SHOP NOW!: Half Sweater / Half Sweatshirt for $11!


When getting cozy on chilly nights or preparing for next winter with amazing bargains on heavier items, like sweaters, I love a deal, as well as a multi-purpose item in gorgeous & neutral colors.

SHOP: Time & Tru mixed media crewneck top in berry, heather gray, navy, & white @Walmart (on sale: $11.00, available in sizes XS-3XL).

I never saw these in my local stores, but I’m crazy for this berry hue. Of course, the navy & gray are sleek options for joggers or faux leather leggings. I love the blend of casual with the cable-knit texture, which offers a unique top for any bottom.

How would you style this top? Which color do you like best? Do you often wear sweatshirts with fun details on them? For more stylish posts, check out: Ardene’s fashionable spring ballet flats, LC Lauren Conrad stud earrings for $6, & must-have Sherpa pullovers with polka dots! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: $10 Sweaters in 6 Colors!


As the barrage of end-of-winter sales are coming to a close soon, it’s time to stock up on next season’s essentials. No matter how many time I examine & reorganize my bursting sweaters shelves, I can’t help but notice what colors & styles are missing. Suddenly, inspiration strikes & I click add-to-cart!

SHOP: essential dolman sweater in winter white, heather gray, syrah red, dark purple, golden seal, & blue destiny @New York & Company (on sale: $10.00, limited availability in sizes XS-XXL).

I have the burgundy sweater, which I’m excited to wear with plaid pants & a statement necklace for a work day. The weight of the sweater is just right & I’m thinking about adding the white & gold since they’re such a great price right now!

How would you style this sweater? Which color do you like the most? Where are you shopping for seasonal essentials? For more stylish posts, check out: the anti-statement necklace for under $6, the perfect summer linen skirt, & the red carpet highlights from the Screen Actors Guild Awards! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Valentine’s Tops for Any Lovely Occasion!


I’ll always wear hearts & spread the message of love, no matter what time of year it is. Currently, I’m swooning over all of the love-themed duds for Valentine’s Day that add joy, humor, & charm to any look. Here are 5 tops that would be perfect for multiple occasions, but definitely deserve some Valentine’s styling too:

SHOP: heart-print bow-neck blouse @New York & Company (on sale: $20.98, available in sizes S-XXL).

SHOP: heart-print tunic sweater @New York & Company (on sale: $17.98, limited availability in sizes L & XXL).

SHOP: chic sequin heart tee @New York & Company (on sale: $11.98, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: love always graphic tee @New York & Company (on sale: $15.00, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: cheetah-print lip crewneck sweater @New York & Company (on sale: $ 17.98, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Which top is your favorite? Are you wearing red & pink this week? Do you often dress for a holiday theme? For more stylish posts, check out: sparkly jewelry sets from Macy’s, spring-summer must-have mules, & pretty printed tees from Old Navy! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Cable Knit Sweaters for Under $15!


This sweater season has been one for the books! I love styling a cozy pullover sweater for a movie date night, a day at work, or for weekend errands! A cable knit detail is classic, but a modern take on cable knit is much more fun & stylish. In fact, my look for today, thanks in part to Instagram & Facebook votes, features a new cable knit sweater with past season windowpane pants & tweed buckle flats (see post here).

SHOP: Time & Tru mixed stitch sweater in apple juice, brilliant red, medium grey heather, winter white, & green chili @Walmart (on sale: $14.98, limited availability in sizes XS-2XL).

Here’s how I styled mine:

The texture of these sweaters coordinates well with a variety of textures for bottoms, including houndstooth, Buffalo plaid, polka dots, pinstripes, lace, jacquard, faux leather, or denim. How would you style these sweaters? Which color is your favorite? Where are you shopping for the best deals? For more stylish posts, check out: sequin star cardigans & faux leather leggings at LOFT, pastel pullovers for under $18, & staple denim jackets in 4 washes! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Pastel Sweaters for Under $18!


