Vests in the fall and winter are one of my favorites items to wear! I love that you can layer them in so many different looks! They can be worn casually or dressed up. I decided to pull together some of my favorite looks from last year wearing this gorgeous olive vest from Old Navy. As you can see this was a piece that I wore often and in many different ways. What is your favorite look? Can you tell that Stripes are my favorite pattern to pair it with?
Once Halloween hits time seems to go into warp speed. It is crazy to think that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving! I absolutely love the holidays and gathering with friends and family. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, because it is the beginning of the Holiday shopping. On Thanksgiving, after we eat dinner, we gather around the table with our black Friday ads. Everyone is making lists and plotting out the next day’s course. We do not go out on Thanksgiving, but get up before dawn to shop on Friday.
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Of course with the Holidays comes Holiday Looks! I already have this year’s thanksgiving look picked out. Since our Thanksgiving is usually casual I tend to go towards looks that are comfy. They need to make it through multiple meals and stops. This Floral Dress from Couture Cottage was an easy choice for this year’s look! This dress is flowy and definitely forgiving with all the deserts I plan to consume! This one can definitely be paired with leggings or denim depending on your mood. I love this floppy hat, but find that I feel a bit awkward wearing it out and about. My family expects me to be a tad over the top so I don’t feel overdressed wearing it around them.
I had such a hard time choosing just one thing from Couture Cottage. I also ended up picking up this dress too. If you are local they are located at Jefferson Pointe. If you aren’t local you are in luck! Just follow them on Instagram and comment sold, and fill out the Social Shop form on their site to get items shipped to you.
In looking towards Christmas and New Year’s Eve I have already began outfit planning. I have a few pieces that I have ordered and cannot wait to style! What is your go to looks for the holidays?
|| Hat: Lane 201 (old) || Jeans:Loft || Shoes:Nike ||We all have those days where we want to dress casually, but still want to love what we wear. On the weekends, I tend to dress a lot more casual than I do during the week. Both of my boys are involved in various sports, and I spend a lot of time running them from one activity to the next. We just finished the soccer season, and now we are moving to basketball. To say comfort is key is an understatement.
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One of my favorite things to through on while lounging at home is hooded sweatshirts. Many of mine though are not cute enough for me to feel put together. This double hooded sweatshirt on the other hand is double the cuteness! I love the rich burgundy color that is perfect for fall and into winter. The grey lining of the sweatshirt brings in pattern mixing subtly for those who are weary of too many patterns.
This outfit I wore out trick or treating with my boys last week. It was cold here in Indiana so layers were a must! I think the key to making a casual outfit look put together is by making sure your hair is done and adding a few accessories. Whether you curl your hair or throw it up in a messy bun both looks can create an overall affect of put togetherness. Since it was chilly I decided to add a cute hat. How do you dress casual, but still feel cute?
Life this fall has been crazier than ever! As you know, we just returned from a family vacation to Disney. It was nice getting away. Life though like I said has been crazy! Things at work have been extremely busy. We have a handful of new teachers that are keeping me busy. I love the fact that I am able to help so many people in my position. The boys have been playing soccer and the season is coming to a close. Next weekend is tournament which is always a fun day. I am hoping for good weather. This week we are overlapping soccer and basketball which should be interesting! We have also been car shopping in between all of the craziness. I am looking forward to ending that process soon!
Our weather in Indiana has taken a drastic turn. Our warmer days have turned extremely cool and rainy. I love the cooler temps, but I could do without the rain. I love the fact that I am able to pull out my fall clothes though. I think this is my favorite season when it comes to clothes! There is nothing better than layers in my opinion.
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This look brings in so many of my favorite styles that it makes me happy! Is there anything better than plaid, florals, and ruffled sleeves? This top from Shein had so many of my favorite styles that I couldn’t wait to give it a try. When wearing a boxier top I like to pair it with a slimmer silhouette on the bottom. These jeans from Loft are some of the best! If you are a curvier gal like myself you need to try these! They are absolutely the best fit, and I love how they hit right at the end of my leg.
When I received this top I was really excited about the quality. I ordered a size large, but I could have gone with my normal size medium. The material is a little heavier which is perfect for perfect fall days. The embroidery is really well done too! As for wrinkles, it was super easy to remove. The best part was that new ones were not added throughout the day. These pictures were taken after a day of working! This top also comes in a basic white and blue stripes if plaid isn’t for you!
Since there was so much going on with this top I decided to keep my accessories simple. This pendent necklace from Shop Sarahndipity is simple enough that it helped enhance this top verses making the look to busy. When looking for accessories for patterned tops simpler is always better.
To keep with the easy and simple look I added my favorite bracelet stack from Centered Jewelry. This is a local company that designs the best bracelets. There are so many gorgeous stacks that you can create by just a few pieces. If you are local and looking to see pieces in person head to Outer Grace Boutique or Lane 201! If you aren’t local you can also find her on Etsy. I wear these bracelets at least once a week, because I love them so much.
Anyone else have trouble packing for vacations? I seem to have the hardest time packing for trips. I never know what I will feel like wearing on any given day and it stresses me out not having my full closet at my disposal. Last year, when we went to Disney I didn’t plan very well. Most of my outfits were based on cuteness not comfort. This year, I decided that I wanted to be comfortable and cute! I decided to try a capsule wardrobe. Here are most of the pieces that I decided to bring.
Let’s face it when you are walking between 15,000 and 20,000+ steps in a day you have to wear comfortable shoes. I have realized I don’t have the most comfortable sandals and athletic shoes are the best choice for me. If you have any suggestions on cute and comfy sandals I will definitely love the advice. When looking at Disney at what others wore I didn’t find too many cute sandals that looked comfortable. So I decided to stick to my Nike’s and Keds. With the basic colors I knew they would go with just about everything.
To plan what pieces I wanted to bring this time around I made a mental list of what were my criteria for my outfits. I wanted to make sure that the pieces I brought were interchangeable. I kept the idea of a capsule wardrobe in the back of my mind. The next criteria, I wanted was comfort. Temps while we were in Florida was in the high 80’s and low 90’s with the heat index close to 100. It was crazy hot!
As I packed I made sure to actually try on the pieces that I wanted to bring. I made sure that all the pieces went together and that I felt comfortable wearing them. There is nothing worse than putting an item on, only to realize it doesn’t fit. I also thought about each day and what our plans were going to be. This made getting dressed so much easier throughout the week. I loved my outfits that I planned and unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of everything. When you are on the go nonstop I didn’t want to make everyone stop for my #ootd pictures. What do you think of my Disney looks?