Kelli’s Five Mid-Fall Must Haves

Halloween is in three days and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Let’s face it, Christmas commercials are already airing. With that being said, there are five things that every girl must having going into the holiday season:

1. A Sequin Top


Free People, Sequin Low Back Top $168

Dress it up or dress it down. A sparkly top speaks for itself. A definite must have from October to January.

2. A Tulle Skirt


Mod Cloth, Turning in Tulle Skirt in Wine $49.99

This skirt is perfect. And the color is divine. You know what would look perfect with this tulle skirt? A sequin top.

3. A Personalized Necklace


Nordstrom, Personalized Script Name with Heart Necklace $128

Carrie Bradshaw would approve. The best part of having a necklace with your name? The likely hood of someone stealing it is slim. Unless of course, that person has the same name as you…

4. A Burgundy Bag


Nordstrom, Rebecca Minkoff ‘Quilted Affair’ Shoulder Bag $295

As most of you know, I love Rebecca Minkoff. Her bags are perfection. The Quilted Affair Shoulder Bag in burgundy? Yes, please! I need.

5. Pumpkin Soufflรฉ Candle


Anthropologie, Boulangerie Jar $16

The scent of this candle is intoxicating. Need I say more?

The Holidays will be here before you know it. What are your must haves?

Happy Tuesday!


Party Frock Friday: Anthropologie Overture Tulle Sheath


Yoana Baraschi does it again, my friends. She makes a good party dress. So naturally, I snatched this one up.



The details within this dress are everything. And I am beyond obsessed with the high neckline. So chic. This is such a beautiful dress on its own. It doesn’t need a lot of jewelry and accessories. I kept it simple with stud Kate Spade earrings. I also wanted to keep the shoes cool and edgy. So of course, I chose a leather Sam Edelman bootie.



This is the perfect party dress for any occasion. It is currently the lead in the running for my New Year’s Eve dress. Key word: currently.



Dress: Yoana Baraschi, Anthropologie $298



A note on the fit of the dress: if you have a booty and/or hips, you may want to size up. I needed to. And it worked out perfectly.

Are you guys excited for party dress season??


Coat Tale: Anthropologie Leona Wrap Coat

Oh, this coat and all of it’s coziness. All that I want to do in this coat is sit around a camp fire on a beach and roast marshmallows. I’ll have to settle for a camp fire without the beach. Midwest problems.


I typically stay away from coats with hoods. For some reason, it makes me feel like a little kid in grade school. But I really like the way the hood lays flat as well as the way it looks on my head.


I’ve been eyeing this coat for a while now. Lucky for me, it was marked down to $99.95 from $198.00. Oh, and Anthropologie is currently running a promotion of 25% off of sale items. Score!



Coat: Leona Wrap Coat, Anthropologie $99.95
Jeans: Pilcro Serif Legging Jeans, Anthrpologie $118
Boots: Carmen Harness Short, The Frye Company $298

I am seriously in love with this coat and the amazing print and colors. It is beyond perfect for the crisp fall air.


Be sure to check out your local Anthropologie (or head to their website) to snatch up items on sale with the additional 25% off.

Happy shopping!


OOTD: Floral and Tulle

There is nothing I love more than a tulle skirt. And floral. Together, they are a match made in heaven.


Sure, it’s officially The Fall, but the weather is always up and down in St. Louis. The past few days have been in the 60’s. Which is perfect for a tulle skirt and floral top, of course.


The top I am wearing today is from Altar’d State (current), but it is not online. The skirt (one of my favorites of all time) is by Yoana Baraschi from Anthropologie last year.

Here are some similar items from Asos:

ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Top In Floral Scuba, $45.48


Needle & Thread Embellished Tulle Skirt, $180.03


I love the versatility of this skirt. It goes with everything and works all year long. Pair a tank with it in the summer and a plaid shirt in the winter.


Happy Monday!


Party Frock Friday

I am very excited to kick off a new series, Party Frock Friday! Everyone who knows me, knows that I love a good dress. Especially a party dress. With the Holidays rapidly approaching (can you believe it??), stores have begun to stock up on party dresses. It’s my favorite time of year for dress shopping.


A lot of people think that you can only wear a party dress to, well, a party (or special occasion). I love showing people that they can wear a party dress any day of the week.



Make a party frock more casual with a pair of booties and a leather bomber jacket. And voila! You can now wear your party dress for any occasion.


Today, I am wearing a dress from Urban Outfitters (last year). I kept my dress casual with Kate Spade booties. I love the metallic gold color against the white of this dress. It’s perfect because you can wear it anytime of year.


