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Faux Leather Blazer | Cami | Pants: Similar herehere | Necklace: Similar | Boots: Similar here (ON SALE $40 OFF!)






Happy Wednesday my gorgeous friends!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! Today's outfit screams 90s to me, I wasn't necessarily going for this particular vibe when creating the outfit, it wasn't until after I put everything together that I realized it. I think it's the combination of leather, bold gold necklace, and these bold mustard yellow pants. I've been on a mustard yellow kick lately. Perhaps it's to make up for the entire season I missed wearing it last year when I was pregnant, if you read last Friday's post, you know what I'm talking about, haha!  

I grew up in the 90s and I'll continue to say that it was the best era, nothing like it in terms of fashion and music, nothing. 

I've had this blazer for a few years now and it seems to be one of the most popular pieces at Missguided because it's always selling out and being restocked season after season. The quality is amazing for the price and it's super flattering, as it tapers in at the waist complimenting the double breasted buttons perfectly. Plus, it's a great dupe for the original and iconic Balmain version! I've styled it a number of times (see here for the last outfit) so it's definitely versatile; I highly recommend! 

Since I went for cropped pants, I decided to pair them with a pair of pointed toe booties to visually elongate the leg. I feel any other type of shoe (rounded toe) would make the leg short and stubby. So, my suggestion if you're petite and bottom curvy would be to opt for pointed toe shoes when working with cropped bottoms to help flatter your curves! 

Thanks for stopping by, my dear friends; I hope you liked today's look! 

 

XO,

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Happy Thursday and happy first day of fall, my dear friends! 

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so I'm very excited that it's officially begun and I will no longer get the side eye for talking about it, haha. Today, I'm sharing a variety of ways you can create fall-ready outfits, from the archives, centered around one particular color that exudes the season, burgundy; let's get started!

 

 

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I hope this post gave you some different ways to style some of your burgundy pieces this fall season, which outfit is YOUR fave that you'd most likely re-create?! Thanks so much for stopping by, my dear friends; I hope your day is as amazing as you!

 

XO,

 

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Happy Tuesday my dear friends!

Continuing on with my Fall Essentials, today we're talking about felt hats, the glamorous way to keep warm and cute come fall. There was a time I was hesitant in wearing them because I felt they looked a bit over the top leading others to think, "who the heck does she think she is?" as I walked down the street. I've never had such a reaction, so it was all in my head and I'm glad I decided to forgo that insecurity and embrace them because they're ridiculously cute and fabulous! Here's why I love them...

:: WHY I LOVE THEM ::

They're practical for keeping your head warm, hiding bad hair days or greasy hair, and add a nice statement to an otherwise basic or super plain outfit. They're also a great way to experiment with pops of color, like I did in this outfit post with the teal hat

:: MY SUGGESTIONS ::

As mentioned, they're great ways for adding a statement to your outfit, while allowing you to step out in second third day old hair with no problem! I'll also suggest that when wearing them, you go a bit simple with your outfit, perhaps a plain tee with some added details or sweater. I've been guilty of teaming it up with a fur coat and it just looked too overwhelming and appeared as though I was trying too hard, a look you obviously don't want. I think it's best to opt for one major statement or focal piece alongside some subtle details that are still rather captivating. 

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I hope you found this post helpful, my gorgeous friends, and that it inspired you to experiment with felt hats this fall season. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing Tuesday!

 

XO, 

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Happy Tuesday my gorgeous friends!

This week's fall essential we'll be talking about is the blanket scarf! I was a little late to jump on the blanket scarf bandwagon when Zara first rolled them out a few years ago, but I've certainly caught up, building a collection comprised of neutrals and fall/winter color combinations and prints. Let me share just why I love them so much...

:: WHY I LOVE THEM ::

What I love most about them is how cozy they are, as well as the texture and print/color they can add to an outfit. The ones I have are mostly printed, so I'll typically add them to an outfit that has more solid colors to allow it to be the focal point of the outfit or at least one of them. I also love how versatile they can be, allowing you to wear them in so many different ways, which brings me to my suggestions for wearing them. 

:: MY SUGGESTIONS ::

As I've mentioned, I tend to wear them with solid colored outfits for added warmth and to add a pop of color and/or print, as well as texture. So, of course that would be one of my suggestions. At the same time, if you've been a reader of The Style Contour for some time now, you'd know that I love my colors and prints and I love mixing them all as much as I can, especially come fall! Most of the times, blanket scarves are in either a houndstooth or plaid print, so I'd suggest you refer to my Fall Print Guide and apply the tips and suggestions mentioned for pattern mixing with plaid when it comes to adding in another print to your outfit!

Another favorite way I love to wear blanket scarves is as a poncho or cape, as seen in my post, A Blanket Scarf Worn as a Poncho. It's another way to add warmth to your outfit and get the most use out of your scarf. I personally love them belted, as they really help to play-up one's shape that can otherwise get lost in the overwhelming fabric. That said, I'd suggest if you're petite and like the idea of wearing your blanket scarf as a wrap or poncho, you add a belt of some sort (corset belts are trending big time this season!) so you won't get visually lost in the fabric. 

 

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Do you own any blanket scarves? Which do you prefer, solids or prints?! Share some of YOUR favorite ways you like to style them, as well as any favorite brands you've discovered and love! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, my gorgeous friends; I can't wait to see you all in tomorrow's blog post!

 

XO,

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Happy Friday my gorgeous friends!

I hope you all had a great week and are ready to embrace the weekend with full force! Yesterday was Eddie's birthday! We're planning to celebrate this weekend. You guys, he's pickier than me, so getting him gifts he'll genuinely love and not just say, "I love it" in that voice that sounds more like a question is very hard. So, he usually ends up choosing his own gift and restaurant to dine (insert eye roll emoji). Since Aviah is too young to dine out, we'll most likely order in :)

Anyway, to continue on with the Fall Essentials series (read part I & II), I'm sharing another one of my personal favorites, the (faux) fur vest!

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Happy Tuesday my gorgeous friends!

I've been doing some fall shopping these past few weeks and I've noticed a recurring trend pop up in nearly every store I've entered or site I've browsed online, camo. It's a print that I instantly associate with fall, however, it seem as though this year, it's even more popular than in season's past. I am one who prefers that more traditional color combination of the print, but when it comes to accessories, I don't mind the idea of burgundy camo boots or a metallic silver camo bag for a touch of the unexpected. 

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Happy Wednesday my gorgeous friends!

In case you missed it, last week, I began a series on the blog entitled Fall Essentials. The series will feature some of my personal favorite essentials for the fall season and I'm sharing them all with you leading up to fall in hopes of inspiring you to add in some of the gaps you may have in your fall wardrobe or perhaps give you some ideas and inspiration for wearing and styling them. If you did miss that introductory post, you can check it out here, it was on my personal favorite fall staple, leather jackets! 

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Happy Thursday my gorgeous friends!

My posting schedule is a little all over the place this week, so sorry about that! It's been one of those weeks that something keeps popping up and not enough hours in the day, we all have them, right?

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Happy Friday my sweet friends!

I hope you all had a great week; I'm beyond ready for the weekend. As I mentioned in Wednesday's post, Eddie hasn't been feeling well and neither has my mom. With two of the people that would typically be helping me out the most at this time in my pregnancy not feeling well, it's been a bit of an overwhelming week to say the least. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to cook and I typically make vegan meals during the week, but sometimes they're not all that quick and easy. That said, it's been one of those pasta and whatever else that requires as little time as possible kinda weeks, yup! 

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Happy Thursday my lovely friends!

Today's post is on a piece that's perfect for light layering for those chilly spring and summer nights or for times you want to add a little extra coverage to your outfit, i.e. you're wearing a shorter dress, skirt, or shorts and don't feel comfortable exposing much in the back. What I love about kimonos is that everyBODY can wear them, they're so versatile and are flattering for every body shape and height. 

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