Steal Her Style: Joan Watson + Elementary

I've become enamoured with CBS's new show, Elementary. And what I love more than a great mystery, is a great pair of boots. And boots seem to be Joan Watson's speciality. Though I have a feeling that she {or her alter ego, Lucy Liu} may be purchasing a few more Rag + Bone booties then I can ever afford in my life, a girl can dream.

Here are a few of my favorite looks to date, though I'm still trying to track down this amazing military jacket she wore a few weeks ago.

{images via google}

My Style: Happy Halloween

Target Beanie {similar} // DIY Bat Tee {Zoe Karssen} //Paige Denim// Target Wedge Heels {similar}

Some outfit outtakes from this DIY post. 

Happy Halloween! 


My Style: Portobello Road Fashion's Night Out

ASOS Sweater {sold out but similar} // F21 Skirt {similar} // Steve Madden Heels // Lia Sophia Necklace

This is what I wore to Portobello Road's Fashion Night Out. While only picking this outfit out about an hour before I arrived at the event, I loved how it turned out. I knew I wanted to wear leather and if you follow me on instagram you know I own quite a bit of faux fur (pants, shorts, two skirts, and now this top).  Knowing Katelyn was going to wear her faux leather pants, I knew I wanted to mix things up. 

How are you wearing leather this fall? 


Boutique Spotlight: elmery

Just discovered this beautiful brand, elmeryLooks like someone perfected the shift dress. 
Get yours here, all dresses are under $200!

Guest Stylist for Portobello Road

Two weeks ago I was a guest stylist for Portobell Road's FNO! We had so much fun picking out our outfits and toasting the night away with champagne. As a guest stylist, I had to pick one outfit that combined all of my favorite things. Let me tell you this, with a store filled with just about everything that was on my wish list {cheeky tees, leather, lace, sequins, the list can goes on...and on..}, this wasn't the easiest task. For my picks, I selected this ultra-soft, cut-off band tee band tee. Paired with these Rich & Skinny jeans, I completed the look with a chunky necklace and these black heels. As cooler temperatures are officially here to stay, I would mix this up with a velvet oversized blazer or boyfriend cardigan & leather leggings. Don't forget your statement necklace!


Links A La Mode

A few of my favorite links from the past week. 
A gathering of treats, baubles, cozy knits, and home & style inspiration.

This necklace. Paired with this & that.

The perfect slouchy sweatshirt.

Some DIY organization inspiration for my office.

A fall look, perfected.

Comfort food.

Sunday Musings

"Time is precious, waste it wisely."

Cheers to sleeping in, indulging with Sunday brunch, & getting lost in a new book.


Look for Less: Peplum Jacket

{one more steal for good measure}

Happy Halloween Weekend! Today we have a Halloween Parade at work, our department is taking on Peter Pan and Neverland! I hope to take in a scary movie or two with my man {Paranormal Activity 4?!} and do nothing but indulge with a bit of Halloween candy and finalize details for our first Des Moines Blogger Event happening in two weeks!

Happy Friday!


Happiness is...

This print sums me up in the most complete way. 

I have a lot going on this week which started with our annual corporate meeting and ended up with a company wide party at our local piano bar - talk about FUN. Only a few more days until the weekend & hip, hiphooray - it's another casual day at work! Sometimes it's the little things in life.

Happy Thursday!


DIY: Zoe Karssen Creme De La Creme Tee

My last and final DIY from my Sunday craft day is this lovely tee inspired by yet another Zoe Karssen design. I followed the same instructions from this post and in less than 10 minutes I had a new shirt! I can't wait to try this on a sweatshirt I recently picked up from Forever 21 and recreate this look

So tell me, are you going to recreate any of these t-shirts? What DIY's are you trying out lately?

Happy Hump Day!


DIY: ASOS Holy Chic Tee

In keeping with my DIY from yesterday, I also created a few other graphic tees that have been on my wish list but not in my budget. Today's DIY was inspired by a ASOS LuLu & Co t-shirt {which is now sold out, but had a price tag of over $200!} and styled by Brooklyn Blonde, as seen here. A slouchy tee plus a simple phrase equals a big statement. 

