Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Mad Hatter

Wearing – Blazer: Aryn K {similar} | Top: Ann Taylor LOFT {old} | Jeans: Vigoss {sold out; similar} | Shoes: Steve Madden | Watch: Vince Camuto | Necklace: ILY Couture | Bracelets: Olive + Piper | Hat: August Hat

So I'm not inviting white rabbits in waistcoats to tea or singing a very happy un-birthday to you in my finest top hat, but I totally feel like the mad hatter in this look. From the peplum ruffled blazer to the feather embellished felt floppy hap, the mad hatter look was in full force my friends–if the mad hatter were female and dressed in super cute leopard shoes that is.

Alice in Wonderland references aside–when heading to a fun photo spot that Kacie and I recently found, we decided to reroute our plans and do a little private property trespassing to use this beautiful field for photos. We passed this place several times and commented that it would be perfect for blog photos and finally decided to give it a shot. The scenery definitely added more whimsy to this photos and incorporated some beautiful fall colors too! Along with this must-have feathered hat and wine colored top, I am loving the coated denim I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I had a pair last year and they are sadly too big, so when I got these I was glad to see they were even better than the pair I had last winter.

Gotta jet ladies! I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

Also, don't forget to enter to win the $340 ASOS Giftcard by clicking on the following link - a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Linking up with: Mama and More | Why I Do deClaire | Walking in Memphis in High Heels | Fashion Canvas | Induffinitely Me | Myriad Musings | Style Elixir | Glossy Blonde | Rhea et Cetera | Shopping My Closet | The Mummy Chronicles | The Pleated Poppy | Transatlantic Blonde | Posh Pair | September Bell | Penniless Socialite | I Would So Rock This
Jaime Costilow

Monday, September 29, 2014

ASOS Fall Faves + $340 Giftcard Giveaway

Happy Monday!
We have officially entered into the fall season!
To welcome the fall season, the change of colors and the great fashion, we've teamed up with 25 other bloggers to bring you a chance to win $340 to ASOS for your fall must haves!

What can you get with all that cash?
Here are some things from ASOS that could definitely spruce up this year's fall wardrobe.

ASOS Fall Faves

                             Made with Zeal  ||  I'm Perfectly Human ||  Jasmin Daily                           

Now that you've taken a look at our ASOS favorites for fall, enter the rafflecopter below for your chance at winning this awesome giveaway! Plus, don't forget to check out these other lovely bloggers!

Jaime Costilow

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Porch Style

Have you told you yet how much I LOVE Fall?? 

Seriously, I can't get enough of it. You might recall that my husband and I bought our first home this past Spring so you know I'm going all out with decorating. Unfortunately, we're in the middle of a complete remodel inside so I'm feeling uninspired to decorate the madness. But...the outside is fair game so I went all out!.

Here are a few tips for decorating your porch:
  • Don't go overboard for the size of your porch. As you can see here, Jaime did a perfect job of decorating her cute little porch. While you can only see a small portion of my porch in these photos, it runs nearly the entire length of my house. Therefore, I went the whole nine yards.
  • Don't spend a ton of money on your outdoor decor. Let's face it, this stuff is going to rot and will likely need thrown away at the end of the season. Believe it or not, I got (nearly) all of this stuff at either Walmart or Marsh and it was super inexpensive!
  • Although it's perfectly fine if you are, I'm not much into Halloween. So, by going with a fall/harvest theme, I can leave most of these decorations up through the whole season. Or, do a combination of the two and take down your Halloween ones on November 1st.
Every day when I come home and see my cute little porch, it makes me happy. Are you feeling inspired by this cooler weather? How are you showing your festive fall side? 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Feelin' Like Fall

Top: LOFT (old) | Vest: Ebay | Denim: American Eagle | Boots: Mossimo | Necklace: The Fox's Tail | Bracelet: InPink

First of all, I just want to say, HAPPY FALL! I love everything about this season and am so excited that it's finally here! If you've been following my posts, you've probably noticed that this vest is getting lots of wear this autumn. I wore it here with neon accessories and here with a dress - and that just proves how versatile it is. Know what else is versatile? These booties! The color is called "stone" and I feel like it morphs to match whatever I'm wearing whether it's black or brown tones. I wore this look for a casual day in the office and was beyond comfortable all day long - here's to comfy, cozy fall style!

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Taking Overalls From Day to Night

Just when we thought overalls were merely a bad memory from our childhood, they began popping up all over the place as an up-and-coming trend. While the idea of strapping yourself into a pair now sounds completely terrifying, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be. When I came across a pair of medium-wash distressed overalls during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I decided to jump right in a give them a try. Take a look at how I took one pair of overalls from day to night...


