marled sweater + urban peach giveaway!

Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique / Sweater: H&M (similar here) / Pants: LC Lauren Conrad / Boots: Old Navy (similar here)

When I got this adorable necklace in the mail from Urban Peach Boutique, I knew right away that I wanted to wear it with this top. This sweater is one of my favorites this season... Can a girl really have too many cozy, oversized, pullovers?! The texture of this one is amazing and the color is so pretty and perfect for the holidays! Paired with some oh-so-cute olive ankle boots and black skinnies, it's a perfectly put together look, without being fussy.

I'm so excited to try this necklace with other looks; how adorable would it be with a chiffon blouse tucked into a mini skirt and tights? Or with a graphic sweatshirt and distressed denim? The neutral black and gold color pallet of this piece of jewelry make it so versatile, so it pairs great with anything!

Urban Peach is one of my favorite places to pick up adorable accessories at an affordable price. Also, they have a great 2 for $20 deal happening this weekend!! Use code "2FOR20". Sale ends this Sunday.

If you love this necklace as much as I do, head on over to my Instagram account to enter to win one of your own! Contest ends Sunday, so head on over quick!


Pattern Play

Sweater:  Target (Mossimo) / Scarf: Target (Merona) / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots: Zigi Soho

Last week we had an unusual burst of warm air (especially for December in Minnesota), but I didn't mind one bit!! Any day I can wear a cozy sweater and scarf with no coat, I'm a happy girl! 

I absolutely love prints and rarely buy anything in a solid color... Prints are just so much more fun! One thing that I love doing is mixing prints together- which can be a little scary if you've never done it before. They key to making prints work together is to mix a smaller pattern with a bigger pattern.  The bigger, more simple print in the scarf compliments the smaller print of the sweater and balances everything out. Since the two pieces have the same color scheme, they pair together nicely, rather than being loud and obnoxious. Also, jeans are basically a neutral, so they help anchor everything and keep the look easy and casual.

Want to give pattern mixing a try but not sure where to start? Try using a stripe pattern as your base. It goes with almost any other pattern and looks amazing with polka dots and floral prints!

Holiday plaid

scarf: old navy (similar here & here)/ sweater: target

So, I have a thing for scarves. My husband would argue that I have too many, but I'd beg to differ! I love scarves because of their ability to change up any outfit in an effortless way. They come in so many colors, patterns, sizes and textures and are an affordable way to spruce up your wardrobe!

When I saw this scarf at Old Navy, I had to have it! It's so perfect for the holiday season! I just love how fun and festive it is. And its made out of super cozy flannel which is amazing during the winter months. Here, I've styled it with one of my go-to winter outfits - leggings & a chunky sweater. It also looks amazing with a little black dress and ankle boots or with a tailored jacket... Really, it looks great with anything!

Unfortunately, this item as been so popular that it is currently sold out on the Old Navy website, but they're usually pretty good about restocking so keep checking back! I have seen it available in stores, so you can check your local Old Navy to see if they have it in stock. I also included links above to a couple similar scarves that are equally adorable!