It’s nowhere near cold enough to wear this look in Houston yet- but I can pretend! I love summer and all but am so so ready to switch out my closet and bring out all my fall clothes! I live for the days where it’s okay to walk around in a oversized sweater and leggings and be considered “fashionable”! I can’t wait for winter this year, for more than one reason. One, of course, is the obvious fact that leggings will again be a “thing” (haha!). Besides that, I can’t wait to bring out my favorite over the knee boots from last year. I rounded up some similars- all of which are under $200!

Enough about my boots- can we talk about this top? I’m all about the over-dramatic sleeves right now! They’re the perfect way to add a little extra fab to any outfit. Tops like this are great for so many occasions- from brunch with the girls to a last minute event. I have worn this top to both of these & got so many compliments. Wearing such a statement top is great when you want to look effortless with some denim & call it a day! For some extra fab, pair with some wide-legged pants or a bold printed skirt.

Since it doesn’t really get cold here until way later in the season, I’ve become a pro at mixing my summer & fall wardrobes together! I layer everything, mixing my cropped denim and spring tops with winter favs that I am anxious to wear. For example, it’s obviously not going to (probable ever this season) get cold enough here in the H to wear these over the knee boots, but I can mix them with all of my summer items just fine. I’ve mastered pretending that it’s cold in Houston, even though it is going to be 80+ for a while still.

I am so exited to go fall shopping this year, I’ve been so good at not buying everything I see yet. I am so ready for comfy cardigans, baggy sweaters & everything else! My fall essentials will be on the blog soon, but for now you a shop the look in this photo! The top is on sale (like $12 sale), so be sure to grab it before it’s gone! This one-shoulder trend is one that we can still wear for  while here- so all of them going on sale right now is beyond tempting!

Until Next Time!

-B

 

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The fact that it’s October & I can wear this is partially okay, partially not (LOL). It’s still not cold enough in the H to wear suede boots, but I’m okay with that if it means I get to wear my favorite dresses a little longer. I found this shirtdress over at Nordstroms a little while ago and have lived in it ever since. Okay- bad news first: this particular style is currently not available, but I linked some similar styles below. Drum roll for the good- Nordstroms is offering 40% off for the next week, so my entire look is on super sale!

This shirtdress is the perfect length for the office and is a super easy  switch from day to night just by switching shoes! I love simple yet fab pieces like this, it makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier! This dress doesn’t take much to look amazing on anyone and like I said, can be switched up too. For the  day time, you can wear this look with booties as I did. For night, switch to some pumps, or even some full boots & you are good to go. P.S.- Did I mention dresses like this are (for obvious reasons) my go to?!

Did I mention the weather? As much as I say I’m happy I can still currently wear this look (which I am), I still miss the North during the holidays and winter. There’s nothing like a true Autumn- Thanksgiving is just not the same when you can wear shorts outside and don’t need a sweater on (insert sad face emoji here).

I can deal with not having snow, but there’t just something about “winter” that I will always miss living in the H. For now, my pretending it’s cold outside will just have to do.

Until Next Time!

-B

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Okay- so we all know comfort is totally my thing. Most days, I can be caught wearing something casual and dressing it up in the easiest way possible! This look is no different- this shirt is pretty much like wearing a big sleep shirt all day! It’s super simple but can be easily dressed up as well. Perfect for running errands, or even a quick lunch with the girls- this look is def one that I wear often.

For this look I went to my go-to over-the-knee suede boots & a waist wrap. Perfect for me, I’m always cold so tying a long shirt tee around my waist always comes in handy. Accessories for this look were minimal (as always), again keeping it simple.  A watch for me is a must & I am almost always wearing a pair of studs. This is one of my fav looks for “Houston Fall” aka not cold at all but late enough in the year that I can pretend it’s cold outside by wearing boots (haha!).

As much as I complain about the “fall” here in Houston, I secretly love it. The only thing I wish we had was snow- the holidays just don’t seem the same without it. Also- I wish that the leaves changed colors faster. At least that way, I could “pretend” that winter was coming. Anyways- none of that really happens here in Houston, so I will just have to continue pretending.

One thing I do love, though, is that since I don’t wear my boots as often- they last forever! That  doesn’t stop me from getting new ones though, especially when they are on sale! I have rounded up my current fav boots all under $100 below. Even if you currently don’t need any- Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure someone does!

Until Next Time!

