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5 Easy Fall Work Outfits

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The temps in Dallas are finally matching up with my content calendar for the blog – NICE. I’m so excited to share some very easy and cute fall outfits that you can just throw on and go. There’s nothing worse than waking up and stressing about what you’re going to wear for the day, so that’s why I like my work outfits to be super simple with room for accessorizing. I’ll wear a different jacket, earrings, or something to rethink the outfit in a different way for the next week! Now I do want to mention that I work in a pretty casual office where we can wear jeans. For those of you that work in a more formal setting, I’ll include tips to make these fall work outfits a pinch more formal :).

5 EASY FALL WORK OUTFITS:

Chambray + Black Denim for a Fall Office Look

Go ahead and consider a chambray button down as a must-have staple for your fall work outfits. Pair it with skirts, jeans, or slacks for a more business casual office setting. You can’t mess it up! I really love the button front detail of these jeans because they add an edge to what could normally be just boring black denim. The frayed hem is also another good option to consider because it’s not as noticeable as ripped jeans yet still edgy.

Shirt | Jeans (I size down to a 27 in Madewell) | Shoes (TTS in size 7) | Bag (linking dupe here) | Earrings

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Blazer + Crop Flare Jeans for Fall Work Looks

Tee + Jeans + Blazer = the easiest equation for fall work outfits. The blazer and loafers add a more formal edge to the look while you’re still staying comfy in jeans and a tee. I think this look could work for a casual Friday at a more formal office or the jeans could be swapped for some tailored slacks.

V-Neck Tee | Blazer | Jeans | Loafers (dupe here)

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Fall Essential Dress + Cardigan Outfit

This is THE best work dress EVER (and only $46!). It’s so easy to pair with so many different shoes and jackets. I love to wear it with this chunky cardigan and block heel sandals or booties. I think this could be great for a more formal office setting if you swapped the shoes for pointy toe pumps and a blazer if the cardi is too casual.

Dress | Cardigan | Shoes

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Must-Have Fall Faux Leather Skirt + Blazer + Booties Look

I just wore this to work, and I loved how “fall” it felt! You’ll also be seeing more of these western booties. They hit low enough on the ankle to wear with skirts and dresses because they don’t cut your leg off at a weird spot like other higher boots. Business casual girls: consider a longer faux leather pencil skirt and heeled booties or block heels to replicate this look.

Tee | Blazer | Skirt (I went with the size size 6 (like a 2-4) which is an exact fit so I recommend going up a size if you want a little more room)/ (pencil skirt option here) | Booties (TTS in size 7 for Marc Fisher)

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Denim and Vest Work Outfit for Fall

This might just be one of the easiest fall work outfits to put together in this whole blog post! A sleeveless vest makes any look instantly chic. And slide-on mules are such a staple in my closet because they’re so easy to throw on to complete an outfit and then head out the door. For a more formal office setting, swap the distressed denim for cropped tailored slacks and leather loafers or pointy toe pumps.

Tee | Vest (This one is old, so linking a similar one) | Shoes (out of stock, linking similar)

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I hope you enjoyed this fall inspo and that you now have some work outfit ideas for this week and throughout fall! Head here for more workwear outfit ideas and here for more fall style inspo. What do you like to wear to work in the fall? Let me know in the comments below or over on Instagram!

 

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5 Cute Summer to Fall Outfits to Have On Repeat

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If you live in Texas or the south, then this blog post title might intrigue you. It could, more appropriately, be titled “5 summer to fall outfits to wear until it’s November and actually feels like fall and I can maybe wear a sweater” – thoughts?! Although it is indeed September, it is still SO.DANG.HOT. Happy to state the obvious for my Dallas readers out there 😉  This time of year is always a struggle to dress for because we’re all feeling the fall vibes but can’t dress like it quite yet. So…what are we supposed to wear?! Good question. I rounded up 5 summer to fall outfits that you can have on rotation for work, birthday brunches, nights out on the town, etc. Don’t be ashamed to be an outfit repeater in any of these looks because we gotta do what we gotta do to look fall-ready but not be sweating.

