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Quote of the Week

I was totally going to blog about my favorites from High Point Market today, but I totally lied because the gaggle of pics are taking forever to upload and Mama’s gotta go to yoga…  so #hpmkt post tomorrow!  Plus it’s still going on, so who knows what other yumyums could pop up.  In the meantime, I saw this quote over the weekend on our girl Janae’s Instagram and had to share it.  Have truer (or more succinct) words ever been spoken?  My verbose self said it in a big fat mouthful in this post, but Mark said it in 8 words.  Mark wins.

Have a great week!!!

xoxo,

6 Perfect Work Staples for Fall

So listen – I’m no OP and I’m no Julia from Gal Meets Glam – I wear my Cougar sweatpants to get coffee in the morning, not my couture…  aaaaaand my budget is a little more Target Chic than Chanel.  That said… I do have pretty discerning taste when it comes to what I put in my closet.  I love a good staple (they’re so hard to find!), and I try not to buy anything that I don’t really need or don’t absolutely love. Ye know – that whole quality trumps quantity thing.  Everything on this list I have either tried on or own, so I can vouch for all of ‘em.  Here are my favorite hardworking pieces for work this Fall:

1 - Faux Leather Skirt in Aubergine, ZARA, $59.90 (There’s nothing that feels or looks “faux” about this.  It is buttery and flattering and delicious.)

2 – Vintage Brass Bar Monogram Bangle, BIXBY & BALL, $34 (Karrie bought this on one of our last spins through Bixby, and now I think I must have it – looks great layered with a few bangles)

3 – Mira Pump in Vapor Grey, MADEWELL, $168 (Equally stunning in Bright Flame)

4 – Striped A-Line Dress, TOPSHOP, $135 (look at the fun detail at the waist)

5 – Shawled Sweater Coat, ANTHROPOLOGIE, $198 (This is so flattering & cozy on!! More of a sweater than a coat, so it’s perfect for Fall, and for Winter in a warmer climate.  Also comes in ivory and in black, but I loved moss.)

6 – Reversible Leather Tote, NORDSTROM, $48 (I like it best in color: black/hematite)

Happy Shopping!