Leopard is a Neutral

Steve Madden Leopard Sneakers

 

As far as I’m concerned, leopards are a neutral. They going with everything. Stripes? Done. Florals? Check. All black? Adds a punch. So do yourself a favor invest in a pair (or two or three) of leopard kicks. Click through below for a few of my favorites.

 

Still Summer

Sharing My Sole - Still Summer

 
So this past weekend was hot. Hot and humid. I was in my friend’s wedding and let me tell you there was deodorant put in unconventional places which might be inappropriate to mention on the blog. (My girlfriends know the truth. You do the math). So even though August flew by and Labor Day is next weekend, it’s still summer, people. Thankfully I have a collection of sundresses and maxi dresses to take me until the first frost.

 

Sharing My Sole - Still Summer

 

Sharing My Sole - Still Summer

 

Sharing My Sole - Still Summer

Dress: Loft (on sale!)

Jacket: Anthropologie

Clutch: c/o GiGi New York

Bracelets: Julie Vos, J.Crew

Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday!  Nice to see you.  I have an exciting weekend ahead to celebrate the marriage of my college roommate.  It’s crazy to think how quickly time passes and that the stranger who I met at age 18 is now off getting married!  Hope your weekend is wonderful.

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

I’ve been contemplating this dress and now it’s on sale…  I think I need to snag it before summer is over.

This sweater with this skirt will be perfect for fall.

J.Crew currently has 25% off with code SHOPNOW.  This sweater looks so cozy for cooler nights and I love this polka dot popover.

And the Banded Headband giveaway winner is…  Claire!  Congrats!  Shoot me an email to Jaclyn@sharingmysole.com to claim your headbands!

Banded Headband Winner

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Piperlime Tinley Road Katherine Mini Dress

 

This dress is the perfect blend of summer and pre-fall. It’s still pretty toasty outside, but I’m already thinking about how I can take some of my summer pieces into fall. This little mini with tights and boots in a few months? Yes please.

 

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Tinley Road Katherine Split Dress

 

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DV by Dolce Vita Starlyn Nude Heels

Dress: Piperlime

Necklace: J.Crew (similar)

Bracelets: J.Crew

Clutch: c/o GiGi New York

Heels: DV by Dolce Vita

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

This Little Yogi (+ Giveaway!)

Sharing My Sole - This Little Yogi

 
I’ve received a few emails lately asking what my fitness routine is to stay in shape. (Thanks guys, I’m flattered). Here’s the scoop: I love to eat, therefore I need to work out regularly. As luck would have it, I am very much addicted to hot yoga. There is nothing that compares to that satisfied/relaxed/covered in sweat feeling when you leave an amazing yoga practice. And if I’m being honest, I turn into a bit of a grump if I miss a few days. So, no big secret here. Yoga at least three days a week makes for a happy and healthy girl.

 
So, when Banded Headbands asked if I was interested in collaborating, my answer was hell to the yes. I discovered Banded about a year ago when all my other headbands were slipping out of my sweat-filled hair during yoga practice. (This is super attractive, I know). But no matter how sweaty you get or how many headstands you do, Banded Headbands will.not.budge. No slippage. They are the best. Banded is graciously giving one lucky reader a pack of headbands to enjoy. Want to try them for yourself? Enter below. It’s as easy as savasana. (See what I did there?)

 

Sharing My Sole - This Little Yogi

Sharing My Sole - This Little Yogi

Here’s how to enter…

01: Leave a comment below letting me know where you’d wear your Banded Headbands

02: For an additional entry, follow @sharingmysole on Instagram

That’s it! Winner will be posted on the blog on Friday. Giveaway is open until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, August 21st, 2014.

Open to US Residents only. Good luck!

 

Bloggers Who Budget: Wedding Guest for Less

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

It’s that time of year…  Wedding season!  I’m two down and three to go.  So I was on board when I found out the Bloggers Who Budget theme for August was wedding guest for less style.  Couldn’t be more appropriate (or helpful) right now.  I snagged this little dress at T.J. Maxx for… wait for it… $25.  Yes.  I’ll be honest, I don’t always have the patience to search through T.J. Maxx, but then I find little gems like this and I wonder why I don’t go more often.  Cheers to a good sale!

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget (2)

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

Sharing My Sole - Sam Edelman Ella Heel

Dress:  Donna Ricco via T.J. Maxx (Love this fit & flare dress for $88)

Bracelets:  J.Crew

Clutch:  Banana Republic (similar-ish)

Heels:  Sam Edelman

 

Pre-Fall

Sharing My Sole - Pre Fall

 
I call this my pre-fall look. This sweater was a find from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I was (over) eager to wear it. Is it too warm right now for this outfit? Oh probably, but I’m just going to go with it.

 

Sharing My Sole - Pre Fall

 

Sharing My Sole - Pre Fall

 

Sharing My Sole - Pre Fall

 

Sharing My Sole - Pre Fall

Top: Nordstrom

Necklace: J.Crew

Jeans: AG

Watch: Michael Kors

Bag: Madewell Transport Tote

Heels: Sam Edelman

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

On Repeat

Sharing My Sole - On Repeat

 
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I wore this little number out Saturday night.  I’m glad I went with a light sundress because this weekend was H.O.T.  I actually snagged this dress on final sale about a week ago and have already worn it 3 times…  Sometimes I “save” clothes for special occasions and sometimes I wear them until I’m completely over it.  Might as well wear this one on repeat while it’s warm and pretty outside.

 

JCrew Hibiscus Floral Dress

 

Sharing My Sole - On Repeat

 

JCrew Hibiscus Floral Dress (2)

 

DV by Dolce Vita Caged Sandal

Dress:  J.Crew

Bag:  Banana Republic (similar)

Bracelets:  Julie Vos, Stella & Dot, J.Crew

Heels:  DV by Dolce Vita

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Friday Favorites

Happy happy Friday! It took me a few days to adjust after getting back from a week on the west coast and I sure am grateful for a low-key weekend ahead. My favorite from the week? These surprise flowers from my sweet Mom. Moms always seem to know when you need a little pick-me-up.

 

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And a few favorites from around the web…

I found two steals from Gap this week… These adorable shorts and these cute shoes.

Love these tips on organizing your closet. (Check out my wardrobe consulting site).

This sweatshirt is perfect for cool summer nights.

And the winner of the #3yearsofsole giveaway is @happinessatmidlife! Congrats! Shoot me an email at Jaclyn@sharingmysole.com

Neutral Zone

Sharing My Sole - The Neutral Zone

 

I wore this outfit on a flight last week and I realized when I sat down in my seat it could have been potentially disastrous. White pants on a plane? What was I thinking? There was a close call with a tomato juice spill next to me (why do they serve tomato juice on flights?!) but I came out alive and stainless. My whole strategy for packing for a week-long trip was all about neutrals, making it easy to mix and match. The white pants were just a risky move. I’m living on the edge, friends.

 

Sharing My Sole - The Neutral Zone

 

Sharing My Sole - Neutral Zone

 

Sharing My Sole - The Neutral Zone

T-shirt: Madewell (on sale!)

Clutch: Old Navy

Bracelets: J.Crew, Stella & Dot, Julie Vos

Pants: J.Crew (on sale!)

Heels: c/o Call It Spring (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner