2018 Gift Guide: under $50

1. Cozy blanket $38

Who doesn’t love a night in with a cozy blanket??

2.Cookbook $29

New recipes and adorable pics of Chrissy and John? WIN

3.Champagne toppers $29

Up their champagne game with these yummy toppers!

4.Rose Quartz Roller $40

The latest trend in skincare, rolling! Plus rose quartz is supposed to attract love!

5.Candle $38

Let’s be real, everyone likes a good candle!

6. Beauty dust $38

Good skin starts from the inside,out!

7. Fuzzy Slippers $29

Chic, cozy and fuzzy……. enough said.

8.Winter accessories $14

Winter gear isn’t always cute, but this hat is adorable!

9. Personalized Nameplate $40

A custom personalized necklace is the perfect accessory that will never go out of style.

10.Scarf $30

Tie it in your hair, or on you purse, or around you neck…… the options are endless with an adorable scarf!

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Falling into fall

Well all know by now that some of my favorite things include: fall, fashion and dark colors! This outfit embodies all three and I have to admit, this is probably one of my fave looks to date!

With the weather getting chilly having bare legs can be not super practical but my tip is to pair your adorable skirts with some over the knee boots. Not only are they sexy and still show the perfect amount of skin, they also are warm!

In my opinion there is nothing worse than an actual button up fitted skirt of you have a booty like myself because sitting down in them means you are praying you don’t pop a button and flash everyone! Lol THANKFULLY this skirt is a faux button up! So it’s comfy and no need to worry about sitting lol

Paired with a back cami and leather trimmed blazer to dress it up a bit. But the final touch is that makes it the perfect fall look. The hat! If you follow any other fashion bloggers on ig you know this is a staple . (And if you aren’t following me on IG, that makes me very sad…… so before reading any further go follow me at @pamelakieck so we can be friends again)

The fall wide brimmed hat is perfect to tie a look together and for those days when you wanna look cute but you have stretched the dry shampoo as far as it can go…….. we have all been there am I right?

Only thing that this perfect fall look needs is a PSL!

Skirt: Eloquii Plus it’s on sale for $16!!!!

Tank:C/O Torrid

Blazer Just fab

Boots:Stuart Weitzman

4 ways to style my favorite wardrobe staple: the leather jacket

One piece in my wardrobe that I can’t live without has to be my leather jackets! They are warm, versatile, and add a slight bad ass edge to anything you pair it with. While my weekend go to look has been a leather jacket, hoodie, a vintage band tee, leggings and boots. There are a million ways to rock this style staple! I’ve rounded up my 4 fave ways to style mine:)

My weekend uniform: hoodie, leggings, boots, scarf and leather jacket

Look 1: The Jeans and tee

The classic jeans and a tee are a favorite look for many. And while it is simple you can easily dress it up from looking sloppy to looking polished. Here I paired my skinny jeans and tank with a grey leather jacket and caged booties. This look is perfect for brunch with the girls or just being your go to girl on the go look.

Look 2: The dressed down dress

There is just something about a draped jacket over your shoulders. It gives any look an instantly polished and chic vibe. Here I paired the draped jacket look with a floral midi dress, dad sneakers and a fanny pack to give the perfect combination of feminine and athleisure.

Look 3: The Pop of Color

While black is a classic, adding a pop of color with your leather jacket is always a great way to add some fun to your look! You can go monochromatic like I did in the above look or have fun mixing it up with other colors and patterns to create a look all your own that is guaranteed to turn heads.

Look 4: The Statement Maker

I love to make a statement with my wardrobe! And what better way to do that than with my favorite piece! My leather jacket goes perfectly over a sleek bodysuit. I love a good bodysuit, they are comfy, chic and hug your curves in all the right places. Then I added a leopard wrap skirt, cage booties and the perfect belt bag. Perfect for a date night.

My MFW 2018 Style

Once a year, Milwaukee hosts a 3 day event to celebrate amazing fashion, beautiful models and talented designers! Milwaukee Fashion Week is always a whirlwind weekend and this year was no exception.

Hosted at Potowatami Hotel and Casino, this years festivities raised the bar exceptionally higher from previous years! Thanks to the sponsorship of Kesslers Diamonds, The Spa at Plastic Surgery Associates and Selfie Styler.

I was able to attend all three nights of shows which means I had to have 3 kick ass outfits for the event! Every night I decided to go with a completely different vibe and they ended up being some of my favorite outfits to date.

