Day to Night Style with Versona

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First Look: Jeans // Top // Necklace // Booties // Bag // Lipstick

Second Look: Skirt // Top // Earrings // Booties

I have said it time and time again; I love versatile pieces. It’s very easy to have a closet full of pieces, yet constantly wonder what to wear or what to style together. So that is why I have been more conscious on the pieces I am buying. Neutrals and flattering shapes, yet pieces that can all go together eventually at some point. You get more use out of the pieces in your closet this way and you can save a little money doing this. Who doesn’t love to see their bank account in the positive especially during the height of Fall fashion. ** insert praise hand emoji now**

I also like pieces that can take me through the day by switching minimal pieces out. Because as a busy lady that’s important. I like having an outfit where I can throw an extra piece of clothing in my bag and have a completely different look by switching it out. And this outfit does just that.

For day time jeans, grey sweater and a choker are the perfect go to for me. Simple, comfortable and chic. I can go to work, do errands, teach an art class, just about anything. By adding a simple skirt in my bag (or that magical hanger holder in the car to prevent wrinkling) I am able to switch up the #ootd for a last minute date night, meeting or fashion event. Swapping the choker out for some statement earrings and I’m set.

You can find new Fall pieces that work great for versatility in your closet and are also kind to your wallet at Versona. Their newest Fall Look Book features all the trending items for this season, but even though trendy can work well in any closet. You can view the entire Look Book here and you can also contact your local Versona to make an appointment to view the newest pieces.

The Asheville Versona is full of new Fall pieces. Textures galore. I loved the detail tops, slip dress (didn’t work for me though) and the minimalist necklaces including chokers.

 

 

*This post is brought to you by Versona*

 

A Dress To Wear Now & Later

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Dress // Sandals (similar) // Hat // Lip 

Happy Tuesday friends! I am head over heels with this dress (it’s under $40.00) for several reasons. The print is amazing, it’s comfortable and transitional. I have styled this with chunky sandals for late Summer but when the weather cools off this can be styled several other ways. This would look adorable with riding boots, chic with tights and booties, date night casual with booties or perfect for the holiday season with tights and heels.

I went back and forth on Snap Chat (go add me s.ferguson6623) on whether to buy this dress, which I tend to do on there. Now that I have this baby in my hands I’m glad I did.

Make sure you check back to the blog tomorrow to see what I carry in my Fall ba

Fair Daze

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The first signs of Fall are in the Mountains. Even though it’s still hot as all get out during the day, the fair is currently in town, which means Fall is just around the corner. So we headed to the fair, because a once extremely small town girl has the tradition. The rides, the food, the animals, the shows, the ribbons. It makes me feel like a kid again.

Yet now, I eat my funnel cakes and corn dogs in a little more style. Thank goodness.

So here’s to all the fried, sticky, sweet foods and another year of tradition.

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Outfit Inspiration from Nature

Outfit Inspiration from Nature

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Skirt // Top // Sandals (similar) // Necklace // Sunnies // Clutch 

Pulling together an #ootd, or simply getting dressed these past two weeks have been extremely difficult. I blame it on my crazy work schedule and the fact that I have to wear jeans and a company shirt (or t-shirt) along with tennis shoes. Truth is, I haven’t had time or the need to go any where besides work for the past two weeks; I’ve literally only went to the grocery store, gas station and Netflix and Chilled. It’s been pretty uneventful.

But I was recently gifted some flowers from Full Sun Farm. I’ve never been one for flowers because they die especially when you have a kitty who attempts to eat them. But I have received two arrangements of flowers in the past few weeks, and I’m kind of digging it now. There is so much inspiration that can be pulled from fresh cut flowers sitting in your home (and not just a fun Instagram picture). With these flowers I have pulled color palettes for a few paintings and have pulled plenty of inspiration from the flowers themselves.

That’s where this #ootd comes in play. Yesterday was the first day in a week I wasn’t going in to work at 3am or 5am (trust me I’ve had all the coffee the past two weeks) and I needed to have a meeting about some upcoming blog ideas and really wanted to get a real breakfast that wasn’t microwave oatmeal or store bought cut fruit. I wanted to actually put on real clothes. Looking through my closet, I had no plans to wear these together but after reviewing some pictures and the pretty coffee mug of flowers I came up with this.

I had gotten this skirt from a LuLaRoe pop-up and had planned to wear it with an oversized black or striped top and booties. Into the winter I was going to wear it with black sweaters, black tights and black booties. This top I had planned to wear with a black skirt similar in shape to this. But the color palette of the flowers changed my mind. And just like that, this is how this outfit was born.

I’m not big on color but I do have a fair bit of neutrals that fill my closet. I don’t care what anyone says but olive green and maroon are neutral colors. I pulled greens, two different shades in the top and bag, and this gorgeous maroon skirt together and instantly fell in love with it. Not my typical black or black and white go to, but I still love it.

Every day we pull inspiration from numerous things around us without even knowing it; sometimes we do know it. As an artistic person I am constantly taking pictures of things or sketching things down that I see to use for further use in artwork. But this week proved I also use it in the way I dress, which I wasn’t completely aware of. Inspiration is every where, not just on blogs, social media and Pinterest. You can find it in your backyard, in your floral arrangements, every where in your city.

Pre-Fall Outfit

Pre-Fall Outfit

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Jeans // Shirt // Necklace // Scarf // Bag // Hat // Booties

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall here in the mountains. Some leaves are already starting to change and there is that perfect crisp to the air in the morning time. The first part of Labor Day weekend was the first taste of Fall. It felt absolutely amazing. I didn’t run and pull out all my sweaters because let’s face I would still die but I did start finally thinking about Fall pieces. How could I not when it felt perfect outside?

