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Friday Faves: September 8, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; faux leather pleated mini skirt; fall style

Original post here

I cannot believe that it’s the first week of September and it’s in the 40s overnight and upper 60s/low 70s during the day already. WTF.

On blogs and social, everyone is like ‘Yaaay fall, yay PSLs!’ so I keep feeling I’m the only one who is begging for just a few more weeks of Summertime. Agree? Disagree? 

Now, let’s get to why you’re really here, Friday Faves!

On the blog: This week, I shared a few final Summer lewks!

  • This bright blouse is perfect for the final days of Summer.
  • A midi dress that can totally be transitioned to fall, and how I’d do it.

Around the Interwebs: 

  • REALLY excited for Gaga’s documentary on Netflix to debut.
  • Things you probably didn’t know about What Not to Wear. I honestly had totally forgotten about that show, but I really liked it!
  • Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Gossip Girl!? I read the books in high school, and honestly loved them.
  • The royal family must travel with an all-black outfit. Here’s why.

In the blogosphere: 

  • Wishing I was in Italy, thanks to Krista’s posts.
  • Really liked Hallie’s post about how sh*t going on in your personal life can effect your friendships, especially those close to you.

Cincy-ing: 

Shopping: 

  • Old Navy is killing the game when it comes to pretty fall dresses (ya’ll know I hate pants…). I ordered this, this, and this.
  • These neutral loafers are proving to be the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe.

Friday Faves: June 9, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog;

You GUYS! We made it through yet another week. It’s been chilly here in Cincy, but it’s warming up this weekend and I’m super excited for my weekend plans:

Cincy-ing:

  • Namas-DEY – Fellow Threadie Elise and I are heading to the Bengals stadium for a little Saturday morning yoga. While I’ll always be #SteelerzfoLyfe, I’m excited to get outside and be active in a unique setting.
  • 50 West Canoe and Kayak / Sand Volleyball – Seriously, if you live in the Nati and haven’t done this, you’re totally missing out. Seeing a trend here? Lots of outdoor activities, but I’m really trying to get out and be active this Summer. I play sand volleyball weekly, but I’ve been itching to play more frequently and I’m super lucky to have a group of friends who loves it as much as I do.

On SoS:

Around the Interwebs:

What are you doing this weekend? Share!

 

Blush Espadrilles

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Not gona lie, when I first came across the espadrille trend, I wasn’t super keen on it. I sort of thought most of them looked like Toms, of which I am not a fan. BUT when I saw this scalloped, blush pair, I fell in love and HAD to have them. The feminine touches were exactly what I needed to turn me on to the trend.

These espadrilles are super comfy, and make the perfect focal piece for a casual Spring outfit for brunching or shopping with friends.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to wear the espadrille trend; casual Spring style

Style accordingly, 

Striped button-up + blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

GUYS! Happy freakin’ Monday! SPRING is fiiiiiinnnnaallyyyy here! Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. Seasonal depression is real, ya’ll. There’s definitely something about beautiful sunny, warm weather (and bare legs!) that gives me an extra pep in my step.

I picked up this striped button-up at H&M back in January, and I’ve been holding out to wear it until the weather got really nice. The time is finally here. Of course I had to pair it with my favorite loafers of the season – this suede blush pair is perfectly on trend AND they’re really comfortable. Plus, real suede for $50? Right up my alley.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

 

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog wearing a striped classic button-up, ripped jeans and blush loafers

Style accordingly, 

 

You were killin’ me in that mini-skirt

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Not gona lie, I hear that song every. single. time I wear a mini-skirt! Ya’ll, this sweater and skirt are probably two of my absolute best Gabes finds ever. I wear them both all the time. I think I picked up this sweater (literally has no label, but I’ve linked a few similar styles) for about $2. It’s the perfect weight that it can be worn on warmer winter days, or layered on those frigid days, too.

