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

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Wine Women & Shoes

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Wine Women & Shoes – a “two-part signature event series (that) creates an enhanced atmosphere of giving where community-minded, philanthropic women (and a few good men) gather to sip, shop, savor, and support a worthy cause in an exciting, chic and innovative way.”

I wasn’t sure what to expect since this was my first time attending the event, but I can honestly say that I was blown away.  As I entered the ballroom at the Rivers Casino I was offered a glass of champagne from one of the “Shoe Guys” and encouraged to browse the numerous designer vendors including local clothing, jewelry and sweets boutiques.  Before being seated for dinner I enjoyed wine tasting & finger foods while mingling with other like-minded women.

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During the seated dinner there was a fabulous fashion show showcasing clothing from Pure Barre and Serendipity Boutique followed by a live auction and handcrafted desserts.  The benefactor for this years’ event was the Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Foundation which is committed to providing financial support for research and educational endeavors in the field of emergency medicine.

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Click on the links I’ve attached to learn more about Wine Women & Shoes as well as this years’ benefactor.

For the event I decided to wear a little black dress, because, well… you can never go wrong with a LBD.   This petite wraparound flounce flare dress from Loft was originally $89.50 but I picked it up on sale for 30% off.  I paired it with statement heels and dangly earrings for a chic, romantic-inspired look that kept me comfortable & stylish.

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

PGH Fashion Week

This week kicks off Pittsburgh Fashion Week and I can honestly say I am so excited, especially since this is my first time attending the runway show.  Yesterday a local publication, Social Butterfly Magazine, hosted an event at Chocolate Moonshine & Co to celebrate the beginning of Fashion Week here in Pittsburgh.  Besides being surrounded by fun, fashion & food, I had the chance to interact with some of the area’s most influential creatives.

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They say to stay close to the ones that inspire you, and let me just say these girls are goals!  It’s so amazing to be surrounded by such motivated, strong women.  I love seeing everyone’s individual style, hearing their stories and having the chance to learn from them.

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Yesterday, I decided last minute to layer this shift dress from Vintage Grace Boutique underneath this lightweight, sleeveless trench from Versona; both local shops.  Lately I have found myself more inspired by the pressure of procrastination rather than planning my outfits in advance.  I finished this look with my peep toe booties from Stitch Fix and my favorite faux leather bag from Amazon.

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx