You guys, spring is finally happening. I feel like just the other day the trees were bare. Now they’re covered in bright pink cherry blossoms. The birds are chirping and the sun is (sometimes) shining. I’ve been digging through my closet for items that reflect the season. Of course my first thought is always florals but pastels are also a spring favorite. This whole millenial pink trend has my inner fourth grader jumping with joy (seriously, why didn’t I save everything from that closet?!?). But while pastels and sweet pinks are obvious choices, bold color choices are just as perfect for the warmer weather. Mixing bright colors and pastels for spring is my favorite way to welcome this new season.
Even though I’ve lived in New Jersey practically my entire life, I always forget about spring. There’s this fantasy of leaves on the trees, fresh blooms all over, and idyllic sunny days. My mind is all like, pull out the sundresses and t-shirts! Mother Nature, on the other hand, says not so fast. Sure, there are buds here and there. Our lawn is mostly green. But the weather is all over the place. Last week I was walking the Asbury Park boardwalk. This morning I left the house in my wool coat. Spring time in New Jersey is nowhere near ideal. Which is why there are no rules for spring dressing. Instead I’m keeping my spring look more practical with a comfortable thermal top and ripped jeans.
What I love about this outfit is that it doesn’t apply to the rules of spring. Spring outfits usually are flowers, pastels, and skirts. As much as I love those three things, that’s not my weekend style. At least not since we bought our house! You’re more likely to find me strolling the aisles of Lowe’s than sipping a lemonade at a cute café (which is what I assume you do in a pretty spring outfit). Spring weekends are about getting things done and you need clothing pieces that are not just pretty but useful. If you haven’t already, invest in a pair of slip-on sneakers. The ones I’m wearing were an add-on to a J.Crew Factory order. They made it in the cart because they look cute but also practical. When they came in the mail, I slipped them on and haven’t looked back since. They’re slightly more dressy than sneakers and the white sole and black uppers make them simple enough to go with anything. Target has some beautiful pairs (including this to die for blush pair!) so you know they’re going to be everywhere this season.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love this thermal top and all thermal tops? They are the perfect balance of comfort, texture, and warmth. This draped Free people top was an amazing thredup find, at a quarter of the price they’re currently selling for. This is why my love for thredup will never die! Just a quick tip for using thredup and other secondhand sites: while they try to stay on top of the seasons, you can score major deals shopping for off-season items to add to your closet.
When April’s weather is this all over the place, there are no rules for how to dress this spring. My go-to looks will be comfortable and ready for anything. What are your go-to pieces for this crazy spring weather?
Apparently everyone on the internet is pumped for Coachella. There are festival-inspired looks, festival-ready playlists, and guides for festival fitness. I’ve been devouring all this content left and right. Flower crowns, silk pants, crop tops, lariat necklaces, the festival look is completely Instagram-worthy. It’s the look of the modern bohemian. But as much as I have fallen in love with this aesthetic, it is not my look. There just isn’t a place for an eyelet crop top in the closet of this girl. Yet I can’t help but want to take a little piece of this look and make it my own. Cue tassels and fringe, my take on the festival look.
Tassels and fringe are always big parts of a festival look. I don’t know what it is about them but they connect with that free spirit feeling and they’re just fun. This outfit actually made me feel laid-back, which is so hard for me this time of year (hello deadlines!). Another element of the festival look is distressed anything so these Target boyfriend jeans hit the mark too. This super casual look is just perfect for these spring weekends. I love it for wearing to run errands at Target and Wegman’s, because you know I live that glamorous life.
This past month I started to really dig into my personal style. Maybe it’s getting older and maybe I’m getting a bit wiser but I’m realizing that not everything is meant for me. Like I said, the festival look is so much fun but, if I’m being honest with myself, it doesn’t make sense for me. That’s why I’ve started to pull elements from different looks I love and making them work. Rather than have that whole “OMG, I love that! I need that!” I’ve started to dig deep and find what works for me. My biggest piece of advice for anyone trying to figure out their personal style is pick one part of the look and make it your own. For me and the festival look that meant tassels and fringe, my two favorite things. So while I’m not ready to dance in the desert at Coachella, it’s fun enough for spring time in New Jersey.
