How to: Style Joggers for Work

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Women's Black Jogger Outfit

Shop: Joggers (Similar & Under $40) // Joggers (Similar + More professional 6 Colors) // Blush Cami // Heels

It’s Friday!!

How has your week been? Mine has been so long, but I am excited to announce some good news in the coming weeks. Before I vow to take the rest of tonight and tomorrow off, I wanted to hop on here and share with you this chic and effortless work day look.

I love that you can take something as casual and comfortable as joggers and transform them into a work ready look. I found these slick joggers at marshalls and knew I had to have them. I paired them here with my favorite blush cami but it would also look look great with sweaters, button ups, or a great patterned blouse. Just grab a clutch and throw on a pair of heels, and this look is ready to go for date night, cocktail hours, or any other “after work events”

Although this is a perfect after work look, post places of business require you to be a little more conservative. I work in an office with a relaxed business casual dress code; however I still need to be professional and that does not include thin straps. The tough part about putting this outfit together was being more conservative while staying true to the cute city chic look. So, I have been pairing it with my longer open front sleeveless vest that I found online at Forever 21. You can find it on this page. This helps to hide the thin straps of the slip top but doesn’t take away from the feminine look. For cooler weather or more professional environments, this look would be perfect paired with a blazer jacket or even a cardigan.

I wore this look to the office last Friday and got so many complements! I was stunned because not only was this outfit thrown together with pieces I already owned, but it is also extremely comfortable, especially for a work look. {I don’t even think people realized these were athletic pants ;)}

If you love this look and have decided you NEED a pair of black joggers to take into fall, I have linked a couple of options that are extremely similar or you can head to your local Marshalls! How would you style yours?

XO - Courtney B.

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His & Her Fall Style With Jord Watches

Jord Wood Watch in Slate

Happy Wednesday! As promised, I am getting into all of the detail about this gorgeous Jord watch and the awesome giveaway Russell and I are hosting with them!

Russell and I have so much fun getting dressed up to go to dinner, or the movies, or even out to shop in the fall. Most of the time, we end up coordinating our outfits without even meaning to. Does that happen to anyone else? We both have such similar taste, however we differ in one big area, accessories. I love accessories like jackets, purses, jewelry, etc. but Russ can take or leave them.  As long as I have known him, I have never seen him wear a watch or any other jewelry outside of his favorite silicone (think live strong) bible quote bracelet. That was until we heard about the gorgeous (and unique) wood watches by Jord.

Jord Wood Watch and Display Box

Jord Wood Watch

We both immediately fell in love with not only the color and styles, but how well they were made. We both tend to be a little rough on our clothes, shoes, and accessories so it was so great to see how durable this watch could be. Not only does it come in a beautiful (and durable) box, it also comes with a watch cleaner. That is something I always look for when picking jewelry because it can be such a pain to take it to get cleaned. Having that option right at home is a major plus.

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This watch with its dark wood band and its slate and rose gold face immediately called our name. It is the perfect rough and rustic look for guys, but the rose gold adds a feminine touch making it perfect for girls too. It will be great for fall with for both nicer (and dressy) occasions for men but also with casual fall looks we are both wearing here. 

His & Her Fall Football Game Style

His and Her Fall Gameday style

Fall Style with Jord Watches

His & Her Casual Fall Looks

Fall Looks with Jord Watches

Mens Casual Fall Style with Levi Trucker Jacket

Shop: Watch – Be sure to enter the giveaway here! // Men’s Levi Jean Jacket // Men’s Grey Jeans // Red Dress

I am sure you have seen this red dress everywhere, especially from the recent Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This was by far one of my favorite finds. The color is amazing for fall and will layer perfectly with cardigans, sweaters, and even alone with a blanket scarf when the weather gets cooler. I bought this dress specifically with OU game days in mind. The color fits perfectly into the crimson and cream and the light flowy material will look great with cowboy boots or sandals for game days.

There are a couple fall trends for men that we both really love for fall. The first is the denim on denim trend. This trend has been everywhere for girls lately, but it is also extremely popular for guys. When jean jackets became one of the “It” styles for men we both jumped right on it. This Levi jacket has been perfect for Russ with both dark jeans, light jeans, and colored jeans as styled here. Another big fall trend he loves is button up tee shirts like this one. They layer perfectly under jackets but are also great worn alone. He will typically roll the short sleeves slightly and it makes for a stylish yet casual look.

This is our first run at a his and hers style post, so if you would like to see more please comment or email me. We had so much fun creating these looks thanks to Jord Watches and would love to create more for you and your significant other !! I loved having Russell in the pictures rather than taking them for a change, isn’t he handsome? Haha! 😉

Don’t forget to follow this link to enter the giveaway for a $100 E-gift card to Jord Watches, as a thank you for reading and entering, each person who enters but does not win the giveaway will receive a $25 E-code! It is a little early to think about Christmas, but they do make great gifts for you or any special men/women in your life 🙂

XO - Courtney B.


