Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Fall Fashion Finds--Chambray Showdown

My Fall Fashion Finds--Chambray Showdown

Top: J.Crew Factory (on major sale) || Skirt: Wooden Nickle, here's a similar floral print || Belt: Kate Spade || Booties: Kate Spade  || Earrings: Piece [c/o] orange is sold out, still available in turquoise || Watch: Michael Kors || Ring: Tiffany & Co. || photos: In My Life Photography ||

I cannot contain my chill about fall fashion! Booties and jeans, oh my! One little side note about me, I have a lot of chambray in my closet (like a LOT). Honestly from now until summer, you will find me wearing a chambray top at least once a week! Girl, there is no shame in my game. Depending on your mood, I believe that you can style one of these tops for the office or weekend brunch with your gal pals. The skirt pictured above is so fun and feminine. I love how these two unexpected items pair so well together. Sometimes when I put together a baller outfit, I feel like a total boss.

Today I have done a little roundup of different chambray tops varying in price points. Most of these tops can be found online or in store at J. Crew Factory or Target. If you have been waiting for a sign, here it is my friend! You need one of these tops in your closet! Alright, now let's get down to business. It's time for a chambray showdown!

Chambray Showdown--J. Crew vs Target

Classic Chambray Shirt in Perfect Sky
This top is a classic! Right now it's on sale for $39.50. I find that it gets softer with each wear and wash. It is on the thicker side as far as chambray tops go. It's very structured and stays pretty wrinkle free.

Denim Favorite Shirt in Medium Indigo
This top is a lot like the classic chambray from J. Crew. It goes with anything you want to pair it with on the bottom; from black, navy, white, or animal print. I love it paired with a chunky statement necklace. This top is $24.99.

Pocket Chambray Shirt is Miami Blue
This button down is on the lighter side. Right now it's on sale for $39.50. I don't currently own this top, but it's on my wishlist. I want it for layering over graphic t-shirts.

Lyocell Shirt in Indigo
This top is chic on a budget! If you do not want to spend $40 on a transition piece, consider checking this one out. Right now it's $22.99, and Target is running a sale, BOGO 50% off of clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Chambray Shirt in Boy Fit in Superior Blue Wash
Do you love dark wash? This top is for you! It's currently on sale for $39.50. I do not own this shirt, but I have seen it a couple of times in person. My best friend has found a similar one at Target for less!

Denim Favorite Shirt 
Right now, the only size online is an XXL. However, I have a feeling that it will be restocked soon (fingers crossed). It's currently $24.99, This top a little different from the J. Crew option; it buttons all the way down. If you are looking to add darker colors into your closet--this would fit the bill.

I want to hear from you. Currently how many chambray items are in your closet? Are you going to purchase one of these? If so, which one? I will be getting one of the dark wash tops. Fist bump for savings!

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Best Food at the Oklahoma State Fair

The Best Food at the Oklahoma State Fair

Wednesday I had the honor of serving as the Wild Card judge for the Great Taste of a Fair. Tasting all of that delicious food was a dream come true! I felt like I was a judge on my favorite Food Network show, Chopped. Finally, my excellent taste buds were put to good use! We got to sample 15 different items three different categories: Sweetest of the Sweet, Slice of Savory and New to the Scene. Here are how things shook out.

1st Place: Gringo's Mexican Funnel Cake

Sweetest of the Sweet:
1st Place: Gringo's Mexican Funnel Cake
2nd Place: Silver Dollar Concessions Cinnamon Roll
3rd Place: Chef Ray Street Eats Deep-Fried Banana Pudding

Slice of Savory:1st Place: Ragin' Cajun, Chicken On-A-Stick

Slice of Savory: 1st Place: Ragin' Cajun, Chicken On-A-Stick
2nd Place: Diamond Dawgs, The Wonderboy
3rd Place: Rodney & Lisa Pizza Stand, Chicken Alfredo Calzone

1st Place: La Gumbo Ya Ya, Red Bean & Rice

New to the Scene:
1st Place: La Gumbo Ya Ya, Red Bean & Rice
2nd Place: CoCoFlow Chocolate Cafe, Asian Bulgogi Crepe
3rd Place: The Sundae Factory, Pineapple Whip Twist

Fairest of them All:
La Gumbo Ya Ya, Red Bean & Rice

If you are visiting the fair and are looking for the ultimate sweet treat, go for the giant cinnamon roll. It is oh so gooey! The giant cinnamon roll is the Victoria Secret Angel of fair food that we do not deserve. We are not worthy! I totally took home my leftovers and had it for dessert last night, no shame!

If you are looking for actual food, go straight for the chicken on-a-stick. Make sure you grab the hot sauce, it's homemade and will punch you square in the face! I will be visiting this stand and taking a bottle of the hot sauce to go. I will be carrying around hot sauce in my bag with some serious swag.

It's a good thing the Oklahoma State Fair comes once a year. Today I had a session with my personal trainer, and I could just feel the deep-fried goodness coming out as sweating out my pores. That's how it works, right? At least that's what I am telling myself.

Eat what you want, Instagram it or it didn't happen, and have fun tasting your way through the Oklahoma State Fair! Remember, the last day of the Oklahoma State Fair is September 25. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fall Booties at Target

Fall Booties at Target

Pumpkin spice has officially taken over everything! Everywhere you look, another brand or company is jumping on the train to flavor town, the destination--basic white girl! Okay, you summer purists; I know that fall doesn't technically kick off until September 22, but I cannot help but feel giddy! I am ready to wear jeans, booties, sweaters, and jackets without looking like I just got out of the ocean (guys, 90 degrees is too hot for that nonsense). I am a pretty sweaty person; I like to joking refer to it as "sweatykins." Until then, I will be patiently waiting for 65 degree days.

To help get you in the fall state of mind, I am sharing a few of my favorite fall booties from Target! Bonus, there is a coupon code when you order online (but hurry--it expires September 17)! Use code STYLE to save $10 off of your $40 or more purchase. If you haven't noticed by now, I am all about looking good and saving cash! With you $10 in savings, you can buy you and your bestie a PSL. Major key alert, all of these booties are under $50!

dv Lotus Peep Toe Fringe Booties
It's safe to say that fringe is back in style for fall 2016. These booties will make a movement with every step you take. Everyone will stop and ask you, where did you get those booties?! Your new shoes will be the queen of the college gameday tailgating scene. Touchdown, booties for the win!

Journee Collection Emm Faux Suede Booties
Gray is not my typical go-to color but these beauties caught me eye. The laser cutouts give them a fun and feminine touch. You can wear these with almost anything from dark to light; I could see someone pairing them with a leather jacket and looking so rocker chic. Side note, can we talk about how much I want a leather jacket. Dear Santa, I hope you are listening!

Mad Love® Carley Booties
I have had my eye on a pair just like these booties from another big brand. I couldn't bring myself to spend $100 on them. I am so thankful that Target came out with a more affordable option. This color is my obsession right now. How great would these be with a pair of relaxed boyfriend jeans or skinny jeans? These shoes are excellent for a hot date night or if you are out on the town with your girls.

dv Aria Booties
I am saving the best for last. Come on! How sexy are these booties? They are begging to be paired with a mini skirt and concert t-shirt. You know, the look I am talking about-- I am trying without overly trying? That zipper detail makes these shoes look way more expensive than what they are. They also come in black if you are not feeling this color. These booties have me smitten!

Are you in the market for a pair of fall shoes? Which booties will you be adding to your collection? I can't wait to hear from you. Happy shopping (and savings), friends!