Friday, October 28, 2016

fall dress outfit. olive dress with duster cardigan, blanket scarf, & tassel mid booties

This olive dress is so comfortable and easy to wear. I wore this outfit to a function at my son's school. I paired the dress with a lightweight duster cardigan and blanket scarf, but it was too hot for the scarf and it ended up around my bag. I have been wearing these(click here) booties pretty much non stop since getting them. They are versatile and fairly comfortable. Outfit details below. Thanks for stopping by. Audra

outfit details
olive utility dress - Target - similar here and here - mine is no longer available online but might be able to find on super clearance in store,
duster cardigan - H&M - similar here and here
blanket scarf - click here  use the code Living20 to receive 20% off your order
bag - Madewell - click here - LOVE this bag - for my review on it click here
tassel suede booties - Dolce Vita - click here

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

how to achieve the perfect half tuck with high waisted flare jeans

The perfect half tuck can be tricky for a variety of reasons...your shirt won't stay tucked in, there's a weird bunch of material at the side, and/or it looks too intentional.  The solution to these problems is to start with high waisted jeans. The shirt is much more likely to stay tucked in because there's more jeans to tuck into. Next, pick a shirt with a slide slit (like this one). This really is the key to an EASY half tuck!! No worries about when and where do I stop tucking. Let the side slit be your guide! I love layers for warmth and because it just looks cool. So I've layered my shirt over a grey long sleeve tee, but this is for sure optional. Happy half tucking! Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra

outfit details
plaid shirt - Old Navy - click here - petite, regular, & tall sizing available.
long sleeve grey tee - old - similar here and here
high waisted flare jeans - Old Navy - click here - I went down 2 sizes.
boots - Dolce Vita - click here

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

transitional fall outfit with cropped jeans, fur vest, and mules

I love this look because each piece is simple, classic and possibly already in your closet, and when paired together they create a perfectly stylish outfit to start fall in. It's super comfortable as well! My camera died during taking these pictures and we resorted to my husband phone....
Thanks for stopping by. Audra

outfit details
necklace - Forever21 - old - click here for similar
white button up - Old Navy - click here - regular, petite, & tall sizing
fur vest - H&M - old - click here - similar here
cropped boyfriend jeans - JCPenny - click here - regular, plus, petite, & tall sizing
mules - Target - DV Nya Booties - click here - 3 colors
fringe bag - Rebecca Minkoff Clark Hobo - click here

Sunday, October 23, 2016

jeans and tee outfit. camel coat with brown booties, fedora, and scarf.

I'm a tee and jeans kind of girl because its simple yet classic and so very functional! The fun with wearing just a tee and jeans is to dress them up, down, and well, just ANY which way you're feeling. High waisted skinnies are uber flattering and help make you look long and lean. Pairing the high waisted skinnies with a oatmeal tee and to add fall feelings to this outfit I added an oversized wine scarf, mid suede booties, a wine bag, and felt hat. Throw on a camel coat and boom you've got yourself a easy, chic look...thats actually functional. All of the pieces in this outfit are basic(and inexpensive), but when combined they are fabulous! Links below.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra

outfit details
hat - Target - click here
scarf - Forever21 - last year - similar here and here
tee - Old Navy - last year - similar here and here
high waisted jeans- Old Navy - last year - similar here petite, regular, and tall sizing
camel coat - Forever21 - last year - similar here and here 
booties - Dolce Vita - click here
bag - Madewell - my color is no longer available in this size - mini version here - or my size in black or brown here

Linking same and similar items below to recreate this look.

