Culotte Mondays

Blazer: BCBG MaxAzria {similar style here}. Top: Tinley Road. Culottes: Zara {similar style here, here, & here}. Shoes: Tory Burch. Bag: Kate Spade.
The journey to finding the 'perfect' culotte has certainly been a journey to say the least. If you haven't noticed my style has become a lot more simplistic over the past few months and I've been leaning towards easy, no-fuss pieces to get me through the work and weekend seamlessly.
Having ordered a few pairs -and then returning due to their ill-fit or just plain ugliness-, I finally found the perfect {faux} leather pair at Zara. And ya'll  already know how I love me some faux leather.
They're under $100, $70 to be exact, great quality, for Zara at least, and most importantly, play a huge role in my wardrobe as I know I'll be able to mix-and-match these with plenty of pieces I already own.
Now if you're not a huge fan of the culotte trend don't worry. It took me a while to really figure out if this was something I actually loved {liking just isn't enough these days} and wouldn't be over come 3 months down the line.
Needless to say I'm loving these culottes and suggest if you want to tread lightly on this trend, shop the similar styles above as I've featured three pairs all under $80!
Happy Monday!


Fall Finds Friday

Happy Friday girls.
Just wanted to share my top 5 under $50 finds {from Target of course} that I think EVERY girl 
-in one way or another- should have in her fall wardrobe. Enjoy & have an amazing weekend!



2 for 1

 Jacket: SheInside {old but similar style here}. Croptop: Kate Spade Saturday {similar style here & here}. Shirt: Target. Pants: Leith. Sneakers: Nike. Mules: Saks Off Fifth. Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Necklace: Banana Republic.


Texture 101


LOOK 1: Sweatshirt. Hat {black version}. Sneakers. Necklace {just purchased this one}.
LOOK 2: Sweater. Culottes. Backpack {blue version here}. Oxfords {under $30!} Lippie.
LOOK 3: Sweater {similar style here & here}. Skirt {similar style here & here} . Sneakers.

 It should come of no surprise that  I'm all about the texture this fall. After an out-pouring of love from this & this outfit post via my Instagram, I wanted to share my guideline on how you too can incorporate layers of texture in your fall wardrobe with only a few key staple pieces. And more than 80% of the goodies above are under $100 so {obviously}, feel free to shop these looks! 

1. Don't be afraid to go monochrome! I love the idea of one color in two or three different shades {no more than that though}. As long as colors compliment each other, GO BOLD!

2. Fall ensembles are all about layers of texture! Allow elements like wool sneakers, cable knit sweaters, pebbled accessories, and patent leather loafers to speak for themselves. This requires you to do little-to-no styling yet look amazingly chic & put together.

3. Slip on & go! There's nothing more that I love right now than pairing an unexpected pair of sneakers, whether they be lace-up or slip-on, with something a little more feminine and dainty. Something I like to call the perfect juxtaposition.

4. Go bright or go home. Just because the months are cold {and even a bit dreary} doesn't mean you have to look that way too! Top off those grays, blacks, and blues with a fun pop of color for an unexpected twist and even side-eye or two.

5. Besides a POC { a pop of color for all you non-acroynum users} metallic is without a doubt my go-to accent when I can't figure out what to complete my outfit with. Whether it be these sneakers or this bag, -currently on my Christmas wishlist-, metallic is no-doubt my go-to topper for any outfit any day of the week. I highly recommend you give this blinding element a try!