Since it’s still hot during the day I came up with this minimalist #ootd. Swapping shorts for jeans and sandals for my favorite booties right now. Adding pops of Fall color through the scarf on my bag. Keeping the shirt light and jewelry minimal for when it gets hotter later in the day. Throwing on a hat to feel a little more like Fall is here, even though though it’s still around the corner.

I’m in love with the ease of this outfit. It’s so functional for me, fits my style and is absolutely comfortable.

Fall Additions

Fall Additions

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Leggings // Tank // Cocoon Jacket (available at Scout Boutique in Biltmore Village) // Earrings // Ring

It’s still August, but the nights are getting cooler and Fall clothing is starting to hit the shelves. Even though there is a breeze in the air at some point during the day, I still haven’t went crazy with Fall clothing. The thought of getting things I can’t wear until probably the end of October is upsetting so I’m starting to pick out pieces that I can wear with the chill in the air and later. Thank goodness for being a hot natured person because I can get away with wearing tanks under a light cardigan and light weight jackets pretty much through Winter. So it was finally time to break out this Rachel Weisberg cocoon jacket that adds just enough warmth to the shoulder. If you don’t follow me on Instagram (which you should) I previously mentioned the cocoon shape for cardigans and jackets is my favorite silhouette this Fall, so this jacket works perfectly. This whole #ootd works perfectly in all honesty. I feel pulled together, comfortable and stylish. And transitional. This outfit works for many day to day activities from meetings, lunch or errands.

What are you lovelies picking up to add to your Fall wardrobe?

Cold Shoulder

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Dress- Old (similar) // Sunnies- Charmed

The off the shoulder trend has been extremely popular this Summer, and it doesn’t look like the trend is dying down for Fall fashion. The trend hasn’t worked really well with me at all. I’ve tried, trust me. They don’t seem to fit right, bunch in all the wrong places or completely itch me to death. I bought this dress last year for a beach trip and decided to pull it out this past week. I’ve avoided wearing this dress this season because it’s horrible with wrinkles and as soon as it’s ironed it is wrinkled again. But I didn’t care. I still don’t care that it was wrinkled. Because it’s Summer, it’s hot and I was setting off on an adventure anyways. So maybe I will look for some more off the shoulder pieces. Maybe I will try a little harder, because the silhouette is actually flattering on me. But we shall see!

LuLaRoe X Noonday Collection X 30 Shades of Stephanie Invite

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If you are new here, you might not know that I have recently become obsessed with both LuLaRoe and Noonday Collection. Well I am. LuLaRoe has the easiest line of clothing to style, some of the best prints and the most important thing; super comfortable! Noonday Collection is a jewelry company that provides fair wages to it’s artisans, everything is ethically produced and the company strives to give back and empower women. So the two women I have met that have started businesses with these companies want to join forces and share the brand with you!

On Saturday, August 27th from 12pm-2pm I will be hosting a pop-up event at Trade and Lore Coffee! Come mingle with us, shop, chit chat, talk Fall fashion, sip coffee and most importantly empower and support each other. There will be lots of clothing choices from LuLaRoe and you will get to see the Fall collection from Noonday Collection. I’ll be there to help with any styling questions and put pieces together for each of you!

Since Cara, Lauren and myself all love to give back we will be hosting a little surprise giveaway during the shopping event. All you have to do is bring in a donation of canned or dry goods which will be donated to the Manna House and you will be entered!

I can’t wait to see all of you this Saturday to kick off Fall fashion, Back to School, early Christmas shopping and to support an amazing group of women!

Make sure you invite all your friends to come, the more the merrier!

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Camping #ootd

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Pullover // Leggings // Shoes-Nike // Sunnies- Charmed

As some of you know I have really got into camping this summer. And by camping I don’t mean GLAMPING; I mean sleeping in my ENO Hammock in the middle of the woods with no cell service or people around. If you didn’t know this then you should follow me on Instagram and SnapChat (s.ferguson6623)  because there will be more camping before Summer is over and I have a huge camping trip planned this Fall! And even though I wish I could look like a tumbler account while camping, it just doesn’t happen. I also think all those camping pictures are not of people actually camping. But generally I look something like this. And it is perfectly okay that I’m not fashion forward, sans make up and un-accessorized. The point is I am making memories in something warm (higher altitudes get colder at night in the Summer), something comfortable and something I am okay with not being perfectly “clean” in. The point of camping is to have fun, relax, disconnect and make memories. While doing this, my #ootd is the furthest thing from my mind (it’s actually hoping I don’t freeze at night and hoping I can stay still if a bear approaches). A lot of people asked, and here it is. Probably not what you were expecting and I am completely okay with that.

Even though I love fashion, love picking out the perfect #ootd; don’t let it consume you. That goes for anything you love. There are times when it just isn’t appropriate or important. Sometimes I have to take experiences over a blog photo opportunity, that’s real life, that’s the real me. And so here it is. The “real” weekend me.

His New Favorite Scent

His New Favorite Scent

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Often times, we forget about the men in our lives when it comes to fashion and “beauty”. More times than not, they want to look nice and smell nice, just the same way we do. Andrew and I recently recieved Ralph Lauren’s Polo Blue Eau de Parfum to test thanks to Influenster. I’ve always been a fan of Polo Double Black for men so knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. And the consensus is, we both love this. The blend of fresh bergamot and rich vetiver is what draws me to the scent, those combinations create this manly sensual scent that my nose is really attracted to. Andrew likes the packaging since “it’s not overly fussy”, thinks it has a fresh scent, easy to wear every day (not just for special occasions) and also says it reminds him of something from when he was younger. No matter what we both pull from this we both love the intense and refined scent of Polo Blue Eau de Parfum, it may even be Andrew’s new scent.

Polo Blue is available at Macy’s and Sephora. We both highly recommend checking out this scent for any man in your life.