Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Black and Blue All Over (For Less)

I've posted before on how much I love the look of white and black together.
Lately I've also been loving the look of blue and black together.

1.) Love the look of this, but not so much the price!
Nicole Miller Printed V-Neck Dress:
Neiman Marcus, $575
2.) This one has a similar abstract print and v-neck cut, but with a more modest neckline and a more modest price!  Love it:
Belted Print Dress, Dress Barn, $50

3.) Similar look, similar satin feel from Loft:
Blue Giraffe-Print Dress, Loft: $79.99
(Extra 40% off right now, no code needed)

Perfect for a fall wedding or other such event!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekend Style

I haven't done a post recently regarding what I've been wearing, so here are a couple of my latest shirts (for under $25!):

1.) At the UM/Massachusetts game.  Great view!
My shirt, from MDen, $22.
I honestly didn't know it was for men when I bought it.
It's comfy though and I love it. Brian's shirt (similar here) 
2.) Night out for my 28th birthday at the new Cafe Habana on Main Street in Ann Arbor.     :
My shirt: Forever 21, $17.80 similar here
Brian's shirt, here, right now for a sale price on certain colors 

 If you're planning on coming to Ann Arbor at all this fall - I recommend attending a football game and having a night out on the town!  Nowhere beats pure Michigan in the fall. :-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blue Suede Shoes (For Less)

A little unexpected pop of color can really make an outfit.

I love the look of a black outfit with bright blue heels.

Beyonce with bright blue pumps

LC with a one-shoulder top and blue pumps

1.) I found a cute pair at Nordstrom:

Rachel Roy Pumps, Nordstrom: $225
2.) Then, found a pair for less at Piperlime:
Jessica Simpson heels, Piperlime: $79.00

3.) Then, a look-alike pair for even less at Kohls:

Rock and Republic for Kohls: $34.97

What a steal!  I'd pair them with black skinny pants and a black top like LC did above.

I've never tried it, but I'm sure just wearing bright blue shoes would brighten anyone's mood!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Neutral and Noteworthy

Some people may feel that beige is a little boring.

Not me!

I feel the look of simple, understated neutrals.

And the fact that a solid, neutral dress or shirt can be worn again years from now and not look "out".

1.) Classic tan dress:
Dress, J.Crew: $180

Dress, J.Crew (old)

2.) Similar for less:
Dress, Forever 21: $27.80

Cardigan, Gap: $49.95

4.) For Less:

Cardigan, Target: $19.99
Nude Pump: Nordstrom, $128.95

Nude Pump: Target, $29.99
Plus, neutrals can be worn with any color in your wardrobe.  They look especially nice with a bold necklace or layered with a brightly colored top.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Must find this sweater (for less)

Recently, I was browsing Pinterest, when I came across the most amazing fall sweater, and decided immediately I had to have it.

I am constantly on the search for clothing that is cute yet comfortable.  (This blog may be more about comfortable clothes than fashionable clothes I've realized...)

This sweater stood out at me on Pinterest and it fits the bill perfectly.
It would feel like you're wearing a blanket all day!  How amazing and cozy!

Souchi Cashmere Cowl Neck Sweater, $686

Hold up.  The price tag just about did me in.  $686 for this dreamboat sweater.  Well that's about $600 too much for me.

So, I began a search.

I hoped to find the exact sweater but cheaper somewhere (possibly in merino instead of cashmere).  I searched high and low.  I'm still searching now...

Here are the closest options I've found (so far!):

Rest Day Pullover: Lululemon, $88
Cowl Hooded Sweater: Athleta, $89

San York Alpaca Pullover, Sierra Trading Post: $59.95
Cowl Neck Tunic Sweater, Ann Taylor: $68
All the above sweaters/sweatshirts are just adorable.  My favorites are the top two.

I haven't given up the search yet though!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tucked Into Skirts: The Easy Way

Right now everywhere I go, girls are tucking their shirts in.

Picture found here

They're tucking shirts into jeans, into skirts, some even into shorts.

For the most part, it looks great!  Tucked in shirts look so much cleaner for some reason, and definitely can pull an outfit together.

For some reason, the art of "tucking in a shirt" is one I'm still learning.  So, when I see 2-in-1 combo dresses that give me the "tucked-in" look without the hassle, I'll take it.

Here are my favorites:

1.) Perfectly work-appropriate:
Half Stripe Sweater Dress: The Limited, $89.90
2.)  Since I love black and white combos, I had to include the one above and these two below:
Accidentally In Love White Blouse Dress: Piperlime, $59.

Colorblocked Dress, Forever 21: $19.80
Probably best for a night out on the town, but not to work!

3.) With an edge:
Gap Mixed Fabric Dress: $79.95
4.) Girly-girl:
CLuce Polka Dot Dress, Piperlime: $64

5.) Fun and pretty:
Navy Yellow Dress: Shabby Apple, $86.

You may be someone who prefers to buy separates and tuck them in on their own for the look.  If it looks good on you, go for it!
These dresses just make it a little simpler by already combining the two for you.

Unfortunately there is no 2-in-1 combo item of clothing for tucking shirts into jeans.  For that, we're on our own!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Look for Less: Basic Black Dress

I believe that no one can ever have too much black in their closet.  It's slimming and goes with everything.

The dresses I chose for today can be office appropriate, dinner date appropriate, or even wedding guest appropriate.    You honestly cannot go wrong with a LBD!

1.) A basic Kate Spade dress (Yes, Kate Spade does make clothes, not just purses and jewelry!):

Dress, Kate Spade: $358
2.) Below, a cute option for less from Gap:
Dress, Gap: $59.95

3.) Below, another cute dress for even less at Kohl's:
Dress: Elle for Kohl's: $45
If you haven't been into a Kohl's in a while, I highly recommend heading in!  They have some really cute clothing lines: LC Lauren Conrad, Simply Vera Wang line, and even Rock and Republic now.
Now, if only I could find more items of clothing that are as versatile as the LBD...