Breaking out the Boots

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I can’t believe October is almost over. It’s sad to see the summer go but now it’s time for boots, sweaters, and tights. Over the past couple of weekends, I started switching my wardrobe for the colder season. I felt it was necessary because I made a purchase and realized I had duplicates.

October is the month I officially start wearing boots. A few years ago, I found myself struggling to find a good balance of when to wear boots and cooler weather attire. I felt I was rushing the season when I tried to wear these items in September, plus it was still way too hot.  November, I would freeze trying to find different ways to make my sundresses work in the colder months. I decided enough was enough, October is a great month to make it happen and it seemed to work. Today it’s going to be 80 degrees, but I am wearing a short sleeve sweater and cropped pants.

This year I tried something a little different, and it seemed to work great. I pulled out my fall items and stored them on clothing racks so I can see what I have and what I need. I found I had no idea what I stored and found myself buying things I already had. I just got in an order from J.Crew and saw I ordered some of their tissue turtlenecks in colors I already had, and now have to go through the whole return process which could have been avoided.

Do you have a certain time you start wearing certain articles of clothing?

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Banana Republic similar here ~ Blazer: Thrifted similar here ~
Skirt: Nordstrom Rack Similar here

Outfits Lately

Hello Friends! Today’s blog post is a quick and simple one. Here are a few outfits I’ve been wearing lately all summed up into one post. I love creating outfits for the blog, but I also think it is important to show and share what I wear on a regular basis. Most of these outfits are things I wear to work some are from the weekend and date nights.

Striped Dress with Utility Vest

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The weather has started to get chilly. It’s not warm enough for a coat but I do need something more than just a shirt. In that case, I opt for a vest. Vest are the best way to add something fun to an outfit and it keeps you warm on the cooler days.

This dress is from Old Navy, and I think it would be super cute with booties. You all know how much I love stripes, so when I saw this it was an immediate yes to add to my closet. I am always looking for dresses that are so easy to just throw on. I love pieces that make you feel pretty but are still super comfy.

Dress: Old Navy similar here ~ Vest: Target (old) similar here 

2018 Fall Bucket List

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Something about the fall makes me want to sit down and find fun things to do when the weather starts to get cool and crips. The last couple of years I’ve shared some outings and date nights I want to do this year with my husband. I have to say, I’ve never done everything on the list, but maybe this year will be my year. Here is my 2018 Fall Bucket List:

  1. Sit by a fire pit- I’ve been looking everywhere for a place where we can go sit by a bonfire and just drink hot chocolate or apple cider. Am I making this up in my head and something like this does not exist?
  2. Go to the mountains to view the fall foliage – this is on my bucket list every year, I have yet to make it happen, but maybe this will be the year. (fingers crossed)
  3. Visit a place we have never been before- this just came to me today, I was reading an article about visiting the Biltmore Estate, and it sounds like a great adventure. I may not be visiting the Biltmore, but I think it would be fun to visit something locally.
  4. Take a local tour- I think it’s fun to learn about the history of your city or town. Every tour I’ve ever been I’ve learned something new.
  5. Watch the entire Saw series- My husband and I love scary moves and when we were in college, the Saw series came out every October and now that the series is over it would be fun to go back and revisit.

 

A Christian Clothing Brand

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Self-expression has never been my strong suit. When I was younger I would dress according to how I was feeling. I would want to be comfortable if I had a busy day ahead and when I felt confident I would dress up.

Beacon Threads is amazing for my self-expression because I love Jesus and to be able to showcase my love for Him through my clothing and style is amazing. You can check out their site here. If you have a chic style you will love their stuff. They have amazing sweatshirts and sweatpants that will keep you warm and stylish in the colder months.

You can get 20% off if you use the code JAZMINMAC at checkout.

 

 

On Trend: Camouflage

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You guys, this dress is the best! I found it while strolling through T.J. Maxx one afternoon, I almost put it back on the rack, but I knew I would regret it and decided to purchase. I wore it the first time for this shoot and it was the most comfortable. It also helps that camo is a big trend right now. It’s so easy to just throw on and add accessories to make it a great look.

