FRIDAY FAVORITES!

Happy Friday everyone!  Here are a few of my favorite things on this fab day!

Favorite Casual Look:

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This is a perfect outfit to wear around this time of the year, especially as we’re in transition from the summer to fall season!

Pictured: Koral jeans, Treasure & Bond flannel, Enza Costa tank, Converse High Tops, Ray Ban aviators, vintage watch

Favorite Gift (in light of my birthday tomorrow!):

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Front row tickets to see my favorite musician was the best present I’ve ever received- thanks again mom and dad!

Favorite Fall Pant:

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Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans (original and in sateen)

These are my favorite pants right now- I have them in black and plum!

Favorite Fall Shoe:

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These are the newest addition to my shoe wardrobe – so comfortable and stylish!

Pictured: Vince Bowen Slip-on Sneakers

Favorite Cheap Wine:

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Barefoot Pinot or Sauvignon Blanc

This is my go-to wine on any given night- tastes good and won’t break the bank!

Favorite Bedtime Read:

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Such an awesome book- hurry up and read it before the movie comes out!

Favorite NYFW beauty look:

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Cara’s fauxhawk buns- these rock

Fall Style Spotlight: Over-The-Knee Boots

The over-the-knee boot is by far one of my favorite trends for the fall and winter seasons. Not only is it a comfortable yet stylish way to dress up any fall outfit, but these boots are also sexy as hell. In the past, I’ve normally stuck to wearing boots that are flat instead of heeled, but this past week, I decided to venture outside my comfort zone and treat myself to a new pair of HEELED over-the-knee boots. I spotted them immediately when they were put out onto the women’s shoe floor at Nordstrom, knowing that they would be the perfect statement piece to plan my going-out outfit around that night. After wearing my bold, yet confident purchase, I was more than happy about my decision and satisfied that I finally added something to my wardrobe that I didn’t already own. These hot boots are perfect for any night out on the town and are guaranteed to make you feel like you CAN run the world (if you didn’t already). You can simply throw them over some leggings or even rock them out with a mini skirt to make the ultimate fashion statement, so check out some of my favorite heeled AND flat over-the-knee boots for a little inspiration to get you started on your fall shopping list!

Heeled Boots:

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Louise et Cie ‘Navaria’ Leather Boot – $288.95 (these are my new boots)!

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Stuart Weitzman ‘Highway’ Over The Knee Boot – $665

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Frye ‘Kelly’ Over The Knee Boot – $497.95

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Sam Edelman ‘Joplin’ Boot – $314.95

Flat Boots:

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Frye “Melissa’ Over The Knee Boot – $497.95

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Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over The Knee Nappa Leather Boot – $635

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Vince Camuto ‘Baldwin’ Leather Over The Knee Boot (for those of you with wider calves) – $248.95

 

HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!

Back To Campus Dressing: From Class to Happy Hour!

When I was in college, the most difficult time I had with dressing myself, aside from those days when I was just heading to class, was when I had plans to hop straight to happy hour from my daytime classes.  It was always a challenge to find the perfect outfit that would be comfortable and casual enough for class but trendy and cool enough for the bars and restaurants afterward.  After plenty of personal trials in trying to find a suitable outfit, I discovered that the best looks featured neutral colors, comfortable fabrics and silhouettes, and boots…lots of boots.  If you share my less-than-confident feelings when dressing for transitional occasions such as this particular one, then I suggest that you take a look at some of my outfit ideas below!  Knowing what to wear ahead of time, you will now be able to use the minutes usually spent on picking out an outfit for fitting in some more beauty sleep- don’t we all need a little more snooze time in college?!

Outfit #1: Punk Chic

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Topshop Leather jacket, Helmut Lang leggings, Zara Punk Tee, Printed jacket, Spiked bar necklaceLeather biker boots

Outfit #2: Western Casual

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Brown Leather Vest, Rag & Bone jeansFree People sleeveless tee

Outfit #3: Bohemian Comfort

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Knit sweater, Loose tunic dress, House of Harlow tribal necklace, Lace bomber jacketFree People wedge boot

Outfit #4: Classic Edge

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Gold cuff, Rag & Bone Newbury Bootie, Stripe Tee Dress, Vans Perforated SneakerElizabeth and James leather backpack

Outfit #5: Cozy and Cool

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Majestic Paris v-neck tee, House of Harlow pendant, Cocoon cardigan, Madewell plum skinny jeansRag & Bone Suede Newbury bootie 

Outfit #6: Tropic Thunder

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Lucky Brand leather bootie, Topshop palm leaf teeMariner skinny jeans

XOXO and Happy Saturday!

Back To Campus: Staying Cozy in Class

Since August is somehow already here, I know that many of you fashionistas will be packing up for and heading back to your college campuses soon!  I wish I could join all of you and drive back to UGA for another fun semester as a college kid, but I must face the reality of being an official grown-up and instead live vicariously through my friends still in school.  Even though I won’t be packing up my own closet and struggling to find a new and fresh wardrobe for the fall semester, I decided to help all of you ladies out in deciding what items are essential for the various college occasions that you’ll soon be faced with!  The first part of this “Back To Campus” series features my top suggestions for what you gals will need during the week when you’re traveling to and enduring through endless hours of class.  Finding an outfit that was comfortable and practical while still being chic was something that I always struggled with when getting ready for class in the mornings, so I knew that the focus for my first post in the series needed to touch on this common challenge for students.  I hope that you get some shopping inspiration from my suggestions below and make sure to keep an eye out for my next post in the “Back To Campus” series featuring styling ideas for the ALWAYS necessary “classroom to happy hour” outfits!

Essential Item #1: The Cool Backpack

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1. Tory Burch Backpack

2. Hershel Supply Co. ‘Heritage’ Mid-Volume Backpack

3. Topshop Pineapple Print Backpack

4. Alexander McQueen Leather Backpack

5. Hershel Heritage Co. ‘Heritage’ Backpack

6. Volcom Canvas Rucksack

Essential Item #2: The Walking Shoe

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1. Vans High-Top Sneakers

2. Superga Classic Black Sneakers

3. Converse Missoni Chuck Taylor All-Star Sneaker

4. Classic Vans

5. Lucky Brand Embossed Leather Bootie

6. Nike Free 5.0 Fit 4 Training Shoe

7. Steve Madden Troopa Boot

8. Hunter Tall Moto Rain boot

Essential Item #3: The Comfy Tee/Sweatshirt

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1. Private Party Sweatshirt

2. Topshop Palm Leaf Tee

3. Hinge V-Neck Sweatshirt

4. Wildfox Monday Tee

5. Madewell ‘Bien’ Tee

6. Sam Edelman Zip Shoulder Plaid Shirt

Essential Item #4: The ‘Class’ic Casual Bottoms

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1. Knit Jogger Pants

2. Madewell Slim Boyjeans

3. Zella Live-in Reversible Leggings

 

P.S. — HAPPY HUMP DAY!

 

Feelin’ Sketchy: Bohemian Rhapsody

In light of the dreadful winter weather that I’m quickly getting tired of and the Coachella Music Festival’s setlist release, I figured I’d post a few of my favorite bohemian-themed designs that I created for Fall 2014.  Enjoy and feel free to envision yourself being surrounded by music and sunshine while viewing these!

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Inspiration Board for “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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In the making

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