Winter Fashion Favorites!

For this Maryland girl, cold weather style is all about staying warm and layering! I am about 5’3 and sometimes the combination of puffy coats, thick scarves and chunky knit sweaters can make me look like an unattractive marshmallow gal. Since I know the struggle of finding flattering, cozy clothes, I wanted to share with you some of my recent favorite pieces that have been on repeat all Winter! Many of these items look cute paired together, or worn separately; just depending on the occasion! I purchase a lot of my clothes from Nordstrom because they have an awesome points program, as well as top notch customer service in case you may have to return or exchange an item. I think you can definitely find similar styles from other stores though!

Elodie “Decon Longline Denim Jacket”

I didn’t realize how much I would wear an oversized, distressed denim jacket, until I purchased an oversized distressed denim jacket. You guys, I am SHOCKED at how many different ways I can wear this piece. I have layered a thick knit turtleneck, a hoodie, a big scarf; literally ANYTHING! I love the medium wash of this jacket because I can pair it with dark denim and I don’t look like a Mom from the 90’s in an all-jean outfit! The distressed look gives a super casual vibe, but you can dress it up with leather leggings and over-the-knee boots! I am just super happy I bought this and I think I’m going to find so many ways to easily transition this jacket into the Spring months!

adidas “Originals Trefoil Crewneck Sweatshirt”  

I love this Adidas “Originals” crewneck because it’s super comfortable and oversized (with pockets, people) but it helps give any outfit a trendy vibe, without being over-the-top! I am 25 and although I feel young enough to wear certain trends, I also don’t want to have an identical outfit to someone that is 10 years younger. This simple black and white top can be paired with denim or leggings! I think this looks adorable when worn underneath the denim jacket, but I love wearing it with a black bomber jacket for a casual, sporty look.

SPANX “Faux Leather Leggings” 

The BEST leather leggings that I have ever tried! They are the perfect combination of being stretchy and comfortable, while also holding their shape and flattering your curves! I am a size 4 and sized up to a Medium in these! I bought these on sale from Anthropologie, but I would also pay the full-price amount because I wear these constantly. I love the look of an oversized top with something more fitted on the bottom. You can dress these up or down and I know you will find a million different ways to style these edgy leggings.

Joe’s Jeans “Unpicked Hem Denim”

Joe’s Jeans are my absolute favorite fitting denim! They don’t stretch out in the waist, but still manage to miraculously fit my curvy lower half! I find it so hard to find jeans that just fit everywhere and these definitely work so well for me! The ankle cut actually fits me perfectly too, so I don’t have to worry about finding “Petite” or “Short” length in this brand. I love this pair in particular because they have the unpicked hem, which looks so cute against my Vans or booties! The distressed medium wash goes so well with darker tops! This is definitely another piece that I will be able to style in the Spring and Summer too!

adidas “Swift Run Sneaker” in the option “Clear Brown and White” 

These shoes are so comfortable and I love the neutral color. I have been wearing these non-stop! They pair so well with all of my “athleisure” outfits, but I would also feel comfortable working out in these as well! I loved how affordable these were too!

J.Crew Factory “Cozy Marled Pom Pom Hat” 

I have seen so many fashion bloggers wearing these pom pom hats and I am so proud to jump on the bandwagon! These will make an ordinary outfit super cozy and cute. I love this color combination because I wear a lot of black, gray, navy, and white! This one is super warm and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it out!

What have been your recent fashion favorites? What are your favorite stores to shop at? I would love to know! Thank you so much for reading this blog post and for supporting me through 2017. Whether you took the time to leave a sweet comment, follow me on Instagram, show your support in ANY WAY, just know it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. My big 2018 goal is to put out really helpful and fun content, I want people to go to my blog when they need advice and a laugh. Blogging and connecting with people is what I am most passionate about and I am excited to begin investing more and more into this dream of mine! I hope you all have the best day, I am so optimistic and peaceful about what this year is going to bring us. I really believe in fresh starts and I know 2018 will be mine!

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Transitional Fall Fashion!

I’ve slowly started to transition my Summer clothes out of my closet so I can begin replacing them with fun Fall pieces! I live in Maryland, so although we’ve experienced some 60-70 degree days in September, it has mostly been warm weather! As much as I would love to break out the blanket scarves and flannels, I have to refrain because heat stroke happens. I wanted to show you some of my favorite early Fall, transitional pieces that you can pair with Summer tops or shorts until it is cooler weather!

Loft Button Down Denim Skirt

I’m so happy denim skirts are in style again! I was obsessed with the overly distressed and embroidered versions back in the day, so I feel a little nostalgic when styling this piece! This one is so cute because of the button front detail, which is so on-trend for Fall! I’ve seen so many dresses and high waisted jeans that have this similar style! I love denim skirts because you can dress them up or down. On more casual days, I’ll wear this with a tucked-in graphic tee and sneakers. For a dressier, feminine look, I’ll pair this with a lace shirt or a pastel colored top with wedges or heels. I can even make this work for a casual work outfit with a button up shirt and a pair of flats! This is such an easy piece to transition into Fall and you will definitely get your money’s worth with the variety of looks you can create!

