Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Inexpensive Ways to Welcome Fall Fashion


Inexpensive Ways to Welcome Fall Fashion

Inexpensive Ways to Welcome Fall Fashion

Inexpensive Ways to Welcome Fall Fashion

Inexpensive Ways to Welcome Fall Fashion

|| Sweater: LOFT (sold out, similar sweater option) || Skirt: Old Navy (fall 2016) || Mules: kate spade new york (summer 2016) || Earrings: kate spade new york || Necklace: kate spade new york || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Lipstick: Bite Beauty [c/o] || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

I would love to purchase an entire new wardrobe when the seasons change, but that would cost a small fortune. Heck, I would need a second full-time job to make that happen (and nobody has time for that). Before I hit add to cart, there are a few steps to help me indicate what I want to buy for this upcoming season. I breeze through my closet and take a quick inventory from what I purchased last year. After that's complete, I look at what I have left from prior years.

Here are a few questions that I ask myself:
1) Does it fit my body now?
2) Does the structure of the garment still work for me?
3) Is this still on trend?
4) Does this item bring me joy?

If I answer ‘no’ to any of the questions listed above, it's time to part ways. Here are a few things that you can do with clothing items that you no longer want: give it to a friend, donate to goodwill or local women’s shelter, list it on Poshmark, or send it into thredUP. I am always refreshing my closet to keep things new and exciting.

I found this skirt last year at Old Navy. If I remember correctly, it reminded me of a print that Tory Burch did a few seasons ago. It has a pull-on elastic waist and a ton of color options for top possibilities. I also like that it gives me the freedom to pair it with black or brown shoes. To give this skirt a new look for 2017, I paired it with this great sweater I found at LOFT. Funny enough, I purchased this top earlier this spring. However, I am rocking this bell-sleeved, mustard sweater into this fall season. It just goes to show that you do not need to purchase new items just because the season changes. With a little creativity, you can give your old skirt new life!

I have an extra inexpensive trick up my sleeve for you. This simple thing will transform your look for the new season: lipstick. You are reading that right, lipstick! To be completely honest with you, I have about 10 different lip colors that I stick to, five for the spring/summer and five for fall/winter. One of the easiest ways to make everything look new is by changing your lip color. I had a chance to try Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in three new colors. Here are the shades from top to bottom: Éclair (Soft rose), Flambé (Vivid Poppy) and Demi Glace (chocolate Mauve). This liquid formula is available in 18+ colors and is creamy with a satiny finish.

Hey Oklahoma girls, feeling uninspired when you look into your closet? Let's chat! I would love to help you update your wardrobe.




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wish You Were Here Skirt

Wish You Were Here Skirt

Wish You Were Here Skirt

Wish You Were Here Skirt

Wish You Were Here Skirt

Wish You Were Here Skirt


|| Top: LOFT (sold out, similar top) || Skirt: J.Crew || Mules: Target (summer 2017, similar pair) || Earrings: J.Crew (old out, same earring, different color) || Watch: kate spade new york (similar style) || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

When I am feeling stressed out, one of my favorite things to do is look at potential vacation destinations. My ideal vacation is somewhere with a beach, beautiful sunsets and crystal clear water. I am not a cold weather girl; it's safe to say there are no ski trips in my future anytime soon. There is something about having sand beneath my toes that make all of my problems disappear, at least for a moment. Yet for now, it's that time year when we are all running around, trying to get our back-to-school routines in order. I don't know about you, but I am in need of a vacation. Heck, I would even go for a staycation! I think this time of year is nuts for everyone, so I know I am not alone.

This summer is coming to a close and fall is quickly approaching. I am so excited to share this look with you! When I found this skirt this summer, it was love at first sight. Jered even said I should get it. When you husband notices an article of clothing on the rack (in a positive way), that's when you know it was meant to be. Each time I put on this postcard print skirt, I am instantly transported to a different place, even if I am going to the office on a Monday morning.

Let's be real, I am not afraid of a bold pattern, especially one with numerous colors. Style tip: pair this skirt with a solid color or a narrow striped top (to keep things simple). You can take your pick, choosing whichever color you want to highlight. I paired with a black top with fun sleeves because I wanted the focus to be all about this funky print. Right now, there are only two sizes of this skirt listed online. It's on sale for less than $65. If you are lucky, you might be able to find one of these skirts at your local store.

My top, shoes, and earrings are not available at this time. However, I have done some searching, and I have found some great alternatives if you want to recreate this look at home. First up, I have found an excellent black top with really great sleeves. However, it has a peacock feather detail. I found these great black mules earlier this spring at Target. There is another pair online right now also at Target that look identical, and they are a great deal for $30. I am thinking about purchasing a backup pair; I have been wearing to heck out of mine over the spring and summer. It deeply saddens me to report that these earrings are sold out. However, they still have them available in greenish color, sandy beach.




Friday, September 8, 2017

Orange You Glad It's Game Day?

Orange You Glad It's Game Day?

Orange You Glad It's Game Day?

Orange You Glad It's Game Day?

Orange You Glad It's Game Day?

