September 2014 - Sensible Stylista

Love is a Battlefield

I'm SERIOUSLY obsessed with my new skater skirt from Charlotte Russe.  I'm really feelin' the hot pink.  I wanted the color to pop so I styled it with black pieces!
LOVE my Deb coat to pieces.  It's so freakin' warm!  If you guys are lookin' for a solid but affordable Fall jacket, make sure to check this baby out.  Y'all should hustle though.  I don't know how long it'll be on sale for!
A shot of my look sans coat.  The top actually has a criss-cross back, but I forgot to take a shot for you guys. Sorry y'all!  Next time *winks*
A closer look at my fab statement necklace courtesy of Our World Boutique.  Aren't the colors mad pretty?  Yellow and pink go surprisingly well together.


Necklace:  c/o Our World Boutique
Top:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Skirt:  c/o Charlotte Russe ($18.99)
Bag:  Vintage Bally
Coat:  c/o Deb ($24.50)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's

PS.  Don't forget to enter BOTH of my INTERNATIONAL giveaways: to win a $75 gift card to STYLECABLE clicky HERE, to win a leather crossbody retailed at $189 in the color of your choice clicky HERE.
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Liberty Sage

Very, VERY excited to collaborate with Liberty Sage today on SS.  Y'all need to check out their collection. They carry sophisticated yet contemporary designs that transition beautifully from work to play.  
This dress is absolutely beautiful and although expensive (retailed at $156), it's well worth the splurge.  It's such an amazing piece!  Everything about it screams DO - the zipper detailing, the fitted silhouette, the high-quality fabric.  I could go on and on and on...  
If you guys are looking for a quality dress that you can wear to brunch, work, happy hour, dinner parties, etc., etc., you need to check out Liberty Sage.  Seriously.  You can thank me later!  As always, if you guys have any questions at all about LS, leave me a comment below.

Dress:  c/o Liberty Sage
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Necklace:  Stella & Dot c/o La Belle Mel
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card!

PSS.  Make sure y'all enter my ellington handbag giveaway while you're at it to win a leather crossbody retailed at $189 in the color of your choice!
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Electric Youth

I don't know what it is about chunky sweaters - they look mad bulky pics. I promise this top's MUCH more flattering in real life, ha.  In fact, not only is it "much more flattering", it's effin' adorable in person!  This cropped polka-dot sweater is a Fall must-have IMO.  It looks great with everything, and it'll help you transition high-waisted shorts and skirts from Summer into Fall.  How would you guys style this?
Oh, and here's a close-up of my cat-eye sunnies from Wholesale Celeb Shades.

Sweater:  c/o Boohoo
Skirt:  c/o Chicwish ($39.02)
Sunnies:  c/o Wholesale Celeb Shades ($18)
Bag:  Kate Spade

PS. Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLE CABLE to win a $75 gift card!

PSS.  Make sure y'all enter my ELLINGTON HANDBAG giveaway while you're at it to win a leather crossbody retailed at $189 in the color of your choice.
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Another Day in Paradise

ERMERGERD, polka dot skinnies! LOVE these adorable pants so much.  They're currently on sale at Our World Boutique for $25 (originally $39.99), and they're available in three other colors:  black, white, and coral.  I highly suggest copping them while you can because they're super comfy and totes cute.
I could've totally dressed these babies down, but I decided to go for a polished look today on SS - think business casual for the young professional. I styled them with a crisp button-front from Velvet heart and threw on a prep school blazer for a more sophisticated vibe.  My skinnies are "casual", but the button-front/blazer combo elevate the look tenfold.
A closer look at my skinnies!  How would you guys style these pants?

Pants:  c/o Our World Boutique ($25)
Shoes:  Vintage Proxy - borrowed
Bag:  Coach Factory Outlet
Blazer:  Ralph Lauren - old
Top:  c/o Velvet Heart

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY with Stylecable to win a $75 gift card.

PSS.  Enter my ELLINGTON HANDBAG GIVEAWAY while you're at it to win a fab leather crossbody retailed at $189 in the color of your choice.
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Win an Italian Leather Crossbody ($189) from Ellington Handbags!