It’s still sweater season & when retailers start rolling out styles in spring colors, it’s time to click add-to-cart! The latest from Time & Tru that I can’t stop thinking about have got me inspired to pair with relaxed light denim jeans & sneakers for a weekend of errands, beige trousers & ballet flats for a day at work, a pleated midi skirt & high heels for a special occasion, or leggings & slippers for a cozy day around the house.

SHOP: Time & Tru long sleeve lightweight fashion sweater in lilac sky cheetah, pink coral cheetah, blue ash stripe, & faded rose stripe @Walmart (on sale: $16.98, available in sizes XS-XXXL).

SHOP: Time & Tru patchwork sweater in blue ash, orchid dream, peach margarita, & winter white @Walmart ($17.98, available in sizes XS-XXXL).

SHOP: Time & Tru elbow sleeve polo sweater in lilac bud, almond, mauve glow, & black soot @Walmart ($16.98, available in sizes XS-XXXL).

Which style sweater is your favorite? Do you like these warm & cool colors? Would you wear the cheetah print, stripes, or patchwork? For more stylish posts, check out: colorful mules for spring by A New Day, a must-have sequin sweater & leggings outfit, the boldest statement necklaces of the season, & stylish Valentine’s picks! Happy Styling!

Inside a Style Blogger’s Closet: Sequins on Sweaters & Velvet on Leggings—These are a Few of My Favorite Things!


Every Sunday night, I try to take an hour or so to outfit prep, as stated in a previous post from September. When one planned outfit didn’t quite work out this week, I had to switch things up in a pinch, so that I could still get myself ready, get my daughter up & ready & arrive at work on time. This was the original planned outfit, but the pants were noticeably too short for a 30-degree winter day on Long Island & I wasn’t about to dig out my boots from another part of the house.

Then, upon changing up the clothing & keeping the accessories, this is what I ended up wearing:

Eventually, I realized that the sweater & leggings are newer pieces that I recently purchased & they’re still available to shop for. I’ll definitely be wearing these pieces (in different ways) throughout the season as the sweater is so versatile in terms of styling & color matching & the leggings can be dressed up or down with a tunic or hoodie & paired with boots, heels, or sneakers.

multicolored sequin v-neck sweater in ivory/gold & silver heather grey @LOFT (on sale $49.99, extra 50% off with code: 24HRS, limited availability in sizes XS-L).

Time & Tru velvet leggings in rose wine & olive dusk @Walmart ($14.98, available in sizes XS-3XL).

I already have the silver sweater, but I do have my eye on the olive leggings, especially since the velvet stripe down the side adds such a dressy & luxurious touch to any stylish and/or sporty outfit.

What’s your routine for getting ready for the work week? Do you prep outfits ahead of time? What does your weekly work style consist of? For more stylish posts, check out: affordable staple denim jackets by Time & Tru, pretty ballet dresses from Target in 5 colors, faux leather pull-on pants from LOFT, & stylish bracelets from Macy’s for Valentine’s Day! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Cozy Sweaters with a Spring Twist!


Of course, sweaters come in all shapes, patterns, & colors; we know they’re not exclusive to winter, but they’re definitely a go-to this season. If you’re looking for a sweater that seems to whisper springtime in that stylishly playful way that pastels do, check this out:

SHOP: Time & Tru long sleeve crewneck embroidery sweater in winter white & dark navy @Walmart ($22.98, available in sizes XS-XXL).

As much as the love the lightness of the white with the pink & blue details, I’ve got my eye on the navy to wear with various menswear-inspired navy trousers this season, especially as the spring semester is just around the corner. Either sweater can be styled with pants, jeans of all rises & cuts, as well as joggers or leggings.

How would you style this sweater? Would you dress it up or wear it casually? Do you prefer the white or the navy? For more stylish posts, check out: W magazine’s best performances portfolio with Stephanie Hsu & Kate Hudson, bold & colorful statement necklaces, must-have leopard pullover sweaters, & stylish earring sets from LOFT! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Lovely Valentine’s Pieces!


It still only feels like yesterday when I was toasting away to the New Year’s Eve ball dropping in Times Square (from the comfort of my living room couch), but onward & upward into 2023 we go! Looking ahead this winter, we’re in the midst of a lovely, heart-filled Valentine’s Day hype & retailers are hopping on board with everything from home decor to dresses, tops, skirts, & pants, to accessories, such as shoes, totes, jewelry, & more, all adorned with hearts or messages of love. The thing about Valentine’s Day this year is to most importantly love yourself first & it’s never a bad idea to invest in pieces that make you feel just as sparkly or joyful as you already are! Here are 5 stylish pieces that I can’t stop thinking about, which means that it must be love!

SHOP: heart stud earring set @LOFT ($42.00, 30% off with code: TREAT).

SHOP: I.N.C. International Concepts multicolor pavé LOVE slider bracelet @Macy’s ($29.50).

SHOP: leopard heart graphic tee @J.Crew Factory (on sale: $19.50, available in sizes XXS-3X).

SHOP: flocked heart skirt @Cato Fashion ($27.99, available in sizes S-XL).

SHOP: heart-print v-neck hoodie & drawstring jogger pant @New York & Company (on sale: $41.97 each, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Which piece do you like the best? Do you wear Valentine’s-themed pieces this time of year? Do you wear hearts all year long? For more stylish posts, check out: Valentine’s pullover sweaters by Time & Tru, flashy sequin cardigans from New York & Company, & stylish earrings sets from LOFT! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Valentine’s Pullover Sweaters for Under $17!


It doesn’t have to be close to Valentine’s Day for me to don hearts on my outfit. It’s not even technically close to February 14th, but retailers are already moving forward with fashion for the latter part of the winter season. I’m kinda NOT upset about it either!

SHOP: Time & Tru fashion sweater @Walmart ($16.98, available in sizes XS-XXL).

I’ve got my eye on the black leopard heart sweater & red & white combination to add to my heart-sweater arsenal. These would be especially stylish for over a button down shirt & paired with skinny jeans or even a pleated midi skirt & ankle boots. How would you style these sweaters? Which one is your favorite? Are you scoping out Valentine’s style yet? For more stylish posts, check out: a peplum sweater with built-in jewelry from New York & Company, statement necklaces from Macy’s, & stylish jewel-button cardigans! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Pretty Cable Polo Sweaters for Under $14!


With all the excitement & stress of the holiday season, we must always remember to take care of ourselves. Recovery doesn’t always mean the day after a major celebration, especially when there’s cleaning up, organizing, spending more time with family, doing laundry, etc. However, in thinking about more relaxed & cozy days ahead, I’m all about sweaters—no surprise! I was so pleased to find this one marked down from its original $19.98 price too!

SHOP: Time & Tru cable stitch polo sweater in olive dusk, grey melange, blossom, & papyrus beige @Walmart (on sale: $13.98, available in sizes XS-XXXL).

Not only can this be paired with faux leather leggings & a puffer vest, but it’s also perfect for jeans & ankle boots, as well as plaid trousers & block heels for work. I’m torn between the grey & green, but with such a great price, why choose?

How would you style this sweater? Which color do you like best? Where are you shopping for great, last-minute deals? For more stylish posts, check out: the prettiest cardigans from LOFT, Meghan Trainor’s most stylish music videos, & Lily Collins’ 6 recent magazines cover shoots! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: The Prettiest Cardigans for Christmas Eve!


When trying to wrap my flu-induced mind around what I’ll wear for Christmas Eve, aside from a mask, I want to be comfortable & stylish. Last year & this year, the jewel-button cardigan trend has been popular, & I’ve participated my share in investing in it.

SHOP: jeweled button v-neck cardigan in black, whisper white, tango red, & soft spearmint @LOFT ($74.95, use code: NEW for 50% Off, available in sizes XS-XXL).

I wore the red during my all-red week earlier in December & had big plans for the mint, but then I was home sick all week. I have white & black look-slimes from Express from last year, which might be my go-to with velvet pants for tomorrow night.

At first, I wasn’t crazy about this sweater since the buttons weren’t functional, especially as an avid cardigan wearer, but I appreciate the posh simplicity of the look, highlighting the decadent jewel buttons as bling.

How would you style this cardigan? Which color do you like best? What are your Christmas Eve plans? For more stylish posts, check out: Meghan Trainor’s most stylish music videos, Lily Collins’ multitude of magazine covers, & a fashionable floral sweatshirt from Target! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: 40% Cardigan Sets from Target!


The Black Friday deals continue with 40% women’s clothing today only @Target!

Gift yourself—or a Style Darling you love—a fuzzy cardigan by A New Day (on sale: $18.00, available in sizes XS-4X). This is cozy & lush in 5 colors: black, cream, green, purple (though it looks more periwinkle, & & red).

Try styling with the coordinating fuzzy tank (on sale $13.20, available in 5 colors in sizes XS-4XL), along with any bottom: sequin joggers & heels for a holiday party, skinny jeans & tennis shoes for a day of shopping with friends, a pencil skirt & sparkly sandals for a special occasion, or plaid trousers & embellish ballet flats for the office.

I don’t know if I’d go as far as wearing the fuzzy tank, but I love the cardigan, especially on green & the purple shade for over a fit & flare dress or to dress up a t-shirt & jeans. How would you style this cardigan set? Which color do you like best? What are you shopping for this Black Friday weekend? For more stylish posts, check out: Ava + Viv sparkly sweaters for 40% off, discounted jewelry organizers, holiday bling from Macy’s, & velvet pull-on pants for $26! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Tunic Sweaters for a Cozy & Chic Season!


It’s definitely sweater weather & the only thing better than a pullover sweater is, specifically, a tunic sweater! New York & Company has just the piece for all the styling possibilities of the season—for work, weekend, a night out, or casual loungewear!

SHOP: essential bateau-neck tunic sweater in black, blue, berry, purple, gray, oatmeal, & red @New York & Company (on sale: $11.99, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Try this top in any color (or multiples!) with quilted or sweater leggings , skinny jeans & a jeweled belt, satin ankle pants & stilettos, or pull-on pants & ankle booties. Here are some suggestions for putting together a sleek outfit with this featured sweater:

SHOP: pull-on scuba-suede legging in olive (on sale: $24.97, available in size XS-XXL), pull-on faux leather pintuck legging in camel (on sale: $29.97, available in sizes S-XXL), pull-up faux-leather piped zip legging in red (on sale: $29.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), studded slit-hem legging in black (on sale: 29.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), & high-waisted houndstooth-stripe pocket legging (on sale: $19.48, available in sizes XS-XXL) @New York & Company.

How would you style the tunic sweater? How often do you rotate leggings into your wardrobe? Where are you shopping for the best holiday deals? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Sarah Hyland & Scarlett Johansson, holiday earrings from Francesca’s & Target, & Jennifer Anniston’s Allure cover shoot! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Cheers to This Sweater for 61% Off in Sizes XXS-3X!


‘Tis the season for festive style! As all the Black Friday deals are hitting shelves & the web, now is the time for cheer—literally! Today only, J. Crew Factory’s “Cheers!” Teddie sweater in black is 61% off ($34.50, marked down from $89.50)! What’s even better is that the fashionable topper is available in sizes XXS-3X!

To style this top, break out a sequin or faux leather pencil skirt with patterned tights & ankle bootie when heading out to a holiday gathering. Also, for a chilly weekend getaway with the family, try the sweater with paneled or velvet leggings & riding boots. Not to mention that plaid trousers or boyfriend jeans with ankle boots will also work! Check out these recommended items:

SHOP: paper-bag pull-on mini skirt @J. Crew Factory (on sale: $46.50, available in sizes XXS-3X), floral print tie-waist a-line scuba skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $39.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), high-waisted Rockstar super-skinny velvet pants in dark walnut @Old Navy ($49.99, available in sizes 00-30), extra high-waisted faux-leather zip ankle leggings in black @Old Navy ($44.99, available in sizes 0-30).

How would you style this sweater? Where would you wear it? What jewelry would you recommend? For more stylish posts, check out: Jennifer Aniston’s Allure cover shoot, an affordable ponte blazer from Aldi, a fashion flashback with Rachel McAdams, & Jennifer Lopez for Vogue’s December 2022 Issue! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: An Any Season Textured & Knit Sweater!


I’m a little sweater obsessed this time of year, though I wish it was consistently cool enough to wear one—at least here on Long Island. As I seek out different color combinations, sleeve lengths, & textures, I always have versatility on my mind, especially if a piece can be worn during the fall-to-winter transition & shift then to spring.

SHOP: Time & Tru textured knit pullover sweater with short sleeves in blue sea combo, mocha splash combo, & peach glaze combo @Walmart ($20.98, available is sizes XS-XXXL).

I love the sleeves on this top, which can be worn over a long sleeve turtleneck & with dark denim jeans or even with a pencil skirt & ankle boots. The top offers more possibilities when layered with a button down or matched up with leggings.

How would you style this sweater? Which color do you like the best? Do you often wear elbow length sweaters? For more stylish posts, check out: must-have velvet leggings from Old Navy, a lacy sweatshirt for under $18, & a plaid pull-on skirt from J. Crew! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: The Coziest Tops for $10!


Each fall, I’m more & more impressed by the affordable & stylish items from Time & Tru @Walmart, especially as each season, they reinvent staple must-haves that prove to be best sellers. This includes a cozy non-sweater top that looks like a sweater.

SHOP: Time & Tru hacci top in teal star, black soot, dark raspberry, green chili / black, winter white, leopard, moonbeam, or papyrus beige @Walmart ($10, available in sizes S-XXXL).

I became a fan of this top during the height of the pandemic, desiring something fashionable enough for a statement necklace during a Zoom meeting, but realistic to wear with leggings when the virtual work day ended. In both real life & through a screen, these tops are sweater-like, but can be paired with trousers & ankle boots or pointe pants & ballet flats, aside from the comfortable leggings or lounge pants for days off with the family.

I’ve added most of these to my cart & can’t wait to assess these latest patterns, always excited to add more leopard & polka dots to my fall wardrobe arsenal. How would you style these tops? Which pattern is your favorite? Would you buy them all for the season? For more stylish posts, check out: a blingy chain link bracelet from Ardene, Target’s fuzzy slippers slides, sparkly Halloween earrings, & pretty peplum tops for work & date night! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: The Open-Front Cardigan You Need in Every Color!


Now that fall is here & in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about layering pieces for work & weekend! My go-to layering topper for all season is a cardigan. Of course, I love patterns & jeweled embellishments on cardigans, but a solid in any color sparks joy when paired with a printed top & neutral pants, a basic shirt & printed bottoms, or a bold colorblock dress. Whether you’re shopping for fall must-haves or a staple set of cardigans for all year long, Amazon has just the pick for you:

SHOP: LALABEE open front pockets knit long sleeve sweater cardigan in 35 different colors @Amazon ($25.99-$31.99, available in sizes XS-3XL).

I love the hunter green, which I’ve ordered & have planned for my wardrobe rotation this week, but I already have my eye on the cobalt, navy, ultra violet, & lime styles too! not to mention, this sweater has over 4,800 ratings with 4.5/5 stars.

How would you style this cardigan? Would you buy multiple colors in it? Do you have toppers like this at the ready while at work? For more stylish posts, check out: a film review of Blonde, Ana de Armas discussing her preparation for her performance of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” the perfect fall earrings & sweater, & a cozy fleece loungewear set from Target! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: The Most Fall Fabulous Sweater of All!


Forget pumpkin spice anything! Fall leaves are in fashion. In perfect coordination with my recent post about fall leaf earrings, LOFT’s leafed sweater ($69.95, available in sizes XS-XL) makes for a stylish addition to your sweater weather wardrobe.

Yes, $70 is a lot to spend on a sweater, but if you keep an eye out for the right coupon code from your LOFT email subscription, you may be able to get a great deal on this autumnal must-have. I can see it now, styled with dark denim jeans & knee boots, corduroy pants & ankle booties, or leggings & suede flats for any fun, fall-friendly jaunt.

How would you style this sweater? Are you following literal fall fashions like this? What’s your favorite pattern on knitwear? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Naomi Watts & Gwyneth Paltrow, a collection of stylish music videos from Rihanna, & a gallery of the costumes from Don’t Worry Darling! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Top Houndstooth Styles from New York & Company for Fall!


