This past week I went shopping with a friend at Nordstrom’s ‘Half-Yearly’ sale. Once I saw these pink studded loafers I knew I had to have them.  I paired it with a sheer button down shirt and some super comfortable skinny jeans. I wore this outfit out to dinner with the hubs on Friday for our celebration!

Shirt: Forever 21 (similar); Jeans: Old Navy (similar); Shoes: Dolce Vita; Necklace: Clothes Hound; Clutch: Anne Klein

Do you have a pair of loafers?

The Statement Necklace

One of my favorite accessories is definitely a statement necklace because it adds character to any basic outfit, such as a plain shirt and pencil skirt. Another way to add a personal touch to an outfit is to also layer some basic necklaces with a statement necklace. Below are my favorite necklaces that were all budget friendly.


Left: H&M

Center: Clothes Hound

Right: Kohl’s

What’s your favorite statement necklace?

Paper Crown Party at Clothes Hound

One of my favorite stores in Raleigh is Clothes Hound.They carry items from Gentle Fawn, C. Luce, and Paper Crown (just to name a few) and everyone that works there is so friendly. Last week they invited me to a party to preview the holiday line for Lauren Conrad’s new line of clothing called Paper Crown, and I wasn’t disappointed. I love the lace in both the dress and shirt below.

Monet Lace Dress-perfect for a holiday party!

Blake Top

I didn’t come home with any Paper Crown items this time, but I did purchase this amazing gold chain necklace. 

What do you think of Paper’s Crown’s holiday line? Make sure you check out Clothes Hound’s website or their store if you haven’t yet!

The Cape Coat

The Cape Coat 

1: Nordstrom; 2: Nordstrom; 3: J Crew; 4: Mod Cloth

One trend that I am swooning over lately is the cape coat. I love that
it is different than a regular pea coat, and personally my favorite is cape #1
from Nordstrom. I actually ordered it today and will post pictures of it later 
once I receive it. Which is your favorite? Will you be wearing a cape coat 
during the fall and winter?