It's time for free swag, guys!  I've partnered up with Ellington Handbags to bring you another INTERNATIONAL giveaway.  They've generously agreed to raffle away one super chic italian leather crossbody valued at $189 (!!!!!)  Rules are mad simple as always.  All you have to do is "like" their facebook page via rafflecopter below.  Also, there are several bonus entries available to up your chances of winning!  Anywho, here's a shot of the crossbody for you guys!  They're available in a slew of different colors (not all pictured).  Yeah, the winner will definitely have a tough time choosing their prize.  
Here's how it looks on the inside!  It has an interior organizer so it doubles as a wallet *pumps fist* The piece is made of glazed lamb leather, and the cotton straps are dyed-to-match.  This bag is seriously chic. I know because I have one myself, ha!  I haven't featured it on the blog yet, but I own it in butter (the middle bag pictured above). Trust me when I say that you're gonna wanna win this one! *grins*  Good luck, guys!  Giveaway ends on October 20th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is listed in Osvojito along with a slew of other international giveaways.
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Glittery Bow Heels

I'm very excited to share a fun work-friendly look with you guys.  I centered today's outfit around my new printed blouse from Blackfive.  I wanted to jack up the fun-factor so I styled it with my polka-dot pencil from Forever 21.  I then threw on a classy faux-leather jacket for warmth.  I bought this piece WAY back in the day at the Ann Taylor Factory Outlet for about $20 - hashtag bargain buy FTW!
A closer look at my Le Bunny Bleu kicks.  These heels are RIDICULOUSLY cute!  Definitely the highlight of today's ensemble.  You guys need to cop these STAT.  I'm not playin' around here. These shoes are mad comfy and ERMERGERD THEY HAVE BOWS!  Need I say more?  Do yourself a favor and buy these NOW!  OH, and use code LBB_Sensible to get an extra 25% off your purchase.  Offer valid until Nov. 23rd~
Oh, and it was mad sunny out so I wore these trendy cat-eyes!  They're available at Sunglass Spot for $5 (!!!!)  Talk about bang for your buck!
 An overhead shot of my heels!  *grins*
I know you guys already saw a full body pic, but I just had to share this.  Daisy looks SO adorable. Cutest photobomber ever!  


Skirt:  Forever 21
Shoes:  c/o Le Bunny Bleu ($65)
Shirt:  c/o BLACKFIVE ($22.99)
Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet
Bag:  Prada - gifted
Necklace:  c/o Nashelle
Sunnies:  c/o Sunglass Spot

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card.

PSS.  Make sure to check out my fave polka-dot picks below!  All under $25 *pumps fist*
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Against All Odds

I REALLY hope you guys aren't sick of seeing my zebra blazer because I'm gonna wear the crap out of it this Fall, ha!  I can't help it - prints are my weakness.  Plus, it just fits SO well.  I didn't even have to get it tailored.  Ha.  I say that as if I get my clothing tailored.  I should...but I definitely don't. 
ANYWHO, I centered my look du jour around my sexy Deb skirt.   I paired it with a cropped lace bralette from Blackfive and threw on a blazer for warmth.  I didn't wanna bare TOO much skin! I gotta leave something to the imagination *grins* anddddd it was cold outside, ha.  ANYWHO I could've accessorized with a shorter necklace (and I normally would've) but I liked this better so that's that.  Also, it matched my bag's hardware so it's a win-win situation.
A closer look at my statement sunnies courtesy of Wholesale Celeb Shades... 
...and a closer look at my fab necklace courtesy of Our World Boutique!  This piece is no longer available *sniffle* but they carry a lot of other cute necklaces so make sure y'all take a look.

Necklace:  c/o Our World Boutique
Blazer:  H&M - old
Skirt:  c/o Deb
Sunnies:  c/o Wholesale Celeb Shades ($17)
Bralette:  c/o BLACKFIVE ($16.99)
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's - old
Bag:  Prada - gifted

PS.  Make sure y'all enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card.
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The Drape Coat

Very excited to feature another fab sweater-dress on SS - I recently showcased a fun chunky version HERE.  This gorgeous number is a serious must-have IMO.  It's super flattering, and the colors are perfect for Fall!
I paired the dress with a stunning drape coat from Chicwish.  Everything about this coat is SO right - drape-y waterfall lapels + faux leather trim + zipper cuffs = serious style with ease.  If you're looking for a trendy Fall coat, you need to check this baby out!  It looks amazing dressed up AND down.
Here's a closer look at my dress!  Isn't the print mad cute?  How do you guys feel about sweater-dresses?  Are they a do or a don't?
Oh, and here's a close-up of my new Madeline boots - SO ridiculously cute and comfy!  If you're looking for sweet kicks for Autumn, check them out!  They have a lot of adorable options available online.

