Buffalo Plaid

23 Nov

Buffalo Plaid Dress

Happy Thanksgiving week! I am beyond excited that one of my favorite holidays is almost here, and it’s actually the first Thanksgiving I’ll be spending away from home. Yes, this year I’ll be trekking across the Midwest and spending the holiday in St. Louis with my boyfriend and his family. I’m excited because it’s been four long years since I’ve been back to the STL. I visited a good amount in college, but now that Joe lives in Cleveland, he doesn’t get to visit home too much himself. I’m excited for a change of pace, but mostly for mashed potatoes!

How To Wear Buffalo Plaid

I’ve always liked the buffalo plaid pattern, but this is the first piece I’ve actually bought. Even though I always liked the look of it, it also reminded me of a lumberjack’s flannel. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I just didn’t know if it was for me. When I saw this Kensie dress, I knew this is how I’d sport this checkered look. The print can veer casual, but I love how it has a feminine construction. It’s so different, and is appropriate for fall and winter, meaning I can wear this a lot the next few months.

Hopefully you can’t tell, but I was freezing while taking these pictures. When I’m cold (which is often), I lose all control of my body and facial expressions. Even smiling without looking like a serial killer is a struggle if it dips below 40 degrees.

Buffalo Plaid Dress

Kensie Buffalo Plaid Dress

Buffalo Plaid Outfit Ideas

Kensie Buffalo Check Dress | HUE Tights | Vince Camuto Heels (similar) | BaubleBar Necklace (similar)

Bauble Wish List: Collar Necklaces

18 Nov

I think it’s been a couple of months since I’ve done a bauble wish list! That’s further proof just how crazy my life has been this fall, but my monthly jewelry series is back.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing the collar necklace just about everywhere lately. This kind of necklace is unique because its construction is somewhat dainty, but it still makes a statement because it’s such a centerpiece.

Not sure what kind of top to pair this with? I’d go with a classic crew neck cut. If you really want to show off your collar necklace, then pair it with a scoop neck to show a bit more skin. I like the idea of wearing this necklace with a more rounded neckline because it complements the shape of the collar. See some of my favorite options below!

What are your thoughts on this necklace trend? Would you try it?!

collar necklaces

Kendra Scott Coursen Hinge Necklace| BaubleBar Sailor’s Knot Collar

Lele Sadoughi Token Crystal Collar Necklace | Tom Binns Crystal and Bead Collar Necklace 

Fun In Fringe

16 Nov

J.Crew Fringe Top

J.Crew Fringe Top

Fringe and fun are pretty much synonymous with each other, and that’s exactly why I snatched this top up the second I saw it at J.Crew last week. If I could have a closet full of glamorous pieces, I would. I already have a similar style top, but I love unique details like this, and feel like it’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Just talking about all this is making me excited for all my festive outfits!

Even though I’d consider this a fun holiday top, I think it’ll be pretty easy to style for daytime. One of the perks of working in real estate is the flexibility you have with your wardrobe. I like to dress up, and think pairing this with a blazer and some dark skinny pants would be totally work-appropriate. Maybe even a sleek ponytail to finish the look!

Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet

This is the drusy bracelet I bought during our Kendra Scott event last week. It’s the Elton bracelet, and this sparkly platinum design belonged in my jewelry collection. It’s my mission to add more silver jewelry to my massively gold collection, and Kendra Scott’s holiday collection is making that a lot easier for me!

Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet

Leather Shorts with Black Tights

Grey Fringe Top J.Crew

Black and Grey Fringe

I know this picture’s a little blurry, but I had to show the fringe in action! You should (but never will) see the 50+ attempts at taking a picture of this. I looked like I was partaking in an invisible hula hooping contest, and it was not pretty.

Black and Grey Fringe Top

I wanted to keep my outfit fun and party-ready, so I thought this tights and leather shorts combination gave off the perfect vibe for that. You can always opt for some black skinny jeans with a top like this, but a shorts and tights look definitely adds a fun element.

