Happy Halloween

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We took Harlowe to a quasi-pumpkin patch and it may have been the most fun she’s had all year. It was one of those parking lot pumpkin patches which is a little disappointing for adults, but a total win for toddlers. Harlowe got to jump in a jumping castle, capture cute baby pumpkins and pet a bunny. Halloween might be her favorite holiday and she hasn’t even figured out that kids get a candy buffet.

Today we are dressing up as Anna (me) and Elsa (Harlowe) and I am sure we will not be the only ones! What are you guys doing for Halloween?

Harlowe is wearing a Gap dress / headband / H&M Shoes

I hope you have a great weekend!

3 Ways to Wear White Shoes in Fall

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Versatile and affordable pairs of pumps can be as elusive as unicorns. Even when you do find a versatile and affordable pair of pumps, you know you’re probably sacrificing comfort. But you know what? That doesn’t have to be the case.

At DSW you can find shoes that you and your wallet will love. Oh yeah, and they have some ultra-comfortable styles and brands to choose from like these by Aldo. The black t-straps and on-trend snakeskin (could snakeskin be the color of 2015? Here’s to hoping!) make these off-white pumps not only appropriate for Fall, but kind of necessary. I’ve styled them three different ways so far:

Casual vibes:

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Styled with a rolled-up button down and cuffed jeans for an elevated casual look. See full post here for outfit details.

Office Chic:

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Worn here with a structured blazer and borrowed-from-the-boys trousers for an office look. See full post here for outfit details.

Out on the Town:

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Styled with a LBD and leather jacket for a night on the town. Oh, and I added in another animal print piece because I have a problem. See full post here for outfit details.

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How would you wear them?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.

Animal Print on Animal Print

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Effortless DIY Costumes for a Last-Minute Halloween Look

Hi guys! I hope you are having a great Monday so far!

My love of Halloween knows no bounds and I am super excited to share this Halloween video where I let my inner devil wear Prada Zara as Anna Wintour. What will you be dressing up as this Halloween?

Go peruse 4 ideas using a white button down and Easy Ideas for Couples if you still need inspiration!

Getting Ready Made Simple

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Fragrance Pairings

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Conference Wear

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I’ve said it before, but one of the most tried and true packing tips is to focus on fabrics that won’t show wrinkles. Enter this printed skirt and lace top. When traveling for work, you can count on long days, so I’m all about low maintenance, versatile pieces that can go from day to night comfortably.  Continue Reading

Moments Of Chic

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If it wasn’t obvious, one of my favorite retailers is Piperlime. I practically jumped out of my seat when they reached out asking if I’d be interested in styling a few of their Fall pieces. Interested? I’m a huge advocate for Piperlime (the Olivia Palermo picks are my go-to curations when I need inspiration and shipping is exceptionally fast) and I’ve always got room in my closet for timeless pieces. Continue Reading

Pretty Python

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Sampling every trend can leave you looking like a poser (Oh hey, high-school self!).  That said, it’s tough to resist slithering up to snakeskin. These shoes boast just the right amount of python and the contrasting t-straps add an extra level of cold-hearted chic. I’m looking forward to wearing these to the office, date-night and a few fun festivities this Fall. Continue Reading

Effortless Halloween Costumes Using a White Button-Down

I’m thrilled to share the ‘Effortless Halloween Costumes’ video I worked on with Glam Media and bloggers Chelsea LaSalleJesica RyzenbergKacie Ellis.  It doesn’t get much more effortless than costumes featuring wardrobe staple, the white button down! I cut the rug as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction, which is a super-easy costume to replicate. All you need is a white button down, black pants, red lips, red nails (Mia wore Chanel Vamp), dark hair and some enviable moves. I had everything except the hair in my closet already. My wavy blonde locks are a far cry from Mia Wallace’s, so I transformed my look with a wig (and a DIY trim).

Need a costume idea for you and your bae? Check out these Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples.