Instagram lately!

I always love doing a little round up here of all the fun that is happening over on Instagram... give me a follow there if you aren't already for lots of behind the scenes fun and of course, plenty of extra style and outfit inspiration on the regular. The past month or so has been all about getting into the fall groove with my wardrobe... lots of layers, lots of texture and lots of coziness, which is my favorite part about this season.

I love grey and caramel brown together in the fall... these stretchy jeans are officially the best and I always get so many compliments on these very comfortable loafers. (sweater, henley, bag)

A huge portion of my Instagram outfits are weekend looks for sitting on the sidelines at my kids' sports.  The weather is always a challenge so I'm usually wearing plenty of comfortable layers like this sweatshirt and sneakers. (jacket, less expensive jacket, jeans)

Sweater season is OFFICIALLY here and I couldn't be happier!  This gorgeous cashmere sweater is a great price and the perfect color for fall. (sunglasses, bagloafers, jeans)

This flowy cowl neck top has quickly become a favorite (and it's available in a lot of colors!) paired with jeans and a plaid scarf it's perfect for busy days! (bag, shoes)

Did I mention layers!?!? Oh yes, lots of layers.  A classic quilted vest is always a good idea for a little extra warmth and style. I love it paired with a striped top, naturally. (jeans, hat, boots)

I have a thing for cream colored sweaters... I don't know what it is. They are just so easy to wear.  I love pairing them with a pair of distressed jeans and loafers for an easy and quick fall look. 

This sweater vest is seriously SO cozy! I adored this outfit and was tempted to wear it two days in a row (but I didn't... maybe I should have?). It was perfect with a simple tee underneath and skinny jeans. (bag, similar leopard shoes)

We were traveling both days this past weekend for sports and the weather forecast was all over the place.  I chose easy to mix and match pieces like a leopard sweater (similar), a simple black t-shirt, skinny jeans, leather-look leggings and a trench coat (similar).  It ended up being the perfect mix of pieces all weekend.  And of course, this bag is always my go-to for weekends away. (similar loafers, boots, grey twist-front top)

instagram style lately!

Fall is in the air people! And by in the air, at this exact moment I mean, in my head. After having a cool end to August and a cool start to September we are in a full on heat wave with near 90 degree temperatures.  And to be honest, it couldn't come at a worst time.  I LOVE fall and I LOVE summer...  when it's actually time for fall and summer and not the other way around. You know?  I feel the pain of all you gals in the southern states just begging for cool temperatures. I about melted into the metal bleachers at a football game this weekend and a trip to the apple orchard this weekend as a family left us all sweaty and grumpy.  Can we get fall back? Like now!?!?

Until then, we can use this Instagram inspiration from when it actually WAS feeling like fall a few weeks back and then be as patient as possible to start layering and sipping warm drinks again.  Patience is a virtue friends and I have to remind myself of that continually.  Until I master it... here are some of my favorite Instagrams as of late.

For a trip up to Northern Michigan recently we spent the warm days at the beach and cool nights bundled up in layers.  This beach towel is a favorite of mine... other travel necessities include my 'boat and tote' bag, this cozy jacket (or less expensive option)and a pretty purse.

If you've been following along on my Instagram, most of my outfits are centered around sports and traveling to sports.  This outfit proved the perfect travel outfit when we drove to Indy recently (which, BTW - love that city!).  Cozy loafers, classic skinny jeans, a striped top, and most importantly my car-ride necessities: a cashmere wrap (this one is on sale!) and this tote.

Dressing for soccer games is one of my biggest challenges... it's warm one minute, cool the next... and I need to be comfortable and (hopefully) a little stylish too.  Easy white skinny jeans, a v neck tee and Birkentstocks are the perfect outfit in my opinion (now soccer in the rain is a different story!).  And this little jacket (or less expensive option) is a new favorite and quite warm!

It's crazy to think that just a week ago I was sporting all these layers for a football game after the sweat shesh we just had this past weekend.  But this vest & sweater combo were perfectly cozy for a fall morning on the bleachers.  I love the loop detail on this sweater (find it here or here).  Paired with distressed jeans (similar) and ankle booties was the perfect fall look in my book!

I'm having a pretty serious sneaker moment lately... and really, when they are this stylish - why not!?!?  This pair is black calf hair, I mean... yes please! (also shown, jeans and rug)

I will never turn away a fresh striped top (or find more sizes here)... I love the button detail on this one.  Paired with a scarf for chilly mornings and my mom uniform of skinny jeans/flats/tote - this is the perfect running errands/busy mom look.

Again with the sneakers (color: gun metal)... I desperately needed a new pair this fall and LOVE these!  Paired with a sweatshirt and easy jeans... this is my favorite type of outfit, no doubt. (sunglasses here)


instagram style lately!

My Instagram round up posts are always one of the most popular around here... it's fun to see all my favorite Instagram shots in one place! Summer is just flying by and to be honest, I don't feel like I have been the best Instagrammer lately - oops.  This month was full of summer fun, stripes and easy outfits... here's a glance at it:


My summer isn't complete without a twist cone with sprinkles.  Thankfully I can check this one off the list... ;) (similar or similar striped top)


I'm officially obsessed with this bag from the Nordstrom sale. It's the perfect size with butter soft leather and I'm trying to figure out if owning two would be overboard (yes, no, yes!?!?).  The key to large totes is having a few pockets, the large inside and outside pocket insure that this bigger bag doesn't become a black hole. (bag, sunglasses)


Snuggly new pj pants (similar) that are making me very happy! You can read all my book reviews for the month here - including this book!


This striped top and sunflowers made me very happy this month!


I snagged a few new back to school shoes for my kiddos... these sneakers for my son, these sneaks for my daughter and whoa! These boots were a major deal for my daughter too!


My first experience with Golden Milk and I'm hooked (if you want to make it at home I picked this up and it's great!).  (similar or similar dress, bag)


This top is the perfect date night look!  I can't seem to get enough gingham lately. (similar or similar top, jeans, bagsunglasses, sandals)


We happened upon this amazing field of sunflowers recently! I mean, how gorgeous! This was definitely one of the highlights of our summer. (similar cardigan, tank, jeans, sunglasses)