Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday

Hi Lovelies!

It's here! The biggest shopping day of the year!  I linked some of my favorite sale finds below along with a few fun facts about Black Friday.   

Do you do all of your shopping on Black Friday? I have worked every Black Friday for the past 11 years, so I have never done much shopping on the big day but working is always crazy and fun.  

Here are some fun facts I found on usnews.com: 
-Back in the 1960s, Black Friday first got its name.  Account books were kept using pen and ink. The day's sales helped stores move from red (loss) to black (profit). 
-Americans spend more time shopping on Thanksgiving weekend than they do visiting Disney's hottest spots. 
-More people are injured or killed on Black Friday than by sharks. It's crazy to think about that!
-Three most popular things purchased are TV's, Movies and Pajama's. 

Good luck with all your Black Friday adventures!

XOXO, 
Love K.Leigh

Monday, November 21, 2016

Fall Lately

Hi Friends! 

Let’s talk about this weather we've had lately! It has been so warm here in Arkansas. I’m loving the weather so much, but this week it finally started to feel like fall. This means sweater weather and blanket scarves will be my go to pieces to wear.  I really hope this means we will have a warm winter like last year.  With my luck, we will have a ton of snow. Anyway, I want to share with y’all some of my favorite fall looks.  Let me know which one is your favorite!

Fringed Snowflake Sweater // Favorite Skinnies (Another Fit

Cold Shoulder Sweater  (Also like this one) // Skinny Jeans linked above //

My favorite the Unicorn sweater// White Skinny jeans (Another fit) //
Obsessed with this bracelet

This Sweater vest goes with everything! // This gold Collar Necklace  is my favorite!
 (another option minimalist choker) // 

This is called the 'Perfect' tunic that is exactly what it is!!! 
I have it in multiple colors // This scarf is from Zyania  (another favorite one) // 


Hope you have a wonderful week celebrating Thanksgiving!  I am very Thankful for all of you! 
Happy Thanksgiving!

XOXO, 
Love K.Leigh








Sunday, November 13, 2016

Chicago My Way

Hello Friends!
Chicago is a city I fell in love with back on a college trip for my apparel studies class in November 2006.  Now 10 years later one of my best friends started a new career in Chicago, so I went to visit her.  Chicago was still as magical as I remembered it.  I just love the vibe of the city. The hustle and bustle of people on Michigan Avenue, gorgeous architecture, and of course the shopping. The food was amazing too!

Song represents our Pitch Perfect marathon :)  

I put together a list of my favorite places there. On your next trip to Chicago make sure to check out a few of them and let me know what you think.

The Bean

Lincoln Park was so fun!  We walked for miles people watching and talking.  We walked along the edge of the lake until we got the perfect view of the city.   I could have just sat there for hours looking at the view.  


I walked over 5 miles in these booties!  They are so perfect for daily wear.
Poncho from Logo-N-Stitch // Denim LOFT // Booties Versona

Another favorite activity was going on the First Lady of Chicago architecture boat tour.  GORGEOUS is an understatement.  Being on the river in-between all the skyscrapers was breath taking.   Learning about the architecture design was very educational.  Here are a few of my favorite pics. 


Butterfly Garden top from Impressions


Of course shopping on Michigan Ave. was fabulous. We shopped till we dropped and then we got Starbucks. 

Found these OTK boots at Nordstrom Rack for $67 I was so pumped!
This poncho is from The Limited I also got this cardigan from The Limited

Now for the food:

RPM Italian is amazing! I loved getting dressed up for a fun night out.  The atmosphere and the food was just perfect.  The only thing that could have made this night even sweeter would have been to accidentally run into Giuliana and Bill Rancic! We ate so much food and everything tasted so good.  If you ever go make sure you get the prime beef meatballs on the appetizer menu and try the Chocolate Torta dessert both were delicious.  We also tried the truffled garlic bread, prosciutto tortelloni, and potato gnocchi.  Definitely cannot wait to go back!

Black Seamed Flippy Skirt from LOFT

The Chocolate Torta is melt in your mouth amazing! 

Cindy’s on the Rooftop-I felt like I was in a greenhouse.  The curved glass roof opened up to a gorgeous balcony.  The wood accents, mason jars, and the fabulous bar added to the atmosphere.   We missed the kitchen being open for lunch so we just had their signature cocktails and chilled until it was time to head to the boat tour.  Check out this view!  So cool seeing The Bean from all the way up here too.  



Left: Pillar of Hercules 
Right: Howl at the Jun

Beatrix: Best brunch EVER!  Another fun spot decorated with lots of natural elements including wood and ferns.  Loved the mimosas, but you know that’s one of my favorite drinks. I ate the lemon pancakes. Can I just say they were the best thing I have eaten since my wedding cake.   They were super fluffy and drizzled with lemon syrup.  I seriously wish I could go back every Sunday to eat them. Ha!



The New Romantic top from Impressions 

Big Star Tacos: We ate here one night and I met some of  Libby’s friends.   This was another awesome hang out spot.  So popular we had to wait over an hour for a table and this place had TONS of tables.  The majority of the seating was outside. It has lots of heat lamps for the cool nights. Big doors lead into a small indoor space with a huge bar.  They are known for having great margaritas and I would have to agree they were pretty fab.   They have lots of fun tacos to choose from.  I tried the Taco De Panza, Taco De Papas Con Rajas, and Taco Pollo.  All were super good,  but my favorite was the Taco De Papas Con Rajas.




Oh How Darling tunic from Impressions

I had so much fun hanging out with Libby, meeting all her friends and checking out all her favorite spots.   She always knows how to find the best places to hang out.  I cannot wait to plan my next trip to visit here.  


Until next time… I will be over here dreaming about Chicago
XOXO,
Love K.Leigh


Monday, November 7, 2016

Blush and Fur

Good Morning Lovelies, 

Bomber jackets are back with a bang! They are a big trend this fall coming in solid, prints, and fun textures.  I have seen several floral print jackets that I love.  When I saw this blush fur bomber jacket I knew I had to wear it and style it! I mean my favorite color is pink and who doesn’t love fur?!
    
Jacket Versona

So I styled it 3 ways for y’all. I had so much fun planning these looks.  

First, I dressed the jacket up by wearing this burgundy mock neck dress and my favorite booties.  I love blush and burgundy paired together. It is definitely one of my favorite fall combos. 



Next, I wanted to create a fun and edgy casual look.  I paired the jacket with a graphic tee and leopard kicks.  Let’s be real-this shirt is so my life.  I think my job title should be changed to Store Manager Therapist ha!  


Graphic Tee Versona


Lastly, I wanted to showcase the blush with a deep blue color.  I wore the jacket with my light wash jeans and blue accessories. 





Check out these blue suede shoes!  I’m so obsessed with them.  I had been on the lookout for the perfect pair.  They are also under $40.

Booties are not listed on Versona's website
 but found them here


I hope you have a great start to the new week!
XOXO,
Love K.Leigh