Longline Blazer // How I'm Getting my Energy Back

Long blazer with black distressed jeans
Longline blazer
How to style a long blazer
Long charcoal blazer
Blazer (c/o)  |  Jeans  |  Tank  |  Ankle Boots  |  Bag  |  Choker  |  Necklace 

If you're reading this, then congrats - we've made it to Friday or the weekend! This week actually flew by so quickly, and I managed to cook a healthy dinner at home every night but one, and I squeezed in 3 workout classes! Being sick for 3 weeks earlier this month really knocked my energy levels, but I've been focusing on drinking tons of water, eating lots of veggies, getting back in the gym...and averaging over 7 hours of sleep each night (SO hard for me with working full time + blogging!). I'm also trying to build up my immune system before winter after being on antibiotics for 19 days (ick!!), so I've been religiously taking a women's multivitamin, a high-quality probiotic, and elderberry liquid every day. Do you have any tips or products for energy and supporting your immune system? I'd love to know!

Tonight Trey's football team has a district playoff game, and then tomorrow I'm going to a production of Mama Mia with my mom, so it should be a fun weekend! :) Do you have any fun weekend plans??

Thanks so much for reading, and have a great weekend! xoxo    

Sporty Basics

Sporty-chic weekend outfit
Casual way to style a white button-down
Easy weekend outfit: button-down, leather leggings, sneakers and a ball cap
Long white button down with leather leggings
Black suede ball cap
Similar Hats here & here  |  Shirt  |  Leather Leggings  |  Sneakers  |  Bag  |  Lip Color

I shopped my closet again for this look (see another from earlier this week here), with the only new item being my suede ball cap! I love when even one affordable accessory can spark a whole new outfit using existing wardrobe pieces. 

Leather leggings, a white button-down, and cute sneakers are all wardrobe fixtures in my book, and put together they're just as comfortable as workout clothes, but look sporty-chic and fashion forward. So perfect for quickly throwing on for weekend errands! Plus a ball cap pulls your look together and hides dirty hair :) Best. Trend. Ever.

Over-the-Knee Boots Under $170

20 over-the-knee boots under $150
Boots (photo is from this post)

Now that we're hitting boot season in full stride (oh puns ;) I thought I would do a roundup post with my favorite over-the-knee finds! I captioned this post with boots under $170, but most of the boots below are actually under $150 or even under $100!

 Over-the-knee boots have been huge for a few years now, but there are finallllyyy a lot of amazing options. I remember spending months last year looking for a pair of quality Stuart Weitzman look-a-likes under $150 and there weren't many options, but this year there are! Like tons and tons...and I want so many of them.

Let's talk pros, cons & tips really quick...
-OTK boots will make your legs look miles and miles and miles long and so thin. I always feel like a million bucks in them and so I recommend them to everybody.
-They can be a little intimidating to wear, especially if you don't live in a fashionable big city. If you want a more casual vibe, I would advise this pair I'm wearing above, or a flat/low-heel version!
-If you have thin calves and/or want a more fitted look in general, purchase a stretch suede boot. There are many below! Bonus points if they have a tie in the back.
-If you're more petite, look for boots that hit more at the knee on the model (like these) because those will probably be over-the-knee for you. If you're really tall, look for boots that are more in thigh-high territory and they'll hit you like an over-the-knee.

Tan over-the-knee boots
My find from last year that are still available here & on really sale here!

And now for the boots!

Much to my daily chagrin, I cannot link anything from Zara in these widgets. But, I found some fantastic, super affordable options there that I'll link here: stretch with a heel, flat/low heel with stretch, and this blue velvet pair that I am absolutely, 100% obsessed with.   

I purchased this black pair (pictured at the top) during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I love how casual and wearable they are + the quality is absolutely amazing. I know they'll last me years and years. However, I still really want a fitted, stretch suede black OTK boot. It's probably completely unnecessary to own two different pairs, but they're....different, right? ;) I'm thinking of saving up for these or these.

Restyled Wardrobe Staples

Simple but chic
Black off-the-shoulder top
Simple but chic outfit idea: off-the-shoulder top with distressed skinnies and heels
Black off-the-shoulder top from Zara
black off-the-shoulder top // berry lipstick // cool blonde hair
Top (also in white)  |  Jeans (c/o)  |  Heels  |  Bag  |  Choker  |  Lipstick

Anytime I need to cool it on shopping for a little while, I like to shop my own closet and restyle items I already have! When I purchase anything at all I try to think of at least 3 different ways I can style a piece, and with some items there are way more than 3 ideas. Since off-the-shoulder stuff has been in for awhile and doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, I consider them a wardrobe staple, especially in black or white! These are all pieces I've had for 2-6 months but just styled together for the first time.

Also, I talked about my lip color on my Instagram story Saturday, but wanted to share in today's blog post as well! It's only $6 and is the perfect deep berry shade for fall. I also really like the texture! It's more moisturizing than a true matte lip cream, but still stayed in place for hours.

Ripped Jeans & Sneakers

Casual weekend outfit
Distressed skinny jeans with an oversized tee
Oversized stripe tee
Casual stripe tee
Casual jeans & tee outfit
Weekend wear
 Top (c/o) | Jeans | Sneakers | Sunnies | Choker

I threw on this outfit this past weekend to run errands (you may have seen it in this pic on my Instagram), and I liked it so much I recreated it for blog photos! I love the laid back feel of ripped jeans and sneakers - I could wear the combo every day.

I'm going to keep this short & sweet because it's late and I can barely keep my eyes open ;) But I hope you're having a great week!!