What Staples to Buy for Your Fall Wardrobe

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Hello and good afternoon!

I went on a shopping spree and have so many new fall essentials that you definitely need in your closet. With the transition from warm weather to cold approaching, now is the best time to start adding in some new staple winter pieces gradually into your wardrobe to be prepared. You’ll thank yourself later when you aren’t scrambling to pick up sweaters and coats to keep yourself warm every day.

 

Check out my Youtube video featuring my Fall Staples Haul if you’d prefer to watch instead of read. 

 

Jackets & Blazers

Plaid Midi Coat

I purchased one by Mural off Nordstrom and am so in love! It is the cutest coat and so perfect for fall into winter. I stalked it for an XS for three whole days before it came back into stock but it was so worth it.

White Blazer

This is a trend that I’ve been seeing recently and absolutely adore! It pairs so well with a white cami (like this one) and is so chic. Perfect fall fashion trend.

Pink Striped Blazer

Blazers are essential for fall and winter, and I was lucky enough to pick up a pink one on sale from Free People. It’s so chic, feminine, and fun!

Leather Jacket

If you don’t own a leather jacket, you are missing out! Pick up a faux or real leather jacket and you will have so many outfit options. I love my pink leather jacket by Hinge because it is so chic.

Green Utility Jacket

My utility jacket from Hinge is to die for! It is casual and super cute! You have so many different outfit options with it as it is so versatile. I really recommend adding one to your wardrobe for the fall.

 

Sweaters & Cardigans

Grey Turtleneck

This oversized grey turtleneck by Free People is so soft and warm! I was nearly sweating in the dressing room so it does its job well. Pair it with a cute pair of jeans and boots for the perfect cold-weather look.

Plunge Sweater

I got this sweater from ASTR via Revolve to go with my Free People bralettes and what a match! The sweater is comfy and so adorable! It is the perfect, textured sweater for fall.

Black Cardigan

This long duster cardigan from The Limited is on sale and so chic! I paired it with a black bodysuit and a green skirt for a casual look. Cardigans are a fall essential and this one is just perfect.

Tops & Bralettes

Camo Top (similar)

My dark camo top from Free People is to die for! It is so soft and really cute, perfect to pair with jeans or a skirt to dress it up. It’s the perfect casual top to wear and very stylish.

Lace Cami

I own this in white and black from Zara, and for under $40, it looks like it cost me so much more! It’s very simple and so chic. I either wear it on its own or put it under a cardigan or a blazer for a polished look.

Bralette

This Free People bralette is crazy popular right now and for good reason. It is lacey and adorable! I love wearing low cut shirts that show off the edges of the lace paired with a longer necklace. I own this bralette in black, grey, and white!

Black Bodysuit

Bodysuits are a staple in anyone’s wardrobe, and they are essential for fall! You can easily dress up this Topshop bodysuit under a blazer or a jacket for the cold weather for a simple, refined look that I love. Also, check out these Topshop tank tops that are only $10!!!

Striped Romper

I was wearing this romper in my clothing haul youtube video and I really love it! It’s chic, simple, and adorable. It pairs well with the black cardigan that I linked above.

Bottoms

Green Mini Skirt

This skirt by Free People is on sale at Belk’s! It is so cute, and I wore it with the black bodysuit and cardigan that are linked above. It’s the perfect fall mini skirt!

Black Jeans

Jeans are a must-have for fall, especially in black! I buy Articles of Society jeans because of how soft they are and their fit. I’m taller than most women at 5’9″ and these jeans work great for me.

Shoes

Ugg Slippers

I got slippers for college (I’m leaving in less than a week! Crazy!) so I invested in a pair by Ugg. They are soft and easy to slide on so I really do love these!

Black Sock Boots (similar)

I got a pair of black sock boots, and honestly, I’m obsessed! They are so stylish and fantastic for fall. You can just slip them on with practically any outfit and walk out the door, which is so nice.

White Sneakers

I’ve been in the market for another pair of Adidas white sneakers because sadly our puppy used mine for a chew toy! Adidas has always had my favorite sneakers because of how comfortable they are and how cute!

 

Thank you so much for reading! Happy Sunday!

