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Little Red Sweater

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Sweater: TargetJeans: LC Lauren ConradBoots: Macy’s (similar); Purse: Lauren Ralph LaurenScarf: Target (similar); Watch: Anne Klein

Hi guys! You know when you have your whole day, week, or even month planned out, and then life hits you in the face and you’re like “Oh, yeah. Who was I kidding?” Well, yeah, that’s pretty much what happened to me at the beginning of this month. I had all these great plans and posts for the blog and then Adam and I got really sick and were basically out of commission for two weeks. That combined with a couple other little things, and, well, all my plans went down the drain. But you know, that’s the way life is sometimes, and it’s ok. I’m really trying to schedule my days out so that I can maximize my time, but I’m also trying to take life as it comes and adjust to the unpredictability that it brings sometimes. I think you have to find a good balance between the two in order to stay sane.

But anyway, on to the outfit! Because that’s all we really care about, right? I’ve been wanting a basic, red cable knit sweater for sooo long! I could never find one that was quite right though…until one day I went to Target (of course) and found this one! I (not-so-subtley) took a picture of it and sent it to my dear husband as a “hint, hint” for a Christmas gift. Needless to say I was totally surprised to open it Christmas morning. It’s like he read my mind! I instantly had so many outfits planned in my head for wearing it, and this was one of the first ones. I think you guys know by now how much I adore this read lipstick, which I might have said in a previous post (or two..or three). Those two, paired with a blanket scarf and messy half top knot, made for a great look and feel. Of course, I had to include my favorite girl in this post because…well…look at her. That face kills me! Hope you guys are having a great 2017 so far!

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Favorite Vest

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Shirt: Old Navy (similar); Vest: Kmart (similar); Jeans: LC Lauren ConradBoots: Macy’s (similar); Watch: Anne Klein

Turtlenecks are definitely a classic and have become one of my favorite pieces to wear in the cooler weather. I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, especially when they fit tightly around your neck. I’ve found the key is to get one with a slightly slouchy neck so you don’t feel like you’re choking. I think they look chic and put together. I’m also a huge fan of quilted vests in the fall time (just like every other girl). My mother-in-law bought me this one for Christmas last year, and I absolutely love the color of it! I’ve worn it so many times already this fall. I was surprised when she said it was from Kmart. I guess I don’t give them enough credit in the clothing department. This outfit is such a nice, simple one to throw on for any casual occasion. Hope you guys are having a good week so far!

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Layered Dress

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Dress: H&M (similar); Denim Jacket: Banana Republic (similar); Booties: Old Navy (similar); Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar); Purse: Lauren Ralph LaurenBracelets: Wet Seal (similar) and Alex + Ani; Sunglasses: Target

Even though I love the look of booties with dresses, this was actually the first time I tried my hand at this trend. I received quite a few compliments on it, so you can bet I’ll be pairing them with dresses more often. You probably recognize this dress from this post. I told you I’d be transitioning it into the fall! This outfit would be great for a day out with the girls or brunch with your man. Heck, I even ran a couple errands in this outfit when I wore it. These booties are comfortable enough for some walking, and who doesn’t love a comfy dress to just throw on and go? The dress I linked above is the same exact dress, but it’s not available in the olive color anymore. I’d recommend it anyway because it is so, so, so comfortable! Anyway, hope you have a great weekend. Happy Friday!

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Fall Favorites Under $50

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Sweater / Scarf / Hat / Cardigan /Pants / TunicSkirt

“Fall favorites under fifty.” Say that five times. Fall always resurfaces my shopping itch. I just love the colors, patterns, and styles so much! However, I don’t have all the money in the world to splurge on the beautiful fall pieces I see. So I found some pieces under $50 that I love just as much. I’m hoping to add a couple of them to my wardrobe soon. I also want to go thrifting for some cozy sweaters before the cold weather really hits us. Hope you guys have a great day!

Chambray Shirt

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Top: TargetPants: Forever 21 (similar); Shoes: BONGONecklace: Target (similar); Purse: Lauren Ralph LaurenWatch: Anne KleinSunglasses: Charming Charlie

You can never go wrong with a chambray shirt. They’re a great alternative to a denim jacket when it’s still a little warm out. I recently got this one toward the end of summer. I also got these booties on a killer deal last fall. I’d been looking for a pair of tan wedge booties, as you may recall from this post. They are so, so comfortable which is amazing because you can have the chicness of wearing heels without the inevitable pain they usually bring. I’ve got my eye on the same pair but in black. I’ve been counting down the days until I could break out these babies. You can be sure I’ll be wearing these shoes on repeat this fall and winter. What item have you been looking forward to wearing?

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Cold Shoulder Dress

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Dress: Nordstrom Rack (similar); Belt: Kohl’s (similar); Shoes: Dillard’s (similar); Necklace: Target (similar)

I’m just going to start this post by saying I LOVE THIS DRESS! I am a sucker for anything cold shoulder, and the fact that these sleeves are flared and flowy is a total bonus. The material has a smooth feel that was nice and lightweight on the extremely hot day I wore it. I also really love the coloring on this dress because it makes it versatile for any time of the year. You have the dark colors for fall and winter and the brighter floral pattern for spring and summer. The silhouette is also very flattering. I chose to add a belt to make it more form fitting, but you could leave it unbelted for a nice casual feel. If I could buy this dress in a million colors and patterns, I totally would!

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Sweater Weather

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As the weather cools down, we’re all starting to break out our sweaters. I’m always on the lookout for new sweaters to add to my (excessive) collection, so I put together some basic ones that would be great in any wardrobe. I’d love to know which one is your favorite!