Monday, October 20, 2014

Southwestern Fall Style

Outfit Details:
Dress: Borrowed from Elana
Beaded necklace & Bracelet: Mitla Moda
Combat Boots: Secondhand
Woven Textile Bag: Mitla Moda
Turban: Indego Africa (on sale, sold out now)

Hi everybody; Dus of Cuddly Cacti here again! Yesterday we had a high of 83 degrees over in Austin, and so dressing for fall basically means dressing for summer but not dripping in sweat, which is something I'm perfectly ok with, especially since the evenings have been gorgeous and I sat in front of an open window with a light sweater as I got this post up and ready for you guys. I feel like I usually wouldn't pair a green necklace with white, but I liked the look and it was easy to match the bracelet and top it all off with the gorgeous autumnal-hued bag and my go-to shoes right now - these combat boots.

You can see how the always adorable Elana wore it here, a post that just happens to be perfectly fitting for this time of year! I hope you've been able to enjoy some of these wonderful fall activities lately as well!


Friday, October 17, 2014

One Cool Cat

Hey there friends! This is Katie wearing probably the simplest outfit ever- a sweater, skirt, and wedges. But what a sweater it is! As soon as I saw Amy had put this quirky piece up for swap I have wanted to try it out. It is just so fun and adorable! My husband took my outfit photos on this day and he inquired where I got the sweater. When I told him it was a swap item he said, "Oh, that's too bad, it looks like something you would love!" Indeed husband, indeed. (Hint, hint) :) .

Sorry for the appearance of my ankle :/ I bashed it up pretty hard playing tag on the playground with my students. It actually looks better in these photos than it did at first. I am notoriously clumsy though, so this shouldn't come as any surprise. I'm always getting bruised, I guess you can just call me a peach?

I'm enthralled with this photo of Amy, I love everything about it from the pattern mixing, fun textures, and THAT BAG. Ok, I'm done. But seriously. See the full post on Amy's blog here

I hope you have a splendid day, and an even more fabulous weekend! I am working at a 'Spooky Science' festival for work painting faces and doing science experiments, so it should be a good time. What are you up to?

God Bless,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Frills and Froth

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Hellooo! I hope you're all enjoying fall so far. It's actually my favorite season (I'm not a fan of the dry heat we have to endure out here most of the year!) because I enjoy wearing all those cute wool hats, tights, scarves, layers, and just everything else I can't wear during the summer.

Here's an outfit from earlier in the summer, featuring a gorgeous mint green dress borrowed from Hannah. It was actually one of her Stylish Surprise packages from ModCloth (they do these "grab bag" type deals every now and then where you spend $10-15 and receive a surprise item worth $30-$200+). She really lucked out--it's such a beautiful dress which interesting texture on the skirt.

The mint color is bold enough on its own, but I wanted to pair it with an equally saturated color and chose pink. I styled it with my colorful hot air balloon necklace, a pink striped clutch, and white flats (which are nearly invisible, thanks to the grass).

Outfit Details:
Mint fit and flare dress (borrowed from Hannah; Minuet via ModCloth)
Gold metal belt (came with another dress)
Hot air balloon necklace (c/o Sincerely Sweet Boutique)
Pink striped clutch (c/o Sole Society)
Gold flats (Dollhouse)

Hannah | Ashley | Jessica

Hannah kept it sweet and simple by pairing it with black strappy heels. I love Ashley's girly take with her pearl headband and pink belt, as well as Jessica's effortless accessorizing with neutral colors. Don't forget to check out their posts for their outfit details (links are under their photos above).

How would you style this dress?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Roam Free

Hi there!  I'm really excited to post here today because I'm wearing something completely out of my comfort zone: Pants!  When Hannah let me borrow this super cute top, I was unsure if it would work as a dress or a blouse.  Since it's nowhere near tights weather in California and I'm not one to wear super short dresses, I decided to break out my black jeans for this outfit.  I really liked the outcome, actually.  Maybe if I added more cute tops to my wardrobe I'd consider wearing them more often.  Mayyyyybe.