Yesterday, as of 4:00pm, I am free. And by free I mean, it is officially spring break. There are plenty of benefits to being a teacher but I would have to say that spring break is one of the best. I’m not even going on vacation and I’m still so excited. The other great thing about this coming week is that it is finally going to start feeling like spring. There is a promise of sunshine people! One of the projects I’m tackling next week, besides watching an obscene amount of Netflix, is cleaning out my closet. Before every new season I like to evaluate what’s hanging on my hangers. Some things stay, some things go, and some things get put away for another time. What’s definitely going to making an appearance in my spring closet? Every single ruffle you could imagine, starting with this amazing top.
Ladies, ruffles are having a moment. Everywhere you turn there are ruffles: on tops, on dresses, on sleeves. I am not mad about it. They are the perfect thing for breezy spring days and flirty summer afternoons. Rhinestones and glitter are not my thing but I’ll take a big ruffle any day of the week. I’m also so in love with this pattern; it reminds me of an Easter egg or a hip 1960’s lounge. You know, either or. This ruffle top is pretty versatile, too. I decided to keep it simple with plain black pants and my favorite strappy flats to make the top pop. Next outfit idea for this ruffle: a bright, bold midi skirt and my favorite high heels.
With spring break finally here, I feel like there’s finally a moment to breathe. I love being a teacher but, geez, it can be real hard to think about much else. Now it’s time to start get going on all those things that I’ve been putting off. Also, I find a bit more motivation when the sun is shining and the breeze is fresh. So I may not be going on a vacation but things are definitely getting done around here. Happy spring break, everyone!
When I checked my weather app on Sunday night and noticed that each day displayed a little rain cloud, I knew it was going to be a long week. New Jersey got maybe a half a day of sunshine and work was just blah. So this weekend could use a little pizzazz. Despite having no weekend plans, I know exactly what I’m wearing. I mean, you know me, I love planning my outfits. My current outfit obsession? This J.Crew “fancy” sweatshirt.
Why yes, I did wear this sweatshirt last week. The reason I’m literally wearing it every day this early spring is because it’s so versatile. It’s a sweatshirt so it’s really comfortable and warm enough. It’s that great washed cotton fabric and navy is my color. Then you have the little embellishments to kick it up a notch. I love graphic sweatshirts (especially this short sleeve ban.do one and this cozy “coffee” one) but I can hardly wear them for casual Fridays at work or anywhere outside out of my house or Sunday brunch. Though I guess you could, but it’s not my style. So the little bit of sparkle on this sweatshirt makes me feel a bit dressed up while being perfectly relaxed.
Relaxed is my middle name as of late. My relaxation is partly forced: I caught a cold Friday three weeks ago and am just now feeling back to normal. March, you get me every time. I’m also trying to be more relaxed in general. That’s why my usual “Friday fashion” post is being posted on a Saturday. Relaxing and even recharging is just what you need this time of year, you know? It’s also getting me all set for some spring cleaning, both at home and on here.
Will this cold weather never end?!? The first day of spring was Monday but there is a mini pile of snow at the end of my driveway. However, we’re in full swing with spring events. I’m talking baby showers, bridal showers, and, soon enough, Easter. All of these events scream “Florals! Pastels! Flowy! Sleeveless!” But it’s still pretty cold around here. This is a tricky time of year where you struggle to dress both for the weather and for the event. I’ll never forget going shopping for a bridal shower outfit for April and finding the most perfect sleeveless, pink dress in hot pink. The day of the shower in April it was barely forty and raining heavily. Not pretty pink dress weather. After a few more times where the weather didn’t line up with my style plans, it was time to come up with something better.
