Archive for September, 2013

I don’t know about you but if I’m heading out for a day where I know I’ll be on my feet and walking around a lot I always reach for some cute but comfortable flats. And thankfully the menswear trend is kicking into high gear this season because these Johnston & Murphy velvet slippers are favorites of mine. They’re easy and polished all at the same time.




red sweater dress (nearly identical), lizzie fortunato midnight cruiser clutchstella & dot bangle,

johnston & murphy riley slipper navy velvet,  stacked rings necklace, kate davis birthstone ring,

lips are smashbox be legendary in mandarin





They’re the kind of slippers that pair nicely with dresses or jeans during the day or night. Score!



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Check out these 14 inspiring takes on fall footwear that StyleList put together from their network of bloggers, myself included. I really loved seeing the different ways all the girls styled the shoes. If you want a chance at scoring a $200 Johnston & Murphy gift card enter the “retweet to win” contest – find all the details here!


Photography by Gray Benko.


Disclosure: This is a collaboration between Johnston & Murphy and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by Johnston & Murphy via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Johnston & Murphy.


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Happy Saturday. I’m writing from Asheville, NC. Josh and I drove up Thursday for a conference (his) so I’ve been relaxing and enjoying the weather and view. I’ve been living in long knits and leggings because that is exactly what I want to be wearing when I’m lounging around and still need to look put together. Sure I could throw on my jeans but who wants to curl up in those? The key to pulling off leggings in public is pairing them with a long top because no one wants to see your stuff.




marled sweater tunicwildfox lips sweater, detachable scarf sweaterlugano sweater

faux leather leggingammo leggingfaux leather stripe legging, moto legging

If you’re looking for a good basic black legging it doesn’t get better than these spanx leggings. I can never have enough pairs as I want to pull them on every morning.


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I’m embracing the remaining warm days by mixing my fall wardrobe with my favorite summer things. These Johnston & Murphy Noel Booties are the perfect low bootie to pair with my cutoffs and dresses now and then my jeans later. I love how the little dip in the front of these booties elongates my legs (always a plus when you’re 5’4 like me).




noel bootie in mushroom suede c/o, plaid blazer, striped peplum top (on sale) 

ag cutoff shorts (on sale), j.crew bag (similar look!), candy shop vintage choker necklace



The mushroom suede color of these booties is so versatile that I’ve found a million different things to wear them with, but they come in black and dark brown as well. They’re perfectly comfortable too, so I can wear them all day long.




Stay tuned for part two of my collaboration with Johnston & Murphy on Monday – I think you’ll love the next pair! Think menswear.


Happy Friday!


Photography by Gray Benko.


Disclosure: This is a collaboration between Johnston & Murphy and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by Johnston & Murphy via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Johnston & Murphy.


Comments: 6

Date: Sep 26 2013

Filed Under: Fashion

Every Fall I get a little homesick for the midwest. You can’t beat crisp air and football season (but it’s worth noting I can’t stand actually watching football). But tailgating – well I really love that. My field tailgating days are quite minimal these days, BUT if I were to make my way to the field (or to a favorite local bar with my husband) I like to think I’d look a little something like this…



Isn’t she the cutest? And her style is so easy to steal. Grab your favorite team sweatshirt and pair it with any one of these skirts. Add some heels, flats or booties, whichever is more you, and you’re ready to cheer on your team (or look good pretending to).



white circle skirt (in black, too)

scrunch mini-skirt (also in pearl, light brown, & black)

black leather flared skirt (the look for less)

black flirty circle skirt

leopard knit miniskirt

ruffle stripe skirt

bandage mini-skirt (also in black & white)

tie dye scrunch skirt

quilted faux leather skirt


Comments: 11

Date: Sep 25 2013

Filed Under: Fashion

Do you consider yourself a “classic” type of dresser? If you want to reach out of your comfort zone a little bit I have a simple theory for you. Think basic, but with a special detail. For instance, instead of a plain nude flat opt for this nude flat with the teeny tiny gold heel (bonus it’s under $90). Instant  interest.


I’ve pulled a few more classic pieces for you that have an interesting detail that make them feel special.





This post originally written for Keep. Find more items I love on my Keep profile!


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Date: Sep 25 2013

Filed Under: Fashion

And speaking of Loren Hope… let’s all take a moment to eye her new fall collection of jewels.




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I’m going crazy over the idea of stacking 2-3 sarra cuffs with the clara and mara bracelets. Let’s throw a sophia cuff in the mix too.


It’s all complete perfection. And you can shop every beautiful piece right here. Don’t miss the necklaces.



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