Fashion & Beauty

Cowl Neck Sweater + Tote

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Cowl Neck Sweater similar here and here / Levi’s Super Skinny 710 Jeans in Head West / Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Colorblock Tote similar here

It’s beginning to feel like fall! After two weeks spent in the 80s, it has finally started to cool down around here. Sweater time!

The only downside is that the weather has changed so drastically in such a short time that I’ve been feeling pretty under the weather lately. It’s also been a super busy week getting ready for Ireland, prepping for Halloween and not to mention my weekend was super packed with my siblings spending the whole weekend with us, two birthday dinners and a third non-birthday dinner as well. Whew!

The sweater is a Loft Goodwill find (under $4!) and I have been dying to use this tote since I bought it a few months ago – I just knew it was perfect for fall! And how gorgeous are those leaves?!

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Long Cardigan + Heels

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Black Cami / Levi’s 710 Super Skinny Jeans in Head West / Long Cardigan similar here and here / Leopard Tote similar here and here / Pointed Toe Heels similar hereLooking Sharp by Premier Jewelry

I have been such a horrible blogger lately – not checking my site, not keeping up with my posts. Life has just gotten SO incredibly hectic this past week or so. We’ve had a lot of family events, I’ve been trying hard to get the house decorated for Halloween (and cleaning in the process before heading off to Ireland), last minute details for our trip and to top it off, I’m not feeling much like myself.

Moving on. This outfit is perfect for those hectic weeks. It’s simple, comfy but still classy and sophisticated. Bonus: it makes me feel a lot better when I’m having a not-so-up-to-it day.

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Pumpkin Picking

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Bell Sleeve Top similar here (available in 13 colors!)/ Levis Super Skinny 710 in Head West / Wedge Booties in Whiskey / Beaded Earrings similar here

This past weekend we went to the pumpkin patch. It’s the same pumpkin patch I went to with my mom and dad when I was itty bitty and the same guy still drives the tractor that takes you into the field. It’s very nostalgic for me. We go every year, ride up to the field, take pictures, pick some pumpkins and buy some candy at the country store on the farm. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the fall.

I have been dying to wear this top since I got it a couple months ago, knowing full well I wouldn’t until fall arrived and this was the perfect occasion! Yes, I wore my boots into the pumpkin field and you know what? I did not wobble or trip or feel stupid once – they are really that comfortable. I’m just as shocked as you are. 🙂 And aren’t these earrings super cute for fall?! My dad bought them for me on a trip a couple years ago and I have never worn them! They remind me of indian corn, so fall was the perfect time to give them a go.

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Thrift Scarf + Whiskey Booties

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Levi’s Super Skinny 710 in Head West / Tan Sweater similar here and here / Anorak Coat Wedge Booties in Whiskey / Green Scarf similar here and here

Although this past week has been spent hiding from the upper 80s, things are finally starting to cool down around here. No better outfit for breakfast out with my family than a sweater and scarf – even cold enough for a coat!

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll recognize the sweater I’m wearing from a recent thrift haul (see the post here). The scarf I picked up years ago at a thrift shop and it continues to be one of my favorite fall scarves ever. The coat is my FAVORITE; it is so comfy and versatile and I always get so many compliments on it. For reference, I’m wearing a size XS coat and still have plenty of room.

Thinking ahead, this outfit would be perfect for a casual Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂

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Fashion & Beauty

Solemnly Swear Tee + Green Cardigan

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Solemnly Swear Tee / Green Cardigan / Leopard Flats / English Ivy by Premier Designs /
Levis 535 Jeans in Mid Roast

Last weekend was the Potter Party. It’s an annual event held in Staunton, Virginia that honors all things Harry Potter. A lot of the downtown shops and restaurants participate by decorating, hosting activities and serving Harry Potter inspired food and drink. It’s a fantastic event to take your kids to, grab some butterbeer or just sit back and people watch.

Being in the Harry Potter generation, you know we went! My husband has never read the books, but really loves the movies (and we’ve seen them many times over!). I, on the other hand, am a die hard Harry Potter fan. I read all the books when they came out, went to see all the movies in theaters and the series remains one of my absolute favorite of all time. Always. 🙂

We also took my youngest little sister and her friend and they had a blast getting sorted into their houses, collecting the cards and eating some fantastic food. We all then met up for dinner at the Depot Grille, which is actually part of the old train station, and it was amazing! It’s currently the number five restaurant in Staunton and a definite recommendation from me.

Staunton is absolutely gorgeous! There is a church on almost every corner downtown and the sidewalks are all brick and tree lined. It really is one of the most beautiful cities we live around and I could definitely see myself living there. I mean, just look at the church we shot at. Incredibly beautiful.

As for my outfit, I really love the combination of the green cardigan and leopard flats. Granted, it was way too hot to wear my cardigan on Sunday but it was welcome when we went to dinner – I always get so cold inside! The t shirt is actually a juniors shirt (wearing a S), but is super comfy. The earrings are one of the freebies I got from hosting a Premier Jewelry party and I just love them! They remind me of an old gate. Oh, and there are those glasses again!

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Fashion & Beauty

Dinosaur Statement Necklace

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Long Sleeve Tee / Dinosaur Necklace / Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Roast / Pointed Toe Flats

This past weekend was my nephews’ first birthday and we went with a dinosaur theme, so obviously I needed a fitting necklace. I got so many compliments on it all through the party by people I really didn’t think would like it at all. Funny how that works.

I love statement necklaces with really minimal outfits – it just makes the necklace pop. And what color could make a silver necklace pop more, than my favorite color ever – black. 🙂

Oh, and I got to touch this little guy!

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Striped Tee “Dress” + Wedge Booties

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStripe Top / Black Cardigan similar here and here / Wedge Booties / Looking Sharp by Premier Designs

My poor husband. He tries so hard, but the little details of photography just don’t make sense to him. I always do the first shots to get the settings correct and then hand it over to him so all he really has to do is shoot. But tonight we were really busy and it was almost sunset by the time we got out. My settings were on point when we started but it just got dark so fast! Although I’ve told him many times, he just doesn’t pay attention to the exposure gauge (super technical term, there). His response to me when I tried to explain it again was, “I thought the camera would just shoot exactly what I see as I see it”. If only, darlin’, if only. To wrap it up – the photos are grainy, my husband is learning, you’ll live.

It’s starting to feel like fall? Ha. The high today was 89. But the leaves have started changing so I know fall is just around the corner. Now if I could only convince the thermometer…

Chilly mornings and evenings call for cardigans. They keep you cozy when you need them and are easily removed when you don’t. Little mama always said you can always take it off if you have it, but you can’t put it on if you don’t.

And remember, I’m running a giveaway through September 28th, so be sure to enter! You can see the prize and enter for a chance to win here. Good luck!

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