Cozy Sweater from Downtown Allie + Discount

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Sweater weather is here, and if I have to wear one, I want it to be cute! Enter this leopard sweater from Downtown Allie. It’s super soft, very warm, and not itchy at all, which are all requirements that I look for in a sweater.

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I really like leopard print, so this sweater was a must!

leopard sweater /  jeans / booties

For whatever reason, I feel like there aren’t as many printed sweaters, so I was excited when Allie brought this one to her shop.

I like how it looks paired with distressed jeans and booties for a fun look.

Don’t forget how important it is to shop at small businesses this year! I know Allie would really appreciate your support.

Also, you can use use SARAH15 to get 15% this sweater and the dress that I shared on this blog post.

Sarah

Polka Dot Dress from Downtown Allie

I have such a difficult time finding dresses in cooler months. Everything seems to be short sleeve, short hemmed, or super thin. If that’s the position you’re in, I have a solution for you: this adorable polka dot dress from Downtown Allie.

Polka dots are one print that will never go out of style, so this is a timeless piece to add to your closet.

Additionally, the drop waist and buttons are fun detail that make this dress a little more eye-catching.

This is something that would be perfect for church, date night, errands, or even school.

Dressy

This is one of those dresses that doesn’t require a lot of accessories, so it’s easy to throw on and go. While I do like the length for professional purposes, adding a tall boot is going to make your legs look shorter, so I prefer booties to elongate my legs.

dress / booties

Casual

Y’all know how I feel about a good denim jacket. Throw it over the dress for a more casual look. I also like adding sneakers and love how they dress this dress down. See what I did there? Ha ha!

dress / denim jacket (similar) / sneakers (Mine are from Soles of Savannah, but here’s the link for the manufacturer’s website. They’re cheaper at Soles!)

Don’t forget how important it is to shop from small businesses this year. I know Allie would really appreciate your support!

Also, let me know which look is your favorite: dressy or casual?

Sarah

12 Thanksgiving Outfits

Hey, y’all! I hope you’ve had a good week so far.

With Thanksgiving next week, you may be wondering what to wear. No worries! I’ve rounded up a few looks that would work really well for whatever your family gathering will look like this year.

Additionally, several of these looks are from Downtown Allie and you can use SARAH15 to get 15% off the specified items.

poncho sweater / shift dress (SARAH15) / boots

sweater (SARAH15) / jeans (similar) / scarf / fedora (similar) / booties

flannel jeans / booties

waffle cardigan (SARAH15) / leopard tank / jeans / booties

 tank / cardigan / scarf / flats (Time and Tru – check local Walmart)

sweater dress / booties

olive cardigan (SARAH15) / jeans / booties

trumpet sleeve sweater (SARAH15) / jeans (similar) / leopard loafers

striped sweater / jeans (similar) / booties / fedora (similar)

striped top (similar) / vest (SARAH15) / jeans / booties

joggers / denim jacket (similar) / sneakers (linked in this post)

chenille color block sweater (similar) / jeans (similar) / flats (Time and Tru – check local Walmart)

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Are you having a traditional family gathering, or are you keeping it more low-key this year?

Sarah

Downtown Allie Sweater 4 Ways

As you all know, Downtown Allie is one of my favorite boutiques. I recently picked up this sweater from her shop and know that I’m going to get a lot of use out of it!

The cream color allows it to go with anything, and it’s thin, so you won’t get too hot when wearing it. With that being said, I recommend wearing nude undergarments or a nude cami underneath.

Also, Allie has given me a discount code to share with you! SARAH15 gets you 15% off select items, and I’ve indicated which pieces this applies to.

Check out the four ways I’ve styled it:

Dressy

I have an upcoming post on how to layer sweaters/tops over dresses, and I love the way these items look together! The fun pop of print is really cute with the neutral top. I would definitely wear this to church or for date night.

sweater (SARAH15) / dress (SARAH15) / booties

Business-Casual

I really like having a neutral outfit with a printed shoe for a fun twist. The combination would be perfect for a business-casual work environment or for teachers. Add some fun accessories for added interest, and you’re good to go!

sweater (SARAH15) / jeggings / leopard loafers / headband

Thanksgiving

Since this top is thin, adding a cozy scarf is a great way to warm it up. I also like how the fedora and booties make it a little more edgy. This would be a really cute outfit for Thanksgiving, too. I’m working on a post to give you some outfit inspiration for the upcoming holiday, so stay tuned.

sweater (SARAH15) / jeans (similar) / scarf / fedora (similar) / booties

Weekend

One of my favorite parts about this top is that it covers the booty, therefore making it leggings-friendly! I added a longer tank underneath for a little extra coverage in the front, too. Pair this with sneakers and a cap, and you’ll be super cute and comfortable as you run errands over the weekend.

sweater (SARAH15) / tank / leggings / sneakers (I linked the exact style, but I got them from Marshall’s.) / Nike cap

Which outfit is your favorite?

Sarah

“The Everyday Top” 4 Ways + NEW Downtown Allie Code

Hey, y’all! We’ve made it to the halfway point of the week, and I’m not mad about it.

Today, I’m coming to you with a recent Downtown Allie find: “The Everyday Top.” I also have a NEW discount code at the bottom of today’s post, so keep reading.

I really like this top because of how versatile it is. If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know I gravitate toward items that can be worn multiple ways.

