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Fashion and Lifestyle Blog by Kelssey Layton | Styled Blonde

Shopping Secrets

My best kept shopping secret? Don’t limit yourself to only shopping the women’s section! I very proudly own pieces from both the men’s & children’s sections too. For example, I have men’s camo pants {the perfect boyfriend fit}, boy’s sweaters from Crew Cuts {much cheaper}, & several vests and tanks from the girl’s section. One of my favorite out-of-department purchases? This faux fur vest from the girls section at Target!
Chambray: H&M similar here / Faux Fur Vest: Target kids- in stores only similar here, here, & here/ Maroon Skinnies: Forever 21 similar here / Necklace: Bauble Bar / Bar Necklace: Jane similar here / Cut Out Boots: TJ Maxx similar here and here/ Bow Bag: Kate Spade similar save option, splurge option

I stumbled upon this faux fur vest while searching for this polka dot puffer vest {bought that too}! It’s at a perfect price point & is a great fit! This vest is not yet online but I linked several other great options!

Also, I want to mention this fabulous necklace from Bauble Bar. It was my first BB purchase and I absolutely love it! If you’ve never checked out their jewelry, I encourage you to go look!

I wore this ensemble last night to an event at The Limited with my favorite twins from The Double Take Girls. They were so much fun & have such great style!

Enough of my rambling… Enjoy your Wednesday!!

Outfit Details

Let’s talk details.
Small outfit details can really make or break an outfit. They can gussy up a look & take it from plain jane to totally complete! Of course jewelry is an easy way to add to any outfit. Details like cuffed jeans & a half tucked shirt are also ways to change things up a bit!

Top: J.Crew Factory / Skinnies: American Eagle / Ankle Bootes: Target {similar here} / Watch: Kate Spade via Nordstrom / Statement Necklace: Mindy Maes Market / Personalized Necklace: Very Jane {similar here} / Belt: Target / Purse: Forever 21 {similar here}
FYI: I will caution you with the fact that my husband HATES this half tuck look. He gave me the evil eye when I asked him to photograph this outfit for me! (thanks anyways babe!) So if you plan on taking this look for a spin, don’t expect it to be a hit with the boys!
On a more positive note, I scored this J.Crew Factory top for a great price during a recent sale. I think it will be super versatile this fall… Wearing it under vests, sweaters, and jackets for a polished look or over a graphic tee for a more fun style!
Tomorrow is the last day to enter my Instagram giveaway!

THE Plaid Scarf

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past year, you know just how popular this Zara blanket plaid scarf is! I finally got my hands on it & I’m so happy I was able to snatch one up! One thing you need to understand is just how LARGE this plaid scarf is… Let’s just say they don’t call it a blanket scarf for no reason.
THE Plaid Scarf by Washington DC fashion blogger Styled Blonde
THE Plaid Scarf by Washington DC fashion blogger Styled BlondeTHE Plaid Scarf by Washington DC fashion blogger Styled Blonde
THE Plaid Scarf by Washington DC fashion blogger Styled Blonde
THE Plaid Scarf by Washington DC fashion blogger Styled Blonde
THE Plaid Scarf by Washington DC fashion blogger Styled Blonde
Jean Jacket: Old Navy / Scarf: Zara {similar below} / White Denim: American Eagle / Leopard Flats: Payless {similar here} / Kate Spade bag {mine is the Kate Spade Villabella Avenue Quinn, a similar version is here}
 This blanket plaid scarf is perfect for chilly football games, bonfire nights, & September afternoons at the outlet mall 😉 It can easily be paired with neutrals like I did for this look or you can make it a little more edgy with a biker jacket & mixing prints!
Unfortunately, the Zara plaid scarf is sold out & unless you are willing to pay $100+ on Ebay for the exact version, you might want to check out some of these retailers with similar plaid scarf options here, here & here!
& today is your LUCKY DAY! You have a chance to win a Zara blanket scarf in addition to lots of other goodies (Kate Spade agenda, Starbucks gift card & the Essie Fall Collection)!! Find the details about entering my giveaway HERE!