Friday, November 21, 2014

my everyday style: the best graphic tee ever!

This is my new all time favorite graphic tee (and I admit… I have a thing for graphic tees - so that is saying something).  The best thing about graphic tees are that they are so versatile.  I wore them all spring, summer, fall and now that winter is here I just layer them up and voila! Still going strong.

Not only is this tee ultra comfy and easy to style I love the message it sends:
Quaintrelle: (n.) a woman who emphasizes a life of passion, expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures.
A worthy calling if there ever was one, no? Check out this tee (on sale even!) and Dress Corilynn's entire line soon.  That girls got oozing style and talent - not to mention she's an absolute doll!




(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Details:
Quaintrelle tee, Dress Corilynn - ℅ 
Denim Jacket, American Eagle - ℅ (old but similar)
Faux Fur Vest, Zara (similar or similar)
Coated Jeans, Gap (similar)
Ankle Boots, Coach (similar or similar less expensive)
Bag, Madewell (similar)
Sunglasses, Warby Parker

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

holiday gift guide! (for teens and tweens!)

Over the next couple of weeks I will be featuring lots of fun gifts guides to make your holiday shopping fun and simple - and of course, stylish this season!

Today I've got the best of holiday gifts for the teen and tween gals in your life.  They can be a little tricky to buy for but there are a few tried and true gifts that always work - lip gloss, personalized jewelry and fun sweatshirts are just a few. Keep things fun and light and a touch on the grown up side - they always like to be treated like they are older than they really are :)


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What to wear to holiday parties with Piperlime!

Are you asking yourself what to wear to holiday parties and events these days? This time of year every gal needs to have a dress or two waiting in her closet for all the holiday events that are the highlight of the season.  It's important to dress to impress… but also to be smart about our clothing budget at the same time!  If you don't have the budget to buy a new dress for every occasion, all you have to do is invest in one or two you love and them make them work for the entire season.

Here I've taken a few holiday dress styles and layered them up to prove that with a little creativity you can find the perfect holiday dress that won't only be worn once this holiday season! Simply by switching up accessories, shoes and adding a few layers you breathe new life into your beloved pieces and really stretch your holiday budget.

top:
holiday soiree - faux fur coat, necklace, flats
santa's helper - cape, striped tote, hunter boots, earrings

bottom:
navy sequined dress - less than $100!
cocktails with your bff - denim jacket, earrings, leopard flats

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

it's a plaid party!

It's time to let your inner plaid-child have a ball this season!  Plaid instantly brings cozy feelings of winter and holidays.  A little plaid is all I need to get me in the mood for the holidays and thankful for falling snow and warm fireplaces.

From pajamas to blankets to tops to scarves, there is a plaid piece (or two) for everyone here!  Any of these make for simple holiday gifts for the loved ones in your life or are perfect to sport to holiday parties, soirees or family gatherings.  Make sure you pile on some plaid this season.





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Monday, November 17, 2014

my everyday style: a burgundy coat!

A few months back I took the plunge and splurged on this gorgeous burgundy coat (it's 25% off today!!!).  And boy am I glad I did… this baby is getting some serious wear already this late fall/early winter.  It's quickly become a favorite and I love how it can work dressed up with a dress or dressed down like here with leggings or with jeans.

I know we have been talking a lot about outerwear here on the blog lately (here and here) but I'm telling you, it's the only way to stylishly survive the winter - in my opinion!





(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Details:
Coat, J.Crew - 25% off today!
Sweater, H&M (similar or similar)
Leggings, J.Crew "Pixie" pant (similar less expensive)
Shoes, Piperlime
Earrings, Kendra Scott - on sale!!!!
Bag, Madewell (similar or similar)


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Friday, November 14, 2014

on my radar… November!

What is catching my eye? Tickling my fancy? Making me swoon? So glad you asked ;)

Here are just a few things this month that I'm loving…

I am totally hoarding holiday candles already… mmmm! I love them!  My house will smell like pine and Christmas until January for sure.

I also happen to be hoarding sweaters too… isn't this big chunky one gorgeous!?! And it's 25% off!

I can't get over bucket bags lately… isn't this moody olive green one so cool? This one is 25% off too!

Have you seen this horseshoe bracelet? Love.  It's so unique and fun!

These pj pants are the cats pajamas.  I have a few pair of these from last year and I will certainly be adding a few more to my cozy collection this year. They are so comfy and the price is right! Also an additional 25% off!

The bigger the scarf, the better.  Am I right? This one is large and in charge and super soft!

Love or hate Uggs - that's up to you. I live in Michigan so I happen to love them.  This pair is SO gorgeous! I tried them on and while they are a little spendy, I'm seriously craving them.

