Olive Vest

As I start thinking about transitioning my looks to fall, I know this olive vest will be a wardrobe staple for many months to come. I purchased it last summer and have worn it to death ever since.

Though my boyfriend makes fun, saying I look like a safari photographer (is that even a thing?), I’m still in love with this vest. And olive. You’ll definitely see this color popping up in my fall outfits!

One of my first blog posts was about transitioning your look for the changing seasons. Especially for summer to fall, I’m a firm believer in the “one long, one short” rule: either a tank/short sleeve top with pants or a long-sleeve top/sweater with shorts. And #layers. With those in mind, I created this go-to transitional look. Enjoy!

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Vest: Old Navy (similar) || Top: American Eagle (similar) || Jeans: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Shoes: Nine West (similar) || Necklace: Francesca’s (similar)

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Pattern Mix

I’ve always hated the idea of fashion trends. They come and go so frequently, making them fickle and limiting.

Think early 2000s: stretchy gaucho pants, obscenely-worded graphic tees, sequin bucket bags. Besides maybe your overalls, denim skirts and chokers (#comeback), have you worn these in the past decade? Probably not. And if you haven’t gotten rid of them by now, they’re sitting in your closet, collecting dust. #guilty

But one trend I’m loving (and don’t see going “out of style” anytime soon): pattern mixing.

At first, I didn’t know how to make this trend work for me. I’ve seen some crazy mixing that I thought I could never pull off. I learned that the trick is to mix a bold pattern with a more subtle pattern. That way, you don’t look like you got dressed in the dark!

So for this look, I paired one of my favorite basic tees with an old favorite, this Urban Outfitters floral triangle scarf.

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Pattern Mix | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shirt: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Shorts: J. Crew Factory (only $15!) || Scarf: Urban Outfitters (similar or similar) || Shoes: Target

SHOP THE LOOK:

Have you tried the pattern mixing trend? Share your looks with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!

Summer Stripes

Sadly, there’s only one month left of my favorite season. *tear*

On the bright side, I plan to fully embrace the “basic girl” stereotype this fall: sweaters, scarves, flannels, duck boots, pumpkin spice. But for now, I’m getting every last wear out of my summer clothes, starting with this colorful tank from Target!

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

As most Target trips go, I went with a strict game plan: Buy only what you came for and stay far, far away from the clothes! And just as quickly as I made that plan, it went right out the window. I stumbled across this top, and ended up with two more dresses in my hand… oops!

But #noregrets here. I’ve gotten so much wear out of this tank as well as a bunch of compliments. So I’d call that a win 🙂

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails
Trying to hide my lipstick stain like…

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Summer Stripes | Closet Full of Cocktails

Tank: Target (similar or similar) || Jeans: J.Crew Factory (on sale!) || Earrings: Baublebar (similar or similar) || Shoes: Nine West (similar)

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Cincinnati Fashion Night

Two weeks ago, a few of the Thread ladies and I were treated to a night of fabulous food, fashion and networking. And boy, was it a blast!

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress: T.J. Maxx/Tommy Hilfiger (similar) || Shoes: Nine West Outlet (almost identical!)

We started out at one of my favorite new-ish places in Covington, Frida 602. Everything about this place was right up my alley: the decor, the food and especially the margs. Even the bathroom was cute! I felt kinda weird taking a picture of it, but who could resist with a design as cute as this?

Frida 602 in Covington, KY | Closet Full of Cocktails

Frida 602 in Covington, KY | Closet Full of Cocktails

Frida 602 in Covington, KY | Closet Full of Cocktails

After our delicious dinner and drinks, we were off to the main event: Cincy Chic‘s annual Fashion Night! As VIPs, we were given swag bags with exclusive offers, seats along the runway and so much more. There was a three-part fashion show, featuring Walton Creek Boutique, GKM Design and Style Room 326.

Even though I didn’t get too many pictures, all three showings were filled with impressive, cutting edge looks that I can’t wait to recreate myself!

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Fashion Night by Cincy Chic | Closet Full of Cocktails

Carrington, Laura, Annie and I had so much fun, and can’t wait for next year’s show!

Friday Fab Five – 07.29.16

Today’s the big day: I’m moving into my own apartment… #adulting!

I can’t wait to get settled and start decorating 🙂

Friday Fab Five 7.29 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

  1. Officially off the wish list: these leather leggings. (PS – #NSale ends 8/7, so snag the deals while you still can!)
  2. Because I miss my pup every single day.
  3. Need this to prepare for the dry skin season ahead.
  4. I promise I won’t wear this with the leggings 😉
  5. Everyone needs a classic camel coat!

Around the Internet

  1. Mix a little childhood nostalgia with an adult upgrade, and voila!
  2. I’ve gotta try this recipe (with GF cookies, of course).
  3. Finally, a way to cool off and fulfill my coffee addiction.
  4. I can’t wait to go home and try out this new tourist attraction!
  5. Who else can’t wait for this anniversary special?

In the Blogosphere

  1. Jordan of A State of Ruin is slaying (as usual) in this iridescent swimsuit.
  2. There’s nothing quite like the perfect LBD, and Ashley of Love Always, Ashley J. is proving it.
  3. Martha’s Vineyard looks almost as fabulous as the outfits Sydney of Summer Wind Blog wore on her vacation there!
  4. I’m having totally office envy after seeing Courtnee of Personally Styled‘s office reveal.
  5. How cute is this pajama set from Lauren of Life to Lauren?! Maybe I should stop wearing old t-shirts to bed…

Topgolf + GIVEAWAY!

Fun Fact: When I was younger, I used to play golf with my grandma and brother. Let’s just say I was no Jordan Spieth… Fast forward a few years and I’m still *attempting* to golf, but far far away from an 18-hole course.

Enter Topgolf. This is the place for golfers and non-golfers alike. There’s seriously something for everyone, making it the perfect spot for some weekend fun!

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

A few of the Thread ladies and I were invited by fellow Threader Annie to Topgolf Cincinnati’s Media Taste & Tour. This location in West Chester is the 27th in the country and the first in Ohio. Topgolf Cincy will open to the public this Friday, so we’re giving away a $100 gift card to celebrate! Don’t forget to enter below for your chance to win 🙂

To say we were spoiled the whole night would be an understatement. The staff was so welcoming and accommodating, the food was beyond spectacular and the atmosphere was one of a kind. I can’t wait to go back!

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

A few important things to note:

  1. You don’t have to go to Topgolf to golf! There’s a rooftop terrace with a full bar, Bear Pong, cornhole and even live music. There’s also a downstairs lounge, complete with shuffleboard, pool tables and XBOX Kinect.
  2. All Topgolf locations are open year-round. Even when the ice and snow hit Cincinnati, the West Chester location will stay open! The targets and hitting bays are completely heated, so no need to bundle up.
  3. The food is top-of-the-line. Topgolf prides itself on its “chef-driven menu,” meaning the culinary team contributes their own recipes, including ones passed down from family and friends. Also, they do a brunch on Saturday and Sunday, so you know I’ll be back!

Topgolf West Chester will open to the public starting this Friday, July 29. To celebrate, Thread is giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky winner! All you have to do is follow the instructions below and voila, you’re entered. We’ll be announcing the winner on our Facebook page this Friday. Good luck!

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Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Topgolf Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails