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ALL AMERICAN


Doesn’t this outfit just scream Fall?  There is something about a tan and navy color combination that feels so classic and makes me want to go apple picking.  I scored this amazing real leather skirt from one of my favorite top designers at TJMaxx when I was in Dallas.  If you live anywhere by Northpark Mall in Dallas, you much stop across the street for some amazing deals. The largest Runway section I have ever seen!  The entire women’s and beauty department was full of the brands I would buy full price, but literally at a fraction of the price. If you were checking out my instagram, you may have noticed the leather jacket I scored for under $150 (yes, this was a true #maxxinista find).  

When it comes to leather I am very picky. I am all about texture and quality when it comes to all of my clothes, so finding this leather skirt at TJ Maxx is everything.  It feels as soft as butter and the color will work for any occasion. This designer find can be dressed down with a gausey sweater, like the navy one I am wearing above, and some booties.  Or to dress up this look, I would pair my new favorite skirt with a black silk blouse, textured jacket and a great heel.  The trends this Fall are all about mixing textures and volumes, so I love that this classic silhouette will allow me to mix and match with some of my favorite cable knit sweaters and structured tops.  

Another trend this Fall is the All American look (or what I like to call: the 90s are back). During 2013 F/W NYFW many of the top designers were featuring this trend. To add a pop of color and pattern to a mostly neutral look, I suggest tucking in a plaid button down top into a leather skirt to give the look a little edge. I always try to give each of my classic looks a hint of edge and leather is the perfect way to do this. This black quilted leather skirt (from TJ Maxx online) would also be a great ways to give an All American look a little bit of Rock and Roll.  

When I wear a neutral outfit, I am all about the red nail.  I found this color in the beauty department and knew I just needed to have this vibrant color in my collection. Another fun thing I found in the beauty department last week was my favorite pumpkin spiced soaps. I love adding a seasonal touch to my house with festive hand towels and hand soap for our guest bathroom and kitchen.  

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about.  At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal.

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Photography by PS for A Dash of Details 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J.Maxx via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of T.J.Maxx.

FALL FINDS FROM DAY TO NIGHT



Is your closet ready for Fall?  This week I headed to TJ Maxx in search for some great Fall finds to stock up on this season’s essentials.  This fall, I am all about finding classic pieces that I can wear multiple different ways. Whether it be a lush leather jacket, designer brand handbags, classic trench or super soft cashmere cardigan, nothing gets better than finding investment pieces at affordable prices.  TJ Maxx has been killing it with their selection of brand-name designers throughout the entire store. I browsed through the store twice filling an entire cart of clothes- yes, I had an entire cart full of goodies, I ended up with so many great designer finds. I scored this Cashmere cardigan, yes 100 percent cashmere, for just a fraction of the price. It is so soft and the perfect layer for Fall, I especially love the light grey color. If you haven’t noticed I am on a total neutral kick. My best accessory when wearing neutrals is red lipstick. Did you know that TJ Maxx has some of the top beauty brands? I even found my shampoo/conditioner and lotion brand in the aisles for just a fraction of the price.   

There is something about a piece of clothing that you can wear from day to night that really makes it worth the investment, but instead of breaking the bank, I ended up spending a fraction of the price for the same designer quality.  My Fall daytime look includes a pair of jeans, a super-soft tee, and loafers or flats.  My favorite flats this Fall are smoking slippers, I went with a classic color so I could pair them with black denim, coated denim or a pair of skinny ankle jeans.  

For date night or dinner during a Fall night, I like to bring a light cardigan so we can sit outside under the heaters or by a fire.  Pairing this cashmere cardi with a pair of black leggings and booties keeps this looks casual and cool.  Add some dainty gold jewelry, and a great designer handbag- yes I found this one at TJ Maxx, to make the look complete.  Can we talk about this purse? The leather is like butter and the size is the perfect carryall.  

Apparently Fall is the new wedding season, this Fall I will be attending six weddings in just three months. Black, tan, and grey are my go to’s for dresses. Since some of the weddings will be outside, bringing a cardigan is essential.  I also found these pointed- toe sandals when I was shopping the other day. I love how the two-toned shoes look with a basic black dress.  I also added a gold and enamel bracelet that I scored for only $20! It normally retails for over $100, talk about a steal! 

Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about.  At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal.

xox- a dash of details

Photography by PS for A Dash of Details 

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J.Maxx via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of T.J.Maxx.

OUTFIT DETAILS: BLACK & WHITE


Balwin The L in Murdered Out (denim version here) / Elizabeth and James White Tee / J Crew Collection Denim Jacket (on sale!) / Tory Burch Oversized Clutch / Paul Smith Sunglasses c/o / Zara Heels / Lulu Goldtone Drift Necklace / J Crew Bracelets (old) 

So remember when I said I like the basics, well this is pretty much my go- to outfit as of late. Obviously, I like to switch up the tee and denim, but add some heels and a fun necklace and this outfit can transition from day to night.  

There is something about black denim that makes an outfit feel complete for night-time wear. Even for a casual dinner, I love to throw on either this pair or my J Crew minnie pant, especially if I want to wear a t- shirt and let’s be honest, that is pretty much all of the time. Or for a Fall night out on the town add a silk blouse or fun peplum to dress it up a bit. In the Fall months when it starts to get pretty chilly at night, I always bring along my trusty denim jacket. I think it is the perfect piece in your closet to dress down any look. 

xox- a dash of details 

photography by PS for A Dash of Details 

OUTFIT DETAILS: BLACK & WHITE


Balwin The L in Murdered Out (denim version here) / Elizabeth and James White Tee / J Crew Collection Denim Jacket (on sale!) / Tory Burch Oversized Clutch / Paul Smith Sunglasses c/o / Zara Heels / Lulu Goldtone Drift Necklace / J Crew Bracelets (old) 

So remember when I said I like the basics, well this is pretty much my go- to outfit as of late. Obviously, I like to switch up the tee and denim, but add some heels and a fun necklace and this outfit can transition from day to night.  

There is something about black denim that makes an outfit feel complete for night-time wear. Even for a casual dinner, I love to throw on either this pair or my J Crew minnie pant, especially if I want to wear a t- shirt and let’s be honest, that is pretty much all of the time. Or for a Fall night out on the town add a silk blouse or fun peplum to dress it up a bit. In the Fall months when it starts to get pretty chilly at night, I always bring along my trusty denim jacket. I think it is the perfect piece in your closet to dress down any look. 

xox- a dash of details 

photography by PS for A Dash of Details 

EAU DE PARFUM


A little secret about me, I love eu de parfum. But the funny thing is, I have never found one I truely love until I was recently in New York and tried my cousin’s lust-worthy Diptyque eu de parfum.  Naturally, I knew I would love it because let’s be honest, they are the best smelling candles on the market, but I never thought to try the fragrance.  I stopped into the store and tried a bunch of different scents, but ended up with L’Ombre dans l’Eau. It is my absolute favorite scent I have tried so far. Since fragrances are so personal, what are your favortie scents? 

PS: Today is the last day to enter the John Ruvin Giveaway, the winner will be announced tomorrow! 

Here are a some other scents I love: 

xox- a dash of details

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