Eat Pray Wear Love

Floral Bomber x Stripes

 Can you believe it's Friday? Where does the time go? It's been a crazy week and we've had something going on pretty much every night. The plan was to get up early and get a work out in, pretty much all the days this week, but do you think that happened? Nope.

 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm back at it with stripes and a floral bomber. Today, I'm featuring this Isabel Oliver Cut-out Top. I mean, let's face it...when are stripes not a good thing? I love this top though for its versatility. I can see it pairing well for work and play alike. I have a strict no strapless rule for work, which limits a large part of my closet. So, it's nice to find pieces like this that switch it up, while still keeping it professional. 

Any plans for this weekend? I'm going to try to get a hike in tomorrow morning to see the fall leaves. Be sure to follow along on snapchat (leah_behr) or IG stories @eatpraywearlove (I still never know which one to use!)

Happy Friday!

Top, c/o Isabel Oliver / Jeans, c/o LuLu*s (old) - love these / Bag, c/o Sole Society (old) - similar  / Jacket, c/o Larmoni / Watch, c/o Christian Paul (with this silver strap) / Bracelet, c/o Christian Paul / Sunnies


Drop Waist Dress

Making a case for the drop waist today, people. I'm obsessing over this dress! It's the first of its kind to join my closet, and I hope it won't be the last. The crochet pattern is fun and flirty, while the drop waist adds a certain mod touch. It comes with a detached cami dress to wear under, which serves multiple uses since it's an entirely separate piece. Also new to my closet is this leather jacket (last seen here). I've been wearing it nonstop. For outfits that tend to be more bulky in the body or arms (like this one) it works well to drape it over the shoulders.
 
 

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Dress, c/o Chicwish / Shoes (old) / Jacket, c/o - similar Bag (old) - similar / Earrings / Sunnies


Suede Situation

Lately, I've been all about suede. It's such a great transitional piece for fall. Which, by the way, starts tomorrow!! Eee!! I'm completely torn this year on whether or not I'm ready for autumn. I mean, there is NOTHING better than all the things that come with fall, but on the other hand, I know winter comes right after, and I am NEVER ready for that. Not to mention, apparently the farmer's almanac has predicted a hard winter for us, and pssshh...boy bye! #NotAboutThatLife But, I digress...back to the outfit.


Today I've teamed up with Gentle Fawn to share a few pieces from their fall collection. If you are not familiar with Gentle Fawn, they are a brand I recently fell in love with! (Last seen here.) They offer such cute and effortless pieces that work well for the casual kind of girl, who still likes to look put together. Best of all, I feel like so many pieces in their fall collection can be mixed and matched so easily! For me, selecting this black suede skirt was a no brainer, as it can be worn with so many different tops I already own. It is incredibly soft, too! There is nothing better than the feeling of soft, buttery suede. For this look, I decided to keep it casual by adding this relaxed boyfriend tee - also from GF. You can see a full selection of their items here. Also, if you don't find what you are looking for on their US site, just click the tab to switch to the Canadian site in the top right corner. They ship to US, and may have some pieces that the US site doesn't carry.

Get excited for fall people! The countdown is on!

Top, c/o Gentle Fawn / Skirt, here in tan (other skirts here) c/o Gentle Fawn / Booties, (old) super similar / Bag, c/o Sole Society (Only $35!)



Athleisure

I don't know who the first person was to decide to wear sweatpants outside of the home, but I would personally like to send them a "thank you" note. I mean, jammies I can pass off in public. I'm in.

I've had my eye out for a leather jacket for the past couple of months, but have ben reluctant to take the plunge. I'm super picky when it comes to certain pieces, and especially when it comes to leather, or faux-leather, in this case. It has to meet two criteria: 1. looks expensive 2. is actually cheap. (You'll find that is my criteria for most things in life.)  And, it looks like I finally found one that fits the bill.
 

When it comes to rocking the athleisure trend, I have a few tips:

1. Aim for mixing unexpected pieces. The combination of a leather jacket and sweatpants/joggers, is an unexpected mix that adds an instant cool factor.

2. You can't go wrong with white sneakers. These 90's style shoes made a big come back this year, a la Adidas, but I snagged these similar ones from ASOS for only $24. (They carry Adidas, too, if you'd rather have those.) 

3. Invest in a pair of fitted joggers. Pants that double as pajamas. Need I say more?

4. Know your crowd. As cool as this trend is, it's not appropriate for every environment. While you can still borrow elements of this trend for certain events (mixing a long flowy maxi with sneakers, for example), it doesn't work universally. 

My entire look can be found at ASOS (linked below). I've been a fan of ASOS for a while now. I can always count on them for unique, cutting edge pieces, that don't break the bank. Since I do 90% of my shopping online, I try to look for places that either have free shipping or, at a minimum, free returns. ASOS has free returns, and I am usually in between sizes, so I sometimes order two to try on and can return the other without having to be out the cost of shipping. This is HUGE for me. 

Well, that's it for today folks. Here's to a great Monday!

Top - exact, other camo shirts, c/o ASOS / Joggers, c/o ASOS / Sneakers, c/o ASOS (Only $24! - size down) / Jacket, c/o ASOS

Lace-up Sweater + $550 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Well, here you have it...white after Labor Day. And, honey, I'm all about it! Winter whites are my favorite. They are so chic and classy looking. Today, I paired white jeans with this lace-up sweater from Chicwish. I've only had this piece for a couple weeks, but have already worn it a few times. I take the opportunity pretty much any time the weather hits below 60 degrees...for real. It's a nice quality, and the lace-up chest and sleeves are super edgy.

I bought these mules last season, and have been wanting to replace them all year, but haven't quite found a pair this season that fits the bill. (If you know of any similar styles out there, let a sister know!) 
Sweater, c/o / Jeans / Mules (old) / Sunnies / Bag (old) - similar 

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