Bow Sweater: Kohls / Gingham: Target / Camo: American Eagle {mens!} womens option here / Nude Pumps: Steve Madden / Necklace: Mindy Mae’s Market c/o** / Bracelets 1 & 2: Mindy Mae’s Market c/o** / Watch: Kate Spade / Double Pearl Earrings / Bow Bag: Kate Spade options here, here & here
** Save 10% on your entire order with code ‘kelsslayt’

I am so excited to share these pictures with you! My husband, Jake, typically takes all my outfit photos. With very little prior camera experience, it has been a learning process! However, I was lucky enough to partner up with Michael & take a few outfit photos in downtown OKC! {If you’re in the OKC area & need any pictures, I highly recommend him}

I would be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that this is one of my favorite outfits to date on Styled Blonde. It is the perfect mix of prints, layers & girly/tough styles. 

Last year I searched high and low to find the perfect pair of camouflage pants. I ended up hitting the jackpot with these American Eagle camo pants from the men’s department! {If you didn’t already know, I love shopping other departments} I’m obsessed with their boyfriend fit & the thicker material. Paired with nude heels + a little sparkle + bows & gingham, this outfit just came together perfectly! 

If there is anything from this outfit that I’m convinced you have to have, it is this bow sweater. Designed by the one & only Lauren Conrad, you can find it at Kohl’s {which means sale prices & coupons to add on top}. 
I may have mixed three different prints in today’s look but I dare you to take a stab at mixing two patterns this week! Share your look on Instagram & tag me 🙂

Photography by Michael {}

Yes, you read that right. Holiday shopping.
With stocking stuffers lining the Walgreens aisles & Christmas trees on full display at Hobby Lobby, it is time to face the facts. It is time to start thinking about all the gifts you need to buy for friends & family!

As a total OCD planner, I have been buying Christmas presents since this summer. Whenever I stumble upon a good sale, I always think about who I will need to buy gifts for & if it makes sense to buy it for a certain person on my list. I have found some exceptional deals this way & saved a lot of money in the long run! I hate waiting until the last minute on anything, so this is the perfect way to keep myself sane and my bank account happy!

Although Black Friday is known as the big “sale” day, I have found that many stores have higher prices on that day than other sale days. Although you can get great deals on those big ticket items, don’t always buy into the buzz about great sales and it being the best time to shop!

If you set your sights on who you need to buy for & what you want to look for now, you are much more likely to save big! Christmas shopping gets expensive and I like to spread that cost out over a couple months as oppose to squeezing it all in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

So with that said, let’s take a look at some of the items I have on my list to buy for friends & family. I will be stalking websites and deal sites to find the best time to buy. I rarely buy a gift without some type of discount or sale! 

Below are some great items that might not perfectly fit someone on MY list, but they are a great price and might be appropriate for someone on your list! 

I plan on sharing a few “Holiday Shopping” posts with new sales & deals as we get closer to the happiest time of the year. Stay tuned for more options that might make their way under your tree! 
ALL items on sale… Click to shop!

After a <c r a z y> week I am here to do some confessing! Let’s get straight to it….

1. I confess that this week I featured several items in my outfit posts {like this dress & this jacket} that were part of my Le Tote box. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first ordered it, but I easily wore everything in the box at least twice in the week I had it! I should be able to get one more box in before the month is up & I suspect it will be just as good. If you haven’t looked into ordering a Le Tote, I think you should check it out!

2. I confess that even though my husband is in the military, I don’t often get to see him in uniform. Lucky for me, he had to wear his cammies one morning this week and As handsome as I think he is, seeing him in uniform just makes my heart stop! Marines in rolled sleeves anyone? 😉

3. I confess that faux fur vests are one of my favorite trends for this season! You can literally throw one on over almost anything… Flannels, blouses, dresses, & the list goes on! I have this option from H&M, this one from the girl’s section at Target, & this from the women’s section at Target. {Here are great options, all under $50}

4. One more Target purchase to rave on? These wedge booties. Comfortable enough for me to wear at school all day & cute enough to go with lots of looks! Even though I really want these Kate Spade boots, I guess I will have to stick with this Target pair for the time being. Shucks.

5. I confess that Thursday & Friday are parent/teacher conference days at school this week. It made for a looooong Thursday night but I am done at noon today. I cannot wait to go enjoy this beautiful Friday afternoon!

Well, that wraps up all of my secrets for today! I am linked up with A Blonde Ambition for this wonderful day of confessing. Go enjoy your weekend girls!