What’s that saying about March? It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb? March is definitely acting like a lion this last week. Tuesday dumped five inches of snow in our yard, then Wednesday I watched snowflakes fall out the window at work. I actually turned down a trip to Starbucks since I just could not deal with the outdoors this week. But you can’t be a hermit until spring, right? (Or can you…) So instead it’s time to dig through the closet and figure out a way to brave the vicious outdoors. Cue the old favorite: the fair isle cardigan.
For Christmas, my grandmother got me a subscription to Vogue. I think this was probably so she could recycle her stack of Vogues instead of waiting for me to steal them. I love thumbing through a copy and seeing what they’re proclaiming to be next season’s trends. Not that I follow any of them. However, there are times when I fall madly in love with what Anna Wintour deems fashionable. Embroidery? Yes! Ruffles? Duh! Sequins? Dress me up like a disco ball!
Recently there was one trend that, no matter how hard I tried, I could not support: athleisure. Even typing it out is making me roll my eyes. You guys, sneakers and sports bras are for the gym. I am not (too much of) a lazy bum. But I will not wear high heels and track pants and feel good about it. My feeling is athleisure became so popular because it’s simple. But you know what else is simple? A hint of lace in your cozy favorites.
As I get older I realize there are many things I like to do in theory. Like being social on a weeknight. Or having a weekly house cleaning schedule. Mostly I want to do things because they seem like things I want to do. Am I sharing too much and making you bored? Yes, probably. All of this is to say that I’m discovering it’s good to try things and sometimes like them. It’s also a good way to find that sometimes I really don’t like doing things. One of those things is skiing. Being cold and then sweaty cold is not my thing. But where there is skiing, there is a lodge. Where there is a lodge, there is the opportunity to wear a cute lodge lounging outfit.
What about this weather, right? Since I’m totally not a fan of winter, I’m loving this early spring in the Northeast. While my husband is getting into spring cleaning mode, my mood is a little different. All these bright rays of sunshine have me planning weekend road trips left and right. This past weekend Nick and I finally escaped out to Pittsburgh, the other big Pennsylvania city, for a long weekend getaway. It was just what the doctor ordered after spending January stuck and dreary.
Road trips, far and near, are probably my favorite thing to do as the weather warms up. There are so many places on my list right now: Boston, Richmond, and Montreal, to name a few. The only thing about a spring road trip is that, though the weather is sunny and perfect, it can change on a dime. Just looking ahead in the forecast, it’s supposed to drop back into the 40’s by Sunday. That makes packing a bit tricky. You need layers, shoes for day and night, and comfortable pieces that will work sitting in the car or at the bar. This weekend was no different but I think I finally nailed it with these simple spring travel outfits.
I have a confession to make: my winter work wear is seriously lacking. Being a teacher means working in a casual environment. I tend to be a bit more lax when it comes to purchasing items for my work wardrobe. Honestly, my work outfit today consisted of a tunic and leggings. Yes, I am a style blogger and I love clothes. But when you’re crawling out of bed before the sun rises, you put on the most comfortable thing you can get away with. However, a girl can’t show up to work in leggings every single day. That’s when I went to plan B in comfortable winter work wear: the winter work dress.
Winter work dresses are my favorite. One cold winter mornings, you just want something easy. Dresses are one piece workhorses that can be layered and styled in a ton of different ways. I knew that I had to have this tie-front dress as soon as I rescued from my Anthropologie’s sale racks. It’s got that fun tie detail to keep it interesting and the straight knee length cut is simple enough to work anywhere. Even though you can’t reach through the screen and feel it (which would be weird by the way) just imagine the super soft cotton. It feels like a pair of pajamas! It makes leaving my super cozy and fluffy bed a tad bit easier.
This winter work dress has everything: the perfect shape, a fun detail, and super comfortable. Another confession today: I’ve probably worn this five times this winter season already! So if you’re looking for your next winter work wardrobe investment (or just want to get out of your leggings for a day or two), shop for a dress. I promise you’re going to love it.
