Loft Flash Sale

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Who doesn't love a good sale to start off your week. I was perusing my favorite places last night and came across a Loft flash sale. Bless them, I needed a good sale to cope with knowing Monday was around the corner. The sale is only good until 11:59 AM today so shop it quick! 50% off on sale items and fall favorites. I picked through some of my favorites.

Stitch Fix September

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Whoo hoo it's Friday! I am ready for the weekend. The weather has been pretty gloomy lately and made for one long week. Unfortunately, the weekend doesn't look much better, but maybe it calls for some cozy movie nights. 

I also thought it might be time for another ol' reliable Stitch Fix post. I got this a few weeks ago thinking ahead to fall and got some great pieces! Let's dive in.

A denim jacket is a closet staple. Everyone needs one hands down. My favorite one I got in a Fix years ago. This one was definitely comfortable and soft. Think cardigan but denim. A really great option if you are looking for one. Unfortunately I am still on the hunt for a good boyfriend fit jacket so this one went back. I debated ordering a bigger size but it's more fitted for a woman's figure, which just isn't what I need.

I must admit this one I was on the fence about. My stylist knows me well and told me to give it a chance. The positive is it fit really great. For me the downside is it just isn't my style. I don't love a hi-lo cut and the pattern is little more boho than my personal style. That said, if boho is your thing this would be great for you!

This I loved the instant I saw it. Blue is  my favorite color, has been forever. Oddly enough though, I don't have any blue like this in my closet. It's always nice to add something different. French Connection is such a great brand. I love their classic vibe with an edge and this is no different. This textured material is like a thicker waffle knit. It's a little cropped too so great for a high waisted jean. It's not meant to be off the shoulder but it wants to sit like that for some reason. A big win!

(same / same)

This one I relly debated on for a bit. I wasn't initially sure I would like it. I tried it on and kind of liked it. I debated for a while before inevtiabley deciding it wasn't for me. The pattern isn't 100% my style, although I didn't mind the silhouette. I linked up a few similar options I did like.

This was the other win piece for me. I loved this the second I saw it. It has everything I love, grey? Stripes? Yes, please. I love the balloon sleeve too, but a more fitted silhouette. I have a couple of balloon sleeve tops but they were loose. I like the contrast of the dramatic sleeve on this one. A keeper

Which is your favorite?

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Casual in my Converse

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Hey all! So guess who finally jumped on the Converse train? This girl! I know, I know not exactly ground breaking stuff but I had to share it. I have wanted a pair for a while and honestly wasn't sure if I could pull it off. There is a casual-coolness about them that I wasn't sure I possessed. I didn't want to look like a poser. I realized though that I like to play around a lot with fashion and try on many looks, so who cares? Here I am!

Wedding Style Jumpsuit

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Happy September! It's been a crazy busy weekend. My aunt got married this weekend, we had family come in from out of town and some stayed with us. It's always good to be with family and we got to do a lot with them. Introduced them to the Minnesota State Fair , showed them our new house and bonded over Parks and Rec. A good way to spend the last weekend of summer.

We have been waiting for this wedding to come for a long time. So I have had a lot of time to think about what I wanted to wear. I was looking everywhere and I came across this jumpsuit. First, I thought I was being pretty original wearing a jumpsuit. Turns out both my sisters and a cousin wore one too so there goes that, ;) Second, this just felt like an homage to what she wore at my wedding. She wore a red dress with a rosette, gorgeous dress. This tangerine with a ruffle reminded me of her dress immediately. I knew I had to have it. Plus a jumpsuit at a summer wedding felt a lot more comfortable than a restricting dress.  Good for dancing too, albeit I am not a the greatest dancer I have a good time. Plus,my daughter was a flower girl so I knew I would be chasing her around. It was a good idea as she didn't do one thing I said all day, le sigh. I am not someone who typically wears such a bright color, so when I do I try to keep it fairly neutral elsewhere. My jewelry was all Rocksbox. I picked a few items I knew would be perfect for this. I opted for all rose gold, because obviously. I decided on an earring versus a necklace because of the neckline and put my hair up. I kept the shoe neutral because the jumpsuit is the star. I linked up the exact jumpsuit and some similar options for shoes.

Jumpsuit| Selfie Leslie
Heels| Chinese Laundry (similar / similar)
Earrings + Necklace| Rocksbox (use code mymonochromaticlifexoxo for first month free)
Lip| Sephora
Eyes| Too faced 

Rainbow Bright

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It's that time of year, earlier than I thought. The time where you need a sweater in the morning but by the afternoon it's too hot. This usually happens in early fall and late spring. Layers are a necessity or lightweight long sleeves. It's hard t find something that is both warm enough for this time of year but isn't super dark and fall-like. 

