An Easy Look for Busy Days

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Hey Guys!

So, I guess winter came early this year, we are expecting snow here in the DC area. I can’t believe it, I really thought we would have a while longer before it started freezing. Nonetheless, I guess it’s time to start getting winter content to you all. Honestly, I’m okay with that because I have some fun things in store.

Today, I wanted to share this simple outfit because there is so much stuff going in. I’m prepping for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Not to mention Thanksgiving is next week. But, enough complaining, here is an outfit you could easily wear to work or just running errands around town.

Sweater: Old Navy (black is sold out) similar here ~ Pants: Express ~ Shoes: Calvin Klein ~ Sunglasses: TJ Maxx

My Current Favorite Print

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Is camo… I think I have overdone it this season with camo and leopard. I just can’t help myself, both prints look good with everything. Camo, adds a little edge to an outfit which is why I love it so much. Here I have on a t-shirt dress, that is really comfortable might I add. To make it more fall appropriate I added a long sweater and booties if you recreate this look try adding some stockings if it is too cold to go bear-legged. I posted this dress a while back if you want to see it styled differently click here.

If you plan to recreate this look be sure to click some of the items listed below to help find something similar.

Dress: TJ Maxx similar here ~ Cardigan: Nordstrom similar here ~Shoes: DSW similar here

Plaid Puffer Vest for Fall

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What is fall without plaid? What is fall without a puffer vest? I love wearing outfits that start with a basic look and add items that make the look for festive or relevant to the season we are in. Today, I have a basic white oxford paired with jeans and it all topped off with a vest.

This look is so easy to recreate, take any plain long sleeve tee or sweater (if your not an Oxford person) and put a puffer vest you have hanging out in your closet.  As far as shoes, anything goes… riding boots, flats, sneakers, uggs. You name it, it will be a great look. Simple yet stylish.

Oxford: J-Crew Factory similar here ~ Jeans: Gap old similar here ~ Vest: Old Navy similar here~ Booties: DSW similar here

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

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 

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.

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

My Striped Fall Staple Dress

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So… I love stripes. I went back and forth about keeping this dress when I got it in the mail. I decided to keep it, of course, but I have to say it is one of the most versatile dresses I’ve come across in some time. I plan on styling it in various ways because I can imagine dressing it up or down for the fall. This is your warning you will be seeing this dress a few more times this season.

Dress: Old Navy ~ Shirt: T.J. Maxx similar here~ Shoe: DSW similar here

The Perfect Skirt

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Happy Hump Day,

Have you all ever worn the pencil skirts from J Crew? I have them in a few colors and I can promise you once you wear one, you will want them in all the colors they come in. The good thing for your closet (but not your wallet) is that J Crew comes out with new and different colors every season. They go great with many things, boots, booties, flats, sandals, and dare I say sneakers if you want to get funky.

Sweater: Gap similar here ~ Skirt: JCrew here here here~ Vest: Old Navy similar here ~ Shoes: Nine West similar here and here