Gap Gingham Shirt, old (similar)Old Navy Skinny JeansConverse Sneakers, Michael Kors Watch, gift, Vintage Louis Vuitton crossbody

All the bits and pieces of this look are definitely wardrobe essentials (I keep adding to that list it seems); a pair of white skinny jeans, white sneakers, a gingham print button up, and a classic cross body bag. This tends to be my work uniform on most days (swap the white denim for blue or black), for its comfort and functionality. I have too many button ups than I care to mention, but every single time I see a cool new plaid print or color palette, 
A trick that I like to use, especially on unisex prints like the hugely popular gingham print, check the men's section for a slightly oversize style if the women's sections is sold out. You're welcome. Sometimes the men's section will have even cooler prints anyway. As long as you don't run into a guy at the bar with the same shirt! 
Don't you love the new bag to my handbag collection? My lovely boyfriend got it for me for my birthday over the summer, and it's been on heavy rotation. 

Have a great Friday!

xoxo, Courtney 

Fall Essentials: Sweater Dress

This time of the year, although my favorite time of the year, can get tricky to look chic during the cold, rainy months. It's also easy to resort to the same old jeans, boots, sweaters and jackets. And while I do love my shelf of sweaters and cozy coats (I have way too many for the mild climate I live in), sometimes I want to reach for something that is still fall appropriate, but different. 
I have seen this pleated sweater dress sported on Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, and I immediately loved it. I tend to despise traditional sweater dresses. They are never designed right. They only look good on girls that are stick skinny. In that case, I just stay away. 
This dress is a little more than I would like to spend, so therefore it's staying on my wishlist and I'll monitor it and see if I can get a good deal after the holidays, or better yet, find something similar. 

What is one of your favorite fall looks? 

xoxo, Courtney 

Black & Gold

Lush sheer blouse,  7FAM Roxanne Skinny Jean in Distressed, thrifted (similar), Diane von Furstenberg Wedges via Marshalls, sold out (available on eBay)Conversation Pieces tote, BP Mirrored Sunglasses (RayBan version), Foxsie Co and Forever 21 Rings

I found the most amazing find at my Marshalls store a few weeks back. I always browse the clearance shoes first; and sitting on the very top shelf, these metallic gold wedges caught my eye. When I took them down I couldn't believe they were DVF. And for only $29!! They were technically a half size too small, but this was a "make it work" moment. I looked around me in silence (while my insides were bursting with joy) as if I just swiped the Golden Ticket out from everyone's noses. 
I also got a killer deal on my 7FAM jeans, Lush blouse (both from the same Crossroads shopping trip), sunglasses and jewelry. Aside from the tote, every piece was under $30. With all the different ways to get great deals out there, spending retail is just stupid. :)

What has been your ultimate style score? 

xoxo, Courtney