October 2016 | In Search of Sheila

#OOTD: Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2016

Sweater: thrifted / Skirt: Primark / Shoes: Topshop

Happy Halloween! Quick post today featuring this #OOTD I wore to work last Friday. I picked up this burnt orange turtleneck at a thrift store last year, which I've already styled in this post. It only comes out during this time of the year, so I thought it deserved more recognition (lol). Someone commented on my Instagram asking if I was dressed as Velma from Scooby Doo and I honestly didn't even make that connection--too funny! This year my friend had a Halloween party and to see what I really did dress up this year, keep reading!

The Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

October 28, 2016

Sunglasses: c/o Sicky Eyewear / Jacket: Sammydress (sold out) / Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Converse / Bag: thrifted

I don't do too much sunglasses shopping because I wear prescription eyeglasses everyday. I keep saying I plan to get contacts, which I will continue to keep saying! I've added another pair of shades to my collection from Sicky Eyewear which has me more motivated to get to the eye doctor. This pair is my favorite style which is called the club master (I had to look this up ahah) which is a vintage inspired frame popularized by Ray-Ban. When Sicky Eyewear, based out of Malibu, California, reached out to me to style a pair of their shades, I was instantly drawn to this amber tortoise pair. They add a cool beach vibe to my outfits and I like how they frame the shape of my face. 

Bar Harbor, Maine Travel Diary Part 1

October 26, 2016

I took a week long trip up to Bar Harbor with my dad, aunt, and cousin. The main intention of the trip was to take my grandmother's ashes up, but we also spent the week visiting family and the area. The last time I was here was in 2004, so it had been a long time. I vaguely remember anything--just bits and bobs since I lost the photographs from my first trip. I did some research for certain things I wanted to do and my family members filled in the gaps. I was excited to be visiting during mid-October, because the foliage was absolutely gorgeous! I tried to organize this post as best as I could and I hope it isn't too long. I decided to make a separate post for where I ate, since it got a bit lengthy if I kept the two together.

Chunky Cardigans for Fall

October 24, 2016

Chunky Cardigan
Cardigan: Forever 21 / Dress: Brandy Melville / Boots: Madden Girl / Hat: Sammydress / Bag: Forever 21

I'm back from Maine and am kicking off the outfit posts with this look featuring my new cardigan I can't get enough of! Cardigans are another fall essential of mine and always look great with any outfit. One my favorite things about fall is that you have endless layering options with your clothes. For this look I started with an easy t-shirt dress with tights and layered a chunky cardigan over it. This outfit channels the vibes I was getting from the locals and college students in Bar Harbor which were along the lines of a rugged, rustic, outdoors look. I pretty much live in sweaters and cardigans in the fall and winter so be sure to shop my top cardigan picks similar to this one at the end of this post!

Casually Cool in Culottes

October 21, 2016

Jacket: Kmart / Jumpsuit: Boohoo / Shoes: Converse: Backpack: thrifted

Happy Friday! Culottes are still going strong as we make our way through fall and I personally love them. This same jumpsuit appeared on In Search of Sheila this past summer and thought I would style it again in a more casual, fall appropriate way. I love the denim jacket with it and the black Converse sneakers really finish it off.

Currently Loving: Nike Roshe One

October 19, 2016

This post is dedicated to my new babies: the Nike Roshe One. I've been wearing them for a couple of weeks now, so I thought it would be appropriate to give them a little review (which is all positive!) 

Outfit of the Day: Shopping

October 17, 2016

Shirt: Brandy Melville / Cardigan: Kohls / Jeans: Zaful / Shoes: Nike / Bag: Zaful

Happy Monday! Here's a little #ootd from last week when I went shopping for the first time since my no spend month. I'm currently in Bar Harbor, Maine visiting family until Friday. I went on a beautiful hike today at Acadia National Park and have so many other things planned to do. It's been 14 years since I've been here so I'm trying to soak everything in. The leaves are GORGEOUS. I can't wait to share photos with y'all :) Follow along on my InstagramTwitter, and Snapchat (@ its.sheilajoy).

Fall Essential: Leather Jacket

October 14, 2016

Jacket: H&M (similiar) / Turtleneck: Forever 21 / Pants: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Nike

The response to my Fall Fashion Essentials post was incredible (thank you!) and it got me to thinking about how I needed to feature the leather jacket on here. I haven't been too keen on wearing mine this season yet, mostly due to the fact that I always feel too edgy and bikerish in one. So my challenge to myself was to style it in a more casual, minimal, sporty style. Enter the game-changer: sneakers.

10 Ways To Live a Happier Life

October 12, 2016

How to Be Happy

I recently listened to the 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders podcast and was inspired to write this post. The specific show title was "How to Live a Good Life" with guest Jonathan Fields and in it he described his ideal day. Everyone's "ideal day" will look different than someone else's, but that's totally a good thing. My goal for 2016 was to start new habits so I could live a more productive and happy life. Today I'm sharing ten actions that I incorporate into my daily routine that make up my ideal day and bring me happiness.

Sweater and Skirt Weather

October 10, 2016

Cropped Sweater Denim Skirt
Sweater: c/o Zaful / Skirt: c/o Zaful / Shoes: Aldo (similar/ Bag: thrifted

Happy Monday babes! It's also Indigenous People's Day here in the U.S., so please educate yourself about our country's history if you have not already. I'm making it a point to address this on all my social media channels and although I don't like to bring too much of politics and such into the blog, this is something that I need to share. Now on to fashion and stuff...

The weather has been warm enough during the day to still get away with skirts. I wanted to put together a look with a sweater and skirt combination, so here is what I came up with! Both pieces are from Zaful. I went with a cropped sweater and dark a-line denim skirt which I think is a very fall color palette. I don't normally wear brown, but this is more of a light caramel coffee color IMO. Don't you want a warm beverage now? I know I do.

How To Wear the Athleisure Trend

October 7, 2016

Hoodie: Primark / Leggings: Calvin Klein / Shoes: Nike / Hat: Nike / Bag: Zaful

Okay, I get it. The gym isn't your thing. It honestly isn't my thing either (I prefer to work out at home). ANYWAY, the whole "I'm dressed like I'm going to go work out, but in reality I'm just wearing this to the store" look is everyone's #fashiongoals it seems. So here are my tips on how to pull off the athleisure trend.

My Fall Fashion Essentials

October 5, 2016

Denim Jacket
Jacket: Kmart / Sweater: c/o Zaful / Jeans + Bag : Forever 21 / Boots: Boohoo / Necklace: Zaful

Layering is one of my favorite things about fall. It makes getting dressed more fun and your outfit more interesting. And you get to pull pieces from your wardrobe that were hiding all summer...sounds like a win/win to me. I recently swapped my summer clothes out for my sweaters, long sleeves, and turtlenecks (the winter coats and scarves are still in storage though!) Today I'm sharing 4 of my top fashion essentials for fall/autumn that can be summed up in this outfit. These are all basic pieces that can be worn in so many different ways, making them wardrobe essentials in general. I've also posted some similar pieces at the end of this post so you can shop the look!

Rocksbox Jewelry Review + How To Get a Free Month Subscription

October 3, 2016

Rocksbox Jewelry Review

I've never tried a subscription box before, but was always intrigued by the idea. Rocksbox reached out to me to try their monthly jewelry subscription box and today I'm sharing my first impressions and review. I also have a special code that will get you a free month subscription to try it out for yourself, so keep on reading to find out how!
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