tweed + red.

tweed + red //

the weather has been absolutely unpredictable in iowa. it goes from 90° & sunny to 65° & rainy in no time at all. so dressing in layers is essential. you never know when you’re going to need to strip down. or cover up! my go to is always a blazer. it dresses up the simplest of ensembles. and provides stylish warmth.

tweed + red //

when I saw this cynthia rowley black & white tweed blazer at TJ Maxx, I may have screamed. classic & neutral, with endless possibilities. I knew I could pair it with any color pants. or any color top.

tweed + red //

and even dared to pair it with leopard-print flats.

blazer via tj maxx {similar} / banana republic v-neck tee / red skinny jeansdana buchman smoking flats / gold chain-link necklace via charming charlie {similar} /LC lauren conrad love woven bracelet / michael kors watch {similar}

tweed + red //

[it was really, really bright that day. see squinted eyes].

let’s hope warm, sunny weather is right around the corner.

cheers to a new week!

happy monday.


green + denim + leopard.

when I arrived at my parent’s house last weekend, I was reunited with a denim jacket ..that I wore in my senior pictures [as in 7 years ago].

add my green jeans + a little leopard print..

and voilà – outfit perfected.

so [J] & I headed out to the beautiful autumn scene that was my parent’s backyard ..

and got to documenting.

green + denim + leopard //

green + denim + leopard //

green + denim + leopard //

green + denim + leopard //

green + denim + leopard // LC Lauren Conrad {green denim}. white chambray shirt {similar}. leopard scarf {similar}. denim jacket {similar}. Steve Madden {leopard wedges}.

wear colored denim. & bust out those jean jackets.

happy tuesday.

dear kohl’s…

can I be your spokesperson?


I go in.

get so, so excited about my finds.

then jump up & down when I see the “you saved” amount on my receipt.

I’m still smiling about my latest visit …

floral + green denim //

floral + green denim //

floral + green denim //

floral + green denim //

top: LC Lauren Conrad Floral Chiffon Blouse {similar}.

bottom: LC Lauren Conrad Color Pencil Jeans.

shoes: Candies Platform High Heels {similar}. I spotted these heels in the clearance area for $11.99. [I still cannot believe the amount I paid for them!!]

it gets better… I had a $25 gift card, $10 in “kohl’s cash,” and they gave me a 15% off scratch ticket. my grand total for my outfit: $13.65.

christmas clearly came early this year!! :)

& for when the temperatures dropped .. throw on a blue blazer.


today will go down in history for the 1st outfit post on ‘little lessons in a BIG city’.

[thank you [J] for the beautiful pictures. you’re a trooper].

woooooo hoooooo.

happy tuesday ♥