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SALE ALERT! | J.Crew 40% Off Sale

Get your wallets out girls! Today is the last day for J.Crew’s extra 40% off all sale items!

I LOVE a good J.Crew sale and an extra 40% off is almost unheard of. That’s why I had to share this amazing deal with all of you today! I compiled some of my favorites below (and calculated the 40% off for you!), but they have a ton of other great deals on their site today too! This sale only lasts until midnight tonight, so get shopping and share your favorites in the comments below! (promo code SALENEWS)

JCrew Extra 40% Off Sale

Pixie Pants ($54) / Lace Trim Tee ($33) / Cambridge Cable Turtleneck ($59) / Stripe Silk Tank ($53) / Chunky Ribbed Scarf ($39) / Blue Turner Pant ($59) / Embellished Cable Sweater ($59) / Broken-In Boyfriend Jean ($100) / Striped Tissue Turtleneck Tee ($27) / Floppy Hat ($39) / Mohair Stripe Sweater ($59) / Ribbed Beanie ($24) / Downing Tote ($100)

Holiday Must Haves | 2014

The holiday season is upon us and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love all the fun textures, patterns and warmth that comes with this fabulous season. Nothing beats getting dressed in my coziest layers and enjoying some warm hot cocoa by the fire. To help everyone get as excited as I am about the holidays I pulled together some must haves for the upcoming holiday season. Nothing screams holiday like faux fur, fair isle, plaid and reindeer prints- Enjoy!!

holiday must haves 2014

Forever 21 Fur Vest ($45) / Target Ear Muffs (On Sale for $10) / Sole Society Mini Backpack ($40) / Old Navy Patterned Socks (On Sale for $8) / H&M Jacquard-knit Sweater ($35) / Forever 21 Over-the-Knee Boots ($40) / Forever 21 Fair Isle Leggings ($18) / Forever 21 Shaggy Socks ($4) / Old Navy Buffalo Check Flannel ($22) / Forever 21 Plaid Scarf ($11) / Nordstrom Chalkboard Tumbler ($13) / Old Navy Strappy Ankle Boots ($40)


Fall Layering Piece: The Quilted Vest

I’ve been looking for a budget friendly vest for awhile now and finally stumbled upon this quilted one from Old Navy. Although it’s thin, this vest is the perfect fall layering piece. I love the olive color, but you have to be careful how you style it so you don’t start looking like a lumberjack!

Olive Quilted Vest

That’s why I chose to pair this vest with some über-feminine pieces. By styling olive with soft blush, it immediately softens the look up. I also layered it with a delicate sweater, my scallop clutch and some gold accessories which immediately brings up the sophistication level. What’s your favorite fall layering piece? Share in the comments below!

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Olive Quilted Vest

Forever 21 Blush Textured Sweater ($20) / Old Navy Quilted Vest (On Sale for $25!) / Levi High Rise Skinnies ($88) / Chase & Chloe Booties ($30) / ASOS Scallop Clutch ($23) / Guess Statement Necklace ($45) / Michael Kors Tortoise Runway Twist Watch ($225) / kate spade bangles


Cool & Cozy

Fall in San Francisco is all about slowly transitioning yourself from summer into fall. Although September and October are technically fall months, we’ve had some of our warmest days of the year in these months! It doesn’t seem like Mother Nature is quite ready to embrace fall, but that doesn’t mean I’m not ready!

Cool and Cozy 1

In this type of weather, I’ve learned the best way to embrace fall without breaking a sweat is to mix your fall wardrobe with summer pieces. That way I can wear my new sweater and booties from Old Navy that I’ve been dying to wear and not have a heat stroke! I chose to pair these with my go-to chiffon skirt I got this summer, but a pencil skirt, a midi skirt or even cut-offs would work too!

Cool and Cozy 2 Cool and Cozy 3 Cool and Cozy 4

Old Navy Marled Sweater (On Sale for $18) /  Pink Chiffon Maxi- similar at DailyLook ($72) and Urban Outfitters (On Sale for $52) /  Old Navy Booties (sold out!)-  similar Simply Vera Vera Wang (On Sale for $48) and Target Buckle Ankle Booties ($35) /  Metallic Crossbody-  similar Ivanka Trump ($118) and Forever 21 ($18) /  Target Statement Necklace ($20) /  Wanderlust + Co X Ring– from my RocksBox! ($29) /  Forever 21 Cat Eye Sunglasses ($6)

How to Stay Cozy and Still Feminine

Whether San Francisco weather feels like it or not, there’s no denying fall is in full swing when scrolling through my instagram feed of pumpkins and flannel.

When living in the Midwest, fall was always my favorite time of year. Nothing is more beautiful than when the leaves start turning color, apple & pumpkin desserts take over pinterest and we start running around in our coziest sweaters & boots. But to be honest, my coziest and comfiest sweaters are not necessarily the most glamorous things in my closet.

