Fall Into Style

Don't even question it ... sweater weather in Ohio isn't over and won't be until March or even April. Our state's weather is very unpredictable, just ask the meteorologists at Fox 8 News

But I'm not complaining, especially with this new butter yellow chenille sweater from styleNmotion! This is one of my favorite sweaters I have ever owned and I've always envisioned myself with a soft yellow one like this before I finally bought it!

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Chenille sweaters are very trendy right now, but I didn't know that until after I got this sweater. I'm honestly happy about that because I feel like I started a trend, all thanks to styleNmotion!

I love the cozy chenille fabric and ribbed trim. It's the type of material I remember my older relatives wearing when I was younger, which brings back happy memories. My new sweater just proves that the material on clothing is still in style and rocking more than ever! It's 100% polyester, comes in more than one size (the site states itself that it fits true to size!), and can only be hand washed. 

My dog Max the other day actually saw it laying out and gently took it like no one was watching. Thankfully I caught him and got the sweater back without any rips or dog salvia, but that just tells you how awesome it is because even my dog likes it! 

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This is random, but can we take a moment to appreciate the perfectly timed photo with the clouds and blue sky reflecting in the window? It's so amazing! Laura (my photographer) was looking for the right angles before taking the picture and she saw that the clouds and sky looked clear and perfect in the window behind me. It turned out so artsy! 

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I'm also still obsesseding over these cropped high-rise skinny jeans and nude lace-up booties, both from Anthropologie, which I talked about in my last fashion blog post. Super comfy, super stylish, and super perfect all year-round. 

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And of course, what is a fall fashion photoshoot without a pumpkin the same size of my head?! 

Look, I’m a pumpkin head! 🎃 

Look, I’m a pumpkin head! 🎃 

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If you love this sweater like I do, go shop for it right here. There's only 5 left in stock!

I also want to let you know that styleNmotion is having Black Friday deals on their website. They're having a huge sale, 40% off everything from Friday to Monday. That's a pretty freaking good deal! It also saves you a trip from shopping in public if you're not in New York City (where the boutique is located). Please take the chance to check out styleNmotion's stylish collections ahead of time before Black Friday, including the yellow chenille sweater!

Photos were taken by Laura Ryka (Instagram: @1aura.e.photography) 

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

It breaks my heart to say goodbye to summer and wait until next year for the warmth and sunshine to return to Ohio. However, I now look forward to the simple pleasures of fall. For me, I find it easy to transition from summer to fall because it's not like transitioning from summer to winter. You don't have to dress in super heavy clothing to beat off the chilly weather, but you still have more options rather than just throwing on shorts, flip flops, or a maxi dress. 

I think this outfit consisting of a tank, jeans, simple heels, and a diamond choker is a good fashionable transition from summer to fall. I'm in love with this new black velvet top from Francesca's which fits well for autumn and actually kind of has Halloween witch vibes, and witches are one of my favorite things about the holiday! I'm also very happy because believe or not, this is the first clothing item made of velvet material that I own, and I've been so anxious to finally have something made of velvet to wear! 

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On a side note, even though I'm not a huge fan of the Kardashian family empire, I feel a lot like Kendall Jenner with this top because it looks like something she would wear. Just throwing that out there. 

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Autumn will have times in which you'll need to throw on a jacket of some sort if it gets too chilly, which is great for this outfit. The black tank goes with anything, whether that may be a knit cardigan or a leather jacket. Look how perfectly matched the tank and jacket from Cecico in the picture below look, it shows off a cool greaser vibe!

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The outfit looks great with any hairstyle, as you can see how I chose to wear my hair in a braid. I'll say that for the majority of outfits I talk about, but this one especially looks killer with any hairstyle, whether the hair is down or pinned back. 

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I could rave about these ripped boyfriend jeans for about half of this post even though I've blogged about them before. They're absolutely comfy, trendy, and a little voguish. Now they're only $35 at American Eagle where I originally bought them from for $50, so now's the right time to purchase them before they go out of stock! Although I'm sure you'll find plenty of other similar pairs for great deals.  

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And of course, I will never get over these classic black pointed toe pumps from J. Crew which I've probably blogged about at least ten times by now. They go with everything and always look classy and stylish no matter what, especially with the black velvet tank and jeans! Although if you're going to be walking around somewhere with open wooden floors, I recommend to reconsider wearing them (coming from personal experience while taking these pictures).

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Summer has been quite a treat, and I'm already anxious for the sunny season to come back. But for now, I am going to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of autumn while it lasts (hey, that rhymes!) And on a positive note, there's only 110 more sleeps till Christmas, YAY! Although I'm in no rush, 2017 is going by way too fast.

Make sure to subscribe and keep up to date with my blog because I have a bunch of fall-related fashion and lifestyle posts coming, so be on the lookout! Happy September XOXO  

Shirt: Francesca's

Jeans: American Eagle

Jacket: Cecico similar jacket

Shoes: J. Crew

Necklace: Banana Republic similar necklace

Glasses: The LOFT - similar glasses

Watch: Macy's

Flutter Girl

Is it Thanksgiving break yet?! 

For real though, I'm so excited to go home for a five day weekend with my family, including my sister who I haven't seen in a while. There's so many traditions during the break that I love, including seeing a new movie (either Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Moana hopefully!), watching the Macy's Day Parade, a heavy delicious meal, and getting all decorated for Christmas! If there's one thing that is difficult about a holiday break, it's picking out an outfit to wear for the big day. 

Usually I just go for a fancy dress that I can't wear too often, unless there's a few non-dress outfits that I want to wear instead. But this year, I found the perfect dress! 

I got this dress from J. Crew, and it was originally around a hundred dollars. Luckily, it was on sale when I bought it and it was eighty dollars. Still expensive, but totally worth it! It's a flutter dress, with a gray-colored ponte knit material, grosgrain ribbon details, and a flirty skirt to bring out a feminine look that's perfect for a holiday party. I also love the plain black back of the top part! 

For shoes, I always have my go-to classic pumps from J. Crew to go perfectly with the dress. If it's a little cold that day, simple black tights would also be a great match for the look. 

And a hot pink wallet from Kate Spade, because why not? Makes the color-tone of the outfit pop a bit! 

When it comes to makeup and hair, I would just go for a natural look with natural eyeshadow, eyeliner, and maybe a bright or dark lip shade. Curly hair is also great too, but if you want to try out a different hairstyle that is perfectly okay as well. You can do whatever you want with your nail polish, whether you want to keep them clear or paint them the same color of your lipstick. 

I wouldn't wear a lot of jewelry either, at least no necklaces with this kind of dress. Chandelier-like earrings would be perfect, and a few rings and simple bracelets.  

I hope this was helpful for anyone who is having a hard time trying to find the perfect holiday outfit, and I really hope everyone eats lots of turkey this year! Happy Thanksgiving! 

Dress: J. Crew 

Shoes: J. Crew 

Wallet: Kate Spade

Fall Fever

Finally, it's sweater (vest) weather! 

I just had the best fall break! I didn't do a whole lot, but that sometimes is the best type of break. I slept in every morning, I ate healthier (cause you know college food), went shopping, saw Keeping Up With The Joneses (surprisingly very funny!), and of course spent a great quality time with my family and friends from my hometown. I was exhausted from midterm exams and doing homework all the time, so a four day break was very necessary. And plus, it gave me more time to write this blog post! 

When my mom and I went shopping, I bought a few new clothes and I am eager to share them, I think they are just perfect for fall. And of course, what's a fall fashion photoshoot without pumpkins and everything fall-related?! 

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The first part of my outfit I want to share are my new pair of light blue ripped mom jeans from Anthropologie. They're perfectly slim and high-waisted, and they are so comfy! At first, when I tried them on, I thought they are a bit tight, but aren't all jeans like that at first? After a while, they became more easy to put on and now I can last throughout the entire day without feeling one bit uncomfortable. I also finally have a pair of jeans that are more ripped, so that makes me very happy! 

Everything at Anthropologie is twenty percent off at the moment, so it's best to buy these jeans as soon as possible! 

My shoes, actually technically my mom's shoes, are designed by Børn and can be bought from Nordstrom. They are so comfy and chic, I'm going to have a can a pair for myself that I can wear all the time. Mom jeans and shoes worn by my mom, it's definitely obvious where I get my fashion sense from. 

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Of course, I have to prepare for the chilly weather with a black long sleeve shirt from Target (designed by Merona), a black choker necklace from Francesca's, Ray Bay half frames from Sunglass Hut, and my new favorite gray sweater vest from Apple Tree. The vest is probably one of my new favorite fashion pieces for fall. I love how long it is and the soft material it has. It looks great with shirts, pants and dresses. Plus, it has pockets! 

Fall is a beautiful and pleasant time of the year that must be cherished every second as the leaves continue to fall and pumpkins continue to grow. When you have the chance, go on a beautiful fall hike or go to a farm and pick some of the best pumpkins to carve or eat. Also, find that one outfit, whether dressy or comfy, that makes you feel confident, lovely, and expresses the beauty of fall and what it means to you.

Make sure to bundle up though, it's getting cold out there! 

Vest: Apple Tree similar vest

Shirt: Target

Jeans: Anthropologie

Shoes: Nordstrom

Necklace: Francesca's

Sunglasses: Sunglass Hut