Friday, September 29, 2017

Kimono and Ripped Jeans

I last wore this Kimono when I went out for my birthday. Check out that post. It's a really beautiful tropical pattern and isn't too thin so it's been great for the transitional weather this fall. I also love a good peeptoe shoe in this kind of weather. It's nice to let out your toes a bit. Mine are sold out but there's a similar pair from the same designer. I gave this look a nice accent with a rich cognac colored belt and a matching bag. Have a look.

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SheIn Kimono $17
I love SheIn. They have fun trendy looks at amazing prices. This kimono is a real winner.

 shein kimono

For $10 this is a great t-shirt. It's soft and flattering and I love the neckline.

prold navy black tee

These are great skinny distressed skinny jeans. They're pretty stretchy for skinny jeans. I'm wearing a 27. I rolled up the bottoms for this look to show off my shoes.

Main Image - Articles of Society Sarah Skinny Jeans (Prairie)

These will work perfectly for this outfit and are on sale for the end of the season.

Main Image - Vince Camuto 'Evel' Leather Sandal (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive)

My belt is old but this cognac belt is very similar and will help you make this look polished.

 target jean belt

This is a great deal because it's like getting two bags in one. This one has a cognac color and a tan color. 

Main Image - Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Black Sheath Dress and Heels

Here's a classy work look for you today. I scored this amazing sheath dress at a Banana Republic Outlet and they don't have the same one online but there's a very similar one that will help you complete this look. I accented this look with silver jewelry and a classic pair of pumps. It's the perfect look for the office. Check out all the details.

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I actually own this dress in blue and it's very flattering and the perfect way to dress up your day.

banana republic factory black sheath dress

Every girl needs a pair of these. They are the most classic work pump. They polish off any look.

 calvin kline pointed toe pumps

This bag is so wonderful. It fits my 15.6" laptop in it's center pocket and still has room for all my other stuff. Plus it's super polished.

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This elegant necklace is the perfect accessory for this look. Unique but classy.

 kendra scott rayne necklace silver

My silver bracelet was my mother's but this one from David Yurman will work perfectly and help you get that sophisticated look. 

Pure Form® Smooth Bracelet, 9.5mm

eBay Silver Cable Bracelet $12
My secret is to wear a really expensive piece next to a not so expansive one and then no one knows your secret.

Monday, September 25, 2017

For the Love of Crushed Velvet

Crushed velvet is my favorite trend of the season. It's so fun and brings back found memories of the 1990s. I went full in with the dress, the bag and the shoes and I loved every minute of it and got loads of compliments. I wore this look out for a double date in Old Town Alexandria where we hit up Blackwater Hitch for dinner with some old friends. They have their own oyster farm and they were really tasty. Then we walked up to Magnolia's on King for some excellent cocktails. It was such a fun evening. It's warmed up a bit so I was able to go stockingless and enjoy the weather. I also had a new Rocksbox with some really fun jewelry that topped off this outfit perfectly. Check out the look and the details.

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Charlotte Russe Velvet Bodycon Dress $19
I was super excited that this dress fit and looked good. It's super soft and a tad on the short side but really fun. I'm wearing a large and I'm around a size 6.

 charlotte russe crushed velvet bodycon dress

My Nordstrom bag is sold out but this one from Rebecca Minkoff is the same color and has the same chain details. This is such a fun style to accent all your fall/winter looks. ASOS has a similar look bag for just $46 if you're looking for a deal. 

Main Image - Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Velvet Convertible Crossbody Bag (Nordstrom Exclusive)
These shoes are maybe my favorite pair of shoes ever! They're so fun and comfortable. I walked all over Old Town and they felt great. Plus you can dress them up or down.

Main Image - Steve Madden Hugh Embellished Mule (Women)

This necklace is so beautiful and fun. I love the art deco feel to it. Get this and two other pieces for just $19 a month with Rocksbox. You can try it for free with the code amandabbff1130.

I love this brand and Rocksbox has lots of their wrap bracelets. I may just keep this one it's so much fun. 

 nakamol fringe wrap bracelet

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Flannel and Skinny Jeans

I love flannel, especially in the fall. I really love the combo of classic red with a striped shirt it's a little preppy but fun. I love these ripped skinny jeans from Forever 21 they are super tight but flattering. I finished the look off with a simple gold necklace and a lot of gold bangles. Check out the details and rock some fall flannel for yourself!

