August 29, 2016

Overalls & Gingham

Earlier this week, E and I celebrated one month of marriage.  Isn't it funny how you date for years and years (almost a decade in our case) but once you get married the count starts all over again!? We've been together for almost 10 years and we went out to celebrate four weeks of something. But, no  complaints here, I'll support any excuse to have oysters and a glass of rose.  We went to a new oyster bar near our neighborhood called Muddy Waters  I'd been dying to try it for some time and Eric surprised me with reservations on Friday! 

We just got these overalls in at No. 14 and I felt like a little girl in a candy store.  I vividly remember writing this buy in the showroom and screaming (literally screaming) "OH MY GOSH- O V E R A L L S - YESSS!" Me- dramatic? Nooo - never! ;) 

I had these hanging in my closet for almost a week, trying them on with different shoes and different tops.  I couldn't get a grasp on how to make them flatter my body or how to update them from just being your basic overalls.  The turning point? I rolled the pant legs.   If you follow No. 14 on snapchat ( @No_14lville) you know how much of an emphasis I put on styling each piece of clothing to be your own.  Just rolling your sleeve, popping your collar, or adjusting one button can make a world of difference to your outfit & this little update gave me a whole new outlook on these overalls! 

I loved the idea of pairing a bodysuit under the overalls because it made the look streamlined. I also paired it with this bright lip (in color HEATWAVE) to add a pop to the outfit. Lastly, you know I just adore these gingham sandals (on sale now!) from J.Crew this summer. I am using every excuse I can to wear them before the fall weather really creeps in.

Outfit Details: 

Overalls: From No. 14: contact 412.260.6088 to order - similar here, here, and here  
Sunnies: here & in pink here (how cute?!)
Bodysuit: This one is from American Apparel but I just ordered this off the shoulder one.  Also loving this one, and this one 
Shoes: here and on sale here
Bag: Celine, also loving this one, more budget friendly here 
Bracelet: Hermes, Similar here & here
Lipstick: here in color HEATWAVE

Currently Coveting: 

This year I told myself that I would invest in a pair of Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots like these, or these.  But!!! I recently just found a very similar style for much much cheaper.  These boots are currently on their way to me. I ordered the brown because I think the color is perfect for fall- I will keep you posted as to how they turn out!

Also, have you heard about all of the designer shoe sales going on?! Here are some of my favorites:
This pair of Jimmy Choos, they are the perfect fall pump.
The colors in these Givenchy pumps, these Jimmy Choo pumps & these Prada pumps are so incredible. You know I love my pastels.
I have also been loving white shoes recently and these Valentinos and these amazing Jimmy Choos  are absolutely stunning!

August 25, 2016

Casual Weekend

Last weekend me and E went to a food truck festival in our neighborhood.  We had just gotten this top in at No. 14 and I couldn't wait to wear it.  It came in the door, then went right back out the door and into my closet! The ruffle V is a huge trend this fall.  We've already had three of this style come into No. 14 and they have been flying off of our shelves. 

These boyfriend shorts are my go-to everyday shorts.  I wear them running errands, and I even change into them when I come home after being all dolled up at work.  They are insanely comfortable.  This light pink pair is from last summer, but I actually just ordered this pair and this pair from Nordstrom last week because I cannot get enough of them, and their price! They are both under $30- you cannot beat it. 

I love to pair boyfriend shorts with something a little bit more girly, like a ruffle, or a feminine color, and even a bold lip.  I also prefer to wear a bit of a heel with a boyfriend cut because it elongates the leg, and makes your outfit more girly.  I'm sure this is not the first time you'v seen these wedges on a blogger. They have been EVERYWHERE this summer. These are the Marc Fisher version, which is a knockoff of these Chloe wedges. They are seriously identical! These have sold out a few times at every retailers and I just finally scored a pair.  I linked a few places below that carried them. 

If you don't see your size online, you can always call customer service or your local store to see if they are able to search their database for your size.  A lot of times, there will be one or two in the company left in your size, and they are not in stock online because they cannot guarantee their inventory. It doesn't work every time, but it is definitely worth a phone call!

Top: No. 14, similar here. Also love have this
Sunnies: Here, also love these in the same shape
Bag: here, a more budget friendly version here and here, also love this leopard one!
Shoes: Designer pair here, my more budget friendly pair here, here
Shorts: Last season, same pair in white here, and in denim here also love this distressed pair
Lips: Here, in sugarcane

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August 18, 2016

Mixing Prints

It has been so gloomy and rainy here in Pittsburgh over the past few days. One of the nice things about the rainfall is that it finally made the air cool off and I was able to wear this really fun cape trench that No. 14 stocked this spring. This trench is super lightweight and I think the cape-shape gives a classic trench, a trendier update and not braking the bank. I have been loving transitional pieces like this! In the next week or two, I am going to write a post about how to turnover your wardrobe with the seasonal changes. Over the past few days, I have been getting asked a lot of questions about transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall, when it seems like retailers go from bikinis to outerwear in the drop of a hat, so be on the lookout for that!

I have been really gravitating towards bags that have more structure- I love not having to rummage through my handbag just to look for my lipstick or my phone. Structured bags allow more organization and I love knowing where everything is.  I recently just grabbed this Ivory Prada bag while I was in San Francisco.  Looking for a structured bag on a budget? This Tory Burch Tote is really similar, and I love it in this color as we go into fall. I also love this black one! And this one is under $150 and looks so expensive! 

I have been LOVING Neck scarves recently. If you follow No. 14 on snapchat (no_14lville) You know that I post my #ootd almost daily. The past few days I have been wearing neck scarves and I feel like I just cannot stop! One of my go to's is a basic bandana that I found (literally) in my mom's closet. The one in this post is from No.14 and we are planning on restocking it soon! I also love this polka dot one and this yellow one. 

Shop This Post: 

Skirt: Here
Striped Top: Here, Also love this color
Bag: Here 
Trench: Here, also loving this one
Shoes: J. Crew (sold out) But also just snagged these & these (both on sale + an additional 30% off!) 
Neck Scarf: No. 14
Sunnies: Here, also love these
Lip: Here, in color sugarcane 
Hermes Cuff: here and here 

Currently Coveting 

I recently just purchased this Nars Lipstick in color Heatwave, it wears very nicely without drying and is a great orangey-red lip. I also just purchased these leopard pumps and these hot coral strappy pumps from the J. Crew sale. I already owned the Elsie Ankle strap pump in the tiffany blue color and was really excited to get another color. They are so comfortable and add so much sass to an outfit. I have had these illesteva sunnies in my cart for a little while now and am deciding between the gold mirrored or the silver mirrored lenses. Going to have to pull the trigger on one of these soon!