Enter this sweatshirt. On one of my many many weekly Target trips, this caught my eye. I mean, it is quite colorful. More so than I typically go for, but the washed our rainbow had a very 70s vibe that I am very into right now. Then I saw this little felt heart detail and thought it was too cute. I was hesitant at first to buy another sweatshirt, but it's super lightweight. Like one of those sweatshirts, you would find in a beach town. I wore it this Sunday when it was chilly and it was perfect. Warm enough for a windy day, but not too thick for when the sun comes out. I will also say I sized up to a medium because it's junior sizing.  I do like a rainbow vibe for summertime. I could also see this with some cutoffs and a ball cap for a boat day too. For running errands, I paired it with some high waisted jeans and kept the summer vibe going with these sandals. I picked the rose gold to be as colorful as the sweatshirt. Kept minimal accessories as well for a casual feel. 

What do you think?

Top| Target
Jeans| Nordstrom (similar / similar)
Shoes| Macys (similar / similar)
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Fall Shoes with Target

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Happy Monday! I know it's been quiet around here, but it's only because my life has been crazy busy.  Lots going on this week that has been taking up my time. I am going to try and get back into it, starting with this post. As much as I hate to say it,  I am excited for Fall. I don't want to wish away summertime but I do love Fall. Let's not talk about what happens after Fall, just enjoy the moment shall we? Fall is all in the stores at this point. On my multiple weekly visits at Target I have noticed that their shoe game is strong this season. One of my friends got some cute mule slides and I thought I would do a little round up!

Mondays Work Wear

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Happy Monday! Back to the grind today as one of the last Mondays of the summer :( I can't believe it's almost over. It's been a really busy summer around here and such a different summer from the last one. New house and a new job have kept me pretty busy. I've been on the go a lot more so I need my work clothes to match. I've been piecing together some items and these are some of my favorites.

In my job and I am driving about half the time and in buildings half the time. Some buildings are cold, some are warm and sticky and I got to be prepared for both. The same principle I apply to Fall dressing in layers. These pants from Express I have had forever. It's my favorite work pant cut, super flattering and works with all kinds of shoes and tops. I really should buy these in other colors because it's just the most flattering pant for work. Fitted, but not uncomfortably fitted for meetings. I like to pair it with this sweater tank I bought from Loft early in the summer (several sizes on sale 40% off through tomorrow).  You'd think it'd be too hot in this sweater material but it breaths really well and tucks in easily. These DSW slides have been my go-to all summer as well. Black and white is kind of my forte so these essentially go with everything in my closet. Casual enough for summer, but dressed up enough for work. For layering, this denim jacket has served me well. Summer is a bit more casual around here so a classic cut fits the bill. I can wear it if I am cold, or sometimes I just drape it over my shoulders if it's not that bad but I don't want to expose my shoulders. You can definitely trade out this sweater for another tank, or slide sandals, but this look can be recreated multiple times for these last precious summer weeks.

Top| Loft (similar / similar)
Pants| Express
Shoes| DSW
Jacket| Just USA (similar / similar)
Necklace| Tess + Tricia 

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Rocksbox Wedding Style

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One of my favorite things about Rocksbox is when I have an event coming up, I can bundle and get some great new pieces. Sometimes the items I get from them aren't always what I need so I typically exercise the swap option. It's probably my favorite thing about Rocksbox so you can ensure you get exactly what you want. This month I am attending a wedding and I wanted a little refresh for it. I think I got some really great pieces.

Lace + Tortoise

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Hey all! I am back. Just needed a little break to get a few things in order. I am ready to share a few fun things I have gotten recently. I previewed this on Friday during a little haul but I put a full look together to meet some friends for dinner. 

I have to admit, a social media ad got me on this one. I saw this come up on my feed a couple of times and I clicked on it. Historically Shein has been hit or miss for me but this is a serious hit. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality for the price. I think the black color hides it well, but also the lace is really beautiful. I had a similar top but I could never quite make it work. Lace can be a little rigid but this lays very delicately and pretty. The scalloped neckline is also a nice detail I think. Adds a little something extra around your collar line. For sizing purposes I did size up. I am typically a small but got a medium, in my experience Shein has more of a junior sizing. I might have been able to get away with a small here in the length, but the shoulders might have been snug. In all, I am glad I went with the medium. It's actually fairly long too so you could leave it out over some faux leather or moto leggings or even front knot it. 

I paired this with some BP jeans I got from Nordstrom about a year ago (linked up some similar ones under $100). I pulled out these old mules as well. I am starting to get a little antsy for Fall, am I the only one? This Tess + Tricia necklace I got from Rocksbox (code mymonochromaticlifexoxo for 1st month free!). But I want to highlight these earrings I got from Target. I saw them and feel in love. I really am a huge fan of a tortoise pattern so that was the first thing, but then mixed with the gold was so different. I liked that it's a bit of a statement earring but it's not so big that I can't wear it to work. It complimented the elegance of the shirt so well I had to wear them. Plus who doesn't love an affordable earring?

Pants| Nordstrom (similar / similar)
Shoes| Nordstrom (similar / similar)
Necklace| Tess + Tricia
Earrings| Target

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Linen Summer Top

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A few weeks ago I went to Chicago for the 4th of July holiday. Not only was I there to celebrate with family, but to enjoy some of my favorite Windy City past times. One of them is visiting one of my favorite boutiques. I mean, it has an online shop, but I love to shop in person whenever I can. Plus their shop is to die for!

