Hello Fall

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Hello Fall, it’s nice to see you again. As someone who mostly grew up on the West Coast, I still get excited about the definitive shift into autumn. Even though I’ve been out of school for a few years now, fall still feels like a fresh start. For me, one of the best parts of going back to school was picking my first day of school outfit. Of course, you wanted to look great on the first day of school and make a great first impression. I remember wanting to look trendy, but not like I tried too hard, and to still feel comfortable.

One trend that I’ve seen popping up frequently are longline sweaters and coats. I love the cyclical nature of fashion- I remember when these where really popular back in middle school. The duster sweaters in middle school were more ‘grandma chic.’ The current options are sleeker and more modern, which I like.

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I wanted to try out this trend, so I picked up a simple knit version from Asos. I went with one of my favorite colors to wear (black) that way I know it will fit in well with other pieces in my closet. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a bit with this longer silhouette, but wearing it in black made me feel more confident about my look. Also, when the trend dies down, I feel like it’s something I’ll still want to wear because it’s not too wild.

I was in an experimental mood when I was putting together this outfit, so I decided to tuck up my dress and wear it as a top. This Old Navy dress is one of my favorite purchases from the summer and I’ve gotten a ton of wear out of it. I’m pleased that I’ve found another way to continue to wear it into fall. I finished off the outfit with my trusty Chelsea boots. Altogether, I really like this look and if I were going back to school this fall, this could have been my first day of school outfit!

What do you think of these longline pieces? Would you wear them?

Outfit Details: Vila long line cardi c/o Asos (shop more longline clothing here), Old Navy patterned cocoon v-neck dress, American Eagle black hi-rise jeggings, Topshop chelsea boots, Fossil Erin Satchel, Forever 21 necklace | Lips- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte | photos- my friend Ben

Colorful Spring Finds Under $100

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I have a real neutrals problem in my closet right now. I’m still mainly wearing clothes from my fall capsule wardrobe. When I was putting that list together, I wanted everything to mix and match well and it was easier to achieve that with neutral colors. I have a solid foundation of basics, so I am glad for that. Now that the sun has come out and temperatures are rising, I really want to inject some color back into my wardrobe. I picked up a few new things last month, but then I realized that they were all neutrals too. These are a few items that caught my eye while I was browsing online. They’re all under $100 (and many of them are under $50)!

Is your closet more colorful or more neutral?

Tops: Layered Cropped Tank, Printed Slit-Neck Peplum Top, Matte Crepe Sleeveless Top, Lace Crochet Shell Top

Skirts & Dresses: Pleated Lady Skirt, Scallop Insert Mini Skirt, Sleeveless Curved Hem Overlay Dress

Shoes & Accessories: Red Sunglasses, Leather Slip-On Sneakers

More Tops: Tie-Strap Bardot Top, Layered Open Back Top, Layered Chiffon Tank

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Borrowed from the Boys

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Most of these clothes look like they could have come from my little brothers’ closet, but I don’t mind because this outfit was so darn comfortable. Last year I fully embraced sneakers and now I wear my black pair on the regular. I also finally tracked down a plain black beanie. It was a little bit harder to find than you’d think! Most of the ones I saw had some sort of phrase on them or were surprisingly overpriced.

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When I’m wearing a more masculine look like this one, I like to add some feminine touches for balance. I got a curling wand over the holiday break and I’ve been having fun playing around with it. It makes it so easy to curl my hair, which is great for someone as lazy as I am.

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It was another quiet weekend for me. I’ve been spending most of my weekends in this month in an attempt to save money. Sometimes it sucks a little, but I don’t mind too much because my introvert self is happiest when I have an extended amount of alone time. Plus, if I really do want to work on my resolution of getting my finances in order, I had to cut back. Instead of going out, I picked up some knitting, worked on a video for my youtube channel, and sat down to write a letter. Let me know if you did anything fun this weekend and I’ll live vicariously through you!

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Outfit Details: Old Navy plaid shirtAmerican Eagle hi-rise jeggings, black sneakers c/o Aeropostale, ribbed beanie c/o Boohoo | Lips- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte | photos- my sister

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Sneak Peek


It’s been a little while since my last capsule wardrobe update so I thought I’d show you guys a few of the things I’ve bought so far. There were certain items on my list that I’d seen online and wanted to check out in stores, many of which I did not end up purchasing. In most of those cases, the fit wasn’t what I wanted it to be or I didn’t like it as much in person. I did get the four items above though and I’m pretty excited about them.

Madewell maison des a.r.t.s. sweatshirt // Old Navy Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirt
Joe Fresh Striped Ribbed Knit Tee // Topshop Advent Chelsea Boots

Here’s what’s left on my list:

– burgundy sweater (I think I’ve settled on a pullover style that’s cropped.)

– black v-neck cardigan (Just a basic cardigan with long sleeves that hits me at the waist. The options I’ve checked out so far have been too long or too scratchy.)

– gray v-neck cardigan (same as above)

– black pleated skirt (Still not entirely sure what shape I’m going for yet, but I was thinking possibly a wrap skirt.)

– gray skirt (Again, not set on the shape yet, but I want it to be different from whichever black skirt I get.)

– solid gray dress (Something basic that I can style several ways. I’m considering this dress from LOFT.)

I’ve seen some options for the items above, but they weren’t exactly what I was looking for, so I’m still on the hunt. I am being pretty picky, but I think that makes sense because I will be wearing these same clothes for three months.

Tell me: Have you bought any fall clothes or accessories recently?