Comfort is key in my book. If something is not comfortable I can assure you I won’t reach for it when I am getting dressed. I know I will be reaching for this dress day after day. I love how it is flowly and looks great with so many things. Also, camo is on trend this season and I am excited about it. I have always loved camo, I have all the jackets and vest in camo. I mean they just go with everything.

Dress: T.J. Maxx similar here and here ~ Jacket: Old Navy

Fall Wish List

Fall Wish List

Hi Friends, have you heard it’s officially fall! Which means I am officially excited to refresh my wardrobe and share new things with you for this new season we are entering. It actually started to get cool here in the DC area, but I’m not sure it will last the rest of the season. Nonetheless, I am excited to find some fun new items.

  1. Camo Crew Sweatshirt – Camo is on trend this season and I can’t even express how excited I am about it. I have always loved camo and so happy that it is gracing my closet this season.
  2. Denim Mini Skirt– This is a classic staple that has been missing from my wardrobe for a couple of years. It seems like denim minis are in every store this season. I haven’t found the perfect one yet, but I have my eye out for the best one.
  3. Mockneck Sweater– Sweaters are something I like to refresh my wardrobe with every season. When I saw this color it just screamed fall to me.
  4. Faux Leather Jacket- This is a part of my fall uniform. Moto jackets make just about any outfit and I like to add an update to my wardrobe each season. I may have more than I need at this moment, but it seems like every year it all about the updated colors.
  5. Riding Boots- Boots are a necessity for the fall. Just like the moto jacket, it is always a good idea to update your boots each season. Riding boots are my favorite, currently, I have a tan pair and would love to acquire a black pair.
  6. Wideleg Pants– these pants, in particular, caught my eye, I have nothing like them in my closet which is why they made this list. Every wardrobe needs a wildcard.
  7. Plaid Backpack– I like to buy a new purse or bag each season. Plaid is always a fun print to play within the fall, I thought this would be something different.
  8. Floral Top- Floral is in this year, and I don’t plan on missing out on this fabulous print. I like this top because it can go with just about anything, a moto jacket, cardigan, or even on its own.

Podcast I’m loving

Processed With DarkroomWhat do you do when you are washing dishes, cooking, or some other chore that reminds you that being an adult is not fun? I like to listen to Podcasts. Over the last couple of years, my podcast list has gotten larger and larger. Podcast are so amazing and I love how they make doing some of the most boring chores bearable. Here are a few of my favorites I am listening to right now.

  1. Dave Ramsay- I’m sure most of you know, Dave Ramsey the money guru. I am big into personal finance, I love learning different ways to make your money work for you. My favorite part about this podcast is the end when they share the stories of those who got out of debt.
  2. The Influencer Podcast- This podcast is all about influencer marketing. It helps keep me up to date on all things pertaining to the influencer world. I love Julie’s approach to keeping it real with what’s really going on.
  3. Goal Digger– Another influencer marketing podcast, I enjoy this show because it reminds me why I love doing my blog. The passion behind Jenna’s business keeps me going. She is so relatable, and down to earth.
  4. Joyce Myer– We all need a little Jesus in our lives. Joyce kicks my but every morning with her no-nonsense love for Jesus. We all need people to keep us accountable and Joyce does it for me in the podcast world.
  5. True Crime– Pretty Much any true crime podcast will always strike my fancy. Currently, I am listening to season 2 of Up and Vanished… it’s so good.

If you haven’t started listening to podcasts give it a try. Depending on your device you can find all sorts of interesting things to listen to. Comedy, health, business you name it I’m sure a podcast has been created on it.

Loose Fitting Peplum Dress

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When we are in warmer weather, I like to be comfortable, I like to have things that flow with my body instead of sticking to it. I found this dress while shopping in New York and I loved it because I thought it was just different but loose enough to go through the warm months. It’s an easy dress that goes great with almost anything. I’ve been enjoying wearing it with sneakers.

In the fall I think it will look great with an oversized cardigan, moto jacket, or booties. What is one thing you are excited to wear in the fall?

Dress: Uniqlo similar here ~ Shoes: T.J. Maxx similar here