5 SUMMER TO FALL OUTFITS TO HAVE ON REPEAT

Cami + Cardi Combo: 

Of all the summer to fall outfits, this one is SO easy to throw on and go. You can also dress it up or down really easily depending on where you’re headed.

Cami (My exact cami is sold out! This one is quite low cut, so I only plan on wearing it for night events or going out. Option with more coverage here.) | Cardigan (Old, linked similar!) | Jeans (size down, I’m in a 27) | Purse (non-designer option here) | Hoops | Zodiac Necklace | Initial Necklacesummer to fall transition outfits, fall outfit ideas, casual fall outfit, fall transition outfits, fall transition outfits for work | Summer to Fall Outfits featured by popular Dallas fashion blogger, Never Without Lipstick: Cami + Cardigan

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Eyelet + Denim: 

You can still pair a summery piece like an eyelet blouse with your fall staples like your favorite denim. Once temps drop a little more, you could swap the block heeled sandals for ankle booties.

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Eyelet top (From Zara but linked something similar) | Jeans | Block Heels (one of my most-worn Target purchases EVER and for $25! TTS, wearing my normal size 7)

Summer Dress with Faux Leather Jacket + Booties:

This is one of those summer to fall outfits that’s really as easy as 1-2-3 and perfect for all kinds of occasions.

Dress | Jacket | Booties

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Short Sleeve Button Down + Denim:

I wasn’t joking when I said that I wear 3 different variations of this to work every week. It’s so easy if you’re getting dressed in a hurry and you can rethink it with different shoes or accessories.

Button Down (Runs oversized but I like it to be blousy, so I’m in a M) | Jeans | Mules (affordable dupe here) | Hoops | Lipstick in ‘Toasted Cardamom’ | Lipgloss in ‘Salted Caramel

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Cozy Casual Athleisure:

I couldn’t write this post without sharing a look with everyone’s favorite sweatshirt! This guy has been such a best seller around here…looks like we all have good taste 😉 It’s really cozy and perfect for lazy days, errands, cold offices, grocery stores, definitely travel, and more. I really love the split hem because it covers the booty and will be extra warm once it’s actually cold. It comes in so many colors and is also on sale for $40 right now! I’m definitely planning on getting another color for more of my cozy casual summer to fall outfits.

Sweatshirt (on sale for $40/size down, wearing a small) | Tee underneath (my new favorite cotton v-neck for only $13) | Leggings | Slip-on sneakers

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So who’s ready to keep these outfits on repeat with me?! If you’re looking for more fall inspo, make sure you head here – there’s also lots of fall style content coming your way, so get prepared!

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London and Ireland Itinerary + What I Wore

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It has been such a whirlwind since returning from overseas just a week ago! I wanted to relive the trip a bit today by sharing a London and Ireland itinerary and some of my outfits from the trip. We went for a family friend’s wedding in Ireland and decided to tack on a few days in London to see some other family members.

OUR UNFORGETTABLE LONDON AND IRELAND ITINERARY

LONDON:

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What We Did in London:

  • Buckingham Palace: When putting together a London and Ireland itinerary, I feel like it’s almost mandatory to include a trip to the palace when it’s open in the summer. The palace is only open for a few months each summer while the Royal Family is away on holiday, so this is a must see for anybody who’s into the royals or is just obsessed with Prince George and Princess Charlotte like me!
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Kew Gardens: These gardens are gorgeous and it’s definitely a great half-day/day trip option. Bring a picnic basket and wine! The rose garden was my favorite part by far second to the Temperate House. If you’re not afraid of heights, take a walk on the Treetop Walkway for incredible views and photos of the gardens.
  • Kensington Palace (+ Hyde Park, Prince Albert Memorial): Do all three of these together as they’re all within walking distance of each other through Hyde Park. I have yet to go into Kensington Palace but I feel like it’s another key component of a London and Ireland itinerary.

