Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumped Up Kicks

 Beauty can be found in everything. Last week, I found beauty in the sunset. This may sound crazy, but I have never really appreciated the radiance the Sun gives until this day. There is something so beautiful about mornings and something so marvelous about night. It is like two different worlds: dark and light. Sometimes the light from the Sun can guide you to your destination and sometimes it can blind you from where you ought to be going. The moon is the same way; the beam of light from the moon can help you see while its dark can also hide you. Life can be compared to the light of the sun and the moon. There will be days, seasons, and even years where something or someone will be blinding you from your destination. It is not until you get to the contrasting side to see where you should be headed. Some people are misguided by the sun and can only see with the help of the night and vise versa. 
Okay, that was your little inspiration for the week. Let's talk fashion. I really need to find this dress in every single color but at the time I purchased it, I didn't realize how versatile it was. I can make it casual by throwing a jean vest or flannel over it or I can dress it up with a fur vest. It's pieces like this simple dress that need to be invested in because it lasts for years and something so basic will never go out of style. I got this little number from but you can find a dress like this anywhere!

Also, let me know if you would lake a hair tutorial by emailing me or commenting on instagram because I am kinda loving this look ;)

Vest: Brandy Melville; (similar-on sale now!) || Dress: Shop Hope's; (similar
|| Necklace: Urban Outfitters || Shoes: Converse

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Indiana Jones

I have decided that fall is my favorite season. The chilly temperatures, the crisp air, and the colors of the season draw me in. Everyone should always have those go to classic pieces to throw on in the morning. Today, mine consisted of a blazer, jeans, and my favorite fall shirt - a chambray button down. These staples effortlessly complement each other and complete an outfit in no time. I love to add some accessories such as a scarf and a hat to finish off the look. Once again, my love for hats this season has controlled this outfit. Sometimes, layering can become pretty uncomfortable if the scarf becomes constraining or the jacket becomes too thick. This ensemble was absolutely perfect and will definitely be worn many more times until the brutal days of winter fall upon us. 

Blazer: Forever 21 (similar) | Top: American Eagle | Jeans: Nordstrom 
| Scarf: Forever 21 (love this) | Shoes: Express (similar) | Hat: Urban Outfitters 
| Bag: Michael Kors 'Margo Fulton Satchel' (similar)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Flannel Fever

After going on a little shopping trip this weekend, I suddenly became ten times more excited for cooler weather. I stocked up on some fall basics including button downs, jeans, and structured skirts. I am so excited to start pairing them with boots and scarves! It was definitely a little chilly today so I tucked this warm flannel from J. Crew Factory into a white pencil skirt. I know what you're thinking... white after labor day?! It works you guys, I promise. Let's just call it "winter white". I love a nice pair of ankle booties with skirts in the fall since it's not exactly cold enough to wear tall boots yet (the time will come though). I also really like how my grey Kendra Scott earrings and this Sara Bella Necklace from Nordstrom compliment the outfit so well. However, I can't wait to switch out my jewelry for a fur scarf!

Top: J. Crew Factory | Skirt: Fiore Boutique (Similar) | Necklace: Nordstrom
| Earrings: Kendra Scott | Booties: Express (Similar) | Clutch: J. Crew Factory

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hats Galore

The one thing I have enjoyed the most about fall this year is wearing hats.... every. single. day. I cannot take them off. The one I am wearing, I bought from Nordstrom last year and I am obsessed with it. I swear as soon as I put on one of my hats I instantly feel put together. The great thing is that fall and winter hats come in seriously every color and style imaginable. From beanies to floppy hats, there is a suitable style for everyone's taste. I also felt like throwing on this hat toned down my super rocker outfit. I am also loving my combat boots. These are my everyday boots from November until February. I always look forward wearing them each year! I experimented today with throwing on a flannel over a graphic tee and I LOVE this look. It is seriously the perfect touch and especially helpful with the unpredictable weather of the South since I can just pull off the flannel when the weather is warmer some days. 

I went to Charlotte over the weekend and scored
some great deals due to Columbus Day sales.
 Make sure to shop these stores before the sales end!

J. Crew | 30% off with code 'weekendplans'
J. Crew Factory | 50% off no code needed + free ship with code 'ourbday'
Forever 21 | extra 50% off sale items with code 'take50' + free ship
Banana Republic | 40% off with code 'brweekend'

Hat: Nordstrom | Tee: Brandy Melville | Flannel: Forever 21 | Jeans: Target 
| Boots: Steve Madden (Similar) | Necklace: Nordstrom 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Shoes and the Sunset

This post is a little unique considering these photos were taken at dusk! The shots turned out pretty cool but I definitely prefer my lighting in the daytime for outfit posts. Anyways, remember how a couple posts back I mentioned Yeah, well after about 2-3 weeks my order finally arrived in the mail! I don't want to be all negative but I was kind of bummed when I opened the package. The website is definitely a hit or miss. One of the dresses I ordered looked nothing like it was pictured online so that was a disappointment. Another dress I ordered looks a little too big, but I can make it work. The dress I'm wearing was by far the best out of the three I ordered and I'm obsessed! The striped pattern with faux leather pockets screams fall and the dress makes it a great transitional piece during this mix of warm and cool weather. Can it just stay 60 degrees already? Also, can I rave about these wedges? I am in love with these Mia Gem Sandals! They are seriously the most gorgeous wedges I have ever owned and the dark tan looks great in the fall. 

Dress: She Inside | Necklace: J. Crew Factory | Wedges: DSW (on sale!) | Earrings: Kendra Scott