Home for the Holidays Outfit

Home for the Holidays Outfit - Thanksgiving 2015 on Lost and FawnedIt might be a balmy 60 degrees here in Ohio, but Thanksgiving will be here in a week!  I’ll be driving just across town this year, but if you are going home for this holiday (or the next one which is just over a month away!) I’ve put together a simple, comfortable look that is almost universally flattering and will keep you warm if your relatives like to keep that thermostat low.

Don’t forget a bottle of wine (or a case) to share with your cousins.  I had this one at a wedding this summer and it’s really yummy despite the low price.

  1. Oversized Flannel Scarf from Old Navy – $14.00
  2. Fit & Flare Sweater Dress in Navy from AEO – $49.95
  3. Patterned Boot Socks in Wine Reindeer from Old Navy – $9.00
  4. Corso Como Geneva Boots in Mahogany from Zappos – $198.00
  5. Pancake Cellars Big Day White from Trader Joes – See Local Stores for Price
  6. Fair Trade Silver “Home Sweet Home” Earrings from Novica – $19.99
  7. Herschel Supply Co. Weekend Bag from Zappos – $54.99
  8. Fleece Lined Footless Tights from Old Navy – $16.50

The Trip / The Outfit – Quebec City in Autumn

The Trip - The Outfit - Quebec City in Autumn on Lost and Fawned6 years ago when we got married we didn’t end up going on a honeymoon.  It just wasn’t the right time and we couldn’t afford more than a couple of extra nights at our hotel.  But we did plan one.  We had originally planned to spend some time in Quebec City in September or October.  So today’s The Trip / The Outfit post is featuring that trip (but today, instead of 6 years ago).

Since you end up doing a ton of walking in any city and the weather can be unpredictable in fall, I would bring a good pair of comfortable boots.  These Sorel’s can go from the streets to the parks easily.  I would keep a pair of flats in my bag to change into if we were going into a nicer restaurant or historic church.

I picked pieces you could dress up or down for evening dinners or afternoon hikes.  When traveling, I invest in a good bag and good shoes.  Everything else I save on.

Photo at top of graphic by Luc (Secretsamba)on Flickr.

  1. Cable Knit Sweater in Light Gray from AEO – $49.95
  2. Red Plaid Scarf from Zappos – $28.00
  3. Hue Super Opaque Tights from Amazon – $12.50
  4. Classic Leather Ballet Flats from Gap – $39.95
  5. Lace Hem Skirt in Olive from AEO – $39.95
  6. Out and About Boots from Sorel – $110.00
  7. Timbuk2 Manhattan Tote from Zappos – $149.00

Graphic is original to Lost & Fawned.  Feel free to share, pin and post, but please make sure you link back to this post so people can get the accompanying information and links.  Thanks a million!

Contain Everything

Contain Everything on Lost and FawnedSeason changes always motivate me to get organized.  I’m slowly trying to tackle every room in our house.  With my new yarn obsession, I’m looking for ways to contain my newly overflowing craft room and organize in process projects on the road.

Here is a small collection of storage for the home and on the go.

  1. Stuva Storage Bench from Ikea – $79.99
  2. Raskog Utility Cart from Ikea – $29.99
  3. Market Catchall from Pier 1 – $55.96
  4. Wire Basket in Chrome from Amazon – $17.00
  5. Lady Alamo Burlap Tote from Blue Fly – $42.00
  6. Fair Trade Handwoven Cotton Clutch from Novica – $39.99
  7. Fair Trade Canvas Messenger Bag from Novica – $124.99

12 Back to School Basics with AEO

12 Fall Basics to Mix and Match - on Lost and Fawned for AEOIf you are going off to college, going back to school or just getting ready for fall, it’s time to start thinking about flipping your wardrobe to transition into cooler weather.  I’m a budget shopper, so versatility is key for me when I shop.  American Eagle Outfitters is a great place to look for classic staple pieces that are wallet friendly.  A lot of my friends swear by their jeans, especially the Denim X collection for it’s comfort and durability.

I’ve put together a list of 12 perfect pieces to mix, layer and match into tons of outfits.  Add a few pairs of shoes (a high boot, an ankle boot and a flat) and some light accessories and you’ll be ready for pumpkin patches, PTA and running to class.  I coordinated these colors to work as a capsule wardrobe, but there are tons of other options if you prefer a different palette.

