Date-night inspired fall outfit

I think there are two kinds of dressers when it comes to date-night attire. Those who wear something for their significant other and those who wear something for themselves. I would like to think I fall somewhere in between. I am in no way above trying to look good and getting attention from the man, but I don’t think there is any reason those things can’t go hand-in-hand. And so this outfit is born. I have heard a lot of fashion experts say that you only want to showcase one body part at a time otherwise it’s overwhelming. I could not agree more. With this outfit I am able to show off my legs with this skirt and the leg lengthening heels, but I am covered up on top. And that actually brings me to my favorite part of this outfit: the top. I love to wear my striped shirt, but sometimes it can look a little “Sag Harbor”. Pairing it with this colorful scarf, skirt, and high heels, I feel more Parisian than Boca Vista. Piece 2 of the outfit that I love: the scarf. Normally this would feel a little stuffy, but because I am already showing off the gams, I feel no need to show off on top. And here you have it: a fall-inspired sexy but fashionable date-night outfit. What do you wear on date nights? Do you go super sexy? Or more casual?
Ralph Lauren top; Consignment shop scarf; Ray Ban aviators; H&M skirt; J.Crew bracelet; Kenneth Cole watch; Nine West shoes; Gap belt

On a more personal note and Happy Friday!

So I would like to share a personal tidbit about myself. The boyfriend and I have been in a long-distance relationship for close to 2 years. You may have noticed that because I am always going to visit him on the weekends. So this happens to be one of our off weekends when we catch up on errands and whatnot. I still miss him terribly the weekends we are off, but it is nice to not be traveling and just relax. I don’t know if anyone out there is in a similar situation, but I have to say it’s not that bad. We have managed pretty well actually. And for all of you who do get to see your boyfriend or girlfriend everyday that’s great. But if you don’t, you may understand that there is something very romantic and exciting about not seeing each other for so long. We usually only go two weeks, but at the end of every two week period, I always have something to look forward to. We always make the best of the time we spend together so those weekends are always full of activities. And most important, when we do finally see each other we are both so excited, I feel like we are at our very best. I do look forward to a time when we live closer. But right now we still have a lot of freedom to be young and pursue our separate career goals, which is amazing. I feel very lucky in that regard. I definitely tend to look at the silver lining of most situations. I don’t know why, but I just felt like sharing. Maybe I am in such a mushy mood because I have been checking the blog le love too much. But seriously is there a situation that you are in that isn’t completely ideal, but you make the best of?

I hope you enjoy your weekends and these links:

P.S. I made this, the book.

J.Crew Outlet online! A dream come true!

Win a trip to NYC Fashion Week just by leaving a comment at StyleList.

A new blog on kissing and love.

Annie Hall poster.

I love anything Cole Haan.

I want something leopard print this fall.

Sexy cars.

Another great fall outfit.

I would like this bench please, but I don’t want to make it..hmm.

This camel poncho would look great in my closet.

The perfect white lace dress.

Closeups of Chloe.

Bedroom inspiration
. Good if you’re planning on having a sleepy weekend.

(Photo via Le Love)

Weekend wear: Nautical coordinates

I thought since it’s Friday I would share with you a more casual look. I was actually very excited that I was able to put together the red jacket and blue and white striped top. I couldn’t believe I had such a coordinated outfit in my closet. Most of my outfits are pieced together from a hodge-podge of really old clothes that I have held onto over the years and some newer purchases that get thrown in the mix resulting in a more shabby chic look. This is quite impressive. I think my wardrobe is movin’ on up. I give credit to my blog. It challenges me to make more intelligent decisions while shopping. You would think it would do the opposite, but as I learn more about fashion and shopping through reading other blogs, I have really been much more concerned with buying fewer pieces that I really love that I will want to wear a long time and not as many throw-away trends.
Ray Ban aviators; F21 jacket; H&M tank; American Eagle jeans; Sam Edelman sandals; J.Crew necklace

Cold office wear

I was going for a really classic look with this outfit but the black t-shirt and jean jacket made the long skirt and pearl necklace look a little edgier. It’s a pretty simple outfit, but I really like the colors. I like that when I take off the jean jacket it turns into a dressier outfit, which is a nice option in the office when you are running in and out of meetings, but want to be a little more casual at your desk. I can’t express how important layering is when the AC at the office is still on full blast during these transitional months.
Gap shirt and skirt; Old Navy jacket; Nine West shoes; Silver Mine jewelry

Not too shabby sale and contest

It gets to a point at the end of summer when sales are popping up everywhere. And just when you think you’ve seen your last one, another one makes you shamefully spend that recently deposited pay check. Luckily, I don’t live in Salt Lake City, UT, otherwise I would be attending the annual Shabby Apple Garden Party Dress Sale, which takes place this Saturday. Shabby Apple is an online boutique with the most darling vintage-inspired dresses. The event is touting outrageous prices, even as low as $5 for a dress. There is a 1920s theme and a prize for the best dressed. If you are not lucky enough to live nearby, you can enter to win their Cider dress from their Berkshires line by posting about the event on your blog and sharing the link with them in the comments of their blog post here. Good luck! Does anyone plan to attend the actual event? Are there any other exciting sales or events going on this weekend? I am also loving their Jacob’s Pillow polka dot dress from the same collection.