Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Skirt - Repeated

1st outfit:  Jacket:  H&M (similar)
Top:  J. Crew
Skirt:  Alice + Olivia

2nd outfit:  Jacket:  Zara (sim on sale, sim here too)
Top:  Chelsea Flowers (similar)
Faux Fur Snood:  Michael Kors (love and a great price)
Shoes:  Kate Spade
Love Set Bangles

My best fall purchase has go to be my alice + olivia pleated leather skirt.  I've worn it over and over again and the easiest combination has got to be a button down and a blazer.  In transit are some Zara chunky sweaters I ordered online; hoping they'll look great with my skirt as well as my new leather leggings I purchased.

Happy Halloween! With all the crazy weather in the east coast hope everyone is staying safe and let's all wish for a mild winter.

Golden Girl

Sweater:  Trina Turk (old) (similar)
Top:  Zara (old)
Skirt:  Asos (great price and faux leather)
Shoes:  Pour La Victoire
Bag:  YSL
t+j Designs Jewelry:  Gold Chain Link Necklace (bestseller)  |
Luxe 18k Pave Link Bracelet (deal right now)  |  Chain Double Wrap Bracelet  |
Love Bracelet (new arrivals!)

This skirt is just one of my leather/faux leather purchases of the season.  I'm loving the gold color as everything else I got was a safe color of black. Getting good use out of my summer blouses as I transition them into fall and layering up with my fur.  I had a great weekend celebrating Halloween early with some friends and working on the new arrivals that are on my jewelry site.   Definitely check out our new bracelet sets that are great deals (we sold out of our love bracelets before - they are back with pretty beads).

If you follow me on Facebook or instagram, you saw this pic.  I was genie and my hubby was major (from I Dream of Genie), but I ended up looking like Jasmine :)

Did you go to any Halloween parties?  Did you dress up?

Shop my look:


Sweet & Tough

Mixing in my fall camo jacket with my summer polka dot denim.  This jacket has proven to be an easy wear and I like to mix it up with more girly items.  

Jacket:  Zara
Sweater:  J. Crew
Purse:  c/o Coach
t+j Designs Jewelry:  Four Layer Crystal Necklace  |
Love Beads to launch next week

Back to Chicago with a cold that I caught from my son.  I was a bit under the weather for a couple of days but feeling better now.  Thank you all for your lovely comments from the last post.  Means a lot and keeps me motivated.  There are days/weeks where taking a photo and writing the post seems to take me longer than usual.  Trying to balance it all seems to overwhelm me sometimes. The nice comments are much appreciated!

My sister and I are excited to start Fab Fifties for t+j Designs.  You'll see a special deal every Friday - Sunday featuring an item from our store for 50% off!  This weekend, this fabulous necklace I wore below (comes in silver or gold) is 50% off. Use code FABFRIDAY, get the deal here.  Keep up with our specials deals and new arrivals by signing up for our emails here and/or liking our Facebook page.


Mom Inspiration

Today is my mom's 60th birthday and my son is exactly 6 months.  I wanted to dedicate this post to my mom and how she has inspired me in so many ways.  As I grow older and now having my son, I can't help feeling sentimental about my relationship with my mom.  I've always been close to her, but since having my son, my appreciation of her is more than I can say.  She is my inspiration as a mom, wife, and woman.  My style and career in fashion were all inspired by her.  Her style has always been impeccable; fashionable yet not too trendy, and colorful and full of accessories.  Her best accessory though has to be her smile.  She has a lightheartedness that I strive to have and she pushes me to relax.

My mom has dedicated her whole life to being the best to us three kids and as I grow older I try to do the same.  Family is everything to me and now having my own family I try very hard to be in the moment to appreciate every second.  I cherish my mom's advice, love, support, and help; she inspires me in every aspect of my life.  

Happy Birthday mom.  I love you.

(And yes, I dressed up my little guy to take pictures (getting ready for my holiday cards), he kind of looks like a chubby old man but I loved it.  He loves to smile.)

*It's been a special week of us.  If you love our jewelry, like our Facebook page here and get our 30% off deal.  Coupon ends Thursday.

Back to Back Leopard Lookbook

Sweater & Top:  Zara
Denim:  Forever 21
Shoes:  Schutz
Bag:  Chanel
t+j Designs jewelry:  Luxe 18k Gold and Pave Link Necklace  |

Spent a wonderful weekend with my family in Seattle celebrating my mom's birthday.  Going home makes me wish I were closer to home and seeing my parents with Grant is beyond amazing.  They are filled with joy seeing him and the giggles I hear from Grant are the best. 

Packing myself and a little one to go on a flight proves to be a tougher challenge.  One of my easy go to outfits - skinny denim, button down top and a layered sweater.  Similar to last week's post here, I chose another leopard top with a great cardigan; layer on some of my jewelry and I'm set.  

For those of you enjoying all the fall sales - don't forget to either sign up for our special updates for my jewelry site here or like our Facebook page.  This week we are offering our biggest discount yet and in the coming weeks we will have more items to add, more gifts to give, giveaways, and lots of fun stuff.  

Thanks for keeping up with me!  Hope you had a great weekend.


Golden Fur Lookbook

Sweater:  Trina Turk (love this one, use code FRNFAM2 for 20% off and this affordable one)
Top:  Nanette Lepore (old)  |  Denim:  Forever 21
Shoes:  Schutz  |  Bag:  Celine
t+j Designs Jewelry:  18k Pave Link Bracelet (limited time preorder pricing steal!)  |
Gold Chain Link Necklace (style steal and bestseller)

The hardest part about being a style blogger is keeping up with trends and budgeting.  Pulling out old favorites and wearing them again is something I do often. A definite plus in last year's purchases was this faux fur cardigan.  Still wearing and loving it.

I can't wait for Friday and the weekend - spending it with my family and celebrating my Mom's 60th birthday!  This week has felt long; a couple of events and some traveling.  We are working hard on some holiday deals and designing away for next year.

Hope your having a great week.

*The bracelet I'm wearing, 18K Pave Link Bracelet pre order price is only available for a limited time - deal ending soon.  And don't forget if you sign up for our email updates, you receive a  $10 off coupon!   


Fall Shopping - Friends and Family

Two of my all time favorite places to shop are having friends and family!  

For two days only Shopbop has friends and family; 20% off your order with code "WEAREFAMILY", this deal ends Wednesday night. 

These are some of favorites as well as items I purchased.

1 Rebecca Minkoff    |    2 Derek Lam     |    3  DVF    |    4 Alice + Olivia    |    5 Alice + Olivia

#5 is the pleated skirt I wore in this post here.  Ordered the leather leggings as I've been on the search for some forever.  

My other favorite online store, Saks!  20% off your order with code "FRNFAM2", online ends October 21st.  Start shopping here.

My third tidbit is for those who are living in Chicago, Gilt is coming here to do their huge warehouse sale!  Purchase tickets here.  I've already got mine :).

Double Slit Lookbook

Coat:  June (similar)
Top:  Chelsea Flowers (on sale and additional 50% off!)
Skirt:  BCBG
Shoes:  Miu Miu (budget version!)
Purse:  Zara

It has cooled down and we've been enjoying easy, breezy fall days.  As you can see, the wind sometimes makes it difficult to get my hair to stay in place.  Although I love my hair, it gets dry in this weather and lately my little one loves to pull it out in clumps.  I've been thinking of doing something different with my hair, but can't decide what.  Any ideas, let me know? 

I recently found this skirt and love the double slits - if I buy anything black I like it to have special details.  Wore this outfit to a recent party, but it is also great with a chunky sweater (I'm in the search for a perfect one).  Paired with some cute tights and booties it will easily transition into the colder weather well.

Hope you had a great weekend.  Any new items you've added into your closet?

*New arrivals at my jewelry line today!  Check them out here.

**The winner of my Nordstrom Rack $50 GC is Sheila from She Is Lovely Blog! Email me at  Congrats.


Cheerleader Lookbook

Top:  Forever 21
Skirt:  Topshop
Shoes:  Christian Louboutin
Bag:  Zara
Watch:  Rolex

This outfit reminded me of my cheerleading days in high school; I was a bit excited when I saw the initialed sweater.  I know it was by accident that we have the same initials, but I had been wanting a monogrammed sweater.  And my search for an oxblood item came to a halt when I saw this adorable skirt.  Temperatures are starting to get a bit cooler here and I'm hoping fall weather stays as long as possible.  I'm not ready for the snow, super cold, and wearing my puffer again.

My sister and I have been designing a pave collection for months and as our items come in we've been putting them on our site.  For a limited time only, we've specially priced some of our favorite pave pieces.  These prices are a steal for these beauties!  And check out our new pave link bracelet (wearing below) for preorder here.  Been wearing these everyday.  

*Don't forget to enter my $50 Nordstrom Rack giveaway, last day to enter is Friday!  Click here

An additional tip - people are loving my booties from my previous leather post here; I just got an email yesterday and if you use the code "25CUSP" you will receive 25% off (until October 17th).


Dazzling Diva: Girls Night Out - Nordstrom Rack $50 Giveaway

alice + olivia top:  85% off at $49.50 (originally at $330!)
Leather skirt:  57% savings at $119.97
Jessica Simpson pumps:  44% off at $49.50

My third and final style challenge from Nordstrom Rack - to show how I would dress up for a girls night out!  Loving my leather skirt (which I wore for post #2 also) and the alice + olivia top I'm wearing was a steal!  I love sequins and pink AND the price was excellent.  We have a great Nordstrom Rack near Michigan Ave and that is where I found these tremendous deals.  

So in conclusion to my wonderful challenge I wanted to do a giveaway for $50 to Nordstrom Rack! Here are the requirements and please leave a comment that you have done them:  
  • NEED TO BE A FOLLOWER OF RED SOLES AND RED WINE - let me know how, google connect, reader, bloglovin
  • Which Nordstrom Rack do you shop at or have you been to one?  Find the nearest one here.  

That's it!  Winner will be chosen at random and giveaway ends Friday at 11pm CST.  
Domestic US giveaway.

*Check out to find your local Nordstrom Rack and discover on-trend brands at up to 70% off.

Compensation was provided by Nordstrom Rack via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom Rack.

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