Fashion Huntress tips:
I have consistently driven past this retro drive-in diner, Superdawg, and said, “I need to go there!” So when the bf suggested we go, I was on board. Actually, I believe I said, “Gah! Best day ever! Yes!” …what can I say, I’m enthusiastic about retro diners. Anywho, I believe I was slightly overdressed for the event (if there is such a thing), but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Superdawg is where it’s at if you’re in the area and looking for a fun and delicious flashback meal. Be sure to overdress for the event too.
Sweatshirt: Gap (approx $5 marked down from approx $40)
Denim top: Gap ($16 marked down from $60)
Jeans: Gap ($20 marked down from $60)
Scarf: Limited ($7 marked down from $35)
Heels: Michael Antonio via thrift ($4, retail for $50)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) There’s often a question of whether one can pair denim with denim. I love how popular denim with denim has become. So my answer is a strong yes!! I often wear light denim with dark denim when if wear it together. However with this look, I wore light denim with light denim and added a dark sweatshirt. The result was a seriously comfortable weekend look.
2) I’ve often questioned sweatshirts at work. They can be exceptionally tricky to style in a conservative work environment. Generally speaking, I think sweatshirts should be reserved for the weekends. If you’re on the fence, you can try out a formal sweatshirt that is solid color (not heather) with some detailing. Overall, though, this is one trend that I think should probably be resolved for outside of work wear.
Does anyone else feel differently about sweatshirts at work? Have styling ideas? I hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Flannel dress, cozy sweater, tights, falling leaves and autumn trees…need I say more, readers? I think not. I’m swooning over fall, as per usual. This look is cozy comfort and autumn dreaming…
Dress: Gap ($13 marked down from $60)
Sweater: Gap ($12 marked down from 60)
Tights: Gap (I can’t remember! maybe $8?)
Shoes: Made by Elves at Urban Outfitters ($20 marked down from approx $110)
Necklace: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s ($5 marked down from $32)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Gap is having another one of their “take an additional 40% off sale items” sale. I was surprised that a good portion of the sale is actually fall and winter apparel. Many of their fall dresses and coats were marked down significantly. If you’re mad for plaid, like I am, there is a lot of plaid and flannel on sale. Check it out!
2) I’ve gotten a few questions lately about tights and the brands I like. My favorite tight brand is Hue- they are seriously durable and very comfortable. Hue tights are generally $5-$10 on sale and well worth it. Check out their online sale section for more information. I swear, Hue doesn’t pay me! They probably don’t even know I love them- but I do! As a side note, I strongly recommend you wash all tights by hand and hang dry them in order to make them last. You can find Hue at Nordstrom Rack and via their website: http://www.hue.com
Anyone else have favorite tights and leggings brands? Thanks for stopping by readers! I hope you have a great rest of the week!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t have a strong desire to repeat my middle school dances. But, there’s something about a full and shimmery dress that just speaks to my middle school heart. This dress is reminiscent of those fancy and festive dresses from many moons ago, though in a grown-up way. I call this my fancy and festive look for work, minus the awkward arms extended dancing, gym mats, and 98 degrees slow song. If you ask me, this is how you do fancy without the middle school awkward. #grownup
Lately, I’ve been feeling like taking chances. Maybe a hat doesn’t seem like “taking a chance” to a lot of people, but it felt that way to me. (My internal dialogue: Hats…hats….are hats a thing? Yes, hats are a thing. Can I wear hats?…Who can wear hats…? Can anyone wear any hat? …What type of weather calls for a hat?) ….ummm, yeah, I’ll save you from the rest of this dialogue, as I stopped myself and said, “Self! Huntress! You can wear a hat! Now go wear one!” The rest is history. It’s funny how often we abide by a self-made internal rule, and how liberating it really is to break our own “rules” and embrace being whatever we want. Today, I’m a person that happily wears a hat.
Any cape or hat shopping tips? Share them below! Thanks so much for stopping by readers! I hope everyone had a good weekend!
Well, per usual, someone is going to have to conduct some sort of intervention with me in regards to my new obsession/love: the windy city wonder woman cape. Seriously, for $25, this cape is pure joy and worth every penny. It’s indoor/outdoor, and basically a stylish fleece blanket that is socially appropriate to wear in public. Okay okay, enough about the cape. I’m also sporting one of my other absolute favorites: my butterfly metamorphosis DVF dress. I’m realizing that most of my articles of clothing have adjectives, names, or titles…I don’t know, readers…I think I’m in too deep with fashion (or just deep enough), but there’s no turning back now…this is my windy wonder woman cape in cahoots with my butterfly metamorphosis dress.
Back when I was just a wee Huntress, I used to have a book called “All for Fall.” I’m pretty sure the book was about jumping in leaves and generally enjoying fall. Maybe that’s where my love of all things fall began. Either way, I am definitely all for fall as an adult: fall colors, throwing leaves, wearing tights, you name it, I’m all about it. This is my all for fall look…welcome, Autumn. I missed you, girl.
Dress: Savers ($4, retails for ? no idea!)
Necklace: vintage via Greg’s Antiques in New Orleans ($3)
Tights: Hue via Nordstrom Rack ($3 marked down from $15)
Shoes: Banana Republic via Crossroads ($20 marked down from approx $120)
Jacket: Banana Republic ($30 marked down from $175)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I was a little on the fence about a short sleeve sweater dress, but I ended up really liking it! It’s especially perfect for a fall-ish/summer-ish day. And, of course, I can easily add a long sleeve tee-shirt underneath to add more warmth in winter. So if you’re on the fence about short sleeve sweater dresses, fear not, they are a definite go for fall and winter. I think this one is a little on the short side, so I wore completely opaque tights to ensure looking work appropriate.
2) I found this dress on my first visit to Savers and let me tell you, readers. I. Am. A. Fan. They have a very interesting business model that helps support local non-profit agencies. The Savers in my area support the Epilepsy Foundation. Super cool. From what I gather, Savers is essentially a for-profit discount chain that provides local charities with financial support for bringing in clothes, regardless of whether or not Savers ends up selling the clothes in their store. The prices are just slightly higher than at Goodwill (approx $5-$6 for a top versus $3-$4). If you donate there, I’ve been told that they will give you a 20% off coupon for your next visit. I definitely found myself digging quite a bit, but the stores are very spacious and well lit. There are even big changing rooms, carts, and baskets. If you have 30-60 minutes, I definitely recommend trying out a Savers near you. You can read more about them here: http://www.savers.com/
Anyone else have feedback about Savers? Tips? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! As always, I appreciate it so very much! Happy almost mid-week!