Where We Ate in London:

  • Kricket: SO delicious for lovers of Indian food and affordably priced. Definitely get a reservation!
  • Plum & Spilt Milk: Very sleek atmosphere with really good food at mid-price range. It’s right by King’s Cross Station so very conveniently located!
  • Pimlico Fresh: I’d eat here for breakfast everyday if I could. They make the best avocado toast with smoked salmon and it’s so affordable. Only thing is that it’s very tiny so you have to get there early enough for seats!
  • Chiltern Firehouse: Absolutely incredible food and atmosphere! I’d recommend getting a reservation for dinner here and be warned that it is a bit pricey. This is work including in your London and Ireland itinerary for a special meal.
  • Fortnum & Mason: Maybe one of my favorite parts of the trip! Breakfast was delicious and shopping for tea and biscuits afterward was so fun. Everything in the store is so fancy and English! Make sure to go to the original location in Piccadilly.

What I Wore in London:

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Travel Outfit: Tee | Leggings | Shawl/Sweater (Sold out, similar) | Shoes | Suitcase

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Touring Outfit (basically my uniform for the entire trip!): Tee | Crop Flare Jeans (This style runs a bit tighter than my other Madewell skinny jeans. I still went with my normal 27, but they’re not as stretchy as my other pairs.) | Trench (sold out so linking something similar) | Sneakers

ADARE, IRELAND:

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What We Did in Ireland:

The wedding was held at Adare Manor, so we got to do some pretty amazing things during our stay! We chose to do falconry when we arrived, and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. The pics make me feel like I was in Harry Potter.

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  • Bunratty Castle: If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, this medieval castle will give you all of the GOT vibes. I love going into old homes and castles when I travel to Europe because I love seeing how people lived and how the homes have been preserved over time. This one was especially fun because it was very medieval.

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Killarney: We took a day trip to Killarney in our rental car. It was such a gorgeous day trip/drive but consider taking a bus or having a driver/someone experienced with driving on the other side of the road get you there. We had white knuckles driving with my Dad, lol 😉 Sorry, Dad!

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  • Muckross House: This was such a cool house to see – Queen Victoria stayed there and they still have her suite setup exactly as it was for her visit.

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  • Torc Waterfall: We took the walk along the trail from the Muckross House to the Torc Waterfall. The grounds around Muckross House are so breathtakingly beautiful because you’re in a national park. I recommend just going for a walk, bike ride, bringing a picnic – make a whole day of it.

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Where We Ate in Ireland:

  • Blue Door Restaurant: We weren’t able to eat here because we didn’t have a reservation, but it came highly recommended so I’d love to try it if I ever go back.
  • Sean Collins & Sons Bar: We stopped in here the day after the wedding and had delicious pizza and apps! The owner was so incredibly friendly and came over and asked my family about Dallas, the wedding, etc. Everyone in Ireland was truly so kind and welcoming – the main reason I want to go back!

What I Wore in Ireland:

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Welcome Party Outfit: Dress Option 1 | Dress Option 2 (The dress I’m wearing was TJ Maxx score that I stole from my mom, so I’m linking 2 other options!) | Shoes (sold out, linking something similar) |

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Wedding Outfit: Dress (very TTS, I’m in my normal size 6) | Shoes | Earrings (such a statement for only $28 – closeup below!) | Bracelet | Eyeshadow Palette | Lipstick in ‘Pillow Talk’

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Favorite Pieces for your Winter Neutral Outfits

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First things first, I’d wear neutral outfits everyday into eternity if my life depended on it. All about that #neutralslife. I’ve realized how important neutrals have been in maturing my style as I’ve entered the working world. A wardrobe based in neutrals provides constant classic outfits that you can mix and match so easily. Investing in quality neutral pieces is never a bad idea for your closet. Choosing neutral hues can give affordable pieces that expensive edge as well!

Basically, neutrals are always a good idea 🙂

FAVORITE PIECES FOR STYLING WINTER NEUTRAL OUTFITS:

While I love the feminine neutrals for spring like blush pink, there’s something special about winter neutrals. I guess it’s the blend of my favorite season and favorite colors that I love! This post is all about the pieces I reach for when styling winter neutral outfits.

