Cargo Green to Coat the Cold

Finding a warm winter coat at an affordable price can be a difficult task. If you’re anything like me, you have a variety of jackets and coats to choose from; but you inevitably continue to buy new ones (it’s necessary with crazy Wisconsin winters).

I recently snagged this cargo, cheetah faux fur lined Zara parka from TJ Maxx for only $49.99 and dare I say it’s warmer than my Colombia down parka? Well, it is. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find this exact olive cargo parka on TJ Maxx’s website, but encourage you to check out your local store to see if you can find it on location!Nonetheless, I’ve linked a number of similar styled coats for you below.

  • Puffer Coat with Faux Fur Hood from Zara, $45.90 // BUY HERE
  • Madden Girl Juniors Military Style Parka from TJ Maxx, $39.99 // SHOP HERE
  • Long Puffer Coat from Zara, $99 // BUY HERE
  • Hooded Parka from Zara in Moss Green, $69.99 // SHOP HERE
  • Hooded Parka in Dark Khaki with Faux Fur from Zara (with detachable fur hood lining), $149 // SHOP HERE — very similar to the olive & cheetah one I have!
  • Steve Madden Hooded Parka with Faux Fur at TJ Maxx, $59.99 // SHOP HERE
  • Juniors Rocawear Puffer Coat  from TJ Maxx in Olive, $49.99 // SHOP HERE
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Adding a Little Flare to Work Style

On Monday, I started a new job in Madison and I couldn’t be more excited for this new chapter. After a period of time spent at home, it’s great to get back to the grind and have a stagnant schedule once again. But enough about me, after pulling an old pair of pants out of my closet for my first day of work, I thought I would share some similar styles with you.Mind you, these pants are from H&M and were bought years ago. I thought about getting rid of them a handful of times because of just how flared out they are at the bottom, but kept telling myself they are great for professional environments. Lucky for me (and you) wide legged pants are very in style. So although I couldn’t find the exact pair I own, I found countless others for you to choose from at great prices!


  • Mid Rise Belted Wise Leg Pant from Express, $88.00 — These are a little pricier, but I love the 70’s, chic vibe they give off. Plus, you can never go wrong with dress clothes (or frankly most any clothes) from Express; the quality comes with the price tag.

Shop Local, Shop Sweet

The prevelance of smaller boutique clothing stores in recent years is definitely something I can get onboard with. There were a handful I loved in La Crosse like Willow Boutique on Pearl Street, A&as Clothing Co. on Main Street in Downtown, and Apricot Lane in the Valley View Mall. If any Madison area residents reading this know of shops they love, please comment or email me, I would love to have an inside scoop before I move! One shop I frequent in my hometown of Wisconsin Rapids is Sweet Tea Clothing Co. located on 821 Pepper Ave. and if you haven’t stopped in yet, I highly recommend you check them out, like their Facebook page, and give them a follow on Instagram!

The well-known “Home” shirts have grown immensely in popularity in the past couple years. The best part about it is how soft and comfortably they are. It’s part of Home State Apparel which is available at Sweet Tea Clothing Boutique in Wisconsin Rapids. This hat is only $24 and comes in the grey (pictured) a washed out red and navy. Isn’t it cute?!Note, my oversized jean jacket is from Forever 21 and was snagged for less than $40! I’ve been wearing it constantly with everything and anything.This fab burnt orange sweater is a one size fits all from Sweet Tea. Since purchasing a couple weeks ago I’ve worn it a handful of times: dresses up for a cute casual outfit, dresses down with a jacket for errands, and I’ve even slept in it (yes, it’s that cozy). It’s only $49 and well worth it for the quality; not to mention how many times you’ll wear it this fall and winter! P.S. The “Have Faith” gold and pearl interchangeable bracelet is part of the Lenny & Eva collection available at the boutique as well. Have you seen this black tunic pop up on my @CamerasAndCoffee Instagram page? No surprise that it’s also from Sweet Tea! The hooded tunic is only $32. The stretchy material provides room for mobility and is extremely breathable fabric. (Pumpkin coffee mug is from Walmart).

These are just a few of my favorite items from the past couple of weeks! They have countless clothing items for Juniors and Misses, including boots and accessories. Check them out today, you won’t be disappointed!

Stay stylish and shop local my friends,

XO

A Little Rocksbox Lovin’ 

Hey, YOU! Have you heard about Rocksbox? I’m about to give you a brief overview about just how awesome it is so spare me a few minutes, okay?

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My first Rocksbox! Sophie Harper crystal earrings, Kate Spade cuff, and Kendra Scott necklace.

Rocksbox is a $21 a month subscription that sends you three pieces of jewelry. From there, you can decide if you like the pieces or not. If you fall in love, you keep said item and alert them on your account and then pay for it. However, if you decide you don’t like one or two or perhaps all three of the jewelry pieces you simply put them back in the box and pop it back in the mail with the pre-paid shipping label. BOOM. So how do they decipher what to place into that box and send you? You create a “wish list” on your account by favoriting earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets that you like (they suggest that you add 30 or more on your first visit). They carry brands like Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Sophie Harper, Ava Rose, and Perry Street.

Here are some of my favorites currently on  my wishlist…

Use the code “tiannavanderheixoxo” to get your first month completely free! Give it a try and let me know what you think. // SIGN UP HERE: Rocksbox

Stay stylish my friends,

XO

Vest Season is Finally Here

I know many people swoon over the summer months and I don’t blame them, I love them too. But, my favorite time of year is right now. As the crisp air moves in, the humidity dissipates, and the leaves begin to change. There’s many reasons why I love fall…

  1. It’s the perfect ‘jeans and a baseball cap’ weather paired with a light jacket, vest, sweater, or sweatshirt (Lord knows you can never have too many oversized crewnecks).
  2. Football season is in full force, baseball season is coming to an end, and hockey season is beginning (can you say “trifecta).
  3. You can still sport sandals (most days) and for someone who is not a huge fan of socks, that’s a win. Plus, the transitional point of the year also allows you to break out boots and booties as well.
  4. There’s countless traditional activities and food items that I’ll dive more into detail about in a blog post later this week. Including: apple orchards, pumpkin everything (yes, I’m that basic girl), a solid excuse for increase coffee consumption, homemade applesauce and apple pie, pumpkin picking, and of course I can’t forget Halloween! The list goes on and on…
  5. Finally, there’s the style aspect of the season and probably my favorite element. With the cold weather comes a need to layer in order to stay warm and cozy, something I’m completely in favor of! I thoroughly enjoy oversized sweaters, long-sleeved tops, cable knit sweaters, and last, but certainly not least – vests.

Upon ‘going through’ my closet to find said sweaters and vests I came to the realization that I have a lot. I dare say “too many” because I’m not sure that’s possible, but I do know I have a slight obsession with outerwear and I strongly feel that living in Wisconsin justifies that obsession. I found this grey, floral vest at TJ Maxx in Plover a couple weeks ago and instantly fell in love. It’s Artisan NY brand and unfortunately I can’t seem to find it on TJ’s website or anywhere else online for that matter, but you may have luck if you go to the store and peruse through the racks.

Here are some of my favorites I stumbled upon while browsing online:

 

The classic, herringbone J.Crew look-a-like vest has been popular the past couple years and truthfully it’s one of those staple looks that is extremely versatile and transcendent as the years pass on.

 

One of my favorite vests that I own is my navy blue and gold vest from Francesca’s and guess what? They have the same ‘Sloane Quilted Snap Collar Puffer Vest’ available this season again for $44 — [SHOP HERE].

My brown NorthFace vest shown third from the bottom of my pile in the picture above is the ‘Women’s Aconcagua Down Vest.’ I received it as a Christmas present two years ago now and loved it so much I wore it out for a run in the freshly fallen snow that morning before getting ready for a family get together. It comes in a variety of colors, I found it on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website for you where it’s available in purple, garnet red, black, red and white for $99 [SHOP HERE].

Stay comfy and warm my friends,

XO

 

10 Shoes You Need for Fall

My all time favorite thing to shop for, topping my adoration for purses and jackets is shoes.  While I know it’s easy to snag cheap, trendy shoes that are seasonal and throw them out once they’re worn through, it’s best to invest in staple, quality footwear.  And of course, you do need to splurge on some trendy items from time to time as well.  As I transition into fall, I always look at what the state of my ‘basic flats’ are and see if I need a new black or brown pair (that way I cover my bases with different wardrobe items).  It’s also important to do a little inventory on your boots and booties and see if you might need to shop around for a new pair or two.

The good news?  I’ve already browsed through TJ Maxx’s inventory and compiled my favorite shoes for you into one convenient location!  Be sure to keep your eye out for mules, suede and/or velvet flats, platform sneakers, and embroidery on shoes — all very ‘in’ as we transition seasons.  Here are my current favorites:

 

Step into Fall the right way my friends,

XO

Blending into the Hottest Fall Trend

I’ve decided to mix it up a bit on today’s post and show you one of my favorite (recent) articles of clothing styled three ways.  I snagged this ‘Others Follow’ camouflage t-shirt dress at TJ Maxx a couple weeks ago and have practically been living in it ever since then.  It’s free flowing, extremely soft, and obviously, very comfortable.There’s always the option to wear the dress by itself with basic sandals // mine are Michael Kors from TJ Maxx.  Then there’s my favorite new item in my closet, my oversized jean jacket from Forever 21 bought for just $36!  I decided to pair my black Nikes for a more casual, sporty look.  However, I would also wear it with black booties and perhaps a black choker necklace.  The third style is with an oversized sweater from Express and brown booties, which is more applicable as the weather gets colder.  This could also be worn with high brown or black boots.

I can’t find this exact camouflage print dress on TJ Maxx’s website, but I’ve linked very similar ones below for you to choose from…

My grey crossbody purse was purchased from Francesca’s earlier this summer and has been my go-to going out purse the past few months.  I always receive questions as to where I got it AND good news…they still have this style in stock my friends!  While they don’t have this exact one in the light grey option, they do have an elongated version in this color and this same style in navy, maroon, or olive green. // SHOP HERE: Nadia Crossbody Clutch from Francesca’s, $34.00

Here are a number of other camo items you need to add to your online carts ASAP: