Blue Monochrome

Wearing blue monochrome look, J.Crew Factory navy gingham top, Patterson J. Kincaid cobalt suede skirt, fall 2014 look
Wearing blue monochrome look, J.Crew Factory navy gingham top, Patterson J. Kincaid cobalt suede skirt, fall 2014 look
Wearing blue monochrome look, J.Crew Factory navy gingham top, Patterson J. Kincaid cobalt suede skirt, fall 2014 look
Wearing blue monochrome look, J.Crew Factory navy gingham top, Patterson J. Kincaid cobalt suede skirt, fall 2014 look
Wearing blue monochrome look, J.Crew Factory navy gingham top, Patterson J. Kincaid cobalt suede skirt, fall 2014 look

| Outfit Details |

Leather Suede Skirt: Patterson J. Kincaid (sold out) ℅ Rue La La via Gift Card, Similar here and here | Navy Gingham Shirt: J.Crew Factory (on sale!) | Leather Fold Over Clutch: Halogen (sold out) similar here | Navy Blue Suede Booties: GC Shoes via DSW (last year) similar herehere | Lipstick: Clinque in Red-Y To Wear

Not feeling blue in this monochrome look! I'm all about shades of blue this fall season and this outfit has definitely been added to my favorites list. The trick to monochrome is to pick one color and choose similar tones throughout your look. Blue is such an easy color to try as there are so many shades to choose from, which all happen to go amazingly well with one another! The navy blue gingham top contrasts really well against the cobalt blue skirt making it look crisp and clean, while the matching cobalt blue clutch and navy suede booties were the finishes to touches to complete this monochrome ensemble. 

Thanks for visiting!

xo, Erica


Navy & Black

Wearing navy and black. Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, H&M leather pants, Charles David Navy Blue Suede Heels
Wearing navy and black. Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, H&M leather pants, Charles David Navy Blue Suede Heels
Wearing navy and black. Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, H&M leather pants, Charles David Navy Blue Suede Heels
Wearing navy and black. Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, H&M leather pants, Charles David Navy Blue Suede Heels
Wearing navy and black. Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, H&M leather pants, Charles David Navy Blue Suede Heels
Wearing navy and black. Loft Jeweled Plaid Shirt, H&M leather pants, Charles David Navy Blue Suede Heels

| Outfit Details |

Jeweled Plaid Shirt: Loft (on sale!) | Faux Leather Pants: H&M on sale!! (adore these pants!!) | Leather foldover clutch: Halogen (sold out) similar style and color here | Navy Suede Heels: Charles David (super comfortable!)

Hello loves!! I hope you all had a great weekend! We welcomed fall this past weekend by decorating the house and visiting the pumpkin patch with the kids. We even got to have our first bonfire of the season which just completed the entire weekend. I just love cool fall nights!

This season, I'm really into mixing navy and black. While mixing the two colors is a definite no-no to some, I can't help but love them together. The colors together feel so sophisticated and just look super chic. It's definitely a "rule" you ought to break!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xo, Erica


Style and Comfort

Wearing Old Navy Sweatshirt Dress, Wine colored Fedora, Wine colored booties
Wearing Old Navy Sweatshirt Dress, Wine colored Fedora, Wine colored booties
Wearing Old Navy Sweatshirt Dress, Wine colored Fedora, Wine colored booties
Wearing Old Navy Sweatshirt Dress, Wine colored Fedora, Wine colored booties

| Outfit Details |

Sweatshirt Dress: Old Navy | Fedora: Target (last year) love this hat here | Wine colored Booties: Tommy Hilfiger (old) similar style and color here | Purse: J.Crew - Very similar here

This is one of those outfits that features both style and comfort! This sweatshirt dress is one of those pieces that you literally want to wear all day because it's just so comfortable. It looks adorable with a pair of booties for a more dressed up style but looks equally great with a pair of Converses or flats for a weekend casual look. I also can not obsess enough over my wine colored accessories for this fall season, the color is such great alternative to wearing black!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

xo, Erica

Linking up with Rachel the Hat


Leather, Studs and Stripes

Wearing Tildon leather shorts, BCBG Paris Darron Pump
Wearing Tildon leather shorts, BCBG Paris Darron Pump
Wearing Tildon leather shorts, BCBG Paris Darron Pump
Wearing Tildon leather shorts, BCBG Paris Darron Pump
Wearing Tildon leather shorts, BCBG Paris Darron Pump
Wearing Tildon leather shorts, BCBG Paris Darron Pump

| Outfit Details |

Striped Blouse: Express (sold out) similar here, love this long sleeve version here (on sale with code "shopforfall") | Leather Shorts: Tildon | Studded Heels: BCBG

Leather, studs and stripes all in one outfit? Yes, please! I love an all black outfit with splashes of gold. It's just screams chic and sophisticated. I've worn these leather shorts on the blog about a month ago, (last seen here) and they are definitely one of my most favorite recent purchases. No doubt, I'll be wearing them again with some tights once the weather cools down a bit more. 

Now, lets talk shoes! If you haven't seen my Instagram, I posted these heels a few days ago while I was out shopping. I had to do a double take because they look almost exactly like the ever so popular Valentino Rockstuds but wayyy less. I'm talking about $925 dollars less! So you better believe it, I grabbed my size like it was no ones business and ran to the check out line. I do own a pair of the Valentino Rockstud's and I do have to say that these lookalikes are extremely close to the real thing, in terms of comfort and style. Highly recommend, your feet will surely thank you!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

xo, Erica




Overallin' it

Wearing denim skinny jean overalls, lace top and Charles David navy blue suede heels, fall 2014 look
Wearing denim skinny jean overalls, lace top and Charles David navy blue suede heels, fall 2014 look
Wearing denim skinny jean overalls, lace top and Charles David navy blue suede heels, fall 2014 look
Wearing denim skinny jean overalls, lace top and Charles David navy blue suede heels, fall 2014 look
Wearing denim skinny jean overalls, lace top and Charles David navy blue suede heels, fall 2014 look

| Outfit Details |

Overalls: Fire | Lace Top: Loft (old) similar lace tops herehere and here | Navy Blue Suede Heels: Charles David

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I am definitely no stranger to the overall trend that has swept the fashion world the last few months. I basically lived in my shortalls all summer long, so it was only necessary to find a pair that would equally fulfill my overall obsession in the colder months. My search ended when I was shopping at Nordstrom last week and spotted my new favorite pair in their junior department. I love the lighter wash and the subtle distressing throughout. I find them to be incredibly chic when paired with heels but they also look pretty amazing when paired with some converses for a more casual weekend ensemble. 

Have you tried the overall trend yet? If so what are your thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by! 

xo, Erica


Matchy Matchy

Xhileration Quilted crop top and matching quilted skater skirt, Pixxie Market Erin Wrap Heels
Xhileration Quilted crop top and matching quilted skater skirt, Pixxie Market Erin Wrap Heels

Xhileration Quilted crop top and matching quilted skater skirt, Pixxie Market Erin Wrap Heels
Xhileration Quilted crop top and matching quilted skater skirt, Pixxie Market Erin Wrap Heels
Xhileration Quilted crop top and matching quilted skater skirt, Pixxie Market Erin Wrap Heels

| Outfit Details |

Quilted Crop Top: Xhileration (n/a online, check your local store) | Quilted Skater Skirt: Xhileration | Leather Wrap Heels: Pixie Market (limited sizes left) or very similar here 


Can never go wrong with a matching two piece set! On one of my many weekly trips to Target, (yea, I visit this store way more then I should). I spotted this quilted crop top and matching skater skirt set. I immediately headed to the dressing room to try it on and fell in love. The skater skirt sits just high enough on the waist leaving only a slither of skin visible when worn with the matching crop top, ensuring a chic but tasteful look. Total price of outfit? $34.98! Simply can not beat it!

Thanks for reading!

xo, Erica

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So

Getting Fringy With It

Wearing ASOS leather mini skirt, Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Ankle Bootie
Wearing ASOS leather mini skirt, Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Ankle Bootie
Wearing ASOS leather mini skirt, Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Ankle Bootie
Wearing ASOS leather mini skirt, Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Ankle Bootie
Wearing ASOS leather mini skirt, Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Ankle Bootie
Wearing ASOS leather mini skirt, Koolaburra Zarin Fringe Ankle Bootie

| Outfit Details |

White button down blouse: H&M (old) similar here | Leather mini skirt: ASOS | Black fringe booties: Koolaburra | Black leather clutch: J.Crew (old) adore this one here

I just love the simplicity of a black and white outfit. Chic and sophisticated at it's finest! I purchased this leather mini skirt last year and although I don't get that much use out of it, it's a great little addition to have in your closet for those days when you want to feel a bit sexy and perhaps a little bad ass! I don't know what it is about leather but I can't get enough, so expect to see a lot of leather pieces this season! I also can't get enough of these suede fringe booties from Koolaburra. With fringe currently being at the top of the trends list, these booties are totally killing it! I always talk about accessorizing your outfits with a killer pair of shoes and these will definitely make some heads turn! 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!!

Have a great day!

xo, Erica


Talking Favorites + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Wearing Express Minus the leather seamed moto jacket, Three Pink Hearts Trixxi Dress from Kohls, Halogen Claudia zipper trim leather booties
Wearing Express Minus the leather seamed moto jacket, Three Pink Hearts Trixxi Dress from Kohls, Halogen Claudia zipper trim leather booties
Wearing Express Minus the leather seamed moto jacket, Three Pink Hearts Trixxi Dress from Kohls, Halogen Claudia zipper trim leather booties
Wearing Express Minus the leather seamed moto jacket, Three Pink Hearts Trixxi Dress from Kohls, Halogen Claudia zipper trim leather booties
Wearing Express Minus the leather seamed moto jacket, Three Pink Hearts Trixxi Dress from Kohls, Halogen Claudia zipper trim leather booties
Wearing Express Minus the leather seamed moto jacket, Three Pink Hearts Trixxi Dress from Kohls, Halogen Claudia zipper trim leather booties

| Outfit Details |

Black and white floral sleeveless dress: Three Pink Hearts by Trixxi Girl via Kohls c/o |  Faux leather jacket: Express (absolutely a new favorite of mine!!) | Black leather clutch: J.Crew (old) similar here | Black leather booties: Halogen

Happy Monday, loves! I hope everyone had a great weekend! 

Today's post is filled with lots of favorites! A clothing brand that is quickly filling up my closet with happiness, this must have faux leather jacket and these amazing leather booties, plus the announcement of the winner from last week's Blogiversary post! 

I'll start of by talking about Trixxi Girl, who was first mentioned on the blog last week (seen here). They're a Los Angeles clothing company specializing in junior dresses and sportswear. You can find their line carried in every major department store and I just can't get enough of their fun and fashion forward pieces. Definitely recommend checking out their latest collections available here!

I now want to touch base on some gorgeous leather goodies that are definitely going to be on heavy rotation this season. I've been on the search for a black leather jacket for quite some time now and finally found a winner at Express. I actually owe my latest obsession purchase to my good friend Gina from The Daily Express (her blog is amazing btw!!) Where she recently showed a pic wearing hers here! I adore this jacket so much and I am so glad that I decided to purchase it, I definitely suggest checking it out! Now on to the booties! No outfit is ever complete without a killer pair of shoes! These booties my friends, are amazing!! I picked them up during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale and although they were on sale at the time, I would definitely pay full price. They're actually quite comfortable and will give any look that extra wow factor. 

Now on to more important matters, The $50 Nordstrom Giveaway Winner is….




Congratulations Rachelle from Pink Sole!!!  Thank you so much for entering! I will be sending you out an email today!

Thank you to all who entered! I am excited to do more giveaways in the future!

I also want to take a quick second and thank Gina from The Daily Express for featuring me last week on her virtual coffee date segment! Click here to read a fun Q&A! 

Have a great day! 

xo, Erica



Fall Is In The Air

Wearing Loft floral long sleeve romper, wine colored booties, Fall 2014 look
Wearing Loft floral long sleeve romper, wine colored booties, Fall 2014 look
Wearing Loft floral long sleeve romper, wine colored booties, Fall 2014 look
Wearing Loft floral long sleeve romper, wine colored booties, Fall 2014 look
Wearing Loft floral long sleeve romper, wine colored booties, Fall 2014 look

| Outfit Details |

Floral Long Sleeve Romper: Loft | Wine Colored Booties: Tommy Hilfiger (last year) similar style and color here | Ring: YSL (limited colors) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli

It's officially starting to feel like fall! The nights here have definitely cooled down and I am absolutely loving it! A few weeks back I visited the Loft to shop some new arrivals and spotted this long sleeve floral romper. It's the perfect outfit for the transitioning of seasons since the weather can still be a tad warm during the day but chillier at night. I also couldn't resist breaking out my favorite wine colored booties that I wore many times last fall and winter. I linked a similar pair above and I highly recommend checking them out!

I also want to thank everyone again for all the continued support as I go onto my second year of blogging. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the sweet comments left on Monday's post. The amount of love I felt was just beyond appreciated. 

Don't forget, Sunday is the last day to participate in the $50 Nordstrom gift card giveaway! One lucky winner will be announced on Monday (9/15) Good luck!

xo, Erica

Thank you so much to Elle from Living in Color Style and Jacqueline from Stylin' in St. Louis for choosing me as spotlight of the week on their blogs today! Head over and check it out and don't forget to link up with them! 



1 Year Blogiversary!!

Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress
Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress
Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress
Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress
Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress
Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress
Blog Anniversary, ASTR High Neckline Leopard Shift Dress

| Outfit Details |

Leopard Shift Dress: ASTR | Pink Studded Clutch: Neiman Marcus (on sale!) | Gold Cuff Bracelet: ℅ Prima Donna | Black Ankle Strap Heels: Zara (old) similar here


Hello everyone!! I am so excited for today! Today marks the one year anniversary of Casually Styled! I can not believe it has been a year since I have started this blog. It has been such an amazing journey, one that I couldn't even imagine 12 months ago. This blog has been my way to express my love for fashion and to help inspire confidence in everyone's own personal style. I love to take risks and experiment with clothing and this has been my outlet for creativity. I thoroughly enjoy posting new content and seeing everyone's responses. I just can't thank everyone enough for taking time out of their day to visit my site and to leave such great comments. It means the world to me to have such a supportive team because without any of you, this blog wouldn't stand a chance. From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful to have such amazing followers. You guys keep me motivated and to be the best that I can be. 

To celebrate and to show my absolute gratitude, I am hosting my first ever personal giveaway! I will be giving away one $50 Nordstrom Gift Card to one Casually Styled follower! Giveaway is open to US and CAN residents only. Winner will be announced one week from today 9/15. Good luck!!



Thank you so much! Have a great day!

xo, Erica 




 

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