The Working Woman

Starting a new job last week inspired me to create an office look for you today!  I love adding something girly - like this blush blazer - to a no-nonsense work outfit.  It just adds such a classy feminine touch.  This colorblock Kate Spade bag is $100 off right now, making it a very affordable and timeless piece to add to your wardrobe.  (This bag is on sale for $30 and looks very similar)  I love the mix of colors!  It goes with everything.  And having both short handles and a long strap gives it versatility in how it can be worn.  This lipstick in the shade "Brave" is my favorite of all time.  It's a great neutral color that looks good on all skin tones.  Definitely a must for your beauty arsenal.  And I'm totally crushing on this eyeshadow palette.  I LOVE the mix of matte and metallic shades!  It reminds me of the Naked 3 palette, which is also one of my favorites.  I'm sorry if you've fallen in love with these pumps, because they're Valentino and $995, and most of us will never own a pair of these.  BUT ... I did find a much more affordable pair (about $925 cheaper to be exact) that are very cute.  

Kate Spade Bag (currently $100 off!)
Super similar bag only $30 for Black Friday!
Blazer (only $30), Similar here and here (only $21!)
Necklace(have and love)
Stud-wrap Pumps, Similar less expensive here
Mac Lipstick (Brave)

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Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover

Holiday shopping is in full swing, and I've rounded up some of the best gifts for the beauty  lovers in your life.  I'd be over the moon to receive any one of these products (hint, hint, hubby) and I'm sure most women would feel the same.  But if you aren't really sure if the recipient likes makeup, the L'Occitane hand cream gift set is perfect.  They also make great teacher gifts.  I just bought one for my son's teacher!  And I'm dying over these makeup brushes ... so pretty, and they're Tarte, so you know they're amazing quality.  They also come with a cute brush holder to store them in. 

1. Tarte Limited Edition Brush Set (free shipping)
2. Colourpop Golden State of Mind Eyeshadow Palette (under $30)
3. Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette (under $30)
4. L'Occitane Hand Cream Collectibles Set (under $30, free shipping)
5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II Eyeshadow Palette (includes step-by-step guide)
6. Stila Glitter and Glow Limited Edition Eyeshadow Set (Sold out everywhere else!)
7. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set (only $20, free shipping, more color options)
8. Sephora Give Me Some Nude Lip Kit (under $30)

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Coffee Date

Happy Monday friends!  I'm starting a new job today after being a stay-at-home momma for the past 4 years, so I'm hoping your week is starting off less stressful than mine is!

We're in full blown sweater season here in Indiana, so here's another casual outfit to spark some inspiration in your wardrobe.  I'm so in love with this Rebecca Minkoff bag ... I want one in every color!  It's definitely got a place high on my Christmas list this year.  But I'm also linking up less expensive options for you.  This chunky sweater is under $20 and looks so cozy.  I could live in something like this all winter long!


Sweater (under $20), also love this one
Denim (under $40)
Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody, similar here
More affordable option here


Olive Crush

I love the darker hues that fall and winter bring, and olive green is one of my favorites.  Here's an olive inspiration board for those of you looking to incorporate more of this color into your closet this season.  

The Cape

Love it or hate it, the cape is in style this season.  I have a hard time hearing the word "cape" and not thinking about my 2 year old in his Batman jammies with the detachable blue cape.  Having said that, I'm also intrigued by the idea of basically wearing a blanket all day long.  So there's that.

This particular cape only comes in this pattern, but I'm linking up another very affordable option below that comes in two different patterns that are darker shades and would look amazing with jeans.

I was reading the reviews on this cape (actually was wondering if this could also be worn as a scarf) and heard lots of reviewers say this is amazing to wear for airplane travel because it doubles as a blanket.  So for my world traveling ladies, this is for you!   

Cape (under $40), also love this one (on sale under $30)
White denim (on sale for $40)
Tory Burch tote (on sale for $180 until 11/12), similar only $42 here

Nordstrom Fall Sale Favorites

The Nordstrom Fall Sale is here, and I've rounded up my favorites.  As always, Nordstrom's sale items will go fast, so if you see something you have to have, make sure to grab it quickly before it sells out! Happy Shopping!

1.   Vince Camuto Booties
2.   Open Toed Bootie (comes in 7 colors)
3.   Slip-on Sneaker
4.   Midi Cardigan (under $30!)
5.   Steve Madden OTK Boots
6.   Tory Burch Tote
7.   Colorblock Tote (under $25)
8.   Leopard Loafers
9.   Pendant Necklace (only $12)
10.  Y Necklace (only $7)
11.  Tiered Sleeve Sweater
12.  Turtleneck Sweater
13.  Wool Coat

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Casual Fall Outfit

It's finally starting to feel like fall here, and I'm bringing all of my sweaters out of hiding.  Fall is my favorite season.  I love the fall temperatures when I can wear a sweater and boots but not have to worry about bundling up in a winter coat yet.  I've been spending way too much time lately browsing Pinterest for outfit inspiration, and although I love the outfits that the "big fashion bloggers" put together, I find many of them to be too expensive, especially since I like to get new items frequently and don't want to spend a lot of money on each item.  In the spirit of buying new clothes for fall that are affordable, I've put together this outfit for you and linked up less expensive options to achieve the same look.

Don't forget to Pin It!  I love keeping an outfit inspiration board for those days when I get in a rut and feel like I have nothing to wear.  For more outfit inspiration, follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.  

Hat (on sale today for $22)