Fall Capsule #1: Neutral Leopard


Today’s fun highlights:

  • All the neutrals (including leopard…so says Jenna Lyons) came to play in one outfit today…and I loved it.
  • Off today (and the rest of the Fridays in 2014). Hip hip hooray!
  • Brunch with the bestie B is the best, especially with biscuits (say that 5 times fast)!
  • The Husband  and I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies last night. They are super delicious dunked in coffee. I mean…I wouldn’t know that or anything.
  • We’re heading to IL this weekend to celebrate Christmas with The Husband’s family. Pizza, too many rounds of games to count, and probably a beer or two are in my immediate future (and more oatmeal chocolate chip cookies).
  • Also…less than a week until Christmas! Ahh! Where did the time go?
  • The only thing I scored this week during the crazy Target sales online? This hat, which is sold out online, but I used the store finder, order it online with the code JOY30, and picked it up THAT day in stores. Genius.
  • 70 outfits down. 4 to go! It’s the FINNNNNAAAALLL COUNTDOWN!
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • So much work to do before the break. So little time!

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


Outfit 70

  • On Target item: Merona Black Heels (exact)
  • Scarf: unknown (similar 1, similar 2)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (super similar – in affordable cashmere!)
  • Coat*: Old Navy (via Poshmark; super similar and afforable leopard options below)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (exact)

*Not part of the capsule, but outerwear doesn’t count!

Fall Capsule #1: Sometimes


Sometimes you wear outfits that you love, love, love (see here and here), and sometimes you wear outfits that are just meh. I’m not really talking about this outfit, because I do like this one (and the hat kept my hair dry from the misting rain), but about another outfit that I had planned to go up today (think swan shirt + leather skirt + blue tights).

I wore the outfit, took the photos, and went to go edit them, and just didn’t feel it. Sometimes, you just want to try something new (especially when you’re nearing the end of wearing the same 43 items over and over again), but once on, it’s not your cup of tea (or coffee).

Maybe black and blue doesn’t work all the time. Maybe blue tights (despite being awesome) just aren’t your thing. Maybe you should use your iron more. ;)

It’s not all success over here, folks. It never is! AS much, as I’d like for it to be! But that’s the beauty of this capsule challenge. It’s taught me a lot: I’m 100% not a minimalist, I like prints and patterns (the more swans, the better!), I like color, and I like to be unrestricted (for the most part) when it comes to what I can wear on any given day.

So while a lot of people may not dig this outfit (or the last one or the next one or the next next one), I dig what it has shown me! All that from a little 6-piece outfit, huh?


Outfit 69

  • On Target item: Merona Sleeveless Crepe Button Down Blouse (similar options below, perfect for layering!)
  • Hat: Merona, Target (exact – use code JOY30 for 30% and look in your local store!)
  • Watch: Target (exact)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (Winter 2013; super similar)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (old; super similar)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Life Facts


Life fact #1: When you find a evergreen wall, you take pictures in front of it. Even if there are boulders in your way….you’ll find a way to overcome.

Life fact #2: When you take pictures in front of said evergreen wall (after overcoming those pesky boulders), someone will walk out of the nearby Greek restaurant (a mere 20 feet away) and stare.

Perils of a style blogger, y’all.


Outfit 68

Fall Capsule #1: Basics and A Beanie


If this outfit doesn’t scream, I’m ready for the capsule to end (black and white is chic, not desperate, right?) and for the holidays to get here (festive scarf for the win), then I don’t know what else to do!

Let the countdown begin….4.5 more days of work until the Christmas holiday begins for this little style blogger (and 7 more outfits to go)!


Outfit 67

  • On Target item: Merona Red Plaid Scarf (love how holiday ready this scarf is!)
  • Hat: Old Navy (exact – yes, I’m obsessed with this one)
  • Sweatshirt: Loft (Fall 2013; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Watch: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Cell Phone Case: Madewell (this sold out this weekend, so check your local store!)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (old; see under $50 options below!)
  • Jeans: Loft (Fall 2014; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Spotted Plaid


The Husband took these photos after our Friday half-day outing. I had completely forgot that The Husband had taken the afternoon off, so when he  got off work at 11:30am, I was shocked to see him at home (while I was posted up on the couch, snuggling with Cooper, and still in pajamas)!

We made a fun afternoon of it (after I got dressed!) by heading to downtown Indy and window shopping, eating burgers, sipping mead wine (made with honey) at New Day Meadery (where you can try samples and play board/card games – a must try if you are in the Indy area), and learning Skip-bo (our first time playing and I won)!

We must have gotten lucky this weekend with fun activities, because B and her husband took us to the IU basketball game in Bloomington, and we had a great time at another winery (I promise I’m not a lush!), watching IU win, and devouring my favorite pizza ever (I promise I am a pizza lush!). All and all, a win of a weekend.

ps. If you missed it this morning, there are one million and one things on sale at Target right now. Practically everything I’ve mentioned in this post (and my last 20+ posts) are on sale. Check them out here (just use the code JOY30 for 30% off most things). And BONUS? If you use your Target Red Card, you can get a bonus 10% off Target brand items (like Merona, Mossimo, etc.).


Outfit 66

  • On Target item: Xhilaration Leopard Print Sweatshirt ($10 right now and also has matching leggings here – want!)
  • Hat: Old Navy (exact)
  • Gloves: Impressions by Isotoner, Target (exact – the absolute softest!)
  • Coat: Mossimo Supply Co., Target (Fall 2013; super similar)
  • Plaid Button Down: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (exactin brown too, which I also own!)
  • Ankle Boots: Mossimo, Target (Fall 2013; similar 1similar 2)