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!
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!
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.
The #SweaterWeather we had in Houston for the weekend is clearly over, so this velvet top is my best bet at pretending it actually feels like fall in Texas! Lucky for me, I snagged it up at Target and have been wearing it ever since. I must say, when I was younger I hated velvet. I remember velvet dresses- I thought they were itchy and wanted to stay as far away from them as possible. Now, I love velvet and it’s so comfy! Although I’m not into velvet shoe yet (still not my thing) velvet tops are a current go-to of mine.
Living in the South, it’s always a struggle during early Fall to actually wear a “Fall wardrobe“. It’s cold (really like 50-60) in the mornings, but turns to about 70+ still in the afternoon! Fur is out of the question (trust me), and so are boots really, so this short sleeve velvet top is perfect. I love the detailing also- it has a pattern so you don’t even have to add anything else accessory wise with it if you don’t wait to! Just throw on some denim & you are good to go- or tuck this top into a fun skirt to add little extra fab-ness to your look!
For this outfit in particular, I keep it simple (as always), pairing it with some basic grey-ish denim and some booties! I added a denim jacket just for fun and of course wore my favorite booties. I linked all of my fav booties previously, and these ones were for sure on the list. I feel like the more I wear them, the more comfy they get!
More Velvet Items (Most Under $50!):
No complaints about the weather though, it’s been so nice here. I do wish that it snowed during the holidays, but these nice fall days are nothing I would even trade for snow. No fur for me (for now anyways), but I’m totes okay with that!
Denim is always my go-to, nothing new there! What is new though, is that I recently got a new denim jacket a size bigger than I normally would for the whole “oversized” look. Typically- I get things that fit correctly- I’m not a fan of ill-fitting clothes & like my things to fit perfectly. Especially denim- I never go up a size. I got this jacket on sale, and the only size they had was a size bigger than I normally get so I was forced to get it! No regrets- I love it and have been wearing it weekly ever since!
Since I live in the H- winter is rarely a “thing”. Because of this, I normally combine my summer and winter outfits- only really buying new outerwear on a consistent basis. For example, I lived in this Z Supply Tee all summer long and it’s not going to the back of my closet anytime soon. Since it’s so hot– I can only wear my winter sweaters for like a week (seriously ya’ll, the struggle is real!) anyways. It’s honestly still too hot even to wear these booties- but I’m forcing and have no shame!
Hopefully, I can wear at least a sweater or two soon- until then it’s basic tee’s and sweaters that make me hot while I pretend it’s cold outside. At least I can semi get away with wearing cute booties for now- I linked some of my favs below. Most are on sale (under $100) and are perfect neutrals to go with any look. Basically- if you live anywhere cold, I’m currently jealous of you and wish we could switch places (only for a day or two though, ha!).