About a year ago- I would’ve told you how much I can’t stand pink. Now- I catch myself wearing blush about once a week. Who would’e known I would be a fan of pink towards the end of the year- I have only liked the color (barely liked at that) on my nails about 2 months out of the year. Other than that, I previously despised anything of the like. Well- I am now a fan! I’m loving blush this year & just can’t get enough of it. I wear it more as a neutral- mixing it with my blacks and beiges for an extra pop. I got this pink bomber jacket & just can’t seem to not want to wear it at least once a week lately!
Bombers were totally a thing last fall and I was totes a fan! I bought some in my favorite colors- from olive to black- and loved how they were so versatile! I paired them with a cute pair of shorts and some booties for a night out with the girls, or layered them with a tee and some denim for a more casual look. Either way, I defiantly combined them with other pieces in my closet. For instance, you can switch up your shoes and completely change the look of your fit! Pair a bomber and denim with some kicks to run errands in, then pair the same look with some heels (cheetah print for example) for a late night dinner. Basically, bombers are a two-fer item all in one!
As stated earlier this month (or last I think), I’m totally into being more of a minimalist. It’s for sure working, as I have been loving mixing all of my seasonal clothes together to create new looks! Even better, I am shopping way less and giving to others more. A total #WinWin if you ask me- I even purged out my closet for the second time this season. I feel accomplished that all of my clothes for once fit in my closet, ha! What are some life changes you have made this year that you are loving?
I totally said yesterday how I wasn’t going to to shopping & now here I am, sharing all the deets on my top 5 fall essentials. I don’t feel too bad about this! They are all pretty fab and #MustHaves for this upcoming fall season! Whenever I shop for fall, I always start with shoes first, so it’s no coincidence that #1 fall item that I have to have this year are a pair of great mules. I normally can’t stand flats- I look young enough so most times I avoid them. These, however, are so chic and can make any jeans & t-shirt day instantly fab! I will swap out my heels for some mules any day (I think- LOL)!
Okay, this one is technically not “one thing”, but a collection of things (sorry, I cheated!). When I saw on some trending report a few months ago that beige was the new trending color- I think I literally screamed! I live for the neutrals,- to shoes to handbags to sweaters, you can never go wrong with beige. My #2 fall item (again, I’m kinda cheating) is ANYTHING BEIGE. I linked below all of my favorite beige things…
to sweaters & everything in between.
Speaking of sweaters, another one of my #musts is a cozy cardi! I love cozy cardi’s not just for winter, but formy planes too! I love a classic grey one- you just can’t go wrong with that! Since we’re talking about travel, I guess I should add my fav duffle to this list too!
I got the duffel above last year on Black Friday from Kate Spade. It was such a good deal & it’s the perfect size. Whether I’m going home to see the fam for the weekend or preparing for a long flight- this bag can hold it all! I also love how its not super thick material, so it doesn’t take up too much space when it’s not in use.
Last but not least- what’s fall without some denim?! I’m all about comfort and when it comes to my jeans I’m no different. I don’t splurge on a lot of items- but I will splurge on a god pair of jeans (or two!). My go-to brands for denim include Madewell, J Brand & Paige denim to name a few! I love how all these brands don’t stretch out too much and look even better over time!
That rounds up my top essentials this year! Again- my minimalist approach for 2017 is in full effect and this list shows it even more! No longer are the days where I over-accessorize everything- simple is key for me. What are some of your go-to’s this fall season?
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!
Mondays are always busy for me. Work most of the time is a bit hectic throughout the day, then I come & get “blog, personal life, everything else” ready for the week. I used to do my weekly planning on Sunday- but have switched over to Monday and it’s been so much better. I’ve committed my Sundays to complete rest– Church, brunch with the girls, sleep, football- all the good stuff and nothing else. Taking my Sunday as an actual day of rest has been much needed for my and a lifesaver!
9 times out of 10- I am always busy. I’m used to having a packed schedule, my day designer is always with me and I make multiple to-do lists throughout the day. With the craziness of August, I took away much. One of the many things I learned is that life is so short & to slow down! So much can happen in a 24 hour time period- it’s so easy to always pay attention to “what’s going to happen next” instead of focusing on the now that we have been blessed with. I knew at the beginning of the year that my “minimalist efforts” were going to be in full effect, but I had no idea that towards the end of the year I would have a new outlook on life through a series of world events and life happenings.
I say this to say- keeping it simple is so much more than a new fashion statement to me, it’s simply my new way of life. Like this look- totally basic & a fav of mine. I’m loving these new flats I got in Ohio & am trying so hard to resist getting the other colors that they come in! It doesn’t help that they’re on sale now too, as well as my blush vest! I previously (like last year) don’t shop at New York & Company but that has since changed. I like their basics, and they have my #Fav Gabrielle Unions line- so a stop by there every now and then is now a must. As simple as this outfit is, it’s perfect for work but can be dressed up with some heels. Simple said (pun intended, ha!), simple is totally how I’m currently doing things.
Well- it’s been a whirlwind down South these last few weeks to say the least! So much has been going on that I stopped watching the news- it was just too much! With all the disaster going on recently- it was the best feeling to get a little glimpse of happy- a package in the mail from Epica! It was like Christmas in September the other day- my box from this amazing brand was filled with so many fab things! Although I have been compensated to write this post, all opinions are my own.
If there’s one thing I love- it’s a brand that supports women! Epica is just what that is, besides simply fab. I am soo picky when it comes to accessories (especially earrings) & love all of the items that they sent me! Being a minimalist and not wearing much jewels, I love how the ones that I got are simple but fab at the same time. The quality is great and the price points are pretty amazing too, so this is pretty much a win-win for all! I also recieved a top which I love and just can’t stop wearing! It is so versitile in my closet and goes with so many things! Again- #Win.
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