Monday, August 31, 2015

Cobalt Blue

Dress (printed version only online) // Necklace // Wedges (same brand) // Clutch:(similar) // Cuff // Lipcolor: Impassioned ///

First off let me say that this is the perfect dress for just about everything!!! I love it for work, a wedding, a baby shower....It is so flattering and such a great color to have in your wardrobe. I paired my favorite lipstick color with it to up the fun factor a little more. 

I had the very best weekend with some of my best friends. They came to see my new apartment and to explore my new(ish) city with me. We had tacos and margaritas...and of course CHAMPAGNE! It was so fun to introduce my college friends to my new work friends and to even see some friends from as far back as high school! It was really fun to see people from all places in my life and see how you can relationships have changed and grown over the years. On Saturday Kelsey and I went to the Lakefront Brewery Tour in Milwaukee. We had so much fun learning about and drinking beer. It was overall a successful and amazing weekend filled with people I love. Four Days (AND COUNTING) until I am in DC with Dave and get to explore his new city! Can't wait!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Stripes & Plaid

Top ($10 right now) // Jacket (similar)// Scarf // Denim // Loafers // Tote (this is a brand new version and i'm OBSESSED)

I burnt my finger so badly on a frying pan last night that it is so hard to type. Today at work should be fun seeing as I am typing on a computer or a calculator ALL day! I am so excited that it is friday because two of my besties are coming to visit me in Milwaukee!! I have planned so many fun things and just cannot even wait to see them!
About this outfit. I love mixing prints...i'ts one of my favorite ways to have fun with putting an outfit together. This +Old Navy tee is so comfy and will be a perfect layering piece moving forward into fall. You can do so much with navy and white stripes!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall Shopping Guide

I am DYING over all the amazing goodies out there for fall right now. We have been teased with a couple days of cooler weather but there is a 90 Degree day projected for next week. I won't be pulling out sweaters just yet....but that doesn't stop me from dreaming and putting together so many outfits I can't wait to wear for fall. I bought this amazing long fuzzy vest over the weekend and I literally cannot wait to wear it with a plaid top or a cozy thermal....I have so many styling ideas!
I hope you like my picks!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Instagram Roundup

 Jeans // Rug
 Top: Lulus // Necklace // Nail color: Bikini So teeny // Lipcolor: Jungle Red
 Skirt // Top:Forever 21 (similar) // Sandals
 Top: Nordstrom // Necklace // Ring (Similar) // Watch // Bracelet // Nail Color: Bring me Another
 Pants// Coffee Table // Cardigan:Target
Lipcolor:t Funnel Delight // Dress: Target sold out

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gingham? Check.

Top // Denim (similar) // Watch // Cuff // Sunnies (similar) // Lipcolor: Jungle Red // Heels (similar)

I'm crazy about Gingham. I have worn my gingham check button down to death! Dave and I went to bruch on Sunday and on our way back to my apartment I spied this top in the window at Anthro. 
I was a goner, I knew this top was coming home with me. It would also look adorable with white skinnies!


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trend I'm Loving; YELLOW

Top: Gucci (budget friendly version here) // Skirt:J.Crew // Flats: J.Crew // Lipstick: YSL // Watch: Tory Burch // Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff

I have been crazy about all the yellow/mustard tones I have been seeing in stores for fall. Yellow is such a great way to add some brightness to the otherwise more dull tones fall brings. This skirt will also be great with a fun printed top!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Black & White Striped Date Night Tank

Top // Denim // Necklace// Watch // Earrings // Cuff // Crossbody // Lipstick: Hot 305 // Wedges

This is the perfect date night top! It is so comfy but the cut out is just so fun! I found that you need to add a heavier/longer pendant necklace to make sure the top stays in place so your strapless bra doesn't show. This +Kendra Scott Jewelry Necklace is my favorite, I wear it at least once a week EVERY SINGLE week. It's a staple in my wardrobe.
Dave was in Milwaukee this weekend after being in DC all last week for interviews. It was so nice to have a weekend together. We explored Milwaukee, walked along the lake and tried lots of new restaurants! I have a short week coming up and am heading to Northern Wisconsin to my family's lake home for the weekend. I am so excited to see my nieces, do some water-skiing and just be on the water!

Happy Monday!!


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Six Lipsticks every girl should own

From top left to bottom right; 
MAC Ruby Woo // YSL Rose InTime // MAC Pink Nouveau // MAC Impassioned 
// Cover Girl Hot 305 // YSL Le Fuchsia

I am an absolute lipstick junkie. I love the power lipstick has over your look, how it can brighten your complexion and add an entirely new element to your look. It is my absolute favorite accessory and one I rarely go a day without wearing. 

The Classic color every girl should own;
I live for a classic red lip. I would wear it everyday and even to the gym if I could. I'm obsessed. I have two favorite reds at very different price points. I love my +MAC Cosmetics Ruby woo for a matte finish, the color is bold and you get a retro look that stays in place. What I don't like about matte lipsticks in general is that they do not glide on, it doesn't feel great to run this lipstick over your lips. BUT we do it for the look. My favorite and only drug store lipstick I have ever fallen for is this +COVERGIRL red, I own three tubes because I can never be without it. It is the perfect red for my skin tone, looks great with blue eyes and I swear it makes my teeth look pearly white. 

 The Fun color every girl should own;
 For a bright party look I absolutely love Mac Impassioned, its a bright coral that is an instant mood lifter. I wear this most weekends!

 The Girly Color every girl should own;
MACS Pink Nouveau is pretty close to Barbie Pink and looks amazing with a smokey eye. This is a basic pink you should have in your collection

The Bold Color every girl should own;
A bold lip is all the rage right now and everyone should try it. Le Fuchsia is a super bright and bold pink and I personally love the formula of +Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks. They are so smooth, moisturizing and SUPER pigmented.

 The Carefree color every girl should own;
I am so so so crazy about this lipcolor. It reminds me of a balm, gloss, lipstick in one. It is not that long lasting but is super easy to reapply. No mirror needed. I always have this color in my bag because it is easy to throw on while out and about running errands. The best part is the taste/smell of this one.....Its OH so amazing!


If I am missing any seriously holla at yo girl! I always always always want to hear about new lipsticks!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Leather Pleated Skirt

Skirt // Top // Vest // Belt // Wedges // Tote // Lipcolor: Jungle Red // Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar here)// Watch // Cuff // Necklace: Nordstrom Rack ( love this one)

This is absolutely one of my favorite outfits of all time. I saw this skirt in the J.Crew catalog and knew that if there was one item I needed going into fall this was it. I can't wait to wear it with cozy sweaters, tights and boots! I made it work for more of a summer look by pairing it with this cute graphic tee I picked up at Nordstrom Rack, I threw on my tuxedo vest for an edgier look.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Scallop Trim Dress

Dress: J.Crew (similar here in all sizes) // Vest: Target old (similar) // Necklace // Wedges // Tote // Sunnies // Lipstick: Le Fuchsia

I love the scallop trim on this dress, its the perfect black shift dress with a little bit of character. I just purchased this skirt that also has the scalloped trim and cannot wait to wear it! I also had this outfit on orginally with these leopard print heels but spilled triple sec all over them in a trip from my car to my apartment so they I am photographed in my favorite steve madden wedge!

xoxo, CAIT

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