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

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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

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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.

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.

Utility Dress Normalcy

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Dress- Versona // Ring-Elementality

This past week was rough. By rough I mean working every day and even picking up two third shift shifts to reset a store. I’ve been sleep deprived, grouchy, hungry and over worked in the past week. I literally haven’t worn anything besides work clothes until Sunday. On Sunday I soaked up the opportunity to put on “real clothes” to head out to a new restaurant. And this utility dress from Versona was the perfect thing to wear. Comfy, simple and soft fabric perfect for the heat wave we had in Asheville this past weekend. Honestly I would have worn a sweater dress this weekend if it meant wearing something besides jeans and work shirts. Actually that’s not true. Moral of the story. Appreciate your clothing. You don’t know how much those perfect dresses mean to you, when you can’t wear them for a while.

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Sweater-Target (similar) // Shirt- Versona (similar) // Leggings- LuLaRoe // Shoes-Target (similar) // Necklace- Lou Lou Boutiques // Sunnies- Charmed

What makes me happy picking out of my closet to pull together an #ootd? What do I reach for the most often? Well, black, duhh!! I reach for simple versatile basics in neutrals, generally black or grays (occasionally there is some color). The most worn pieces in my closet are black leggings, oversized shirts, cocoon sweaters, funky glasses and simple accessories.  That pretty much sums up in one way or another every single outfit I put together.

Black leggings are a staple for me, more so than jeans. I love them and wear them all the time. Contrary to what a lot of people think, they can be worn as pants and they can be dressed up or down. I own more pairs than I would like to announce to you, and I promise if you see me in black leggings all week, they are all clean and different pairs. The love affair started when I went to college and needed extra layers since I was moving from the middle of the state to the mountains. They were great to wear under pants walking to class and in the frigid winter dorms. But then I started to not want to take them off. Which lead to switching out tights and pantyhose during a professional class for leggings. It worked for me and I’ve been hooked ever since. Now I’ve found LuLaRoe and am obsessed with these leggings. I will be buying more come Fall (shhhhh don’t tell my jeans).

Oversized shirts are just my thing. I like the way they lay and the endless possibilities for styling. They work for tucking, half tucks, knotting and layering. They are just there and worn on a regular basis. Plus everyone needs basics. So I’m gravitating towards basics in a shape I like.

It may be a little too warm for sweaters right now in this mountain heat wave but I do wear them. It has been a little chilly in the mornings and I get the most use in the colder months. Layering is my favorite style and in the colder months I would rather wear a million layers than one. I love the cocoon shape cardigans and sweaters. They work really well for my shape and when I find something that works, I stick with it.

I’ve been drawn to more dainty jewelry pieces lately and going for a more city chic look. Of course I still wear some statement pieces but the simple pieces are getting the most wear. And I never leave the house without funky glasses. The stranger and more Johnny Depp (ish) they are, I like them. And the shops in downtown Asheville are supplying both the dainty jewelry pieces and funky glasses right now, so I blame them for my obsessions.

Pretty simple, yet my favorite pieces. Pretty simple, but I love it.

Dressing Up Leggings With Lou Lou Boutiques

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Leggings (WIN YOUR OWN LULAROE LEGGINGS HERE) // Top // Bag // Booties (similar) // Scarf & Necklace // Sunnies

I recently said last week, when I get dressed my #ootd isn’t magical or a break through concept. It’s really simple generally. I live in black leggings (or jeans). Typically 4 times a week you can find me throwing on leggings for absolutely anything from running errands, to cleaning, to exploring, to lounging or wearing them to work. But sometimes with the simplicity of my outfits I want to spice them up for coffee dates, shopping, date night or lunch. And it’s really simple to do when you have a simple palette.

Stripes are a go to. So this #ootd was a no brainer. Black leggings and a black and white striped shirt; a simple and chic (thanks to the tanks neck line) outfit. But by adding a fun high neck/tassel necklace, booties, funky glasses and tying a scarf to my bag the whole outfit is transformed. I feel more pulled together. I feel more chic. I feel like I look like I actually took a lot of time to plan this, but in reality it took about an extra two minutes.

I love having a wardrobe with as much versatility as mine. I love having a ton of black leggings that I can style numerous ways. I also love having stores in downtown that are affordable enough to have a few extras to take a simple, chic #ootd to an extra special chic outfit. And that’s exactly what I found at Lou Lou Boutiques in downtown.

I recently went to the grand opening of their newest location downtown and immediately fell in love. A whole store dedicated to accessories. Perfect for picking up a few pieces that you can incorporate in to any wardrobe to take it to the next level. The store was fully of trendy jewelry pieces, scarves out the whazoo and handbags. Lou Lou Boutiques is pretty affordable with most pieces pricing under $40.00 besides larger bags and some bigger brand name pieces. I left the store regretting not getting a few other pieces but I’ll save those for another day. I picked up this necklace, which I’ve already worn numerous times and it’s perfect due to the black and gold and makes me feel a little unique with the style. I also picked up this scarf and since we are still in the humid Summer days for now I’m wearing it tied around bags, but it will also be perfect in the Fall to add some pop of color to a simple outfit.

The staff was great and friendly, knowledgeable and made you feel like you were hanging out in your closest girlfriend’s closet. Brownie points for that because when I shop alone I hate the feeling of being in silence and not being able to ask for advice. These girls are a great and stylish staff. The boutique had something for everyone’s style and a price point suitable for everyone. I highly recommend checking it out! Here’s a bunch of pictures I snapped at the Grand Opening to tide you over until you visit!

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