Dress: Urban Outfitters (last year)
Bracelet: Kate Spade Nordstrom, $54.60
Booties: Kate Spade Nordstrom, $350

Here are some similar dresses available at Mod Cloth:


Pearls Night Out Dress, $139.99


Poise and Pearls Dress, $94.99

I can’t wait to see (and buy) all of the gorgeous dresses this year!


Accessory Spotlight: Blanket Poncho

The poncho is back my friends! And it’s here in the form of a blanket. It just doesn’t get cozier than that. Throw your blanket poncho over a pair of jeans or leggings and you’re good to go. The blanket poncho is effortless and chic. It says, “Oh, this? I just threw it on and I look flawless.” Here are some of my favorites:

1. Anthropologie Steeped Plaid Poncho, $128


For those of you who may be afraid of ponchos, this is the perfect starter blanket poncho.

2. Urban Outfitters Pendleton X UO Reversible Blanket Open Poncho, $198



This poncho is reversible. Enough said.

3. Urban Outfitters Ecote Graphic Blanket Poncho Cardigan, $69.99


For those of you on a budget, this one is on sale! And it will go with everything in your wardrobe.



Oh yeah. I went there. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. It is that expensive. But this is the crรจme de la crรจme of blanket ponchos. If I had $1,500 in my back pocket, I’d absolutely snatch this up in a second. And yes, I would get my initials monogrammed on it and love every second of wearing it. Can I start one of those funding websites and ask people to make my dreams come true by buying me this poncho? Ha, I’m only kidding. Kind of.

What do you guys think of the blanket poncho trend?


Coat Tale: Anthropologie Parker Peacoat


Coat weather is right around the corner. And Anthropologie knocked it out of the park with the Parker Peacoat!



This peacoat is absolutely adorable. I love how feminine it is. It’s so cute, you could wear it as a dress alone! Well, maybe. The fit and flare of the coat is flattering for every body type.



Today, I put a Baraschi dress under the peacoat. I love how the dress peeks through the bottom of the coat. It adds a delicate detail to the outfit.



No coat would be complete without a scarf. Since it is not too cold out yet, I paired a light weight scarf with the coat.




Coat: Parker Peacoat, Anthropologie $188
Dress: Ruban Flared Dress, Anthropologie $268
Scarf: Radiant Weave Scarf, Anthropologie $49.50


I love the soft pink color of this coat. It also comes I a Kelly green color. Am I crazy for wanting that one as well?

Didn’t think so.


OOTD: Pumpkin Patch Fun Featuring Anthropologie’s Scarlet Swing Skirt


With summer long gone, pumpkin patch season begins. I know what you’re thinking: “what is the perfect outfit for a pumpkin patch?” Lucky for you, I have the answer! Why, a plaid shirt, an orange-y skirt and booties, of course!



Sure, most people will be wearing jeans. But you will look adorably stylish in a skirt.


Of course, I am obsessed with this skirt from Anthropologie. The skirt is a great fabric and color, so it is wearable for anytime of the year. The cute plaid shirt I am wearing is from Altar’d State (and is a great price). You may remember a previous post of mine about mixing prints featuring tights with Scottie dogs. These tights would be perfect with this outfit today!


Shirt: Pretty in Plaid Top, Altar’d State, $39.95
Skirt: Scarlet Swing Skirt, Anthropologie, $118
Booties: Dolce Vita (last year). Please see similar version available at Nordstrom, $199.95


I am off to watch Hocus Pocus for the millionth time!


OOTD: Anthropologie Ari Embellished Tunic


Today I am wearing an adorable top from Anthropologie with a vintage skirt from H&M and fringe booties by Sam Edelman.


This skirt is one of my favorites to wear during the fall months. The color is fabulous. And it happens to work perfectly with this top from Anthropologie. Tights and booties tie the entire outfit together.


Top: Anthropologie, $128
Skirt: H&M (from a few years ago). Please see this similar skirt from Anthropologie, $128
Tights: J. Crew, $20
Booties: Sam Edelman Nordstrom, $129.90


Happy Tuesday!


Accessory Spotlight: Lace Boot Cuffs


Boots are essential to every girl’s wardrobe. Especially in the fall and winter months. These adorable lace cuffs are the perfect accessory to pop out of a pair of boots.


Today I put my cute lace boot cuffs over a pair of tights. The cuffs can also be paired on bare legs or over jeans. They are the perfect way to add a feminine touch to any outfit.


Lace Boot Cuffs: Altar’d State $19.95
Boots: Carmen Harness Short, The Frye Company $298
Tights: Express $14.90

Happy Sunday!