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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: Red, White, and Blue

With about two weeks left before the 4th of July, have you thought about what your are wearing?

We will be going out to the Southwestern part of our beautiful state of North Dakota, to Medora! Medora is were the old west comes alive again! Medora is known for the time Teddy Roosevelt spent there, it’s beautiful painted badlands, and the Medora Musical! I can’t wait! It’s Taylor and I’s first time going there together! Even though it will only be a day trip, I am happy to get away for a mini summer road trip!

The 4th is always special to us because the 5th is our wedding anniversary, and the 6th, my birthday! I have always loved the season of late June and early July, so to have everything crammed into one big, fun weekend is wonderful.

Just this week, I ordered my fourth of July outfit! I got it from the Red Dress Boutique! It’s a red, white, and blue, stars and stripes kind of dress and it is adorable! I absolutely cannot wait to wear it! I will post picture later!

Today, I will be sharing my top picks for cute, summery, and fashionably patriotic outfits for your big summer holiday!

This outfit is perfect for that summer BBQ or a fun 4th of July fest

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This dress is fun, flirty, and delicate for those summer date nights! Pair it whith a fun pair of wedges or flats and you are good to go!

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The fourth of July isn’t complete without boots and stripes! This dress will have you ready for any festivity! Necklace here.

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Have a classy event to attend over the fourth?! Here are some pics for you! Top, Pants, Shoes, HatDress.

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A white dress is always a perfect option for a summer holiday!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!!

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Fashionista Friday: Modern Vintage Boutique

Once again, it is Friday. But this Friday is very different from most of my Fridays, I took the day off and am spending it getting things done around the house! Even though I am busy, I love being at home, not have a schedule, or having to put make-up on and go somewhere. It is just the bliss of the simple things.

Right now, I am writing to you from my patio outside the front of my house. I have a large mason jar of lemon and strawberry infused water, and I am ready to share with you about a wonderful, little boutique that I love and my last weekend, date night shinadigans!

Last weekend, Taylor and I finally squeezed in a date night! We hadn’t had time with spring planting and with me working. It was a thunderstormy afternoon and we both could get away.

We went out to eat at a local, downtown restaurant, where we enjoyed Chicken Alfredo and Steak with Shrimp. (Can you guess who had what?! Yes, I love my cheesey, gooey, carbs!) It was wonderful.

Then we went to the Pitch Perfect 2 movie. It was okay, but definitely not as good as the first. I would still reccomment seeing it if you have already saw the first one, but don’t let your expectations be too high.

Anyway, here is what I wore:

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A lovely, white lace dress from the Modern Vintage Boutique and the best part, it was on SALE!!

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Modern Vintage Boutique is filled with trendy tops, skirts, dresses, and of course the basics like camis and tanks. Right now, they have lots of super cute Fourth of July outfits! I have been looking for something cute for that weekend because we are taking a roadtrip to the Southwest part of the state and attending the Medora Musical the night of the fourth. It is also our second anniversary and my birthday weekend. I am just happy to be getting away then and having a little mini vacation!

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Anyway, the MVB has your back and style for any occation! Along with this dress I purchased a Christmas/New Year’s Eve dress for my office Christmas party this winter! I know, it’s too early to be thinking of snow and Christmas again, but it was only $18 and it’s a gorgeous, red, strapless gown! I am so excited to wear it!!!

MVB also has some guy clothing too for that special man in your life! I haven’t personally purchased anything for Taylor from here, but it looks like good quality clothing!

Happy Friday, loves!

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Fashionista Friday: Red Dress Boutique

This week’s Fashionista Friday shout-out is to my newly favorite boutique, The Red Dress Boutique! They are out of Georgia, but they have a website where I do all my shopping from, and also a Facebook and Instagram page!

They have new arrivals everyday at 10 AM! And let me tell you, if you want something, get it! They sell out FAST! And most times, things are rarely re-ordered back in stock, probably the only downfall to this RDB! I love this boutique because they have a lot of unique pieces that are great for work or a night out, and every occasion in between!

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They not only have clothing, but also shoes, scarves, jewelry, and super cute handbags! They are the perfect site to find a complete outfit!

This week, I wore my new hot pink pointies (From the Red Dress Boutique) with high-waisted skinny dress pants, a sheer royal blue blouse and a statement necklace!

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My other outfit was navy dotted dress pants with a sheer white blouse (Red Dress Boutique, I couldn’t find the exact one I ordered, but here is another similar one) and heels.

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My last outfit was a periwinkle blue vest (Red Dress Boutique), Ivory Sweater, skinnies, and booties.

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If you sign up for texts, you get an extra 10% off your entire order and you’ll get follow up texts on sales and pre-shopping! The Red Dress Boutique has most definitely become on of my favorite places to shop! The sizes and prizes fit my budget and my body perfectly and its the perfect place to shop for some new spring clothes!

Happy Shopping, Fashionistas! And Happy Friday!  Xo

 

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Fashionista Friday: PinkBlush

It is our first Fashionista Friday here at The Life of the Dakota Farmer’s Wife! From now on, every {almost} Friday I plan on sharing my favorite shops, boutiques, fashion tips, my weekly outfits and more with you! I am so excited about this because I love a good maxi dress or finding a new boutique! I can’t wait to share my personal favorites with you!

Well, here we go!

Have you ever heard of PinkBlush?! Well, it is an online boutique that specializes in women’s fashion and also maternity fashion for all of you pregnant ladies out there! I have several pieces that I purchased from PinkBlush or PinkBlush Zulily. I love shopping here because it is trendy and they have all the latest fashions, it is inexpensive, and it is fast shipping! If you are looking for your Easter or a cute spring outfit, check out PinkBlush! Here is the link:

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They have one of a kind blouses, tunics, dresses, and bottoms. This week Wednesday, I wore a PinkBlush dress/tunic with black leggings, cream boot socks, and cream colored boots paired with a red/maroon statement necklace. This look is great for in or out of the office! Plus it is comfy for putting in those long winter hours!

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Here is my workday look; Today, I chose another PinkBlush blouse paired with skinny jeans, flats, and a statement necklace! I love this look for a casual, but cute Friday look! You can easily transition this look from office casual with jeans to a mid-week office look by pairing it with a pencil skirt! Or to the weekend with skinny jeans and heels!

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Another great reason to go to shop at PinkBlush right now, is their “End of Season Sale”!!! Stock up on winter tunics, sweaters, and blouses for next fall and winter! Lots and lots of great sale prices! Plus, if you spend over $50, it ships free!! It is a great time to check out all their latest fashion and stock up for next year! I always love a good bargain! The best time to shop for winter is in the spring and the best time to shop for summer/spring is in the fall! I have personally saved so much by waiting until the end of season sales to buy new clothes, therefore, it is my favorite season to shop!

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping! Xo