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Top- Borrowed from Hannah
Jeans- Zara
Shoes- UrbanOG
Hat- Forever 21



I love how just a few different accessories can change the mood of the entire piece.  Definitely feeling Taylor's 60's vibes!  To see the details on Hannah's or Taylor's outfits, click on their pictures above.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Saffron & Cinnamon

Good morning, Flock Together readers!  It's Sammi from The Soubrette Brunette, and today I'm styling this fantastic vintage dress from Katie!  It definitely feels like fall here, and this outfit made me feel both collegiate and cozy.

yellow vintage dress

This is a slightly different silhouette from what I normally wear, and the color isn't one that I usually gravitate towards, either; yellow can be really tricky on me, but I actually really loved the way this turned out.  And isn't the front pocket adorable?  I initially thought about wearing a blouse underneath this dress, but it just didn't look right, so I opted to layer this little jacket over it instead.  This soft brown blazer was a very lucky Goodwill thrifting find, and I love getting to bring it out of my closet in the fall!

mustard dress
brown blazer
vintage dress
Outfit Details
Dress: swap from Katie
Blazer: thrifted
Belt: from another dress
Flats: old

I absolutely adore how Katie styled this dress -- she looks so chic in her headscarf and sunglasses, and I love the gloves and handbag!  It's hard not to style this dress with vintage flair, but it actually turned out to be a pretty versatile dress.  I guess it could be called a classic!  How would you like to style this frock?

Have a great start to your week!
xox Sammi

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Goin' to a Rumble

Outfit Details:

Leather jacket // ModCloth (old - similar here)
Strawberry blouse // borrowed from Sammi
Sunglasses // eBay
Lipstick // MAC MAC Red

Good morning, friends!

I borrowed this darling strawberry-printed blouse from Sammi over the weekend, and while I initially wanted to go with a sweet, vintage look, we had quite the week at our house that changed my tune. After a week of very little sleep and kicking my kids' colds' butts, I felt like breaking out the tough-girl style, and I really like how it turned out.

I love those days where the outfit seems to create itself without any effort at all. This was definitely one of those days and one for the books. I'm sure I'll be reaching for this style many more times this fall.

I hope you're all having a lovely week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Zoology 101

Well, hello. Did you miss me? (Of course you did.) It's Elana from Room 334 here again, this time showing you how I styled Lisa's animal print crop top. Here's my thing with crop tops: I really like them. I do. As someone who wears high-waisted skirts often, the idea of pairing them with crop tops is pure genius to me. I've never been one to be a fan of showing off my stomach, but I have to admit that I'm kind of digging the sliver of skin peeking out if it's done in a classy way. My problem? Since I'm on the, uh, short side at only 5'2", it's rare that I find a crop top that's actually cropped on me. You could say I'm a little bitter. 

So, yes, this top isn't actually short enough to be cropped on me. And yes, I was a little disappointed. However, I decided to make the most of of it. Why let the crop top win? Layered under a dress, I don't need to be reminded of my height, or lack thereof. Instead, I got a new way to style one of my favorite dresses. In fact, it's quite possible that this dress (originally from Urban Outfitters, but I got it in a Facebook swap) is my most worn item that I own. It gets more wear than I'd care to admit. Because of that, I'd thought that I had figured out all of the ways I could possibly style it. Leave it to Lisa to loan me a top that completely breathed new life into my dress. I couldn't get over that print, and I'm pretty sure I need it in my life now so I can always wear this combination. 

While I decided to go with mostly black for my styling of the top, Lisa proved once again to be the master of color. She always puts together the best combinations that I would never think would work (orange, red, and blue in one outfit?), but end up looking flawless together. Is this outfit adorable or what? 

Well, that's all I have for you today, but thanks for stopping by! Head over to Room 334 for outfit details, as usual.

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