Shop Local – Eva Bryn Shoetique

The more involved I get with the Pittsburgh blogging community the more I find myself taking pride in this city & everything it has to offer.  Shopping locally, especially from women-owned businesses, has become very important to me.  Through various social & networking events I’ve had the chance to meet some power house women with style, vision & one of a kind boutiques. 

I recently had the opportunity to meet Kelly, the owner of Eva Bryn Shoetique.  Kelly has created a chic destination shop 30 minutes north of the city.  The store is full of must-have accessories from designer shoes to on-trend handbags, Oprah’s favorite slippers and cozy layering pieces.  I am so excited to share some of my favorite pieces & what I decided to bring home with me.

“In the walking village of Zelienople, north of Pittsburgh, Eva Bryn Shoetique believes that you don’t have to live in a big city to have access to the latest trends in shoes & accessories.”

I’m a sucker for a great layering piece, so this cutout detail blazer & faux fur wrap were right up my alley.  Though you won’t normally find me in a hat, I couldn’t resist trying on this chic red beret.  With its’ fuzzy pom & detail stitching, it’s the perfect accessory for the holidays.  These beautiful heels I’m rocking are by Lucy Choi, the talented niece of Jimmy Choo.  I was truly surprised at how comfortable they were; I may have to go back for the buckle detail pumps.

Another thing that I love about visiting new boutiques is being exposed to brands/designers I’ve never heard of before.  The flats I’m wearing above are by All Black Footwear, “a fashion forward contemporary shoe brand that combines innovative materials with retro-inspired designs.”  I mean, how cute are these animal printed pointed toe flats?!  Though I didn’t snag any shoes during my visit I did take home this cozy teddy cropped jacket by Lush.

If you’re local to the Pittsburgh area I definitely recommend visiting Eva Bryn Shoetique.  Not only are the associates super friendly & helpful, but the free street parking & nearby restaurants make this destination shop worth your while. 

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Target Fashion Finds

There’s a saying “You don’t go to Target because you need something.  You go to Target and let Target tell you what you need.” 🙂

We’ve all been guilty of walking in those doors with something in mind and leaving with a cart full of extra “necessities”.  Today while shopping with little man I came across some fashion finds at great prices like this polka dot shirt dress for $27.99.  Dresses like this are so versatile – I can keep things classic with a black pump or channel my edgy side with a moto jacket and heeled ankle bootie.

I’m usually not one to wear skirts but I couldn’t resist snagging this timeless black pencil skirt for $22.99.  It’s a great piece to wear casually with a cozy sweater like I styled below or dressed up for that 9-5 with a split neck blouse & pointed toe flat.

My final find of the day were these high-rise zipper detail jeans by Wild Fable.  They’re priced online for $28 but I found them in the clearance section for $14 – I couldn’t resist!  Even my little man thought they were too fun to pass up.

I attached links underneath each picture – happy shopping!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Cozy & Casual Fall Looks

Even though it feels like Mother Nature decided to skip fall and jump right into winter here in Pittsburgh, I am so excited to finally get out my ankle booties, cozy sweaters & layering pieces.  Something about the glow of pumpkins on the neighbors porch steps and the smell of wet leaves on the ground gives me all the feels ♥

Over the weekend I had the chance to cross some activities off of my fall bucket list like wine tasting, hayrides & apple picking, making a home cooked fall-inspired meal & baking apple crisp with the apples from our trip to the orchard.  Of course, all of these activities required cozy fall styles like this new lace-up cable knit sweater & plaid zip-up from Marshalls (pictured below) and this new plaid infinity scarf from my favorite local Ohio boutique Nash Willow Boutique.

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What’s on your fall bucket list?!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx