// coat envy

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons but at the top of the list — outerwear. While we don't really begin to experience consistent fall temperatures until November here in Little Rock, that never stops me from taking advantage of those intermittent cold snaps and pushing the season. And that's exactly what I did a couple of weekends ago when we woke up to temperatures in the 50s. Cue the wardrobe update. 

Look one: A classic trench is a timeless wardrobe staple and can be worn with absolutely everything. I love this camel wool trench paired with dark denim, a cozy sweater and a pop of red to finish, for a chic fall ensemble. As I left the house my husband asked me if 80s rolled up jeans were back. Insert straight faced emoji here. A great coat instantly elevates even the most casual look. 
Shop the look: Gap wool trench, jeans, sweater, button-up, clutch via Beehive at Pleasant Ridge Town Center, shoes by J.Crew, sunnies by House of Harlow. 

Look two: A wrap coat (or robe coat) makes a chic and cozy statement. Right now I'm loving  monochromatic ensembles and am definitely having a grey moment here. Shocking, I know, as I my monochromatic looks rarely extend beyond black on black. This coat can be worn with just about every single thing in my closet. I'm looking forward to pairing with a pencil skirt in the next couple of weeks.  
Shop the look: Gap wool wrapjeans, shoes by Banana Republic, Sunnies by Steven Alan via Beige. 

***This post is sponsored in part by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 


red finishes //

These days my style is relatively simple. Translation: I wear a lot of black.  Red shoes are a perfect way to add a little spice to a mundane look. I ordered these shoes from J.Crew because I loved the brightness of the red and because everyone needs a good red pump in their fashion arsenal. I wore this look to work on a day when it was unseasonably warm. Thankfully, it appears that fall has since arrived. Ready the blanket scarfs. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! 
{Everything I'm wearing and holding is from Banana Republic, except the pumps, which are from J.Crew; Sunnies by House of Harlow and earrings by Kate Spade}



cozy knits //

This past weekend, it finally felt like fall. It was perfect. My best friend was in town from Dallas and we brunched, sat on a patio, enjoyed day-drinking and of course, shopped. The gang was finally back together. Confession: The mall visit happily resulted in this outfit. I tried on this knit tunic from Gap over my dress and tadaaa: this. A great piece to take me through fall and into winter, this tunic can be styled a million ways. Lately, I've been feeling the minimal vibe and kept everything very simple with chic sunnies and hat to cover the sins from the previous night. As I get older, the recovery time isn't as quick as it used to be. Mazel. 
{Sweater: Gap, Dress: Zara, Boots: old Banana Republic (also love these), Hat: Banana Republic, Sunnies: Steven Alan via Beige}



gap denim days //

With the arrival of fall come many things: General happiness, pumpkin flavored beverages, fall festivals and digging out your denim. Gap Little Rock asked me to style three pair from its latest batch of fall merchandise. Here's what I came up with.
These are hands down my favorite, and the most flattering for me. While I've always been a fan of wide-leg pants, I read they other day that these are back and I thought to myself, 'where did they go?' When you have 'dem' hips, I like to balance out my shape with a wider bottom. These are a dark wash, which I love because they can easily be dressed up or down. They also have enough stretch to add the perfect amount of comfort. I love a classic white button-up with denim for a relaxed, yet polished feel. 
The ultra skinny (and stretchy) jeans are here to stay. I always love to go black with skinny jeans of course, they are more slimming. These are a denim staple for me this season as they can also be dressed up and down. I went for casual vibes here, pairing with a white v-neck tee and fun loafers with a cap-toe to keep the look fun. 

Tip: Always get these hemmed at the ankle. Having all of that extra fabric at the bottom of your leg looks sloppy.
I know what some of you may be thinking: no. I admit this is a bit of a wildcard look but I love the idea of dressing up an unexpected piece like overalls. They haven't quite hit the scene here yet but national bloggers I follow, especially those on the west coast, have been rocking these for the last few seasons and I don't hate it. Who's with me? 

Gap, I can always count on you to do denim right. Mazel.

Look one: 1969 Resolution Skinny Flare with Gap button-down and grey pumps from Zara and vintage clutch; sunnies by Steven Alan from Beige Little Rock.
Look two: 1969 Resolution Ultra Skinny with Gap tee and loafers from Sam Edelman.
Look three: 1969 Denim Cross-Back Overalls with blazer and navy pumps from Banana Republic. 

**Sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 


Little White Dress

LBD, I have a confession: I am cheating on you with the LWD. The truth is, I think there is enough room for both of you in my life but now that summer is here, I am in need of more little white dresses. I hope you understand. 

I believe every woman should have a white dress in their closet. Easy to dress up and down, it's versatile and can be worn to casual outings or snappy-chic summer parties. Lately, I've really gravitated toward white, well everything, which is nuts considering I have a five-month old but you know what — washing machines. I'm loving white blazers, pants, waistcoats and of course, dresses.  I'm going to embrace it, for now. We'll see how things go when she gets more mobile. Here's how I wore my LWD while I ran errands over the weekend.  

{Dress: Gap Little Rock (avail in store), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Hat: J.Crew, Bag and sunnies: Kate Spade, Bracelet and earrings: Dillard's, Belt: Banana Republic}


Midi Moments

Ah yes, the midi skirt. (Insert praising hands emoji) It's my chic answer to capris. When you're a mother and constantly bending down, getting your baby in and out of the car...etc., you don't want to show everyone Christmas in July because well, that's very un-chic and frankly, no one wants to see what's happening under here right now. #realtalk 

As part of my workday wardrobe capsule, which I'll be posting about next week, I included several midi length skirts and dresses. I know these are having a moment right now and I am embracing it with open arms. What's not to love? The midi is flattering, feminine and chic. The key to wearing these well is of course, fit. (Tailoring is so key, people.) Since there is a lot going on with the bottom half already, pair with a fitted top. The button-up was perfect for the office, and I've also paired with a crop (because it's high-waisted) for a night out. Demure with a lovely silhouette, the midi is a multi-seasonal staple.   

P.S. Could someone remind me to please wear a little blush and lipstick next time? 

{Skirt, top and bag: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Glasses: Kate Spade, Arm Party: F21, Banana Republic, Kristin Todd}



Must-Have Summer Dresses from Gap Little Rock

When it comes to summer style, I say yes to the dress.  Now and forever, dresses are the ultimate staple in a summer wardrobe. From fit and flare to light-weight cotton maxis, these are a zip-and-go option that are versatile for the office and the weekend. 

Here are my favorite must-have summer dresses from Gap Little Rock: 

{From left to right}
Black cami dress: $49.95
V-neck maxi: $79.95
Indigo tank shirtdress: $59.95
White dress: $69.95

*This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own.