TRENCH COAT:

My trench coat is the jack-of-all-trades in my closet. An overachiever if you will. I can always count on it to leave a tailored finish on any look, especially neutral outfits. You can wear a trench in a professional atmosphere but also when you’re on the go. Wear a khaki trench with a white or cream sweater for go-to winter neutral outfits! Mine is from Club Monaco; they have so many trench options. (It’s key to wait for their sales and snag a trench then!)

CREAM SWEATERS:

The best thing about neutrals is that you can wear them with anything, including with other neutrals. It’s always a good idea to have a cream sweater in your closet. My sweater in this post is from my homeland: TJ Maxx. Here’s a similar version! I’ve found quite a few neutral sweaters that I’ve worn relentlessly all season long. There are tons of affordable sweaters at HM this season! I just added this one and this one to the crew.

NEUTRAL WINTER ACCESSORIES:

Whether it’s a scarf, a beret, or a beanie, I want it in a neutral hue, please. When it’s cold you definitely want to be able to wear your scarves, gloves, and hats with every outfit. So pick neutrals! I’ve been loving these chunky scarves and beanies.

CAMEL COAT:

A camel coat falls in the same category as the trench coat; it can do it all. Whether it’s a wrap coat, long wool coat, or shorter car coat, it’ll complete any outfit you’re wearing. Since a camel coat can go with everything, you don’t have to worry about it feeling mismatched with your outfits. I love this blogger’s post about why she always chooses a camel coat!

NUDE PUMPS:

This may be obvious but a pair of nude pumps (& a pair of black pumps) really completes a closet. I adore this pair of pointy-toe pumps because they’re actually comfortable (comes in so many colors!). I also make sure my closet includes pointy-toe booties in a neutral shade for those super cold temps!

All in all, one of the best things about neutrals is mixing them! If you’re new to trying neutral outfits, then I recommend starting with a cream/ivory/white piece as your base. Mix in darker tones for your jacket, pants, or accessories next.

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Popular Dallas style blogger Never Without Lipstick shares the best flannels under $50 | flannel outfit, fall outfit idea, flannel jeans outfit, gucci disco soho mini, winter outfit idea, casual outfit idea

Best Flannels under $50

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Popular Dallas style blogger Never Without Lipstick shares the best flannels under $50 | flannel outfit, fall outfit idea, flannel jeans outfit, gucci disco soho mini, winter outfit idea, casual outfit idea Popular Dallas style blogger Never Without Lipstick shares the best flannels under $50 | flannel outfit, fall outfit idea, flannel jeans outfit, gucci disco soho mini, winter outfit idea, casual outfit idea Popular Dallas style blogger Never Without Lipstick shares the best flannels under $50 | flannel outfit, fall outfit idea, flannel jeans outfit, gucci disco soho mini, winter outfit idea, casual outfit ideaI’ve found that I can make an exception to my normal wardrobe full of neutrals when it comes to flannels. My love for flannels began in college during my attempted “hipster” phase. I found an amazing men’s flannel at Target that introduced me to flannel coziness. A lot of the best flannels are ringing in right under $50 this season. So I just had to share my favorites with you!

OUTFIT IDEAS FOR FLANNELS

Casual Work Outfit:

This $49 flannel may just be the best of the best flannels, in my opinion. I just had to wear it to work the second I got it. It’s oversized and looked great tucked into high-waisted jeans (looked great untucked as well!). I finished off the outfit with my slide-on loafers, but I’ll definitely wear the same thing with ankle booties very soon!

Post-Gym Look/Running Errands:

The best flannels are those that you can wear basically all the time. Throw on a flannel after your workout with your leggings and sneakers. Or this outfit would be perfect for running weekend errands. That way you can look put together if you need to go somewhere other than Target or might run into people to know 🙂

Flare Jean Outfit: 

If you’re looking to add some boho flare to your look, pop on a flannel with a pair of flare jeans. It’s an easy way to get a boho vibe without having to get too intense. Wear this look to drinks on Friday or for lunch with friends!

