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Weather Or Not

Sweater: Thrifted
Jumper: Me Made
Tights: Target
Socks: Old
Shoes: ???
Purse: Thrifted
Broach: Vintage
Watch: Sam Moon

The weather has taken a change of turn and it has finally reached cooler temperatures!!! Hurray!!! In the morning temperatures have been in the 50's and the day warms up to a lovely 70's which means sweaters can be worn without dying of heat stroke and there is a crisp fall breeze drifting through the air. It seems like I have been waiting forever to wear my favorite fall pieces and now I finally can embrace them with full force in layers and tights:)

Oddly enough, this semester I am taking my last science class which just so happens to be a weather and climate class. As a result of this, I now know more than I ever have about the weather and might be known to say something scientifically smart about the clouds or terrestrial radiation! However, because of that class I also know that while I am enjoying the wonderful cool fall weather this weekend, there is unfortunately a warm front coming in later next week. Thus, I am soaking up every ounce of this weather that I can!

As the cool weather is only to be shortly lived I am fully taking advantage of the sweaters and tights in my closet! This ensemble is definitely a new fave of mine! Stripes have always been a favorite as have sweater turtle necks. Apart from that, it is no surprise that I pulled out my mustard tights, because lets be honest, mustard is my favorite fall color!!!! I can't help thinking that this ensemble looks like something straight from Modcloth's fall styles....complete with the jumper dress! Modcloth has done a fabulous job with their fall patterns, styles, and colors and I fell in love with their modern does 1970's style which seems to be a fall inspiration I fall back on. 

Has the fall weather arrived in your area?
Are you familiar with Modcloth's fall styles?


Cozy + Coffee

Jeans: Thrifted
Shirt: Faded Glory
Sweater: c/o TOBI
Mug: Marshalls
Glasses: c/o Firmo

I have come to realize how much I rely on the weekends for creating blog content. Since the semester started, the weekends have become the time that I get all of my photos for the coming week taken care of and start planing out posts. Sadly, the past two weekends I was either home with my family or traveling on a road trip, and while you would think that I still would have found time to take pictures I didn't. Thus, my absence from the blog was sadly a result of that an I am now counting down the days to till weekend when I can get back into the swing of things again!

It's crazy when life gets busy and I realize how much I have neglected the blog and fallen away from my timely blog schedule that I faithfully had going at the beginning of the semester. In those moments of business I find myself missing this special space and all of you who grace each post with your time and comments! Sadly, I have realized that when life gets busy and content is lacking I develop a loss of enthusiasm and inspiration for posting. So often blogging is all I want to do, but when life gets busy it is often the one thing I keep pushing aside, forgetting that it is always something that rejuvenates me and fills me with inspiration to keep going and pushing through even when life might get hard.

I think that's why it is so important to cling to somewhat of a schedule when life gets busy, because even when things feel like they are falling apart at the scenes there are always those constants that help you regain a since of composure on life. My go to constants when life gets crazy are always a good cup of coffee...in fact each day starts off 100% better when I start off with a cup of coffee followed by time spent in the word all warm and cozy in a chunky sweater.....there is just something so simple and comforting about those three things:)

Furthermore, the lack of "true" fall weather in my neck of the woods has set me into a state of gloomy disengagement from fashion and has made getting dressed every day a slight struggle. I always want to reach for sweaters and wear all of the cozy clothes that make me so giddy with fall fever, yet am forced to choose more "summery" pieces day in and day out! Its quite hard when you have an idea in your head but in reality its not quite feasible....it seems to take a tad bit of excitement out of you. That is probably another reason for the lack of posts as all the outfit and post ideas in my head, center around fall but are logically not feasible with my weather....Thus, here's to hoping "true" fall will arrive soon and more posts will appear on the blog!

Do you ever feel at a loss when it comes to blogging?
Does the weather ever diminish your excitement?


Simplicity & Fall Accessories

Top: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Pants: Thrifted (Forever 21)
Shoes: Thrifted
Socks: Forever 21
Purse: c/o Gamiss
Watch: c/o JORD

Long time no see! It truly seems like it has been forever since I sat down to write a post, but it hasn't been that long. I felt a little off the blogging game since life got a bit busy and I didn't have many posts planned out, but here is one that I have been looking forward to for a few weeks!

I have come to appreciate the simplicity of fashion. While most often I go for something full of colors, prints, and multiple aspects, there are many times that simplicity is so perfect in itself. I created this outfit based off of THIS look worn my Mary in the movie "About Time." I fell in love with her simple and yet ladylike style and couldn't help loving how perfectly fall her outfit was...plus we basically have the same hairstyle:) While sweaters are definitely my go to in the fall months, there is something so perfectly comforting in an oversized chunky sweater!

Aside from the simplicity in fashion, the best accessory to top off a look such as this is also to pair a simple piece with it. This Zebra and Navy wood watch from JORD is the perfect fall accessory! I haven't always been that into watches, but this piece definitely changes the game up a bit! Not only does the simple and unique style go with nearly everything in my closet, but the wood texture compliments all of the earthy tones of fall, making it a recurring accessory in my everyday wardrobe. The wood styles of JORD watches truly add a bit of nature into every ensemble in their natural construction and I especially love the dark shade of this lovely watch they sent me.

If you think about it, watches have always been a classic and timeless (see what I did there) accessory throughout the years, not to mention that they keep you on track and help you never to be late. If you are interested in getting one of these classic wood watches for yourself, JORD has put together a GIVEAWAY and the winner will receive a $75 eGift Card and everyone else who enters will receive a $20 eGift Card (Contest ends November 13th and codes expire January 1st).

Have you ever heard of wood watches?
Do you like simple fashion?
Are you a watch wearer?


Recent Faves Pt. 6

Here's to another installment of my "Recent Faves." There have definitely been some great posts by favorite bloggers lately, as well as lovely little tid bits here and there of accessories, songs, shows, clothes, and such that I have come across. I love compiling these posts because it give me the opportunity to share those things that I have been "freaking out" over lately and totally "falling in love" with. Hope you enjoy these lovelies below:

  • It doesn't get more autumnal than apple orchards, plaid, hunter boots, pumpkins, apple pie, and pure classic charm like in Sarah KJP's recent post HERE....can I just be transported into this post!
  • Yes...I just cut bangs...and no, I am not hating them, I still love them, but I can totally relate to This Card 100%!
  • Hannah Everly did it again with her FABULOUS fall skirt line, and knowing my over the top love for Mustard Yellow it is no surprise that this darling skirt is my favorite!
  • Anyone else have a "slight"obsession with the history and life of the royal family? For some reason I have always been intrigued by the royal family and watched a number of movies/series focusing on them, the queens, kings, etc. and thus, am soooooo EXCITED for The Crown which is coming to Netflix!
  • Katie Gabrielle has the most darling designs in her shop and I can't get over how cute this book lapel set is!
  • I'm all about those 70's vibes this fall and have fallen in LOVE with this dress from Modcloth's fall line!!!
  • Speaking of Modcloth.....I am over the moon with the news that Modcloth is coming to Austin! That's right....a real life, standing Modcloth:)
  • I don't know about you, but Bethel is one of my favorite worship groups and I can't get enough of their newest album and have it on repeat nearly every day! 
  • When fall hits, Rebecca of A Clothes Horse always seems to live in a magical Fall world in Ireland and this latest post from her is utter PERFECTION!
  • Gotta admit that I have always loved One Direction, so when I heard that Niall Horan (he was always my favorite...FYI) came out with his own single "This Town" it totally made my day!! 
  • Lastly, I want to go traipsing through these woods.....they are like a page straight out of a fairytale....Little Red Riding Hood to be exact:)
Any of my favorites catch your eye?


Making The Cut

Dress: Lula Roe (Thrifted)
Purse: Thrifted
Shoes: Cato's
Watch: Sam Moon
Lapel Pin: Shop Luella
Earrings: Forever 21
**All Pictures By Me**

Person: "Did you do something different with your hair?" 
Me: "Yes, I cut bangs!"
(every comment from this past week)
SURPRISE! Well.....probably not that much of a surprise if you caught this weekends post or follow me on Instagram, but I took the plunge and cut bangs, and when I say "cut" I mean that I cut them myself......yes, you heard that right! 

Okay, so flash back to my Junior year of High School when I had hair down to my waist and decided to cut bangs (basically I was just copying Taylor Swift). However, when I decided to cut them the first time I failed to watch a really good tutorial and I totally did not know what I was doing! They didn't turn out horribly, but they were definitely to thick and not as flattering as I had imagined, thus after 6 months I decided to grow them back out. Three years later I have chopped off my hair to shoulder length, then went for long bob (which is back at shoulder length), and now I have gone for bangs again.....but here's the funny story!

I had been toying with the idea of bangs since spring break when I got my hair cut shorter (again I just see to be copying Taylor Swift's hairstyles), however I never could get up the nerve to go get them cut or find the exact style that I wanted. Then, last weekend one of my best friends was up at college staying with me and well....we decided to cut bangs. The sum of the story is that we sat down to do homework (which we both had a lot of) and 20 minutes later we found ourselves watching hair tutorials for cutting bangs, hopping in the car and buy scissors at Walgreens, and then proceeding to CUT BANGS!!! 

Thankfully, this time I knew what I was doing because I found some FABULOUS hair tutorials HERE and HERE (if you are thinking of cutting your own bangs check them out!). The fact is that I have always been one to cut my own bangs because every time I would get bangs (usually only side) cut at a salon I never liked them and I feel that when I cut them myself I have more control (plus I can't get upset if they turn out wrong). After having bangs for a week now, I am still getting used to them, but definitely LOVE how they change up my hairstyle and are truly perfect for fall!. 

Also, can we just talk about how FAB this Lula Roe dress (that I thrifted at Goodwill) is! Totally in love with the simple a classic silhouette which definitely pairs perfectly with my new "Introvert" lapel pin from Shop Luella, and this super fun and colorful satchel purse. 

Any of you toying with getting bangs?
Have you ever cut your own hair?


October Plans & Goals

Picture By Me
As October unfurls before me I can't help but be filled with anticipation for the coming season, but also sadness because I feel that my love for Fall is greatly overshadowed by the business of life and college. I remember growing up and having every season FILLED to the brim with fun activities, and the kid inside of me still wishes life could be that simple with pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving with my family, cooking pumpkin seeds, baking copious amounts of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins every week, dressing up for Fall Festivals, and other such joyous things. Yet, as the months fly by and the years start over every 365 days, life seems to always change....just like the changing of the seasons, and I can't help wishing that time could stop so that I can actually enjoy it for a change instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle.

Nevertheless, with October now upon us, I find myself dreaming of so many things I want to do this fall, but knowing that hardly any of them will actually come to fruition (sadly)......yet one can still dream. Therefore, with that being said here are my goals and plans for the month of October, but first here is a recap for the month of September:

September Recap:
So much has happened in September.....Litterally....WOW!!

  1. Considering that Pumpkin Spice Latte's came out at the beginning of last month I am sad to say I have only enjoyed their delectableness two times (it would have been four if Starbucks wasn't out those two times)
  2. I finally had the Pride and Prejudice Movie weekend with a few girls and not only did we watch the 5 hour Pride and Prejudice, but we then all decided to watch the 2 hour version afterwards.....
  3. I had been faithfully attending the large Thursday night college Bible Study we have at college and am thoroughly enjoying it (plus the Small group I have with it also).
  4. Also had a fun breakfast picnic with some friends at the historical park across from campus (hopefully that will come to the blog soon...)
October Plans:
  1. With the Fall FANATIC in me I will be drinking LOTS of Cinnamon Apple Spice tea because its literally fall in a cup.
  2. NEED to make some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins when I am home this weekend because I am craving that FAVORITE fall treat!
  3. Continue to attend the Bible study that I have been going to and keep up with the girls in my small group who are fabulous!
  4. Get more organized and on top of homework! While I don't have all that much work in my classes this semester I want to get ahead and study each subject more when I don't have homework for the class. 
  5. Give a 15 minute speech (this coming Thursday) in my presentation class on how to create and work with a capsule wardrobe (totally inspired by the fabulous Lauren of Chic Ethique)
  6. Going home this coming weekend for my siblings homecoming (my brother is the quarterback for the football team and I am the designated hair stylist and makeup artist for my sister)
  7. Take a road trip with my family to visit my 98 year old grandpa and also probably take a trip to the family farm. 
  8. Season 4 of Agents of Shield premiered two weeks ago and my College Bestie and I have a standing Wednesday afternoon viewing of the episode every week, where we freak out over the shocking occurances and fangirl over our favorite #ship!
  9. Hoping to take advantage of the beautiful weather when it is here so I would like to visit the park early one Saturday morning just to read and enjoy nature.
  10. If there was an apple orchard close to where I live (trust me, I have checked) than I would definitely take a day trip there for pictures and fall perfection, but sadly that is only a dream right now. 
  11. October is Halloween season and while I am one of those people who loves an excuse to dress up and create a costume I sadly have nowhere to wear it and also work that night so no costume this year....
  12. Seriously considering trying a Capsule Wardrobe for the month since I already created a "mock" capsule wardrobe as a presentation for one of my classes....what do you think??
October Goals:
  1. Still working through the same book I was reading last month so that book needs to get finished and I need to start a new one!
  2. READ #GIRLBOSS....totally can't wait to read this book, especially since it has been sitting on my desk for 2 weeks. 
  3. Continue to have the goal of meeting new people or talking to them (have actually met 3 people in my science class...yay!)
  4. Keep up a good blog schedule and try to take as many pictures on the weekends as I can. 
  5. Do anything and everything I can to enjoy and embrace fall amidst a busy schedule. 
  6. Film a fall makeup tutorial and possibly a hair tutorial.....
  7. Brainstorm new content for the blog (let me know if there is anything you would like to see!)
  8. Watch what I eat and try to be more health conscious as well as drink more water (which I have been better at)

What are some of your Plans or Goals for October?
What was a highlight of last month?


Autumn Daze

Dress: Target
Shoes: Old
Hat: Target
Necklace: Hobby Lobby

The leaves are slowly, but surely changing colors in my neck of the woods and I love seeing all of the fallen leaves on the ground as I am walking to class. The weather has finally started to cool off and all week it has been in the low 70's......it has been heavenly! However, fall never officially arrives for me until it begins to cool off and the leaves start changing colors, the best part is when you walk outside one morning and it actually "smells like fall"......still waiting for that morning.  

I can't help but realize that many of my clothes this fall are actually the colors of fall, especially this dress. I found this dress at Target at the beginning of the season and finally snagged it over labor day when it was on sale. This dress definitely gets me into the fall spirit and is truly the comfiest dress ever! Midi dresses are a great style for me (#longlegs) because they are the perfect length and I love that this dress is a slightly modern take on 1970's fashion (which always seems to be what I lean to in the fall). Pairing this dress with a felt hat and sued ankle boots definitely gives it more of a 70's vibe and I can't wait to wear it more this season. 

Do you ever wear the colors of fall?
Is it finally fall in your neck of the woods?