Casual (Chic) Friday | Fall Style

Casual (Chic) Friday | Fall Style

Fall and blazers go together like peanut butter and jelly.  They’re the perfect layer on a crisp autumn morning when it’s too cool for a cardigan and not quite cool enough for a jacket.

They also possess the power to take your favorite casual Friday look up a notch to casual chic.  Try topping off your button down and jeans with a blazer to transform your entire look.

Casual Chic Friday | Fall Style


A tan or camel blazer is an incredibly versatile wardrobe basic that works with so many looks.  The rest of this outfit works because the oxford is a lighter shade than the jeans, the leopard belt add just the right amount of interest and the bright flats bring a pop of color to the party.  If you’re 100% opposed to blazers then swap it out for a neutral cardigan to take it to a more casual level, yet still look perfectly put together.

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to dress up your casual basics?  Share it in the comments!

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Looking for some more fall fashion inspiration?  Then let me be your personal stylist for fall by joining the Fall Style Me Pretty Challenge.  Sign up and you’ll get a shopping list of fall wardrobe basics immediately.  The 21 days of fall outfits start next week!  Get all of the details here.

Fall Style Preview | Blazer Outfits

Fall Style Preview | Blazer Outfits

Let’s talk about blazers today.  If you think they’re too dressy for your everyday, or it’s been awhile since you’ve bought one or worn one, then it’s time to get back on the blazer bandwagon.  They have the power to turn an ordinary t-shirt and jeans into something extraordinary.  With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try one in place of your standby cardigan.

First, some Pin-spiration.

Camel + Chambray

The relaxed vibe of a soft chambray shirt is perfect under a camel or tweed blazer.  Pair it up with black jeans and your favorite animal print heels or flats.


Olive + Boyfriend Jeans

Olive is one of the “it” colors for fall.  Try the trend with a fitted blazer, boyfriend jeans, an over sized scarf and some oxfords.




Navy + Stripes

This classic combo is timeless and works for every season.  For a fall vibe, try it with a cognac tote and a printed scarf.



Red + Leopard

You just can’t go wrong with red and leopard.  Add your favorite chic riding boots to complete this fall classic.


Shopping Options


[Tailored Blazer]

[Twill Blazer]


[Cadet Jacket]


[Pindot Blazer]

[Tweed Blazer]



[Ruched Sleeve Blazer]

For the Work Wear Challenge, we styled a beige blazer a few different ways.  One favorite was with a blue oxford, dark wash jeans, bright flats, a statement necklace and a leopard belt.

Work Wear Outfit 5


Here’s real life inspiration from some of the ladies in the Work Wear Challenge.


It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to style a blazer?  Tell us in the comments.

It’s Coming…

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 Getting my pretty on with Erika, Andrea and Jo-Lynne.

Borrowed from the Boys

Borrowed from the Boys

About a month ago, I fell in love with this outfit found on Pinterest after searching for ways to pair up my oxfords.   I couldn’t wait for the weather to cool down to recreate it.  It’s the perfect combo of preppy casual with menswear details – a navy blazer, boyfriend jeans and oxfords.

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Navy Blazer Boyfriend Jeans Oxfords

Navy Blazer Boyfriend Jeans Sweater

Navy Blazer Sweater Boyfriend Jeans

Oxfords Suede Pink

Navy Blazer Boyfriend Jeans Oxfords Full[Blazer:  Similar/Sweater:  Similar/T-shirt:  Gap/Jeans:  Mossimo/Oxfords:  Rack Room/Earrings:  c/o C. Wonder/Tote:  3.1 Philip Lim for Target]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite “borrowed from the boys” fashion trend for fall?  Tell me in the comments!

Getting my pretty on today with Shanna, The Pleated PoppyStyle Sessions, Monday Mingle, Visible Monday and Funday Monday.

I Feel Pretty | Blessed

I Feel Pretty | Blessed

There are so many reasons I’m feeling really blessed lately.  But first and foremost today I’m celebrating 14 years of marriage to this guy.

We met 21 years ago on a blind date and I knew that he was the one from that moment.  I can’t think of a better person to share my life with and the awesome responsibility of raising our three children.  God created the perfect man for me.


If you missed my announcement yesterday, I’m feeling really blessed to have my book Get Pretty, Kick Butt! now available on Kindle!  For those of you who asked, there will also be a print version coming soon.

Book Cover


I’ve been asked to participate in a contest to be the new brand ambassador for Rose Royce Jeans.  I’m not going to go crazy and drive you all nuts asking for votes (you’re welcome)  but if you would like to cast one, you can HERE.  🙂

I am in love with these Rose Royce jeans.  The fit is perfect and so is the length – they can be worn with flats or heels.   They have really great details too (see pics below).  Yes, there’s a pic of my butt.  I can honestly say I never thought I would get that brave and it’s making me cringe a little.  But the back pockets are just too cute with their rosette buttons and stitching.

Now and Later

Mint Tshirt Jeans HeelsAdd a scarf and blazer and this outfit instantly transforms for fall.

Mint Tshirt Navy Blazer

Navy Blazer Scarf

Navy Blazer Scarf Jeans

Rose Royce Jeans Side

Rose Royce Jeans Back

Navy Blazer Close[Blazer:  Kenar (TJ Maxx)/Scarf:  c/o Golden Tote/T-shirt:  Express/Shoes:  Jessica Simpson/Watch:  Michael Kors/Jeans: c/o  Rose Royce]


Blazers and scarves are one of my favorite combos for fall.  They instantly transform a t-shirt and jeans into a put together outfit.  The possibilities are endless and they work for so many things.  I especially love them paired up with some boyfriend jeans.  Here are some outfit options using this winning combination.


Green Blazer, Floral Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans[Blazer:  ModCloth/Scarf:  Gap/Jeans:  Kut from the Kloth]


Coral Blazer, Turquoise Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans[Blazer:  Wallis/Scarf:  Fab/Jeans:  Shopbop]


Cobalt Blazer, Floral Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans[Blazer:  Wallis/Scarf:  Loft/Jeans:  Loft]


Have you entered the J. Crew $300 gift card giveaway yet?  What a great way to jump start your fall wardrobe.  Click HERE to enter!

I Feel Pretty

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel PrettyLink up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it! Let the fun begin.

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Getting my pretty on with Summer StyleShanna, The Pleated Poppy, Real Girl Style, Style Sessions and Sarah.