Fall Style Wish List for 2018

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Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been counting down to the weekend for a million reasons but largely because my paycheck hits my bank account and I can do a little retail therapy! Wahoo! The temperatures have been dropping a little recently and I’ve been breaking out a sweater here and there but my closet would definitely appreciate a few more hanging inside. That and some new boots!

I’ve always had a hard time figuring out what my style is when it comes to fall fashion. I love classic cable knit sweaters and duck boots but I’m also a big fan of the slouchy, off the shoulder sweaters and over the knee boots everyone wears. A bit of preppy, a bit of on trend! I think that’s the best part of personal style, you can do it all or none of it if you want to!

Shop the Post: Pumpkin Spice Mug | Pumpkin Spice Hat | Orange Dooney & Bourke Bag | Pumpkin Spice Tee | Tartan Skirt | Sperry Duck Boots | Levi’s Skinny Jeans | Yellow Knit Sweater | Blue Sweater | Green Sweater | Orange Sweater | Leather Boots | Over the Knee Boots | Blanket Scarf

Cute Fall Shoes on a Budget

Hey everyone! Even though its still 95 degrees every single day here in Dallas, I’ve been getting so excited about fall that I couldn’t resist buying a thing or two for my fall wardrobe! After work the other day, I made my way to the shoe aisle in Target and saw they had quite a few shoes marked down. I know some of them were supposed to be for their summer shoe collection, but I think they can make their way into the fall season without anyone knowing the difference!

Target Shoe Finds

I’m always on the hunt for a good deal (full price is the F-word!) so I’m really excited to share these quick fall shoe finds with you! To grab these deals, you might have to go in-store to find them as it appears online that they haven’t been marked down or they’re out of stock.

The purple velvet shoes were on sale for $6.99!

The black pointed-toe shoes were on sale for $8!

The Universal Thread pumps were on sale for $8!

I may or may not have done a happy dance and then called my mom to brag about the good deal I got. Ok I totally did. I was so excited. It’s the little things, right? These shoes are going to be super cute for work or a night out with David. I’ll be sharing how I style them soon!

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Preppy Girl

Happy hump day, gals! Hopefully you’ve recovered after yesterday’s election and all of the stress that comes along with it. Honestly, I sat in my room and ate chocolate and pizza while watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Can you blame me? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who did this! I wanted to start off a new day with a fun Christmas gift guide to lift our spirits! I’m a pretty preppy person in terms of style and even home decor to a degree, so some of my favorite Christmas gifts have been classic, stylish items. Last year, my boyfriend David got me a Tiffany charm necklace! Talk about classic!

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So let’s chat about a few of these super cute gifts! Probably my favorite one on here are those L.L. Bean classic duck boots. I have a pair of my mom’s from the 1980s and they’re still going strong. You can’t go wrong with these! I also love a monogrammed baseball hat to go with my duck boots (I wore a similar combo to work yesterday). Baseball hats are so classic and represent a wonderful American past time. My mom got me a monogrammed hat for my birthday and I wear it at least once a week!

Because I love Jackie Kennedy so much, I had to include a few of her style favorites! Pearls are probably my number one go-to item when I’m throwing on something to wear to work in the morning. I think JKO thought the same thing. You’ll also never see me without a pair of sunglasses, particularly cat-eye. They’re part of my signature look and make a great Christmas gift!

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I linked everything in this post in the widget above! As I always say, wait for sales and find discount codes before purchasing. That’s how I get all of my deals! Enjoy your Christmas shopping and celebrate this wonderful season! I have more gift guides to come so keep your eye out!

Refreshing Your Winter Wardrobe

monogrammed vestsHappy Monday lovelies! I spent the weekend cleaning and organizing my apartment to get ready for the holidays. It was also rather chilly out so for the first time since I moved to Dallas, I got to wear long sleeves! On Sunday, I decided it was time to switch out my summer clothes for my fall and winter clothes, which inspired me to write this post! Refreshing your winter wardrobe doesn’t necessarily mean going to Macy’s and buying all-new everything though. For me, it means trying things on and figuring out if I still like it and if it still fits well. Here are a few tips to get your wardrobe ready for the chilly months!

Decide What to Toss

As I was dragging storage bags out from under my bed, I immediately noticed several articles of clothing that I knew I wouldn’t wear no matter how much I tried to convince myself. However, nothing in the world can convince me that I don’t need all of my quilted vests and fluffy scarves. My favorite monogrammed vest is from Marley Lilly (link here). Getting rid of the things you really don’t have room for in your closet helps save you room and allows you to better judge what you need for the coming winter!

pom pom hat for winter

Organize Accessories

I have so many belts, hats, scarves, and purses that they often get lost in my closet behind a big coat or something. Of course, they never end up getting worn even if they’re really cute. Find a simple way to organize them that allows quick access. For example, I hang all of my necklaces on a circular, spinning tie rack that hangs on one of the racks in my closet. It works so well and keeps them from getting tangled. Plus, it looks prettier and more put together!

Take Photos of New Outfits

Whenever I’m going through my clothing at the beginning of a new season, I always try to come up with a few new outfits out of the existing clothes I have. Sometimes I don’t even realize how much I have until I look at it from a fresh perspective. Take photos of the new outfits you create so you can remember to wear them!

Pack Up Your Summer Clothing

My last tip is to take all of your summer clothes out of your closet for a clearer, more open space. I used to keep all of my clothes in my closet year round. Instead of focusing on the great winter clothes I had, I was distracted by the summer clothes that I couldn’t wear. Clear all of that out and pack it in boxes or space bags. Hint: roll your clothes to conserve space!

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The Perfect Fall Accessory Feat. JORD Wood Watches (Giveaway Included!)

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Happy Friday loves! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend! The weather in Dallas this weekend is supposed to be chillier than usual so I’m looking forward to wearing fall clothes and accessories. One of my favorite accessories for this chilly, cozy season is this gorgeous JORD Wood Watch. You might have seen these watches floating around the internet and wondered what they were and where you get them. Lucky for you, I’m not only going to give you the details, but I’m also giving away a watch! Keep reading for giveaway details.

unique watches for women

When I got my wood watch in the mail, I was really surprised by how smooth and shiny the wood was. I don’t know why I had it in my head that a wood watch would give me splinters but I was pleasantly surprised that I wouldn’t be needing tweezers to pull out fragments of wood from my wrist. I was also surprised by how nice the packaging was. The watch came in a little wooden box with the brand label stamped on it. This particular JORD watch is from the Fieldcrest series in “Dark Sandalwood” (link here). I love that it goes with everything I wear in the fall season! Blanket scarves, riding boots, and pumpkin spice lattes are made even preppier with my watch.

plaid blanket scarf

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So this is my favorite part of the whole post! I get to giveaway a free JORD Wood Watch to one of my fabulous followers! I’ve been really excited about this for awhile now because the people that support me and my blog (you!) deserve some sort of a ‘thank you’ for it. What better way to do this than by giving away something so unique? Here’s the link to the giveaway form! Giveaway ends on November 20 at 11:59 CST. Good luck!simple blog layout

 

 

 

 

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