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Mixing Black & White Prints - Skirt and a Blazer Outfit

Mixing Black & White Prints - Skirt and a Blazer Outfit

Mixing Black & White Prints - Skirt and a Blazer Outfit

Statement Necklace + Mixed Prints

Statement Necklace + Mixed Prints

Mixing Black and White Prints - Skirt and CHuck Taylors

Mixing Black and White Prints - Skirt and CHuck Taylors

I love mixing prints and am always up for the challenge of pairing pieces different ways and creating multiple looks. And when the color schemes are the same or similar (as in this case, mixing black and white prints) – it’s super easy.

I put together two different looks with this skirt and shirt combo – one a little more sassy and dressy and the other a little more playful and casual. I’m not sure how the chucks would look with tights, but I know the first outfit would look adorable with some opaque tights (partial to the DKNY ones) – since it’s getting pretty chilly out!

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Skirt: Piperlime Collection (50% OFF + additional 40% OFF w/code EXTRAEXTRA if purchased today!)

Shirt: J. Crew Voile shirt in polka dot  (going fast!)// Blazer: Madewell Duskfall Stretch Blazer

Bag: GiGi New York Madison Cross Body (15% off for Veterans Today – ends tonight!) c/o

Rings: Kendra Scott Skylar in black + Drusy ring c/o

Shoes: Dee Keller Sophia Heels (additional 10% OFF for Veterands day w/ code SALUTE10) + Chuck Taylors

Statement Necklace: Baublebar c/o // Sunglasses: All black aviators

Watch: Kate Spade Gramercy c/o // Earrings: Kendra Scott Reyna Earrings c/o

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PS: Happy Veterans Day! There are some sales going on right now that I wanted to let you know about…

GiGi NY – 15% OFF for today only

Piperlime – See yesterday’s post here

J.Crew – 25% OFF Fall Favorites

Macy’s – Extra 15% OFF w/ code VETS

Banana Republic – 40% OFF PURCHASE (ends 11/11) w/ code BRGOOD – love this sweater dress

and Nordstrom just marked down this blazer I’ve had my eye on…I LOVE it! as well as this faux mink coat that looks so cozy!!

J Crew Tweed Skirt

J Crew Tweed Skirt

J Crew Tweed Skirt

J Crew Tweed Skirt

J Crew Tweed Skirt

I hope you had a great weekend! I can’t believe it’s already basically the middle of November already. I know people always say this, but seriously where did the year go? I really don’t feel like last New Years wasn’t that long ago. And now the year is almost over? Crazy.

I’ve always been a big fan of tweed. Although it can be a little itchy at times, nothing can take away from it’s timeless and sophisticated touch it adds to an outfit. This one reminded me of Ralph Lauren (probably one of my top 3 brands) – so in other words, it was a no brainer AND it’s on sale right now! (see my note in italics below though if you click on the link!)

Sweater: NastyGal // Skirt: Jcrew (On Sale! until 11/11 w/ code GETWARM) – similar here // Vest: J Crew // Boots: Tory Burch // Bag: Prada // Sunglasses: Prada // Necklace: Nordstrom // Watch: Kate Spade Grammcery // Ring: Kate Spade (On Sale!) / Kendra Scott //

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Note that when you click on the tweed skirt, it says that the skirt is sold out. But if you notice, the “country” selected is Canada (upper left hand corner). Once you switch to US, you’ll see that it’s available AND on sale w/ code GETWARM.

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PS: these tory burch marlene riding boots are on sale right now and going fast!

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The holidays are the time of year for giving to and thinking of others. And it’s always a better holiday season (for you!) when we get started early and start planning – don’t you think? This way, it’s more about doing something special and less about just getting it done (or crossing it off the list!) I’m excited to be teaming up with Target for today’s post to give you some ideas of gifts that are bigger and more meaningful than the gift itself. I wanted to think outside the box for this gift guide and think of gifts that might be a little more special ;)

TOMS for Target – I love this campaign that is launching in a few weeks on November 16th! For each item purchased, a gift will be given to those in need! Just like TOMS provides shoes to children in need, this initiative with Target will provide meals, blankets and much more. I’m loving a bunch of the items – like this poncho above! Stay tuned for the collection to launch ;)

Truffle transparent purse organizer – I know it seems like a simple gift but I think this would be much appreciated by the mothers of this world. Why? Because it’s next to impossible to keep a tidy and organized purse. And these little pouches are perfect for compartmentalizing and keeping all the mess a little more straight.

Personalized leather gloves – I thought these were special mostly because they’re personalized but also because she’ll think of you every time she’d cold and puts on her gloves ;) and because, they’re just a great gift!

Thank you notes – sometimes, adorable stationary is just the extra bit of motivation she needs to sit down and actually write that thank you note!

TOMS wedges – these new wedge booties by TOMS are different than their typical shoes and are super stylish. Like all things by TOMS, purchasing a pair of these will provide a pair of shoes to a child in need!