  1. Striped Shawl Cardigan – $59.95  /  I love this piece.  I’d wear it over everything from tees to dresses.  It’s cozy and adds a little texture and pattern to any outfit.
  2. Solid Button Down in Blue – $39.95  /  Wear this over a tee, under a sweater or on it’s own.  It’s a great piece that you can get a lot of use out of.
  3. Denim Shirt Dress – $59.95  /  Throw on your leggings and a pair of heavy boots, or layer it under your cardigan with some tights and flats.
  4. Long Sleeve Graphic Tee – $24.95  /  I’m not usually a fan of graphic tees, but this is super clever and the script makes it appropriate for all ages.
  5. Oversize Crew Sweatshirt in Gray – $44.95  /  Easy to wear over leggings for a quick trip to the store or running the kids to soccer practice.
  6. Sateen X Jeggings in Vintage Khaki – $49.95  /  Jeans are great, but sometimes you need to mix it up.  Great fit with a hint of sheen for texture.
  7. Sold Crew Sweater in Burgundy – $39.95  /  Layer this under a jacket or over your solid button down to dress up or down.  Burgundy is a flattering color on lots of complexions.
  8. Hi-Rise Legging in Black – $11.96  /  A must have in your dresser.  I love the higher rise, and you can’t go wrong with black.  I only wear leggins under dresses and oversize sweaters.
  9. Light Swing Jacket in Olive – $89.95  /  A field jacket is perfect for fall, and olive easily mixes with so many things.  This is a great jacket to have on hand for chillier autumn days.
  10. Denim X Jegging in Dark Wash – $49.95  /  I always go for a darker wash.  I find it to be both flattering and classy.  These are nice and narrow, so they are easy to wear under boots.
  11. Burnout Favorite T-Shirt in Black – $19.95  /  I like this twist on a classic tee.  Wear under a cardigan or on it’s own with a pair of jeans and ankle boots.
  12. Favorite V-Neck T-Shirt in White – $17.95  /  A classic v-neck tee in white is a must in any season.

Thank you to American Eagle Outfitters for sponsoring this post.  While this was a sponsored opportunity from American Eagle Outfitters, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Modcloth Late Summer Swim Deals

Late Summer Swim Deals at Modcloth on Lost and FawnedI’m interrupting your regularly scheduled weekend to share some amazing deals on swimwear on Modcloth.  I needed to buy a suit for the first time in probably 10 years and found just what I needed at awesome prices.  I’m partial to retro style suits, so it that’s not your thing, just move along.  If it is your thing, you are in luck!  There are tons available.  Sizes and quantities are very limited, but I grabbed the Love is Wading in Teal and the Beach Blanket Bingo in Lavender for myself.

Here are some other picks.  Grab them while they last!

  1. Snack Bar Beauty Suit in Red – $44.99
  2. Well Worth the Wade SuitTop $29.99 / Bottoms $11.99
  3. All Glam on Deck Coverup – $11.99
  4.  Sea and Be Seen SuitTop $40.99 / Bottoms $46.99
  5. Beach Blanket Bingo Suit in Lavender – $26.99
  6. You Odyssey this SwimsuitTop $14.99 / Bottoms $ 27.99
  7. Wade a Minute Swimdress in Red – $23.99
  8. Bathing Beauty Suit in Black Gingham – $44.99
  9. All Day Aquatics SuitTop $14.99 / Bottoms $11.99
  10. Seasons of the Sun in MintTop $24.99 / Bottoms $19.99
  11. Helm is where the Heart is Suit in Citrus – $36.99
  12. Wade a Minute Swimdress in Flamingos – $44.99

The Relished Collection for Summer

You might remember the gorgeous pieces I picked up from Relished when I featured them in my 11 Main post.  They felt a connection with me and my readers so we have been working together again and they asked me to put my spin on a few more of their pieces.  This time we selected some items from the Relished Collection to play with and I’m so thrilled to share these with you!

Relished has also kindly offered a special deal to Lost & Fawned readers!  Get 15% off your entire purchase at Relished by using the discount code “lostandfawned” with you check out!  It will make their already wallet-friendly prices even sweeter!

This dress!  Seriously this dress is my new favorite.  I’ve been looking for an easy dress that is comfortable and casual but still looks tailored.  The Coney Island Chambray Dress is my dress. I’ve been wearing it constantly.  It’s the perfect bridge between classic and modern.

The back is ruched, so while the bodice is fitted, it’s comfortable and not constraining if you want to run around with the little ones (or without them… I’ve been known to occasionally kick my shoes off an frolic on my own if I come across a good field on a sunny day).  The skirt is SO FULL and floaty.  It’s been a windy week and it’s been fun to wear around town.  I’ve worn it so many different ways from work to errands to play.  I can’t wait to take it to the coast for the week.

For a lunch out, I paired it with a red cardigan and some vintage fisherman’s sandals.

I’m a jacket, blazer and cardigan girl.  I layer all year round.  In Oregon and Ohio, a lightweight jacket is a great piece for spring and summer.  Days are warm, but nights get cool, and with late night bonfires and barbeques, it’s nice to have something light to cover your shoulders.

Relished’s Marin Country Jacket in Beige is a great staple.  Field Jackets are a classic for a reason.   It’s breathable cotton with brass hardware.  The toggles allow you to cinch the waist or let it out for a more low-maintenance right from the farm look.  I love the points at the tail, and the hood offers utility.

I wore it with a medium wash pair of skinnies cuffed with a nautical striped tee and red saltwater sandals for Memorial Day weekend.


As always, a HUGE thank you to Relished!  Don’t forget to peruse their entire collection and take advantage of the 15% off discount I mentioned in the beginning (discount code “lostandfawned”).  For updates also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I was provided with sample product to facilitate this post.  All opinions expressed are my own and truly reflect my opinions.  I only back products I love.  To partner with me, please visit my advertising page.

Summer Patriotism

Memorial Day my Way on Lost and FawnedHere in the States, Memorial Day Weekend is the kick-off for summer.  Time for barbeque, beaches and sunshine!  Too bad here in Ohio is cold and rainy, but I’ll probably still throw my starry chambray dress think warm and sunny thoughts.

Have a safe weekend!  Here are some patriotic picks to celebrate.

  1. Hanging Paper Fan Decorations  /  $9.67
  2. Scholar Stripe Cotton Bow Tie  /  $19.00
  3. Women’s Star Print Shirt  /  $23.00 SALE
  4. Women’s Gingham Shirt in Red  /  $22.00 SALE
  5. ‘Eagle Captain’ Iphone Case  /  $28.00 SALE
  6. Splendid Striped Summer Flat  /  $88.00
  7. Red Gingham Sundress  /  $59.99
  8. Bikini Bombshell Woven Jute Tote  /  $28.00
  9. Silver Star Stud Earrings by DesignMali  /  $28.08

Spring Style with 11 Main

Spring Look from 11 Main on Lost & Fawned

Hooray for spring!  I have been so ready strip off the layers upon layers that are required for an Ohio winter.  I feel like I can breath again!  To celebrate, I have been shopping.  And I have a new favorite marketplace to share, 11 Main.

11 Main is an invite-only marketplace for boutiques and specialty shops.  Shops range from artists and craftsmen to small fashion boutiques.  11 Main offered to let me put together a couple of outfits for spring that reflect my personal style and personality.


When I found the boutique Relished, I knew I was home.  Based out of southern California, the team at Relished carefully curates a collection of clothing and accessories that are easy to mix and match, ranging from vintage inspired to more modern silhouettes.  I found their selection and prices to be spot on and their customer service was extremely helpful and responsive.

I paired the Super Peche Cardigan with the Central Park Striped Skirt to create this ‘spring on the boardwalk’ look.  The cardigan is light weight enough to layer or tuck and is the prettiest shade of peachy pink.  I can’t get enough of this skirt.  The fabric is slightly sheer (it’s fully lined) and just floats as you walk.  I’m seriously obsessed.  I added a couple of vintage accessories from my personal collection and I’m ready for brunch.

Sandals from 11 Main on Lost & FawnedOn my list was a casual pair of sandals I could throw on to run errands that didn’t break the bank.  The “Grace” sandals from The Southern Store have a little wedge to make my legs looks nice and long.

