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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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Preppy Cheetah

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Sweater: Target (similar); Chambray Top: TargetJeans: LC Lauren ConradFlats: PaylessWatch: Anne KleinNecklace: TargetSunglasses: Charming CharlieLipstick: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in “Standout”

Hi there! It’s been a little while, I know. We’ve had some reasonably big changes going on, and I’ll talk about that in tomorrow’s post. Anyway, it feels good to be back with an outfit for you all. Now that the weather’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter, it’s been harder and harder to capture my outfits before the daylight is gone. Luckily, I was able to get a couple shots of this one. It’s one of my new favorites because it combines a little bit of prep with a little bit of casual and makes for a super versatile outfit. I wore it to church, but it’d be great for a casual day at the office, a shopping date with a friend, or you can even swap out the flats for some heeled booties and take it out for date night. I’m a sucker for collared shirts and sweaters, so pairing them together for a casual preppy look was a no brainer. Hope you guys have a great Monday!

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Leaves in the Fall

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Top: Forever 21 (similar); Pants: Old Navy (similar); Shoes: BONGOWatch: Anne Klein

I’ve had this top for quite some time, but I love it so much I just keep wearing it and can’t get rid of it. You can’t really tell from the pictures, but it has beautiful cutouts along the neckline. The pattern and colors are perfect for fall because they look like orange and tan leaves falling. I love the look of such a flowy top with these skinny, olive colored jeans. This outfit is great for a casual day out. Hope you all are having a great week so far.

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Denim with Some Rock & Roll

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Tank: Wet Seal (similar); Top: American Eagle (similar); Pants: Forever 21 (similar); Shoes: ConverseSunglasses: Charming CharlieWatch: Anne Klein

This outfit is actually a bit of a throwback. I posted a picture of it on my Instagram a few months ago, but I never did a blog post on it. I wore this casual outfit to a fun dinner with my parents at a sports grill. You guys know I love my Converse sneakers, so naturally I paired them with this laid back outfit. I also paired this outfit with one of my favorite up-do’s from this post. You may recognize this shirt from an outfit I wore three (what the heck?!) years ago. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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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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Thrifted Find

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Dress: Thrifted (similar and similar); Shoes: Marshalls (similar); Watch: Anne KleinNecklace: Old Navy (similar); Belt: Target (similar)

I haven’t been thrifting since about four years ago when I wrote this post. It’s not that I don’t like thrifting, I just never seem to have much luck when I go. About a month ago, Mandi and I went to one of the local thrift stores and I found this dress and was immediately in love. I ended up not buying it at the time, but a couple weeks later we went back on a whim and it was still there! I was so excited and grabbed it as soon as we walked in. I love the colors and pattern on it, but most of all I absolutely adore the cut out in the back and the slight flare in the sleeves. When I first tried the dress on, I knew it would look great in the summer with some wedges or even flip flops. I also think it will look great in the colder months with a pair of tights and knee-high boots. Honestly, I think you could even dress it up a bit with some suede booties and a top knot. Finding this dress gave me some encouragement to try thrifting more often. I actually have some ideas in mind for upcoming blog posts with thrifting so stay tuned!

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