Night 1: I went for a highly chic look while breaking the largest fashion “rule” in the book! White after Labor Day! This puffed sleeve, white blazer dress with matching white booties gave me the power suit vibes of my dreams. A shocked back pony and minimalist makeup tied the whole thing together.

Dress: c/o Eloquii

Booties: c/o Eloquii

Purse: Target

Night 2: I wanted to go for a rocker chic vibe. I found this vintage Aerosmith tee got $7 while thrifting and knew I had to have it ! It was the perfect shirt to tuck into this vinyl, zip front mini skirt. By giving this look more of an edge with silver western inspired boots, tiers feather earrings and a mustard velvet clutch, I knew this was a perfect look for MFW! A dark Smokey eye and a funky twisted side hair style completed this rocker babe look.

Skirt: c/o Eloquii

Tee: Vintage Similar

Boots: c/o Woman Within

Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott

Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (exact color sold out but same style)

Night 3:

For the final night of MFW I chose a more casual look. A flowy, dark floral dress and a leather jacket draped over my shoulder was perfect for the occasion. Adding a sporty touch to it with bright white “dad” sneakers and a fanny pack. A half top knot to play off of the casual chic vibe was the perfect final touch for this years grand finale show.

Dress: old Target Similar

Jacket: c/o Eloquii

Sneakers: c/o New Balance

Fanny pack: ASOS

The look for less: Fall 2018

We have all flipped through magazines, lusting over the outfits that celebrities have. But unfortunately I do not have the bank account of Beyonce so for me I use these images as inspiration for my own wardrobe. And Im challenged to find a way to find similar pieces on a budget. So, I decided to make it a monthly topic on the here! I will pick 4 amazing celeb street style looks and find where you can recreate them for a fraction of the price!

 

SJP SPLURGE PRICE: +$5,000

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MY PRICE: $440

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RHW SPLURGE PRICE: +8,000

BLAKE’S SPLURGE: +$3500 

MY PRICE:$195

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SJP SPLURGE: +$1500            (even though the suit is only $160 the accessories of this look are pricey)

My Price: $162                                                       TopPantsShoesPurse

 

Fall 2018 Shoe Trends

I have already rounded up some of top apparel trends for all, but what about the shoes?!?! Lets be honest shoes can make or break an outfit. So which shoe trends are making its debut and which are making a comeback this season? Here are the Top 5 hottest shoe trends for Fall 2018.

 

1.The Dad Sneaker 

This trend is here to stay for the rest of the year. The chunky, 90s, dad sneaker are a staple for the season and lets be honest at least the comfort level of these will be amazing.

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2. Architectural Heels

This season normal stilettos are boring, the new trend is to have heels with some fun architecture to the heel. Round, pyramid and even Kitschy heels are all over the runways. This is a great way to add some flair to an outfit without being TOO out there.

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3.Western Inspired

Western Influence is all over ever trend this season, so its only obvious that western inspired shoes and cowboy boots be a hot trend!

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4. Bows

I like big bows and I cannot lie! Bows of all sizes are all over shoes this season. This can also be an easy trend to do for a DIY for some of the shoes you already own!

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5. Kitten Heels 

Kitten heels are a shoe with a heel 2in or lower. They are easy to walk in and they are another staple shoe for the season!

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Finding My Happy Place

 

Recently I went on a journey to find my Happy Place, literally! Last weekend I made the trek down to Chicago with my Blogger BFF Katherine Clemins of @katherine.clemins…….. GO FOLLOW HER NOW…….. Ill WAIT.

 

So Happy place in Chicago is an interactive experience and an instagrammers heaven! But being there made me think that being in a happy place shouldn’t just  be a day trip ( even though you still totally should go visit it, since it is only in Chicago till Sept). It should be a mindset that we always follow. In life we are always on the go, busy with everything imaginable, so we need to take the time to have some little things in our day that help us ensure that we are in a constant state of Happy Place. What are mine?

  • Drinking enough water
  • Taking the time to put down the screens and engage with people (still a work in progress on that)
  • Eating healthy
  • Reading for fun and for personal growth
  • Spending one night at home and not do ANYTHING work related
  • Studying and researching anything fashion
  • Podcasts
  • Bubble baths

My challenge  to you this week is to make your list of what you need in life to prevent a burn out and to be in your happy place!

 

Now on to this adorable outfit!

Dress: c/o Eloquii

Sandals: Asos (old)

Handbag: Chloe lol jk its from Express(sold out) but doesn’t look like a CHLOE!