IT’S NOVEMBER 1st!
That’s crazy town people.
Well, since it’s the 1st, it’s time for us to “GET PIN-SPIRED”!
This post is back to basics.
a simple post where I am using the below outfit as inspiration and
creating it myself with things that were already in my closet.
The color scheme is the same, I just swapped the scarf color for the top color.
really like the idea of wearing a sleeveless shirt with tall boots and a
scarf during this time of the year where it’s chilly in the mornings
but 80 by the afternoon.
It’s a nice balance.
Such a cute outfit, right?
Here is my inspiration:
So, here is my interpretation:
similar pair from same maker HERE (same cut just “medium” instead of “light”)
Cognac Wedge Boots| Nordstrom, exact pair HERE
If you’re a scarf girl, then you will want to pay attention to this next paragraph for sure.
If you’re not a scarf girl, you need to become one. 😉
So, basically everybody needs to pay attention!
Click HERE for all Nordstrom scarves UNDER $25!!!!
Concerning the boots, once the morning temperature dropped below 80 degrees, I brought these bad boys out, and they are here to stay.
I know this, because I get sooooo many e-mails about these boots!
As I go back through the October posts, I’m thinking that this has been my favorite month so far on the blog! I hope you enjoy the review and maybe even find something you missed along the way.
I’m just going to pull out some of my favorite parts of my favorite posts to highlight the things that I ADORE!
If you’re new to the blog, this is a great way to get a good picture of how things normally look around here. Links are included at the top of each highlighted post in case you want to hop over and see the full post! 🙂
For size reference, mine is a SMALL, so it runs true to size.
Light Colored Distressed MUST HAVE jeans| Nordstrom, exact pair HERE
Pendant Neckace| Stella and Dot, HERE
If you’re thinking, “Gosh….it seems like she is wearing this necklace every day.”
Well, you’re pretty much right.
Sorry I’m not sorry.
Tory Burch Wrap Bracelet| Nordstrom, similar HERE
Nude flats| Nordstrom, exact pair HERE
If you know me in real life, you know that I’m wearing the snot out of THESE particular flats.
I never dreamed I would wear them as much as I do!
The Penny (HERE) is the quintessential cognac riding boot, and it is so well priced!
The Pace boots (HERE) are very similar to my TOMS.
The Helena (HERE)
is sooooo sassy! I’ve been thinking about adding a heeled boot to my
closet, and at this price, I think Helena might be coming to live with
Here they are up close.
It’s just the right amount of edgy without being too over the top. And the color goes with everything.
Plus, I love the buckle detail and the heel height.
I really REALLY love this boot, and I think it’s a phenomenal price.
The color is gorgeous, and I love the asymmetrical tapered top. Here is
another picture I found online of the Penny boot.
This is a great pair of boots.
This bootie is totally sassy. And I think I want a sassy bootie.
You know what I mean.
There are several more that I was happy to see on the list.
Like the Jaxen HERE.
It totally favors the Rag and Bone bootie (that is $495) but is actually affordable.
I also introduced Pinterest Told Me To gift tags for Birthdays!
We started at Nordstrom like we always do!
print tee HERE
reference, I am wearing a small in the t-shirt. This t-shirt is crazy soft, I
loved the color, it fit close without being too tight, and it was longer in the
back than it was in the front.
I ADORED this t-shirt.
t-shirts by the same maker HERE.
scarf HEREARE YOU GUYS
DYING OVER THIS SCARF?
It’s an infinity scarf, and I went crazy over the cute
fringies hanging off of it. It totally styles itself (I didn’t have to mess
with it at all, just wrapped it around my neck twice). It would up the cute
factor of any outfit! It comes in 5 colors, but my favorite was this
I am REALLY loving how these are a lighter wash
than the other
MUST HAVE jeans I already have.
scarf is awesome. I love how it’s full without being bulky!
This next outfit is a little out of the box for me, but I feel like
it is totally current and on trend.
same print tee HERE
the 3rd picture shows you how it’s longer in the back? love that.)
and white jacket HERE
For size reference, I am wearing a large in the
If my boobs and rib cage were a bit smaller, I totally could have
taken the medium.
Basically big boobed ladies might want to pass on this
All other ladies should totally snatch it up!
was totally surprised by how much I loved the bold black and white striped
Other black and white jacket options:
1) herringbone sweater jacket HERE (with faux
leather trim)I think this one is my favorite. I love how it’s styled in
the picture with the grey jeans and the white t, but I think it would look great
dressed down with jeans (especially some of the MUST HAVE jeans or dressed up
with black slacks or a pencil skirt). THIS IS A GREAT JACKET!!!!!!
faux leather sleeve jacquard jacket HERE
3) houndstooth front sweater jacket HERE
love this one too.
4) tweed front sweater jacket HERE
tweed blazer HERE
Tweed? In blazer form? Yes, please.
black shirt HERE
cream shirt HERE
I really liked
this shirt in both colors. Both were a small, but for some reason the black one
was shorter than the cream one. (Make sure you look closely and see how I’m
wearing a black tank under the black one it to give it the look that I wanted.)
clean cuffed MUST HAVE jeans HERE
LOOK HOW CUTE MY GRAPHIC IS!!!!
|via Andrea at Simply Askew
I headed straight to Nordstrom because of my sister’s advice to to try on the
Vince Camuto dress pants that she swears by. (My sister is DARLING and dresses
so cute, but there’s something you need to know about her. She’s a 00 Petite.
I know. Gag. So, even though she told me I had to try on these pants, I wasn’t
sure that they were going to work on me since I’m not a 00P.)
Well, I’ve got
to give it to her.
These pants are AWESOME. Thank you Conner!
They are a
great material, fit well, and are well-priced for a nice black pant.
a pair of pants that I LOVED, and I have 3 choices for you ladies, all by Vince
All 3 of the pants have great reviews!
These flowy blouses are from Pleione (the
maker of the MUST HAVE
and I think are perfect for office wear.
pictures on the Nordstrom website do not do these blouses justice AT
ALL. They are much prettier in person. They are not nearly as sheer as
they appear in the pictures online, but I was wearing a nude color cami
under them in my pictures.
(The online pics have a white color cami, but I
like nude under them much better.)
to the clothes I tried on above, I thought I would also put some more basic
outfit collages together with pieces from Nordstrom.
I’ve used the same
necklace and pair of earrings all of the following outfits, and I found a GREAT
bag that is under $90!!!!!
classic outfit made up of great basic pieces!
pencil skirt HERE (comes in regular
A pencil skirt is a great basic for the working woman!
This particular one has over 100 5 Star reviews and comes in several
black MUST HAVE shirt HERE
REMEMBER TO ORDER A SIZE DOWN. MINE IS AN
I cannot say enough about this shirt. I have the black and the wine
color, and the black is definitely my favorite. I’ve worn it at least 5 times
already. Shay wore her navy one for the first time on Friday, and she
immediately texted me saying she was going to be getting a 2nd color. I’m
telling you. This shirt really is a MUST HAVE!
love, love, love this simple necklace. And it’s under $50! Also comes in
gold earrings HEREThese are Anne Klein and a great deal at $20! They
also come in silver.
mulberry bag HERE
Are any of you ladies freaking out about this bag
like I am?!? It’s under $85 and is fabulous!
The color is so hot right now,
and I love the shape and size of it!
nude patent pump option
under $100 HERE
black patent pump HERE (50% off right
I think black and nude pumps are both wardrobe staples, and these
are both a great price!
Next up, a top that I’ve seen on several HIGH END fashion blogs (and I ordered it for myself earlier this week!).
grey and black wrap top HERE
I LOVE LOVE
LOVE this top and it has fabulous reviews online, including this one:
longer in back with a standard blouse edge. Drapy but not sheer. Button by the
neckline ensures nothing is seen that you don’t want to be! High quality,
versatile, true to size.
this collage together to show how this top could be styled with both jeans and
Again, I used the same jewelry and the same FAB purse!
this time I switched out a pair of heels for the SUPER COOL leather
grey and black wrap top HERE
MUST HAVE jeans HERE
straight leg pants HERE
(see above for necklace, earrings, and bag)
black leather bootie HEREThis shirt
obviously looks great with black pants, but I love it with the MUST HAVE jeans
even more! And I hate to say it again, but I am DYING over this bag! I can’t
believe the price!
Nordstrom I headed to GAP and founds some super fun pants!Totally
appropriate for an office environment, but could also be styled differently for
a fun night out!
windowpane pants HERE
camel colored sweater HERE
was running out of time, so I headed to LOFT next.
LOFT is WONDERFUL for
putting out pieces that work well for the office as well as casual wear or a
night out on the town.
dot shirt HERE (50% off
and near perfect reviews!)
*This cardigan is on sale and then
another 50% off right now!
If a pencil skirt
isn’t your thing, this would be a GREAT skirt to have in your office wardrobe
rotation! It’s a perfect basic.
dusty purple blouse HERE
So, that’s it for today for “WORK IT”.
I hope this post
was helpful to all of you ladies with an office job. Please leave me some
feedback to let me know if I highlighted the types of things you are interested
in. These types of posts take quite a bit of time to do, and I want to make
sure that I am giving you information you need and types of clothing that you
are interested in!
To pull off this look successfully, the brown color (most often cognac) is always found in the
accessories.And in the above collage, it’s ALWAYS brown boots.
I used to
think that black boots were a necessity in every woman’s closet, but I no
longer think that.
If you are only going to have 1 pair of boots in your
I firmly believe that they need to be brown.
I think brown
boots are the most important color boot to have in your closet.
I’ve talked about them
before, but here are my favorite brown boots of the moment.
*Juletta boot HERE
button boot HERE
(these are expensive, but they will last you a
picture shows a great and simple way for you to do it!
Black shirt, grey
jeans, brown scarf, brown boots, and a brown purse.
An outfit made up of
simple and great basics;
dark neutrals mixed together for a totally pulled
|original source not
that I could easily recreate the outfit with current pieces out there right
now…so I did!
seems to really work to have black and grey anchoring the outfit and to use
brown as the accent. A great way to anchor your outfit is with a classic black
Every closet needs a black sweater in good condition. It will be a
work horse in your closet.
I really love mine (even though it is like 3-4
E-mails about the MUST
Sheaff. ER!!!! (I feel as if you’re one of my
girlfriends, so I can punctuate your name like that!) I started reading your
blog about two months ago, and boy am I ever hooked! I have made several
purchases based on your recommendations already, but today I got my first MUST
HAVE in the mail. The Vigoss Jeans–my first ever pair and my first ever
Nordstrom purchase. We live out in the boonies and probably 3 hours away from a
Nordstrom. But oh, the wondrous doors you’ve opened for me. I’m in love with the
jeans. They are so perfectly distressed and fit so perfectly. I can’t wait to
wear these babies in public! I am buying so many more pairs of these and will be
shopping at Nordie’s (I pretend I’m old friends with them, too) again soon.
Thank you so much for PTMT–I am a huge fan and a “must-have” believer!!
This is the thank you note you said I’d owe you
when I purchased the Vigoss Destroyed Skinny Jeans 🙂 I really liked the look of the jeans on
you and Shay, but I had not ordered them yet. Read this post and you said, “But
I’m telling you, you need to TRY THESE JEANS. Do it. Do it now.” So I did! I
just received my shipment and tried them on.
I’m wearing the clean cuffed version. They are my favorite!
I wish I was
kidding when I say I probably wear the 3x per week.
For size reference, even
though I wear a 27 in other Vigoss jeans, I wear a 28 in these, and some other
readers have said the same.
clean cuffed HERE
because I know you’ll ask, the cardigan is HERE and the necklace is
Click HERE to see several of the posts where I’m wearing these MUST
e-mails about the Penny boots.
commented before but read every day!! I returned some boots to Nordie’s today
that I just didn’t love and decided to look for some new boots. I told the girl
I have freaky HUGE calves for my small feet and she told me she had the perfect
boot just when I mentioned I wanted to try on the Penny, which is exactly the
one she had in mind!
The zipper slipped right up over my jeans (!!) like a
dream come true – literally!! I’ve been trying to find great leather boots for
years and NOTHING ever fits!
The leather is sooo soft and comfy and they look
wonderful! Needless to say, they came home with me! I might even sleep in them
tonight! They’re also coming with me to Europe this winter – so
Thank you thank you!!!!!
for the regular version
think it’s a phenomenal price. The color is gorgeous, and I love the
asymmetrical tapered top. Here is another picture I found online of the Penny
sure by now you are receiving tons of e-mails on all your great suggestions, but
i had to add another. I am not a shopper. Don’t misunderstand,
i love to shop, when i have the time and resources. With two young little ones
and a full time job, shopping just isn’t something i have a lot of time for.
Your blog is amazing for moms like me.
You make life easy!
My most recent purchase was the Toms
I do not spend that amount of money on
shoes, normally. Boy has my thought process changed. You get what you pay for in
a shoe. I LOVE them. We took a trip to NYC on
Saturday. I wore the wedges simply based off wearing them one time before and
everyone elses reviews of how comfortable they are. They were amazing! I walked
the city from 10:30 am until 7 pm when we boarded the bus home. (and i was
pushing an umbrella stroller with my 5 year old the entire
Another great review by you.
I am no
longer scared to buy online.
to make sure you get these socks. Really, you need to get them if you have any
booties that hit you low on the ankles.
They are the socks I wear
with my TOMS canvas slip ons, and now I wear them with my TOMS
obviously aren’t for warmth, but they are necessary.
and buy 3 pair and save!
tried the cords on yourself, but I’m telling you to do it. Do it now. They are
really stretchy and very flattering. And you were right, they look good with
flats, but they look just as great tucked into tall boots. I got the dark khaki
color, and as soon as I got them and tried them on I hopped online to get the
Kloth cords HERE.
dreaming of them with THESE boots that I got earlier in the year.)
you just spit out your coffee?
I don’t blame you.
LAUGHING. SO. HARD.
“YES! YES I DO! I LOVE LEGGINGS!“)
LOVES AND ADORES leggings.
how to actually wear them, this post today is for you!
inspiration pictures, as well as the key to wearing leggings.
When wearing leggings,
THROW ON SOME BOOTS AND PILE ON THE
If I could make the above statement flash and shoot streamers out
of your computer,
please know that I would.
THAT my friends is the key to how to wear
Oh. There is one more very important key
to wearing leggings.
MAKE SURE YOUR CROTCH IS COVERED.
LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS PEOPLE.
Please feel free to take notes if you
There’s nothing worse than a legging that is partially see-through,
that bags in the knees after a couple of hours of wear, or that doesn’t wash
So, if you are ready to rock a legging, here’s what you need to do
Invest in a good pair of
(And by invest…I mean spend around $40 instead of around
$20. We’re not talking about having to drop a lot of cash, so don’t
Here are some of my favorite options out there right
1) wide waistband leggings HERE
comes in black, espresso, and grey
A CRAZY NUMBER OF 5 STAR REVIEWS!!!!
These are the ones that I ordered and are on their way to me as we speak!
2) waxed espresso
Fifteen 5 STAR REVIEWS
mixed on these, but I’ve received several e-mails about a denim leggings,
I thought I would include these.
(one of 279 5 star ratings!) from the wide band leggings (in grey in above
collage on the left) and below in black.
size, they hold up well wash after wash, and they keep their shape very well
while wearing them! My husband always asks me if they are new every time I put
them on, and says that he likes the way they look. I think they are just plain
comfy. The price point is great too – an ideal legging!
Or maybe you would prefer a plus size pair HERE.
There are 7
reviews of these, and all seven are 5 STARS!
BP also has a great legging HERE that also has
look and combats muffin top?
above reader review)
I’m ordering these. I really like how high the
waist seems to come up on these. Typically I’m not a fan of the high
waist, but a legging is a different story! I can really see how that would help
with the “slimming factor” and be more comfortable.
BP stretch camisole HERE (mentioned in the
above reader review)
reader comment today about the Zella Live In Leggings HERE.
They are a
little more expensive, but they have 691 REVIEWS, and 487 of them are 5
You might want to check them out!
Thanks for the recommendation
a good pair of leggings and a good tank.
layering options and look to some more pictures for inspiration.
brown boots HERE, denim tunic shirt HERE, cable knit
scarf HERE, and boot socks HERE
You can’t get more cozy that this look!
I love how the tall socks add just 1
more layer to the outfit!
Also, I should add that I tried on the above
sweater last week. They only had a large in the store, so I tried the large on
(thinking it was going to swallow me). It didn’t! I think the sweater is
actually supposed to be shorter (like it is on the model), but I liked how long
the large was on me!
click HERE for the cardigan
black and white graphic cardigan.
last October. I think it’s one of my favorite looks of hers, and I immediately
thought of it when I decided to do this leggings post. Her exact
cardigan from Urban Outfitters sold out last year,
but I have a couple of
good options for you.
zig zag fringe cardigan HERE, black and white
graphic cardigan HERE
In addition to the outfit links above,
I knew I
wanted to give you ladies lots of tops options for your leggings.
thought of a place that I don’t normally shop (although I do love it),
black and white twisted stripe sweater HERE
Loving the cute ruffled hem!
Anthopologie grey ruffled wrap HERE
Make sure you click on the link to see how cute
the back is!
front is gathered, but the back is not, which I like!
Throw a cardigan over
this top and you are all set!!!!
