Price and Style

For those somewhat new to my site, you may not know where the name Style Every Day came from. When I was in college, I was surrounded by a lot of girls who looked to high priced items for fashion. They equated price tag with style, when in reality they were just buying $200 sweatpants. Sorry, not sorry Juicy Couture ala 2006.

Striped Target Dress Dress: Target | Vest: Forever 21 | Shoes: DSW

I decided then and there that regardless of how much money I made or whether or not I could pay my rent, I would choose to show my style every day. No sweatpants. No t-shirts.

While I may spend a bit more on some special pieces now and then (hello, lovely Kate Spade watch!), I still spend a very small amount on clothes.

Green Military Vest

This outfit really reflects that. All of these items were bought from discount stores. It doesn’t get much better than that.

City Walk

I say this a lot but I love my city. Saint Louis has truly become our home over the last two years and I can’t imagine living anywhere else at this point in my life.

Striped Maxi DressDress: Target (I know! What a find!) | Scarf: c/o Cafepress.com (a client of mine!) | Bag: Olivia & Joy | Wedges: Zappos

I love that I live in a walkable neighborhood. Situated in Fox Park, our home is just over a mile from Tower Grove Park, blocks from Lafayette Square and our grocery store and just a short five minute drive to church.

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It makes it so convenient to come downtown anytime we like for work or for play.

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I could walk around my city all day. You should try it!

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All photos taken by Oh Julia Ann

Easy Summer Saturdays

There’s nothing better than a lazy Saturday. You wake up late, dress in easy items and spend the day with friends.

10297965_10152162426633226_1565735102712111467_nLindsay of Heartland Underdog | Julia of Oh, Julia Ann! | Latoya of Latoya Elnora

I recently spent a day with some of my favorite blogger gals and enjoyed mimosas at Lindsay’s house and then grabbed some Thai food in The Loop.

Jean shorts and bootsTop: Nordstrom Rack | Purse: Olivia & Joy | Shorts: The Limited | Socks: Kohl’s | Boots: Forever 21

Jean shorts, tall socks and combat boots

pink studded clutchWatch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Dillard’s

A huge thank you to the lovely Julia of Oh, Julia Ann! for taking these photos!

The Perfect City Pool

Cortona at Forest Park
As a city girl, you all know how much I love the concrete jungle of downtown, streetscapes of urban neighborhoods and lush greenery of Tower Grove and Forest Parks. But what’s a city girl to do when the temps hit the upper 90s and all you want is a pool day?

Well, it turns out there is an urban oasis in the city featuring one of (if not the best) pool in town. The brand new complex Cortona at Forest Park recently opened its doors to new residents and to a few local bloggers to check out the space. All I can say is wow.

Although I was dressed for cocktails, all I wanted was my bathing suit and a salty marg.

Once we were done gawking at the pool, we peeked inside and were wowed again. If you’re looking for a fabulous getaway in the heart of St. Louis City, I highly recommend you check out Cortona.

Cortona STLIf you want to take a look at this lovely space for yourself, join me for ALIVE Magazine’s Hot List party at Cortona on May 31st! I’m one of the hosts this year so grab me for an Instagram selfie if you see me there!

Cortona STL Blogger Pool PartyAll of these blogger babes will be on hand for the party!

If you’re debating what to wear, don’t miss some tips from myself and four other fashionable STL bloggers on ALIVE’s blog!

Drinking My Way Through Portland In The Rain

Downtown Portland, OR

Downtown Portland, OR

One of my favorite parts of Portland was all of the beer. Yes, beer.

There are so many fantastic breweries in and around downtown Portland, all well set up for sampling your way through their wares.

DSC_0243We went to Hair of the Dog (pictured above), Lucky Labrador (great for sitting around, drinking beer and playing board games all at once!) and Cascade Brewing (I surprisingly loved their sour beers).

Although the actual brewery is about two hours from Portland, we even stopped Rogue Brewery’s retail store. Rogue is one of my all-time favorite breweries so when we came across the store I had to buy a t-shirt.

Rogue Brewery PortlandThe only downside to wandering around the city and taking in the amazing streetscapes is the rain. Seriously. In April it rains like every day. An umbrella and light jacket are required if you plan to stay dry at all. Just do it.

Portland Fashion and StyleTop: H&M | Vest: Forever21 | Umbrella: Borrowed from my friend who lives there! | Bag: Kate Spade | Jeans: INC from Macy’s | Booties: ShoeMint

Under The Bridge

If you follow my Instagram, you know I was recently in Portland, Oregon. I had an amazing time with two of my best friends that I’ve known since high school. I’m still getting through photos but can’t wait to share some of the adventures we had during our week there.

To start, one of the things I loved about the area was the beautiful architecture and landscaping.

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They even think through how the bottom of their bridges will look!

This park is called Cathedral Park and is a quick stop on your way downtown to grab some stunning photos if you’re into that kind of thing. But to be honest, everywhere you look is a great photo opportunity!

DSC_0238Top: Urban Outfitters (similar) | Pants: INC from Macy’s (similar) | Booties:  Shoemint | Purse: Kate Spade

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