The more I hustle, the more I crave clothing that’s comfortable and functional, so when I had the opportunity to partner with TEMA Athletics, it was a match made in heaven! The clothing from this brand can literally go from day to night with little to no effort. Plus all of the items are the highest quality and are available in sizes XS-3X. What do I love the most? TEMA is all about women empowerment and inclusivity no matter where you are in your fitness journey!
I love a great deal as much as the next girl, which is why I’m recommending that you stop by your nearest Fred Meyer or QFC and pick up your favorite beauty essentials! They literally have some of the best buys when it comes to affordable makeup, skincare, and miscellaneous beauty products. You can also shop online at Kroger Beauty.
Have you heard of Pixi by Petra? It’s a super affordable, all natural makeup and skincare brand that can be found at your local Target or online. Surprisingly, I didn’t know about this brand until I became an ambassador for them a little over a year ago. I’ve obviously been living under a rock, but that’s a story for another time. Anyway, I originally intended to do a monthly review but got a bit behind, so in honor of the holidays and getting back on track, I am doing a roundup of my favorite Pixi beauty products for her and adding in a giveaway with 2 chances to win!
I’m all for buying new clothes, but as I become smarter in my fashion choices, I realize that I don’t really need a lot of clothing in my closet. In fact, having too many options just makes it harder to get dressed. For this reason, versatile pieces are the way to go.
Last week I wore my black pants 3 out of 5 days (Monday – Friday). At first I was worried that people would notice but then I thought who cares! As long as you look good it doesn’t really matter if you wear a piece multiple times.
With that said, J.Jill has a large assortment of versatile pieces. If you missed my previous collaborations you can find them here and here. My latest box was full of cozy fall pieces in dark tones that are easy to mix and match. Do great minds think alike or what?!
If you to want to master a cohesive wardrobe, you’ll want to keep most of the pieces in your closet neutral with pops of color. Think “capsule wardrobe”.
Versatile Closet Staples
- Accessories: You want your accessories to easily mix and match with the other items in your closet. For this reason, I always have a brown, black, and nude bag in my wardrobe. Vibrant purses are great, but make sure functional options are your priority. Other great accessories to have are scarfs, hats, and jewelry. These are simple closet staples that won’t break the bank.
- Outerwear: I am really into outerwear this season especially ones like the sweater jacket I am wearing. I’m also a huge fan of the open sweater vest and lightweight jackets like this olive green one. Outerwear is essential to changing up your look especially in the colder months.
- Shoes: For shoes, I would recommend a classic riding boot, a bootie, and a dress shoe. Then grab a couple fun options to throw into the mix. If your wardrobe is pretty neutral you can always wear a statement shoe to elevate your look.
- Makeup and Hair: Changing your side part or swapping out your lip color can take your look to the next level. If you’re feeling extra bold, go a step further and watch a YouTube video on contouring or mastering the classic cat eye.
Have some tips of your own on how to be versatile? Please leave a comment.
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*c/o: courtesy of or gifted.
Photos by The Blogger Photog
Last month I did a roundup of business casual looks with J.Jill, so this month I’m doing a roundup of transitional fall looks. If you missed the first post, be sure to check it out before your prep for fall!
Please note that J.Jill did gift me some of the clothes in today’s post but all opinions are my own.
Transition to Fall with J.Jill
My latest box is all about fall; think camel and black hues, cozy knits, and classic shirts. My favorite piece that I received was the controversial embroidered denim. When I pulled them out of the box my husband said, “is that trend back?”. Oh brother! How do you guys feel about the reprise of embroidered denim? This might be a loaded question but I’d love to hear your thoughts. I kinda like the trend and think it’s sweet. At the same time, I’m surprised by how much they’re popping up in stores. They’re cute but are they really for everyone?! I must admit though, this pair is nicer than the flares I had in my teens. The layered-hem pullover is also very cute and super versatile. Totally my style!
Another fun piece that I got was this super easy gingham knit top. It’s definitely a nicer material than the traditional tee and super soft. Since I’m not much of a t-shirt girl, I added this cashmere cardigan and cute pineapple brooch. I love brooches and have so many, I really should start wearing them more often. The distressed black denim was another way for me to keep things on-trend and stylish.
Sweater: Banana Republic | Top: J.JIll c/o | Brooch: Banana Republic (similar) | Denim: Treasure & Bond (similar) | Heels: Paul Green| Purse: Ted Baker (old) | Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew (color Diva Red #500) ℅
These ponte knit pleated crop pants are not a cut I would usually wear, but I did receive a similar style last month and opted to get this winter version. The stretchy material and elastic waist is something that dreams are made of! Whoever thought of this trend was onto something. They are so comfortable and also work for the office when worn with a dressy shoe.
The white a-line tunic was my least favorite. It’s a cute top but because I am petite and have broad shoulders and a large chest it was a bit much. The blouse is also super billowy, so much so that I tucked it in the back to make it more flattering for the photo. If you’re someone who enjoys wearing tunics then you’ll like the nice fabric and fun wide cuff. To balance things out I paired the tunic with my black skinny jeans and some snakeskin heels I borrowed from Ana Luzia. The necklace is also Ana’s. Thanks for letting me borrow mid-shoot!
Which trend will you be wearing this fall? Let me know your favorite look in the comments.
*c/o: courtesy of or gifted.
Photos by Ana Luzia of Northwest Blonde