Grey Fringe Top

How To Wear a Fringe Top

J.Crew Fringe Top

J.Crew Fringe Knit Top | Gianni Bini Leather Shorts (similar) | HUE Tights | Vince Camuto Heels (similar) | Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet | Silpada Cuff

Video: Home Goods Haul!

14 Nov

I’ll admit that I’ve been extremely bad at keeping my content consistent the last few months. Case in point: I have two videos that have been sitting on memory cards for months that I hadn’t touched for awhile. It was always in the back of my mind to upload them, but honestly it can be hard to balance a full time job (that has you working all kinds of crazy hours) and a blog. I’m trying to get back to my old organizational self, and I’m starting with posting this video.

Now that I live on my own, that means buying all the essentials that make you a fully functioning adult. Yes, we’re talking kitchenware, decor and fun things like steamers. I’ve actually gotten really into this stuff during the process, and wanted to share what I bought in case anyone else was in a similar position. Or hey, maybe you just like to hear people ramble on about their new hand mixer and Martha Stewart mixing bowls. Either way, hopefully you can get something out of it!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention my favorite product in the video. I caved about a month ago and bought the Kate Spade plates I had been unhealthily obsessing over at Macy’s. They are me in a nutshell, and I am so happy I got them! You’ll see them in the video, but I wanted to mention how happy I’ve been with them. Great quality and great design. It doesn’t get much better than that!

I featured a lot of other random products in my video, and wanted to include links here in case anyone wanted more information on them. Check them out below. Have a good rest of your weekend!

Other products mentioned in the video: Rowenta Steamer | Pier 1 Faux Fur Pillow | NutriBullet Pro

Kendra Scott x Thread Cincinnati Event

11 Nov

Kendra Scott Earrings

On Monday evening, the ladies of Thread Cincinnati got together and hosted a shopping party at the new Kendra Scott store at Liberty Center. It was my first time inside one of her stores, and as you can imagine, it was paradise! It was dark and gloomy outside, but the second I set foot inside the Kendra Scott store, it felt like I was walking into a bright, inviting dream.

Kendra Scott Liberty Center Cincinnati

As you can see, the space is absolutely gorgeous. I love well-lit spaces that make it easy to shop, and this was no exception. Not only is it easy to see the products you’re shopping, but at Kendra Scott you’re also encouraged to play with and try on your baubles! I love this mentality, because buying jewelry is such a personal experience. You want to see what it looks like on your body and let’s be honest: you feel like a big kid in a woman’s version of a candy shop!

Kendra Scott Color Bar

The Color Bar is a customized experience that allows you to design your very own piece of jewelry. Like I said above, jewelry is so personal, and this totally acknowledges that. I really like the idea that you can create something nobody else has.

Kendra Scott Jewelry

The colorful section of the store had my attention most of the night. It was rainbow heaven!

Kendra Scott Party

No party is complete without some sweets and drinks!

Kendra Scott Store

Everything was laid out neatly and organized, making it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Kendra Scott Store Cincinnati

If I had to design my dream house, I’d use the Kendra Scott store as inspiraiton. The arched doorways and statement chandelier are now on my wish list.

Thread Cincinnati

The ladies in attendance: Alice & Karen | Tamia | Elise | Liz | Preeti

Fabletics Grand Opening Recap

9 Nov


Happy Monday, everyone! Between one of my best friends getting engaged and attending the new Fabletics grand opening at Kenwood Towne Centre, it was a whirlwind weekend! I know I reminded you about the event last week, but I wanted to share a quick recap of the event. I’ve attended a lot of events, and this by far was the most exciting. There was an energy that was instantly uplifting and put you in a good mood. I also think it’s fitting to share that I’m currently wearing my new Fabletics leggings while I write this, and they are the most comfortable pair of “pants” that I own!

fabletics kenwood towne centre

There were a great mix of attendees and people working at the event. All the Fabletics girls are super friendly, and they made it a breeze to find the perfect outfit. I got to mingle with some shoppers too, and it was fun to hear why they love the brand and see the new pieces they picked up. The fact that this is one of six stores in the entire country is pretty awesome, and you could see what a devoted following they have.

