personal style + a giveaway.

when it comes to my personal style, I prefer simple + comfort. I tend to steer clear of high trends + big statements. I am a jeans + tee shirt kind of girl. my trick to pulling it all together: fun accessories. I will pick the grey or black tee any day of the week. but when it comes to accessories, give me a gorgeous necklace + brightly colored handbag. they’ll disguise my jeans + tee as a put together look any day of the week.

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

I teamed up with the lovely ladies of chloe + isabel by kaytee & bri. and during our talks, they thought it’d be fun to host a giveaway. I was all on board. we jointly picked + I fell head over heels with this sedona east-west necklace from their new line! the sparkle combined with the natural coral + turquoise is beautiful. it complements my style perfectly. to a tee. pun-intended. so I purchased my own.

C+I sedona east west necklace & giveaway

enter to win:

one lucky reader will win their very own sedona east-west necklace! so, be sure to enter below today. this giveaway ends 2/24/2015. the winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked. so, be sure to watch your emails! I will also be posting the winner on twitter + facebook. good luck!

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blue flannel.

since when did the weekends become less about relaxing + more about catching up on life?

blue flannel

when friday at 4:00PM rolls around, I’m in a mad dash to attack a list I’ve been building throughout the work week. but the tasks are so much more fun. they typically consist of exploring the city I call home [des moines, IA], spending time with my husband, and designing + shooting photographs for this blog my happy place. but in order to tackle said list, I need an outfit that is dinner + hard work appropriate. for me, this outfit accomplishes just that. it’s colorful + fun, yet comfortable + practical. [speaking of the blog, stay tuned. big things are happening behind the scenes. cannot wait to unveil].

blue flannel

blue flannel

blue flannel

blue flannel

blue flannel

what I’m wearing ..

blue plaid flannel: old navy.

dark denim: the loft.

yellow cross-body: phillip lim x target. old. [similar here].

ankle boots: LC lauren conrad x kohls.

lip color: sugar plum by NYC.

nail color: red my lips by sally hansen

blue flannel

winter sheer.

I harbor a deep love for big cities.

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

I’ve spent extended periods of time in both chicago + london, and then lived in new york city for nearly two years. the thing I miss most is the unplanned days. the days you’d walk out your front door with no real destination in mind, but just begin walking. around every corner you’d discover a place you’ve never seen before or have always wanted to visit. you didn’t need an agenda. your feet would lead the way. miles felt like a neighborhood block. you didn’t realize the amount of ground you’d covered, until the next morning when your legs were tight + your feet ached.

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

so whenever I visit a city I set out on a destination-less adventure. the true gems are those you find when you’re not looking. the husband + I’s last trip to chicago was no exception. you can see more of where our wanderings lead us here.

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com

what I’m wearing ..

sheer paneled sweater: maison jules at macy’s.

dark denim: the loft.

hat: target.

wool-lined slip ons: TOMS.

long down parka: cole haan. old. [similar here].

more of favorites from maison jules:

 

sheer panelled sweaters to add a bit more fun to your winter wardrobe c/o LLinaBC.com