Friday Favorites 2/20/15

Happy Friday! Here are a few of my favorite fashion-related things this week:

1. Favorite Express Sale Item: Minus the Leather Jacket

All outerwear is currently 40% off at Express and there are a lot of cute pieces to choose from. My tried-and-true favorite is the Minus the Leather Jacket, as shown here by several of my blogger & Instagram friends in a variety of color and styling options:
Me / Erin / Carylee / Tracy

2. Favorite Outfit Combo:  Marled Sweater + White Skinnies

I shared this pin in January in my Resolutions post and was excited to see Erin put it to work in real life right away:

It's such a simple but striking combination and it seems to look good on everyone. Since then I have also seen a number of other variations on this marled sweater + white skinnies theme:
Carylee / Kellie / Rachelle

I finally got around to getting the right pieces to create this outfit myself, so you can see my version in my outfit recap up next!

3. Insta-Outfit Recap

Here are some of the oufits I've shared lately on Instagram with a front view and top-down view for details.

And the details:
Cardigan: Express / Tank: Target / Necklace: Stella & Dot / White Skinnies: Express / Booties: Forever 21 (Identical) / Nails: Sinful Colors "Easy Going"

T-Shirt: Old Navy / Gray Jeans: Express / Necklace: Forever 21 / Bracelet: Stella & Dot Portia / Sandals: Forever 21 (Similar)/ Nails: Sinful Colors "Easy Going"

Jacket: Express (Option) / T-Shirt: Gap / Necklace: Old Navy  / Jeans: Nordstrom / Booties: Express (Similar) / Nails: Chanel "Taboo"

4. Favorite Product Review 

I've been using Benefit They're Real since Kellie introduced me to it a few months ago. But I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest mascara, and I came across this page where they tested 100 different mascaras on the same eye. The one I'm using is #15 below, but I had fun browsing through the different results from each product and putting a few new options on my "to try" list, so I wanted to pass it along!

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That does it for my favorites today. Thanks for checking in and I'll see you back on Monday!

Linking up with:
Friday Favorites: ErikaAndrea and Narci / Fashion Friday



  1. Oh I didn't realized the minus the leather was back in red, I'm on it! I've wanted a red-ish jacket forever. I love they're real and 1 seconde by Bourjois, I used both. I need your long necklace collection lol.


  2. The Mid Extreme Stretch jeans fit you really nice. I always have issues with Express jeans bunching at the knee except for the white denim. Those are always a perfect fit. The grey MES jeans I own is the pair with the side zippers and faux pockets. I don't own these. I just don't think they would look as good on me as they do you. However, I can totally duplicate this look. I have like 4 pairs of grey denim and everything else that is shown. Hehe. laters, alligators!

  3. I love the marbled grey sweater with white skinnies too! I have both, but haven't worn either yet, but I will!

  4. Huh, the 100 mascara pictures is super interesting!! I love the idea that its all the same eye so an exact comparison...will definitely be looking through that!! I will also be looking at both of the shoes from Forever 21 (the strappy sandal and peep toe bootie)...love both of them!! Thanks for the features...your version of "the marled" is great - love it with the cardigan!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  5. Love my minus the leather jacket! I wear it with everything! Now I'm going to have to check out all of these mascaras.

  6. I know I said on Insta, but I love those grey jeans on you! They are so flattering (as if you even need help in that area). I love the Taboo nail polish in the last photo.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  7. Great looks I love the sweater and skinnies look! &of course paired with cute booties :D


  8. I'm still drooling over carylee look with the green scarf. I'm also loving your looks as well with the different color pendants.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  9. I'm so into that grey cardigan and white denim look! *emoji heart eyes face*


  10. Love that those leather jackets from Express are on sale. I have a few from years ago and would love to add one or two more! I love the grey and white together as well!


  11. I love the simple tee and white jeans with the nude heels looks, it's very chic! The mascara site you discovered is awesome..my two that I alternative between are from Elf and Younique! Happy Friday!


  12. 100 mascaras tested?! Talk about a time commitment haha! Definitely going to check that out!

  13. I love the look of the marled grey sweater and white skinnies! I'm going to have to recreate that!

    Doused In Pink

  14. I really like those white skinnies and need to go try a pair on. That mascara webpage you linked to was mesmerizing. I didn't see the one I currently wear, but now want to try a couple of new ones. Thanks for that link.

  15. i am a mascara junkie so i am in love with that post already and i haven't even clicked on it. i used benefits they're real like twice but it took me like an hour to get off and i just dont have time for that, got too much lazy to do! plus i have no idea where it is, i misplaced it. but i am always on the look out!

  16. meanwhile.. i feel so sorry for that poor girl and her eye. i wonder how they did it, she washed her face 100 times? ouch.

  17. I just pulled out my white skinnies this week and wore them! I love wearing them in the winter.

    Daily Style Finds

  18. ps I use #45 - love it! L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara :)

  19. Loving the sales at Express lately, I scored 2 new cocktail dresses and the Barcelona reversible cami for less than the cost one of the dresses full price. And F21 and ON have been on point with their jewelry lately!

    Happy Friday gurlie :)

  20. I just bought a marled sweater and can't wait to wear it with my white jeans. I've been wearing it a lot with my maroon jeans. I love, love the color mixing in the last oufit - your nail polish and the necklace! And thanks again for the feature!

  21. I love these Friday recap posts! Your outfits are continuously stylish every darn day. I LOVE your marled sweater and white jeans outfit. I keep forgetting about my white jeans!

  22. Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it!
    It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  23. Love your outfits this week. Simple, classic, but still on trend. Cute!!!

  24. I swore I read this yesterday, but it was all new to me now, which is a nice Saturday treat!
    First, thanks for the features, and reminding me of some of the things I miss wearing *shakes angry fists at my capsule.* (It's a love/hate relationship with me and my capsule right now)
    Second - you reminded me that I need Taboo. Adding that to my list!
    Third - I like the Benefit mascara, but not on its own. I had been using UD Perversion as a base then They're Real on top, and THEN Clinique Lash Power on top of that to sort of lock everything in! I loved that combo, but I'm also really loving not having to wear three coats of mascara every morning, not gonna lie. :) But still interested to hear which one works out for you!!!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

  25. I love the marled sweater and white denim combo! White denim really can look so stylish. That 100 mascaras thread is something I need to check out. I'm pretty set in my ways but I love trying on new products :)


  26. Love your simple vibrant necklaces. And those jackets look so edgy. Love them!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  27. Thank you so much for posting the mascara post, I too am always looking for a great mascara, I will definitely be checking these out!! ps love your denim selections! xoxo


  28. Thank you so much for posting the mascara post, I too am always looking for a great mascara, I will definitely be checking these out!! ps love your denim selections! xoxo


  29. Such a great sale and so many amazing items!
    Dresses & Denim

  30. That cardigan is everything!! I have been singing the praises of L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara forever now. I see it there on the list at #45

  31. you're really awesome at putting together a cute necklace with just a plain tee.


  32. I love the REBEL PENDANT so much, I'd love to have one in rose gold!


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