Florals for Fall – Inspired by Glamour

I was flipping through the most recent Glamour issue and my thumb instantly stopped at the page full of florals. Yes, when fall comes we get excited about the coats, autumn colors, and wool fabrics, but what about our good friend Floral? Glamour’s got it right when they didn’t say goodbye to florals this fall season.

I decided to try out their suggestion by pairing dark florals with chambray. I have to say that this combo is definitely budding my interest in keeping my florals around this season.

What do you think?

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Blazer: Boutique – My favorites – ONE {sale!} – TWOTHREE  // Skirt: Anthropologie // Chambray: Madewell // Shoes: Talbots // Bracelets: J. Crew // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Watch: Michele

Thank you for reading!

And thank you Glamour for the inspiration! 🙂

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If you haven’t already, check out the $300 Kate Spade Giveaway

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Coat Time + $300 Kate Spade Giveaway!

Yes, when it gets down to 65 degrees here in California, it’s time to bring out the coats! I am seriously not kidding you. After I checked the weather app on my phone and saw the prediction of a low of 57 and a high of 72, I immediately grabbed all my coats and jackets out of storage and started to put my sweater weather outfits together. Too bad the sun came out and rose the temperatures to a solid 75. But good thing my classroom usually feels like the North Pole and so I didn’t have to part with my coat.

‘Till heat do us part.

**Tip: You can still layer a sleeveless button-up top underneath a sweater and trench to add different textures without the bulkiness of the sleeves (especially when it’s not super cold).

And keep scrolling down for the giveaway details! 🙂

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Trench: Anthropologie – Similar // Pants: Gap – Similar  // Sweater: via StitchFix // Blouse: Talbots – Similar // Purse: Coach Vintage // Booties: Anthropologie – Similar // Necklace: Anthropologie – {sale for only $20!} // Ring: c/o Wrenn Jewelry

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I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you a giveaway with an amazing prize for one lucky reader! We’re giving away a $300 Kate Spade gift card — and you just might be the lucky winner!

You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!

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Prize: $300 Kate Spade Gift Card

Co-hosts: Lush to Blush // Grace In Style // Peaches In A Pod // Polished Closets Island Hipster // Snippets With Alex // Style Tab // The Jort Report // A Labour of Life Miss Erin Says // Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog // SimplyCarmenRenee // Shopping My Closet Womanly Woman // Beyond the Khaki Pants // Palmtrees & Happiness // Coming Up Roses // Pumps and Push-Ups

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 10/31 and is open worldwide.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RAFFLECOPTER PAGE.

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eShakti Review and GIVEAWAY!

Happy first day of the week! Yes, I think I’m a little too cheerful for a Monday, but it’s the last week of summer school! I’m looking forward to my week off doing nothing but planning for this next school year. I know, not much of a summer break. But honestly, I’m excited for my second year teaching at the high school level.

This year is going to be full of fun and excitement! I am…
1. Finishing up BTSA this year
2. The freshmen class advisor
3. Club advisor for 2 clubs

**If you are a fellow teacher, any advice for the newbie? 🙂

OK, enough about me and let’s take a look at this outfit.

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I am currently obsessed with the brand eShakti right now. I mean, what store let’s you customize your purchase to your liking? Depending on the design, you can decide on a variety of sleeve type, the length, and the neckline.

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How awesome is that? With this particular top I decided to go for the cap sleeve (work appropriate but still flattering to the arms) and kept the length right at my hips (balances my proportions). I’m sad to say that this top is not available anymore on their site, but they have a multitude of other great designs that I am positive you are going to love! Check out their New Arrivals and keep scrolling for a Giveaway!

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Top: c/o eShakti {sold out} // Jeans: Gap {on sale for $28!} // Shoes: Talbots {sale for $50!} // Necklace: Talbots – Similar {use code SAACODE20 for 20% off entire order!} // Bracelet: J. Crew // Cuff:  Crystal Hexagon Cuff from INPINK ($18) // Ring: Double Druzy Ring {$35} c/o Wrenn Jewelry // Clutch H&M {sold out} – Similar

GIVEAWAY TIME!

EShakti was generous enough to offer TWO $25 gift cards* to two lucky readers**. Giveaway starts NOW and goes until Tuesday, August 12th at 12AM PST
Click HERE for the rafflecopter page! — You will automatically get $25 just for entering!

Good luck!

*Note: Unlike a gift coupon, a gift card is as good as cash. It can be used over and above any other promotional offer / gift coupon in the same order
**Giveaway is only for U.S. and Canada residents only. 

***This post was sponsored by eShakti. All opinions are my  own.

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Early or Late // I Couldn’t Wait + GIVEAWAY

Man, I’m struggling here. The sun is shining, the beach is calling my name and it doesn’t help that I have some new summer clothes that I want to wear!