SHOP THE BEST FLANNELS UNDER $50

 

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5 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe Essentials

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New year, new you? Hmm. If that’s too much pressure, take an easier route by deciding to update your wardrobe essentials for the new year. It’s the perfect time to make your style more personal to you or just up your style game overall!

5 WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE ESSENTIALS

Take a trip:

Well, at least figuratively 🙂 I get some of the best style inspiration when I travel and always find new ways to elevate my wardrobe essentials and closet. But traveling isn’t always the easiest or most affordable! SO…Start gathering outfit inspo from bloggers or accounts that make an update to your style seem effortless and easy. I’m constantly saving pics on Instagram into an ‘Outfits’ folder for future reference and I have an entire board on Pinterest! Gathering inspiration is one of the easiest (& cheapest) ways to update your style for the new year. Search London or Paris street style to get that international inspo.

Lock down your wardrobe essentials’ ideal color palette:

Or at least your color palette for 2018! I’m a lover of neutrals because they’re easy to style and always classic. Sticking to a color palette of 5-7 colors will make your wardrobe essentials more distinct in 2018. This’ll also help you narrow things down while you’re shopping. My “colors” are white, black, cream, tan, blush pink, and blue (denim), and the occasional pop of red!

Add a feminine detail to your wardrobe essentials: 

I’ve always centered my style around tailored accents more so than feminine details. But feminine touches like bows and ruffles are going to be making a big statement this season. All of a sudden I’m loving a bow here and a scallop hem there! Feminine tailoring or accents are very classic at their core, so that makes them easy to add to outfits to update your style. I always love to soften an edgier outfit with a pastel hue or ruffled sweater!

Add a new accessory to your wardrobe essentials:

A new accessory can be a low-risk investment in order to update your wardrobe essentials in 2018. I’m so glad I went for this beret for a little style refresh. It’s chic and now it’s actually cold enough outside to wear it! That’ll make it easier to incorporate it into more outfits. Consider a trending statement piece of jewelry (hoop earrings, anyone?) or a belt to add a new dimension to your wardrobe essentials. I always head to Pinterest for outfit inspo when I up level my accessory game.

Go to the tailor:

Yep, that’s right. I recently took all of my jeans (+ a pair of leggings) to the tailor to get hemmed to ankle length. I kept getting frustrated that the hems of my jeans were covering my boots or half-in, half-out of my shoes. Do you know what I mean?! The worst. There will never be a time that the right tailoring won’t be the best thing to do for your wardrobe essentials. If you have pieces that you love but something about the fit just prevents you from wearing it – go to the tailor! That way you can count on the fit of your staple pieces to be the best foundation for tons of outfits.

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My Favorite Pairs of Cute Boots and Booties

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Happy Tuesday! I’m in utter disbelief that Thanksgiving is on Thursday – what?! Time is flyin’, but I’m so excited about this shorter week because I get to see friends that are in town and family 🙂 Anywho, I had a hard time thinking of a post for today just because my brain has been all on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, lately. But one of the biggest things I love to save money on is BOOTS and BOOTIES and there’s no better time to do this than on this coming Friday (head here for more great posts filled with pieces you can save on!).

I thought I’d share my all time fave cute boots and booties with you so that you have an idea of brands to trust and different styles:

MY TOP 8 PAIRS OF CUTE BOOTS AND BOOTIES

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Sam Edelman ‘Blake’ Bootie: People at work should be wary when I ask, “where’d you get that?” because it’s a pretty clear indicator that I’m going to copy them. I saw these booties on a co-worker and HAD to have them because her whole ensemble was amazing. Once they came in the mail, I literally copied her exact outfit and ended up riding the elevator into work with her that morning – caught red-handed! Sometimes you have to be a poser. These booties are SO comfy, the heel gives your legs length without them being painful or hard to walk in, and they come in a ton of colors (my favorite is cinnamon). They run true to size, as well.

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Marc Fisher ‘Yale’ Chelsea Boot: I scored these guys in the Nordstrom Sale this year and I am so, so glad that I did! The pointy toe is so chic (reminds of Acne boots which cost tons more $$$) and they slide on so easily. Sometimes I think I don’t even need to wear socks with them! I think they could make for a great boot for traveling since they’re so easy to pop on and off. I like to wear them with crop flare jeans for a trendy look or my high-waisted skinny jeans for day-to-day.

