I know I’ve been going on and on about fall clothing lately….but the excitement has really become too much for me to handle: The sweaters, the jackets, the blazers, the leather pants, the booties, the over the knee boots, the cashmere, OH MY GOODNESS, my heart is going to explode!
But there is one simple fact about fall clothes that make them so appealing to me: They ALWAYS LOOK CHIC & PULLED TOGETHER, regardless of the items. Take this Express outfit for example…Moto scuba leggings: luxury chic. Oversized printed poncho: cozy chic. Fringe booties: trendy chic. It’s a no-fail look!
And be prepared to see these 3 Express items in FULL ROTATION for me this season: Can’t wait to pair these leggings with a boyfriend blazer and some yummy oversized sweaters….and the poncho will be the perfect travel item to cuddle up in….and the fringe booties, well, those just speak for themselves, now don’t they?!
What are your 3 favorite fall items that you’ve purchased this season so far?
*Thank you, as always, to Express for being a monthly style partner!
Have you ever had an absolutely fun weekend and then woken up on Monday morning and been, like, “OMG, WHERE IN THE HELL DID THESE BRUISES COME FROM?!”
Was your answer “yes?!” Well, then you and I have a lot in common! After an epic weekend (HELLO, ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL! Did you follow my adventures on Instagram this weekend?!), I always continue to have hysterical memory flashbacks of weekend encounters! Am I the only one?!
The bruises remind me……so I remember the first time I mixed the unexpected combination of navy & black, I thought “Wow, I really kinda look like a bruise, don’t I?!” Now its a color combo in my wardrobe rotation that I honestly can’t live without!
What’s your favorite unexpected color combination?!
There are some things that are better the bigger they get:
Did I say wine glasses?
But one thing I continue to love that is always better the bigger it gets is a good oversized boyfriend blazer! This is an item that you can’t screw up….pair with cutoff shorts, skinny jeans, or leather pants….push up the sleeves, throw on some great accessories, and its CHIC, CHIC, CHIC!
Where have you purchased some great oversized blazers from?! (Cause I need to add to my collection!)
For many of you, you are finally getting to pull out the sweaters, leather jackets, over the knee boots, and scarves as the weather is turning into a crisp fall! But for those of us in Texas, we are still bracing the biblical-plague-like heat and begging for a cooler day…which ironically, finally happened over the weekend!
This dress came out on the town with me recently and I wore it to a evening baby shower….it was full of color and femininity, and you can tell from the pictures that my favorite quality of this piece is….the WALKABILITY….the flowy movement! Ugh, so good!
But just because you live in a colder climate, don’t let the temperatures deter you from wearing a gorgeous maxi dress…pair with a black leather bomber jacket and you’re still good to go!
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a reason to get dressed. And I don’t mean a typical cocktail event or a black tie affair. I MEAN, A LEGIT EVENT….where specific attire isn’t necessarily required, but you’ll stand out if you aren’t feeling the same vibes as everyone else.
Next weekend, I am heading to Austin City Limits, otherwise known as ACL, and I must admit….this is my FIRST music festival and I have never felt this much pressure in my entire life! I want to to effortless, cool, hip, yet chic and classic…..OMG WHY IS THERE SO MUCH PRESSURE?!
But one thing I feel no pressure about is where I am going to rest my head after a long day of concerts. Thanks to HomeAway, this the easiest and most unforgettable travel experience I’ve had in a really long time! They have an online marketplace of over a million vacation rentals in nearly 190 countries….and when it came to booking a last minute place to stay in Austin for ACL, they were my first choice!
Their online site or mobile app allow you to navigate properties based on on location, price per night, amount of rooms, or amenities. Take Austin for example: There are still tons of badass HomeAway listings that haven’t been booked yet for the second weekend of ACL! (Ps I can’t wait for y’all to see the amazing art gallery inspired space that I have rented….talk about interior design porn…my Instagram page might light on fire from how hot this listing is!) But the most legit part of having a vacation rental versus a hotel that I am most excited about is that they provide so much more space in places I want it (hello, full kitchen!) for half of the cost of a hotel! So round up your friends, head to Austin, and split the cost of a HomeAway rental for ACL!
And thanks to HomeAway, who is one of the sponsors of this year ACL music festival, they are offering two 3-day VIP passes for the second weekend of ACL to come hang with me! See the rafflecopter below to enter this contest and listen to a great weekend of music!
In my early twenties, I wasn’t much of homebody….any excuse to go out what more of what I was into….so decorating my home and making it feel warm, cozy, and intimate has become my new favorite hobby!
I’ve purchased some fabulous furniture and accessories (which I will share at some point, I promise), but #KERRently, I am obsessed with making my focal gallery wall absolutely perfect! It all started with this photograph I had been lusting after and that my boyfriend gave me for Christmas, and now I have begun to build around it by collecting some interesting art and additional knick knacks!
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What are your favorite sites to gather gallery wall inspiration from and where do you like to shop for home decor?
Being a 9-5 girl was something I always wanted to do one day.
As a little girl, I remember seeing working women in these badass power suits: blazers with double breasted gold buttons, shoulder pads, paired with matching skirts or pants. And understanding why I loved that look so much makes sense now, given the items that I tend to gravitate towards when I go shopping.
And sadly, I have never had a time in my career where I have gotten to wear matching power suits, but I do love elements of them….like this Express skirt….but for my lifestyle and everyday work, I can mix it with more bohemian separates, like this blouse, and this look can take me from my morning coffee to my evening cocktails.
People see my “image” on Facebook, or Instagram, or even here, my blog, and think they know what my day to day life looks like….
In their minds, my life goes a little like this: I sleep till 10, play dress-up in my closet, have a hair & makeup team show up at my house, then frolic around town with a photographer in tow, head to a radio station maybe once a week where I prerecord my daily talk show, and then I drink wine and eat fabulous meals with a handsome man, or head to a elitist charity event.
UMMMMMMM. NO. NOT IN THE LEAST.
Here’s the reality: My days begin quite early by walking a 47 pound pitbull for, at least, 30 minutes, followed by a quick breakfast, maybe a pilates session or a trip to my apartment gym. After that, its time to hit the pavement: Grind away at emails, work meetings all over town, or strategically planning what outfits I want to share on my blog and then photographing them with my blog photographer. Another midday dog walk happens, followed by lunch on the run…usually “to go” and eating it 10 minutes before I begin a 4 hour radio show from 3-7pm (yes, I am actually there LIVE every single day!). Its back home to walk Fancy, and make a quick 10 minute wardrobe change, and if I’m lucky and our schedules align, its time for a late dinner with a tall, dark, handsome man, or make a 15 minute pit stop at a charity event…then follow-up on emails again, one last dog walk to wind down, and its time to hit the sack…Yes, I’m quite the earlybird to bed…say, 1030pm or so.
I tell you all this because my daily M-F outfit planning is VERY IMPORTANT. I need a look that can take me from 10am-9pm, so finding those hero pieces that can go from day to night is crucial. Take this lightweight Nasty Gal sweater: When I leave the house in the AM, I can pair it with a distressed boyfriend denim, my go-to flats, and a big handbag that carries everything I need for the day. But when I leave the radio station and head out for the night, I want it to feel more dressed up, and with some quick changes, its a whole new look: I can pair the sweater with a dressier short or skirt, swipe on some deep plum lips, lace up some sassy heels, and swap out my oversized tote for a clutch…and VOILA!
What’s the one hero piece that you reach for when you need to go from meetings to martinis or the boardroom to the bar?!
*Thank you to Nasty Gal for partnering with me for this post!