Are you ready for this dress?  Because I think it might be my new favorite…

11 Main Dark Floral Dress from Relished on Lost and Fawned

Dark florals have been so in for the last year, and spring is no different.  As soon as I saw the large scale print and the flattering cut, I knew I had to have the Magnolia Marvel Dress from Relished.  They were happy to provide me measurements to make sure I ordered the right size and it fits like a glove.  The length is perfect and the lightweight cotton is unbelievably comfortable.  I’m planning on wearing this to a wedding or two this summer.

I easily got lost in the vintage jewelry collection on 11 Main.  There are so many beautiful and special pieces at amazing prices.  Gussie Gurl has an incredible selection.  Shipping was free and fast.  I added these pristine vintage enamel and rhinestone earrings to my growing vintage earring collection.  Gussie Gurl still has another pair in blue available.  I’m dying over this floral pendant and this amazing floral rhinestone necklace (someone seriously needs to scoop this up!).  Both would be perfect Mother’s Day gifts!

Vintage Earrings from 11 Main on Lost & Fawned

Thanks so much to 11 Main and all the shop owners who are featured in this post.  Everyone was so helpful and everything arrived so fast.  Be sure to visit me on Instagram for more photos and outtakes from this post.

Featured in this post:  Skirt – Central Park Striped Skirt from Relished $54.50  //  Cardigan – Super Peche Cardigan from Relished $29.50  //  Dress – Magnolia Marvel Dress from Relished $49.99  //  Sandals – Amanda Blu “Grace” Sandals from The Southern Store $12.96  //  Earrings – Similar 1940’s Guilloche Enamel Rhinestone Earrings $12.99  //  Handbags – Vintage  //  Woven Oxfords – Vintage

Rainy Day Spring Outfit

Rainy Spring Day Outfit on Lost and FawnedIt is a classic rainy spring day today.  While some may grumble, I rejoice.  Rain is not snow.  Rain brings buds on the trees and wakes up flowers.  As they say “April showers bring May flowers”.  So instead of griping, why not put on some boots and take a walk?

Start with a dress.  This one was just released today on Modcloth and it’s perfectly adorable and versatile.  Add some functional pieces and a clever accessory and you are ready for puddle jumping.

The Dress:  A Whim-Whim Situation Dress on Modcloth – $69.99

  1. RAINCOAT  //  Marmot Marsell Rain Jacket from Sierra Trading Co  –  $164.95
  2. UMBRELLA   //  Duck, Duck Umbrella from Modcloth  –  $17.99
  3. WATERPROOF BAG  //  Timbuck2 Scrunchie Tote from Zappos  –  $89.99
  4. RAINY EARRINGS  //  Silver Raindrop Earrings by Erin Austin  –  $55.00
  5. RAIN BOOTS  //  Sundance Rain Boots by Luckers on 11 Main  –  $44.50

Vintage Spring Florals

Vintage Spring Floral Threads on Lost and Fawned

I’ve been busy prepping my closet for spring, which means mending, cleaning and pressing my vintage pieces.  Today’s collection is inspired by the bulbs and blossoms popping up across the country.  Etsy has a wealth of vintage stores, ranging in price and decade.  Here are some of my favorite fresh spring picks…

  1. Bright Floral Circle Skirt from Chariot Marie  /  $88.00
  2. Floral Embroidered Cardigan from Chic Vintage Hawaii  /  $32.00
  3. Green Floral Dress from Dalena Vintage  /  $135.00
  4. Floral Tea Dress with Glass Buttons from Satorial Matters  /  $104.41
  5. Embroidered Floral Heels from Wear it Well Vintage  /  $54.00
  6. Atomic Floral Print Dress from Very Vintage Store  /  $71.00
  7. Beaded Floral Purse from Antique Florals  /  $12.00
  8. Sketchy Floral Blouse from Small Earth Vintage  /  $26.00
  9. Purple Sundress with Floral Applique from When Decades Collide  /  $156.00
  10. Pink Shirt Day Dress from Shop Rabbit Hole  /  $88.00
  11. Van Gogh Dolman Dress from To Be Determined  /  $40.00
  12. Pleated Floral Dress from Red Light Vintage  /  $48.00