July Stitch Fix

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It's that time again. I got my most recent Stitch Fix in and I was ready for a little refresh. I always try to limit my shopping around Stitch Fix time in case I fall in love with all the pieces.  I love Stitch Fix and if you haven't tried it I really encourage you. I have loved it the more I communicate with my stylist the more on point the pieces are. That said, I am at a point where I am being really picky and only keeping pieces I absolutely love.

Best Sweater Tank

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Annnnnd it's Monday again. Back to the grind. Who's not ready for a new day? Me either so let's not and say we did. Instead of work outfit, I thought I'd take it back to a fun boat cruise I did a couple of weeks ago and the best sweater tank I have ever worn.

Rocksbox July Edition

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I have been working with Rocksbox for a little while now and I have to say I get excited each time one arrives. My jewelry collection has easily doubled in size and I have been introduced to jewelry brands I would not have normally known about. Take Dusk for example. I have loved so many of their pieces, you start to get a sense of your accessory personality.

Summer Bright Pants

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Is everyone saled out yet? So much going on and as much as I love a good sale, a gal needs a break. Oddly enough basically everything I am wearing today is old, not new at all actually. So a stark contrast to all the things I have been posting this week already. 

Target Deal Days

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Happy Monday and deal days! Lots and lots of sales going on this week. Coverage is pretty heavy on a few so I thought I would take a peak where it really matters to me. The Target Deal Days. If you are like me,  you are at Target several times per week. I went to Target two times in one day just a couple of weeks ago. Target= life. 

Floral Summer Dress

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It has been hot, hot, hot around here lately. Heat and humidity is a real hallmark of a Minnesota summer. So as much as we want to be outside it can be a little uncomfortable. What I try to look for are light and airy outfits. Sometimes even a denim short, as cute as it is, is too heavy to wear. Enter here a great summer dress. Light and breezy and cute to boot!

Flutter Sleeve

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Happy Wednesday party people! So I have to admit I have been sitting on this look for a couple of weeks. I promise it's worth it. A few weeks ago we went out to dinner for my sister's birthday. She picked this cool taco place in St. Paul, Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar . I wasn't sure how fancy it was, but honestly, there are so few opportunities for me to get dressed up so I took it. This boutique recently opened up in a town nearby and I went to check it out.

Favorite Travel Items

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Happy Monday! I am back at work after a little over a week off of work. It's safe to say I don't want to go back ;) In the last 10 days I moved out of my old house into a new one, traveled to Chicago for the Fourth of July and back again. It's been a really busy 10 days and I am glad to be home. In my recent travels, both moving and otherwise, I had to live on limited items. I had a few favorite travel pieces and some new great additions I wanted to share with y'all!

Last Minute 4th of July

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Hey all! Ready for the shortest post ever? ;)

The Fourth of July is a big holiday for us. Our family in Chicago area throw a big backyard party with games, fireworks and adult beverages. It's a really fun day and definitely worth the long drive. We'll be making a short trip of it this year. With all the change around here we have to get back, but plenty of time for a fun, patriotic outfit. 

I typically keep it pretty simple. Very minimal patterns. Sometimes I'll sport a little star or 'USA' but that's about it. I pulled together  a few quick pieces for you to show your 'Merica spirit. All are from brick and mortar stores so if you don't have anything yet you can run out and get it. 

Happy Fourth of July! How are you spending the day?

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Rocksbox: June Edition

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Happy Tuesday! So I have to admit I have been sitting on this post for a while. When my Rocksbox arrives I get excited and always try to show it to you quickly, however, I like to live in the pieces for a little bit before I review them for you all. This time I really wanted to focus on super delicate pieces. I really go low key in the summertime with jewelry.  So everything in this box are super easy pieces that you can wear every day. Let's go!

I was really excited about this one I love a little marquise and, hello rose gold! I love a little blingy piece for a necklace that isn't too much that I couldn't wear it to work. This definitely fits that bill. It is a little smaller in person than I realized. It's also a little shorter than I realized too. You can adjust it but it doesn't get that long. I'm not partial to short necklaces, just a personal preference. It would be good for layering, but I do that less in the summer. I would say this lays about at your collar bone. Good for an off the shoulder top or V-neck top.

These might be my favorite piece. I don't know what it is about arrows but I just love the silhouette. Just so cute and fun. These dainty little studs are perfect for everyday. I have worn these most days since I got them. I love them. Simple and chic and they go with everything, plus a little sparkle!

This I love too. I have wanted a circle ring for a while. I am also a big fan of negative space in jewelry so a circle is just perfect for that. This is super lightweight. So much so some times I forget I am wearing it. It's rose gold again because I can't get enough of it. I have worn this one to work a bit, but I think I would prefer to wear it out to dinner or on the weekend. The bling is a little fancy for work. The pave stones are kind of flashy and a bit much. I truly love this one and would be a great addition if you are looking for something similar.

There you have it! Do you have a favorite piece? Which one should I keep?

Also, if you haven't got a Rocksbox yet use my code mymonochromaticlifexoxo for your first month free!

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