Outfit Post: In an Instant

Happy Halloween friends! Unfortunately I’m not coming strong with any Halloween themed post today BUT if you’re in need of a last minute costume (I am!), check out this fab pinterest board for some DIY inspiration. Luckily my kiddos are covered (Jake from Jake & The Neverland Pirates and a rabbit) but I’m still struggling to put something together for tonight. Wish me luck. Promise to share whatever I come up with on Instagram.

Speaking of instagram, I’ve been trying to share more of my #ootd over there but sometimes those ‘fits don’t make it to the blog. So I thought I’d do a little round-up of what I’ve been wearing lately. You can bet all of these items have been in constant rotation since I’ve been avoiding the urge to shop (yay for tomorrow being a new month). It’s definitely helped me try to make the most of what I’ve got and what I probably hadn’t worn in a while.

Get at me if you want details on any of these. Most items have been seen on here in some form or another at one point! Hope you all have a very Happy Halloween and a fun weekend.

Outfit Post: Top Hat

I got this hat last year. I wore it a couple times but couldn’t get over Drew’s comment that it was my Indiana Jones hat.

This year, I’ve been breaking it out left and right and because of his comment, I’m considering dressing like my favorite Harrison Ford character for Halloween (seriously though, any one have any last minute tips cause I am struggling). Last week I wore it a little more casually but today I’m dressing it up a little. This little black dress was one of my best buys ever on ASOS. I’ve had it for a couple years now and I still turn to it when I’m coming down to the wire and still haven’t found something to wear. Clearly waiting until the last minute is a big problem for me.

Throwing on a hat can be a little daunting since you’re inevitably going to get a few looks and it’s definitely something we’re not all used to wearing on the regular. My tip is to keep the rest of the look simple so that the hat stands out but never looks cartoon-ish or costumey. Also, these suckers are WARM so you’ll want it to be a little brisk so you’re head doesn’t get all sweaty (gross, i know. sorry).

I’m thinking of breaking this look out again this weekend, albeit with tights since it’s finally getting a little chilly, for an engagement party for some friends. Despite being unprepared for almost everything, I am definitely prepared for my brother-in-law (and probably others) to give me a hard time about the hat. I’m thinking it will be something about Halloween being over so I can pack up my Carmen Sandiego costume but there’s also the chance for some safari comment. Either way, I’ll take it. Indiana Jones FTW.

Okay I’m off to tackle that inbox before doing cutting out early to tailgate for the UofL vs. FSU game tomorrow (celebrating my office’s third anniversary! woo hoo!). If you’re running around Papa John Cardinal Stadium tomorrow, we’ll be tailgating by Gate 1 – come say hey!

Wool Panama Hat: c/o Sole Society; Black Dress: ASOS (so crazy old – seen here, similar here); Bag: c/o Sole Society (seen here); Boots: LOFT (old – seen here and here, similar here);  Necklace: Stella & Dot Photos by Whitney Neal

 


Outfit Post: Fall Love Story

The hunt for the perfect pair of jeans can be ALMOST as elusive as the hunt for the perfect white t-shirt (always on the look out for that special unicorn). These J.Brand flares are almost as perfect as it gets for me. Just need to get these puppies hemmed (just a tiny, tiny smidge) and they will be a 10/10 for me. Even better, I snagged them on sale from Gilt.

I love a good pair of skinny jeans but I have a special place in my heart for a fun pair of flares. Not quite sure what it is – the 70’s vibe, the way they pair with boots, the fact that they’re always a little more comfy (that’s probably it) – but I can’t get enough. Seriously, I have way too many pairs (see ‘em here and here and here – those are all three different pairs).

If you’re thinking about grabbing a pair, write down the words “Love Story.” No that’s just a description of this post’s awkward devotion to a pair of pants or the movie with Ali McGraw, it’s the name of these jeans. Keep an eye out on Gilt or the sale racks – sometimes they sneak up there – but even if you don’t have a coupon code, they are worth the denim investment.

On a local note, Louisville friends – be sure to check out the events page. I just added a handful of new events and sales that you’ll want to check out.

Flare Jeans: J.Brand ‘Love Story’; Plaid Button-down: American Eagle (from last year – almost identical here); Necklace: Southern Charm Jewelry; Bag: c/o Galian; Belt: J.Crew (old); Boots: Dolce Vita (old but similar here)

And since this post wasn’t awkward enough, here’s a few outtakes that Whitney sent my way. I’m sure half of the pics she takes look like this one since we’re usually trying to have a conversation mid-pose. Now you get to share in the embarrassment.Photos by Whitney Neal.

 

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