Friday, October 21, 2016

fall dress outfit with utility vest, flannel shirt, blanket scarf and cowboy boots

Yep, that's a cow patty....keeping my pictures real authentic! My husband (aka my photographer) kept telling me to "take a step to the right"..."now take a half a step back", which had me trying to stand all around it before I realized he was messing with me. Fun times. On to why we're here>>> I LOVE this outfit, and I feel like I say that with almost every post, but I L-O-V-E this outfit. This striped tee dress was a summer staple and by layering it up it makes it work perfectly for fall. When I say layers, I mean LAYERS by pairing not one but two button up shirts under a olive utility vest. I love how the black and white flannel peaks out under the sleeves of the chambray shirt and vest to had interest and another dimension to the outfit. The blanket scarf ties the whole look together and gives lots of good fall vibes. AND you can't forget the boots! I've paired cozy grey boot socks and my cowboy boots here, but truly almost any boots or booties would look fabulous! 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Outfit details below. Audra

outfit details
chambray shirt - Old Navy - here - available in petite, regular and tall sizing
flannel - Old Navy - last year -  similar here and here 
tee dress - Old Navy - from summer - click here and here
For size reference with Old Navy sizing ~ I am 5'9' and shop mainly online from the TALL section. I typically wear medium tall in shirts and with this tee dress I'm wearing a large tall as not to be too tight around the booty.
olive utility vest - JCPenny - old - similar here and here
boots - Tony Lama - old - similar here and here

The scarf ~ for full disclosure ~ contacted me on collaborating and being a scarf addict I was excited to add the gorgeous color combo to my collection. This scarf is one of the softest ones I own, and thats a lot!! It's a true square which makes it easier to style. A lot of comparable priced scarves are long and rectangular which can limit the different ways to wear it. 
I was given a discount off the purchase price and paid for this scarf with my own money. is offering a 20% discount off your order with the code Living20 along with free shipping. They offer many fabulous scarves, statement necklaces, earrings, and more! Orders ship from China, and it took two weeks for me to receive my order. By using the discount code Living20 I will make a (very) small commission. I would really appreciate your support. My accountant (the hubs again) has shared with me so far this blogging stuff has put my clothing budget in the red. I kid... 

For my exact scarf click here don't forget the code Living20 for 20% off. Thank you for your support. Audra

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

plaid shirt with fur vest, skinny jeans and cowboy boots

My blue and green plaid shirt(click here) is from Target and I have really been enjoying it! I fell in love with the color when I first saw it, because I have a thing for blue and haven't really seen this color combo before. The cut is long enough through the body for a tallish girl like me...the sleeves could be a tiny bit longer, but they're ok. Target had many different prints and colors in this style that were all super cute. This print is made from 100% rayon which I usually try to avoid, but so far so good. I washed it in cold water and tumbled on just air in the dryer. I've paired the shirt with a fur vest and cowboy boots which equal a winning (super duper easy) stylish and cozy fall outfit. Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra

outfit details
sunglasses - TJMaxx
blue and green button up - Target - click here - I am wearing a medium.
fur vest - H&M - last year - similar here and here
skinny jeans - JCPenny - click here - LOVE them - I am size 28/29 waist and wearing a size 4.
cowboy boots - Tony Lama - old - similar here and here 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

olive utility jacket with striped tee, blanket scarf, felt hat and fringe bag

Basics I can mix, match, and wear over and over and OVER again are my favorite pieces to fill my closet with.  This outfit sums up that love of simple but classic pieces reworked for a perfectly stylish and functional fall outfit. I would be lost without any one of these staples, and wear at least a couple of them on the weekly.  The best news is my outfit is can be recreated with super inexpensive items...minus the shoes and bag, which I would argue are still pretty affordable at around 100 bucks. Spending a little more for leather shoes and a leather bag is such a wise use of funds because it takes any outfit up several notches and usually the items will last longer.  
Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra

outfit details
felt hat - Target - click here - This is my second Target felt hat and by far my favorite of whats in stores now.
olive utility jacket - Forever21 - click here - the pockets are slightly different but otherwise appears the same. I'm wearing a medium.
striped tee - JCPenny -no longer available - similar here and here
scarf - Walmart - last year - lots of very nice choices in store now.
skinny jeans -JCPenny - click here - LOVE them . I am usually a 28/29 waist in jeans and wear a 4 in these. 
booties - Nordstrom - old - similar here
bag - Rebecca Minkoff Clark Hobo - click here 

Linking same and similar items below to recreate this look.