Midnight Blue

A Slouchy Sweater & A Paisley Print

In Winter’s Midnight Blue 

You know you’ve found a good sweater, when you never want to take it off! This slouchy, open cardigan is comfortable and versatile for my winter wardrobe. Plus, midnight blue has easily become my go-to color for the season. It’s a warm and cuddly shade, but pairs well with almost every other color in the spectrum. Today I’ve styled it with a paisley print scarf and  heather grey. Not to mention, these Clark’s ankle boots complement today’s colors, mixing navy suede with a brown heel, and a black toe.

SHOP MY LOOK: SWEATER |SCARF similar | TOP | JEANS | BOOTS | WATCH |BRACELET similar | RING

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Shop Spotlight: Plum Pretty Sugar

Get In The Know …

FEATURING PLUM PRETTY SUGAR

Introducing a series of posts featuring my favorite online retailers that adhere to my “inexpensive and stylish” shopping mantra. Remember: you don’t have to be rich to look rich, girls. With Shop Spotlight, I’ll handpick items and share current discount codes // sales to make shopping my favorite stores, easy and fun for you too!

Today’s Shop Spotlight features PLUM PRETTY SUGAR, your go-to shop for feminine comfort and easy-living chic. I’ve selected 9 must-have pieces, and I’ve set links for some of their hottest collections (including bridal). Don’t forget, if you can’t find what you are looking for to drop me a line: alex@lexwhatwear.com

PS – EVERYTHING I’VE FEATURED IS UNDER $100

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Airport Swagger

For The Traveling Girl,

A Chic Look To Keep Her On The Move

This one is for my ladies that are always on the go, traveling and airport hopping. Today’s look is inspired by you, no matter where you are or where you’re headed. I’ve spent countless hours in many airports, so I’m up-to-speed on “airport swagger”. First things first, comfort is key. Sneakers are ever so popular, so jump on that bandwagon and flaunt those running shoes. Layering is also of most importance, because you never really know how hot or cold the airport or plane will be. Lastly, ugly tech accessories are a thing of the past. Carry your airport essentials in something personalized and true to  you. Oh, and don’t forget your watch. Being on time (especially for your plane) is always in style!

SHOP THE LOOK: SUNGLASSES | SWEATER similar | BLOUSE | JEANS | SNEAKERS | WATCH | HANDBAG | PASSPORT COVER

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Inside Look: Knoxville Round Up

Quick Apartment Round Up

A Look At A Little Southern Decor 

As you saw yesterday, I was in Knoxville this past weekend to explore my boyfriend’s new city. It’s a gorgeous town, full of life and southern charm. Aside from the fact that it’s the home to one of Kentucky’s biggest SEC rivals, the University of Tennessee, it’s an area he is sure to love. We spent the weekend checking out new restaurants, found a nice spot to watch UK games, and even did some apartment decorating. Like I’ve said, every place needs a bit of “home” and a feminine touch, right? Much to his chagrin, I’m sharing a few of my favorite pieces I added to his new apartment. Might I add, it looks pretty darn good.

PS – Coming Soon, A New York City Apartment Round Up!

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Every apartment, even those with very little counter space, need a pop of color. Lately I’ve been obsessed with hints of green, especially in the kitchen. To add to the dark countertops and cabinets, I picked up these bright green pears (HERE), a large vase (HERE), and a small faux plant (HERE) at TJ Maxx. I’ve linked a few similar options for you to check out. Added bonus, all of Evan’s manly things still tie in, and he gets out of having to water a plant.

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Evan’s furniture is all very rustic, yet absolutely beautiful. To add to the small kitchen table area, I found these PERFECT wooden chargers (similar HERE), and accent plates (HERE). Green is a pretty neutral color, so I’ve added two napkins (HERE) and two different napkin rings (similar HERE) to go with the natural, wood decor. This may be my favorite touch to the apartment (thanks HGTV for the inspiration).

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We are both from different parts of the south, and this sign fits our design aesthetic just perfectly. We found this and a few other items at Digs on The River in Bowling Green, KY.

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In this photo above, I wanted to capture a few more pieces we decided to hang in the living room. First is a photo of Evan’s dog Margo that I took. My mom had my photos turned into prints with the help of South Hill Gallery & Photo Therapy. The second piece is another Digs on the River find. I love this barn wood Kentucky sign. Lastly, we found this whiskey poster in New York at a street market. Over the “bar cart” area, we thought it was just the right fit.

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Table accents will always be hard for guys to understand. I am pretty sure Evan didn’t even look in the cart or ask questions when I picked these pieces out. I’ve linked to my favorite floral table top decor (HERE) for anyone needing some design inspiration.

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The coffee table doubles as a work space, so naturally we don’t have a lot on the table. But I do love these coasters and this coffee table tray. I’ve linked to a similar tray (HERE).

