Fall Oxfords

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Jacket/Vest (Vintage) | (Similar Here) / Top: Audrey Hepburn Shirt / Pants: Boyfriend Slim Jeans / Taupe Oxfords (c/o White Mountain) /Bag: Vintage Gucci Bag | (Similar Here)| Bracelets: Old Navy, Juicy Couture / Watch : Gucci (Similar) / Necklace : Triangles (c/o Favery) / Broach : Vintage / Hat: Wilson’s Leather

 Hello all,  I’m glad to be back, I want to say thanks again for all of your critiques, and welcome to my newly revamped blog. As you can see  I have made a few changes, I hope you like what you see.  (New lens, and a whole new site will be rolling out soon.) Now that fall is in full swing,  I have become obsessed with long vintage vests,  I’ve seen them all over Milan Fashion Week,  I simply had to do a DIY of my own. (Hint; Take an old coat and seam rip the arms off)  I want to thank the lovely people of White Mountain Shoes for sending me a pair of oxfords,  I am really obsessing over them for fall, the color is perfect for this weather.  I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week and thank you for your love and support! 

Sincerely,

Alex

Crossing Things Off The Fall Bucket List

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Hi Guys! I’m back with another posting! I have to share what a day off i had the other day. See when you work my schedule days off are very rare and sacred, and i try to live them for the most that they are. As you read my October Obsessions : What To Love About October  you’d know i have this fall bucket list, to cross off. Well i decided, what better to do then to check out orchards. Since i live in Iowa (which your probably asking what in the heck do you do in that state?) Well since we are in hence “Americas heartland” Iowa does, has a rich land to explore, and great for photo options. I of course visited Center Grove Orchard” it was a fantastic, place to visit if you are in central Iowa I’d suggest checking this place out. I paid for the admission of the farm, which has a lot of activities for kids (hey and me too). They have a giant corn pool you can swim in, i mean hence = Iowa corn! I had a lot of fun picking apples ( i walked with a half of bag of apples)! They have a great pumpkin patch too. I ended up picking a HUGE pumpkin! Lots of fun, for the entire family, it was just fun to do on a day off, it was beautiful out. Whats on your bucket list that you’ve been waiting to cross off? Something fall related, i’d suggest checking out my October Obsessions Pintrest board for more ideas! Hope your weekend is fabulous!

{Credits Sweater: Banana Republic (last year old but im sure you can find one there now): Leggings: Walmart Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasins (my favorite moccasins ever!) Necklace: Vintage Wishbone Necklace : Marc Jacobs Earrings: Feather Earrings by B.A.B.E}

 

Love

Alex

October Obsessions, What to love about October

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Can you feel it already? It’s that time of year, it’s finally fall! Fall is not only the greatest time in the year, but the most changing time in my life as well. In this post, im going to dive into a few things im obsessing about for the month of October. I will breaking it down in little subsections to give you some fun insight to whats on my mind these days, as we head into October a time of pumpkins, fall, and sweaters.

First things first, after my Chicago trip i started making a list of all the things i want to do this fall, so i found this cute bucket list on Pintrest (by the way you should totally follow me I’ve even made it easy and made you guys a fall obsession board) The few things from this bucket list, i really want to do is Visit a pumpkin patch, pick apples, and of course drink apple cider. What kinda fall would it be without anyone of those things listed on that little bucket list! (Ps, if you are in Iowa and know of a pumpkin patch please let me know! I’m looking for one!)

Secondly, ill dive into fall fashion, as you know this is the time to bring out those great sweaters. My favorite items included in fall fashion are there are so many sweaters to dive into, but since i live in area not accessible to a lot of fashion (such as big houses like H&M, Zarra, Topshop etc) i did however find this amazing poncho from Gap (which you can see here) . I am a huge fan of the faux leather leggings, you can totally find them at target. I mean for a deal for faux leather target is your place!. See a trend here? Over size sweaters, and leggings (plus cute hats and apple cider!) Forever ago, i began searching for the perfect boot, i hate not seeing a lot of choices for a tall leather boot, but how ever i have been surfing Steve madden and found the ones ive been wanting and under $200.00 (which isn’t bad for fall boots because they can get super pricey). As again, ill state Huge Sweater, Leggings + tall boot = Fall love and my super obsession.

Thirdly + Fourthly (are combined): I’m going to dive into to Halloween, now we ALL love Halloween! I’m mean for real who does not love Candy, costumes and the ever tacky Halloween sweater (oh yeas im all about the tacky here) in my pintrest fall obsession board ive listed all kinds of fun Halloween ideas, decor and more pumpkin carving ideas. I am planning a Halloween scare off! I like home-maid Halloween items and themed jewelry (which most of it came from Super Sales, Yard Sales, and Claire’s after Halloween specials) You can check out I’m Your Present on Etsy she not only is the coolest but has the best choice in dresses and accessories for Halloween (like ps isn’t that pumpkin dress the BEST!?).

Lastly i am going to dive into how to stay connected with all of these Obsessions and trends. Have you heard of the Purely Fashion App? If you are like me, and crave style tips at your fingertips well now there is away! You can check out the Purley fashion app on your smart phone. (Or if you have the Iphone you can find it on the iTunes market free). You can follow your favorite designers (like who DOESN’T love being in-tune with the likes of Dior, Siriano, McQueen, Wang just to name a few). The App is so nicely designed and keeps you informed on trends, and whats going on in the current Season. I just love Purely not only it keeps me informed but it keeps me finding designers who i didnt know about that i fall in love with. So check out Purely Fashion App Today!

