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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

TriStyle & Co || She Is Clothing

Today I am excited to introduce you to the newest series to hit Oak + Oats and it is going to be big. In fact, it already is so much bigger than just my blog, there are three of us and room for many more.

TRISTYLE & CO:

TriStyle & CO is a collaboration between Samantha of Elah Tree, Megs of Rivers & Roads, and me (Elizabeth of Oak + Oats!) our goal is to encourage, awaken, and celebrate the inherent beauty in each one of us as we live in community. Community is a beautiful buzz word and we LOVE the idea of it but even more than loving the idea, we love bringing it! TriStyle & CO is just that, a place for community and belonging.

As girls I am almost 100% positive that all of us have wandered to Pinterest on at least one occasion looking to be inspired by outfit photos (don’t even pretend that you have never pinned an outfit post..) Sometimes that is an encouraging experience (“I have that vest and now I know how I can wear it!”) and sometimes that is discouraging (“I wish I looked like that, had that coat, dressed like that…”). We want to move away from that second option and into confidence and grace! No one wears the same shirt the same and that is okay, in fact – it is beautiful! We want to encourage your differences, quirks, sizes, styles, smiles, and serious faces.

So get this, remember when you were prom dress shopping in high school and didn’t want to show up with the same dress as anyone else? This is not like that, it is the opposite and way more mature #Twinkies! This where we all want to show up in the same thing and see the different ways we style it & look in it! Sounds like way more fun, huh?!

YOUR MISSION:
For the month of October we are styling this She Is Strong original shirt from She Is Clothing. See how each one of us style it and then show us how you style it! From now until October 10th you can use the code: TRISTYLE for $5 off the purchase of your own She Is Strong shirt (or any other one that you fancy) Once you get your shirt in the mail show us how you style it on your blog, instagram, or twitter! Make sure to use the hashtag #TryStyleCo so that we can see your wonderful creations. The last Tuesday of every month (October 28th) we will be sharing our favorite posts, tweets, and instagrams with everyone!
HOW WE STYLED SHE IS CLOTHING:
For October’s TriStyle & CO post featuring the She Is Strong shirt, I went with the boyfriend jeans & ankle boots look. I am super into ankle boots these days because I think they are lovey and classy. I also was afraid of them until this fall so I think that adds in my excitement! I bought these lovely wedges from Toms (which has a wonderful mission statement that I am proud to support) and paired them with these old American Eagle boyfriend jeans. I am a huge fan of pairing a fitted graphic tee with looser bottoms. This is the perfect Colorado fall combination because it is cooling down but it is not cold – after these pictures were taken, we ran errands, went to the zoo, eat out, and worked on some home projects. A fun and easy outfit for normal weekend events.
MEGSFor the very first TriStyle & Co. featuring the She Is Strong shirt, I went with the cozy autumn look. Cute and cozy is my go-to style, and this is my favorite type of outfit for cool autumn days. In Tennessee, we are all about the layers since our afternoons can sometimes get warmer, but our mornings and evenings are quite cool in the fall. I bought this buffalo plaid shirt from GAP (in the men’s department) because the women’s shirt was a thin, stiffer cotton, and I really wanted a heavy, thick flannel. I paired it with my favorite skinny jeans from GAP and my comfy Minnetonka Moccs. I’d totally wear this out to run errands, grab coffee with friend or go for a stroll around downtown!
SAMANTHA: I had to much fun styling this top. It goes with so many things and I tried it on with tons of items in my closet. There were clothes all over my bed, that is a good thing, because that means there are lots of options. I landed on pairing this top with a high waisted plaid skirt and chucks. It hasn’t yet cooled down in SoCal so this outfit is perfect for our still warmer temps. I kept wanting to skip around during out entire shoot. Happy dance! I loved how comfortable this outfit was too, it was perfect for running around on Saturdays.
OUTFIT DETAILS:
SHOES: Toms Wedges
NOW YOUR TURN! 
Don’t forget to #TriStyleCo and use the coupon above! 
>>>HAVE AN IDEA FOR WHAT ITEM WE SHOULD STYLE NEXT MONTH? Tweet at us using the hashtag #TriStyleCo and follow us on twitter too – @oakandoats @megmcilvaine @Elahtree

  • Ahhhh! TriStyle! I'm so excited. 🙂
    P.S. You are beautiful!

  • Bummer the white shirt is only available in L and XL. Hopefully they will restock soon!

  • Oh no! I am looking into that now! It might be a mistake.

  • Ahhhhh! I'm so excited! This is so great! You look amazing!

  • This is so fun!

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this so much! You girls really rocked it out of the park with this! And those ankle boots?! Amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on this shirt!

  • Can I just say I LOVE everything about this post? Fantastic idea – you ladies seriously are some of the most creative I know. And your outfit is perfection! I vote for chambray shirts next month, so many options!

  • I love those booties! I have them in black and they are so comfy! 🙂 Also I just love this series!!

  • So cute!! I love those shoes!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  • YEAH!!! New sizes.

  • Such a wonderful mission in mind with the new community 🙂 love this, ladies!

  • How fun is this? I love that you, Samantha, and Meg are all working together and are collaborating on such a fun project. 🙂 And I also love how original, interactive, and fun this project is, too!

    I also looove your shoes! I've been thinking about buying a pair of TOMS because I love them (and the company in general) so much! Your boots are so cute and I love how you styled your tee. I'm excited to see what you do for next month!

  • I love love these shoes! They are SO easy to walk in and comfortable – which I never thought any kind of heal could be! If you are looking into buying a pair, you totally should! I give them five stars! ALSO I love how you are so encouraging all the time.

  • Girl, YOU are so encouraging! Seriously, you are. 🙂

  • I love seeing the same item of clothing styled in different ways! It really proves how versatile something can be! I think your look might be my favorite because it's so laid back yet put together.

  • Oh, I totally want to buy mor of them!

  • Thanks Stacia!

  • Now I've made my way over to everyone's post. 🙂 I so love this collab! I love the idea and I love seeing the same piece styled in such different ways. I'm kind of having a love affair with booties too.

  • Wahoo! That is wonderful! You should totally grab a shirt and show us how you style it!

  • I totally concur with the chambray shirt idea! I love the look but have yet to find one that is comfy, made well, and fits well :/