Long time, no post! It’s officially fall and time to share some of my favorite fall fashion outfits from the past. My closet is all about cozy sweaters, boots, and big scarves. I love mixing up casual items in new ways, with always at least one structured piece to make the looks office appropriate. What’s your go-to fall fashion item?

Long time, no post! It’s officially fall and time to share some of my favorite fall fashion outfits from the past. My closet is all about cozy sweaters, boots, and big scarves. I love mixing up casual items in new ways, with always at least one structured piece to make the looks office appropriate. What’s your go-to fall fashion item?

My ruby reds and I have been all around the world together. In just three years together, we have spanned countries, time, adventures, and lazy days. When I needed to quickly run out of the house, and had no time to think, my ruby reds were right there for me. In the times that I’ve been intoxicated, they helped me get home. They hiked with me through the deserts of Israel. They accompanied me on a date, when we walked on the beach in the moonlight. They’ve ridden the subway, ferry boats, rollercoasters, and horse-drawn carriages with me. Together, we have frolicked in the rain, worked all day, ran errands, and gone out dancing. Through laughing, crying, and sweating, my ruby red slippers have been there for me, every step of the way.

My ruby reds and I have been all around the world together. In just three years together, we have spanned countries, time, adventures, and lazy days. When I needed to quickly run out of the house, and had no time to think, my ruby reds were right there for me. In the times that I’ve been intoxicated, they helped me get home. They hiked with me through the deserts of Israel. They accompanied me on a date, when we walked on the beach in the moonlight. They’ve ridden the subway, ferry boats, rollercoasters, and horse-drawn carriages with me. Together, we have frolicked in the rain, worked all day, ran errands, and gone out dancing. Through laughing, crying, and sweating, my ruby red slippers have been there for me, every step of the way.

2014 has been a whirlwind thus far. I’ve been fully immersed in my work as a Strategist at an NYC ad agency, and I’m also now in graduate school to finish my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am so excited to be working towards such a big goal of mine, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!
That being said, after much consideration I’ve decided I will no longer be fully maintaining The Sensible Style. Seeing as I work in excess of full time and am also going to school, I have neglected this blog and I don’t foresee having adequate time to dedicate to The Sensible Style in the future.
From now on, I will stick to just posting the occasional outfit, and answering your questions about everything from style, to career tips, specific outfit advice, my life, home decor, and whatever you want to know. So keep sending inquiries!
I’ll also be updating my personal blog and other social networks. Send me a message if you’d like the link to my personal Tumblr page, and please keep in touch!
Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter
<3, Amanda Irel

2014 has been a whirlwind thus far. I’ve been fully immersed in my work as a Strategist at an NYC ad agency, and I’m also now in graduate school to finish my Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. I am so excited to be working towards such a big goal of mine, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!

That being said, after much consideration I’ve decided I will no longer be fully maintaining The Sensible Style. Seeing as I work in excess of full time and am also going to school, I have neglected this blog and I don’t foresee having adequate time to dedicate to The Sensible Style in the future.

From now on, I will stick to just posting the occasional outfit, and answering your questions about everything from style, to career tips, specific outfit advice, my life, home decor, and whatever you want to know. So keep sending inquiries!

I’ll also be updating my personal blog and other social networks. Send me a message if you’d like the link to my personal Tumblr page, and please keep in touch!

Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

<3, Amanda Irel

style solution || the perfect weekend outfit for the beginning of spring

style solution || the perfect weekend outfit for the beginning of spring

ootd || office outfit of chambray and stripes.

ootd || office outfit of chambray and stripes.

Love your blog!!! 👏👌❤️

Thank you, thank you! ^__^

style solution || a go-to office outfit when you don&#8217;t know what to wear

style solution || a go-to office outfit when you don’t know what to wear

Top 10 Drug Store Beauty Finds Under $16

When you hate department stores as much as I do, and love bargains as much as I do, drug store beauty finds are the way to go. Here are my ten favorite products, all under $16 each.

That about sums up my daily makeup routine. What are your go-to drugstore beauty products?

OFFICE OUTFIT || Comfortable enough for a 9 - 11 workday.

OFFICE OUTFIT || Comfortable enough for a 9 - 11 workday.

