Obsessed: Alice + Olivia Flamingo Skirt

There is still some time left in the summer to wear an adorable skirt like this from Alice + Olivia. Because, really, who doesn’t need a skirt with pink flamingos on it?

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To say I obsessed over this skirt is an understatement. I have been stalking this skirt on Nordstrom’s website for some time now. I checked on it a few weeks ago and noticed it was gone from the website! What to do?? I called my shoe guy at Nordstrom, Joel, and had him track one down. At this point, The flamingo button up shirt was on sale on Nordstrom’s website. So the skirt just had to be on sale. After a week of searching for this skirt, Joel finally found one! It was indeed on sale too. It arrived at my house yesterday, and I am in love.

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I did find this skirt on Shop Bop’s website. But it is still full priced, $297. I paired it with a basic black tank from J. Crew and Sam Edelman booties.

All I want to do is wear this skirt and dance to the new Enrique Iglesias song, “Bailando”. Ok, maybe I did that last night…

Kelli

Fall Must Haves

A new season means some serious shopping. Who am I kidding? I constantly shop throughout the year. But shopping for fall staples is one of my favorite “shopping” times of the year. Most people call this “back to school shopping.” Now that I am officially finished with school, I feel kind of strange calling it that. Anyways, here are some of my favorite fall staples from all of my favorite stores:

1. A Leather Bag

‘Campus’ Crossbody Bag $328, Nordstrom

A leather hand bag is a must for fall. This bag by Frye has everything I look for in a bag. It is leather (obviously), a crossbody, brown, and spacious. It is on the pricier side, but it is well worth it. Frye products are well made and last forever.

2. Boots

Trystan Ankle Boot $275, Free People

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, needs a good pair of boots for the fall and winter months. And if you’re anything like me, you have about 20. A girl needs options. These boots from Free People are killing it! I am obsessed with the western meets biker vibe of these boots. Short boots are always great for skinny jeans and look adorable with a dress and a pair of tights.

3. Floppy Hat

Sienna Floppy Hat $58, Anthropologie

I own this hat and it literally goes with everything. From a basic tee and jeans, to a dress (with tights and boots, of course). The options are endless with this hat.

4. Denim

Pilcro Serif Legging Jeans $118, Anthropologie

Another staple in everyone’s wardrobe. I own these jeans. What I love about them is that they are very soft, like leggings. They do have a lot of stretch, so I recommend sizing down. I have been wearing skinny jeans for about 8 years now and I can’t imagine ever wearing boot cut or flared jeans again. They are beyond perfect for boots and look great with flats as well.

5. Cozy Socks

Hand Knit Marl Thigh Hi $24, Free People

What are socks the perfect accessory for? Boots! Duh. Not only do they make boots easier to slip on and off, they look adorable peaking out of the top of boots. You can even be daring and wear these socks over the knees with a little dress.

Clearly, I am going to need to do some shopping. What are your fall staples?

Kelli

So Long Sweet Summer

I always get a little sad every year when the summertime winds down. I am a true summer girl. I love the sunshine, pools, BBQ’s, parks and so much more. So I thought it would be appropriate to talk about what I will and won’t miss after this summer.

What I will miss from this Summer (2014):

Crop Tops

The crop top began to resurface in the summer of 2012. I actually bought one that year from American Eagle (of all places). They slowly grew more popular last summer. And then, crop tops exploded onto the style scene this summer. Literally, they were anywhere and everywhere. I like to see crop tops worn with a high-waisted skirt or shorts. Belly-button exposure (and belly-button rings for that matter) is a no-no in my book. Perhaps because I am 26.

I love this crop top from Asos! I have not tried the “matchy-matchy” crop top and skirt combo, but I want to try it! It’s not too late in the season, is it? Nope!

Swimsuits

Every summer I go a little crazy and buy way too many bikinis. Sure, I usually vacation on the beach for a week, but I always intend on “living” in my swimsuits. And it never happens. I can’t wait for December/January…that’s when Victoria’s Secret releases their new line of bikinis. Let the countdown begin…

Sandals

This is a no-brainer. I live in sandals during the spring and summer months. And maybe even early fall. I will miss them dearly during the cold months.

What I won’t miss from this summer (2014):

Birkenstock Sandals

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Sure, I will miss sandals once the cool weather hits. But I will not miss Birkenstock sandals. Why these returned, I will never understand. Birkenstocks (or “Birks” as we called them) were everything when I was in high school. And that is where I would like to keep them. In the past.

