Fall Fashion Staples | 6 Must-Haves

Happy Monday everyone! Guess what!? I got married this weekend! How crazy! It couldn’t have turned out any better, everything was perfect! Although we were indoors for the ceremony and reception, the weather was perfect!

Speaking of weather, Fall will be here this Friday, 9/22! YAYYY

I am collaborating with some beautiful ladies to bring you 2 Fall posts, one this week and one next week! This week’s post is all about Fall Fashion Staples! I will be linking as many items as possible below each post.
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Summer to Fall – Transitional Pieces | Fall Fashion

Summer is coming to an end and we’re starting to see some fall pieces coming around! Tobi has the hottest new trends in clothing and accessories. Today on the blog I’m sharing with you 2 recent Tobi clothing items that are perfect for this Midwest weather right now.

*Tobi is currently running a sale through 9/13 – 50% off dresses*

Going from summer to fall, a light flowy top like this Alecia Shift Dress is perfect! Pair it with some ankle booties and a hat or once the weather gets a tad chillier, pair with some over the knee boots! I love flat over the knee boots with long flowy tops- it’s a perfect balance!

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My Birthday Celebrations + Outfit Details

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great weekend & a great start to their week! With the Eclipse, my dog’s birthday and my birthday, we had an eventful past few days! I thought I would share with you what I did for my birthday this year!

I had been trying to get to the Sunflower fields at the Pope Farm Conservancy- it’s just on the Verona/Middleton border near Madison, Wisconsin. Each day I’ve tried to go it either didn’t work out due to plans or the weather was bad. Sunday, the last day of the peak of the sunflowers, we finally made it! It was just as beautiful as I had imagined & pictures don’t even do it justice! It was a hot one on Sunday, so even in my dress and Conor in his shorts and t-shirt, we were pretty sweaty by the end of the trip! I’ve included some photos below from our visit. I can’t wait to go again next year!

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Pink Wrap Dress: Target | White Cardigan: H&M | Chloe Dupe Bag: SheIn | Espadrille Wedges: Target | Earrings: BlushandBar | Bracelets: Target

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Date Night Style Guide Featuring JORD Watches+ A GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Tuesday! This past weekend was my bridal shower & I had so much fun! At the end of the shower, my fiance, Conor came to help wrap things up & transport the gifts. Once we were done packing up, we had a mini date night before heading home to put away our gifts. Although this was an out of the ordinary date night, I wanted to share with you what our typical date night looks like, and include our outfit details from this past weekend. Plus, read on for a GIVEAWAY!

Our typical date night usually just involves going to dinner, but lately, we have been trying to mix it up a bit. We’ve done dinner and a movie, dinner and the driving range (that night was especially fun), or just a movie night (sneaking in some snacks in place of dinner). Conor and I love going to the same places to eat and ordering the same things, so recently we’ve had a mission to try new places to eat or if we do go somewhere that we’ve been before, we try to change up what we order.

Depending on the restaurant and itinerary we choose for date night, we dress accordingly. If we’re just doing a movie night and no dinner, we will wear comfy clothes, which is our favorite! For dinner and the driving range, or dinner and a movie, we dress a bit more casual. Every once in a while we will go out to a fancy restaurant so we will dress it up a bit, usually a dress for me and some slacks and a nice button up for Conor.

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4th of July | Outfit Ideas & Inspiration

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I wanted to share with you some easy outfit ideas for a 4th of July celebration! I don’t know about you guys, but red, white and blue just go so well together. (This could be because it was my high school mascot colors when I lived in Iowa, but who knows?!)

All of these items are very affordable and very versatile. I will link everything I can below, and link similar items if I cannot find the exact link or if the item is no longer available!

Side notes: You’re not going to see a lot of my face in these photos since I was still peeling from my chemical peel (if you follow me on Instagram I share a little about that on there, as well as on my Insta stories). Also, I had the wrong camera for these, so I apologize in advance if the quality is not good in some photos.


First up, let’s start with this super simple red tank top from Target. This can be worn several different ways: tucked in, partially tucked in, untucked, knotted, etc. I added this very cute blue beaded necklace with it (I cannot find anything similar online currently), along with these super awesome blue shades that I found at a thrift store in Galena, IL during my Bachelorette party weekend. (Don’t worry- I still have a post coming on that- I just have to get around to editing my video from the weekend before I can post about it) My shoes here are simple gray pointed toe flats that go with everything, especially blue jeans!

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5 Fashion Bloggers I’m Following Right Now & You Should Be Too! | Current Obsessions

Happy Wednesday everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts over the past week or so! I have been crazy busy with Wedding planning and getting ready for my Bachelorette Party, which was this past weekend! (Don’t worry- blog post coming soon all about that).

There are so many bloggers out there and all of them are unique, but today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Fashion Bloggers that I have been following recently. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them, but I just LOVE all of their stuff!! If you’re not following them, you definitely should be! 😉

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Sunglasses Dupe | Quay x Desi High Key | Style Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you are all having an amazing weekend so far! I am IN LOVE with the Quay Australia brand of sunglasses. If you haven’t heard of the Quay (pronounced “key”) brand, then you can check them out here.

As much as I am so in love with their sunglasses, their pricing just isn’t in my budget right now.  I am more of an ‘under $12 pair of sunglasses’ kinda girl. Mainly because I tend to lose them, drop them and/or break them! Anyone else with me on this?!

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Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale | Favorites Under $50

It’s HERE! Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale has arrived! You can save up to 40% off on the hottest spring items from now until June 4th! This is one of the best sales of the year, along with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in late July, where you can get a lot of the new fall items on sale!

Today, I’m sharing my favorite items from the half-yearly sale that are UNDER $50!! From accessories to clothing, there’s surely something for you on this list!

Tops:

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1. Keyhole Tee  |   2. Lace Up Cold Shoulder Tee  |   3. Slash Choker Tee  |   4. Ruffle Cold Shoulder  |  5. Cross Front Tee  |  6. Cold Shoulder Knot Top

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The Denim Jacket Trend | Style Sundays

Happy Sunday! Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. It’s been a busy past couple of weeks, but I have a few things I’ve been working on for you guys coming up soon!

This week’s ‘Style Sunday’ is going to be a bit different. I thought I would change it up a bit in order not to bore you with the outfits of the day posts every week. I’m thinking I will do a monthly recap, or whenever I feel I have enough of a variety of outfits to showcase. As always, you can see my OOTD’s on my Instagram: @itsmekelsie22.

Today’s post will be all about denim/jean jackets! There are so many different jean jackets to choose from and so many different ways to style them. Below, I am showing off several different styles and ways to wear each one!

First off, let’s start with the Classic Denim Jacket. You can wear this with casual attire or more dressy attire!  I like to pair mine with a t-shirt and leggings or a cute maxi dress.

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#OOTD Recap + New Sunglasses | Style Sundays

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great week and weekend! We got a lot of yardwork done this weekend at the house and I spent some needed, and long overdue time at the gym during this past week, so I wasn’t focused on my outfits too much. For this week’s ‘Style Sunday’, I figured I would share with you the select few outfits I did get photos of, as well as a recent sunglasses find!

As always, you can see my OOTD’s on my Instagram: @itsmekelsie22.

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First up, I found this guy hidden in the back of my closet- it has probably only been worn once to my fiance’s work Christmas party, so I busted it out, added some leggings and these scalloped, pointed toe flats and it worked out perfect for my Monday!

Blue Flowy Shift Dress – Marshalls| Similar HERE

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