't, I would still be sitting at my Mom and Dad's peeling away to get to the 14 pints we canned. (I'm a very slow peach peeler apparently.) I'm also thankful that my Dad and nephew picked the peaches and my Mom did the canning part. So really I didn't do much. :)

  • I'm thankful for new fall clothes and accessories. Despite loving summer and summer clothes, I'm excited to bring out some old and new cooler weather favorites.

  • I'm thankful for traveling, the trips we have taken and the ones we have planned. Here are some of the last minute pics I took two weeks ago in Philadelphia. Yes, I have a fancy camera that was with me but since it had been raining, I took these with my phone.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wish List: Gap Brands

Seems like lately I always have a wish list for Gap and/or Old Navy.  Right now you can use the code THANKS for 30% off everything at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic online.  There is always free shipping with orders over $50.

Here are some of the things on my current fall wish list:

Gap Wide leg trouser pants Regular Price $59.95

Gap Pleated print dress Regular Price $59.95
available in petite/tall  - Wear it like this now and with tights, boots and a blazer in the fall/winter.
Gap Faux snakeskin multi-chain bag Regular Price $44.95
Saw this in the store and it is really cute in person.  I'd take the ribbon off though. 
Old Navy Women's Pleated Maxi Skirts Regular Price $29.94
Confession - I already bought this last weekend when it was on sale in store.  Love it.
Banana Republic Lace tee Regular Price $49.50

Friday, August 19, 2011

Outfit Inspiration: Flared Jeans Looks

Flared jeans and an overall 70's vibe are one of my favorite current trends.  I love this look!

Katie Holmes - Image Via

Kate Walsh - Image Via

Katie Holmes - Image Via

Source: via Jill on Pinterest

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bedroom Redo: Color Decision

I have been hoping to get our bedroom painted for 5 years now and it is finally happening on August 31!  Now I really have to make a decision as to what color I want.  I have been thinking a grayish blue this entire time but then the painter guy suggested a warm beige instead so I could more easily change the colors in the room and beacause my current duvet cover is a bluish color that would be hard to match.  So now I'm really confused!  I'm not sure what color to pick and am looking for inspiration online.  Here are some pics that stand out to me today.

bedroom w/ cream and dark wood furniture
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dramatic old bar mirror headboard
image via
light blue bedroom
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Traveling...What To Wear?

I'm off for a weekend in Philadelphia.  Here are two of the outfits I'm taking along.  Some of the items are the exact things I have but a few are just similar since the ones I have are older and no longer available.  They are pretty basic...hopefully simple chic and comfortable for sightseeing.

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