Friday, October 31, 2014

Oversized plaid top

Left: Rachelle

So this Pinspired outfit definitely gets credited to Rachelle. I mean, I basically replicated her look down to the exact same, perfect Sam Edelman booties. This shirt has seriously been haunting me like a ghost, so naturally, it felt appropriate to post this on Halloween. Where else have I seen it, you ask? Well, Gina and Ashley are the other culprits.

Sunnies: Gucci (option) | Necklace: Express | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (option) | Plaid Top: Express | Stripe Tee: Express (option)  | Leggings: Express (option, option) | Booties: Sam Edelman

I've always had a love for plaid, and even though this shirt has an oversized fit (I sized down, BTW), it still is a long way from the 90's grunge look that I was going for in my younger years with my Doc Martens. Need proof about my life-long plaid addiction? I'm pretty sure my favorite outfit as a kid was a plaid romper - true story:

Ah, man, you can only see the top part, but I assure you, this was a romper. And wow-- are those espadrilles? I guess I was always a fashion blogger in the making, huh? I rocked that bowl cut! My brother LOVED those pink striped slippers by the way. He also loves that this picture keeps re-surfacing...

HA! But I digress. My point to this story though is that plaid is timeless. And regardless of the shape or the fit, I will always always always have plaid in my closet. It just makes me happy, and I'm glad that this top is now in my possession so I can style it over and over again! Just you wait!


Thursday, October 30, 2014


Yesterday's post was the perfect segue into today's post. There I was complaining about our last 82 degree day, about shorter days, and potentially 6 months ahead of cold weather. But today, let's focus on all the GOOD things about fall. Look behind me! I just love the colors of fall and I love living in a city that actually experiences fall. Our neighborhood is saturated with fall colors; these trees behind me are just a teeny piece of it.

And hello, blanket scarf weather! You would think with as many blanket scarves that I see in my Instagram feed that I would have an aversion to them by now. Granted, I'm not rushing out to add more to my collection, this one and my other one here are good enough for right now. They're perfect actually.

Scarf: H&M (option, budget option) | Top: Frenchi (option)  | Bracelet: Express | Bottoms: Express (option) | Booties: Vince Camuto (option, optionlower heel option)

I wore this over the weekend for family pictures! My brother-in-law is moving to LA over the next week or so, and since we knew opportunities for all the kids to be in the same city at the same time were going to dwindle as a result, we figured it was best to take a family photo before his big move. My sister in law had asked me to pick a color palette that we should all dress to, and well, this scarf basically sums up all the colors I picked - olive, burgundy, and mushroom. I couldn't decide which color to wear, so I figured I would just wear all of them!


Linking up for: Thursday FavoritesTres Chic, What I Wore to Work, Working Girl with Style, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got with Sharon and Tara

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Goodbye, sunshine

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I picked up this sweater during the Columbus Day sales. This sweater has everything I like - stripes, elbow patches, button detailing. Love, love love. I had put together some outfit inspirations on Polyvore, which is what ended up getting posted to Instagram here:

Well, the sweater arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I've been itching to wear it. It's just as soft and cozy as I was hoping it would be! I ended up switching the plaid scarf for this leopard one, and I must say, this is the perfect running-around-in-the-fall outfit.

Sunnies: Gucci (option) | Scarf: Express | Bag: Foley & Corinna | Sweater: J Crew Factory | Lace Tunic: ExpressJacket: Express (option, option)  | Leggings: Zella | Boots: Frye (more sizes here)

I don't know about you guys, but over here, it hit 82 degrees on Sunday. 82! I think this was nature's way of saying - oh hey, enjoy this beautiful day because you won't feel this again for about 6 months. Not to mention that we are "falling back" this weekend, too, which just means goodbye, sunshine. Wow, sorry to turn into Debbie Downer over here! How about we all just grab our pumpkin spice lattes, throw on our favorite blanket scarves, and make Smores by the fire?


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