Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Black Romper

The calendar may say it's fall, but it's still in the '90s here in the midwest! The season between the seasons can be challenging, but it can also be fun! One trick I like to use is pairing a more traditionally summery outfit with a dark maroon lip. That automatically makes it feel more autumnal.

I picked up this fun romper from a sidewalk sale earlier this summer and it makes me feel equal parts like a retro model and like I should be on a bowling team. The comfort of rompers really can't be beat, so not only does it look chic, but it feels like I'm straight up wearing PJs (shhh, don't tell anyone though)!

I'm also not yet retiring my sandals for the summer, and these tassel slides are the perfect pair to stick around, because the peeptoe is so small, you can't even see your toes, so they feel more like mules.

What are ways you mix summer and fall pieces when its still hot outside? We'd love to know in the comments!


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Friday, September 14, 2018

Twinkle Toes

Earlier this week, my work hosted their annual style show fundraiser. It's one of my very favorite events of the year. Since it's a fashion show, I like to be a bit more adventurous with my outfit for the evening. This year, I went with this super glam metallic dress from Rent the Runway. 

I was getting major disco vibes from it, so I paired it with silver strappy heels, huge sequin earrings, and a dark lip. 

I got SO many compliments on this dress! The best part? It was incredibly comfy! It was almost like wearing pajamas to a swanky event. What could be better? ;) 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fall Fashion Roundup

In preparation for the upcoming fall season, and our annual fall trends post, we're getting into the mood with some inspiration from past fall outfit posts! Check out some of our favorite looks below!

Does it get more autumnal than berets? Check out our Wear it Two Ways: Berets post here!

Who else is excited for Halloween?! Check out Jodi's Fangs A Lot post here

Game day and fall go hand in hand! Check out Molly's Game Day Style here

Fall is a great time to experiment with different textures and trends. Check out Jodi's Futuristic Dorothy look here.

In the Midwest, we know all too well that just because it's fall, doesn't mean that it immediately feels like fall. That doesn't mean you can't incorporate fall colors in with your summer basics! Check out Molly's Romping in Burgundy post here

Every year around this time, I feel a strong pull toward visiting an apple orchard. What better place to photograph your fall outfits? ;) Check out Jodi's post on the Okaw Valley Orchard here

Fall is the perfect time for hats and overalls! Molly incorporates both brilliantly in her Autumn Daze post here


Friday, September 7, 2018

Long Nine Junction

I'm going to let you in on Springfield's best secret today - Long Nine Junction! This little shop is situated right in the heart of downtown Springfield, across from the Old State Capitol, and serves up THE most delicious food you will get anywhere, hands down. Currently, they are only open for lunch, but it's well worth the lunchtime jaunt to get your hands on this deliciousness. 

Their menu changes seasonally, but having sampled all of the seasonal menus at this point, I can say without a doubt that they are all fantastic! They also source all of their ingredients from organic, local farms. 

As you enter, you can peruse the menu on the wall and order at the counter when you're ready (which sometimes takes longer than you anticipated because it all sounds so good!). 

My husband and I went on a Saturday a few weeks back. He ordered the Cubano, which is ham, bacon, pulled pork, swiss cheese, honey grain whole grain mustard on toasted focaccia. 

We got the chicken pozole rojo soup with sweet corn and squash to share and I went for the french dip sandwich and a side of fresh greens with citronette dressing. They seriously have the best side salads here! The dressing is some of the best I've ever tasted - cool, crisp, and refreshing. 

They also offer daily specials that are posted on their Facebook page. The menu is set up in three main segments, all named after legislative terms to tie into the new and old capitols that are situated right around the restaurant. The "Recess/meals in a bowl" section is also great if you want something heartier, like mac and cheese with BBQ apple butter pork...YUM! These meals also come with their homemade rolls which are, hands down, the best bread I've ever tasted in my LIFE! If you're still hungry, you can grab one of their homemade desserts on your way out. 

So, what are you waiting for?? Get down to Long Nine Junction and experience some of the best food Central Illinois has to offer! I'll see you there!


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Denim Midi Dress

I have to admit I go in cycles with shopping at Target. I either walk through quickly and find nothing to even try on, or I spend a literal half day trying on everything I see and loving it all equally. This season, I'm loving it all! The new Wild Fable line is ah-maz-ing, and everything from Who What Wear is killing it, this dress included!

This denim dress is equal parts fancy and casual, between the midi cut and buttons, and raw edge sleeves and denim material. I wore it to work last week and got tons of questions about where it was from, and everyone was surprised it was from Target at such a reasonable price point. 

I paired the dress with some neutral slides and my new favorite pair of earrings that look like lion door knockers! Hoop earrings are everywhere now, but in any form but a traditional hoop: from lucite hoops to dropped hoops like these, there's something fun and unique for any style. 

Is there anything you're loving from Target recently? Let me know in the comments!


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