Not your average sweater dress

I don't know about you, but I don't always find sweater dresses to be the most practical or flattering. I feel like they're always accentuating exactly what you don't want them to accentuate. I also feel like, most times, the fit leaves something to be desired.

That is until I saw this sweater dress from Nasty Gal ... holy crap, I'm obsessed with it.

(Image courtesy of Nasty Gal)

I love it for a few reasons:
  1. The slouchy fit ... it doesn't hug every single curve and therefore, lightly drapes over any problem areas I might want to draw attention away from.
  2. The genius "sleeve" detail in the front ... okay, so it's a little random, but kind of fun at the same time. 
  3. The relaxed turtleneck ... it's just screaming for a pair of statement earrings, isn't it?
  4. The length ... it's not too long, and not too short. 
  5. It's made in the USA ... enough said. 

20 percent off coats and jackets at Modcloth

If you're in the market for a new coat or jacket this season, you're in luck -- for a limited time, coats and jackets at Modcloth are 20% off.

Here are my top five picks:

Winterberry tart coat

Down to a dine art coat

Newbury street style coat

Hometown tour guide coat

Once upon a thyme coat

(All images courtesy of Modcloth)

Ghouls and Jewels

If trick-or-treating isn't really your style, but you want to treat yourself to something decadent, naughty and a little bad-ass, then consider these ghoulishly gorgeous jewels from Stella & Dot.

(All images courtesy of Stella & Dot)

The perfect holiday outfit

Okay ... I know, I know, it's not even Halloween yet. But it's never too early to start planning for the dozens of events, social engagements and parties that will soon be filling up your calendar for the holiday season.

And it couldn't hurt to have pieces like these at the ready ... they're all independently fabulous, but put them together and you've got the perfect holiday outfit.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Sabine clear gray drop earrings from Piperlime
2. Old Navy faux suede pumps
3. Joa sequined pencil skirt from Piperlime
5. Forever 21 side-zip envelope clutch
6. Emerald cut gem bracelet from Bauble Bar

Things That Pinterest Me

Here's this week's installment of:

(Pinterest logo courtesy of Pinterest, of course)

Let's all take a moment on this Monday morning to enjoy some coat porn, shall we?


PS - more coat porn this way

FLASH SALE - 60 percent off fall styles at LOFT

Okay ... this is pretty major.  Through 10 AM ET tomorrow morning only, LOFT is taking 60% off select fall styles with code FLASH at checkout.

(Image courtesy of LOFT)

$20 off a $75 rental from Rent The Runway

Are you dressing up for Halloween?

If you're thinking that you wish there were more options out there for women than witch and sexy kitten this Halloween, then you might want to check out Rent The Runway. They not only have some super creative -- and chic -- ideas for costumes, but they're even offering $20 off a rental of $75 or more through November 1st with code TREAT2014 at checkout.

Here are just some of their super creative ideas for costumes incorporating their dresses:

(All images courtesy of Rent The Runway)

Weekend Sales Roundup

Between the rain and a crazy work schedule, this week totally kicked my ass. I'm in serious need of some retail therapy and I'll bet many of y'all are, too. Let's do this!

This tweed jacket is on sale right now at Old Navy ... love it! 

  • Piperlime has lots of flawless fall styles for you to check out, with prices starting at just $25. 
  • Coats are on sale over at Asos, in case you're in the market for a new one. It's actually part of their larger sale, with discounts of up to 70% off. 
  • Gap is taking $40 off $100 purchases of outerwear, hats, scarves and gloves through Sunday with code 40OFF100 at checkout. You can also take 25% off your online order with code HAPPY. They've also got hundreds of items on sale, with discounts of up to 75% off. PS - you'll also earn a $25 reward for every $50 you spend.
  • Women's dresses at Boden are 25% off right now, and everything else is 15% off. 
  • For a limited time at Anthropologie, all sale items are an extra 25% off with code EXTRAEXTRA at checkout. 
  • Over at New York & Company, all sweaters are on sale with prices starting at just $20. Also, all work styles are 40-60% off for a limited time. And, today only, you can take $10 off a $30 purchase (code 3715), $20 off a $60 purchase (code 3716), or $30 off a $90 purchase (code 3717).
  • This weekend only, you can take 50% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor with code FASHION50 at checkout. Also - all sale items are an extra 40% off right now, no code needed. 
  • Through October 28th, everything over at J. Crew Factory is an extra 25% off with code EXTRA25 at checkout. 
  • Century 21 is taking up to 70% off tons of items on their fall trend checklist.  
  • If you're a new customer, Wedding Paper Divas is taking $40 off your order of $99 or more with code WPD40 at checkout. Sale ends October 28th. 
  • Through Sunday at Kohl's, you can take 20% off a $100 purchase with code PUMPKIN, or 15% off any purchase with code PATCH. 
  • Through November 3rd, select bras at Bare Necessities are buy one, get one 50% off PLUS an extra 20% off ... all with code EMAIL20 at checkout. 
  • Over at Payless, they're already taking 30% off your purchase during their semi-annual sale. But then, they're also taking an extra 20% off everything with code ZZ20 through November 3rd. Orders of $35 or more ship for free, too. 
  • Have you checked out the '$25 and under' section at Birchbox?  It's the perfect place to score some of their favorite products and discover new brands that you might not have heard of before.
  • Through Sunday at Macy's, you can take 20% off during their Super Saturday Sale with code SUPER at checkout. 
  • Bloomingdale's is taking an extra 25% off hundreds of clearance and sale styles through Sunday with code FALL at checkout. 
  • JCPenney is having a monster sale, with up to 60% off hundreds of styles ... 
  • Through Saturday, select styles over at Madewell are 25% off right now with code CARPEDIEM at checkout. All orders ship for free, too. 
  • New arrivals are in at Banana Republic Factory Store online, with pieces starting at just $29.
  • TODAY'S THE LAST DAY to take 30% off fall favorites over at C. Wonder

Shop for a Cause at Stella & Dot

There are only 10 days left in the month of October ... which means you still have 10 days left to take advantage of two amazing Stella & Dot pieces that are benefiting the Noreen Fraser Foundation. 

100% of the net proceeds from purchases of both of these gorgeous bracelets will go toward cancer research and raising awareness. And they really are beautiful:

(All images courtesy of Stella & Dot)

Outstanding Outfits: Reese Witherspoon’s Travel Uniform

Okay ... Reese is probably one of my favorite stars in terms of personal style. She always looks amazingly polished, approachable, and chic ... but most importantly, she always looks like herself. She knows her signature style very well and rarely deviates from it.

Even with this simple airport look, she's exuding polish. And you can recreate the entire look (okay, except for the LV bag) on a budget in no time.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)