Fancy dinner, box of chocolate, pretty jewels, a bouquet of flowers: all the typical trappings of the “perfect” Valentine’s Day. My idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day? Pizza, a bottle of wine, and cuddling with my husband on the couch while watching Netflix. Don’t get me wrong; I love pretty dresses and fancy dinners. I’m pretty sure I like staying in and being comfortable more. But that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up on my flowers. I decided that this Valentine’s Day, I’ll just wear them instead.
When winter rolls around, I am essentially a hermit. Snow is beautiful and all but this bitterly cold weather? Nope. Getting me to leave the house with my blankets, scented candles, and hot tea can be quite an undertaking. However, sometimes you hit that cabin fever wall and have to get out. That’s when it’s time to get the husband and go out for a date night.
A winter date night is a bit trickier than in warmer months. The main dilemma: how do I look cute instead of like a marshmallow? Usually I’m like, throw on some jeans and boots and it’s all good. Though Nick loves me, I think he’s getting a bit tired of my “winter casual” look. Digging through my closet, a simple black sweater dress emerged. Totally boring until paired with perfect pair of tights. That’s my dream winter date night look was born.
My mother is one of the most fashionable people I know. Whenever I need advice on what to wear, she’s my go-to. I love looking through old photos of my mom and seeing what she wore, especially when she was my age. The funny thing is, she had me when she was my age. It’s fun to see my mom’s comfortable and casual style from this time in her life. And there I am bundled up in the biggest pale pink snowsuit. A fashionista from the start for sure.
Whenever I think of my mom’s signature style, there’s one staple that sticks out: the turtleneck. Usually the first thing that comes to mind with a turtleneck is covered up and bulky. However, my mom makes a turtleneck look as chic as a french girl on the Champs-Élysées. How did she do it? Finding soft fitted turtlenecks and layering them under chic sweaters and cardigans. For my winter style I decided to take a page from my mama with a layered turtleneck look.
Let me start by telling you that I hesitated to post an outfit on a day like today. Worrying about what to wear when there is so much at stake seems a bit frivolous. What I also know is that this moment is the perfect time to look and feel your most confident as a woman. Clothes can make a powerful impression on you and whoever is checking you out.
Thinking back about confident outfits, I remember one item my favorite gym teacher and former coach used to wear. Every so often she would wear these absolutely crazy looking leggings. They were multi-colored and so totally 90’s. My fourth grade self was obsessed. I loved how she looked so strong and bold wearing them. That confidence and boldness is exactly why I’m in love with this leggings look.
Sitting in my drafts is a lengthy post with my thoughts on style and fashion. I’m not ready to share it just yet so I’ll let these crazy leggings do the talking for me. I can’t argue with you and say that a pair of LuLaRoe leggings are the height of fashion but you know what? They make me feel good. I finally got that gym teacher style I craved since the fourth grade. Never thought I’d say that but here I am. Sometimes you just have to own your fashion inspiration, especially if it comes from a confident model from your childhood.
Besides being comfortable, these crazy leggings make me feel awesome. Crazy leggings are meant for bold decisions, standing tall, and being yourself. For 2017 we need more of that, don’t you agree? What confident outfits are you pulling together this year? Let’s inspire each other to have fun, crazy, bold style!
Winter is not my favorite season. Constantly cold and completely bundled up are just not my thing. The other day I flipped through some old winter style posts (as you do, you know). Honestly it wasn’t all terrible. I didn’t look like a marshmallow every day. Only every other day. All kidding aside though, my winter outfits were pretty good. Layered and cozy, I’m looking forward to getting creative with my winter style this year. But first, I rounded up some of my favorite effortless winter outfits.
What will you be wearing this winter? Send all your outfit inspiration my way!
Let’s start right here: I love sparkles. This time of year is perfect for all the sparkles. From glittery shift dresses to sequined sweaters, holiday fashion is basically challenging your Christmas tree to a “Who Wore It Better?” contest. Nothing is more sparkly than New Year’s Eve. In the past my outfits have been full of shine and sparkle. I am known to freeze my bum off to wear something short and sequined to ring in the new year.
