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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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The Way to Go

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Top: SonomaVest: Wet Seal (similar); Jeans: LC Lauren ConradShoes: Payless

Whenever I don’t know what to wear, putting on an all black outfit is always the way to go. It’s chic, simple, and classic. Not to mention black is supposed to be slimming, of course. Wearing black always makes me want to sport a bright red lip for some reason, and this lip stain is my absolute favorite. Even when it starts to wear off after a while and you have to reapply, it looks even better the more coats you put on. I love this outfit for its simplicity with a classic turtleneck and black jeans. The vest is a great way to add texture to this simple outfit. What’s your favorite go-to outfit?

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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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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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Burgundy Lip and a Fur Vest

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Top: Old Navy (similar and similar); Vest: Wet Seal (similar, similar, and similar); Jeans: LC Lauren ConradBoots: Target (similar); Necklace: New York & Co. (similar); Bag: Coach (similar); Lipstick: “B52” by NYX

We started November off with a couple unusually warm days. I will gladly take it because I know the moments of trudging through the snow are coming. I took advantage of the warm weather by opting for a vest rather than a jacket. I’ve had this vest for years now and I love how it hasn’t gone out of style. It’s perfect because the back is faux leather instead of fur, so I don’t get too hot while wearing it. A brown faux fur vest is on my list of fashion wants, but I have yet to find one that isn’t too bulky and just the right shade of brown. I’m pretty picky when it comes to certain pieces in my wardrobe.

These boots have also stood the test of time when it comes to style and wear. I bought them from Target about four years ago, I’ve worn them every winter since them, and they still look pretty good. Although, I did notice the other day that they are finally starting to lose their shape a bit (sad face). I would highly recommend getting boots from Target, though, because they are much cheaper than department stores and they still look great and wear great.

Fall and winter are when I really get into wearing lipstick. I instantly feel more put together when I put on some lipstick. This one in particular is a staple in my lineup. It’s the perfect shade of burgundy for my skin tone, and I think it would look great with other skin tones as well. Plus, it’s pretty cheap, and that’s always a plus in my book!

I hope your week is off to a good start!

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Fallen Leaves

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Sweater: Old Navy (similar and similar); Jeans: LC Lauren ConradScarf: Charming Charlie (similar); Booties: Old Navy (similar and similar)

The leaves are quickly falling from the trees. It seems like they transition into beautiful colors and the next day they’re gone. They fall from the trees like snow, and it makes me sad to see the beautiful scenery disappear so quickly. As much as I griped about the impending fall season, I REALLY am not looking forward to winter. There’s nothing like scraping ice off your windshield to make you long for summer’s return.

With that said, I am using the remaining fall colors to my advantage. I couldn’t help but take some pictures in front of the vibrant orange and yellow leaves. Neutral colors are definitely my favorite pieces to style because they are so easy and versatile (duh). I also love wearing these booties because they’re comfier than heels but still give me some height.

Are you looking forward to winter or are you hanging on to the last bits of fall?

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Where Are You, Fall?

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Top: Chico’s; Pants: Old Navy; Boots: Old Navy; Necklace: Charming Charlie; Purse: DSW

So, I  know I just had a post with this outfit, but I thought I might give you guys a peek at how it looks on. Also, I switched up the shoes and added a bag. I wore this a while ago for Adam’s birthday dinner. Clearly, it’s one of my all-time favorites and go-to fall outfits. I absolutely love this top, as I’ve mentioned a few times before. And these pants are so flattering! They’re very, very skinny, but they make your legs look great and are not the kind of skinny jeans that make your legs feel like they’re trapped in a death grip. (Anyone else feel that way, or is it just me?) Plus, I scored them for $8! The shoes are the real star of this outfit because they are the comfiest ankle boots ever! Well maybe not ever, but I sure do like them! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a great picture of them, but I’m sure I will in the future. They’re pretty standard, tan ankle boots. They have gold studs on the heel. Same old, same old. But I sure do love them! I hope y’all are having a good week!

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