Just as fruit prints & tropical patterns are signature to summer, houndstooth is a symbol of fall as fashion transitions from the lightweight to the heavier layers. In fact, wearing houndstooth is one of my favorite ways to greet the fall, no matter the color combination, although black & white is the more traditional route. I love a modern take on houndstooth with varying sizes, styles, & colors; particularly, the new Check It Out collection @New York & Company. The black houndstooth that we all love to wear with more subdued solids is brightened with more than white as we see bright yellows, kelly green, & even magenta to experiment with this fashion forward menswear-inspired print. I’ve selected a few tops, bottoms, & shoes that are my favorites to recommend anyone who dares to be bold with this striking pattern.

First, I love the combination of houndstooth on these tops with the details over a trimmed neckline, neck-tie bow, & solid collar, which are perfect to match with a pencil skirt & pumps, joggers & ankle boots, or jeans & ballet flats.

SHOP: houndstooth v-neck sweater in morningside yellow (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL), puff-sleeve tie-neck sweater in fuchsia purple (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL), & houndstooth collared blouse in black/white (on sale: $45.46, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Next, houndstooth certainly makes a style statement on the lower half, especially when coordinating with a pullover sweater & layered necklaces, classic tee & statement necklace, or pleated cami & tailored blazer.

SHOP: houndstooth pencil skirt in green fields (on sale: $48.96, available in sizes XS-XXL), pull-on houndstooth bootcut ponte pant in black/white (on sale: $39.00, available in sizes XS-XXL, shop petite here, shop tall here), & petite houndstooth button-waist straight-leg ankle pant in fuchsia purple (on sale: $55.96, available in sizes 00-18).

Playing up houndstooth in your footwear evokes confidence & tons of personality, especially when adding that wow factor to a pinstripe suit & button-down shirt or sweater dress & choker.

SHOP: houndstooth colorblock Madison pump in yellow (on sale: $39.00, available in sizes 6-11) & houndstooth Layla heel in black/white (on sale: $62.96, available in sizes 6-11).

Do you like to incorporate houndstooth into your wardrobe? What pieces do you like houndstooth on best? What are your favorite fall fashion items? Where are you shopping for the latest trends? For more shopping posts, check out: summer-to-fall dress & cardigan ideas from Time & Tru @Walmart, my top picks from J. Crew Factory’s clearance sale, stackable jewelry organizers, & how to recreate Anne Hathaway’s easy breezy gauzy outfit! Happy Styling!

Why Say “Or” When You Can Say “And” (For These Maxi Dresses)?!


I know I’m not the first to say that buying “one in every color” is worth the investment, but if there’s a staple piece of clothing (or accessory) that you love & just can’t live without, when why not? I have this philosophy typically when ti comes to cardigans & ballet flats, but with a busy summer ahead, I’m also applying this philosophy (& maybe fashion addiction excuse?) to the Goddess maxi dress @New York & Company.

I was first introduced to this dress last year & have since bought it in EIGHT different colors. It is super fashionable, very comfortable & breathable, & really, a classic maxi dress style that I will continue to wear for more summers to come. Truth: I bought it when I was very VERY pregnant last summer, which gave my big baby belly lots of room, but this is not a maternity dress. The banding underneath the bust was very forgiving & even now (not pregnant), I’m loving the flowing long skirt, which flatters my shape now. Not to mention that this dress can be style in a multitude of ways, easy breezy for weekend errands or dressed up for a special occasion! Most colors are available in sizes XS- XXL, which means that this dress really is for everyone!

I love accessorizing this dress with any number of cropped cardigans, long necklaces, oversized earrings, a denim jacket, & studded sandals. Every color of dress is a great foundation for some summer fun, coordinating with playful watermelon or pineapple accents, gawdy golds, or crisp white pieces.

SHOP: black pointelle shrug @dressbarn (shop plus size here), rimless gradient sunglasses @Forever 21, rose gold strappy sandals @David’s Bridal, stone pendant necklace @LOFT, large drop earrings @H&M, & charm bracelet @H&M.