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Why I love my high rise denim

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Shop: Tank // Earrings // Shoes // Sunnies

I am so excited to finally share with you guys my favorite pair of jeans! I am sure you have noticed I wear these Levi high rise distressed jeans all of the time. When it comes to fitting jeans, I have a hard time finding brands I love. I have more of an athletic build, especially from my waist down so I have the hardest time fitting jeans for my legs and butt without them falling down on my waist. Truthfully, I have found that low rise jeans are NOT for made for me.  It wasn’t until the high waist trend started appearing everywhere that I knew these might be the perfect solution for my body. When I finally found these jeans last fall that I knew I was hooked on this style.

Every time I looked at Instagram last fall I fell more and more in love with these Levi jeans!!! I not only loved the style, but I loved the larger holes and how they paired with heels and wedges. I knew I had to take the leap and order. This was truly the first “light wash” jeans I had ever liked let alone loved and purchased so I was very skeptical. Four or five pairs light wash jeans later, I can honestly say these are my favorite.

They are super comfortable and have the perfect amount of stretch. Thankfully, I have never had the problem of them stretching out so much that they becoming loose and baggy or ever had to worry about them falling down. They also look great seriously with everything in every season.

These high rise jeans now come in seven colors, so I need help deciding which pair to go with next. What do you guys want to see styled this fall? The high rise “busted” skinny jeans in grey, white, green, or the darker denim?! P.S. I am always trying to find high waisted denim that I love as much as these, so if you run across any you LOVE please send them my way!

P.S. If you are looking for other ways to style Levi high rise jeans, check out these posts on both this blog Striped off the shoulder top and one of my favorite Instagram looks featuring my favorite “Red Tie Top

XO - Courtney B.

Transition Look from Work Day to Date Night

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Shop: Jeans – Similar Under $60 Here // Bag // Tank // Heels // Jacket

It’s Friday! That means only a couple days left to shop the Nordstrom sale! I have a few things left on my list to get (if they ever come back in stock). Have any of y’all tried the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings?  After seeing them on Kathleen of Carrie Bradshaw Lied I think I need them!

That brings me to this faux leather jacket (also on sale). I truly love leather jackets. They are a closet staple that can be worn year round and you can find them in so many colors. I wear my black one with shorts in the summer, dresses in the spring; any anything I can get my hands on during fall and winter. They are a great way to create an effortless (but chic and flawless) date night look, GNO look, or even the perfect office look.

This is one of my go to outfits; you can truly find pieces like this in any store and at any price point (I’ve found similar options to create this whole outfit under $50 linked below). A white tee or white tank is a must for fall! This tank layers perfectly and really helps to make a seamless look with the jacket.

I chose to pair this look with both my favorite leopard heels (on sale until Sunday) and a great pair of boot cut jeans. Honestly, I do not wear boot cut jeans often or really know how I feel about them without heels on but I am obsessed with them paired like this. I created this look for you all as an easy transition from work (PTL for casual Fridays) to date night. The boot cut jeans help to dress up the leather jacket and white tank for work while also keeping the look chic and stylish. The best part is you can wear this look now and add the jacket to transition it into fall and cooler temps.

If you are looking to create this look for less, I have tagged some options below (each piece is under $50) or for my exact look head to the shop links under the last picture J I love to hear from you all so if this is something you would like to see more often please let me know!

Get the whole look under $50: Jacket – (Under $40) // Tank (Exact from above and $15) // Leopard Heels ($32) // Jeans ($48) // Bag (On sale under $30 – tons of colors)

XO - Courtney B.

 

Cowl Neck Sweater

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Shop: Sweater (Identical) // Hat // Jeans – Under $80 // Booties – Under $60 – Also Here // Bag

Hi Y’all! Happy Wednesday! Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days, it has been crazy between work, blogging, and living life. I am sure you know by now that the Nordstrom sale will be ending in just a few days 😦 that means that everything will be going back up to its original prices.

I also heard from a lot of you that you are ready to see easy transition looks for the fall. So, for the next couple of weeks, I will be posting a ton of looks that you can take from one season to the next just by changing one or two things on your outfit. For example, you can take a look straight into cooler temps just by changing out shorts for jeans or sandals for booties. I know that this time of year can be so expensive to shop so I am here to make it as easy (and as inexpensive) as possible.

This was a look I styled using items I already had in my closet from this year and last year. It was super simple to put together but is easily one of my favorites. This cowl neck sweater/vest is perfect for this time of year. You can wear it now with a pair of jeans or shorts to give you that fall look while staying cool in the 80-90 degree temps. (There is an identical sweater available from the Nordstrom sale linked here in tons of colors). This sweater will also layer perfectly closer to the end of fall and even into winter. Just pick your favorite long sleeve tee (I typically do a dark red, grey, or striped tee) and your look is ready for the cooler temps.

