Falling in love with fall fashion

This is my favorite time of year to get dressed.  The textured fabrications, ankle booties, and cozy layering pieces…you just can’t go wrong.  Over the weekend I went to brunch with some of my Style Collective sisters at a local hot spot or, The Whale.  Style Collective is an online supportive community with influencer education that empowers women to find their purpose, be inclusive, and achieve success.  If you’ve read my posts in the past you know that I love a supportive community so joining Style Collective was a no brainer for me.

For brunch, I decided to wear my new striped shift dress from Stitch Fix along with a faux fur vest and peep toe wedge booties, also from Stitch Fix.  This faux vest has been a fall staple of mine for quite some time that I can’t even remember where & when I purchased it.  I did link some similar options below for you guys to shop!

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How stylish is my Style Collective sister & good friend, Adrienne?  She has such an eye for thrifting and throwing together a perfectly polished look.  Be sure to check out her Instagram feed wanderlustandwardrobes I love how she styled this leopard dress!  How are you guys wearing leopard this season? I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of leopard pointed toe flats, but haven’t found a pair that I am in love with yet.  If you have any favorites send them my way!

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If you’re interested in learning more about Style Collective I’ve attached a link above as well as a $25 first Fix discount for Stitch Fix.  Feel free to reach out with any questions about either at thewexfordhousewife@gmail.com

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

Here are the Faux Fur Vest options I promised from Target, H&M, and Amazon

 

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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

Day to Night Style

As a busy mom-on-the-go ease of wear is important to me.  Whether I’m running errands with little man, grabbing lunch with a blogger babe or dinner & drinks with the hubs, I need clothing that will keep me comfortable & can easily transition from day to night.  Throughout the years I’ve picked up wardrobe staples that have helped me turn daytime looks into nighttime ensembles and vice versa.  I’m talking layering pieces, great fitting denim and footwear.  See below how I’ve incorporated these essentials into my outfits and how easy it is for a piece to transition from morning coffee to evening drinks.

I recently picked up this V-neck tie-waist top from Marshall’s.  It was super cheap but also super lightweight & comfortable; all of my favorite things!  I wore it casually during the day with my favorite denim jacket (a wardrobe staple) and olive chino shorts, then out for dinner & drinks with dark wash skinnies (another wardrobe staple), a statement clutch/crossbody & an espadrille wedge.

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Another Marshall’s find that I transitioned from day to night is this graphic Born to be Wild tank.  I wore it on a gloomy spring morning with a lightweight cotton cardigan (a wardrobe staple), my Kensie Skinnies and a strappy leather sandal, then out for dinner & movie later that night with a faux leather moto jacket (another staple), distressed skinnies, and my favorite wedges.

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Finding essentials that you keep you comfortable is key to mastering a day to night wardrobe.  I definitely recommend investing in a great pair of regular & distressed skinny jeans, layering pieces, and even solid tanks/tees that you can mix & match.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx