Today's Everyday Fashion: Old and New

Inspiration: Fashionvibe via WhoWhatWear

Inspiration: Fashionvibe via WhoWhatWear

Cognac leather jacket with denim skirt
White tee, denim skirt, fringe clutch

I'm on the hunt for more ways to wear this skirt, and this inspiration photo caught my eye! She is technically rocking shorts, but I loved the idea of pairing my new(ish) denim skirt with an old favorite, a cognac leather jacket. I added a dark fringe pendant, and a black purse inspired by the photo, which was a nice mix with all the brown leather already in my outfit. I can't wait for it to be cool enough to wear this leather jacket again, but in the meantime I'll wear it with just the white tee and a fringe bag (last photo)! 

Jacket: Banana Republic, $150 (similar below)
Tee: Gap, $10 (similarsimilar)
Skirt: H&M, $30
Belt: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Dolce Vita, $50
Black purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Fringe clutch: BCBG c/o HSN (similarsimilar)
Short necklaces: My Stella & Dot 12
Long necklace: Old necklace with fringe from this necklace attached
Approx. dates: Jacket is 5 years ago. Belt, black purse, and tee are 3 years ago. Fringe clutch is 1 year ago. Shoes and skirt are recent.

Cognac leather jackets on a budget, $25-$300

In order of price $25 - $300
Forever 21  /  JCPenney  /  JCPenney  /  Limited
Lord & Taylor  /  Dillard's  /  Guess  /  Mango
Halogen  /  ASOS  /  Cole Haan  /  Marc New York

Fall Fashion with Mud Pie

Mud Pie dress, scarf and clutch
Mud Pie dress, scarf and monogram clutch

Black Dress  /  Reversible Scarf  /  Initial Clutch

“Cute as a button!” is the first phrase that comes to my mind when describing Mud Pie. You may already recognize Mud Pie as a brand you’ve shopped via their own website, as well as more than 16,000 boutiques across the country. They make some of the most adorable baby clothes, gifts and home décor you’ve ever seen, as well as the focus of today’s post – women’s clothes!

Prior to this post I was a fan of Mud Pie’s home décor (I discovered it through Bed Bath and Beyond) but I had never tried their clothes! I had so much fun choosing and then styling some items from Mud Pie’s fall line so I could share my honest review. Overall, I found Mud Pie clothes to be great quality, a generous not juniors fit, and to have so much adorable southern charm (plaid, monograms, and game day colors, oh my!). Everything is under $100, plus use coupon code EVERYDAY to receive 20% off until November 1!

The outfit above:
Who doesn’t need a great LBD in their closet? This one has a slightly silky, neoprene material and a loose sheath fit. It’s a great foundation for Mud Pie’s reversible scarf. The other side is blue and green plaid (my personal favorite) and it’s super thick so it will keep you toasty warm when temperatures drop. And how cute is this initial clutch?! It’s available in all letters of the alphabet and would make such a great gift.

Mud PIe plaid dress

This outfit is my favorite of the bunch! This blue and green plaid dress has a comfortable fit, a self-tie around the waist and little gold buttons up the front. Paired with my own navy jacket and cognac boots, this is one preppy outfit that I would wear on repeat all season long! 

Mud PIe game day tunic

Tunic top

This soft, stretchy top is a tunic length. I’m wearing it half-tucked as a shirt, but it would also work with leggings and boots or flats. The orange print is so vibrant and flattering, and I love these colors for fans to wear on game day!

Mud Pie embroidered dress

Embroidered Dress

Mud Pie has several dresses and tunics in their fall collection that feature this gorgeous embroidery design around the neck (here, here, and here). I chose a red dress and paired it with black tights and boots for a holiday party, Christmas Eve service or a family dinner. It’s so festive and bright for the holidays, it’s making me crave hot chocolate already!

Mud Pie black and white wrap dress

Wrap Dress  /  Initial Clutch

This faux wrap dress could not be more comfortable! I love the soft material and the bold black and white print for fall. I also layered this dress with a black blazer and a trench coat from my closet, and the striking print looked so great layered underneath. Perfect for work, and for going out to dinner afterwards!

Mud PIe monogram pajamas

Initial Pajamas

Don’t mind me, I’m just lounging in my initial pajamas from Mud Pie! These soft, medium weight pajamas are perfect for opening gifts on Christmas Day or lounging around the house. My cutie pie dog, Bella, agrees!

Have you ever shopped Mud Pie? Which Mud Pie outfit is your favorite?

Today’s post is brought to you by Mud Pie. All clothing selections, opinions, and editorial decisions are my own and are presented without prejudice. 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Style Experiments

Wool hat with fringe chandelier earrings
Inspiration: Express

Inspiration: Express

Floral top, suede skirt, lace up heels, wool hat

Several of my posts lately have had a similar theme - new items, trends or styles that I'm testing the waters with and unsure of. Which might seem a little silly, right? If you're unsure about it, it should go right back on the rack? That can certainly be the right answer at times, but for me, my absolute favorite purchases and outfits are often the ones that I feel the most uneasy about. I think it's because my goal for dressing is often to push the envelope and be right outside my comfort zone. Last week I thought an outfit might be too "medieval," another shirt was a "sailor costume" and today I look straight out of a 70's party! I ride the "undecided" line a lot, but that's what (to me) makes getting dressed the most fun!

Would you wear today's outfit, or does it venture too far into costume territory for you?

Top: J.Crew Factory, $23
Skirt: Charlotte Russe, $33 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Hat: Express, $12 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: ShoeMint, $75 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Purse and hat are 3 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Top is 6 months ago. Skirt and earrings are recent.

70's floral blouses under $100