Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Another staple piece for the fall: plaid (though no neon plaid please). Stick to warm colors, always. I’ve noticed the pearls and plaid trend sweeping across Pinterest, and decided to try it myself. Here is my inspiration:

Not quite the same, but I tried! I hope this is of some inspiration.

Top – Kohl’s
Skirt – Gap
Boots – Nicole
Necklaces – Unknown/Forever 21

Back to School: Casual

Back to School: Casual

A rule to follow this fall is: Don’t wear white after Labor Day. White is too much of a summer color to carry on into the fall. So wear white now while you can! This look reminds me of being at the beach or walking along a boardwalk. It has a cooler summer feel because of the light wash capris and neutral tones of the top and wedges.

Wedges are also meant for the summer months, so wear them now before September comes. It’s hard to see in the picture, but I am wearing a light green/white stone necklace that I got from a local craft fair.

That’s all for now. Happy Monday!

Shoes – Franco Sarto
Top – Saks Fifth Avenue
Capris – Arizona, JC Penney
Necklace – local craft fair

Back to School Outfit #4

Back to School Outfit #4

This outfit is definitely geared towards comfort, mostly because of the leggings. My inspiration for this look:

The past few outfits have actually all been Pinterest inspired.
Also, am I the only one who has this problem on a daily basis?

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Shoes – TOMS
Leggings – Ross
Floral Top – Forever 21
Cardigan – Merona
Necklace – Aerie

Back to School: Fall Outfit

Back to School: Fall Outfit

Here is the second outfit of my back to school collection! To create a smooth transition from summer to fall, I based the outfit off of a cream-colored summer dress I own. Of course, I added my riding boots, but this time with brown leggings to give the look a warmer vibe. On top I am wearing a forest green jacket and a pink infinity scarf to once again create an earthy tone, yet add a little summer color.

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Back to School Outfit #1

Back to School Outfit #1

Here is my first outfit from my back to school collection! I decided to jump right into fall colors – my favorite color scheme to work with. I just love the earthy, warm tones of fall.
I decided to layer this outfit because September weather is a little unpredictable since the temperature tends to change from morning to night. So, I layered a cardigan with a jean jacket. To make the look more stylish, I wore my striped pencil skirt from Forever 21, riding boots, and leg warmers. Leg warmers are a great accessory to have; they look great with boots, yet they are actually functional. Hope you liked the look; stay tuned for the rest of my back to school outfits!

Jacket – Forever 21
Cardigan – BDG.
Necklace – Forever 21
Skirt – Forever 21
Leg Warmers – Unknown
Riding Boots – Nicole

Back to School Shoes: Flats & Sandals

Back to School Shoes: Flats & Sandals

It’s that time of year again! Probably the best excuse to buy new clothing and shoes… and supplies of course. Unfortunately, my school doesn’t start until late September, but most students are going back within the the next couple of weeks. So, I am now starting my back to school collection, featuring outfits for school, my college dorm haul, and fall inspiration.

For now I’d thought I’d start off with these new shoes I got from The Shoe Department. Every year I get a new pair of classic black flats. They go perfectly with dark skinny jeans and sweaters, which I plan on styling in the fall. The second pair I got are these metallic sandals that are more appropriate for August and early September when the weather is still warm enough for shorts and skirts. My advice: switch out boring, old flip flops for some decorative sandals this school year! The nail polish I am wearing is Mint Sprint by Sally Hansen.

Warning: this color does not look good on finger nails.

Stay tuned for more back to school hauls!

Dinner Date Outfit

Dinner Date Outfit

I have a dinner date with the Natester tonight. I can’t seem to make these last couple hours go by faster, so I decided to do a little OOTD post for fun. We agreed to be formal, but I didn’t want to be over the top. I consider this outfit very business casual actually. It’s great for those occasions that are right on the borderline of casual and formal; it’s the perfect transition.

The black pencil skirt I am wearing is the main component of this outfit – it can dress anything up. On top I am wearing a sheer navy blue top with small lime green polka dots (underneath is a black tank top). And my shoes: short heels are essential for completing the semi-formal look. Dressy but not fancy.

On my wrist I am wearing this antique-looking watch that my grandpa got for me at a garage sale. It’s a little cracked, but I think it just adds a little character. I am also wearing my Pandora bracelet (with two charms). On my nails is Lightning by L.A. Colors.

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