10.28.2014

10 Chunky Knit Sweaters for Under $50

Can you believe that this Friday is already Halloween? The weather has finally chilled here in NorCal, and we are scheduled to have some rain that day and evening. That of course puts a major damper (literally and figuratively) on our trick-or-treating plans. I've finally been able to wrap up in some sweaters this week though, so I guess that is a plus. I'm really loving a good chunky knit to my sweaters this fall. I absolutely fell in love with this look I found on Pinterest, which I cannot find a source for unfortunately, because I would buy it in a heartbeat:


That collar! Such a great use of textured neutrals in this outfit. I found a few sweater options under $50 for you to peruse. There are of course loads of sweaters saturating the market right now. It's nearly impossible to narrow things down, isn't it?
I think my faves are the first from Victoria's Secret, which is definitely the best match color and texture wise to my inspiration photo. My second choice is the fourth option from Forever 21. That lace detailing at the bottom is so fun and feminine! Which would you choose?

NEW!Double V-neck Sweater • Victoria's Secret • $49.50
Jj always waffle stitch open cardigan • $29.99
FOREVER 21 Hooded Waffle Knit Sweater • Forever 21 • $24.80
FOREVER 21 Lace Trim Knit Sweater • Forever 21 • $22.80
Miilla Drape Front Knit Cardigan • $39.97
Big Lapel Batwing Sleeves Chunky Knit Cardigan • ChicNova • $36.00
Brave Soul Chunky Knit Sweater In Red Twist - Red twist • Brave Soul • $34.11
FOREVER 21 Chunky Knit Sweater • Forever 21 • $22.80
FOREVER 21 Oversized Turtleneck Sweater • Forever 21 • $24.80
Chunky-Knit Sweater • MANGO • $49.99

10.27.2014

The Perfect Plaid Blanket Scarf for Under $30!

Aerie has the most perfect selection of plaid blanket scarves for only $29.95 each, and through Tuesday (10/28) you can get 25% off with the code "NEWVIBES". That makes each scarf only $22.46!  Get on it girl! Now which color to choose...





10.24.2014

Shopping The Sites: Mango 30% Off Sale

Mango is having a 30% off sale today and tomorrow only (10/24-10/25). Use code "5WEEKEND3" at checkout.  Below are my favorites from the site.  Some great deals to be had!


Leopard Print Dress • MANGO • $79.99
Central Stone Bracelet • MANGO • $24.99
Horizontal-Stripe Sweater • MANGO • $39.99
Mango Outlet Waterfall Cardigan • MANGO • $39.99
Mango Outlet Leather Elastic Ankle Boot • MANGO • $75.99
Bicolor Check Scarf • MANGO • $39.99
Waterfall Poncho • MANGO • $69.99
Velvet Ribbon Wool Fedora • MANGO • $27.99
Mango Outlet Plaid Stiletto Shoes • MANGO • $55.99
Maxi Flap Leather Jacket • MANGO • $199.99
Chiffon Panel Blouse • MANGO • $59.99
Mango Outlet Contrast Sleeve Denim Jacket • MANGO • $49.99
Leopard Tote Bag • MANGO • $59.99
Mango Outlet Leopard Print Wool-Blend Coat • MANGO • $79.99
Pebbled Shopper Bag • MANGO • $49.99
Mango Outlet Leather And Suede Ankle Boots • MANGO • $69.99
Wool-Blend Parka • MANGO • $149.99
Contrast Sleeve Shift Dress • MANGO • $49.99
Pebbled Hobo Bag • MANGO • $44.99
Mango Outlet Pinstripe Wool Cotton-Blend Sweater • MANGO • $39.99
Mango Outlet Oversize Herringbone Biker Jacket • MANGO • $69.99
Mango Outlet Slim-Fit Push-Up Vintage Wash Jeans • MANGO • $49.99
Tab Shopper Bag • MANGO • $49.99
Leopard Print Sweater • MANGO • $59.99
Mango Outlet Metallic Polka-Dot Knit T-Shirt • MANGO • $35.99
Mango Outlet Leopard Print Scarf • MANGO • $27.99
Faceted Stone Earrings • MANGO • $39.99
Big Tote Bag • MANGO • $79.99

10.23.2014

Get The Look: Fall 2014 Hair Trends



Fall is not only a great time to re-evaluate and refresh your wardrobe, but also a great time to switch up your hair care routine. Hair trends are heavily influenced by the season's runway looks, and for fall 2014 it is all about sleek, smooth locks! Here are four different ways to rock the sleek look: 


1. The "Lob": 

A long bob with or without bangs like Rose Bryne is big this season. I love the versatility of this length.

2. Braids, braids and more braids: 

Who knew that there were a million and one ways to braid your hair? Thanks Pinterest! More power to you if you can master the fine art of intricate braiding. I am not one of those people, so this simple and sleek braid suits me best.

