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After much researching, I decided to bite the bullet and get my own domain name and continue posting from there!  It allows me to have much more control over how my site looks — though to be honest, there’s still A LOT to learn.  I’m thankful to have my husband to help me with the technical bits as we learn and figure it out together!

There will not be posts at this web address any longer, everything will be posted to www.greyetal.com

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planewear

Sweater: Free People

Tank Top: Hive & Honey

Scarf: Brightly Twisted

Leggings: Splendid

Shorts: Current/Elliott

Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita

Flats: Restricted

Since I officially fly out to Mexico in two days, I thought now would be an appropriate time to post about what I like to wear when I’m traveling.  And that would be leggings.  Whether it’s a roadtrip or a plane ride, if it works with the weather, I will be wearing leggings.  Some of the other things I like to wear on a plane are a chunky cardigan with a lightweight top underneath so I’m ready for whatever temperature the plane or airport are.  This is particularly convenient when traveling to a much warmer climate, because the cardigan can be quickly stashed in my carry on when the plane lands.  I also love scarves for a similar reason — scarves can be used as a blanket or a pillow or as back support if the seat is super uncomfortable.  And, when it’s not serving one of those purposes, it can hang from my body and takes up no extra space!

Depending on how chilly it is where I’m leaving from I’ll either go straight to the sandals I know I’ll be wearing the whole vacation, or I’ll wear cozy flats.  If I wear sandals I tend to throw a pair of socks in my carry on for on the plane to keep my feet warm.  My main requirement for footwear when I’m traveling is comfortable — sometimes running is required to make a connecting flight!

Another thing I like to do when traveling to a warm climate is roll up a pair of shorts in my carry on to switch into either on the plane or once we land.  They don’t take up much room and that way I feel like I’m ready to start my vacation right when I land!

Everything in this post is from Piperlime AND under $100 excluding the jean shorts(great alternative here!).  I love Piperlime for their selection — so many great pieces at all different price points!  I do recommend reading the reviews when purchasing online — there’s a lot of helpful information there!

this post is  not sponsered by piperlime — just like their clothes yo!

lemon shorts

In two weeks I will be on my way to Mexico to shoot a destination wedding and therefore resort wear is pretty much all I can think about.  I was browsing the Victoria’s Secret website and came across these shorts.  I love the happy pattern and the cutoff edge — perfect thing to wear to lunch at the resort!

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pink skirt fourTop: Forever 21

Skirt: Express — similar here

Heels: Bandolino — similar here

Clutch: Express — similar here

Necklace: Express — similar here

Earrings: Macy’s — similar here

Where: out to eat with my husband

Why:  This skirt is one of my favorite pieces for dressing up or down.  I’ve worn it many times with a chambray shirt or a slouchy cardigan to be casual, but with a top with a subtly sultry cut, some kitten heels and bold lipstick it’s perfect for a date night.  A little ruching on the hip can do wonderful things for your bum!

I also decided to play with a faux bob hairstyle — it’s a really simple way to make your long hair short for a night!  I basically just curled my hair like normal and then rolled the ends up and bobby pinned them to the nape of my neck, pulling little pieces out around my face.  Glamour has some great tricks to recreate the look here!

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Shirt: Kohl’s

Camisole: Express

Jeans: Express — similar here

Boots: Aldo — similar here

Bracelet: gifted Tiffany and Co.

Earrings: Mainstreet Marketplace

Where: errand running and to the studio.

Why:  With what’s currently in my closet, this is as close as I can get to a monochromatic look, something I’ve been loving lately.  I picked up this shirt on sale a few weeks ago and didn’t realize how perfectly it went with these jeans until I got it home.  I love the pairing — especially with the world’s most perfect boots.  I wear them all the time — they’ve got a slight wedge to give me some height, they’re nice and tall to keep me warm in these Wisconsin winters and they go with just about everything.

I got these earrings shopping with my aunt in her hometown when I was in college for $10.  The triangle shape drew me in and now they’re in my ears probably 75% of the time.  They were the inspiration for my trillion cut engagement ring and they’re getting a little worn — I’d love to find another pair but it’s proving to be a difficult task!  Do you have a great cheap jewelry find?  I’d love to hear about it!

Bloglovin

After much researching, I decided to bite the bullet and get my own domain name and continue posting from there!  It allows me to have much more control over how my site looks — though to be honest, there’s still A LOT to learn.  I’m thankful to have my husband to help me with the technical bits as we learn and figure it out together!

There will only be posts here at this address for a few more days and then everything will switch over to www.greyetal.com

You can follow me over there by clicking here!  Stop over and say hi — there’s lots of good content to come!

Thanks for your support!

Shift Dresses

 

1- Nanette Lepore  2- Thakoon  3- TopShop  4- Target  5- ModCloth  6- ModCloth  7- ModCloth  8- Thakoon  9- JcPenney  10- Calvin Klein

Shift dresses are the perfect dress to wear while shooting weddings.  Dress pants would be acceptable to wear for the job that I do, but let me tell you, when I’m in a room full of beautiful weddings guests I feel a lot more confident in a hot dress!  A high neckline and a fitted, knee length skirt allow me to to my job just as well as pants do.  Lately I’ve been drooling over these dresses, in particular numbers eight, nine and ten.  Perfect for a working wedding day, or for a day at the office!

leather blazer

I love anything with leather trim and, lucky for me, it’s been super on trend this winter.  Both of these blazers fit the bill.

The left one is Maje from NET-A-PORTER and comes in at $515.  The right is from Jennifer Lopez’s line at Kohl’s and was $84 but is now on sale for $42.

In other news, Jennifer Lopez  wore this sweater from her Kohl’s line when she appeared on Ellen last week.  I love when celebrities(or anyone, really) mix high and low pieces to create an awesome look.  You can build a great closet at any price point!

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floral stripe one

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floral stripe four

floral stripe three

Trench: JcPenney — similar here

Top: GAP — similar here

Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Tights: Kohl’s

Boots: Kohl’s — similar here

Necklace: Charlotte Russe — similar here

Where: to the studio.

Why: For a long time now I’ve been interested in trying the floral/stripe trend — but this is the only striped shirt I have in my closet, and my only floral skirt was all pinks and oranges, and I just couldn’t quite make that leap.  I needed a skirt that just had a little bit of blue/navy in it.  Enter this skirt that I picked up on sale from Charlotte Russe for $5(in store, the link still as it at $25).  It has a black band that I didn’t love, so I just folded that part under and was much happier with how it looked!  I was pretty excited about this overall look — I love it when the new ideas in my head work out!

Since it was about 16 degrees when we were shooting these pictures I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to show you my trench coat!  It’s just a classic trench — tan and fitted with a belt that I never actually use as a belt.  I prefer to just tie it — easier to get on and off and lends itself to a more casual look.  It’s not too thick, but it does keep the wind out, much appreciated!

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Sweater: GAP

Jeans: Old Navy

Booties: Vince Camuto — similar here

Earrings: Lia Sophia — similar here

Necklace: gifted

Nails: Essie Repstyle

Where: errand running

Why:  I had been searching for pieces just like this since a Piperlime ad that paired tan and red orange together — I love the pairing!  And amazingly, both pieces are major steals from the after-Christmas sales.  I got this sweater from GAP, on sale with a coupon, for less than $2.  And these pants were the same thing — on sale for $13.50, with a $10 off coupon, $3.50.  Wahoo!

In other news, how cute is this necklace?  I know it’s cheesy given my profession, but I love pretty much any piece of jewelry that involves a camera.  Would you wear jewelry that matches what you do for a living?