Not only were there some major deals to be had, but the day was filled with food, drinks and entertainment. It was like one big daytime party! There was a DJ on hand to provide music throughout the day, and let me tell you, I don’t think he played a bad song all day. The Weekly Juicery was there providing some of their fresh squeezed juices, and Fusian was handing out free sushi rolls. Talk about a good mix! To top it all off, there was an incredible acroyoga performance throughout the day.

fabletics kenwood towne centre


I could go on and on about all the fun I had, but I think it’s best summed up in pictures! Thank you to Kenwood Towne Centre and Fabletics for having me!

fabletics kenwood towne centre

This “Live Your Passion” wall allowed people to write how they were living out their passions.

fabletics kenwood towne centre

fabletics kenwood towne centre

fabletics kenwood towne centre

fabletics kenwood towne centre

fabletics kenwood towne centre

The acroyoga performers got some help from a Fabletics employee to pull off this killer move!

fabletics kenwood towne centre

You’re Invited: Fabletics Grand Opening!

4 Nov

Fabletics Kenwood Towne Centre

Fabletics comes to Kenwood Towne Centre! I know a lot of people are going to be really excited about this news, especially if you live in the Cincinnati area! Many of you are probably familiar with the Fabletics brand, and the good news is they’re opening their sixth brick and mortar location, which happens to be at Kenwood Towne Centre!

If you’re free this Saturday, I’d love to see you at the Fabletics grand opening! The event runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and includes a 20% discount off retail price. That means you can start your Christmas shopping (or treat yourself, for that matter)! In addition to shopping, you can also enjoy acroyoga performers, a live DJ, light refreshments, a free gift with purchase (while supplies last) and a vertical jump contest. Basically, it’s going to be a party that you don’t want to miss!

Check out the event page here.

Fabletics Kenwood Towne Centre

Fabletics offers an incredible range of men’s and women’s sportswear and accessories, and I’m so excited to be able to buy the pieces in store! Not only are there a ton of options to choose from, but Fabletics clothing aims to be fashion-forward and of high quality. I love the array of styles, and there are pieces to fit everyone’s taste. Whether you’re into fun and colorful prints, or stick to solid colors, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love.

Guys, you can also shop at the new Fabletics! The store will feature FL2, a range of high-quality lifestyle clothing and accessories for men. What’s so great about Fabletics is that the pieces are designed to be versatile, taking you through all your daily activities.

Fabletics Store

To RSVP to the event, simply email KenwoodRSVP@fabletics.com. I hope to see you there!

Bundled In A Blanket Scarf

2 Nov

How To Wear A Blanket Scarf

Blanket Scarf Fall Outfit

Scarves have never been a big accessory for me. Sure, I have a nice collection of them, but I really have to be in the mood to wear one. I’m not one for bulky things, and scarves can tend to be bulky. All my previous opinions of scarves were completely thrown out the window when I saw this at HighStreet a few weeks ago. My mom and I love shopping there, and one of us always ends up leaving with something. My mom was actually the first one to eye this scarf, and we fawned over the selection for a good five minutes. Green is one of my favorite colors, yet I barely have any of it in my wardrobe. They had so many gorgeous colors, but I ultimately decided on this one because the color is so rich. I also felt like it would pair perfectly with my dark hair and green eyes!

It’s proven to be a good purchase because I’ve barely taken it off since I got it. Ironically, I actually love the bulkiness of it, especially with these fluctuating fall temperatures. What’s nice about blanket scarves is that you can style them so many different ways, and you can maximize its warmth as you please. I’ve worn this draped across my body, tied around my neck, and even treated it as an actual blanket when I was cold at the office one day. It’s magic!