It can be hard to find sweaters that get you into the holiday spirit without sporting the hibernating polar bear look. That’s why I pulled together 9 beautiful sweaters (all under $50) that are not only fall appropriate, but completely feminine!


When shopping for cozy sweaters this season, keep these few tips in mind:

  1.  Look for feminine details– added details, like bows, hearts, dots, lace, etc. will all add a girly touch, even on oversized silhouettes.
  2. Pair it back to girly pieces– have a graphic or basic sweater? Easy! Wear it with a full skirt, chiffon maxi, or anything to keep it soft and feminine.
  3. Pay attention to shapes– I know sometimes you just want to rock a slouchy sweater and that’s totally fine, but make sure you pair it back with leggings or skinnies to keep the silhouette slimming.
  4. A little glam never hurt anyone– I added a few embellished options below, both rhinestone and sequins, because let’s be real… a little glam never hurt anyone.

Stay Cozy and Feminine

Forever 21 Heart Print Sweater ($22.90) / Express Heathered Rhinestone Sleeve Sweater (On Sale for $35.94) / LOFT Embellished 3/4 Sleeve Sweater (On Sale for $32.50) / Kohl’s LC Lauren Conrad Bow Sweater (On Sale for $29.99) / Forever 21 Watercolor Back Sweater ($17.80) / Express Sequin Front Sweater (On Sale for $47.94) / LOFT Embellished Sweatshirt Tee (On Sale for $25) / Kohl’s LC Lauren Conrad Faux-Leather Heart Eyelash Sweater (On Sale for $39.99) / Forever 21 Marled Eyelash-Knit Sweater ($19.80)

Cozy in Capes

Capes are the hottest way to update your wardrobe this season, and the fall runway shows agree! Many designers featured capes in their fall collections, and this trend comes in various forms! It can be transformed from heavy outerwear to funky knits, even incorporating fringe, fur and patterns! I compiled some of my favorite takes on the trend below, all under $100! Which one is your favorite? Share in the comments below!

Sweater Capes:

Nasty Gal ($88)

Nasty Gal ($88)

ASOS ($66.65)

Nasty Gal ($68)

Forever 21 ($29.80)

Forever 21 ($29.80)

 

 

 

 

 

Blazer Capes:

ASOS ($102.83)

Nasy Gal Blazer Cape

Nasty Gal ($68)

Forever 21 Blazer Cape

Forever 21 ($32.80)

Nasty Gal Red Blazer Cape

Nasty Gal ($68)

 

 

 

 

 

Fringe Capes:

ASOS ($41.89)

ASOS ($47.61)

ASOS ($47.61)

 

 

 

Outerwear Capes:

Nordstrom Outerwear Cape

Nordstrom ($98)

H&M ($99)

Nasty Gal Outerwear Cape

Nasty Gal ($88)

Forever 21 Outerwear Cape

Forever 21 ($32.99)

Carry the Cropped Trend into Fall with Cropped Sweaters

Have you been sporting the crop tee trend all summer long? Well you’re in luck! It looks like you will be able to wear this belly-baring trend all the way through fall! The cropped sweater trend is fun, easy and casual. You can pair the cropped trend with textured knits and a slouchy fit and it becomes much more conservative than the cropped tee look. I’m not saying you will be wearing this look to church on Sunday, but it’s a great way to embrace the cropped trend without exposing too much skin. I pulled together some great deals below making it easy to sport the trend this fall without breaking the bank!

Cropped Sweaters

Express Blue Cable Sweater (On Sale for $19.99) / Forever 21 Waffle Knit Sweater ($17.80) / SheInside Striped Tee (On Sale for $9.90) / MANGO Textured Sweater (On Sale for $24.99) / Forever 21 Cozy Sweater ($22.80) / Nasty Gal Blue Crop Sweater ($78) / Target Blue Marled Crop Sweater ($24.99) / Modern Citizen Striped Cropped Sweater ($59) / Forever 21 Grey Marled Sweater (On Sale for $9.99)

The Layered Look

I came across these below shirttail sweaters at J. Crew and fell in love. At first, I thought these sweaters were styled with a chiffon top layered under it. After close examination, I noticed it’s actually a 2 for 1 deal! Who knew faux layering could look so chic? These layered styles are fun, but I hate spending $100+ on a sweater. Luckily, I was able to find a few similar styles, some for less than half the price!

J. Crew Shirttail Sweaters ($98-$110):

J Crew shirttail sweater black J Crew shirttail sweater floral JCrew shirttail sweater stripe

Look for Less ($49-$79):

kensie Crew-Neck Colorblocked Mixed-Media Sweater   Bar III Long-Sleeve Crew-Neck Layered-Look Topkensie woven insert sweater


Are these styles still out of your price range? No prob, get the look for even less by layering what you already have in your closet! If you need help finding the right layering pieces, check out Forever 21 for some great deals. I’ve included some perfect pieces  below, both under $20! Time to do some “old fashioned” layering yourself!

F21 basic Sweater F21 Woven Tab Blouse