Asneh Florence Sleeveless Sweater

December 09, 2016

For this styling of my Asneh sweater I opted for casual.  When I shared with you here as the perfect cashmere vest I knew I needed to share a casual look so you can see just how versatile this vest is.  What better way to dress down than in chambray and denim.  Of course with a floppy hat too!  When I think of layering with a sweater, I think bulky.  I love the vest because it eliminates the bulk but keeps the warmth.  I wish it was a little longer for me personally,  but it is so soft and perfect with your shirt tails hanging out to make up for the length.  

I have really been working hard to shop my entire closet this season with very little new additions.  I am struggling to not buy any new sweaters this season.... but reworking what I already own has pushed my creativity in my wardrobe!  When was the last time you shopped your closet to create a new outfit?

Asneh Sweater vest c/o  //  Jeans  //  Watch  //  Lipstick  //   Shoes  //  Handbag  //  Chambray top  //  Hat  //  Bead bracelets (Similar)

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Mixing Patterns with Leopard

December 07, 2016
It has been a while since I shared a pattern mixing post.  Today I mixed some of my favorites.  Leopard (of course), gingham and army green.  It was such an easy outfit to pull together. 

Throwing patterns together comes pretty easy for me.  I hear all the time from my friends and followers; "I just don't know how to put it together".  I did an full post dedicated to just this and you can read my entire pattern mixing post here.  I really enjoy when someone shares with me how they stepped out of their comfort zone, even just a little with their outfit.  What are some of your favorite patterns to mix?  I love gingham and leopard together, and I love florals and stripes!  To me, fall is the best time to mix patterns.  You have the option for so many different types of layers, it makes it easy to pull a super fun outfit together. 

Gingham top  ( On sale) // Vest  //  Scarf exact here, options here  //  Jeans  //  Shoes  //  Sunglasses  //  Lipstick  //  Watch  //  Bead Bracelets similar here  // 

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Pretty Pink Bow

December 05, 2016
Happy Monday.  How was everyone's weekend?  I did a little decorating and shopping and feel a little better about Christmas being here in only 3 weeks.  It's dress down day with this otherwise dressy sweater.  I first shared this gorgeous sweater you can read the full post here as the perfect bow.  I wanted to share just how easy it is to dress up and dress down.  I love the pink silk bow.  I threw it on with a pair of distressed jeans, my favorite of course, added a mid heel with a pop of leopard (of course) and I am weekend ready!  If the heel is more than you would want throw on a bootie, or even better a pair of riding boots.  I own these Frye boots (on sale right now) and absolutely love them.

How would you style this sweater?

Asneh Bow Sweater c/o  //  Jeans  //  Leopard Heels  //  Sunglasses  //  Watch  // Handbag  //  Lipstick  

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Black on Black

December 02, 2016

Happy Friday and more importantly... Happy December!  Can you believe we are in the last month of 2016?  This year just flew by.  I have been so busy working on a secret project that I will be sharing with you after the first of the year!  It's exciting so be on the look out for it!  Most of us all have at one time or another relied on an all black outfit.  Let's admit it, it's easy, everything goes with black, and it's slimming.  Am I right?  I wanted to take an all black outfit but add a touch of pattern to elevate my look.  I still love the qualities mentioned above with the all black, but I feel less drab with a pattern play in place!  This blouse is a drape front and hits a bit shorter than I like so I layered it with a solid black tank.  The plaid sweater vest is super versatile and will go with so much.  These leggings have a mottled leather look to them and that definitely dresses them up!

Style tip:  When pairing patterns be sure to mix a large scale and a small scale to balance the look. Adding a heel elongates your look and gives you a slimmer and streamline appearance.

Top c/o  //  leggings c/o   //  Sweater c/o  //   Shoes  //  Watch  //  LV Handbag here and love this one  //  Hat  //  Tank  //  Bead Bracelets similar  // 

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The perfect Cashmere Sweater

November 30, 2016

When you think of layers you generally tend to think of a cute tank and cardigan, or maybe a button down and jacket with a cute scarf.  I have a great outfit with layers and pattern mixing I am sharing later this week so watch for it.  My outfit today is the perfect layering without the bulk.  Asneh Cashmere sent me this gorgeous vest.  It is so very soft and the diamond pattern is simply stunning in detail.  When I first opening the box my mind raced with so many ways to use this versatile wardrobe item.  We generally tend to think of a sweater vest as over a blouse, or top.  I decided to style it the first time as my only under layer.  Such a cute look don't you think?  I love how it is season appropriate but allows for the weather to warm up a bit in the afternoons and you don't overheat under to many bulky layers. I shared my other Asneh Cashmere and their Pussy Bow sweater outfit here.
 I have received tons of questions and comments on my key necklace.  On my last trip to Florida, Gayle and I decided to try our hand at knotting beads.  We have made tons of bead bracelets in a wide range of colors, but this was a project I had been planning for some time.  I knew it was something I want to try and when my parents were in Europe this past summer I asked my Mom to pick up some antique keys from the wonderful flea markets they visit.  This is just one of the dozen keys she brought me back.  I love how it turned out.  I plan on making a few more necklaces and adding a different style of key to some and even a larger gemstone to hang freely.  I am currently on the hunt for some very pretty, quality Aquamarine for my next knotted necklace.  One thing I can tell you, the price you see for these type of knotted beaded necklace are well worth it after hand knotting all of these.  I do love a good challenge though!!  Have you ever tried beading, or even hand knotting beads?  Would you take on a project like this?  I would love to know who else out there is crafty!
 One of my favorite places to purchase my necklaces is from Warrior Soul Co.  She has a darling Etsy shop and I have even met her; she is local to the Palm Beach area.  I picked up this Beaded Tridacna necklace from her on my last trip.  She also will custom make a necklace in your choice of beads if she doesn't have it made. 

Asneh sweater vest c/o  //  Pink Moto Jacket (Similar)  //  Jeans  //  Leopard heels  //  JORD Watch c/o  //  Lipstick  //  Blair Ritchey Bag  //  Bracelets //  Bead Necklace  similar  //

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My New favorite timepiece - JORD Watches

November 29, 2016

We are in full swing for the holidays here.  I am gathering up ideas and lists from my boys to be sure they are happy on Christmas Morning.  Every year for as long as I can remember, my mom asked each one of my siblings and me for a list of our wishes for Christmas.  I continued that tradition with my kids and no matter how old they get they still supply me with a list of wants.  I have a few hard to buy for people on my list as always but this year I have a couple of great and unique ideas in mind for them.  JORD Watches reached out to me and sent me this gorgeous Zebrawood watch.  Yes, you read that correct... it's made of wood and is such a unique watch. 

JORD watches offers a selection for men and woman with just about any picky gift recipient sure to be pleased. I personally selected the Zebrawood with the champagne dial.  I love the grain detail in the wood, and the lighter faced dial will be such a versatile accessory to style all year round.  If color is more your style, then there are several to choose from as well.  Arriving in its very own wood box with a mini drawer to stash any removed links or trinkets, all you would need to do is add a ribbon and a bow and your gift is ready to place under the tree!  Because I like treats as much as you do, I am offering you a little help getting your perfect JORD watch under your tree this year.  You will receive a $25 e-gift code towards your purchase when you click here and sign up. But hurry, the gift code link is only open until December 18th and expires February 28, 2017. 

Wooden Wristwatch

Top  //  Jeans  //  Shoes  //  Bead Necklace  //  Coin necklace  //  Hope Anchor wrap bracelet  //  Handbag  //  Jord Watch c/o  //  Bead Bracelets

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This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, however as always all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Fall is in the air

November 21, 2016

Taking a timeout was never in the plans.  It is good for the body and the soul.  I knew I needed some R&R and as the days turned into weeks, I kept feeding my soul.  Life has been a whirlwind lately.  I have mentioned it several times and while I had every intention of blogging in my spare time, my spare time become too valuable to me.  There just wasn't enough of it.  I took a step back, prioritized the things that needed my direct attention, put in place a few action plans that are continuing to move forward (yay) and my 9-5 work deadline and accreditation audits are over.  I  can finally breath a sigh of relief.   I appreciate you guys for sticking with me and hanging in there while I was on this unscheduled hiatus.    Timeouts are a gift and I am so glad to be back now.  Wouldn't you know the week I come back from my break it turns out to be a short holiday week? 

The weather has taken a dip in the evenings and that clearly means time to pull out the sweaters and boots.  I love how fun it is to pull together an outfit that is so easy to dress up with a few statement pieces of jewelry.  This leopard sweater had been a great addition to my wardrobe and I think I actually own four more in a variety of different styles.  From cardigan sweaters to loose styles like this one, you definitely should own at least one great leopard sweater.  These booties are so comfortable and I wear them with jean and dresses.  You need to snag a pair; I love the brown leather too.  They are currently on sale and I know they will sell out.  

