January 30, 2017

An Unexpected Pairing

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Sunshine, sunshine, wherefore art thou sunshine? ;) It has been eight days since I have seen the sun. The last time I saw the sun, it was only out for three hours. Prior to that day, we had not seen it for another nine days. I am enjoying the consistency of the weather (or my neck with titanium plate & six screws are), but my strength in looking on the bright side of the gloomy views is getting harder with each passing day. So, in honor of finding the beauty in the gloom, I am trying new outfit pairings. Unexpected ones if you will! 

On this day I paired some Spring stripe pants with a cashmere turtleneck and a faux fur vest. To tie the outfit together a bit, I added navy in the hat and boot plus blue in the sunglasses. I also wanted to make sure the pairing was cohesive (even in it's unexpectedness) so I pulled the brown hues from the vest into the bag I choose to wear. 

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Vest: Nordstrom (similar) // Sweater: Banana Republic (similar) // Pants: c/o J.Jill // Bag & Boots: c/o Sole Society // Hat: Gap (similar) // Sunglasses: Ray ban // Watch: Movado

What do you think of this outfit pairing?
Do you ever mix your outfits up to brighten your mood?

January 26, 2017

Dressing to Music: The XX- On Hold

OK, my family has a small obsession with The XX. Their entire record is on repeat but this single is still my favorite. The beat is great for dancing (which my kids do to it often) and the words are both relatable and honest...and maybe even a little sad. I love songs like that! 

Here is the look I styled while listening to "On Hold". The outfit is a little Clueless inspired as well with the longer collar shirt under the sweater. I mean, who doesn't love the movie Clueless? "You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet." ;) 

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Vest: c/o J.Jill // Sweater: c/o J.Jill // Shirt: Zufal // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Sole Society // Hat: Gap (similar) // Bag: Melie Bianco // Necklace: Forever 21 // Watch: Fossil (similar) // Large Ring: c/o Park Lane Jewelry // Lip Color: Glo Minerals- Crimson

What do you think of this pairing?
Are you a fan of The XX?

January 23, 2017


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I recently picked up these OTK boots that have been on back-order for months. I have wanted classic black boots like this forever, but I wanted to find the perfect pair for me. I like boots that are more of thigh-high length and these were the perfect ones when it came to the style I wanted. In fact, they are already sold out again, but I have linked two very similar pair below. 

When it came to styling my new boots for the first time, I wanted to do a bit of color blocking. By pairing a chambray top with gray skinny jeans and then adding the OTK black boots, I created a color blocking effect that I loved! I even wore a gray cross body bag that hit at the gray layer in my outfit. (Yes, even that detail was planned.) To finish the look off I added a great long plaid print coat. 

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Coat: H&M // Top: JC Penny (similar) // Jeans: Express // OTK Boots: Steve Madden (similar) (similar w/ a heel) // Bag: c/o Sole Society // Emerald Ring: Jared // Necklace: Box of Style // Lip Color: Glo Minerals- Sorbet

Photos by Cecilia Jean

What do you think of this pairing?
Do you ever color block your outfits?

January 18, 2017

10 Winter Must-Haves for Your Skin & Hair

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The harsh winter weather here in the Midwest takes it's tole on my hair and skin. You do have options though, and I'm here to help you guys by sharing what I have found to work (well) and products I have come to love. I have rounded up my ten favorite products to not only stop the dryness in it tracks, but these products actually leave my skin and hair looking better and more hydrated then before! 

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1) EVA-NYE: Forget me knot, dry conditioner
2) Glo Minerals: Hydrating gel cleanser 

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3) Clarisonic: Mia
4) VO5: Hot oil Therapy
5) Tarte: Maracuja Oil (good on face, hair, and nails!)

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7) Sunday Riley Tidal: Brightening enzyme water cream
8) Glow for a Cause: Body butter (LOVE on my hands, elbows, and knees!)
9) Rodan+Fields: Multi-function eye cream
10) Lush: Honey trap lip balm


What are your favorite products to use during the Winter months? Let's chat in my comments section! 

January 16, 2017

Winter Layers

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Talk about layers, this outfit couldn't be more layered if it tried. This day was literally freezing (with a real feel of -7), so I did what any girl from he Midwest would do...layer! I first stared out with my classic black wrap dress and added a light pink sweater over it. I used the wrap belt that came with the dress to tuck the pink sweater in, making it a cute outfit. But, I was still cold! What do you do when you're that cold in the winter? Add another sweater on top of that of course. Up next I added my favorite long sweater cardigan and to top it all off, a faux fur stole. I love the colors in the stole and it allowed me to wear my plum boots yet again.  

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Wrap Dress: c/o Leota New York // Sweater: c/o J.Jill // Boots: Michael Kors // Cardigan Sweater: Gap (similar & only $32!) // Stole: Accessorize (similar) (similar) // Necklace: Amazon (similar & only $4!) // Coffee Mug: Nordstrom // Tights: Spanx

What do you think of this pairing? Do you ever add layer after layer to your look to beat the cold?

January 13, 2017

Shop My Closet

In years past, I have sold my clothing right off the blog on one of my pages. Since then, I sold them on the website I created with Kaitlyn (BISTM), but after the site closed down, I didn't know where to turn. For some reason, I just can't bring myself to sell my clothes on one of those websites that takes a 20% cut (making sellers hike up their prices), so I made an Instagram closet. All you have to do is go to my page and leave a comment with your Paypal email address & I will send you an invoice. Since no-one is taking a cut on the back end, I am selling all items (even the designer ones) at extremely low prices. 

To give you an idea of what is currently selling, I simply took screenshots from my phone. At least this gives you an idea of what is for sale, sorry for the poor quality photos. 

Stop by and take a look! @lisaferguscloset 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xo

January 9, 2017

Emerald & Plum, A Color Match Made in Heaven

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I recently ordered this dress for a photo shoot that I was asked to be part of. Sadly, because of the holidays and the extra cold weather, it was delayed in shipping. This left me in a bit of a panic and I ultimately dashed out the night before the shoot and found a back-up dress for under $50. I ended up loving my back-up dress, and the photos from that shoot turned out amazing, so I was on a bit of a high this day. On my way home I decided to call my girlfriend and ask her to watch my kids for a few hours because my hair and makeup looked way too good for me not to go on a date this night. (Thank you again Gwen!) Now, back to this emerald lace dress. I kid you not, it showed up on my doorstep one hour after I got home from said photo shoot. My original plan was to return it. After all, it's sole purpose was to be for this shoot and the dress missed it. However, I was about to go on a date and after trying it on, there was no way this beauty was going back! 

I love the color pairing of emerald and plum so much. They really are a color match made in heaven! Since my makeup was super glam, I simply added a great necklace & my collarless faux fur jacket and the outfit was good to go. We found a new local restaurant that served seafood and steaks and we were off to celebrate. My hubby had an amazing day at work this day as well, so we had lots to be thankful for. 

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Dress: Stylestalker // Tights: Spanx (similar) // Boots: Michael Kors // Bag: c/o J.Jill // Coat: Express- Sold Out (similar) // Necklace: Box of Style

Do you love the pairing of emerald and plum as much as I do? What do you think of this lace dress?