Oh, and one more thing… have you listened to Serial yet!?!? OMG. I am so hooked! I listened to 6 episodes in two days and now I have to wait all the way until next week to tune in again!



What fun pieces are on your radar this month?? I would love to know!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's time to put a coat on it...

Coat weather is here… and it's not going anywhere!  Here I pulled some photos from the archives on how to make your outfit stand out with an awesome coat this season.  



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

outerwear! (at all price points!)

Oh my! Winter is here in the northern mid-west. I can't believe how cold it is already and with snow in the forecast no less.  I'm prepping my closet to bundle up… what about you? Are you ready for this cold weather in style?

Here I've got some amazing outerwear pieces at all price points… no matter your budget, I've got the perfect coat for you.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

my everyday style: a plaid scarf!

Let's all face it… the plaid scarf is THE accessory of the season this year.  Am I right? (we are going to be so sick of these guys come spring) Any shape or size or color - or let me add: price point, these babies are ripe for the picking and ready to be worn!  Especially since temps in my 'hood have absolutely plummeted lately.  Here I paired it with a denim jacket (which reminds me, I should do this again… I loved the combo!) and a striped tee I bought this summer.  See how I just use and abuse my closet and bend it to my will?  Somehow a summer tee + jean jacket + plaid scarf = a late fall outfit. I like that kind of math.




(photos by Jennifer Ketchum)

Details:
Scarf, H&M (old but similar, similar, similar or similar)
Jean Jacket, American Eagle - ℅ (old but similar)
Striped Top, J.Crew (similar or similar)
Jeans, Gap (similar or similar)
Bag, J.Crew (similar or similar)
Boots, Sam Edelman - on sale!!!!
Sunglasses, Warby Parker

Or shop more plaid scarf picks below! (Scroll to the left for tons of options!)

Monday, November 10, 2014

more of a good thing… (pssst! the Nordstrom Clearance event is almost over!)

The Nordstrom Clearance event is almost over and if last week's picks weren't exciting enough I have another fresh crop of slashed prices on your favorite brands and styles.  The most amazing thing about this sale is that all these gorgeous fall goodies that are on sale will be great investments for the winter… so you can have your proverbial cake and eat it to with this sale!

Beautiful handbags, shoes, sweaters and accessories… this sale has it all.  But it ends tomorrow and stock will start running low - so check it out soon!



This post is brought to you in partnership with Shopstyle and Nordstrom.  Thank you for supporting the retailers that make this blog possible. All opinions are my own.


Friday, November 7, 2014

the minimalist packing list (how to fit everything in a carry on!)

The other day I posted on Instagram how I was packing super minimalist for an upcoming trip.  You guys wanted some more details and so here is how to fit everything on a carry on or just pack super minimalist for an upcoming trip.  With these ten pieces you can go for 3 - 5 days depending on how many outfits a day you need… if you just need one outfit a day these pieces could mix and match into ten outfits (or more!).  If you need one day and one night look, these ten pieces could last 3-4 days or more.

These are my minimalist packing tips:
- Be sure to choose the most versatile pieces in your closet to pack.
- Don't pack a piece unless you can envision multiple ways to wear it with the other items packed. No one hit wonders allowed!
- Choose neutral pieces that will mix and match easily for your entire trip.
- Use jackets to keep warm and as a layering piece to create a new look with a top and bottom that you have worn already.
- Creatively layer to make new outfit combinations, think of all the under and over possibilities that you can.  For instance, beyond the standard 'tee under a blazer' look you can use a sweater to drape over your shoulders for a new look or try a tee underneath a button front top.
- If you won't have access to laundry facilities, choose dark pieces that won't show wear or dirt during your trip.
- Let shoes, accessories and jackets add new life to pieces you've worn already.  Try unexpected combinations like sneakers with a blazer or pumps with a tee to change things up a bit.
- Always carry baby wipes or Shout wipes for any spills or potential stains - the quicker you catch a stain the better!
- And lastly, always wear your bulkiest items on the airplane or in the car. It frees up more space in your suitcase that way!

Did I miss anything? What would you add to this list of tips?


Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's the fall Nordstrom clearance event!

The fall Nordstrom clearance event is here and it's officially time to get your shop on!  Featuring top brands, the fall's top trends and up to 40% off fall merchandise - it's definitely time to stock up.

And with pieces like boots, jeans, sweaters, outerwear and accessories you will be saving big on pieces that you can wear all through the winter. Here are my top picks for the sale… it's hard to chose a favorite but I am always partial to boots and denim on sale.  What are your favorites?

This sale goes through November 11 - but hurry, because your favorite pieces will sell out quickly!



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This post is brought to you in partnership with Shopstyle and Nordstrom.  Thank you for supporting the retailers that make this blog possible. All opinions are my own.