Friday, November 17, 2017

Pom Pom Hats

I love bringing out my coziest knits. That includes beanies and pom hats! Since I decided to grow out my fringe, I have grabbed nearly every pom hat I could get my hands on. This Target one is probably my favorite, but I also rotate hats made by family members. See below for some of my favorites this season!

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar here), Shirt: H&M (similar here), Skirt: J. Crew (similar here), Shoes: Aldo (similar here), Hat: Target (similar here)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ruffles and More Ruffles

This skirt. 
I have actually been searching for the perfect pink skirt and had been eyeballing this J. Crew skirt for ages. One day I happened upon it on Nordstrom's website and noticed it was on sale. Because of the price range I put the pink and navy in my cart. By the time I went to check out, the navy had sold out! I am so glad to have scooped up the pink option - it is perfect. The fit is flattering and the fabric is sturdy. J. Crew - please bring this back! I need the mustard and navy!

I am trying to step outside my comfort zone and have been acquiring basic, but colorful bottom pieces. I either turn to a navy or black or go the total opposite direction and pick out a print. I really didn't have any basic colorful bottoms! How do these things happen? I'm still working on this, but I have found the perfect red skirt (see my Velma costume on Instagram here). What is your favorite colorful skirt or pant?

Skirt: J. Crew via Nordstrom (similar here and here), Blazer: Target, Shirt: J. Crew Factory (similar here), Shoes: Aldo

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, lovelies!

It's my favorite time of year! Fall and Halloween are my absolute favorites. Look at this beautiful scenery! Today is a magical day and I plan on enjoying it to the fullest. Unfortunately, the weather won't be cooperating as much as I would like, but at least it shouldn't be raining.

I bought this skull dress for my rehearsal dinner last year. I couldn't wait to wear it then and I'm still excited to wear it now. Modcloth has the best Halloween items. To make it work appropriate, I threw on this J. Crew Factory blazer. I wasn't sure about the camel color with it, but it's perfectly respectable. 

Whether you are going to a party, trick-or-treating, or just staying in to watch a movie, I hope you have the best Halloween!

Blazer: J. Crew Factory, Dress: Modcloth, Shoes: Ninewest (similar here), Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Plaid and Pleats

Plaid shirts tend to feel casual to me, so I hardly wear them to work. However, paired with a structured blazer and a killer skirt, the plaid shirt has a whole new look. I prefer darker plaids because, to me, I feel as if they can be dressed up a bit more. I am definitely going to be reworking my plaid shirts for work this fall and winter season! J. Crew Factory has a great selection of plaids (as usual) for you to check out!

Blazer: Gap Factory (similar here), Shirt: J. Crew Factory, Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here), Shoes: 6PM Shoes, Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar here)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Little Black Pant

There are days that I am too cold and too lazy. On those days, I wear pants. Generally, the outfit turns out lovely and I actually like what I'm wearing. This will not happen often.

What stores do you like to shop for work pants? Petite styles preferred!

Cardigan: H&M (similar here), Shirt: J. Crew Factory, Pants: Loft (similar here), Shoes: Aldo, Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Pumpkin Patches and Plaid

In case you can't tell, Fall and Halloween are my favorites. I am definitely most active in September through November. I try to frequent the orchards as much as possible. While I tend to frequent Tuttle Orchards because of where I work, my favorite is Pleasant View Orchard. There is less to do, especially if you have children, but the prices are lower. It also feels a bit nostalgic for me because we went together as a family when I was a child.

My friend, Samantha, along with her daughter, Elora, joined me in apple picking and pumpkin patching. The day was glorious. It started out chilly, but by the time we carried a peck of apples, two pumpkins, and a 10 month old girl we were sweating. Samantha couldn't resist getting her apple biscuits and I had to grab a couple of caramel apples and apple cider.

After we put Elora down for a nap, we used some of the apples (a peck is A LOT of apples) to make an apple crisp. Since the day was warm, instead of sipping hot chocolate, we sipped on apple cider floats. Here is the recipe I use. We then settled in for some Halloween movie favorites: Halloween Town, Phantom of the Megaplex, and Nightmare Before Christmas.

Dress: Le Tote (similar here), Jacket: Aeropostale (similar here), Shoes: Aldo (similar here), Socks: Target, Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birds of a Feather

This outfit is a little different than what I would normally put together. It's not a far stretch, but I wouldn't reach for this first. Occasionally, I forget about pieces in my closet. I rediscovered this Loft dress and decided to take it for another spin. Pairing it with this over-sized cardigan was the greatest thing I could have done. Normally, I would have worn a more fitted cardigan or blazer. This particular cardigan made the outfit feel more unique. I'm now wanting to purchase more items like these! Loft has some great dresses right now - check them out! Watch out credit card.

Dress: Loft (similar here), Cardigan: Loft (similar here), Shoes: 6PM, Sunglasses: J. Crew Factory (similar here)