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Fashionista Friday: Style and Dezine Boutique

This week, a brand new boutique opened downtown Jamestown, Style and Dezine Boutique! I am so very excited to have this boutique in town, close to me! This boutique is close to my heart, not only because the owner, Nancy is a relative and friend, but I am good friends with Nancy’s daughter, my hairdresser, Janelle!

I grew up going and staying over at their home. It was alway my favorite place to have a slumber party! Nancy was that mom who just went out of her way to make you feel at home. I remember, one morning she made Janelle and I Mickey Mouse pancakes. I ate so many pancakes that morning, I couldn’t eat pancakes for years after! No matter what Nancy does, she always goes out of her way to make you feel at home, comfortable, and truly “full” in every sense of the word.

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It’s no wonder her first store in the small, local town of Edgeley, was a huge success, that they opened another in Jamestown. I couldn’t be happier for her! I was lucky enough to be there on the opening day, and you could tell, Nancy was just in her element. Doing radio announcements, chatting with customers, and taking time for everyone.

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I am now the proud owner of a new handbag and some super cute shoes thanks to the Style and Dezine Boutique! The handbag is so cute for fall! I can’t wait to pair it with a great blazer and scarf! I can be dressed up or down! The shoes are AMAZING! I have been looking for black flats! These have a little heel and could go with an office outfit to a casual outfit with jeans! I can’t wait to wear them!

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The new downtown shop has homemade soaps, stylish fashion from several different designers; dresses to tops, to boot socks to lotions, to shoes, to bags. They also have jewelry and fashionable undergarments and leggings. They have it all!

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If you haven’t, please go check it out! It is a wonderful boutique and so welcomed downtown Jamestown! Plus the boutique is so cute and industrial-chic! I promise, you’ll find something you will absolutely love!

Happy Friday, loves! Xo

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Fashionista Friday: Fall Essentials

Lately, it seems like a lot of posts are on fall! Can you tell I am a tad obsessed?! (: It’s been awhile since I have done a Fashionista Friday post, so here it goes… And on what else but Fall Essentials!

Lately, I have had a lot of people tell me that they love my outfit pairings for fall! I love fashion and I love fall, the two just mix well for me! Fall is the time of year when I have a shopping spree for new sweaters and boots, because as women, you know we just NEED those! There are few things that are better than getting new cozy sweaters and flannel for fall!  Plus, grown adults don’t go back to school shopping.

Today, I am going to give you the Fall Basics. The basics you need to have in your wardrobe this fall and every fall from now on to have the perfect fall look. These items are timeless, so no matter how much fashion changes in the coming years or decades, you’ll still look good!

  1. I love my yellow fall coat that I purchased on Zulily last fall! It’s not your typical coat, it has a warm and cozy, almost sweatshirt lining, and it is warm! Mine is a yellow mustard color, but you could get whatever color or pattern you’d like. I like pops of fall colors or warm neutrals! Patterns like hound’s-tooth or florals are also fun! Here, here, and here are some fun, fall coats!
  1. At a bare minimum, you should have two scarves. One for outdoor use and one for dress use. Scarves are a perfect fall accessory, plus they are functional! This year, blanket scarves are so in! Blanket scarves are bigger, cozier – perfect for the changing season. Plus, they could double as an outdoor/indoor/shawl, for more functionality! Here, here and here are some ideas! For storing my scarves, I have a cloth basket in our closet and I have a special scarf hanger, similar here.

  

  1. A blazer is perfect for fall because you don’t need a jacket over it. The great thing about a blazer, is that it is so versatile. You can dress it up or down with accessories, shoes, or the type of pant your pair with it. Ideas here and here.
  1. Booties/Boots. My love for boots and botties is a little ridiculous. Boots are like my weakness. I LOVE boots. I have more boots than I do regular shoes! It helps because they are so cute and can literally go with every outfit that you own. Here, here and here are some ideas.

  

  1. Basic Tees, Basic Tanks, Basic Long Sleeves. If you don’t have a few basic tees in white, black, brown, and navy…It’s time you get some…NOW!! I love basic tees because they can go with every single outfit, summer, fall, winter, or spring. You can pair them with blazers, sweater, cardigans, a scarf, or just keep it simple and plain.
  1. Sweaters/Cardigans/Poncho. The most essential part of a fall wardrobe is having enough sweaters, cardigans and ponchos for outter layering. I was anti-poncho for the longest time, but now, I kind of like them. A lot. They are warm and cozy. During fall and winter, the sweater or cardigan completes the look and ties everything together.

  

  1. Fall is also a great time to update your handbag or purse! There are so many great, new styles out that are functional and perfect for whatever look you are going for! I recently got myself a new bag and matching wallet. I try to get a new purse every year, just because after using it for year, it’s pretty much wore out! My old wallet, I had for several years. It was time for something different and more professional looking. I decided on a cross-body bag from Herberger’s, Nine West brand, similar here. It has three main compartments, perfect for wallet, phone, and all the little extras you carry with you. Plus it’s light! I hate carrying around a heavy purse!

  

  1. If you haven’t tried leggings yet, I am not quite sure what planet you are from, but you need to try them! For winter months, they make fleece lined leggings that are super cozy and warm. On the weekends, I have a pair of everyday leggings that I wear just to lounge around in. I love earing leggings with a long tunic or sweater or even a dress, particularly a denim dress and of course boots and a scarf! The biggest tip for leggings is making sure you are covered in the front and back. No one wants to see your butt sticking out. With the right outfit and accessories, leggings can be very flattering and not to mention, COMFY!

  

  1. Button-Down Shirts (Flannel or Denim). Words can’t express how much I love a good button down shirt or flannel. You can wear a button down shirt year round with any outfit. They are also great for layering with blazers, cardigans, and sweaters. If you haven’t noticed, fall is all about the layers. Here and here are some great button downs.
  1. I love fall dresses. Plaid, sweater, or denim fashion is just at its best in the fall! I love pairing them with leggings or tights and boots! A sweater dress looks great with just boot socks and boots! With thinner dresses, you can layer them with a cardigan or even a blazer for an office look. Here, here and here are some ideas.

  
There are all my fall fashion essentials. Most of these you can get for a reasonable price, and a few you probably own already, but didn’t know how to pair with what. Polyvore and Pinterest have great pairing and outfit ideas as well.

Happy Fashionista Friday, loves! Xo

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Fashionista Friday: Forever Anchored Boutique

Play-Suits. Rompers. You either love ’em or hate ’em. For me, I love a cute romper, but there has to be some guidelines. 1. No crazy prints. 2. Must be a comfortable material. 3. Must fit correctly. 4. Can be all one solid color like black, navy, denim, etc. 5. Shorts may be a different color that is stylish and looks classy.

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Some of these might make no sense to you, lets just say, I like my rompers classy. I don’t want to look like a pattern of pineapple hippies exploded nor, do I want to look like a six year old girl.

I saw this particular romper on Pinterest many times (and probably pinned it every time I saw it)! It’s just so cute and classy and something you can wear for date nights, weddings, or shopping with the girls!

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I found this particular romper, which I had to pre-order, from Forever Anchored Boutique! It’s a cute little online boutique (who’s site is currently under rennovations), out of Georgia! I had to wait about three weeks until I got this baby just because it was a pre-order item, but it was worth it! It fits perfect and is everything I could want in a romper!

Happy Shopping and Happy Friday!

What are your plans for the weekend?!

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Fashionista Friday: Fabletics

You may have seen a Fabletics ad in your favorite magazine or on a television commercial. I ordered my first outfit back in January when I started my new, healthy lifestyle! New and cute activewear is a great way motivated to workout! I am not sure what it about having something new in your fitness wear department, but it always makes me more excited to workout!

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Fabletics is great for that because every month they send you new picks for their latest activewear! When you first sign up, you have to take a computer generated quiz to find out what kind of workouts you do, where you do them, and what you like to show off (arms, legs, abs, etc…). By those results, they send you outfits that fit your own needs! You also enter in your sizes and everything is perfectly sized just for you, whether tall, short, skinny, heavy chested, or bubble butt!

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Don’t like the picks for a certain month or getting a new pair or set of workout clothes isn’t in the budget that month?! That’s okay too! Just simply login to your account and skip the month, otherwise you are charged a fee. Easy enough right?!

Fabletics is a fun and fashionable way to treat yourself once a month or however often you choose to get a new workout outfit! Fabletics activewear is all designed by Kate Hudson! It is made to also be fashionable enough to run errands and go out without looking frumpy! And it is so comfy! I not only wear my outfits for working out, but also on the weekends for lounging around the house! (I love me some good quality leggings!)

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Speaking of quality, Fabletics is made from quality materials and so far, from all the wear and washing, my outfits show no signs of wear! Plus, your first outfit is only $25!! How great is that!

Have a wonderful weekend! Xo

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Fashionista Friday: Maurices

Many of you have probably heard of the store chain, Maurices! It is one of the few stores we do have in our little big town, that I commute to. Maurices has a great variety of clothing, which is nice if you are located in a small town and don’t have a lot of shopping options!

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Sweater is from Maurices, my necklace is from our wedding! I loved it because I still can wear it with cute sweaters or tops to add a glam look!

A few years ago, Maurices used to have men’s clothing as well, but within the past 5-8 years they changed and now carry plus sizes! Overall, they have a lot of great clothes, whether for work, special occasion, casual, or even fitness (they’re newest line)!

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This is one of my favorite sweaters from Maurices! It is comfy and super warm for those freezing cold North Dakota winters!

I love Maurices because they make quality and fashionable clothing for you or as gifts, and it doesn’t hurt your wallet! I am a HUGE fan of their dress pants! Not to mention they have amazing shoes!! I have several pairs of their shoes, including heels! The heels are my favorite, well padded and actually comfortable! They are my go to shoe for work or any occasion!

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One of my work outfits for a conference! All from Maurices!

Their new fitness line is also fabulous! With my new lifestyle, I love getting new workout clothes to keep me motivated and stylish! Their clothes remind me of Fabletics, but less expensive and super comfy! They are my go to clothes on weekends at home! I also love their cute accessories! Scarves, necklaces, earrings, bangles, etc, Maurices has it all! They have all the cute chunky, vintage-y necklaces, similar to Stella Dot, but much cheaper. Their scarves are super cute for summer or winter or in between! I have a entire collection of them at home!

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Another work outfit.

For me, Maurices makes it easy and fun to shop! They have great end of season deals and they have everything I need for work, casual, church, and even fitness! If you sign up, you can get good coupons in the mail and also a taken 10 card, which once you fill up, you get $10 off your next purchase! It is a great store to shop that has a lot of different options and sizes for everyone!

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An outfit from yesterday, sweater and top are from Maurices!