As far as accessories go, I am horrible about adding a lot of accessories to my look in the summer. I always feel like accessories combined with hot temps weigh me down. Does anyone else feel like that? In fall and winter I am totally opposite. I love accessories. I can see myself wearing this floppy hat, blanket scarfs, and every other fall accessory daily. I will let you in on a secret for fall accessories… always check your local Wal-Mart’s and Targets. Russell and I found this hat at Wal-Mart of all places for under $10 (linked here in two colors) and it looks way higher quality than $10! That is insane considering some run $60-100 dollars.  I also have picked up a few at Target under $30. These add the perfect fall touch to your outfit and are so cute!

I want to know, what are you guys most excited to see this fall? Anything I have to add to my cart?

XO - Courtney B.

 

Tropical Maxi & The Posh Pineapple

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Shop: Dress (wearing a small)// Shoes // Earrings 

Good Morning Everyone!

I am so sorry I missed my usual Monday blog post! Between the two leadership committees I am on, meetings at work, and volunteering the past few days I have had no time to sit down and write.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw this gorgeous Maxi dress from The Posh Pineapple Boutique, a local store here in the OKC/Norman area. I was not surprised when it was a total HIT with my Instagram followers.

This dress is gorgeous! It has beautiful detailing on the back and is double lined with the pattern making it even better. I was so excited for this shoot because this dresses as so many pretty things going on. I got the dress and saw the button detailing down the front and was immediately in love. I have had a maxi with a front slit on my “To Buy” list for a long time so when I got this one in the mail I couldn’t have been happier!

I paired it with the cutest pink purse from target. Versatility in bags is super important to me so I loved that it can also be converted into a cross body.  Unfortunately I could not find it online but check your local target (a little birdie told me it was on SALE under $15!) Staying true to my colorful self I also paired it with these gorgeous beaded earrings from Charming Charlie. Would you believe you can scoop these up in tons of colors for only $12? They are selling out fast in stores so be sure to get yours here!

A special thank you to The Posh Pineapple for this dress! If you all have not checked out there site, please do! The clothes are amazing and when you sign up for emails you will receive $10 off and free shipping making this dress less than $50! Hurry sizes are already running out!

My Nordstrom Sale Picks will go live tonight so stay tuned!

XO - Courtney B.

Ole Swing Dress

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Shop: Dress // Shoes (Similar – Exact are sold out, but available in black) //

Happy Friday Everyone! We made it! I wanted to jump on here real quick and show you this gorgeous dress I picked up from loft a couple of weeks ago.

If you have been following my blogging journey you probably know that I am a bit obsessed with Loft. I saw this dress in the window of our local store a few weeks ago and I was hooked! I was so discouraged at first because it was almost sold out and I could only find one not on the mannequin.  

Have you ever been shopping when you find something you just can’t live without but there is only one left?! It is so easy to convince yourself that it fits, even when it doesn’t or when it could look better. That was what I ran into with this dress. After pacing the store for 10-15 minutes, I had convinced myself I would deal with it being a little big. (Note: I am typically a medium in loft dresses, so this runs a little big under the arms).

After talking to the one of the Loft employees, she convinced me that I really should be wearing the small. I nervously asked if she would mind taking the one of the display to look at the size. I got so lucky, it turned out to be a small! I seriously have not taken this dress of since.

It is perfect for those summer date nights or just a day out and about. It is very light weight and with it being a “swing” dress it is breathable even in this intense Oklahoma heat. The pom pom details at the top were so fun and playful and I loved the color and pattern! I also am a sucker for necklines like this one. I can definitely see this dress taking me into early or late September as long as our weather stays warm. Just throw on a jean jacket or a sweater and it even is office appropriate.

I wanted to mention that The Finishing Touch is gearing up for the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale! If you haven’t already, check out my guide to the sale here! I will be posting daily in the following categories starting next week: Shoes, Tops, Denim, Accessories & Beauty, Workout Wear, & Russell’s “Picks for Him” so be sure to check in here and on my Instagram and say Hi!

What kind of things are you looking for in the sale?

XO - Courtney B.

“Summer of Dreams” Date Night Dress

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Shop: Dress (Almost sold out) // Shoes // Earrings // Dress (Same style – Solid Red) or Floral Blue

Happy Monday friends! Who is ready for tomorrow? I am planning on having a relaxing day by the pool with a couple of my best friends and Russell’s brother. His brother will be leaving the day after the 4th for a 9 month deployment overseas so we are really trying to soak up these last couple of days.

I wanted to hop on hear and tell you all about this gorgeous dress from The Mint Julep Boutique. If this dress doesn’t scream summer date night, I don’t know what will. This style has been popping up everywhere lately but never could find it in the red floral until now. If you follow boutiques, you probably know that they are having the hardest time keeping this style of dress in stock, so when I found this on The Mint’s website I knew it had to be mine.

I always try to find clothing, especially dresses, that accentuate my smallest parts – primarily my waist. This dress was perfect for that. It has a gorgeous braided band that hooks around your waist adding and the pretties open back. With the plunging neckline and the floral pattern, it is the perfect touch of sexy and sweet, great for weddings or date night.

I have paired it with a gorgeous pair of pearl Kendra Scott earrings and my new favorite Same Edelman sandals (you can find them here). I have not taken these shoes off since I got them – so comfy! With the dress being a little longer in the back, it was the perfect excuse to throw on a pair of heels.

If you are looking for more fun and bright colored clothes head over to The Mint Julep Boutique. They have new arrivals coming in daily and you can receive $10 to use on your first order by signing up for their emails. Did I mention they are having a huge sale and free shipping TODAY? Be sure to check it out and let me know your favorites below J

Thank you to The Mint Julep Boutique for gifting me this dress! As always, all opinions are my own. An extra special thank you to my readers for letting me bring you the boutiques and styles I am loving!

Pink Pleated Top

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Shop: Clutch // Top (Multiple Colors Available) // Bracelet  // Shoes

Photography: MEREDITH CROAK PHOTOGRAPHY

If you guys have been following my blogging journey, you probably know I love OTS tops. I have been seeing these bright pleated type tops ever where. Vince Camuto has the cutest one but until recently it was almost $100, it is now on sale for $60 using the link above!

This top form Shein was the perfect designer dupe and is under $20! The top is so bright and vivid and comes in a few other colors. This is the perfect summer top but also the perfect date night look! I love a good pair of white jeans and they really help to dress up this top. I will say, this top runs a little small in the arms. I am wearing a small here but definitely could have gone up a size. I chose to get a small so that I could wear it as a strapless top for more casual occasions.

With July sneaking up fast, I have begun the hunt for good transition pieces. I love all of the tropical prints but with my closet full of summer and with fall right around the corner I am prepping my closet now. This top would be the perfect transition into fall with a pair of black jeans or slacks, if you are living in a cooler state; the Vince Camuto linked above has longer sleeves and would be perfect to add to your closet. Living in Oklahoma, this top will definitely last me as is until September or October.

I have had a few people ask me about SheIN. I am loving SheIN right now, but I will warn you some styles take longer than other to arrive. If you need styles quickly, try looking on the “SHEIN” section of Amazon. You are able to get prime shipping. If it is not available on Amazon, try looking for items that have priority dispatching. I have found that if I order at least one “priority dispatching” item, they are shipped faster and will be herein 6-10 days rather than a couple of weeks.

SheIN It is perfect for tops and dresses that don’t break your bank. You can find a lot of designer dupes on their website and most are under $30. Most of the times I have found that the styles they offer run true to size. I definitely recommend sizing up in skirts and rompers. If you have any more questions about it, please email me! I would love to help!

I hope you all have a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Lets be friends on Instagram, I would love to see the fun you are having this weekend + I will be posting more outfit ideas!

XO - Courtney B.

4th of July Dip Dye Dress

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One of my favorite holidays is the Fourth of July. It is so fun to celebrate and even more fun to outfit shop for. I was gifted this gorgeous blue tie dye dress from Style N Motion and y’all I am in love. It is so soft and is super flattering. It is definitely one of my favorite dresses of the summer.

I have paired it with my favorite chambray wedges but it would be super cute with both sandals and tennis shoes. In case you are looking for the perfect pair of tassel earrings for the 4th, these Stella & Dot ombre tassels are amazing. They are super light and can be turned into a stud. You can order yours here.

I also wanted to talk to you a little bit about Style N Motion. This is the cute online boutique. All of their clothes are super flattering on all body types.  When they reached out to be to collab I was so excited! I love bringing you all new boutiques, especially ones that hand pick all of their items with different styles and different girls in mind. How fun is it to look at a website and totally imagine yourself in the clothes? This boutique truly caters to “the every girl” and I love that! If you are interested in my dress or any other fab finds on their website use the code “BOOM at checkout for 40%off!

A special thank you to Caitlin from Style N Motion for letting me picks out the funnest dress! As always all opinions are totally my own! Check them out!

Discount Code: “BOOM”

I have linked a few of my favorites here: Denim Romper (LOVE) // Neon Pink Ruffle Top (Ordering this today for 40% – Code: Boom) // Chamray Palazzo Pant // Floral Romper (Seriously so cute! Reminds me of my favorite from this post)

XO - Courtney B.