New Beginnings

Hello,

I hope this post finds you well. I’m so excited for fall. The cool breeze is finally here and I can’t wait to indulge in pumpkin patches, cider and scarves. This season isn’t just a symbol for these things though. To me, when the seasons change it also is a symbol for new beginnings. The new season signifies something new on the horizon. Yes, I know that fall comes every year but it’s a new year. Fall 2016 has never been here before. Which means you have a fresh start. I don’t like to wait for New Years Eve to make new goals. I like to revisit the goals I set for myself often and this is the perfect time to do that.

So whoever you are and whatever you’re going through, let this season be a fresh start for you. Maybe it’s a new job, relationship or a skill you’re going to diligently learn. I wish you good luck and I know that you’re going to “knock it out of the park.”

Dress: Old Navy

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Hat: Forever21

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How to: Mix Prints

   Mixing prints can be a very fun way to personalize your outfit. There are different ways and variations to do this. If you’re new to the trend, start small. If you feel daring and advanced with this trend, go for it! 

   Sometimes, people look at me in a weird way when I’m wearing an outfit that has mixed prints. I know what they are thinking: “that girl obviously doesn’t know how to match her clothes.” The truth is, I know how but I don’t really care what others have to say about my style. You should be the same way with your personalized style. If it looks good on you and you feel like a rockstar wearing it, then don’t think twice about wha others are thinking! Here’s an example of how I mixed prints:

Jacket: Old Navy

Shirt: Express

High Waisted Jeans: Forever21

Shoes: Target

Hat: Target

Watch: Fossil 

  
 
   
 

  
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How to Apply the Three Piece Rule

I’ve got a “three piece rule”that I’ve been following for a while. It’s basically a rule that states you need to add a third article of clothing to your outfit to make it more complex. That third piece can be a blazer, vest or one of my favorites: a sleeveless jacket. The third piece should make tie your outfit together. I got this sleeveless jacket on sale for just $5.50 at Tj Maxx. You can’t beat that!

Sleeveless Jacket: Tj Maxx

Dress: H&M

Leggings: Forever21

Hat: Old Navy

Boots: Old Navy

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Mixing Stripes

Mixing stripes is probably one of my favorite prints to mix and match. For this look I stuck with black, brown, grey and blue. The yellow in this shirt adds a little something extra to the look but doesn’t overwhelm it. Layering was key with this look. I wanted to add some definition to my waist so I added the black belt to pull everything together.

Hat: Old Navy

Shirt: Gap

Jeans: Levi’s

Boots: Shoe Dazzle

Necklace: Forever21

Poncho: H&M

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Cozy Vibes

You know those days you wish you could stay wrapped in a blanket all day? Well, I feel like that almost everyday when the weather gets cool lol. This cozy sweater sort of feels like a blanket and I love the color! It’s so bold and perfect for fall!

Sweater: H&M

Hat: Old Navy

Jeans: Forever 21

Boots: Old Navy

Necklace: Forever 21

   
    
 
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Feeling Gray

I never really liked dressing in gray but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to appreciate the simplicity of it. Gray doesn’t have to be boring. Gray can be bold and make a statement with the right accessories to back it up. When I was younger, I thought I always had to wear bright colors to stand out but I’ve learned that’s not true at all! 

We went to a football game today and it was pretty chilly. Fall is definitely in full effect in the Carolinas now. I wanted to keep my head warm and it today gave me the perfect excuse to wear this hat from H&M ( I’m obsessed with it). 

Sweater: Banana Republic 

Jeans: Forever 21

Shoes: Old Navy

Hat: H&M

Jacket: Target 

   
    
    
    
 
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Fall Sweater

I’m loving this weather we’re having in North Carolina! It’s classic Fall weather and in my book that calls for a cozy sweater and comfy loafers. 

Sweater: Old Navy

Jeans: Forever21

Loafers: Old Navy

   
  
 

Faux Suede Skirt

Happy Sunday Funday!

We went to a preseason basketball ball game last and it was so much fun! I haven’t been out uptown since my surgery and it felt awesome! I knew there would be a lot of walking so I opted for flats. 

Sweater: Forever21

Trench Coat: Zara

Faux Suede Skirt: H&M

Boots: Old Navy

Sunglasses: Forever21

   

    
 
  
   
 
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Restyled Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit is one of my staples for Spring and Summer but I wanted to also wear it as a transition piece for Fall so I put a plain white-tee under it. We were walking downtown and I wanted to be comfortable! 

Shirt: Old Navy

Jumpsuit: Forever21

Trench coat: Zara

Hat: Old Navy

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless 

   
    
    

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Oversized Sweater

Last night my husband threw me a surprise birthday party. I was very surprised because he usually can not keep a secret. My birthday isn’t until today but it was awesome bringing in my birthday with my friends and family. It was raining (it usually does on my birthday) so I wanted to keep my hair covered and I wanted to stay warm. 

Hat: Old Navy

Sweater: Forever21

Jeans: Forever21

Boots: Old Navy

Purse: Target

Necklace: Forever21