-B

 

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Hello! I am back from traveling for work all last week. I went to the Big Apple (so much YASS), so took a break from ze blog for the week. It was so nice in New York, but I am just not a cold weather girl anymore. I was ready to be back in the H with my dog, my Starbucks & 70 degrees.

Semi Side Note: So many of you ask why I don’t blog when I am on my work trips & my response is simple- I’m working! I love my job just as much as I love my blog but don’t mix the two for many reasons. Both deserve their own attention, so I plan on keeping it that way.

As beautiful as it was in NY, I was actually happy to come back home! It was cold enough to wear my favorite boots, as well as some fur (again- YAS), but the weather here in Houston is currently beautiful! It’s not cold & not hot, but just somewhere in between. Basically, the weather is perfect.

This week, I totally plan on bringing out some of my go-to sweaters, just for the fun of it. This one is for sure one of my favs, from one my favorite online boutiques. I added it with a denim dress, because that’s what you do in weather like this- mix sweaters & dresses!

This dress I’ve had for a while- it really casual so I kind of keep it that way. I don’t ever wear it with heels & always keep it simple with flats or kicks. This look is perfect for a casual day, or even running errands. Speaking of errands, Thanksgiving literally came so soon! I can’t believe it is already towards the end of 2017! The days, weeks & months seem to go by faster and faster. I was always told this, but now it seems like a true statement! Basically what I’m trying to say is that this year is almost over ya’ll (OMG)! Cray-Cray!

Until Next Time!

-B

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I am beyond excited for fall! With Texas being as hot as it is, I am far past ready for summer to finally be over and to begin wearing my favorite part of my closet- all of my layers! I have always liked fall clothing better than summer and have always had my “go to” fall pieces. With so many trends going on this year, I can say that my staples that I’v collected over the years are still some of my most worn items. Below are my 5 “Must-have” items for fall, as well as some great deals on them that I’ve rounded up from some of my favorite stores.
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1. A good leather jacket

Back in the 90’s- a leather jacket was only worn by some women. You would’t of seen leather being worn with floral print skirts and peplem tops- they were normally worn with skinny jeans and boots. Currently, leather is probably one of the items I am most excited to shake the dust off of! A good, structured leather jacket can be worn with literally anything, from a great pair of skinnies to a fun shift dress. This year, in addition to great black leather jacket options, many brands have other colors as well! If you already have a leather jacket in your closet- try buying one that’s a new color this year instead! A little pop of fun never hurt anyone.  And if you already have enough leather in your closet to last for this season, a suede jacket is also the “new thing.” P.S- all the jackets below are under $250!

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2. “Go to” Denim

During colder weather- nothing screams comfy like your favorite jeans, a oversized sweater & a huge blanket scarf. Although I don’t really wear a lot of denim in the summertime, I live in my favorite jeans in the winter. When picking jeans, it is good to pick ones that not only are good for your body type, but also to pick a good wash that will go with your clothing. If your’re more of a neutral dresser, a darker wash will go with most of your clothing and will look more faded and distressed over time. If you wear more prints and brighter colors, a mid to light wash would work best with your closet. Most of my favorite pairs of denim are from Madewell. Not only does this brand fit amazing, but the washes are great too! I’ve collected some of my favorite styles below:


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3. The perfect dark lip

Confession: I didn’t start wearing lip stick until last year (LOL!). I was always so scared that I would pick out the completely wrong color for my skin tone and look crazy or that I would wear it out somewhere and leave the tube at home and look weird when it started coming off. Needless to say, I bit the bullet this year and started wearing lipstick. Even now, I only have like two (again..LOL!), but I rotate these all winter long. My two fav’s are below, as well as some others I am going to “attempt” to try this winter. & why you’re at it..make sure to always have some carmax too!

4. Comfy Booties

A good pair of booties is another item that is a staple in my closet and something that I tend to wear year round. Although I normally wear black in the winter, I do tend to always have a pair of brown booties nearby. Booties are perfect for winter because they are kind of the “in-between” shoe between flats & heels meaning they can easily be dressed up or down. In addition to this, when worn correctly, booties can literally make any outfit look fab! I’ve rounded up so booties perfect for this winter…all under $100!

5. A bad hair day hat

Being that I like to stay in bed as long as I can in the mornings during the winter season, a winter hat is a must for me! During colder months, a great wool wide-rimmed hat will not only make you stand out in the crowd, but will also hide the fact that you spend the time that you were supposed to be doing your hair wrapped up in your comforter. Funny…but seriously! P.S- the hat below is literally $17.00


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Until next time!

-B

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