i am such a fan of tweed. the texture, softness, and classy factor it brings to any wardrobe. the miniskirt is not my go-to but they are good to have on hand for an outfit with over the knee (OTK) boots! glad i snatched this one up in a heartbeat, i love the color, quality of the tweed and the front pockets that really stand out without being over the top. sticking to the classy-ness of tweed i opted for a roll neck long sleeve top and decided to layer more with my sleeveless trench coach complete with.... the ultimate classy accessories: brooch, pearl earrings, and a Chanel bag. i LOVE how it turned out!
i also attended the Texas Conference for Women last week. i look forward to it every year, great speakers and sessions! here are my short and sweet take-aways:
- show up. suit up. speak up.
- fear is the doorway to opportunity.
- you know you're on the right track when everything seem
- courage comes from taking baby steps.
- beauty is the energy we put into the world.
- call your shots.
- be intentional.
- it ain't bragging if you can back it up.
- how you face disappointment is far more important than how you face winning.
- there is no place in your life that you cannot lift from.
- confidence is believing in what you deserve.
- fear is not an option.
- make sure you are your own consistent cheerleader.
i cannot believe we are at the last two months of the year! MY FAVE! hoping y'all have a wonderful thanksgiving -- eat lots, enjoy time with your loved ones, unplug, and be present! #qualitytimeisthebesttime
side happenings: sorry been MIA the past two weeks! they have been crazy fun with events, i was running from one thing to the next, it was so awesome! i'm trying to capture them in instastories #newbie (@jannadoan). from new restaurant previews -- Flower Child and Culinary Drop Out to fashion/crafty shows -- Flea Style in Dallas (my friend described it as Etsy in real life!) to the Nordstrom whowhatwear fall trunk show and heir fall beauty show to the Texas Conference from Women to other minglings including the Austin Blogger Mixer, PopSugar x Shop Style Collective (i'll just leave out the part where the hotel valet lost my car keys for a good hour....!), Kelly Wynne, and LUSH. i was thrilled to meet these beautiful and inspiring boss babes in person: @bagsnob // @hillarykerr // @brandypham // @shopkellywynne. also, appeared on the Camille Styles website, pictures from the Diptyque event last month! whoo hoo!
currently on my playlist: better in time by Leona Lewis (totally throwin' it back)
top | ASOS New Look ruche roll neck in black (i've worn this way too many times! it goes so well w all skirts for fall!) -- similar but ribbed // similar but cold shoulder
duster | Shein sleeveless asymmetric trench coat in black (old) -- similar // similar but blazer style // similar with sleeves //
skirt | ASOS Lost Ink tweed mini skirt with front pockets in gray (goes in and out of stock so always check back!) -- similar // similar with some fringe
bag | CHANEL 2.55 classic double flap bag in black lambskin -- similar (avail in six colors) // similar // similar
shoes | Unisa saranaa over the knee boot in black suede (avail in five colors!) -- similar from Target // similar with stiletto heel // similar but flat (just bought these and love them)
sunglasses | Karen Walker number one sunglasses in black (rent them via ditto.com and use code "JANNADOANXOXO" to receive your first month for free on a designer sunglasses rental subscription!) -- similar
brooch | BaubleBar crystal donati brooch (old) -- similar but a bow // similar
earrings | Baublebar 360 pearl studs (old) -- similar // similar with pave // similar
watch c/o | Daniel Wellington classic black cornwall 40mm watch (this is the NEW DW watch with a black face with ROSE GOLD details, a great statement piece for fall. use code "DOAN" for 15% off your purchase)
rings | BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring (sold out) -- similar // Gorjana candice CZ ring // Etsy stacking & midi rings
lips | MAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | Smith & Cult polish in dark like me
rock the tweed,