Overalls: Nordstrom | Tee: Target (old) | Shoes: Forever 21 | Jacket: Target (old) Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: InPink | Bracelet: Alissa Michelle


Overalls: Nordstrom | Blouse: LOFT | Heels: 2 Lips | Necklace: ILY Couture (similar) | Watch: Akribos XXIV

I wore the casual day look for a Saturday of running errands. It was a tad chilly so I threw on a jacket, pulled my hair back and off I went with my fun mix of leopard and camo. Later that night, Jarrod and I had dinner reservations at our favorite downtown restaurant, Weber Grill, so I paired my comfy overalls with a dressy white blouse, a crystal statement necklace and leopard print pumps - hence, look two. I got so many compliments at dinner - and was totally loving my fashion-forward look even if I was a little uncomfortable at first. So, if there's a trend you think you can't pull off, I say go for it and give it a try!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Put It In Neutral

Wearing – Top: Free People | Jeans: Old Navy | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Shoes: Tory Burch

White is completely acceptable to wear after Labor Day in my book. That old rule of "no white after Labor Day" has become a thing of yester-year and fashionable ladies everywhere can be seen strutting their favorite neutrals after that quintessential end-of-summer holiday. I had been searching all summer long for a pair of white jeans that wasn't see through and let me tell you that is no easy feat. Let's face it ladies, it's definitely not a cute look to have your favorite undies seen by your co-workers.

I finally found these pants at Old Navy–on clearance for $12.00 may I add–and couldn't love them more. Okay, so the fit isn't perfect and the waist is slightly large, but let's be honest here, this girl is no stranger to odd fitting pants as I have a small waist and larger thighs. Apparently designers these days think most women are a size 2 and 7 feet tall, and tend to forget about us "curvier" girls. Ha! I knew when I bought these pants that they would be styled perfectly with this adorable Free People top. Can I just say this top is ridiculously comfortable and I kinda want to wear it everyday? The added lace peplum at the back and around the sides make for the perfect, waist flattering fit too!

As always the necklace was a last minute add and I totally forgot about adding any bracelets to the look. Sometimes simplicity trumps over accessories looks, what can I say.

Linking up with: Stylin in St Louis | Living in Color Style | Sincerely Jenna Marie | Mix & Match Fashion | Penniless Socialite | Sequins & Style | Vodka Infused Lemonade | The Tiny Heart | Get Your Pretty On | Perfectly Coutured | I'm Perfectly Human | Twenties Girl Style | September Farm | Meet at the Barre | Midwest Bloggers | Style Elixir | The Lauren Elizabeth | Two Thirty-Five Designs | Lena B Actually | Musings of a Housewife | The Fashionista Momma
Jaime Costilow

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Dotted Line

Wearing – Blazer: Banana Republic Factory {not available online} | Top: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bracelet | J.Crew Factory {identical here} | Clutch: Saks Fifth Avenue {old}

I couldn't help but laugh at myself when I was coming up with this "clever" title. Polka dots and stripes apparently equate to the dotted lined in my mind. Oh to be in my head...it's a scary place let me tell you. There are thoughts just streaming in from nowhere that are complete nonsense to anyone but me. Ask Kacie, she'll tell you about my randomness.

On a fashionable side note–when shopping with a friend, I picked up this adorable polka dot blazer at Banana Republic Factory and couldn't wait for the weather to cool down so I could break this baby out. Well, lets just say it's mid-September and the weather feels more like October, and I still can't put away my tank tops and summer clothes. So basically what I'm saying here is that I wanna keep summer around, but am yearning for fall weather. I'm a walking-talking contradiction, what more needs to be said? Needless to say when I picked up this bejeweled top later at J.Crew, I knew the blazer and top would be perfection together. Enter one sleepy day after the Cancer Gala later, this outfit was busted out of the closet for a fun fall-inspired look.

Hopefully you enjoyed my ramblings and my furry photo bomber, Lola!

Linking up with: Walking in Memphis in High Heels | Fashion Canvas | Why I Do DeClaire | Erica Jacquline | Myriad Musings | Mama and More | Induffinitely Me | Transatlantic Blonde | Style Elixir | The Mummy Chronicles | Shopping My Closet | The Pleated Poppy | Because Shanna Said So | Cappuccino and Fashion | Tucker Up | Penniless Socialite
Jaime Costilow