Bomber Bliss

bomber jacket

Bombers are not around as much this year as last, but I still love them. They’re a jacket that has a flattering and clean fit, so you look polished. I love the floral print on this bomber jacket too. It’s a perfect fall floral. My photographer accurately referred to the blush color as “millennial pink” during the shoot. Anyway, I paired it with my favorite dark denim and color matched it to a pair of low embellished booties. This is a great outfit for work if you work in a casual office or for casual Friday. Also great for grabbing happy hour or heading to a weekend daytime event. I found this gem at Shop Adorn. It’s sold out from their online store, but I linked a couple similar floral bomber jackets.

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Capsule Pieces from the Sezane Fall Collection

You guys know how much I love Sezane. I’m excited to share with you a couple of capsule style pieces from their fall collection that are still in stock. Most items are sadly sold out, but my white blouse and red heels are both still available in all sizes. I also linked a few other similar white blouses from the collection that have some sizes available. These two pieces are versatile non-trendy items that will last into future seasons. Both can be styled up or down. I’ve worn the red shoes to work quite a bit, but they also work great on for a more casual weekend look as I’ve styled here. The blouse is perfect with jeans, but would also be great with a flirty skirt for a sexy/sweet date look.

 

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Feminine look in a satin skirt & fall florals

satin skirt

I love floral prints. I wear them often, and never get sick of them. Floral prints are my stripes. When I found this satin skirt, I was instantly in love with the color and the fabric. It’s unique and sexy! I thought it was the perfect date night skirt. I new a feminine floral blouse would be the perfect top to offset the bold color of the skirt and round it out. I love the statement sleeves on this top too! I added my pink velvet purse for added texture and soft color.  

 

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A sexy touch for the sweater dress/otk boot look

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Since college, paring a big sweater with boots has been a thing. I love this look because it’s super easy and comfortable, but also has a touch of sexiness. With otk boots raging this fall, I’m even more enthused about this classic look, since it makes the overall effect even more sexy. Not to mention that a sweater dress is a fall essential. To really make the look extra flirty, I added a corset belt to emphasize the waste. That with the otk boots really add emphasis to your curves rather than feeling like you’re in a bag of a dress. This look is cute, a bit edgy, and flirty.

 

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Ruffles, suede, & otk boots

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Everyone needs a good ivory sweater for fall. They’re so versatile and one of those pieces that is easy to throw on again and again. Every fall, I feel like I’m on the hunt for that perfect white sweater. This year, I went with a little more flair with this Victorianesque ruffle sweater from Nordstrom. It goes great with a suede skirt and boots for a weekend day look as I’m wearing here, and would also be great with skinny jeans for a casual Thanksgiving outfit or even a velvet pencil skirt for work holiday party. Ruffles are a great way to elevate your basic top to something a little bit extra.

 

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Flirty Leopard Print

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Leopard print is out in full force this fall. I’ll admit, I’ve never been that big on animal prints, but this flirty dress from ASOS is changing my mind! I love the track-style trim detail in the red and white. It’s unexpected, but it somehow works to contrast the print and bring a little extra style to the look. I also love how it ties at the waist for a super flattering, sexy fit. Perfect for date night!

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Sweater Weather with Portland’s Shop Adorn

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Fall has finally arrived in Portland! It came a little later than usual, but the colors are gorgeous. Worth the wait! Which means sweater weather is also finally here. October has always been my favorite month because of the foliage and the often beautiful sunny days that are comfortably cool. It’s perfect for walking around and enjoying the city in your favorite sweater and jeans on a Saturday without a rain coat on. #perfectday

Every year I splurge on one really nice sweater. Check out last year’s sweater splurge post. This year, I found this gorgeous cashmere sweater by Margaret O’leary at Portland’s Shop Adorn. They posted a pic on their IG (@shopadorn- give them a follow if you don’t already) and I was instantly in love. Once I tried it on, that was it. It’s sooo cozy and soft. I also love the varsity stripe detail, a trend I’m into this fall. I linked several of these varsity style sweaters below too since I received a lot of comments on my IG posts about this sweater.

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Work wear essentials from Ministry of Supply

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I’ve already discussed that I recently started a new job where the dress code is business casual, so I’ve been working on building up my work wardrobe. I had the opportunity to try Ministry of Supply– a performance dress wear company offering engineer tested work wear essentials. This company has literally used science to create garments that offer the highest functionality to get you through your work day. Everything from breathability to care. Not only that, Ministry of Supply’s men’s and women’s styles are simple and chic. These pieces are perfect for work, especially when I have an important meeting where I’ll be speaking. I don’t have to worry that a nervous sweat will ruin my look.

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How Stitch Fix Helped me Get Ready to Start a New Job

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I recently started a new job, and for the first time in years I was expected to “dress up” for work. For the last few years I’ve been working for tech companies where office attire is totally casual. While I did always try to look put together at those jobs, I still wore jeans most days. All of my old business clothes from previous positions had long been sold or donated, so business attire was seriously lacking in my closet. One quick and affordable solution was to hit up Target’s new brands to stock up on work wear (read more about that here). But to be perfectly honest, I felt a little out of the loop on what to wear to work. I haven’t had to dress like that in so long, I wasn’t sure what I would like and what would look good. I needed a little inspiration. That’s when I decided to try Stitch Fix. I loved the idea of having my stylist do the thinking for me since I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted. And I’m so happy I did!

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#targetstyle – A New Day + Who What Wear

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Now that summer is officially over, I’m ready to go full force with fall trends. As I started shopping for new fall pieces this year, I actually ended up stocking up quite a few pieces with Target’s new brand: A New Day as well as Who What Wear. Both brands are offering cute, quality, on-trend items at great prices. I was already a big Target fan (who isn’t?), but usually shopped there for mostly home supplies and a few beauty staples. I only occasionally shopped clothing. Not anymore. With these new brands, Target will definitely be a go-to now for my closet. It’s hard to argue with the prices, and again, I can’t emphasize enough how pleased I am with the quality and styles being offered. If you haven’t yet checked out these new brands, I would encourage you to stop by Target soon so you can see them for yourself in person!

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