November 19, 2014

#TargetStyle: Last Minute Holiday Party Look

Continuing my year long partnership with Target and today it's all about working it out, Target style!

Imagine this: your work bff invites you to a last minute holiday party (we're talking a Friday night 5pm invite for an 8pm party) and you're dying to go but have nothing to wear. Thank goodness there's a Target on the way and you happen to have your go-to leather jacket and nude heels in the trunk:
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{mossimo lace dress // aquazzarra heels / zara leather jacket - similar here & here}

Yup, within 20 minutes I stopped into Target and scooped up this gorgeous lace number. Guys, the details on this thing are stunning and it's under $30. #winning The feeling of having nothing to wear is never a fun one especially when there's an adventure to be had. Pursuit tip: always keep a pair of neutral heels in their car, you never know when you might need them!

{pursuing holiday looks, #targetstyle!}



Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

November 18, 2014

Gift Guide: Girl On The Go

According to the radio Christmas is 38 days away. How did this happen? I'm not ready. In my mind (okay, on Pinterest) I've created a checklist of gifts but the execution... yeah, still in the works. This year I'm continuing my gift guides on Pinterest because it makes it easier for you to save + shop. See below for the most recent updates to my girl-on-the-go gift guide, there are so many great goodies!
{image c/o heart & arrow designs}

Follow Pursuit of Shoes (Ashley Torres)'s board Gifting: Girl on the Go on Pinterest.

I'm most excited about the Instax smartphone printer because the "polaroid" camera version is amazing but really big and bulky for travel. The printer allows you to print straight from your phone. #winning. Also loving a few brand gift guides:

{gift guide love}
J Crew's 'Gifts for Her'
Urban Outfitters 'All That Glitters'
Madewell's 'Gift Well Guide'

November 17, 2014

{Giveaway} Lilli + Tori

Can you believe Christmas it literally around the corner?! This weekend I finally caved and bought my first Gingerbread Latte of the season and may have listened to some Christmas music. #sorrynotsorry

With that in mind, today I'm teaming up with an amazing online accessories boutique - Lilli & Tori - alongside several other bloggers to give away a $150 Visa Gift Card! Just in time for the Black Friday shopping madness! Simply use the rafflecopter widget below to enter (all entries will be verified). 
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Make sure you complete ALL 'required' entries first. Keep in mind, the more you enter, the better your chances you have of winning. Check out the other lovely ladies' sites below + good luck!
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November 13, 2014

Dressing for that Formal Wedding Invite

We had such a blast at last weekend's wedding in New Orleans that I didn't even get a chance to snap proper pics of this dress. Since there was so much Insta love I thought I'd share it on the blog too! When the wedding invite called for "formal" I instinctively turned to The Stylist LA as I knew renting was the smartest option. The second I tried on this floor-length Nightcap number, I fell in love... 

I think the boy liked it too! It feels so good to get glammed up every once in awhile, right? This dress fit like a glove (with a little hollywood tape for the center, of course) and the vegan suede was so so soft. If you're going to a less formal wedding don't forget to check out my always a guest, never a bride post for more outfit inspo.

Hope you're having a good week! Back on Monday with another fun giveaway and some holiday goodness.

November 11, 2014

Travel Diary: New Orleans

Three days in the Big Easy and I'm ready to plan a second trip, that's after I recover from my beignet and crawfish withdrawal. It was a quick trip with a wedding in the middle (Congrats Sofia & Joey!), but we managed to hit a few fabulous food spots, take in the French Quarter, and do a little window shopping. Below were some of my favorites:
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You can't go to New Orleans without stopping by Cafe Du Monde for a beignet or three; grab a latte and walk into Jackson square for a little afternoon delight. No matter how long the line is, it's worth the wait!

We had breakfast at Mother's which boasts the world's best baked ham and boy, it was delicious. Again, this tasty spot usually has a line but it moves pretty quickly. They serve breakfast all day long and have a long list of po' boys to choose from. Prepare to be STUFFED!
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Magazine Street up by the Garden District has a handful of cutesy boutiques like Sincerely, Luxe & Clover where you can find the latest designer and contemporary brands. My friend snagged an incredible Robert Rodriguez top that was on killer sale. Plus, everyone is SO nice. I mean, I wanted to stay inside some of the stores all afternoon just to chat with the salespeople!
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Of course, bring your walking shoes to explore the French Quarter and Bourbon street but I suggest also venturing out to the Garden District to check out the gorgeous houses and estates. You've never seen properties like these!

Don't want to deal with the craziness of Bourbon street at night? We had such a blast at Barcadia playing with life-sized jenga and connect four.

The city is definitely comparable to Vegas in that it never sleeps; there's always something to do and explore!
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Have you been to NOLA before? Would love to know your fave spots to put them on my list for the next trip! 

6 Must-Haves from Nordstrom's 40% Off Sale

Apparently the shoe gods thought we needed holiday goodness in our lives. Enter Nordstrom's 40% off sale and these 6 must-have shoes:



I've styled the black Sam Edelman lace-ups here, here & here; they're so fun! Speaking of the holidays, can you believe they're just around the corner? I can't even muscle up enough courage to buy a gingerbread latte, it makes it too real! What also makes it real is the inspo going up on my holiday and gift guide pinterest boards: girl on the go, mom, boo, & fashionista. Happy pinning! 

November 10, 2014

New Orleans Style

"Beignet done that" - checking New Orleans off the travel bucket list and it's safe to say that it won't be the last trip. Check back tomorrow because I'm sharing my fave spots in a Big Easy travel diary. In the meantime, here was Friday's Nola tourist look:
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{rails button-down // azaleasf utility jacket // j brand jeans // karen walker sunnies // sole society bag // zara flats}

Add this as #9 on the list of ways to wear distressed denim! When I travel it's all about light layers and neutral colors that can be mixed and matched; it really makes the packing and outfit creation process SO much easier. Scooped up this jacket on a recent 24 hour trip to SF and pretty much want to wear it everywhere. Note: it's very lightweight, almost windbreaker status, so just keep that in mind if you purchase my East Coast friends. Travel diary coming tomorrow, stay tuned!

{pursuing New Orleans style}