Loft Camo Skinny Pants

Loft has definitely become one of my favorite stores over the past year! I initially started shopping there for professional clothes, but I’ve started buying more casual pieces over the last few months and I’m so impressed with the quality! There are always great sales happening, so if you find something you like, I definitely recommend waiting for it to be discounted! I love camo print and olive green, so I was super excited whenever I saw these pants! Although they’re not for everyone, I think they’re really cute. I haven’t seen many people styling camouflage pants and I liked that they were unique in that way! Since camo print matches nothing, it kind of goes with everything, haha! I wear these with black, dark gray, cream, and burgundy tops! These also look so cute paired with a denim or leather jacket!

Old Navy Classic Ballet-Back Tee

I love wearing stripes all year long, but these cute, quarter length sleeved tees are perfect for Fall! I love buying basics from more affordable stores because they’re something I usually repurchase every year since I wear them so much! These come in so many different Fall colors and are super flattering. They have the scoop, ballet-back cut, which is so classic. I love wearing these with a low bun to showcase the back detail. You can wear these alone or easily throw a cardigan over top once it starts to get cooler. I get Parisian street-style vibes from this shirt and it is under $20! So happy about this affordable find!

Gap “Tencil” Tie-Belt Shirt Dress

I love denim dresses and this is my first one that is dark wash! I’ve only ever owned light or medium colored denim dresses so this one screamed Fall to me! It’s super weird, because I actually found this dress at Marshalls, but I also saw it in the Gap store at full-price, so I would absolutely check your Marshalls or TJ Maxx before purchasing it at a Gap store! The Tencil fabric makes it feel super soft and buttery on your skin. I love the tie-belt because it helps give the dress shape and will be very figure flattering on so many body types. I think this will look cute now with bare legs and wedges, but I’m really excited to wear it with colored tights and booties. I think this will be adorable with a large plaid blanket scarf draped around or a suede cabby hat! I am so happy I picked up this piece and I think I will be able to style it in so many different ways!

Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Bootie

I am extremely excited for these booties because first and foremost, they’re incredibly comfortable and secondly, they’re black with a brown, wood heel! I have been scouring the internet for black booties with a brown heel for months and finally discovered these! Traditionally, most come with a matching black bottom, but I think this wooden heel makes them more casual and unique! I love the contrast between dark and light and think they’ll match everything in my closet! They’re a soft suede, which screams Fall, but I’m not afraid to start wearing these now with dresses and jeans. When I checked to find a link to the shoes, I saw they’re actually on sale at Nordstrom, so if you think that you may need these (trust me, you do), I would go ahead and scoop them up now!

Nike Classic EZ Slip-On Tennis Shoe

I’ve never received more compliments on a pair of shoes than I do with these babies! I have mine in the color, “Dusted Clay/Summit White” and although they look suede online, they’re actually more of a leather fabric! The color is perfection for Fall and will match anything! They’re the perfect shoe to dress down an outfit and these are also ridiculously comfortable. I love the slip-on style because it’s not overly athletic, like you’re not going to go to the gym in these, but they give you the functionality of wearing a sneaker with a cute outfit if you plan on walking long distances or standing! These are a must-have for me and I wear them so much throughout the week because they go with everything!

As I was putting this blog post together, I realized that the photos would’ve looked much nicer if they were on a real human 😂 so let me know if you would like to see styled outfits featuring yours truly! I never really thought about doing that before, but since I really enjoy writing these fashion posts, I think it would be fun! Please let me know in the comments what kind of transitional pieces you find essential with Fall approaching! Thank you so much for reading!

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Favorite Fall Nail Polishes!

I love Fall makeup and fashion, so it’s really no surprise that I’m equally obsessed with seasonal nail polish shades as well! I wanted to do a post on my favorite colors for the Autumn months! I try my best to coordinate the clothes that I wear to my nail polish and these all seem to match my wardrobe perfectly!

All of these polishes are the “OPI Infinite Shine” formula, which is a hands down, holy grail product for me. It will not chip, flake or fade. It lasts for one week, sometimes even two! I’m a huge fan of gel manicures, but it can get costly and the excessive time spent at the nail salon every other week makes me twitch. This is by far the best regular polish formula that I’ve found and I usually buy mine from Ulta, when they have the buy two, get one free deal going on! I’m going to list them out and try to explain the color to you, so don’t judge me on the descriptions!

Reach for the Sky– Creamy, Blue-Gray

Taupe-less Beach – Cool-toned, Neutral Taupe-Gray

You Don’t Know Jacques– Dark Taupe with Mauve-Brown undertones

Miami Beet – Violet-Red Berry

Dulce de Leche – Brown-Nude with Peach undertones

Malaga Wine – Rich Warm Red

You Sustain Me – Violet-Mauve Cream

Linger Over Wine – Warm, Brown-Mauve

I’m really looking forward to doing more Fall-themed blog posts! I have some good ideas, but I would really love to know what you would like to see! Getting your feedback is so important to me and I love reading the comments! I feel so inspired by your new ideas and suggestions, so definitely let me know!

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