This year, however, is the first time Nick and I can watch the ball drop in our new home. When the choice is between losing feeling in my toes from the cold or hanging fireside, I’ll always go for the latter. It’s probably because I’m getting older but I’m choosing comfort over being cool. Along with that, my sparkles will be hanging in the closet on December 31st. I’ll be keeping it casual for New Year’s Eve but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be frumpy.
Raise your hand if you went to an ugly sweater party this season! If you were able to escape this new holiday ritual then tell me your secret. We even had a Christmas sweater party in my classroom yesterday. As much fun as these sweaters can be, I’m the biggest party pooper when it comes to the ugly Christmas sweater trend. Two years ago we went on an ugly Christmas sweater bar crawl and I wore a sweater that got compliments. I may not be good at an ugly sweater but I do know how to do the perfect layered sweater.
This is most definitely not ugly sweater party appropriate. Instead I’d like to nominate this layered sweater look for best and most comfortable outfit ever. It’s got all the elements that make my chilly self happy in the winter: wool, layers, and flannel. I’m obviously in love with this Madewell sweater but honestly give me all the black and white striped sweater or cable knit and I’m good to go. Actually this L.L. Bean Fisherman’s sweater has been on my list for two years running. Maybe Santa will put it under the tree this year?
A button down layered under a big knit sweater is the winter style I’m most looking forward to. With the weather outside being chilly and most indoors being sweltering, layers are essential. Wear it with the “tails” peeping out from the hem of your sweater. That’s why wearing flannel or plaid underneath can be such a sweet, stylish surprise. I used to worry about making everything match until I figured out that stripes and plaids in matching colors is just about the best style trick ever. It looks like you’re trying hard without really trying at all. Black and white is simple but you could mix in blue and white stripes with a traditional plaid. I’m also obsessing over green plaid shirts like this one which would be cozy chic with a grey striped sweater. Once you start mixing plaid and stripes, it’s kind of hard to stop.
How do you like to layer your sweaters? Share your style with me over on instagram!
Happy Friday, ladies, we made it! Don’t these weeks before Christmas feel so long? All I want to do all day long is wear pjs, listen to Christmas music, and stare at my pretty Christmas tree. This year I might have too much Christmas spirit. Is that such a thing? I’m planning on indulging in Christmas all weekend long with two parties and last minute shopping.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve soaked up just as much “holiday outfit” inspiration as possible. I even shared one of my own fancy holiday outfits last week. So today I’m going to take a break and show you more “down and dirty” December fashion: the shopping outfit. Because if you’re going to battle the other last-minute shoppers at the mall this weekend, you might as well be comfortable in your weekend wear.
Sorry to break it to you but it’s not all glitz and glam in the real life Buttons and Blossoms world. But you probably already knew that. Some days you have to put on a pair of comfortable boyfriend jeans and brave the Target parking lot. December is rough when you realize that you only did some of your holiday shopping on Black Friday weekend.
What makes the perfect weekend wear? Comfort obviously. These worn-in boyfriend jeans and leather slip-on sneakers are so easy to throw on and go. When you’re going for weekend wear in the winter, you’ve got to have an easy jacket to throw over it all. While I usually go for a lightweight vest, the chillier temperatures call for a warmer style like this sherpa jacket with leather sleeves. I just love the mix of the two textures. Plus it’s easy to slip off in the sauna-like department stores and then back on to deal with the polar vortex.
It’s been a crazy holiday season so far so I’m shaking things up with a Thursday outfit post! Today I’m excited to share with you a fun holiday photo shoot I did this past Sunday. I met up with some of my favorite Philly blogger babes Sarah of Shades of Sarah and Melissa of Skinny Affair along with our intrepid photographer Julia of Philly with a Fjallraven. We had so much fun taking photos around festive Rittenhouse Square. I seriously love this time of year in Philly! It was the perfect occasion to pull out my favorite simple holiday dress.