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Madewell Suede Ankle Bootie: To the end of my days, I will be singing the praises of not only Madewell boots but also Madewell in general. Every time I go in the store I want one of everything and leave devastated because I can’t afford the entire store 🙁 BUT Madewell booties are one of the best purchases you could make for your fall wardrobe…ever. I scored two pairs on sale last year around this time so that means I was paying under $150 for boots that have real leather uppers and soles. A lot of the time, the soles on boots/booties are synthetic and can look cheap/ruin the boot. That’s why it was definitely worth it to me to have a pair that was so high quality and durable.

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Studded Ankle Bootie with Buckles: I posted about theselong time ago on my IG stories, and, unfortunately, they’re sold out. But this pair is another amazing Chloe boot dupe that I rave about in this post! I love these booties because they’re an extremely versatile look, but they can give any outfit an edge, especially when I pair them with distressed denim.

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Topshop Sock Boots: Sock booties are trending and I was initially scared they wouldn’t look flattering on me. But this pair changed my mind! They’re leather so they don’t slip down like the cloth sock boots and they’re perfect for pairing with skinny ankle jeans.

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Marc Fisher Over-The-Knee Boots: I discovered this pair of OTK boots last year on MAJOR sale and they have been a serious win for my closet. They’re the pair that I think is the best/closest dupe for the Stuart Weitzman version. The fit grips well (not a death grip!) and they don’t fall down which is common for other similar styles that go higher up over the knee. I wear them with this dress and cardigan to work on a weekly basis!

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Dolce Vita Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots:  These boots have made an appearance in many a blog post because of how rich their color is and how easy they are to pair with everything. They were a Christmas present a while back, so they’re not available anymore but this pair is very similar/on sale/available in black!

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Stuart Weitzman Reserve Boots: Like I mentioned in this post, these boots were a major Labor Day sale score and a fall investment piece for my closet. I know that this might not be an investment possibility for everybody, but if you’re looking for something to put on your Christmas list or stalk to go on sale, then these boots are so worth it. I’ve worn them with outfits constantly and the fit is just so flattering I pretty much want them on all the time. They’re a great fit for my narrower feet; I got a size 37.5 which is a 7 in US sizing (so true to size for me)!

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10 Comfy Essentials for Holiday Travel Outfits

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Holiday Travel Outfit:

I’ll be traveling for a wedding at the end of November and that got me thinking all about the holiday travel outfits I love to wear. Since the holidays officially begin next week, I thought I’d share my top 10 essentials that are the comfiest for traveling.

The outfit I’m wearing in this post would make for the perfect holiday travel outfit especially for when you’re heading to a place with colder temps. The thin turtleneck is an essential base layer while the shawl vest may just be the best wardrobe investment you ever make. It’s a warm layer but since it’s a vest you won’t get too hot. The shawl collar also completes your outfit just by throwing it on; just add your basics to finish off the perfect holiday travel outfit. This vest would be a GREAT Black Friday/Cyber Week buy!

Below are my top 10, tried and true, super comfy essentials for traveling! You can’t go wrong with any of these with your holiday travel outfit.

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5 Winter Style Trends to Add to Your Closet

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Can you believe that we’re almost to Thanksgiving? I seriously can’t believe where the time has gone so quickly, but I’m so excited to officially be entering into the time of the year that we can call winter. With the colder temps comes some shifts to your wardrobe, so why not give your winter staples a style refresh with one (or more) of these five winter style trends!

5 WINTER STYLE TRENDS TO ADD TO YOUR CLOSET

Metallic Puffer Jackets:

Puffer jackets are always going to be a winter winner; they’re easy to throw on with anything and you can pack them up for travel easily. This winter style trend is an easy way to give your winter staples an update; it’ll add a little something to any outfit you wear with your puffer. If you’re not wearing one over workout clothes, consider a puffer with light wash denim and some white booties for a super mod look. I want to get my hands on this one on sale for $35, plus, Target has such fast shipping!