3. The center part: 

Smooth hair with a center part is back in a big way. Sometimes a simple shift in where you part your hair is all the change you need!

4. The low ponytail: 

A low pony, hitting at a point center to your ears or lower, is super sophisticated and great for a night out. To disguise your hairband, wrap a piece of hair around it and secure with bobby pins.




Get the look:

A smooth sleek base is all that is needed to achieve any of these fall hair trends. Start in the shower by choosing products specifically formulated to produce silky results. I have recently been using the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection and have seen a noticeable improvement in the silkiness of my hair. In the shower I use the shampoo and conditioner, which has an amazing warm amber scent that I just love! 

Right before I blow dry I apply a small amount of the Pure Care Dry Oil with a blend of African Macadamia Oil and coconut oil to the palm of my hand and work it through concentrating on the ends. This has helped calm my frizz way down. I also use a small amount on dry hair during the day anytime I need to tame a few flyaways.

These products are formulated for all hair types, and delivers 5x silkier hair after just one wash. The best part is they do not make your hair seem greasy or weigh your hair down one bit! 




You can find these products at your local mass food, or drug retailers nationwide (gotta love drugstore beauty!). I am pretty sure once you try them you will fall in love like I have. In fact, Dove is currently running a "Dove Silky Hair Dare" promotion, in which you can try out the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil risk free from now until December 31, 2014. If you are not completely satisfied with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil System, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21-12/31). Visit hairmoneyback.com for details.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

10.22.2014

Fall Closet 2014: The Outfits! (18 In All!!)

So far this week I have been rolling out the components to our fall 2014 capsule wardrobe. Monday debuted the 13 core pieces to mix and match, and Tuesday I added in fun accessories. Today you get to see it all come together in outfits created especially for you by me. Hold your applause until the end please ;) 

I hope you love these 18 looks as much as I do. They all err on the side of casual, because that is just how I roll as a stay at home mom and that is what I like. As always these outfits are great for running around town, taking care of errands, coffee dates, lunches and dinners out with friends and fam...all the good stuff in life! (If you would like business looks featured in the future please email me).  

Most everything you see here is well under $100 an item. It doesn't have to cost a fortune to look pulled together (and for me it can't cost a fortune or forget it!). This has always been my main reason for doing these posts. To show that you can have a workable closet of a few core, budget-friendly items to get you through a whole season. It's not really about minimalism at all, but rather an exploration of how real people shop and dress! Enjoy, and please let me know what you think in the comments. I love hearing from you! 

Check out my past capsule collections right here.


// Classic Denim //




// Gray Days //



// Black & White Bliss //


Tops:

Tracklist Side-Zip Pullover • Madewell • $69.99
Flannel shirt in brilliant sea check • J.Crew • $89.50
Piperlime Collection Leoprint Print Cardigan • Piperlime • $89.00
Piperlime Collection Drapey Sweater Jacket • Piperlime • $98.00
Ultrasoft Turtleneck Sweater - Mossimo • Target • $22.99
Piperlime Collection Mix Print Blouse • Piperlime • $98.00
Mossimo Supply Co. Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt • Target • $24.99
Turtleneck sweater tunic • Gap • $51.99

Dress:

Women's 3/4 Sleeve Flannel Dress - Cherokee • Target • $29.99

Bottoms:

Toothpick jean in destructed miller wash • J.Crew • $130.00
Knit Leggings • Madewell • $34.50
Gray Jeans Legging - Mossimo® • Target • $27.99

Jewelry:

Jules Smith Small Imitation Pearl Hook Earrings • Jules Smith Designs • $39.00
Karen London Free Bird Earrings • $80.00
Anna & Ava Maci Statement Necklace • $28.00
Tasha Natasha Couture Crystal Leaf Statement Necklace • Tasha • $46.00

Bags:

H&M - Leather Bag - Gray - Ladies • H&M • $79.95
H&M - Handbag - Black - Ladies • H&M • $34.95

Shoes: 

Unisex Adidas® Gazelle sneakers • adidas • $65.00
Lucky Brand Women's Allways Two Piece Flats • Lucky Brand • $49.99
Sol Sana Toni Boots • Anthropologie • $126.00

Outerwear:

Women's Moto Jacket Black - Mossimo • Target • $44.99
Excursion quilted vest • J.Crew • $120.00

Scarf:

ASOS Scarf In Gray Plaid Check - Gray • Asos • $30.32

I've also created a handy dandy Pinterest board with all of these outfits shown individually in more detail. There is also a bonus outfit, and I plan to be adding a few more here and there, because there are more combos in my brain! So if there are a few outfits you like a lot, you can pin just those outfits to your boards for inspiration. You can check it out here:


Follow Jackie's board Fall Capsule on Pinterest.

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