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My Bucket List

I have a long list of things I want to do in my life, and why not post them on my blog? I’ll be able to check them off here and post my proof of the things I’ve accomplished, which is very exciting!

I want to hear about all of your bucket lists as well, so leave me a comment with the top five things on your bucket list.

Here is my bucket list drafted in February of 2018 (in no particular order):

  1. See the Northern Lights
  2. Ride in a hot air balloon
  3. Go on an African safari (completed January 2017)DSC00865-21140yy.jpg
  4. Snorkel in Hawaii
  5. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  6. Swim with dolphins 
  7. Go whale watching
  8. Go scuba diving
  9. Visit a castle
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  11. Visit Pompeii
  12. Stay in the Giraffe Manor
  13. Swim in the Hot Springs in Iceland
  14. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  15. Skydive 
  16. See a beach in every color
  17. Go on a road trip
  18. Stand under the Hollywood sign (completed March 2018)
  19. Flt First Class at least once
  20. Graduate college
  21. Zipline in the Alps
  22. Swim in Devil’s Pool in Africa
  23. See the Floating Lantern Ceremony in Thailand
  24. Swim in the Blue Grotto in Capri
  25. See a Broadway Musical in NYC
  26. Float in the Dead Sea
  27. Attend Carnival in Brazil
  28. Stay in a bungalow in Bora Bora
  29. See the Eiffel Tower
  30. Visit an active volcano
  31. Attend the Kentucky Derby
  32. Stay in Santorini, Greece
  33. Bike down Death Road
  34. Run with the Bulls
  35. Swim with sharks 
  36. Shark cage dive
  37. Ride a camel in the desert
  38. See the Sydney Opera House
  39. Pet an elephant
  40. Visit Machu Picchu
  41. Climb the illegal (sorry) Staircase to Heaven
  42. Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
  43. Travel across Europe
  44. See Antelope Canyon
  45. Cliff jump
  46. Whitewater raft (completed August 2017)
  47. Swim in the Mermaid Cave in Hawaii
  48. Learn a new language
  49. Bungee jump
  50. Study abroad

 

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my list and added some new ones to your own. Make sure to comment your top five below!

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Wardrobe Organization

The question is simply: how can I organize my closet in a way that showcases my clothes while still being functional?

In this blog post, I’ll share my tips and tricks for keeping your closet clean and tidy. I completely reorganized my closet recently and I’ve been liking my new system much better than the old way I “organized” my clothes.

Using my old method, I just threw in my clothes in a very free-form structure with jeans and longer shirts or dresses hanging on a top rack and other shirts and shorts on the bottom rack.

Everything was just in my closet in some shape or form, making it more difficult to pick out outfits as I didn’t really have any organization to anything. It made choosing anything a much longer process than it needed to be, resulting with me standing aimlessly in my closet.

I won’t say this doesn’t happen now from time to time but this system has helped me pair my outfits much easier than before. Now I can get into the steps of how I organized my closet from top to bottom! Enjoy!

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One Word: Color

I organized my clothes by color, starting with black and working my way down all the way to pinks and reds. This really helped me be able to group all my shirts into these categories and organize them back into my closet to create a rainbow effect, which made me very happy to have everything match!

I put my skirts on the bottom rack into this color scheme as well, separated from my shirts.

Type Of Clothing

In the groups of colors, I put my heavier items like coats and jackets at the front of each color and worked down from there. This way you would start with say a black coat and end at a black tank top before merging over into a grey sweater. I thought this grouped everything very well and kept the articles of clothing in places where I knew I would be able to locate them quickly.

When I wanted my green Barbour coat, all I had to do was look in my green selection of clothing towards the beginning of that color, and there was my coat! Easy!

To Hang or Not To Hang?

I either hang my clothes or I fold and stack on shelves or in the drawers of my dresser. The rule of thumb I follow for whether or not to hang up an item or to fold it would be how nice of quality is it, does it wrinkle easily, and is more of a comfort clothes item or not.

My t-shirts, long sleeves shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts usually get folded and put away in a drawer while my nicer items like a blouse, trench coat, or anything else a little fancier are hung up in their color section.