Does anyone else feel like there’s nothing else in the world that makes them feel more chic than a pair of dark aviators? I submit that it cannot.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; corduroy mini skirt and OTK boots

Style accordingly,

 

Not-so-Basic Basics

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Guys, I love these army green skinny jeans! I’ve raved about my green joggers before, but when I picked up these skinnies a few weeks ago, I knew they’d be a staple for Spring. They’re going to be perfect to pair with my favorite Spring pieces, but in the meantime, I’m loving them with some of my favorites from cooler weather.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

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Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; army green jeans, black booties and polka dots

Navy & Black + OTK Boots

navy and black and winter white outfit

Happy Friday! Since there’s been a bout of radio silence over here since earlier this week, I figured I’d share an outfit post in lieu of Friday Faves this week.

I’m fairly certain this look is my unconscious attempt to start to bring some color back into my wardrobe as we emerge from winter. (Note I use the terms ‘color‘ and ‘winter‘ lightly here.) I’m a firm believer that navy and black can be worn together and whoever said they couldn’t be is crazy, ’cause I absolutely love wearing it together. Throw in another fashion faux-paux, winter white, and I’m breaking all the rules in one post.

navy and black and winter white outfit

similar blouse // similar denim // OTK boots // lip


navy and black and winter white outfitnavy and black and winter white outfit

navy and black and winter white outfit

navy and black and winter white outfit

navy and black and winter white outfit
navy and black and winter white outfit

Style accordingly, 

#JetSetSoS… Adventures in Key West

Last weekend, Seth and I decided somewhat on a whim to take a little adventure to Key West.

Hat // Bag (old, found a few used here) // Silk Scarf  (love this, similar here)// Shoes

What you may not know, is that my husband is a pilot, so we have flight benefits which allow us to fly standby on flights (yes, for those of you non-aviation people out there that means fly for free). It’s a super cool perk, that we admittedly hadn’t utilized in the time he’s been employed with the airline.

Not ones for making grand New Year’s Resolutions, we decided 2017 was our year to start making the most of our benefits – and why not start it off with a bang? It’s not international, but hey, it worked for us. Needless to say, I’m super excited to share more travel content with ya’ll this year!

Success on Stilettos travel essentials

Hydrating spray

Getting to Key West was no problem. The flights were wide open and we ended up with great seats and free drinks. The weekend was all about relaxation, so we didn’t go in with any real plan about what we wanted to do.

Travel Diary: Key West

Success on Stilettos exploring Key West

Had to have some Key Lime pie…

Success on Stilettos: Travel Diary Key West

The most hilarious and unexpected part of our trip was getting home. We woke up on our second to last day and realized we needed to leave that day because the following day’s flights were oversold. So we show up to the airport, all good, right? HA, right. Until high winds caused all the flights to be cancelled for the next two days.

Top (similar) // Shorts (last seen here) // Wedges

Hat // Sunglasses

We ended up that night in Marathon, followed by a very long drive to Jacksonville the next day. Naturally, our flights out of Jacksonville and then connecting in Atlanta were fully uneventful and we ended up back in Cincy at a perfectly decent time. Not gona lie, Type A as I am, I kind of love the spontaneity of traveling standby. We’re planning a few more trips this year, and I can’t wait to share those here on the blog, too.

Style accordingly,

Velvet Camisole

I’m the first to admit that I’m often hesitant to adopt new trends. Especially those that are coming back around. I was definitely hesitant to re-adopt the velvet trend, but once I did – I can’t get enough. Enter this pretty (affordable) velvet camisole from Target.

velvet camisole velvet trend - success on stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

Camisole: Target // Cardigan: Aerie (last year, similar here) // Skinnies: Express via Gabes // Heels: Aldo (old – similar here, LOVE these)

Beauty: Lip: NARS Matte Lip Pencil in ‘Never Say Never’ // Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Skin 

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velvet camisole velvet trend - success on stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet camisole velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

velvet trend - Success on Stilettos a Cincinnati style blog

Style accordingly,