How would you style these bold, feminine maxi dresses? What style dress is your favorite for summer? Where you headed on vacation this season? What stores are you shopping for best deals on summer must-haves? For more stylish posts, check out Old Navy’s cute flip flops, trendy resin earrings, & stylish summer hats inspired by Jessica Alba & Suki Waterhouse! Happy Styling!

My Favorite Sequin Sweater This Season!


As I was gearing up to go back to work this fall, I’d been collecting gift cards from the summer & my birthday to prepare me for some new fall favorites & holiday must-haves. This includes the sequin sweater @dressbarn (shop plus size here). I ordered this sweater online & was actually surprised how soft it felt, how comfortably it fit, & just how pretty the sequin detail is on the cozy gray background.

While I’m all about the big statement necklace lately, I know I can rely on this sweater to do all the sparkling for me if I need something festive quickly. I have a multicolor pair of Kate Spade confetti stud earrings I’m waiting to pair with this sweater for either a glitzy weekend look with leggings & knee boots, or even to my office holiday party with a pencil skirt & embellished ballet flats. Because of the neutral gray background & variety of color in the sequins, the styling possibilities are endless!

How do you like to wear sparkle? Where are you shopping for your most festive fashions? For more holiday-inspired posts, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

Leopard Tops for All Sizes!


If there’s one print I love for any time of the year, it’s leopard. It’s a fun option for a sweater, blouse or top to pair with jeans, leggings, pants, or a skirt, especially when matching it up with a pop of color like red, hot pink, or green. Wearing a leopard top also opens up the opportunity to try some playful bling too in a statement necklace, big earrings, or stacked bangles. Here are some affordable must-have leopard options for misses & women’s sizes for sale now!

blouse @Chico’s

sweater @New York & Company

sweater @Stein Mart

tee @Torrid

top @Charlotte Russe

When it comes to leopard, you don’t always have to wear black with it. Try something with texture, a seasonal color, or add a little sparkle. You can definitely get a lot of miles out of a leopard top because of all of its styling possibilities. 

corduroy pants @LOFTfaux leather skirt @Charlotte Russefaux suede skirt @Fashion Novaskinny jeans @Old Navyrhinestone jeans @dressbarn

How do you like to style leopard separates? What are your favorite patterns to wear? Where are you shopping most for affordable fashion this season? For more posts like this, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

Buttoned Up Bargain!


This Thanksgiving-Black Friday weekend was a whirlwind for me! There was plenty of time spent with family, showing off our dazzling daughter, but there was lots of shopping too! Of course, gift lists were made, but I couldn’t help & treat myself here & there when a great buy was discovered.

As a part of my daily uniform (for work mostly–my at-home mom style has become more of function than fashion), I love a cute blouse-skirt combo with a cardigan, or at least to wear a cardigan over a dress. I was never one for structured jackets (although I can appreciate their visual appeal), so cardigans are my go-to & I can be quite obsessed with them. I’m always on the hunt for a patterned cardigan that I don’t have, especially one that allows me to experiment with pattern mixing too.

When I least expected to find some major style, the Laura Scott houndstooth cardigan found me @Sears. Black & white is always a great way to go when it comes to patterns, that way I could really highlight bright colors to match up; however, I was very interested & attracted to the purple-black combination.

Laura Scott houndstooth cardigan @Sears

For the price I paid, I could’ve very easily bought both colors & been done with it, but keeping my budget in mind for the holidays for my whole family, I limited myself to the purple option. The fit was just what I look for in a cardigan, so I was definitely all set. My mind is already swirling with styling ideas for this cardigan for the rest of the fall and throughout the colder months.

How do you like to style cardigans? What’s your best Black Friday fashion find? For more stylish posts about affordable fashion, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

Wow With White This Fall!


White is often perceived as a tricky color to pull off, especially when its contrast, black, is so classic to wear when seeking a slimming effect, drama, & minimalism. Also, white is atypical for a fall outfit, but rules like that are meant to be broken when making a stylish statement. Take note from recent looks worn by Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian West, Bella Hadid, Jenna Dewan, Victoria Beckham, Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, & Sarah Jessica Parker (in white pumps).

You don’t have to be a celebrity or walk the red carpet regularly to don an all-white ensemble either. White in the fall (heading into the holidays & winter) is a bright alternative to the muted & deep hues to wear that are common for this season. Play around with combinations, such as white with merlot, mustard, or charcoal to reinvent old favorites. Shop the following affordable selections to jump on board this crisp trend!

blouse @Old Navy (available in sizes XS-XXL)

pants @New York & Companyblazer @H&Msweater @Forever 21 (plus size)Jessica Simpson pumps @DSW

What colors do you like to wear in the fall? What is your favorite color combination this season? for more fashionable posts with celebrity inspiration, click here, here, here, & here! Happy Styling!

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: Black & White Pattern Mixing!


When it comes to putting together an outfit, one of two things will happen for me. First, I’ll plan ahead of time for a special occasion what I’d like to wear to honor or celebrate whatever the event is—& I won’t budge away from that outfit idea. On the other hand, for day-to-day styling, I simply go by however I feel. I consider the weather, how long of a work day is ahead of me, where I’m headed socially, as well as how I’m feeling health-wise to measure how much I’m willing to fuss with a garment. While it might look like a lot goes into an outfit, sometimes spur of the moment ideas hit me & I’ve created something unique & detailed.

However, when I want to experiment with my wardrobe to try something new with staple items (usually a cardigan, belt, statement necklace, or dress), my instincts lead me to pattern mixing, which is just my kind of fashion risk & something that I’ve happily & successfully explored over the last year. I love discovering the result of pairing stripes with florals or animal prints with polka dots, as well as metallics with chevron, just to have some fun while reinventing old favorites in a new way. When taking a fashion leap just such as this, I make sure that accompanying items are subtle, such as a patent leather flat, black pant, or opaque tights.

Last week, I was inspired to play with some new fall finds from dressbarn, pieces that are also perfect for a cool summer afternoon too. As soon as I saw the black & white tiered floral blouse & diamond print ankle pants, I knew I loved them, but hadn’t immediately thought of putting the pieces together. A black & white color combination is possibly my favorite because of its timeless & clean vibe for any season. When I play around with mixing patterns, I always keep in mind that the best way to execute an ensemble is by keeping with the color scheme. I added an extra special touch to finish off the look with my older floral printed pointy toe flats (shop similar here), a classic denim jacket (shop here), & silver jewelry (shop similar here) since the busy patterns need neutral companion accessories.

Of course, either of these pieces can be styled in multiple ways. For example, the blouse would look cute with a  pretty pink cardigan & skinny jeans, but it can also be a flirty option for night with a blazer & leather leggings. The printed ankle pants are screaming for a pop of color with a bold yellow tank & cobalt heels, or with a red turtleneck for fall & embellished ballet flats.

SHOP: cardigan @New York & Company, skinny jeans @Old Navytop @Nordstrom Rack, & heels @DSW.

For a little more black & white mixed print inspiration, here are a few more pieces in classic patterns like polka dots, stripes, floral, & houndstooth to get you thinking about all the ways to wear these two very versatile & chic colors.

SHOP: sweater @H&M, pants @YOOX, blouse @Maurice’s, & skirt @New York & Company.

Lastly, when seeking some style inspiration, I usually turn to Pinterest, which is where I can find some amazing red carpet & street style shots of my favorite fashionista celebrities who are experimenting on the daily, just like me, when it comes to mixing prints. Some admirable & professional pattern pushers are style icons Olivia Palermo, Solange Knowles, & Jamie Chung.

Look how each of these fashion forward ladies uses neutrals to play up the busier pieces of their outfits, while also offering a sense of balance among the stylish chaos of their outfits. Olivia uses a black blazer as a topper, as well as gold ankle strap heels for some glamorous edge. Solange is all about yellow with her handbag & cropped pants. Finally, Jamie’s gray booties & black heels complete her effortless looks.

Do you like to mix patterns in your outfits? What questions do you have about this risk-taking outlook? Which celebrities do you turn to for style inspiration? How do you feel about the classic black & white trend? Happy Styling!