Black eyelet:

Eyelet in winter? Trust me, I’m not going crazy. When I saw this high neck blouse styled with skinny jeans and booties at Madewell I immediately wanted to be adding black eyelet to my winter wardrobe. Let’s consider it winter’s version of lace. (This top also has such a great Victorian collar which is also a huge trend for the 2017 fall/winter season.) Dress it up or down for work or for dinner/drinks – just pop a thin black cami (I wear these $9 ones from Amazon under stuff all the time) underneath for extra coverage. You can easily layer your coats, leather jackets, or sweaters over this, too!

Balloon sleeve sweaters:

It seems that with each season we’re always seeing new, intricate sleeve styles to spice up our closets. And this winter season is no exception. For 2017 winter style trends, it’s all about the balloon sleeve. It gives your arms more room for cozying up in your sweaters and since the sleeves are making the statement, you can easily pair your sweater with your fall/winter basics (denim, leggings, booties, etc.) for a quick yet stylish look.

Leopard print:

If you’ve read my Instagram bio, you know I’m a neutrals girl which means patterns or bright colors rarely make their way into my closet. But when it comes to leopard print I think I can make an exception. You can definitely treat this playful print as a new neutral for your wardrobe (consider this sweater or these booties). Or if you’d like to add it in a more subtle way, opt for this beanie or this scarf!

Berets:

I never got on the baker boy cap train, and I’m glad I waited for the next hat trend because the beret is way more my style. Take a tip from the Parisian ladies and style this sweet, chic, and warm hat into your winter wardrobe! Throw it on with a plaid blazer outfit or with a car coat and tailored dress combo.

Which winter style trend(s) will you try? Let me know in the comments below! I’m going to start with the metallic puffer jacket!

Looking for other ways to update your winter wardrobe? Check out these coats and these sweaters to get inspired – or visit this Pinterest board!

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4 Winter Coat Styles to Complete Your Closet

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So the second I write a post about what to wear when it’s a warmer fall day, the temperatures start to feel like they should in November. Am I saying I made it colder in Dallas? Maybe! Now that we’re bundling up this week, I thought it would be a good time to mention the 4 winter coat styles that you really need in your closet.

4 WINTER COAT STYLES FOR YOUR WARDROBE

These winter coat styles will truly complete your closet and be a great foundation for your winter wardrobe.

1. Trench Coat: Like I mentioned in last week’s post, I found this trench coat on sale at Club Monaco a few weeks ago. It has been a great addition to my closet because I can wear it in a lot of different ways. It keeps me warm, but I also can throw it on when it’s rainy out. The perfect top layer for all of your fall or winter outfits!

2. Quilted or Puffer Coat: I do have a quilted coat that I love, but I definitely want to add a puffer coat to my winter coat lineup. Both of these are great coats that are super versatile for your everyday life. I wear mine over my workout clothes on my way to a class. But puffer jackets (especially in metallics!) are on the horizon for winter trends (want to see a post on this? answer my poll on IG stories!); I’m seeing them styled with crop flare jeans and sock boots!

3. Wool Wrap Coat: Here’s a throwback to my post-bangs phase, first of all. Second of all, every gal needs a wrap coat in her winter coat arsenal. The wrap style adds a chic edge to your look automatically, and it can really elevate your more classic outfits. Not to mention, wool is really warm and you can’t consider your winter coat collection complete without a wool coat.

4. Car Coat: Is this a new one to anybody? For the longest time I was loving this style of coat on other bloggers or people I’d see out and about. I just didn’t know what to call it! It wasn’t until I saw this coat that I knew the right name: a car coat. It’s a tailored winter coat option that’s a bit of a lighter coat layer to pop over an outfit for the office or if you’re on the go. I just snagged this one for $49 from HM!

Wanting to add one of these winter coat styles to your closet? Or just looking for a good deal on a winter staple? You might want to bookmark this page (especially when Cyber Week rolls around and you can save even more!).

Photography by Beckley Co