I’d recommend stacking and folding items you don’t wear as often to save room for other articles of clothing you want to hang in your closet.

Drawer Dividers

I love using drawer dividers to organize everything! You can get cheap little baskets that fit in your drawers to store anything you want from your socks to your bras. I find these to work well to get the most out of your space and keep everything from turning into a cluttered pile of miscellaneous pieces. Make sure you roll your clothes as well if you want to avoid wrinkles!

Wall of Shoes

From my image, you see that I have a very handy set of shelves to organize some of my clothing and especially all my shoes. If you have the spade, definitely take advantage of your shelves to display your shoes! It is one of the most satisfying experiences to just take in all your shoes on the wall.

I’d recommend investing in some type of shelving for your shoes or setting up a few racks in order to keep them off the floor or piled in a corner because I used to sadly do that all the time.

 

That is all my closet organization tips for today! Happy Monday!

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Bobbi Brown Appreciation

Good morning!

This post today is going to be about one of my favorite make-up brands: Bobbi Brown. Her make-up is always high-quality and never fails me whenever I need pigmented eyeshadow or eyelash-pumping mascara. I use a shade of her eyeshadow for my eyebrows religiously just as the Eye Opening mascara daily.

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The Bobbi Brown lipsticks are always my go-to as they stay on all day and all night long! I have a few deep shades of red that are perfect for any classic look. Let me also add that the highlighter and blush from Bobbi Brown is fantastic! My cheeks practically glow whenever I use the two combined with a soft contour from my Fenty stick. I used both for my formal and got so many compliments!

 

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I recommend Bobbi Brown completely! Try out some of her mascara or a lipstick color and you will be in love just like I was from day one!

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Sunset Photography

I took some very cool photographs with golden hour lighting that I wanted to share because I accomplished this in a messy dining room! Holding on tightly to my Canon Rebel X, I managed to take these on my own by just holding the camera, no tripod needed with only a sliver of sun peeking through the window right at sunset.

Photography is one of my favorite forms of media and I love taking pictures especially fashion, travel, portraits, and animals. It’s a skill that I recently took to the next level by conquering manual and I’ve been loving the new power of design I’ve had after learning my ISO from my Aperture!

The biggest tip for those wishing to better their photography skills on a DSLR is to learn manual settings. Comment if you want me to write a post about it! In the meantime, enjoy my photographs!

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Thank you for reading! Comment if you want photography tips, fashion tips or have any requests for blog posts!

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The Gucci Loafers for Under $25 You Must Purchase

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If you are anything like me, your Instagram feed is a constant mood board of expensive brands and fashion-forward clothes that you adore. The only issue is that your wallet doesn’t quite agree with your trendy choices as much as your vision for a very chic outfit wishes it would.

Let’s be real: we all can’t afford Gucci. And the number of Instagram posts and Pinterest photography featuring the classic Gucci t-shirt, the black crossbody bag with the double Gs, the belt, or those adorable black loafer mules with the fur only make you wish you could even more.

Right now I can’t buy the Gucci belt, the handbags or the shoes; it just isn’t in my price range and I know that I am not in the minority.

I am a fashion addict just like so many others who stalk their style icons and wishfully daydream of having total access to their closet of designer brands, and Gucci is just one of those brands we see, yearning to just have that one piece or a dozen to style in our wardrobes.

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This is my photo in a nail salon after getting a manicure, and no, these loafers aren’t Gucci. But, they look pretty darn close.

Here is a picture of Gucci’s Princetown slippers just to compare:

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I’d say that they are a pretty close match! And I didn’t pay $680 for my loafer mules either. I paid just over $25. Yep, my loafers were under $30, let alone $700.

I wanted a pair of these babies so badly, and I leaped at the chance when I saw the perfect replica on the website of the best store in the world: Target.

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Here are three lovely examples all from Target that offer a very similar look to the classic Gucci loafer, and not a single one is over $30! You can fact check me here: one, two, three! One of the times I wore them, someone asked me if they were actually Gucci so they do look very authentic.

