Happy Monday Lovers! I had quite a busy weekend filled with outfit shoots, Long Island adventures and some fun new blog concepts…but I think I should run some of them by you guys to see what you think…but first let’s break down this little look I’m rocking today. Gingham is a great print for fall…especially when it’s affordable like this button down top from Target. My top and pale pink skirt are both Target Style finds…now that’s guilt free shopping! What I love about gingham is that you can dress it up or dress it down depending on the occasion…I love it layered with jeans for a casual look or for a more dressed up look, simply pair it with a light weight skirt like I did here. My monogrammed clutch is from GiGi NY and it comes it countless hues and is a great going out back that adds a pop of color to any ensemble. Pale pink pumps?…Umm yes! These beauties are from NYLA…unfortunately they are a bit too small on me so you can actually score these straight from my Poshmark closet for a fraction of the actual retail cost. Once again rocking my Kendra Scott druszy ring…I think I am slightly obsessed…oops! Now to share my idea with you guys…it seems that the wave of the future or rather now is being a video vixen (not in THAT way…) but rather stepping in front of the camera and chatting away rather than just taking pretty pictures. So after some talking with my brother aka my photographer we came up with an idea of doing an ongoing video series to accompany my blog…what do you guys think? Are videos the way to go? What kind of videos would you like to see?! Share your thoughts with me PLEASEOn a side note…I love this pose above and this pose below…gone with the wind fabulous captured = win for Missy <3 Shop My Look<3
TGIF! It’s been a long week my loves and the shot above shows exactly how I feel now…ready for a nice, relaxing weekend…sometimes after a hectic week it’s necessary to be able sit back and just live in the moment (so hard to do not going to lie…but I try). Fall means many things to me…one of my favorites? It’s finally time to wear my beloved faux fur vests from Karen Kane like the black one I am wearing today! This vest is no longer available from Karen Kane but I found a similar one from Express here. My white button down blouse and reptile printed pants are both from Old Navy! They are from a year ago so the styles have changed, so I found great alternatives from GUESS and Banana Republic here & here.Now to break down my shoes, accessories and bling…My black leather bucket bag is vintage Coach from my mama…I tend to enjoy raiding her handbag collection every now and then…oops (insert monkey covering it’s face emoji…can I just say I wish emojis could be inserted on the computer and within my blog posts…they would totally add to the tone of the post right?!). Payless always has me covered when it comes to footwear trends on a budget. Open toe booties with a wooden heel are very ‘in’ for fall…they are the perfect casual shoe for fall and I got them for a steal. I found similar ones here from Dolce Vita since I believe these Payless ones are no longer available.My gold Kendra Scott ‘Ivy’ bracelet was a gift from the Kendra Scott team at NYFW at the Reward Style party and it is stunning as you can see. I never tend to wear red nail polish but I caved in for one week only and I’m kind of warming up to the idea of red nails…for some reason red nail polish reminds me of something an older mature woman would wear…I’m mature butttt I have my immature moments Now I’m off to some weekend planning…and outfit shoot planning…blogging never sleeps and apparently neither do I haha But when you do something you love it doesn’t feel like work right?Shop My Look<3
Happy Thursday Loves! I often times take a bunch of outfit photos at a time and they pile up within my iPhoto Library sometimes not getting touched for weeks…this look is one of them. While browsing through tons of looks I came across this shoot from over a month ago…yea…I’m running a little behind oops! This shoot was a favorite of mine and not just because of this chic black and white ensemble but because of the great laughs that happened while Sarah shot me! The gal can always make me laugh which was a refreshing change from my typical serious poses I do when my brother shoots my photos. As you can see…we had a little bit of fun My black and white color blocked button down top was from a little boutique on Long Island, but I found a great top from Karen Kane here (one of my favorite designers) that looks just like this one! My black skater skirt with faux leather trim is from Kohls I believe but I found a similar one from Nordstrom here. I love a simple black skater skirt for fall…they can be dressed up or down and are flattering on almost everyone!My black reptile tote is from Last Call Neiman Marcus…I’ve been wearing it well before fall began and it will never go out of style…black is always in! I love these nude lace up booties that the team at Pink Basis so nicely sent me! Unfortunately they are no longer available, but I found a similar alternative from Nine West at around the same price point. Once again rocking my favorite Kendra Scott ring from the Reward Style NYFW party…isn’t it gorgeous…I’m a bit obsessed <3Now for a fabulous outfit out take…cue laughter…I was celebrating my love for blogging…or Sarah was telling a really funny joke…either or this happened. Shop My Look<3
Happy Wednesday Loves! This look features two of my favorite fall trends…cobalt blue and metallic…what more can a fashionista ask for? The lovely team at ShopMieux sent me these Zara metallic blue platform heels which are super comfortable and the perfect night out shoe (similar from ASOS here). I figured why stop the metallic moment at my footwear…why not add a metallic bag as well like my silver clutch from Carolinna Espinosa (similar from ShopBop here…use code FRIENDS25 for 25% off your purchase!). Now that we broke the metallics down…let’s get to the rest of this Humpday ensemble My cobalt blue blouse is from LC By Lauren Conrad AND you can score it now from my closet on Poshmark for a fraction of the cost! Like I mentioned earlier, from the bag to the shoes…I am loving metallic for fall…can you blame me? Metallic accessories, in my opinion really pull the look together…they add a little sparkle and shine (as if the sleeves on this top didn’t have enough of it..) and they can match with almost anything! My black scuba skirt is from Target, but I found a similar one available now from Nordstrom here. And to stay within the blue hues…mirrored aviators, my go to accessory! A little fun fact…while shooting this look at my local Tanger Outlets (what can I say why not shop & shoot at the same time haha!) a group of guys walked by and screamed out ‘Looking Good’ as I’m sitting there pretending to be a model…my brother aka my photographer just shook his head in embarrassment…sibling love at it’s finest Shop My Look<3
Happy Tuesday Loves! Every fashionista loves a good sale…especially one from ShopBop that gives you 25% off site-wide with code ‘FAMILY25‘! The sale runs from Oct. 14th – Oct. 16th beginning at 8am EST on the 14th and ending at 11:59 EST on the 16th!
Happy Monday Loves! I know the old saying goes no white after labor day but when the lovely team at Shop Mieux sent me these gorgeous nude studded heels from Zara and my nude chiffon cami, I right away thought…white and nude go hand in hand…so an outfit was born! Shop Mieux is an online boutique which sells gently used designer goods for a fraction of the retail price…making brands that seemed a bit out of reach totally affordable. In addition, Shop Mieux has a new feature where ladies can send in their gently used clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelry and get cash right away…it takes the pain out of selling your goods online! Now to break down my look. My white blazer is from LC By Lauren Conrad…I found a similar one from Chicwish here. My white skinny jeans are the classic rockstar style from Old Navy…I am slightly obsessed with the fit of all of Old Navy’s jeans! My nude chiffon cami is from Shop Mieux but I found a similar one from MissGuided…that’s the thing about ShopMieux…you have to get the pieces while they are hot since there is only one of them! You snooze, you loose!I had to rock my signature Rebecca Minkoff Affair bag to add another simple hue to this ensemble along with a little bling…studs on the bag and gems on the heels…what else does a gal need. My shoes are once again from Shop Mieux but I found similar nude platform heels (minus the sparkle) from TopShop…which I’m honestly contemplating buying as well…because they are different right?!My bling was a little gift from SINN Style in NYC which in a way is like Shop Mieux except they deal with high end luxury items…think Hermes, Brian Atwood and Chanel for a fraction of the retail cost! In addition to their consignment business, SINN Style launched their own jewelry line of rings, earrings, bracelets etc and I am in LOVE with all of their pieces.Shop My Look<3
Happy Weekend Loves! Time for another weekend wish list…but this list is a little different than previous ones…why? Because all of the ‘pink’ products above give the gift of giving back when your purchase them for yourselves or others!
All of the products shown above take part in raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. As we all know, October isn’t just for Halloween, but it is Breast Cancer Awareness month as well and by purchasing any of these products either a percentage or the whole cost of the item will go towards numerous Breast Cancer charities and foundations.
Tory Burch, Coach, Con-Air, Estee Lauder, Essie and more have helped support the fight with their limited edition, beauty, hair and fashion products that will be available till the end of this month…get them fast before they are gone and feel good when doing so!