(*i have not been compensated to speak for purley fashion just love the app)

Hope you enjoyed hearing my trends & Obsessions for fall!

xo

Alexandria

 

The Art Of Getting Lucky When Your’e Thrifting

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Today … on Styled in the heartland,  I will be giving some general tips when getting lucky in a thrift store. As you can see here, i am so excited its fall and that means fall fashion is around the corner (or literally here in some cases).  This past weekend has been really busy for me as im preparing for a mini weekend vacation as well as a lot of projects going on and very busy week. Recently since i moved ( i had to give a lot of my clothes away), but i have shopped at the salvation army a lot here, in the town i moved to. I approached it as  it’s just a salvation army just like all the rest of them, but seemingly this seems to be the cheapest on in or surrounding the Des Moines area. Central Iowa has a lot of advantage over other parts of the state everything is right here, at your finger tips. What’s really great about it, is that on this saturday i happen to be in the salvation army shopping before my trip (as you know i used to live in Chicago, so i am departing to do some errands including a visit to my network Chicago Bloggers Network ) so i am taking up some other things while visiting and a few suggestions of stores from my favorite bloggers). As i was saying but this last Saturday i happen to walk down the blazer isle, and i happen to see this beautiful blazer (currently wearing) and i looked at the label of the blazer and its ESCADA, now if any of you know Escada is a high Luxurious Label. I was so overjoyed to not only find 1 blazer but 4! They retail for over $599-799.00 New (according to Neiman Marcus/Saks Fifth Avenue) . Lets just say when you have it you buy it, don’t let those things go!

Mini Tips

  • Vintage Designer – BUY IT
  • Don’t know the Label Google it on your smart phone- to see price range

On more important news, as you know this Monday launched the official Phillip Lim For Target collection. Is overly static (if you have seen my Twitter i talked about not being able to find it). I luckily had them hold the last satchel bag. The women’s collection is fantastic, full of fun prints, and a lot of very neutral colors, Perfect for that fall wardrobe, there are a lot of tans,  yellow, black, and gray , and burgundy and a few prints , but very tailored for that specific look that you’re looking for to ease into that “fall Wardrobe”.  The collection in itself does work for a range of body types, I am partial to this sweatshirt, but i found a post that explains what works best for Plus Size Types.  I would suggest you take a look and nab it up while you can, because it will be gone before you know it.

{Credit    Blazer : Vintage Escada (Similar Here) Sweatshirt: Boom – Phillip Lim For Target Pants: Rockstar Skinnies -Old Navy (Similar Here ON SALE!) Bag: Mini Satchel – Gussot Yellow- Phillip Lim For Target  (scarf tied to bag vintage)  Shoes: BCBG Generation Flats – Old (Similar Here) Necklace: “A” necklace – Thrited – Rings & Earrings- Thrifted

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Have a fun week!

xo Alexandria

Sometimes, I Still Need You

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey there, welcome to this weekend’s edition of Styledintheheartland, I’m sorry i don’t get to post much during the week, i have not a ton of time on my hands then , but today Was really cold. My friends took me to a park, where i shot photos for them (i do photography for my job). So i had a lot of fun in the park running around shooting and freezing to death. I chose this sweater because it has a lot of meaning to me, it was the sweater i purchased right before i moved out of Chicago and i haven’t worn it since last year, and i was 65lbs heavier so it brought back memories putting it on I really want to focus on my jewelry. The Leaf Necklace i am wearing was made by a jewelry company called Decadence, which i found out through Handmade City. Andrew, the designer creates one of a kind vintage pieces, and He’s so incredibly talented. I love this necklace it took me forever to decided when i purchased it. If you really want to check his work out i will drop Decendances Facebook and etsy links at the bottom of the post. I really hope that you are all staying warm out there, next weekend i will have a special post, as i travel back to Chicago a year later to relive my time there. I will hopefully be meeting some other bloggers and friends and i will be attending a few events and some shopping. Until Tomorrow, xx

 

Credits:  Sweater: Vintage – Thrifted Leggings: Faded Glory -old (from walmart). Shoes: moccasins -yard sale Bag: Vintage Fendi (old) Rings: Flower Ring (from the Middle East it was a gift sent to me from Lebanon) Other 2 Rings – Yard Sales, Free (Found). Poncho- Thifted (old) – Necklace – Leaf Necklace- Decadence – Feather Pendant (purchased in Chicago at a 2nd hand store in wicker park (just cant remember last year) .

 

Check out Dependance here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Decadence.Style?ref=ts&fref=ts

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/decadencestyle

xx

Alex

Fall Is Here, Lets Get Away to Bishop Hill.

Hey guys, thank you for joining me on this delightful saturday. I recently (today) went to Bishop Hill IL its a little town in IL with all kinds of crafts, little shops, demonstrations, and all kinds of good foods. It was a ladies day with my church, so i decided to wear something fun and purple. We cant forget about how great purple is special deep purple in the falls is. I admit i look somewhat a bit horrid today mainly is because im sick with a sinus infection but i was a trooper and went anyway today. I got to try lots of great foods, look at alot of cute things and i purchased a few jems from Peasant Works- (you can read about them here: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peasant-Works/188845943561) Its a cute little barn full of antiques hand made items. I enjoyed taking a lot of photos for this beautiful trip.  I tried all kinds of foods, apple butter, a lovely turkey sandwhich . Bishop Hill was a very fun neat city to join if your interested in learning more about the place its self you can visit them at (http://www.bishophill.com/) I hope you enjoy my short posting today, as i recover have a great weekend xx.

-Dress: J-Crew (OLD thrifted) Sweater: Express (thrifted) Leggings -Target (thrifted) Necklace (Old Christmas Ornament) Rings ( thrifted) Earrings (thrifted) Hat (thrifted) shoes (thrifted) Bag: banana republic (old) scarf : gap

All Photos Credit : Styled in the heartland 2012

Love always

Alex