Fancy on Top, Casual on Bottom

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Vintage blouse (similar), Sweet & Spark necklace, Prada sunglasses, J.Crew pixie pant (clearly a recent obsession), Hunter “Huntress” boots

One of my favorite ways to dress on a more casual day is to mix fancy and relaxed. I pair a silk blouse or nice sweater with pixie pants or stretch jeans and comfy boots. It creates some really interesting contrast and an unexpected twist. On this particular day I opted for my pixie pants (yes, I love them), and my comfy Hunter boots for ultimate comfort.

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One thing that I make sure to do when opting for this mixed style is keep my hair and makeup put together. Looking more relaxed on the bottom doesn’t excuse true grunge!

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Ted Baker Ohavia Peplum Sweater

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Ted Baker peplum (wearing a Ted Baker size 4), J.Crew pixie pant, Seychelles boots (this season’s), Prada sunglasses

Guys, I think this top is my new favorite piece in my closet (aside from this baby, of course, let’s be real). The moment I put this on in the Neiman Marcus dressing room I felt amazing. That feeling doesn’t come very often so I made the immediate decision to buy it, regardless of the cost. Lucky me it was on sale plus the FF sale at Neimans, so bringing home that feeling didn’t break the bank. I love the exaggerated peplum, hot pink look-at-me pink knit, long sleeve length and thickness of the material. I’m so so smitten.

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One thing that immediately struck me was the brilliant placing of the knit stitching. As you can see, it crosses directly over my chest, while continuing down the front narrowing my waist. This, of course, does great things to make my width look smaller while making my chest look great.

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I love the back length of this top as well. Long enough to cover the top of pants but not so long that it cuts off the rear. The peplum also somewhat flattens in the back which I think gives it a unique look.

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The knit is mostly cotton, part wool and party poly/blend and is very soft. I wear it with a Banana Republic tank underneath just to streamline my undergarments but it would be totally fine without it. The sweater is incredibly thick and heavy and didn’t require a jacket on top when I wore it last Friday.

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I’m so so in love with this and would recommend it a million ways to Sunday. Further proof that Ted Baker is one of my favorite brands for pearshapes. Please let me know if you pick up this sweater and share your styling with me!

Snakeskin Pants for Fall

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Adam Tucker leather jacket (this year’s), Macys pants (very similar), Nordstrom flats (similar), vintage clutch, Prada sunnies

Over a year ago I broke out of my shell and reviewed patterned pants for the first time on my blog. I remember being terrified of what people would think, judging a pearshape, thicker girl on the internet for wearing such outlandish pants on her frame. Fast forward to today and I genuinely love these pants for Fall. I tend to style them with more muted tones (whites, blacks, etc) and adore the streamlined, chic look.

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I love the look of black on black on black and upon reviewing these pictures, think i’m going to invest in a few more black pieces to achieve this look again. I’m thinking a black turtleneck next time?

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Really loving all of these textures/prints and pops of red.

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I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far. I’ll be wearing this outfit tonight out with friends in the city. A little snakeskin spice for evening never hurt anyone!

Morning Breakfast Favorites

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I’ve gotten a few requests over the last couple of months to share my eating habits and routines, and I thought I would start with breakfast, my smallest meal of the day by far, and the easiest to eat healthily. I never enjoyed breakfast foods so I’m always looking for alternatives to the norm. I stumbled upon Mamma Chia during a shopping trip to my local grocery store and gave it a try. An organic super food with tons of Omega-3’s and healthy vitamins, i’m addicted to these little drinks. They have a great texture and come in so many flavors that I literally have one every morning along with my yogurt.

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I’d love to know, what do you have for breakfast each morning? Any new foods I should try?

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