SENSIBLE HOME || VINTAGE DECOR IN MY TINY APARTMENT
Living in a tiny apartment forces me to get creative about home decor and how to store all of our things without looking like clutter. Being stuck inside for days during the recent snowstorms encouraged me to finally recreate some spaces within our home.
For the bookshelf, I alternated placement of books, storage, and home decor pieces to fit everything but also add interest points for the eyes. Each item tells a story that we love sharing with guests.
I commissioned this Merida painting from talented NYC artist and friend, bonesendbones. The red and orange of Merida&#8217;s hair match our other decor, and placing it near the large windows makes the colors pop.
For a tiny entryway, we used a 9-cube bookshelf and pop-up baskets to store all scarves, hats, and umbrellas. Topped off with some fake flowers, a vintage tray for keys, and a large, gold vintage mirror, this takes up little space from our entryway, but gets the job done. The mirror adds light and space to an otherwise narrow and dark hallway.
As told in my Gallery Wall post, I frame cheap postcards from my travels for a cost-effective way to bring art into the home.
To cover my printer which has to be left out in the open, I use a decorative tray with candles and a matching vintage can, which doubles as storage to hold all our remote controls.
What ways do you use vintage decor to make your tiny home more inviting? Where do you find the best vintage home decor?

SENSIBLE HOME || VINTAGE DECOR IN MY TINY APARTMENT

Living in a tiny apartment forces me to get creative about home decor and how to store all of our things without looking like clutter. Being stuck inside for days during the recent snowstorms encouraged me to finally recreate some spaces within our home.

  • For the bookshelf, I alternated placement of books, storage, and home decor pieces to fit everything but also add interest points for the eyes. Each item tells a story that we love sharing with guests.
  • I commissioned this Merida painting from talented NYC artist and friend, bonesendbones. The red and orange of Merida’s hair match our other decor, and placing it near the large windows makes the colors pop.
  • For a tiny entryway, we used a 9-cube bookshelf and pop-up baskets to store all scarves, hats, and umbrellas. Topped off with some fake flowers, a vintage tray for keys, and a large, gold vintage mirror, this takes up little space from our entryway, but gets the job done. The mirror adds light and space to an otherwise narrow and dark hallway.
  • As told in my Gallery Wall post, I frame cheap postcards from my travels for a cost-effective way to bring art into the home.
  • To cover my printer which has to be left out in the open, I use a decorative tray with candles and a matching vintage can, which doubles as storage to hold all our remote controls.

What ways do you use vintage decor to make your tiny home more inviting? Where do you find the best vintage home decor?

Seriously though, H&amp;M is totally on their blazer game right now. I&#8217;ve been searching for the perfect blazer, and I always tend to end up at H&amp;M. Their sizing fits me perfectly, and the blazers are good quality for a low price. After noticing I was wearing my old H&amp;M blazer about twice a week, every week, I finally decided to look for some new ones. These are at the top of my list.
Beaded Jacket $59.00
Short Jacket $25.00
Single-Breasted Jacket $42.00

Seriously though, H&M is totally on their blazer game right now. I’ve been searching for the perfect blazer, and I always tend to end up at H&M. Their sizing fits me perfectly, and the blazers are good quality for a low price. After noticing I was wearing my old H&M blazer about twice a week, every week, I finally decided to look for some new ones. These are at the top of my list.

Totally obsessed with Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede lipstick in Backstage.

Totally obsessed with Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede lipstick in Backstage.

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST || All Leopard Print Everything
My obsession with leopard print is constantly growing, and these items are too hot to not check out.
Eternity Scarf $12.90
Mossimo Ballet Flats $14.99
Alloy Apparel Cecilia Blouse $19.90
FOSSIL Plaque Bow Belt $40.00
Foldover Clutch by MimicDesign $145.00
FOSSIL Sydney Shopper $169.00
Net-A-Porter Illesteva Sunglasses $280.00
Tory Burch Kerrington Satchel $395.00

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST || All Leopard Print Everything

My obsession with leopard print is constantly growing, and these items are too hot to not check out.

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hi there! my name is amanda irel. i'm an
old soul and lover of all things gold.
new yorker. strategist. leopard print obsessed.
when you're through thinking, say yes.

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