…how to put together your best casual outfit for fall…

Happy Halloween!

Scarf: an anniversary gift, similar here | Turtleneck: Nordstrom, but I am also linking really great turtleneck sweater options here by H&M and Uniqlo! | Jeans: KUT from the Cloth | Boots: Hunters, matte black | Earrings: similar | Belt: Guess

 

Scarf: an anniversary gift, similar here | Turtleneck: Nordstrom, but I am also linking really great turtleneck sweater options here by H&M and Uniqlo! | Jeans: KUT from the Cloth | Boots: Hunters, matte black | Earrings: similar | Belt: Guess

For this outfit you’ll need:

1.An oversized turtleneck (sweater optional, but recommended!)

2.Great fitting jeans

3.Hunter boots

4.A statement belt

5.Statement earrings

6.And a scarf (optional depending on the thickness of your turtleneck)!

xo,

Kellie

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Best How to wear a choker in 2016 without looking…

… too scandalous or too 1990s/2005.

I think (for most girls) a good rule of thumb is that the choker should be 4″ or less away from the collar of your shirt in at least two points. I personally would always shoot for 3″ or less. Does that make sense? I’ll show you below.

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Notice how I didn’t include a scoop neck or an off-the shoulder top? I’ll explain more on why I don’t like that look below. But first, here are my tips on wearing a choker as an in-the-moment fashion statement.

1.Wear it with a crew-neck chunky sweater like the first drawing above.

2. Wear it with a deep narrow v-neck shirt.

3. Wear it with a slightly unbuttoned button down.

Hint to keeping it 2016: don’t wear a choker with an off-the-shoulder top unless you know what you’re doing and/or have literally the perfect body that can make anything look cute. Why? This combination can easily turn into this gal below. Ive seen that done really cute by a fellow blogger, but it’s hard to pull off and is usually best left for the pros.

bar-girl-wearing-choker-from-westernsHowever, if you do like the idea of wearing a choker with an off-the-shoulder top and you want to play it safe, keep everything in your outfit super modern with a neutral color palette.

Happy Friday, gals!

Xo,

Kellie

two things to wear when you don’t know what to wear

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Sweater: Old Navy, sold out (I found two versions worth looking at. One is pretty expensive, but if you like polka dots this might be the sweater for you. The other is less expensive — $22– with smaller dots.) | Skirt: ON, sold out (but I recently found this BCBGeneration skirt I think is a little cuter and is the same price) | Blouse: ON, old (this time I’m linking a totally different button down that will update your look and be an awesome addition to your wardrobe!) | Sunnies: Prada | Purse: Coach | Booties: Jessica Simpson (similar)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sweater: Old Navy, sold out (I found two versions worth looking at. One is pretty expensive, but if you like polka dots this might be the sweater for you. The other is less expensive — $22– with smaller dots.) | Skirt: ON, sold out (but I recently found this BCBGeneration skirt I think is a little cuter and is the same price) | Blouse: ON, old (this time I’m linking a totally different button down that will update your look and be an awesome addition to your wardrobe!) | Sunnies: Prada | Purse: Coach | Booties: Jessica Simpson (similar)

It’s hump day and that means Friday’s right around the corner. I can’t wait because we have some family functions to go to (always fun), but I’m dreading the weekend because I agreed to babysit some sweet little kids on Saturday. It sounds great, right? Sweet kids are better than not-so-sweet kids, but no matter how sweet the kids, I always get knots in my stomach when I have stuff like that in the near future.

This outfit is a head turner because it combines enough classiness and trendiness to create a great, balanced look. Just pair (1) a denim skirt with (2) your favorite fall sweater and button down combo. Add booties, sunnies, and a statement bag and you’re set! It’s my go-to when the temp is moderate and I don’t know what to wear.

What is your go-to outfit?

Xo,

Kellie

…fun for your next night in…

Have you ever participated in a wine and canvas event? I have once and I also led one too, but why aren’t ther videos specially made so you can have one at your house? So I made an at home wine and canvas event that is now on YouTube. Click here for the link.

Or copy and paste this:


You’ll need: 

-wine

-water to rinse brushes

-a rag or paper towel 

-a big, medium, fan-shaped, and maybe small brush for each of you

-a canvas (mine is 16×20″)

-a palette (could just be paper plates)

-gold, orange, brown, white, and black paint.

-a fine sharpie to write your name!

…simplicity at its finest…

The thing I like most about this outfit is that it’s simple, cheap, and easy to recreate. Plus, if you’re in a different age range you can tweak it to a longer skirt or a different heel height if you want. The leopard belt, scarf, stripes, denim and booties come together to make you #ootd worthy in no time!dancing-2-in-justfab-booties-old-navy-skirt-and-shirt-denim

Denim skirt: Old Navy, sold out (similar without buttons) || Shirt: Old Navy, sold out (this one from J.Crew is perfect though) || Belt: Ann Taylor, old (but I found the same thing from GUESS) || Booties: Charlotte Russe || Scarf: older (similar with an interesting design here).dancing-justfab-shoes-booties-old-navy-shirt-and-denim-skirt-tibi-scarf-tahari-scarflaughing-in-tibi-scarf-old-navy-denim-skirt-and-shirt-justfab-bootiesoct172016_4650

I thought I would interject a little cuteness into this post. I need the heart eyes emoji on my computer (where I’m writing this post).smiling-with-foot-poped-jean-skirt-old-navy-and-old-navy-striped-tshirt-with-tibi-scarftibi-tahari-scarf-old-navy-denim-jean-skirt-and-shirt

Denim skirt: Old Navy, sold out (similar without buttons) || Shirt: Old Navy, sold out (this one from J.Crew is perfect though) || Belt: Ann Taylor, old (but I found the same thing from GUESS) || Booties: Charlotte Russe || Scarf: older (similar with an interesting design here).

I usually prefer to wear my hair down, curled. You could also put it up in a low chignon or go for a fun half bun! Just remember to keep the style simple and something you’re comfortable wearing all day.

Stay tuned for an exciting thing to do with your friends this coming week no matter where you live! Hint: you’ll need lots of wine, friends, paint, brushes, and a canvas!

Xo,

Kellie