Short-Shorts

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Ah my eyes! Do I need to explain why short-shorts need to go away? Didn’t think so.

Overalls

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I enjoyed a good pair of Oshkosh overalls growing up. But I just can’t take people seriously when they wear overalls. I love a good jumpsuit. But overalls? I am sorry, I can’t.

Which style trends did you love? Which are you sick of?

I hope everyone had a great summer and enjoys the last few weeks of summer!

Kelli

OOTD: Free People Sleepless Nights Tunic

Let me just start out by saying that I am in love with Free People. St. Louis seriously needs a Free People store. (And you guys thought I was only obsessed with Anthropologie…haha). Last weekend when I was in Chicago, I bought some lovely tops and dresses from the Free People on Michigan Avenue. This tunic was one of my finds:

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Everyone who knows me, knows that there is nothing I love more than a cream, crocheted top. Seriously, I live for them. It’s not normal how many I own…

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Top: Sleepless Nights Tunic. Free People, $98.
Jeans: Ryan Super Skinny Jeans. Hollister, $25.
Boots:Dolce Vita ‘Yuri’ Leather Bootie. Nordstrom, $141.71

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I love, love, love the back of this top! As much as I would love to not wear a cami under this top, I am just not brave enough. The delicate details are lovely on this tunic. I can’t wait to bring it into the fall with a cozy cardigan and leggings.

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I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Kelli

OOTD: Anthropologie Patchworked Chevron Midi Dress

My outfit of the day is all about this new midi dress from Anthropologie, of course.

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I love the “midi” length of this dress. The chevron print and colors are absolutely perfect. I pulled the dress together with a belt and fringe booties.

Dress: Patchworked Chevron Midi Dress. Anthropologie: $198
Belt: Equestrian Leather Belt. Anthropologie, $48
Shoes: Louie Belt. Nordstrom, $129.90

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What do you guys think of midi dresses? Happy Thursday!

Kelli

Celeb Look of the Week: Taylor Swift

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Ok, I don’t even know where to begin with this, but Taylor is looking perfect from head-to-toe. Her hair is perfect. Her shoes are perfect. I love the fact that she wore a ring and simple earrings. And let’s not forget about the dress. Gorrrrgeous. Get it, girl. You look amazing.

Do you guys love Taylor’s look?

Kelli

OOTD: Chicago Shopping

Today I did some shopping on Michigan Avenue. And what a success it was! I can’t wait to show you all my favorite new things. The weather was absolutely perfect all day. I kept it casual with a lace top and army vest and jeans.

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Top: Embroidered Mesh Tee. $98, Anthropologie.
Vest: Draped Anorak Vest. $128, Anthropologie.
Necklace: One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace. $58, Nordstrom.

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And what is better than ending the day with sushi??

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Back to St. Louis now.

Kelli

Let’s Go Shopping: Anthropologie & Urban Outfitters

My outfit of the day is almost all from Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. This outfit is perfect for the fall!

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Hat: Sienna Floppy Hat. Anthropologie, $58
Jacket: Margot Surplus Moto Jacket. Urban Outfitters, $129
Top: Ladder Lace Tank. Anthropologie, $78
Pants: Pilcro Hyphen Floral Chinos. Anthropologie, $118
Boots: Frye from Nordstrom last year

I have been on the hunt for the perfect army green jacket and finally found one today at Urban. A fit note on the pants: go down a size! They stretch out a lot. Even if they are a little tight at first, I promise they will stretch!

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I’m in Chicago this weekend and saw a little carnival. So naturally, I had to stop by on this gorgeous night!

Are you guys ready for fall weather??

Kelli

Anthropologie Maravilla Maxi Dress

Today’s outfit of the day features the Maravilla maxi dress from Anthropologie. I let the dress be the center of attention with a simple Kate Spade necklace and a Rebecca Minkoff bag, both available at Nordstrom.

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This is the perfect transitional dress. It is easy and breezy for the summer, but will work great in the fall with a leather bomber and boots. The Maravilla Maxi Dress is available at Anthropologie and was just marked down from $178 to $99.95!

Happy Wednesday!

Kelli

OOTD: Anthropologie Shibori Maxi Dress

Today I am wearing one of my favorite maxi dresses from Anthropologie. This whimsical dress is easy to wear everyday and for any occasion.

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I paired a statement necklace with this dress. The necklace and dress both compliment each other.

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The Shibori Dress is available at Anthropologie and retails for $148. The statement necklace is from a boutique in Nashville.

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What is your favorite type of dress to wear in the summertime?

Kelli