Happy Thursday Loves! I couldn’t wait to share this look with you guys because it features two fabulous designers whom have become insanely popular the past couple of years…Kendra Scott & Carolinna Espinosa. What really pulls a look together are A) Killer Accessories & B) Fabulous Footwear…these brands have got A & B well covered In addition to my fabulous accessories, some simple yet chic clothes were a must and oddly enough they stem from the same designer. My boxy top is from BCBGeneration and my black textured skirt is from BCBGMaxAzria. Both pieces are super comfortable, versatile and flatter any figure. My yellow statement necklace is the ‘Harlow’ piece from Kendra Scott which they sent me after I professed my neon obsession…one of the many reasons I love Kendra Scott…they never shy away from bright, bold colors!Carolinna Espinosa makes exquisite shoes that are not only stylish but comfortable as well. I’ve gotten so much wear out of these ‘Allentown’ sandals they sent me back in the spring. From season to season, these beauties have gone with every ensemble. I’ve visited the gorgeous Carolinna Espinosa showroom a few times and at one of their press previews, they gifted us this great metallic clutch…unfortunately they aren’t selling it but I found a similar one here.Going through these photos, I fell in love with the shot above. Blogging has made me even more self conscious about how I look at all times…think about it, all eyes are on you at all times…but as the title of this post goes…brick by brick, nail by nail, blogging has pushed me to constantly keep building myself up to the best me I could be!Shop My Look<3
Happy Wednesday Loves! I am a bit obsessed with this outfit A) Because Sarah shot the photos and made me look pretty decent…I’m always wary when anyone other than my brother or sister shoot me, but I think she did a fabulous job & B) Because I love this ‘Don’t Be Basic‘ graphic tee for fall! I got this tee at Target but I found a similar one from Revolve Clothing. My faux leather jacket (which I have had since high school) is LC By Lauren Conrad at Kohls…can you tell yet that I am a huge fan of her collection? I found a similar one from Old Navy (have to keep the low price point!).
Now to break down my fall accessories…My Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag was one of the best Christmas gifts I ever got…from when I was a freshman in college. I got hooked on designer bags at a young age and have been collecting ever since…my closet loves it, my wallet not so much. I spotted these Report Shoes booties on clearance at Marshalls a month ago and knew instantly they were going to be my must have fall shoe…comfortable, affordable and stylish…you can’t beat that combination.
Kendra Scott jewelry was at the Reward Style party during NYFW and gifted us bloggers this fabulous drusy ring. It’s edgy and fun…my go to piece when it comes to standing out!
My maroon skater skirt is from the fab team at Pink Basis…it’s no longer available but I spotted a similar one at Target. Maroon is one of my favorite hues for fall!
Happy Tuesday Loves! Sometimes the ‘simplest’ answer is often the correct one…while this may not have been true when it came to the movie ‘Gone Girl’ (which I saw over the rainy weekend and instantly became entranced by)…one answer that is by far simple? The best skin care for your buck…Simple Skin Care available at your local drug store, super market or Target The lovely team over at ‘Simple’ sent me some goodies to help my skin with the weather changes. I have always had oily skin and am constantly washing, cleansing and exfoliating to have smooth skin like a baby’s bottom. In the summer my skin gets shiny easily and I feel like my makeup melts off…then in the fall and winter I feel my skin gets dried out…oh how challenging it is to be a girl! Simple’s line of facial skin care products made for sensitive skin’s needs are an essential for every girl. Their entire line is affordable, long lasting and has no harsh chemicals, dyes or perfumes…they keep it simple…everything my skin craves. Time to break down the products! Wipes always help give that extra ‘clean’ feeling or they are the perfect ‘on the go’ cleansing system: Simple Eye Make-Up Remover Pads & Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes. For a great face wash? Try Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash, Simple Smoothing Scrub and the Simple Foaming Cleanser. Now for the eyes, try the Simple Eye Make-Up Remover (it’s AMAZING) and the Simple Revitalizing Eye-Roll On which helps reduce that pesky puffiness you see under your eyes in the morning.Don’t believe how ‘simple’ and affordable skin care could be? I guess you will just have to test it out for yourself Shop the line below!