I also found
a great grey tank HERE at Anthropologie that would be great for layering,
especially if a shirt you have isn’t quite long enough for leggings.
great reviews, and I love how it gives you more coverage than a standard cami,
and the straps are wide enough that it would hide your bra straps in case you
just want to wear it under a cardigan.
also has some fabulous options for long shirts, cardigan, and sweaters to pile
cozy! B) Free People high low Sweater HERE
Simpson striped dress HERE
I know this is a dress, but I really like the
idea of wearing it with leggings and boots!
boyfriend cardigan HERE
E) pebble stitch cardigan HERE
sleeve plum sheer tee HERE
This tee is sheer. So sheer you will have to wear
a tank under it.
Continuing with OPTIONS FOR LAYERS: Time
for some scarves!
I have 3 neutral colored scarves that would be a great
layer to throw on top of just about any leggings outfit you could create. They
all have a lot of texture, and they are all infinity, which means that styling
them is a total no brainer. a) cable knit infinity scarf HERE
weave scarf with fringe HERE
This is the scarf I highlighted last
week and am now officially obsessed with.c) black and white knit
infinity scarf HERE
Awareness month, I wanted to have my friend Tracy over to the blog today to tell
you a little about her story. I
took this picture of Tracy at her youngest daughters 6th birthday party a couple
of years ago, which was 4 years into
She is an incredible
friend, a wonderful wife, and an amazing
AND she is a BREAST CANCER
I’m so proud to be her
have trouble wearing button ups because the buttons want to pull. These don’t
doesn’t button all the way down. *
the picture above), but it also makes it easier to tuck in, because again….you
aren’t worried about buttons pulling.
totally dig that. *
shirt is not straight across, it curves. This curve and the little cut-outs on
the side make it SO MUCH more flattering. *
be GREAT on it’s own, with a scarf, or a simple necklace.
It could be paired
with jeans, a pencil skirt, suit pants, colored jeans, whatever.
It would be
FABULOUS layered under a cardigan or blazer.
Your closet needs this
YOU need this
GAP that I bought a couple of years ago, but it doesn’t measure up to this. I
rarely put the GAP shirt on (even though there are SO MANY Pinterest outfits
that make me want to wear a great white shirt) because I am always afraid of the
buttons pulling (because there is not enough stretch in it). Well, good-bye to
Now I will have a white shirt for all of those Pinterest
Click HERE for the shirt.
For size reference, I’m wearing a
(After a reader sent me an e-mail, I actually ended up changing my order and getting a medium! I wanted it a bit more roomy for leggings! Thanks for the tip Kim!)
It also comes in grey!
am LOVING it in grey!
correct me if I’m wrong, but I NEVER would have given the white shirt a second
Thanks heavens I found it in the store and put it in on because
I never would have dreamed of ordering it otherwise.
And listen, I don’t have a crystal ball, and Nordstrom
won’t tell me how many they have in stock, but I’m thinking that this is one of
those items that could sell out quickly.
the shirts will be longer than they are on the models. I’m guessing the models
are both very tall but are still wearing small shirts.
too am wearing a small, and you can see how the shirt is quite a bit longer on
me. And you can kind of see on the side view of me in the first collage how the
shirt totally covers my bottom.)
And just in case you think you don’t
need a white oxford,
I would like to respectfully beg to differ.
see below collage.
(The only picture I could find the original source for was
the lady with short blond hair and the leopard belt HERE.)
Nope. You can’t
argue with the collage.
All of the women in the above collage look SO put
together and SO chic!
And there outfits are insanely simple!
oxford is a power house that adds a classic touch to pretty much any outfit you
put it with!
Again, click HERE for the shirt.
great gift for Christmas, you will see this graphic to give you a heads up
(thanks to Andrea of course):
(Please don’t send me e-mails saying it’s too early. It’s NEVER
to early to start marking things off your Christmas list.)
SANTA ALERT is for something that I’ve already talked about a couple of times,
but as soon as I had the graphic made, I knew it would be the first item I
It’s MY FAVORITE SCARF
At this price, you could not only get it for your mom,
your sister, and your aunt…
you could also get it for your best
and what about this…..
would make FABULOUS teacher gifts!
I can practically hear all of the
teacher screaming “YES!” right now!!!!
Click HERE for the scarf.
(And remember, Pinterest Told Me To gift tags for
Christmas are coming soon!)
OCTOBER WAS A GREAT MONTH!
Can hardly wait to see what November holds!
(You can bet there are going to be LOTS of Santa Alerts!)
Have a great weekend friends!
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