Boots:  c/o Madeline
Dress:  c/o Nobella Grace Boutique ($39)
Jacket:  c/o Chicwish ($67.92)
Bag:  c/o Deb ($20)

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY with Stylecable to win a $75 gift card!
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Summer to Fall

Super stoked to show y'all how well my Others Follow summer dress transitions into Fall.  Yeah, the weather's getting cooler, but that doesn't mean you have to retire all your warm-weather garb.  At least not yet!
Because it's still pretty warm out, I styled my dress with a moto jacket.  I got it last year at Aero. Love, love, LOVE their outerwear.  I've mentioned this several times before already, but they've really stepped up their game. They carry A LOT of cool clothing now!
TIP:  replace wedges with tall boots and thrown on tights/knee-high socks for more warmth.

Sunnies:  c/o Sunglass Spot
Dress:  c/o Others Follow
Jacket:  c/o Aeropostle
Shoes:  c/o Deb
Bag:  vintage Dooney & Bourke

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY with STYLE CABLE to win a $75 gift card.

PSS.  For those of you interested, I've compiled a bunch of fab oxblood moto jacket options for you guys - happy shopping!
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Dream, Believe, Achieve

Oh animal print, how I love you so.  Yeah, I'm pretty much obsessed with my new cardigan from Our World Boutique.  It seriously looks good with errthang - versatility FTW!  I highly recommend coppin' this piece STAT. Although OWB is out of this color, they still have it in black.
I love how much freakin' character the cardi adds - animal print has so much personality.  Oh, and FYI, the tee's a Sincerely, Jules design.  Lookmazing sent it to me for a balla styling contest way back in the day.
A closer look at my accessories!  LOVE my new oversized sunnies courtesy of Sunglass Spot.  I still cant believe these shades are only $5.  Where do you guys buy your sunnies?  Which designers/stores are your favorite?

 Cardigan:  c/o Our World Boutique ($24)
Shirt:  Sincerely Jules c/o Lookmazing
Skirt:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet (similar)
Clutch:  Kate Spade (similar)
Sunnies:  c/o Sunglass Spot

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card!
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Look for Less: DVF Zarita Lace Dress

I haven't done a "Look for Less" post in a while so I thought, why not?  For today's blast, I'm sharing a fab find with you guys!  I've always been a HUGE fan of Diane von Furstenberg, but let's be real here errbody.  You gots to spend serious moolah to score one of her designs SO I've found y'all a SWEET affordable alternative because I'm all sorts of helpful.  
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Origami Aeroplanes

For today's OOTD, I featured a simple sweater-dress from Pink Basis.  I'm not usually a big fan of chunky knits - they make me feel fat - but this piece is mad chic AND comfortable.  I especially like the color - it's very Fall, ha! Anywho, if you're in a rush just follow this outfit formula:  sweaterdress + leggings + boots.  I promise you, you'll look crazy polished no matter what!  
I accessorized with a fun fringe bag from Charlotte Russe and a gorgeous pair of statement earrings from Lorraine Tyne.  

Bag:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Dress:  c/o Pink Basis
Earrings:  c/o Lorraine Tyne

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card!  All you have to do is "like" their FB page via rafflecopter.

PSS.  The dress I wore above is no longer available online *sobs* so I thought I'd share a few of my other fave sweater-dress picks with you guys!  All under $50 because I'm sensible *winks*
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Causing A Commotion

Aiite, this is my LAST official summer look.  I promskies!  I centered my look around my new floral top from Charlotte Russe.  I freakin' love that store!  All their stuff is SO cute.  I don't even go to Forever 21 anymore.  Shocking, I know.
Anywho, I styled the top with a comfy mini from Spicy Avenue.  It's another one those yoga pant-like pieces! Oh, and I've featured Spicy Avenue several times already on here, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, check them out STAT!  Their online collection is effin' fab.  I seriously want everything from their site. You're welcome in advance.
Oh, and for the record, I had a blast accessorizing today.  So many fun pieces to showcase for realz. Make sure to scroll down below for the deets.

Top:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Skirt:  c/o Spicy Avenue
Earrings:  c/o Lorraine Tyne
Bag:  c/o Oasap
Shoes:  c/o Oasap

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLE CABLE to win a $75 gift card!
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Everyday Glam

Completely dolled up today on SS.  LOVE this gorgeous gown courtesy of AMI Clubwear!  Isn't the mock neck beyond sexy?  Unfortunately, this dress is totally sold out but they have a bunch of other adorable options available on their site HERE.  They seriously have pieces for EVERY occasion and all their items are mad affordable *pumps fist*
I really wish this dress was still in stock.  I could totally see girls wearin' this baby out to homecoming or the like!  I mean a stunning dress like this would've been a DREAM (at least IMO, ha).  The pricetag's just the icing on top ($37 WHAT THE EFF, I KNOW).
Even though the dress is mad dramatic, I threw on a pair of crazy bold statement earrings and carried a sparkly silver clutch.  Yeah, yeah.  I can be a diva sometimes, ha!  WHATEVS - I say go big or go home!