Sweater options here and here //  Jeans  //  Ashley Pittman necklace c/o  //  Madewell Billie Bootie On Sale   //  Blair Ritchey Bag  // Earrings 

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Black plaid dress

October 26, 2016

I have been busy.  I know everyone says that at some point, but I really have been busy.   I just returned from another 4 days in Florida and emptying my bags only to repack them for a trip to Chicago next weekend.  My busiest time at work is coming to a close this week and I cannot wait to have it behind me.  I feel like I have just stopped everything thing to get through this month.  November is looking calm to me!  I left Florida in a sundress and returned to weather that requires a bit more of a fall feel.  I wore this dress before I left for Florida and it is such a perfect fall dress.  I love the pockets on the front and the drawstring waist. One of my favorite local boutiques Tulip on the Country Club Plaza has new shipments of fall dresses and sweaters arriving weekly.  This dress caught my eye last time I was in there and I love how versatile it is going to be this season.   I paired it with my booties but it would be very cute with flats and even tall boots.  You could add a pop of color with a scarf, a cardigan, or even with your jewelry.  Have fun with your otherwise basic black and whites this season.   Thanks for hanging in here with me, I promise regular posting is coming back as well as some great fall outfits! 

This little guy is making a cameo appearance in his own coordinating color combo outfit with his Mimi! 

Dress c/o  //  Clare V Sandrine  //  Madewell Booties  //  Sunnies  //  Necklace c/o  //  Earrings  //  Lipstick  //  Bracelets

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Easy Fall Transitioning

October 18, 2016
This outfit is perfect to transition into fall with a neutral palette.  With my top being lighter in weight but long sleeves I can wear it day to evening.  I love adding an element of texture to silks and my Ashley Pittman chain link necklace does just that.  I last wore it with my blue sundress in Florida and again, it was a show stopper with a clean solid palette against my solid color dress. The fun thing with transitioning during seasons is you get the best of both worlds.  Mixing denim with sandals, and jackets with shorts it feels like a whole new wardrobe almost!  

I have been a little mia and promise to get back to regularly scheduled post as as soon as this month is behind me.  It is the busiest time of the year and between work, traveling, and a few exciting things behind the scenes I have a super full plate.  Hang with me, I promise you won't want to miss what I am woking on. 

Silk blouse Similar   //  Denim  //  Sandals similar  //  Ashley Pittman necklace c/o  //  Gigi NY cross body c/o  //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o  // 

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The Perfect Bow

October 05, 2016

One of the greatest joys to instagram is meeting new friends, finding inspiration and discovering new brands.  I was lucky on this particular day that I stumbled upon Asneh Cashmere.  A gorgeous line of cashmere and silk wears, I fell instantly in love with their designs; loved the ombre pink and red sweater.  It was available in a dress too.  I did what I always do when I find a new brand and researched them.  Okay, so some would call it stalking... but whatever you refer to it, its critical learning.  Asneh Cashmere is a Danish luxury fashion brand that focuses on gorgeous knits of silk and cashmere.  They design and make gorgeous  sweaters, dresses, and scarfs to name a few.  If you could feel how soft this sweater is you would better understand why I love it so much.  The fuchsia bow is a statement for sure. 

 When Asneh Cashmere sent me this sweater I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about the bow and if it would be too much for a larger chest.  I was pleasantly surprised how great it looks.  The hem line is a bit shorter and I think that helps with my particular frame size to not add unnecessary bulk to my outfit.  This sweater is the perfect weigh to layer with a blazer or add a little edge to it and pair it with your jean jacket.  I love so many items in their fall line and you definitely should check it all out.  Up next for this sweater I will be sharing how to dress it down with denim! Stay tuned!

Cashmere sweater c/o  //  Tweed Skirt options here and here  //  Leopard Heels  // Sunnies  //  Cross body c/o  //  Earrings  //  Lipstick  //  Bangles c/o 

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How to Wear Pastels in Fall

October 04, 2016

Happy Tuesday friends!  I have a super busy weekend filled with events, appointments, and a few DIY projects I am tackling around my house.  I have been on a sanding and refinishing kick of a few items and I am so sore from it.  My shoulders are getting a workout for sure.  I just finished up refinishing my kitchen table and now I am in the process of stripping my Duncan Phyfe buffet and have a pretty good idea as to how I want it to look refinished.  If you want to see how this project is going be sure to follow me on snapchat (lisa.murie) for all the behind the scenes on my DIY projects.  I will be sharing them once I am completely done with a final reveal, but that may be a while!! 

All this talk about projects is what leads me to todays outfit.  It's not a new combination, but it sure is a great fall transitional outfit.  Bringing the best of summer with the blush pink and a gorgeous fall color with this army green it makes a perfect outfit.  Taking two items I owned and giving them new life with a fresh twist.  Kinda like the buffet project (I hope) !  I do think it's time to pack away my Mezzi pink bag for fall, but I had to give it one more spin before I did. 

Style Tip:  Mix your pastels in your outfits with a jewel tone color.  You can add a scarf, dark denim like I have here, or even add a richer color in your handbag and jewelry. Have fun with it! 

Moto Jacket Similar here and here  //  Tee  //  Green Denim  //  Wedges Love these  //  Ashley Pittman Necklace c/o  Ashley Pittman Pendant c/o //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o //  Bead Bracelets (Mine) options here  // 
Mezzi Bag  // 

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