Supplies: Grey T-Shirt // Iron-On Letters 
*I purchased my supplies at Target & Michael's.

Cut out & arrange letters. Iron. Peel off the excess borders.


Tomorrow - another DIY! Can you guess what other shirt I recreated?!


DIY: Zoe Karssen Bat Tee

I've come to love the graphic tee trend that has hit the streets this fall. Knowing that it isn't in my budget to spend a fortune on these tees, I decided to take the DIY route; recreating my favorite graphic t-shirts at a fraction of the price. 

My first DIY tee was this Zoe Karssen Bat Tee {see another DIY recreation here}. I've been coveting Zoe Karssen's tees for the longest time and love seeing how other bloggers have styled their tongue & cheek tees {see Alicia styling her bat tee here}. Paired with a great jacket and fun beanie. A tee made for October. I can see myself pairing my creation with a blazer, jeans, and booties to pass out Halloween candy this year!

Supplies: Newspaper {for stencil} // Sharpie // Foam // Martha Stewart Metallic Silver Metallic Black Paint // White T-Shirt  
**I picked up all my supplies at my local Michael's and the foam from JoAnn's. 

Either free-hand the bat from Zoe Karssen's tee or print off your desired design {I free handed my bat image}. Cut out stencil and trace onto foam. The foam I bought was less than an inch thick, which made it easy to trace and cut out.

Mix the silver and black paint. I started with large dollop of silver and a few drops of black. I slowly added more black paint to get the desired color. 

 Place the stamp into the plate of paint. If this doesn't work, use a paint brush to coat the stamp with paint, but not to excess. I used Martha Stewart's Stencil Brush. Make sure to paint around all of the edges to maintain the 'bat' shape.

Place the foam pattern exactly where you want it on the shirt. Press down firmly. Make sure to press down around the edges and within the middle of the pattern. Slowly remove the foam pattern. Use the stencil brush to darken missed spots. If you want a more distressed look, only lightly touch up the design. This will allow you to match the faded/distressed look of the original shirt. 

Let dry & wear!

Stay tuned tomorrow for another great DIY inspired by this post!


My Style: Casual Friday

Forever 21 Blazer {Similar} & Necklace {Similar} // American Apparel Tee 
Gap Denim // Nine West Boots // J.Crew Factory Clutch {Similar}

I've been looking for the longest time for a well-fitted navy blazer. Low and behold, Forever 21 to save the day. I have so many ways I want to wear this piece. I have a list started, I kid you not. And this tee, let's talk about this tee. I would have much rather worn a crew neck with this collar necklace, but my favorite t-shirt in the entire world , which happens to be a v-neck will have to suffice.

I'll be celebrating a few friend's birthdays all weekend long with Mexican tonight & a dueling piano bar tomorrow! Between celebrations I hope to sleep in, tackle a few DIY projects, and cheer on the Hawkeyes! Stay tuned next week for a fun recap of our Fashion's Night Out at Portobello Road! 

Happy Friday!


Steal Her Style: Kimono


One Piece Three Ways: Leather Dress

Lulu*s Vegan Leather Dress {similar in black} // J.Crew Sweater {similar} // BaubleBar Necklace // Target Loafers

I have been on the hunt for an affordable faux leather dress & this Lulu*s Vegan Leather Dress {which is now sold out, but find a similar version here} fit the bill. Before purchasing, I styled it {in my head} three different ways, more specifically to wear to the office. Once it arrived, I immediately brought my ideas to life! Here are just a few of the ways you can wear a cognac leather dress: layer with a sweater, over a button up, or just add a blazer! 

Don't forget, tonight's the night! If you are in the Des Moines or Ames area and looking for a new boutique to check out, make sure to stop by Portobello Road for a fun evening of fashion and champagne! I can't wait to meet everyone and help styling all the amazing things housed within the walls of Portobello Road!

F21 Blazer {similar} // J.Crew Clutch {similar - splurge} // BaubleBar Necklace // Nine West Mary Janes

What's your favorite look? How would you style this dress?
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