I spent this past long weekend visiting my grandparents in LA and came back Monday with just enough time to squeeze in a Memorial Day BBQ before the weekend was up! I know I’m a little late when it comes to posting a Memorial Weekend outfit, but I’m just going to say that this is my exceptionally early July 4th outfit. Hey, if it works, why not? 🙂

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STOP!!!!!!!!

If you usually skip my babbling and just scroll through the pictures, hold your horses! Let me tell you about the perfect white blouse I’m wearing. I don’t know about you, but I’ve struggled to find the perfect white sleeveless blouse for awhile. It has to have a pocket, needs to be tapered in a little bit, needs to have a good length to tuck/tie or leave as is…….Guess what? Here it is.

Thank you Boden for coming up with the perfect blouse to start off my summer wardrobe right! If you haven’t checked out Boden yet, now is the time!  They have a great collection of apparel that will keep you cool and stylish this summer! {Right now they are having 30% all dresses!}

Keep scrolling down for the Boden giveaway details!

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Blouse
Sleeveless Shirt c/o Boden {sale! $40}
{multiple colors and prints available!}

Shorts
Wearing: J. Crew {sale! $50 plus 30% off using code SWEET}

Purse
Wearing: Abaco Paris

Shoes
Wearing: Norway Sandals by MIA {sale! $50}

Necklace
Wearing: J. Crew {sale! $40 plus 30% off using code SWEET}

Hat // Cuff // Scarf
Gifted – Flea Market – Antique Shop

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Boden has generously offered one of my readers $50 credit to kick start the summer right! Just click HERE for the Rafflecopter page to enter! The giveaway is now until June 9th (*Note: Giveaway is for US residents only). Good luck!

Have a wonderful Thursday! 🙂

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Mix & Match Fashion

All About Chevron

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone’s weekend was relaxing and fun! Mine was pretty low key as I kick started my spring break. Surprising and sadly, I don’t have any trips or adventures planned for this week besides doing some spring cleaning and lesson planning. No worries, vacationing at home is always the best. 🙂

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I’m not usually the one to wear an all over pattern, but I’m totally diggin’ this dress. Pin up Darling did it again with the Chevron Bow Back Dress. The shift-style shape paired with the long sleeves and soft fabric makes this dress my go to dress because it really does not need much and the bold pattern says it all. 🙂

And did you notice the back of the dress?

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 Dress:
Chevron Bow Back Dress c/o Pin Up Darling

Necklace
Pink Stone Triple Chain Necklace c/o Kay & Kompany

Rings
Wearing: Madewell

Watch
Wearing: Michel

And now for the giveaway!

Do you see that necklace I’m wearing? Well, one lucky reader will be able to win it! It’s such a classic design that you can style with just about anything! Just click here to go to the Rafflecopter page. Giveaway ends on April 14th and will be announced on April 15th!

Good Luck!

Reminder: Ora Delphine Giveaway!

Only 11 HOURS left to enter the giveaway for your chance to win the Maddi Mini Wristlet from Ora Delphine! Their handbags are made with quality leather and their unique but classic designs will will make you want to showcase it with any and every outfit! (As you can see from my posts 🙂

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page.

It’s All in the Bag – Ora Delphine

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Yes, this outfit looks very similar to my New York Wannabe post, but that’s because I wanted you to focus on this gorgeous new bag courtesy of Ora Delphine. The Adele Satchel by Ora Delphine is one to admire and desire because of its sleek design, quality leather, and golden details. You’re going to love the size. Large enough to carry the essentials, plus a tablet, or camera and it has enough pockets to be efficient. Minimalistic. Modern. Classy. And it also comes in a variety of classic colors. I decided to go with purple because it was on the borderline between edgy and neutral.

My outfit posts rarely include handbags, but I think that’s going to change. You’ll be seeing this baby around quite often. 🙂  BTW, if you continue to scroll down, you will have a chance to win a piece from Ora Delphine!

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Also, I hope you didn’t miss this number from Wild Butterfly Boutique. Use code ALEX25 for 25% your purchase! (This necklace is now on sale for only $12.99! )

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Peplum Shirt
Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Lulu*s $31 // J. Crew $55 // Madewell $88

Trench
Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Forever 21 $35 // Gap $98

Pants
Wearing: Gap $70

Boots
Wearing: Arturo Chiang

Necklace
Jasmine Statement Necklace c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique 
Get 25% your order using the code ALEX25! 

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

You have a chance to win your very own Ora Delphine piece! They so generously decided to give one of my blog readers the chance to win the Maddy Mini Wristlet in purple ($125)! This essential accessory is perfect for when you just need to bring just the basics from a night out in the city, or on a trip to the grocery store. Just like the Adele Satchel, the Maddy Wristlet is made with genuine leather and is designed to perfection. I’m kind of disappointed that I can’t enter this giveaway. Ha.

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page. Quick and easy! You can have up to FIFTEEN entries. Giveaway ends in 2 weeks! Good luck! 🙂

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