Anyone else feel like we should all receive a reward for making it through this week? I’m not talking a big trophy; a small medal will do. The week after Thanksgiving feels long but this one felt extra long. Whether it’s because we just got to relax and be around family or we’re not ready for a full week, this week was a doozy. For me, there were multiple meetings, a big grad school project, and some overtime work that kept me busy. But all that is behind me and I’m ready to tackle December. Send in the Christmas lights and pump up the Christmas jams!
One of the things I’m tackling this season is getting pretty for all the holiday parties. While I wished I had tons of fancy parties, my invites are usually to casual and simple get-togethers. Is there nothing better than candlelight, wine, and good friends? Or laughing over a festive brunch? The only thing I can think of that might be better is finding the perfect, where-everywhere sweater that will take you from brunch to tree shopping to a cozy dinner. Mine will forever and always be the classic cable knit.
I always associated cable knit sweaters with snowy days curled up by the fire. While these sweaters are perfect cozy wear, they’re also easy to dress up. To take this outfit from couch-sitting to crowd-pleasing, I relied on my two favorite accessories: fun flats and a eye-catching scarf. It was love at first sight for these Target flats. I was planning on sharing a shoe love ballad to these flats on Snapchat. They are not your boring ballet flats. There is nothing worse than ruining a perfectly good outfit with boring ballet flats. They also manage to elevate this outfit from everyday to a fun holiday…day.
This weekend I am doing ALL the holiday things, including having a cozy holiday brunch with some blogger babes. I promised I’d be a little more dressed up. I am super tempted to dress my cable knit up with a sweater and tights. But I’ll resist for now. If you want to catch a glimpse of my holiday-filled weekend, catch me over at kendallblossoms on snapchat and instagram! Here’s to December, ladies!
November, you were supposed to be a good month. You were going to be the month that I got on top of my endless to-do list, killed it at that grad school presentation, and officially became the best teacher ever. Instead I’m over here trying to make it to Black Friday so I can officially collapse in a puddle of exhaustion. I can’t be the only one who had such big expectations for the month? To be honest, I did tackle about half of my to-do list. I’m still hustling for that presentation. I am probably an okay, somewhat good teacher. Since November is leaving me a bit ragged, I’m craving comfortable and cozy style. That’s why I’m reaching for some favorite staples: stripes and plaid and everything black and white.
Cozy to me will always be a big cup of earl grey tea, a bed full of pillows, and flannel layers. I always preach about layering and you’re probably tired of hearing it but boy, does it make me warm and happy. What I love about this look is that black and white is so easy. You probably have some pieces like this in your closet. Plus how fun is it to pattern mix with checks and stripes?!? If you’re not into black and white, how much fun would this be with blue and white checks and a bold breton shirt? Or a classic red plaid with black and white stripes? There’s a layered look out there for everyone.
Speaking of being for everyone, plaid and flannel are everywhere(I mean, I recently added another perfect one to my closet!). Usually I hate it when everyone starts to catch on to my style “secrets” and makes it “basic” but flannel is for everyone! My motto in life is basically, “stay comfy, my friends” and I don’t know what else says comfy more than plaid and flannel.
Speaking of flannel layers, I would like to credit my outfit inspiration to the one and only Luke Danes of Gilmore Girls fame. Anyone else excited for the revival? I must admit that I was not a Gilmore Girls fan when it originally aired. 7th Heaven and Everwood were my WB favorites. Thanks to Netflix, I am able to appreciate the fast talking, the weird eating habits, the quirky and quaint town, and the never-ending boy troubles of Rory and Lorelai. While I’m still catching up and probably won’t be ready for the November 25th premiere, you can definitely find me cozy and ready for Netflix marathon some time soon!
Items in this post were gifted by Octer. All opinions are 100% my own.
