3 Chic Ways To Wear The Utility Vest


September has officially arrived which means Fall is just around the corner. Since, it's not quite sweater weather yet, the utility vest is the perfect transitional piece to usher us into the cooler months. Here are three ways to style this versatile closet staple. Amanda from Advice From A Twenty Something styles her vest with a plaid shirt, white pants, and ankle boots. As it gets cooler, just add a jacket and your ready for a scenic stroll among the Fall foliage.


Caroline from Unfancy pairs her vest with a lightweight v-neck shirt and shorts. Combat the cooler weather by simply adding tights and a chunky sweater.


Kat from With Love From Kat styles her utility vest with a classic striped t-shirt dress. She accessorizes with a neutral clutch  and gold accessories. Her look is casual yet, polished. As the tempature drops add a scarf, sweater and tights.


How would you style the utility vest? Let us know in the comments below!

To purchase a vest similar to the ones above click here and here.

Happy Styling,


2014 Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week: The Recap


Fashion week is always an exciting time. It's when designers, editors and fashionistas all come together for the common love of fashion. Everyone eagerly anticipates the beautiful silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and colors that will be trending in the days ahead. Of the many collections shown during New York Fashion Week, here are the ones that left the biggest impression on us. J Crew is the perfect marriage between classic and modern. We love their genius mix of patterns, layers and color pallets. The reoccurring pairing of white and black in this season's collection has stood out to us along with the abundance of floral patterns.

e1e05fbed51de0c6c503f478cab84c7f Kate Spade is always a breath of fresh air with structured, sophisticated lines and girly whimsy. We are used to her designs living up to her slogan "live colorfully" being full of color and vivid brights, but we are loving this collection of neutrals that screams Audrey Hepburn. fe4b0e81de61ee1fc39bf29bbb9bd53f

Tory Burch always wows us with her simple, yet elegant designs. This season she incorporated a little medieval flare into her collection. We especially love her shirt dresses, over the knee boots and knee highs.


This season's Michael Kors collection falls nothing short of luxurious, dramatic, and romantic. The flowy fabrics, pleated skirts, and fur are perfection. We are happy to see that fur will be a trend that is not going away any time soon.


Rebecca Minkoff's designs are always cool, fashion forward, and city-chic. She prides herself in creating clothing that is stylish and statement worthy, yet wearable. She accomplishes her goal with this season's street-friendly metallics and edgy details.


NYFW never ceases to inspire its audience. Year after year designers wow us with new concepts and innovative designs. The fashion seen on the runways doesn't always align with Top Button's vision. In the midst of plunging necklines and rising hemlines, we are here to take designs and allow them to inspire us to find similar articles of clothing that are modest and wearable without compromising our values.

What were some of  your favorite collections from this season? Let us know in the comments below. We can't wait to hear from you!


Happy Styling,


*Images via Pinterest


A Leopard Print Inspired Outfit for Fall


It is always on trend, sometimes over done, but ALWAYS posh. We are talking about leopard prints! Runways have been flooded with numerous ways to wear the once traditional leopard print. The classic take of tan & black print has morphed into black & white and other color on color prints. Not only has leopard print changed its look through the years, but the way it is styled has also taken a more "street style" approach.

Baggy sweaters, pops of color, and leopard accessories have found their way from the runway to the streets. So we decided to take on a black & white print perfect for transitioning to Fall.

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So whether you rock the traditional tan & black or go crazy in color, revamping leopard prints are a must...and will NEVER go out of style. Click here for additional animal print ideas.

Photo Credit: Casey Taylor


Fall 2013 Trend: Animal Print


Animal print is a popular trend that will continue into the Fall 2013 season. Wear it as an accessory or go bold with a leopard shirt or pant. Animal prints are an excellent way to add a little spice to your Fall wardrobe.  

Happy Styling,


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Full Skirts Ahead


It is about that time of year! Before you know it, warm summer days will transform to crisp and cool weather. As for Fall Fashion trends...they are already here! But instead of sending a trench coat your way, ease your way into a garment that will bode well during the transition from one season to the next. We suggest one of Fall Fashion's favorites, full skirts!

Full skirts usually range from above the knee to mid calf but offer an array of styling options. The more popular version of the full skirt hits right above the knee. Below are a few examples (some offer a relaxed look while others are more structured).


If you are not completely satisfied with this particular version of full skirts, try a midi version. "Midi" full skirts can fall to the calf (depending on height). This sister skirt showcases just as much class if not more than the latter [shorter] full skirt, and is just as versatile.


- Jenna O.

Skirts in feature image:

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A Leading Lady


Meet Casey. She is an Inspirational Writer, Pinterest Addict, Runner, Coffee Drinker and Lover of All Things Africa (Especially her missionary boyfriend who is currently serving in Guinea!).

In a world where beauty is defined by sex, skin and short inseams, the idea of having higher standards for ourselves seems useless and becomes depressing. Blending in is much easier, right? When we blend in, we avoid questions, dirty looks and awkward moments. As a girl who has chosen standards over skin, I can promise you that IT IS WORTH IT!

Have you heard the term “A Leading Lady?” A Leading Lady is defined as the actress that plays the leading female role in a movie. Charles Dickens described one of his characters as a leading lady, giving her attributes of distinction such as elegance, grace, and beauty. If your life was a script, how would you want it to play out? Would you be the Leading Lady, standing out among her peers, exuberating style, grace and classiness? Or would you play a much smaller part, blending in the background, labeled as “the girl in the restaurant” or “dancer #5” when the credits rolled at the end?

The truth is our life is a script - one where we choose the lines that it holds. The reputation you set now as the Leading Lady in your story will follow you long down the road. Every choice you make, right down to the clothes you wear and the activities you participate in contribute to your lifelong script. What kind of standard will you set for yourself?

Let me encourage you with a few tips on being classy:

1) Your character is your greatest accessory. Integrity, confidence, honesty, and self-worth are the most beautiful jewels a lady can wear.

2) Let compassion be your cloak. There is nothing more attractive than a lady who is covered in love.

3) Those who stand out are the ones most remembered. Find your own style and express it boldly.

Now go write your script!



Trending Tuesday: Falling for Burgundy


The color burgundy has donned models and mannequins from the runway to the nearest department stores this season. This warm hue will sure carry from the autumn to winter months ahead so stock up on a few stylish essentials. Here are some trending items that incorporate this beloved color into your wardrobe, whether you want a small accent or a bold statement piece. 1. Modcloth Wine Dining Jacket. Paired with a black riding boot, this structured jacket is the perfect way to look stylish on a cool Autumn day. The small details like the gold zipper and leather patches integrate current trends that make this jacket undeniably fashionable.

2. Covergirl LipPerfection in Euphoria. Just as the weather begins to have a slight chill in the air, the makeup tends to crave the cooler tones as well. Burgundy and plum lipsticks are the go-to item for the season. Create a polished pout with this affordable drugstore buy from Covergirl.

3. Forever 21 Buckled Floppy Hat. The summer months can no longer claim popularity for the floppy hat. With a touch of suede or wool, this new take on the floppy hat is an easy way to block the UV rays that can still cause harm during the fall.

4. Mini M.A.C. Rebecca Minkoff bags are all the rage and for the fall collection, she chose this burgundy tone for the famous Mini M.A.C. Just enough room for your phone, lipgloss and card case, the Mini M.A.C. is the perfect sized cross body for a fall day at the orchard or corn maze.

5. H&M Top. What makes this H&M top so great is that it is not only affordable but it can either be dressed up or dressed down. Paired with a dark pair of skinny jeans or a high waisted skirt and tights, this is a comfortable tee that will make either look fabulously stylish.

6. Steve Madden 'Chaufer' Flat. Loafers are one of the biggest trending items this fall. Traditionally worn with structured items, this piece is now permitted to have a little fun. It can be worn with denim or a flouncy dress.

7. Kool Connections Rhinestone Cluster Studs. Who doesn't love a good dose of sparkle? Worn with any burgundy item, these studs compliment the hue and offer a girly touch.