Dress:  c/o Ami Clubwear ($36.99)
Earrings:  c/o Lorraine Tyne
Clutch:  c/o Lily Rain

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card!  All you have to do to enter is "like" their FB page via rafflecopter.  As always, there are several bonus entries available to up your chances of winning.
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Stars Come Out

Totes excited to feature another "lazy" look on Sensible Stylista today, ha.  My secret's out!  Now you guys know how much I love to bum around.  Whatevs.  I still look foine *winks*  BTW, does anyone else remember when "foine" was acceptable slang? HA!  Maybe I'm just old.  I can hear Regina George's voice in my head now, "stop trying to make FOINE happen".  ANYWHO, back to fashion.  For today's post, I centered my ensemble around my new oversized pullover from Pink Basis.  Love, love, LOVE this piece to pieces...ha...ha... get it? I recommend coppin' this top STAT!  Perfect for days you just wanna chillax.  
I styled my top with BAMF Rock & Republic skinnies.  I got them at Kohl's wayyyy back in the day - definitely one of my best bargain buys.  I found them on a clearance rack for an obscenely low price - I think $7 or so? Anywho, my point = scour their sale racks!  You'll find gems fosho.
Here's a full body shot for you guys! 

Top:  c/o Pink Basis
Pants:  Rock & Republic via Kohl's - old
Shoes:  c/o Deb
Bag:  Badgley Mishka
Necklace:  c/o Lorraine Tyne

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card.  All you have to do to enter is "like" their FB page via rafflecopter, and as always there are several bonus entries to up your chance of winning.
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Impossible is Nothing

Sooo I went to the factory outlets with my mom a while back and picked up this adorable polka-dot blazer from Banana Republic.  I managed to get it on sale for $40 - hell to the yes!  Loveeee this blazer. I mean, it's a total dream for someone who loves mixing prints! *points to self* Anywho, I styled it with a fun printed top from Charlotte Russe.  You guys know how much I love shopping there.  Mad style for a fraction of the price? I think YES!
Anywho, since my outfit's "busy" on top, I kept it simple by wearing a plain white mini-skirt.  Oh, that's right.  I forgot that one shouldn't wear white after labor day... PSH.  Rules are for suckers.  Imma wear white all day er day if I want *grins*  
To polish off my look, I threw on this fab floral number and carried my reversible gold tote.  
Here's a close-up shot of my necklace courtesy of Shamelessly Sparkly.  Love, love, LOVE their online collection so much!  Make sure to check them out for affordable jewelry - their pieces seriously look designer. Where do you guys like to shop for accessories?

Necklace:  c/o Shamelessly Sparkly ($34.90)
Shirt:  c/o Charlotte Russe
Blazer:  Banana Republic Factory Outlet ($40)
Skirt:  BCBGMaxAzria Factory Outlet - old
Shoes:  Coach Factory Outlet - old

Since I picked this blazer up at a factory outlet, I don't have a product link for you guys *sad face*  HOWEVER, I compiled a widget with similar options for y'all because I love you so much! 

PS.  Don't forget to enter my INTERNATIONAL giveaway with STYLECABLE to win a $75 gift card!  
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Best Mistake

Alright, so a while back I styled this fab sunflower crop top with a pair of high-waisted shorts HERE.  I know summer's long gone, but I decided to re-style it for funsies!  Plus, it's not cold EVERYWHERE in the world, ha. Yeah, that's how I'll justify this look! *grins*
Anywho, I styled this top with a fun ruffled denim skirt - definitely the most unique jean skirt I've come across. Love, love, LOVE the asymmetrical hem.  Unfortunately, it's no longer available on the OASAP website, BUT I've provided a bunch of other cute options for you guys below so make sure you scroll down.

Skirt:  c/o OASAP ($25.90)
Top:  c/o OASAP ($16.90)
Bag:  c/o Deb ($15)

How do you guys feel about denim skirts?  Are they too 90s for you guys?  Where do y'all like to shop for jean pieces?  Do any of you go for designer brands?
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