Here are a few ways to style it:

On the Weekend

While this top may seem “basic” at first, the bubble sleeves and heathered material give it a fun twist. Pair it with jeans and fun sneakers for a casual weekend look.

top / sneakers

At the Office

You don’t want to show too much skin at work, but the high-neck of this top goes well with a classic pencil skirt and heels and balances out bare legs.

top / leopard skirt / nude heels (similar, similar)

At School

Teachers, this top is for you! Knot it over a striped dress and add some booties for a functional, comfortable outfit suitable for the classroom.

top / striped dress (similar) / booties

For Date Night

Since this top is essentially pattern free, it’s easy to pair accessories with it. I love how the fedora and distressed jeans add an edgy vibe to this top.

top / black jeans / leopard loafers / scarf (similar) / fedora (similar)

Another great thing about it is that it comes in TWO colors. I’m wearing the “burgundy” shade, but it also comes in black.

I also have a special discount code for you! My old code (SARAH15) has officially expired, BUT you can use TOP15 to get 15% off all tops. However, it’s ONLY GOOD until 10/25 and can ONLY be used online, so make sure you check out Downtown Allie’s website soon!

How would you style this top?

Sarah

Closet Staples: Olive Pants + Discount Code

Hey, y’all! I hope you’re having a good day.

Are you a colored pants kind of person? Other than black and white, olive pants are the most versatile to me, so that’s why they’re included in my closet staples series today.

olive pants / striped shirt (similar) / leopard scarf / booties / fedora (similar

I recently picked up this pair from Downtown Allie. They’re super stretchy, making them super comfortable. Additionally, they maintain their shape throughout the day, which is a win-win in my book.

olive pants / chambray button up (similar) / sneakers / Nike cap

olive pants / sweater / leopard flats

Some fool-proof pairings with olive pants are leopard, stripes, and cognac. You’ll notice pretty quickly how these items appear in each of my outfits.

olive pants / cream tank (similar) / kimono sweater / booties

Downtown Allie has a plethora of other colors in this style of pants, and if you use the code SARAH15, you can get 15% off your purchase.

How would you style these olive pants?

Sarah

Previous closet staples series post:

Cream sweater

Recent Downtown Allie Finds + Discount Code

Well, we’ve made it to the half-point of the week. How’s everyone making it?

As many of you know, Downtown Allie is one of my favorite boutiques, and I want to share some recent finds. Also, if you use the code SARAH15, you can receive 15% off your purchase.

criss-cross top

statement-sleeve waffle dress

leopard cardigan

navy shift dress

trumpet-sleeve sweater

lace vest

bubble-sleeve peplum sweater

hunter green top

I did a try-on with many of these items and styled them multiple ways on Instagram. Check out my Highlights for more inspiration.

These items aren’t in my closet, but they’re some recent additions to Downtown Allie that I have my eye on:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Which item is your favorite? Don’t forget to use SARAH15 at checkout!

Sarah

The Sweater of My Dreams

Hey, everyone! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the hint of fall that’s in the air. I know I am!

The cooler temps this week have gotten me in the fall mood. My official coffee creamer is now pumpkin spice, and I’ve started stocking up on sweaters.

I recently picked up this bubble sleeve, peplum sweater from Downtown Allie. The details are darling and the color is very versatile.

This is the type of sweater you want in your closet because it can be worn with colored pants for school teachers, pencil skirts for those with a professional work environment, or with blue jeans for date night. Check out my Instagram to see how I styled it for each occasion.

Downtown Allie also has tons of other cute sweaters, so I encourage you to check her site out. You can use the code SARAH15 at checkout to get 15% off your purchase.

Sarah

Waffles + DTA Turns 5 + Discount Code

Happy Friday! Does anyone else ever feel like the shortest weeks seem the longest?

Today I want to talk to you about waffle…cardigans! Downtown Allie has a great supply of these closet staples.

long waffle cardigan / henley tank / YMI jeggings / fedora (exact, similar) / booties (similar)

If you’re like me, and wishing for fall, a waffle cardigan is a great layer to add over your outfit, yet it won’t be as thick as winter sweater.

Additionally, Downtown Allie is having 5th anniversary on Saturday. There will be new arrivals, giveaways, and the first ten customers get a Downtown Allie gift card! Now that sounds like a good time.

If you’d like to visit her shop, you can use the code SARAH15 to get 15% off your purchase. My code works for her website, too.

Happy birthday, Downtown Allie!

Sarah

Leopard Set from Downtown Allie + Discount Code

Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you’re getting a chance to relax and spend time with your family.

Today I want to talk to you about one of my favorite local boutiques: Downtown Allie.

leopard set

Allie and I graduated high school together, so I’ve known her for a long time. She has the sweetest soul, and her shop is so cute.

Each week, she receives new arrivals and does a Facebook Live, showing those items. This allows potential customers to check out her stock, so they have an idea of what’s coming to her store and website.

Another thing I admire about Allie is that she’s a hustler and pursued her dream of opening a store. She started by selling clothes out of the trunk of her vehicle and with the support of customers, now has a successful storefront and website.

denim jacket (similar) / top

I recently picked up this leopard set, and it is so comfortable! One thing I like about sets is that you can mix and match the pieces with other items in your closet. Also, if leopard sets aren’t your thing, here are a few more leopard items in her shop.

necklace (similar) / mustard skirt (similar) / bracelets

It’s so important to support small businesses like Downtown Allie because it takes support to remain open, especially in a small town like ours. If you’d like to check out her site, or visit her store, you can use the code SARAH15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Happy shopping!

Sarah