Bamboo Garden Trowel

Kate Spade ‘On Purpose’ – how adorable is this scarf? It’s actually made by women in Rwanda and is part of a bigger project to help promote sustainable economies and jobs to women in need. If you ask me, THAT makes it much more special ;)

Compensation for this post was provided by Target via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target or AOL.

Hot Pink Party Dress

Hot Pink Party Dress

dee keller pony hair pointed toe heels

Hot Pink Party Dress with pearls and gold chain stacked necklaces

I wore this fun little Hot pink party dress to one of my best guy friends’ weddings last weekend here in Dallas. I loved its simplicity and how lady like the cut of it was. It was perfect for the wedding, but I also love how I could probably dress it down for church or a luncheon as well. Also, it’s just a great time piece to have – a classic silk dress is never a bad idea.

PS: Aren’t these pony hair heels to DIE for?! They’re probably my new favorites ;) They also come in a beautiful leopard!

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Dress: Shoshanna Silk sleeveless luxe diagonal pleat Dress c/o (also available here – fits true to size!) // Necklaces:  J.Crew pearl twisted hammock necklace (such a great staple to have!) + Gold Chain (40% OFF right now!)

Kelly Wynne Cloud 9 Clutch bag c/o // Bracelets: Kate Spade Grammercy watch c/o + Bourbon & Bowties pearl bangle // Shoes: Dee Keller pony hair heels // Earrings: Moon & Lola pearl studs // Nails: OPI ‘You Don’t Know Jacques’

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Top: 1.State windowpane plaid tank (also one in this post) // Skirt: French Connection Olympic Marl grey Pencil Skirt (note that it stretches a little after wearing) // Heels: Dee Keller Sophia heel (size up 1/2 size) // Sunglasses: All black aviators // Bag: Prada // Lips: Stila Stay All Day // Watch: Cartier Bracelet Watch

It’s not very often that I get to dress up like I’m back at ‘the big 4′ (I used to work at a big CPA firm) and working in corporate america again. But when I do find an excuse to break out the pencil skirts again, I always wear them proudly. Other than the fact that I can’t sit criss-cross-apple-sauce in one (confession: I hate sitting like an adult), the pencil skirt is probably one of my favorite professional staples. I think every woman has a classic black pencil skirt hanging in her closet, but this grey colored one is a little less expected yet just as versatile and easy to wear. I like how it looks a little less serious/boring yet doesn’t call for too much attention and can be paired with neutrals and/or bright colors for a classic or statement-making ensemble

Not only is a pencil skirt one of the most flattering pieces a women can wear, but it also exudes power and confidence – don’t you think? And it can easily be transformed from day to night. I love this one from french connection because it’s sweatshirt material. So, as you can imagine, it’s super comfortable! BUT it still has that professional, chic look to it. Don’t you think? And I like how the zippers on the side (as well as the high-low hem) add a special touch that makes it a little more interesting than any other typical pencil skirt.

layers of gray

J. Crew Factory – Get an additional 30% OFF w/ code EXTRA30 (ends 11/11)

Banana Republic – Get 25% OFF w/ code BREXCITED (ends 11/9)

Old Navy – Get 15% OFF w/ code ONSAVENOW (ends 11/8)

Gap - 30% OFF w/ code HAPPY (ends 11/9)

J. Crew – 25% OFF w/ code GETWARM (ends 11/11)

 

Also – don’t forget about the Nordstrom Clearance Sale going on right now! Here are a few favorites (click on product to shop) but see all the AMAZE steals in this post!

for love and lemons black and nude lace skirt

for love and lemons black and nude lace skirt

for love and lemons black and nude lace skirt

for love and lemons black and nude lace skirt

No doubt this skirt is pretty sassy. Right? I mean, it totally makes a statement and is perfect for date night + weekend fun ;) And since it’s Friday and we’re all in a weekend-state-of-mind, I wanted to inspire your weekend get up with this little number.

Except…truth be told, I actually took these photos over a month ago – hence the long hair (they got lost in my dropbox folder – oops!)…so you’d probably have to add some stockings and a big sweater instead of this oversized shirt. But still, I wanted to introduce you to For Love & Lemons – it’s a really interesting brand and one that I’ve been meaning to mention for a while now! Some of their stuff is a little racy, but there are a few really interesting and beautiful pieces.

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For Love and Lemons Skirt // Vince Top – old (similar here) // Dee Keller Sophia Heels // Ray Ban Black Aviators // Bag: GiGi NY All in One clutch

A Few For Love & Lemons Favorites:

PS: Don’t forget about the Nordstrom Clearance Sale going on over the weekend! Did you see this post with all the best steals?!

 

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    Was feeling the classic black and white look for today's #ootd in my absolute FAVE black blazer (it's stretchy!) and my go-to striped turtleneck 😍 ....oh, and yeah sorry but the lighting in my room was atrocious today 😳🙈 #dontjudge #RealLife // outfit details 👉 @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/EfTa #liketkit - brightonkeller
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