Thursday, October 20, 2016

Faux Leather Sleeve Blazer + Moto Jeans

Everyone should have go-to wardrobe staples in our closets that we know we can wear anytime and feel good about how we look. I generally try to keep timeless pieces of clothing, but sometimes I am guilty of loving and re-wearing trends that manage to stay in style for a couple of years or more. This outfit worn last weekend is a great example of these lasting trends, because it contains all existing favorites in my closet.  This faux leather sleeve blazer and moto jeans are both a few years old, but these two items pair so well together for a polished look with a bit of edge! The booties were a better choice than heels for a rainy evening, and the scarf and clutch add a nice pop of color. Although everything I am wearing has been in my closet for a while, you can scroll through for links to either the same or similar (newer) products.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Plunging Bodycon Dress

I am so disappointed that our weather has not been cooperating lately for me to take outfit photos outside!  This Plunging Bodycon Dress that I recently received from Tobi is perfect for a night out, and these photos don't do it justice. The material is a thick cotton blend that hugs all the right places and is not see-through. Although the black version that I am wearing just sold out, there is a camel color still available that is perfect for fall. Tobi is an online-only women’s fashion boutique based in LA with a large selection of feminine, flattering pieces and I am thrilled to be partnering with the Tobi team on a series of fall style posts (you may have seen my first post here). Tobi is offering 50% off all dresses with code DR50 for a limited time (through 11:59PM PST Tuesday 10/18/16), so be sure to check out their dress shop and take advantage of this amazing deal! Please keep scrolling for more photos, links, and more of my bodycon dress picks available at

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall Sweater Wishlist from Rosegal

This weekend is dreary and rainy here in Seattle. The news told us that there would be a huge storm, but so far I've just seen rain and wind which is totally normal for us this time of year. Everyone seems to be staying indoors, making my morning drive to my barre class feel a little eerie because there were so few cars on the road! Weekends like this are perfect for online shopping, especially for fall staples like sweaters. Today I want to share a wishlist of fall sweaters from with three different types of on-trend sweaters and some that are perfect for Halloween!

Cold Shoulder Sweaters

Left  |  Middle  |  Right

Cold shoulders gained popularity this last spring and are still going strong. What better way to sport this trend this fall than in a cozy sweater? All of my picks above are under $30! To see all cold shoulder sweaters currently available at, click here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Travel Log: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Today I would like to share my final South Africa travel log, this one focused on our safari adventures. You may have already seen my Capetown and Wine Country posts, if not be sure to check those out as well. We knew our South Africa trip would not be complete with a safari experience, and our friends did quite a bit of research before deciding on Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a 54,000 hectare (133,000 acre) privately owned game reserve just a three hour drive from Capetown. There is a variety of wildlife coexisting on the reserve including the famous "big five" game animals: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. In addition to the big five, we saw a variety of other animals including ostrich (our first animal sighting inside the reserve), various members of the antelope family, giraffes, a hippo, a cheetah, jackals, zebras, and more. Please read on for photos and details of our three days at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, and fair warning that this post contains a large number of photos!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Floral Square Scarf Styled Two Ways

My favorite way to accessorize a fall outfit is with a printed scarf. While there are many great options available like blanket scarves and infinity scarves, today I want to focus on silk and satin scarves. I think a silk or satin scarf looks chic and professional, and is a great way to add some spice to a work outfit. While recently searching for an office-friendly scarf, I came across this Floral Square Scarf at Banana Republic that checked all of the boxes: satin material, square shape, and a pretty floral print (one side is a larger floral print and the other side is a tiny floral print). I often wear navy, so this one was perfect for me. In today's outfit, I styled it two ways with a denim shirtdress: a front square knot and a more traditional bandanna style. Please scroll through for more photos of each style!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Metallic Bodycon Set

Do you own any matching sets? Matching sets are a great alternative to dresses, with the added benefit that a matching set's pieces can also be worn separately to create two additional outfits. Today's outfit features a matching set that I recently received from Tobi. Tobi is an online-only women’s fashion boutique based in Los Angeles with a large selection of feminine, flattering pieces. All of their designs are created in LA and inspired by LA life, and I jumped at the chance to partner with Tobi on a few fall style posts. I think this particular set is perfect for fall with its sweater-like texture and metallic shine! In today's ensemble, I kept things simple by just adding a collar necklace, studded clutch, open-toe booties, and bright lips.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Travel Log: Stellenbosch & Franschhoek (Wine Country), South Africa

I hope you are having a great week so far! Today I want to talk a bit about South Africa's wine country. We recently spent ten days in South Africa, and I was absolutely blown away by not only the beautiful landscape but also the amazing food and wine scene. I previously had no idea that there are over 300 wineries in South Africa, and it is the 9th largest producer of wine in the world. Our friends Michael & Debbie set up two days of custom wine tours for us with a private driver: one day in Stellenbosch and one day in Franschhoek. We barely scratched the surface on South African wineries, and I would love to return at some point to continue learning about this part of the world. Please read on for photos and details of our wine tours in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ombre High Waisted Fish Scale Print Skirt

Have you entered the $200 Nordstrom giveaway? If not, visit the original post to learn how to enter for your chance to win! Today I want to share a new scuba midi skirt with you that I recently received from Zaful. You might already have seen through prior posts that I am obsessed with scuba midi skirts. Not only are they comfortable and flattering, but these type of skirts are also perfect to wear to the office, on a date night, and more. The ombre fish scale print on this skirt is so pretty, and at under $25 the price can't be beat! I wore this Ombre High Waisted Fish Scale Print Skirt with a navy cropped sweater and bow pumps, adding a red clutch and lipstick for a pop of color. Please read on for my outfit links and more midi skirt picks currently priced under $25 at Zaful.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Caseapp Custom iPhone Case + Nordstrom Giveaway!

If you are an iPhone user, have you upgraded to the new iPhone 7 yet? If you did, chances are you are thinking about what type of case to purchase. I have collaborated with Caseapp several times now to create custom iPhone cases that fit my style and personality, and each time they deliver fantastic products!  They just recently added iPhone 7 cases to their site, but iPhone cases are not all that Caseapp offers. In my first collaboration last winter here, I created a matching set that included a marble laptop skin, iPad case, and iPhone case. In my second collaboration last month here, I created a collage case with photos from my travels. Today's case is one of Caseapp's stock designs that I loved as is--no customization needed. Caseapp offers all kinds of customization options for your order, and their site is super easy to use. If you need design inspiration, you can visit their Instagram or Twitter pages (@caseapp) to see examples of customer products. Once you have decided on your case or skin, use my promo code N8K7JT to save 20% on your order! Get started by visiting or

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stretch Utility Skinny Ankle Pants

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today I want to share a casual outfit with you that I recently wore during our South Africa vacation. If you missed my Capetown Travel Log, be sure to check it out here to learn more about how we spent our time in this coastal city. When we visited South Africa, it was technically winter but the temperatures were very similar to fall in Seattle with a mixture of sun, rain, and temperatures in the 60's and low 70's (F). I only took a small carry-on suitcase with pieces that were easy to mix and match, including these Stretch Skinny Utility Pants that are perfect to style for fall. The neutral color goes with just about everything, and the stretch cotton fabric makes them comfortable for all day wear. In today's outfit, I wore these pants with a chambray shirt, navy merino sweater, my go-to saddlebag, and ultra-comfy ankle booties for an afternoon of exploring Capetown's V&A Waterfront. These photos were taken at the Camps Bay Resort, where we stayed and would absolutely recommend. This rope bridge separated the main building from the property's additional villas were we stayed--a fun adventure crossing back and forth!

Pants: exact here (available in regular and petite)
Chambray: J Crew (old), similar here
Sweater: current versions here and here
Booties: exact here, I also have the same booties in leopard which are available here
Saddlebag: find exact here

Check out my picks for more skinny utility pants that are perfect to style this fall.  My picks are priced for a range of budgets between $35 and $258:

How would you style a pair of skinny utility pants this fall? Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you have a great week!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...