August 2017 | Hollie Elizabeth | A Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty Blog by Hollie Woodward

Perfect Black Skinny Jeans With Express



How are we already half way through this week?! The girls and I are heading to Florida with my Mom for a quick trip to see Disney on Ice tomorrow! We haven’t told them yet and I’m pretty sure they are going to freak out, ha! Be sure to follow along on my Instagram/IG Story to see what we’ll be up to while we’re there! I have so much to do today (I haven’t even started packing) but I wanted to share this outfit I wore last week with you guys!

Is there anything better than finding a good pair of jeans that fit perfectly and are less than $90?! You guys already know Express is one of my favorite stores when it comes to denim. I love Express jeans because they FEEL and look expensive but they are so affordable. They are actually having an amazing sale right now, when you buy one pair of jeans, you get a second pair for $19.99! Which is such an amazing deal! I stopped in the store a few weeks ago and snagged this pair of black skinnies. As soon as I put them on, I fell in love (I’m wearing a size 2 for reference, they run TTS)!  They are high-waisted and so flattering!  I feel like every girl needs a good pair of black ripped skinnies for Fall to pair with sweaters, cardigans, and tees. You can dress them up for a date night with heels or booties OR you can dress them down like I did here. I paired my black skinnies with this simple white button down and a comfy pair of slide-ons. This blouse is a great classic option and I love the cute tie in the front! I actually bought these studded flats for NYFW but I’ve already worn them a few times because they are so cute and instantly make any outfit more chic! Thanks for stopping by, Babes! XO

**Hop into an Express store to try on some denim and use code 1191 to receive $25 off your in-store purchase of $100 or more! Now through 9/15!

 

Thank you Express for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

Cozy Chunky Cardigan for Fall


This past weekend I took the girls on a mommy/daughter date and we had the best time. I told them we could eat anywhere they wanted and their favorite restaurant is Panera Bread (ha!) so of course they wanted to go there. Now that Brielle is in first grade she always has stories from school about friends and we always have so much fun chatting and laughing together. For some reason she has seemed SO much older just in the last few weeks. Which makes me sad and happy all at the same time. Watching your kids grow up is hard (because sometimes I secretly wish they could stay babies forever) but it also makes me SO proud to see them grow and change and become more independent. After we ate we went to the pet store because both Brynleigh and Brielle LOVE to play with the puppies, we were there for a good hour and the girls were in Heaven. Nothing makes me happier in this world than hearing them laugh and spending quality time with them!

Anyways, I wanted to share this casual outfit I wore last week with y’all because it’s so easy to throw together but still looks so chic and comfy for Fall.  When I’m thinking of building my Fall wardrobe for the season, a large chunky cardigan is always a must. I usually buy two or three at the beginning of the season and throw them on over everything from casual dresses and booties to workout tanks, leggings, and sneaks. This neutral cardigan I found during a quick trip to Nordstrom could not be more perfect! It is the coziest thing EVER and it’s so versatile. It is a little pricier but so so worth it in my opinion! I always check out Nordstrom first for the best selection of Fall staples like cardigans, jackets, and booties and I’m never disappointed. I paired it with this cute and affordable burn out tee (I’m wearing a small) and a pair of simple skinny jeans. These jeans are so flattering and soft and I love that they aren’t TOO distressed. I’m wearing a size 26 for reference. As for my shoes, you guys already know I’m booty obsessed! I bought this pair of cut-out booties last year and I have worn the heck out of them! They are one of my favorite pairs of booties I own and they are SO comfortable. Thanks for stopping by, Babes! XO

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 🙂

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

Fall Dress + Booties with Nordstrom

Happy Friday, Babes! I seriously can’t believe this week is done, it flew by! Both Darek and I have a ton of travel coming up for work (including NYFW for me!! Ahh–So excited!) so we purposely don’t have any big plans this weekend. We are planning on having a chill couple of days at home with the Babes. Honestly, sometimes those are my favorite days. Our weekdays are always so busy so I love spending lazy weekend days with my crew. The girls are loving being back in school. Brielle did say she wishes she could still go to Brynleigh’s school because “they get lots of snacks and I’m forced to learn all day!” Lol!! She’s so hilarious.

Ok, so onto today’s outfit I’m sharing today…I bought this entire outfit from Nordstrom and I’m just a little obsessed with it. The weather is finally starting to cool off slightly and Nordstrom has SO many cute Fall transition pieces right now.  They also have the *best* customer service and make online shipping and returns a breeze which is so nice! Lately I’ve been stocking up on cute, budget friendly options like this tunic dress. I’m so in love with the print of this dress (so perfect for Fall) and I love how flowy and affordable it is.  I’m wearing a size small for reference. It’s still pretty warm outside here in Indy, so I didn’t opt for it but I think this outfit would be adorable with a chunky cardigan like this one I just bought thrown over it!  This time of year, I love pairing dresses with booties because it’s a great excuse to bust out those Fall booties that you want to wear but it’s not quite cool enough outside. These are seriously one of my favorite pairs of neutral booties. Y’all know I love a good pair of neutral booties and I’ve worn these a TON since buying them about a month ago!  I also love this tan cross-body bag but it’s definitely an investment piece and pricey.  I found this similar option for under $50 so I wanted to share it with y’all!  It’s such a cute final touch to any Fall outfit! XO

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own :).

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

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