Orange You Glad It's Game Day?


|| Top: J.Crew Factory in spicy orange white || Skirt: J.Crew in bright hibiscus || Heels: kate spade new york (Summer 2013) || Earrings: Kendra Scott in ivory pearl || Necklace: Kendra Scott in ivory pearl || Watch: kate spade new york (similar style) || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

Football season is here, from pee wee to professional, there is a team somewhere out there for you to cheer for! Believe it or not, I was a huge tomboy when I was younger. I vividly remember in fourth grade that I wanted to play football. My parents laughed at all 45 pounds of me, and said ‘no way.’ The thought of being a peewee cheerleader was repulsive to me (which is hilarious because I became cheerleader in high school). Oh isn’t it funny how things work out? My two brothers, John Paul and Jack, are big football fans. John Paul played growing up and Jack still plays for Pawhuska Jr. High. Each Friday, we were encouraged to wear orange to school. This was a Pawhuska thing; the entire town seemed to revolve around showing Huskie pride.

After leaving Pawhuska, I was on my way to Stillwater. If you know anything about Oklahoma State University, it’s all about America’s brightest orange. If you were to look at my closet, you would see a large chunk of orange, black and white. All of that to say, orange has always been an important color in my life. In the south, football is a huge deal. Some would even say that it is a way of life. Being on a college campus during game day is truly an experience. Truth be told, I love the people watching. More specifically, I enjoy seeing what people are wearing.  Based on my experience I would dare to say the SEC is even more intense than the Big 12 when it comes to game day fashion.

Usually, earlier games in the season are hot. There have been times that my friends have even got sunburned while cheering for the Cowboys during August or September. I could wear this look to a game day. However, I would consider wearing different shoes. I think this would be a great outfit for casual Friday or perfect for a watch party. This linen ruffle skirt from J.Crew is available in bright hibiscus and white. Right now, it’s on final sale for less than $35. A lot of the reviews said it is not curvy girl friendly. However, I am happy with how this skirt has worked for me. If you had a chance to run into your local store—I would highly recommend trying it on before purchasing it.

It’s safe to say that I am a lover of classic t-shirts. You have seen me rocking them numerous times here on the blog. This stripe tee from J.Crew Factory is a classic in my lineup. If you love orange, you should consider getting this t-shirt. I decided to knot it with this skirt, just to mix things up a bit. It pairs so well with the classic Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace. If you are looking to purchase this longer tassel necklace, I would recommend a color that goes with numerous outfits, not something that is a flashy statement.




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bright Blue Ruffle-Shoulder Dress

Bright Blue Ruffle-Shoulder Dress

Bright Blue Ruffle-Shoulder Dress

Bright Blue Ruffle-Shoulder Dress

Bright Blue Ruffle-Shoulder Dress

Bright Blue Ruffle-Shoulder Dress


|| Dress: J.Crew in byzantine blue || Heels: kate spade new york (Summer 2014) || Earrings: kate spade new york (gift from my sister) || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Photos: Melanie Foster Photography ||

Labor Day has come and gone. To me, this day has always symbolized an unofficial change of the season. Everywhere across the state of Oklahoma swimming pools are closing. The sound of ice cream trucks chiming with a happy song will soon be a distant memory. Despite pumpkin spice lattes making their appearance, the first day of fall is not until September 22. It's safe to say that I will still be sharing a few more summer finds here on Sassy Southern Lindsey. Summer is one of my favorite seasons; I don't know if I will ever lose that childlike excitement about this time of year. I have been working on fall outfits, don't worry--chunky sweaters will be here very soon. Heck, since the temperatures are lower here in Oklahoma today, I am wearing a fabulous mustard yellow sweater paired with a floral print skirt.

This summer I discovered something significant. You know I love sharing my tips and tricks with y'all. I am all about making things easier; shopping should be fun, not stressful! Before shopping in-store, you should check the online listings. Case and point, this stunning ruffle-shoulder sheath dress in byzantine blue is what brought all of this to my attention. To my knowledge, this particular color was only sold online. This dress also came in chambray (with white stitching) and ivory (with black stitching). I am so thankful I took the time to browse online before I visited the mall. During this particular shopping trip, I was a woman on a mission, looking for a summer wedding guest dress. There is something about this blue color that is so striking. I wore this to a summer wedding that took place indoors at a church, and the reception was at a beautiful barn. You would not believe the compliments I received about this dress. Everyone was gaga over this bold and vibrant color!

This is truly a summer dress since the fabric makeup is lyocell and linen. This garment also dry-clean only, which is a bummer. If you were packing this for a vacation, you would have to consider taking along a steamer to refresh this dress. I didn't have to wear a slip since the dress was already lined. To keep things simple, I paired this dress with a pair of longer earrings. I didn't want a necklace to compete with the fun statement sleeves. This dress almost makes you feel as beautiful as a butterfly. Right now, this J.Crew dress is on final sale for $55 (make sure to use code YESPLEASE but hurry, it expires at midnight).

As much as I love summer, I must say that I am excited about fall. The first Oklahoma State University football game of the season was last week. I am not much of a sports girl, however, I LIVE for high school and college football. I know this sounds weird, but I love watching games at home. Jered and I love checking Twitter for the best commentary. Sometimes I even live-tweet a few games throughout the season. What are you looking forward to the most this fall?