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My shirt is ancient but this one from AEO will work perfectly. Comfort is key with flannel and this one will do you just right.


This is a staple piece that I wear so often. It's perfect for layering under a vest or a button up like I did today.

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I love these jeans and they are skin tight. I usually wear a 27 but I bought these in a 29. The high waist tucked my tummy in nicely. 

high rise skinny jeans forever 21

I have loved these shoes during the spring and summer but they worked quite nicely with this fall look. This is a classic shoes that isn't likely to go out of style any time soon.

 target merona espadrilles

This is a cute little necklace that works as the perfect light accessory. 

This simple gold bangle is the a great accessory that doesn't over power any look. It's a great deal on Amazon.

Kate Spade New York Womens Idiom Bangles Solid Gold Gold One Size

This bracelet is great on it's own and it works well stacked. 

 stella dot cluster bracelet

This is one of my favorite bags. The outside color is rich but you can turn it inside out for another look.

Main Image - Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

Monday, September 18, 2017

Burgundy Sweater and Ripped Jeans

I love to show you more then one way to style a great piece and this burgundy sweater you're going to see a lot this fall. Two weeks ago I dressed it up a little bit for a casual friday work look. In case you missed it here's that post. Today I am wearing it very casually with a great pair of ripped jeans. I wore the same Hyacinth pendant from my Rocksbox because the color is spot on for my cardigan but it comes in a bunch of different colors. Get a free month of Rocksbox with this code: amandabbff1130. Ok here's the look and all the details.

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So the burgundy is now sold out but the green timber is also a great fall color that will turn heads.

Main Image - BP. Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan

My grey t-shirt is old but this one will work well for this look.

Main Image - Halogen® Modal Jersey V-Neck Tee (Regular & Petite)

My jeans sold out instantly but this pair is spot on for that ultra casual look and are totally on trend with the frayed hem.

Main Image - SP Black Ripped Knee Skinny Jeans

I got a lot of compliments on these booties. Nude is a great color to buy because it goes with everything. These sleek booties gave this look an extra boost.

Main Image - SARTO by Franco Sarto Paivley Bootie (Women)

I really love this bag and it's going to be my go to this fall. It has a huge pocket in the middle that fits my jumbo laptop. It's totally worth the splurge.

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For fall I've put away my pink Ray-Bans and gone back to the classics.

Main Image - Ray-Ban Original Aviator 58mm Sunglasses

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sephora Play July: Beauty Staycation

Last month's box had some real all stars in it. I'm a sucker for actual makeup samples especially mascara. Trying new mascaras is an expensive hobby of mine made cheaper through Sephora Play. Plus this box had one of my alltime favorite masks in it. Check out my reviews.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara $30
This mascara is pretty great. It's bold and dramatic and it doesn't smudge. Although on a really hot humid day there was a faint trace of black under my eyes. The applicator sucks though, especially in the sample size it was really hard not to get it all over my eyes. It took time and precision to get it right. But in the end I think it's worth $30.

Fresh Rose Face Mask $25-62
I'm super excited about getting more of this fab face mask. It's super hydrating but doesn't leave your skin oily. It's also very refreshing. It's perfect for a day out in the sun exposed to all the elements. It smells fresh and clean and is over all a terrific mask. It's definitely worth trying at $25.

Two months in a row this company has been in the box and I'm not impressed. It made zero difference in my hair. I usually use a keratin or oil based leave in conditioner and it works a lot better then this milk spray.

Send me all the brown lipsticks, all of them. If you weren't into this shade you would likely have stopped Play by now because they just keep coming and I love it. Unfortunately I keep finding ones I like, taking them everywhere with me and then loosing them. This one is only ok. It stays on long enough for a regular lipstick and the color is a little pinker then I like my browns. I don't think I'd buy another one though.

This is another winner. It doesn't smell great but it does what it says. It goes on smoothly and tightens my skin. I may selflessly give this to my mother as I do not yet have that many wrinkles, but it will hurt to give it away. I would definitely say it's worth the cost.

First of all i really approve of brands that offer a travel size. I personally like to mix it up. I liked this a lot. I found myself going back to it frequently. It's very earthy but not heavy.