When it comes to my everyday outfits, I`ve learned to embrace my kind of hectic schedule, and I actually like dressing the part. My look is typically what I`d call cute casual, with a pair of high heels tucked away under my desk, of course. I also strive to dress in quality clothes; the kind that only look expensive. (I hunt down almost everything I wear at major discounts, because who wants to pay full price? Shopping is a sport, after all. #cardio) Most afternoons I leave the office to run errands, snap photos for the blog, and jump behind a computer screen or a cup of coffee at a nearby caf for my next meeting. A roomy carryall bag, comfy flats, my beloved paper agenda, and a sweater (I swear, I`m cold everywhere!) are essential for me. And once home, I`m happy to kick off my shoes and unwind.
This Fall, one of my favorite trends is the leather trend. Not just for leather jackets and great bags anymore, I`ve noticed bits of leather sneaking it`s way into every inch of fashion, and I love it. While hunting on a T.J.Maxx assignment this week, I found SO many adorable pieces with leather details [i.e., sweet leather pockets, leather sleeves, great leather booties, leather clutches, leather jacket after leather jacket (and I wanted them all), the list goes on].
Of course, the second I spotted the leather-sleeved cardigan/jacket, I knew it was love. The leather sleeves make this cozy sweater look more dressed up, though I still get to feel like I`m wrapped up in a great big sweater. Perfect for the especially long days from office to blog. And I could not walk out of the store without that bag. It`s a tote, with shorter top handles and an extra long strap, plus it`s covered in just the right amount of gold spike studs. It`s also designer, at a fraction of the price. I about died in the aisle. Me and the bag, we had a moment. I also snatched up a glossy black nail polish and a new shampoo and conditioner from the ever-expanding T.J.Maxx beauty department. All in all, I`d say it was a pretty great shopping trip!
Then it was home to throw my feet up, toss my gorgeous new bag on our coffee table, and back to blog work I went.
What I Wore: Leather-Sleeved Sweater Jacket (c/o T.J.Maxx) // Stadium Tank // Distressed Boyfriend Jeans // Designer Spike Studded Black Leather Tote (c/o T.J.Maxx) // Nude D`Orsay Flats // Gold Polka Dot Iphone Case // Gold Rings // Coffee Table Books: Style Me Pretty Weddings // InStyle Parties // The Perfectly Imperfect Home // FASHION: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels
And stay tuned, there are still more Fall-inspired T.J.Maxx posts coming at you over the next few weeks and months. Be sure to follow along here on the blog, andon instagram with the #maxxinista hashtag. (Did anyone catch those gorgeous designer leopard calf hair pumps I spotted earlier this week on instagram? #swoon)
Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about. At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here`s to rockin` your real deal.