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In the living room, we put up three more pictures that I took on one of our weekend trips to upstate New York. These photos were turned into gorgeous watercolors. Thanks again South Hill Gallery & Photo Therapy in Lexington, KY for your help with these. I am 100% obsessed.

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With the help of a few Pottery Barn gift cards, Evan and I scored this amazing quilt (HERE) and duvet (HERE)! I am usually a small shop / thrift shop kind-of-girl, but every now and then, Pottery Barn does hit the jackpot!

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What’s an apartment without your favorite pictures? I love this frame, so I’ve linked to a similar (inexpensive) one HERE.

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Lastly, for a few kicks and giggles, no home is ever complete without some Woodford. I always say, I’m a Woodford County girl for more reasons than one.

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Old City

When In Knoxville…

One Must Play In Old City  

Many of you may (or may not) know that my boyfriend is now residing in Knoxville, TN. The commute from NYC isn’t too shabby, so I’ve jumped on a plane to explore another city with my love. We both don’t shy far away from adventure, so this isn’t the last of our weekend fun you’ll see on here. Today I am sharing a few pics Evan took while we were learning the “Old City” area of Knoxville. It was quite stunning, and we had a blast meeting new friends and reconnecting with a few old pals over the weekend. Tomorrow you’ll even get an inside look at a few girly touches I made in his new place. Every home needs a little love and feminine touch, right? Until then, enjoy!

SHOP MY LOOK: SUNGLASSES | SWEATER | BLOUSE | JEANS | BOOTS | RING | NECKLACE

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Shop Spotlight: KITSCH

Get In The Know …

FEATURING KITSCH

Introducing a series of posts featuring my favorite online retailers that adhere to my “inexpensive and stylish” shopping mantra. Remember: you don’t have to be rich to look rich, girls. With Shop Spotlight, I’ll handpick items and share current discount codes // sales to make shopping my favorite stores, easy and fun for you too!

Today’s Shop Spotlight features KITSCH a one-stop jewelry & fun accessory shop. I’ve selected 6 must-have pieces, plus get FREE shipping with orders $50 or more! Don’t forget, if you can’t find what you are looking for to drop me a line: alex@lexwhatwear.com

PS – EVERYTHING FEATURED IS UNDER $40!

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Creme De La Creme

Winter’s Grayscale;

“The Best Of It’s Kind”

The middle of every week needs a little glam, and coffee of course. Throw a graphic tee into this mix, and you have yourself an even better hump day than you thought. I mean, not every Wednesday is all pinks, reds and butterflies…  so I tend to stick to my trusty grayscale wardrobe to carry me through. And I’ll take another Starbucks run on that note!

SHOP MY LOOK: EARRINGS | COAT similar | PRINTED JACKET similar | TEE similar | LEGGINGS similar | WATCH | BOOTIES similar

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Closet Envy: Style Mash-Up

When Different Styles Collide

You Can Really Make Something Amazing 

If you’re like me, some days you’re sporty and some days you’re more corporate. Occasionally you even try to be little hipster too. So what happens when you want to incorporate more than one style into your everyday look? Nobody ever said you have one style and you’re sticking to it. So why be basic? I find it admirable and totally awesome when a girl can mash-up her favorite styles, and create something unique to her. So today I’ve taken a mix of a few things I’ve seen lately that I just had to have. And what happens when I style them all together? Well, you be the judge, but I’m digging’ it!

SHOP THE LOOK: EARRINGS | COAT | GLASSES | BLOUSE | JEANS | WATCH | HANDBAG | SHOES

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Winter’s Best Scarf

Cuddle Up

A Blanket Scarf That’s Sure To Keep You Warm

When you consider how cold it’s been as of late, cuddling up in with this oversized blanket scarf makes perfect sense. It not only serves as an adorable accessory, but it functions as another a layer you can’t go without in the city. Today I’ve paired it with my quilted vest (also seen here) and a basic, wine colored tee to show off the pops of color within the scarf. I simply can’t get enough of this piece. You’ll be sure to see it a few more times!

SHOP MY OUTFIT: SCARF similar | VEST | BLOUSE | JEANS | BOOTS | WATCH | BRACELETS

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Shop Spotlight

Get In The Know …

FEATURING MASON & BELLE

Introducing a series of posts featuring my favorite online retailers that adhere to my “inexpensive and stylish” shopping mantra. Remember: you don’t have to be rich to look rich, girls. With Shop Spotlight, I’ll handpick items and share current discount codes // sales to make shopping my favorite stores, easy and fun for you too!

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 Today’s Shop Spotlight features Mason & Belle a country-chic online shop. I’ve selected 6 must-have pieces, plus I’m giving y’all the details on their Winter SALE (a.k.a  take another 30% off already reduced prices). Don’t forget, if you can’t find what you are looking for to drop me a line: alex@lexwhatwear.com

PS – Every Item Is UNDER $40 ↓

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