Friday, November 29, 2013

GroopDealz Black Friday Specials and a Giveaway...

I don't know about you guys, but one of my favorite things about this time of year is the shopping.  Especially the Black Friday shopping and all the special deals that go along with it.  This year I am really excited about GroopDealz Black Friday sale.  I am personally loving the printed leggings and pave arm candy.  What are you definitely ordering from GroopDealz?
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Happy Friday!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

GroopDealz Wednesday...

/// I absolutely love these rings! I think I may just have to order the 5, since we got married in May.  Get your favorite number HERE ///

/// In my opinion, there is nothing better than a chambray shirt.  This one fits the bill perfectly!! Get yours HERE ///

/// You guys know me and how much I love statement jewelry.  This little bracelet is just the perfect amount of color to add to your arm party.  Get yours HERE ///

/// We all love to be comfortable!! Finding a sweatshirt that is cute as well as comfy is like hitting the jackpot.  Get yours HERE ///

Happy Wednesday!

Guest Post: Southern Drawl...

Grace from Southern Drawl has to be one of my favorite bloggers right now. She is hilarious, stylish and beautiful. If you don't already follow her make sure you start, seriously this girl is so funny. Thanks so much Grace for helping me out this week!

Blazer: Gap (similar) | Top: J.Crew (similar) | Jeans: Banana Republic | Boots: BCBGeneration (similar) | Purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target | Ring: House of Harlow (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

Hey y'all! I'm Grace over at A Southern Drawl, and I'm so excited to be guest posting for Jenn.  Her style is chic and sophisticated--exactly what I aspire to be.  To start off, I'm a college student studying bioengineering with a not-so-secret love for clothes and fashion.  I love getting to explore my personal style but mostly I talk about my awkward life in my posts.  

My favorite trend this year (or should I say every year) is tweed.  This tweed blazer goes with anything and everything, and it was by far a great investment.  And don't get me started on this buffalo plaid button down.  I loved getting to pair it with my herringbone vest in this post and can now pair it with some tweed for the upcoming chilly months.  What's better than tweed for this season? Nothing, I tell you, nothing.  Well, except for maybe pumpkin spice lattes.  That too.

So come on over and visit me sometime! 
{I promise I don't bite.}

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Guest Post: My Life as a Waterleaf...

I am so excited to introduce you to Sierra from My Life as a Waterleaf. Sierra is a wife and mother to the cutest little sweetheart. I always love reading her posts because she is such a creative and stylish lady (not to mention she is drop dead gorgeous!). Without further ado, her she is...

Hey girls! I was so excited when Jenn asked me to guest post for her! I love her blog and her amazing style!

I am Sierra and I blog over at Life as a Waterleaf. I always get asked why I named my blog this and it's because my last name means waterleaf in Swedish. I thought that sounded pretty so I went with it! On Life as a Waterleaf I blog about fashion, beauty, and my adorable family. I am a wife to an amazing husband and a mother to a beautiful little girl who will turn one next month! Another interesting fact about me is that I have an Australian accent because I lived in Australia until I was 16!

I have loved clothes from a young age but it is only over the past year or so that I've become really passionate about fashion. As recent college graduates with a baby, money is a little tight for us so my blog is all about dressing stylishly without breaking the bank. I believe that it's possible to be fashionable no matter your budget! It's all about buying the right pieces and mixing them in the right way.

Here are a few pictures from my blog so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Guest Post: My New Favorite Outfit...

I am so excited to have Ginny from My New Favorite Outfit guest posting for me while I am away. Ginny's blog is a daily read for me. She always has practical tips on style and looking good on a budget. Ginny is a wife, mother and teacher (how she makes time for such a perfect blog blows my mind.) Thanks again Ginny for your help this week!

Hi Ladies, I'm Ginny and I blog over at My New Favorite Outfit, a blog focused on fun, affordable fashion.  I'm excited be guest posting for the lovely Jenn while she's in Europe! Today I'm going to share some tips with you all about how to best utilize your closet and how to best approach filling any holes you may have.

Tip One:  Take some time and clean out your closet.  I recently did a post on this that you can check out here.  Don't let pieces that don't fit you or are out of style distract you from seeing the different outfit possibilities you have in your closet. This outfit is one of my favorites, but I'd honestly kind of forgotten I had this cardigan.  It wasn't until I spent some time cleaning out my closet that I remembered I had it, and I think it' the perfect addition to this outfit.

Tip Two: Spend some time considering what colors compliment each other.  I recently did a series focused on this.  Here are some color I think go well with winemustard, and orange.  It's once you have a better understanding of what colors compliment each other that you can begin to see more possibilities within your own closet. In the picture below, I'm wearing a bright orange shirt, which could seem hard to style for some, but once I realized how well it paired with navy and tan I was able to create an outfit I really loved.

Tip Three: Step out of your comfort zone and try pattern mixing.  Here's a post I created to help know what patterns mix well.  The outfit possibilities become endless once you know how to pattern mix well.  The outfit below is one of my favorites, I'm loving the combo of leopard and stripes and starting to pattern mix with a scarf is a great way to give it a try.

Tip Four: Create a wish list of for the holes you feel you have in your closet.  I recently completed a series about building a cohesive wardrobe here.  This could give you some ideas as to what holes you might have in your closet. Once you've identified them, don't just go buy them all at once, pay attention to sales and buy them then.  A navy blazer had been on my wishlist for quite a few months before I found the perfect one at the perfect price at Loft.  That's when I bought it.  Be patient and wait for a quality piece at a good price.  You'll be much happier in the end.

Tip Five: Don't discount quality classic pieces.  There are some things that every woman should own, one is a great black pencil skirt.  Classic pieces in classic shapes can be utilized for years to come.  Make room for these pieces in your closet and buy a quality piece at a good price, like I stated above.  I'd been dragging my heels on buying a black pencil skirt, but I knew I needed one.  I ended up finding mine for 40% off at Express and have worn it like crazy.  Classic pieces are always a good investment.

Tip Six:  Thrift stores, you're best friend and worst enemy.  I love thrifting and it's a great way to find some great pieces at affordable prices, but it can also be easy to get a case of "Buy All The Clothes."  Some people say to go into thrift stores just ready to buy whatever is cool that you see, I however, think that approach could lead to some unnecessary purchases (I'm speaking from personal experience here).  I think it's important to think about your wish list when thrifting.  If I know I need dress and blazers, but nothing else, I skip those other parts of the store.  I think it's important to purchase what you really love and not just "Oh my gosh, it's J.Crew!"  It might not be in style or your size, don't buy just to buy.  Below is my favorite find of all time, this leopard dress.  It was exactly what I was looking for that day and I know I'll get a ton of use out of it.

Ultimately it should be fun to get dressed each day, and if you know how to utilize your closet and shop smartly, you can do just that!  Thanks Jenn for having me and to all you lovely readers, I'd love for you to stop by My New Favorite Outfit and say hi!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Three-Fer Thursday....

It's Thursday again! Thank you to everyone who linked up last week! This week we are thrilled to welcome our co-host, Jenn of The Brandied Pair, to the party! We are looking forward to seeing your posts this week! So get linked up, meet some new blog buddies and check out these fabulous ladies while you're at it!
Meet this week's featured three...
We love how Maggie of the Moda & the Mar mixed two bold patterns - such an unexpected pairing! Gingham is one of our favorite prints, and the riding boots complete the look perfectly.
How great are Annick from Bold Subtlety's coated denim pants?! If you are intimidated by coated denim, this is a great way to ease into them. We love how she paired them with a classic striped sweater, a pair of booties and a pop of bling!
Kristin of Wild One Forever looks stunning in her jacquard skirt. It combines two of our favorite fall trends - leopard and burgundy! The shape of the skirt is very flattering, and we love how she patterned mixed by pairing it with a classic striped top.
Link up for your chance to be one of the featured three next week!
How it works:
Three-fer Thursday is a linkup party where you submit your favorite post from the week and link it up here at Everyday Fashion and Finance and Perfectly Coutured. The following Thursday, we will choose three of those posts that we particularly enjoyed and then share them with all of you! If you're one of the chosen three, we will email you on Wednesday evening to let you know so you can post about it on your blog (if you want)!
Your post can be about anything fashion related! Think of it as show and tell for your favorite post that you have worked so hard on! We do ask that you please follow Everyday Fashion and FinancePerfectly Coutured and this week's co-host, The Brandied Pair, in order to link up. Also, don't forget to post a link back to Three-fer Thursday so that people can come visit! Feel free to use the button below or you can create your own text link if you prefer. 
Why should you link up?
Do you like discovering new blogs and building new relationships with other bloggers? We know we do and Three-fer Thursday is a way for us to do just that!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GroopDealz Wednesday...

This gorgeous 7.5+ inch bracelet is golden clovers connected to larger crystal-filled golden clovers that lend your look contemporary appeal. Perfect addition to any outfit. Wear alone for that perfect touch.

/// I absolutely love this bracelet.  I love that you can wear it alone or stacked with your other favorites.  Get yours HERE ///

This necklace is meant for royalty, but luckily we are giving you the opportunity to be royalty yourself. This comes in 6 colors. Pair this with a t-shirt and heels, or use it for a fancy night out on the town!  Colors include: Turquoise, Black, Mint, White, Coral, and Navy

/// This sparkle of this statement necklace is fantastic.  I love the rich navy color and how it could be paired with so many different fall colors.  Get yours HERE ///
This dainty square necklace is simple yet elegant. It can be worn alone or layered with other necklaces. Psst....this is a perfect stocking stuffer!!

/// I love a good statement necklace but how perfect is this dainty little necklace?  Get yours
HERE ///

Back by Popular Demand! These gloves are probably the coolest thing around! Made with a special fabric that allow you to use your phone while still keeping your hands warm, genius!

/// Best invention ever!  Perfect for those freezing cold morning!!  Get yours

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Guest Post: Hayes Days...

I am so excited to introduce you to Meghan from Hayes Days. I have known Meghan for awhile now and have always admired her. She is a wonderful person inside and out and has the most adorably decorated home. She has just started her new blog Hayes Days which showcases DIY projects, home organization and decorating, Disney and personal style. I am very excited to introduce you to her, take it away Meghan...

Sweater: Old Navy (similar: HERE) / Oxford: JCrew (This year's JCrew Factory Version) / Pants: JCrew / Belt: Old Navy (similar: HERE) / Shoes: Frank Sarto / Glasses: RayBan

As much as i adore the statement jewels and arm parties I see on other fabulous bloggers, its not something I do every day.  To keep the flair in my day to day outfits, I add a lot of color, print, and pattern.  Polka dots are one of my favorite patterns.  Everybody likes polka dots!  That cannot be denied.  When are they not in style?  Never.  Alright, I rest my case.  So I decided to mix my dots and shades of green.  Mixing these different patterns works because the patterns are both polka dots and the colors are complimentary.  Like mixing black and white stripes with black and white polka dots.  The colors are complimentary.  How have you been mixing patterns in your looks?  Let us know!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Splurge or Save: Cozy Saturday...

1. Rag & Bone Bootie Splurge $595 or Sole Society Bootie Save $90
2. JCrew Sweater Splurge  $118 or Forever21 Sweater Save $28 
3. Articles of Society Coated Denim Splurge $79 or Old Navy Coated Denim Save $25 
Happy Friday!