Have you ever fallen in love with a perfect look on instagram or twitter? I’m always on the lookout for something new and fun to add to my closet. Online is my favorite place to search. That is until that perfect piece is nowhere to be found. Then I’m searching high and low for that item or something similar. That’s when shopping becomes work and everyone knows shopping should be fun (unless you’re a grouchy husband). In my book shopping should be effortless, fun, and just the right price. That’s why I was thrilled when the new shopping site Octer reached out so to help me find effortless style in just a few clicks.
Octer was the first place I turned when I became obsessed with the bell sleeve trend. Who doesn’t love dramatically oversized sleeves for the fall?!? Octer is a new shopping site that makes it easy to find effortless style on any device. From mobile to tablet, you can browse 8,000 brands all through Octer’s simple platform. This means that you don’t have to figure out whether Nordstrom, Asos, or Net-a-Porter has the best pair of faux leather leggings. That’s a real problem, you know? But in all seriousness, my time is valuable but so is looking good. Octer makes having effortless style so achievable.
After browsing through a bunch of different options on Octer’s site, this bell sleeve top from Nordstrom hit the spot. It’s in the silkiest fabric to make it easy to dress up or down, just right for holiday fun in November and December. My normal agenda is to stalk whatever item I love until I find it on sale but Octer had this top at the perfect price. Another thing I loved was that I could order it right from the Nordstrom website. You know what that means: free shipping! Oh and did I mention that my new faux leather leggings were also found with the help of Octer? It’s safe to say I’ve found a new shopping obsession.
What a week this has been! I know many of you come here to see some style and travel posts, not for politics or to hear me complain. With that in my mind, my online life is a very filtered view of what my day to day is like. To be honest, being a teacher is very heavy. You get questions every day that don’t have an easy response but you have to do give a response anyway. This week I talked to my students about difficult topics. But, as I’ve explained to many before, my online life and my real life are separate. I come here to talk outfits, places to go, and how to create a life you love. So it’s not that I’m ignoring the current state of affairs. I’m choosing to keep this space light. However, I couldn’t write a post about faux leather leggings without clearing the air first.
November’s here and fall finally decided to show up! It’s still not cold in New Jersey but a chill is definitely creeping in. I could honestly live in this low humidity, sunshine climate all year. Mostly because the days are beautiful but also because I conquered fall style. Really it’s not hard when you know what pieces to invest in.
Did October even happen? It seemed to pass in a whirlwind of Hocus Pocus facebook posts and complaints of unseasonably warm weather. Even Halloween went by uneventfully, though I did squeeze in some October traditions. There were many October nights spent on the couch watching scary movies. Most were so bad they were good. For Halloween my mom came over and we snacked on pizza, sipped wine, and watched Practical Magic. Is there anything better than young Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman? Possibly Stockard Channing’s oversized hat. Anyone know where I can get one?
My hope for November is that we get some seasonable weather. Before long it’ll be freezing in New Jersey; right now I’d just like it to be in the sixties, thank you. Just a tad bit cooler so I can pull on jackets, sweaters, and enjoy some colder weather.
Though the weather is getting colder, it’s still not quite full-on sweater weather. That’s why I was so happy to scoop up this plaid shirt from Target and it was on sale because Target is amazing like that. It’s the perfect layering piece under jackets and sweaters. While I was busy going mad for plaid, I spotted these jeans and had to have them. I was searching high and low for a pair of jeans with a raw hemline. You can’t beat how casual and chic they look with a pair of flats. Though I’m all about jackets and sweaters weather, it’s nice to be able to wear them with a pair of flats.
This weekend my jacket, sweater, plaid combo will be on full display. We’re travelling up to upstate New York to visit my grandmother. It’s always much colder (she warned me that it’s been close to 30 degrees in the morning!) and it gives me the chance to break out my favorite cozy clothes a little ahead of time. Heading up to New York state also gives me the chance to peep a little bit of that fall foliage, as long as it’s still around. Get ready for the instagram fall colors overload!