Get them soon before they’re gone if you want to look Gucci without having to pay the price. I love the Gucci brand, but not all of us can afford to buy a $700 pair of shoes, and I don’t think that there is anything wrong with buying the replica. We all have the right to look fashionable and dress to trend even if it isn’t purely designer.

My best reason as to why you need a pair: most comfortable slides ever. Seriously, I love them to death and I highly recommend. Also, it’s Target. We all love Target.

 

 

New Year Accessories

Hello my little flock!

Today’s blog post is going to feature some of my favorite accessories headed into 2018 that I wear constantly and truly adore. These are all extremely nice, trendy, and reliable products that haven’t let me down yet!

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Let me just say, I love these wing earrings! They are adorable and go perfectly with any outfit. I’ve worn them out to lunches, dinners at nice restaurants, and even to my formal for school. They are a pair of my go-to earrings in my collection, and I got them at a lovely store called Fabrik.

 

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I swear I wear this ring all the time because it just goes with everything! David Yurman is an excellent designer, and all of his work is simple and quite elegant. This ring is no exception and has been with me for two whole years in this coming March. It is beautiful, and I get many compliments whenever I wear it! I recommend this ring so highly for anyone’s staple collection.

 

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My Daniel Wellington watch was a Christmas gift this year, and I don’t know what I did without it! The design is minimal and so beautiful while also being very versatile to wear with practically everything in your closet! I love this watch because it can be adjusted to fit any wrist size, which was essential for me because my wrist is always too small for most watches and I just never get around to getting links taken out. This watch is easy to adjust on your own and one of my favorite gifts I got for Christmas this year.

 

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This black Kate Spade backpack is another essential in my wardrobe! It goes with everything and has plenty of space to carry every item you need. I’ve been toting it around for quite some time now, and I love it so much for its minimalist appearance and high-quality material. It has stayed together very nicely and hardly looks worn at all! Love, love love!!!

Thank you so much for reading and please comment below some of your favorite wardrobe accessories!

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The Best Brand for Formal Dresses

Hello readers!

I enjoyed my school’s winter formal very recently and had so much fun with all my friends.

For this blog post, I wanted to share with you my favorite brand that has created beautiful, high-quality dresses. I’ve worn around four or five of their gowns for my formals and none have let me down after three years! They are each gorgeous and I get compliments every time I wear one of their products.

Dress The Population is the brand! I adore all of their work and I’m going to share some of my favorites with you all.

 

 

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Dress The Population Iris Slit Crepe Gown

 

 

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Dress The Population Harper Mermaid Gown

 

 

 

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Dress The Population Sophia Crochet Lace Mermaid Gown

 

 

 

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Dress The Population Taylor Crepe Halter Gown (I wore this one!)

 

 

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Dress The Population Abbie Minidress

 

 

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Dress The Population Ava Lace Minidress (Also have worn this one and loved it!)

 

 

Those are my top six picks from Dress The Population! Each dress is simply stunning, high-quality material, and classically chic!

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The Newest Wardrobe Additions: Leopard

Good morning!

I have gotten some very new, exciting wardrobe pieces that are leopard print! The leopard shirt is from Zara, and mules from Kate Spade! I’ll link the pieces at the end of this post.

Leopard has become a new obsession for me recently after seeing so many stylish Instagram outfits left and right while scrolling through my feed. Anyone can do leopard print from the fashion bloggers to the supermodels because it is timeless and extremely chic. It can be worn to its full effect in the form of a full-length fur coat to the sweetest flats paired with jeans.

That’s what makes leopard so authentic and original because of its adaptability to being dressed up or worn casually day to day. That makes it worth the investment and such an essential in any wardrobe, which makes me so excited to add it to mine!

I went with a more dressed up look and paired leopard with leather and a pair of high heels to create a more fun and youthful style in this blog post. I also got to play around with my new bucket purse that has also become the newest obsession of mine because it’s so darn cute!

I hope you enjoy my blog post and check at the end for all the links of happiness!

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World of Links

 top 1 / 2 / 3 (similar because it was sold out!)   //   skirt 1 / 2 / 3 (another sell out…)  //   watch   //   purse 1 / 2 / 3   //   heels   //   bracelet   //   earrings 1 / 2 / 3

Thank you for reading!

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