Madewell Skinny Jeans with Blanket Scarf

Green Blanket Scarf

How To Wear a Blanket Scarf

Anthropologie Button Down Shirt

Madewell Skinny Jeans

HighStreet Scarf

BCBGeneration Nude Heels (similar)

Halloween Costume Idea: Morton Salt Girl

30 Oct

Morton Salt Girl Halloween Costume

Dressing up as the Morton Salt Girl for Halloween has been on my priority list for about three years now. I love how iconic the image is in pop culture, and her style is right up my alley. Trends come and go, but the Morton Salt Girl and her iconic yellow dress are forever!

I thought last year was finally the year I’d have my costume together, but my yellow dress actually arrived two days after Halloween. I scrambled on the day of and ended up making a super cute gum ball machine costume! Maybe next year I’ll do a tutorial on that. Needless to say, I was a little bummed last year when my yellow ASOS dress didn’t make it in time. Not only did I lose out on my Halloween costume, but it also happened to be the 100th anniversary of Morton Salt Girl logo. Just my luck. You better believe I was planning on entering all the costume contests online.

Morton Salt Girl

This year, my struggle was to find the perfect pair of Mary-Jane’s. I wanted to stick with the logo, and keep the shoes flat, which proved to be a struggle. Another necessity was not spending a lot of money. I decided to check out the Payless website, and found some Mary-Jane’s pretty quickly. They were on clearance for five dollars. I put a rush delivery on them, and checked an item off my list.

When the shoes arrived in the mail, they practically fell out of the box. They sounded like lead shoes, and I was confused. Well, they were actually tap shoes. Nowhere in my search did I see that they were tap shoes, but it could be that I was so excited that I found the right shoe that I didn’t read the description. I was mad until I put the shoes on and became instantly amused with the sound they produced when they made contact with the floor. Another perk? They are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.

Morton Salt Girl Costume

I couldn’t find the exact umbrella to fit the look, but thought a bubble umbrella was the next best option. It’s fun, easy to see through, and goes with the overall theme of the Morton Salt Girl. I think she’d approve :).

Morton Salt Girl Dress

Overall, I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Not only is this costume comfortable, but it’s pretty warm for this time of year! I’m so excited Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, and I already have plans to celebrate it. Do you have plans? What are you dressing up as?! Happy Halloween Weekend!

Morton Salt Girl

Morton Salt Girl Halloween Costume

Long Sleeve Yellow Dress (similar) | White Tights | Mary-Jane Shoes (similar) | Bubble Umbrella

Want to see an evolution of the Morton Salt Girl over the past 100 years? Check out the image below. Pretty interesting!

Morton Salt Girl History

Bold In Black

26 Oct

Black Leather Fall Outfit

Vintage Brooches

This outfit is perfect for this weird weather filled month of October. It’s a mix of cozy and chic pieces, and I think works for those days when the temperature fluctuates. I am making a promise to myself to add some color to my outfit rotation because it’s in desperate need at the moment. It’s been nonexistent since summer ended, and I miss it. Luckily the last few things I bought have all had color in them, so I think I’ll be posting some color-injected looks here soon!

I recently wore these brooches together, but wanted to sport them again for today’s look. If I can’t have color, I’ll definitely add some sparkle, and these brooches are subtle but statement-making. I’ve been seeing more and more people wearing them lately, which makes me so happy as a girl who loves jewelry. I think they’re the perfect way to add some pizzaz, and switch it up from your traditional necklace, bracelet, earrings look.

Turtleneck with Brooches

Black Turtleneck with Leather Shorts

Gap Black Turtleneck (similar) | Gianni Bini Leather Shorts (similar) | Vince Camuto Callea Heels  (similar)| Vintage Brooches | Circa Saturated Lip Crayon in ‘Dynamic’


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