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10.31.2014

Mizzou Style | Skater Skirt



Happy Halloween! Today is the second in the Mizzou Style series with Elle of Living in Color Style and Jacqueline of Stylin' in St. Louis! Be sure to check out their posts (and fabulous blogs) as well!

I've noticed a ton of girls at games this year wearing black skater skirts and black dresses with boots/booties, so I did my own take on the look with a long sweater now that it's fully fall. Regardless of what college team you're rooting for you can turn your team colors into a really cute, trendy outfit! If you live in the south/southwest you can probably still wear skirts to games and I'm pretty jealous about that. Last weekend it was around 80 degrees for Mizzou's game, but this weekend's game (which I'm going to!) will only be about 50 degrees - so I will not be wearing this unfortunately.

 Top: Forever 21 (runs big & is long) | Skirt: Target (similar here, here) | Sweater: H&M (similar (only $13)) | Booties: DV by Dolce Vita (limited sizes here | similar) | Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (similar) | Mrs. Necklace: Kate Spade

I hope you all have a wonderful, fun and safe Halloween! This is our first Halloween in our new home, so I'm so excited to dress up and have a bunch of little trick-or-treaters :) 

xo,
Jacy 


10.30.2014

Banded Headbands

Left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (all c/o Banded)

Today I wanted to tell you about an awesome brand called Banded that makes these fun and gorgeous headbands. But that's not all... Each headband purchased provides 3 meals for a child in Uganda. How amazing is that? Truly a brand that's gorgeous inside and out. Coming from someone who has never been able to get a headband to stay on my head for the life of me, I was so pleasantly surprised by the soft, velvety underside of each headband that provides very minimal slippage. And, they're comfortable! I've worn them all day on a few occasions and never got that 'headband headache.' There are lots of fabrics, colors and widths, including a gorgeous 'luxe' line. My personal favorites are my black sparkly one, this gold & black beauty and these hair ties.

I just wanted to show a few ways that I can very quickly and easily style my headbands (each took under 1 minute). I'll be styling my black sparkly band in an outfit post sometime soon too.   

This is my favorite one because it's the definition of easy glam. It would look so cute to dress up an easy top knot, messy low bun or braid, or with your hair tucked up in it for a faux bob look, or 1920's style like this. I think this look is perfect for a fun little girls' night. 

This look is perfect for me on the weekends or after I get home from work. When I'm cooking dinner or cleaning I don't like to have my hair in my face, so this gets my front pieces back while helping me salvage some wave for second-day hair.

And then of course, the easy but cute low ponytail or messy bun. I've worn my headbands a bunch of times with a messy bun, but now that my hair is short I'll have to stick to a ponytail for a bit :)

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you love this brand as much as I do! I'll be back tomorrow with a new outfit post.
xo,
Jacy

PS - Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a gorgeous pair of leather booties from Johnston & Murphy (valued at $298)! 


Products were provided by Banded, but all opinions are my own.

10.28.2014

Cozy Turtleneck + Johnston & Murphy Boots Giveaway

 Sweater: Forever 21 (here in different colors | lots more below) | Jeans: H&M | Booties: Johnson & Murphy c/o | Bag: H&M (similar here, here) | Lips: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in 'Crush' | Nails: Essie 'Fall in Line'

We are finally getting our first full week of fall weather this week (it was 80 degrees over the weekend), so it was the perfect timing to finally wear this cozy turtleneck sweater and my new Johnston & Murphy booties! I've really been wanting to add a pair of leather booties to my boot collection, and the quality of these is absolutely incredible. The leather is smooth and shiny, and they have an awesome structured look that's huge right now but also so so classic. For those of you who don't know Johnston & Murphy... They are a classic American footwear brand based in Nashville that has sole high-quality men's shoes since 1850. In 2008, they introduced a women's line that also has that classic, high-quality appeal. 

Today, I'm so excited to be giving away a pair of the Sari Harness Jodphur booties that I'm wearing above (valued at $298)! This is an incredible pair of shoes to add to your collection, so don't miss out on the easy ways to enter below!

Giveaway will run through Wednesday, Nov. 5 with the winner announced Thursday, Nov. 6. Open to US residents only.        

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Turtleneck sweaters: